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Chris Hotaki

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18 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Newark Specialist (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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I first met Chris when I was looking to buy my first home in 2012. Chris is very knowledgeable and very helpful. It felt like buying a home was a breeze, considering that I was a first time home buyer. Chris showed me the house and the 2nd day we were in contract. The whole process went so smoothly. In less than 30 days Chris handed me the key for my first home. Three years later I decided to sell my house. I called up Chris because I am confident and I know he can deliver. As I expected, the process went smoothly. He put my house on the market and showed for 1 weekend. In less than a week I had multiple offers above asking price. To top it all off, Chris helped me find and secure a rental property. I knew Chris was very busy with his other listings but he found time to help me with the rental property. That being said, I highly recommend Chris to anyone tha is buying/selling a property. Thanks Chris!

  

06/19/2015 - zuser20150324203622240
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $900K in Grimmer, Fremont, CA.

I first met Chris when I was looking to buy my first home in 2012. Chris is very knowledgeable and very helpful. It felt like buying a home was a breeze, considering that I was a first time home buyer. Chris showed me the house and the 2nd day we were in contract. The whole process went so smoothly. In less than 30 days Chris handed me the key for my first home. Three years later I decided to sell my house. I called up Chris because I am confident and I know he can deliver. As I expected, the process went smoothly. He put my house on the market and showed for 1 weekend. In less than a week I had multiple offers above asking price. To top it all off, Chris helped me find and secure a rental property. I knew Chris was very busy with his other listings but he found time to help me with the rental property. That being said, I highly recommend Chris to anyone tha is buying/selling a property. Thanks Chris!

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06/11/2015 - john nguyen2186
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $375K in North Hayward, Hayward, CA.

I was referred to Chris by someone else. Chris is very professional and knows the laws and techniques of real estate like the back of his hand, and if Chris does not know something he will find the answer and come back to you with it. Chris guided me through the process and assured me that we will do a little or a lot of hand-holding depending on buyer's experience. Since I was a first time home buyer, I needed a lot of guidance which was fine with Chris. Chris has strong negotiation skills, and thinks of strategies in tandem with looking ahead for potential hurdles that would stop of kill a transaction. Chris was very honest with me throughout the whole process and made sure that we got along as realtor and client. I did not just acquired a home from this, I acquired a friend as well. I would highly recommend Chris if you are looking in the East Bay markets or just to get an idea of the whole process in general.

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06/03/2015 - mattgatorburns
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $475K in Pleasant Hill, CA.

In a very competitive sellers' market, Chris worked tirelessly on our behalf. He responds quickly to any questions and his experience is evident as he is able to anticipate things very accurately. His knowledge of the market and of home conditions made it very easy to make a competitive but fair offer. All in all it made for a much less stressful experience to have Chris in our corner.

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06/03/2015 - zuser20140505200848561
Helped me rent a Single Family home in San Lorenzo, CA.

Chris helped us rent our first home. As a young couple starting out, he answered all of our questions and communicated any concerns to the landlord which were resolved right away. It made first time home renting a good experience for us.

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06/02/2015 - varuen
Bought a home in 2014 in Fremont, CA.

I worked with Chris for my first house and it was a great experience. Chris is extremely professional and prompt. His knowledge and experience with the process is a benefit for new homeowners. Chris is a one stop shop for all home related needs not limited to loan, inspection, appraisal, contractors for remodels and even materials. He is great at negotiating and will get you the house you want. I highly recommend him.

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04/07/2015 - joshuashiffrin
Showed home in 2015 in Cherryland, Hayward, CA 94541.

I took time off work to view a listing with Chris and he cancelled by text and then said he emailed me - Very frustrated. He didn't even apologize. Instead of apologizing, he was confrontational and aggressive. I would not recommend him.

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03/16/2015 - user05197441
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $550K in San Lorenzo, CA.

This is my second home purchase from Chris over a 3 year period. I was initially referred by a friend of mine who has also worked with Chris in the past and very happy with his service. He has always been professional and prompt with any request I had. I'm so glad because of Chris, I was able to get a home I love in this crazy market at a very reasonable price. Thank you again Chris and you will always have my referrals. Revised: After purchasing my second home, Chris helped me with the process of finding the right tenant for my investment property. Since I have never had a home rented out before, I was very over whelmed and had a lot of questions in regards to the process. Chris was patient and walked me through the entire process including hosting open houses and reviewing applications. After several open houses, I was finally happy with a tenant that we both liked. Chris was able to make this process as less stressful to me as possible.

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03/10/2015 - ahhpril0
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in San Pablo, CA.

I hardly ever write reviews but this is hands down a must write and service acknowledge. I was in the market to sell my property in Richmond and needed a good realtor. I searched through google and other realtor website and I found Chris through RedFin. I sent him an email and immediately got a response within an hour. He called me and I addressed the urgency of my need and what I was looking for. Chris went above and beyond when selling my home and even offered to clean my house for free! When my house got on the market, Chris made it a point to update us on what’s going on and what’s being offered to the table. Chris is one the most trusted realtor, I felt at ease and well taken care of throughout the selling process of my home. He is very knowledgeable and industry savvy. Will definitely refer him to family and friends.

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02/17/2015 - hongdini
Sold a home in 2014 in Harder-Tennyson, Hayward, CA 94544.

Chris did a fantastic job listing and selling my property. The entire process was extremely smooth and professional. Most importantly, Chris was able to sell the property above the asking price in less than 3 weeks. He demonstrated deep understanding of the local market and open, honest with his opinions about the property's value. I would highly recommend Chris to anybody looking for an agent in Hayward and will certainly use him again if the need arises.

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02/09/2015 - troycorreia
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Richmond, CA.

Me and my friends all got together to purchase our first home,we were first-time home buyer, which is about as scary as anything I can think of. Scarier yet, is the fact that I was out of state for this first-time purchase. Chris was absolutely wonderful and walked me through each and every step and answered all my questions, concerns, etc. I felt like he was buying the house with me because he was so excited and conscientious about everything. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who is buying or selling a home.

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