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Christine Ko

Premier Agent

15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional (8 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
HUD Homes

Ratings & Reviews

Christine is THE best. You will never find such a patient, detail-oriented, professional, and helpful person who is SO darn knowledgeable about the real estate market in Northern California. Seriously, she is amazing. My fiance and I are first-time home buyers, but we had heard about the process from many of our friends. I have to say that our experience was far better than any stories we have heard, and Silicon Valley is a tough market to buy in. She was there every step of the way, and she always responded to emails and any questions we had promptly. She is such an expert on every single nook and cranny of Silicon Valley. It's seriously mind blowing how much she knows about everything and anything you ask her. She is so on-point that every time she estimates how much the home will sell for, she has been right on the mark. I don't know how she does it! We ended up getting our offer accepted in the Rose Garden of San Jose. Prior to getting accepted, she drove us around and gave us an entire history of the area. Thank you so much Christine! You're so awesome!

  

06/08/2015 - ggrraaccee27
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $750K in Rose Garden, San Jose, CA.

Christine is THE best. You will never find such a patient, detail-oriented, professional, and helpful person who is SO darn knowledgeable about the real estate market in Northern California. Seriously, she is amazing. My fiance and I are first-time home buyers, but we had heard about the process from many of our friends. I have to say that our experience was far better than any stories we have heard, and Silicon Valley is a tough market to buy in. She was there every step of the way, and she always responded to emails and any questions we had promptly. She is such an expert on every single nook and cranny of Silicon Valley. It's seriously mind blowing how much she knows about everything and anything you ask her. She is so on-point that every time she estimates how much the home will sell for, she has been right on the mark. I don't know how she does it! We ended up getting our offer accepted in the Rose Garden of San Jose. Prior to getting accepted, she drove us around and gave us an entire history of the area. Thank you so much Christine! You're so awesome!

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03/18/2014 - user7318126
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Downtown, San Jose, CA.

Christine helped my husband and I find our first purchase in San Jose. She was very vested in our search and extremely patient...it was about 4 months until we found our perfect condo. Even a year after moving in, she still keeps in touch and has been very helpful with our "first ownership" Q&As. Thanks Christine!

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01/16/2014 - user6478204
Bought a home in 2012.

She is the nicest person you would ever know to make sure that your interests are fully presented and covered. She will return your phone calls and emails promptly and patiently answering every single questions you may have. During the transaction she always cover all the basics and beyond to make sure you are more than well presented. She makes you feel that you are well taken care of even though after the transaction is through - She will keep you inform with your properties and how the market is doing. Really, the best agent and the nicest person!

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01/15/2014 - user11559860
Bought a home in 2011 in Rancho Rinconada, Cupertino, CA 95014.

I had a lot of questions when I was entering the market, not knowing what I should do or what to look for. Couple that with the prevalent uncertainty in the real estate market and I believe Christine's value as an agent really shows through.

Any average agent can do well when times are good. But what makes Christine excellent is her ability to work within my priorities, distill what properties to show me, and patiently guide me through the daunting process of negotiations. I felt comfortable throughout the entire process, and never felt pressured to do anything. She didn't take any shortcuts, and made sure that I was completely prepared for each phase of the buying process.

Even afterwards, when most agents would have moved on, Christine took the time to follow-up numerous times to make sure that transition was a smooth one. In short, I am absolutely happy with my new home, and I couldn't have done it without Christine.

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01/10/2014 - user006008
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Downtown, San Jose, CA.

Christine Ko is so good it's hard to say enough about her. After a year and a half with another realtor, we switched to Christine. What a difference!

She is personable and professional. She takes time to get to know you and what your dreams are for the house you want to buy. She told us she walks a different neighborhood each day so that she is up to date and familiar with the city. So that when you tell her what you want, she knows exactly where to look.

At one house we looked at, she tapped the floor with her heal then examined to spot to uncover a termite problem. At another, she examined to stone siding to determine if the stone was of a type to withstand weather. Amazing!

Her knowledge of housing, the buying process and the market is of the highest caliber. She keeps you informed and explains choices.

When you find your house she hooks you up with a great mortgage broker, insurance agent -- and even a contractor. When the deal is done she celebrates with you.

A full service, motivated informed and responsive realtor. I recommend her to anyone I know who is contemplating a new home. We found our perfect house in our dream neighborhood and we could not have done it without Christine.

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01/10/2014 - violetskies
Bought a home in 2013 in Downtown, San Jose, CA 95112.

Christine helped us buy our first home. My husband and I were newlyweds and after renting for many years, dreaming of a place to call our own, we were finally ready to make the big purchase. We met Christine through a friend and when we asked her if she could help us, she gladly accepted and walked us through the process. We were totally clueless and she kindly and patiently explained all the details. She was very thorough and was always willing to help. She sent us listings of homes on the market and when we found something we were interested in, she would arrange a showing and give us a tour. After months had passed and a few offers were made and declined for higher (usually all cash) payouts, we were starting to feel defeated. On the verge of pausing our search, we found a loft in downtown San Jose that we loved but didn’t think we had a shot at. We decided to make an offer anyways and to our surprise, our offer was accepted! We were so ecstatic and fortunate to have Christine on our team as she made everything easy for us, negotiating our terms and preparing all the documents. I can’t thank Christine enough for helping make one of our dreams come true. She is awesome!

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01/09/2014 - rodel357
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Newark, CA.

As a first time home buyer Christine Ko made my experience very smooth. She expand the process, scheduled the inspection and had the locks changed. She’s well-informed, great business ethics and good attitude.

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01/09/2014 - user1647292
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Downtown, San Jose, CA.

Christine Ko is an amazing Realtor!

Thanks to Christine, I closed on a short sale in June of 2013 and am now a happy first time home owner. She has stayed in touch and is always responsive to questions, long after the sale.

What set Christine apart for me is how well she listened. She explained how the process works in a way that made sense. I was a skeptic and was feeling burned from a bad realtor experience. Christine won me over in each phase of the hunt and purchase as she proved to be trustworthy, reliable, and conscientious.

Christine was committed to getting me the house I chose, even though it took a long time and had many challenges. In the initial house hunt, she stuck with me for over a year as I learned about the neighborhoods and what I wanted and didn't want, as well as the basics of how to compete for a house. She was open to various strategies and was always a great advisor. When I finally found the house of my dreams in an unfortunate short-sale, she proceeded to educate me on the short-sale process and to prepare me for all the hardships it entails.

Short-sales are notoriously heartbreaking and exhausting; there are always more obstacles than you anticipate. Christine persevered, and her advocacy was as strong as ever. She is diligent and tenacious and was always in my corner making sure I got a fair deal. Even when other players in the deal (and there are so many in a short sale) were not cooperative or did not respond in a timely manner, she stayed on the case and made it work.

I honestly do not know if I could have achieved closure on this house without Christine's cool-headed focus, knowledgeable guidance, and ever-consistent support. That is why, to me, Christine is a gem. I highly recommend Christine as a Realtor for anyone who wants to buy a house in this area.

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01/09/2014 - kalyanks
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA.

Christine helped us find our house in San Jose last year. We were first time home buyers who were new to the Bay Area and finding the right house seemed like a daunting task. However Christine made the whole process as smooth as possible and four months later we had found the perfect home for us.

She quickly figured out what exactly we were looking for and that combined with her extensive knowledge of the Bay Area helped us narrow down the houses we were interested in. She patiently guided us through the process but gave us the space to make our own decisions and always supported them. Her communication was excellent and she was always available to answer our questions or discuss potential offers (even responding to our emails late at night!). She helped us present our offers in the strongest possible terms and personally presented them to the sellers' agents at every possible opportunity. She was also a very strong ally in the negotiation process, and, in this extremely competitive market, was actually able to negotiate a small reduction in price and rent-back on our house. Once our offer was accepted, she was able to leverage her wide network of service professionals to get our inspections done quickly and thoroughly. After the sale was complete, we even relied on her to pick some of the contractors we used for the remodeling we did. She has stayed in touch with us throughout and it is clear that she truly cares for her clients beyond just the real estate transaction.

We were put in touch with Christine through a friend and hiring her as our realtor was the best decision we made. I would recommend her in the strongest possible terms and there is no question that she will be the first person we call the next time we are in the market.

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01/08/2014 - ylryantam
Bought a home in 2012 in West San Jose, Burbank, CA 95128.

christine guided us through the whole process of purchasing our first home. She is very knowledgeable on very detail from the property location/area, about schools, about the property surrounding, to obviously the purchasing process, from putting in offer to receiving acceptance letter to explaining details in all the documents, to the escrow process and the final property check. She has been excellent in helping us till we got the key. i'll definitely recommend/go with her again in the future

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