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Hans Junker Reviews

Hans Junker
Broker

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent

 
- Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2012 - user1368562
Bought a home in 2012.
We were first time home buyers in the Bay Area and had done a lot of research online. We had a pretty good idea of what we were looking for and figured that the home buying process would be smooth. Two agents later, we were tired of the lip service and the lack of any homework, prior to taking us to see the homes. We were shown homes well above our stated budget, homes on busy streets and homes that needed considerable fixes. We decided to take a break from real estate agents when we were recommended to meet with Hans. From the time we met him - we were impressed with his depth of knowledge . Not only was he knowledgeable about the real estate market , but being an engineer , his observations about the state of the house and potential repairs that it might need, were spot on. We soon came to trust his judgement and appreciate the wealth of knowledge that he brought with him. He was extremely objective in his opinions and never forced us to make an offer. Eventually, we found a house that we liked and our offer was accepted. However, with the way the housing market is right now, when it was time for our house to be appraised, the appraiser chose homes that were not in the same school district, resulting in a considerably lower appraisal. Hans went out of his way to pull together a list of comparables to counter the appraisal. He also used his contacts to find out the price of a home in the neighborhood that was pending sale and eventually the appraiser changed his report, increasing the appraised value of the house. Hans also negotiated with the seller's agent to reduce his commission bringing down the asking price. Finally, when we requested an inspection of the property, Hans went with the inspector to make sure that the inspection was carried out thoroughly and spent hours with us walking us through each line in the inspection report. He gave us his opinion on what we should consider repairing right away vs items that could be deferred. Being new to owning a home, this was invaluable information and definitely something we did not expect from our real estate agent. All in all, we could not have asked for a better agent.We recommend Hans without reservations. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Aparna & Atul.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2012 - rrhome1079775
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $650K in Santa Clara, CA.
Being first time home buyers we wanted patience and understanding from our agent. Our experience with the first two Realtors we had, was not very encouraging. We found them to be overly aggressive. They wanted us to get into houses we were not totally sold on. The whole process put us off of buying a house through an agent altogether. During one of the open houses, that we were visiting on our own, we met Hans and were drawn to his knowledge and calm demeanor. Hans, went above and beyond our expectations, and was always responsive and attentive to our needs. He has been a valuable source of information regarding everything real-estate and helped us tremendously in our purchase all the way to closing. We will be using his services again should the need arise, and would recommend him to anyone wishing to buy or sell, but especially those that do not wish to be just a quota and demand a more personalized service.

Thanks for reading, Rahila and Junaid
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Asante Santa Clara
20446 Via Volante
Cupertino, CA  95014
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