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Jane Beal-Mandarin Chinese & Japanese

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10 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker Associate (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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It was a wonderful experience working with Jane. As our family was moving from the East Coast, we had limited knowledge of the Bay area. The market here is very different what we are used to. Things move much faster, are more expensive, with fewer contingencies and the market is very tight. I happened to find Jane while inquiring about a property (which we didn't buy) when we were just starting to think about a move. I’d spoken with a number of realtors, but nobody that struck me enough to want to work with until I met Jane. Her mix of pragmatism and total candor about the market is exactly what we were looking for. She was patient with us, and guided us through the market, helping us narrow our search to a few neighborhoods. When we finally found a house we were interested in, she helped us figure out how to make things work financially and put together an acceptable offer. As nerve racking as it is to buy a new home 2,500 miles from your current residence, it was a great experience working with Jane.

  

05/06/2015 - user9505818
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.475M in Baywood, San Mateo, CA.

It was a wonderful experience working with Jane. As our family was moving from the East Coast, we had limited knowledge of the Bay area. The market here is very different what we are used to. Things move much faster, are more expensive, with fewer contingencies and the market is very tight. I happened to find Jane while inquiring about a property (which we didn't buy) when we were just starting to think about a move. I’d spoken with a number of realtors, but nobody that struck me enough to want to work with until I met Jane. Her mix of pragmatism and total candor about the market is exactly what we were looking for. She was patient with us, and guided us through the market, helping us narrow our search to a few neighborhoods. When we finally found a house we were interested in, she helped us figure out how to make things work financially and put together an acceptable offer. As nerve racking as it is to buy a new home 2,500 miles from your current residence, it was a great experience working with Jane.

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04/13/2015 - XiFang1
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $975K in West San Jose, San Jose, CA.

It was a very pleasant experience working with Jane. We looked for a sweet single family home and worked with Jane for about 2 months. We only have limited budget. We believe 2 months is very short in this crazy Bay Area market. The best thing we would say is that Jane always pointed out the good things and bad things of houses. This avoids buying a money pit nightmare. This is very important for the first time home buyer. Jane is also very good at strategy. She didn't push us but she knows how to win from over 10+ very competitive offers. Jane also organized very smoothly and efficiently. We got some financial problems after the seller accepted our offer. But the thing worked out with Jane's coordination. We would strongly recommend Jane. We would work with Jane again!

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03/19/2015 - schu1123
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.

After interviewing many agents, my husband and I decided on Jane to represent us in selling my condo because she seemed very knowledgeable in her profession and also very personable... and we sure made the right decision! Jane stayed on top of things every step of the way, was very quick on taking action, and always made sure all parties (us and the buyer) were happy. This really helped us take advantage of a very fast close to become winners in the crowded seller's market in San Jose. I truly wish she was my agent at the time I purchased my condo. We will seek out Jane when we are ready to sell again and would highly recommend her to our friends and colleagues looking for an agent for buying/selling.

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02/05/2015 - roger4402
Sold a home in 2014 in Crescent Park, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

Ms. Beal executed two complex estate sales for me as the estate executor and did an outstanding job. She rapid obtained very strong cash offers on both properties above my expectation and both deals closed quickly with no hassles. She had significant input in preparing the properties for sale, and the money she asked be invested proved well worth it.

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01/29/2015 - chb42
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.1M in Burlingame, CA.

I usually do not do write-ups but given the “nothing short of a miracle” that Jane afforded us, I feel compelled to share our experience. Jane was the third Realtor to attempt to support the sale of my father’s home in Burlingame. This was no ordinary sale. My father had suffered a stroke and found himself facing a difficult divorce complete with a Bankruptcy filing. The only reason I bring this up is to convey the volatility and potential difficulty of this Real Estate transaction. If any of that weren’t enough, the house required significant enhancing. If a sale was to be realized, much had to happen to allow the best possible result. Jane came to us as a referral. Right off the bat you felt her energy; a positive “make it happen” attitude. She is also well connected. Jane arranged and choreographed the long list of action agenda required to prepare the house for sale; everything from contractors to staging service. Given the difficulty and challenge the previous Realtors were subjected to and experienced, the cards were really stacked against her. In truth, I had serious doubts she could make this happen. At first blush Jane appears to be a cute little soft spoken woman. While all that is true don’t let her good looks and stature fool you; she is a consummate professional with learned experience and knows how to get things done. After nearly a year of having to appease her clients and getting the house readied for sale, the house hit the market. Shortly thereafter, after holding a series of open houses teaming with many Realtors, Jane and the eventual buyer’s agent put together a deal that was nothing short of a “win-win” for both parties. As I stated previously, given the degree of challenge with this transaction, I really had my doubts. Jane proved beyond a shadow of doubt that she is in fact “the real deal.” Given the lack of service nowadays and “genuine” professionalism, Jane is a woman above the rest. If any of that is important to you, I would highly recommend Jane to support your Real Estate needs…you will be glad you did.

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03/02/2014 - silicon valley happy guy
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Soledad, CA.

I've worked with Jane over the past four years on multiple real estate deals. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, hard working, and responsive. Jane is able to work through the inevitable unexpected situations when it comes to time to close a deal. She is a great agent and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Northern California.

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02/14/2014 - hu rachel
Bought a home in 2013 in West San Jose, San Jose, CA 95130.

We started working with Jane on May 18th, and we closed our house on June 28th. Only 40 days, we bought our dream house. Of course, we are lucky that we found our house in a short period, but most importantly, we have a really really good agent, Jane Beal, who is always on our side, and always gave us the most useful information in a very timely manner.

I should mention that we started going to open houses from the beginning of the year, but without any agent, because we wanted to get a good overview of the market, also get to know what we really want, and based on our budget, what we could get. So we are quite prepared when we started working with Jane.

She also appreciates that we have done our homework, so that her job became more targeted and efficient. We usually come up a list of houses we want to see based on information Jane sent us, and information we found on redfin.com. Then we sent the list to Jane, she will very carefully comment on each house, and give us some preliminary comments. This turned out to be very useful because she knows which streets are busy, which neighborhood is not nice, where is too close to rentals (apartments), etc. So her comments could usually help us to eliminate some houses and save us time to focus on good ones.

When we went out to see houses, we usually see 4-5 at once. Jane always pre-plan our route so that we could do it efficiently. After each house tour, Jane will also send us an email with the re-cap on the pros and cons of each house, and also ask for our input.

Most importantly, once we decided to put an offer on a house, Jane works very hard with us on the offer. She never push us to raise our offer. Everyone knows, the higher you bid, the more likely you will get the house. But we also don't want to overbid too much since we don't have unlimited budget, and we don't want to waste our money. Jane helps us with her experiences, giving us tips on where we could improve, and make a good impression on the seller. After submitting the offer, Jane followed very very closely with the seller's agent, and gave us the first-hand information in a very timely manner (this hugely helped to ease a lot of pain while we are waiting).

Overall, we are very very happy with Jane, and we are very fortunate to get our nice house. I would like to recommend Jane to you, who are still struggling in the current house market to buy a home for yourself.

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01/12/2014 - Sameer2014
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $900K in Campbell, CA.

We had a very pleasant experience buying our first home in silicon valley with Jane's help. Jane was very resourceful in ensuring that our offer was accepted in a multiple offer situation. She is very easy to work with and very responsive whenever we needed something. She was meticulous during the closing process. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone interested in buying a home in today's competitive market.

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Response from Jane Beal-Mandarin on 01/13/2014

Thank you Sameer and Rakhi for giving me the trust! We did well in short period of time, just like a Good code/ software does not have to be long!

 

  

01/11/2014 - Keith Prewitt
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $575K in Downtown, San Jose, CA.

"RockStar Jane" (RSJ) is the best in the business. Her professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile, in every aspect, is a rare find. She tells you like it is, is totally transparent throughout the entire process. We bought a downtown condo via RSJ and it turned into a difficult, three month process. Most sellers would have gone onto the next buyer though because of her perseverance, dedication and determination, she kept the seller in the deal and we closed. Hence the RSJ (RockStar Jane moniker). This was our sixth home purchase, 2nd in California, and 1st with RockStar Jane. She knows the South Bay Market cold, is a problem solver, has connections with the right lenders, title companies, appraisers, you name it; anything you need, she has the resources. If you want a serious, full service, works to death rep, to buy or sell, RockStar Jane is the one for you; you won't go wrong. Feel free to call me for further details.

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Response from Jane Beal-Mandarin on 01/13/2014

Thank you so much Keith for the "RockStar" title. I am not sure I have the cool image of a RockStar, I consider myself rather Nerdy, take care of all technical, and people aspect of the transaction. Just want to do everything and make everyone happy at closing and beyond.

 

  

01/11/2014 - abenmeir
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.

Since 2011 Jane and I have done 5 deals together. Three purchases (one short sale) and two sales. Needless to say, but I will say it anyway, it has been a great experience working with Jane.

Her knowledge of the real estate market, the process, and the dynamic involved are excellent. She is extremely thorough and meticulous and pays attention to all the details. Further, she is an extremely good negotiator and works very well with her peers (other agents) in the local market. This gives her an edge on many deals.

I am continuing to work with Jane on another purchase in the local market.

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Response from Jane Beal-Mandarin on 01/13/2014

Thank you so much Amos for your compliment! This is the best rewards for long hours of work... Look forward to our teamwork and achieve something remarkable again in 2014!