Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $475K in South San Francisco, CA.
I bought my first home with Burt back in 2010 - I was a first time home buyer and had no idea how to approach the whole home buying process nor how to find an agent. But being the Yelp fanatic that I am, I ran a search and found glowing reviews for Burt. I met him for an intro and after interviewing a few other agents I decided he was the one and never looked back.
Burt definitely went over and beyond my expectations. Shortly after we began looking at homes, Burt helped me put in my first offer, while he was on vacation. I felt horrible about cutting into his vacation time, but he was very professional about it and called me multiple times to make sure I understood the contract and the timing of when things were going to happen. The offer ended up falling through, but his dedication and commitment had a lasting impression on me.
I also appreciated how upfront he was, he always listed the pros and cons of every home, but never tried to push me in any direction. Even though he was working on commission I could tell that he always had my best interest at heart and wasn't just out to make a quick buck. Also, I felt I could count on him to be on top of everything. My search ended after a few quick months when I found the perfect home in a quaint little neighborhood in South San Francisco and when my offer was accepted, he listed out all the key deadlines and worked with me to make sure I met all of them.
I would highly recommend Burt and I will definitely be going to him again the next time I am looking to buy a home!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Westshore, San Mateo, CA.
I had been looking into purchasing a place as an investment and now very happy with the result. Burt was extremely helpful and very knowledgable about housing in the surrounding San Mateo/Foster City area. He searched around and also took me to visit several properties around the price range I had in mind. Was able to list the pros and cons of each place. Finally found a great home that I could see myself living in or renting out to tenants. Would recommend 100% again. Thanks Burt!
My husband and I have been house-hunting in the area for a few months, and have worked with a few agents. Burt stands out for his honesty, practical information, and prioritization of his clients' needs. He listened to us and gave us valuable advice. He helped us realize that we should focus our search in Marin, even though he doesn't work in the North Bay. We really appreciated how straightforward he is and will definitely work with him if we change our mind and look in the Peninsula.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $675K in Sunnybrae, San Mateo, CA.
I can't imagine there being a real estate agent any better than Burt Tsuei. Burt helped my wife and I buy our first home last year in San Mateo. The housing market had just turned around and we were in the middle of a buying frenzy with home prices rising dramatically every week. We had put in competitive bids on 3 houses only to rank in the top 5 out of 30, and we were starting to get discouraged. Burt kept us calm and steered us away from houses that we would have settled for even though they were not in our top neighborhoods. He had our long-term interests in mind and reminded us that the houses that would have less bidders would not appreciate in value as much as the other neighborhoods. So we kept looking. Soon enough, a house in a very sought after neighborhood came back on the market after the first buyer backed out. Burt got us a viewing before the open house which allowed us to put in a bid against only one other buyer; and, at Burt's suggested price, we got the home!
Burt's professionalism was great. He knew all the neighborhoods of the Peninsula, which school districts were the best, and which homes had the most value. He helped us read over all our contracts and he really helped us to understand all the processes that go into buying a home. He was always polite and friendly, he is very punctual, and he responds to emails and phone calls very quickly (usually within a few hours). Burt limits the amount of clients he has at one time which really makes it feel like you are getting his full attention. Burt even helped us write an offer while he was at an airport on vacation! There's no doubt that when we sell our house and buy another, Burt will be our agent.