Decided to go with a local agent based on the side ad to sell my home, it was a BIG regret. This guy kept pressuring us to lower our price in a sellers market, making our home the lowest priced home in the region. He used a big negative tone in order to achieve his goal. It felt as if he's working with the buyers side instead of our side. Even when we had mulitple offers, he did not notify us about it leaving us in the dark. The other issue was, you could never contact him as he never releases his cellphone number to his clients. You can't call him.
Pass, these agents are dime a dozen. Anyone is better than this guy. Worst agent of all time
Response from Sean on 09/04/2014
This can not be one of my client due to the fact that all my contact information including my cell phone are listed on the listing contract. We also can not lower the listing price of any home without the approval of the seller in writing. No seller in their right mind will hire a Realtor without meeting them face to face or a long multiple phone interview.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Avondale, Sacramento, CA.
I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Sean during my recent real estate sales. He went out of his way to help me get my property ready and then quickly found buyers. He gave straight answers to every question and kept me continually updated. Closings occurred on schedule and were hassle free. I highly recommended Sean.
We had a rental home we had been wanting to sell for a few years. When our tenants moved out it became apparent we had two choices. I love Zillow and when looking at market values and rental rates I came across Sean Chao's name. I e-mailed him and in less than (15) minutes Sean was on the phone with me. Let me just say, he continued that kind of promptness throughout the process of selling our home. On the phone that evening I learned about Sean and his family, his dedication to his work and that his integrity. I told my husband if Sean can make the buyers as comfortable as he made me (the seller) this evening on our first call, he will surely sell our home quickly.
Within a couple of days we had multiple buyers and Sean sold our home well above our asking price. He knew the market and knew the neighborhood. We were blessed to have Sean's personal attention and are very thankful to him. We would certainly call on him again.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Greenhaven, Sacramento, CA.
We listed my mother's home in Greenhaven to sell with Sean. His network of local contacts was of great help in getting the property ready for the market and his always available for prompt replies via phone, text or email. He and his team gave the listing their full attention and we were able to receive an offer and close with a minimum of out-of-pocket costs. He shows an honest care and compassion about his clients and I would highly recommend him!
I rarely submit reviews online, so if I ramble bear with me. Sean is a great agent, he helped us purchase our new house in Folsom and sell our old house in Mather. Here are the qualities I like about him:
Sean is honest. After we sold our old house and the deal was done, Sean mentioned that we were due a refund since the paperwork reflected a commission half a percent higher than he intended. Well, the paperwork already reflected a reduced commission rate so we hadn't noticed this, but we gladly accepted an additional refund LOL.
If you need to get things fixed on your property, Sean knows a lot of useful people. When we bought our new house, the roof needed repair, the backyard needed some work, and inside the house we wanted to fix a few things. Sean recommended some honest people who could get this done for a reasonable price. We were so impressed, we subsequently got his help finding someone who could redo our front yard :)
Sean goes the extra mile. Once we moved to our new house and put our old house up for sale, Sean organized a garage sale to help us get rid of stuff we didn't want anymore. We were so tired getting things done at the new house, it was really helpful that we didn't need to do anything as Sean made a list of things that sold and gave us the proceeds. Anything that didn't sell, Sean found people who were willing to take the junk off our hands.
In summary, I would give Sean my highest recommendation. Besides the qualities above, I really like that he is laid back and never gets irritated. Buying and selling a house can be a stressful experience, so the last thing we need is a pushy agent who is eager to make a commission. Give Sean a chance and you will be glad you did.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Elk Grove, CA.
I am a first time home buyer who purchased a short sale home a few weeks ago. Thanks to Sean Chao and his expertise and knowledge, I have obtained a dream/goal that I never thought possible. Sean is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market/trends and his experience is worlds apart from other realtors out there that are just trying to get you in any home. I’ve used realtors provided via ziprealty.com in the past and have had zero luck. Then I ran across Sean Chao and the rest is history! I always felt very comfortable and confident relying on and trusting in Mr. Chao to help me through tough buying decisions. He took time each adventure out to learn what I was looking for and took everything into consideration from home size, location, school districts, etc. His eye for spotting major issues with homes proves his expertise is off the charts. This definitely has been an enjoyable experience. My four year old even looked forward to having Sean take us out to look for homes and is sad that he can’t see Sean as often now that we are in a home. Sean thank you thank so much for making this dream come true. Because of your savvy negotiation skills and responsiveness, I got the home of my dreams. Thank you for being so trustworthy, honest and generous. If it weren’t for Sean, I wouldn’t be in this home. I didn’t think this would happen so fast. I will definitely call Sean again to purchase my next property! Great experience with an awesome realtor; definitely Sacramento’s (and surrounding areas) best keep secret! Thanks again Sean for providing me excellent customer service, the confidence I needed to buy and great memories!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Elk Grove, CA.
Sean is a very experienced and professional realtor that was able to answer any of my questions and he has a very thorough knowledge of all things pertaining to real estate. He kept me well informed at all stages of the purchasing process. His gentlemanly manner made it a pleasure working with him. We found our dream house with his help so we are very fortunate that he was our realtor.
we feel we are so lucky to have Sean as our agent. Sean provided recent list daily and always show the houses we like in the same day we request. Sean never pushed on purchasing, he always provide helpful information and his professional suggestions when we needed. he is very knowledgeable and trustable. we are satisfied with his work and we are sure you would be very happy if you chose him as your agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Pocket, Sacramento, CA.
My wife and I sadly lost our home in Sacramento, like so many others have in the last 5 years or so. Sean saw us through a very difficult time during the short-sale of our former home. Throughout the transaction he kept us well informed and up to date. Moreover, he was able to keep us calm and patient during the whole process. He had excellent knowledge of this sort of transaction, and whenever a bump appeared in the road, he was on the case immediately and knew or found out what to do next. He provided very clear communication and no runaround, and always returned our calls in a timely manner. I highly recommend Sean Chao for any sort of real estate transaction, especially in these uncertain times. Best Real Estate agent we've ever had.
Sean Chao is the best selling agent we’ve ever had. He is knowledgeable and professional in his field. When we first met, he asked me and my husband how we found him. I told him no one recommended him to us and we found him by looking at the reviews on Zillow. As our house is a second house in Elk Grove and we live in the Bay Area, we had no idea which agent to pick. Sean started working hard and fast. We signed the contract on Sunday and he had the professional photographer come to the house to take the photos the very next day. The ad was posted in a timely fashion, and open house took place immediately on the coming weekend. Because of his diligence and various strategic moves adjusted to the market trends, we were able to sell our second home in two months. Escrow formally closed today and I am grateful for his professional advice and genuine care for his clients. When we first met, he promised he will treat the house like his own, and he did. He found clients from various sources to buy our furniture and mailed us the check. He worked 24/7 and let me tell you if you want to find a hardworking and responsible agent to buy or sell your house, Sean Chao is the one. Give him a call and he will call you back asap. He won’t pressurize you to sell. At first we were undecided about selling or renting out the house, but he never adds his opinion to persuade us to give him the business. Sean is honest and I really like his integrity. He is a man of few words, but he is very thorough and gets the job done. My husband said if our children should ever want to buy a house, we’ll give him the business. From observing his work ethics and having worked closely with him in the past two months, and from meeting his staff who are equally dedicated and working as hard as him, we have full confidence that he is also an excellent buyer’s agent.