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12/14/2012 - rodriguez11
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.4M in Baywood Knolls, San Mateo, CA.
Abe helped my wife and I purchase a home earlier this month (Dec. ‘12). This low inventory market buyers are currently experiencing can be extremely frustrating. With the houses that we were targeting getting 5-10 offers each, we soon realized that unless we were prepared to significantly over-bid or come up with an all cash offer, we would need to go into each potential home with an innovative offer strategy. And here is an area where Abe particularly excels. I can honestly say that we would not be moving into the ideal home we were looking for if it wasn’t for Abe.

Here are some more things about working with Abe that I really appreciated:

-- He knows the Peninsula market extremely well. He was able to predict with remarkable accuracy how much homes would end up selling for.

-- He works extremely hard for you-- going above and beyond. Quick example, while we were in escrow, the Bay Area had a week of severe rain storms. He decided to check on the house, went into the basement, and discovered that it had flooded. He immediately called the seller’s agent so she could take care of it before we were to move in.

-- He is very well connected. I didn’t need an agent to tell me when houses hit the MLS. Anybody reading this review should be able to set up a simple alert. I wanted someone who could dig deeper and find off-market listings or approach potential sellers and convince them to sell their home. For the home we ended up purchasing, he alerted me 2 weeks before it hit the MLS, which gave us more time to evaluate this home.

-- He is a pleasure to work with. I always felt like he was giving me advice as if he was giving it to a member of his family.

I have always been skeptical of real estate agents. Well after I witnessed first hand all the value that Abe contributed to our lengthy house hunting process and closing, I now have to admit that some agents do earn every penny of their commision. Needless to say, I can wholeheartedly recommend Abe to anyone looking for a great agent.
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11/02/2011 - mt51
Sold a home in 2011.
Abe helped me to purchase my 2nd house in San Carlos in May 2011, every bit of my interactions with him was positive - great communication skills, great follow up, availability and flexibility for clients, negotiations and strategy and closing the deal. My full time job is in the Purchasing business and even though I negotiate and purchase things for a living (I am an extremely particular and exacting client), I am still amazed with Abe's ability to manuever the real estate landscape and guide me towards a purchase I am really happy with. 5 months later, I am still in touch with Abe and my wife and I are still thankful for working with him.

He is a specialist in the mid-peninsula market (we used him from Mountain View through Burlingame) and I highly recommend using his services - both listing and buying. My colleague who ended up using Abe for listing services also had great reviews about him.
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04/29/2011 - killersound
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $450K in Parkmont, Fremont, CA.
I've never seen anyone with more energy and commitment. Abe's diplomatic approach toward all parties is impeccable. Professional, positive and very knowledgeable. The highest recommendation possible.
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02/09/2011 - JaydeepR
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.4M in Cupertino, CA.
Abe is a consummate professional and the best realtor I've had the opportunity to work with. During the course of helping us buy a home in Cupertino, he went from being our realtor to family friend. He is extremely knowledgeable, prompt and always has his client's best interest at heart when working with them. He goes above and beyond what one would expect from a realtor in handling the process/logistics of home buying.
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01/28/2011 - jdozzz
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $900K in Burlingame, CA.
Abe helped my family both buy and sell our homes. His understanding of the market and strategic guidance helped us to sell our house for more than we thought we could get, which enabled us to purchase a home that would have been out of our range. Abe has a wealth of contacts from financing to contractors. Every person that he recommended we wound up using and were very satisfied. I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
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01/26/2011 - bobm9
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.
If you are going to buy or sell a house, and you are looking for a top-notch agent to provide the best experience and knowledge, Abe is your guy. He helped my son buy a house in San Jose. He was able to aggressively lower the asking price, and was able to get my son financing that he could afford. This was a daunting task, since my son is only a few years out of school and not making a significant salary.Abe was able to get him an interest-only loan to carry him far enough to refinance in a few years. Abe negotiated an excellent price for the house, even after the owners had already lowered the price. Abe's knowledge of the market and his winning personality helped immensely in the negotiations. I have used Abe as an agent for buying cars for my wife and kids. He has provided prompt service with terrific doscounts on new cars. If I call him on Monday, he has the car I want at a great price within one or two days. I highly recommend him as an agent in a home sale or purchase.
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01/25/2011 - skung1
Sold a home in 2010 for approximately $1.2M.
We were supremely satisfied with Abe's depth of knowledge, flexibility, and real estate acumen. Our house sold in two months in a rocky market, and he got us into the house of our dreams. He was always reachable and left no loose ends.
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01/25/2011 - priyasohoni
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $725K in Redwood City, CA.
Abe helped us buy a single family home--a short sale in Redwood city. Abe is one of the best real estate professionals we have met who not only has vast experience and knowledge about the market, but also has an infectious enthusiasm which makes him particularly fun to work with. Abe also helped us multiple times with getting the house ready to move into--he has a vast resource of known contractors and remodelers whom we used. We are looking forward to working with Abe again!
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01/25/2011 - craft electric
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $1.375M in San Carlos, CA.
Abe Matar was very helpful and is an excellent agent.
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01/25/2011 - BDweik
Bought a home in 2010.
Helped me buy a home in Los Altos, negotiated a fantastic deal, got the house $250K below listing. Abe was also help on making the impossible happen on getting the mortgage and closing escrow on time. He has a huge Rolodex and knows a lot of people in the business which made our live a lot easier. Highly recommend Abe on your next home purchase or sales, he is very responsive and always delivers.
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