As first time home-buyers, we could not have been luckier when it came to real estate agents! Jagi and Nomita came highly recommended by some close friends and we can see why - what you get with them are friends experienced in the real estate world, not just agents trying to close a deal.
Both of us have extremely hectic work schedules, which allowed only weekends to look at houses. Jagi was extremely accommodating of this, and worked with us to line things up ahead of time. Besides being extremely polite and professional, what really stood out was Jagi's readiness to share his personal experiences with the different neighborhoods we were checking out - scouting the southern Bay Area with Jagi was like having a guided tour! He also supplemented our requirements with his knowledge of good school districts, so our investment would be protected.
Buying in the Bay Area is not easy - the market moves fast, while it takes newbies like us longer to make a decision. All new home-buyers go through the 5 stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - and Jagi was patient with us through them all.
The house we liked went through multiple bids and 3 counter-offers before the deal was closed. Jagi's knowledge about the process was key to the deal closing successfully. We also found our mortgage broker through him and were able to close the deal in under 20 days. A final, and classy, touch was Jagi and Nomita being very "present" even after we closed the deal.They helped us find vendors for final touch-ups and cleanup around the house, and frequently checked to see how we were settling in.
We highly recommend them as estate agents to anyone looking for a place in the Bay Area.
Regards, Tushar & Priyanka