Michael has helped me buy several properties in the San Francisco Bay and San Jose areas. He is readily aware of the pitfalls that may be lurking in a deal that is below market pricing. He is out to protect his clients in every way he can.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in West Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA.
I found Michael through a mailer after he sold a house around the corner from the house we were renting. Michael is the ultimate professional, always ready with the answers for a first time buyer. He understands that most folk don't buy a house everyday and have questions and he has the basic answers and if it is a doosey, he gets right back to me with the answer.
He and his Wife are the perfect team for the first time buyer and even those who do more than one purchase in their life.
My advice for you? Call Michael and Kristin right now!
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2013 in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA.
Michael Ramos, the first name that comes to my mind when ever I think or talk about real estate.
Iv had the pleasure of doing business with Michael a few years back when I wanted to list my multiple home unit that I had inherited.
My only problem was I had no idea how or even where to start, I literally couldn’t even sell my car with out help :/.
Long story short I came across Mr. Ramos while I was out having brunch with my family, I was eavesdropping on a conversion he was having with some clients.
I was very intrigued with the way Michael had spoken to the couple, his calming but ever so certain words and knowledge kept the couple docile as they too where first time sellers.
As I was leaving I asked him for his business card, for the most part he was very easy to reach all hours of the day, if how ever he was busy I always received a call back at a reasonable time.
All said and done Michael was able to get multiple offers on the table & sold 4% over asking, even with the current tenants!
This highly educated individual is not the typical run-of-the-mill real estate agent,
he takes great care when it comes to buying or selling a home and executes each deal with unmatched precision.
Showed home in 2014 in Lawrence, Santa Clara, CA 95051.
I would highly recommend Michael Ramos! As a first time buyer I had a list full of questions. Purchasing power, budget, payments, rates, and many other concerns. He actually took the time to reach out to me to address all of my questions. He did it in such a professional demeanor, and with full patience. As it took me several months to finally make a decision on a home.
Michael is a miracle-worker. As this market was seemingly pricing me out, I wondered if I'd every gain a foot-hold in real estate. I wasn't looking for something to flip, but a nice domicile for me and my partner, Rob. Michael was like a patient and determined therapist reminding me and my partner that we would find the right home, but it could take some time. Well, needless to say, shortly thereafter I found a place in Oakland, so that bit was quicker than I had first thought. With savvy and cunning, Michael negotiated for us, streamlined a convoluted process (mainly because HUD was involved), and persevered on our behalf to secure this beloved loft in Oakland.
There were times, in this 45-day escrow period, that I lost hope. There were moments that I thought - as the closing costs mounted - that I would never be able to bring this transaction to completion. However, Michael assured me that we would - even putting some of his own commission on the line to make it happen. He was calm when we were manic. He was clear when the rigmarole was at its murkiest. He picked up the ball when others in the transaction dropped it. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge, his skill, and the way he was able to finally bring all parties together to get this deal done. While young, Michael is no neophyte. Know that you are getting a well-seasoned, experienced fighter when Michael is your real estate agent.
Should I need another advocate again in this market, I will be calling on Michael. And on that there is no doubt. Do yourself a favor and ask Michael to be your agent. He will help you find your home, he will guide you through the process, and he will make good on his promises in order to close.
Thank you, Michael! Rob and I will never forget all of your hard work and the personable way you did it.
Response from Michael on 05/21/2014
Thank you, Matt, for your review. I am so glad that we were able to help you and Rob find a wonderful home (and much sooner than expected)! I wish you both much happiness in your new home. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, now or in the future.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.
Michael approached the preparation for sale impressively. He has a strong understanding of how to prepare, photograph, market, negotiate and close a property. I have no reason not to recommend him and many reason to positively recommend him.
When communicating with Michael he responded promptly whether the effort was email or telephone.
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Downtown, San Jose, CA 95112
I've known Mike for years and always seen his post about his real estate on facebook. Last month when my girlfriend and I had an interest on buying a home and had an eye on a property, I immediately contacted him. It was our first time and we went in blindly but MIke walked us through step by step on the process. Mike went above and beyond his duties,he was very quick to respond to any questions we had asked him and with updates he had during the process. Despite our personal decision on withdrawing after winning the bid on the property, Mike was very understanding and supportive and definitely will be contacting him again in the near future and hopefully we'll buy for sure.
Response from Michael on 12/04/2013
Thank you for writing this review for me. I am sincerely honored to be able to help you find a home. Whether it is now, or in years from now, I will be here to help. I would never want you to buy a home that you had reservations about. If you ever need anything, real estate related or not, please let me know!
We were very fortunate to have Michael on our side in finding our dream home. We found Michael through zillow’s review, so it's only fair if we say what a fantastic experience it was working with him and help other choose him as their realtor. Here is our story: Being a first-time buyer and with so many realtors around in this competitive market, we didn’t want to pick one in hurry. We were looking for a town-home in the middle of silicon valley. My wife read about Michael on zillow, I called him that afternoon and got an appointment to meet him in person the same day. Our meeting was in stark contrast to the one I had before with another realtor. Mike took the time to understand our needs, wishes and constraints. He was straight forward explaining us what he expected in return from his clients. At the end of our 1.5hr meeting, we knew that we found our guy. He assured us that it’s possible to get a place that meet our needs. Immediately after our meeting, Mike started sending us listings that matched our interests. We had regular meetings before every weekend to discuss about upcoming open-houses and filter out our picks. Mike helped us in figuring out which location would work for us. He introduced us to new areas which we didn’t know/consider. We found Mike very responsive, honest and straight forward, in some cases even asking us to avoid certain properties & locations since it would not work for us. He made himself available at almost every time we called and when we were at a property, he never hurried us through. He toured us to many new constructions in the bay area too. Along the way, he shared with us some of his home inspection tips! He referred us to CaliMortgate and it was a great experience working with those guys, great teamwork. He understands the bay-area market very well. Once we found the home we liked, he guided us through the paper-work and made a competitive offer even with a lower down payment. We were picky and didn’t want to compromise on our needs. We wrote offers only for the places we liked. Thanks to Mike, we got successful in our second offer itself ! and quickly got into contract. From then on, he did all behind-the-scenes activity, keeping us informed through every stage of the signing. Mike got all our paper work & loan docs setup and we were ready to close even before the date we agreed on the contract. He didn’t stop there; after getting the keys he helped us with appliance upgrade ideas, handy-man and other questions. To type-up this review sitting in our own place is like a dream come true, we owe this one to Mike’s help. I would highly recommend Michael Ramos to anyone that’s trying to buy a home.
Response from Michael on 10/02/2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review for me. I am so glad that we were able to find you a great place. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that you are happy in your new home. If you ever need anything, real estate related or not, please feel free to call me. I'll do my best to help you in any way I can.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA.
We worked with Michael over the course of a year to find a home in San Jose. We were in a very difficult position, trapped between our means and our desires, so it made it a very long search for the house we could both enjoy and afford. Michael was very patient and accommodating, and worked with us every step of the way. He is very knowledgeable about the south bay area and the specific challenges of this market. As first time home buyers, we did not have any knowledge or experience going into the process, and Michael was helpful in answering our questions and taking care of the necessary and relevant paperwork.
Response from Michael on 08/29/2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for me. I am so glad that we were able to find a home for you. Regardless of how long the search takes, I want to make sure that you are happy with the purchase. I wish you guys many years of happiness in your new home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.175M in West San Jose, San Jose, CA.
We worked with Michael to buy one of his lists. He was a good listener and understood our needs. He helped us to negotiate with the seller for different things, like extensions for loan, closing date, exchange addendum. He was always patient and ready to help us. We called him, texted him and emailed him. He responded accordingly. And he even helped us negotiate with current tenants and keep them in the house.
Response from Michael on 08/29/2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for me. I am so glad we were able to help you. If you need anything in the future, please let us know.