Richard’s 5-Star Rating is Well Deserved!
If you want someone who will be in your corner from the beginning to the end (and beyond!), giving insightful advice and staying on top of things every step of the way, Richard’s your man!
My wife and I (first time home buyers) were interested in a home purchase, and before we met Richard, we were looking at some open houses on our own. When we started getting serious, we decided to look on Yelp for an agent. We can wholeheartedly vouch that Richard’s 5 star rating is well-deserved.
Richard started out our relationship by making excellent recommendations on lenders that would be suitable for us. With years of experience under his belt, Richard has a very strong network that he can recommend to help make the home buying process as smooth and painless as possible. This network includes mortgage lenders, home inspectors, home insurance agents, contractors if you plan to do some work on the house, and pretty much anything you’d need along the way.
Equally impressive is Richard’s knowledge of houses. As someone who’s done a lot of work on his own home, Richard has a sharp eye for problems that a house may have or may encounter in the future. There was a night and day difference between looking at open houses ourselves and touring houses with him. There were many things we would not have caught or even thought to look for, but with Richard we felt safe that we weren’t going to end up in a home that would fall apart on us or need a ton of money to repair.
We appreciated Richard’s patience in working with our limited budget, and taking us on multiple tours until we found a home that met our family needs and our price range. Another trait we appreciate about Richard is that he’s very direct and to the point. He knows the market well and if a certain house falls well out of your range, he will let you know so that you can move on. He will fight hard for you if you’re really interested in a property and he thinks you have even an outside chance at your offer being accepted, but if there is no chance, he won’t waste your time and get your hopes up.
Richard goes the extra mile for his clients. When we were approaching the close date of our escrow, he gave us an extensive list of contact information to set up our utilities, as well as important/relevant contacts for our neighborhood. He’s also given us some great advice for projects we are thinking about doing with the house, going as detailed as advising us to switch out the existing fridge tube to a steel braided one for better performance. Furthermore, Richard is extremely responsive to any questions you have, from early in the day until late hours if urgent.
In summary, if you want an agent who really knows his stuff and takes excellent care of his clients, go with Richard!
– Steven Phang & Maryann Bonifacio, Purchase 18875 Bengal Ave., Hayward