I can wholeheartedly recommend Umang without qualification or reservation to anyone needing a real estate broker in Palo Alto. I recently purchased a house in the Midtown area of Palo Alto in preparation for my move west from the East Coast. I knew no brokers in Palo Alto and worked through the Internet and a firm that helps you find a broker. They rated Umang at the top of their list for Palo Alto and I soon learned why. He contacted me quickly even though he was busy. He did that throughout the process and I appreciated his promptness.
Even better, he has a thorough knowledge of the Palo Alto market, having been a broker there for some ten years, representing both buyers and sellers. He knows the various neighborhoods and the pricing and selling trends and history of sales. He could compare houses in different neighborhoods in terms of fair value in the selling price, potential appreciation and potential rental income. He knows the neighborhood schools as well and other points that made a particular location attractive. Umang is also quite adept at the negotiation process and how to present my offer. He knew the likely range, where to start the offer and when the price exceeded fair value.
He helped me focus on the desired result of buying a house and not getting too caught up in the emotions generated by the process. He had prior experience with the seller’s broker, which was a definite plus. What I liked best is that Umang did not pressure me to buy any particular house or a house at all. Yet he was always ready to provide information and, if I asked, his views on the houses we saw. Beyond that, Umang was superb at recommending other service providers, including insurance agents, a handyman and a gardener. I have already recommend Umang to others and will continue to do so.
Our realtor is Umang Sanchorawala. He has been an incredible resource and a great realtor for us. I can't recommend him enough. Umang takes your search to heart and works very, very hard to find the perfect home for you. He gave us tons of fantastic data on home appreciation rates in the cities we were considering, not just current year but also past 5-6 years. He found school ratings data and even called the school district to try to schmooze them to tell him the rating that was going to be given to a new school.
Looked at a ton of houses with us and without us for months and never once tried to push us into anything. Very much above and beyond what I'd expect from my realtor! When we made an offer on the house we bought, he worked hard to help us figure out how much to bid to make sure we got the house, but not bid too much and give up more money than we needed to do. He is friendly, never pushy, honest, works incredibly hard, gives 110%. After our experience with him, he has become a good friend. How many times can one say that of one's realtor? E and S Lindskog, Cupertino.
I have conducted five residential real estate transactions in the past 15 years. I have used five different agents for these five transactions. I do not intend to find a sixth. Nobody could have done a better job representing us. Umang knows the market, coached us effectively on what it would take to win, and presented us with quantitative data to help us understand both where the market was and where it was headed. Since our purchase, Umang have continued to serve as great resources, providing everything from remodeling tips to an array of contracting contacts. I absolutely recommend and endorse Umang Sanchorawala to anyone that is looking to buy/sell a property in the Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
After seven years of my search, five with you, I finally got this perfect lot! Without your patience, persistence and dedication for your clients it would have never happened. You waited for us to grow in confidence and financial comfort to finally make this decision. I remember the day we first met and clicked to work together, and throughout all these years nothing has changed. You are not only a true professional but a well-wishing friend that never says "no" to any of our requests, questions or concerns. It has been a real pleasure working with you and finalizing this part of a project. I am glad we are neighbors! Many thanks forever.
This is my 5th home sale over the years and Umang has been, by far, our best realtor. What stands out is the incredible amount of work he did in preparing the home for sale - managing a remodel/refresh (new flooring, tiles, fixtures, etc.), landscaping, cleaning, inspections, staging etc. Most realtors will just 'broker' connections, but he actually managed everything - really impressive. He also did a great job in all other aspects of the process - marketing, open houses, offer negotiation and close steps. I'd highly recommend him. Thx.
Umang was excellent as a realtor. He was patient, knowledgeable, efficient, punctual, kind, respectful and most of all listened to what my needs in a new house were. Unlike other realtors who "just want to sell a house," Umang looks for what's best for his client. Since I bought my house, I still ask Umang whenever I have real estate questions. You will not be at all disappointed with his style and efficiency.
We worked with him recently and the experience was great. He went out of his way to build a relationship with the seller's agent which helped us write a much better offer. He has also been supremely helpful since then on any issues we have faced in the house (we are first time home owners) and is our first call for anything that comes up! Umang was fantastic and we have already recommended him to our friends.
Umang did a great job helping us to buy the home we now live in. We saw the house we wanted just as it went on the market and both my wife and I were out of the traveling on different continents for the next few weeks. Despite our travels and time zone differences, Umang was able to help us get the house we now live in. In a competitive market, you need Umang on your team.
I highly recommend Umang Sanchorawala. He helped us find our home. And as many others have mentioned on this thread, he goes above and beyond to help his clients find their dream house in Palo Alto. He himself is a Palo Alto resident and knows this city extremely well, and to this day continues to help us with any questions, find contractors etc. A strong plus 1 from our side.
We love Umang. And it’s hard for me to say - but he is an excellent realtor. Very thorough and determined. Don’t tell him I said so. I like to keep him humble as a realtor and friend. We also appreciate you and all the guidance you give him and your realtors in general. Thank you for all your help, Bob Gerlach, Manager, APR– Palo Alto office.
Umang is the best! Would recommend him to all my friends. Professional, great negotiator and relationship builder, knowledgeable, goes above and beyond for his clients.
Umang is simply the best in this business. Period. Look no further if you contemplate any real estate transaction especially in the Palo Alto area.
The experience with Umang has been stellar and we will definitely recommend him to people we know. You're lucky to have a great team.
Umang was great to work with. He was very patient and took the time to understand our needs and tailor the search accordingly.
Thank you so much for helping us find our house. You gave wonderful advice, information and great humor when it was needed.
Umang has been more of a friend than a realtor who's truly helped me realize my vision of a dream home.
Umang was fantastic and we have already recommended him to our friends.
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