Here are the great things my clients have to say about working me.
Here are the great things my clients have to say about working me.
Helen represented us for a house we are trying to sell. She not only persistently help us get our house ready paint, repairs and staging but also planned everything where we've gotten multiple good offers. We would recommend her to anyone.
Helen is such a great real estate agent to work with. We are first time home buyers and she coached us along the entire process. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the bay area. I highly recommend her for any first time home buyers looking for a caring and thoughtful agent that is not simply looking for their next commission.
Helen was excellent. One of her most valuable attributes is that she's always accessible. Whenever, we had a question, she was always there to help us find the answer. She was there every step of the way for us. She's also technologically savvy and makes good use of text messaging and online signatures to facilitate the process. Professional, courteous, unbiased, and someone we can honestly call a friend. Truly the best.
Helen, Thank you for all you have done. From the pre-sale painting, repairing and staging to the closing documents, from the 2 open houses to all the phone calls you made, from the driving to meet us to the late night counter offer preparation, you have showed us you are the best. You deserve all of the new deals, and more, so congratulations. We hope to work with you again in the future.
I had a great experience working with Helen. The reason why I decided to hire her as my agent is when I saw her open house which is beautifully staged. It's very easy to reach her when I had questions. She listens to my needs and helped me find a place very quickly. You could tell that she put into efforts when she's working with you. Highly recommended.
Helen has been so patience with my property search. It is not easy to find a good property in the Bay area. She has given me much needed advice but never pushy. Always point out the pros and cons of each property. I have worked with other agents the just want me to buy whatever that comes along. After such a long search, she just found me a great property and now I just need everything goes well at the bank.
I was referred to Helen Chu by a friend. She helped my friend bought a condo recently. Helen was responsive to my calls and emails. After the initial phone conversation, she found out what I wanted in a property and got the process moving swiftly. I was an out of area buyer. She provided me with a lot of useful and insightful information of the local area. She is knowledgeable and proficient in what she does. I would recommend Helen Chu to friends and family or anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
Helen helped me to get my rental property in Emeryville. She walked me through every steps throughout the purchase, from calculating the monthly cash flow and return to investment, selecting a leader to putting an offer. She also followed through the whole escrow process. She even helped me to look for a property management company to take care of my tenants. I was very impressed by her knowledge about the market, customer services, attention to the detail, and also her passion towards her profession and clients.
Helen made the whole process of selling our condo a smooth as could be. Everything was covered from remodeling, to marketing, to staging, to open houses, to selecting the best offer, and all the paperwork in between all we had to do was follow her lead. She knows the Bay Area market very well. When I was chomping at the bit to accept a great preemptive offer, she wisely advised me to wait. The result was 31K above our asking price. I would recommend her to any and all of my friends and family. Helen is a wonderful real estate professional, and a great friend as well.
We met Helen at a random open house during the time when we needed to relocate for job. After talking with Helen, we knew right away that Helen would be the right person to help us with the process. As a seller agent, Helen helped us to deal with our HOA to obtain required documents for the sale. In addition, she was able to help us get the best price compared to other recently similar sold condos in our area. She was able to negotiate with the buyer to allow us stay 1 month free while we were waiting to move to a new place. As a buyer agent, she helped us with all the paperwork to close the deal within 1 month smoothly. We bought a condo from a builder so the price is non-negotiable, but Helen was able to ask the builder to replace all of the windows for us free which saved us $5,000 if we had to do it. Overall, we were very satisfied with Helen and would definitely come back to Helen in the future if we have to re-locate again.
My wife and I have moved to the city for quite a while and had decided to sell our condo that we owned since 2006. I found Helen through internet after she helped one of the neighbor's unit. We decided to work with Helen as our agent after the first meeting as we felt so comfortable with her friendly attitude and professional presentations. Helen made some great suggestions including recommending stagers, contractors for making our property more attractable. She provided a time table for each steps and she kept the schedule exactly as she presented to us. The entire transaction including home improvement, painting, staging, marketing were all under her controls without having us to worry a penny. As a result, we receive multiple offers, which was the highest offer thus far. We couldn't be happier, thank you Helen.
We met Helen during an Open House, and from our first encounter, I could tell she was genuinely interested in helping us. She asked us many questions about what we wanted, and from our conversation it was apparent that she had a lot of experience in the local housing market. I am pretty sure she gave us her honest opinions about each home we were interested in and how much the offer should be, and that she wasn't doing it out of her gaining the most profit. It was our first time buying a home, and it was so stressful, but she was always able to calm me down. There were definitely times where we made things very inconvenient for her, but she was always so understanding and able to help. Helen Chu is a great real estate agent to work with, and we highly recommend her.
In a word my experience was amazing. My husband and I were looking for an investment property in Emeryville. Since we lived in another state we were quite at a lost in terms of our knowledge of the bay area real estate market. But with Helen's guidance, encouragement and strategizing we were able to purchase our dream condo with our first offer, inspite of the competitive housing market. But what impressed us the most was her honesty and diligence. Although we had not even met in person when we made our offer, we soon came to trust her completely knowing she always had our best interest at heart. She guided us through every step of the whole process from the initial offer, the closing to even finding a property management company. If you are in the lookout for an agent who will truly make your needs her own, you need not look further. I can honestly say I am so thankful to have found Helen. She was amazing.
My husband and I are so happy to have met Helen at an open house. It is there where we got to talk to her about what we were looking for and our price range. She answered all our questions and even though the unit she was showing was out of our range, we knew we wanted her to be our agent in our home search. This was our first time buying a home and we felt like there was so much we didn't know. Helen helped us through the process and made the intimidating home buying process easy. Even in the competitive market, we were able to find a place that we love that accepted our first offer. We closed in less than a month and we are happy we had such a good experience in our first time buying a home. I would attribute that mainly to Helen and her knowledge of the market and her explaining everything to us in a simple and understandable way. We felt that we were in good hands and did not need to worry. We're so thankful to have had Helen represent us.
Helen helped me find my dream home. Before I met Helen, we only talked over the phone once. She asked me about the types of house and the areas that I would like to live. She is a very good listener. She knew exactly what kind of houses that I was looking for after our first conversation. The first house she showed me is the one I purchased. She actually spent time writing a letter to the buyers to persuade them to sell the house to me. It took me more than a month to finalize our loan after my initial offer. She not only helped me to get an extension from the buyers but she also called the loaner to help speed up the loan approval process. During the process of finding the house to finalizing the purchase, I was impressed by Helen’s extensive local knowledge, prompt responsiveness and the smooth negotiation skills. I highly recommend her if you are looking for your dream house.
I know Helen as a real estate agent through the mails, then I contacted her to sell my condo, but I didn't get hold of her at the first time as she was on vacation, so I decided to give her another try a few weeks later and I am glad I did. She is easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the housing market in east bay especially nearby area, honest, straightforward, professional and serious about her work. She made good suggestions about staging, home cleaning and open house, and helped me to take care of everything when I was away. At the end, I was very happy that I took her suggestions. Helen kept me well informed about each step including advertising and open house, sent me the reports and updates every week. After receiving multiple offers and counter offers, she went over each one in detail with me, and was very patient to explain any concerns I had about the offers and signed documents, sold my condo at very good price in a short time. She also helped me and provided good resources for my relocation, we become very good friends. I would recommend her to anybody if an agent is needed.
My wife and I first considered selling our Emeryville condo in the spring of 2016, so we searched online for an agent. Helen responded very promptly and accommodated our busy schedules for a meeting. Helen gave a very professional presentation; we really did learn a lot and appreciated her clear explanations (pricing, legal considerations, etc.). While my wife and I considered our options, Helen kept the focus on our priorities and constructed a timeline that suited us. As we moved across the bay to San Francisco, Helen helped us develop a 2-month sale/move out schedule which she hit perfectly! It was clear to my wife and I that Helen’s services were in high demand, yet Helen made sure to return all of our calls/emails and maintained great communication throughout the process. Whether it was finding a stager we were comfortable with, countering an offer, or negotiating with the buyer, Helen consistently gave sound advice. We were impressed with the amount of interest in our listing and were thrilled with the final sale price. We are big fans and plan to use her in the future. Thanks again Helen
Helen was very helpful in helping me buy my first home. She provided me with guides and a checklist for purchasing and owning a home. We were looking at condos in Emeryville and she was very knowledgeable about the properties in Emeryville. She was able to provide good advice on the location and items we should consider if we wanted to remodel. We eventually decided to expand our search area to include other cities in the East Bay. Helen was very supportive and helped us search for suitable listings. She recommended that we look at houses for flexibility if we choose to remodel. She was there every step of the way during the bidding process. She was skilled in navigating through the competitive market and we were able to lock in the purchase of my current home with little headache. Helen was highly responsive throughout the process and was reachable through email, text, and phone. She did an excellent job negotiating for me and making sure my rights were exercised. Since this was my first time buying a home, she took extra time to explain what everything meant and what I should look out for. If you are looking to purchase a home in Emeryville or around the Bay, I highly recommend Helen as your agent.
Helen helped me list and sell a two bedroom condo. I found several of Helen's positive reviews, and I had seen some of her mailers around. I decided to call her and set up an appointment for more information. She responded quickly and professionally when I met her. She brought a lot of background information about her company and my area. She also brought local comps and showed me just how many sales she was involved in within my complex. This shows that she is prepared, has local experience, and is willing to put in the effort. Helen is professional and courteous. She patiently explained the process and the options that I had. She responded to all my questions, and she provided advice and predictions about the sale price and timeline that turned out to be very accurate. She provided her insight throughout the process and made me feel like I had great support. I feel I sold my place fairly quickly, and I believe Helen's strategies and efforts definitely had a positive influence. I will contact Helen Chu again in the future, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate help.
I had the pleasure of working with Helen Chu from November to December of 2014. I had decided to move from the Bay Area to New York City and wanted to sell my condo in Emeryville before relocating. I remember meeting her for the first time during the first week of November. By December 1st, I was under contract with a buyer to sell my condo for much higher than my asking price. When I first met Helen, I found her to be very professional, intelligent, and sincere. She had made such a strong impression on me. I decided not to interview any other real estate agents and signed a listing agreement with her within a few days. Within 3 weeks of signing the listing agreement, I had multiple offers. Within 4 weeks of signing the listing agreement, I was under contract to sell my condo at a much higher profit than I had originally anticipated. Helen was a joy to work with throughout the entire process. She is very responsive to messages and phone calls. She is an excellent strategist when it comes to marketing and advertising. And most importantly, I always felt that her advice and suggestions were honest and unadulterated; I never felt pressured into making any decision that I wasn't comfortable with. I highly recommend Helen Chu to anyone considering selling their property. I can't speak highly enough of her. Personally, if I ever find myself in a similar situation in the future, I would not hesitate to work with Helen Chu again.
I want you to be stress free when buying and selling real estate, because I am always on your side, putting you at ease and helping you make one of the most important decisions of your life.