Michael Chow is simply the best! Michael sold our Elk Grove house in record time for a fantastic price over asking in a market where some houses remain unsold for months after price cuts! Although Michael specializes in high end commercial real estate, he assisted us with the sale of our Elk Grove house. Michael is a complete professional whose expertise is clear and sets him apart from the rest. Michael is meticulous and gave us step by step instructions to get top dollar, including hiring a color consultant, paint and finishing recommendations, competitive bidding for the right stager. Michael's marketing video and professional photography evidences his expertise and class. Michael priced, listed, and timed multiple open houses to create a buying frenzy and bidding war with about 13 offers in just a matter of days. Michael was also there for us every step of the way and helped us through this entire process. That is why Michael Chow is simply the best!
Michael was very knowledgable about the complex real estate market in San Francisco. He was a great listener and definitely optimized our house search for what we were looking for. The process went a lot smoother than I had imagined because of his availability, experience, and connections with others in the real estate business.
We cannot be any more thankful for the mentorship, time, effort, and patience Michael had for us as we looked for our first home in San Francisco.
My wife and I burdened Michael with 1) finding our first home as a newlywed couple; 2) finding a place that met our Los Angeles / Orange County space and storage requirements, but in San Francisco; 3) Working around nearly full-time work and travel schedules; and 4) Finding a place that met the requirements of two people with real estate development and structural engineering backgrounds.
Michael handled each of these requests with grace, patience and ease, and we are almost in shock to be sitting in our new home just short of 6 weeks from when we started looking. His knowledge of the City, relationships with other brokers and colleagues, and near 24/7 availability enabled us to not only find and tour properties as soon as (or before) they hit the market, but also make informed decisions and finalize the loan origination and title / closing process after our offer had been accepted. Thanks again Michael!
Michael is an excellent and outstanding realtor, I would highly recommend him. (Background: In the prior six months before meeting Michael we used Zillow/Redfin, went to 45+ open houses, and liaised with a hand full of other agents).Three things that stood out to me in the three months working together was his attention to detail, patience, and wealth of knowledge.
As first-time home buyers, we are so grateful to have met Michael. Before we met him, we struggled with finding a home for about 10 months and made 8 unsuccessful offers with another Agent. We met Michael at the open house for a home he was listing. After listening to our long list of requirements and limited budget, Michael started working right away to find us a home we would both love. When we made offers with him as our Buyer's Agent he was usually able to get us into the number 1 or number 2 spot, as opposed to previously offers without his guidance were not even close to getting accepted. There were some instances where the sellers came back to us when their accepted contracts fell through and they asked us if we wanted bid again. Within a few months, he was able to find us the home that met 95% of our wish list at a price below our budget. When we finally got into contract on this house that met 95% of our wish list, Michael kept his eyes open for a house that was our 100% dream home and helped us make a successful bid on it without losing our deposit on the first home! Most Agents would not have gone the extra mile to get us the home we really wanted but Michael did. He found us the perfect home at the perfect price!! We had a great experience working with him and we really felt like we could ask him anything! This whole process felt pretty simple and easy only because Michael did all the heavy lifting. He adhered to our schedules (day, night, weekday, weekend, whatever!), negotiated better terms, pointed out items in the disclosures we might’ve missed, and most importantly, looked out for our best interest. We really don’t think we could’ve done this without his guidance and expertise. It is still surreal that we are now homeowners and we have Michael to thank for that. Don’t let 10 months pass by before you decide to work with Michael Chow – do it now!