I met Sunil Sethi, when he put the house next door up for sale.
It was a real eyesore of a property, but he transformed it into
one of the most beautiful in the neighborhood, and then sold it
for the highest price/sqft anyone has sold for in this community
in 6 years. I was impressed by the way he handled the
transformation of the property and how sold it. He did the same
magic when sold my home. His team managed to sell it for higher
than it sold for during the housing peak. I highly recommend
Sunil Sethi Real Estate, both Sunil Sethi and Steven Fong are
You're a true professional Sunil. Every once in awhile good
things happen to us in life, and I think when I chose you as
our agent it was one of those good things. Thanks for your
day-in and day-out professional care. Thanks for making the
experience easy. Working with you was a pleasure. I have
already recommended you to my clients and family. Please
continue to let me know when an opportunity to improve my
position becomes available.
Vice President, RabTax
Walnut Creek, CA
Sunil and Steven are great. They
worked patiently with us to find my dad the perfect townhome.
Every few days, Sunil would send us recommended places with
useful commentary (even great restaurant recommendations!). Once
we had found the right place, Sunil and Steven walked us through
every detail of the process and made it a breeze to go through
all the paperwork. I especially appreciated that no matter when
I called, Sunil and Steven were willing to make time for us - I
always felt very well taken care of. Also, we were able to do a
lot of our signing via DocuSign online, which was super
We had originally started out the home-buying process using
Redfin, but boy am I glad I came to Yelp and found Sunil and
Steven! I don't think we would have found my dad's new place or
been able to purchase it at the price we did.
Bottom line: Sunil and Steven are excellent realtors and also
great guys. Go with them.
A friend of mine in the mortgage
business introduced me to a REALTOR they had worked with Sunil
Sethi, and though I had an Uncle in the business, I wanted to
work with someone with experience in my neighborhood, and
someone who understood the real estate, tax and legal
implications of a short sale. Prior to contacting Sunil, I had
already had many conversations with my lenders to discuss loan
modifications. Wells Fargo was just giving me the run-around.
I met with Sunil, to discuss doing a short sale of my home in
Hayward, CA in the Eden Shores community. Immediately I felt
comfortable that he would be able to rid me of this property
with the least financial impact to me. This is was an investment
property for me, but unfortunately, both my wife and I lost our
jobs, and our renter trashed the placed, and made the place
unrentable without major renovation expenditures, which we
didn't have the cash for. We were forced to sell. However,
because the home was worth less than the debt on it, I knew it
would be complicated and involve tax, and future liability
Sunil discussed, the options available to us, and we eventually
chose to attempt a short sale. There were two lenders involved
and even though both loans were being serviced by Wells Fargo,
Sunil explained that each loan was owned by separate investors.
In our case, he had to negotiate with 2 different negotiators.
It took a lot of work to get the negotiators to agree on a sales
price, and to keep the buyer patient and to complete the
transaction. Sunil did not give up, and worked through each
problem, until he got all sides to agree. I highly recommend
Sunil Sethi, at Show and Sell Realty, in Fremont, CA. He did an
outstanding job, in getting the me a full release of from the
banks. His background as a former tax CPA and MBA, really helped. I
haven't met anyone else like him.
We bought our dream house with
Sunil and Steven and could not be happier. We saw this home and
fell in love with it, but we did not appreciate how challenging
the transaction would be to complete. It was a short sale, and
had additional difficulties associated with it. Now that we are
finally in the house (after about 5 months after seeing the
place), we pinch ourselves every day to make sure it's for real!
We really do believe that if it weren't for Sunil, we probably
would have I) never seen the place in the first place, ii) given
up, or iii) failed to complete the transaction. Because of the
nature of the short sale, he collected a smaller commission than
other homes, but he never discouraged us from pursuing this
home, unlike many other agents who I know would.
We have owned a home before, and worked with two different
agents (one to buy and one to sell) that home (out of state) and
were not particularly happy with either realtor (this is after
interviewing probably a half dozen each time). Sunil was
definitely of a different breed. What I appreciated the most was
his "no-frills" approach. He tells you exactly what he thinks,
and doesn't sugar coat anything just to get a sale. We saw many
homes with him and Steven, and they would point out anything
that they saw that gave them concern or may affect resale value,
etc. I found in the past that agents just tell you what you want
to hear. If that's what you want, then go with someone else.
Sunil is always easy to reach as well.
We hope to live here forever, but if we should ever need to buy
or sell real estate again, we'll definitely be calling Sunil.
Sunil sold our rental property. At the time, we were unsure about the process of
selling a rental property. Our property was in a terrible shape
because of our previous occupant and we were not sure if we
could ever sell it at this market.
But Sunil worked with us to fix everything from floor to
ceiling. He even recommended the contractor we went with (who
was also extremely helpful and cheap). Once the renovation was
complete, he was able to sell the property within a month. Sunil
is intelligent, knows the market well, and most importantly to
We were unsure on what we wanted
to do with our rental property. Sunil met with and me and my
husband and helped us run the numbers to compare: 1) the income
from keeping it, to 2.) selling it, and doing a 1031 tax-free
exchange and buying another one elsewhere, or 3.) simply selling
and keeping the proceeds and paying the tax.
We considered the tax implications of all outcomes. It helps
that he was full time practicing CPA in his former life. We sold
almost 2 years ago, and it was a tough selling environment, but
he told us exactly what we need to do to get the home sold
(repairs, pricing, marketing, disclosures...). The home had been
a rental property for the last 15 years, and needed a lot of
work. Sunil recommend tradesman to get the work done,
efficiently. He was very involved through the process, always
looking out for my bottom line and market appeal. He was spot-on
with the pricing; the house received multiple bids and sold
quickly. Once the buyer's contingencies were removed we started
work on finding the replacement property. Within 60 days we had
identified and closed on a far superior replacement property in
Temecula, CA. Sunil Sethi is a very professional, friendly,
intelligent person. He did an outstanding job and we highly
Hey, thanks for everything. Very smooth, very painless (except for mistakes made by me!)
I will definitely recommend you
This review is long over due , but
I owe it to an outstanding experience we had with Sunil Sethi.
Sunil helped us sell our house in less than a week at the best
He guided us exceptionally throughout the whole process of
remodeling the house with good contractors at fair prices.
Sunil's suggestions about remodeling where spot on. Sunil also
found us an effective staging team that transcended our humble
house. Sunil listed our house and also effectively advertised it
including online at trulia, zillow, redfin etc. That resulted in
lot of traffic during the open house, and we received offers the
Our house was sold and closed without any major issues.
We did interview couple of other agents but Sunil's knowledge,
guidance and expertise stood out, and we are glad of our choice.
We are very impressed with Sunil both at the professional and
personal level and highly recommend him. Based on our
experiences, he is definitely the best real estate agent in the
I would like to say that I highly recommend Sunil
Sethi because: During the time my place was on
the market Sunil went out of his way, I think, to sell this property by
actually rolling up his sleeves and helping in the grunt work. Such as
placing tan bark and placing flowers along the walk way, helping to get
me deals on contractors, loading stuff in to the trash to go to the
dumps, and many more things that I have never had a realtor do for me !!
He gets VERY involved and I would be more then happy to hire Sunil Sethi/Show
and Sell Realty again in the future !
Thanks for all your
help. It was a pleasure working with you since, you handled both
the real estate and financing aspects of the purchase of our new
in and sale of previous home in North Beach. It was a
competitive bidding environment, but you managed to secure our new
home at a fantastic price, and
sell our old one for the highest
price in the community. We love the view of Angel Island. Thanks
VP William Sonoma
San Francisco, CA
My husband Danny and I were
introduced to Steven and Sunil through my coworker who had just
bought a home in Fremont. We were first time homebuyers looking
in the Fremont area and honestly had no clue where to even
I called Sunil and left a voicemail, and within a few hours he
called back. He gave me an overview of the process and arranged
a time for me and Danny to meet with him. We went in at 4 pm on
a weekday afternoon, and Steven and Sunil spent a good 2 hours
with us going through everything from introducing their
backgrounds and familiarity with the tri-city area (having both
grown up here they were intimately familiar with the various
neighborhoods); explaining the different neighborhoods within
the Fremont area including which ones to avoid; directing us to
resources on their website and other sites to learn more about
school rankings, crime statistics, etc; the entire home buying
process from start to finish: and asking us what our search
criteria were and what aspects were most important to us.
Needless to say, we were overwhelmed with great information and
definitely left their office that day feeling like we had gone
with the right realtors! They emphasized that they would never
pressure us into buying a home that wasn't right for us and they
were true to their word. They shared stories of other clients
that had rushed into buying, and hearing these scenarios taught
us a lot about what we might encounter.
In the subsequent months they sent us not only listings that met
our criteria but also provided additional insights that we
wouldn't have known otherwise. They came to open houses with us,
arranged for numerous personal showings and walked through in
detail the pros and cons of each home, roughly how much things
would cost if we needed to fix certain things, and when they
simply thought a particular home wasn't worth our time, they
said it like it was.
We ended up making 4 offers, with the 4th being accepted.
Through each offer, Sunil and Steven walked us through all the
documents we had to sign, going through them with us page by
page - so helpful given how foreign some of the language was.
Everything was done electronically and was super easy! We would
receive emails indicating there were forms they had prepared
that needed our signature, and with just some easy clicks we
were able to take care of everything without needing to go in
person to sign. Incredibly helpful given our busy work schedules
and wedding planning (just two months away at that time!) They
also walked us through the counter offer process and gave us
tips on how to make our offers more attractive.
Sunil and Steven also directed us to a fabulous loan officer who
stepped us through the loan process. They were there for every
inspection, walk through and answered our calls with questions
promptly. We couldn't have imagined going with anyone else. Even
now, having lived in our new home for 4 months, we still go to
them for guidance regarding things like repairs (they have an
extensive network of contacts for anything from handymen to
carpet cleaners/stretchers). Whenever we hear of friends looking
for a home in the area, we refer them to Sunil and Steven. We
couldn't have asked for a better/smoother process, thanks to
Thank you Sunil for all your
help! As you have assisted me and friends I have referred, I have
been impressed by your professionalism, knowledge, and service
level. You are always very responsive, and I really appreciate your
practical advice and willingness to help. Thanks again!
Fremont (Glenmoor), CA
My husband and I had a really
great experience with Sunil and his associate Steven in buying
our first home (just two weeks ago!). They were patient in
explaining the whole process to us newbies and always there to
answer questions or get more information for us. We really felt
that they worked incredibly hard to get the best deal for us and
had our best interests at heart. We were very impressed with the
level of care, expertise, and professionalism we received. Calls
and emails were always returned almost immediately. They were
responsive and we always felt like we were their most important
clients (doubtful, but it's nice to receive that level of
service!). We also received frank and knowledgeable advice and
never felt jerked around. I would recommend Sunil Sethi to
friends and family without reservation. Thank you for making our
dream of a first home come true!
Sunil worked with me for my first
home buy. Sunil and Steve were very professional. Unlike other
Real estate agents they tell you both pros and cons of the
property. We did bit of remodeling around the house; Sunil &
Steve helped us with the remodeling; they gave us tips on
materials and contractors. We got handy man through them. I
would highly recommend Steve & Sunil.
We came across this duo of stellar
professionals via Yelp and reading all the excellent reviews,
decided to contact them for helping us buy our first home in
Fremont. Their extensive knowledge about Fremont's neighborhoods
combined with prompt responsiveness to our endless questions
took us by surprise. We knew what we were getting into from the
onset of the process. Barring few delays on the loan approval,
everything else from the offer to the closing was smooth.
It has been 5 weeks since we moved into our home and couldn't be
happier. Looking back, all of it was possible only because we
had Sunil and Steven guiding us at every step. A day after we
moved in, we ran out of hot water and being first-time
homeowners, found out that our water heater was off. I called up
Steven and within 15 mins, he was at our doorstep with a lighter
in his hand! We could not thank him enough. Our current kitchen
granite counter-top, faucets, sink, bathroom tiles have all been
bought from Sunil-recommended stores, our handyman is also one
of his recommendation, lol.
Sunil is the best agent ever. My
husband and me had been looking for a home for over a year and
did not have a good experience with our previous realtors. We
then met Sunil who bowled us over with his professionalism, his
knowledge about the area and his overall work ethic. He is
extremely helpful and guided us through the process by giving us
a realistic view of the situation and letting us know what we
could expect. We found our first home thanks to Sunil and we
couldn't be more pleased with it. The entire process seemed
seamless and smooth ONLY because Sunil helped us through it. He
is extremely proactive which is one of the qualities we were
really impressed with. We highly recommend Sunil and I can
guarantee you that you will have an excellent experience with
We came to know about the dynamic
duo of Sunil and Steven through YELP and were a little skeptical
initially cos all the reviews online only spoke good about them
.But the moment we had our first face to face interaction, all
our doubts were cleared and immediately knew that these were THE
guys to work with. They understood our needs/limitations and
never pushed us to make an offer. In fact there were a few
occasions where we had to let go on houses because they did not
approve (which in the hindsight we felt was a very good
decision.) They were also very accessible via emails/phone.
Steven was responsible for showing us the houses. We were
impressed by the fact that he did his homework prior to the
showing and was able to respond to any questions we had about
the house/neighborhood. The entire process (offer, loan, closing
) was made seamless and easy for us.
These guys also do their bit to improve the neighborhood and
schools through various community projects. We definitely
recommend Sunil and Steven and looking forward to work with them
in the future too.
My wife came across Sunil and
Steven accidentally after we tried a few real estate guys. I
think these 2 guys are superb. They understood our requirement
quickly. Within a few days we found the house that we really
liked in Newark, and, finally bought it. They followed up
diligently, did all the paper works , explained meaning of the
legal statements in the docs to a great extent to a layman like
me (usually nobody does it) - Then I just had to sign on the
docs and the checks- thats it. They even did overtime in their
office to satisfy our nagging requirements. They spent a lot of
time with us.
Now the complaints: I dont have any!
If we ever buy another house, we know where to go.
We wanted to sell our rental house
as quickly as possible in a buyers' market. We needed an agent
who was different - someone who had unique ideas on how to make
the property move fast. We found Sunil Sethi online and his
reviews were excellent. Upon meeting him we felt assured that he
would be the realtor for us.
Sunil clearly explained in detail the steps involved and he
recommended certain home improvements to make the house look
attractive. These included new flooring, fixtures and paint. He
created a schedule for all the work and handled the supervision
and coordination between various contractors and the stagers.
The renovations were completed on schedule. The house looked
awesome. It felt like a model home that we wanted to move back
into! Two days after the Open House we received multiple offers
above asking price! The transaction closed within a month.
We highly recommend Sunil as a realtor. He is smart, dynamic,
personable and extremely professional. Sunil helped screen the
buyers and ensured they were suitably qualified. He made it a
point to be present during the home inspections and appraisal.
Almost all documentation was signed electronically - which was
extremely efficient and convenient. He offered guidance
throughout the process - we knew we were in good hands. He
returned every call and responded to every email in a timely
manner. Sunil made the whole process so quick and smooth that we
still cannot believe that the house has been sold.
Sunil and Steven are the go-to
real-estate agents in the east bay area for your real-estate
needs. They are experienced professionals who will listen to you
defining your dream home, and then find it for you.
They are resourceful, patient, and honest in the house hunting
process. Most importantly, they think from your perspective.
Instead of just pursuing short-term gains, their ultimate goal
is to build long-term customer relationships. Not too many
agents today do that.
During my time working with them, they were able to resolve
numerous complex and unique situations. As a result, I was able
to purchase a regular sale, very demanded property that is in
extremely good condition. Regular sales are difficult to find in
today's market, not to mention finding one in an excellent
I highly recommend Sunil and Steven if you are interested in
finding your dream home.
We bought a property with Sunil
and Steven after working with them almost 1 year. They never
pushed us to make any decision. Always provided excellent
data/statistics needed to make us our decision, showed us
multiple listing during this year were very patient during this
whole time. Bottom line, we have bought 3 houses with 3
different agents so far, the last one is with Sunil's and we are
the most satisfied with property we bought with Sunil/Steven and
the services they provided. We are planning to buy more real
estate in future and those will always be with Sunil's real
BTW Sunil and Steven work as a great team together.
It was pleasure working with Sunil
and Steven and the duo forms a great team of showing home and
getting you the home of your choice. I had instances where i
like home but Steven and Sunil pointed out some problems with
home. Steven is also very knowledgeable in handyman stuff and I
was pleasantly surprised on how he could estimate well for some
Sunil keeps informed at each and every step and I also ended up
getting inspection and lender from him which was very
I would definitely recommend the team to anyone looking for home
in east bay area.
I already had an agent, but having
met Sunil once, I knew I could trust him for answers. I called
him up and asked him some honest agent related questions. I'd
have to say, that it is really refreshing to have
straightforward person you are dealing with-- nothing hidden,
everything clear. As another point, Sunil really asks pointed
questions that really help you figure out what home you really
need. This is important as often, new buyers are just plain
unclear about what they want. I wholeheartedly recommend him--
he is smart, professional, and straightforward.
Sunil helped with our recent home
sale in Fremont and the experience could not have been smoother.
He very clearly explained the process since this was our first
time selling and we had a quick, successful sale. There were no
surprises along the way, everything was completely
straightforward and understandable. All of Sunil's
correspondence was lightning fast and extremely professional and
courteous. He is very knowledgeable of the local market and was
able to help us price our unit correctly. For our first time
selling, we couldn't be happier and would recommend Sunil to any
of our friends that still live around the area. Thanks again!
In late 2010, we had turned to
Sunil Sethi Real Estate to help sell our house during a very
competitive selling period. From the start to the end, he and
his team were hands-on providing accurate research, effective
house preparation tips, coordination with contractors, and
prompt service. We established a clear cut marketing strategy to
reach our goal. With that success, Sunil & his team have become
my 'go-to' real estate team for future needs. For us, it was the
result with a wonderful real estate experience. I recommend
Sunil Sethi Real Estate.
Sunil and Steven are pros. As a
business development professional by myself, I was very
impressed with their knowledge, professionalism, detailness,
perfection, project management, negotiation, punctuality and
They do not work on deals for the sake of the number of deals.
They are passionate about and enjoy making the fair and great
deal. They go extra mile for this. Many times, I find them
negotiating, validating, or initiating tasks w/o me asking. They
are opinionated based on their solid knowledge and experience
yet flexible and not pushy.
In addition, I really like their community approach. Please
check out their website. So much useful information and
up-to-date blog posts. They are very open about their knowledge.
I say they have principles and are proud of what they do.
If you are the person who is interested in learning all the
aspects about house hunting/remodeling to get the best deal w/o
sacrificing the quality, they will give you the full picture,
options, advice and support. I am so glad that we kept his
principles in first two properties ended up walking away but
leading to much better and more suited property.
Last but not least, they are fun to hang out with. We worked
over 9 months and they never changed their attitude. I really
felt we are one team. Kind of difficult to get this feeling even
at work place. Hope people have this fun journey with them
leading to great results.
My husband and I were on the
market on and off searching for a house for two years. We had
worked with a handful of realtors before we met Sunil on a open
house. Sunil is the best realtor that we have ever met. He has a
very nice personality that can make you feel like his friend
instantly. With his CPA, MBA background and years of real estate
experience, he is very knowledgeable in every expect of a real
estate transaction. Besides being very professional, he truly
care about his clients, he would go extra miles to help his
clients, even for matters beyond his realtor duty. The best part
about Sunil is that he provides you the very useful information
and gives you his honest advise, but he never push you or rush
you to complete the transaction. This is a good quality that
many other realtors are lack of. For many of us, buying or
selling a house is the once a lifetime decision, you want to
make a choice that you will be very happy about it, so choosing
the right realtor is the first important step in the entire
process. I would feel very confident to recommend Sunil to my
relatives and friends, or anyone who would like an excellent
My husband and I had worked with a
couple of realtors over the years before we met Sunil at an open
house while looking for a condo for my nephew. Sunil helped my
nephew purchasing a condo. And later we purchased two investment
properties for ourselves with Sunil as well. It was great
experience working with Sunil. We were very happy with his work
and liked him as a person. We were impressed with his honesty,
professionalism, work ethic, scope of knowledge of real estate,
and excellent communication skills. Most importantly, he cares
about his clients and always goes extra miles to make everything
go smoothly and our real estate needs are met. I strongly
recommend Sunil to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell
As a first time homebuyer I was
looking for an agent, who would help navigate me through the
process, knew about great, safe neighborhoods in the Tri-City
area, and most importantly, someone who would not pressure or
intimidate me into making decisions I was not comfortable with.
After looking at reviews online, I met with Sunil and knew he
would fit all of my criteria. As a teacher, I had a limited
budget to work with and Sunil never encouraged me to go past my
financial comfort level. Whenever we looked at properties, he
shared his opinion about the benefits and disadvantages from a
real estate perspective, especially for future resale value.
However, he always allowed me the freedom to formulate my own
judgments about whether or not the property was right for me and
my expectations. When putting together offers, although he
offered his professional advice, he always let me decide the
price point of what I was comfortable with, so I was able to
handle every transaction with no regrets on my part.
I was Sunil's client for about 11 months due to the difficulty
of the market, eventually becoming a successful homeowner.
Despite this long duration, he never made me compromise on my
requirements in a property and continued to show great patience.
Many of the deals fell through for various reasons, but never
because of our end, and Sunil consistently updated me on the
most important purchase of my life.
Sunil easily communicates through email and phone, at all times
of the day and week. I could always get into contact with him
and he replied immediately, regardless of when it was.
Due to Sunil's extensive professional community, he set me up
with an equally excellent loan officer, and the two of them made
my final home purchase possible. Even after I bought the house,
Sunil referred me to people to help fix up little things here
and there, and I still felt comfortable contacting him for any
needs regarding my new home.
I wholeheartedly recommend Sunil as a wonderful real estate
agent to anyone who is looking for someone professional,
offering sound advice, and truly looks out for the client's best
interests at heart. I think the true testament of a satisfied
customer is one who is willing to suggest a business to their
close friends and family. I would have no trouble referring
anybody I cared about to Sunil, because I know he would take
great care of them, as he did with me.
My fiancé and I wanted to buy a
home in the Fremont area. As first-time home buyers, we wanted
someone knowledgeable about the real estate business as well as
the Fremont area. Based on wonderful reviews we found online, we
decided to work with Sunil Sethi and it was a wise decision that
saved us a lot of time, money, and energy!
After actively searching for a home for two months, we finally
found a condo that we liked. It was offered for quite a bit for
a condo in that condition, but based on Sunil's recommendation,
we chose to place a lower bid. It was accepted. That saved us
$45,000 that we could put towards remodeling!
Sunil was very professional and courteous, who went the extra
mile to ensure our deal went through without any glitch. When
there is any update with our future home, he calls or emails us
promptly. He always discusses the options that are available to
us and what the consequences are so that we can make informed
decisions. He did not leave us in the dark.
He is a true real estate professional, and easily can be ranked
among the top 3 real estate broker/agent in California, and he
is by far the best real estate agent in the Alameda county .
With his extensive credentials and work ethic, no one can go
wrong going to him for any real estate transaction or advice.
Trust us, Sunil knows his stuff and minds his business very
specialize in selling real estate in Fremont, Newark, Union City,
Milpitas, Hayward, San Ramon, Pleasanton, & Dublin. SUNIL SETHI REAL
ESTATE is real
estate brokerage licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate,