Amar Amarnath

Keller Williams Realty
505 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
(650) 450-6648

Ratings & reviews (79)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2014
damleabhay
Helped me buy home
Being first time home-buyers and bidding on the first house we were completely clueless about the entire process. Amar, personally sat down with us and took the time to explain the whole process in detail. He was always available to answer any questions. By coming up with the right strategy and following it up with perfect execution, Amar helped us get the best possible deal in today?s hot property market. Amar, even co-ordinated with the loan and escrow officers to ensure that the loan closed on time with no last minute surprises. Amar was on top of all the activities during the entire process. Thanks Amar for making our home buying experience a pleasurable one!! I will definitely recommend any of my friends to work with Amar in their home buying process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2014
user9513895
Helped me buy home
We were a first time Homebuyer and were looking for a house in Fremont for some time and then we met Amar. We had a wonderful experience working with Amar. He put together a very nice well-documented offer that seller was not able to overlook. Our offer was selected, even though our offer was not the highest one. He has great knowledge about the market and individual areas. He made sure that we don?t overpay anything than what we need to get the house. He also negotiated with seller?s agent on lots of finer points to get the best deal for us in every aspect. After the offer was accepted, his experienced closing team took over. Every detail got taken care of. He was involved behind the scenes working with the loan officer as well as escrow smoothing everything over and making sure it was all on schedule. He worked with the financial organization to get us some rebate and save us money during the loan and closing process. Amar has an excellent team (finance, home warranty, insurance etc.). Everyone on his team is a superstar. All of them are so approachable and patient. I am sure, I have asked same questions multiple times (sign of a first time home buyer), and every time Amar and his team has explained it to me in same detail with same enthusiasm. There was never a sign of frustration. Amar himself has those qualities in abundance and the same is true for his team. Thank you so much Amar for all your hard work and dedication throughout the process and we are extremely happy with your service. I?d gladly recommend Amar to any of my friends, colleagues, and relatives and will definitely engage him for any future Home Buying/Selling." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
jitendra malviya
Helped me buy and sell homes
Its truly awesome feeling, "Sitting at home and remembering my home buying experience, I feel lucky to have Amar and his team as my Realtors. With Amar's expert help and guidance, I got my dream house in 2 week and closed complete home buying process in 15 days. It couldn?t be possible if its not Amar. Amar got personally involved in all stages of this process as I am first time home buyer. He and his team explained each and every thing to make me comfortable, happy and be aware. Right from the beginning of house search, Amar gave us an impression of being more than being just a Realtor and was always available when I was in need for his guidance/help. Amar had right strategy and perfect execution throughout the process. Amar always on Top of things to make sure smooth transaction. Thanks much for helping and getting this house for my family, With all your help & guidance I got peace of mind. So glad to recommend his work and excellent service. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
06/07/2014
asdfds0
Helped me buy home
1. The smooth negotiation. 2. Perfect execution of the offer. 3. Winning property in hot market with right strategy. 4. Recovered from the SELLER over $3K towards closing 5. Personally involved in ALL areas (Appraisal, Loan, Escrow process, Title, Home insurance, Home warranty, and closing) 6. Co-ordination and engagement with WFC and Escrow to ensure loan closing 7. Staying on TOP of EVERY activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. Bottom line, the flawless EXECUTION couldn?t be accomplished without Amar's support and trust. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014
zuser20140602202437445
Helped me buy home
Thank You Amar! We started the home buying process in early March and had no idea how to enter the market and where to start. While looking over Redfin and Zillow sites for the open houses, the first step was to get pre-Approval from bank and during this process, was introduced to Amar for our real estate needs. Since very first day, when we met Amar, he had been a great support and a guide throughout the process until closure; even after closure he is guiding us towards post-purchase activities. Amar has a great team with him taking care of each and every step that an individual comes across towards home purchasing process. He always took an extra mile whether it was looking for suitable properties, locations, community and all other key aspects that buyers need to look for. He spent hours of effort with us and kept patience while we were looking many open houses and were bugging him during late evening hours or weekend. He was always smiling and supportive helping with full attention. In this seller-driven competitive market, he takes extra effort and initiatives to prepare offer letter with care, keeping in mind the market conditions and makes the offer more convincing. Amar's expertise in real estate was very close to fair value of the property and helped us negotiating to get best deal. We highly recommend all the home buyers to consult Amar for their real estate needs, and working with him makes the whole process so easy and relaxed that we can only wish for. We always felt that he is there as a big brother to guide and will take care of all the nuisances of the home buying journey. Thank you Amar for all the help and guidance that you & your team provided towards offer preparation, escrow closure, and other needs (Home Insurance, Warranty etc). You have been a great team to work with and we are very satisfied with the services you provided. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2014
user55706661
Helped me buy home
A few months ago, I too was reading reviews, and Amar simply seemed too good to be true. After working with him for the past two months, I can tell you this: Amar is the REAL DEAL. Go phone Amar ? right now! Then relax, because you will have just made the best decision of your real estate search. There is virtually a near certainty that shortly, you will be the owner of exactly the house you want. From the day I emailed him to the day the county registered me as the owner of record took only 7 weeks! We found a house that I liked in one weekend of open houses, and he made sure that our first (and only) offer on a house got accepted. I was in a somewhat desperate situation given the extreme sellers market in SF and short relocation time frame and so was willing to overpay to get a house, but Amar wouldn?t hear of it. Even though I authorized him to go way above the list price, he negotiated as if it was his own money he was spending, and made an offer that was substantially lower than what I authorized. There were at least 10 offers on the house, and the sellers agent had made counters to 5 buyers. Because of the competition, I asked him numerous times during the offer process if our offer was really going to be high enough. But he explained his offer-counteroffer strategy to me, it paid off, and we ended up getting the house for 50K under my max price. Just trust Amar, he will not pay a dime extra than he needs to in order to get the house. How many other agents out there would do what he did? After the offer was accepted, his experienced, well-oiled closing team took over. Everything got taken care of. His team got me a loan at a cutthroat rate, home appraisal, inspection, insurance, and warranty. He was involved behind the scenes working with the loan officer as well as escrow smoothing everything over and making sure it was all on schedule. I just kept sending them whatever documents they wanted, and we were ready to sign the closing documents in 3 weeks. In addition to all this, Amar is responsive on the phone, email, or text, far beyond the call of duty. If there is any question you might have, as long as he is awake, he is available to talk. This is extremely valuable, given how stressful home buying tends to be. Having your agent around to talk things over with reduces the stress and makes the experience much easier. So the long and short of it is that Amar has a well refined process that gets results. Once you phone him, get ready to stop worrying and de-stress. He has all the answers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
singhjas03
Helped me buy home
In today's crazy market where all houses are going above listing price, it is really tough to get a home of your choice. In such a tough market, it is crucial to have right agent with good contacts. Amar is super-agent. He knows and understands his buyers and their needs very well. We were first time home buyers and were looking for a house in Fremont for over a year and then we met Amar. We had a wonderful experience working with Amar. He put together a very nice well written offer that seller was not able to overlook and our offer was selected without any counter offer, even though our offer was not the highest one. Once our offer was accepted, Amar made sure that he was involved in all processes i.e. appraisal, Loan, Escrow process and made sure that we had all necessary documents in place for closing. Amar worked very closely with the loan officers to make sure that the whole loan process is smooth and easy. He even suggested us with various Loan options. He had very professional and efficient team and always stayed on top of all things. More importantly, he was very proactive and responded back to every email and phone message. He worked really hard and was able to recover few thousand from seller and lender towards our closing cost. He was very instrumental in convincing seller to leave refrigerator, washer and dryer (worth 4k) as a departing gift. We really liked his strategy towards the whole process, he never left anything to chance and he always had solution to all our issues. Amar?s professional and efficient handling of all aspects of the home buying process made it possible for us to buy a house in the Bay Area. I'd definitely recommend Amar's services to anyone looking to buying a home in the Bay Area. I hope you will be able to help lot many other first time home buyers in future with your kind and helpful attitude. Thanks and Regards, Jasvinder Singh Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
arupbhatcfo
Helped me buy home
TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN For the first time home buyers, this buying experience is very daunting and unnerving in addition to, of course, the excitement of moving to one?s own place. In our case, as we were searching for home for the last 6 months, home buying experience was not only daunting but also highly frustrating. This was due to the agent who was helping us. We almost gave up our dream of moving to our own house. But then my wife, daughter and I decided to give another try, this time with Amar as our agent. Thanks to Amar, within two weeks, we closed a deal successfully at a price we felt comfortable. Amar used his excellent knowledge, contacts and skills to guide us though appraisal, loan, escrow process and closing. He negotiated the best deals on home purchase price with great execution without bidding war with right strategy. Amar also saved us substantial amount on closing costs and subsequent home related activities. I will definitely recommend Amar to anyone in the Bay area looking to purchase a home. ARUP BHATTACHARYA Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
sindhurahul2020
Helped me buy home
I am sitting down to review our home buying experience with Amar and I am completely at a loss for words. I do not know where to begin. I could just say Amar is THE BEST REALTOR you will ever find and rest my case there. However, here is my feeble attempt at the review, as I already know that words cannot do justice. My husband and I started looking for homes with Amar. The inventory was low and the good homes were going for $30K - $100K over the asking price. It was tough enough to find a home you liked, forget finding the very good school district you were looking for and forget finding a seller who would accept the modest offer you wanted to make. It was in this environment, that too in less than two months that Amar closed on our IDEAL home. He won the property before the offer deadline at $35K below the amount we had authorized him to quote in the offer. In addition, Amar negotiated over $8K towards closing costs from the seller and the lender. He basically hit our deal way out of the park for a HUGE home run!. "How did he do it?" I have wondered. While I am still figuring out all the specifics of his magic, I believe it was a mix of extreme diligence, highly intelligent strategy, flawless execution, commitment, and the good luck that only smiles on people who are great human beings. Amar was personally involved in every step of our home purchase process - right from getting our preapproval to visiting all the potential homes with us to engaging with our lender and closing escrow. Amar saved my husband and me from buying homes that would have been an less than optimal investment. He gave every home we "liked" thorough consideration and worked way past midnight for us on many occasions. It was only after thorough research that he advised us one way or another. Amar has stringent standards on the homes he will purchase for his clients as he has their best interest in mind at all times. My recommendation to all the home buyers out there is that you will be lucky if Amar agrees to represent you. Trust him completely, relax and enjoy the ride that will be a GREAT home buying experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
user76009088
Helped me buy home
When buying a house there are so many things you have to think of?. good community, close to work, good school rating and above all GOOD PRICE!! When we decided to buy a house, we kind of knew our requirements but we wanted an EXPERT who can walk us through the whole process. The moment we met Amar, we realized that he is the one with whom we can discuss it thoroughly. We always liked new Home constructions and we ended up buying one. Amar played his role perfectly as our Realtor. Amar negotiated so well with builder?s agent and got us very good deal. During his surfire negotiation process, Amar saved us over 30K to the bottom line. Amar has THE BEST TEAM which helped us in easing the Home buying process. To Summarize, I would say, it was pleasure to have Amar as our Realtor." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
ptnl2012
Helped me buy home
Amar is one of the best Realtors out there. When we first met Amar, he explained his approach and value. Amar stood by it the entire time. The very next week we saw a place we liked very much and Amar was happy to take it to the next step. The house we put the offer on, received many offers above ours, and also cash offers. Amar negotiated with seller on why we would be the perfect owners for the place, and sold the sellers on our offer. Amar has a great team who are very helpful as well in every step of the way, making it smooth process. To be honest, because of their efforts this didn?t feel like a first time home purchase at all. It felt so smooth and efficient till the end. The entire process completed within a month. In todays market, it?s not that easy at all to get a Home in such a short time. Amar and his team made it happen for us. The results speaks for itself. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2014
NithyaRamanathan
Helped me buy home
We were looking for a Realtor to help us in our Home buying process. I?m so glad we found Amar on LinkedIn. He and his associates helped and guided us throughout the whole process from house hunting to loan application and closing seemlessly. Amar was highly committed, professional and co-ordinated every phase, so we did not have to worry about deadlines. With his great team and strong network, we were able to close on the Home we loved even in a multiple offer situation. Todays Real estate market, the quality of professional service and taking actions pro-actively matters a lot to produce exceptional results. Our Home buying experience was straightforward and highly satisfactory. I would happily recommend Amar to any of my friends looking to buy a Home." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2014
danirayan911
Helped me buy home
Amar is one of THE BEST Realtor we have worked with. His execution is fast and at same time flawless. He correctly executed a strategy and put a winning bid. This was our first ever bid in Bay area and we won it!. The outstanding results itself speaks volumes about his execution and strategy winning the deal in crazy multiple offers situation in Bay area. Amar?s service goes beyond just winning the bid, he co-ordinated every step and engaged different stakeholders in timely manner to close the deal in the most efficient way. He has a great team of people who goes out of the way to provide exceptional service and guidance. He also managed get us a great savings in closing costs and very good interest rate without PMI. I?d gladly recommend Amar to any of my friends/colleagues/relatives and will definitely engage him for any future Home Buying/Selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2014
usr123
Helped me buy home
I would like to share my Home buying experience about my realtor Amar as first time home buyer. I was referred to Amar by a colleague and it turned out to be really good decision to go with Amar. Amar, it was truly a great experience buying my first home with you. Initially like many others I did market survey by myself to get a feel for it. We didn?t like the layout, surroundings etc. of many new construction houses in Dublin. When we had the opportunity to meet Amar and explain our needs. Amar rightly took care of us and showed the house we were looking and meet our requirements. Amar explained various things to look for and explained the positive aspects of the house. He has the knowledge and expertise to cater to the needs of different buyers. Our buying and finalizing process was very quick as we had clearly in our mind of the house we wanted. We signed a contract in our 2nd meeting with Amar and the builder; we have got our house keys around Christmas time! All along Amar was there to clear any doubts and talk to the builder with various things in the process. Amar helped us save around 15K using his negotiation with the builder. I feel that you are best agent when it comes to helping first time buyers. Your insights in all the areas of the home buying process helped us a great deal. I would definitely refer Amar to my friends and colleagues who are in the market to buy a house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/14/2014
saisatishrao
Helped me buy home
In today's aggressive market, it is really tough to get a home of choice. Open houses are over the weekend and then listing agents are accepting offers on the following Tuesday and then the deal is closed by Wednesday. Buyers have to act really fast. In such a tough market, it is crucial to have an agent who has the right strategy to get your offer accepted. Amar is the best! He knows and understands how to get this done as smoothly as possible. We are not first time home buyers and have lot of requirements and constrains. He constantly consulted with us and also made sure that he understood our needs in a new home. Amar has been key for us to get our home. He made sure that we got the disclosures quickly and then took the time to review them with us. He put together well written offer package and was constantly in touch with the listing agent and make sure that offer accepted without counter offer. Our offer was not highest offer. The seller was touched by receiving deposit before even accepting our offer. The strategy and approach he has taken made a big difference in accepting out offer in today?s market. Once our offer was accepted, Amar made sure that we had all our ducks in the row for closing. He worked very closely with the loan officers as well as the Escrow agents to make sure that the transaction was smooth. He works with a very efficient team and will always stay on top of all things. More importantly, he responds back to every email and phone message ASAP. Most agents follow up with you till closing. Amar made sure that even after we got our keys he addressed our requests for remodeling and saved money in different areas. If we have to do this again...maybe after another few years...without a blink we would be reaching out to Amar. Amar is not only the best agent in the bay area but we are very happy to know him as a friend. I would highly recommend that you work with him for your real estate needs. Thanks Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2014
user137826907
Helped me buy home
We are not sure where to begin to share our experience of home buying made so easy and smooth by Mr. Amar. AMAR is one of THE BEST Realtor we have ever worked with. He guided us like a big brother and a good friend explaining all the aspects of home buying in this hot market in the neighborhood of Cupertino and Sunnyvale. Amar saved us enormous amount of dollars (the amount we were willing pay above the listed price) in his collaboration process by going beyond call of duty and $8,000.00 recovery from the lender and seller. With his expert negotiations with seller and building relationship with seller agent, he made it possible for us to purchase the house below the listed price 3 days before the public open house, which we have never thought would be possible in this bidding war with multiple offers. Amar personally involved in all areas like Appraisal, Loan, Escrow and closing process and guided us throughout Home buying process. Staying on top of every activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. Right from the beginning of our home buying, Amar gave us an impression of being more than being just a Realtor and was always available when we needed his guidance answering all our questions and being more practical. He took personal interest and went beyond boundaries to get us loan from the bank. Amar made it an extremely flawless experience - THE BEST we have seen in our experience. Amar did a thorough analysis and best strategy to win the offer. Two Thumbs up and hats off. - Kishore Kumar Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2014
dpant
Helped me buy home
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and recommend Amar to all the prospective Home buyers in bay area. I was planning to buy my first house in bay area and I contacted Amar as I knew him through my friends who had already bought houses in bay area with Amar's help. The day the house came into the market, Amar was very active and set up a meeting with seller to see the house the same day. Amar have developed very good rapport with seller and listing agent and presented well written offer even before the scheduled open house thus preventing the bidding war. Appraisal came in well over the offered price. He did an individual assessment of the property and guided us through the complete home buying process. As a result of Amar?s perfect execution and right strategies not only did we get the deal but he also recovered 8k from the seller and lender towards the closing cost. Amar was personally involved in all the areas like?appraisal, loan, escrow and closing, and collaborated diligently and actively with all the participating parties resulting in a 15 day closing. I will definitely recommend Amar to all the Home buyers for a smooth Home buying experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2014
user5184448
Helped me buy home
I was relocating to Bay Area from Oregon and employed the services of Amar to buy a house in the Bay Area. I had about a month time to relocate to the Bay Area and didn't have high expectations of buying a home in this short period of time. I worked with Amar remotely to short list homes we were interested in and then visited the Bay Area over a weekend to tour homes. Amar did a great job coordinating the tour and showing us houses in all the neighborhoods of interest. Amar sought to understand our needs and made sure we only saw houses that met our constraints. He gave us his assessment of the homes we saw but never pressured us in to making an offer. When we were ready to make an offer he made sure we truly satisfied before he wrote up the offer. During this process Amar was more like a friend to us than a real estate agent. Amar has a unconventional yet effective negotiating style. He is determined to get his client the best deal in all aspects on the home buying transaction. From negotiating the purchase price to getting the best deal in lending and closing costs and in working with the seller to complete issues identified during inspection, Amar's commitment was unquestionable. Amar was engaged is all aspects of the buying process and ensured and that everything went smoothly through closing and beyond. Amar would follow up well after we'd moved in to our house to make sure things were going well. Again, Amar was more like a friend than a real estate agent. Amar efficient handling of all aspects of the home buying process made it possible for me to buy a house in the Bay Area in less than a month. This was way beyond my expectation. I'd strongly recommend Amar's services to anyone looking to buying a home in the Bay Area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2013
user5724080
Helped me buy home
We have been looking for an ideal home for over an year and a half now . We met Amar 3 months back through one of our family friends and we just got the keys to our new house yesterday. There are several great things which I have seen and experienced in working with Amar. - He has been very focused on sending us only listings which have been very relevant to us. - He has an excellent network with builders and other realtors which helped in getting information before hand. - His deep relationships and credibility with builders and lenders have helped us in getting deep discounts, free upgrades as well as very competitive rates. - He has been a ONE STOP shop for us right from house hunt to finish (Lender, Home insurance, Home warranty and others). - He has helped us not just as a realtor but also helped us in making the right decisions by presenting clear facts, when we were undecided at times. - He gave us ample time to make thoughtful decisions and never hurried or pressurized us into making quick decisions. - His negotiation skills, guidance, and his team bar none. - He is available ALL the time over the phone or email or personnel meetings. - He stay on top of every process to give THE BEST home buying experience. I would definitely recommend him anytime for any real estate needs. Thank You and Awesome job Amar!!!" Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2013
gudavasr
Listed and sold a home
Now a day?s, many Listing agents to do double sides (both buyer and seller side) and don?t even submit higher offers because of their own vested interest in the transaction. It?s virtually impossible to do the justice and right representation when listing agent representing both seller and buyer. Lawyer representing both sides. It?s obviously compromise of ethics on buyer side or seller side or both sides. Think about it. I can?t imagine any other agent other than Amar for selling my home because of his highest standard of ethics and right guidance in actions and practice. Amar honestly represents the client?s best interest above all clearly shows in end results. Summary of my Home Selling experience with Amar: · Entire process guidance throughout Home SELLING PROCESS. · Extensive Marketing for maximum exposure. · The Best deal negotiation by ALL possible means. · Perfect execution to sell RECORD price of same Sq.ft Home in the neighborhood. · Personally involved in ALL areas (Listing preparation, Appraisal, Loan, Escrow process, and closing). · Co-ordination and engagement with Bank and Escrow to ensure loan closing on time and smoothly. · Staying on TOP of EVERY activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. Bottom line, the flawless EXECUTION on multiple dimensions what every seller hope to achieve in ideal conditions. THANK YOU Sridhar Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2013
user91995
Helped me buy home
"We can describe our experience with Amar in single word ?Superb!? This was our first home-buying experience and we have been looking for a good home for almost 6 months before we met Amar. The earlier agent could not close the deal even after putting multiple offers above the asking price and it was becoming a frustrating experience for us. Since day one, Amar was very engaged in every step of the process. He quickly understood our requirements around good school district, location of the home, price point, and big one was to be with vastu compliant for certain aspects. He engaged our whole family including our kids to understand everyone?s requirements and individual?s expectations from new home. One think we like about Amar is that he always puts himself in buyer?s shoes and evaluates like he is buying his own home. We found our dream home within a short span of time and that too within our price point. His patented style of putting winning offer, meticulous negotiation skills, and pro-active approach helped us closing the deal in this crazy seller?s market. He didn?t only help us getting the home but was personally involved in ALL areas including Appraisal, Inspection, Load processing, Escrow, and Closing processes. He uses his project management skills to develop a very well thought strategy and execution plan. He always stayed on top of everything, sometime a step ahead, to make sure that we move to our new home on time (before school opens). He took care of many items while we were away in India. We never bothered about anything other than signing the papers as we knew that Amar will take care of everything J He also took extra time to follow up with us to make sure that we have settled well in new home. Amar?s key strengths are developing relationships with seller?s agents, negotiation skills, and his extensive knowledge about market are priceless. Getting a home at the best possible price was quite tough in this competitive market and Amar has exceeded our expectations doing that for us. Amar?s logo E = MC² is a true representation of his service and he delivers 110% to justify it! We are very happy with our decision to choose Amar to represent us in our home buying process and we would certainly recommend him to anyone and everyone. A Very Big Thanks Amar?.." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
umesh chandwani
Helped me buy home
Our home buying experience with Amar was excellent and here is why, Initial Meeting Within a few days of us contacting him, Amar came by our house to discuss what we were looking for with respect to buying a house. He spent a lot of time with us to understand what we were looking for in a house (budget, location, size, etc.). He also gave us a professional perspective on various different aspects such as financial requirements and the importance of a good school district. These helped us narrow down our search and save us time. House Hunting ? Visiting Non-Open Houses Amar was very proactive in showing us properties that were on the market but not open for viewing. Once Amar even came down to Sunnyvale between 8 and 9 pm to show us a property that only had realtor access. Home Buying Strategy Since we are first time buyers and new to the real estate market we relied quite heavily on Amar on how we should proceed. We bid on a property which is not on the market but there were issues such as extended renter occupancy period because of which the deals did not go through. There were some other properties we were interested that had below average schools but Amar encouraged us to stay focused on good schools and location (within budget). In hindsight, we are glad we did it. There was a property we were very keen on but were not sure it would fit our budget given that there was so much over bidding going on. We talked to Amar about it and he moved quite swiftly. Amar setup a lunch appointment with the listing agent and developed a good relationship before even making offer. He was able to get valuable information and helped make our bid the winning bid with the right strategy. In the process, Amar also ensured that the sellers paid their fair share of the fees (home warranty, title insurance, other fees..etc.). He rebuffed any attempt on their part to get some rent-back and ensured that appliances were included as a part of the sale. Amar extremely good at negotiations and execution of tasks by staying on top of every task in the home buying process. Escrow and Beyond Amar was there with us throughout the escrow process (even during signing), coordinating between the Escrow Company, seller?s agent and our lending institution. He ensured that everything moved along at an even clip. Summary Amar is completely committed to his clients goals and goes above and beyond call of duty to make things happen, thank you Amar for everything. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2013
khristophers
Helped me buy home
HI All, I am a proud new resident of Evergreen community. I also wanted to take the opportunity to recommend the realtor we used. His name is Amar Amarnath of Keller Williams. He is excellent negotiator. In this neighborhood where demand is high, he was able to get the house 19K lower than the listing price. In addition, he made made the seller and the bank cover my closing costs. All in all, i am truly delighted to use his service as my realtor and urge anyone who is in the market to try his service. I have posted my candid feedback on Yelp and you can also find more reference on his linked page. Try his service with no strings attached. Thanks VK Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
divakar k
Helped me buy home
"Just awesome! Enthusiastic, friendly, expert, go-getter, responsive, passionate, and a clear vision ? the first few words that come to my mind as I?m writing my review for Amar. For a first time home buyer and someone that worries about things even when there is nothing to worry about, my mind was always at ease working with Amar. Any questions I had were answered in a matter of minutes. I got my dream home in just one month's time after I started working with Amar. Honestly, in the One month working with Amar to find the perfect place for me I never waited any longer than 5 minutes for a response to an email or a phone call, it?s bizarre really! No where do you find that level of clients service these days. You literally feel like you are the only person he is working with to help find a home. If you use Amar and his team you will not be disappointed, actually, you will likely feel more at ease knowing that he is working for you. The whole team has a level of professionalism that is unparalleled. Amar?s logo E = MC² is a true representation of Amar's service. Amar?s key strengths are developing relationships with agents, sure-fire negotiations, and right guidance throughout the home buying process which is priceless. In our collaboration process by going beyond call of duty Amar saved us over 14K PLUS 9K below List price instead of over bidding. Amar staying on TOP of EVERY activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. I can say one word that says everything about Amar's service !! Excellente !!! Mucho Gracias !! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2013
kalyan34
Helped me buy home
We are first time home buyers and have been looking for a home for a while. As with most home buyers, our selection criteria was good community, school district, proximity to work and price point. Given the competitive housing market, we wanted a great agent who could understand our requirement, area we were looking in and also navigate us through the home buying process. That is when we found Amar. When we met him the first time, we knew he clearly understood our requirement and the housing market. A unique characteristic of Amar is that he envisions himself as the buyer and treats the transaction as if it were his own home. Once we found a house that matched our criteria, Amar wasted absolutely no time in formulating and presenting a winning offer before any bidding wars erupted. Overall, Amar strategy and spellbound negotiation skills got us the house and also saved us money on the closing costs. He also guided us through the closing process to make sure it went as smoothly as possible. Getting a home at the best possible price is quite tough in this competitive market and Amar has exceeded our expectations doing that for us. We are very happy with our decision to choose Amar to represent us in our home buying process and we certainly recommend him without reservations. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2013
askant
Helped me buy home
Amar, it was truly a great experience buying my first home with you. You have been most helpful through out the process. Being a first time home buyer in this market, it was essential for me to understand the various nuances at various steps in the process and you have been the ultimate guide for me all along. From the moment we decided to buy a home just a couple of days before meeting you till the day we got the keys to our current home, the process was so quick that we were living in our new home before we even realized. Everything happened with in 6 weeks of meeting you. Your expertise in finding us the right home, negotiating the right deal (savings over 40K in price, upgrades, closing cost), and helping us with a great loan program was exceptional. We feel that you are best agent when it comes to helping first time buyers. Your insights in all the areas helped us a great deal Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
karthiklakshmanan
Helped me buy home
AMAR is absolutely more than a Realtor. If you love a house and want to make it yours, Amar is THE BEST representation that you can ever imagine. He does a thorough analysis and best strategy to win offer. Amar has the uncanny knack of figuring out the seller?s mind and developing relationship with agents. In our case, Amar helped us get our house without getting into a bidding war by constructing a offer within record time. Amar recovered over 5K in closing costs and helped us by referring to an amazing network of providers for everything from mortgage to home warranty. The best thing about Amar is that he is highly responsive and you can reach him almost anytime. He can execute deals within record time largely due to going above and beyond with his hard work and excellent team of network. Amar also helped us get the refrigerator, washer, and dryer as part of the offer, which made the house move-in ready and helped us get started right away. The whole process from open houses to close of escrow was super smooth. Amar definitely exceeded our expectations with unmatched service and VALUE proposition. I will whole-heartedly recommend Amar to my friends and colleagues for Real estate guidance and help. - Karthik Lakshmanan Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2013
user08802205
Helped me buy and sell homes
One fine day, Amar showed us a house in our preferred zip code. The moment we saw the house, we really liked it and desperately wanted it as it was meeting all my specifications and requirements. However, in the next moment, I realized that I am not the only buyer in this market. The house we liked is also liked by many buyers as it is a nice house. All the buyers have to go through the next stressful step which is bidding process. I want to share how amazing is Amar as a Realtor who was able to close the deal within a record time and without entering to the bidding war. In our neighborhood, the single family houses usually sold for at least 100K more than the offered price. Therefore, I came up with my offer price which is 66K more than the list price. However, Amar gave us the pleasant surprise just after 3 days by getting the deal for me just 20K above the list price without entering to the bidding process and before offer deadline. Bank appraised 70K over the list price. Amar able to win the deal 50K less than the Bank appraisal value. It?s THE BEST deal in this market. In my opinion, any other Realtor present my offer price and ask more to get the house but Amar clearly demonstrated in actions clients best interest well above and beyond. As results of his actions, unique approach with listing agent, and proven strategy saved us 46K. Amar was more interested in well-being of my family rather than making his own profit and benefit. In each and every step, he saved my money as if he is buying the home for himself. Once our offer was accepted, Amar gave us guidance throughout Home BUYING PROCESS. It?s great experience. Thank you so much Amar for all your hard work and dedication throughout the process and we are extremely happy with your service. We moved to our dream house and ?Thanking You? every day while getting settled in our new house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/19/2013
user6699431
Helped me buy home
Amar was excellent at guiding us throughout the process and making our first time home buying process a pleasant experience. He is patient and listened to all our needs. He personally visited the property to evaluate its pros and cons and discussed them with us before making the offer and tried to get us the best deal by all possible means. Amar had the right strategy in winning the property for 15K less than the authorized price under multiple offer scenarios. He also negotiated to extend the escrow by moving the closing date further to save $$$ and recovered about 3K from lender/seller to help cover closing costs. Amar was on top of every activity and was personally engaged during each step including appraisal, loan, escrow and closing. Bottom line, with his flawless execution, I felt confident with Amar on our side during this entire process and sincerely appreciate his close collaboration in helping us get our dream Home. Less ... More
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08/25/2013
user63253917
Helped me buy home
Amar, Thank you so much for being such a great friend and the best and ultimate real estate agent for me and my family. You went out of your way to get us this Home, shows that rather than being in it for the money, you were more interested in our well being, rather than making your own profit ? we are eternally grateful to you. Thanks to you, we have moved from a rented accommodation, where the rent kept going higher and higher, to our own dream Home. We absolutely love the Home you made a reality for us, in the beautiful city of Dublin, in a very good school district, with a lot of like minded neighbours, family and friends living around us! Amar negotiated from the Builder and lender over 29K [Upgrades: 10K, Price: 8K, Loan closing: 7K, Appliances: 4K] by going above and beyond and guidance throughout the Home buying process is priceless. I can only stress Amar?s passion, negotiations, and guidance to help clients is hard to match by Realtors. Amar?s strong execution abilities, the breadth of his real estate domain expertise makes him an invaluable asset to any Buyer/Seller. Thanks so much for everything Amar! Best Regards, Srikant - Homeowner in Dublin, California Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2013
user50491642
Helped me buy home
"After my Home buying experience with Amar last month, I just can say, Amar is THE BEST Realtor in the Bay area. Amar, as a Realtor always go above and beyond to provide the exceptional service and great value for his clients . In this current market, it is really tough to deal with the seller?s agent as they are getting multiple offers. However, we are able to find our dream home last month because of Amar?s hard work and amazing execution. I would like to share my home buying experience with Amar. Amar provided us the best service anyone ever expect from a Realtor. Amar showed us a really nice Home in our preferred zip code. Once we all on-board and offered our comfortable amount for that house, he immediately started working on it. Amar almost gave all his valuable time in negotiating the deal with the seller?s agent. In that process, he established a good rapport with the seller agent and understood the seller motivations and situations for selling home. Amar put together offer package, to our surprise, he announced us that he actually got the deal for less than 46K which we offered. He is extremely good at analyzing the situation, winning the deal with right strategy, and perfect execution. Amar personally involved in all the areas of our home buying process(Appraisal, Loan, Inspections, Escrow, Insurance, and closing). He has great team of people to make home buying process absolutely stress free. Amar co-ordinated with the WF lender who did our pre-approval and loan closing providing us a really good interest rate. On the top of everything, Amar helped us to recover $9,857 towards closing. The entire home buying process starting from the beginning to end went so smooth with peace of mind because of Amar?s hard work, dedication and capability. We are 2nd time Home buyers and lot of real estate knowledge, Amar and team makes a BIG diffidence in journey of Home buying process. Thank you so much Amar for all your contributions in our Home buying process." Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2013 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time *** SOURCE: LinkedIN/AmarAmarnath Realtor Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2013
user5265439
Helped me buy home
It was a great experience working with Amar in purchasing our home in Mountain View. Amar has a good end to end support network that makes the entire process from offer to closing very efficient. He brings good knowledge of the area to the table and guided us well on pros and cons of various properties.
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2013
user0616591
Helped me buy home
"It was a pleasure working with Amar. Before I met Amar, I worked with 2 other agents and they could not get me a deal. In fact with them I never got the feeling that they have the ability to close a deal. With Amar, from the first offer we made, I knew that he?s the person who can get me a house in this tough market. Amar got me win-win deal and then taking care of all closing costs was added bonus. Above all, when I saw house pictures in appraisal report and came to know that he got the house cleaned up for appraisal, I was so deeply touched. Starting from finding a home in this tough market to closing was not possible without your help and dedication Amar. I really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into making this transaction successful. All in all, it was a real pleasure working with Amar. I would recommend Amar any day to anyone for real estate needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2013
SKR01
Helped me buy home
Dealing with Amar was the best deal negotiation by ALL possible means. It was a perfect execution of Great VALUE property and winning property in hot market with right strategy less than 25K( Its magic!!!!). Amar recovered over 5K from the lender/seller towards closing. Amar was personally involved in all areas (Appraisal, Loan, Escrow process, and closing) as if it was his own home. Amar did an excellent job in Co-ordination and engagement with Wells Fargo/Escrow to ensure loan closing and entire process guidance throughout Home BUYING PROCESS. Amar has an excellent team of people to provide outstanding service. He stayed on TOP of EVERY activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. Bottom line, the flawless EXECUTION couldn?t be accomplished without YOUR expertise and network of people. Amar went above and beyond and provided exceptional service, and made home buying experience marvelous. In the whole process, I have earned good hearted person as my friend. I would recommend Amar for all the real estate needs to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
user2960359
Helped me buy home
We consider ourselves very luck to have found Amar Amarnath to represent us as the Buyer?s Agent. I found Amar on Zillow. His reviews had a consistant theam ? Amar gets you the house you want. "PERIOD?. Moving from the mid-west we had heared that the Bay Area market is a seller?s market. You will bid on many houses, pay more than asking and will finally get a house after a few months of disappointment. Our experience however was very different. We saw 10-15 houses over 3 days. Liked 3 houses. Put them in order of prioriy (so we have backups if we don't get the one we loved). Amar did all the background research on the 3 houses (age, quality of construction, neighbourhood, schools, inspection reports ...). He told us that the 1st house on our list was the best and he will get it for us. Three days later we found that Amar had done his ?magic? and we had the house. He is very good with people and is persistant till he gets what he wants. He has a good network of resources ? from financing the house to insuring the house. These people know Amar well and work at ?Amar? time. Love Amar and his team. In Amar we not only have a Realestate Agent but a friend for life. I will be recommending him to all our friends looking to buying or selling a house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2013
SriniKoushik
Helped me buy home
Over the past 25 years we have purchased several properties around the country and have worked with several professional agents that provided good service. Recently we purchased a home in the most competitive market in the country ? the bay area. However, this was the best and most seamless experience for us. The main reason for this was Amar Amarnath our realtor. Amar provided the most comprehensive service we have ever seen. It includes: ? Advising us about the Bay Area, its school systems, the commute and neighborhoods ? Showing us a very good selection of houses and educating us about the choices and pros and cons of the choices ? Helping us put together a good offer and driving the best deal for us through effective negotiations without entering into a bidding war ? Personally staying involved in ALL areas (Appraisal, Loan, Escrow process, insurance, and closing) ? Co-ordinating efforts with WFC and Escrow to ensure loan closing In my opinion, Amar is the most professional, capable, intelligent and hard working agent we have ever known. More importantly he is a decent and kind human being who is easy to like and get along with and one who operates with the highest level of honesty, integrity and trust. We are planning to refer Amar to all of our friends and we plan to stay connected to him as a friend for a lifetime and would work with him every time we have a real estate transactions." Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2013 Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2013
user1485518
Helped me buy home
We were very fortunate to have Amar as our Agent during our Home search. We were first time home buyers and were new to the whole process. Amar was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us very patiently. We were looking for a long time and couldn?t find anything that we liked, but Amar has been in constant touch with us via emails and phone throughout. He informed us immediately whenever a home was listed for sale that met our requirements and budget. Amar would setup tours of the houses at times that were convenient for us. He was very punctual too. Whenever we decided to checkout a house, he would be already there waiting for us. He showed us many houses with patience and explained the pros and cons of various options in a house. Amar also got us in touch with lenders to understand the loan process better. This process was very helpful to us as we were putting less than 20% down and still wanted to get a conventional loan without PMI. Last but not least he also helped us a great deal in getting a huge credit towards the closing costs. Once again we were very fortunate to find Mr. Amarnath and would highly recommend him as a Realtor. I promise Amar would make your home buying experience a very pleasant one. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2013
user4692328
Helped me buy home
Amar is the true definition of ?Excellence in Service?. You can only be good at something, if you are genuinely passionate about it and it is obvious to see why Amar does such a great job. His motto of helping his Clients end to end is truly unmatched. He listened to what we were looking for and guided us entire process through many options. When we were looking, Amar helped us select the right houses. In some cases, he pointed out concerns that we overlooked in some of the choices we made. Once we converged on a place, he pursued it very aggressively and got us an amazing deal. He helped us with financing and also negotiated discounts for closing costs for us. Amar is someone who is diligent, savvy, and trustworthy and this is such rare combination to find in any Realtor in bay area. He puts himself in the place of a buyer/seller and that shows in the quality of service and outstanding results he delivers to his clients. I whole heartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their house in Bay area Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2013
user7484968
Helped me buy and sell homes
Amar is an excellent ?ALL IN ALL? real estate agent who is just ?AWESOME?. He has an amazing team of people working in collaboration be it the best loan agent/insurance agent, and many others. He guided us through the whole process right from pre-approval and was very involved all the way to the closing. He made our home buying experience a breeze. Amar is absolutely passionate about his work and made every sincere effort to get us the best deal possible. He treats each deal as his own and gives it the best shot. A lot of hard work goes in the background which we sometimes are not even aware. Amar makes amazing presentation to the seller covering all aspects. I attended one and I was very impressed. If I am the seller, I would definitely give the buyer a chance just for presentation. The deal just does not stop with the bid. Even for fixing the rate and the closing cost he got us a huge discount which we never even anticipated. At a personal level also he is a very nice person, very patient, very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable in many areas. Amar went above and beyond our expectation. We earned a good friend in Amar. So if you are a buyer or a seller Amar is your go-to person. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2013
user27371427
Helped me buy home
I had a wonderful experience with Amar for my Home. It is a pleasure to share my experience with you all. We were looking for home for more than a year and half, nothing seems to work and then I met Amar through one of my friends and we found ours in less than a month. We are able to find a home not only with good price but also good vastu, He is very understanding and knowledgeable, listening to our concerns and also suggesting valuable tips. We made so many trips to finalize the home and he was present ahead of us. He was there at every step of our home buying process. Amar did exceptionally good negotiations to get me a real good deal (in fact great deal). Here are some of the things I would love to share with you all. 1. The Best deal negotiation by all possible means. 2. Total savings over 22K. 3. Perfect execution in hot market with right strategy. 4. Entire process guidance throughout Home buying process. 5. Staying on top of every activity in the entire process to make sure end goal is accomplished as smooth as possible. Bottom line, the flawless Execution and i am living in my dream house, thanks to Amar Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2013
user0108292
Helped me buy home
THANK YOU Amar for being there in EVERY step of my Home buying process. I have no words to express your efforts, dedication, and commitment to fulfil my challenging requirements. Once I met Amar to discuss about my home situation. Right after the discussion, I know he is the person can do the job right. Before meeting Amar, I also talk to couple of agents. I have 24 days to move out of the home and looking in great school district with limited budget. Amar understood our situation and started focusing on us to get single family home in Fremont. Once we all liked the home and everyone on-board, Amar?s through well-connected network, sure-fire negotiation, promptness in action, and right judgment at the right moment, our offer accepted. This happens not through magic, but creative thinking, personnel touch with agents, and strategy. Amar?s credibility, reputation, and Keller Williams Realty (No: 1 company in US) does matters in big picture. YES! Amar closed the home less than $9,950 than list price in multiple offers situation and there are offers higher than the list price. How it?s possible in the crazy market. The way Amar packaged our offer, and presentation of the offer process made a big difference. I met with seller and listing agent in person, both are very tough people to deal. I always wonder how Amar convinced listing agent and seller to convince to go with offer. What I liked about Amar is the value, expertise, and professionalism. The level of depth he personally involves in every stage of the transaction is amazing. Most importantly, execution our offer terms in a professional and timely manner gave me the peace of mind in the process. I am so impressed with negotiations and the right guidance; I have referred 2 people before closing my transaction. Amar on top of loan and escrow process to close in less than 18 days. In the whole process, Amar saved us $28,379. Finding the right home, winning the offer in multiple offers situation below list price, saving lot of money, and closing in less than 24 days itself speak volumes about Amar?s professionalism. Amar have shown me a great example of what professional agent means, and totally changed my impression about agent. From the offer to the last day of moving in, he made me feel everything is taken care. It has been a great experience. If you read all the way down to here, you probably know what I am going to say. Yes, you are right, I highly recommend Amar no matter you are selling or buying a house, because his professionalism and passion will not change. Amar is a true meaning of his mission: E = MC²??E: Excellency in Service??M: My expertise in meeting Clients Goals??C: Clients for a Lifetime??C: Creativity to achieve Exceptional Results Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user2858118
Helped me buy home
"We were looking for a good investment property and Amar understood our requirements perfectly. He said he would keep that in mind and let us know when he finds the right value property. One fine day, Amar called us on May 4th and told us of the great investment property listed for $630K. We told him that we cannot pay beyond $650K. He came in person to our house on May 5th to let us know that we got the house. We were really surprised because there was no back-and-forth stressful negotiation that usually happens during home buying process. Then Amar gave us the real shock when he told us of the house price. He negotiated the home for $625K even though there were multiple offers up to $650K. I do not know how he did it in this over bidding market. Amar negotiation skills are excellent and very creative. His winning strategy was perfect and it really worked out for us. Amar was personally involved as if he is buying house for himself. He was personally involved in all the areas including appraisal, loan, property inspections, insurance, escrow and closing. The entire team ? real estate agent, loan officer, insurance agent, property inspector, and escrow agent came together and we closed the escrow in record 20 days. That was another shocker in this market. We had heard of months to close the escrow. During escrow process, he saved us another $7,272. In total, Amar saved us around $32K.The entire process was so smooth, efficient and fast. We were the owners of the house in 20 days. All this happened because of: 1. Excellent deal negotiation skills in today?s hot market 2. His continuous guidance throughout the home buying experience 3. His personal involvement in all aspects of the home buying 4. His valuable contacts and network of people and team 5. Staying on top of every activity in the entire process until the escrow is closed. We had an excellent experience with Amar as our buying agent. I would highly recommend Amar for home buying and that would save lot of time, money, stress for a prospective home buyer." Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2013 * * * Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2013
user9207957
Helped me buy home
I have had the good fortune of working with Amar once, for exactly three weeks between February and March 2013, when we were contemplating purchasing a small home in a location with a good school district. That was when we connected with Amar who came very highly recommended by one of our friends. Just to test the waters, we pointed him to an Ideal home (we knew it was impossible for us to get it within our very limited allocated budget) for which there was 100+ visitors and 50+ bidders, and we also knew that it would close at a much higher rate. We wanted to test the waters and mentioned about this house to Amar. We wanted to see how Amar works, so that we can decide whether to utilize his services in the further searches. Three weeks later, we have the Home!! The Only home that we saw, and thought was impossible to own. Amar did a fantastic job of "grabbing victory from the jaws of defeat" so to say. He was always prompt with his updates and information, His negotiation skills was good enough to convince the sellers and their agent to choose us, to sell the house to. we were not expecting this to happen at all, but it happened in three weeks, and at a rate that we thought was impossible to achieve. Amar possesses deep knowledge of the real estate business, and works with a creme-de-la-creme of a team that literally move mountains to make "Impossible " a reality. We have found Amar to be genuine, Extremely hard working, making sure the we were kept updated, and most importantly ensure that he gets the best out of his extended team to make this happen for us, reassuring us all along the process. It was a fantastic experience working with Amar, and I will recommend Amar as the Go to guy if you are looking to buy a home in the bay area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2013
user6369171
Helped me buy home
?Stressful", "frustrating", "tough" - these are some of the words that usually come to one's mind when one thinks about buying one's first home. We have been hunting our first home for the past 6 months, but with no luck. Multiple offers submitted, few got counters and nothing accepted. We were also waiting for our first kid to arrive this summer. Life was chaotic at best until we bumped into Amar (through one of our friends at LinkedIn). From our very first conversation with Amar, we could feel the difference between him and other agents we have been working with. Amar came across somebody who has in-depth knowledge of the Bay Area real-estate market and knows how to win in pressure situations. He was very very cooperative in understanding our requirements and guiding us through various areas. With multiple set-backs, we had very little hope about buying it in this aggressive market. Amar assured us that he would try his level best and there is nothing to be worried about. He has a calming presence which soothes the buyers and gives them this peace of mind. Couple of days after submitting our offer, to our surprise Amar came back to us with our offer accepted!!! We are the winners of fierce competition (10 offers) and our offer is not the highest offer. Finally, we settled in a nice corner unit in the heart of Sunnyvale. That was the first one we were working with Amar. We loved the home, its lay out and its neighbourhood. Amar worked really hard behind the scenes and added that personal touch in negotiating the deal for us. Besides, he was at the fore front of each and every stage of the home buying and saved lot of money in the process. Staying at top of things, he also made us understand the various aspects of being a home owner. He worked with the loan officer, escrow officer, selling agent, appraisal officer, insurance agent and a whole bunch of people to close the deal in less than 15 days. The speed at which Amar works is truly unbelievable. With him around, one does not need to worry about a thing. Sometimes, I feel that one has 24 hours in a day, but Amar has 30 hours in a day. The amount of stuff he manages to get done is remarkable. One has to meet and work with him to truly understand and experience it. Basically, Amar is a really nice person and lovely to work. He has his heart in this profession and brings the human aspect in the things he does. I can't recommend enough about Amar's contribution in fulfilling our dream of being a home owner. He is a ROCKSTAR!" Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user4356745
Helped me buy home
My Home Buying Experience Since I made contact with Amar Amarnath Hi Amar, It is with gratitude that I say Thank You for your efforts that enabled me to buy a home in this highly competitive market. I want to go over from the days of my first contact with Amar that happened only three months ago in January 2013. Since then our interaction has been nothing but pleasant during our combined efforts in our home buying experience. We toured homes together and in that process Amar explained to us several bits of pros and cons in each property educating us and giving his honest opinion about the homes and whether it is worth to proceed or not. Frankly, we learnt several bits of information of what to look for in a potential home. Amar is always available to clarify and explain various aspects of home buying process and available to tour homes at the first available opportunity. He utilizes his enormous experience in real estate business and transfers that knowledge to help his clients and goes out of way in doing so. I can attest to that with my own experience where Amar helped me get a great deal while negotiating in a very competitive environment with multiple and handsome offers from the competitors. Amar?s reputation in the real estate business, methodical approach and analysis, highest standards of ethics, professional way of handling the negotiations, and ability to convince the seller?s agents are phenomenal. More importantly, the personal touch he brings to negotiating table makes him what I call Amazing Amar. No wonder he is one of the most popular and trustworthy Realtors around. He also brings in positive surprises along the way. Amar has wonderful team that makes home buying process quite comfortable and importantly also enjoyable, closes the deal in record short times. He takes a very proactive care to ensure the process is moving smoothly by going above and beyond. Amar involves in loan pre-approval process, coordination and engagement with bank and escrow process, appraisal, loan process, and closing process by staying on top of the entire home buying process.Amar is good at heart and puts his efforts as it his own home buying process and that is a very important aspect as far I am concerned where in you build trust. He saved us lot of money in the process. In a nutshell, we have benefitted a great deal by approaching Amar Amarnath for our home purchase. I strongly advise potential home buyers to utilize his professional experience to benefit. Thanks, Ravi Shankar and Shailaja Renduchintala April 20,2013" Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2013 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user6435572
Helped me buy home
"I don?t know if I should say it was destiny or luck to have met Amar who helped us fulfil our dream of buying a house in the bay area in this high market in just 3 weeks time. We had been searching for houses for a long time until we met Amar 3 weeks back. This was the house we could call ?home?. If not for Amar we wouldn?t have been able to get this house. Amar is hands down the best agent around. This was our first bid with him and he got us our ?home?. He was more than an agent to us. He understood exactly what we wanted and he gave his 200% to get us this house. He is very professional with a personal touch and that?s what makes him different from other agents. He goes out of his way to get the best deal possible. His continuous involvement in all areas, guidance and personal attention is definitely a huge plus. Amar saved us a lot of money and was able to recover a large amount from the lender/seller. After the offer was accepted the closing was so smooth. We closed in 11 days which was an aggressive deadline to meet. In spite of which we were completely stress free and did not have to be thinking about loan, appraisal, escrow etc. Amar and his team handled the whole process working long hours getting things done. This is a huge advantage since being first time buyers without proper guidance, we would be stressed all the time. With Amar that stress was far from reach. Amar is on top of things with perfect execution in multiple offer situations. With Amar you can blindly trust him on the whole process. With his experience and previous track record of winning offers one can easily get what they want. Amar is the most genuine person who gives his frank opinion on the property and appropriate guidance to new home buyers. I would definitely recommend Amar to any buyer who wants to realise their dream of owning their dream house. Amar will make it happen!" Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2013
user07089989
Helped me buy home
"In my opinion, Amar is the best real estate agent in Bay Area. When we started looking to buy a home, Amar was very instrumental in deciding the area. He has good knowledge of the good residential areas around Bay Area. He is very friendly, understands our needs carefully. We are very particular about the direction and vasthu of the home. Amar was always available to see every house and provide his honest opinion about each home. Because of his vast experience and deep interest in real estate, Amar is able to provide the best feedback; he is very patient and gives great attention to buyer?s needs. Amar treats it as buying his own home. Amar documents each home we considered; which greatly helped us in making final decision. When we finally decided to make an offer, Amar presented the offer in a very unique and most effective way (Amar?s patented style of presenting an offer) to win the offer in multiple offer situation (over 20 offers). He not only won the offer even though it was not the highest offer, also saved us very good amount of money in the whole process. Most importantly, there was more competing offer to seller from listing agent?s office. With Amar?s unique approach and proven strategy, we were able to win our offer in virtually impossible situation. I have personally experienced Amar?s spellbinding offer presentation and creativity with sellers and listing agent. In today?s? market, Amar makes a BIG difference in winning deals with clients interest in heart. Amar followed up with the seller agent very proactively in a professional way. He has best network of Loan Agents and Escrow Agents, hence we were able to close the escrow in record time. The loan Agent Yogesh has always been available, very responsive and got me the best possible rate due to Amar?s relationship and closed the loan in a very short period of time. Amar also has the best network of home improvement contractors, plumbers, pet control contractors. Amar communicates each Key Mile Stones (KMS) in home buying process steps in detail. The entire home buying process from acceptance of the offer to closing of escrow is very pleasant and smooth and exceeded all my expectations. Thank you very much Amar. I highly recommend Amar as a Real Estate agent for right guidance (extremely critical), peace of mind transaction (very important), and value proposition (tangible results)." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2013
Martin KaFaiLau
Helped me buy home
I had been looking for an excellent buyer agent for a while. I am very particular because I have heard very stressful buying experience from my friends and families. I had been asking reference from others and carefully heard the process that they had gone through. Finally, I decided to go with Amar to represent me and I am so glad that I made an excellent choice. Amar is very patient with the buyer and always help the buyers to fully consider all other similar options in the market before making an offer. When we decided to make an offer, Amar followed up with the seller agent proactively in a very professional way. Amar able to win the deal in hot market in multiple offers situation at list price with his proven strategy and attitude in Mission San Jose district. The whole offer and counter offer process was very transparent to us. My wife and I clearly know the whole process. Because Amar did a lot of research and background work, the decision that I had to make is pretty straight forward which is very important to me considering my day time job is already very demanding. Amar is so hands-on and followed up every single detail from Loan, Inspection, Escrow?etc. It really removed tons of stress from us. More importantly, considering the seller had moved out of the country, the closing process was quite challenging from time to time due to remote communication. Amar shielded all of the seller side challenges from me. In the hot market like the current one, it could be quite stressful on the buyer side for any possible bump during the close while the deposit is locked in the escrow. However, my wife and I were quite comfortable because Amar had successfully worked with the seller during the offer process and we are very confident that Amar can handle the close professionally. The closing process is so smooth and Amar saved over 5K towards closing. My wife and I had a great buying experience. We are happy and proud to share the facts with my family and friends. We love to work with Amar again if we are back in the market later. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2013
user2858182
Helped me buy home
"We would highly recommend Amar as Real Estate Consultant to anyone desiring to buy, or sell a home in the Bay Area and would highly recommend Amar as a consultant to anyone interested in learning more about their Real Estate options - investment, short sale, foreclosures properties. Amar has broad and deep Real Estate knowledge and very strong negotiating skills. He can navigate any Real Estate situation fairly for all parties. Amar is very pleasant, professional, and easy to work. It was clear from our first meeting that he was a good listener, intent on finding the home we envisioned, and had an incredible amount of experience and local knowledge. Amar has an intimate understanding of different neighbourhoods, schools, and local issues as well as the current market conditions. During our search he was very flexible with meeting and viewing times as well. Once we found the right property, his expertise was invaluable in negotiating the contract and closing escrow. As our Agent, Amar helped us to buy our current home in a competitive multiple offer situations. As first time home buyers, we were learning as we go and Amar was a terrific guide, answering all of our questions and steering us away from potential problems. Our buying experience could not have been better"" Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2011 Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity Original Source: Linkedin/Amar Amarnath Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2013
user2906845
Helped me buy home
Amar is one of the most genuine person we have met and he has deep knowledge in real estate business. He helped us get our first home for which there we 40+ bidders and multiple cash offers , and convinced the sellers to pick us. He guided us throughout the process from pre approval to getting the loan and helped to make informed decision. His ability to understand the customer's unique requirements and then trying to match a house that satisfies most is simply amazing. He also helped us save a lot of money in the closing cost and got us the best rates ever. Overall a very satisfying experience. I would recommend Amar to anyone who is thinking of buying a home in Bay area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2013
garfieldvk
Helped me buy home
** Buying home is a stressful experience. ** Buying home sometime makes you go crazy. ** Buying home requires driving miles and miles for viewing open houses. ** Buying homes requires countless hours of research on internet, talking to friends and colleague. ** Buying home requires insane amount of patience and perseverance. Well if this scares you, then just call Amarnath. We sure are extremely glad that our path crossed and ended up helping us get our dream home. We just had to tell Amar in which neighborhood we wanted the house. After just couple of open houses, he quickly figured out our taste and style The ride was bit bumpy but where's the fun in smooth sailing. Your perseverance alone was the key to avoid the house getting listed in the market. Your negotiation skills are the BEST one could experience and you proved it by the astonishing sale price. Wohooooo!!! Once we went into contract, Amar went into top gear. The post contract period was the simply put AMAZING. He has excellent team. The house closed in less than 14 days, "UNHEARD OFF". I did not even have to look for best rates. The lender he suggested was extraordinary. Amar went and negotiated the rate and also negotiated credits from the bank to take care of all my closing costs. He just hit home run after home run. In summary, Amar's expertise are second to none. I would strongly recommend him. Experience his service and i assure you that you will be writing similar reviews after you close on your dream home. Feel free to tag me if you need to discuss with me directly before picking him. **************************************************­**************************************** Kudos to you for exemplifying what a realtor suppose to do. JUST NEED TO CARE. **************************************************­**************************************** Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2013
user7343101
Long-term management of a property
I would to share my recent real estate service experience with Amar. It's amazing experience with peace of mind and saved over $10,,000 during the process. I have called Amar over phone and asked him to get ready my property for renting since I am relocated to India. That is all I had to do and everything else was taken care by Amar. Amar visited multiple times to the property and identified what's need to be done for the maximum value for the money. He hired professionals at fraction of cost. Amar went to multiple shops to get best rate for the materials and did the luxury remodel work within less than 2 weeks at lowest cost. Amar helped me to write rental agreement with new tenant and make sure that the process is smooth. I thank Amar for doing the work as if it is his own home. He saved me good amount of money and time. I thank Amar for his time and hearty efforts. Amar's exceptional service and client's interest above all differentiate from the rest of the Realtors. I thank GOD for giving me such a good friend, I strongly recommend Amar for real estate needs. May God bless him and give good success in real estate profession in which he has PASSION. Thanks, Srinivasa Reddy Gundala Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2013
user240495
Helped me buy and sell homes
Amar is an excellent buyer?s agent who treats the whole process as if he is buying the house for himself. He gives sincere advice and listens to the buyer's concerns and addresses them. He has great network of professional who he engages in the process at the right time - mortgage agent, inspectors, builder, etc. Amar and his team of professionals work hard to meet the deadlines and to execute to the agreed upon plan. Amar did some amazing work for us in the offer presentation and review process. There were multiple buyers bidding for the house and our offer was the lowest. Seller's agent was putting lot of pressure on Amar to increase our offer to get a bidding war started. Amar read the seller's agent's situation correctly and did not give in to the pressure. We had almost given up hopes but Amar gave us a surprise by announcing that our offer was accepted. This could not have happened without Amar's honed planning and negotiation skills. Once the offer was accepted, Amar took care of inspections, loan, and all the paperwork. He made it very easy for us. His negotiation skills and standing in the industry saved us lot of money in not just the house price but also in other areas as well. Many agents just disappear after the escrow is closed. Amar has been there to help us in many things even after the escrow closed. His unwavering dedication to buyer's needs is what sets him apart from other agents. Thanks Amar!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2013
user0343270
Helped me buy home
Amar has in depth detail of various local area details on Bay area and in particular I am impressed with his detailed knowledge on Cupertino area. When I was looking for a home in cupertino, I had no knowledge about where to look and he helped to find an ideal home for me.When I gave the offer to a home it was having multiple bids and Amar negotiated well to get me the home. Whenever I had any need or questions on my home, he responded immediately. I highly recomment Amar for any real estate needs Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2013
sunkish
Helped me buy home
Amar was introduced to us through a colleague at work. We were first-time home buyers. From day one, he has been a very helpful and patiently explained us all the things involved and guided us throughout the process step by step. Amar?s excellent negotiation skills have seen us save more than $25k in various stages of the home buying process (offer price, loan credits or closing costs). He has also taken care of the rent back process to the seller, even though he was not required to do so. This above and beyond nature of Amar has helped us immensely in saving loads of money throughout the process. We are greatly indebted to Amar for getting us the home we wanted for a reasonable price and helping us in every possible manner in getting it done with the minimum cost to us. Every time, we felt that we were missing out because of some issues, Amar has pulled off seemingly impossible things through his proven strategies, sure-fire negotiations, and contacts. Words cannot express our gratitude to Amar in helping us buy this home. Thanks a lot, Amar, for making us feel important and standing by us in every aspect in the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2013
user079089
Helped me buy home
Amar is very friendly Realtor and has been a great help throughout the home buying process. We looked at many homes in several areas in the bay area. Amar was always available to see every house, many times at very short notices. He provided his honest opinion on each home. His eyes noticed minute details that we have missed/not noticed and guided all the important things buyers should be aware in the home buying process. Amar diligently documented out feedback on every house to find the pattern of likes and dislikes which helped us narrow down our home search. Amar is a great negotiator. With his commendable negotiation skills, Amar able to get the home (Cupertino) 10K below in multiple offers situation and saved us over 16K in the home buying process. With his help we ended up buying a beautiful home with everything that we wanted in it and at a reasonable price. Thanks Amar. I highly recommend Amar anyone for Real Estate needs! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2013
user5910513
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had been looking for homes for the past three months in Bay Area. We met Amar a month ago, and he seemed very knowledgeable in answering our questions in the process of buying a home. We started looking for houses with Amar. In EIGHT days, We found a house we just loved. Amar worked so hard and got us this house. He saved us $8000 in this whole process.He successfully closed the deal in just 3 weeks. Amar, We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for all of your assistance,guidance and advice in purchasing our home in San Ramon. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! You made the process of finding our dream home so nice & so quick. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2013
user75414616
Helped me find tenant for rental
We connected with Amar through a friend and some of our other church friends had provided very positive feedback. The commonality in all the feedback was that Amar was best at what he does, very reliable, and trustworthy. Our first meeting with Amar was mere exploratory but it turned out to be very valuable. Amar was knowledgeable about the real estate market and presented several data points that helped us with our decision making. We were relocating to East coast and decided to rent out our home after a short stint of putting the house for sale. We were convinced after first meeting that Amar was exceptional and would do the best. We requested him to takeover and initiate the process. Within two days, he setup open house, collected applications, analyzed the profiles and in a short order (less than a week) picked the best tenants. During this time, he provided a detailed plan on the next steps, kept us in loop on all the activities and made us his top priority. He is extremely good in filtering the right applicants. In summary, Amar is the best with creative thinking. Since then, Amar was always available for any questions and has been thoroughly professional. He has been in constant touch with the tenants to ensure a smooth and pleasant stay. We are very happy with Amar's exceptional real estate service and would highly recommend Amar to anyone else that is looking for an excellent real estate agent. We bet that Amar would exceed all expectations. -Prashanth & Smitha Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/28/2012
user8840770
Helped me buy home
"I had a pleasant home buying experience with Amar as my agent. I had been looking at homes to buy for several months before I met Amar. After I met Amar, I became a home owner within a short few weeks. With real-estate websites giving all the information needed it might seem an agent is not absolutely needed. But in a challenging market it is very important to have someone like Amar as your real estate agent. Main advantages when having Amar as your agent: Amar brings in a team to take care of entire real estate transaction. You get a hassle free buying experience. Amar is extremely committed. If he thinks that a property is suitable for his client, he will try his very best to get it while staying within the client?s comfort level. Amar reputation for guaranteed results gives an extra edge when offers are close and works as a close team. Amar being very proactive and focused execution gives a huge advantage in current challenging market environment. Amar believes on establishing long term relationship with his clients. He is not someone who just vanishes after finishing the transaction. He really cares about his clients and wants to get the best deal that is suitable for them. Amar will definitely help with his treasure trove of knowledge in real estate." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2012
user90349798
Helped me buy home
Amar is one of the most hard-working and detail oriented professionals that I have seen. His preparation in listing comparisons and pros and cons of each property was extremely thorough and helpful. This enabled us to make decisions regarding a property in a timely manner with confidence. In addition to hard work, he works very efficiently to close a deal. Amar's negotiation skills are par excellence and he was able to save us a bunch of money during the property purchase as well as in closing costs. In fact, we have authorised Amar to make an offer at the market value to get our ideal home, Amar was able to close our property deal before the final offer deadline that too 40K below house market value based on the recent sold comparables in that neighbourhood in multiple offers situation. YES. Amar made it possible with his right offer strategy and great interpersonal skills. Amar setup friendly meeting with seller, listing agent, and us to develop relationship/trust and then presented the offer package with right keys and communications. With Amar, you have total peace of mind as he does his job with total thoroughness and integrity. As first time buyers, we were unsure of a lot of things but Amar was able to guide us through the whole process without any hitches or difficulties. Another quality of Amar is that he is very patient and not pushy like some other realtors. He never nudged us into purchasing something that we were not sure about. In fact, when we were willing to lower our standards, Amar dissuaded us from considering houses that were not meeting our criteria. In addition to Amar's considerable professional accomplishments, Amar is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. It is a real delight to interact with him on a personal level. Choosing Amar was our best decision in the house hunting process. In today's market, when value proposition is everything, Amar is the man to close out deals with great value proposition and quality of the transaction. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2012
user0223464
Helped me buy and sell homes
"We are very happy to know you and to work with you. You were very personable and knowledgeable in answering our questions and helping us to make right decisions in the process of buying our first new home. We appreciate your quick response in setting up the appointments to view the houses, even with a short notice. We were extremely impressive by your level of commitment; you continued to work with us to meet our needs and answered our questions right up to settlement date. As a first time buyer, it would have been really hard to go through process of buying a house. But with your help it went like a walk in the park. We thank you for your hard work. And defiantly recommend you to the other buyers. Sincerely , Deepika and Dheeraj" *** Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert *** SOURCE: LinkedIN/Amar Amarnath Realtor Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2012
SGurivireddy
Helped me buy home
Overall it's been a very pleasant experience with Amar in buying our first home. I appreciate the time Amar spent coming to the show the property more than one time and over phone explaining all the issues related to the real estate transaction. For a first time buyer like me, lot of things were new. Amar was very prompt in responding and kept me posted regularly about the progress of the short sale and the closing of the escrow. I am impressed the way Amar handled the situation with the seller agent when the appraisal value came short of the offer price. Amar is very optimistic, knowledgeable in the local real estate market, friendly, easily approachable, patient and work towards the best interests of his clients. Amar is willing to spend lot of time with your clients to understand the needs and the individual situation. Amar also was in regular touch with the bank agent to make sure that loan process was going smoothly and made sure that I got good deal on the loan also. Overall, I am satisfied about the buying experience with Amar as agent and I strongly recommended him to my friends. Thank you very much Amar for all your help, guidance and support through the entire process of buying our first home." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2012
user8689702
Helped me buy home
We were looking for home in bay area for about a year and we almost gave up and finally we were introduced to Amar through our friends. When we first met Amar, he first listened to all our requirements and provided inputs/suggestions which put us on right track. Amar came with us to see multiple houses and answered all our questions. He always discussed about pros and cons of each house, tried to understand what we wanted and provided honest feedback. Amar wrote offer for our current home, he presented our offer in such a way that our offer was accepted even though there is a higher offer. When we found some termite issues in home inspection, Amar gave us honest opinion to cancel the offer. Surprisingly after a week seller contacted Amar and wanted to renegotiate the offer and fix the termite issue. When I talked to seller he said ?You are getting the offer because of Amar, he is the Best Real Estate Agent I have ever seen? (Seller himself is a Real Estate Agent). I was little nervous initially and Amar said relax, I will take care of everything. Amar did take care of everything in the whole process. Amar negotiated with seller and added additional items and saved us lot of money. He made our home buying experience memorable. Amar helped us in each and every stage from pre-approval to Escrow closing. He helped us with last minute appraisal glitch and made his team to rush to close escrow as per plan. Amar even suggested us best option for us in holding of the title, where agents generally don?t care. With Amar, you will have peace of mind and he makes best memorable home buying experience for you." *** Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2012
user6232267
Helped me buy home
One of my friend referred Mr. Amar to me and I?m so glad for that. He helped us in getting our new home and we were so fortunate that he was there to guide and help us on every steps. Amar is very professional, trustworthy and a man of integrity. Throughout the complete transaction he was on the top of things and very prompt and responsive. And most importantly he saved us thousands of dollars which we?re not expecting at all. This deal was like his personal deal and he worked so hard on it to get this house for us in the best value proposition. Amar provided his excellent services as a real estate agent. Amar has great sense of ethics and duty. I?m so proud that he is a part of our family now. I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs and look forward to work with him again in future. You are the best Amar!!! -KB Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2012
cyk
Helped me buy home
"Amar is the best thing that can happen to prospective homebuyers, both first-time as well as investment homebuyers alike. Right from the get go, Amar offers very candid advice on the whole home buying process. This can be especially useful to first time homebuyers as they navigate the complex maze of property ownership. He explains everything in clear and simple terms so that the homebuyers are very clear about what to expect in the coming weeks and months as they progress towards property ownership. Amar makes it a point to visit all the listed properties along with his clients. He scrutinizes each property with a sharp eye and offers critical advice on the pros and cons of each property. His approach is very methodical. In many cases he will identify points in a property which the prospective buyers have overlooked and will also steer them away from properties that may not be potentially viable options for the homebuyers. Once the desired property has been identified is when Amar ?really? swings into action. His negotiation skills are par none. Additionally he is very creative in putting options on the table which greatly benefits the buyer. His combination of negotiating skills, creativity and patience in the whole process ends up saving the homebuyers a lot (and I mean a lot) of money. Finally, Amar has a terrific network of professionals working with him. He has some very fine loan agents, property inspectors, appraisers etc who all ?turn on a dime? in order to make the deal go through successfully in the shortest possible time. At the end of the process, the homebuyer (now the homeowner) feels very happy and satisfied with the property. The best part is that Amar take a personal interest in every transaction and works on it as if it was his own. And with his surefire negotiating skills he saves everyone a lot of cash and stress. I?d recommend Amar over anyone else to represent you for all your real estate transactions. Look no further. Amar has your back!" Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2012
user29776896
Helped me buy home
?Our Journey with Amar... We recently bought our first home. Which we never thought we could have BTW, if it was not for Amar. Hearing others experiences, it sounded like buying a home can be very nerve wrecking and stressful. However, when we started off with Amar, he provided us with a wealth of information about the location/area that had tremendous potential and value proposition. After meeting and understanding Amar's thought processes/professionalism, we knew we made the right choice and were in good hands. He was very pleasant to work with and patiently answered all my questions/concerns and even dumb questions :). Nerve wreck and stress thrown out of the window :)...thanks to Amar !! There are Realtor who get their clients "good deals" and there are Realtor like Amar (who understands the clients objectives and goals) whose motive is not only to get their clients a good deal, but get a place that you can call HOME !!..and the constant support through-out the whole process until you get your keys is mind boggling. Realtors don't do that, but Amar DOES !! If one understands what trust and faith means, then that is what we had for Amar. Right from the beginning, Amar's involvement in the whole process was more then just commendable. . He constantly guides their clients from start to finish. With his great negotiating skills, he got us a home below the asking price (arond $54k less) from the builder. Then came the lender, even with some minor hiccups (new lender), he managed to workout a solution which was in the client's favor/benefit. He got us additional credits from the lender that we never expected. We not only landed up getting free upgraded appliances, but we hardly paid anything for closing. Then comes to recording/closing, how many people have recorded/closed/get funding before the "closing date"?? We did and Amar managed to get that done. 11.11.11 was a remarkable day/date for us (got our keys), because Amar made sure everything was on track. Everyone has a dream home, but surreal is not the right word for our home, because it's beyond our dreams. Amar took care of almost all the work. Every little details were taken care. Now that we are closed, we not only have good a house, but I think we have a new family member.. Amar !! Relationship for life.. - Pranav and Deval Mistry? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2012
user5217045
Helped me buy home
I was introduced to Amar by a good friend of mine. After meeting with Amar, I understood that I was not just hiring a realtor. I understood that by hiring Amar, I hired a well seasoned, experienced person who commits to his clients. Amar first presented a road map for the whole process and guided me at each stage very patiently. Always he was relaxed and pleasant to deal with. In the process I have asked him several questions and he kindly answered them in detail. He treated the whole process like project and he finished tasks by the time agreed with seller, which gave great confidence about him. Amar understands his client's need and taste and finds a house to match them. Also he responds to every email/call very quickly. At several stages, when seller or seller agent disagreed, I thought I may not get this house, but he never paused for a moment. He just workaround and finished the deal. At every stage he made sure that everyone in our family was happy about the house. Amar never pushed me on anything; he explained things and stood aside until I make decision. When seller and his agent said that they will not pay anything toward closing cost, he went and negotiated and got nearly 3K in credit from them. When shopping around for loan he introduces best loan officers who directly work in big banks and I got the best interest rate. He always stands by client side even if the situation comes to staining his business relationship with his associates. Amar also understood that I have a full time job and scheduled all the meetings as per my calendar. Also he helped to expedite and complete property inspection at short notice at no extra cost. He kept calling and checking even a month after closing the sale about any issues in the house. Looking back, I didn?t have to do much work to get the house. Amar took care of most of the work. One cannot go wrong by working with Amar. At the end, I not only got a good house, but also a good friend, Amar. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2012
user4002938
Helped me find tenant for rental
"Amar handled the entire rental transaction in a very professional way. Starting with an initial home inspection, he guided us through what needs to be done to make the home even more desirable. On the marketing front he did a phenomenal job of composing a virtual tour of the property (which was actually going beyond the call of duty for a rental property) and posted it on multiple web sites to grab ?eyes? from potential clients. One such client was from out of state; and working with him, Amar closed the deal at a record pace. The property was rented within a week and it involved several phone calls, emails, sharing of relevant documents and performing the needed background checks. Outcome was an excellent experience all around in terms of saving costs, renting earlier than what the client had planned, and closing the deal quickly. My wife and I are very happy to endorse Amar Amarnath as an excellent real-estate professional. Thank you. Nagendra & Padma" *** Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. *** ORIGINAL SOURCE: LinkedIN/Amar Amarnath Realtor Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2012
user7752134
Helped me buy home
"Its Sunday May 20th, 2012 and I am sitting in my new house. What is remarkable about this is that I first set eyes on this house 21 days ago. Without Amar, there is no chance I would be sitting here watching the soup and writing this recommendation. He was simply incredible in his analysis of the value of the property, winning the house against 12 bidders, helping with the loan, insurance and simply being a great partner through every step of the process. Not only was he incredibly supportive but Amar then went that step further and saved us over 30K. 20K was during the offer stage where throught Amar's negotiating skills, we saved 20K and had our offer accpeted even though it was not the highest and the second was in retrieving 5K from the seller and 5K from the lending bank. Above all else through, Amar is a really nice guy we actually had a lot of fun in closing the deal in 15 days. I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks, JB" **** Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity **** SOURCE: LinkedIN/Amar Amarnath Realtor Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2012
user1759121
Helped me buy home
"Amar is My Realtor for Life. Amar saved us well over $20,000 during my dream home buying process. The way Amar handled the whole buying process by going above and beyond is one of the greatest memory forever. Here is my experience of beautiful journey. I was referred to Amar via another friend who had strongly recommended him as a one stop shop. I was glad to be introduced to Amar as he instilled confidence from the beginning. As the first call of duty was to get preapproved for the loan, Amar put me in touch with Yogesh Rane, a mortgage consultant par excellence. I got a taste of Amar?s networking prowess after talking to Yogesh. After the pre-approval process completion, we have found a house that met all my constraints and that I really liked. Knowing all the constraints Amar pointed out the pros and cons of the house. We also looked at a different house in the same community that met most of the constraints but not all. Here also Amar pointed out the pros and cons, Amar was really honest in giving me the true picture on every home and not give me an answer that fit my needs. I really appreciated Amar for his expert guidance. We discussed both options in front of us and decided whole heartedly to move forward with the first house. Amar was able to engage the Seller?s realtor, explain our enthusiasm for the house. Amar was able to get our offer accepted at a price that was lower than the asking price (even with other interested parties in the race) with his exemplary negotiation skills. During the whole process, there were several times during which we almost thought that the offer would not be accepted or that we would get bumped out by other parties. Amar was on the top of the situation all the times and involved deeply in to transaction to win our offer by all means . With Amar?s creative ideas, we overcome all the road blocks during loan process. We always felt that we were the most important clients to Amar and we always wondered how he was able to pull it off even when handling multiple clients. Amar was in constant communication during entire process. Yogesh was able to get me a record low mortgage rate due to Amar?s partnership. At closing, Amar has saved me a ton of money by being able to retain the high end appliances, getting the seller to pay for various closing services etc. As I write about my home buying experiences sitting in my new Home, I can?t imagine how this would have been possible without Amar and Yogesh. The goals I had laid out to Amar were all fully satisfied and I was able to get a house that satisfied all my conditions. Amar is a wonderful individual personally and professionally and a realtor who can get things done in right way. I first have to thank my friend for referring Amar to me and to Amar and his team for making this happen so smoothly and in such a professional way. As mentioned above, I can?t imagine going to others for my realty needs. Amar and his team are my team for Life. Period." *** Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Less ... More
Likely to recommend
11/09/2012
ayyadevara
Helped me buy home
?In south bay area, buying a home with good schools and sub 1 million dollars price is not an easy thing. There are, and continue to be more people looking to buy homes in this range since difference between rent and mortgage is negligible. Even though you really liked the house and wanted to buy it -- there good possibility that you would not be able to get the house because of the multiple offers and heavy bidding. Now that market is heating up, it would even be more difficult to get a home. If you really want to get the house and are willing to take some heat, Amar is the realtor for you. When we wrote the offer for our home, there are more than two offers with higher price than what we have offered. But Amar structured the deal in such a way that seller accepted our offer even though our offered price is less than other offers. Then, Amar was constantly in touch with seller's agent and worked hard to get the offer accepted. Amar is highly responsive and is very helpful. He also saved us a quite a bit of money in closing costs. He has a very good working relationship with Nimeesha and Yogesh, loan agents form wells Fargo. This made it extremely easy to get the loan and make the escrow close on time. It took us about two weeks from offer acceptance to getting the keys. It normally takes around 45 days. It is a testament to the handwork and smarts Amar put to use on our behalf to get the house we can afford in a good school district. Without Amar we would not have gotten our new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
kishmok
Helped me buy home
"The Extra Mile: That's how we'd sum our experience with Amar. As a first time home buyer with a demanding job, purchasing a home seemed like a daunting task. We were amazed how Amar mastered knowing our needs in detail, and immediately found options that were perfect for us, both personally and financially. Within a month, we managed to make an offer, close, and move in to our first home. We?ve been thrilled with our choice ever since. Amar started with us from ground zero that is from getting pre-approval, introducing most sought out neighborhood in Menlo Park, showing the best schools in California, detailed information about the neighborhood like safety, what the neighborhood means for the kids. Amar connected me to loan officer, Jazzy singh, in his team, who was nothing short of stellar in assisting me in the loan process starting from pre-approval to closing the loan despite big obstacles with my specific situation, Amar and Jazzy worked hand in hand to resolve all the issues on time under stressful circumstances. Starting from making an offer, Amar thought through the whole thing very carefully, in spite of the property being in most sought out neighborhood and multiple offers on property for beyond the list price, he got the property $50k less than the list price, he got us the inspection with no cost done, went through the inspection reports and educated how it can be taken care, if it is not for his education and getting 80% discount ($8000) on the termite, we might have lost the property thinking the cost of fixing is enormous. Amar went an extra mile to not only to get the $50K less on the list price under multiple offer situation, but he negotiated to pay a few thousand dollars by the seller, he saved thousands of dollars at the every step of closing the escrow. He worked with loan officer to get $7000 credit. Above that he lined up other things for me like getting the termite done with mere $2500, where the same would've coasted $10,500, and also getting other inspections done without me physically there. Amar not only saved thousands of dollars in the whole transaction but also time, that way I was able to take care of personal life and yet got the best deal of the life. Amar is enthusiastic, energetic, powerful person, with exceptional negotiating expertise, excellent knowledge about the real-estate, and he has huge network of people, which is required to get the steal of a deal, it is like buying a house from Costco or whatever is your favorite whole-seller. Amar is one stop shop for home buying and owning and I will recommend him for anyone. Thank you so much Amar Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
SindhuTatimatla
Helped me buy home
I am sitting down to review our home buying experience with Amar and I am completely at a loss for words. I do not know where to begin. I could just say Amar is THE BEST REALTOR you will ever find and rest my case there. However, here is my feeble attempt at the review, as I already know that words cannot do justice. My husband and I started looking for homes with Amar in July 2012, when the real estate market was extremely competitive. The inventory was low and the good homes were going for $30K - $100K over the asking price. It was tough enough to find a home you liked, forget finding the very good school district you were looking for and forget finding a seller who would accept the modest offer you wanted to make. It was in this environment, that too in less than two months that Amar closed on our IDEAL home. He won the property before the offer deadline at $35K below the amount we had authorized him to quote in the offer. In addition, Amar negotiated over $8K towards closing costs from the seller and the lender. He basically hit our deal way out of the park for a HUGE home run!. ?How did he do it?? I have wondered. While I am still figuring out all the specifics of his magic, I believe it was a mix of extreme diligence, highly intelligent strategy, flawless execution, commitment, and the good luck that only smiles on people who are great human beings. Amar was personally involved in every step of our home purchase process ? right from getting our preapproval to visiting all the potential homes with us to engaging with our lender and closing escrow. Amar saved my husband and me from buying homes that would have been an less than optimal investment. He gave every home we ?liked? thorough consideration and worked way past midnight for us on many occasions. It was only after thorough research that he advised us one way or another. Amar has stringent standards on the homes he will purchase for his clients as he has their best interest in mind at all times. My recommendation to all the home buyers out there is that you will be lucky if Amar agrees to represent you. Trust him completely, relax and enjoy the ride that will be a GREAT home buying experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2012
user2171162
Helped me buy home
"It gives me great pleasure to share my dream home buying experience through Amar Amarnath as my realtor. It just took 70 days from the time I decided to buy a home to the close of escrow. Amar helped me in taking the right decisions in each and every step of the home buying process.Amar look at the value proposition of the property before making the recommendation to his clients. The great quality I saw in Amar was in providing unbiased feedback when I had to decide on something. Being the president of a nonprofit international telugu organization 'SiliconAndhra', I have come across many realtors in the market but I am very lucky that I have chosen Amar as my realtor. His integrity, client-first approach, community expertise, dynamism, in-depth market knowledge and great negotiating skills helped me not only in buying my dream home but also saved more than $31368 dollars overall. His strengths described above helped me to close the deal even before the house was out on the open house for sale besides convincing the seller to accept the offer for $14k less than the list price in high demanding sellers market." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2012
lalithchoudary
Helped me buy home
"I never felt Amar is an outside person trying to offer you something. My first time home buying experience cannot be more pleasure than this..... Amar trained me in all the tools required to take informed decisions right from day 1. He took time to drop by my office during lunch on very 1st week I talked to him. He spent time to understand what I am looking for and gave valuable suggestions on how to begin the hunt. Every listing that I send, Amar has responded what are the pros, cons and suggested actions. In just 2 months we found the right property, Amar flung into action. Seller had multiple competitive offers on the table. With Amar's sure-fire Negotiation skills bid 3% less than other offers and still managed to win the deal with his creativity. Winning such a deal is incredible and astonishing in multiple offers situation. Above all, Amar got the deal way below what I authorized him to make an offer price. This itself saved me 30K.Most of the Realtors simply don?t care saving buyers such a huge money when buyer himself authorizes to make offer price. Amar handles the whole transaction as his own transaction and always keeping client interest in heart. Amar efforts doesn?t stop there.... I was out of town while closing the deal. Amar by himself took care of home inspection, termite inspection, mortgage consultant, escrow, repairing, etc at the best possible deal. In this process, Amar actions not only saved me over 5K but also time and efforts. After closing the deal, Amar followed up to make sure everything was looking good and offered help to resolve any problems with the property. Amar?s constant and proactive efforts and guidance throughout the process is amazing experience and joyful journey. In short, Amar is a reflection of you who guides to take informed decisions. It was a pleasure experience Amar. I would recommend Amar to anyone who is looking for a dream Home." Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2012
RoshanShaik
Helped me buy home
It is with great pleasure that we write to recommend the services of Amar Amarnath Realtor extraordinaire. We were looking for an investment property with positive cash flow, in a great school area, and under the market price. Amar is simply THE BEST. A true commitment for lifetime is what you get from Amar. He truly is a one-stop Realtor for buyer or seller or for short sale. He made the process very easy and painless for us. He listened to what we wanted and did not pressure us to look beyond the parameters we set. He showed us 40 possible houses and was very patient with us throughout our search over a period of 10 months. Amar?s experience in short sale process is superior to none, and negotiated a great price for us. The entire process, from the day we started to look, signed a contract with him to be our Realtor to the day we closed on our house was a period of 10 months. No Realtor will work and provide an excellent service over few weeks and doing this over such a long time speaks volumes about Amar?s commitment towards his clients. He is very kind and great with our toddlers during the whole process. Amar recommended the very best in the field to aid us, from mortgage guy to house inspector to home insurance and saved lot of money in the process. His advice and guidance through this process was invaluable. His attention to detail, knowledge of the field and no-pressure approach were greatly appreciated. We can't imagine going through this process with anyone but him. Anybody that buys or sells property in Bay Area and does not use Amar will surely have a less than optimal experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2012
user6682868
Helped me buy home
?As a first time home buyer, I was little nervous initially. But Amar explained the whole home buying process very clearly. Amar listens to his client?s inputs and feedback very patiently to understand requirements. Amar took me to multiple areas, showed me different range of houses, and answered all my questions. He gives honest feedback on the houses, real value of the house, pros and cons of the house, and work as a team in making informed decisions. Amar is simply the great Realtor and enjoys his profession. Amar uses his management skills in technology industry to go with a right strategy during the offer process. He dynamically adjusts his plan based on the changes in the process. He makes sure everyone in the family are happy with the house they are buying. Throughout the buying process, he acts like he is buying the house for himself. His negotiation skills are great in closing the transaction at lower price. His loan agents are great in getting lowest rate, and close the transaction on-time. Amar will not miss any opportunity to save extra $$$ for his clients. Amar negotiated the best deal and most favourable terms possible. He negotiated $10K less than the price I told him in multiple offers situation. His negotiation skills are amazing. Amar saved me over $15K in this whole process and saved me lot of time by getting things done without me physically present. Amar guidance in the whole process is priceless. Amar is extremely helpful to me in finding right home with great price. Amar real estate service exceeded my expectations and delivered exceptional results at the highest level. I would highly recommend Amar for anyone buying/selling home.? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2012
user2090875
Helped me buy home
"Amar is one of the most patient and customer oriented realtor we have come across, with his association we ended up buying an excellent property at a best deal. I recommend Amar to anyone for their realestate needs. Our Experience - Amar was knowledgeable on both the real estate industry and the neighborhoods of our interest. We visited several homes every weekend for months, but with our specific needs and tight budget, it wasn't easy finding the right property. There were a few homes matching our needs but he pointed out hidden problems that we were unaware - most realtors would have pressured us to buy at any sign of interest. Amar was incredibly quick on the turnaround time, and was always proactive. His professionalism and relentless determination in making the deal happen keeping his clients best interests at every stage of the process (and resolving unforeseen hurdles) was greatly appreciable. Amar, your passion, thoughts and actions demonstrates inclination in taking care of your clients needs first. We are proud to have you part of the team and cannot thank enough for your help. We commend you for all your efforts in buying our new home and also managing this property hassle free. We look forward for your continued association for future needs and best wishes on your portfolio of services. Thank you Amar." * Year first hired: 2010 * Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2012
user4498142
Helped me buy home
Details of the Recommendation: "Short Sale - A pleasant travel with Amar from beginning to end. It was a pleasure working with Amar. I highly recommend Amar to all our friends and family. We were stunned on how passionate he is on his work. Before meeting Amar, we were looking for house for almost 2+ years and we did not get one that met our expectations. Amar found the house, which met our expectations perfectly in less than a month time frame. He is very honest in providing his feedback on all the properties he showed to us. He is an expert in calculating real value of given property in given area. It was amazing for us on how much granular his data about particular house including upgrades, neighborhood, value, etc. This really helped us in making our decision fast and easy. In fact, he spent more time in the property and it?s neighborhood than us. He provided guidance in all aspect starting from lining up loan agent, inspection, insurance, contractors (if you need one). If you want to save your time and money, I will recommend to go with these people blindly. He has the best contacts in all aspects. -Very patient and prompt in answer any question (I asked many silly questions, sorry Amar) at any point of time. -Take oncoming unexpected problems (eg. loan conditions) in his hand personally, fix them and just inform you at the end. Just as an agent he don?t have to do this. This is like he is taking a first hit on the problem, instead of just passing it on to you. Gives 100% value to your requirements/needs and provide additional information to support them. This has been the best experience we have ever had with any real estate service. At the end I felt, it is not just a transaction ? it is transaction filled with life, joy, gift or whatever you name it. If you really want to do a VERY BIG FAVOR/HELP to yourself or your friends/family looking forward to buy/sell property, just line them up with Amar. This is the best gift you can give it to your friends or family. Thanks Amar, for your patience, confidence and never give-up mentality which really helped in getting this house." Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2011 Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Source of the original Review Linked-in/Amar Amarnath ----- updated review of another wonderful experience with Amar, Jun 2014 ------- Amar sold my investment property at the price beyond my expectation. The way he presented the property and handled the related issues is awesome. Did not bring up any issues/problems to me to sit and think on it (start to end) which made my selling process very pleasant. He set the list price right based on market condition in that area for the house and sold it for more than list price. Less than a months time after posting the house for sale, it is sold. Based on my experience with Amar, it is no brainer to choose Amar as agent for buying or selling, he always works/tells things for his client's benefit. Anytime I will work with him for all my real estate needs in future. Less ... More