As first time homebuyers, we leaned on personal experiences from family and friends for references of realtors. Hence, we came across Alan Wang Realty Group (AWRG). Alan Wang and his team is top notch. Their process was smooth and they’re knowledgeable and responsive. They taught us the components of a strong offer and their website has helpful links which we found beneficial. That being said, we have to give a huge shout out to our realtor at AWRG, Ruben. Ruben exceeded our expectations as our realtor. He was sympathetic to our needs/wants in a home while my wife was 7 months pregnant during the peak of the pandemic. My wife and I know nothing about real estate and what to look and ask for during tours so Ruben was always there jumping in and asking those questions for us and assessing the quality of the homes. Ruben was just a text away if I had any questions or worries. We were very pleased to have him as our realtor for our very first home purchase. Thanks again!! - Jon, Karen, & Keanu
Alan Wang Realty has an incredible team. I've sold five homes and this was by far the best experience. They were extremely professional and very responsive. The team made the transaction seamless and quick. I will be doing business with them again without hesitation.
Derek and Jan
We went to Alan in a very crazy, complicated time of our lives. We just had a new baby in the midst of a global pandemic and had little time/bandwidth to spare. The ask was to get our house sold at the best price possible during a very unprecedented, uncertain time... with the house needing quite a bit of work to show well... and boy did Alan and his team deliver.
We met with Alan to do a basic walk-through and turned over the house keys and let him work his magic. They fixed up the front yard, the back yard, worked some magic with paint and slight repairs and then staged the house masterfully. They toed the line between premium staging and minimizing costs like we asked and the house was beautifully ready to show.
Alan's team handled everything, and we barely lifted a finger during the whole process (really just responded to a few emails/calls, that was it). The house got a ton of traffic over the 5 days it was on the market and we got 5 offers. The winning offer was $200K over asking. Mic Drop. Incredible work Alan and team!! Very Grateful!!
Ken and Debbie
"We have worked with Alan Wang Realty for the better half of a decade (9 years!), purchasing 4 homes and selling 2. Alan runs a tight ship in making sure that risks are mitigated and milestones are punctually met, leaving us to only have to worry about what we're going to do once we move into our new home! His team is extremely knowledgeable, and super responsive, making the entire experience seamless. Most recently, Alan helped us purchase a home during Covid's Shelter in Place, a feat that shows how the team can adapt to challenging times, while still meeting all of our priorities and asks! We strongly recommend Alan and his team!"
Olivia & Luke
"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Tom on three transactions over the past few years. She’s truly one of the best in the buiness! When we outgrew our first home (which Jennifer helped us purchase), we knew she was the person to call. With her knowledge and experience, she helped us curate our wishlist, recommended neighborhoods that fit those criteria, and helped us put in a winning offer on a great house. Even though the transaction came with a challenging set of circumstances, Jennifer worked diligently to guide us to the finish line. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome!s
While all this was going on, Jennifer also helped us on the selling side; she worked day and night to list our home on short notice and was in constant communication for showings and updates. She was respectful of our space and accommodated our work from home schedules due to COVID. Ultimately, she got us an unbelievable 10+ offers (a week after list) and we sold above ask. She worked her magic to make the transition seamless and we were able to close on both houses within a week of one another.
Daehoon and Kimmy
"What can I say about Ruben, Alan and our experience with Alan Wang Realty…actually quite a bit. We recently moved down to the Bay area and were hesitant to purchase a home. We heard of mixed experiences in buying a home…the massive price wars, dishonest real estate agents, and sacrificing our wish lists. We gave Ruben a massive list of requirements and a small search area. Out of the 13 items we required, he completed them all! Ruben and Alan partnered with us and took time out of their busy schedule to walk us through our options, explained the probable risks with our approach and gave us sound advice. We didn’t need a real estate agent to tell us to offer our maximum price to give us the best chance to win, but they provided us sound analysis based on current and historical factors. I can’t express how great their analytical approach simplified our decisions. They still reach out if we need anything after our house closed; how many real estate agents offer full service before and after the purchase closes? I am grateful that they were the ones that helped us purchase our home and I strongly recommend anybody to pick them if you want a partner with strong ethics and cares about you like family."
Shawn and Crystal
"We had the pleasure of working with Ruben Gallego, who was incredibly responsive and helped us feel secure throughout our journey. He was very knowledgeable, knew the right questions to ask, and always kept our best interest in mind. He was patient with us while we explored what we actually wanted in a home and his industry knowledge helped us find that. We would highly recommend Ruben Gallego as your future realtor.
As first-time home buyers, Alan Wang and the Alan Wang Realty Group made our first home buying experience easy, informative, and gratifying. They offered training on the buying process, supported with inspection appointments during the offer process, and upon closing were able to provide recommendations for cleaning services. Their entire team is extremely polished, and we believe that this helped us to stand out during the competitive offer process. We would highly recommend working with the Alan Wang Realty Group for your realty needs."
Jarrel and Grace
"We were first-time home buyers—completely unaware of what the process entailed. Alan and Ruben immediately put us at ease after our first meeting, and we knew we were going to be in good hands. We can't say enough about how great of an experience we had with Ruben. We appreciated his patience, candor, and humor during the house search, and it was obvious how much consideration he put into helping us find houses that met our likes and excluded our dislikes. The house we ended up falling in love with was not even one that was on our radar, but Ruben went with his instincts and suggested we stop by to take a look. We put in our bid right after the COVID-19 pandemic started to get serious and shelter-in-place took effect. Alan and Ruben remained vigilant and proactive despite the sudden unknowns to the home-buying process. During the closing process, they remained in constant contact—following up with us and all other parties involved, and we finally were able to close on the house! Even after closing, Alan and Ruben have been extremely helpful in answering our questions and connecting us with reputable service providers. We have been so fortunate to have them with us every step of the way and highly recommend Alan and his team to anyone looking to buy a house in the Bay Area."
Jacob and Christine
"Jennifer was amazing from the start to finish. She was extremely thorough and patient as she walked us through our first home buying experience. She listened to our needs and assisted us in determining what would fit best for US. She asked great questions to ensure we were thoughtful about our purchase not only for the present but for the long term as well. If you are looking for someone who will push and leverage for you, Jennifer is who you should partner with. She will always have your best interest in mind to ensure you’re well taken care of. She is best in class!"
Dallas and Darshana
"Alan Wang and team have been exceptional throughout our home buying process! A special shoutout to our realtor Jennifer Tom for her time, effort, guidance and endless patience along the way! Our first meeting with Alan and Jennifer helped us understand what we were really looking for and this turned out to be a very useful checklist during our visits to open houses. They are extremely accommodating and work with your schedule/pace. One thing I really appreciate was their honest opinion about every home we shortlisted, they highlighted the positives as well as negatives which was really helpful as first-time home buyers. Jennifer is very sweet and was super responsive whenever we needed any help. All of our questions and requests had prompt replies. Thank you Jennifer and Alan for a very smooth and enjoyable home buying process, it wouldn't have been the same without you. Even now, after we're done closing Escrow, Jennifer and Alan are still in touch, helping and guiding us with our questions on home improvements and ownership. We would definitely like to work with them in the future. I would highly recommend them for your home search! Can't say enough good words!"
Gautham and Smitha
Bonnie and Derric
"This is Day 1 as new home buyers. My husband and I received our keys from Alan yesterday and couldn’t be any more excited. Our story started back in October when I reached out to my college friend, Alan, asking about different options for buying a home. He was so helpful and asked to meet up over coffee to further discuss our future home buying plans. (And major thanks for treating us to Starbucks!) From that day forward, Alan and his team was so crucial to making our dream home a reality. We had found a property and Alan immediately scheduled a viewing with the selling agent. Everything was so seamless behind the scenes. Within a day after seeing the house, my husband and I decided to make an offer but little did we know there was another all-cash buyer who was also interested. Let me tell you, Alan’s expertise, professionalism, and knowing how to work with emotional/nervous buyers were spot on. With all the real estate lingo, it can be overwhelming especially for someone who doesn’t fully understand all the do’s and don’ts of home buying. He worked with my husband and I on the offer strategy by factoring in all the elements of the other buyer and talked us through to a final offer price that was fair. He had worked into the wee early morning hours to get our offer package fully prepared. I think this 11th hour hail mary was what set us apart from the other buyer, and the selling agent was confident in Alan and his strong offer package that went unmatched. Fast forward 30 days later, after inspections, final loan docs, and closing escrow we are now proud home owners and we cannot thank Alan enough. He worked as a team, was confident, gave us confidence, and made this whole process wonderful. Alan Wang Realty is really the best of the best, and when our family outgrows this house, I will be contacting Alan in the future without any hesitation! Thank you Alan for the most amazing experience, and also treating us to the yummy i-Tea bobas. We are forever grateful to you helping us land our very 1st home!!"
Rene and Krisz
"Alan and his team are very easy to work with. They've made the whole process of buying a new home very straightforward. I highly recommend working with them."
Roderick and Rebecca
"We had the privilege of having Jennifer Tom represent us as our realtor and we couldn’t be more impressed. Jennifer is so knowledgeable and professional; she knew the right questions to ask when we didn’t- and we are so grateful for that! She is very diligent, and knows the ins and outs of realty; she made the process of buying our first home very pleasant. She had our backs when we ran into a couple of hiccups on our end, and represented us exceptionally well. We would highly recommend her. Thank you Alan Wang Realty for helping us find our first family home that we absolutely love!"
Emma and Bobby
"Hands down one of the best and most professional experience I’ve had in purchasing a home! Alan, you made this whole experience smooth sailing. Thank you for being there and for giving us your undivided time in finding our dream home! *with a Notebook porch as a bonus!"
I had the experience of having Jennifer Tom as my agent for both the selling and the buying side. My agent on the buying side fell short, and Jennifer stepped in with a vengeance. Not only did she expertly complete the negotiations to close on my house, she found my new house, (100 miles away). She, again, initiated testy negotiations and closed on both properties two days apart.
I could go on and on. Just know that Jennifer always had my back. And her astute counsel always put me at ease. She never steered me wrong, with humor and professionalism."
Trika and Roman
"In one of the most competitive housing markets, Alan is a miracle worker. A couple years ago, my husband and I worked with Alan to buy our first home together. More recently, when it came time to sell and buy a bigger place, there was absolutely no chance we would have worked with anyone besides Alan.
From start to finish for each transaction, Alan has been nothing less than amazing. We never once felt pressured into doing something we did not want nor did we feel like we were ever making an uninformed decision. Alan was always available to talk through the options with us any time of the day. He would stay up late at night to go over all the documents and make sure everything looked right. Alan was always on our side and worked really hard so we didn’t have to. He makes you feel like you are his only client.
Alan is a skilled negotiator. He always puts his clients first and truly has their interests at heart. We would recommend Alan unreservedly to anyone who is looking for a realtor."
"Jennifer has been instrumental to my house search. I could not be more satisfied with her extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate for you. It took a few months to finally find the one for me, but I can definitely say it was all worth it, and I couldn’t be happier! Rest assured that if she’s helping you with your house purchase, that she’s doing everything possible with the utmost integrity and transparency. If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t go with any other realtor other than Jennifer. Five star service all around!!!"
Nipun and Niveditha
"Alan Wang helped us buy as well as sell our house. When we were looking to buy this house, he went above and beyond what we expected to help us close the deal. He gave us good advice, was patient as weevaluated the different options and overall, reduced the stress of the decision. I can truly say that we would not have bought our house without him.
A few years later, when we decided to move out of the Bay Area, he was there to help us again in selling our house. Unfortunately, this was also the time when the market switched from sellers' to a buyers' market. The sale ended up taking longer than we initially expected, and we had to move out of the Bay Area. We trusted him to take care of the sale for us and he did that magnificently. He continued to persevere, got a buyer for us and helped us close the sale while we were remote.
I highly recommend him to my friends and anyone else who is looking for an agent who is also your friend."
"Jennifer and her team helped my fiance and I find our first home in Sunnyvale! She really took the time to understand our preferences and always made time to show us around different houses on weekends. Once we were ready to put an offer down, she walked us through the whole process and answered all our questions. She also has good advice on furnishing the place and has a good eye for design! Jennifer is always super responsive and on top of everything! If you're looking for a real estate agent, I highly recommend choosing Jennifer and her team. They'll definitely help you find what you're looking for!"
Manoj and Deepa
"My wife and I worked with Jennifer (and team) for several months since Fall of 2017. In retrospect, what we asked from Jen and team was extremely demanding with multiple constraints. They exceeded our expectations at every step. During a time, which is expected to be stressful, was made pretty easy and enjoyable, thanks to Jennifer. She was great with her attention to detail and ability to stay on top of multiple threads. She is diligent and prompt with her communication which helped us make decisions with a good perspective throughout. I strongly recommend Jennifer and Alan to anybody looking to hire a good realtor in the Bay Area."
Kunal and Harmeet
Jennifer and Danny
"Jennifer is the best!!!! she helped us find the perfect home for our family! we are so happy that we chose her and her team when purchasing a new home she is very patient and always available when we had any questions and concerns. she walked us through everything, since we were a first time home buyer she made sure we understood everything before we closed. she gave us lots of choices and made sure we got the right price that fits our budget we love our brand new home thanks Jennifer you are truly a blessing!!! ANYONE WHO IS OUT THERE LOOKING FOR A HOME, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JENNIFER SHE WILL FIND YOU THE PERFECT HOME!!!!!!"
Aashish and Preeti
"We had the most amazing experience buying a home with Alan. It was our first home and we were complete novices about the whole process: be it the bay area neighborhoods, good schools, disclosures or any aspect of home-owning. We were also buying during a time when bids were becoming inexplicably irrational in some neighborhoods. We are so thankful that we had Alan to guide us so sincerely in this otherwise daunting journey.
Alan is very professional, honest and pro-active. He tirelessly showed us more than 50 homes, advising us about the pros and cons of each place, what to pay attention to, what was easily fixable and what was not, what was good and bad about a certain neighborhood, how much a home and neighborhood is worth, steered us clear from irrationality, and in the process learnt our likes and preferences too. He addressed any concerns we had about disclosures, pricing of a house, renovation estimates; all the time being as prompt as prompt can get. He has a great strategy to make sure your offer is very competitive. In our case, we placed a property inspection contingency, and how Alan mobilized inspectors within 5 days to conduct inspections and provide reports was truly remarkable. There are times when we ourselves forgot to do something related to our home, but Alan had our back, like procuring permits for our home from the city, getting appointments from the termite company, etc.
As a buyer in a seller’s market, we were always on the quest for a realtor who would be on our side, advise us with our money like it was his own, and help us get something that we would love. If you are searching for the same, look no farther than Alan! With his enthusiastic demeanor, great knowledge of Silicon Valley and high standards of ethics you’ll almost be left missing the home-hunt!"
Angelina and Dan
Med and Gina
"I contacted Alan Wang Realty to help us sell our condominium at the Sonora in San Jose. My call to Alan was returned the same evening. The next day two extremely efficient ladies (Jennifer and Ashley) stopped by, surveyed the property, explained the next steps if we listed the property with them, and left a detailed brochure including market analysis with us. They also provided recommendations for the listing price.
We decided to list with them. All paperwork, property survey and cleaning, and property staging was completed in three days and the condominium was listed on the fourth day. Mailers with professional photos and experienced marketing descriptions were in the boxes of all neighbors immediately and open houses were scheduled on the fifth and sixth day which happened to be Saturday and Sunday. Plans were to allow few days before opening bids, however, offers came in right away and we accepted a pre-emptive offer almost 5% above asking price before the end of the weekend.
Alan, Jennifer, and Ashley worked diligently with the buyer, bank, and title company and ensured everything was ready for closing that happened within five weeks from the time we first contacted Alan. Throughout the process communication was extremely efficient. E-mails were returned the same day and phone calls were answered before the third ring.
We recommended this young, experienced, efficient, and highly proactive group to other members of our family and would not hesitate to endorse them to potential customers."
“Alan and his team are great in many ways and helped us to buy our house in an almost-impossible market! The 2 things that I appreciated the most from him and his team were 1) Their responsiveness. I am the type of person who has a ton of questions and is always trying to research and learn, so I know that to some my e mails and questions can be overwhelming. But Alan and his team always answered super fast and gave me all the info I needed to feel secure in moving forward. 2) Alan helped to set our expectations. Being in the market that we are in isn't ideal, but one of the reasons why we won our house was because we knew (as best as possible) what to expect and prepare for, which was a big plus and ultimately the game changer. I would recommend Alan and his team to anyone who is looking to win in this kind of crazy market! One of the reasons we chose to buy our house with him was because he had a proven track record of closing deals and winning homes for their clients. They really know what they're doing and who they're up against. Thanks Alan!”
"Strategy, Action and Results characterize my experiences with the Alan Wang Realty Group. As a buyer, Alan’s deep understanding of the real-time market bidding strategy, and follow-through after winning the bid, allowed me to complete a home selection and purchase against an incredibly tight schedule. Fantastic service from start to finish – I was overwhelmed!"
"I know Alan from our LinkedIn days and I found him to be an very professional with strong work ethics. When I found out he is also a reputed real estate professional, I sought his help for our first home. I had worked with couple of other agents in the past and my experience was very stressful. In this hot silicon valley market they were mainly interested in closing the transaction and moving to the next one. Working with Alan was very refreshing. He was knowledgeable about the market and the process. He took time to really understand our need. He was patient and gently guided us through the decision making process. When we found our dream home, he pitched our offer with a personal touch that helped us get it even though we were not the top bidder. With his strong connections with mortgage lenders we could secure our loan quickly and close the deal within 7 days. I would highly recommend Alan for your real estate needs. For Alan helping his clients buy or sell is not just a transaction. For him relationship matters. He will continue to be there for any help much after the transaction is done as he has been there for me."
"Thinking about buying a home can be as important a decision if not more important than deciding which home to buy. I would recommend Alan and his team as your first point of reach out to share your initial ideas (maybe even concerns), have a healthy dialog and explore the 'art of the possible'.
Daniel & Victoria
"Jennifer is a fantastic real estate agent. Out of the four real estate agents my wife and I have worked with, our experience with Jennifer was the best by far. From gathering our requirements to moving into our new home, Jennifer worked hard to ensure nothing was missed. She really went above and beyond after the closing of our home, helping us think through renovations and negotiate contractors. Jennifer provided so much more value than your typical agent, I highly recommend her."
Summer & Anthony
"Alan and his team were amazing! They had our house on the market and sold within a week! They worked together to make something that is typically a stressful process, an easy and seamless one for us. From the property inspections, to putting the house on the market, the sale, and then closing the loan transaction, everything went so smoothly. I would highly recommend Alan and his team if you are looking to sell your house. They are in touch with the highly-competitive market that we live in, and are able to use their knowledge and strategies to get the best for their clients!
We are so glad we chose to work with Jennifer to help us find our new home. She is so knowledgeable with the current market conditions, which is essential in this highly-competitive Bay Area market! She researched houses, found ones she thought fit our criteria, got us in to see the house before it was listed on the market, and gave us the best advantage when we went to put in our offers! We looked at countless houses since we were very particular about what we wanted, and she always kept our interests in mind throughout the process. She was there to answer all of our many questions, and was available through text or email at any time of the day. She truly goes beyond her duties and it shows just how much she cares about her clients. Her level of commitment is unmatched! Even once we had found our home, she was still there to offer us suggestions from moving companies to remodel specialists and any other needs or questions you would have when moving into a new home. She has been so thoughtful throughout this whole process. Even when we worried if we would ever find the perfect house, she would just say to trust her and trust the process. And she was right! We found our dream home and couldn't be happier with the way everything worked out. I highly recommend her if you are searching for a new home! She truly puts one hundred percent effort into finding her clients the best home possible and always keeps their needs as a priority. I feel that in a market as crazy as ours in the Bay Area, you need a realtor who you can trust and depend on and who will always be doing what's in your best interest. And that is exactly what Jennifer does!"
Cindy & Vincent
"Alan and Jennifer were absolutely fantastic! This was our first time buying a home, so we were obviously very confused. But Alan and Jennifer were there every step of the way to guide us and explain everything. Whenever we had questions, they had the answers to us by the end of the day, if not sooner. Even when we had our doubts, Alan and Jennifer were willing to go above and beyond to get us the home we loved. We are so incredibly happy, and there's no way for us to thank Alan and Jennifer enough. We highly recommend the Alan Wang Realty Group!"
Will & Carvie
"It was so great to be able to work with [Alan] and Jen. Jen is just marvelous. You have a fantastic team that make dreams become reality. Carvie appreciates your team commitment to strive for the best. It was a fun and exciting experience for us. Thanks again to both [Alan & Jen] and the team!"
“We worked with Alan to sell our townhome and to purchase our new home earlier this spring. Alan was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and guided us through the crazy Bay Area housing market. He was always on top of everything that needed to get done, and was always very responsive to our emails and text messages, no matter what time of day (or night!) it was. We got a great offer on our townhouse and had are very happy in our new home. We highly recommend Alan for any of your real estate needs.”
"Alan and Jennifer have been very helpful and resourceful throughout selling our previous home and buying our current house. Alan and Jennifer prepped me in a very educative way before we started the process. There were a lot of questions during the process but Alan and his team were able to address our questions and concerns. It has been a very positive experience and Alan and Jennifer have made the process smooth."
"I worked with Jennifer and Dwayne [East Bay Partner], I must say both of them made me feel so comfortable and at ease. From hunting for the house to closing, it was quick, easy and comfortable. At no point in time did I feel the pressure of being on my own in this entire journey. I must place on records Dwyane's turnaround time and responses to the silliest of my queries:-) Thanks guys for helping me buy my first home in the US, you made it a pleasurable experience."