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I am a homeowner as of September 2020. Buying a home in COVID-19 was a big shot with all businesses shut and many restrictions, the team facilitated the process and had nothing but customer care and satisfaction delivered to the highest level. I’d recommend the team to you if you are purchasing properties in the SF bay area. I am looking forward to doing further business in the future with this absolutel...

— Sara J. | Home Buyer

Stressed about selling your house while trying to live in it and go about your daily life? I was too! The Hanna group was amazing at supporting us through the process. Never did we feel pressured at any point along the process. We agreed in advance on the time frame that each step in the process would take. The team was in constant communication with us and very understanding if I had questions or concer...

— Anna L. | Home Seller

We heard about Zaid through a friend of ours. On the first visit, we got more information about home buying than anything we had read/heard before. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions about the home-buying process. Zaid guided us through it and helped us more than we expected. Given the covid situation, there were no open houses. Zaid made us feel comfortable to ask him any time to visit...

— Ganesh K. | Home Buyer

Zaid and his team are amazing! We recently bought a new home with Zaid’s help and the process went very smoothly. He helped link us to a lender (who was awesome), was honest about homes that we looked at, and ensures that everyone follows through on their part. He also helped to sell our old house within two weeks, which was wonderful given the market. I honestly don’t think we would’ve been successful i...

— Liz C. | Home Buyer

Here we go again! After helping us buy our lovely home in 2018, Zaid did it again and sold it for us at an unbeatable price. If you’re looking to buy or sell a property in the Bay Area, stop here and talk to Zaid. I suggest that you meet with him, listen to his insight, then decide. His excellent knowledge of real estate, his solid customer service skills, and his extensive experience is priceless! Don’t...

— Saffar M. | Home Buyer & Seller

My experience with Zaid and his team was nothing short of amazing! I immediately felt at ease after my first conversation with Zaid as he answered all of my elementary questions and was so patient and kind. I couldn’t believe how seamless the process was despite the minor complications his team uncovered regarding my Mom’s trust documentation. And even then, Zaid’s team took the lead and laid out the st...

— Samantha S. | Home Seller

I have had 5 transactions using Zaid with Real Estate 38. I am more than pleased with the overall experience. If you are looking for fast sales at a great price Zaid and his team are at the top of the list.

— Mark W. | Home Buyer & Seller

My husband and I bought our first townhome with Zaid a couple of years ago and when we decided to move, we looked no further than Zaid and his group. We were both sellers and buyers during the pandemic, which was extremely stressful but Zaid and his team made the whole process very smooth for us.

— Aki N.

Zaid helped me and my wife purchase a home that truly made our hearts sing. It’s stressful to buy during COVID-19, but Zaid made it easy. His communication was stellar with fast responses and weekly check-ins. Our initial set of showings fell through due to properties going pending the day before, and Zaid put together a completely new schedule in just a few hours. Zaid is honest and transparent, never a...

— Justin N. | Home Buyer

Zaid and his team are simply awesome. This is the 2nd time I worked with him and his team for buying and selling my home and they were just amazing! Zaid, Sushanta, Nedda, Teresa, and Amanda are simply superb and they know what they’re doing. They made all the transactions so easy and simple!

— Sima D. | Home Buyer & Seller

Zaid did a great job. He was kind, professional, humble, personable, smart, and a strong negotiator. I appreciated that he was very responsive to our emails and calls and very thorough. He made what can often seem like a daunting task (selling a home) easy and pain-free. We got a great price in this market, thanks to Zaid’s expert input and guidance.

— Dawn F. | Home Seller

My husband and I were first-time home buyers, and what a ride it was! We found Zaid through Redfin and had our introductory call on a Saturday. That evening, we found a must-see listing on Redfin, and, going only off of our positive initial impression, we told Zaid we’d like to engage him asap and whether he could help us see the house the next morning. Zaid responded right away and took time out of his ...

— Jessica C. | Home Buyer

Zaid and his team are nothing short of exceptional! My wife and I originally contacted Zaid’s team through Yelp after being referred to them by one of our good friends (who also had many good things to say and purchased their home through Zaid’s team). Being 1st-time homebuyers, we really had no idea what we needed to do or exactly how to go about it. Zaid got right back to us within the hour and we set ...

— Steven L. | Home Buyer

We just purchased our 2nd home in the bay area and boy, it was such a night and day experience for us (we worked with a different real estate agent previously). If we can give the Hanna Group 10 stars, we would. Zaid was The numbers guy and had a solid grasp on the market trends, he talked to us about good vs. bad investments, fixer-upper vs. new construction, and he never once hesitated to let us know h...

— Trinh T. | Home Buyer

Working with Zaid Hanna was nothing short of a 5-star experience! After interviewing several agents, we hired Zaid to help us sell our home in Willow Glen and help us find a new one. We met with Zaid at our home and he spent hours answering all of our questions and providing us with objective data regarding the number of homes he sells, provided us with information on comps in our area, and how long thei...

— Aileen D. | Home Buyer & Seller

We started the process of buying our first home without any prior knowledge or experience with real estate and home buying. We interviewed a few different real estate agents before deciding on Zaid’s Hanna group. In his introductory presentation, Zaid gave us a lot of confidence by walking us through the home buying process, sharing facts, explaining his reasoning by backing it up with data, and also ans...

— Parth B. | Home Buyer

We purchased our house with the help of Zaid and Andrew. They were incredibly helpful and responsive from the beginning of this complex process and guided us through it. They helped us get a feel for the market, scheduled private open houses, provided good comps, and made the process very smooth. We were lucky to have found the house we liked and I thank Zaid and Andrew to help us close the deal.

— Sabina S. | Home Buyer

Zaid and Andrew were absolutely the best! We were buying our first home, and hence, had very limited knowledge/experience. The initial presentation was super detailed and data-focused. The subsequent open houses, viewing appointments, offering drafting processes, etc. were seamless. Special shoutout to Andrew who was extremely quick to respond to all our queries, and patient throughout the process.

— Bhavika B. | Home Buyer

Just two months ago, at the very start of our first home-buying journey, I found The Hanna Group on Yelp and loved the rave reviews about Zaid and his team. I sent a message and heard back from Zaid directly within about 20 minutes. Zaid set up an introductory call with me that afternoon. We had our buyers consult with him the very next day, and he paired us with our amazing agent Andrew Mirza. Literall...

— Christina R. | Home Buyer

We first met Andrew Mirza (our Realtor®) and Zaid Hanna over Zoom at the height of the pandemic. In the midst of a very hot market, Andrew helped us buy our dream home in 3 short months – very rare because all my other friends buying homes spent 3x more time than that! Because of Andrew’s resourcefulness, we somehow came upon an amazing opportunity with an off-market property (not yet on MLS). Within 12 ...

— Abhilasha S. | Home Buyer

My fiance and I were looking to buy our first home this summer. Met with Zaid and Andrew virtually for 30 minutes and it all just felt right. Zaid and Andrew’s approach to this whole process made our decision to choose them so easy. The bottom line: they just wanted us happy in a home that we loved, backed by their years of experience and data-driven decisions. Andrew was amazing and took us on tours of...

— Bryan G. | Home Buyer

Zaid, Andrew, and the rest of the team were excellent. They were professional, prompt, and had a real knowledge of the real-estate business. They helped us lock in a good price, referred us to great lenders, and provided fantastic notes on the disclosure documents. If you are a first-time buyer, they have a great introduction meeting they give that is really helpful. They go over the process and what to...

— Kyle R. | Home Buyer

We were looking for a decent single-family house with a good school district. We got the opportunity to work with Andrew and he quickly took up the whole charge and was so passionate to show us houses one after another. On days I was tired of seeing more than 3 houses but he was all charged up to show more! What I noticed is, if you see a house with Andrew, he gives you a complete picture of the neighbor...

— Aditi S. | Home Buyer

Michael was patient as Firetruck. I felt like we dragged him through San Jose, Boulder Creek, Sacramento, then back down into the Gilroy, San Martin Area. Overall possibly looked at about 40 ish houses together. Feels like there were more houses we checked out. When we first started, the market was pretty lukewarm. Then it got hot pretty quickly. The estimate of homes was a little off for our first offe...

— Josh & Selina | Home Buyer

I met Michael in San Jose. He was selling a nice 2 bedrooms apartment. He was very kind and resourceful. Our personalities had very good chemistry and that day, I decided that I was going to work with him. He is not only an excellent agent, but he has been an amazing mentor. He is fast and helped me to buy a house, I never thought that I was going to do it, but Michael made it easy for me, so we made it ...

— Raul V. | Home Buyer

We met Michael at an open house for a property we were considering. We were immediately impressed by his warmth, professionalism attention to detail, and deep knowledge of the local market. We decided against that particular property but kept Michael in mind, and later called to see if he would be our buyer’s agent for a different property. He remembered us immediately and jumped right into our somewhat ...

— Allen H. | Home Buyer

Michael was full of knowledge. He always went above and beyond to make sure we fully understood what was to come and answered every single one of our crazy questions. We were never left confused or uneasy and that’s what makes working with Michael so great. We knew we were being handled by one of the best and most trustworthy person and during the process of purchasing a home, you want someone like Micha...

— Eleanor A. | Home Buyer

Michael was great to work with, always prompt when answering questions and addressing our concerns. He always gave us the best advice and made sure we were completely comfortable with our home-buying experience. We highly recommend him, Thank you Michael.

— Lorena G. | Home Buyer

My wife and I were very impressed with Michael Council, he went above and beyond to help us find the right house and walked us through every step of the closing process making it stress-free! And as first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and concerns and he was always there to answer them. His number one priority is not the commission but to help his clients find a “home”. Thank You so much fo...

— Roberto M. | Home Buyer

The reason why I'm giving 5 stars is because Michael was always there for us when we needed him. he goes the extra mile to help his customers and never complains or even makes any faces after looking at so many houses in one day. he responds to emails and calls really fast. overall he is a wonderful guy and I would use him and recommend him with no doubt. super professional and will be helping you get th...

— Joaquin D. | Home Buyer

The guidance that we received from A to Z was not expected and couldn’t have been more helpful to move through this buying process. Not only was I blown away by their knowledge and professionalism but had contact referrals for just everything. (lenders, home insurance, contractors, etc.) Any question that we asked them, they promptly responded. The professionalism between the team was very noticeable and...

— Blane & Gladys

We finally found the house we were looking for, thanks to Shilpa. Shilpa is an excellent realtor anyone could ask for. She is reliable, and trustworthy and responds very quickly when you need her opinion … Shilpa has become a dear friend to us than a realtor…We highly recommend Shilpa.

— Durgesh & Shweta | Home Buyers

Shilpa was always available to answer those questions and guided us throughout the process… (she would) ensure we don't miss any blind spots and bid the right amount for the property…Whether you are an experienced home buyer or buying the house for the first time, we highly recommend working with Shilpa and her team to buy your dream home.

— Chintan & Bhavika | Home Buyers

Shilpa is knowledgeable in various aspects of home buying and understood our requirements well. She provided us with a clear picture of the competitive market, and what it would take to find a home we like. Shilpa was patient to show us houses…and provided honest feedback on different aspects…her estimated number was very close to the actual sold price…Shilpa provided us with some options to sweeten the ...

— Vittal & Tanya | Home Buyers

From our first conversation until closing, Shilpa made the home buying experience enjoyable and memorable. That was no easy feat given the crazy housing market! …Shilpa was exceptional in helping us prioritize and identify the type of home we wanted…Shilpa was always patient and provided an unbiased opinion on every home we saw. Shilpa was punctual, and always carried a smile. She was very approachable a...

— Sampurna & Ganesan | Home Buyers

Shilpa never pressured us into touring or not touring a place. We were also super picky but she was super patient…She was always on time, professional and was accessible very easily over text/call…Shilpa is a savior as we had a situation with the lender's appraisal coming short…We had to get a new lender halfway through the process which delayed the closing by a couple of weeks. Shilpa made sure our clos...

— Senthil & Suvetha | Home Buyers

Shilpa, and her team, were of tremendous help for us throughout the process…Shilpa was a super patient with us and answered all our questions. She is very reachable, easy to talk to, very resourceful and has expertise in real-estate & banking. I couldn't recommend her enough, especially if you are a first time home buyer.

— Swapnil & Sushant | Home Buyers

My wife and I … spoke with Shilpa to get her inputs and that day was a game changer for us. We learnt more about the home buying process from Shilpa in an hour than we did from our previous agent in six weeks!…she spent painstaking hours with us…She empowered us…She was extremely professional, proactive and always provided inputs with our best interests at heart…Shilpa was a friend, philosopher and guide...

— Chinmay & Seema | Home Buyers

Shilpa's guidance helped us through the stressful experience into a smooth sailing process. She became a part of our family and she is such a trustworthy person…Shilpa was always available…she is a friendly person and worked very closely with our needs…We had a great experience in buying our dream home and we are glad that Shilpa was our agent. We highly recommend her.

— Hari & Bhuvana | Home Buyers

Nini Tsai and the whole Hanna Group team were so amazing to work with in purchasing our first home! Nini helped us to narrow down our search to the types of neighborhoods we were looking for and made the searching process less overwhelming. In visiting houses, she pointed out things we wouldn't have known to look for and gave us helpful perspectives on if houses were realistically within our budget or no...

— Megan M. | Home Buyer

Highly recommend Nini Tsai! I feel lucky to have her for my buyer agent with my first home. She is knowledgeable and effective. She always replies to the messages pretty quickly and can always solve my problems in time. In addition, I am most grateful for her patience. She explained every step in detail, and honestly analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of the house for my reference. With the help o...

— Wei-Min H. | Home Buyer

We just purchased our 2nd home in the bay area and boy, it was such a night and day experience for us (we worked with a different real estate agent previously). If we can give the Hanna Group 10 stars, we would. Zaid and Nini had such a wealth of knowledge around everything real estate. Nini was incredibly patient and super thoughtful when showing us homes. We had several areas on our list as potential...

— Trinh T. | Home Buyer

Michael helped my family find the perfect home and loan during a grueling search early in 2021. Michael is very personable. He put the needs of me and my family at the top of his mind during a months long search. I would recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for a people-first, knowledgeable partner for their home search.

— Jesus Saucedo | Home Buyer

The best part of the property search was Derek's willingness to accommodate our busy work schedules. He made time for us and was readily available to tour homes whenever we needed to. In addition, Derek always took the extra steps to get helpful insight from the seller's agents to ensure we made competitive offers. They are genuine people who are passionate about what they do. For that we are grateful f...

— Andrew A. | Home Buyer

We're so pleased to have worked with Derek Duncan, Zaid Hanna, and the Hanna group to close on our first home just 3 months after our initial conversation. Derek was an absolute pleasure to work with; he is an experienced and highly personable professional with deep local market knowledge. Derek helped educate us on local market dynamics, interest rates, comps, home inspection reports, neighborhoods, an...

— Spencer S. | Home Buyer

Shilpa was very meticulous and thorough in guiding…I learned every nuance and nitty gritty details in the process while working with her…I would recommend Shilpa for all the home buyers.

— Prajwal & Neha | Home Buyers

Shilpa gave timely insights and guidance on the benefits of going for a community based property…she surveyed the area… brought up some good points that would have been red flags for families with younger children. She also gave us some good insights into what work to do in the house (and what to avoid/postpone), often drawing from her own experiences. Overall an awesome experience, thanks Shilpa!

— Devendra & Priyanka | Home Buyers

Shilpa is an amazing person - she truly cares about finding the "HOME" for her clients. From day 1, Shilpa works relentlessly for her clients…She works tirelessly, being there whenever necessary. She is reachable 24/7…which makes it really convenient to work with her… she's been a great resource…it's been her goal to get us a home we love at a price that's reasonable. She never imposed anything… the best...

— Faisal & Masuda | Home Buyers

Definitely 5 stars for Real Estate 38 with Shilpa Muthye. My husband and I were very much confused about buying a house…luckily we met Shilpa…Shilpa was always available...She was making sure that we are not missing any facts of the house before making an offer…Shilpa is a super friendly, super trustworthy, hard worker and knowledgeable person who will take care of all your needs in the home purchase pro...

— Mohan & Kalyani | Home Buyers

I needed someone who had a good understanding or someone who could point me in the right direction. Shilpa helped in clearing out my questions/concerns…Shilpa maintained healthy communication…Shilpa did understand what kind of homes I am interested in and saved my time/energy by showing those homes.

— Bharat | Home Buyer