"We can't thank Unhei enough for everything she has done to help us buy our new home and sell our old home. Unhei has our highest recommendation for anyone looking for a knowledgeable and thoughtful real estate agent in the East Bay. With her help, our family was able to successfully navigate through the complexities of the competitive buying process without much pain. From the financing and inspections to all the little things that need to get done, Unhei is super connected in the community and just patiently walked us through the process until we closed. We were so satisfied with the buying process that we decided to have Unhei help us again but this time to sell our old home. We were faced with an uncertain market situation and unsure about the timing. We cannot say enough about how she blew away our expectations in this process. Her guidance and her ability to get our home ready to be sold in short timeframe was executed flawlessly. We sold our home in record time and at the right price. We could not be happier and so glad to have Unhei as our real estate agent. We could not recommend anyone better! Thanks Unhei!"
"We were so fortunate to work with Unhei Kang to both purchase and sell our home. Among her many shining qualities: she's detail oriented, knows her field, is efficient, super smart, professional and really kind-hearted. She always took the time to answer our questions, show us many listings, provide us with comps and ensure that we had all the paperwork together that we needed (and there's a lot of paperwork involved!). We trusted her in the recommendations she made for selling our home and everything that she anticipated and forecasted seem to come true.
"My wife and I recently worked with Unhei to purchase our first home in Oakland and had an absolutely fantastic experience. As first time home buyers, we were completely new to the real estate process, were not that familiar with the East Bay market, and had a lot of questions.
"Choosing a realtor is a major decision, and I wholeheartedly recommend Unhei for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the East Bay.
"Unhei Kang represented our interests in the sale of our family home in Berkeley this year (February, 2013) and her presence and efforts throughout the process are worthy of our highest praise. From the moment we met her through the closing of escrow, she displayed the highest degree of professional excellence.
"We found Unhei by accident — a very happy accident — when I came to the Grubb office on Claremont Avenue to inquire about a condo “For Sale” sign in the neighborhood and she was available to answer questions. That condo would not have done, but within just a few weeks Unhei helped us find one that had all the features we wanted. She shepherded us through the often-tedious purchase process and THEN she undertook the challenge of selling the house in the Montclair hills in which we had lived for 49 years. So much had to be done to make it marketable, but Unhei knew exactly what to do and she managed everything, down to the smallest detail. (She was there so often that sometimes it seemed that she was living in the house!)
"Unhei is incredible. We whole-heartedly recommend her services. We actually churned through a few realtors before randomly meeting Unhei at an open house. Her authenticity, expertise, warmth - we immediately connected.
"Unhei is, simply put, amazing. She sat with us and helped us be realistic about what we would find in our budget range. She was patient as we toured houses. She had to work extra hard in dealing with a difficult seller's agent but kept her poise and good humor throughout our home buying process. I am certainly not eager to do the process again but everything about Unhei's guidance made it easier than it is designed to be. I cannot recommend her highly enough and would use her again in a heartbeat!"
"Unhei is professional, friendly, and communicative. She was with us through the home-buying process as we patiently looked around and bid on a variety of properties. She even entertained a ridiculously low bid, which didn't pan out for us and the place sold for 40% more than we offered, but went through the process none-the-less. Eventually we bought the perfect house, at a reasonable price, with no kinks or delays."
"Unhei is great! Back in 2013 when I was looking to buy my first home, someone recommended Unhei to me. She helped me through the entire home-buying experience, something I knew nothing about, from encouraging me to go to as many open houses as possible every Sunday, to giving me very good advice during the contingency period. She helped me narrow down which neighborhoods to look at (she knows the Oakland/Berkeley area well). I initially wanted to live in North Oakland and never considered Berkeley, but she showed me some nice places in Berkeley and I eventually found a wonderful home in Berkeley, thanks to Unhei! I always recommend her to friends who are looking for a place in the East Bay!"
"Unhei Kang recently sold my house in the Elmwood district of Berkeley. It was a pleasure working with Unhei. She made the whole process seem easy and in the end she obtained 150% of the asking price. Unhei seems to have a very analytical mind with a wonderful artistic flair.
"Unhei helped us through all phases of buying our first home: finding and viewing homes, bids, paperwork, advice, etc. She couldn't have provided more excellent service. She's as professional as can be and a really nice person, too. She responded quickly to all questions, calls, and emails (the realtor we had for a short time before her definitely did not) and was very patient and supportive through the various occasional low points of finding and purchasing a new home. She was always on time for meetings. She won't push you into a home you don't want or need just for the sake of a sale: her #1 priority is finding the right home for you, and she'll do whatever it takes to make it happen.
"My partner had worked with Unhei before and I am very glad I listened to her advice and hired Unhei for my first purchase in Berkeley. Unhei showed infinite patience in answering my million questions (and promptly too!) even going so far as to help me navigate the intimidating (and frustrating) permit department at the City of Berkeley. She also has great contacts in the industry and scheduled visits by the plumber, contractor etc making it a lot smoother for me. Her efficiency, thoroughness and attention to detail really made the complicated process of buying a house much less ornery for me. I will definitely hire Unhei again for my next property."
"My fiancee and I met Unhei at an Open House, randomly. We were just beginning a casual search for a home. Within a week we'd found a place we loved and she had drafted an amazing offer for us. A month later we were moving in, having closed in a short 3 weeks, made possible because Unhei also connected us with a trusted/amazing mortgage broker since our personal broker faltered at the worst time. She truly has an amazing team backing her up.
"Unhei is an extremely resourceful, responsive, and professional realtor who was an invaluable asset when buying our home in Oakland in 2011. Unhei was so amazing that when we unexpectedly needed to uproot and relocate out of the Bay Area a year later, we did not hesitate to retain her services once again, this time to sell our home.
"It was a pleasure to work with Unhei. She brings all her Bay Area knowledge, a no-nonsense attitude and a discerning eye to her projects. We hit the ground running and I had my place ready for sale very quickly. All her advice was spot-on and I think was key in getting my place sold in a timely manner.
"We are very happy with our house and the deal we got, and think that Unhei would be a great asset to anyone else’s search for their dream home.”
"Thanks again for your creative thinking, grace, and hard work on our behalf. We appreciated the consistent level of professionalism and care that you showed for us throughout the entire process. Also, your intuition for our family’s specific needs, so that we could end up in the right place."
"Unhei is an amazing realtor. We were first-time buyer, she not only referred us to a very reputable local loan agent (which was a huge help in the process), but also guided us through the entire process patiently. She responded our messages and questions very fast, and on offer bitting days she was very dedicated with updates and suggestions."
"Unhei is a solid realtor who helped guide us though a tough process in a very tough market. We met Unhei randomly at an open house and have since have been nothing less than impressed with her experience and keen sense of the East Bay market.
"My wife and I just purchased our first home together and Unhei was the sole reason that we were able to maintain our sanity throughout the process. She is patient, proactive, extremely knowledgeable, and honest.
"We had a really great experience with Unhei as our agent. I met her at an open house about a year before we were ready to look seriously. I remembered her after all that time because she had treated me as a real potential home buyer, even though I might not have looked like I could afford very much (most agents I met did not give me that respect).
“Unhei was exactly the person I needed to guide me through the process of buying my first home.
“After years of dreaming of buying my first home. Unhei helped me make it a reality. From the beginning of seeing what I could afford, taking me out to the various openings/ tours, sticking through with me in all my questions and flat out telling me “don’t buy this, none of your friends will want to visit you here.” when the places I was looking at were in the sketchy areas. Unhei is always up front with you even when it’s something you don’t want to hear.
"A thorough, trustworthy, impecabbly detailed agent. What a joy to work with! Gave me enough space as to not feel bombarded w/details (as I am a 2nd time homebuyer from SF) and all the while guided me steadily through what turned out to be a very complicated process purchasing my montclair condo in this new and challenging time in real estate.
"My husband and I recently bought a fabulous first house house with Unhei’s help. We had been talking about buying a house for a few years, and as we were expecting our first baby, we thought now was the time to do it. Unhei made it happen!
"I appreciated many qualities about Unhei. In addition to being a consummate professional, she was a tireless advocate, who listened to my preferences, vision, and priorities. Furthermore, Unhei was honest, responsive, and earned my trust. Although my sale had some challenges, throughout the process, I knew Unhei was doing all she could, which reduced my anxieties and resulted in finding a home that thrills me everytime I enter the door."
"Working with Unhei was an absolute joy. As first-time homebuyers and extreme newcomers to the nuances of Bay Area real estate, we simply would not have made it without Unhei’s help, her expertise, and her constant good cheer. She answered all of our questions (and we asked a bunch!) clearly and patiently, and expertly steered us through every step of the process.
“I never thought I’d be able to purchase a home on a single income… But now I am officially a home owner thanks to Unhei. She’s great great great! A few reasons why I’m really glad I worked with Unhei:
“Unhei helped me find my first home! Unhei is a very professional person, she has excellent project management skills and made the whole house buying process very simple for me, keeping me informed at all times. Unhei understands and listens to the needs of her clients and uses that information to select homes that are suitable for them. Unhei is highly creative and can visualize how properties can be made into homes, she is a people to property matchmaker.”
“She has been very helpul, highly coordinative through out the process of house hunting to closing the deal. I highly recommend her.”
“Unhei has very high standards of customer service. Her planning and organized approach resulted in effective searches and property visits. Her patience (no pressure approach) in working with us through our process of narrowingour property selections reflected her understanding of the real estate business…Unhei provides great representation for her clients, doing everything in her capacity to ensure a smooth and satisfactory transaction. Thanks Unhei and all the best!”
“Thank you Unhei, we could not have done this without your gentle and honest guidance and attentiveness. We will be recommending you highly to anyone even thinking about buying a house!”
“Thank you so much, Unhei, for making this possible. We absolutely love the house, and already feel at home….We couldn’t be happier, and really look forward to working on our home over the years.”