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I was born in Osaka, Japan, and lived there until my graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. While in college, a trip around the United States convinced me to move to California to pursue my MBA and I have lived here ever since. My love of architecture, especially the mid-century modern style here in California, and my passion for interior design, brought me to the residential real estate profession. Coupled with my work in sales and marketing fields in high tech firms in Silicon Valley, my years of experience in Bay Area real estate make me the ideal choice for your next real estate transaction.
As a Realtor, I thrive by helping you reach your real estate goals with minimum stress and maximum happiness. I help sellers transform their home to a fantastic listing that can result in optimum selling terms and dollars. I’m eager to educate buyers so that they win their dream home on the best possible terms. I work hard and go above and beyond to serve my clients. It’s my pleasure to navigate you to success in this competitive Bay Area real estate market.
How long have you called the Bay Area home?
Over 23 years in total. I’ve lived in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Santa Clara and for the last twelve years in Oakland.
How long have you been a Realtor in the Bay Area and what (real estate related) accomplishments are you most proud of?
I have been a Realtor in the East Bay for over 10 years, focusing on Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and beyond.
Because of my background, I have had the privilege to serve the Japanese communities throughout the East Bay. As a Realtor with over a decade of experience, my knowledge and expertise of the Bay Area real estate market, as well as my formative years in Japan have helped eliminate language and cultural barriers to ensure my clients journey to sell or buy properties is smooth and stress-free.
I am proud of helping seniors, who decide to move back to Japan after spending so many years in the US, sell their homes. I am very happy to find homes for newcomers to the Bay Area, who are excited to start a journey toward their American dream. Their smile at the end of their transaction is priceless.
Sell us. Why the San Francisco Bay Area?
When I was a college student in Kobe, Japan, I made a month-long trip to the US and visited Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Boston, and Miami. Among them, I thought San Francisco was a city where I could picture myself living. Two years later, I came back to the San Francisco Bay Area and have made it my second home. What can I say? It’s beautiful and the people are wonderful.
Give it up. Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in the Bay Area?
I enjoy walking my Beagles, and they are especially happy when we go to a park that allows them to be off-leash. My favorite park is just about a mile away from my home, the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. Run by the East Bay Regional Park District, it’s over 900 acres and has many trails that allow your dogs to roam freely as long as they’re under control of your voice. Woof-woof!
Complete this sentence: In my free time....
In my free time, I love taking care of my garden. Every year I tackle a few projects to make it better. I have a garden studio, a small sitting area, and terraced planting area so far. I plant new flowers every year to add more colors and it is becoming nice. Gardening is very satisfying.
Great Listing Agent! Highly Recommended.
I had the pleasure working with Hiroko as my listing agent in selling my Upper Rockridge home. From start to finish, my experience with her was superb! She answered all the questions I had, helped me choose what to do before listing, introduced me to contractors, and ran excellent marketing campaigns. Thank you, Hiroko! I highly recommend her for your next real estate transaction.
I Bought and Sold a Property Using Hiroko. She is Professional, and Very Knowledgeable.
Hiroko is the best. She's a consummate professional, very knowledgeable of the local markets, pricing and marketing strategy, legal, mortgage finance, insurance, property preparation (staging, painting, inspection, etc.,) and timing. She’s responsive and thorough. We’ve worked with her in both purchasing and selling our property and she is simply the best real estate agent we’ve ever had.
Absolutely Trustworthy from Start to Finish!
Hiroko has worked with me for years on my condo in Jack London Square. As an out of town property owner, Hiroko was instrumental in leasing out my unit to renters and maintaining a local presence for my tenants. Hiroko worked patiently with me when the time came to sell my condo. She was responsive, strategic, and most of all, absolutely trustworthy from beginning to end of my very fast sales process. I would recommend Hiroko to anyone looking to buy or sell and I look forward to another opportunity to work with her in the Bay Area. Thank you, Hiroko for all that you've done for us!
Hiroko Works Very Hard to Get Your Dream Home! Highly Recommended.
Hiroko is very patient, responsive, creative, trustworthy and professional. I highly recommend her if you want to find your dream home in East Bay. She listens to you very well, and understands what your needs are. Even when things are not going well for you outside your control, she works very hard for you. She's also very personable. I really enjoyed working with her. Because of her, now I'm a first-time homeowner in East Bay! I can't thank her enough!! If you're looking for an agent who is experienced and knowledgeable of this hot market, you should talk to Hiroko.
Hiroko is Trustworthy and Patient.
Thanks for her big help, we could find a place to live in East Bay! Hiroko was very trustworthy and patient with us. She really understood our needs and limited financial plan. And she always gave us helpful advice when we met difficulties. Without her, we couldn't buy a place such smoothly!
Contact Hiroko Tsumori, Realtor at Bay Area Modern Real Estate, at 510-409-3472 for your San Francisco Bay Area real estate needs.