It gives us immense pleasure to write this letter of appreciation for all that Om Talajia has done for us. She not only helped us sell our home, but also helped us buy a home. Once our home was sold, she immediately started working on finding properties that met our needs and budget.
Om worked very hard to stage our home for sale. She spent hours and hours looking into every minute details. The end result was impressive. When it came to buying a home, Om showed us several properties that met most of our criteria.
Om is very professional. She returned our calls quickly and was sensitive to our schedule. We would recommend Om Talajia to anyone who is looking to sell their home or looking to buy a home.
Anita and Raj Rajasekharan
Sellers and Buyers
I have to say Om is an awesome realtor. We went through a tough process of buying and selling at same time, but Om did everything in her abilities to achieve the best from both sides. Her knowledge of real estate is amazing, she took control and made sure everything was done accurately.
She is really hardworking, detail-oriented and practical. We are really happy we chose her to be our realtor and would love working with her in future too. She's friendly, energetic, kind, and genuinely cares about your well-being.
She took the time to walk me through every question, concern, and process I came across, and always made me feel safe and comfortable, no matter who I was dealing with. I can honestly say that I have never met a realtor that had such dedication, and passion.
There were things that came up during the process that we stressed about and Om always remained calm and told us everything would work out and as much as I didn't believe her at the time, she was right!
I honestly recommend Om for bay area real estate needs.
Cupertino Seller and Buyer, May 2016
Om Talajia, has a sixth sense, to anticipate her clients' needs and organize the transaction to fully fit their needs. She negotiates the sales price of her listings to heights that are the best price per square foot, for the neighborhood.
She is the best agent for negotiating he terms, when the competition is strong. She is straightforward and can explain all of the steps required to achieve the best results. She steps into action immediately, then closes the sale smoothly.
I had the pleasure of seeing your hard work today at our Portal Ave home. What staging and what transformation!
My Mom would be proud.
Thank you Om and thanks for saving the furniture staging so that I could see my family home for the last time.
Seller of Cupertino home
Om is the best. She listed my home in Cupertino. She helped in preparation, presentation and staging. A real professional, I could not have done it without her. She was always available and provided support and encouragement through the whole process. It could not have gone any smoother. My home sold in a very short time.
I highly recommend Om as a realtor, one that knows the market and will place her clients in very high regard. Thanks, Om.
Cupertino home Seller
Having never sold a home before, I was nervous about the process and inexperienced in all the tasks at hand. Om helped me the entire way – from what changes I should make to the house, to staging my home beautifully, to all the administrative aspects of the sale. Her communication skills with Buyers is strong, her determination to get the best price for your house is steadfast, and devotion to me as a client was unmatched.
I always felt Om had my best interest at heart no matter what the decisions we made together- we were always on the same team. Her knowledge of the real estate market, combined with her gift for dealing with Sellers and Buyers, and understanding of many cultures helps her be a true star realtor. I would recommend her without question.
If you are a buyer or seller of a house in the south bay area (esp. in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto areas), you should immediately call Om Talajia and hire her as your real estate agent. Having now bought and sold a house, we can relate to the agony of going through this process, esp. because it will likely involve both a significant percent of your personal wealth and your emotional investment. And we can categorically say that Om is one of the best, if not the best real estate agent you can hope to find. Why do we say that? Because in our experience, Om goes far and beyond what other agents would say or do, and gets invested in you and your house to an extent that I have not seen in any other professional. Let me highlight a few things:
- Om has the right temperament and judgment, which is the most important element you need if you are buying or selling your house. Most people are not experienced in real estate transactions, what will trip them, the gotchas etc. Knowing that you can rely on someone’s expertise and that their judgment will be right, is very very important. This is more true in the final days of closing the deal, how long to do open house, or when evaluating/putting offers. Do not underestimate those few days when every decision you are going to make is important
- Om gets invested in you. We have known Om for 5 years before we decided to have her be our agent in selling our house. It is very rare in today’s world to have someone spend a lot of time for building long-term relationships (esp. when agents are only interested in making the next sale and not think long term). We now trust her completely and she has our business for life!
- On a day-to-day basis, Om is the best you can hope for. She is very very detail oriented, gets into the utmost ground levels to think what changes you want to make to our house for preparing to sell, and never leaves anything to luck or chance. She has such a strong work ethic and would spend innumerable hours with you and on your house. One word for her is “responsible and reliable”. She will take care of things and if she says it, then she will do it.
- She is very mild mannered, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful about the market, the timing of the transaction, what to look for in a house, and in general an extremely pleasant person to deal with and we are honored and privileged to work with her. I will guarantee that you will 100% thank her later if you decide to select her as your agent.
I know we will always be choosing Om for all our real estate transactions and we are highly recommending her personally to all our friends who are in the market. Trust us when we say this – you would not find any other agent with this level of work ethic, knowledge, personality, and commitment to you as her client. Do yourself a favor and hire her already!
Sumit and Neeru
Cupertino home Sellers
Letter of Recommendation Sept 2011 and 2016
Om, it is my pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation regarding how you handled the sale of our Cupertino home. I really want others to know how much we appreciated your expertise, guidance and professionalism.
Here are some of Om’s qualities I observed during our sale:
Om knows the market well, both buyers and sellers currently active in this area.
- She knows what needs to be updated or repaired to make a home marketable and to stand out above any competing properties.
- Om is well connected to service contractors to quickly make your home ready for the market.
- She goes above and beyond other Realtors by following up on every detail required.
- Om has an artful designer’s eye required to make a house appealing to all buyers.
- Her staging abilities and the amount of work she does is well beyond what other Realtors will do for you.
- We believe she works night and day, 7-days a week on behalf of her clients.
- We put a lot of trust in Om, and it paid off during the entire process.
With the Highest Regard,
Fred & Kathy Richey
Cupertino and San Jose home sellers
From: Diana and James Cox
Date: March 2, 2011
Re: Om Talajia
It was a real privilege working with Om in selling our home. We benefited from her wealth of knowledge, extensive experience in real estate and her excellent taste in making suggestions for improvements. We highly recommend her.
Om made suggestions which included installing a completely new kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances, new hardwood floors throughout most of the house and beautiful marble floors in some areas. She also suggested removing things which opened up with whole living area. All the work was done very reasonably. The changes made a remarkable difference and garnered many “Wows”. Her artistic talent was apparent in the lovely way she staged our home.
As a result of Om’s creative and practical suggestions our home was dramatically transformed into a beautiful, serene, open invitation for living. Om’s passion for her work came through in every aspect of her dealings. She possesses the ability to focus all her attention on you and your needs, while working efficiently to get things done.
All of our friends, neighbors and family were impressed with her. She is gracious, listens patiently and at the same time, has a gentle but determined approach for accomplishing her goal. We would say that she is very skilled in the art of “gentle persuasion” which, in the end, proved that she knew exactly what she was talking about with her suggestions for improvements. No doubt about it!
The result was that our home sold in 7 days with 8 offers, most of them over the asking price. Once again, if you need an exceptional real estate agent just call Om and be assured that you will have a positive and rewarding experience. We certainly did.
December 3, 2010
It’s not easy entrusting a major asset such as a home into a stranger's hand. We wanted an agent with our best interest in mind, but that in itself is useless unless coupled with knowledge of the market's pulse.
From the day of her seller’s presentation, to the day of the first showing, Om was confident in the pricing of our property. During preparations, I had concerns about recent sales and new listings pushing us down or taking the wind out of our sails. We wanted "best price" as Om promised us, but we also wanted to sell. I've seen overpriced homes help sell their neighbors in this rough market. She took those concerns in stride and confidently said we will get offers and the pricing was still appropriate to generate such.
This was a stock 45 year old home with original kitchen and counters. The yard had very little grooming. Not even a lawn. We were set on selling as is without putting anything into it. Reluctantly we took her advice for basic improvements. Walking thru another old house that she had refreshed opened my eyes to what the buyers would be comparing us to and what needed to be done to visually appeal.
She had our house repainted inside out to her color scheme and refinished the hardwood floors. Yes, she had other valid improvement ideas. Being cautious, we turned those down. After she staged it with appropriate, clean, fresh furnishings and lighting, it was barely recognizable. It had become light, spacious, relaxed, and rejuvenated. The ambiance was very pleasing. Her interior decorating skills were perfect. In hindsight, she has a firm grasp with interior decorating.
The wave of agents that came to the Wednesday Broker's tour was very impressive with a lot of them knowing Om. Thursday and Friday was continuous traffic well into the night as reported by the neighbor across the street. Saturday and Sunday, Om held Open house and that also generated high traffic. On Tuesday morning, we had the pleasure of sorting through 10 offers with 3 of them being above asking price. We were in escrow after 6 days on the market (and several weeks of preparing).
Om orchestrated the improvements, inspection, marketing, showing, and negotiating of our sale beautifully. She proficiently headed off potential pitfalls.
Om has proven to us that she is not a stranger - she knows the heartbeat of the market. She knows how to leverage with backup offers when negotiating.
I do not hesitate in recommending her. It boils down to having faith in what your agent says - she has earned ours.
I wish upon you the same pleasure that we experienced.
Seller of home in Cupertino
Oct 8, 2009
The tour was amazing. I love the way the house looks it is absolutely beautiful.
Wow, Thanks for the update. It is all coming together and it is looking great! It is amazing how fast all of this got done. I can't believe how beautiful it looks! You have done an amazing job.
Once again thanks so much for everything. Please call me if you have any questions.
Our house looks great now! We are re-discovering our house again.
It looks so much more beautiful and so much bigger now. Our little son was asking “we don’t need to look at other houses”.
All the friends have praised and congratulated us in advance after looking at the virtual tour on MLS.
Thanks many a times to you for working so hard to make our house so attractive.
Vikas and Priyanka Minglani
What a wonderful and resourceful agent Om is!
We were very new to home buying since this was the first house that we purchased. Om patiently guided us through the process answering all our questions (sometimes really stupid questions).
She has a very good knack of suggesting what houses would work for you based on your situation. The best part is that even after we have bought the house Om is sharing her wealth of experience with us in remodelling our home.
Om can visualize ten steps ahead while remodelling a room and she has been guiding us all along on how to remodel the kitchen, what flooring to use, what countertops and cabinets would look good etc.
We would be really lost without Om.
Om is just AWESOME... We are really glad that we chose Om Talajia as our agent. We are recommending her to all our friends.
Cupertino home buyer
It still feels like a Dream !!
This note is to share our recent home buying experience with your super star realtor Om Talajia. The escrow closed on Jan 19 and now we are living our dream and without Om this couldn't have happened.
After working with Om we could clearly see the reason why she is International President's Elite Top 2% Realtor. Apart from having all the required capabilities to become a great realtor, she also has this incredible passion to get the best of the best houses for her clients. During our entire home buying experience she guided us thoroughly throughout the process. Initially she spent significant amount of time understanding our needs and once she got the clear idea, she guided us in right direction to find our dream home and that too in merely 3 months!
There were many incidences, when we would like some home, but Om would firmly and politely stop us from making any offer and convince us why we should not be buying that home and today we are glad that we listened to her. In my profession there are times when I have to deal with our clients and I know that how easy it is to always say "Yes" to your clients and make them happy, but it takes a lot of courage, confidence and convincing power to say "No" to your clients and still earn their trusts and make them happy. Very few people could do this and Om is definitely one such person.
Because of Om, in future also we will always come to the Coldwell Banker for all our Real Estate needs. Now Om is not only our realtor, but a family member, whom we could trust in any matter. We have already started giving Om's reference to our friends, who are thinking of buying homes.
Again, we are grateful to Om for helping us in finding our dream home! It still feels like a Dream!!
Pundalik and Mayuri Kudapkar