Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
I met Jatin at his duplex listing in Berkeley. He took my call late on a Friday night and dropped everything to set up a showing for me. Though we didn’t move forward with that particular property I learned quickly the type of agent Jatin was. He was very accommodative, patient and listened to my needs. Jatin continued to follow up with me for months and I could tell he was motivated to earn my business. We toured countless properties from SFR to 4-unit buildings and he guided me on how to write strong offers in the competitive Oakland market. I ultimately got into contract on a condo in Uptown by writing a strong pre-emptive offer. While in escrow we ran into a fairly large problem. The appraisal came in $80,000 below and I had already removed all our contingencies. Jatin worked his magic and negotiated a $60,000 price reduction! I didn’t think I had a chance since all my contingencies were removed, but Jatin somehow found a way.
I am an investor and I work with a lot of agents in Oakland and Jatin rises to the top of the list in terms of how hard he works for his clients. This is how he found our last deal: He drove by a boarded-up duplex on one of the most sought after streets in Berkeley. He looked up the owner’s name, googled his number and then proceeded to call the owner. Jatin convinced a guy he never met to join him for lunch. He got to know the owner and his goals/plans for his property. Then Jatin pitched me and my partner the deal and presented the owner with our offer. After multiple counter offers we ultimately lost the deal to another buyer. Even when we didn’t have the deal Jatin stuck with it and communicated with all parties. 45 days after losing the deal, the deal fell out of escrow and Jatin got us into contract at the price we wanted. From the start this deal was not easy, but the whole way through Jatin kept a positive mindset and navigated multiple obstacles to close the transaction. In 4 months we will coming back to market and Jatin will be our listing agent. If you’re looking for an agent who hustles and is not afraid to pick up the phone, hire Jatin and the team at Kite Hill Real Estate.
Jatin Mehta is a stellar agent. We met in Oakland at a condo I did not like, but he volunteered to help me find one I would like. After I returned to New York, he emailed possibilities and understood my wishes (unlike another agent from a different company), and that’s how I found my present condo. Jatin was tremendously helpful, from making the preemptive bid, to communicating with my banker and title company, to expediting the paperwork, and pressing for a mobile notary for the final closing. He even advanced funds to pay a fee more quickly, trusting me to reimburse him. At all times, I found him completely trustworthy and reliable.
Jatin is an AWESOME realtor. Meet with him and never look back! From the first time I met him, I knew he’d have my back. Jatin helped me navigate the tough Bay Area real estate market, and thanks to his guidance I am now a proud homeowner! Most importantly, Jatin was never pushy, and I always felt comfortable being honest with him about what I could offer. Ultimately, he helped me close a tough deal where the listing agent was extremely difficult to deal with and took most of the commission (unbelievable, I know). Despite the listing agent’s lack of integrity and him not getting his fair share from the deal, he was very professional and looked out for me until the end. Many would have just walked away and invested their time and energy on better deals but Jatin obviously invests his time and energy into making his clients happy. Thanks, Jatin!