Testimonials from Past Clients
We have known Wayne for over 20 years, we first met when our boys started playing ice hockey together.
Since we have never sold a home before, we needed someone to give us advice on what to do to get our home ready for sale and what to expect. Wayne came over to our home and met with us many times to discuss what to do in order for us to sell our home for top dollar.
He helped us prepare our home for sale, he was there during the inspections and spent hours advising us on how to complete the required disclosures needed for the sale.
The Disclosure Package he put together on our property helped give Buyers information about our home. It was over 200 pages of reports and disclosures for interested Buyers to see, so they knew what they were buying.
Wayne was there for the open houses on both Saturday and Sunday and called to update us each evening after the open houses were finished.
We received 13 offers on our home and sold it for $135,000 over our asking price. He negotiated prices higher than the highest offers we originally received, it gave us more money than we would have received without his help.
It was great working with Wayne, he definitely looked out for our best interest and kept us informed every step of the sale. He let us know what to expect and was always available to answer our questions, day and night.
His knowledge, patience and humor helped us keep our stress level low.
As our friend and real estate agent, he made our home selling fun and profitable.
We would recommend Wayne to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate.
Thanks again Wayne,
John and Diane Wright
Wayne Haraguchi was our buying agent when my family and I recently purchased a home in the south Bay Area and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone searching for a home. His knowledge and decades of experience in the realty field made the home search and buying process much clearer and less stressful. Knowing you have an agent that is experienced is so important; Wayne knows the area and all the important aspects: the school districts, traffic patterns and what to look for (and watch out for!) when buying a home.
Not only is Wayne knowledgeable, he is easy to reach via phone, email or text whenever you have questions or would like him to walk you through a potential property. All his years in the business have also gained him a long list of contacts, from experienced inspectors who know what to look for to a range of skilled contractors. Also, Wayne will continue to take care of you after purchasing a house; he can provide you with the contacts for electricians, tree trimmers, to locksmiths, all the skilled people you need to make your new house truly feel like home.
If you want a buying agent that has the experience and expertise to help you navigate a highly competitive market and who goes the extra mile for you, we recommend Wayne.
The Yamaichi Family
We were originally referred to Wayne by a friend and we have referred him to people we know. Wayne helped me sell a condo and purchase our home.
Now 18 years later when we decided to sell the home he helped us buy, we knew he was the one we needed to call. Having had a good experience with Wayne in the past, we knew he would do a good job for us.
Seeing him again, we picked up just where we left off, he helped us get the home ready for sale, getting the inspections done and the many disclosures we needed to complete for the sale.
He helped give us ideas on getting the home to show its best, we received 7 offers and sold it in a week for more than we were expecting.
I have enjoyed working with Wayne as a friend and as a real estate agent. His knowledge of his field stands high above other agents.
I highly recommend Wayne for his services and his knowledge. He will work for you, making your selling or buying so easy and very profitable
Thank you again Wayne
Ron and Gail Thomas
Selecting the right realtor to represent you is very important to a successful conclusion to a real estate transaction. You should feel comfortable with the one you selected. With Wayne, we felt very comfortable from the consultation and throughout the listing and selling process. He took care of all the details, including the marketing strategy, inspections, paperwork and negotiations. His marketing strategy resulted in multiple offers, and all the offers were well above the listing price. Wayne was in constant communication with us, and we can always call him anytime for questions. He also helped coordinate the closing date of the sale of my home to coincide with the closing date of the house we purchased in another county, since the latter is contingent upon the sale of my home.
The whole process went smoothly and stress free. We got an offer on our home well beyond our expectations. Thanks to Wayne for all his hard work and attention to details. We proudly recommend Wayne to all who wish a successful result.
From Rod and Zeny Quimino
Realtor Wayne Haraguchi recently sold my home for me. I am 90 years old and have lived in my home since it was built in 1950. My husband has been deceased since 1996. Although it was a very hard decision to make, I decided to move in with my daughter and her husband in Idaho. I had known of Wayne for many years so I called him to see if he could help me sell my home. He was very helpful to me in preparing the house for sale. He made suggestions on changes that should be made to the property and contacted people to do the work. He was very patient with me and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. He was in contact with me almost daily.
Wayne worked hard and spent a lot of time at the two-day open house. 70 people came the first day and 60 came the rainy second day. I received 17 bids and we sold the house the following week. He was very professional and pleasant to everyone he dealt with. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance in either selling or buying property.
I would be happy to talk to anyone that has questions or concerns about hiring a realtor. This was my first experience in selling property and it has been very pleasant. I consider Wayne to be my friend.
Very truly yours,
Wayne worked with us to buy our first house, and then again to sell our house as we decided to move out of state. We can’t begin to explain how lucky we are to have found Wayne. When we bought our house, he was able to guide us to the best neighborhood for our family and worked tirelessly to get us the best house at a price that worked for us. Then when we moved out of state, he handled everything for our home sale back in California while we were settling into our new state. He went far above and beyond what was asked to make sure the sale and transition went smoothly. He was able to always keep us updated on the progress. Selling a home long distance should be very stressful, but it wasn't for us because we knew Wayne had it covered. We can’t imagine working with anyone other than Wayne and truly believe that we would not have been nearly as successful without him.
Brett Terry and Julie Green
Kazuko and I appreciate all the efforts you provided to sell our house in San Jose. We could not have sold our house without your expertize and experiences. We especially appreciated arrangements you provide to prepare the house for sale.
It was a pleasure working with Wayne and his team throughout our home-buying process. With Wayne’s deep knowledge of the area, we valued his expert opinion on neighborhoods and homes to consider. We could always trust that Wayne had our best interests in mind and we appreciated his attentiveness, professionalism, and patience. Wayne did an amazing job helping us secure our home and we highly recommend him without reservation.
Brent & Kellie (Utsumi) Nunokawa
I recently used Wayne Haraguchi to help sell a family home and I have nothing but praise for him. Wayne was thorough and informative about every aspect of the sale and was of great help with permitting. He was in constant communication with everyone involved throughout the entire process. He is extremely proactive and helped to expedite the sale of my brother’s home knowing time was of the essence. I unconditionally recommend him with great confidence to anyone looking for a realtor.
Jacqueline B. Phillips
Wayne Haraguchi has the experience needed to help you to successfully sell your house. We thought it would be an easy process. We found out that is not the case these days. Wayne met with us up front to get an idea of our expectations. We walked through the house and he made recommendations. He sat with us and helped us fill out the mounds of paperwork. He kept us informed of every step in the process, which helped minimize our stress. His experience paid off when it came to negotiations. He set clear expectations for us and the Buyer, which helped to ultimately close the deal. If you are interested in selling your home, give Wayne Haraguchi a call.
We would highly recommend Wayne Haraguchi to anyone considering buying a home! We worked with Wayne to purchase our home and he made the entire process flow smoothly! From the time we first met with Wayne to the final closing date, he was always available to answer all our questions. Additionally, he connected us with a wonderful mortgage advisor and contractor, too!
Wayne is very professional, trustworthy, has a great sense of humor, and comes with many years of experience so we knew we would be in good hands with him as our realtor.
Thank you Wayne for working with us to find our new home!
Akira and Kiyomi Yanai and Mika Yanai Visitacion
My husband and I wanted to purchase a duplex close to us in Santa Clara. We asked Wayne to help us. His extensive knowledge of the local market allowed him to tell us that we might not find something right away as the duplex market usually was most active in the spring. Wayne found a number of properties for us to review and after we selected 4 to look at, Wayne arranged times for us to view them. When we found a property that we liked, Wayne’s expertise and knowledge in writing a bid for the property meant that our bid was accepted when the other ones were not considered. The other realtor stated that our (Wayne’s) bid was the most complete bid he had seen; everything was there. Throughout the process, Wayne explained what to expect and how things would proceed. For the property inspection, Wayne had a first rate company do the inspection. It was a very thorough one and as a result we knew the pluses and minuses of the property and building. Wayne had the knowledge and resources to keep the purchase process going to closing. Everything moved along properly and we have a gorgeous duplex! Wayne is the realtor we recommend to all of our friends.
Ed and Virginia Bailey
I want to recommend Wayne Haraguchi, Referral Realty, to anyone who needs help in buying or selling real estate.
I have lived in New Jersey for the past 4 years and decided to sell my home in San Jose. I met Wayne 10 years ago when I was looking for homes in San Jose with my buying agent. Wayne was the selling agent for one of the homes and I was very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism and demeanor. I thought at that time that whenever I sell my future home, I will take Wayne's help. After 10 years, I reached out to him when I finally decided to sell my San Jose home. It turned out to be the best decision as Wayne proved everything right from the beginning.
Living on the East Coast with my child in school, I was not able to travel to California. Wayne took care of setting up inspections, getting bids for the work, hiring contractors, etc., it took a lot of stress off me. Wayne has also a very nice group of people that work for him who are polite and efficient.
I trust Wayne and was comfortable taking his advice. He made recommendations and was not pushy, leaving the decisions up to me. He explained each and every section in the paper work to me with patience. He kept me informed throughout the process.
I was able to negotiate the contract, sign all the paperwork and get my check all without leaving New Jersey. Everything went very smooth
Even though I was in New Jersey for years, I kept Wayne ´s information, I am glad I did.
Over the years I have bought and sold 5 homes and have had the opportunity to work with many realtors. When I purchased my home at 2968 Westfield you represented the Sellers and I was most impressed by the way you handled the sale. Therefore, when I was thinking about selling this home, you were the first person who came to mind to represent me in the sale of my home.
As I mentioned to you during our last conversation, selling my last home was by far and away the most pleasant experience for me. Right from the beginning I knew what was involved in terms of costs and fees and what would be expected from me as the Seller. There were no surprises!
During the two weeks my home was on the market, I found you and your office staff to be responsive to my inquiries. Once an offer was made, the painstaking process of repairs was once again lifted from my shoulders as you coordinated all work to be done on the home.
And finally the signing of the papers at the close of escrow was a quick and uncomplicated process with the funds being deposited to my bank just as you indicated would happen.
I will keep you card on file should I run into someone who is interested in buying or selling a home. Thanks again for the professional way in which you handled the sale of my home.
West San Jose and Almaden
As you may recall, from the eighteen realtors who had demonstrated interest in listing our home, we interviewed five "finalists." You were selected because of the following attributes:
- A comprehensive marketing plan
- An in-depth awareness of the area
- A breadth of knowledge enhanced by your education and CPA credentials
- A genuine enthusiasm for the area
In less than a month you had our sale firmed up and all your positive attributes were tangibly demonstrated. In addition, your recommendations and follow through as to various inspectors and repair services was truly invaluable.
We thank you for your diplomacy, sensitivity, and professionalism. We further would recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
Bobbi and Jack Roberts
West San Jose - Clarendon Home
Marisa and I would like to thank you very much for the service and professional attitude you showed to us during the period leading up to the sale of our home.
Before listing with you, we tried for almost two years to sell our home. During those two years, we tried to sell our home ourselves and also engaged another real estate firm to assist us. We had no success.
By contrast, our relationship with you was a success story from the start. We had many complicated real estate and income tax issues to deal with and, fortunately for us, you handled every issue with confidence, experience, patience, and professionalism. Every time a difficulty arose, you put us at ease and solved it handily.
We have and will continue to HIGHLY recommend you to those of our friends and relatives involved in real estate matters. If you have any prospective clients who would like to hear from a "very satisfied customer," please have them call us.
Joseph and Marisa Banister
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter of recommendation for Mr. Wayne Haraguchi. Wayne went above and beyond the call of duty to make our first time home purchase truly a pleasant and easy experience.
Wayne's expertise, professionalism and thoroughness throughout the entire process was very well appreciated, not to mention his sense of humor kept the home search enjoyable.
We have outlined some of our key thoughts on his service and performance. 1) As first time home buyers and unfamiliar with the many neighborhoods in the Bay Area, Wayne spent the time educating us on multiple factors affecting home prices, school districts, neighborhood development which helped us to narrow down our search. 2) Wayne explained the entire process of buying a home from beginning to end, from pre-qualifying to home inspection reports to signing the final title contracts. 3) After the long search was over and we found our home, Wayne worked with the seller's agent to work out the details of the contract. His familiarity with many of the agents in the area also seemed to make the transaction very easy. 4) Even after the final signing of the contract, Wayne continued to work with us to help us with our next steps in our home improvement work. He scheduled contractors to come to the house and even came by the house several times to ensure the work was completed.
What could have been a very stressful and difficult experience turned out to be educational and enjoyable. We will never forget Wayne's trustworthiness and professionalism and would highly recommend him.
Scott and Kathy Haneta
South San Jose
On behalf of my family, thank you very much for the outstanding work you did on our behalf in purchasing our new home. Choosing you as our Realtor was the smartest choice we made.
Mary and I thought back to our first contact with you last year and were reminded that the very qualities that attracted us to you then were the same that paid big dividends down the road. For example, your knowledge of financial matters and structural concerns helped to get us through a couple of difficult periods in the transaction.
As you know, I have already referred my best friend to you as a client. I would not hesitate sending anyone to you because I know that they would be in good hands. Please do not hesitate to give our names as a reference to potential clients. We will tell them like it is.
Alan & Mary Mello
Thank you for our being able to work together in purchasing the best house in the world at 3441 Fawn Drive, San Jose. I appreciate, Wayne, your being able to work with our special circumstance of this purchase that dealt with me, the church, and an outside lending institution.
The Referral Realty office staff, and Wayne and Kristina especially, were so helpful while I was in search of the house. Wayne, you were able to listen to my needs and wants as well as assist me in being cognizant of a homeowner's needs. Then, at the time of purchase, of papers, of escrow, of appraisal...you were invaluable. Now, I am impressed with the "after care" I am receiving. Others might figure that the deal has been made and my files and life can be closed in the eyes of Referral Realty. But, no, I have appreciated the checking and double checking between the former owners of the house and myself. Even though the transaction is finished, I feel that there is open communication between the Referral Realty office and myself if any questions should come up for me.
I feel that I am not "just another client" at Referral Realty. Probably, like everyone else that you work with, I have been made to feel special and important. I feel like people have taken an interest in my life and in that, I trust that they want me to live in the best house in the world, which of course, is where I now reside.
Rev. Mariellen Sawada-Yoshino
Cambrian Area of San Jose