Sami Elabed


CalDRE No. 01725472

Mobile: 415.938.7320
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6450 Moraga Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611


I highly recommend Sami Elabed as an exceptional realtor! I hired Sami to help with both buying a home and then selling it. From the start Sami's expertise in the market was reassuring: I was a first time home buyer and very nervous. He responded to my countless questions with patience and clarity so that I felt confident when I finally found "my" house. Within ten months, on short notice, I had to quickly sell it to move to Sweden. Despite the timing and even though I sold my house within less than a year of owning it, I made a profit (since Sami helped me purchase it for right price to start). I've been very fortunate to work with Sami – I value his honesty, hard work and knowledge of Bay Area real estate market.
We're incredibly lucky to have found Sami, I don't even know where to begin. Before we met him, we were house hunting with an agent that came highly recommended but wasn't the right fit for us. We knew something was off but couldn't really pinpoint what wasn't working.
And then we found Sami and he showed us what professionalism really is. We saw a huge difference right away and parted with the other guy.
We came to him in a tough, highly competitive market, and we also had a small timeframe to find a house (we'd already sold ours).
Sami is thorough, forthright and very patient. More importantly, he knows the area and the market really well, and has a great working relationship with the other realtors. He gave us an overview of the market and what to expect, but was quite encouraging which made us hopeful. He walked us through the whole process, checking on every detail for us, even things we hadn't thought about.
Contact him, have him represent you. It's an absolute no brainer. I'm writing this review from my desk, in my new home. I really don't think we would have gotten it without him. Thank you Sami, we're very grateful.
Sami was remarkable. He exceeded my expectations. Sami made this whole experience easy and rewarding. He raised the bar for what I expect from a good realtor.

Most important to our success: Sami (really) listens to the client! He and I had only two preliminary conversations (30 minutes) before he let me know of a few properties I might want to view. I made an offer on the first one though not until I viewed all 4 he recommended. All 4 fit my bill though it was the first that appealed to me the most. He nailed it.

Sami was most helpful throughout the process. He was proactive with my lender, anticipating things with which they may have issue; and he was promptly responsive to resolving all which they did.

He was insightful and calmly informative during the buy/sell negotiations. He quickly earned my trust and confidence. I highly recommend Sami.
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
"To whom it may concern: I have worked with Sami with regards to him providing real estate services to our company. He is knowledgeable and has great contacts in the field; was sincere and trustworthy with the information provided to me. I trust that whatever Sami applies himself to that he will be able to provide service par excellence!"

- Barry Hong Chairman & CEO August Capital/Hospitality
Our experience with Sami was outstanding! Not only did he patiently help us find our dream home, but he took our budget seriously and was incredibly knowledgeable about good investments. His positive attitude kept us going when we were stressed and he took every possible thing upon himself to make our buying process as easy as possible. He walked us through all the pros and cons of every home and I couldn't have felt more safe in his hands. Putting Sami on your team will give you the best experience possible. We plan on keeping Sami in our lives for a very long time. You'll understand. Trust him and be specific. He'll do amazing things. Thank you, Sami. I hope you know how much you mean to us! We're so thankful you came into our lives.
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
"Buying our home in SF/Oakland wouldn't have been possible without Sami. We had to see 30 homes in 4 days and make a decision on the spot, but Sami was able to guide us in the right direction going the extra mile to show us even better properties... since he knows his market like noone else. I recommend him to anyone that needs an expert in real estate in the SF Bay area with the highest integrity and with a sixth sense to know what you need and what you are looking for. Amazing professional!!"

- Jordi & Fabien
I have known Sami for a number of years. He is intelligent and a great communicator. His honesty and his integrity shine through his professional and personal life. You can be assured if you work with Sami that he will listen and respond to your needs and go the extra mile to get you what you want- I highly recommend him.
Sami Elabed, an agent with Red Oak Realty, did a terrific job in helping us buy and then rent out a condominium in uptown Oakland this summer and fall. He got early notice when it suddenly came on the market (which was so tight that we would not have been able to get it otherwise). He was conscientious, thorough, intelligent and perceptive. His manner was low key, and effective. My wife and I very much appreciate the work Sami and Red Oak did for us.
Sami was the first realtor who contacted me on Trulia when i was browsing for homes. Usually I choose professionals based on word of mouth, but I am glad I responded to his email. Sami was great to work with--friendly, knowledgeable, and very quick to understand what I was looking for in a home, even though I had not settled on the type of property or location until we found my NOBE gem. In the process he was responsive to all my communications, reassuring and informative about each step, and fun to drive around with exploring Oakland's varied and transforming communities and homes.
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