How did I get this lucky?? His polite and kind manner got my attention and I decided to ask him to assist me in my search. Since I was in South Carolina, he had to do a lot of leg work for me and on my second trip we found the home for me. It fell upon Takashi to attend all the inspections, he is so diligent and thorough, nothing went unnoticed or incomplete. "I am your agent and it is my job to protect you" he would say. He is quiet and kind, extremely smart and we are glad to have him now as a friend. (Anne C-H.)
Our friend had known Takashi, and highly recommended him when we were looking to buy a home. After a few times contacting, we know why our friend recommended him so much. Takashi is very easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the real estate market. He told us each step of buying process and has kept us in good communication by responding our calls and emails quickly. He is very professional and analyzes every situation logically like the outcome of bidding. We looked at about 12 houses and Takashi was very patient and encouraging throughout the process. In the end, we found a beautiful home we are very happy with. He also arranged to secure one-year home warranty for us. After the sale, Takashi kept us in touch and asked us how we were doing. One of the reasons why we like working with Takashi is that he considers his client’s satisfaction and happiness first rather than making a quick buck. We are now ready to buy another property for investment and are looking forward to working with him. We highly recommend Takashi for anyone who wants to purchase a home, actually we already recommend him to several of our friends. He makes the home buying process fun and easy. (Tina L.)
Honesty, integrity and compassion are not usually the first words that come to mind when describing most real estate agents, but Takashi Yoshioka is not just any real estate agent. He has an incredible work ethic combined with an amazing spirit of generosity, making him an ally and a friend to any buyer he represents. I was lucky enough to have Takashi as my agent when I bought my new home this year, and he certainly went above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent.
When I first started the process of buying a house, I really wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted, or where. Takashi listened to my thoughts, and sent me listings from different areas to help me narrow things down. Every listing he sent really matched my personality – this is a man who really listened to what I was looking for and spent the time to find just the right match. In the end, I decided on a new construction home, resulting in a much more arduous and drawn out process than I had ever expected. In addition to the standard house hunting and contract negotiation, there was 8 months of design and construction, throughout which Takashi stayed right by my side. I don’t know what I would have done without him, he was on top of everything and really took the stress off of me. He went with me to pick out the finishing designs of the home and shielded me from an impatient design rep. He repeatedly toured the under construction home with me, documented every concern that I had, brought them up with the construction team and made sure that they were resolved to my satisfaction. He understood my work schedule and when I was overwhelmed by tasks needing to be done quickly, he happily agreed to make the phone calls, gather all the info I needed and coordinate scheduling so that I could have the extra time to make informed decisions at a time which was more convenient for me. He was incredibly attentive to my needs, making sure that I understood and was comfortable with every step in the process. When there were construction decisions to be made, he made sure I knew the pros and cons of each choice and advised me on any potential impact on future home resale value. We faced a number of hurdles with the builders, but I was always comforted by the fact that Takashi was there to ensure that my new home would be everything that I wanted. Beyond a real estate agent, he was my advocate, my coach and my friend. If you are looking for a real estate agent ready and willing to go above and beyond what is normally expected, I wholeheartedly recommend Takashi Yoshioka. (Ivy D)
Takashi helped us sell our house as we are relocating to West Coast. This is actually the second time we worked with him (he helped us buy our house), and we are so glad that we used Takashi's service again. He is very knowledgeable and supportive, and has been helpful in walking us through each step, explaining how things work, what's at stake with option A vs. option B, etc. In other words, he really helped us make our decisions, instead of making decisions for us. This made us feel very confident in what we were doing. He is also very dedicated and spends a lot of time with his clients; he did a lot of open house for us, which helped us find a buyer in a very short period of time. I'd recommend him to anyone, and especially for first time buyers/sellers who may not be familiar with the entire process. (Akira O.)
I found Takashi on Yelp after putting my house on the market for a long, long, time through another broker. I did not know him before and it did take a leap of faith to choose him as my agent. It was a difficult situation. But Takashi proved to be conscientious, meticulous with details, gave me lots of advice with home improvements, some of which I struggled to accept because of the money it involves, later proved to be crucial in getting the house sold because he clearly knows what the market is and what buyers are looking for. Moreover, Takashi never runs out of ideas to improve the condition of the house, making lots of suggestions, most of which I followed, leading to stunning results. He was also very courteous and tried to accommodate every one of my requests. Since I am out of state, he was also very available which proved to be extremely valuable for me. When he was negotiating prices for me, I had some disappointment with the buyer's counter offer but decided to take it. He then went back to the buyer for another time and finally got what I wanted, much to my surprise. That's the ultimate gesture of true professionalism since financially he did not have to go through that kind of trouble but he really placed a customer's demand above his own gain. He also did some work fixing some issues and even did yard work before closing for me! I really can't think of anybody else I can place my trust on, so I would like to recommend him wholeheartedly, hoping people will realize what a great agent he is. He is not a five-star agent, he deserves six stars in my opinion. (Danyu X.)
Takashi has been an incredible asset in selling my house. Finding him through a friend's referral, Takashi quickly helped me understand the process and where my effort was most efficiently spent. He helped prioritize improvements to the property that ended up leading to a contract within seven days of listing! Under contract, Takashi was invaluable in negotiating terms and working through all the paperwork and signatures needed. Takashi managed to smooth out all the bumps that appeared during what turned out to be a difficult closing process. I cannot recommend Takashi strongly enough, and will be referring all my friends and acquaintances to him. (Ryan K)