Derek Han Real Estate Agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Derek Han

Real Estate Agent at
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

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  • First Time Home Buyer Specialist
  • Foreclosure Specialist
  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Derek is a top selling Richmond agent - having sold over 67% more properties in Richmond than the average agent.
Derek is a SFH expert - working with over 67% more single family homes than the average Richmond agent.
Derek has great Condo experience - having sold 42 more condos than the average agent.
Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night. Highly recommend Derek to anyone looking to buy or sell! ...

More about Derek Han

"Your Dream is My Passion!" As a consistent Top Agent who is trustworthy, responsible, experienced, patient, think outside the box, and friendly, my team and I strive to provide the highest level of service to help each and every client to meet their real estate goal. Our philosophy is simple: we care, we are trusted, we listen, and we deliver. Believe in: TEAM EFFORT, PERSONALIZED SERVICE. #1 Agent in Better Homes & Gardens Berkeley Region in 2016 & 2018. Better Homes & Gardens Company-Wide Top Producer 2010 to 2018. Zillow Premier Agent with 100+ 5-Stars Review Professional Associations / Designations: National, California, and Bay East Associations of Realtors Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (CPS) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternate Specialist (HAFA) Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS) Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS)
Education

UC Berkeley

Title & Escrow Specialist

Expert in HomeLight’s Closing Services, a secure title and escrow platform

Awards

Number 1 Agent in Berkeley Region in 2016, Company Top Agent 2012-18, Number 1 Agent in Berkeley Region in 2018

Other Languages

Mandarin, Cantonese

Superagent

Super Agents are experienced, highly rated agents with a track record of success with HomeLight clients. Derek Han is committed to providing great service for their clients.

License Number

01738860

Derek earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Derek Han's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Derek helped me buy a home

      Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night. Highly recommend Derek to anyone looking to buy or sell!

    • Derek helped me buy a home

        Derek was incredible, we have bought three homes with him in the bay area and each has been a successful endeavor. He understands the market/area letting you know what is over/under priced so you can offer a reasonable amount. He has much experience in finding the right number to win the bid and will consistently have your bid competitive.

      • Derek helped me buy a home

          Derek is a GREAT realtor. He's very attentive, great at follow up, knowledgeable about the process and of neighborhoods. We've worked with him to purchase more than one property and will continue to work with him in the future.

        • Derek helped me buy a home

            Derek is the very professional and knowledgeable. He was able to guide me through the whole first time home buying process hassle free and negotiated the best price for me. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone who is in the market to sell or buy a house.

          • Derek listed and sold my home

              Excellent service, good local knowledge

            • Derek listed and sold my home

                Derek helped us to sell multiple homes in the last few years. He is very knowledgeable and works well with both buyer and seller. As a listing agent, he always aim to sell the home for top Dollar. I highly recommend Derek for selling or buying your home.

              • Derek listed and sold my home

                  We bought and sold houses through Derek, in the process we felt he Was very professional and experienced, patient with customers; whether you buy a house or sell it, he will give you some key advice to achieve satisfactory results, and we are really grateful to him.

                • Derek showed me homes

                    Very honest, knowledgeable and patient. I’m glad I purchased my new house through him. Highly recommended!

                  • Derek listed and sold my home

                      Derek was very professional, reliable and a great strategist. He made the transaction smooth and quick. I am satisfied of his work and planning to work more with him in the future. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a highly knowledgable realtor. Thanks Derek.

                    • Derek listed and sold my home

                        I recently used Derek to sell my home. He was professional throughout, showed excellent knowledge of the local market and communicated clearly throughout the process. I cannot recommend him highly enough. In the end the house sold for well above asking and Derek was a key part.

                      • Derek knows what to focus on in selling a home. He is a good listener and gives good advise to get the best outcome. I am very pleased with Dereks experience and positive attitude. Derek was referred to me as a top agent. Derek lived up to that reputation. Once our home hit the market we had multiple offers in less than two weeks, thank you Derek.

                        - Bertera - Sold Property in El Sobrante, CA, 2018
                      • "It takes one to know one"! I referred an important client of mine to Derek for a sale and I am thrilled with the results he delivered! He made me look good to my client, and was a joy to work with. Clear, knowledgeable communication, skilled in property preparation, pricing and negotiation. I am a Realtor myself, and as such, I know a great one (Derek) when I see one!I look forward to doing more business with him in the future!

                        - Coleman - Agent Referral of Listing in Richmond, CA, 2016
                      • Derek helped us into a house just in time for a new baby. He spent much needed time in his office and out in the field looking at houses with us. We are first time homebuyers in the U.S. and had a ton of questions about the process, and on top of that-being new to CA meant we didn't know a lot about the neighborhoods, soil type or house styles here. He also seems to be well known with other realtors in the area with a good reputation. He is prompt in his replies-even if its a day off for him. Realtors tend to work all the time and while we don't think thats necessary (everyone needs a day off) it was certainly a relief to get answers to our questions asap.RE: the house that we purchased. We put in asking price (which is pretty unusual) and requested the seller do sewer lateral. On top of that the house had been updated and included all appliances. Part of this great deal was timing and the seller wanting to sell. But, we have no doubt the transaction was smooth because of Derek's knowledge and expertise. At the end, he congratulated us with a gift for buying a home-it was a great thought and intention from him and we were touched!If we end up selling and/or buying another house in the area I doubt we would go with anyone else. During the process of going to open houses, we were often times approached by real estate agents who tried to "poach" us as well as people who just never contacted us back (weird since this profession works on commission), as well as other unprofessional things.Derek kept it professional and personal, we are recommending him to multiple friends who plan to buy in the near future.

                        - Amin - Purchase in Richmond, CA, 2016
                      • Derek Han is exceptional and very professional. He assisted my family and I on buying a home in Antioch in less than a month after searching for a home with a different agent for a few months. His knowledge of real estate tactics and strategies are commended. He advised us on how the market was trending and provided us with analytical documents to make a sound choice with the different homes he showed us. His approach in meeting his clients needs are well deserving of 5 stars. He even cancelled a family vacation during the week we were closing the loan to ensure we were on track on getting the final approval. This is dedication and I highly recommend Mr. Han to anyone who is seeking to buy a home.

                        - Eugenio - Purchase in Antioch, CA, 2018
                      • I first met Derek Han in late 2015 at an open house in Hercules. He was the Listing Agent at the time, he is a great attentive listener and I'm truly believe he is a genuine person. My wife and I was not financial strong at that time, and the house that Derek showed was a bit over our budget, none-the-less he didn't mind taking his time to explained all of the questions that I was clueless about an real estate sales, he assured we are comfortable and put us at ease. We'd decided to ask Derek to help us with the first purchase of our home, after weeks of searching Derek meet with us different hours of the day according to our schedule. September of 2015, we finally found a beautiful home, we are thrilled! Derek did an awesome work on negotiating and getting our loan complete. Fast forward 2 years later, to current, we saved up enough money to start looking around for another property, again we reach out to Derek and with great success he pulled another miracle. We are now the proud owner of 2 properties and from this point forward any buying or selling decision Derek Han is our go to Agent! He is enthusiastic, known his trade and most importantly is how he can get you what you want at the closing table.

                        - Nguyen - Purchase Property in Richmond, CA, 2018
                      • If there is any luck in selecting a realtor, I would say I have been very lucky when I recently sold my house. My agent, Mr. Derek Han, is a cooperative gentleman, who listened to everything I required of him. He knew his business and was methodical and artistic in arranging inspection to prospective buyers. Besides being honest and punctual, he knows all city and local regulations, on which he gave me good advice. He, eventually, sold my home at a reasonable and satisfactory price, and within the required period. I would recommend Mr. Derek Han to anyone who needs his profession.

                        - Fikru - Sold Property in San Pablo, CA, 2018
                      • Derek helped my wife and I successfully purchase a house in Berkeley, despite it being one of the most competitive markets in the Bay Area. On each house we made a bid on, Derek facilitated a private showing, sent us the disclosures, and gave us advice on the terms of our offer. Once we had an accepted offer, Derek negotiated with the seller to give us an additional price reduction and have some repair work done before closing (both unheard of in Berkeley). Even after we had closed, Derek continued to follow-up to make sure everything was going well. Derek is an excellent agent and I would recommend him to anyone.

                        - Pan - Purchase in Berkeley, CA, 2018
                      • Derek's been amazing. I bought with him 2.5 years ago and this time I sold with him! He is easy to work with and overall very candid in his recommendations. I got my house listed and sold in less than a month with multiple offers! I even had a strong backup offer that he negotiated! Derek is very knowledgeable and is very responsive. He was on vacation for a week during this process and there wasn't a time where I felt out of the loop or unsure what was happening with the house sale. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a reliable, competent, knowledgable, responsive and overall awesome realtor

                        - Quek - sold property in Martinez, CA, 2018
                      • Derek help us sold a house at a price highly above our expectation.he spent so much time with us on how to remodel the house in every single detail.when we put in new expensive appliances,he helped us set up alarm so we can be worry free.everytime when there is people doing staging,home inspection or taking professional photos, he will always be there with them and make sure they do a good job.i am very happy when we got an good offer and close in 7 days.Derek is very knowledge,and friendly to work with and very efficient.he is the best agent I ever met.

                        - Fang - sold property in Oakland, CA, 2018
                      • The best way to review Derek Han as a real estate agent is to tell our story. Two months ago, my wife and I were dreaming about moving into a larger home for our growing family. And in the last two months, not only did we sell our current home but we purchased our dream home. It was all possible because of Derek's keen knowledge of the real estate market, his proactive approach, and the tactful way he resolves issues.We met Derek at an open house in our neighborhood. Our first impression of him was that he was very nice, easy to talk to, and professional. We explained to him that we wanted to purchase a larger home but it would be contingent on the sale of our existing home. Derek really understands the way the market conditions are today with the bidding wars and cash only buyers. He was able to help the average buyers like us compete in the Bay Area real estate market. To make a long story short, in two weeks our house was listed on the MLS. We received 11 offers and most were above asking. Derek took the time to break down each offer and explain in great detail the pros and cons of each offer. Our house sold for $42K above the asking price! This isn't a whole lot in the bay area market. But consider this. It sold for more than the brand new ones across the street from our home. How can a 6 year old home sell for more than a brand new one? Answer: Derek HanDerek made suggestions to us about finding a replacement home and within a few days we were in contract for our dream home. When I say dream home, think HGTV quality. Derek understood what we wanted and through his proactive approach we were able to view the home and submit a competitive offer. Our offer was accepted and the home never made it to the scheduled open house! The crazy thing is he got us into contract while he was on a family vacation.Derek did a lot of little things to make it all happen and I will not go into detail here. I don't want to give away his trade secrets. Your agent protects you and you should do the same. Trust me, the man knows what he's doing.

                        - Phung - purchased and sold properties in Hercules, CA, 2016