“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”
My Client-First Philosophy
In my over 17 years of being in the Real Estate Industry, I’ve found that providing the very best service is about putting my clients first. This means being a good listener and a good communicator who responds quickly to my clients’ needs. Along with that, I value the qualities and skills that make an excellent real estate professional – integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, savvy marketing, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network. My “client first” philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business.
I have had the unique opportunity of working with traditional buyers and sellers, as well as a wide range of investors, asset managers and banks. I have sold over 400 REO and traditional properties in the Bay Area since 2008 and this had led to a breadth of knowledge and experience that you will not be able to find in any other local real estate consultant. I love real estate and what it can afford the first time home-buyer to the large portfolio investor.
So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area, please contact me.
Listen to this interview featuring Amber
Amber Hom has lived in Contra Costa County for over 28 years. She spent her teen years in Pittsburg and graduated from a local private school.
Amber had been interested in real estate since she was a young girl. Raised by a single mother of 4 children (who also happened to be a real estate agent) she was brought up to believe in the value of homeownership. She began her real estate career in her early 20’s when she got her real estate license and was hired by The Contra Costa Association of Realtors. She learned a great deal about real estate during her time at the association and was quickly recognized in the industry and was recruited to join a local title and escrow company as an account manager. Her experience with title and escrow expanded her knowledge of the real estate business, and in late 2007 she decided to go out on her own and become an active real estate consultant. Her love of helping people and serving clients that range from large investors to the mom and pop homeowner has been the key to her success. Over the last 10 years she has sold over 1,000 properties in Northern California and is ranked in the top 10% in her field.
Amber is a wife and mother to 2 boys and their dog Jojo. She loves to cook (all kinds of food), spend time with her family, hike the Lime Ridge trail in Concord and watch baseball.
“The only thing more important than being good is being real.”
Baseball, the Oakland Athletics
“Amber helped us find the PERFECT house! She was always there when we needed her, day or night! She never backed down, fighting for us every step of the way. I really do not know what we would have done without her. She made the process so easy!”
Client, Pittsburg CA
“Amber was fabulous to work with. She was very patient as we viewed so many homes. She was knowledgeable about the community, and kept right within our requirements and our budget. We will definitely use Amber again when we need a realtor, and we recommend her to everyone.”
Client, Concord CA
“Amazing customer service! I have worked with Amber several times and she has always gone out of her way to get the job done. She is the most ethical, reliable, and professional real estate person I have ever known.”
– Lisa, Livermore CA
“Amber Hom Goes above and beyond for both buyers and sellers! I have had the privilege of working with Amber both as a buyer and as a lender in very competitive markets. Amber literally knocks on doors to find the right properties for her buyers. She presents offers in a manner that shows sellers and agents that she is reliable, making her offers more likely to be chosen.
Amber found my dream home that had 30+ offers on it. I was not a cash buyer, and know it was her relationship skills and work ethic that got my offer accepted. We closed ahead of schedule, and she was always available to help speed up the process. She was even able to get the seller to fix items after our inspections on an “as is” offer! Amber is amazing and I refer her to everyone I can!”
– Robin Dimiceli, Brentwood CA
“Amber made the entire buying process fast and stress free! She knew all the surrounding areas, all the community statistics, and the financing rates. She laid out what to expect and what was coming next. She was always available and scheduled around our availability. She maintained contact with the lenders and the sellers, and she kept us informed through the entire process. The icing on the cake —Amber got us into our new home in less than 45 days!”
– Karly, Pittsburg CA
“Amber was a wonderful agent! As a first time buyer, Amber clearly explained the entire process to me before we started looking, and she was there for me every step of the way. We were buying in a very competitive market and we had to make several offers before one was accepted. Amber never got discouraged. I don’t think I would have even gotten a place if it hadn’t been for Amber’s ability to find listings as soon as they hit the market, and to make an offer quickly.
Amber is so very honest and trustworthy, exactly the kind of person you want to do business with! She knows the East Bay very well, showing me a great neighborhoods I’d never even heard of, and I’ve lived in the East Bay for most of my life! I highly recommend Amber and will definitely work with her again!”
– Elise, Richmond CA
“Amber is the BEST!!!! As a first time home buyer, I really had no idea what to expect. Amber did a fantastic job of walking me through the process and explaining each step. I had a handful of challenges that came up during the process, and Amber did a wonderful job of handling everything with class, and each time we interacted she had a smile on her face! She is an incredibly hard worker, and when the time comes for me to buy or sell a home, Amber will be the first person I call.”
– Client, Livermore CA
“My family and I have been working with Amber as our realtor for the last 10 years. She is amazing! Highly experienced and knowledgeable, Amber is very professional and easy to work with. She always has our best interests in mind and we trust her completely. I strongly recommend Amber.”
– Matt, Martinez CA
“I was referred to Amber through a colleague. We started our house hunt in June 2015 when the market was for seller. I gave Amber my large wish list, and my tiny budget, and she took me to several places in our first month of meeting.
When we were out bid on our first offer I became extremely discouraged. Amber assured me, however, that “what is meant to be, will be”. Then, in January of 2016, there was a condo that I fell in love with, it hit every item on my wish list, and we closed it!
Throughout the entire home searching process, Amber remained patient, always reminding me that “what is meant to be, will be.” She never pressured or rushed me into buying. I cannot thank Amber enough for the service and expertise she provided. ”
– Client, Hercules CA
“I was getting upset and frustrated because my home buying journey for the previous two and half years had been going nowhere. All the realtors that I had talked to were either too snobby or only cared about the highest bidder, not the client relationship.
Then, along came Amber! It only took her two months… two months! To help me buy my first home. From beginning to end, Amber was there. She was completely professional and an amazing business partner. She took the time needed to get to know what I wanted and got me exactly what I asked for. Talk about a dream creator… Amber is the real thing. Every step was taken with care and a smile. I love Amber’s enthusiasm, how she makes you feel that it’s all under control. I have never met someone that is as amazing and wonderful as Amber. I’m a lifelong fan of how Amber runs her business and supports her clients.
AMBER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!”
– Lulu C., San Jose CA
“Amber is an awesome realtor. She helped me buy my first home. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and was responded quickly I had questions. If you want a realtor that cares about you, then call Amber. She will get you the home you want. I have mine :)”
– Althea M., Antioch CA
“What a terrific agent! If you are looking for a strong, responsive realtor, Amber Hom is the best! She manages the details, works well with all parties involved, and keeps everyone informed. Amber knows the purchase process and an foresee any issues that might arise before they do.”
– Zackry C., Concord CA
Buying a home can be tedious, but Amber makes it truly enjoyable. Her knowledge of the communities and her professionalism makes the whole process easy. She was so effective regarding discounts, financing, and the whole Escrow process. I highly recommend Amber.
– Mike, Pittsburg CA
“There are so many good things to say about Amber and her team. My husband and I were 1st time home buyers with a VA loan. We had already tried working with 3 other realtors, and then we found Amber. She was a dream come true. She held our hands and walked us through the process, and she helped the seller’s agent as well. All our questions were answered within an hour. She never made us feel like we were bothering her or asking stupid questions, and we are still in contact with her almost two months after closing. She won’t disappear after closing, she values her clients, and she maintains our relationship. Amber is fantastic! Thank you Amber!!!!”
– Lynsey S., Pleasant Hill CA
“My family and I moved from NYC to California last December. We must have interviewed and spoken with 30-40 agents before finding Amber. She immediately stood out from the rest. The first time we spoke she was friendly, direct, knowledgeable, and funny.
Since I didn’t know anything about the area we were moving to, I had a million questions. Amber was able to answer them all, and she was patient throughout the process. I never felt rushed. We decided then and there she was the best person to help us with our big move. Finding someone professional, responsive, and honest was paramount, since we were working from 3,000 miles away, we had to put all of our trust in her, and she far exceeded our expectations.
By the time I landed in California, Amber had 10-12 houses lined up for us to look at. When we finally met in person she was warm and kind, and she really knew her stuff. Amber helped us understand what each neighborhood was like, laying out the pros and cons of each. She made what could have been an otherwise exhausting few days enjoyable and exciting.
Amber really listened to what we wanted in a home. She never steered us toward anything, or made us feel pressured. We always felt that our needs and our family came first – it was never about closing a sale or getting a commission. With her kind and no nonsense guidance we found the perfect home.
Amber’s professional connections, fantastic negotiating skills, and her deep understanding of the real estate field, helped us navigate the process as painlessly as possible. As first time home buyers, we felt anxiety about the complex and intimidating process. Amber always responded to calls, texts, and emails immediately and put us at ease every step of the way. We offered and closed in record time. 21 days! With the Christmas and New Year in between! Amber is truly a gem whose skills set her apart from other agents. I have recommended her to family, colleagues, and friends, and will continue to do so without hesitation!”
– Client, Concord CA
“Amber helped me get into contract fast, which I needed. If you’re looking for a home I would highly recommend you give her a call. She is very professional, and she cares for her clients. Now I own the home I had always been looking for, I only wished I had found Amber sooner. Thanks you Amber!”
– Client, Vallejo CA
“Amber is an excellent agent, and I’m so happy that I contacted her when I had questions about selling my home. She was able to help me sell when I needed to, and I highly recommend her.”
– Anabel, Pittsburg CA
“We were first time home buyers, and we knew nothing about the process or our options. Amber was patient, reliable and resourceful. She was sweet and caring all around, and we felt confident in our choices thanks to Amber.”
– Lila, Livermore CA
“Amber guided us through the process of purchasing our first home, from start to finish, with expert professionalism. She gave us a very detailed breakdown of everything we could expect, and helped us get through snags along the way. She led us through the processes with the home and termite inspection, the title company, and the mortgage broker. Incredible!
When we were under a time crunch, Amber was able to get us into our house on time and under budget! We visited quite a few properties before we found one to make an offer on, and Amber’s advice during the negotiation process was priceless. She helped us get into a house we love and we are grateful to her for bringing our family so much joy and security!”
– Jay, Concord CA
“Amber was super helpful throughout the entire process. She went out of her way to show us any any properties we were interested in, and never pressured us into anything we were not comfortable with.”
– Client, Pacifica CA
“I have worked with Amber extensively over the last 4 years. Her connections and community knowledge, as well has her real estate skills, are second to none. I would recommend Amber to anyone buying or selling in the Bay Area.”
– Doug, Oakland CA
“As first time home buyers, there were many things we didn’t know about. From the start, Amber had a clear plan for us. She was always quick to answer any questions that we had, always friendly, professional, and easy to talk to.
Amber knows the real estate market, and we didn’t even have to haggle over price. It all worked out for the best.”
– Roberto, Concord CA
“If it has to do with real estate, financing, inspections, or up-to-date information on market trends, Amber is my “One-Stop-Shop”. She handles all of our questions and concerns in the most effective and professional manner possible.
The whole time she was navigating us through the home purchasing experience, Amber always treated my wife and I with dignity, compassion, and respect.”
– Sergio, Antioch CA
“My wife and I called Amber regarding a listing that she was showing. She was very friendly and made us feel like friends rather than business clients. She took us to various listings and worked very hard to find homes that she knew we would like and that met our needs.
Amber was always accessible, returning our messages right away. When she helped us buy our home the process was very smooth. At our housewarming party, she brought us a very generous gift! I will definitely recommend Amber, and we will be calling her for all our real estate needs in the future.”
– Chris and Traci, Pittsburg CA
“Amber was always available to answer our questions and advocating for us with the
seller. She was great through every step of the process. I think she was just as excited as we were when we were finally able to purchase our house 🙂”
Warren Elliott, Alameda CA
“Amber is a hard working, self motivated, and honest professional. She is experienced, and was a great guide through the complexities of the process.”
– Kelly & Paul Turner, Pittsburg CA
“Amber is professional, knowledgeable, and forthright, and I even recommend her to my patients looking to buy or sell their own homes. Everyone reports excellent service and satisfaction with Amber as their agent. I continue to recommend Amber anyone asking for a quality real estate agent.”
– Dr. George Kirk
“I had the best experience with Amber, she is truly wonderful! I had a lot of hiccups during my purchase, and Amber always met the challenge head on with a smile on her face. She is great at communicating, she knows the market, and she is quite efficient. Buying my first home was stressful and intimidating, but Amber walked me through the steps, explained the process, and answered all of the questions I had. I would highly recommend Amber to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Amber really cares about her clients.”
– Stacy Kent, Livermore CA
“Amber is GREAT to work with! She helped us buy several rental homes. She is always cheerful and knowledgeable about the neighborhood. She makes sure a home is available and lets you know if there is a sale pending. We have referred Amber several times.”
– Sharon Martorella, Concord CA