Wayne Cory

    Wayne Cory

    CalDRE #01431677
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    The Cory+Chen Team offers a comprehensive real estate service. With their strategy, creativity, knowledge, relationships, passion, especially their almost two decades of experience in real estate, you'll profit from both of them working for you. They are extraordinarily qualified to enhance your wealth in real estate, no matter if it's your first time, selling, buying, investing, or your hundredth time. Their unique experience in the Bay Area will help you achieve your real estate dreams.

    When working with the Cory+Chen Team, it's a collaborative effort. They'll work closely with you to accomplish your real estate goals and lifestyle. As a result, the real estate experience and service you'll receive are top-notch.

    The market is always shape-shifting and forming in new ways, and they continuously find new ways to provide you with a competitive edge. They understand that everyone is unique in their lifestyle that is constantly evolving and changing. They are brilliant at strategizing and maximizing your investment/lifestyle with their knowledge, leadership, and military skills.

    International and local clients rely on their local knowledge of SF East Bay markets. They are known in their communities for their integrity and exceptional service-tri-lingual local expertise with international connections.

    Thinking of selling/buying real estate in the SF Bay Area, call Wayne Cory at 510-689-9969, wayne.cory@cbnorcal.com ' Joseph Chen at 510-305-1321, joseph.chen@cbnorcal.com.

    English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese

    My Client Reviews

    (169 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

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    5 stars
    92% of Wayne’s ratings: 5 stars
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    4 stars
    7% of Wayne’s ratings: 4 stars
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    3 stars
    1% of Wayne’s ratings: 3 stars
    (1)
    2 stars
    1% of Wayne’s ratings: 2 stars
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    1 stars
    0% of Wayne’s ratings: 1 star
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    2020
    03/05/20
    David gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is incredible. We just bought our second home with him and could not be happier with his service. The guy is unreal. This is going to read like I'm being paid... seriously, I'm not, I'm just THAT happy with his service. We found Wayne by just searching his reviews - check them out on whatever site you want; he's the best. There's a reason he has those reviews. We had a view of what we wanted - areas, requirements, etc., what our budget was. Wayne helped us 100% of the way, even as we changed our minds mid-flight. He helped us line up the best lender I've worked with, all sorts of different vendors, found places that I never would have found on standard sites that aligned with what we wanted. The best part - Wayne NEVER makes you feel like you're a bother. Think about it: you're sitting in a potential home with your spouse, with a thousand questions and debating back and forth. Wayne will help guide you through it, and never feel like you need to hurry. He didn't pressure us at all, and actually guided us AWAY from certain places vs. pressuring us to put in an offer. Oh you have 20 random questions today? Wayne doesn't mind. I mean, he probably does, but you'll never know because he's too busy answering your questions. The first home we looked at with Wayne in-person was eye-opening. We arrived right on time; he had us look through the place and tell him our feedback before he told us his. He then helped us understand what was good and bad about the place, where our feedback fit in, and then pointed out like 10 different things we NEVER would have spotted. My previous realtor never did anything like this when I bought my first home. One of us fell in love with a home. The other spouse... not so much. Wayne talked us OUT OF THE HOUSE. He knew he'd find the right fit for us - and he did. He wasn't trying to push anything through, just to make sure we got what we wanted. And the responsiveness? Damn. Seriously. The guy is a machine. Buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can do! Wayne gets it. He will constantly update you. He'll respond to your texts at ridiculous hours. He'll calm you down when you're just randomly freaking out about things. Oh - you just saw a place and are worried it'll be gone? Don't worry, Wayne MULTIPLE TIMES met us SAME DAY to look through. Oh crap, I forgot a tape measure - nevermind, Wayne has that. OH NO there isn't enough time to see all these places! It's ok, Wayne has it mapped out already. It's just... so less stressful than our first experience. You're making the biggest investment you'll probably ever make in a new home. You're more worried than you've ever been. Just be honest with Wayne, and accept him being honest back, and he's going to find you the best place possible within your constraints. If you're looking for someone to just placate, Wayne isn't your guy. You don't need someone who is going to tell you what you WANT to hear, you need someone who will tell you what you NEED to hear so you get the right place. For that, Wayne IS your guy. Lastly, did I mention he got us our home for LESS THAN WE OFFERED? Yeah, that happened.
    2019
    09/27/19
    Wayne gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph and Wayne are not only great agents, but great people! Although we only met at an open house, they impressed us enough that we used them as our agents. They showed us that they were working hard to get us a great second home. We will use them again in future real estate purchases.
    09/27/19
    Tan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Very happy with my rocket speed transaction. Listing to closed only took less than a month. The team of Wayne and Joseph is the best ever and unbreakable. They are very informative, knowledgeable and professional. They analyzed the current market situation and assisted us to get to the best offer. We are very pleased to have such a seamless transaction. This is actually my second time using Wayne's service and we will definitely use him for future transactions.
    09/15/12
    Tan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is a fantastic realtor, and guided these first-time homebuyers painlessly through the process.
    07/03/19
    Greg gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne did a great job. We got a great price and closed in 21 days. As with all sales, there were bumps in the process but all came out better than expected.
    05/14/19
    Rodrigo gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Friendly, insightful on his comments when we did the walkthrough on our property.
    05/09/19
    Adam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with the team of Wayne Cory and Joseph Chen. They displayed their vast expertise in both the technicality of the real estate world and the delicate craft of negotiations. Their knowledge of the ins and outs of home value, selling tips, and marketing proved beneficial in getting the best results in both selling and purchasing. We trusted them both times we needed them, and they were always ready to offer their time. They are firm representatives as well as sensitive negotiators when it came to money. And they are super friendly! I give them 5 stars out of 5 stars!
    09/11/17
    Adam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Very knowledgeable and very professional, what I liked best is their clear and direct communication. The whole process was stress-free and predictable. I highly recommend Wayne Cory and Joseph Chen if you're searching for a competent, honest and knowledgeable agent.
    09/11/17
    Adam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Very knowledgeable and very professional, what I liked best is his clear and direct communication. The whole process was stress-free and predictable. I highly recommend Wayne Cory if you're searching for a competent, honest and knowledgeable agent.
    04/11/19
    Vicky gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is very professional. Throughout the entire process he was knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. I recommend him to anyone and everyone who may be looking to sell or purchase a home.Thank you all for the great customer service!
    2018
    12/07/18
    Nina gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph worked really hard to help me get my first condo in my life. He is pretty familiar with Bay Area housing market and house buying processes, good at explanation and communication and extraordinary negotiation skills. He helped me to find a valuable deal with good price and location. As a first time house buyer, I have no idea about condo buying and searching. He provided consistent help and explanation to me. Definitely introduction him to other house buyers or sellers in the future.
    08/28/18
    Roy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Great agent you can ever ask for especially for first time home buyer like me.
    07/27/18
    Will gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory = 5 Star Service! I strongly recommend his services! I originally worked with Wayne years ago when I was purchasing a home. Years later, I depended on Wayne once again to sell my home. I can truly say from experience whether you are buying or selling, Wayne Cory is top notch! He has a wonderful way of meeting you where you are to guide you through the buying or selling process in a comfortable, informed and reliable way. Specifically, he was able to understand my concerns, wants, and what mattered most to me, and worked in a way that never lost sight of them. Working with Wayne was an overall great experience. In addition, I was able to benefit from also working with Joseph Chen on the selling of my home. The tag-team duo of Wayne & Joseph is a perfect combination of efficiency, attention to detail, timeless, responsiveness and overall support. I said it once, and I'll say it again, 5 Star Service!!!
    07/23/18
    Fion gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is my agent for buying a house and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy. We looked to buy causally for awhile but once Joseph came into the picture it didn't take long for us to get our dream home at this seller's market. Joseph is very responsive and I often tell my friends that he doesn't just stop at helping you to buy a house, he looked out for us in ALL things. He walked us through every step even on what to do with our garbage arrangement! Contact Joseph if you are shopping for an agent - I know I will the next time comes.
    07/02/18
    Kai gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    This is the second time Wayne and Joseph helped me buy and sell my property in Emeryville. Joseph is my primary contact, and he is amazing that I believe he can help me buy any properties in the Bay Area at the lowest price and sell at the highest price within a few weeks. Wayne and Joseph are very responsive, experienced, professional, trustworthy, and dedicated. I would ask them to help me buy or sell a property again, and I highly recommend Wayne and Joseph to any of close friends or family members.
    06/27/18
    Jing gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is the one I think he can get 5 starts . For first time buyer . Sometimes we are no very knows about the market. And he has professional ideas to share with us !
    Home seller in Oakland
    01/25/18
    Cindy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    experienced, professional, and efficient
    04/07/17
    Cindy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I was very pleased with Wayne's and Joseph's representation. They made the transaction very easy and transparent. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and efficient.
    2017
    Townhome buyer in Oakland
    10/25/17
    Victor gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I give the very highest recommendations for Wayne. This was my first time purchasing a home, and I trusted Wayne's advice throughout the entire process. He did an incredible job negotiating the purchase price after we submitted an offer. Overall, he is a clear communicator and he was nearly always available to answer my phone calls and emails. Although this purchasing process could have been stressful, I felt that Wayne remained cool and collected and helped me feel comfortable during the process. Finally, I very much appreciate that Wayne works closely with a mortgage professional (Richard Ma). It made the financial aspects of this process very smooth because I could trust that Richard and Wayne were working together. Overall, I will highly recommend Wayne's services to my friends and family shopping for real estate in the area.
    Condo seller in San Ramon
    07/14/17
    Andy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We just sold my house in San Ramon with the help of Joseph and Wayne. They are straightforward and knowledgeable. They help us get good deal after they negotiated with buyers many time. The staging was amazing as well. Highly recommend!
    05/20/17
    Andy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    professional service
    Home buyer in Richmond
    07/12/17
    Raj gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time buyer, I had no knowledge of the home buying process. I am very glad I had Wayne and Joseph as my agents. They are very knowledgeable, professional and helped me a lot in every phase of the process. I really appreciate them for clarifying very patiently, every question I had. They always put my interest first and made sure I am comfortable.
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    06/27/17
    Jessica gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph was an excellent agent. He was responsive, fast, and very informative throughout the house search process. As a first time home buyer, I especially appreciated Joseph's guidance and patience. From looking for the ideal place, to the loan and escrow process, Joseph helped making the entire experience very smooth and simple. I am very happy with Joseph as my agent.
    Home buyer in San Pablo
    06/13/17
    Chris gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No exaggeration in saying that if I could give Wayne ten stars, I would. This is the 4th home I have purchased using Wayne; he has also sold the first three for me. I am a business person and the reason I return to Wayne repeatedly for bay area relocation is his incredible service and knowledge of his industry. I have lived in San Francisco and three East Bay area communities and Wayne and his partner, Joe, have known the ins-and-outs of each one. Where to live to fit my lifestyle, local points of interest that I express interest in - you name it, they either know it or find out about it. Wayne and Joe are professional in the extreme and know real estate; often boiling down complex portions of a transaction into easily digestible chunks. Wayne's responsiveness and dedication are amazing. I am pretty "Type A" and Wayne was out looking at properties morning and night whenever I found a new one. He would research statistics; make calls to gather information to help us make decisions and negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. As long as I stay in the bay area; I have found a realtor for life!
    08/26/14
    Chris gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Wayne over the past four years on a number of real estate transactions - buying my first bay area home, selling it, buying my first condo, selling it and now; buying my new long-term home (I really am settling down this time)! Each time I have worked with Wayne, he provided guidance, followed up on my multiple requests and was flexible with whatever schedule / price / accommodations / restrictions I had regarding property, time, finances or whatever the issue was that day. Wayne adds value to any real estate process as he is willing to "go to bat" for his clients and negotiate firmly and aggressively on their behalf. Further, he can provide insight into the market and what will likely work or not work on a given real estate purchase. Wayne has resources and solid working relationships for all phases of a transaction and can always point to someone that will be responsive and move quickly, firmly and at a high level of detail and professionalism. The best real estate professional I have worked with at any time in my life.
    Townhome buyer in Pleasant Hill
    04/07/17
    Marcus gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne and Joseph provide perfect and professional services throughout my whole house shopping period!
    Home buyer in Antioch
    04/07/17
    Joyce gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent real estate agent. I would recommend him to anyone.
    2016
    Home seller in Oakland
    12/12/16
    John gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We worked with Wayne to sell our first home in Oakland. A few months earlier he sold another house in the neighborhood receiving multiple offers. He explained his listing strategy and developed a schedule to stage and list our house for sale. Wayne helped us evaluate the multiple offers we received and navigate the closing. Wayne has a good sense of local marketing timing, targeting a market audience, and strong negotiating skills. We were happy with the results.
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    12/12/16
    Cameron gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne and Joseph are great. Helped us get our first home without too many issues and closed on time. Joseph was super responsive with any questions we had. Recommended.
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    12/11/16
    Shen gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is by far the most professional agent I have ever worked with. He is motivated, pragmatic and enthusiastic. We started searching for a house in Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito area. With our budget and no buying house experience before. I felt immature and was overwhelmed by the market. Joseph always tried to encourage me and made me calm. He goes through every step with me and explained everything clearly in detail, that helped me understand the housing market in the East Bay. He is great at price strategies and he did his best to save every penny that he could for me. Now Joseph is a friend of mine. For anyone who is serious in buying a house, you should consider Joseph Chen. He is definitely the number One Realtor :)
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    11/01/16
    ShiY gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen helped me purchase a condo. I really appreciate his help and patience. I am a first time home buyer and am not familiar with the mortgage purchasing process. He was able to explain things clearly to me and answered my questions. He really know and understand the customers needs, the bay area real estate business, is able to give pros and cons. Even after I got the property, he is willing to answer the questions I have and I really really appreciate this. It is worth developing trust relationship with him. I recommend him to any future buyers!
    Home seller in Berkeley
    10/01/16
    DaMonica gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I really enjoyed working with Mr. Cory. He was always focus on getting me the best price for the property I was selling. I would work with him again.
    Home seller in Walnut Creek
    10/01/16
    Philip gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Could not of asked for better and knowledgeable Realtors! Thank you both Joseph Chen and Wayne Cory for helping me to sell my home.
    Home buyer in Pinole
    09/23/16
    abe gave Wayne 3 stars out of 5
    I wish he were a fighter for his principals. He should represent and act for his principals' interest but he was not good enough.
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    08/25/16
    Kuan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Mr. Joseph Chen has successfully assisted us purchasing a property recently. The purchase met the goals we set before the house hunting endeavor. The overall experience working with Joseph had been superb. Five star PLUS to the professional services Joseph and his team has tendered in my experiences. Joseph has been courteous and patient throughout the process. Joseph is responsive to all of our communication with him. We had not felt Joseph had turned down any of our requests. If he had done it, it was without our noticing it. He methodically walked us through the learning curve allowing us to understand the neighborhood of interest to us and its associated current market. In the mean time Joseph understood better what we were looking for. In each house we toured, each appointment we made, Joseph always arrived before we did, opened the house in welcoming us as if he were the host, a great touch. In the course of a house tour, Joseph always allowed us time to be by ourselves to allow us to be "soaked in" , to feel if there was any "connection" with the house. Joseph helped formulated offers in professional manner at appropriate time when preparing for an offer. Joseph worked hard and tenaciously in pursuing the house we offered even when the chances of getting it did not look too great for us. Joseph is very resourceful, he appears to have good connection with professionals in business associates with our purchase. All the services referred by him worked out well, including a specialist in complicated 1031 program and title officer. Joseph continuously provided assistance after the house was closed. To me Joseph has been a great partner in the course of this house hunting for us. Joseph appears to be a great team player, every time I complimented his work, he would remind me he worked in a strong team and he was well supported. I have no reservation to give a five star plus to Joseph and his associates. I have no reservation in recommending Joseph to other home buyers.
    Home seller in Berkeley
    07/15/16
    Allen gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent initial presentation and representation from start to finish. I found Wayne and Joseph to be very hands on, responsive to our needs, energetic, eager to please, and great to work with. As former interior designers, they had excellent ideas for improving our house within our budget, and got us a better deal than we expected. I'd like to give them a grade higher than A. Since that's the highest, A+++ will have to do!
    Home buyer in Oakland
    07/13/16
    Ivan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I would like to share with you about my fully satisfaction and excessed expectation received from your Coldwell Banker residential brokerage, Mr. Joseph Chen. It was a great successful and wonderful experience while I was working with Joseph. I hope we can work together again in the near future. Joseph not only provided his professional brokerage and consulting services, but also the personal financial care about offering and post closing cares. I had no worries and headache while I was working with Joseph. I entirely trusted Joseph throughout the whole transaction. I will definitely refer Joseph to my families and friends who purchase and/or sell properties in the bay area where Joseph is able to reach. Personally, Joseph is the best and always my first brokerage choice. Congratulation for you to have Joseph.
    01/14/13
    Ivan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Excellent experience to sign documents online.
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    07/07/16
    Kai gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen is the best realtor I have ever worked with. He is very knowledgeable about the local housing market in Emeryville, Oakland, and Berkeley. The best part of Joseph is that he can negotiate the best price based on his knowledge of the market, he responds emails very fast and works 7 days. He paid lots of attention to what I was looking for, and recommended me to look at many places before I made decisions. Based on his dedication and professionalism, I trust Joe almost as a dear friend who helped me purchase my first home. I sincerely thank him, and I strongly recommend him to be anyone’s realtor!
    Home buyer in Richmond
    07/05/16
    Daniel gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    The realtor I worked with, Joseph Chen, provided top notch service and support with my new home purchase. He went out of his way to walk me through the process, and provided meaingful advice that helped me make the correct decisions. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and colleagues, and I'm glad to have met Joseph when I first started looking at houses.
    Home seller in Oakland
    06/17/16
    Xiong gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I would like to thank Wayne & Joseph for being my real estate agents when I needed to sell my house. They were very professional and friendly. They advised and helped me improving and staging my house for sales. I'm glad that I followed most of their requests to fix up my house before listing it. It seemed costly and risky at that time, but the investment was well worth it. I'm beyond happy with the final sold price, which was even higher than my original asking price. What more could I ask for? Thanks again for your help and professionalism! They are excellent!!!!!!!! Thank you & Thank you very much Wayne and Joseph. All the best for both of you guys.
    06/25/13
    Xiong gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Hi Wayne and Joseph, Thanks for your overall service. You guy really help us and have a good communication. I am happy to work with you. Thanks again.
    Townhome buyer in Castro Valley
    05/10/16
    Fiony gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    it was wonderful to working with Wayne and Joseph. They both made a great team. They are very responsive, knowledgeable and professionalism in helped us every step of the way in finding and closing on our home.
    Townhome buyer in Hayward
    01/30/16
    Margrit & Manuel gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory is truly a top notch Realtor. His knowledge of the local real estate market and his superb attention to detail are unmatched. Wayne took the time to explain in detail with me and my daughter every aspect of buying a home in California-Bay Area. He took the time to understand exactly what our goals were. Wayne has a knack for keeping a mental inventory of property details and our specific preferences. Our experience with Wayne as our realtor for buying a house was outstanding. Wayne's work ethic is something not seen in other real estate agents and brokers. He will not hesitate to go the extra mile for you--it is part of who he is. Also, one of Wayne's greatest assets is he tells it as it is. No sugar! He will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly so we could decide for ourselves. His honesty and integrity are so refreshing because they are not often seen. I highly recommend Wayne Cory for all your real estate needs.
    Home seller in Berkeley
    01/13/16
    Betta gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph simply could not have been more amazing from start to finish. He and Wayne compliment each other to perfection and helped us buy and later sell our home in Berkeley. Joseph was amazing at advising and coaching us in the sale, earning us top dollar without a doubt, and he worked tirelessly to follow up on every detail from staging to final sign off. They both truly cared about the outcome for our family. If you are looking for hard working, devoted realtors with integrity, who know the market extremely well, this is your team. 5 stars.
    2015
    Home buyer in Hercules
    11/07/15
    Gwendolyn gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was very professional and great negotiating skills. A great personality. I would highly recommend Wayne to all of my friends and family who might in the future need a great agent. Awesome person....
    Home buyer in Castro Valley
    07/21/15
    Lusi gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is No.1” he is the best agent there is. With Joseph's help, my family and I started the house hunting in mid. April and bought a house of our dreams with the best price ever in 2 months. Joseph and his team is very efficient, he knows the right loan agent based on my financial status. From the day we got accepted until the final closing date was less than 3 weeks time. Joseph’s motto is “if he can help you save $50, he will make sure you save $50”. He was always on top of my case and followed up with the process making sure everything is on time. He helped us to negotiate for the best price and for the kitchen appliances to made sure I saved the most and didn’t have to spend thousands on buying new appliances. Joseph is also a very responsible and details oriented person. His other motto is “he will be happy as long as his client is satisfied with their new home.” Even after the closing, he called me up to remind me to change garage door codes, change the locks, get the alarms reset and make sure I don’t get fooled by the fraud mails from unknown loan companies. Joseph is best of the best. I will recommend him to all my friends and family.
    Home buyer in Albany
    07/15/15
    Angela gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph and Wayne have been nothing short of amazing in helping us buy our home. We have nothing but the highest regard for their work, talent and effort!!
    Condo seller in Albany
    06/27/15
    Sam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne and Joseph have been nothing short of amazing in helping us sell our home. We have nothing but the highest regard for their work, talent and effort.
    Home buyer in Pacifica
    06/08/15
    Dan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne helped us get into a house surprisingly quickly in this market and was able to get more concessions from the sellers than I thought possible. He was always quick to respond and quickly learned what we were interested in to help focus the house hunt.
    Home buyer in Castro Valley
    06/01/15
    Tony gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Buying a house these days can be a huge headache - between multiple offers, tight inventory and ever-tougher underwriting standards, one could easily be overwhelmed. This is why you need a good agent, such as Wayne who has years of experience representing the buyer ( and sellers) to guide you through a very complex process. Wayne has extensive knowledge about the neighborhood I was buying into, he is dedicated and took time to understand my needs. The Cory and Chen team also have good access to a variety of lenders and contractors that they have cultivated relationships with over time who are also willing to go extra mile to get things done. Overall, I'm very happy working with Wayne (The Cory and Chen Team) to purchase my home. Very impressed with their professionalism and effectiveness.
    2014
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    12/03/14
    Jason gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne listened carefully and understood what we were looking for in terms of location, price and features. He successfully navigated a very competitive market and had us in our perfect home within two months. He isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves.
    Home seller in Emeryville
    09/27/14
    Rosie gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory is an amazing realtor. I highly recommend his services!!
    Home buyer in Emeryville
    09/26/14
    Mark gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph and Wayne done a great job.
    Home buyer in Hercules
    09/17/14
    Mercedes gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I chose Wayne to help me find a home because my son recommended him to me. From the moment I met him, I was impressed. He was friendly, patient and responsive to my needs - never made me feel that any of my questions/concerns were a bother to him. He gave me honest assessments when needed and I soon became a fan. He made the experience bearable. On a few occasions, he even anticipated my concerns before I had an opportunity to express them - he frankly took great care of me and I'm happy to say I now have a great home at a great price in an ideal location. I could not have asked for a better person to go on this journey with. Thanks, Wayne. Mercedes
    Townhome buyer in San Pablo
    09/14/14
    Malinda gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph and Wayne are the best!! I recommend them to all my friends.
    Condo buyer in San Ramon
    09/08/14
    Rick & Pamela gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Home buyer in San Leandro
    09/03/14
    Jason gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Condo seller in San Ramon
    08/26/14
    Frankie gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was phenomenal in understanding the marketplace. He knew exactly the right amount to list for, and sold my condo quickly while others are still sitting available. His connections in the industry helped tremendously, especially in finding the right stager. The process was easy, stress free, and overall extremely professional. I have had the privilege of working with Wayne on both sides of a real estate transaction, and he is the local Bay Area expert that you should have on your team no matter what. Buyers and sellers, Wayne Cory is the man!
    05/28/10
    Frankie gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in San Lorenzo
    07/11/14
    Yong gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    He help me find the best house under my budget. He is very professional. I will recommend him to all my friends and familys if any one looking to buy a new house.
    Condo seller in Fremont
    07/07/14
    Johnny gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Condo buyer in Fremont
    07/02/14
    Sunil gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working with Joe and Wayne. Real gentlemen. Very professional and an eye for detail. Ahead of the curve on the next steps making the whole process of acquisition simple and worry free. Also helped me save money wherever possible. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you gentlemen. sunil
    Home seller in Oakland
    06/18/14
    Raymond gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne helped sell our duplex in Oakland very quickly with a good understanding of the market price in the area.
    05/24/10
    Raymond gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    06/18/14
    Raymond gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Responsible agent!!
    Home buyer in San Pablo
    06/17/14
    Ratna & Poonam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Mr Cory, as buyer's exclusive agent, helped us find, fund and finalized our first home. As the first time home buyer we followed many 'How to...' guides accessible online. We interviewed six realtor's out of which we decided to work with Mr. Cory for following highlights: Local Knowledge: We purchased our home in the East Bay Area. Mr Cory has plethora of local knowledge in the East Bay Area. The first day we went out to see house Mr Cory explained to us each item needed to fix and also the approximate cost of repairs if any. He was well prepared to explain us in detail the neighborhood characteristics along with close by amenities as if he had lived in the area we are looking for prospective house for years. The very first day of scouting houses my wife loved the house at corner lot. We felt so confident with him just after looking five houses we decided to make the offer the same very day. We knew time was of essence when it was sellers market. We couldn't delay to maker offer because otherwise competition would have escalated the bid ridiculously high to outwit us. We are glad we worked with Mr Cory because he made us feel the first home buying process breeze through. Professionalism: Suit and tie can give any Joe professional look. What distinguishes Mr Cory from the crowd is his cheerful, calm and kind demeanor. Punctuality is his another professional trademark. We scheduled several meeting with him post initial offer acceptance. Not once we remember him late for a second. He always manages his presence 10-15 minute ahead of scheduled time. Attention to Detail: Just like Sherlock Holmes scrutinizes a crime scene, Mr Cory scrutinized our deal far and beyond. He pointed out every minor details from small crack in the wall to possible violation of safety code and approximate cost to repair/cure such any cracks and code violations. After we close the property he even managed to obtain few quotes from different general contractors. His approximation were same as the contractors bid quotes. Trustworthiness: Can we trust him? Absolutely 100%. We worked with Mr Cory because on our first meeting with him he set our plan as per our criteria: location , price, amenities etc. Then he updated us via email MLS listing on a regular basis based on our criteria. His 10 years experience bridged the gap to feel us confident working with him. He mentioned at the very first meeting that at any point in time if we weren't 100% satisfied we could just fire him. No contract whatsoever. All other agents we interviewed wanted us to sign a contract before we even could get few lists. His utter belief that he could deliver 100% satisfaction to his client is quite bold in the industry but that very belief also cemented his Trustworthiness for us. Communication/Negotiations: As an ex-navy Mr Cory brings a lot of his field experience into the realm of real estate communication/Negotiations. He's very considerate and humble but also assertive. Often times negotiations happen at the background between realtors/brokers. However he kept us well informed and well prepared with different scenarios well ahead of time. One such scenario surfaced during our closing. The sellers wanted us to put 10% earnest money down instead of 3% which was already in the escrow. At that time we were reluctant to proceed with increased earnest money. However Mr Cory rescued us with his cunning wisdom. He planned to put an addendum stating that earnest money down will be increased to 10% however in the case of default by buyer's no more than 3% of the earnest money will be in jeopardy. The sellers accepted and we were able to proceed ahead with confidence. Responsiveness: Mr Cory is very tech savvy. He kept in touch with us constantly via phone, email, text and in person. This is one of his differential traits. Dedication: Mr Cory is highly passionate about his business. He's fully dedicated to serve, share and support every client he serves 100%
    Condo buyer in Concord
    06/13/14
    Annie gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Condo buyer in Oakland
    06/11/14
    Kathy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    He seems to have a good background in all aspects of real estate. Very knowledgeable, easy to work with. Was great to work with.
    Home buyer in Daly City
    05/23/14
    Tam gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Townhome buyer in San Ramon
    05/17/14
    Wendy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    A reliable realtor.
    Townhome buyer in San Pablo
    04/22/14
    Harold gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/17/14
    Fione gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne and Joseph are very professional and helpful through the entire transaction.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    02/14/14
    Subita gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Home buyer in Union City
    02/12/14
    Jinhui gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
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    Condo seller in San Jose
    02/11/14
    Yuka gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is an excellent realtor with your needs in mind. He is diligent in preparing you for a buy or a sell and handles the back and forth with other entities seamlessly. As a realtor as he will go the extra mile to provide excellent service for you. Highly recommended.
    Response from Wayne
    02/12/14
    Joseph Chen and Wayne Cory are Realtors in the SF Bay Area, they work hard on negotiating the best deal for their clients.
    Home buyer in Walnut Creek
    01/14/14
    Mary gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was outstanding in every way. I presented him with a complex situation of a sale and purchase that I hoped to make almost simultaneous. My goal was to close on purchase and sale at close to the same time, and be able to move out of the sold home and into the new home on the same day. And miraculously, through Wayne's attention to detail, negotiating skills, and proactive thinking he made it happen for me, handling both my sale and purchase. I am an attorney so I am sensitive to whether people are professional and whether they know the law involved in a transaction, and Wayne was top notch in this department also. And if this was not enough, he is an extremely personable, kind and calming person to work with. I highly recommend him to any one reading this review. You are in for outstanding service and a smooth ride in what is usually a stressful time.
    2013
    Home buyer in Dublin
    12/16/13
    Si gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen did very good job! Very nice,friendly! I will recommend to very one!
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    12/01/13
    Madhu gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    This is a review for Joseph Chen at Zip Realty, who worked with us to find our home. Joseph was extremely responsive to our requests to view homes, get disclosures and alert us to potential issues of homes we were interested in. We would use his services again and recommend him highly.
    Home buyer in San Ramon
    08/27/13
    Andy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is very experienced and professional. He used his due diligence to secure a good deal and negotiated the financing terms. The first loan was denied and he could still help win the second chance from listing agent. We finally got the house we want and thank you again for your good work!
    Condo seller in Oakland
    08/26/13
    Craig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne has been the most valuable asset while buying and selling in the bay area. His knowledge of the industry is top-notch and I would not hesitate to call on Wayne for my next property purchase.
    05/02/13
    Craig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    When we bought - Working with Wayne was a pleasure and we will highly recommend him to anyone in need of an agent.
    05/02/13
    Craig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    As a Seller - The experience with Wayne was top notch. He guided us easily through a difficult process. We would not hesitate to again use him for any real estate transaction.
    05/08/12
    Craig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    My partner and I moved to the East Bay area after living in NY state. We needed a realtor that had the necessary experience and knowledge of the area. Wayne has proven to be a valuable partner with our recent search and subsequent purchase of a home. Wayne assisted us all the way to the very end, ensuring we navigated successfully through a complicated process. We would use Wayne again and highly recommend him to other searching for a home in the bay area.
    Home buyer in Lafayette
    08/04/13
    Leiping gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    It was a great experience to work with Joseph Chen. He is very professional,hard working, quick to act and respond, and pay attention to details. He is one of the best agent that I ever met, and I will certainly refer to my friends if they have any real estate needs. The e-document signing service from Wayne is excellent, very efficient, and accurate.
    Condo seller in Berkeley
    07/26/13
    John gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is quite experienced and knowledgeable in various aspects of real estate and provides insight that is truly helpful. He is very professional in guiding the client through the process and very patient. We enjoyed all our meetings with her and would recommend him to anyone.
    Condo buyer in concord
    07/18/13
    Madhu gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    Joesph Is very patient and really a very nice person to work with. His patience through all the ups and downs helped in buying my first home. His knowledge is outstanding.
    Home buyer in Pittsburg
    06/25/13
    James gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is a knowledgeable professional that will make your search and buying experience a pleasure. He gives you the time, effort and feedback you want and need - you almost feel like you have your good friend searching with you. Thank you Wayne and Zip once again!
    05/07/12
    James gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I cold called Zip and got Wayne. I told him we wanted an investment property for so much in specific cities. The next day,Wayne had us five leads that fit my criteria - his responsiveness and attention to our wants was very imressive. From there, we ultimately found and visited sites that worked within our budget and goals. With Wayne's professionalism and real estate expertise (in this case, especially with the ins and outs of foreclosures), my wife and I now own our second investment propery that will meet our investment goals. His responsiveness particularly stands out along with his knowledge of real estate transactions.
    Home buyer in Hayward
    06/12/13
    Ahsan gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was very professional and courteous and was always able to answer our questions. In case he was not , he did his research and got back to us in timely manner. We appreciate his help and would not hesitate to recommend his services to our friends.
    04/25/13
    Christopher gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We worked with Wayne on three transactions in under a year! Enjoyed working with him from the beginning and that level of comfort and security continued to grow the longer we worked together and the more insight I gained into the processes Wayne applies. Would advise that others trust Wayne's advice on both buying and selling as well as his negotiation abilities, he won't steer you wrong.
    04/25/13
    Christopher gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Wayne was a pleasure and we will highly recommend him to anyone in need of an agent.
    04/25/13
    Christopher gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    The experience with Wayne was top notch. He guided us easily through a difficult process. We would not hesitate to again use him for any real estate transaction.
    Condo seller in Oakland
    03/30/13
    James gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne, we want you to know how happy we were with you and all the services you provided throughout the entire transaction. We feel very fortunate to have you represent us with the sale of our home. You are a true expert in Real Estate! Thank you!
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/06/13
    nasi gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I had a great experience and Wayne did a great job for me. I would recommend him to anyone.
    Home buyer in San Lorenzo
    01/18/13
    Jianbo gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    5-star service :)
    12/31/12
    Jianbo gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    The service is very professional and efficient. The most impressive thing is that the agent is neogiating very hard for you with the seller and get everything fixed or replaced before the house is handed over to me.
    Home buyer in Dublin
    01/18/13
    Danny gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen helped us buying a foreclosure property. His knowledge and experience helped us buying a property which received more than 15 offers. He is patient, fun, and very honest.
    2012
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/09/12
    Rami gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    It is hard to identify areas where Wayne does not exhibit strengths. I would also like to add patience. We just closed a short sale after 10 months of negotiations. He negotiated on my behalf at every crucial juncture and did not waiver on his goal of getting the best property for me at the best price. He has left a lasting impression on me as an agent and a friend. I would highly recommend his services and am determined to return to him in the near future. At the price he negotiated my property, this may be more possible than I would have thought!
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    12/04/12
    Stephen gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne did an excellent job helping us find a home. He was extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods and properties. He also was excellent in negotiating a great price for us.
    Home buyer in Rodeo
    11/28/12
    rod gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was fantastic is getting us into a home with our numerous constraints in an extremely challenging market. My partner is severely disabled and we got into a beautiful move-in ready rancher addressing our constraints. Wayne is the best agent that I have encountered over the years. I would wholeheartedly recommend Wayne for his trustworthiness, professionalism, and experience. Notably, Wayne had patience and advised me in a "soft sell" manner to make the right decisions in avoiding "projects". He saved me from myself as I was getting frustrated in finding something in a urgent predicament. I would look forward to working with Wayne again for my next home.
    10/28/12
    Will gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    When I first noticed that Wayne had high ratings & great reviews, I wondered if he would be too busy/popular to attend to my house searching needs in a timely fashion. I’m happy to report that he wasn’t! Wayne was magnificent throughout our house-buying journey. From our 1st contact it was clear that he responds timely (phone/email) and works with an admirable integrity. He is very knowledgeable, honest, took his time to understand our needs, and made us feel comfortable and even shared some laughs. Through the ups & downs of our house search, he was our guide and a huge advocate for us. He wasn’t just a realtor; he was a huge source of support that was delivered in a friendly and respectful way. This was my 2nd home that I purchased and 1st time working with Wayne. He delivered a working relationship that was much different than my 1st realtor experience & so much better. Simply put, You Can Trust Wayne! Should I ever purchase another home, he will be the 1st person that I’ll call. I strongly recommend Wayne Cory.
    Condo buyer in Newark
    10/28/12
    Cindy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Extremely efficient.
    Home buyer in Fremont
    10/21/12
    X F gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    very prompt response of inquiry even at late night and has done a great job to help us analyze the house we want and finally helped us bought the right house we want among over 25 bidders even though our offer is not the highest.
    Home buyer in Castro Valley
    10/19/12
    Yi gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen gave my wife and I superb customer service, loyalty, guidance and persistence while helping us purchase our first home this September. San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, San Lorenzo, Alameda and Castro Valley. Wherever we wanted to looked at houses, Joseph was able to give us area specific details and information in which made our decision making process more efficient. He did this while considering our budget as well. Joseph's attention to detail is excellent! From looking at different houses and remembering locations to beginning the process of making an offer and do comp sets, Joseph doesn't miss a detail and will let you know if you do. Creating results and providing information, Joseph is constantly making things happen. Communication is key and there was never a time when Joseph didn't make himself available, even if it was late at night when my wife and I where home from work. Joseph would always make time to talk with us, answer questions and he responded to emails promptly. We can trust Joseph's advice and that made a difference in our comfort levels. We knew we were in good hands. His enthusiasm and dedication to his clients is amazing. Joseph really cared about what we wanted and understood the things each of us where interested in during our almost year long search. Once we found the perfect fit, Joseph wouldn't give up until we got results. Always calling to keep us informed and emailing important documents, Joseph would even negotiate behind the scenes looking out for our best interest and trying to saving us money! I can't say enough good things about Wayne Cory and Joseph Chen's help and performance during our home search. I recommend Joseph Chen as a Realtor to anyone interested in purchasing a home. First time buyer, investor? Looking at a foreclosure, regular sale, flip sale or short sale, Joseph knows his stuff inside and out and won't rest until you fine what your looking for. I will recommend him to friends and family. 5 stars, two thumbs up!
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    06/20/12
    Elaine gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We are very satisfied with Joseph Chen's services. He is knowledgeable, responsive, professional, and nice. What we like him most is that he didn't push us to buy a house. He acted as our friend and gave us helpful suggestion. We will refer him to our friends.
    Home buyer in Daly City
    05/07/12
    Lok gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I enjoyed great services from Joseph and Wayne. As a first time buyer, the agents were very patient in explaining what I needed to know. They also listened to my needs and fought for my benefits, for example passing the cost of repairing pest damage to the seller. The agents remained calm and professional even though the loan process turned out to be chaotic. I would recommend the agents to anyone. Thanks again guys.
    2011
    Home seller in Richmond
    11/19/11
    Evelyn gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory went beyond expectations even before I officially listed the property. Once I emptied the house and before I had a contractor begin work, Wayne walked through the house and made suggestions about various things I had initially intended to do. He told me to save my money and NOT replace all the interior doors, etc. Also, even though construction dragged out a year, Wayne sent me updates on houses listed and sold. That information was invaluable in deciding on a listing price for my Mom's house. I have already recommended him to a relative whose mother just passed away. I would recommend Wayne to anyone who wanted someone willing to go the extra steps to sell their home even in this difficult economy. Not only did Wayne get an initial offer from his first open house but also got a full-price back-up offer during the closing process. This was invaluable and saved me money too.
    Home seller in Oakland
    10/27/11
    Iris gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Castro Valley
    09/11/11
    Stephanie gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Hayward
    08/04/11
    Mary gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory was a blessing. He was there every step of the way with any questions I had, if he didn't have the answer he worked on getting that answer quickly. He truly has no idea how grateful I am that he pushed to no end on my behalf!
    Townhome buyer in Alameda
    08/01/11
    Chris gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is extremely personable and was very responsive to my questions and concerns as a first time home buyer. He made the whole process a lot easier than I thought it would be originally.
    Home buyer in San Francisco
    07/18/11
    May gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    He's very knowledgeable and professional. Great negotiator and made my first time buying experience a smooth transaction. He is very accommodating to the needs of his clients. Thank you Wayne. It's a great pleasure working with Wayne.
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    07/10/11
    Ben gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Oakland
    07/06/11
    Sandy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Richmond
    02/26/11
    LarryCraig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne's diligence and professionalism were surpassed only by his ability to negotiate a great deal on our home. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    12/15/05
    LarryCraig gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was extraordinary and it was because of his expertise that my offer was accepted. Wayne always communicated promptly and provided information daily. He was always on top of things for this very short escrow and his hard work, upbeat personality and professionalism were all appreciated!! I highly recommend Wayne and will definitely have him handle future transactions!
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    01/26/11
    Howard gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    01/25/11
    Donna gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Danville
    01/22/11
    AX gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Hayward
    01/17/11
    Claudia gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Danville
    01/16/11
    T gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Without Joe's help, we are unable to finish the transaction.
    Home buyer in San Ramon
    01/15/11
    R gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    This is the second time that Joseph helps us for our real estate investment. Joseph is very thoughtful. The whole process go extremely smooth because he take care every detail for us. This time he even bargain with the bank to down $30,000 below our original offer. We recommend him to all of my friends and family.
    Home buyer in Hercules
    01/04/11
    R gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph has gone above and beyond his obligations in order to help us with the purchase of the house. He is very knowledgable about the real estate market. He gave us excellent directions on what to be aware of. He was always available to answer our questions. He gave us input throughout the process keeping us updated on what to expact. He is a pleasure to work with and helped us find a great deal. Thank you Joseph!!!
    2010
    Condo seller in Emeryville
    11/18/10
    Terry gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne has helped me twice and he is a professional with the expertise needed to help anyone sell or purchase a home.
    05/08/06
    Terry gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne did a great job of getting the house we wanted at the price we wanted. He was able to get me in with a minimum of effort and at really low cost, and ofcourse the rebate was fantastic!
    Home seller in Hayward
    11/12/10
    Pheap gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We used Wayne to buy the house and Wayne to sell. He was always helpful and completely on point with everything. Thanks Wayne!
    05/28/08
    Pheap gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was the best!!! He was able to point out the important things to look at when searching for a home. I can't believe how professional and efficient he was. I am referring him to everyone I know!
    Condo buyer in Pinole
    08/31/10
    Jessica gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. He was informative & always answered my questions. I felt that he could be trusted and he made me feel important as a client. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone & would do business with him again.
    Home buyer in union city
    08/31/10
    Po Yi gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen was my agent and he did a great job.
    Home buyer in Antioch
    08/23/10
    Donna gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was very considerate and listen to what we needed in a house.Had a friendly attittude and nice smile..We are very happy with our new home..:)
    Home buyer in Hayward
    07/03/10
    Alex & Klari gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/13/10
    Manuel gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Albany
    04/02/10
    Michelle gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Townhome buyer in Fremont
    04/01/10
    Feng gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joe is a very patient and knowledgable agent I have ever met. I feel completly satisfied working with him. I will recommend him to my friends.
    Home buyer in Piedmont
    03/28/10
    Vicki gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We have worked with Wayne Cory on several real estate purchases and would use his services again in the future. His hard work, persistence and negotiating skills resulted in a better sales price on our purchase. We also recommended Wayne to a relative who had a great experience using his services.
    11/13/08
    Vicki gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    07/01/08
    Vicki gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Richmond
    02/03/10
    Peggy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne took the time to understand what we we were looking for and showed us homes that he knew we would be interested in. Wayne also managed the process of our escrow from beginning to end. He was always available and responsive to our questions and inquiries.
    Condo buyer in San Francisco
    02/02/10
    Patch gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory did an absolutely phenomenal job guiding me through the stages involved with my home purchase. He was very professional, but also very patient, understanding, and always attentive to my needs. He responded to my questions and calls immediately.
    2009
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/08/09
    Robin gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    I just went through what was considered by many I spoke with as one of the most complicated transactions because the house was put on the market before it was ready (no gas or electricity, incomplete work) but Wayne was knowledgeable and patient enough (almost 3 months) to guide me through it.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    10/11/09
    Kamil gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory was excellent which made me shy to bother him more. So, it is my fault to be a little while in hurry to take a decesion
    Home buyer in San Pablo
    09/22/09
    Sophia gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in El Sobrante
    09/02/09
    Abraham gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was very helpful. He was patient with us as first time home buyers and provided lots of information to help guide our decision.
    Townhome buyer in Union City
    08/24/09
    Richard gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph Chen is our primary agent for our new property investment. His knowledge and service is more than our expectation. We are so happy and lucky to have Joseph as our agent. He did a wonderful job from the beginning to the end. He also saved me a lot of time, money..
    Home buyer in Alameda
    08/04/09
    Theresa gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Oakland
    05/19/09
    Rod gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Richmond
    04/30/09
    Kyrolos gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    02/20/09
    Kyrolos gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/28/09
    Serena gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Condo buyer in Emeryville
    04/20/09
    Runae gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    While it literally took me months to find the place I wanted at the price I wanted, Wayne kept me updated on new properties and walked me through the entire process.
    Townhome buyer in Richmond
    03/31/09
    Tingting gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    He takes care of very small details and provide veru friendly service.
    Home buyer in Pinole
    03/05/09
    Ray gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    We purchased two houses with Wayne's help. The First was in March 2008 and the second on Jan. 30, 2009. We would identify the house we wanted to look at from your web site then ask Cory to show them to us. The system worked well and we enjoyed getting money back!
    03/18/08
    Ray gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2008
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    12/13/08
    Gale gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was a fantastic agent for us. We were first time home buyers, and he took the time to explain everything to us and always returned our calls promptly. He went out of his way to help us with any questions or concerns we had, right away. He was recommended to us by a colleague, who said Wayne was very professional, always on top of everything,and an excellent representative. We completely agree, and would definitely recommend Wayne to our friends.
    Home buyer in RICHMOND
    11/19/08
    Amany gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Joseph is very helpful and honest, we trust him so much!!
    Condo buyer in Albany
    11/18/08
    Steven gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory, he work with me side by side, and when I target the property, he provide me the more detail about the property information and contact the seller???s agent, walk through the property with me and point out what is bad or negative and positive about the property ,chouse the right investment for me, doing the right comparables for the investment, negotiating with the seller, during almost 3 months processing, he timely inform me the progress of the transaction, providing the contact information for home inspection specialist and pest report, he work very hard from the beginning to after close escrow. He is the responsible and reliable agent I have met. He does a good job for me. I am more than willing to refer him to my friend.
    Condo buyer in Richmond
    11/09/08
    George gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Richmond
    10/20/08
    Jim gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne, was very responsive to our needs, timeline and working with us as a homebuyers relocationg to California. Wayne was great with his follow through and once we decided on our home he continued to follow up with us to ensure a smooth transition. We would definetely recommend Wayne to our friends and family. Jim & CArlo
    Home buyer in Richmond
    10/04/08
    Amy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
    Home buyer in Martinez
    10/03/08
    Garry gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    I bought this in the worst economic times this country has seen since the great depression. Wayne was extremely professional and skillful in pulling this purchase off in light of these dificult times. My next home will be bought with the help of Wayne!
    Home buyer in El Sobrante
    09/30/08
    Samuel gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was absolutely fabulous. He was knowledgeable, helpful, patient and just all around wonderful. He was much more qualified than any other agent we came across.
    Home buyer in Concord
    09/21/08
    Vivia gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time home buyer who has worked in the real estate business for several years, I knew what it was I wanted in an agent. Also being a very pregnant, car-less woman it was an understatement to say I had some special needs and required extra consideration. Joseph surpassed my expectations and met all of our needs. Our family is so happy in our new home and Joseph is a huge part of that. Thank you Joseph.
    Home seller in El Cerrito
    07/07/08
    KC KeckChoong gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    06/30/08
    Kc gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Great Job. We will use you again anytime of the day.
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    06/16/08
    Jessie gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    04/23/08
    Timothy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory was cheerful, attentive to detail and was quick to follow up with us on questions, paperwork, and negotiations.
    2007
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    12/04/07
    Nancy gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne did excellent work. He listened to all our concerns and went the extra mile to get us every little thing we wanted. In addition, he went out of his way to find out the law and protect us in every situation. He exceeded our expectations. We will definetly refer him to our friends and family or use him again in the future.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    10/16/07
    Cliff gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Every step of the way I knew that Wayne placed my interests first. He showed me countless properties, answered endless questions and found unique solutions to perplexing issues. On the day of closing not only did he come to the signing with me, he identified several errors that saved me so much money I received a rebate from escrow. Think he was done? Hardly, the night before the title was to record we had an earthquake here in the bay area. Early the next morning Wayne went to my new home to inspect it before the title was recorded and called me to tell me everything was good. That kind of service is nearly impossible to find and that is why Wayne Cory is the realtor I will use and recommend always.
    Home buyer in El Cerrito
    10/13/07
    Charlotte gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    He is a great agent as he is very professional and knowledgeable. We like his service very much!
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    09/13/07
    Hannah gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    Our agent should have explained that there was a City transfer tax in the City of Berkeley either when or before we made our purchase offer.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    06/18/07
    Nick gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne did a great job for us from start to finish. He was responsive, jumped on things quickly for us, and worked effectively on our behalf in dealing with the seller. He followed through on a number of requests throughout the process, and was a great asset to the purchase of our first home.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    04/22/07
    Ruchi gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was personable, reliable, efficient and very helpful -- providing helpful tips about everything, from the neighborhood, to details about the properties and great places for Chinese food!
    Home buyer in Albany
    04/10/07
    Stephen gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/20/07
    Ann gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was knowledgeable and amicable! Would definitely work with him again!
    Home buyer in Oakland
    02/26/07
    Kimberly gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2006
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/28/06
    Randee gave Wayne 2 stars out of 5
    he didn't do anything that i hadn't already done myself. it was convenient for him to fax TIC docs for me, but he didn't do any research that i couldn't do on my own. he did not provide much insight into the TIC process, and i generally feel that he was not much of an advocate for me.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/14/06
    William gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    10/09/06
    Dave gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was extremely professional and extremely responsive. Buying an older home, there were a number of questions about the dwelling and Wayne was able to find the answers quickly regardless if it was contacting the selling agent, inspectors, or general "how will we fix this" questions. We were completely satisfied with Wayne's service and we highly recommend him.
    Home buyer in Berkeley
    09/20/06
    Nicole gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Richmond
    08/21/06
    Val gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was very attentive to what my needs were. He is an excellent agent.
    Home buyer in Richmond
    08/06/06
    Ron gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is a personal friend and he if it had not been for him I am not sure we would have ever found a house. We had some special circumstances and Wayne remained commited to finding a house that was right for us. He kept potential new homes in front of us through email and contacted us about homes that looked especially good. Through the process he looked after our interest completely. He was great in explaining documentation and in pointing out various aspects of our house that we should pay attention to. We really cannot say enough good about Zip or Wayne Cory. Thank you so much for going the extra mile.
    Home buyer in San Leandro
    05/12/06
    Shalini gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    I'm not sure if this is an agent's responsibility, but there was a lot of confusion as I went into closing. This might have been the fault of the mortgage company, but I'm not sure of the agent's role in assisting with this.
    Home seller in San Pablo
    04/22/06
    JacquelineTracy gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2005
    Home buyer in Emeryville
    12/26/05
    April gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne was absolutely the most wonderful agent we could have ever asked for. He was very friendly and easy to get ahold of. He knew the kind of property we were looking for and helped us find the perfect home. Wayne was knowledgeable and honest when he answered our questions. I would never buy or sell another home without his help. I have nothing but great things to say about our entire experience with Wayne and Zip Realty.
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/27/05
    Hai gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne is an excellent agent who worked hard to find us our wonderful home.
    Home buyer in El Sobrante
    10/27/05
    Mark gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    Wayne Cory at ZipRealty worked with me during 2005 to find a first-time home purchase. Wayne is motivated, diligent, organized, prompt, dependable, highly capable and a great negotiator. Wayne and I established an easy rapport from the beginning. As a result, we were able to frankly discuss the pros and cons of properties that we viewed without any hesitation to be honest and forthright. Home buying can be a long and stressful experience. Wayne understood the amount of time and the trials involved and routinely provided insight to the market, the offer process, what the seller's situation and motivation might be, and accordingly helped me to understand the big picture. Wayne can work thru problems quickly and efficiently; and always kept me informed as to the process and issues that revolved around the home purchase. He established and maintained great communication with my entire team (i.e. mortgage lender, escrow officer, etc.), and always made himself available for questions and concerns as they arose. I would highly recommend Wayne as a real estate agent.
    Home seller in Richmond
    05/10/05
    Renee gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Vallejo
    05/10/05
    Tim gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    03/17/05
    JeremyP gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    2004
    Home buyer in Oakland
    12/30/04
    Maria gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Hercules
    12/13/04
    Tyrone gave Wayne 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home buyer in Oakland
    11/29/04
    Patricia gave Wayne 4 stars out of 5
    No review submitted

    My Experience

    • California Residential Real Estate License since 2004
    • Residential Realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty
    • 2109 President, Bridge Association of Realtors
    • Past involvement with the National Association of Realtors
    • Current State Director - California Association of Realtors
    • Current Director of the local MLS, Bridge MLS
    • Past Co-Chair - bridgeMLS
    • Specializing in Single Family Homes, Condos, Townhouses, 2-4 Units, Lofts
    • U.S. Navy Veteran - Operation Specialist

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • National Association of Realtors®
    • State-California Association of Realtors®
    • Local-Bridge Association of Realtors®
    • National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
    • California Residential Real Estate License since 2004

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    • Volunteer, Oral Lee Brown Foundation
    • Oakland Leadership
    • Bay Area Resident since 1984

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