Randy R.

We first moved to the San Jose area in 2013 and were fortunate enough to have met Shanna through my companies relocation service. As we had some difficulty finding temporary housing for our larger family, Shanna was truly a blessing to help us research properties that were close to work, offered good schools, a comfortable size, and reasonable pricing. Through her assistance, we were able to find a beautifully remodeled home that met all our requests. She worked with us for several months as we closed on our home in Arizona. Transferring to San Jose was our most challenging move and Shanna was always persistent and patient to meet at inconvenient times which allowed us to make offers quickly in a hot seller’s market. As we enjoyed working with her so much in 2013, we've had a recent opportunity to look for another home in December 2020 and were surprised to see the market was even more challenging than our previous experience. Shanna's professional experience, knowledge of the latest Coronavirus protocols and understanding of the fast-paced housing demand were outstanding! We met with Shanna multiple times within November and her efficiency to schedule appointments, follow up with sellers on property information, contingencies and other buyer’s interest allowed us to make confident decisions. Upon finding the best property, Shanna's responsiveness to prepare offers, maintaining consistent communication with the seller’s Agents, and providing a summary of equivalent valued properties in the same area were extremely helpful for us to make appropriate offers and meet our budget goals. Shanna has always been very knowledgeable, understanding, patient, and not only a great Realtor® but a trusted friend. We intend to work with her again in the future as opportunities arise and highly recommend her services to anyone considering a home in the Bay area!

Jennifer S.

Shanna Desai is a wonderful Realtor® with a wealth of expertise in San Jose Real Estate. My husband and I recently relocated to the area from the East Coast and Shanna was amazing. She was communicative and attentive throughout the process. Shanna kept on top of the market and really helped us zero in on the perfect neighborhood and house within two weeks. Shanna also helped facilitate an extremely difficult situation during our mortgage process: In the days leading up to the closing date for our new home, I was on the East Coast on business and my husband was incredibly busy at work here in California. At a key point in the process of finalizing the loan, our Mortgage Broker dropped the ball in a BIG way on a Friday - jeopardizing our close - then disappeared for the day and, presumably, the weekend. Shanna tracked him down on Friday night (when he wouldn't answer our calls and he and his company weren't even in the same time zone as us)! I believe she is the reason that the deal went forward. She not only kept calm but offered excellent advice and helped to keep things calm and progressing. In addition to guiding us through the issue, she followed up with the Mortgage Broker (who needed her guidance even more than we did) and the relocation company. She stepped in at crucial moments and was absolutely the key to everything working out (and was probably the reason that the mortgage company gave us cash back at closing to make up for their many errors and lapses in judgment!) I would highly recommend Shanna to anyone looking to find a home in the area - she's lived here all her life and offers so many tips, neighborhood insights, and ideas. Most importantly, Shanna is a true professional and a tireless advocate for her clients. I wouldn't consider hiring any other Realtor® if we were to move again.

Adam M.

Working with Shanna has been a fantastic experience! I was a first-time home buyer and Shanna took the time to explain the details about the whole process. She has a long history in the area so she is able to offer great information about the area. She's also We went through a whole host of homes and from there I was able to establish a good baseline of what to expect. During the offer process, she was incredibly helpful with information gathering and she was very professional with the other real estate agent. She was proactive to ensure that the deal would go through by continually checking up on various parties (lender, seller's agent, etc). I am definitely recommending her to anyone I meet in the area as she was an absolute joy to work with!


Shanna was such an amazing help in moving to Campbell, San Jose that I'm actually writing my first ever Yelp review so that others can know how great she is to work with. Shanna was recommended to me by a colleague when I (naively!) decided I'd "just buy" rather than rent when my employer forced me to relocate. I quickly learned there was nothing easy about buying a home in this market, and Shanna was infinitely patient, highly responsive, market savvy, tech-savvy, and well connected! Plus she was a pleasure to work with and managed to maintain a sense of humor through multiple offers and other absurd situations. I'm happy in my new home, and honestly don't think it would have happened if I'd been working with a different Realtor®.

Nicole & Will W.

Shanna was a great agent for us through the process of buying our home. She made us feel comfortable with our financial situation despite our being in a bracket below most of the houses she sells. Shanna went out of her way to pick us up and drive us around to our homes, as well as defended us when placed in difficult situations with our loan company. She explained each step of the home buying process and was very generous with her time and efforts. We appreciated all that she did for us and continues to do as she checks in and recommends handymen, helps decipher tax statements, and gives advice on general homeownership tricks of the trade. She is a great real estate agent and makes herself a good fit for her clients.


Shanna is a professional, responsive, well-informed, and trustworthy Real Estate Agent for the South Bay area. You'd normally expect these qualities in any professional you engage. So what makes Shanna stand out? 1 - preparation: lots of good questions and listening and observing to understand more what we wanted and who we were. 2 - responsiveness: high alacrity in responding to questions, and in providing timely, pro-active guidance. 3 - advice: in a State / Country where none seems to talk to you without getting you to sign 15 pages of liability waivers, it was a welcome tonic to be given frank views and insights that were so scarce to obtain for newcomers.

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