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Personal Service with Unrivaled Passion for Real Estate

Personalized service, unrivaled passion for real estate, and dedication to her clients have put Joujou Chawla at the top of the East Bay real estate market for the past 36 years. 

Most proud of being “at the other end of the line” every time her clients call, Joujou consistently demonstrates an exceptional level of expertise, acute attention to detail, savvy negotiating skills, extensive market knowledge, and a tremendous tenacity for closing the deal. Her clients and their best interests are her priority as she builds and nurtures relationships that endure long after the contracts are signed. 

Achieving more than $1.3 billion in sales, Joujou has sold more than 1,200 homes and is recognized as the Face of Blackhawk after selling 380 homes in the exclusive community. She has surpassed $100 million in sales for the sixth consecutive year and is ranked among the top 100 realtors nationwide while being a Neighborhood Favorite winner in her primary sales locations. 

Born in New Delhi and educated at Tara Hall, a Catholic boarding school in Simla, India’s summer capital, she completed her economics degree from New Delhi University. She was introduced to husband-to-be Piri Chawla in the traditional “matchmaking” custom. Engaged within 14 hours, she joined Piri in New York and then Texas, where she began her real estate career. They moved to Blackhawk in 1985, and she began working for Blackhawk Properties/ Blackhawk Realty, where her skills and knowledge immediately propelled her to the top and soon set her apart from all other agents. When Blackhawk Properties merged with J. Rockcliff in 2008, she consistently shattered sales volume records. 

A trusted leader in the industry, Joujou launched the Blackhawk office of Compass in August 2018. She quickly honed the respect of fellow industry leaders while also earning a reputation of consistently exceeding client expectations and procuring their desired results whether they are buying or selling a two-bedroom condo or a multi-acre estate. Described as “kind, patient, and true to her word,” Joujou is also known for her follow-through and has received more than 165 five-star reviews as a Zillow Premier Agent. 

She prides herself on being on the cutting edge of technologies that support and facilitate real estate sales utilizing a keen marketing strategy where she saturates HomeFolio, Diablo, and Luxury Home magazines with her listed, sold, or coming soon properties. Her weekly newsletter and colorful online presence also make it easy for those shopping for a new home to preview the latest listings and keep abreast of the ever-changing Bay Area housing market. 

In addition to real estate, the Chawla’s love to travel and feel very fortunate to have visited and enjoyed the people and customs of many countries. The joy of their lives, however, is spending time with their son, Vik.