I have been a full-time real estate agent and broker since 1989. In my 30 year experience, I have involved with over 2000 transactions in all phrases of real estate representing both buyers and sellers in conventional listings and sales. Familiar in dealing with probates, short sale, REO, auctions and others. My main focuses are single family homes, condos/townhouses, multiple residential units, mix use, commercial retail store front/offices, warehouses and vacant land.
I began investing in real estate when I was 27 years old. Having to go through two of the major housing looms in this country, I learned how to invest safely through fixer uppers and roll them into 1031 tax defer exchanges while I also helped many became property owners. I particularly enjoy helping investors and millennials. To be able to share my knowledge with them and to see how they grow to become successful gives me great pride.
As a Greater East Bay Area residence for nearly 40 years, I am very familiar with all cities in Alameda and Contra Costa county. Because I continuously received referrals from clients, I had many to thank for. To appreciate their support, I opened my own real estate firm called Smart Choice Realty in San Leandro in 2003, and no longer had to pay for all the corporate fees and charges. In turn, I passed the savings to my past buyers who then became sellers. I offered a complete service program at low commission rate so their properties can be marketed very competitively. Turned out, we received multiple offers which not only opened to many options to choose, it allowed me to better negotiate the highest possible price and terms for them. It was such a hit, I decided to offer that program to all sellers in my communities. Millions of dollars of commissions have been saved since.
I am also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. In Bay Area, It is especially important because Chinese population has become a major buying power in the real estate arena. Many prefer to communicate with their native tongues so they can understand thoroughly about all the transaction details and paperwork.