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Specialist - Divorce ™
Trained by Kelly Lise Murray JD
Harvard Law School
MY CORE VALUES:
Honesty -Transparency -Mutual Respect -
Real estate is a hyper-local, information intensive, dynamic business with many moving parts. many players. Each property, each Seller / Buyer , their circumstance, and market condition is different.
-Empower you with knowledge
-Minimize stress/ disruptions
-Maximize $ in your pocket.
So you can make informed decisions. And move forward with your life.
Includes but not limited to : Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Advisors, Contractors, Loan Consultants , Insurance Professionals, 1031 Exchange Intermediaries, Architects, Designers, Stagers, Engineers, Contractors, Property Managers, Caregivers, Professional Organizers, Movers, Landscapers, House Cleaners, Debris Removal Services, and others.
When appropriate, I will partner with other agents both within and outside my brokerage when combined efforts are in the best interest of clients who choose to work with me.
are people , not stats. Each person or family has a unique story involving life events which lead to the need or desire to sell, or buy properties , or rent a home.
Sometimes the move is filled with anticipation and excitement ; such as buying your first home, moving to your dream home, investing in income properties.
Other times it’s necessitated by life events - health issues, divorce, separation, job transfer, losing a loved one, ending a relationship, “starting over” , financial difficulties.
Whatever the situation, you can choose to move forward.
MY SERVICES :
For Property Owners :
-Market analysis - fine-tune what your property is worth beyond "Zestimate".
- Advice potential pricing differences of selling "as is" vs. repairs / upgrades.
-Find qualified tenants for vacant / inherited properties
-Light staging to maximize property value.
-Produce video tours that highlights property value/ amenities.
-Market property across multiple real estate portals ( i.e. Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, MLS), YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
-Conduct property showings.
-Draft leasing paperwork to ensure compliance with Fair Housing laws ,local requirements.
-Ensure proper languages are included on lease agreements to protect your property.
-Conduct tenant screenings,
-Document move-in/ move-out inspections.
-Be point-of -contact for maintenance requests.
-In situations involving accounting of funds, I am happy to provide referrals to property managers in the area.
Evaluate Sell /Keep options:
Sell now/ later?
Rent out? Do AirBnB?
Buy out other co-owners?
I do not provide tax or legal advice but will help provide a check list to discuss with your CPA / financial advisor /attorney.
-On-demand market research to source deals.
-Pull MLS reports with your search criteria.
-Source potential properties to add to portfolio.
-Set up Alerts for MLS and off-market listings.
For Professionals Relocating to Bay Area:
-I can lighten the stress of looking for housing.
-What you see on-line and what you get is not always the same thing.
-I can help you filter, save you time, refine your search.
-View properties in person, take videos, meet property owners/ landlords.
-Help you set up your tenant profile so when the right listing comes along, you'll be well positioned to be the tenant of choice . Finding "good" housing in the Bay Area means understanding the market, and being able to act quickly when the right one comes along.
MY LIFE OUTSIDE REAL ESTATE :
Career and business communications coach for high school and college students and non-native English speakers
I am passionate about education. Every Spring and Fall, I help UC Berkeley Alumni Association read and evaluate scholarship applications and interview scholarship finalists.
Born in Hong Kong
Raised in San Francisco
San Mateo Peninsula resident 20+ years
Proud mom of 2 Snapchat/ Instagram obsessed millennials.
I speak Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese , some Spanish
-Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor
-Seniors Real Estate Specialist ( SRES®)
-Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
UC Berkeley - Public Health
Stanford Continuing Studies
MY JOBS BEFORE REAL ESTATE
First few years out of college I worked as a job developer in San Francisco Chinatown . After that another few years in health and human services with the California Regional Center as for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
One day, I stepped into a whole new world at "the phone company" . No, I was not an operator, nor did I climb poles. I worked in marketing communications, product management and advertising sales.
Real estate is a natural fit for me to use my skills, and life experiences, to help others in one of the most important life changing decisions in their lifetime.
-Design, Architecture, History, Road Trips, Travel, Musical Theater, Cooking, and Everything Culinary-Related!
I love adventure, travel, great food and good friends, preferably all at once!
Questions? Let's chat over a call or coffee, shall we? If I can't answer your question I will find someone who can.