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Austin Jiao

Sophia has been my realtor of choice for the Bay Area for the last 6 years. She is very on top of things and is was able to hone in on what I wanted when looking for a house. I trust her opinion and her research when showing houses. For selling property, I followed Sophia's advice and achieved very good results. She is always thinking about how to get the best deal for you as a homeowner.

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Stella Wu

I found Sophia via a friend referral and she helped me purchase a new construction home in Fremont, CA in 2021 in the middle of the pandemic. By the time we finally closed, it's exactly 12 months later in March 2022 and Sophia made sure to keep in touch with me throughout the process, and always prompt to answer questions when I had them. She went out of her ways to explain the purchase agreement to me section by section, and helped tremendously in easing my nerves as a first time buyer. I have been very impressed with her attention to details and the level of genuine care she delivers with her service - I will recommend working with Sophia if you are consider buying/selling a home!

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Jenny

Sophia is the most responsible realtor I've ever known. She is professional , she gives us lots of useful suggestions. Also she's always so patient to answer all of our questions. With her help, my husband and I have just bought our dream house successfully with a reasonable price. Unlike some other realtors who just ask buyers to add as more money as they can to bid, Sophia gives us very pertinent advices. It's a very pleasant experience to work with her. I'm highly recommend Sophia!

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Alina

High receommended Sophia to be your agent. Sophia helped us to buy a SFH in east bay and shared extensive knowledge throughout the process. She is responsible and responsive and delightful to work with. She also receommend remodelling and decorating idea when looking into different models of houses and gave us her best educated advice. She is also professional in communicating with seller agent and title company.

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Andy Liao

As first time home buyer, we didn't understand the buying process, how to read the disclosure report and check on house status. Sophia helped us get through the detail of each items. With her help, we can really pinpoint our desirable house. Also, Sophia is willing to answer our questions promptly to relieve our anxious. Highly recommend!

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Siew Hoon Ng

Excellent agent. Bought 2 houses with her. Have very good service in both cases. She worked really hard and tried her best to get us a good deal. The first house we bought is in San Jose in 2014. That time the market was very hot. And she managed to negotiate down and get the offer accepted. We actually paid BELOW the listing price. This was incredible. The 2nd house is bought recently in 2021, even hotter market. We did not managed to offer below listing price this time, but managed to get a good deal nonetheless (compared to other recently sold homes). We are very happy with her service and advice.

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Xiao Jun

Sophia has a strong sense of responsibilty. She took care of everything from house hunting, placing bids, finding the best mortgage and loaners and recommending handy man to fix the property. She is also volunteering connecting landlords and tenants. It is a big help for buyers of investment property. Many of my friends got their sweet home with Sophia's help. Highly recommended!

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Max

As a first-time home buyer I had done some research beforehand but was really grateful for Sophia! She has been a great help to me. Her commitment is reflected in her attention to the details. She is very knowledgeable, accessible and communicates clearly, making the process easy. She offered her opinion when I asked and helped me to consider things I hadn’t thought of. A joy to work with!!! Sophia has been awesome in finding homes match your requirement and she is also quick in arranging showings upon request. She never pressure us to buy anything that we don’t like or hesitate. Her patience and explaining things are her greatest strength as a realtor. I’ll definitely reach out to Sophia in the future and I recommend her to all my friends and family! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

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Mozer Huang.

We bought a condo in April this year. Sophia was our agent. She is very professional and knowledgeable! She answered all our questions and communicated with us patiently thus we built good trust. She is responsible and considerate. She did her best to satisfy our needs and strived for our benefits. She is a nice and friendly person, and easy to work with. Sophia's team reacted fast and also provided mortgage service that reduced our burden and got us great rate.

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Du mu

Sophia helped us buy our house in bay area in 2019. She's very capable and patient. It was our first time buying a house and definitely the biggest investment ever. Sophia taught us a lot about the market, house inspection, house maintance, and etc. She's definitely the one you can 100% trust. We visited many open houses together. She did a lot of study and prepared docs about the details of the house every time before our visiting. Here's the story how we got our house. There was an open house in our neighbourhood. We liked it but there were too many other people bidding for it. We were about to give up but Sophia drove us around and she found another house in the same community which was about to open soon. The house had same great river view. With her help we made an offer before it went to market and we successfully got it accepted with a lower price. We were so lucky to move in before the Covid-19 pandemic. It made us very thankfuly to live in such a beautiful house and work from home for 2 years. Sophia is definitely the best agent and we will work with her again if we are going to buy/sell a house again.

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Tsu-hao Chang

Sophia has been my agent for a long time. She helped me with the purchase of my first condo, sale of the condo, as well the purchase of my single family home. She is not only a professional real estate agent but also a good friend. From open house to closing a purchase, she is always willing to help answer all my questions and seek answers even if she does not know about it. After joining Intero, she is able to access more resources and help from its network. I highly recommend Sophia if you are looking for a professional real estate agent.

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Sincerely,

Tsu-hao Chang

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BingBing Zhang

Sophia helped me buy my first home last December.  After I first contacted her, she invited me to her office and introduced me lots of knowledge about shopping for homes and loans. During the process, she’s always professional and helpful. She toured the houses with me, gave advises from her perspectives and pointed out things that I need to pay attention to. With her help, my first offer got accepted successfully. We even become friends now. I would recommend Sophia if you have house purchasing needs in the future.

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LiRong Tan

Ph. D.

Sophia is a good agent. I bought my condo with her. Since I was really worried about the noise for condos, she took me to the condo for many many times, and stayed over 3 hours with me in the condo to test the noise for one night. After my offer was accepted, another unit in the same community was put on the market with a much lower listing price. Sophia successfully persuaded the seller to decrease the price for $20K. Finally, she was always patient to answer all my questions about the condo during the whole process and even after the transaction. I am very grateful to that. 

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Yu-pei Chang, Ph.D.

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ms. Sophia Chien. If it wasn’t for her, my family and I wouldn’t be living in the home of our dream. It is within this very home that I got to create many wonderful memories. To name a few, the birth of our first child, the celebration of 5 years of anniversary, and the many birthday parties that are to come.

To us, Ms. Chien is more than just our real estate agent, she has become our lifelong friend. I still can’t forget the many trips she took us on as we tirelessly looked through the homes together. She carefully took note of our criteria for a home, and offered her expert opinions as we made important decisions. Throughout every step of the home buying process, she was always there. She was passionate, knowledgeable and really went above and beyond to make sure we have a positive home buying experience.

To further highlight how much we value and appreciate her expertise and professionalism, we have referred her to our close friends and family members who are looking to buy a home. She too singlehandedly helped them in getting the homes of their dream.

It is without a hesitation that Ms. Chien has my highest recommendation

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Du Mu & Leah Su

Sophia is a very reliable agent. When I first started watching houses, my husband and I didn't know how to look at the details of the house. Under the introduction of friends, we know Sophia. When we first saw Sophia and her husband, she calculated the estimated loan amount and repayment according to our budget and purchase intention. Her careful attention made us feel really sincere. It seems like treating her own house.
Sophia drove every weekend to show us the house. In order to make us feel better to watch the house, her husband drove and she gave us a printed houses introduction. Each room has her own comments and we can see about six houses each time. She carefully checked the details: the structure of the room, the decoration, the floor, the wall, the roof, the drainage in the yard and the garage. Usually there were many details she would notice before us. So it saved us a lot of time. It makes us better to find the advantages and disadvantages of the house.
We only saw the house for three weeks and we set the offer. She also introduced us to the reliable loan agent. After setting the offer, she still fervently responded to our questions about loan process. We moved into the new house in just two weeks later.
After that, she also introduced us to the reliable decorator and paint worker. At this time, Sophia is not only our agent, but also our good friend. After staying in the new house, I received a lot of documents about the tax and transfer of the house. Sophia explained it to us whenever we contacted her. We are very grateful for this.
As a young couple, we are not familiar with the process of buying a house for the first time. Sophia has given us the greatest help and saved a lot of time and energy. We are very grateful to Sophia and her husband for this. Thanks to Sophia and we strongly recommend her as a house agent for everyone.

homes of their dream.

It is without a hesitation that Ms. Chien has my highest recommendation

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JJJTng

This is the 2nd time that Sophia has helped us to purchase a house. Sophia visits every one of the property that we are interested in with us and give us valuable insight on each of them. When we decide to make an offer, she will try her best to find out information as much as she can by talking to other agents that have recent sales in nearby area. This information is very, very helpful. This allows to us make a competitive offer without drastically overpaying. In both cases, we were able to get the property at slightly below full market price for similar properties in the nearby area. This service is just amazing and it shows that Sophia put her client's interest at heart. After-sale service is also amazing. Sophia has helped to 'open the door' while the property is still pending (with seller's approval), so that we can get contractors to come to give a quote. She gave many valuable remodeling advice. She also connects us with multiple contractors so that we can get multiple quotes. After we get the 2nd house, I intend to rent out the first one. Since it is my first time being landlord, I have no clue. Sophia goes the extra mile of giving many advice, like how to screen tenants, what should or should not be included as part of the rental, etc. Sophia is also a loan officer with high integrity. If she finds that there is a loan rate better than what her company offers. She will refer the client to the outside lenders, even though it is against her interest. In fact, she has connected us to a few direct lenders. She even followed up with them and was able to help us to find a rate for 30 year fixed jumbo loan at a very good rate. We were very, very satisfied.

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Xin Li

Sophia is willing to spend time helping us buy the house without overpriced offer. She is good at collecting information to help us make decisions. She also help answering any questions even after we brought the house.

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June Allison

Sophia was a very good real estate agent and went beyond our expectations. During property visits, she would let us know what she thought about the property's fixtures and structure, for example whether the cabinets were built to last, and the quality of the floorboards. She would also have a good idea of what areas we should consider improving in the property, e.g., adding lights, and what we should hold off on, e.g., changing the stove. She was a wealth of information and never hesitated to share it with us. She was responsive over text and would frequently talk to us over the phone to provide us with more information as needed. During negotiations, she was effective in acting as a bridge between us and the sellers, ensuring that the process went smoothly. Even after the closing, Sophia was detailed in the final walkthrough and went personally down to check the property and wrote a report about the state of the property.

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WanyiYin

We've been moving into our new home for a week, and same as the first day we visited two months ago, we love it. Thank you Sophia so much for providing us information and knowledge of buying homes as well as sparing no effort on finding new homes for us to tour. I would say we're really really lucky to find this place where all the units had almost been sold out and we were still able to pick the location we wanted among the few remaining units, but without your remarkable insight into seeing the potential homes we will like, we probably would never visit here, not to mention buying it. If you're planning to buy a new home, Sophia is highly recommended !!!

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Xiao Yi Fan

Sophia has been incredibly helpful through our whole process. She helped us a lot when we start to shop around for new home, super cares about the details of houses and gave us a lot sincere recommendations and suggestions. When we decide to move forward towards an offer. She did pretty thorough explanation during our docs and file review, and helped us to present to listing agents physically, and put a lot of efforts in further negotiation, which is amazing. I would say Sophia is definitely the best agent I've ever worked with! Highly recommend!

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Bo Chen Xue

When I decided to purchase a house, my friend recommended Sophia. The first time I met Sophia, she impressed me with her knowledge of the house market, her patience, and kindness. I know Sophia as a professional realtor and reliable friend. As a friend, she's able to give advice to our advantage and put herself in our shoes in terms of making critical decisions. Even after a deal is closed, she's always there to answer our questions relating to the property. My husband and I appreciate her help and friendship. We value the business with Sophia, but most importantly we value the relationship we've established with Sophia over the years.

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Erhli Shen

It is an amazing experience to work with Sophia to buy my first home. In our first meeting she worked with me in detail about my financial situation and we sorted out a clear picture of what we should look for in the following weeks. We had a shared updating spreadsheet listed all the listings I am interested in that week and she always respond rapidly with comments and help me to prioritize the list. When going for house tour she always points out some important details like foundation, insulation, neighbor hood for us, which is super helpful. The closing process was fast and smooth. I am super happy with the house we bought last June and highly recommend Sophia to anyone who is looking for your dream home in south bay/east bay area.

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Leah Sun

Sophia is a very reliable agent. When I first started watching houses, my husband and I didn't know how to look at the details of the house. Under the introduction of friends, we know Sophia. When we first saw Sophia and her husband, she calculated the estimated loan amount and repayment according to our budget and purchase intention. Her careful attention made us feel really sincere. It seems like treating her own house. Sophia drove every weekend to show us the house. In order to make us feel better to watch the house, her husband drove and she gave us a printed houses introduction. Each room has her own comments and we can see about six houses each time. She carefully checked the details: the structure of the room, the decoration, the floor, the wall, the roof, the drainage in the yard and the garage. Usually there were many details she would notice before us. So it saved us a lot of time. It makes us better to find the advantages and disadvantages of the house. We only saw the house for three weeks and we set the offer. She also introduced us to the reliable loan agent. After setting the offer, she still fervently responded to our questions about loan process. We moved into the new house in just two weeks later. After that, she also introduced us to the reliable decorator and paint worker. At this time, Sophia is not only our agent, but also our good friend. After staying in the new house, I received a lot of documents about the tax and transfer of the house. Sophia explained it to us whenever we contacted her. We are very grateful for this. As a young couple, we are not familiar with the process of buying a house for the first time. Sophia has given us the greatest help and saved a lot of time and energy. We are very grateful to Sophia and her husband for this. Thanks to Sophia and we strongly recommend her as a house agent for everyone.

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Hong Xuan

Sophia is extremely responsive and detailed oriented. As first time buyers my wife and I had a lot of questions from time to time. But Sophia always replies promptly even during nights. Moreover, she focused on all the details during the processing paper work. She constantly negotiated the best deal for us and at the end, we are able to buy our dream house with our budget, and our bid is not even the highest! We are very grateful to have Sophia as our agent and will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to buy their dream houses!

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Frank

I have planned to buy a house since early 2018 and started working with Sophia on February. After face to face meeting with Sophia, I knew how much money I can borrow and what kind of house was within my budget. Luckily, a seller accepted my offer in 2 months. During the bidding process, I took Sophia's advice and won the bid with a good price. Sophia is easy to communicate with and responsive. I would like to work with her again if I were to sell or buy a house in the future. Best,

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Tony Chiang

I am so thankful to have Mrs. Sophia Chien as my agent. I would like to thank her for helping me find and buy the perfect home! She really stood by side and thought about what is the best choice for me.

Sophia is knowledgeable. She explained every detail to me from house to paperwork. With her guidance and explanation, I gained the knowledge of choosing a home and skills of submitting an offer. I also felt confident when making the decision.

Sophia is patient. We went to look at houses every weekend for over a year. I truly appreciate the time she spent on it. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions in life. I was so lucky to have her accompany me in doing so. She did not push or rush me to make a decision.

Sophia is thoughtful. She always thought about what is the best and priority for me. She gave me advices not only from an angle of a professional realtor, but also from an angle of a close friend. I felt supported because of her responsible and sincere treatment.

It is without hesitation that I recommend Mrs. Sophia Chien the best choice for anyone who is looking to buy a house. I look forward to having her as my agent again in the future.

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Min Li,

Ph. D.

We  had a great pleasure working with Sophia Chen to purchase our first house in sept 2015.

Sophia Chen is a wonderful agent compared with others that we have been working with. She truly cares about her clients and the offer package prepared by her usually stands out among other offers.  When we worked with Sophia starting around june 2015, we were impressed by the way Sophia prepares the offer packages. She even asked us to provide personal photos and love letter to show our personal emotional feelings of the house we plan to submit offer. The offer package was so convincing compared to other ones. And our offer usually went to the last round. During the house hunting phase, Sophia also demonstrated her comprehensive knowledge of house conditions, she would remind us about the draw backs of the house and also  provide potential solutions of how to improve them based on the understanding of our taste.

In summary, Sophia is one of the greatest agents we have been working with. If we would plan to purchase a second one, Sophia would be the top agent that we would consider hiring.

Regards,

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Fu-Ning &

Yi-Hsien Ph. D.

寫這個review的同時,我也把整個買房過程再次回憶了一遍,內心對Sophia除了佩服還有滿滿的感恩。

我們是透過朋友的介紹而認識Sophia的,第一次見面就對Sophia留下深刻印象。Sophia講話很幽默也很實在,給的意見都非常中肯,能夠簡明扼要地列出我們的優勢與劣勢,而這個誠懇真切的特質也是我們最在意的。因為我們不需要浪費時間聽恭維的話,只需要在買房的過程中能夠從agent這方獲得最真實透明的資訊,才不會做出錯誤的判斷。

而Sophia理解我們是手頭並不寬裕的首購族,買得起的物件只是小小的condo,但她並沒有因此對我們大小眼或冷落了我們,反而是站在我們的立場,想幫我們多省一些,對房子有任何疑慮或不滿也誠實以告,更不會盲目地鼓吹我們胡亂加價。除了陪我們從Fremont一路看房看到Santa Clara,也非常努力地在信用分數不是太理想的狀態下幫我們找好一點的利率。另一方面,Sophia除了經驗老到,買賣房屋與貸款等專業知識更是沒話說,能夠用許多淺顯易懂的例子讓買家理解與學習買房的要點,短短幾個星期我們已收穫良多。

Sophia第三次出價就幫我們以低於預算不少的價格標到了理想的房子,雖然出價次數不算多,但足以讓我們見識到Sophia的精準決斷力與能耐。出價的過程,Sophia不是只會讓我們加價,而是很有策略地與對方周旋和交涉,想辦法獲取最有利的情報而幫助我們做出正確決定。另外,最讓我們不捨與感謝的是,第三次出價當天,Sophia剛好要照胃鏡,即使拖著麻藥剛退的不適身子,她還是負責地將所有的出價流程完成,甚至還標到了房子,這在在顯示了Sophia的責任心與敬業態度。

千言萬語只想表達Sophia是個真誠、負責、有能力、值得信賴的好agent,我們下一次無論是要賣房或買房也必定會找她,更願意將Sophia大力推薦給身邊的朋友。Sophia尚讚啦!!

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Yao Zhai

Sophia is your go-to real estate agent. I was lucky enough to get my current house through her. She takes care of EVERYTHING. She is reliable, responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. She owned her reputation in the Bay Area throughout the years.

 

After all, I think what's behind all the diligent work and her success today is a kind heart. She cares about her clients, understands their desire of a place they call home and is eager to share their joy.

 

Sophia is the one to get you your dream home. 

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Suwa, Ph. D.

Sophia helped my husband and I buy our first house last year. For first-time buyers, it is really important to have someone who is supportive and knowledgable. Sophia is this kind of person, she has extensive experience on real estate of silicon valley. She is detailed and quick to response. When we decided to make offers, she gave us a lot of great suggestions. In addition, she is very good at negotiating. We are lucky to have her. Thanks,

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Chenxue Bo

When I decided to purchase a house, my friend recommended Sophia. The first time I met Sophia, she impressed me with her knowledge of the house market, her patience, and kindness. I know Sophia as a professional realtor and reliable friend. As a friend, she's able to give advice to our advantage and put herself in our shoes in terms of making critical decisions. Even after a deal is closed, she's always there to answer our questions relating to the property. My husband and I appreciate her help and friendship. We value the business with Sophia, but most importantly we value the relationship we've established with Sophia over the years.

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Joyce Yuen
(First Home)

Sophia is an absolutely wonderful realtor. Since I have expressed interests in purchasing my first condo, she walks me through all the necessary steps and explains all the details patiently to me. She never tells me what to do, but she helps me to compare all the possible pros and cons WITHOUT any bias, but with heart-to-heart conversations. The only complain I have about Sophia is that she cares for her clients TOO MUCH, and I wonder if she actually has enough rest. She is always available when you need her professional opinions. Sophia is definitely a trustworthy, informational, and personal agent that you can ever meet. If you are still shopping for an agent, meet Sophia and you will know how terrific she is, as a person and as a profession. 

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Xiaojun Sun
(First Home)

Sophia has a strong sense of responsibilty. She took care of everything from house hunting, placing bids, finding the best mortgage and loaners and recommending handy man to fix the property. She is also volunteering connecting landlords and tenants. It is a big help for buyers of investment property. Many of my friends got their sweet home with Sophia's help. Highly recommended!

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XiaoChong Zhang

sophia是一个尽心尽力帮客户服务的agent,还记得两年前我买房的时候,当天看上房子,sophia当晚连夜赶工帮我准备材料~ 很快的帮忙抢下这套房子,非常感谢sophia的尽力工作! sophia不仅在买房时候很尽职尽责,而且在之后会帮助客户解决各种房子问题,非常尽心尽责,请sophia当agent,是我的幸运 

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Edward

非常推薦Sophia Chien. 非常感謝她幫忙處理我的房子,當時我人在國外不方便處理很多房子清理以及修繕的事宜, Sophia 幫我找工人並且追蹤施工進度. 讓我的房子可以在一週內修繕完畢並且賣出滿意的價錢. 對於我房子的處理非常仔細謹慎,並且站在客戶的角度思考.

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Chenxue Bo

在我决定买房子的时候,我朋友向我推荐了她的房产经纪人Sophia。我记得 Sophia第一次带我看房子就做了很多功课了解我的购房需求,还跟我讲了很多买房子的注意事项。 她很有耐心也很细心,经常会给我很中肯的建议。我觉得Sophia不仅仅是一个很称职的房产经纪人,还是一个很值得信赖的朋友。看房的路上我们也会聊起生活工作,分享一些趣事和烦恼。Sophia善于倾听我们的想法,分享她自己的经验,时常让我受益匪浅。Sophia真的是一个很替客户考虑的房产经纪人,我觉得很幸运认识她并且通过她的帮助买到了满意的房子。

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Joyce Yuen

Sophia是一個很棒的地產經紀。從我跟她表達了想要買屬於自己的小窩開始,她就將所有需要注意的事項以及要提供的資料和步驟都很詳細地跟我解釋。她從來都沒有告訴我應該怎樣做,但她會很仔細地跟我分析所有的利弊,全無為了個人利益的偏見,只有從心底發出的真誠對話。我唯一的投訴就是Sophia花了太~多心血去照顧她的客人。我真的很懷疑她究竟有沒有好好休息。當我有任何疑問,她都必定盡快以她的專門知識為我解答。Sophia是一個絕對可以信任,專業知識充r足,以及貼心的地產經紀。假如你還在選擇你的地產經紀,不妨跟Sohpia聊聊,你就會發現她是十分可親且非常專業。

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Siyang Wang

我在今年年初開始有買房計畫, 今年2月左右開始跟Sophia合作, 在Sophia的分析下, 我很快了解自己貸款上限和比較有機會買到的區域及房型. 在有了目標後, 我們很快的開始競標也順利的得標. 在今年六月就入住了新房子. 與Sophia的溝通非常順暢. 在出價過程中也和我仔細的分析, 不讓我溢價去競標房子. 以後若有買房或賣房需求, 我還會找她合作

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ADDRESS

Intero Real Estate Services
5580 Almaden Expwy,

San Jose, 95118 

Cell Phone (408)666-2230

Sophia Chien

Broker Associate

DRE# 01872245

NMLS# 345397

Cell Phone (408)666-2230

China Phone Number 95013515588 ext: 86811

RealtorSophiaChien@gmail.com

Eric Hong

Realtor

DRE#  02070356

Cell Phone (408)666-2229

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