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Languages Spoken: English, Vietnamese
First Job: Sales at a small book store
Favorite Food: Love eating so no one favorite food
Favorite Sports Team: not particularly in sport, but I do love the US Olympic Swim Team
If you could have any superpower: Being in multiple place at one time
What are you reading now?: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
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Silicon Valley is where Sonia lives, works, and plays. Her clients describe her as a personal friend, a family member, a confidant, and her reviews can attest to that.
Sonia graduated from San Jose State University and worked as a project manager for Applied Materials. She earned her Real Estate license in 2001, focusing on mortgage loans. Since 2008, she has dedicated herself to Real Estate. Sonia is a full time, full service Realtor with a passion to help clients make the right choice of selling or buying homes.
Sonia embraces the philosophy of NextHome Lifestyles, humans over houses. Her relationships with people are much more important than material things or money and when she can help a client sell or buy, their family needs must come first.
Real estate agents do not have a very good reputation! owing to the bad reviews and experiences shared by near and dear ones. But you come across people who change your perception, Sonia was one of them! Being first time house buyers we had lot of concerns and questions. Sonia made sure she talked through and addressed all of them. We never imagined getting our home with the first offer we placed, but Sonia made it happen. This goes to say a lot about her dedication to clients and thorough research she puts in. And we continue to get her time and support even post deal closure, which is an absolute delight. I highly recommend her and hope she continues with the awesome work which she is already doing!
"We recently bought our house with Sonia vu. She is a wonderful agent! We had another agent before finding Sonia and made offer for a property with him. We were super lucky that did not get that house! After that one of our friends referred us to Sonia. She is very professional and organized. You do not need to worry about anything. She is thinking about every thing before you and makes everything ready for you. Having tour with her was awesome because she mentioned something in the house that we did not pay attention. She never pushed us to put offer. I highly recommend her!
The best agent out there. She's very thoughtful, patient, and thorough. Sonia has recently helped our family purchase our first home. The whole process wasn't easy, especially our needs and budget did not align. However, Sonia took us to any houses that we were interested in, sat down with us to talk after each house tour, spent at least 3 hours to walk us through the reports of each house that we were interested in. But even before we went to meet her, she already read through the reports and gave us a summary. She also talked to us countless number of times on the offer price, and she actually pulled a report of similar homes got sold recently to help guide us on how much we should offer. She took her time to explain to us the contract and contingencies, and she advised us on what to go easy on and what we should negotiate for. What made us appreciate most was it was not just business to her. We still maintain contact today. She came to visit us, shared with us any services we might need, be it furniture stores, gardener, housekeeper, etc. One interesting thing about our process was Sonia actually helped move the process along while the seller's agent was too hands-off. Had it not been for her, we would not be able to get the house, let alone staying on schedule. The seller actually shared with me that he was so moved by her help and decided to write her a review as well.
Sonia is very experienced in the real estate business and you get to see that once you meet. Before purchasing the property and before meeting Sonia, we tried working with few other realtors and we did not find ourselves comfortable. Sonia is very organized, punctual but very time flexible (we really needed time flexibility due to baby with us) and not pushy for anything. These skill sets really worked in our favor. She helped us to make sure that our budget for this purchase is correct. In this process, Sonia worked with us even around midnight time and even around 5 AM while writing the offers. She is very upfront to state good and bad things about the property. Her estimates about repair are also quite close to the real numbers. The listings that she sent and what we were looking for had a good overlap throughout the process. Most important thing that ads value is she made sure we are not overpaying for the property to win the bid. Overall, I highly recommend Sonia since she was very professional with us.
Sonia literally changed our lives. We had such an unexpected and great experience with her support and guidance and are still surprised at how fast, efficient and pleasant the whole experience was. This is our first home and we were very intimidated and crossed paths with Sonia at an Open House when we were trying to do it on our own and we approached by many Realtors looking to help us. She really stood out in her advice and approach that put us at ease and feel comfortable to work with her. At each step she took a lot of care and time to make sure she understood what our needs were and how to find the best and help educate us on the pros and cons of each house and not let us feel desperate or overpay. It extended to her support and relationships with lenders and other realtors and was a whole team of trustworthy and effective resources. She continued to offer support and care past the sale and will absolutely keep in touch and go to her for advice work if ever needed in the future.