Tony  Ngai

Tony Ngai

Real Estate Agent

Maxreal Cupertino

Mobile:
408-888-7833
Office:
415-823-8827
Email Me
Tony  Ngai

Tony Ngai

Real Estate Agent

Maxreal Cupertino

Mobile:
408-888-7833
Office:
415-823-8827
Email Me

SELLERS: 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a REALTOR

 

Homeowners should interview a few potential REALTORS® before deciding on one to sell their home. Here are some smart questions to ask:

1. How long have you been in the business?
A freshly-licensed REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up-to-date training; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the table.

2. What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
A competent listing REALTOR® should hold a track record for negotiating sales prices that are very close to list prices.

3. How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
Specifically, how will you sell my home? Where and how often do you advertise? Will you show me a sample flyer? How do you market online?

4. Will you provide references?
Ask if any of the references are related to the REALTOR®. Ask if you can call their references with additional questions.

5. What separates you from your competition?
Key phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, professional, reliable, and able to maintain a good sense of humour under trying circumstances.

6. May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
A good REALTOR® makes forms available to you before you are required to sign them. Ask to see agency disclosure, the listing agreement and seller disclosure.

7. How will you help me find other professionals?
Ask for a written list of referring vendors. Get an explanation if you see the term “affiliated”. It could mean the REALTOR® is getting compensation from vendors.

8. How much do you charge?
You don’t have to ask if the fee is negotiable, since all real estate fees are negotiated. It may be a good idea to ask what their commission fee is for your reference.

9. What kind of guarantee do you offer?
If you sign a listing agreement with the REALTOR® and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the REALTOR® let you cancel the agreement?

10. What haven’t I asked you that I need to know?
Pay close attention to how the REALTOR® answers this question, because there is always something you need to know--always.

 

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I was born in China and immigrated to San Francisco in 1980.  After completing my BSEE from SJSU, I’ve worked at Applied Materials for 13 years and Nordson for 2 years before joining the world of real estate in 2011 with Maxreal Cupertino.
 
Over the past 9 years, I have enjoyed immensely working with clients and helping them achieve their goals.  The biggest achievement was handing over the keys to a client who I’ve been working with endlessly the past 5 years and finally making his dream come true!
 
In my spare time, I like to engage in sports (football, basketball and baseball), hiking and photography.  My teams are the 49ers, Giants and Warriors. The bay area not only offers some of the best sports team in the league, but also the diversity of culture, food, wine and weather.  It’s great to be living in the GREAT state of California.
 
Being a native Californian for 40 years in the bay area and counting, I look forward to serving you and the community.
 
Tony Ngai, CA DRE# 01908946
 
Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin
 
Member of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR)
Member of San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR)
Member of Asian Real Estate Assocation of America AAERA
Member of Certified International Specialist (CIPS)

 



License #: DRE# 01908946

Education: BSEE

Specialty: First time homebuyers Relocation Investment

Awards: CIPS

Area Covered: San Francisco Bay Area

Languages Spoken: Cantonese, English, Mandarin