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: Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to MLS and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 


 

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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