As first time home buyers targeting SF and Peninsula, we started the process feeling discouraged and overwhelmed with the competition and Bay Area price tag. We quickly contacted Linda Lam (whom always made herself available per our convenience) and she immediately put our worries at ease. What we thought would take up to a year to purchase a home only took 1.5 months and we couldn’t be happier with our new home at a great price point and excellent neighborhood in SF! We're truly grateful for Linda and know we couldn't have gotten what we wanted without her.
We met Linda randomly at one of her showings a year before we were serious about buying. She kept in touch and we bonded over our side hustles (now she’s a supporter of my business and we even started a partnership!). Linda was easy to talk to; she felt more like a friend and she never judged us for our lack of home-buying knowledge. The entire process working with Linda was very pleasant and actually fun! Linda was patient with us when we waffled back and forth about location/size/price/home type, etc. She provided excellent, seasoned insight into the pros/cons of each option, and always left the final decision to us. Linda made herself available at all hours of the day - she was always responsive over email, phone, and text immediately.
We wanted to do business with Linda because we knew she would go above and beyond for us. For example, my husband and I were on our honeymoon when we made an offer to what would later become our home; Linda was patient and supportive about working with us and making an offer while we were overseas. There was an added layer of complexity to begin the closing process while we were on vacation, but Linda was flexible, understanding, and made it work! To add to the complexity, we also switched lenders and had the holidays coming up, compounded with an aggressive closing timeline. Linda proactively communicated with all parties - from the sellers agent, to the many staff from our lender, our title agent, and to us. Linda graciously educated each staff from our lender given they were in another state with different laws. Throughout the closing process, Linda kept us updated and diffused all stressful situations beyond our control; we trusted Linda wholeheartedly!
Linda is incredibly knowledgeable about SF and Peninsula market; she's professional, friendly, and kind. She'll also go above and beyond for you. We HIGHLY recommend Linda to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Bay Area!
Global Sales Enablement Operations at Salesforce
Working with Linda has been nothing but a joy, making my condo search in this crazy SF market so much easier. I wouldn't think twice about working with Linda again. Here's what you can expect when working with her:
1.) She tailors communication/updates in whatever frequency/style you prefer.
2.) She's informed and honest about pricing expectations, and can give you a sense of how to approach different neighborhoods.
3.) She's responsive and prioritizes you in an authentic way.
4.) Lastly, she's friendly and personable, making a daunting and stressful search much less so.
Thank you Linda!
San Francisco, CA
Linda was recommended to us by another agent who I met at a showing, when I literally walked into an open house, completely clueless about house buying. We are so lucky to have met Linda who was a perfect fit for us. She was patient with us the entire time whether it was with our questions, or availability for showings. Linda was always ready to explain multiple aspects of the home buying process whenever we got confused. She laid out all the various possible expenses which helped us a lot to avoid any kind of surprises. We were prepared for the surprises even before the surprises noticed we were coming their way. Not only did she make time and drive us to open houses, she went out of the way to help us do private showings whenever it was possible.
Since we developed a great rapport with her, and we were educated about the process and prepations both timewise and moneywise its going to take, we were able to close our home really fast. Trust me, it was within a month and a half. I think that is the difference between an awesome agent and a good agent. An awesome agent prepared us for the worst, and we were so much ready to hit the nail on its head when it mattered the most. To my surprise, she did not leave us alone after the sale went through. She kept checking-in on us for the initial few days to see if there was anything she could help with. We greatly admire how she took a call on asking the sellers to keep some money in ESCROW for any surprises we might encounter after they moved out and we moved in. Small insights like driving around neighborhood, talking to locals, pulling up historical trends in that area and her passion for helping people buy homes in the right place within their budget was greatly admired by us.
Today, we consider her as our good friend. She still answers any random questions we might have regarding our house. My favorite part, her reply is instant :) I hope she goes a long way in her career and helps other young couples start their new lives in beautiful new homes just like she did with ours! We highly recommend Linda Lam!!
Mountain View, CA
My family had been searching for housing in SF for almost a year. It is not easy to find a house you like (and with the price you can afford) in a such intensive real estate housing market with crazy competition. I approached several agents but none of them can provide helpful assistance until I met Linda.
She will inquire what kind of housing you need, budget, location preference and etc. And then she will KEEP sending me those new home info whenever they appear on the market. This is important because I know a lot of agents will give up following your case after a few weeks when you cant find a housing you like as quick as they thought. So Linda is the most patient and caring agent I met so far.
So when my family finally find a home we like, the listing agent threated Linda to ask my family to sign something that favor the listing agent and seller while do nothing good to my family. Knowing that I insisted not to sign it, Linda stood firm with me and have the attorney crew in her company (i.e. Paragon) to back up this situation.
Many thanks to Linda, after a year of real estate journey, my family can finally have our own sweet home. If any of my friend or relative is looking for housing, I would definitely recommend Linda to them.
San Francisco, CA
Linda was very helpful and patient with us during our process. It was our first time so everything was new and foreign to us. She took her time to explain each step along the way and ensured that we knew what we were doing. She went out of her way to accommodate us on multiple occasions for a variety tasks that made us feel important! She fought for us during the negotiations before closing to make sure that we weren't shortchanged on any item from the seller. I am sure we will work with Linda again down the road when the time comes for us to sell/buy! She comes highly recommended!
Bought a Condo home in 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Linda is an amazing agent. Let me illustrate a comparison to help prove my point!
I began my real estate journey with a different agent. He was my parent's friend-of-a-friend. He would send me listings of properties that I had already visited during open houses the previous Sunday. After a few months, we still got no where--which in hindsight, is not a surprise. This is not an effective way to find properties, especially in a crazy market, such as San Francisco!
I met Linda at an open house. She immediately approached me to inquire what my goals were, as far as type and location of property, and timeline in which I was hoping to buy. After explaining that I had not signed a contract with my previous agent, she agreed to meet with me to formally get an idea of what was most important to me during this process. I told her that I wanted 1) someone proactive, 2) an agent who would go to open houses with me, and 3) someone I could get along with. Linda exceeded my expectations all around.
Linda is well-organized and extremely proactive. She knew this was going to be my first time as a new home owner, and so she walked me through each step of the way. She explained what all the real estate jargon meant, and she made me feel comfortable. Every week, she added potential properties to our shared GoogleDoc and removed ones I didn't like. On weekends she sent me an itinerary on the properties we would visit TOGETHER during open houses. Linda was always a text message away, which kept communication open.
As previously stated, Linda went to Open Houses with me 99% of the time. This is beneficial because she knows what types of questions to ask the listing agent, and she takes notes for her clients as well. If you're viewing 5-6 properties in one day, these notes can be crucial when trying to remember which was which. Not only that, Linda would pick me up on Tuesdays during my lunch break at work, so that we could visit broker tours of properties freshly on the market. This shows how Linda will go above and beyond.
Lastly, Linda is someone who was very easy to get along with. We talked a lot about real estate (obviously!), but also chatted about our lives as well. After this whole process, I can easily call Linda a friend.
Ultimately, Linda exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends and family. Buying this property was the biggest purchase of my life so far--and Linda made it a fun and exciting process.
Los Angeles, CA
Linda may be newer to the Real Estate game but she sure makes up for it with drive and hustle! We started working with Linda in July and exactly 4 months later had completed both the purchase of a new house and the sale (for top dollar!) of our old one. We couldn't have been more happy with the process for both transactions. Linda was knowledgeable, dedicated, helpful and friendly. She was responsive at all hours and never got irritated at our constant questions! She had amazing access to vendors to help fix up our old house for sale- all of whom worked quickly and professionally to get our house ready as fast as possible. She managed a lot of that work for us as well so we could focus on our move. She put together an amazing marketing plan that included maximum exposure and beautiful marketing collateral. She did such an amazing job she had our house sold (and closed) in 12 days! She was such a pleasure to work with and we will not hesitate to use her again and recommend her to our friends and family.
San Francisco, CA
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I reached out to Linda when I began my search for a new location for my office and warehouse and from the very beginning, Linda was very attentive to my needs and worked tirelessly to bring to my attention vacant spaces that might suit us. Working with a very limited time frame, we found a location that met all the criteria our business required. With her help, we met our tight deadline and secured a lease while ensuring minimal disruption to our business. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and overall easy-to-work-with demeanor made the whole process painless and very enjoyable. Thank you again, Linda, for all your hard work!
San Francisco, CA