Karen Mai

    Karen Mai

    CalDRE #01849461
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Income Investment Property
    • Second Home/Vacation Property
    • Pre-Foreclosure (Short Sale) Property
    • Foreclosure (Bank Owned/REO) Property
    • 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Property
    • Probate Property 
    • Trustee Sale
    • Luxury Property
    • New Built Property (New Construction)
    • Relocation Property
    • Below Market Rate (BMR)

    Personal Background

    Karen has lived in the San Francisco since 1984 and has been working in the real estate industry since 2002. Karen's goal is to help her clients to achieve their real estate wants and needs - whether it is selling a property for the highest price, buying a home at the lowest price, or investing in rental property for positive cash flow.

    Karen is an innovative marketer who can tailor a marketing plan to attract the right buyer for the home seller. Karen is a tech-savvy agent who utilizes technology to bring the buyer the newest listings that just hit the market. Karen's consulting, marketing, negotiating and managing skills would give you a competitive edge.

    Karen is committed to setting the highest standards of professionalism and takes pride in her dedication and hard work. Karen has been an active real estate investor herself since 2004. In her spare time, Karen enjoys biking, running, traveling and spending time with her son (Edmond) and daughter (Evelyn).

    Whether you are selling a home or buying a property, Karen can help you with your biggest and most important investment in life. Call Karen today at (415) 602-5288 and she will put her knowledge, experience, and dedication to work for you immediately.

    My Client Reviews

    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    Hyesoon gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Partnership with Karen was the key to successfully sell my investment property in Lakeside, SF July 1st 2021. Karen timely helped me finding right vendors such as painters, contractors, stagers and cleaning services to put the property in the market on time. This year was crazy in finding right venders on time because of an unusual time, due to Government's Covid-19 stimulus funds so many people didn't work. Karen prepared all the aspects of marketing. On line marketing, photographing of the property and sending AD in mailing. Karen reasonably advised the target listing price of the property. By Right timing of lowering asking price gained a huge attention in the market and resulted in receiving multiple offers. Karen understands market, takes actions when needed, and negotiates for the best price of the property.
    JAMES gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is a very smart and open minded realtor. She knows her stuff and is very friendly with her clients.
    Tuyet gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    I'm sitting in my living room couch on a sunny, Sunday afternoon all to myself after enjoying a full breakfast with eggs, sausages, toast and a hot cup of coffee...I realize that I'm living in my own home. What a comforting feeling! Buying a home is one of the most nerve-racking endeavors you'll experience because you're really making a long-term decision, looking inside yourself and asking what do you really want. I was lucky enough to work with Karen Mai, as my realtor, when I went through my home-buying process. She is someone who is knowledgeable about the real estate market, listens to your needs, makes herself available, is supportive and works out any kinks in the buyer-seller dialog to bring an outcome that both parties are happy with. She was able to help me make my dream of buying a home come true. The process was smooth. I was given clear communication and instructions throughout. Karen accompanied me to all my signings, was there for my final walk-through to answer any questions I still had and it just felt so easy. I feel lucky every time I have a quiet moment to myself and I look around at this house I get to call my own. If you get a chance to work with Karen, you are making a very sound decision!
    Ruby gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure having Karen as our Realtor. She answered all our questions, replied to our phone calls, e-mails and text messages. Making sure we had all the documents she needed in a timely manner. Karen is not only helping us get a loan to buy our house, she was our Real Estate agent to buy and sell our house. Oh yes, she does it all, just call Karen, I guarantee you she will help you. Thanks, Karen!
    Nancy gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Karen Mai help me to sell my house within 30 days @ market price. The transaction procedure is easily and smoothy. I appreciated her patient and smile. I am very happy to have her as my agent.

    My Experience

    • Helping home buyer purchase a dream home for the lowest price possible
    • Helping homeowner obtain the highest price possible when selling
    • Selling Single Family Home, Condominium, TIC, Duplex, Triplex, Apartment Building since 2008

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
    • SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist®) - qualified to address the needs of age 50+ Buyer and Seller
    • BS (Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems)
    • SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource)
    • CHS (Certified HAFA Specialist)
    • ISS (International Sterling Society)
    • TRC (TransNational Referral Certification)
    • e-PRO® (Digital Real Estate Certification)
    • SMC (Smart Home Certified)
    • NCREA (National Commercial Real Estate Advisor)

    My Community Involvement

    • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
    • Habitat for Hamanity Homes and Hope
    • Toys for Tots
    • One Warm Coat

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    My Blog

    Five Tips for First-Time Buyers

    No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it's hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistakes with your first home purchase.Save as early as you can: Even if you think you're years away from buying your first home, try to start saving for your down payment. It makes a huge difference in your monthly payments, and helps avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance.Be thorough with mortgage shopping: There are countle...
    Jan 24, 2019 Buying a Home

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    • Chinese
    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese

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