Michael Cai

Michael Cai

Realtor® l DRE# 02126461

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"Michael did a fantastic job helping us purchase our peninsula home. He was an expert in the area and the process and guided us to find the perfect home that fits our complex demands. I will also point out he went above and beyond, working with me at times that were incredibly inconvenient. I highly recommend working with Michael without any reservations."-Howard C.

"As a nervous first time buyer, Michael took the time to provide complete transparency into the home buying process. His thorough and clear communication was especially appreciated. Michael walked me through everything, including the breakdown of general neighborhoods, how an offer letter is structured, and local comps when we were ready to offer. I fully trusted Michael throughout the process and I'm so glad we were able to work together!"-Mingja E.

"We highly recommend working with Michael for any stage of your home search! Michael was sensitive to our needs, helped us understand the process, made sure we were informed/equipped to make the right decisions and was strategic in his approach to negotiation. He went above and beyond to bring transparency throughout the journey by dedicating time, whilst making it personal and memorable. Michael continues to support us even after picking up the keys by providing guidance. We cannot thank him enough for helping us realize our big life milestone."-Yuni L.

"Michael is a fantastic realtor. He was really patient with us and had a lot of knowledge about the home buying process, bay-area neighborhoods, contract negotiation, loans, insurance etc..

He made buying our first home really easy and took a lot of the anxiety out of it. He also did a great job of continuing to help us after we've bought our home which is awesome to see. I can't recommend him enough."
 - Marc S.

"Working with Michael was a smooth process - he was responsive, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the San Mateo and Redwood City areas. Best of all, in such a competitive market he was able to use his network to find an off-market property that met our family's needs, enabling us to side-step significant competition and get a great price on our home. I'd highly recommend getting Michael on your team as the very first step in your home search!" - Thomas C.

"We saw over a dozen houses with Michael (touring in person and over FaceTime--we were out of town for part of the process). What we noticed right away was that he was paying a lot of attention to the details, really going the extra mile to make sure he understood exactly what we wanted. (And that wasn't easy: there were four people he had to please, and we were looking in a wide geographical area.) He pointed out the special qualities of each place while also being honest about the drawbacks, and he made a video afterward so we could review the house on our own later. He was happy to go back (even at times that were probably on his day off) if we needed to see a place again. In the end, the house we bought was one that he noticed BEFORE it went on the market, which helped us avoid a bidding war. We were very grateful that he had taken the time to get to know us and to think creatively about how we might get the perfect house for us (within our budget) in a very competitive, fast-moving market." - Katya R.

"Michael is excellent! Detail oriented, proactive, communicative, empathetic and very thorough. I love working with him, and anyone would be lucky to have him as their agent!"-Betty W.

"Michael did a fantastic job ensuring that we were successful in our first home purchase! It was a major milestone for us and we were so fortunate to have him walk us through the process. He provided all the right advice, which helped us negotiate a great deal on both the home and financing. Michael’s responsiveness over email, phone, text, and in-person made communication effortless. He is always enthusiastic to assist and resourceful. Any client can trust that Michael is working in their best interest. We look forward to having another opportunity to work with Michael and would highly recommend him to our friends!"
-Homebuyer in Fremont

About Michael
Michael Cai will do whatever it takes to find you your dream home in the Bay Area. Bringing together a unique background in tech product management and real estate investing experience, he is able to expertly juggle the increasingly technical tools of the trade and make data-driven recommendations to his clients to ultimately find them their dream home and win it at the best possible price.
  • UC Berkeley graduate in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Psychology
  • Lives in downtown San Mateo with partner Josh and rescue cat "Donut"
  • True lover of the Bay Area: 9 years in San Jose, 4 years in Berkeley, 4 years in San Francisco, and 7 years in San Mateo
  • Passionate about sharing real estate education and the honest pros/cons of both homeownership and real estate investing
  • Supporter of local food scene and community theater, having performed with Palo Alto Players, South Bay Musical Theatre, and Bay Area Musicals
  • Former PM at Google (Pixel/Android, Google+, and Personalization teams) and Clever (K-12 education)
  • Speaks conversational Mandarin and Spanish