As a native San Franciscan, Linda Lam prides herself in being an expert on the neighborhood dynamics in the City by the Bay. After graduating from the University of San Francisco -- holding a B.S. in both Accounting and Finance, Linda ignited a career-path into management and entrepreneurship. For 10 years, she owned and operated several event venues -- specializing in San Francisco's dazzling nightlife and live entertainment.
Over those years, Linda developed a strong work ethic of doing business with integrity, and a practice of excellent communication skills. Her experience with event management and planning advanced her aptitude in the art of contract negotiating and handling high-pressure situations. In addition, she has been able to develop an inside network of information and a long list of collaborators only few are privy to in San Francisco.
Linda recently turned her focus to the challenging world of San Francisco real estate by becoming a Realtor with Compass. Having a knack for providing a personable, yet strategic approach to home buying, Linda leverages her many contacts throughout the Bay area -- and abroad -- by assisting buyers and sellers in maximizing their investment potential with data on market analytics and shifting real estate trends.
Linda is also fluent in three Chinese dialects: Cantonese, Chui Chou, and partial Mandarin -- giving clients the ability to connect and communicate with buyers and sellers from the Chinese community.
Be certain that if you are looking for a Realtor that is truly committed to your needs, Linda Lam will be your agent and advocate, unwavering in her dedication to ensuring your goals are met.
• National Association of Realtors® - NAR
• California Association of Realtors® - CAR
• San Francisco Association of Realtors® - SFAR
• Feng Shui Enthusiast
• Animal Lover
• World Traveler
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. -Matt
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. -Kari and Daryl