Sophia Nguyen Eng was born and raised in San Jose, CA and began working as a Realtor® in 2006.
Growing up in Silicon Valley, she learned how to code at a young age, and began developing games and websites in the early 1990’s. This invaluable skill is what has resulted in success for her clients today as she continues to stay abreast of emerging trends, tools, and technologies in the software industry.
Sophia is a graduate from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and for nearly two decades, led global digital marketing at high-tech billion-dollar software companies like Autodesk, Workday, and startups like InVision, bringing in over $300M in sales.
As a data-driven growth advisor, investor, and real estate agent, Sophia joined Compass from Sotheby’s International Realty and combines her world-class Silicon Valley marketing expertise with cutting edge technology to provide her clients with unmatched services in selling and buying their homes.
She has been featured in Forbes, honored as the #2 Marketer of Top 20 Women of SaaS Marketing and Growth worldwide, and is a keynote speaker on the topic of how to understanding consumer psychology to maximize exposure to the right target buyers.
Sophia also speaks fluent Vietnamese.
When she isn’t listing or selling, Sophia unplugs by playing board games with her family, spending time in the garden, and is a philanthropist. She is happily married to her husband Tim, and is the proud mother of two beautiful children.
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"My husband and I were serendipitously connected with Tim Eng when we applied for loan preapproval – and we couldn’t have asked for a better realtor with whom to work! Tim successfully helped us navigate the fast-paced Bay Area market to simultaneously sell our home in Pleasanton and buy a home in Albany, closing the sale and purchase within a day of one another. While this process is not for the faint of heart, Tim walked alongside us with incredible competence, confidence, and care to ensure that our values, goals, and priorities were met and upheld each step of the way.
Practically speaking, for the sale of our home, Tim was willing to roll up his sleeves to get us ready to list – from coordinating the staging, to providing professional photography and videography, to marketing via social media along with traditional venues. For the house buying process, Tim helped us weigh the pros and cons of different properties, scoured disclosures with us to ensure we made informed decisions, and helped us strategize on putting in strong, but reasonable offers using sound data and local expertise.
And, even once the sale and purchase of our homes were finalized, Tim remained a resource through the loan approval process, oversaw additional home inspections for our new home, and troubleshooted any issues that arose in ways that put us at ease. All throughout the home selling and buying process, Tim was incredibly communicative and responsive to all of our questions, concerns, and ponderings (almost at any time of day or night!). And, if he didn’t know the answer to something, he demonstrated himself to be curious and resourceful, connecting with people or data to find the answers we needed.
Both selling and buying a home can be stressful, intense, and emotional experiences, so it is so important to work with someone that you can trust to be savvy in the market, while also being empathetic and grounded. For us, Tim embodied all of that. It is without reservation that we recommend Tim Eng!" - Mike & Brittany C.
"Tim helped us sell our home in Pleasanton CA. Among other qualities, what stood out were his attention to detail, trustworthiness and knowledge of the Pleasanton real estate market. He was able to close the deal in quick time and was always on top of things; whether it was paper-work, communicating with buyer's agent or managing the selling calendar. We highly recommend his services and would be happy to provide a reference." - Vishwesh & Amruta C.
"Tim Eng did a great job in providing me with a solid sales plan for my property, and his ongoing efforts generated lots of interest. His understanding of the current market conditions, and knowledge of the local area helped me to procure a good offer from qualified buyers, and quickly led to a successful completed sale. I can highly recommend Tim to anyone looking for an enthusiastic and professional RE representative for their property" - Cheryl
"Tim was a great help in finding assisting in our recent home purchase. He was very patient and attentive to our needs and help to refine our search as he learned our likes and dislikes. He was with us every step of the way including through the loan process and went to bat for us on several occasions when other agents weren’t playing very fair. On top of that, he is a super nice guy with a great family. If you are looking for an agent, he should be the one. Will definitely refer others to him." - Rick & Joy N.
"Tim helped us find our first house. We had an unusual situation where we needed to close in a little over a month. I am impressed with his responsiveness and knowledge of the Bay Area according to which house and neighborhood would fit our needs. Tim was patient with us throughout the entire process, which felt overwhelming since we are first time buyers. I appreciated this trait of his, and I felt he was a trustworthy representative of our best interests. He was always willing to give us the time to ask questions or bring up concerns we had and a vital addition to our home buying team. We couldn't have hoped for a better realtor. When we are ready to look for a new home, we will certainly be reaching out to Tim again. " - Mark & Christine V.
"As a first time home buyer Tim wasn't too pushy nor was he passively aggressive toward us in making decisions. He journeyed with my wife and I through the process of finding a home and was patiently willing to search with and for us no matter how long it took to find a home. We did make two bids on places that we lost out on and while we were discouraged, Tim was ever so encouraging and had us press on, reminding us to be patient. The third bid was a charm as we finally own a new home. Merci, gracias, obrigado, mahalo, xie xie, salamat, and arigato... many thanks to Tim and Sophia! We now appreciate them as friends more so than Realtors. They have been so enthusiastic, hospitable and friendly through the journey that finding a new home with them seemed like our thing to do with friends that we appreciate." - Roy & Karen P.
"Tim presents a very low-key, amiable approach. But he really knows his stuff. If you aren’t sure what you want, he will take you under his wing, and guide you through the process. It was exactly what I needed. Thanks Tim!" - Wendy
"Tim was a great help in finding assisting in our recent home purchase. He was very patient and attentive to our needs and help to refine our search as he learned our likes and dislikes. He was with us every step of the way including through the loan process and went to bat for us on several occasions when other agents weren’t playing very fair. On top of that, he is a super nice guy with a great family. If you are looking for an agent, he should be the one. Will definitely refer others to him." - Josh