Sophia Xu

Sophia Xu

Realtor® l DRE# 01945147

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - MBA


About Sophia
As an active innovator in Bay Area real estate, Sophia offers an incomparable blend of business savvy and impeccable performance. Her abundant business knowledge, expert negotiation skills, and passion for success are formidable devices she leverages to secure the desired results. Over 10 years of experience in corporate financing and accounting have equipped Sophia with a uniquely analytical approach to real estate, illustrated through her incredible problem-solving and solution-providing abilities. This background also furnishes her with vast knowledge of local housing and investment markets, coupled with the benefit of extensive experience in negotiating complex contracts. Sophia is a top achiever who produces results for her clients with the utmost integrity, ethics and care, constantly raising the bar for performance throughout the local industry. From first-time homebuyers to C-level executives to investor-builders, her client base is as diverse as the properties she represents. As a resident of Palo Alto, Sophia enjoys exploring local attractions both old and new. Her favorite pastimes include reading, exercising, creating healthy meals, and making as many memories as possible with family and friends.


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"We have been fortunate to work with Sophia on multiple occasions to buy and sell in the Bay Area over the past five years. Most recently, Sophia was our realtor for the sale of our Palo Alto home in March of 2022. We choose to work with Sophia repeatedly because she is knowledgeable, professional, reliable, and very pleasant to work with. We trust her industry knowledge and guidance regarding all aspects of home buying and selling. Sophia's knowledge of pricing, market timing, and marketing strategies was spot on with our recent home sale. We received multiple offers, and we were delighted with the outcome. Sophia dedicated her expertise and time to preparing our home for the market. She knew which upgrades and improvements were needed to competitively market our home, and we found Sophia to be highly efficient and organized with a network of vendors which she managed. Throughout the whole process of working with Sophia, from our initial thoughts of listing our home for sale, to the planning for when to put it on the market and what needed to be done beforehand, to the actual listing and then reviewing offers we received, we enjoyed working with Sophia and collaborating with her along the way. We highly recommend working with Sophia. "-Shannon & Paul Colton
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"My colleague referred Sophia to us more than 5 years ago, and she has helped us buy and sell three properties since then. She cared about our needs and gave us unbiased advice on locations and properties. When it's time for us to sell our home, Sophia provided a clear go-to-market plan and was very candid about what we could expect in the process. Sophia put so much time and effort into the prep work to make our home appealing to potential buyers and for us to have the best chance to maximize the sale price. There was a very similar property for sale in our neighborhood at the same time. Sophia's pricing and offer reviewing strategies worked and we received multiple offers within a week. We were very pleased with the result. Sophia is professional, experienced, knowledgeable about the local markets, well organized and extremely thoughtful. We could not recommend Sophia more highly. "-Hao Chen
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"We have known Sophia for several years and have done multiple transactions with her. We wanted to have my mother come and live with us and needed a larger, single-level home in a nice neighborhood, all within our budget. Sophia helped to show us homes in different cities to find what would really meet our needs. We had unique requirements, and Sophia patiently looked for many possible options to meet them. After we found the right home, Sophia helped us to sell our home in challenging circumstances. After limited showings at the height of the pandemic, Sophia never pushed us to accept an offer. We waited a couple of months, until Spring of 2021, and were able to sell the house off-market with a much better offer. My mother wanted to take some time to move and sell her home. Sophia helped her with a timeline to allow her to take her time but still take advantage of the Spring market. Her house sold quickly and we were very happy with the results. "-Monica Canilang
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"Sophia helped us purchase a home in the Spring of 2021. She understood our needs and valued our time by only showing homes that met our criteria. Sophia put our best interests at heart. She connected us to the right lender, pointed out factors that would impact our decisions, and negotiated a contingency to protect us. Sophia was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood. She also gave us great advice on timing and price. We enjoyed working with Sophia as she's professional, always communicated the strategy and plan clearly, and delivered the result that exceeded our expectations. We are very happy with our new home and will continue to work with Sophia for our real estate needs in the future. "-Daisy Shi He
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"We met Sophia at an open house when we were looking to purchase our home. We were impressed by her professionalism and knowledge so we decided to work with her. Sophia was very patient and cared about our needs. She gave us great advice on timing and pricing. We were able to purchase our dream home for a great price. My family enjoyed the house and the neighborhood throughout the years. Sophia continued to support us after closing. Her advice was always professional, straightforward and practical. When it came time for us to sell the house, Sophia managed the preparation, listing and closing from the beginning to the end. The entire process was smooth and stress free. We were very satisfied with the result. We’d highly recommend Sophia! "-Yizi Wu
★★★★★
"Sophia was referred to me by a friend. We were first time homebuyers and she helped us prioritize our needs. She also educated us about the market conditions, the buying process and contract terms and conditions. As we loved Eichler homes, Sophia spent a lot of time explaining the pros and cons of the Eichler so that we knew what to expect. We learned a lot from the experience. Sophia's pricing analysis was spot on. Her offer strategy helped us purchase our dream home in a multiple-offer situation. Sophia has continued to support us after closing. "-Lingwei Wue