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James Tan

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Agent

18 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor, Broker, MBA, Masters Club, California Bureau of Real Estate (9 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Property Management

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With over 30 years experience, in real estate, investing and venture capital, I can offer you valuable & professional service and expertise. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced home buyer or a real estate investor, we at Bethany Real Estate and Investments always put your interest first. I only provides honest and straight forward advice.  We are unique, since we are experts in all areas in the Greater Sacramento area, as well as the East Bay (Contra Costa County), Stockton, Lathrop (San Joaquin County) and Fairfield ,Vallejo (Solano County)Area as well as many parts of the South Bay (San Jose).

Check out our website at www.BethanyREInvestments.com. For the foreign real estate investor, we have created a special website that caters for their needs, www.BuyHomeInUS.com.
 
As a successful real estate investor, who owns properties in many areas of Sacramento County and Bay Area, I understand what an investor is looking for in a property investment. Having gone through 3 boom/bust cycles,  I can offer a unique insight on the property market. I pride myself on my professionalism and expertise not only of real estate but also of economics, stocks and financial markets.  Plus, I do not really have to rely on commissions for a living. Therefore I can afford to let a deal go, if it is not in the best interest of my client.

Buying or Selling a home can be one of the most important decisions in a persons life. We therefore take our role as a Real Estate Broker seriously and we represent your interest the best way we can, throughout the real estate buying/investment process. 

We pride ourselves on the way we do business. Our core values are: Honesty and Integrity, Trust and Experience, Service. Whether it is in the Bay Area or the Greater Sacramento area, we will provide you with the latest comprehensive information that will help you to determine the best selling price for your home and/or identify the properties that will best suit your needs.

We will then help you negotiate with Sellers, Lenders, etc. to get you the best deal possible. We also link you with you with Banks, Mortgage Brokers, Termite Inspectors, Home Inspectors, Contractors, and other service providers that will help you to close the deal efficiently and in the most cost effective fashion.

We are a full service real estate broker offering turn-key investing for investors or homeowners from the Bay Area who want to take advantage of the super low prices of residential properties in the Greater Sacramento area.

We can help Home Buyers and Real Estate Investors identify investment properties/homes with 

  Favorable demographics   
 Good school districts   
 Capital appreciation potential   
 Relatively good values   
 High rental yields  
 
 We help find financing (even for foreign nationals)   
 We can find suitable tenants   
 We can manage the properties   
 We can sell the properties at the right time 
 

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About James Tan: With over 30 years experience, in real estate, investing and venture capital, I can offer you valuable &amp; professional service and expertise. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced home buyer or a real estate investor, we at Bethany Real Estate and Investments always put your interest first. I only provides honest and straight forward advice. &nbsp;We are unique, since we are experts in all areas in the Greater Sacramento area, as well as the East Bay (Contra Costa County), Stockton, Lathrop (San Joaquin County) and Fairfield ,Vallejo (Solano County)Area as well as many parts of the South Bay (San Jose). <br/> <br/> Check out our website at www.BethanyREInvestments.com. For the foreign real estate investor, we have created a special website that caters for their needs, www.BuyHomeInUS.com. <br/> &nbsp; <br/>As a successful real estate investor, who owns properties in many areas of Sacramento County and Bay Area, I understand what an investor is looking for in a property investment. Having gone through 3 boom/bust cycles, &nbsp;I can offer a unique insight on the property market. I pride myself on my professionalism and expertise not only of real estate but also of economics, stocks and financial markets.&nbsp; Plus, I do not really have to rely on commissions for a living. Therefore I can afford to let a deal go, if it is not in the best interest of my client. <br/> <br/>Buying or Selling a home can be one of the most important decisions in a persons life. We therefore take our role as a Real Estate Broker seriously and we represent your interest the best way we can, throughout the real estate buying/investment process.&nbsp; <br/> <br/>We pride ourselves on the way we do business. Our core values are: Honesty and Integrity, Trust and Experience, Service. Whether it is in the Bay Area or the Greater Sacramento area, we will provide you with the latest comprehensive information that will help you to determine the best selling price for your home and/or identify the properties that will best suit your needs. <br/> <br/>We will then help you negotiate with Sellers, Lenders, etc. to get you the best deal possible. We also link you with you with Banks, Mortgage Brokers, Termite Inspectors, Home Inspectors, Contractors, and other service providers that will help you to close the deal efficiently and in the most cost effective fashion. <br/> <br/>We are a full service real estate broker offering turn-key investing for investors or homeowners from the Bay Area who want to take advantage of the super low prices of residential properties in the Greater Sacramento area. <br/> <br/>We can help Home Buyers and Real Estate Investors identify investment properties/homes with&nbsp; <br/> <p>&nbsp; Favorable demographics &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;Good school districts &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;Capital appreciation potential &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;Relatively good values &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;High rental yields &nbsp; <br/> &nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;We help find financing (even for foreign nationals) &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;We can find suitable tenants &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;We can manage the properties &nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp;We can sell the properties at the right time&nbsp; <br/> &nbsp; <br/></p>

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

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Past Sales  

(31 all-time)
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Buyer
04/01/2015
$179,025

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04/01/2015 - Buyer - $179,025

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Buyer
03/31/2015
$230,000

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03/31/2015 - Buyer - $230,000

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Buyer
03/19/2015
$365,000

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03/19/2015 - Buyer - $365,000

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Buyer
03/11/2015
$273,000

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03/11/2015 - Buyer - $273,000

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Buyer
12/18/2014
$42,500

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12/18/2014 - Buyer - $42,500

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Ratings & Reviews

I have known James Tan for a number of years. I am a real estate investor and I have bought (and sold) many properties through him, including my own residence. If you are serious about real estate investments whether buying or selling your home, then James Tan is your agent. I've been in business for many years and I have known a lot of people. I can honestly say that there are only a few real estate professionals like James Tan. First of all James is a very honest person and sets the right expectations from day one. He will always give you his honest opinion. I say this because too many agents tell clients what they want to hear, and it sets them up for a disappointment. Secondly, he is not going to sell you a home which does not fit your needs, just for the sake of the commissions. Many buyers and sellers fall victim to agents who just want to close deals without considering the client's best interest. Thirdly, James is an expert, not only on buying/selling real estate but also he can give you tips on renovating, staging, flipping, etc. Plus, he is very knowledgable on the economy, here in Sacramento, California, or even globally. From the start James will work hard for you. He puts in the extra hours necessary to make sure that his clients are happy. I can call him any time, in the evenings and on weekends. I trust him completely. The many deals that he has presented me, I consistently got a huge return. In one rare occasion, when we were flipping properties, we had to reduce the selling price. In this instance, he offered not to charge us any selling commissions, because he wanted the investors to have a good return. How many other agents would do that for you ? Do yourself a favor and at least give James a call before signing with any other agent. At the minimum you will be much more knowledgable than before you speak with him.

  

05/04/2015 - aqua marine 1803
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Antioch, CA.

I have known James Tan for a number of years. I am a real estate investor and I have bought (and sold) many properties through him, including my own residence. If you are serious about real estate investments whether buying or selling your home, then James Tan is your agent. I've been in business for many years and I have known a lot of people. I can honestly say that there are only a few real estate professionals like James Tan. First of all James is a very honest person and sets the right expectations from day one. He will always give you his honest opinion. I say this because too many agents tell clients what they want to hear, and it sets them up for a disappointment. Secondly, he is not going to sell you a home which does not fit your needs, just for the sake of the commissions. Many buyers and sellers fall victim to agents who just want to close deals without considering the client's best interest. Thirdly, James is an expert, not only on buying/selling real estate but also he can give you tips on renovating, staging, flipping, etc. Plus, he is very knowledgable on the economy, here in Sacramento, California, or even globally. From the start James will work hard for you. He puts in the extra hours necessary to make sure that his clients are happy. I can call him any time, in the evenings and on weekends. I trust him completely. The many deals that he has presented me, I consistently got a huge return. In one rare occasion, when we were flipping properties, we had to reduce the selling price. In this instance, he offered not to charge us any selling commissions, because he wanted the investors to have a good return. How many other agents would do that for you ? Do yourself a favor and at least give James a call before signing with any other agent. At the minimum you will be much more knowledgable than before you speak with him.  More Less 

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04/30/2015 - wheeler casey
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Citrus Heights, CA.

I wanted to buy my first home, of course I wanted a beautiful home, one that still looks new, in a good neighborhood, good schools and so on, and I wanted a good deal. Plus I did not have a lot of money to put down. So I didn't expect the whole process would be quick and smooth sailing for me. But kudos to James Tan,  who did such a wonderful job as our real estate agent!   We had to look for some time but he found me a house, a short sale, which is a newer home, in a great area, and at a very decent price. I submitted an offer for the home, but I got outbid initially. So we looked at other homes, but we could not find a better one.   During this time, James continued to monitor the market. He noticed that the house came back on the market, immediately alerted me. He submitted an offer for me the next day, and he structured the offer so well to make sure that my offer was very strong (not necessarily the highest). He contacted and convinced the listing agent that I was the best candidate. There were many offers on the property, but thanks to James Tan, I got the house !   Once the offer is accepted, I then had to wait for the short sale lenders approval. That took a while. But James was so patient, he kept me in the loop, updated and helped me at every step of the way.   Recently, I closed escrow and now I am the proud owner of a great house. I am very happy with the purchase and grateful for the service that James has provided. He even got me a handyman to repaint the house and a housekeeper to clean it up before moving in.   James is the most knowledgeable person I know, on every aspect of real estate. This was very helpful because I had plenty of questions. He always provided me with answers. If he did not know the answer, he knew where to get the answer for me. I would highly recommend James as a real estate agent. You will not be disappointed!  More Less 

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Response from James on 05/04/2015

Thank you very much Casey for your kind words. I am glad to be of service. Best regards, James

 

  

04/30/2015 - pbar
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $375K in Elk Grove, CA.

In early 2015, my wife and I decided to purchase a home rather than continuing to rent. We worked with James Tan during the search and purchase process. James proved to be hard working, diligent, and sensitive to the wants and needs we defined for our new home. He personally drove us around to tour a variety of homes that he located to fit those needs, then remained fully engaged during the offer and acceptance, mortgage approval, and closing process. My wife and I would highly recommend James to assist with your home search and buying process. Paul Barley  More Less 

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Response from James on 05/04/2015

Thank you very much Paul. I am happy to have been of service. Warm regards, James

 

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