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Phong Cao

Agent

16 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Sales Associate, Real Estate (10 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

Phong helped me purchase my first home in August 2014. He was very responsive to my emails/calls and scheduled showings quickly and was very flexible. He was able to answer all of my 'first time buyer' questions and provided me with all of the resources needed to execute a home purchase.

  

11/24/2014 - user6487540
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Bloomington, MN.

Phong helped me purchase my first home in August 2014. He was very responsive to my emails/calls and scheduled showings quickly and was very flexible. He was able to answer all of my 'first time buyer' questions and provided me with all of the resources needed to execute a home purchase.

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Response from Phong on 11/26/2014

thank you Jason Bonde

 

  

11/23/2014 - pphetsamone521
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Brooklyn Park, MN.

I worked with Phong last year. We wasn't able to get any deal going. He called me back this year to see if I need help finding a house. I decided to try again. We went to looked at a lot of houses and finally I found the one that I want. He was quick in getting the deal done and the paper process was quick and simple. During the process of closing the house, he was very helpful on giving advice on negotiating with the owner. He is very professional with his job and I would recommend him

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Response from Phong on 11/26/2014

Thanks Pinthong

 

  

08/05/2014 - Mike Ouverson
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Bloomington, MN.

Phong is a great agent to work with, he is very helpful and efficent on the real estate transaction. I would recommend all of my friends and family to work with him. His is very responsive and always returned my calls and emails quickly. Awesome agent to work with.

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06/08/2014 - lpntran1
Sold a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $125K in South Saint Paul, MN.

I highly recommend working with Phong for all your real estate needs. I worked with Phong both as a seller and as a buyer. He was wonderful to work with both times I had the pleasure of working with him.

Phong was very knowledgeable, professional, and had a lot of patience and dedication towards me as a client. I have worked with other real estate professionals before Phong but none can be compared to Phong when it comes to his level of competency and his expertise.

Phong literally took the headache out of navigating and negotiating through difficult real estate transactions and at the same time, he made me feel like I was his only client. He is the best out there. Phong is the only real estate professional that I would ever recommend to all my friends and family.

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06/02/2014 - phungdo69
Bought a home in 2007 in Seward, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

My name is Phung Do. My husband, Due Phi and I want to say a few words about our experience with our Realtor Phong Cao. We are very happy with Phong’s help in finding our first home and are extremely satisfied with our purchase. Phong has gone to great lengths to help us, especially guiding us through the search for homes, the loan process, and getting a loan with the lowest interest rate. Regardless of how busy he was, he was always there when we needed him. On our moving day, he even volunteered his time to help us move. What a nice guy. Phong made buying our first home a smooth and fun transition. We are lucky to know such a good person like Phong. We highly recommend Phong Cao to anyone who is selling or buying their next home. He is not only our realtor, he’s also part of our family. Again, thank you so much for your help. Someday if I get a new house again, I will ask Phong for help.

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05/31/2014 - user08555983
Bought a Multi Family home in 2009 in Columbia Park, Minneapolis, MN.

Years ago I purchased my first home through Phong, he showed me a number of places and was never pushy. He was also reasonably responsive to me.

We ended up looking at a house that was condemned which I also ended up purchasing. He advised not negotiating at all on the price or it was unlikely I would get it. I should have purchased it for a lot less.

It did end up being a good purchase for me overall, but I nearly lost my shirt in the process having to deal with the myriad of city codes that all had to be brought up to code.

Phong was not knowledgeable in this area of condemned real estate, didn't adequately advise me of the consequences I might face and the project I thought I had saved years and years for and budgeted as carefully as I could nearly bankrupted me because I wasn't made aware of what exactly the city could require me to do.

The place had lost its occupancy code, which meant I couldn't live there like I had planned and I had to bring the place up to new codes before I could live there again. I wasn't made aware of this until I was literally mid way through the closing.

To be fair the process was extremely complicated and Minneapolis was in the process of changing many rules right after the initial housing crash etc. That being said that's the type of heads up that you should be getting from a professional in the field, and if he wasn't as sure has he should have been about the rules governing these properties he should have let me known or helped do some research or at least given me resources to help make myself more knowledgeable.

Obviously everyone is responsible for their own actions and must live with the consequences, and I don't hold him accountable for the actual purchasing decision, that was my doing.

He may have become more knowledgeable about this in recent years, I cannot say. However, my experience years ago with him was that he was basically a nice guy who didn't know some critical things that affected the largest purchase of my life at that time, and that lack of knowledge nearly bankrupted me.

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Response from Phong on 06/27/2014

Thank you for your review. Your feedback is very important to me and I care very much about each of my clients home search and purchases. I strive to help my clients make the best decision possible and never push them to sign anything they are not comfortable with. I always explain everything thoroughly and disclose all information. I always explain the risk and rewards of buying properties. I am truly sorry for any inconvenient and for not providing you the information you need. Kindest regards, Phong Cao, Real Estate Professional, RE/MAX Advantage Plus.

 

  

05/29/2014 - zuser20140529175649225
Bought a Condo home in 2010 in Rosemount, MN.

Mr. Cao has been a big help locating a property for residential living. We were very impressed with his professionalism and local knowledge to find what we were looking for. We are very happy with his service. Richard and Thanh Weeks

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05/27/2014 - michelleblasius
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Plymouth, MN.

We are new to Minnesota and not familiar with many areas or the buying process in this state. Phong Cao made the process very easy for us. He was always accessible and willing to work with our schedule. He stays on top of every detail and keeps the process on track and moving forward. Phong is professional and friendly which makes the overall buying process very enjoyable. Thanks to Phong and team, we had an uncomplicated experience - closed on time and are enjoying a wonderful family home!

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05/05/2014 - jon2261
Showed home in 2014 in Burnsville, MN 55337.

excellent service, responsive on the phone--great agent. We met at an open house. Phong was very helpful there and at the other properties he showed me. I would recommend Phong to anyone buying or selling a home.

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05/01/2014 - graczak
Bought a home in 2012.

Phong cares about his buyers. He goes above an beyond when it comes to finding the right home. Phong owns several properties, so he is an active buyer himself. I feel actions speak louder than words and Phong finds deals for himself and will find a deal for his buyers. I have been involved with Phong on a few occasions. Phong kept in complete comunications throughout the process, he had the knowledge to what different areas where right and he knew a little about the mortgage process which was key.

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