Cupertino Specialist (12 years experience)

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

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Personal Info   Born in Hong Kong, I came to the Bay Area in the mid 70''s for College. Both my bachelor and Master degrees are in Computer Science and I worked in the high tech industry for over 20 years. My last roles are Director and Senior Director in Engineering. I am married with 2 adult sons and have been living in Cupertino since 1986.
    Real Estate - Experience & Results   I obtained my broker license in 2004 and joined zipRealty. During my 6+ years at zipRealty, I managed to become the top agent in the district during 2007-2009, ranked second across the company (with 3000+ agents) and top agent in California in 2009. In summer of 2010, I decided to join MaxReal Property in Cupertino as the Managing Broker. Coming over to MaxReal Cupertino provides me the opportunity to grow this office and at the same time, help my own clients in their real estate needs, which I enjoy doing tremendously. We now have 60+ agents in this office and we are doing 250+ transactions per year.    Philosophy and Mission   In all the years as a realtor, my personal philosophy and style remains the same - To treat every client as my own family and to provide the best services that I possibly can, one client at a time. I always put your interest before mine, stay with you every step of the process, and keep you informed the entire time. You are welcome to talk to any of my past clients, as they will be able to tell you first-handed about me, as a realtor and friend.   I look forward to hear from you and be your realtor-friend.  
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About Martin Ku: <br/> <br/> <strong><em>Personal Info</em></strong> &nbsp; Born in Hong Kong, I came to the Bay Area in the mid 70''s for College.&nbsp;Both my bachelor and Master degrees are in Computer Science and I worked in the high tech industry for over 20 years. My last roles are Director and Senior Director in Engineering. I am married with 2 adult sons and have been living in Cupertino since 1986. <br/> &nbsp; &nbsp; <em><strong>Real Estate - Experience &amp; Results</strong></em> &nbsp; I obtained my broker license in 2004 and joined zipRealty.&nbsp;During my 6+ years at zipRealty, I managed to become the top agent in the district during 2007-2009, ranked second across the company (with 3000+ agents) and top agent in California in 2009. In summer of 2010, I decided to join MaxReal Property in Cupertino as the Managing Broker. Coming over to MaxReal Cupertino provides me the opportunity to grow this office and at the same time, help my own clients in their real estate needs, which I enjoy doing tremendously. We now have 60+ agents in this office and we are doing 250+ transactions per year.&nbsp; &nbsp; <strong><em>Philosophy and Mission</em></strong> &nbsp; In all the years as a realtor, my personal philosophy and style remains the same -&nbsp;To treat every client as my own family and to provide the best services that I possibly can, one client at a time.&nbsp;I always put your interest before mine, stay with you every step of the process, and keep you informed the entire time.&nbsp;You are welcome to talk to any of my past clients, as they will be able to tell you first-handed about me, as a realtor and friend. &nbsp; I look forward to hear from you and be your realtor-friend. &nbsp;

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(181 all-time)
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Price
Buyer
07/07/2015
$950,000

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07/07/2015 - Buyer - $950,000

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Buyer
07/01/2015
$580,000

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07/01/2015 - Buyer - $580,000

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Buyer
06/26/2015
$980,000

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06/26/2015 - Buyer - $980,000

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Seller
06/19/2015
$1,400,000

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06/19/2015 - Seller - $1,400,000

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Buyer
06/12/2015
$1,028,000

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06/12/2015 - Buyer - $1,028,000

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Ratings & Reviews

If you want to find an agent who truly cares about your needs and stands by your side (especially for nervous first time home buyers like us), Martin is the one that you can depend on. We had a very positive house buying experience, and here is why: (1) Trustworthy and professional Martin took the initiatives to explain all the details to us, even for things that we did not ask him. Before we put in an offer, Martin has reminded us that we should have extra cash reserve just in case we need to cover appraisal gap, so that we were well prepared for that in advance. (2) Reliable and responsive Martin answers emails and phone calls right away. (3) Always on top of things Martin communicated closely with my lending agent, listing agent and escrow agent. He made sure everyone is on the same page and motivated, which helped to move things efficiently and smoothly. When the seller was slow in providing documents for our lender, Martin put in huge efforts to communicate with the listing agent to speed things up. (4) Caring about his clients When Martin took us on house tours, he gave his honest and professional opinions on the location and condition of the house. He explicitly reminded us about the safety distance of a house from high-voltage power line, because he really cares about your health! (5) Good strategy Martin has good sense of the market, he recommended us a competitive yet affordable and accurate offer price range, and has great strategies in putting in offers and counter offers. If you want your home buying experience to be stress-free and hassle-free, I highly recommend Martin to you!

  

07/02/2015 - goodcall09
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $600K in Southgate, Hayward, CA.

If you want to find an agent who truly cares about your needs and stands by your side (especially for nervous first time home buyers like us), Martin is the one that you can depend on. We had a very positive house buying experience, and here is why: (1) Trustworthy and professional Martin took the initiatives to explain all the details to us, even for things that we did not ask him. Before we put in an offer, Martin has reminded us that we should have extra cash reserve just in case we need to cover appraisal gap, so that we were well prepared for that in advance. (2) Reliable and responsive Martin answers emails and phone calls right away. (3) Always on top of things Martin communicated closely with my lending agent, listing agent and escrow agent. He made sure everyone is on the same page and motivated, which helped to move things efficiently and smoothly. When the seller was slow in providing documents for our lender, Martin put in huge efforts to communicate with the listing agent to speed things up. (4) Caring about his clients When Martin took us on house tours, he gave his honest and professional opinions on the location and condition of the house. He explicitly reminded us about the safety distance of a house from high-voltage power line, because he really cares about your health! (5) Good strategy Martin has good sense of the market, he recommended us a competitive yet affordable and accurate offer price range, and has great strategies in putting in offers and counter offers. If you want your home buying experience to be stress-free and hassle-free, I highly recommend Martin to you!  More Less 

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06/21/2015 - siyuan08
Bought a home in 2015 in Mission College, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

We decided to use Martin's service after disappointing experiences with some other buyer agents. And it turned out to be a very wise one. He walked through every open house with us and provided professional suggestions. Different from our previous agents, he listened to what you actually need not to "his own". Under his help we bought the satisfactory house in a surprising short of period. He is such a man of intelligence and of firmness of wills, and fights for your interests, which is so important for us in this crazy sellers' market. We highly recommend his service.  More Less 

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04/08/2015 - Tim Cheng
Sold a home in 2015.

Martin is a true professional. He guided as through the whole process and provided all the necessary information for first-time homebuyer like us. In addition, Martin is very responsive through the process and very helpful even after the closing.

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