About Ann Chang
Describe your journey to real estate.
I enjoy working with people and was always fascinated with looking at houses and real estate investments. A career in real estate was the perfect combination. I started in 2005, specializing in residential properties in SF (where I grew up) and the Peninsula (where I live now).
What are three words your clients would use to describe you?
Professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy
What most excites you about your work?
First: negotiation - being able to solve a conflict or issue and turn it into a win-win situation for everyone.
Second: handing keys to my buyers -- the feeling of accomplishment of helping others find their dream home never gets old.
Where can we find you when you're not working?
When I'm not working, I'm spending time with my family. Since we have 2 kids under 6, you will probably find me in some parks or on a bike ride in my neighborhood.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My family. We can only do some much in life but my family is the source of my motivations and serves as a safe harbor when I feel down. I would not be who I am without my family.
Anything else you'd like to tell people about yourself?
I am fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
A Bay Area local, Ann grew up in San Francisco and currently resides in the Peninsula with her family. Ann graduated from UC Berkeley and received a B.S. degree. After obtaining credentials in business & marketing, she became a full-time Realtor in 2005. Currently a Realtor Associate at Sequoia Real Estate in San Francisco, Ann is dedicated to help her clients achieve the dream of becoming homeowners and building personal wealth through real estate investments. She is closely in tune with the market and offers valuable advice to help her clients make informed decisions. She makes it her top priority to understand the needs of prospective buyers and sellers in order to find creative and innovative ways to meet those needs. Ann’s strong communication and negotiation skills, along with an honest and no-nonsense approach to business, have earned her a loyal list of satisfied customers.
Ann can speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin and is proficient in reading/writing Chinese. Her foreign language skills proved to be a valuable asset when it comes to providing real estate services to the Chinese Community and overseas clients.
Ann's Home Tours:
The selling process went very smoothly. I’m really appreciated Annie and her team’s help. Annie followed every step very detail. Excellent team work! I’m highly recommended her to my family and friends!
Fiona Lee, Seller
Sonny and Annie were patient throughout the entire process of buying the house. To be successful in this current market requires a great deal of patience, as your bid will not always be the highest. It is important for the agent(s) to help alleviate all of the concerns that may come up in the process when selecting your house and also acknowledge any potential pitfalls that may occur throughout. Sonny and Annie have shown exemplary knowledge in the process of buying a home. They are skilled negotiators that are willing to do whatever it takes to make the best deal for you possible. We appreciated that they acted more as a friend/adviser than just an agent. They promptly returned all of my calls and emails with thoughtful answers to my concerns or questions. It really took the stress out of purchasing because I knew I could rely on them to get things done. If you are in the market to buy real estate, one of the first calls you should make is to Sonny or Annie at Sequoia Real Estate.
Dave Tay, Buyer
We came into a tough market of multiple offers and tight lending control. Our transaction was rough because of the lending process and delays. However,Annie was very helpful during every steps of the buying process. She gave me researches that showed the market trends. She is also very patient during the lending process, thus keeping me calm. She provided me alternative lenders just in case one does not work out. We will and have recommended Annie to our friends and family because of her excellent service.
Joseph Lee & Gigi Li, Buyers
Annie is very helpful, informative and energetic. She helped us to complete the buying transaction smoothly and on time. As the market is shifting, we often wonder if we are buying the house at a fair price and we want to make sure the house we are buying is a good investment. Annie took the time to make sure we understand everything. When we were under the pressure to close the transaction very fast, she followed up with the loan officer and notified us in every step of the way. At the end, our process was very smooth. She deserves a A++ for her service and we strongly recommend her to our friends and family.
Marcus Hui & Fiona Lee, Buyers
The sale of my home was smooth and the overall experience has been excellent. Annie always provided me information on the real estate market which allowed my family and I to make informed decisions. Annie was very easy to work with, she was not pushy nor aggressive and was able to understand her clients’ expectations. She was able to get the work done and provided an approximate timelines to ensure the sale of the house goes smoothly. She was accommodating to her client’s needs and wanted to make sure her client is happy with the service. When issues came up during the transaction, Annie was always upfront and honest with me and able to work out a solution to help me overcome my concerns and fix the issues. Annie and her team were always available through email, phone and texts; they were very responsive and reachable at all hours. I will not hesitate to recommend Annie and her team at Sequoia. They are friendly, enthusiastic, and ensured their customers receive the attention they need. The added bonus was the complimentary staging…Through the eyes of a professional designer/stager, it really helped potential buyers to imagine “what it could be like if they lived here."
Lillian Chau, Seller
Annie has delivered exceptional service considering the fact that I have already moved out of the state during the process. She handled my listing smoothly from the very start. After I moved out, she handled everything from renovating to staging to putting the property on the market. She keeps me informed every step of the way through constant email and phone calls. I was very happy how quickly the sale completed. She was able to procure multiple offers for my property and most importantly, the sale price exceeded my expectation. Overall, Annie was extremely helpful and I am very satisfied with her service.
Linda Pothier, Seller
The market was hot and there was little time to waste. Our biggest challenge was acting swiftly so we could get the house we wanted. When I saw the listing for our current home I knew right away I wanted it. Annie arranged a showing that very same day. Annie helped us get all of our finances in place, including a referral to an excellent loan officer. She gave us excellent advice so we could make informed decisions. With her guidance we put in an excellent bid to win the house over 15 other offers. Our appraisal came in right at our bid price. Overall, we had a great experience with Annie and her team at Sequoia, the transaction was very smooth even the Seller’s Agent was impressed by our team.
Rob & Ellie Connell, Buyers
Annie and her team at Sequoia Real Estate have provided excellent service to get my house sold in San Francisco. The biggest challenge I had was getting the house to sellable condition in a reasonable timeframe. Annie and her team made getting the house ready and in great presentation shape with minimal time and effort from me. Overall, the process was very painless and smooth which is very important to me since I am a first-time seller.
Ming Yee, Seller
Annie is knowledgeable, sincere and responsible. She recently helped me purchased a condo in San Bruno. She walked me through the entire process and she always stay on top of things. When there is something doesn’t look right she will inform me and take care that right away. During the entire process I felt relief and fortunate that I have Annie on my side.I am very impress with her professionalism and would strongly recommend her to my friends and families.
Terrance Yan, Buyer
Annie has provided excellent service with our home purchase in San Francisco. We were initially concerned about the price of the homes we wanted to buy but Annie has help us found a dream home within our budget. During the escrow, she helped us negotiated a price adjustment and got the short-sale lender to approve it. We will definitely recommend her service to our friends and family.
Li Family, Buyer
Hiring Annie as our real estate agent was the best thing we ever did. Her market expertise/experience and planning helped us sell our home in 6 days. She was never pushy but instead provided us with thorough researched information/analyses and professional advice so that we could make informed decisions. She is a dedicated professional and came well prepared to our meetings/phone conversations and worked to accompany our ever changing timeline. We will definitely use her again in buying our next home.The process of selling our home was made a lot easier by Annie and her team. When you hire Annie you don’t just get a consummate professional but a whole team. They did a great job of staging my home. It was so nice I wanted to move back in. They took care of all of my questions and arrangements so we could stay on our timeline. They even helped me move some of my stuff out of the house. Thank you Sequoia Real Estate.
Rob & Ellie Connell, Sellers
I am so pleased to have had Annie as my realtor. Thanks to Annie’s pro-action, determination, and resources I had a very successful, smooth, and stressless closing on a short sale with HOA in litigation. Throughout the process from beginning to end, I was very impressed with her organization & communication skills as well – keeping me on schedule and well informed. She is also very pleasant to work with and I would highly recommend Annie!
We contemplated as to whether it would be a good/right time for us to purchase a 2nd home/investment property for an extensive period of time. We came across a 3bd/2bath condo in San Francisco and decided to move forward with putting in an offer with Annie’s assistance. The offer was accepted by the seller, but there’s a long way to go until escrow may be closed as it was a shortsale and must also be accepted by the seller’s bank. Despite it being a shortsale, the seller’s bank required escrow to closed within 45 days! There were a couple of hiccups, however, Annie was able to smooth them out in a timely manner to ensure that we are on schedule. We are very impressed with Annie’s efficiency and “think out of the box” attitude. Hiring a Real Estate professional is not a one time deal, it is a long term business decision. If you are considering Annie as your Agent, don’t look back, you will not be disappointed! She will put in 100% and will try her best to meet your real estate needs!
Sheena K. Lee, Investor
I enthusiastically recommend Annie for any real estate transaction. I’m admittedly a very picky first time buyer and Annie was patient with me throughout the year-long process to find a house that’s exactly what I wanted. At each decision point, Annie had an experienced perspective that helped me make the right choices. The house I wanted was at the limits of my affordability and Annie went the extra mile to make the transaction happen. Thanks to Annie, I’m now in my dream home and I plan to stay there for a very long time.
Karl Meyer, Buyer
I can’t say enough about how fortunate I feel to have stumbled upon her as my realtor. What you get with Annie is a tough realtor ready to go to bat for you instead of a fluff reator. My loan approval process was unusually long because in my first bid, I tried to get a loan through NACA, a non-profit group. Despite numerous delays and mistakes on NACA’s part, Annie remained plugged in and on top of things, usually keeping one or two steps ahead of everyone else. Throughout that grueling process, I developed a growing respect for her. I eventually decided to obtain a loan through a conventional lender and Annie continued to look out for my best interests. She was consistently responsive to my questions and concerns, keeping me informed through every stage of the negotiations and transactions. Even the loan officers, brokers and title company staff remarked on her professionalism and thoroughness. They were equally impressed.In short, I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Annie, and I am a pretty tough customer. She is ambitious yet honest, smart yet approachable; and very hard working. I found her to be genuinely interested in making my buying experience as pleasant as possible. She is a true professional in her field, which is why I didn’t hesitate to give her five stars.
Janet Laurain, Buyer
We sold our condo in San Francisco with the help of Annie. As oversea investors, we’re especially impressed by Annie’s after-sale service, which demonstrated her diligence and professionalism. All in all, our experience with Annie was very positive and we would recommend her as a realtor with no reservation.
Stephen & Julie Cheng, Sellers
Annie was very polite, helpful, diligent, and organized. She was helpful throughout the entire process. So organized and clear in explaining things. She demonstrated much integrity and great communication skills.
Michael and Tammy Kubalik, Buyers
Working with Annie has been great. She is a dedicated individual who goes the extra mile for her clients… Her personal presentation of the bid to the seller was well done and instrumental in me getting the property over the other bidders… I would definitely recommend Annie to other home buyers out there!
H. Chi, Buyer
Annie was a very strong advocate for us when dealing with the lenders and home-seller. We had an open communication with her throughout the homebuying process. Overall, we had a positive experience working with Annie. She is a good person who is also good at what she does as a Realtor.
Dominic and Chinoye Iheme, Buyers
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