About William Tran
Describe your journey to real estate.
It was when I first thought about buying my 1st house. Every weekend was spent at open houses. When I finally closed on my first home, the feeling of absolute joy and happiness of being a homeowner made me realize that I truly enjoyed going through the process. I thought to myself how great it would be to assist others in becoming homeowners. I got my license & 6 months after, I made the switch from my IT to real estate.
What are three words your clients would use to describe you?
Responsive, aggressive, and trustworthy.
What most excites you about your work?
When I close on a transaction where my clients are absolutely thrilled with the outcome. It's all about client satisfaction. I have fun meeting new people on a consistent basis and building those relationships on a personal and business level.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Spending time with our kids--they grow up way too fast! I consider myself a pretty big sports guy, but these days, golf is the only sport I play.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Besides my family, it's the Internet. I can live without a TV but wouldn't know what to do if we didn't have Internet.
Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?
I'm an outgoing person who enjoys meeting great people on a consistent basis. It's one of the main reasons for my career change. I traded hours daily staring at a computer to meet and build relationships with those I meet. It wasn't a difficult decision.
What Bay Area city would you like to live in and why?
I'm fortunate to be a San Francisco resident. I spent almost my entire life here, and it's where most of my families call home. It's a unique, diverse and beautiful city with so many great little neighborhoods that are so different from one another. Plus, you can't beat the endless variety of food to choose from.
What is your favorite room in the house?
I have two. First, the kitchen--it's where we spend a lot of family time together. Second, the master suite - a master fully equipped with a spa-like bathroom and a huge walk-in closet is an essential retreat.
Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the infamous “dot-com era,” it was only natural that my career would start in the technology industry. While I enjoyed my time in the industry as a Network Administrator, I felt like something was missing. It was in 2003 when my interest in the real estate market began. During that time, I was a buyer looking to purchase my first home. While the process was at times overwhelming and stressful, it was the excitement and joy I felt when finally securing my first home, which led me to seriously consider a career change. In 2004, I made the decision to exit the technology industry and dedicate my focus towards being a full-time realtor. Since then, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience under the guidance and mentoring of successful realtors, and witnessed the highs and lows of the Bay Area real estate market. Through these experiences, it has provided me with a solid foundation to assist my clients in making one of their biggest financial decisions. I am dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with my clients and colleagues, and take pride in representation based on integrity, honesty, and trust. My service does not end after the transaction closes; I have the skillset to provide my clients with a variety of real estate services. I have worked with investors managing construction projects involving complete demolition and rebuild from the architectural design process, through completion and disposition of the asset. As an owner of investment property in San Francisco, I fully understand the challenges of restrictions imposed under the rent control ordinance, and can help prospective buyers identify potential risks and opportunities.
I currently reside in San Francisco with my wife, and two children. When I am not traveling to Disneyland or exploring the city with my family, I enjoy playing golf, and rooting for my local sports teams.
Investment Project Managed:
We were [disappointed] with our previous agent and approached Will the day before the bid for a home we liked. Will helped us put in the bid and helped us win the bid through the counter-offers. We then closed on the property. Will was also there for us to ensure we got a reasonable deal [in] loans and we closed in 14-days. We had a good home buying experience with William Tran and Sequoia.
Viswa V., Buyer
We met William in mid-June. We were in a rush to get a house, because my wife was leaving California in mid-August. So basically we only gave him 2 months to find us the perfect house. He was very efficient and responsible. At the end, we saw a house that was a short sale, that we really liked. William immediately contacted the listing agent and negotiated a good price for us. We ended up buying a house with a lower price than its listing price! As you know, the house market in the bay area is insane, you can say it's a miracle to buy a house at listing price, but we bought it at at a LOWER price than listing price. So that was amazing. would definitely recommend William to my friends and family.
Zhe Yu, Buyer
About 7 months ago our paths crossed with William Tran, a truly personable agent whom we instantly connected and knew we wanted to work with right away. William and his team at Sequoia Real Estate helped us sell our home (quickly!) and walked us through every step of the process making it such a seamless and pain-free experience. I literally could not have asked for a better agent and team to work with. If you are in the market for a new home, thinking of selling, or are in need of a remodeling consultation, give William and his team at Sequoia Real Estate a call – their services are extremely extensive. They are seriously the most attentive, professional, knowledgeable and modern group I’ve come across. (And I’ve come across my fair share in the process of selling my home) I definitely would recommend William to any family or friends in search for the perfect agent – he’s actually helping us with our current search for a new home now…wish us luck in this crazy market!
LyAnn C., Seller