Tami Chiu
International Presidents Elite
(650) 403-6221

  

Testimonials



 "When we decided to sell our house, we knew we wanted to work with Tami again.Selling the house was bittersweet for us, but having Tami on board made the process so much easier. We encountered some hiccups along the way, but nothing that Tami couldn't handle with ease. Before you even think of asking her why did this or that happen, don't bother, Tami is one step ahead, and she will have already taken care of whatever pops up. She took control of things, all the while inviting our input, keeping us updated and making herself available for questions at all times. This translates to a pretty much stress-free transaction. Don't let her perky demeanor fool you; she's a skilled negotiator who always has your best interests in mind. You want her in your corner. Since Tami helped with another transaction years ago, we knew that we could just sit back and let Tami do what does so well- Help Buyers and Sellers achieve their goals."

Debbie Y.

 "Working with Tami Chiu has been a great experience. We were in a situation where we had to sell our home as soon as possible since were in the process of moving into our new home. Tami was a one stop shop for everything we needed. She helped us get in contact with painters, cleaners, flooring, and staging. We had multiple offers and closed escrow in a little over a month- something that far exceeded any expectations we had. Tami was flexible with meeting with us on our schedule and always came 100% prepared. She brings with her an extensive wealth of knowledge about the real estate market. She knows her stuff! She also knows Foster City like the back of her hand. Being a resident of the same town and her having children that are in the same school district, Tami knew a lot based on professional as well as personal experiences.
Tami was friendly, easily accessible, flexible, professional, prompt, trustworthy and an overall wonderful person to work with.
Tami will do her best to get you a competitive price for your home. We look forward to working with her again in the future!"

~ Lisa M.


"On a scale from 1 to 5… I would rate Tami Chiu as 5 with absolutely no doubt.  Right from the start she made a great first impression on us and kept that impression all the way through.  When we met her at an open house she was inquisitive but not at all pushy and offered some really helpful ideas and suggestions.  Once we decided to move forward with her, Tami went into high gear right away lining up properties and pulling together all the key information and providing us handouts and all the detailed information on each property.  Tami was always very well-prepared for our meetings, both while  looking at properties and throughout the closing process.  Working with Tami was an extreme pleasure in terms of her positivity, patience, knowledge, responsiveness, energy, endurance, and attention to detail.  Tami was invaluable in terms of her skill and finesse in dealing with the seller and seller’s agent.  In spite of the fact that we were first time home buyers going through a steep learning curve plus I was a challenging mix of precautious and indecisive at times, Tami was infinitely patient and positive and willing to keep looking at new/additional options or go back to revisit properties for a second or even third time on more than one occasion. Tami was amazing start to finish and we loved working with her.  As one small additional indication, when we bumped into her by chance a while after closing on our home, our whole family crowded around her giving ‘hellos’ and hugs as if she were a long lost friend, relative, or some kind of celebrity."

~Mike and Valencia Casterline, Foster City homeowners

 

 

"We’d like to describe the five-star brilliance of our recent experience working with Tami Chiu:

 KNOWLEDGE – Many realtors claim they know the San Mateo/Foster City/Peninsula area, but Tami is an expert who lives there. All of our questions pertaining to property values, market trends, comps, school districts, local ordinances and home improvements were answered. Tami has the knowledge and market experience to equip her clients with valuable information and empower them to make sound decisions.

 ACCESSIBILITY – Tami was always available when we needed her. She worked with us every step of the way and always made us feel like we were her single most important client. Timing can play a major role in the purchase of property and when you work with Tami you are confident that she will be there for you.

 ADVOCACY – When entering into negotiations with a seller or buyer, you want someone who represents your interests – and yours alone. Tami truly looks out for her clients first and prioritizes their needs above her own. Whether it is collecting market intelligence, evaluating disclosures or engaging in complex negotiations, having Tami on your side can make a big difference.

 RESULTS – At the end of the day, you want results. That’s the bottom line. Tami helped us find the right home at the right time for our family and her expert negotiation skills saved us real dollars in the process. Tami will share your vision and remain focused on your goals. If there is a viable way to get you the results you want, Tami will find it.

 INTANGIBLES – As with any personal or business transaction, you want to have the best experience possible. Home buying (or selling) can be an emotional ride. Tami understands the process and is friendly, efficient, intelligent, hard-working and patient. She keeps a strong rapport with her industry colleagues and is an excellent negotiator whose business acumen is surpassed only by her integrity. If Tami seems too good to be true, it’s because in our opinion she is."

~Eric and Judy Fong, Foster City Homeowners

 

"Jennifer and I wanted to thank you so much for recently helping us buy our new home and sell our former house. We wanted to let you know how delighted and thrilled we are with our new house. As thrilled as we are with our new house, we are even happier that we chose you to represent us! We are ecstatic that we got our new house for a great price and got top dollar for the house we sold.

 What we found that sets you apart from other top agents is the amount of time that you spent in truly understanding our needs and the absolutely incredible amount of energy and thought that went into marketing our home. Your understanding of the various neighborhoods in Foster City and the peninsula is unrivaled and armed us with the knowledge to arrive at the best possible outcome for our family.

 As important as getting top results was for us, an equally important aspect is how you achieved those results. You exhibited such a high degree of integrity during the entire process, that we felt at ease and never had to second guess any of your advice.

 Tami, one does not normally think of buying and selling a house as typically a pleasant experience. But you were always there to answer our many questions (at all hours of the day!) to keep us fully informed throughout the entire process, to put us at ease, and achieve the absolute best results for us. My friends and family find it unbelievable how fortunate we were during both of our transactions. But Jennifer and I know that the final results were not due to luck, but to your experience and knowledge of the peninsula real estate market.

 ~Darryl and Jennifer Chan, Foster City Homeowners and Sellers

 

"I have worked with a handful of Realtors, and interviewed countless more. I have bought, sold, and leased houses. None compare to Tami. She is intuitive, intelligent, caring, and "on the ball". Tami treated me and my family as if we were her only client. And that speaks volumes."

~Debbie Yeung, Foster City homeowner

 

 

  "Buying my first home was a complicated process. However, with the help of my Realtor, Tami Chiu, the direction to my first set of keys was very easy to follow. Being more than just a Realtor, Tami became a friend I can trust- always patient and understanding to the needs of a first time homebuyer like myself. For all those in search of a better future, I Mike Bui, highly recommend Tami Chiu."

~ Michael Bui, San Mateo homeowner

 

 "I have known Tami for over 20 years. Her commitment to helping individuals and families buy or sell a home far exceeds most Realtors these days. I have personally seen her risk great personal expense to help her clients. Her dedication and passion for all aspects of her life are incomparable. Tami is honest and diligent.

 Being an inheritance and real estate attorney, I work with all classes of clients, and I would definitely recommend Tami Chiu to be their Realtor of choice."

~ Jason Louie, Law Offices Of Jason Louie

 

" My fiance and I were casually looking at open houses one weekend, and so happened to fall in love with the house Tami was showing. We had never purchased a house before, and basically told Tami, "We want this house. What do we need to do to get started?" Tami sent us on the right track, and within 21 days, the house was ours. She made it a very easy and comfortable process for us, and even quickly and personally addressed little issues that came up along the way. We were so delighted with our experience, that we immediately recommended her to my future in-laws to help them sell their house. We would absolutely recommend Tami Chiu's services!"

~ Kathi Tani and Erik Obenhuber, Foster City homeowners

 

"We met Tami at another open house. She was very informative, enthusiastic and friendly. We had just began our search. Tami was great with sending us lots of useful information. And then the true search began. From start to finish, she was an absolute professional but always gave us friendly advice. It was a true joy to work with her and now we have a beautiful home that we just love. Thank you Tami!"

~ Ric and Lori Turek, Foster City homeowners

 

"Tami Chiu sold our home in 11 days for the price we desired. Tami helped us understand how to prepare our house for sale, price it correctly, and drew people into our home. Tami was professional and thorough in everything she did for us. We would strongly recommend Tami to anyone looking for a great Realtor."

~ Glenn and Mary Nash, Foster City homesellers

 

"One of our best new experiences was meeting Tami Chiu of Cashin Realty. First, she helped our newly married son and his wife find their first home. Then, because of their great experience and at their recommendation, we asked her to help us sell our townhouse in Foster City. Tami made each step of our selling process a professional, educational, warm, and friendly experience. Every question was answered with a knowledgeable, reassuring response. Every email inquiry received; an immediate response. We were never left hanging for even as much as one day- she always got back to us promptly and kept us informed.

For us novices, embarking on the roller coaster experience of selling property, Tami smoothed out the curves and shortened the hills! We very confidently recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional, confident, friendly partner to help sell their property."

~Jack and Claudia Obenhuber, Foster City homesellers

 

 

"Choosing the right realtor is essential when you are looking to buy or sell a home.  I have bought and sold four homes over the last 20 years.  In late 2012, I interviewed a number of realtors to sell my home.  I chose Tami Chiu for three key reasons; her knowledge, her professionalism, and her preparation and plan for selling my home.  Tami has an in-depth knowledge of the area and the market. She is local resident herself.  In addition, she has great connections and insight to get you through the often “behind the scenes” steps of this major process; like working with title and relocation companies.  Secondly, she is the consummate professional, bringing a record of stellar results, confidence and a calmness in what can be a very difficult, hectic and challenging process.  The third key point, her preparation and planning.  In my first meeting with her, she came with an extremely detailed and well thought out approach to market and sell my house, capturing every detail.  Finally, there are the results…not just talk but action…and…she did…in one (1) week after putting it on the MLS, we received an incredible 11 offers…all over asking price…just amazing in these challenging economic times!  Here is the bottom-line, you need to have Tami Chiu representing you as your realtor!"  ~ Stephen Sprague, Foster City

 

"We wanted  to thank you for your  magnificent  efforts  in the sale of our  condo in San Mateo. We were  very impressed with your  insights into this slow market and your ability to identify the right  sources for  exposing  the  potential  of our property in all available media outlets. We would recommend you to anyone contemplating a sale of their home."

~Joe and Anita Fernandes, San Mateo Homesellers