“Tina Ly of Climb Real Estate was incredible to work with. In September she helped my husband and I find a great rental in a wonderful building in the South Beach neighborhood. In only one day of looking!
“Tina is a consummate professional. Before we arrived from Chicago, she spoke with us by phone, listened to what we were looking for, and had us prepare a packet with credit and financial data that she assured us would let condo owners know we were serious about leasing. Right before our trip, Tina provided by email a detailed itinerary with extensive property information for the condos we would be seeing. All of this pre-trip help allowed us to arrive in San Francisco with a specific idea of what we were looking for in a property. As a San Francisco native, Tina not only knows the ins and outs of this real estate market, but she is also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about San Francisco neighborhoods and the benefits of living in different areas of the city. As we were relocating and new to San Francisco, this proved critical to helping us finding a new home in the short amount of time we had available. After looking at a number of properties, we settled on a unit at The Metropolitan, and Tina helped us secure the lease and negotiate a favorable rate. We love it.
“(As an added bonus, she also helped us find furniture to rent and recommended some great restaurants!) There is a fee for Tina’s assistance, but after trying for days to set up individual appointments to view properties on my own from Chicago with little success, we felt the fee was well worth the excellent service we got in return! I highly recommend Tina Ly as a leasing agent in San Francisco.”
– Lori Moore
“Moving from New York to San Francisco, I was overwhelmed with the process of trying to figure out where to live from 2,500 miles away. Due to the demands of my job (which is the reason for my move), I only had 3 days to try and find an apartment. Tina was great at understanding what I was looking for, gave me a variety of listings ahead of time, and made the apartment-search easy! In addition, as we were looking, she gave great advice on how to negotiate with the agents. When it came time to make a decision (for me it was between two very different apartments), she was a good sounding board in helping me make my choice. As there was a significant price difference between the two apartments, she didn’t push for me to take the more expensive apartment (so she could make more from the rental). I would definitely recommend Tina to anyone looking for an apartment in San Francisco and I can’t thank her enough for her help!”
A grateful daughter, appreciative sister, loving auntie, loyal friend, proud dog owner, passionate nurse, diligent realtor.
English, conversational Cantonese and Teochew
When I pulled the cookie sheet out of the oven, and the cookies weren't black and crispy at the bottom.
Finding a way to repay my parents for the life they've given me here.
The worst way to wake up.
Driving with the top down to Baker Beach in 78 degree weather.
Lotto machine operator, while standing on a milk crate in my preschool uniform at my parents' coffee shop.
One windy day, while sailing the treacherous seas, I saved my niece from falling head-first off of the bow of an old, battered ship into the cold, deep waters... at the playground. If you fall, I will be there to catch you.
My mom and dad, who risked their lives on a journey to America, with nothing but the clothes on their back and 3 small children, then making the American Dream a reality.
The best team of friends who will always have your back.
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