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Meet Vivian Ho
The Harry Potter Fanatic -- Vivian Ho is living proof that when one door closes, another door opens. When her banking job ended, she was approached about being an assistant to a real estate agent. It didn’t take her long to realize that she loved everything the industry had to offer.
Born and raised in Oakland, Vivian graduated from Cal State East Bay with a business administration degree. She worked at a bank while going to school, first as a teller and later in the sectors of compliance and e-banking. “The bank I worked at was very small, and we got acquired by another bank. I was laid off, but then one of my clients – a Top 5 real estate agent in Alameda – said he was looking for an assistant.”
Vivian worked as his assistant for about two years, and eventually got her own real estate license. “I’m so happy I became an agent. I love seeing the smiles on my clients’ faces when I hand them the keys to their new home.”
What My Clients Are Saying
Vivian is great! Super patient and flexible as you look for a home. She was always patient and willing to go the extra mile but not too pushy. Would definitely recommend!
Vivian was very patient with my husband and I as first-time home buyers. She was always willing to investigate further with the seller's agents and make sure she was giving us the most accurate information and full picture. I think what made us really trust her was her honesty about property that she knew was not going to build the best equity or when a house we were interested in paying over asking price didn't match the comps in the area. Sometimes you get blinded by the idea of the house and it's so important to have the right agent to tether you back to reality. Hmm is that why they call it realty?
Vivian Ho has our highest recommendation in all aspects of selling our home. Early on she advised us on what items we should work on to improve the salability of our home. For items we could not complete ourselves either because of ability or time, she a list of contractors, handymen and deep cleaners who expediently complete the work and they all do high quality work. Vivian also provided high quality guidance through the entire process. She always kept us informed about progress in the process, as well as always rapidly responded to our questions and concerns. She went well beyond what other agents who have previously worked with us. Her high level of professionalism allowed us to move out of state before our house was listed with confidence that work on the house would be managed and finished, and the house listed and sold ASAP. She worked with us to set the price and negotiate with the buyers. In conclusion, Vivian is the perfect example of how an agent should work with her clients!
My fiancé and I started renting in Alameda a few years ago, and looked at many houses with various agents. It wasn’t until JVM Lending recommended us to Kevin and Vivian where we were able to start looking seriously for our starter home! I would honestly say they they are the “realist” agents we’ve ever met, and love that we were able to be so honest about every home we saw. They remembered our feedback and helped us move on to the next home until they found one, before it hit the market, so we did not have to compete with other buyers. We are so ecstatic that we were able to stay in Alameda within our budget, but also grateful that Kevin and Vivian have become one of our good friends as well!
Vivian was a referral from a previous realtor we worked with and she did not disappoint! I was looking to purchase my first condo and was pretty worried given how competitive the market has been. From the beginning, she was super responsive whenever I brought up new listings I was interested in. A day or two after I would send her a prospective home, she/her partner Kevin would schedule time with me to tour the listing. She would also organize a zoom/phone call to walk through disclosure packages with me and answer any questions I had. Eventually, she worked her negotiating skills and was able to secure a great price on my first condo! During escrow, she continued to be super reliable and helped address any concerns/questions I had. Definitely a great partner to work with through this process and would definitely recommend !