Melvin and Lina Leok
Melvin and Lina Leok
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
930 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Team Leok Advantage
We are a dynamic husband and wife real estate team with a wealth of experience in real estate, in depth knowledge of the San Diego property market, and complementary skill sets and personalities, so that you'll always have the personalized service of a boutique real estate firm, with the support and resources of a global brokerage.
As real estate investors who have worked with many other agents and loan officers, we have a strong understanding of the frustrations of the buying and selling process, and we strive to streamline the process so that you are treated the way we would like to be treated. Our goal is to earn your trust and forge a long term connection, so that you will be comfortable relying upon us for all your real estate needs, as your personal, professional, and financial circumstances change over the years.
As a university professor in a STEM field with an engineering doctorate from Caltech, I am particularly attuned to the needs of the scientific and engineering community in the greater San Diego area. Whether you're looking for your primary residence, a trade-up, or an investment property, you need an agent who understands your priorities and needs. My strong negotiations skills (Certified Negotiation Expert), analytical and technological acumen, and attention to detail ensure that I will serve your best interests throughout the real estate transaction.
Over the years, we have invested in a number of properties in the San Diego area as our path towards financial security. We chose to invest in real estate as it is one of the few leveraged investment instruments available to private individuals and is an excellent hedge against inflation. We would now like to share the expertise that we have acquired with you to help fulfill your dreams of homeownership or assist you in the acquisition of investment property.
Real estate is my passion, and I started on this journey from an early age, when I bought my first investment property while in college. I was born in Guangdong, China, and I speak Cantonese and Mandarin. I emigrated to the United States with my family and grew up in Los Angeles. I worked three jobs to put myself though California State University, Los Angeles, and to save money for a down payment for my first property. I understand the value of a dollar and of hard work, and will work tirelessly to find you your dream home while getting you the best value for your money.
We have purchased and sold property at different stages of the real estate cycle, and we have experience with different types of properties, including single family homes, condos, and multi-unit properties, and different types of sales, including bank owned properties and short sales. We have established relationships with different lenders who are able to provide financing for more complicated transactions. Whether you are looking to buy your first home, vacation home, or investment property, we can help.
We met in Los Angeles, and lived in Michigan and Indiana. We are fortunate to have settled in beautiful San Diego, where we continue to pursue our passion for real estate and real estate investment. We live in the Village of La Jolla together with our two young children, a boy and a girl, who attend La Jolla Elementary, and the Nierman Preschool at JCC, respectively.
What we can do for you
As agents who are experts in the San Diego area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. We are eager to serve you. Here are some of the things we can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. We can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. We can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Melvin Leok - Certified Negotiation Expert