James Tan MBA, Broker/Realtor Bethany Real Estate & Investments (Bethany Real Estate & Investments)
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Get to know James Tan MBA

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced home buyer or a real estate investor, we at Bethany Real Estate and Investmentsalways put your interest first.

Buying a home can be one of the biggest investment that one makes in a persons life. We therefore take our role as a Real Estate Broker seriously and we represent your interest the best way we can, throughout the real estate investment process.

My name is James Tan, I am a Broker at Bethany Real Estate and Investments. With over 30 years experience, in real estate, investing and venture capital, I can offer you valuable & professional service and expertise. I only provides honest and straight forward advice. I have an engineering degree, a Masters in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Univ. of Santa Clara.

I myself have been a successful real estate investor for many years and do not really have to rely on commissions for a living. Therefore I can afford to let a deal go, if it isn't in the best interest of my client.

We offer the highest quality of service to our clients at the lowest commission. Whether you are a first-time or a move-up home buyer or a real estate investor, we as real estate agents/broker/realtor always put the interest of the client at heart. We only provide honest and straight forward advice.

We pride ourselves on the way we do business. Our core values are:

· Honesty and Integrity
· Trust and Experience
· Service

Whether it is in the Bay Area or the Greater Sacramento area, we will provide you with the latest comprehensive information that will help you to identify the properties that will best suit your needs.We will then help you negotiate with Sellers, Lenders, etc. to get you the best deal possible. We also link you with you with Banks, Mortgage Brokers, Termite Inspectors, Home Inspectors, Roof Inspectors, Contractors, and other service providers that will help you to close the deal efficiently and in the most cost effective fashion.

For the Real Estate Investor that is looking to buy an undervalued property as an investment, we will provide a turn key service. From procurement, rehab (renovation), property management, maintenance, 1031 exchange, tax issues, resale, etc. we will provide you with the right information and the best professionals that can help you meet your investment objectives.

For the First Time Buyer, we will provide advice with financing, identification of areas that provide good values, trends in these areas, negotiation, and everything else that you may need to realize the American Dream of owning a home.

For the Foreign Investor, we are one of only a few real estate brokers in California who understand the needs of a foreign investor. We understand and can provide financing for the non-resident investor without social security numbers. We understand all of the Bay Area and Greater Sacramento area. We are area agnostic, and will research for the best value given the criteria required for the Investor.

Let us help you and find out why we are ranked 5-stars among the best real estate agents in elk grove/sacramento.




Masters Club Sacramento Association of Realtors

Top Agent 2014 Trulia

5 Star Agent Zillow



Income Properties

Negotiations Skills

Finance Expertise

Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange


Testimonials for James Tan MBA

  • Bud

    "I would like to provide a testimony of the excellent service James from Bethany Real Estate has provided to me over the years. He helped me buy my first home in California, and also helped me obtain financing on multiple occasions. He patiently and tirelessly walked me through the purchasing and loan process and made sure that I felt comfortable with each step. He made sure that everything went smoothly, which resulted in him earning my trust."

    "Throughout the years, James has always been very flexible and generous with his time, accommodating my busy work schedule. His 30 years experience, professionalism and expertise not only of real estate but also of economics, stocks and financial markets, is unmatched by any other realtor with whom I have worked, which I believe is one of the key factors for his successful business."

    "I would like to specifically point out that James always has the interest of the client at heart. James has been a successful real estate investor for many years and does not really have to rely on commissions for a living. Therefore he can afford to let a deal go, if it is not in the best interest of his client. He only provides honest and straight forward advice. For example, I told him that I was interested in purchasing an investment property in an area in Sacramento. Although he would have earned commission for this purchase, he advised me not to buy at the time and not in that area. Instead, he said I should wait for more favorable market conditions and choose a different area which turned out to be more lucrative."

    "I have referred many friends and colleagues to James because I have been very happy with his service. James is an honest and seasoned professional who has gone through 3 real estate recessions, he has a solid understanding of the risks and rewards of investing in real estate. He is happy to share with you his experiences, so that you will not make mistakes while investing. He is the kind of person you need to rely on, when investing in real estate."

    "Above all, James is now a close friend of mine and I will continue to refer my family, friends, and colleagues to him for any real estate services."


    Service Areas (7)
    • Elk Grove, CA
    • Sacramento, CA
    • Antioch, CA
    • West Sacramento, CA
    • Rancho Cordova, CA
    • Carmichael, CA
    • Lincoln, CA
    • Roseville, CA
    Specialties (8)
    • Auctions
    • Buyers
    • Condos/Townhomes
    • Investment Properties
    • Luxury Homes
    • Residential
    • Sellers
    • Short Sales
    Languages (2)
    • English
    • Indonesian