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Sonny James

CA DRE#02000021

Sonny James

Founder | Realtor®

Lifelong Bay Area resident Sonny James, founder of Compound Real Estate, uses data-backed analyses to help clients make the right real estate decisions. With his top-ranked education from UC Berkeley, coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and years of experience, Sonny has represented many satisfied clients, resulting in more than $100 million in sales volume, which places him in the top 1% of agents in California.

Sonny holds bachelor’s degrees in engineering and business. His broad professional experience includes working at a mortgage trading desk, where he analyzed the housing market and learned the intricate, advanced real estate asset valuation techniques he now uses to advise investment clients, and at Google, where he managed a $10 billion mortgage-backed securities portfolio. During his time at Google, Sonny consistently outperformed the market and negotiated hundreds of billions of dollars in investments in markets that don’t have fixed prices (just like real estate!).

With experience negotiating against Wall Street’s best traders, Sonny’s ability to extract value is truly unmatched when compared to his peers, the top Realtors® in the business. His listings set sales records because he identifies improvements that will yield the highest returns on investment, properly targets the audience, drives maximum traffic, and negotiates the best deals. Sonny’s engineering background benefits clients who are interested in homes that need renovations or repairs and gives him the ability to point out red flags in build quality. He has also spent the last few years vetting and building a large network of skilled contractors who create the homes his clients envision.

Clients can trust that they have a versatile, personable advocate in Sonny. He uses his exceptional quantitative skills to provide sound calculations and transaction analysis, ensuring his clients achieve the best ROI possible. Dedicated to continuously improving his service, he never stops searching for the best solutions.

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