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Real estate is my passion. As a full-time realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty, my guiding philosophy is centered on following through with my promises and having the client’s best interest at heart. I really take time to listen to what clients say so that I can clarify their concerns and help them arrive at the best decisions.
My relationship with Santa Barbara began in 2002 while pursuing master's and doctoral studies in psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Montecito. As a board member of the Santa Barbara Chinese American Association, I volunteer my time promoting cross-cultural events and helping newly immigrated families acculturate to the American way of life.
Selling local real estate globally is my motto. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. Having lived and managed business in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, I am well connected in Chinese communities in Southern California as well as in the Far East. Designated by the National Association of Realtors, I am a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS).
My extensive experience in international trade and negotiating contracts has helped foreign buyers and local sellers overcome the challenges in purchasing properties in California. What this means for sellers is that I have access to high net-worth clients and a track record in closing multimillion dollar deals in the shortest amount of time.
In today’s market, timing is everything. When you list with me, I will get the ball rolling right away and keep you informed of market activities. I will assist you in dedicating a team of experts to work with you on maximizing the potential sale price: stagers, feng shui masters, photographers, aerial filmmakers, handymen/women, movers, etc. I will proactively guide you every step of the way to obtain the highest value in the sale of your property.
My wife, Ann, a UCSB art graduate, and I live in the picturesque Riviera, where we love hiking, walking our dogs, and photo-shooting in nature.