— Frank & Jing Lo | San Marino
Like you, I understand the value of hard work, grit, and determination. Here’s why…
I immigrated to America at 13 years old along with my two sisters. We left our rural village in Fujian, China to reunite with our parents who immigrated a few years prior with no money, but plenty of hope for a better life.
The culture shock was incredible. Back in our hometown village, we didn’t even have indoor plumbing! And being unable to speak English made the adjustment all the more difficult.Read More…
My parents worked tirelessly at their restaurant, as did my sisters and I despite our young age. Eventually, the restaurant became a success.
At the same time, I committed myself to learn English as quickly as possible. Gaining proficiency was a years-long process, but it was worth every single minute of effort.
Shortly after high school, our family relocated cross-country to the San Gabriel Valley. I split my time between community college and helping my mother with a new business venture. Knowing I wanted to follow in her footsteps as an independent businesswoman, I set my sights on a degree in Business Entrepreneurship from USC.
Gaining admittance to the school was a challenge and working 3 jobs to pay my way through was even tougher, but experiences like these are invaluable.
As a senior, I was thrilled to earn an internship with a commercial real estate brokerage. I worked extremely hard (which means I relentlessly cold-called) and the broker took note. My reward was an offer for a full-time position after I graduated, which I gratefully accepted. But I quit within a year, completely disillusioned with real estate.
As the months went by, I noticed the broker cutting corners. Then I noticed him massaging the facts. Then I noticed him outright lying. The more experience I gained, the clearer it became—my boss was undeniably unethical. So, I quit and helped my mother with her latest business venture.
A few years later, I did make my way back into real estate. This time it was on the residential side. No longer a naïve college intern/new-hire, I was able to align myself with trustworthy mentors and brokers. I soaked up information like a sponge. I doubled and redoubled my efforts not just to “succeed” in real estate (after all, my first boss was “successful”), but to provide my clients with the level of care and transparency I would want for my own mother.
In the ensuing years, I became…
It has been 24 years since I immigrated to America and I’m proud of the life I’ve been able to build here. I have learned many lessons along the way, and have countless more to learn, but among the most important is always to serve my clients with the same care I would provide to my own family. I know that by keeping this one lesson close at heart, I never need to worry about my career.
*After reaching over $100M in annual real estate sales as an independent Broker-Owner, I made the strategic decision to join EXP Realty as a Broker Associate. This has enabled me to focus 100% of my time and energy on serving my clients with excellence.
Joe is our team’s most careful and analytical thinker. His detail-oriented approach is a great counter-balance within a team of fast decision makers. In line with his calculating nature, Joe earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Accounting from USC. Before partnering with his wife, Eva Lin, to create Lin Realty Group, Joe spent his formative years providing specialized tax consulting services to Fortune 500 companies while working at the international financial services firm KPMG.
As Managing Partner on our team, Joe is dedicated to ensuring we have the highest caliber people and systems in place to provide our clients with an unparalleled experience. He applies the exceptional client service, project management, and team management skills acquired during his public accounting career to help our clients enjoy the best possible results and superlative care.
Before joining Lin Realty Group, Angel spent 6 years helping families buy and sell homes throughout the San Gabriel Valley. With her deep market knowledge and caring spirit, Angel is the perfect “right hand” for our team’s lead agent, Eva. She finds deep fulfillment in making the process of purchasing or selling a home smooth, seamless, and even fun. In doing so, she plays an integral part in helping those families we serve achieve their real estate goals with a level of comfort and ease they didn’t know was possible.
Home Showing Partner
Fourth generation Californian originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Drawn to fashion and design, this prompted a move to New York City to pursue a degree in fashion management, which studying made for an easy transition to working in Real Estate there. With a combined background of customer service, business, art, and design there is a great appreciation for detail, and ability to envision potential. Jana finds joy in helping clients realize their aspirations for a home, and helping them every step of the way.
Director of VIP Client Relations
During her years at Lin Realty Group, Grace has grown into a key leader on the team. A graduate of USC’s business program, she has worked in operations, marketing, and now shines as the Director of Client Care often making the impossible, possible. Her attention to detail and proactive problem solving make her crucial to our mission of creating life changing outcomes for our clients.
Wendy cares deeply for our clients and the emotional journey they travel. Always seeking to go above and beyond, she makes it her goal to ensure the families we help are receiving the highest level care of and feel tremendously supported. She loves to serve and tackles myriad projects on behalf of clients with gusto and verve.
Each year we donate over 100 bicycles and helmets to local children in need. Building that many bikes is a big job and we’d love your help! Join us at our next Charity Bike Build on Saturday, December 3rd!Volunteer
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