Aug 11, 2022: How to Become a Luxury Specialist (San Carlos, CA)

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How to Become a Luxury Specialist
San Carlos, CA @ Devil's Canyon Brewery

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We'll learn about how to become a luxury specialist and how to use marketing and technology to your advantage. Don't miss out!

Keynote Speakers

ALEX TAI - Representing distinguished homeowners and future homeowners specializing in the town of Hillsborough as well as international markets; Alex’s creative, enthusiastic, and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s desires as well as skillfully featuring a home’s unique presence and character. As a Hillsborough resident for 33 years, Alex understands the numerous intangible benefits of living in Silicon Valley with its unmatched weather, culture, and diversity. Alex joined the Keller Williams Family and has been an essential part of the group for over 4 years, bringing his know-how and savvy approach, with 15 years of experience as an investor himself. Now, he leads his own team of proactive agents and connected community members which deepens his excellent insight into the Hillsborough and Peninsula market. His contacts and lifelong area residency leverage his energy and enthusiasm, enhancing his client dedication and ensuring satisfied repeat clients and referrals.

HERMAN CHAN - After brokering over half a billion dollars worth of property, it is no secret that Herman Chan is a leading expert in all things luxury. San Francisco Bay Area born & raised, Herman graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Top Honors. Having lived abroad in France & Asia, he is trilingual (English, French, & Chinese). In the years since -- as an author, speaker, and TV personality -- Herman is routinely sought after to provide key insight into the real estate market and beyond for television and news outlets, such as HGTV, CBC, CNET, MSNBC, Huffington Post, CBS, PBS, CNN Money USA Today US News & World Report. While his charismatic personality shines on camera, it's his passionate pursuit of excellence for his clients that elicits praise throughout the industry. Today, with renowned local expertise and a storied track record of success, Herman continues his unwavering effort on behalf of his devoted clientele to not only realize their goals but exceed them as only he can.

JOE VELASCO - From residential real estate sales to lending, investment, and home development, Joe understands what it takes to render quality representation in today’s competitive marketplace. Over the years, he has earned a stellar reputation for his full-service, innovative and dynamic approach to real estate, creating a recognized and proven brand. Working with everyone from luxury home buyers and sellers to investors and developers, Joe is committed to helping his clients fulfill their real estate goals. With his real estate experience, knowledge, and powerful negotiation skills, Joe provides a service that continually exceeds his clients’ expectations and further distinguishes him from the competition. Fluent in English and Spanish, Joe enjoys traveling with his family, mountain biking, skateboarding, and attending international luxury real estate expos. He is a member of the San Francisco Luxury Market Council and serves on the board of the National Hispanic Association of Realtors. Joe resides in Silicon Valley with his beautiful wife and their two daughters.

SOPHIA WALDMAN - Born and raised along the Peninsula, Sophia can relate to clients and help them accordingly. An avid world traveler, Sophia has extensive knowledge of culture and worldwide real estate practices. This along with her connections within the states and other countries helps her relate to a variety of clients. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Sophia built an impeccable track record providing luxury services to some of the world’s most discerning clientele through Black Key Luxury Lifestyle Concierge. Her creativity, passion, and drive have allowed her to provide her clients with nothing short of the absolute best. Sophia also has a past career in Interior Design, which has benefits for both buyers and sellers alike. Sophia has closed over $300 million in real estate transactions. With Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, she was a part of the team ranked #1 on the Peninsula for 2 consecutive years.


CASEY NGUYEN OAKLEY - A top 5% Realtor® with Keller Williams, Casey has been in the real estate industry for 7 years, growing from making $0 in her first year to a 7-figure business. To Casey, knowledge is power and she enriches herself by keeping a positive attitude and environment, good books, and great podcasts. She is a problem solver and everything is figureoutable.

EILEEN O'REILLY - Eileen is a Bay Area Top Producer, and one of eXp Realty’s most dedicated and successful real estate agents in Oregon. Born in the San Francisco Bay area and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, she is committed to finding real solutions to the challenges buyers and sellers face today. Eileen draws from a heart-centered approach and tenacious drive to help clients transform their lives through real estate.

MICHAEL YOUNG - Michael is passionate about helping people achieve the American dream through real estate investing and civil rights advocacy. As a former US diplomat and army reserve officer, Michael is acutely aware of how daily actions contribute to achieving "Big Hairy Goals" and works hard each day to make big dreams happen for his clients.

MATTHEW MA - Matthew is an Investor, Syndicator, Founder, Coach, and Podcast Host. He’s a Broker Associate with eXp Realty and strives to help agents grow their business with proven, effective methods learned from experience. Through his podcast, The Truth About Real Estate, he educates buyers, sellers, investors, and real estate agents on the current state of the market, how to use innovation in technology, sales, and marketing to build a scalable business. As an investor and syndicator with Avant Asset Management, he’s dedicated to client success by building wealth through investments in apartment building syndications.

Registration Info

Thursday, August 11, 2022 · 10am - 12pm PDT

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company @ 935 Washington Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

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