Paul Yang

Paul Yang

DRE #: 01980050

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Five Star Award, BrokerAgent Advisor (2019-2023)
Fastest Growing Agent Award, Homesnap (2021)


Home Buyer / Buyer's Agent
Home Seller / Listing Agent
First-Time Homebuyer Agent
New Construction Homebuyer Agent
Investment Properties


M.B.A., Pepperdine University

B.S., California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designations and Certifications

Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) Designation (issued by the National Association of Realtors®)

- GREEN Designation (issued by the National Association of Realtors)

- Certified Probate & Trust Specialist (issued by the California Association of Realtors®)

- Pricing Strategy Advisor (issued by the National Association of Realtors®)

- At Home with Diversity (issued by the National Association of Realtors®)

- Certified Listing Professional (CLP)

- Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN)

- New Home Co-Broker (issued by the New Home Co-Broker Academy)  

About Paul
Paul is a licensed Realtor® with Compass and specializes in offering full-service residential real estate services to buyers, sellers and investors throughout Silicon Valley and surrounding areas.  He has worked with many different clients, from first-time homebuyers looking to find the perfect dream home to build a lifetime of memories, buyers looking to upsize into a larger home to accommodate their growing family, landlords looking to find a qualified tenant for their investment property, as well as homeowners that are looking to sell their home and move onto their next adventure.  He has access to many qualified vendors that can help with the buying and selling process, from escrow companies and lenders to licensed contractors and home inspectors.  He actively communicates with his clients before, during, and after the buying/selling process to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Paul has deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and California.  He was born and raised in Fremont where his parents still reside, and has previously lived in San Jose, Los Altos, and Cupertino prior to moving to Palo Alto in 2007 where he currently lives with his wife and two children.  After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. degree and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he worked at several Silicon Valley companies such as Symantec and Saba Software in corporate finance and marketing roles before becoming a licensed Realtor.  He has been a past parent volunteer at many of his children’s classrooms, and is currently an active member of the Board of Directors of Palo Alto’s Barron Park Association that promotes community service and improving the quality of life for Barron Park residents.  He has personally owned and sold multiple homes and investment properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, so he can understand how a home purchase and sale can be both an emotional decision as well as a financial one.


  • Silicon Valley Association of Realtors®
  • California Association of Realtors®
  • National Association of Realtors®

Client Testimonials
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“My wife and I worked with Paul to purchase our first home, as a first time homebuyer, we were not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away, Paul was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with my wife and I to determine what would be a good fit for us. He even recommended a lending agent, which we ended up using and greatly appreciated. Paul is very knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient and incredibly generous with his time. He answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in summer 2018 market was very challenging, but working with Paul made it as painless and straightforward as possible. Paul used to provide Comparable Sales numbers and his own assessment for every home before bidding, this tremendously helped us make informed decision. We highly recommend Paul.”

"When I decided to buy a home during a pandemic, let alone in the SF Bay Area, I knew I was in for a major challenge. But when I met Paul, I was able to count on him throughout the process. Paul's greatest traits are his patience, knowledge, and communicativeness. He greatly exceeded my expectations in every regard.

As a first time homebuyer, I had a myriad of questions. He is incredibly patient and knowledgable. After looking at several homes, I finally found the one I loved. He gave me realistic expectations on what I should offer to get the home, and was very candid about the risks and benefits, never once pressuring me to make a decision.

Paul ultimately helped us get the home of our dreams. Better yet, it was first home that we bid on, all while paying a very reasonable price! It felt like the odds were against in the beginning, and I'm still shocked by how smoothly the process went during these unprecedented times. I really have to give Paul a lot of credit for this.

Once our offer was accepted, Paul was very effective at communicating with listing agents and my loan officer, ensuring that I closed escrow on time. Before receiving my keys, Paul left no stone unturned, ensuring the house was in tip top shape like the day I first saw it. His attention to detail was admirable.

I would highly recommend Paul to any prospective buyer."


“I'm so incredibly grateful for Paul. He has clear industry knowledge and expertise that he uses to represent his clients in the best possible way. He helped me accept a strong offer for my previous home and negotiate a winning offer for a new home. We are in an incredibly competitive market, and Paul made sure to give me his honest opinion on what I should be doing in order to protect my best interests and find a home that I love.

He spent an incredible amount of time with me to prepare my home to show (he even helped me move furniture and hung up artwork!) so that it was in tip top shape for photos and open houses. My house looked incredible on the fliers and the website (and definitely in person, too). He took so much care and put so much time into doing open houses every weekend and he followed up with any agents or visitors who showed interest. Once I accepted an offer, Paul gave me solid advice and guided me through the process and made sure I was completely satisfied with the terms I was accepting.

Once I accepted an offer on my previous home, Paul made an incredible pivot to helping me find a new home. He made multiple trips (in pouring rain, no less!) to open houses and made private appointments for me at certain homes. He really understood that type of home I was looking for and what I needed to have vs. things that I would like to have. When I made an offer on a home, Paul made sure that I had a competitive offer and followed up directly with agents. He made sure that I was able to put personal touches on my letters to sellers which made my offer more appealing.

Paul is a top notch real estate professional and I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home in the bay area. I sold in San Jose and purchased in San Francisco, and Paul was able to adjust well to both markets and give me advice based on location. The patience and good guiding sense he provides to his clients is unlike anything else I've ever experienced."