About Daphne

Daphne provides a complete package for investing in distinctive properties in the Silicon Valley - Bay Area, one of the most sought after regions in USA

Daphne is amongst the top Realtors in USA, APR is the top Real Estate firms for Luxury Homes and Estates in USA, and Bay Area is the top regions with the best climate throughout the year, and the most intellectuals and Venture Capitalists all concentrated in the area.

Daphne’s extensive professional background as a Financial Management Consultant and her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics with a concentrated focus on predictions give her the exceptional credentials required of a specialized Real Estate investment consultant.

Daphne provides premium service through her excellent communication skills, creative problem solving, detailed market analysis, wealth of knowledge, and thoughtful programs customized to her client’s needs. She is well respected amongst her colleagues, and is known to be an excellent negotiator who is always looking after their best interests; these specialized traits are inherent in Daphne’s professional persona, style, and business ethic.

Originally from Taiwan with her father born and raised in Beijing, Daphne has lived in the Bay Area for 25 years now. She understands both cultures deeply, thus bringing fluency and ease of communications.  She also has gained a strong international perspective from having traveled extensively on business in Asia including Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore.  She has visited quite a few US states and traveled extensively throughout Europe. This experience can be key for global transactions.

Associate Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) – Strong Brand Recognition
Daphne is an Associate with Alain Pinel Realtors, a distinguished group of 1,400 Real Estate Professionals who are all part of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm, specializing in distinctive properties and estates with 32 offices throughout the Bay Area. Daphne has been one of the top Realtors consistently within the company. She networks with other top agents to bring the added advantage of exclusive property listings for her clients.

Founder & President – Platinum Investment Consultants, Inc.
The company offers one of the Best Luxury Properties and Investment Opportunities in the USA. Platinum Investment Consultants has a full team of Realtors, Property Managers, Bankers, Escrow Facilitators, and Builders to guide you.  As needed they can also assist with Investment Opportunities and Immigration Services. The company is based out of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, within close proximity to Napa Valley, Pebble Beach, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  Daphne and her team are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Swatow, Hokkien, and English, giving clients the comfort of complete understanding and ease of communication throughout the process.

Professional Experience and Educational Background:

• Founder & President – Platinum Investment Consultants, Inc., Saratoga CA
• Realtor – Compass Realtors, San Francisco  CA
• Financial Consultant – Mitchell Madison Group, San Francisco/New York  CA/NY
• Bio Statistician – Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto  CA
• Bio Statistician – Johnson & Johnson, Claremont  CA
• PhD – University of California, Riverside CA; Applied Statistics
• MA – University of California, Berkeley  CA; Statistics


Professional Designations:

• CRS    - Certified Relocation Specialist
• QSC    - Quality Service Certified®
• Member of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, USA
• Member of Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, USA
• Member of California Association of Realtors, USA
• Member of National Association of Realtors, USA
• Member of RE InfoLink Multiple Listing Service, USA
• Member of APR President’s Club, USA
• Bay Area Music Club, Organizer


Client Testimonial:
Dedicated, intelligent, professional, and personable.

“It would be impossible to live in our dream house now without Daphne.”

When we first moved to the Bay area, we were overwhelmed by the price and competitiveness of the real estate market. We felt lost and stressed and had gone through a frustrating process with multiple rejected offers. We ended up terminating our working relationship with our real estate agent at the time as he clearly did not meet our expectations. We were then introduced to Daphne. She quickly turned the situation around by forming a clear strategy and worked tenaciously to find the right properties that met our needs. She also took time to tell us about the pros and cons of each property and was honest in pointing out things to watch out for after we purchased the property. Daphne is extremely experienced in targeting for the bidding price so that we are confident in placing a competitive offer without overpaying. Only until we met Daphne had we realized how large the gap was between the best-in-class realtor and a mediocre one.

Different from other agents, Daphne’s experience and extensive personal network allowed her to offer the "one-stop service", from house hunting, finding an experienced loan agent, to housing remodeling, interior design, home inspection and even finding a trust-worthy handyman. We relied on her for almost any question we have about real estate, and Daphne played a pivotal role in guiding us through the tedious process. Looking back, there was no way a seller would turn down an all cash buyer and select us were it not for Daphne’s superb skills.

It would not be complete without mentioning how pleasant it was to work with Daphne. She is thoughtful, collaborative, efficient and always puts our interests above all else. She not only delivers but also exceeds all our expectations. We have become good friends and we would recommend her to our families and friends in a heartbeat.”

David Lu 盧大豐, Maria Teng 鄧克潔

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