A Palo Alto midtown resident, and mother to a daughter who attends local school, Xin has developed extensive and first-hand knowledge about the community. She has helped many satisfied buyers and sellers in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park and Atherton. Xin is also a columnist for the real estate section of Palo Alto Weekly providing insights on local real estate market. Xin is committed to provide the highest standard of integrity, diligence and client service to the neighborhood.
Before pursuing her passion in real estate, Xin delivered proven track record in the highly competitive financial service industry including +3 years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, and +10 years as a stock analyst and fund manager at top firms including Fidelity. Xin has unique insights and big-picture view about the neighboring real estate market from her experience of monitoring stock market. Moreover, being an analytical person, her logical and data/fact-driven approach helps clients sort out priorities in any real estate transactions.
A native Chinese, Xin grew up in Tokyo, received her Bachelor's degree from Waseda University in Japan, and MBA from the Wharton School of the University Pennsylvania with a dual major of finance and marketing. She speaks Japanese and Mandarin fluently.
Xin looks forward to meeting your and your family’s real estate needs whether buying, selling or investing.
“ My family and I have known Xin for almost 5 years. She was first a friend before we chose her to be our realtor. In this fragmented market space, we gravitated toward Xin because she is a knowledgeable professional who also inspires. Xin guided us through our search but really put herself in our shoes. She listens and understands. Xin treats clients with the same respect and care regardless of their price range. She connected us to a variety of leads, including pre- / off- market opportunities. Her dedication and professionalism inspire me, as I see the client-focused sacrifices she makes. My husband particularly appreciates Xin's analytical context and strategic advice, as Xin took him on side-by-side and openly shared knowledge and resources. Our relationship did not end at closing of escrow; Xin continued to check in with us and even proactively offered action items for our future consideration. In short, Xin coached us to find our dream home while helping us do well throughout the process. We are beyond-satisfied with the result, and we know Xin is always but a phone call away. Thank you, Xin, on behalf of my family, from the bottom of our hearts!”
- TINA AND ANTHONY
“ Xin was outstanding throughout the process of representing us selling our family home in Palo Alto. She has a superior knowledge of the local real estate market. This understanding of the market, along with her experience and confidence, were the reasons we initially selected her. Xin did a tremendous job executing her plan to renovate and market the house. The transformation of the property in such a short period of time was remarkable. Shortly after listing the home, we received multiple offers. Xin negotiated with the buyers on our behalf and was able to increase the purchase price by about 10% through the process. Xin added value through the process and made the experience of selling this home much easier than we ever expected."
- JIM AND ERIN
“ Xin did an outstanding job handling the sale of our home in Crescent Park, Palo Alto. She is knowledgable and efficient through every step of the sales process – from preparing the home, marketing to closing. We have no hesitation in recommending Xin to anyone.”
“Notwithstanding this whole frustrating home searching process, we are so happy that we found Xin. Xin always makes us feel like we are her only clients. She’s gone above and beyond every single time. She knows the mid-Peninsula area inside out and always offers us great analytical advice. Most importantly, we trust Xin. We know that Xin will never steer us towards a property just to close a deal and we know that whatever property we ultimately purchase with Xin, we would have paid a fair price and can feel good about our purchase.”
- STACY AND ERIC
“ Xin is hardworking and good with market trends and data analysis. What set her apart is her integrity in putting client’s interest first and foremost. This will benefit all her clients greatly in the long run.”
“ Xin did beyond the call of duty to meet our needs. We first met her at one of her open houses and were impressed with her enthusiasm and knowledge of the Palo Alto market. We had a house in Palo Alto and wanted to remodel it. She found the general contractor and architect who did the work for a house that we liked. When the general contractor became unavailable, Xin was also able to identify and quickly engage other qualified contractors, painters, and designers to help us renovate the house. She personally worked with us for over nine months to complete the renovation and engaged with the City's Planning Department with us for the permit and inspections. She worked tirelessly during this time with little expectation that we would sell this house. She was available 24/7 for any of our questions and concerns.
Xin is very knowledgeable about the Palo Alto market and is well connected to the real estate community. Her research and trend assessments are based on analytics - factual trends and market data. Her conclusions are right on and we rely on her recommendations.
Xin is also very smart and a relentlessly hard worker. Dedicated to achieving the goals of her client, she put together final touches to the house as well as worked with a top-notched stager to present the house in its best light. She was personally present at every open house. As Xin puts it, she wanted to meet everyone who came to the open house and would not miss any opportunity to engage prospective buyers. She followed up with all who came through the door. With Xin's efforts, enthusiasm and dedication, we were able to sell the house above the list price with a cash offer, while in a changing market.”
- BARRY AND HELEN