About Elaine

Living in Silicon Valley, Working for Silicon Valley

Rigorously trained in economic research and having co-founded a startup, Elaine is a competent real estate ally. Her business model hinges on expertise, teamwork, integrity, and diligence — guaranteeing the best execution no matter the challenge. She views every transaction as starting up a company to success with the top goal being her clients’ needs, along with setting out a life-long relationship with her clients. Her people-oriented and problem-solving approach have generated an impressive record of securing real estate assets for tech executives and young entrepreneurs around the globe.  

Areas of Expertise

Dedicated to the Mid-Peninsula communities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Mountain View, and Cupertino. Elaine’s clients always appreciate that she can help them make highly informed decisions thanks to her 11 years of accumulating first-hand knowledge of each community and in-depth research on subtle differences across neighborhoods and homes. In addition, Elaine is an eager learner and always ready to dig out all sorts of information which might affect the house value or concern her clients. 

A Successful Program

Elaine’s approach is formed by her extensive economic research background and her experience of co-founding her own company. Before entering into real estate, Elaine worked as an economic researcher at World Bank and International Monetary Fund for 6 years and then co-founded and ran an internet company for 5 years. To her, listing a home is similar to start up a business. So she created a matching program of due diligence, preparation, early marketing, and careful pricing, followed by additional marketing. When assisting buyers, Elaine embraces transparency while structuring her clients’ priorities in a manner that achieves the best long-term effects.

In addition, Elaine is tech savvy. She focuses on digital marketing to reach 90% of buyers who look for homes online first and 20% buyers who come abroad. She utilizes the most efficient ways to reach 35 US popular real estate sites and over100 international websites in 60 languages. She builds and maintains her website and your home property site herself to stay in touch with her clients directly in a timely manner.  

Additional Services

1. Property management and maintenance (for both rental and vacant properties) 

2. Building or Remodeling 

Thinking about building your dream home or real estate development? With experience of rebuilding a house and many remodeling projects, Elaine can assist you to make your dream come true because she not only has many contacts of experienced architects, interior designers, and general contractors, but would love to share with you tons of stories about these people and these projects. 

Personal Profile 

Elaine grew up in Xi’an, China and came to US as an oversea student in 1997 and is fluent in both Mandarin and English. She majored in economics and received her MA and BA at People’s University of China in Beijing and MA at American University in Washinton DC. She worked as economic researcher at World Bank and International Monetary Fund during 1998-2005. In 2006, she moved to Bay Area with her family. Elaine likes to cook, to discuss topics of child education.

Elaine’s Resume

After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future world depends. 
                                                                                        – Wallace Stevens

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