In today’s competitive environment, East Bay home buyers and sellers need a partner who listens wholeheartedly, responds quickly and puts clients’ interests first. That’s why I built my decade-long career as a REALTOR® on a foundation of dedication, communication and transparency.
Nothing is more important to me than forming genuine partnerships – and often long-lasting friendships – with clients as they make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives in one of the most challenging markets.
Since launching my real estate career in 2011, clients have relied on my expertise in fast-moving markets, especially Lafayette (my hometown), Walnut Creek and Rossmoor’s 55+ community. I’m thrilled that nearly 100% of my business is based on referrals from happy sellers and buyers!
I didn’t always live in the beautiful Bay Area. I immigrated here at age eight from Japan and Taiwan. After I married my high school sweetheart in 2000, we spent a few years in San Diego while my husband served as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer and I worked in personal banking. I’m immensely grateful to be back in the Bay Area and enjoying family, friends and the diverse culture only this region can offer.
- Abio Properties – 2017 to present
- Empire Realty Associates – 2014-2017
- Keller Williams Realty SD Central Coastal – 2011-2014
- Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
- Green certified by the National Association of Realtors
- Climbed Mt. Fuji
- Lived in three countries
- Able to Communicate in Japanese and Mandarin
- I raise chickens! (Silkies, Orpingtons, Austratorp and a Jersey Giant)
- Devoted public schools and sports booster, including at Acalanes High, where my daughter was a wrestling team trailblazer and my son was the MVW for the 2021-2022 wrestling season.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
I’m a night owl.. Hoo-hoo.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
Our latest family hangout is Broderick Roadhouse in Walnut Creek. They have the best fish tacos and shakes for both adult and kids. Favorite Japanese restaurant is Ryoko’s on Taylor St in the city. Delicious sushi and it feels like I’m visiting Japan when I’m there.
Famous person living or dead you’d most like to meet?
Prince.. definitely Prince. Musical icon and genius of our time.
What’s your mantra?
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
My two amazing children.
What would you tell your 16 year old self?
Wear hats and sunblock as much as you can because freckles are permanent.
Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
Owner taking a hot steaming shower 30 minutes after the open house started.