Helen Chen

Helen

Agent Details

Meet Helen

REALTOR ASSOCIATE®

TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO REAL ESTATE. WHY DID YOU BECOME A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

I grew up in China and immigrated to San Francisco after high school, so San Francisco is my second hometown. I continued my education at City College of San Francisco, where I found my interest in learning about children's behaviors. I spent 3 years at CCSF and then transferred to SF State University. At SF State, I continued my major in Child & Adolescent Development, and in 2016, I graduated.

After making my first purchase, I discovered that buying and selling is a thrilling game. I used to work part-time as a Retail Team Member at Wells Fargo Bank's San Francisco Sunset Branch (32nd & Noriega St) from 2013 to 2015. My daily responsibilities included meeting sales goals, referring quality clients to loan officers and private bankers for premium accounts, maintaining client relationships, and finding the best solutions and products for each client's needs.

In 2015, I transitioned to a full-time role as a social worker with WuYee Children's Services, leveraging my major in Child Adolescent Development. At WuYee, I hosted outreach events at partner agencies throughout the city, recruited new families, conducted income eligibility assessments, completed intake packages, and maintained up-to-date documentation for each child's file. (2015 - 2018)

In 2019, I launched my own childcare program. My main responsibilities include reaching out to new families, hosting open houses, and promoting our brand on Yelp, Google, and other social media platforms.

With these diverse experiences, I am confident that I will be a great fit as a real estate agent.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?

I have been in the real estate industry for one year. During this time, I familiarized myself with market trends, property valuation, and effective negotiation strategies. This year has solidified my passion for real estate and strengthened my commitment to providing excellent service to my clients.

DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN A SPECIFIC CITY OR CITIES?

Yes, I currently specialize in the San Francisco area.  As I continue to grow and expand my expertise, I aim to extend my services to the entire Bay Area. This expansion will enable me to assist clients across multiple cities, offering comprehensive support and tailored solutions for their real estate needs.

WHY CHOOSE YOU VS. ANOTHER AGENT?

With more than 10 years of experience in similar industries, I have developed a strong working knowledge and a loyal commitment to my current employer. I understand the importance of keeping company information confidential and maintaining good relationships with colleagues to support company growth and success. Additionally, I speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese, which are crucial communication skills in San Francisco. This is my first year in the real estate field, and I am very excited about this new journey.

DESCRIBE YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH ANY ORGANIZATIONS

I participated in several associations in the East Bay and San Francisco as well, mainly for networking purposes.

WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?

What most excites me about my work is the opportunity for investment in my own future and the satisfaction of helping clients successfully complete transactions. Being in the real estate industry allows me to not only build a career but also invest in my own ventures and financial growth. Every successful transaction not only brings achievement but also strengthens my commitment to providing exceptional service to my clients. The ability to make a positive impact on their lives by guiding them through one of the most significant decisions they'll make is incredibly rewarding.

WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOUR CLIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

Determined, Consistency and Professional. 
 

WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?

I was fortunate to have a group of very passionate middle school teachers as my mentors, and they inspired me to fully focus on my strengths and identify my weaknesses since I was a teenager.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

If I could be any animal, I would choose to be a bird. Birds represent freedom to me. They have the ability to soar through the sky, exploring vast landscapes and experiencing the world from a unique perspective. As a bird, I would relish the freedom to travel anywhere I desire, to witness breathtaking sights, and to feel the wind beneath my wings. Additionally, birds symbolize adaptability and resilience, traits that are essential for navigating life's challenges.

WHAT ARE THE FIVE THINGS YOU CANNOT DO WITHOUT?

Water, Sun, Air, Health, Family. 

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD IF HE/SHE ASKED YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS?

If a 5-year-old child asked me what the purpose of life is, I would tell them to follow their dreams. I'd say that each person has something special they love to do or be, and that life is about finding what makes them happy and fulfilled. It's about exploring the world, learning new things, and doing what makes their heart sing. I'd encourage them to be kind, to help others, and to always be curious. Life is an adventure, and the purpose is to make the most of it by being true to themselves and chasing their dreams.

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