About Jayn Hong
TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO REAL ESTATE.
In 2003 I started in Mortgage as a Processor and worked my way up to Underwriter then I became a Loan Originator. I always wanted to become a Realtor
since that time and worked on getting my license.
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN A SPECIFIC AREA?
Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Oakland, Pittsburg, Livermore, Walnut Creek, and all of Bay Area
WHY CHOOSE YOU VS. ANOTHER AGENT?
Recently I had my listing in Castro Valley sell over asking. I listed it at $1.8 mill and we sold it at $2.15 mil. I will always go that extra step to get the highest
for my sellers. On my recent offer accepted I got my buyers into their dream home in Oakland. We were up against a multiple offer situation and we won
even though our offer wasn’t the highest I made sure to get their loan fully underwritten so that we can waive the loan contingency and go in with a very
strong term and offer.
DESCRIBE YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH ANY ORGANIZATIONS.
2023 AREAA Greater East Bay Membership Chair ‐ 2023 KARL (Korean Association of Real Estate and Lenders) Vice President
WHAT MOST EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I get the most excited when I am able to help each family accomplish their goals of becoming a homeowner or helping them sell their beloved home and
get them to the next stage in their lives.
WHAT ARE THREE WORDS YOUR CLIENTS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Friendly, Detail‐Oriented, Knowledgeable
WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED? AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL/COLLEGE AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY? DO YOU SPEAK/READ/WRITE A SECONDARY LANGUAGE?
When I first immigrated to the United States in 1982 I lived and grew up in Queens, New York until I was 12. I moved to Castro Valley, CA when I was 12
and lived here ever since. I went to Castro Valley High School and attended CalState Hayward. I studied Business at CalState Hayward. I am bilingual,
fluent in Korean.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
You can find me usually at my Board meetings or Events for both AREAA and KARL. Or at other networking events. When the weather is nice you can find
me golfing as well.
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My mom is my biggest inspiration. She has been the hardest working person and always there for her family as well. She has the biggest heart and is willing
to help out anyone.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I am always happy to help out. I look forward to meeting everyone and growing my business at Sequoia!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MONTH OF THE YEAR AND WHY?
May, not only is it my birthday month but also the month when it finally feels like spring and the weather gets warm and flowers are out. Days are long and
we can finally wear cute dresses.
WHAT WAS THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE?
Happiest moment of my life was my wedding day.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD IF HE OR SHE ASKED YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS?
The purpose of life is how you live it. There is no one way to live life and no right or wrong way. The purpose is to live with a purpose and dream and make
sure to enjoy every moment.
WHAT MAGICAL POWER WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE?
To Stop time by touching my nose