1870 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
| Company: RE/MAX Mid-Peninsula
| License ID: 01870205
License ID: 01870205 Tel: Email: [email protected] Company: RE/MAX Mid-PeninsulaAddress: 1870 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
This is the story of how Heather Lin found her passion and her own definition of success.
By most standards, Heather Lin has always been an overachiever. She grew up in Taiwan with high expectations instilled in her from an early age. She excelled in school and came to the U.S. to earn her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta. The achievements she had accomplished by the age of 21 are testament to her strong work ethic and ability to create successful results. Yet despite her success, Heather always had her grandmother’s words bouncing around in her mind – “Heather, you have to become a doctor.”
Finding Her Passion
The weight of her grandmother’s lofty expectations was always a burden on young Heather. After graduating from college, she was unsure of what she wanted to do next, so she returned home to Taiwan and taught English to Chinese speakers. Her excellent translation skills earned her entry into a graduate program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she earned her master’s degree in translation and interpretation. Still, though, her grandmother’s words persisted to echo in her head.
Heather never quite felt like she fit in while living in Atlanta, but once she arrived in California, everything changed. She loved her surroundings, and she started to feel more comfortable in her own skin. Through all of her life experiences – her education, her travels, proving her independence – she eventually realized that her success was not defined by her grandmother, but by herself. She had to be true to herself and follow her own passion. “I finally accepted that my own ambitions weren’t in alignment with my grandmother’s expectations, and that was okay,” Heather says.
Her True Calling
Rather than medicine, Heather’s passions lived in the business world. She developed a keen interest in real estate and ran with it. Her knack for identifying properties with potential for a high return on investment allowed her to become a successful investor with properties in Arizona and San Francisco. The day-to-day management of her properties led her to another realization – she developed a true passion for helping others buy or sell homes. She earned her real estate license and has been successfully selling real estate since 2004. Best of all, Heather’s grandmother encouraged her and was happy that she had found her true calling in life.
When you work with Heather toward the sale or purchase of a home, she handles all aspects of your transaction equally well. On one hand, she excels at providing her clients with all of the data and analytics necessary to make sound financial decisions. On the other hand, Heather brings genuine care and a nurturing approach to guide her clients to success every step of the way. She thrives on helping buyers locate the best values on the market, while assisting sellers realize maximum return on investment through powerful marketing and presentation.
Passion, Pure & Simple
Heather is truly passionate about living and working in Redwood City and loves helping people buy or sell real estate. She goes beyond the surface level to not only help her clients accomplish their goals, but also allow them to move on to the next stage of their lives and live the lifestyle they desire. There’s nothing more rewarding to Heather, and that’s why she encourages her clients to be true to themselves and to boldly follow their goals and dreams. If you’re considering the sale or purchase of a home in Redwood City or the surrounding areas, experience Passion, Pure & Simple by calling Heather Lin today.
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Buying/selling a home in the Bay Area is a unique journey that cannot be described, only experienced. On this journey there are going to be emotional ups and downs amidst a chaotic market. For me this also involved much personal introspection regarding everything involved with finding a home. This journey needs a person like Heather to guide you along! One of the first things about a realtor that's needed, is someone you trust. If you don't trust them, find another. Heather is honest, forthcoming, and genuine. I say this because let's face it, this world doesn't have enough of those qualities. To have this in a realtor is a blessing! Another quality to look for is someone who will listen to what you have to say in regards to what you're looking for. Not only listen but to follow through. Of course they need to have negotiation skills. On one offer, Heather came up with a very creative way to work with my preferences and present a very compelling offer amidst a bidding war. I was impressed with the problem solving skills she displayed on numerous occasions. Heather also shows a fantastic ability to gently guide me along the process to understand the reality of the Bay Area market, but honoring my wishes at the same time. This takes a lot of patience and compassion, while showing the facts. Not many people have this skill, and if they do it's hard to notice. Heather has it. She knows the Bay Area market well and knows how to get deals done. Many times I became discouraged through the market's process, but she encouraged me throughout. I considered moving on from the search, but she made a final offer turn out gold. Heather was able to provide many referrals that I needed through the search and the follow up. She is prompt in responding to texts/emails/calls and always made time for some of the bigger issues. She went above and beyond during and after the sale to make sure I had the guidance and support I needed. Five stars is the highest possible rating, but for some reason it doesn't seem high enough (even though logically that's impossible). Out of all the people to luck out with in terms of professionalism, I am grateful that I found Heather as my realtor!
If I could rate Heather Lin 100 stars instead of five, I would do it! I literally could not have asked for a more impressive real estate agent than Heather. She went above and beyond on so many areas, it was ridiculous. As one example, when Heather learned that I liked a particular condo complex, she took an afternoon and literally went door to door knocking on the doors of every one who lived in that complex. I'm talking 150 doors. She found someone who was planning on moving in about three weeks but hadn't listed their condo yet. Heather asked if I could check out the place and I ended up making an offer on it without any competition at all! I closed on the condo today for about $300,000 less then similar condos in the complex! I would've never gotten such a good deal without Heather's hard work. Heather was incredibly responsive by text message and quickly got back to me within minutes with all of my questions as a first time homebuyer. She was professional and warm and friendly and helpful. She knows Redwood City really well and always had great idea of what places were worth. Even after it was clear that the sale was going to go through, Heather had fantastic ideas for how to remodel and decorate the place. She has a wonderful eye for style. When we were looking at places together, she found a number of places that I had not found on redfin or Zillow. My real estate agent before Heather was lazy and was reluctant to do any work that was not absolutely required. Heather was the complete opposite. She found comparables for the places that I looked at without even needing to be asked. When I was curious if a certain modification could be made on a condo, she immediately called the HOA and found out how likely I would be to get approval for that change. She has an incredible attention to detail and helped make the closing process go not only very smoothly but we ended up closing in 22 days instead of 30! If I were to sell or purchase another home, I would absolutely turn to Heather in a heartbeat. You could not ask for a more amazing real estate agent then her!!
Heather Lin isn't just a real estate agent -- she's a miracle worker. She goes above and beyond to find the very best home for the very best price for her customers and I can't thank her enough! My boyfriend, a first time home buyer, was looking for a place in Redwood City and having little success. As soon as he switched over from his first real estate agent to Heather, everything changed instantly. It was like night and day. She went way out of her way to make sure that the home buying process went smoothly. She was proactive in finding homes, explaining confusing processes in the home searching and buying world, and helped us feel at ease every step of the way. When my boyfriend mentioned that he liked a particular condo complex, she literally knocked on every door in the complex kindly asking if any current residents were planning on moving any time soon. One of the residents was and THAT's the condo that he ended up buying! Incredible, right? Heather is the best of the best.
Heather helped us to sell our property recently. We found her on Zillow and she was very patient and professional. She understood the local market very well, and prepared a nice marketing strategy for us. It was a stressful process, and Heather tried her best to provide all the information we cared about and got a great price at the end. Really appreciated and highly recommended!
Heather is a potential real estate buyer's dream. Heather helped us close on our very first house this past week, and she was truly a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
First off, we were extremely impressed by her knowledge of the bay area real estate market. She really took the time to ask us the right questions of what we wanted to get out of our purchase, and she tailored our search accordingly.
Further, Heather excelled in managing the balance between letting us form our own opinions on whether we liked a home but also providing input when we asked for it. Whereas I expected some real estate agents to push the biggest or most expensive homes, Heather did not do this at all and rather seemed to really take on our perspective of what would fit our needs and budget.
Further, like many posters have already mentioned, Heather is also very responsive and hardworking. My husband and I had many questions, and she always responded in a quick and professional manner, and helped us consider issues we did not think about. Furthermore, she was very accommodating in finding times to go see houses. Our work schedules often prevented us from forming concrete weekend plans, but Heather was very understanding and really made the effort to make it work.
In sum, we honestly could not be happier that we were able to work with Heather and will undoubtedly work with her again if we sell or purchase any future properties in the Bay Area.