About Ray Yeung
Tell us about your journey to real estate.
I was 16 years old when I accepted my first job as a courtesy clerk at Safeway. I was paid $6.30/hour. I remember spending most of my time at work bagging groceries (I'll confess, I was horrible at it) and the remainder of the time cleaning stinky restrooms and retrieving misplaced grocery carts from the parking lot. Still, looking back, I can honestly say that I was overjoyed for the privilege to have a job. In a day's work, I was able to save up enough money to take a few close friends out for lunch. I was happy at the time, because that was more than enough for me.
I recall the day I came home tired from a day’s work spent pushing grocery carts around in the rain, and my mom shared with me some invaluable wisdom: "No matter what it is you do, always do it with all of your heart. Good things and good people will come to you." In this way, I learned that every client that I have the privilege of helping-- no matter who they are, deserves my full professional diligence, hard work, and service based on respect. Providing a meaningful service to people is a privilege and also an opportunity to earn their business and build a relationship based on trust and understanding your client's needs.
After college, I pursued a career in providing a service that would allow me to give back to people. I earned my doctorate in pharmacy and I truly feel blessed to have a profession that allows me to teach and share knowledge to enable sick patients to improve their health outcomes and live longer, more fulfilling lives. Although this career decision has been very rewarding and most people would be perfectly content to be where I am... there still remained an unfulfilled part of me that continued to yearn for more degrees of freedom and development of personal creativity in my line of work.
For most, the place you call home is considered the single largest investment and purchase you can make in your life. I would like to have the opportunity to serve as your personal guide and help you navigate through the murky waters to make your home buying or selling process as smooth and seamless as possible. A lot of people share a similar dream: the day they can live in a place they can truly call their 'home.' I am convinced that a career devoted to helping people fulfill their dreams is a worthwhile pursuit, don't you?
What most excites you about your work?
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Cliche as it may sound, I believe that when you find your soul's true calling in a line of work that motivates you to continuously seek personal development and learn new things every day, it'll feel like you never worked a single day in your life.
Sequoia appealed to me in many ways but I knew it was the right decision for me when I had the fortune of finding a cohesive team of professional, hard-working, motivated people who are all united with a singular goal--to serve others in helping to make their dreams become reality, all while continuously working hard to give back to the community. I wouldn't describe the people I work with as coworkers... as much as I would describe them as an extension of my family.
What are three words your clients would use to describe you?
Dependable: Words without actions is like a heart without a beat...useless. Actions will ALWAYS speak louder than words.
Effective: I will do whatever it takes to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner while keeping you updated and well informed throughout the process.
Dedicated: I will work hard to make sure that I do everything I can to exceed your expectations.
Where can we find you when you're not working?
Salsa: You probably won't find me on "Dancing With the Stars," but you just might find me in a salsa class...holding a single red rose in my mouth, working on my suave salsa moves.
Gym: To me, success and happiness in life means balance in Health, Wealth, and Relationships. I enjoy Zumba classes (I'm also terrible at this), cardio kickboxing, and good old weight lifting.
In a cafe reading a book on personal development: As a commitment to the people I serve, I will always continue to seek more knowledge and develop my professional skill set.