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SILVAR is proud to announce SILVAR member Bernie Leung is among 50 finalists vying for a spot in REALTOR® Magazine‘s 2023 Class of 30 Under 30. Leung is a REALTOR® with Compass Menlo Park.

Every year, REALTOR® Magazine‘s Class of 30 Under 30 recognizes top accomplished real estate professionals nationwide. Selection of finalists is based on business success, innovation, and community involvement. The finalist who receives the most online votes is guaranteed a spot in this year’s 30 Under 30 class and will be the Web Choice Award winner. Judges then select the other 29 honorees from the field of finalists.

Born in San Francisco, Leung has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Menlo College in Atherton and graduated from both Stanford University’s Influence and Negotiations Strategies and Harvard University Negotiation & Leadership Program. He is also an event organizer for Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO, a 26,000+ member organization.

He believes in real estate and wants to make his clients happy and them make their dream of homeownership come true. “I have a super client obsession,” Leung remarked.

Ironically, it was Leung’s father who pushed him to get into real estate. “My dad would say there are only two paths in life – stocks and real estate.” He got his real estate license in 2016, “just to make my dad happy.” Previous work as an accountant for a non-profit got him a job in DeLeon Realty’s finance department. Then one day, the firm was short-staffed and asked him to host an open house. It was then that he discovered that his natural talents and skillset were well-suited to a people businesses like real estate. Transitioning from finance to becoming a real estate agent was inevitable.

During his seven years at DeLeon Realty, he became the most senior top producing agent at the firm. From 2019-2021, Leung’s annual sales volume ranged from $40-50 million. He is happy his dad pushed him toward real estate.

“My dad is both my mentor and hero,” he exclaimed.

Today, with Compass, Leung is a solo agent and a top producer with a current sales volume of $34 million. His average sales transaction is $3.8 million.

Leung said he entered the 30 Under 30 contest because at age 28 (he’ll turn 29 next month), being the youngest REALTOR® with his sales volume in a market dominated by much older peers, he wants to show younger or new agents that anything is possible and prove that you can succeed in real estate despite being under 30 years old.

“Age is just a number. My goal is to inspire the next generation of movers and shakers in real estate to defy all odds and find success by carving out their own unique path,” said Leung.

Leung has a chance to do just that by being part of REALTOR® Magazine‘s 30 Under 30 Class of 2023.

Voting is now open. See Bernie’s profile HERE, then click on Read More and vote, or you can directly vote for him HERE.

You can vote once every 24 hours per candidate. The voting period closes March 31 at 10 AM PT.

SILVAR wishes Leung the best of luck in the contest!

March 2023


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