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Tina Mak

Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty

Tina Mak, the Founding President of Areaa Vancouver, was born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in England. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, she started her real estate career in 1992 after immigrating to Vancouver in 1991. Since 1992, Ms. Mak’s professionalism has put her in the Top 5 % in the Vancouver real estate industry, as well as within the Coldwell Banker organization.  Coming from a business family in Hong Kong, one of the highest energy, competitive and efficient cities in the world, she learned complex negotiation skills when working with different types of Asians.  Ms. Mak is known for her high energy, efficiency, strong observation and bulldog style negotiation skills.  “People before Profit”, Ms. Mak always puts herself in her client’s shoes.  Her business philosophy is to build relationship and trust.  She believes these are the only ingredients to build a strong, long lasting repeat and referral business.  Her passion, honesty, integrity, experience and knowledge for real estate has earned her clients loyalty over the past two decades. She is currently increasingly working with the second generations.  Ms. Mak’s love of life, sense of humor, outgoing, positive, optimistic and people person personality wins her a wide range of clientele, including Middle Eastern, European, N. American and of course Chinese, as well as wide age range from age 18 to 90.  Working with clients from different age group and ethnic backgrounds allows her to learn the insights and idiosyncrasies of each culture and generation.  A gateway to Pacific Rim economies, Vancouver’s metropolitan ambiance made it a no-brainer to work with international clients.

Since 2007,  Ms. Mak has also hosted her own weekly radio real estate show targeting the Chinese community on AM1320, one of the two major radio stations in Vancouver.  She has interviewed guests from different part of the world including Coldwell Banker Past CEO Jim Gillespie, Coldwell Banker Canada President John Geha, Coldwell Banker Australia Past CEO Alex Caraco, John Wong from San Francisco- the Founder of Asian Real Estate Association of America, Kathy Tsao from New York- the 2012 Chair of Asian Real Estate Association of America, Matthew Ferrara- a social media speaker from Boston at Matthew Ferrara & Co., Thomas Lee- Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Mark Lester- Senior VP at Sotheby’s International Canada, Arthur Azana- Vancouver Areaa Treasurer and many more.

Ms. Mak is a firm believer in continuing education and training.  Through her radio show broadcasts, social media, weekly blogging, podcasts, videocasts, Ms. Mak loves to share the knowledge with her clients, as well as her colleagues, on a wide range of topic from local real estate to global real estate.  This has led her become a sought after speaker presenting across the US and Canada at organizations and events such as Asian Real Estate Association of America, Coldwell Banker, Inman News and Global Chinese Financial Forum.  Ms Mak was recently named Inman News, 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders.

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