Helen Chong is the founder and principal broker of Haylen Group Inc, a real estate investments services company. Helen has been in the real estate industry since 2004 and has an experience as a mortgage broker, rehabber, apartment owner, homeowner and a Realtor. Helen Chong has successfully helped her clients bought and sold over $20million of properties in Northern and Southern California and spent countless hours to stay informed with the current industry requirements and news, and obtained numerous advanced certifications which include GRI, ABR, CDPE, e-PRO, and SFR, so she has great understanding of every facet of a real estate transaction. She can be sure her clients are being protected and get the best service possible when they hand her the task to their biggest investment in their lifetime. “I find the most satisfaction when I help my clients becoming a homeowner or an investor by buying and selling their properties. I am fascinated and excited to share my experience with novice and experienced investors as there are many creative strategies that I can help utilize to help you becoming a successful real estate investor! My focus is to help you see value added opportunity in the property that you are buying and selling.”
Helen was born and grew up in Hong Kong. At a very young age, she experienced how difficult life can be if not managed carefully. She has gone through numerous financial hardships even before entering her teenage years; recalling days being left home alone while her parents worked in another country. Helen quit school to help her parents’ restaurant and then made a difficult decision to move to the US on her own despite her parents’ objection. She saved every penny and graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked at an Investment Consulting firm in Santa Monica for 4 years as an analyst. During that time, she witnessed the internet boom and bust and got first-hand experience on seeing many individuals lost the savings from years of diligent investing and retirement dreams. Through this experience, she studied different forms of investing strategies and believed that real estate, when executed properly, can be a safer and more secure form of investing. She left the comforts of the corporate world and started her passion in the real estate world.
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