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John Young

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

License #: 02036387

Phone: 650-862-2122 | Office: 650-644-3474 | Website:

Languages Spoken: English

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About John Young
John has deployed his Columbia MBA, experience building houses, and legendary service to help clients realize over $150 million in real estate transactions since 2018. He focusses on making discerning peoples' real estate dreams come true between San Carlos and Los Altos.

John honed his marketing and contract negotiating skills during his career as a tech executive and venture capitalist.  From founding his own company to enabling the successful sale of another company to Microsoft for hundreds of millions of dollars, John has negotiated and closed hundreds of deals.  He seeks creative ways to find value, underpinned by a rigerous analytical understanding of pricing and local trends.  Notably, he enjoys crunching data and manipulating the visual display of quantitative information to enable clients to pierce through clouds of confusion and make better decisions.

Together with his wife and business partner Gloria, he has developed five luxury homes in Palo Alto and Los Altos, with three more in Palo Alto and Atherton underway. His insight into the ease and expense of various home construction or renovation alternatives allows his clients to make more informed decisions. In 2018, he and Gloria completed the design and build of their home from the ground up in the Crescent Park neighborhood of Palo Alto, where their boys attend elementary school.

John has been an avid Palo Altan for the past 14 years, adding to his rap sheet as a New Yorker, Hong Konger, Tokyoite, and multi-purpose Canadian. Having backpacked around the world on three occasions, John understands that material possessions are just tools for life, not the purpose of it all. A home is a vessel for experiences, not the true end-goal. Shrewd financial management and estate planning are ultimately in service of a life thoughtfully lived. John offers his skills and perspectives to each client with tireless enthusiasm, helping them to achieve the results they deserve.
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Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

728 Emerson St, Palo Alto


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