About Alex Wang

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Alex has been practicing real estate in the Silicon Valley Bay Area since 1999. Embracing his role as a Real Estate Evangelist, he strives to move the industry towards a model of smaller business with stronger fidelity to clients, while combining focused negotiation, innovative technology and reliable real estate practices.

Alex is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He has traveled to many different regions of the world, including a recent trip to South Africa to teach foundational business principles to local real estate agents. This exposure to diverse cultures has helped him better understand and serve his clients who are often foreign-born and western educated. Alex is an alumni of the University of California at Berkeley, and recently completed the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program at Stanford University.

Alex and his wife Lily currently reside in Los Altos with their three children. His family has a continued focus in giving back to the local community through non-profit and charity work. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing basketball and rock climbing.

Milestones and PRESS


  • December - RISMedia, “Real Estate Newsmakers: Futurists” link/pdf

  • September - California Real Estate Magazine, “A Day in the life of Realtor Alex Wang” link/pdf

  • July - Los Altos Town Crier - “Summertime is pool time for many local residents” link/pdf

  • July - Palo Alto Online, "Local realtors take high spots in national sales rankings" link/pdf

  • June - REAL Trends Top Real Teams (#216 by Transaction Volume) link


  • July - Bay Area News Group "Advantages and disadvantages of hosting an open house" pdf

  • July - Inman, "Agent puts a twist on ‘Mean Tweets’ and ‘Bad Yelp Reviews’" link/pdf

  • July - YouTube, "Worst Real Estate Agent Yelp Reviews" video

  • June - Palo Alto Weekly, "Local realtors rank nationally in real estate sales" link/pdf

  • June - REAL Trends Top Real Estate Sales Professionals (#138 by Transaction Volume) link/pdf

  • February - Inman, "Alex Wang pulls the curtain on the listing agent life through video" link/pdf

  • February - YouTube, "Gloom to Bloom in 12 days" video

  • February - The Real Estate Sessions by Bill Risser Podcast, "Episode 82 – Alex Wang" link/mp3

  • January - San Jose Mercury, "A Silicon Valley down payment could buy you an entire house in much of the U.S.", link/pdf


  • August - Florida Realtor, "Your Real Estate Reality Show", link/pdf

  • August - Backchannel, "Snapchat Grows Up And Moves Into A Tasteful $2.5-Million Manse" link

  • July - Hageymedia, "Snapchat + Real Estate - Worth the Investment?" link

  • April - KTSF News, "Priciest Zip Codes" youtube

  • March - San Jose Mercury, "Palo Alto, Atherton crack top 10 priciest ZIP codes in U.S." link/pdf

  • March - Inman, "The Snapchat secrets behind this agent’s social-media success" link/pdf


  • November - SF Curbed, "A 180-Square-Foot Palo Alto Shack Is Up For Sale for $1.998M" link/pdf

  • November - SFGate, "$2M for 180 sq ft home in Palo Alto exemplifies insanity of Peninsula real estate" link/pdf

  • October - Inman, "Why industry disruption must support agents — not replace them" link

  • October - LuxuryRealEstate, "Sereno Group Agent Alex Wang Sells Enchanting Palo Alto Home for $3.7M" link/pdf

  • August - San Jose Mercury News, "Bay Area real estate: Busiest summer since downturn" link/pdf

  • July - Realtor Magazine, “The Ethics Around AWOL Agents” link/pdf

  • July - Inman, "Alex Wang on his hyperlocal Yelp strategy" link

  • July - REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America (#185 in California by Volume) link

  • April - San Jose Mercury, "Bay Area home sales and prices jump, again" link/pdf


  • October - Palo Alto Weekly, "Dear Seller: Please Choose Me" link/pdf

  • August - Gentry Magazine, "The $50 Million Club" link, pdf

  • July - Palo Alto Weekly, "Local Realtors outselling most in country" link/pdf

  • June - REAL Trends and Wall Street Journal, "Top 250 Sales Professionals by Volume" link/pdf

  • February – Gentry Magazine, "10 Under 40" pdf

2013 and older

  • 2013, April – Gentry Magazine, “The $20 Million Club” pdf

  • 2012, January – LuxuryRealEstate.com, “Sereno Group Real Estate Announces the Acquisition of Rainmaker Properties” link

  • 2011, January – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, Alex Wang ranked top 100 real estate agents in Santa Clara County based on gross commissions

  • 2010 October – a|r|e Fall magazine, AREAA “A” List featuring the future faces of Asian American real estate issuu

  • 2010, May – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, “Top 24 Residential Real Estate Firms in 2009″

  • 2007 – Founding of Rainmaker Properties brokerage

  • 2006, June – REALTOR Magazine, “30 Under 30″ link/pdf