About Paul Tiao

With 18 years of corporate financial expertise from Wall Street along with 20 years of Main Street real estate investment and property management, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you!
My Philosophy
This Professional Portfolio highlights my background,
strengths and experiences. You will find that I am a
person of integrity, that I am honest, and committed to
providing the highest level of service. You will also
learn that I will focus all of my attention on meeting
your needs and your needs alone. 
I have compiled this book so that when you hire me as
your real estate professional, you may do so with
confidence, knowing that I will do an excellent job
for you. With over 25 years of experience in real estate
buying, selling and property management along with
20 years of corporate financial and investment
experience, I will be your trusted real estate
I’m honored to share a little about myself and my
services. I look forward to working with you.
Paul Tiao
Professional History
Work History
Realtor/President’s club, at J.Rockcliff Realtors in
Oakland/Orinda/Lafayette, CA
Realtor at Prudential/Highland Partners in Piedmont, CA
CFO at Arcsource Consulting in Berkeley, CA
Director/research analyst at Legg Mason and Citigroup Asset
Vice President at Smith Barney and Shearson Lehman Brothers
Community Involvement
SCORE Counselor and Business Coach, U.S. Small Business
Board Member/Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Board Member at Mount Hermon/finance committee
President of Havens Elementary School Dads Club
Board Member and Team Head Coach of Piedmont Soccer Club
Piedmont Baseball and Softball Foundation Team Head Coach
Piedmont rec department basketball team head coach
Volunteer of Piedmont Council Boy Scouts
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Legal Studies
Professional Associations / Designations
National Association of Realtors
Oakland Association of Realtors
Contra Costa Association of Realtors
Personal History
Paul has lived in:
Piedmont, Oakland/Montclair/Hiller Highlands, Berkeley,
Emeryville, west danville, Fremont, Mount Hermon/Santa Cruz,
New York, Buenos Aires/Argentina, Taipei/Taiwan
Real Estate Investing, Property Management, Remodeling Houses,
Staging Homes For Sale, Life and Business Coaching, Corporate
Financial Accounting, Investing in Stocks, Bonds and Mutual
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Paris, Provence, Nice,
Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Rome,
Florence, Venice, Gibraltar, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Santorini,
Tunisia/Africa, Toronto and Vancouver/Canada, Cabo San Lucas
and Puerto Vallarta/México, Buenos Aires/Argentina
Personal Facts:
Has Great Negotiating Skills, Likes Bargain Hunting, Loves to Cook
Meeting with Friends and Clients, Reading, Movies, Photography,
Painting, Pro Sports, Skiing/Snowboarding, Snorkeling, Coaching
Kids Sports Teams
Faith, Family, Travel, Beer/Wine, Pro Sports, Investing in and
Selling Real Estate
Would Like to:
Stay in an Ocean Hut in Tahiti, Learn to Surf, Skydive, Meet the
Pope, Sing Better!
What Sets Paul Apart
Market Knowledge
Paul has lived in the San Francisco East Bay Area (Piedmont,
Oakland, Berkeley, West Danville, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward)
since 1981.
His extensive knowledge about cities, neighborhoods, schools,
recreation, various modes of transportation, cultural
activities, and shopping helps his clients tremendously when
purchasing a home.
Continuously studying real estate and the changing market
conditions, Paul has a good pulse on property values.
Technical Skills
Paul has a strong financial background as an investment and
quantitative analyst for several fortune 50 firms. His nearly 20
years working on Wall Street in the equities market and in
portfolio management has given him strong analytical skills
that he now uses in the real estate market.
He is always up to speed on the cutting edge technology and uses
the internet and social media to maximize his client services for
sellers and buyers.
Preparing Your Home For Sale
In today’s market, it is critical to prepare a home or investment
property for sale. Buyers have less time to manage a remodel
after close of escrow and prefer to buy “turn key” properties
when possible. This is why properties that are in excellent
condition can demand a higher price, which results in a quicker
and often smoother sale. Minor repairs and updating showcase
your property’s best features, hereby maximizing the sales price
you receive.
Paul has compiled a comprehensive resource list of stagers, sub
contractors, and other trades people to simplify the process for
you. His stagers are chosen carefully so that their style
compliments your home’s best features. Paul’s team of
professionals who perform both quality work and at reasonable
prices, have worked with him numerous times.
• Painters
• Color Consultants
• Tile Layers
• Plumbers
• Electricians
• Gardeners
• Landscapers
• Stagers
• and more...
Paul’s Client Service
Program For Sellers
Paul will:
● Educate you about current market conditions
● Prepare a professional Comparable Market Analysis
● Communicate with frequent and responsive updates
● Prepare the home for sale using a staging professional
● Recommend which “Pre-Sale” inspections are appropriate for
your property
● Provide an excellent list of subcontractors
● Coordinate the subcontractor’s work
● Implement an aggressive Marketing Plan
● Negotiate strongly on your behalf
● Provide utilities phone list, change of address forms prior
to close of escrow
● Provide a complete file on CD after close of escrow
● Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
● Offer continued services beyond close of escrow
Paul’s Client Service
Program For Buyers
Paul will:
● Educate you about current market conditions
● Provide a buyer’s Handbook and Buyer’s Relocation Package
for you
● Conduct a daily search for appropriate properties
● Schedule immediate showings of selected properties
● Provide experienced counsel when writing a competitive
● Provide you with a list of reputable lenders
● Provide you with a list of qualified and licensed inspection
● Help you to visualize cosmetic updating
● Negotiate strongly on you behalf
● Provide utilities phone list and change of address forms
prior to close of escrow
● Provide a complete file on CD at close of escrow
● Be present at escrow signing appointment at title company
● Offer continued services beyond close of escrow
Why Hire Paul?
● Experienced Real Estate Professional
● Outstanding Communication Skills
● Very Enthusiastic
● Strategic Knowledge on Preparing Properties For
● Focused on Results
● Peaceful Problem Solver
● Works Hard and Very Responsive
● Intuitive Negotiating Skills
● Strong Financial Background
● Places Client’s Interests First and Foremost
● Is Pleasant to Work With
● Professional and Personable
● Resourceful and Knowledgeable
● Honest and Trustworthy
● Always with Integrity
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Paul Tiao
Phone: 510.435.0786
Office: 925.385.2330
Cell: 510.435.0786
Fax: 510.291.8769
License #: 01870943