Los Gatos, California, United States

Terry Leary

Lic.# 01854782
Terry Leary - Real Estate Agent at Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
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Prior to moving to the USA, I lived & worked in Hong Kong – an unforgettable place - a crossroads of international business and cultures, working with many people - for some Hong Kong was a home of many generations, while for others it was just one stop on their life journey. My work required proficiency in Cantonese and speaking it became part of my daily life. I later had an opportunity to undertake 2 years of full time study in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin). I now work hard to retain these skills in English speaking California!

After 13 years of working within the confines of HK’s Civil Service, an opportunity came along to move to California and join the International Sales Division of ROLM Corporation – an iconic Silicon Valley Company. Over the next decade and more, I sold large telecommunications systems throughout Asia – mostly in the Chinese speaking countries of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Among the people I met and worked with at ROLM was Paula. We married in 1986 and 2 daughters joined us over the next 4 years.

After leaving ROLM Corporation I joined Octel Communications and took an overseas assignment in Singapore, providing our 2 young daughters with a rich cultural experience for the next 3 years. From Singapore, my sales territory included all of Asia Pacific from India to the west and down southeast to Australia & New Zealand.

We returned to California shortly before the Millennium and settled back into life into our home town of Los Gatos.

Eventually I bade farewell to the corporate life and tech sales to become a Mortgage Broker and in the process obtained both NMLS and Realtor certifications. I also spent some time working as a Farmers Insurance Agent for which I needed to become licensed. Although I eventually left these careers behind to sell real estate, there are few real estate transactions, which do not involve both financing and insurance so the experience and knowledge I gained from the years in those industries helps me to provide a higher level of service to our clients.

Helping clients make the significant life moves that are generally involved in the buying and selling of their homes gives me great happiness. I love my job!

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Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

Terry Leary

Lic.# 01854782
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
663 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States
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