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Broker, Realtor & Owner
- 510-886-GREG (4734)
Anna May (born "Anna Laveria May" in Taipei, Taiwan) was already a world traveler working abroad in her teens. She came back home at 19 years old and was hired as a loan officer, earning top producer status within a few months. At 20 years old, she got into commercial leasing and business sales as a restaurant co-owner/franchisor for the Rickshaw Restaurants Inc./Rickshaw Express chain. Since then, her well-established, long-standing and diverse business background in numerous competitive endeavors has been further enhanced by her civic engagement as a former elected official and housing authority commissioner. She was the youngest woman to win a City Council election in her hometown with signature City Council decisions protecting private property rights and using her background as an actress/model to kick-start the film & media effort in her city. As a former Commissioner for the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, she introduced the first landlord to the Commission in many years, insisting that we must have balance in all endeavors. She serves on her historic Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association as a Director, having previously served as its Vice President. She is also the Founder & President of the Mt. Eden High School Alumni Association & Educational Foundation, a non-profit she created to enhance the educational and creative pursuits of high school students. In an additional display of public education and responsible use of public funds support, she has served on her local school district's Bond Oversight Committee.
Consistently recognized as a top agent, she was featured in the coveted East Bay Business Times "40 Under 40" shortly after being voted "Best Real Estate Agent" in the Daily Review reader's choice poll. A long-time member of Rotary International and former Rotary Club President, she was presented with a "Rotarian of the Year Award". She has served as president of a local Women's Council of REALTORS chapter and maintains membership to this day. She has been serving on the National Associaton of REALTORS Professional Standards Committee for the last several years. She occasionally serves as a top producer panelist at real estate conferences and leads training sessions for fellow agents.
As the original organizing members and sponsors of their local "SantaCon" phenomenon, Anna and her husband Greg lead the effort to infuse life into their downtown neighborhood with a "venue-crawl" every December to raise money and awareness for their local animal shelter. Anna occasionally shows up on TV commercials, film roles and print ads and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. She has recently started doing stand-up comedy as an outlet for the often inappropriate comments she's inclined to make in her day job. She donates 100% of her comedy show earnings to charity and finds the most joy working with clients who have a compatible sense of humor.
Anna May's real estate designations and certifications:
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist - top 3% of REALTORS in the United States
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist - proficiency representing international sellers / buyers
PMN: Performance Management Network - a network of top agents in the Women's Council of REALTORS
ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative - taking the purchase process as seriously as the listing process
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist - with sensitivity to the senior population
GRI: Graduate REALTOR Institute
SFR: Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource
C2EX endorsed: only a small number out of thousands of agents in the Bay East Association of REALTORS hold this endorsement