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Hello. I’m John Chung and I understand the need for and value of unsurpassed representation when you are buying or selling your home. My background includes distinction as a Cum Laude graduate from UCR with a BS in Business Administration and work managing endowments and investment portfolios with over $3 billion in assets.

I became a realtor in 2006 and now combine over a decade of successful Silicon Valley real estate transactions with use of cutting-edge technology and my experience in high-net-worth asset management to provide clients with excellent insights on creating value and maximizing residential real estate investment appreciation.

As a Palo Alto native, I grew up with a deep respect and appreciation for the beauties, cultures, heritage, lifestyles and people of the Silicon Valley – invaluable intelligence I contribute to help you gain the most from your ownership or to find the right place to call home.

With client satisfaction as my #1 goal – to give you service that far exceeds expectation – I employ open communication, honesty, complete transparency, critical thinking and can-do negotiation skills to create a working relationship that will meet your needs and achieve your home buying or selling goals. While I am a top-producing agent with strong negotiation skills and an innovative approach, I’m also partnered with Lan Bowling, the #1 Keller-Williams agent in 2015 out of 135,000 agents. Keller Williams #1 Team nationwide in 2016 and 2017.

Together, Lan and I have built a reputation in the Silicon Valley real estate marketplace for:

  • Absolute client confidentiality
  • Hands-on service and communication provided in the manner preferred by each client
  • Up-to-the-minute market research to guide our pricing recommendations
  • Use of technology to provide instant communication and access to information
  • Incredible multimedia marketing – custom signage, individual property websites, e-flyers, 4-8 page premium brochures, 3 D virtual tours, drone cinematography, social media campaigns and web presentations that bring our individualized marketing plans to life
  • Strong negotiating skills – your hard earned money should not be left on the table
  • Beneficial working relationships with other agents and agencies in the Silicon Valley marketplace – to assure that our clients’ properties and offers are given priority consideration
  • Maintaining a preferred list of exceptional merit and value vendors to assure that each task between offer and closing is performed correctly and on time

Lan and I are experienced in all aspects of the real estate industry, including major renovations, new construction, staging/design, and simple remodels.

I work with clients in many different career tracks from wage earners to small business owners, entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 executives, professionals to investors and builders. No transaction is too big or too small; and each of my clients receives my upmost attention and commitment to their success. I take pride in conducting business with integrity. I am also bilingual and speak Mandarin Chinese. Beyond real estate, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family & friends and being a foodie.

Call me at 1-(650) 269-7538 when you are ready to buy or sell a home in the Silicon Valley!

Silicon Valley Specialist ~ Mid-Peninsula Neighborhood Expert!



I began my career on the east coast, with a freshly minted MBA, as a Project Manager in real estate development. Later I worked as a Financial Analyst at Stanford University and as the Director of Finance at Yale University Graduate School of Nursing. For over thirty years I have bought and sold residential real estate in the United States, Canada and Taiwan, gaining experience in all aspects of the industry including new home construction and renovation. Since 1998 in the highly competitive Bay Area market I established and I have maintained my position in the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. I am now a broker/agent with Keller Williams Realty serving Palo Alto and the Bay Area. My office is located at 525 A Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto.

Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Foreign Language: Chinese – Mandarin
Philosophy: I treat each client with my utmost personal attention, as if every aspect of their real estate transaction were my own. Excellent results for my clients is my foremost aim and greatest satisfaction – to that end, I bring high levels of energy, enthusiasm, and professional competence.


  • Broker/Agent, Keller Williams Realty
  • Member, Silicon Valley Board of Realtors
  • Member, California Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors

Testimonials – contact information upon request
“…energy and encouragement…”
“…a gem…the best realtor we’ve ever met…”
“…taken care of us like…family…forever grateful…”
“…cares about providing high quality service…”
“…caring, experience, knowledge and dedication…extraordinary…”
“…recommendation with the highest possible conviction…”
“…completely dedicated to our needs and interests…we often tell each other how lucky we are to have found you.”


My husband and I have owned a home in Palo Alto continuously since 1975. For a time in that period we also lived in Canada where my husband was on the faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary. We have 2 sons, one a physician in Manhattan and one a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Vienna.

Americas Best Real Estate AgentsWall Street Journal

Palo Alto’s #1 Mandarin speaking agent – 2012, 2013 & 2015
Wall Street Journal Real Trends top-agents ranking nationwide – 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Keller Williams #1 Agent of more than 135,000 worldwide – 2015
Keller Williams #1 Team nationwide – 2016 and 2017

Lan Liu Bowling

Broker Associate | Keller Williams
CalBRE # 01248958
1-(650) 520-3407

Bay Area’s Finest Representation

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    31+ Yearsof Combined
    Real Estate Experience

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    #1 Team at
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    out of 170,000 Agents

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    $225,000,000+Team Home Sales in 2016 and 2017

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    Tradition of Excellence5 Star Service on Yelp and Zillow


What my Customers are Saying

Erik F. As first time home buyers, my wife and I were experts at attending open-houses, but that’s about it. Lan transformed a process we were both kinda dreading into something smooth, professional, and fast. Lan went so far above and beyond my expectations of a real estate agent: read more
J.W. We had our eyes on properties in Menlo Park for a while and by observing the transactions in the area for a couple of months, we found Lan and John. We noticed that in one of the recent transactions in this competitive market, the purchase price was very reasonable and Lan was the buyer agent. read more
Zack H. My wife and I have invested and sold many homes throughout the years, we also each owe business that service the real estate industry. We have working relationships with thousands of agents throughout the Bay Area. However, for selling our own home in Palo Alto, we’ve went with Lan Bowling. In our case, the whole read more
Ha K. This is the second time we came to Lan and John for their services. Since we had such a wonderful and satisfied experience with them a few years ago when we sold our first house. We have a strong trust and faith in Lan and her team, we go straight to Lan again for selling read more
Shirley Z Lan is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor I have ever worked with. With Lan’s help, my husband and I just bought our retirement house in Palo Alto. Initially, I was not sure whether she would have enough time for me as a client but finally decided to give her a try after a long read more
Soleil M. Lan is incredible. We worked with an agent for months and got nowhere other than misled about a property that on which we placed an offer. Luckily we were able to get out of the contract, and we were even luckier to meet Lan. Her extensive knowledge of Palo Alto’s market is beyond impressive and read more
Sonia L. We met Lan and John through friend’s referral and cannot be happier with the whole experience. We were looking to upgrade our townhouse to a single-family house and move to a neighborhood with great school district to raise our two girls. Throughout the experience, Lan and John has provided us with well-informed advice that came read more
Peter L Lan represented us as seller agent for our property in Palo Alto. We brought Lan on board during the middle of remodeling, and she gave us extremely valuable advice how what buyers in this segment were looking for which in the end made all of the difference. The property had some nearby road and railroad read more
Keita F. We recently bought a townhouse in Sunnyvale thanks to John. He tried to recommend properties based on our preference but without any pressure at all. He gave detailed and honest comments about each property we saw together. This is our first time to buy a house so we had tons of questions, but he always read more
Patricia D. John is responsive, diligent and level-headed. He went above and beyond to help us close our deal. We went through several rounds of negotiations and each time John did whatever he could to keep both parties moving toward a common goal. Additionally, we had some problems with our lender, which he helped us manage. He read more
Gary L. I used John for selling my old house to buying my new house. John goes above and beyond to make sure that you get what you want. He assisted with preparing my old house for sale to even helping me updates to my new home. He explained to me all the options during the sale read more
Leny T. We just sold our property in Sunnyvale with Lan and John helped. From the moment we met both of them, we felt the connection immediately. They were the one that most stand out among the other agents we interviewed. FYI, the other agents were also from among the best agents in Palo Alto, just like read more
Nelson L. John represented us in the sale of our Tasman Crossing Townhome in Sunnyvale this past October. Although the time of the season historically didn't favor sellers, John was able to close on the sale of our home 4 days after the open house at significantly above the ask. He was always available to us 24/7 read more
Samuel C. John was a great agent. He helped my wife and I purchase a house a month after we met him! We are first time home buyers so we had a lot of questions and reservations. John addressed all of them with a high level of sincerity and thoughtfulness. It was extremely helpful to have him read more
Cheryl & Elliott Sopkin Why would anyone write a review of a real estate agent? Maybe, because they are so good, so competent, so effective -- that’s probably reason enough. Lan Bowling, Sophia Xu and John Chung form the most formidable real estate team imaginable. They have a few specialties: o They listen. o They are respectful of clients read more
S.C. We worked with John to purchase our home in Los Altos. We met John at an open house 9 months ago and he started helping us understand the different areas in Palo Alto and Los Altos. At that time, we were not ready to purchase, but he would update us once in awhile about market read more
Emily X. John is very knowledgeable about this area to each street, and he follows the sold house prices to give good estimation. John is very responsible and is able to provide detailed information. Even after our house is closed, he helped us to find a gardener, ordered fumigation and offered help for other stuff to make read more
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