Sara Yao is a highly skilled REALTOR® who offers the insights of a longtime Silicon Valley resident and an analytical mindset maintained from her engineering and business consulting careers. Coupled with her project management and critical thinking skills, Sara’s international background provides a distinct edge in a competitive housing market. Sara focuses on both the data and people aspects of real estate and thereby keeps her clients well informed and comfortable at every step of the process. With a passion for interpersonal connection and collaboration, Sara's strength in communication is the critical factor in driving every smooth transaction and ensuring the best outcome for each client.
Sara takes pride in her negotiation skills and attention to detail. Her global experience and strength in bridging linguistic and cultural gaps bring a fresh perspective to Rainmaker Real Estate. Outside of work, Sara actively volunteers for various neighborhood associations, with her Tsinghua and Stanford alumni groups, and at local schools. Sara’s love of community largely inspired her to become a real estate professional, and she strives to apply her years of business expertise to help homebuyers and sellers achieve their goals.
Sara has been refining her understanding of Silicon Valley's culture, community, and unique housing market since she arrived at Stanford as a graduate student nearly 20 years ago. She now lives in Los Altos with her loving husband and their bubbly son. Raising a bicultural child reminds Sara every day to respect differences and to listen with empathy, a strength she is sure to tailor to each client's unique needs.