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John St. Clair III & Lydia Kou

Direct: 650.740.8363
Fax: 650.323.1143
License #: BRE#: 01183450 / 01229442

John St. Clair III & Lydia Kou

Objective                     To utilize our extensive Real Estate experience to successfully represent our clients, both Sellers and Buyers. And to achieve great customer satisfaction through demand of higher standards of care, outstanding performance and exceptional services.


Mission Statement     We strive to build lifetime clients by providing our clients with unprecedented service. We
use our wealth of knowledge and experiences, (spanning over 30 years), to bring about
win-win solutions to every transaction. Our greatest rewards is when our clients refer us
to their family, their friends, and their acquaintances.


About John                  John has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years and worked in Silicon Valley’s
Corporate Finance arena for nearly 20 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for the
Blue Vase Real Estate Investment Group for 4 years. With over 20 years of negotiating and
problem resolution experience, John has learned that people do not care what you know until
they know that you care. People want to be heard and understood. This is the premise of
John’s business philosophy in Real Estate. John has earned an Bachelor of Science degree
in Economics from Santa Clara University in 1991 and an Associate of Science degree in
Economics from DeAnza College in 1988.


John’s                              1999-present               Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc.                       Palo Alto, CA

Career History                Realtor

                                         ∙       President’s Club

                                                Strong referral base


                                         1998-1999                   Cornish & Carey                                    Los Altos, CA


                                                  President’s Club


                                         1994-1998                   Contempo Realty                                 Sunnyvale, CA


                                        ∙         President’s Club

                                                 Rookie of the Year, 1994

                                                 Mentor to new agents

                        Relocation agent, areas covered: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra
  Costa Counties

                                                  High-Tech Corporate finance for about 20 years

                                                  Blue Vase Real Estate Investment Group (about 4 years) - Board of Directors 
Continued                   Real Estate Appraisal         Business Law                Real Estate Practices 
Education                   Real Estate Contracts         Economics                    Real Estate Finance

                                     Real Estate Ethics              General Accounting        Fair Housing

                                     APR Distressed Property Certified (CDPE)                Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)


Leadership                Chair: Realtor Service Volunteer Program             Chair - Palo Alto District Council
Positions                      Director: California Association of Realtors           Director: Silicon Valley Associstion of Realtors
Chair: Local Government Relations Committee      Trustee: Political Action Committee 
Vice President: Las Casitas Condo Association    Barron Park Association - Board of Directors 

Associations            Silicon Valley Association of Realtors            Top 10% Club for Outstanding Services

                                   California Association of Realtors                   National Association of Realtors
                                               BARLA - Bay Area Leadership Academy
About Lydia               Lydia was born in Hong Kong and raised in Sudan, Africa. She graduated from the University
of Guam Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Hotel Management.
While attending college, she worked for Continental Air Micronesia as a Ticket Sales Agent. In
1988, with her family she moved to the US Mainland and opened a video rental and sales store,
Video Regency in Palo Alto. After operating the business for over 10 years, she sold it and
started a career in Real Estate. In operating the video store, she has learned that great
Customer Service is the key to a successful business. People like to converse and be heard.
As a result, she has developed excellent listening skills, along with outstanding negotiating
skills. Paying attention to details prevents matters from falling through the cracks.


Lydia’s                       1999-present                 Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc.                        Palo Alto, CA

Career History          Realtor

                                     ∙         President’s Club

                                              Worked with Distressed Property since 2006 

                                    1998-1999                     Cornish & Carey                                    Los Altos, CA

                                                ∙           President’s Club
                                    1997-1998                     C21 Contempo Realty                            Sunnyvale, CA


           Started Real Estate career


1998-1997                     Video Regency                                      Palo Alto, CA


           Video rental and sales

           Managed overall business and staff hiring and training



           Customer Service


Continued            Real Estate Appraisal          Real Estate Contracts          Business Law               Economics

Education            Real Estate Practices          Real Estate Finance            Real Estate Ethics         Fair Housing 
                                        Property Management          Accounting                         APR Distressed Property Certified


Leadership         Certified Mediator - Palo Alto Mediation Program
Positions               Chair - Realtor Service Volunteer Program (RSVP)
                                      Palo Alto Neighborhoods: Chair - Emergency Preparedness Committee
                             Barron Park Association: Board of Directors, Chair - Emergency Preparedness & Safety Committee
                             Silicon Valley Association of Realtors - Greivence Committee
                             Silicon Valley Association of Realtors: Trustee - Charitable Foundation Trust

Associations      Silicon Valley Association of Realtors    Top 10% Club for Outstanding Services

                             California Association of Realtors           National Association of Realtors

Direct: 650.740.8363 | License #: BRE#: 01183450 / 01229442 |,