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The PSR Digital Handshake: Meet Amber Yan Yu

Name:  Amber Yu

Known Nicknames:  Momo

I am: A mother, real estate junkie, member of We Working Woman

Neighbourhood of Residence:  Roncesvalles

Previous Professional Life: Pastry Chef, house flipper, property manager

Getting to know Amber in ten questions:

  1. What made you decide to get into real estate?

My dad was in real estate in Beijing and my mom worked in creative fields. I wanted to combine those and becoming an agent came naturally!

  1. Where would we find you on a Friday night in Toronto?

Having a “mother son date night” either visiting a museum or the movies with my 6 year old.

  1. Most embarrassing real-estate moment:

Sitting on the curb to wait for the the subway to go by on the Bloor line because it’s underground and I didn’t want it to be too loud for my clients.

  1. Who stands out to you / do you most admire in the business world right now?

Peter Freed and my dad!

  1. What is the career philosophy / mantra / inspirational quote that gets you through tougher days?

“Keep calm and keep looking at houses”

  1. What is your theme song?
    Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

  2. Describe your dream home in three words.

Bright , “ deep basement “ and coach house above garage.

  1. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Still living in Toronto continuing to do what I do best! Acting as a liaison between second generation / first generation Chinese people moving to downtown Toronto. I want to help them to purchase investment properties because “buying real estate isn’t just buying a home”, I also know how difficult it can be moving to such a large city in a new country and I want to help to educate my clients on the real estate market in the GTA as much as I can.

  1. When you’re not wheeling + dealing real estate, what can we find you doing?

Flipping houses, helping my husband doing contracting \ design work, or spending time with my son.

  1. Highlight of 2018 so far:

Watching Toronto really become a condo city!