Sharon recently relocated to Herndon, Virginia after living and selling real estate in Pasadena, CA. She served as the 2014 President of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS. A Japanese-American REALTOR, Sharon was born in Japan and raised in Southeast Asia. Fluent in English and Japanese, her family moved to the United States for Sharon to complete high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sharon started her real estate career in January 1987 in Alameda, CA and holds the following professional designations: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Performance Management Network (PMN). She has served on numerous Local, State and National committees, including a term as President of the Alameda Board of REALTORS in 1993, served as Chair of CAR Global Real Estate Forum and member of the NAR Global Business and Alliance Committee (will continue serving in 2018). Sharon is licensed in both Calfornia and Virginia. In addition to her membership in the Asian Real Estate Association of America and Women’s Council of REALTORS, Sharon (a practicing magician) is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts as well as a member of the Hollywood’s Famous Magic Castle – and that is why she is known to all as “The Real Estate Magician”!