With her genuine passion for helping people and making lifelong connections with them, real estate was a natural career choice for Maria Duong. Maria’s longtime entrepreneurial aspirations and love for real estate compelled her to change course even when her earlier career took her down a different path.
Originally from San Diego, Maria’s experience growing up as a first-generation American with two refugee parents inspired her to always work hard and be grateful for every opportunity she had. Her sports background gave her a competitive edge and a determination to be the best in everything she tackles. Maria attended the University of Oregon, where she majored in business. It ignited her entrepreneurial drive, and she first launched a career as a restaurant and catering manager. Enjoying the human interactions and providing memorable customer experiences, Maria always gravitated toward the personal connections she made throughout her professional life.
The customer service capacity Maria immersed herself in, along with her robust problem-solving skills, prepared her for when she finally decided to become an agent. Two of Maria’s seven siblings are also licensed California agents who introduced her to real estate. With loyalty to her clients and dedication to every transaction, Maria leads with perseverance until she achieves what her clients want.
Maria has lived in the Bay Area since 2017. It was the first place she ever traveled to when she was younger. Maria instantly fell in love with its vibrant culture. She knew then that she would make it her home one day. When Maria takes a break from her job, she often enjoys her favorite hobbies, including cooking and playing golf.