Karen Xu, founder of Anew Elite Realty, is a leading real estate professional in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Her extensive local knowledge, savvy marketing prowess, broad technical skills, and unwavering dedication to clients have made her a top 100 producing agent in Santa Clara County. She has helped countless clients achieve their real estate goals and consistently closed $25 to $50 million every year since 2013. With 85% of business coming from referrals, Karen proves that putting the client first is a winning strategy.
Born in China, Karen has always had an independent streak. She left home at 13 to attend boarding school, and at 18, she moved to Dubai to work as a waitress, seeking adventure and wanting to see the world. After Dubai, Karen went to Switzerland to attend a prestigious hotel school before coming to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and business administration from Washington State University.
Karen moved to the Bay Area in 1998, and within a year, purchased her first condominium on a $29,000 salary. This daring move sparked her lifelong passion for real estate, and she started working as a real estate agent in 2009. Since then, she’s become a licensed real estate broker, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR®), Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) specialist, and member of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® and Santa Clara County Association of Realtors®. She also holds an MBA from San Jose State University.
Karen offers a full suite of services for buyers, sellers, and investors, including staging, repairing, coordinating subcontractors, remodeling, redesigning, renting, flipping, and construction. Thanks to her years of international living, Karen has the ability to understand and work with people from all cultural backgrounds. Anyone can benefit from her expertise, from first-time homebuyers to business-savvy real estate investors. A master negotiator and data analyst seasoned through years of corporate experience, Karen ensures her clients get the best deals. Her deep local knowledge and marketing know-how enable her to achieve a perfect 100% of listings sold, and she has a long list of happy buyers.
Executive Circle Award and Top 10% Producer, 2011-2013
Top 1% Producer, 2014
Top 300 producing agents in Santa Clara County, 2015–2019
Top 100 producing agents in Santa Clara County, 2020
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR®)
Certified HAFA specialist (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative)