Linda Chang

Profession: Realtor
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Position: Top Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker, San Marino, California

You can hardly blame Linda Chang for having gotten used to being number one. She was ranked number one in her company for 11 years running, earning $250,000 to $300,000 a year, year after year. In 1994 she was ranked number one in the Los Angeles region and in 1995 she was rankednumber one in the San Gabriel Valley. “Real estate sales requires commitment, knowledge and hard work,” she explains, but adds, “Of course, there is always a degree of chance.”

She has shone since first joining Coldwell Banker after spending three years teaching in Watts. Her fellow sales associates promptly chose her as “Rookie of the Year”. “When you’re successful, it motivates you,” says Chang.

Chang earned a B.A. and her teaching credential from UCLA where she put to daily use her “hard work” philosophy. She is married to Dr. Hollis Chang, an orthopedic surgeon, and has two sons — Blair, a model, and Brent, who recently worked with the Olympic committee in Atlanta.