After moving to the United States twenty-four years ago, Bing Li was working a successful career in medical research at Emory University, while back in China, Bing had worked as an anesthesiologist. But, it wasn’t until she found herself helping an out-of-state friend source a home in the Atlanta area that she realized what her true calling was and soon after, Bing became a licensed real estate agent. Fast forward to today, ten years later, and Bing has crafted a flourishing career as a real estate agent with Chapman Hall Realty, where she is a top producer and #2 in volume for 2016. There, Bing determinedly delivers her clients’ goals, no matter how big or small, steadfastly pursuing her professional passion each and every day.
Working primarily in the Gwinnett, North Fulton, and Atlanta areas, Bing’s drivers are her commitment to her work, understanding the diligence required to succeed, and her uncompromising love for what she does. Considering her business is based almost entirely on referrals, Bing’s devotion to quality client care is paramount. Not only does she stay accessible at all hours, but Bing also employs deep reserves of patience, no matter what goals a buyer or seller may be pursuing. “Whether I’m working with a $50,000 home or a $500,000 home, I never rush my clients and always give them the personal attention they deserve,” Bing recounts. “You have to love your career and have a passion for what you do, and this business is all about people. I love meeting people from all different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. It’s a challenge, but I like that challenge.”
Much of Bing’s business comes from international clients, which requires a high level of communication in order for all parties involved to be successful. With manifold experience in that arena, Bing’s forthcoming and patient nature endears her to clients and other agents she comes into contact with, allowing her network of referrals to continue to grow. What’s more, Bing makes modern use of digital listing platforms and social media to keep in touch with clients both past and potential, keenly aware of the integral role that technology plays in today’s real estate commerce. Likewise, Bing has little trouble keeping up with former clients, as it’s not uncommon to stay involved in their everyday lives, whether sending a text message or e-mail, or making a personal call just to check in.
While the transition from anesthesiologist to real estate agent might sound uncommon, to Bing successful career folk are similar in plenty of ways, no matter what fields they belong to. “This work is complex, and challenging,” she reflects. “I’ve worked other career paths before, but it was this one that I really fell in love with, for all its challenges, and because I’m able to meet and help so many different people along the way.”
Extending her spirit of service to her local community, Bing takes part in a variety of civic and charitable causes. Foremost, Bing donates her resources to the Sino-USA Next Generation Foundation, making yearly donations that support five low-income students in rural China, covering their academic expenses from elementary school until their completion of high school. While her work dominates much of her days, in her free hours Bing enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her two daughters—one already off at college.
Looking ahead, Bing has plans to continue to grow her business, with hopes to expand her social media and digital presence, make connections with new clients, and continue to develop her brand. She also has ambitions to expand to more commercial real estate work, a market she’s already begun to tap into through local partnerships. With a decade of experience in real estate already under her belt, and a thriving passion for all that she does—delivering transactional results as well as guiding clients toward their dream homes—the future ahead for Bing Li is sure to be filled with many more successes to come.