Though enough has been told and written about success born of grit and hard work, the success story of Olivia Hsu Decker is not the one that can be retold. It is a rags-to-riches story of struggle and triumph that shows how determination, confidence and perseverance can get you in life.
A Chinese, born in Shanghai, Ms. Decker ran away from her country's repressive communist regime to San Francisco in 1975. In 1979, she started her career in real estate in which she nurtured her talents.
Her profound desire for beauty and graceful living helped her earn a wealth of clientele and influence. Her client base includes the famous celebrity stars like Sharon Stone, Amy Tan, Lenny Kravitz and Andre Agassi.
The Insight of Decker
As the owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty, Ms. Decker has a good insight into handling expensive luxury homes. Her understanding of the luxury property market and her commitment to serving her clients has helped her have the most substantial client base in luxury homes.
She is known to be an extraordinary seller of multi-million dollar homes and is rightly recognized by The Chronicle as “Perhaps the nation’s best known residential real estate broker”. She is today at the top after 10 years of business with more than twelve properties listed for sale. The most prominent one being tennis star Andre Agassi’s Tiburon estate offered at $21,000,000.
She started her career as a real estate broker and later joined Merrill Lynch to become a top agent selling luxury homes. Specializing in international real estate from University of Oxford, England in 1990, Ms. Decker is known for her effective marketing programs of quality and comprehensiveness.
She owns two historic and luxurious chateaux in France - Chateau Grimaldi in Aix-en-Provence and Chateau Villette near Paris. To top it all, Chateau Villette was offered for a huge sum to use as a filming location for the film “The Da Vinci Code”.
Her immense knowledge of luxury homes and their history has earned her fame all round the world and that eventually led her to embark on a new entrepreneurial venture of offering luxury property on rentals for vacation and other occasions like wedding, corporate meetings, cooking, Da Vinci Code tour programs, etc.
Being a woman of unmatched success, Ms. Decker has been featured in a number of media like New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, London Sunday Times, Forbes.com, CNBC, Shanghai Talk and many others.