“wicked smart but does not speak Klingon”
An unapologetic tech geek and sci-fi fan who proudly sports a not entirely useful Apple Watch, is slightly OCD about details that matter, and loves to laugh. Mostly at herself. Kendyl is the founder, visionary and mentor for DIGGS.
What is your name and where are you from?
I am Kendyl Jue Young- the Jue part is important if you knew my Mom- an iconic Glendale Realtor of the 70’s-2000. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and I am the 4th generation of my family born in California. Until recently I often joked I had not been east of the I-5.
What is you background and how does that help your clients?
Ha! My background is Real Estate! My mother was a local Realtor and I had only a very short, unfortunate, stint with a huge Blue Chip company right out of college. Turns out I am not particularly employable, but my blunt and honest way of speaking is fantastic for my clients. I’ll praise your smart decisions, but I’ll also tell you when you are being short sighted. I’d rather suffer your immediate potential irritation in exchange for your long term happiness. I also am an obsessive learner. I’ve been to more seminars, read more books and enjoyed more continuous professional coaching than any Realtor I know. I like using that know how to my client’s advantage.
Why did you decide to make Real Estate your career?
The short answer isn’t very nice. Or noble, for that matter. I was hating my corporate job and shopping for a house. Every Realtor I met was an idiot. Ok, it was only 2 or 3 Realtors but, still. Total nitwits. I figured if they were making a living (youthful assumptions!) then I would make a killing. To be fair, I was 22 at the time. I also felt that helping people into a home had to feel better than selling cake mix. I was right on both counts and have never looked back.
Do you have a special skill, talant or language that will help a DIGGS client?
I am nearly the only person in this town who speaks just one language. I would consider myself handicapped, but I do speak English extraordinarily well. As to skills or talant? Um, I am a great teacher. I love making the complex seem simple and to cut out all the bullshit so my clients just focus on the essential facts they need to make good decisions. Oh, and I am very entertaining. Some would consider that a valuable skill….
What is your most unusual hobby, interest or life experience?
Curious minds experience a lot of different things- I am no exception, there. I’ve done classic Chinese dance, lived the Drum and Bugle Corp life, played Taiko Drums, met my husband, a native Californian, in an illegal Taiwanese Disco… but I do have one fun and unusual story.
I come from a blended family. When I was born my mother thought to name me Kendall (Jue). The doctor cautioned against this, as he knew of another Kendall Jue in the area- a boy of about 8 years. Mother decided to keep the name but change the spelling to Kendyl. Fast forward 2 years and my Mother’s mischeviouos friends set her up on a blind date with a widower with her same last name. Who turned out to have a son, 8 years older than me, named Kendall…. So, yeah. My bother is also named Kendall….