Peter Tao

    Peter Tao

    CalDRE #01348092


    Peter's lived in the SF Peninsula since 1996 after graduating with an MBA from Columbia Business School. Peter's has affinity to real estate in appreciating the tangible details of people's most important purchase in their lives led him to earning his real estate license in 2002. Peter takes tremendous pride in making his Seller's sale process as stress free as possible while maximizing value, and helping his Buyers educate, prepare, find and ultimately win in the highly competitive SF Peninsula market. Other agents want to work with Peter based on his reputation in getting his clients totally educated and prepared in the marketplace and being able to successful and efficiently close deals on time.

    Real Estate Awards and Expertise

    Peter is proud of his impeccable reputation with Coldwell Banker in working with sellers and buyers. Although he has attained many company awards, he is most proud that his business is 95% referrals from his clients, friends, former colleagues and others who trusts him with their most important financial and personal purchase. He consistently ranks as a top producing agent for Coldwell Banker within the SF Peninsula and globally. Some of his awards include International President's Circle, International Diamond Society, and International Sterling Society.

    Clients value Peter's analytical style, a unique perspective in seeing the potential in properties/neighborhoods, a world class negotiating ability, and an attention to detail that clients value and other agents desire to work with. If you want to work with a Realtor who i) wins deals for Buyers in competitive market, and/or ii) prepare, market, negotiate and optimize price while minimizing risk for Sellers, while articulating the pros and cons of various choices to ensure you are most comfortable with all decisions, then Peter is the right realtor for you.

    You can read Peter's blog on SF Bay real estate from an analytical/investment perspective in today's rapidly changing real estate market at Please also "like" Peter's Facebook page at

    Real estate organization memberships include National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, San Mateo County Association of Realtors. CalBRE #01348092


    Columbia University, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance and Strategic Management

    University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance and Marketing

    Community Service

    National Junior Basketball (NJB) Sequoia Chapter, Chapter Director/President, 2013 to Present

    Belmont - Redwood Shores School District, Volunteer of many district, non-profit foundation, and school initiatives, 2008 to 2020

    NJB and Ralston Middle School, Head/Assistant Basketball Coach, 2012 to 2020

    AYSO Soccer, Head Coach, 2008 to 2014

    Columbia Business School, Alumni Admissions Interviewer, 1996 to Present


    Proud father of two amazing children, wife of 20+ years, and loyal Australian Labradoodle named Tomo

    Love playing basketball, camping, wine tasting, coaching youth sports, and exploring new cultures

    Traveled to 26 countries in the world and 25 states in USA

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Ranked #6 out of 60+ agents in CB office in 2016
    • International Sterling Society in 2013 to 2015
    • International Diamond Society in 2016 as a top 5% agent globally

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