bio/charlottechang

About

Charlotte Chang is a real estate sales and marketing professional with extensive business experience, creative marketing flair, and outstanding interpersonal skills. Charlotte combines these skills with her deep understanding of both American and Asian culture, language, and real estate business practices to offer a unique skillset in Pacific Northwest real estate. Born and raised in Taiwan, Charlotte grew up learning art, music, and creative recycling/reuse from her mother. Whether it was converting old clothing into new by sewing together bits and pieces, or finding used treasures of furniture and jewelry which others overlooked, Charlotte’s mother inspired her to create art and look for beauty in the most unexpected places. Her Mother’s love of music, art, recycling, and fashion inspired Charlotte to be an artist, illustrator, and a designer at an early age. When Charlotte moved to USA 36 years ago, her love of art and fashion evolved into the academic study of fine art and design. She earned a BFA in Art and Design from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and a MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University in Florida. Charlotte applied her skills in art and design working as a web and creative designer for such customers as the IEEE, Certicom, Attain Marketing, Global Emergency Resources, Soleratec, Security World Magazine, and many more. Charlotte additionally brings a broad set of business experiences to Cascade Sothebys. From starting and running a wireless video technology business as CEO for over 12 years; to making private investments in real estate; to managing rental properties; to staging properties for sale; to remodeling homes; to managing renovations Charlotte has a wealth of varied business experience. Of course Charlotte also has great life experiences including being a home owner; raising a family of 5 children; leading the Central Coast Chinese Cultural Association as President; sponsoring local art festivals; raising money for women’s shelters; teaching children’s Chinese language and culture classes; and even being a guest lecturer for Cal Poly’s MBA program. Being a first-generation immigrant, Charlotte bridges American and Asian cultures, providing language, business, and cultural interpretation to her clients and partners. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals by providing understanding, communication, trust and confidence. Charlotte is also a certified Earth Advantage Broker on smart homes and a certified ADU specialist. Charlotte speaks fluent in Mandarin and English. She lives in Southwest Portland with her husband, Bob and her Schnauzer Stuey.