Helen Kao (President) left Yokohama, Japan, with her family to immigrate to Fort Lee, NJ in 1973. Helen rapidly assimilated into the Asian community in New Jersey and recognized Bergen County as a major area of development for home owners and investors.

Helen worked long days, seven days a week to build an impressive clientele of major Japanese corporations, Chinese investors, and first-time home owners. As one of the first Asian real estate agents in the area, Helen was instrumental in building a vibrant and diverse community in Bergen County.

With Helen’s strong work ethic, commitment to service, and the loyalty of her clientele, Realty International has grown from 5 sales agents to a strong team of 15. She always demanded honesty, integrity, hard work, and commitment to serving the needs of customers. These values are the basis of the strong reputation the company now enjoys.




Judy Kao (Principal Broker of Record) joined her mother at Realty International in 1986. She completed her college studies at Georgetown University with Bachelor of Science, then earned post-graduate degrees from New York University (M.B.A.), and Rutgers Criminal School of Law (J.D.).

Judy studied in Japan (Keio University), Hong Kong (Chinese University of Hong Kong), and France (Haute Etude Commerciale) during her College and graduate school years. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and French. After working as a buyer in the retail industry and an international banking officer, she joined the real estate industry where her passion and her true interest were.