Member Spotlight: Jane Allen, Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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June 19, 2018

Tell us about your company.

Coldwell Banker, whose parent company, NRT, LLC has been the #1 Real Estate Company for the past 21 years as reported by RealTrends.

What products or services does your business provide?

I am a full time, career Realtor with Coldwell Banker.  I have been in the business for over 30 years, as an agent, an investor, a flipper, and a property manager.  Being a full time career agent means that I am available for you, the client, when you need me.  According to the the California Association of Realtors, 76% of licensed agents do less than 5 transactions per year; they do real estate as a hobby.  I will not only help you find your next home and/or sell your current home, but even more importantly, help you through the escrow process, providing you with all of the knowledge and information you need to sail through with the least amount of stress.

What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?

I think my favorite story is about a single mom who was considering purchasing a condo. One day I called her to check in with her progress in getting pre-approved with a lender, and she told me that she had been responsible for a kitchen fire in her apartment, and her landlord was holding her wholly responsible for the repairs, which amounted to thousands of dollars.  My first thought was, surely the landlord had insurance that would cover such repairs, so I put her in touch with a real estate attorney who was a former client of mine.  The next time I checked in with her, she was so so so happy, because my attorney client had told her exactly how to proceed with the landlord, and she had gotten her kitchen repairs completely done with only $1600 out of her pocket.  She was ecstatic and thanked me profusely for helping her out.  You know, she never even purchased a home, but we still talk periodically as I check on her and her boys.

Tell us an interesting fact about your business.

My Rancho Bernardo office is filled to the brim with awesome wonderful people. We honor one another and we honor our veterans, of which I am one...old Navy Nurse! :-)

What tips/advice can you offer that is related to your business' industry?

The first step in purchasing a home is to talk honestly with a lender to find out what amount of loan you can qualify.  That provides an accurate picture of the purchasing power you have for a home!

And if you are selling your home, let me help you determine the improvements that make sense to maximize the value of your home.  Homes that are updated and in pristine condition sell for way more money!

 


For more information on Jane Allen, Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential, please visit their website at www.janeallenrealestate.com.

 
Contact:
Jane Allen, Realtor
(858) 775-5900