Jen LeVea
2998 Douglas Blvd
Suite 125
Roseville, CA 95661
Mobile: (916) 549-0002 Fax: (916) 218-7510 Email Jen

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We just purchased our “forever” home in Carmichael with the help of Jen LeVea! We are repeat customers with Jen helping our daughter buy her first home this year as well. We knew after our daughter’s transactions that we would be calling Jen when we were ready to buy our next home. We cannot say enough about Jen as a realtor but also as a person of extraordinary character.

We started our search not quite knowing what we wanted. After working for a few weeks with Jen, with her guidance, we were able to narrow down our search and it took no time at all to find our new home.

Jen is always available for questions and concerns and her work ethic cannot be compared. With her negotiating skills, we were able to buy and close in 3 weeks!

We would recommend Jen LeVea as your go-to realtor and negotiator hands down. She will work for you and with you throughout the entire process.

Pat and Dwight Dorsey (Happy clients)


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I worked with Jen buying my house.  When we began she asked what I was looking for, my must haves, must not haves and things I could live with or without.  We also discussed my time frame of being in a home.  She made the process quick, enjoyable and completely painless.  I got the house I wanted, where I wanted and in the price range I wanted.  Everything happened just as we discussed at the start of the process and I would recommend Jen to anyone in the market to buy a home.  –Aaron Carberry


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Two things that I fear most in life are, Going to the dentist and purchasing a vehicle. 

So With that in mind, purchasing our second home was something that was extremely scary, not knowing if we could really do it. Plus dealing with an agent in the car business I figured would be about the same process, less than enjoyable.

With that in mind, I was introduced to Jen LeVea by my mortgage broker. We live 4 hours away and with no contacts up in the Sacramento area. 

I have to tell you, Jen is someone that I would purchase another home from without a second thought. She in very good at what she does. She called me on the phone and I told here our situation. We needed to purchase a rental unit for my son as he attended college, the area had to be safe, close to campus, quick in getting the deal done and something that would fit into our budget. Honestly I didn’t think she could pull it off. 

From the first day we spoke on the phone, I knew this lady was going to be a very good choice, she listened to our needs and immediately began to come up with a game plan.  In less than a day, I had received a call back, she was ready to have us come up and look at properties.

As we began to look at properties, we got to know each other better. I could tell right off the bat that she was trustworthy, honest and cared about our needs, not just to close a sale. I even looked on the web and found some houses that I thought looked good. She wouldn’t even consider showing me those properties, because of the locations.  They looked good, but she knows the area and how much we value the safety of my son and our future renters.  I have to tell you I was impressed. 

We came up with a home on the top edge of our budget which, I admit was scary, But Jen being Jen, said not to worry. She helped with the negotiation and price, which we offered much lower, she even had what I call tricks of the trade to help things run smoothly. The transaction was done in record time and keys were in our hands. Even the mortgage lender, which she worked extremely close with was impressed how smoothly the whole thing went.

So, if you’re looking for an agent that you can trust, someone that knows her craft inside and out, someone that follows through even after the sale. Then I would highly consider Jen LeVea to be your agent. You will not be disappointed.

Jeff & Dawn Dodd.


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Andrew and I just wanted to thank you for helping us find our first home, we couldn't be happier. Your knowledge of the area and the market, were a big help in making this decision and we felt like our needs were truly being met. We feel that your integrity, professionalism, and negotiating skills help make our dream come true which we are greatly appreciative . You were just the type of realtor we were looking for! 

We thank you again for all the late nights, weekends, and all around hard work you gave through the process. We hope to work with you again on that next dream home or maybe rental, in the future and would definitely recommend you to any fellow home buyers we come across. 

Sincerely,

Andrew, Katie and Lucas 


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Jen LeVea is fricken awesome. For a few weeks, this was the only phrase that would go through my mind. It’s clear to see why. Jen LeVea was more than a Realtor to us during this process, she was a friend. When we asked her for help on finding the right house for us, she delivered.

There were nine p.m. phone conferences, there was checking out houses in the pouring rain, and tireless research; all in the hunt for the house alone. We had no idea what we were doing, we were first time buyers. Jen didn’t mind though. She helped us step by step and took the time to make sure we knew what we were signing every time. She had our best interest at heart and wanted to genuinely help us find the perfect home for our family.

Jen walked us through the closing process and how to actually settle on the house. There are so many little steps that can trip you up during this stage of homeownership but Jen’s passion for her work and dedication to honesty helped it go through seamlessly. We are thankful to Jen for having such a wonderful heart and a natural skill for communication. Because of her, we have not only fallen in love with our first house, but we have also found our perfect home. Thank you Jen LeVea

Sincerely, The Helfand Family


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We were shopping for our first home in a bit of a hurry not to go too far past the end of our apartment lease in order reduce cost on the expensive month-to-month payment. It was our first home; we were fairly new to the neighborhood; we were in a hurry; the holidays were coming up; we were very anxious with many many questions and there was Jen LeVea -We had met months back during our casual look-around-the-neighborhood open house visit. We weren't serious about buying a home back then but she had kept in touch via email so when we were serious about buying we gave her a call, we're so glad that we did.

Through October and November, she made herself available on our schedule to go out to look at the houses we were interested in. It was our first time; we had no idea what to look for and what to avoid. We had a lot of changes in our search criteria but Jen was very patient with us giving her professional recommendations and guiding us through the process and made sure we were having fun during the house hunting adventure!

We finally found the one in December and in January we were in our new home. The loan and escrow process went on over the busy holidays and the new year but she made sure nothing fell through the cracks by keeping up with all parties involved in the process.

With Jen we felt very confident that things will turn out great and it did! We recommend Jen for anyone who's looking to buy a house. 

Thank you, Jen!

Brian & Yoonah Kim - Rocklin, CA


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I am a person that is usually not at a loss for words, but I find myself struggling where to start when describing Jen LeVea. This was my first home buying experience and I was pretty overwhelmed. I am a single woman going through the process on my own and Jen was referred to me by a co-worker.
 
They say that buying a home is one of the most stressful things you can do in life. While there were stressful times, knowing she was there by my side and I was in good hands alleviated a lot of that. Jen was always very informative and made sure I was looped in on everything going on as well as educating me along the way.
 
My search wasn't easy as I had some very specific things I was looking for. Jen never once showed signs of giving up or sacrificing what I truly wanted. The house I am in now was the greatest decision of the process with choosing Jen LeVea as my realtor a very close second. She is a woman of honesty, integrity and an unparalleled knowledge of the industry...truly in a league of her own.
 
I would recommend Jen for any buying or selling real estate needs and wouldn't even think of going to anyone else for my next transaction. She is truly the best in her field
 
Erin Wilson

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Our Realtor Jen LeVea had already demonstrated her extraordinary skills as a prospector in locating our first house back in 2008; and had shown unreal skill as a selling agent – and, to be fair, mental health counselor – in early 2016.  After having guided us through the often roiling waters of real estate selling, this talented Realtor took on the next challenge: purchasing our next home.

For us, Jen LeVea is a friend…an advocate…and a skilled negotiator.  These attributes would be put to considerable test in this process.  Our plan was to downsize from a two-story, four bed, two-plus bath 2200-square foot home on a sizeable lot…and looking towards a smaller, more compact, single-story property.

The “wish list” we gave Jen and the budget we gave her to work with would have made a lot of less-seasoned agents weep in despair:  three bedrooms; two baths; a “decent-sized” yard; and all of it in a great neighborhood with growth potential.  Complicating matters was a VERY specific set of geographic restrictions…we knew where we WOULD live, and where we would NOT.

Over a course of six weeks, Jen skillfully sought and showed over two dozen properties, with a unique approach initially:  we saw homes in places we had ruled out, in an effort to hone in on “the one.”  As it happened, “the one” turned out to be a 1485-square foot bungalow style home in a phenomenal rural neighborhood, with the exact amenities we were seeking…

And, then, we walked in.  The promising exterior gave way to a desperately neglected interior…in need of more than just a little “TLC.”  And for the asking price, there was great hesitancy to proceed – at least from us.  Jen was undeterred.

The message that followed was “patience.”  Patience while Jen artfully negotiated a price that was exactly on point with our budget.  Patience while Jen searched all over Placer and Sacramento Counties to wrangle experienced tradespeople to perform (what could best be called) a miracle on the interior of this little dream home.

We signed the purchase agreement July 6, 2016.  On August 5, 2016, we took possession.  And on September 10, 2016, we became permanent residents of the house we fell in love with in the Spring.  And all because our Realtor…our Advocate…our FRIEND – a word we use very sparingly…held our hands and wiped the sweat from our oft-furrowed brow. 

Not every Realtor is a “hands-on” champion for their Client.  Not every Realtor has the connections, the skills, and the humanity to make the arduous endurable.  Not every Realtor invests all of their intellectual and emotional energies to make another person’s dreams a reality.

Not every Realtor…is Jen LeVea.  We encourage you – in the strongest possible way - to learn this for yourself. 

 

STEPHEN & FRANCINE GOSS
Roseville, California


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To my friend Jen, you are an amazing realtor and more importantly, an amazing person.
 
I never purchased a home before and I had no Idea how arduous and barrier ridden the process could be.  As I was trying to make a change in my life in finally reuniting my family after 6 years of separation, it was important for me to have a new place to symbolize a new start as well.  We searched many places and was close on a few.  There was some letdowns, but you did not let me give in to despair even though I had so much personal things going like my family immigration issues, or technically being homeless, or some of the other things that went wrong all at the same time. 
 
I want to thank you for not letting me give up, working with me, being hands-on, determined, dedicated, honest, and most of all caring.  I felt that you actually cared about me and my personal situation and that you wanted to help me to achieve the American dream of being a first time home owner.  This whole process has taught me a lot about myself that's for sure.  
 
As I write this to you, my family will be here in less than a day and I am excited and nervous at the same time.  I can say though without any hesitation that I am satisfied with the home that you helped me find and that my family will have a beautiful place to call home and build a life.  For that and more my family and I thank you.  All the best to you and I look forward to seeing you again down the road as I consider you a good friend
 
Thank you!  Cory Jarvis

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This is a story about a person of rare integrity and character.  This is about our friend and Realtor, Jen LeVea.

We first met Jen in 2008 while searching for our first home with another Realtor. One home we had particularly fallen in love with was listed as a “short sale.”  Being new in real estate, and without much knowledge, we leaned on our then-agent to educate us.  We were taught everything this agent knew…and submitted an offer.  Three days later, when documents finally arrived, we had more questions.  Unfortunately, there were few (if any) answers.  And for weeks following, nothing.  Phone calls went unreturned; questions went unanswered; and no other houses were seen.

After two weeks of near total silence, we drove back out to the home and looked at the listing agent’s name.  We made a phone call that – in a very real and long-lasting way - changed our lives.  On the other end of the phone was Jen LeVea, who spent 20 minutes explaining how “short sales” work; what a Realtor is expected to do; what a Buyer is expected to do; and how the two should form a partnership of open communication and managed expectations.

By the end of the call, we had a new Realtor…and we never looked back.  In the weeks that followed, we saw dozens of properties and wrote many offers…each explained thoroughly.  We can’t count how many homes we walked through…Jen taught us to expect that.  We can’t count how many offers we wrote - and how many were rejected…Jen taught us to expect that.  We lost a lot of sleep and experienced the emotional “roller coaster”…Jen taught us to expect that.

In due time, the call came:  “I have a house for you!”  In the days following, Jen walked us through the financing process…helped us get the property inspected and appraised…and took us step-for-step from renters to buyers.  August 30, 2008…we went home.

Fast forward to February 2016…now as “empty nesters,” we renewed our professional relationship with Jen.  Now it was Jen’s turn to educate us about the selling process and, once again, there was our friend and trusted ally.  We staged our home; repaired, cleaned and painted every inch of our home; and made it “move-in” ready – and every step of the way, Jen was teaching, calming, guiding, advising and, often as not, working side-by-side through the physical process.  We had a shared goal: top dollar for our home.  In less than four weeks on the market at the highest price-point in the area…our house was SOLD - at OUR ASKING PRICE!

Now, as we write this, we begin the other side of the process…buying our next home.  With Jen once again as our advocate, our Agent, and – most importantly – our friend.

In business, integrity is EVERYTHING.  Jen LeVea is a person of unquestionable, unwavering integrity.  Jen will NEVER tell you what you WANT to hear, but she’ll always tell you what you NEED to know – in detail, in plain English, and with an eye focused on the “big picture.”  In Jen, you have a rock-solid force whose experience, integrity, connections and expertise will make one of the most stressful processes of anyone’s life easier to bear, and ultimately more lucrative. 

Jen is an advocate…a partner…a leader…and in simple terms, she’s the BEST IN THE BUSINESS.  And it’s not close.  When you’re in business with Jen LeVea, you’re in business with an experienced professional who holds your best interests close to her heart…and puts all of her energy into making your dreams and ambitions come to fruition.

We cannot recommend Jen enough.  Spend 15 minutes with her…and you’ll begin to understand.

 

With great appreciation,

FRANCINE & STEPHEN GOSS


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Dear Jen,

I am writing to let you know how much I appreciated your wonderful job selling the condo owned by my organization. I would recommend you highly to anyone else in the Sacramento (or any) area who wants to buy or sell a property.

On the first day we met, our organization had put together an interview team for realtors. You were one of three realtors we had asked to present their plan to us. You came with a very comprehensive and well-thought-out marketing strategy, complete with social media and online advertising. The team endorsed you unanimously.

We then proceeded to have lengthy discussions about how to get the best price for the property. We looked at the comps in the area and in the building and it was clear that the non-renovated units were sitting on the market while the updated ones were selling quickly for up to $50,000 more. Based on this data, we decided that we needed to do significant renovation – replacing the tub and tile surround, re-tiling the shower in the second bathroom, replacing both toilets with energy efficient models, re-carpeting the bedrooms, replacing the ceiling lights with LED models, and replacing some appliances. In addition, the property needed a good cleaning for showing and it needed staging. Because I live 500 miles away, it was difficult for me to get bids from contractors. I was there for one meeting, but you got bids from two other contractors. You found a very reasonable but very conscientious contractor and we signed the contract with him.

You then supervised the work in the property, checking daily on the progress and following up if the work was lagging or not being done well. In one instance, the tiles were not installed properly, you pointed it out to the contractor and he tore them out and did them again. It was your relationship with him that made that happen. The work took a little longer because there were plumbing problems that had to be rectified by the management. You took care of that also. I didn’t have to do anything. This was a great relief to me. And then at one point, the neighbors next door brought a pit bull into their property and it lunged at the workers from their balcony. You had to write multiple letters to the management demanding that the dog be removed. And, most amazing of all, you scrubbed the grout between the floor tiles yourself – this was way beyond the call of duty but you felt that no one had done it to the standard that you needed to sell the house. In addition, after the work was done, you personally helped to get rid of extra furniture and linens (at my request) before the house was staged.

When the house was updated and ready for staging, you set up the appointment with the stager and supervised the work so that the house looked stunning. It was like a completely different property.

When the house did go on the market, it sold in one day. The buyer sent in a low counter-offer and we decided to hold firm, and we got the price we had decided on based on your data.

Most of all, Jen, I enjoyed working with you. You are always upbeat. You buckle down and work without complaining. From the very beginning of our relationship, you were more of a friend than a realtor, even though you are a very good businesswoman. I have years of experience with real estate – I have bought and sold more than ten houses over the past 46 years and I manage four properties – but you are the hardest-working and most congenial realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I recommend you enthusiastically and I would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering choosing you as their realtor.

Sincerely,

Lynette Nyaggah


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Dear Jen:

The professionalism and devotion you demonstrated in the selling of my property was exceptional. I wanted to share my experience and doubt any other realtor replicate.

When my now passed mother was initially planning to move in August of 2012'. I began to research a possible realtor online. Based on reviews and area of focus, I sent you an email inquiry. After some emailing and good follow-up, it was determined that my mother would decide to delay the move. Fast forward 2 years and my mother's unfortunate passing. I decided to reconnect with you. You were sensitive to the situation and allowed us to gradually begin the process and did what you could on the back-end to research and assess the property. Again very responsive, I was surprised and yet skeptical because of not having worked with a realtor who expressed such enthusiasm and involvement. My impression of realtors is that they were fairly hands off. As the process progressed I realized that this was not the case with you. I realized I had selected an ideal realtor to facilitate the selling of the property. Some of the characteristics that stood out with you were as follows:

Extremely Knowledgeable: Not only were you knowledgeable of the property location, you were well versed in understanding negotiations and the specific terms of conditions of selling a home. So much so, that you were even going as far as to educating the buyers realtor who appeared to have nowhere near your experience or skill level. You were very articulate and had so much knowledge that I couldn't help but feel confident in working with you. You answered all questions and addressed all my initial concerns before, during, and after the process without cause for doubt. Your answers were clear and concise and your timing to take action on issues were immediate and impeccable, thank you!

Honesty: You were very honest, alleviating any concerns or addressing them expeditiously and the way you addressed questions and/or concerns projected confidence not just in the answers but in tone. Again, reaffirming that the right decision was made in choosing you as the realtor.

Integrity: Throughout the process, my interests were always of focus. I did not have any doubts as to your decisions and that was proven time and time again throughout the process.

Hands-On: This is where you definitely set yourself apart. When I was advised that you were actually involved in the preparation of the actual property, I was pleasantly surprised. I don't think any realtor would have personally gotten their hands dirty to assist in ensuring the selling of a property. The landscaping to the backyard and cleanup you provided was significant improvement. Massive kudos for the unexpected, but very welcome work ethic.

Pride of Workmanship: You demonstrated the pride and enthusiasm you have in your work. It showed all of the above mentioned, especially being hands-on. Simply amazing!

Needless to say, upon close of escrow and even before. I was already asking, that when it came time, if you would be able to assist us in the selling of our home. Unfortunately and rightly so, realtors are best utilized in the local area of which they reside but even then you were willing to research and find a reputable realtor in our area when needed. Thank you again for making the process stress free and educational. Your over a decade of experience, definitely showed and was clearly demonstrated! I highly recommend your expertise and knowledge to anyone in the market to sell their home.

R. Rosello.


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My goal is to make the process of buying or selling a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you.  See what my clients have said about my real estate services...

“I honestly feel that any firm or company that hires her will be very fortunate because she will be a great asset to the company”  -Ruben T. Briones, P.E.

“You'd be hard pressed to find an agent more dedicated than Miss LeVea”  -Sheri Pulis, CTM Area 84 Governor (2002-2003), Division H, District 39, Toastmasters International

“She has a strong sense of wanting to see any issue through to it's successful conclusion, and always searched for an improved way to accomplish the task”  -Dennis Guerra, Associate

"You found us a great house, with a pool in a great neighborhood...but more important, you found it in our price range"  -Kenny & Declan Barton

“Thank you so much for all of your time, patience, hard work and willingness to accommodate our time and needs.  You did a great job”  -Neil Vann & Hillary Rosario, Ruth Vann

“I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me”  -Trudy Gross

She does what she says she'll do”  -Justin & Valerie Martin

I'm still in shock; I can't believe you sold our house before it hit the market”  -Paul & Sandi Salinas

"Thank you for making the sale of my mothers' mobile home an easy transition during a difficult time"  -Floyd Wells

"Honestly speaking, Jen is a one stop shop.  From Realtor to lender, insurance, home inspection to title company...She even hired a mover for us"  -Mr. & Mrs. Mahmood

"It was just like the RE/MAX commercial where the lady in the RE/MAX balloon finds you while on vacation to tell you that you got the house; ironically, Jen called just as we were checking into our hotel while on vacation"  -Nelson & Jennifer Espinoza

"This was our third transaction with Jen, we'll never use anyone else"  -Justin & Valerie Martin

"Jen is organized.  She showed us many houses that fit our financial needs, but none we enjoyed.  Then she took us to one of her listings that was renovated.  Unfortunately, it was out of our price range.  Beyond our expectations, Jen negotiated with the seller and mortgage broker to meet our
financial needs.  We got the house!  Thank you, Jen!"  -Matt & Stacey

"You found us a fixer with a profit margin that would allow us to become investors.  We'll continue to work with you"  -Janna Winnim & Joe Solbolewski

"Jen, you are awesome"  -Pat Rodgers-Sabatke  -Coldwell Banker Diez & Leis

"Jen sold our house before it hit the market with no sign in the yard.  She stayed on top of everything during a very difficult closing.  This agent is very efficient and made things move quickly.  I would rate the overall service as excellent.  Your company has a friendly staff & professional agents.  I would describe Jen as being an expert in Market Conditions, Responsive, Strong Negotiator & and an Expert in the transaction.  She deserves Realtor of the Year"  -Pat & Charelene Patrick

"Jen, it was a journey I'll not soon forget.  Thank you"  -Blanca Diaz  -Realty World

"I'm a single mom of five kids new to the area.  I needed a lot of bedrooms & requested a pool.  I only had a few hundred thousand to spend.  After looking at everything on the market, you went the extra mile and found me what I requested.  Even though it was out of my price range, you negotiated with the sellers to not only come down in price, but to pay so much of my closing expenses, that it only cost $600 out of my pocket.  I will tell everyone what you've given to my family and refer you every chance I get"  -Your new friend, Jody Acuna & family

"It was a pleasure to work with you"  -Doug Jones  -Jones House Real Estate

"I want to thank you for all your hard work in getting our house sold.  You really saved us.  I will recommend you to anyone we know looking for a realtor.  Take care"   -Jesse & Christina Edwards 

"Kudos to you and your team. Thank you again Jen for all of your hard work and time dedicated to this project for nearly a year. We appreciate you and your team and wouldn't hesitate to pass on our recommendation to anyone in need of a great realtor.  All the best to you" -Randy and Vicky

"Thanks Jen, It's nice to work with someone as good a me" -Lisa Welsh Arda Real Estate

"Thank you Jen, I didn't realize how hard it would be.  Thank you for not giving up!" -Patty & Conrad

"Thanks a million Jen, I will look forward to working with you anything, you are a great agent!" - Ricky Delgado Re/Max Gold



I will look forward to working with you anytime.