Moving north to Bainbridge Island with my husband and young daughters was an attainment of a goal for our family. We were looking for a change of pace and after our first visit to the island we were smitten with the water, the mountains, the ferry and most of all, the friendliness of the community.
Leaving behind family, fond memories, and city life in Northern California, we headed for the Pacific Northwest, and experienced firsthand what it is like to relocate your lives with young children.
Today, over a decade later, I love living and working in real estate on the island and my husband enjoys his virtually stress-free bike commute into Seattle on the ferry.
We selected Bainbridge Island as our home for many reasons, one major reason being the school district. We feel good about our kids going to safe, small, quality schools.
I grew up in the San Francisco East Bay and then attended UC Davis, majoring in English and Anthropology. After UC Davis, I earned my MA in Education at Sacramento State University. After college, my husband and I lived in Davis and then eventually settled in the Land Park Neighborhood of Sacramento.
My first career was teaching and writing. I feel that my ten plus years as a middle school and high school English teacher and teacher-trainer prepared me for the ever-changing world of real estate. I am great at multi-tasking, am keen on technology, have more patience than the average gal, and have the intrinsic desire to continually keep learning, especially about the world of real estate.
Before moving to Bainbridge Island, I also sold real estate in the Sacramento Metro Area for two years.
I admit that I am obsessed with houses and unique properties. I have the most experience working with families new to the island and I enjoy helping them make their transition to island life.
I am a full-time agent who is conscientious, honest, organized, prompt, and ethical. My style is low pressure and I listen to my clients. I understand that the real estate market is an ever-changing animal. I am constantly reading and studying the market, especially the unique Seattle/Bainbridge Island market.
I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, a Certified Negotiation Expert and a Managaing Broker. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Kitsap County Association of Realtors. In short, I take a lot of classes and keep up with the current laws and trends.
Yes, you want an agent who can find you the perfect house, and I sincerely enjoy that part of the job. However, I understand that you also want an agent who can construct a contract that protects your best interests. I take that aspect of my job quite seriously. As your Realtor, I respect that you are entrusting me with your time, your money, and your home.
If my background, skills, and style fit your needs, I look forward to working with you.
I consider living on this beautiful island a privilege. I am grateful that my profession allows me to give back to the island. After the close of each transaction, I enjoy donating a portion of my commission to island housing, school and land organizations. The bulk of my donations have gone to the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Bainbridge Schools Foundation, and Helpline House. I am grateful for my clients and I enjoy thanking them by improving the quality of life for everyone who calls Bainbridge Island home.
If you want to know even more about me, what I do and where I live, visit my website/blog at www.jenniferpells.com