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Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Definitely an early bird, but not by choice. Our cat, Percy, has decided that breakfast must be served at 5:30 am.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • I get amazing food and wine at home. My wife, Donna, is an incredible cook.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Frida Kahlo and Barack Obama, in no particular order.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • ‘Don’t ask permission, ask forgiveness.’ (attributed to no one in particular). And ‘I’ll be fine and dandy, just like a rock candy Christmas’ (Dolly Parton).
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • A rusted, barnacled 14-inch metal pipe that is engraved with the word ‘Lucky’ on it. I found it on the beach at the Albany Bulb.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do in life. You can do anything you set your mind to.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • I was showing a listing with a concrete bunker-basement. It was totally empty except for 2 things left on a shelf: a box enclosing a wedding dress that had been sealed against moths by a dry cleaner in 1953 and which remained sealed until I found it. Right next to the wedding dress was a shotgun. Creepy!

Jeanine Weller

Realtor

925.200.3857

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DRE: 01234685

In 1998, armed with a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, a decade as a marketing consultant for design firms, five years as an independent fine artist and mother to two young boys (now 28 and 30), I leapt into the world of real estate. I started my Realtor career in Lafayette and Orinda, moved to Oakland/Berkeley and now I am expanding my business to include the Sacramento region. I love the diversity of Northern California and am continually awed by the variety of homes and humanity we have here. Over the past 20 years I have sold hundreds of homes in the East Bay, North Bay, Sonoma, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

I have been called unconventional, unpretentious, and quirky. I am a sucker for unique homes and it shows in my enthusiasm with buyers and sellers of these special properties, whether they be ultra-modern, vintage or mid-century in style.  Being trained as an architect provides me with skills to help buyers determine a home’s potential and see beyond paint colors or layout to find if a property has ‘good bones’ and is a good value. This expertise has also honed my ability to assist Sellers throughout the preparation required to put their homes on the market and get the highest possible price in the least amount of time.

Being a visual artist myself, I am especially drawn to assisting other artists and creative types who value the out-of-the-ordinary.  Show me an historic industrial building that has been reinvented as residential or live-work space and I go haywire.  If an untouched Eichler excites or the clean lines of a well-designed modernist home calls to you I am over the moon.  We all have a ‘tribe’ with whom we feel most comfortable.  Mine includes artists, artisans and creatives, whether they be professionals or simply lovers of a creative, aesthetic-driven lifestyle. Obviously successful transactions are vital to me–it is how I make my living.  However, the relationships I develop in the course of my work are what makes it all worth it.

Aesthetic compatibility between me and my clients is only the start of what makes me a good Realtor.  In this role, we are going to be sharing many personal details of your life, finances and dreams.   This makes it imperative that first I earn your trust. I strive to do this by being an active listener and clear communicator, by maintaining patience, ethical behavior and reliability; and by being the best-informed advisor I can about the market as well as your specific transaction. These same skills are the foundation of my negotiating expertise and they are the hallmarks of my success.

If any of what I have shared resonates, please give me a shout.  I look forward to meeting you and I hope to earn your business.

Q&A

  • Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
  • Definitely an early bird, but not by choice. Our cat, Percy, has decided that breakfast must be served at 5:30 am.
  • Favorite restaurant or hang out?
  • I get amazing food and wine at home. My wife, Donna, is an incredible cook.
  • Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
  • Frida Kahlo and Barack Obama, in no particular order.
  • What’s your mantra?
  • ‘Don’t ask permission, ask forgiveness.’ (attributed to no one in particular). And ‘I’ll be fine and dandy, just like a rock candy Christmas’ (Dolly Parton).
  • What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
  • A rusted, barnacled 14-inch metal pipe that is engraved with the word ‘Lucky’ on it. I found it on the beach at the Albany Bulb.
  • What would you tell your 16-year old self?
  • Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do in life. You can do anything you set your mind to.
  • Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
  • I was showing a listing with a concrete bunker-basement. It was totally empty except for 2 things left on a shelf: a box enclosing a wedding dress that had been sealed against moths by a dry cleaner in 1953 and which remained sealed until I found it. Right next to the wedding dress was a shotgun. Creepy!

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