Meet Jenn Chen, Luxury Real Estate Agent

EVEN WHEN YOU’RE PERFORMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME, YOU’RE STILL CONSIDERING WHAT THE NEXT GOAL IS GOING TO BE. HOW DO I PROGRESS FURTHER NOW THAT I’VE ARRIVED AT THIS POINT?

JENN CHEN IS LIVING PROOF THAT ANYONE CAN SWITCH THEIR ROLES AND STILL SUCCEED. SHE STARTED AS A MONTESSORI TEACHER, THEN BECAME AN ICE CREAM SHOP OWNER, AND THEN SHIFTED TO BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

IN THIS EPISODE, JENNIFER CHEN SHARES HER EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM BEING DESCRIBED AS THE FAMILY’S “BLACK SHEEP” TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENT, WHILE BEING A SINGLE MOTHER TO HER BEAUTIFUL TWINS.

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in this episode:

[03:12] JENN’S TRAJECTORY AND FAMILY PROFILE.

[06:19] JENN GREW UP SEEING HER MOTHER IN THE REAL ESTATE PROFESSION AS SOMEONE WHOM PEOPLE TRUSTED.

[07:46] JENN SHARES DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES WITH HER BROTHER.

[12:09] HOW THE FAILURES AND SUCCESSES MADE JENN WHO SHE IS TODAY.

  • [12:23] JENN WAS A PEOPLE PLEASER IN HIGH SCHOOL.

  • [12:53] THE NEGATIVE PART OF BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER.

  • [13:13] BASED ON HER PAST EXPERIENCE, SHE LEARNED THAT IT’S NOT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS, IT’S ABOUT YOUR OWN.

[15:07] JENN’S FIRST JOB AT A CHINESE BAKERY.

[17:56] JENN MAJORED IN COMMUNICATION, AND AFTER GRADUATING, SHE BECAME A MONTESSORI TEACHER.

[22:27] I’M SUPER GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE LESSONS; THE LOWS, THE TRAUMA, THE SITUATION, BECAUSE IT HAS CREATED CONFIDENCE FOR ME TO REALLY JUST KNOW THAT I COULD HANDLE ANYTHING.

[23:11] JENN’S REASON FOR LEAVING HER TEACHING CAREER.

[24:12] AFTER GETTING MARRIED, JENN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN AN ICE CREAM SHOP BUSINESS FOR 3 YEARS.

[25:04] THE SIMILARITIES JENN SEES IN HER ROLES AS A TEACHER, WORKING IN THE ICE CREAM SHOP, AND THEN SWITCHING TO REAL ESTATE.

[28:16] HOW JENN WAS ABLE TO BUILD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

[31:27] JENN HAD TO CLOSE HER ICE CREAM SHOP AND SPENT HER LAST $20 ON SUSHI.

[36:58] WHEN YOU SET YOUR HEART ON SOMETHING AND CREATE A VISION FOR YOURSELF, YOU CAN REALLY HAVE IT.

[45:42] LET’S REALLY ENJOY THE FAILURES AND APPRECIATE THE FAILURES, BECAUSE WITHOUT THOSE THINGS, WHERE DO WE LEARN THAT THOSE ARE WHAT SHAPE US INTO WHO WE ARE TODAY?

[49:24] THINGS THAT KEEP JENN GROUNDED.

[54:36] JENN’S DAILY ROUTINE.

[56:12] THE ONE QUALITY THAT JENN HAD AS A YOUNG WOMAN, THAT SHE DIDN’T TAKE PRIDE IN THEN, BUT APPRECIATES NOW.

about Jenn Chen

AS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE, JENN CHEN HAS ALWAYS HAD A SECOND-NATURE SENSE OF THE COASTAL LIFESTYLE. SHE USES A NO-NONSENSE APPROACH AND AN UPBEAT AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO CAPTURE BUYERS’ & SELLERS’ KEY POINTS AND INTERESTS. JENN IS FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND MANDARIN SO HER CLIENTELE IS BOTH LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL, AND THIS MAKES HER AN INDISPENSABLE ASSET TO THE DAFTARIAN GROUP TEAM.

JENN HAS ASSISTED HER MOM IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. SHE PRIDES HERSELF IN BEING DIRECT AND HONEST AND LOVES TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH PEOPLE. WHETHER YOU ARE PURCHASING OR SELLING A HOME, AND NO MATTER HOW COMPLEX A TRANSACTION MAY BE, WORKING WITH JENN AND THE DAFTARIAN GROUP AS A WHOLE MEANS IT WILL BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE.

THE MAJORITY OF MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS HAVE A KEEN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, AND JENN IS NO EXCEPTION. PRIOR TO WORKING IN REAL ESTATE, JENN STARTED AN ICE CREAM POP BUSINESS. JENN IS ALSO A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWINS, 4-YEAR-OLDS SHELBY AND MIA.

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