Jennifer offers a unique combination of useful, deep-rooted knowledge along with genuine enthusiasm and personal commitment to her clients and their particular requests. Jennifer was born and raised in the Menlo Park/Atherton area and attended both public and private local schools. She graduated from UC-Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Minor in Communications, which fine-tuned her innate ability to truly understand people’s needs and desires. She conveys strong negotiation skills with a keen sense of numbers and is able to offer clients a solid business foundation with an innovative state-of-the-art approach.
Having been a Realtor on the Peninsula for the past 13 years, Jennifer has created many relationships which allow her to successfully help clients buy, sell or even rent. A good portion of Jennifer’s business is “off market” which is only possible by maintaining strong relationships and trust from all individuals involved. Jennifer’s strong team which she has developed over the years allows her to work quickly while also providing ease and peace of mind for her clients.
Jennifer’s priority is to be consistently accessible, responsive and sensitive to her clients’ particular needs. She is adamant about providing exceptional service, thinking outside the box and is respectfully aware that buying, selling or relocating one’s home is one of the most important financial and personal decisions that you make. Jennifer welcomes your calls and will offer you a refreshingly enjoyable real estate experience with her first-hand knowledge of the schools, community and recreational programs, as well as a guarantee to outstanding service and absolute dedication.
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"Jennifer Alfaro has been an outstanding realtor for us in both selling an Atherton estate and purchasing a "forever" home in Menlo Park. We built a custom home in Atherton where we raised our 4 children. When all were grown, we decided to sell the much loved house and "right size" for the two of us. Jennifer was our Realtor of choice and she couldn't have been more professional, sensitive to our needs and emotions, and clever in all that is involved in selling a home. From pricing discussions, prepping the house for sale, to an off market offer and close, Jennifer was truly exceptional as seller's Realtor. We couldn't have been more pleased from start to finish.
When we then asked her to be our Realtor for purchasing property in Menlo Park, she once again kept our goals and objectives in mind, listened carefully and actually made us be patient for just the right property. She respected our needs, desires and wants and brought us to an off market home that totally fit our needs. Again, the transaction was seamless. Jennifer Alfaro is truly an outstanding Realtor, a wonderful person, and we couldn't recommend her more highly " - (Menlo Park)
" We have found our new family home in Menlo Park through the dedicated and personalized help of Jennifer Alfaro, who has made the process from start to finish a true delight. We arrived in the Atherton / Menlo Park / Palo Alto area from London, UK without much knowledge of the different neighborhoods, the housing market and the infrastructure of the area. Jennifer welcomed us with open arms after having spoken and emailed with us over weeks to prepare our visit. She had a structured plan of what properties she wanted to show us and was mindful to not overwhelm us. The week we spent with Jennifer was a seamless experience. She dedicated all the time required, effortlessly familiarized us with the areas and recommended various solutions specific to our needs and even unrelated to the home itself such as schools and finding childcare. We felt wonderfully taken care of and enjoyed spending every day with her. Now that we have settled into our new home and have concluded the move Jennifer was there for us each step of the way even offering to do a grocery shop before we arrived. She truly is the most dedicated and trust-worthy real estate agent we have ever encountered! Hence we would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to sell or buy a new home - she will make it a happy experience!" - Bernd & Viktoria
" Jennifer is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. Her strong work ethic along with her integrity and pleasant demeanor truly distinguish her as one of a kind. Though we asked a lot from Jennifer during the 10 months that we worked with her, she always remained patient, immediately responsive, and genuinely helpful throughout the effort. Jennifer understood our needs and followed up diligently, enabling us to find exactly the home we were looking for in Menlo Park, CA. Most of all, Jennifer put our interests ahead of her own, and we never doubted her honesty or sincerity at any point throughout our search. She values her clients’ interests and the ethics of her profession above all else. It would be a pleasure to work with her again!" - Farhang, Maggie, and Justin Sabet-Peyman
" JI can’t thank Jennifer Alfaro enough for all her hard work and efforts in finding me the “perfect home.” I really enjoy living in Redwood City. The house is beautiful. It is also warm and cozy. Although I am still getting use to the area, I really appreciate Jennifer taking the time to familiarize me with the neighborhood. Jennifer has been a tremendous help to me and continues to be. If our paths never crossed, I don’t know where I would be right now. Jennifer constantly gave me the encouragement to keep on looking until I found a home that I would love. It was not easy at times, but Jennifer is genuine, sensitive and sincere to her client’s interest. When I look back and think about the three months we were out looking at all the different types of homes, I can’t believe I ended up with this beautiful home. Jennifer has a great demeanor with people, not only with me, but with everyone else around her. My compliments to Jennifer and the way she communicated her skills through the process of the closing of my new home. She is truly a gifted person. In the future, should an opportunity arise for another real estate investment, I will definitely call Jennifer Whelan. She is familiar with the area and understands her client’s interests. I would recommend her to my family and friends as well. Thank you Jennifer. " - Caroline Doyle
" I truly cannot put into words all that Jennifer Alfaro has done for, and has meant to, my husband and me. What is notable is that, in addition to being extremely spontaneous and knowledgeable as a professional, she is so honest, practical and sensitive to our needs and feelings. I have learned to trust her totally; both her common sense and her truthfulness are what one ideally seeks in a realtor. In addition to her professional expertise and assistance, as well as honest advice, Jennifer also knows how to calm our nervousness and worries. She is extremely empathic, puts herself in others’ shoes, discusses her own related experiences, reassures with a confidence that comes from knowing her field and her own commitment to it, and realizes that long term business connections result from relationships of trust and personal concern.
I have emailed and spoken by phone with her so much–sometimes a few times a day, including on weekends–that it feels like she is right next door. I consider her a good personal friend, one who is always there for you and looks out for your best interests, even if it doesn’t benefit her. She seems to serve as an seasoned realtor, as well as a psychologist and chamber of commerce representative. We could not ask for a better realtor, one who goes far beyond the call of duty or expectations. She is the kind of competent, invested, curious, well rounded, well grounded and personable individual we all wish to know and work beside. I will definitely refer friends, neighbors and coworkers to her in a second. " - Linda Kreger, Ph.D
"I met Jennifer when I was interviewing agents to help me sell my home and I was very impressed with her. She came prepared with market data that was specific to my neighborhood. She grew up in the area and she is familiar with the neighborhood which made me trust her to help me sell my home. This was my first time selling a home and I wasn’t familiar with anything that needed to be done. Jennifer pretty much held my hand through it all, by setting me up with a stager, helping get my house ready for photos, painting and cleaning to setting up all the appointments to get my house inspected. I was living in my house with my dogs and my cats while the house was on the market and she made sure the realtors were aware of it and I never had to worry about my dogs getting out or being mistreated.
I am very glad to have chosen Jennifer to help me sell my home, she always made sure that I knew what was going and I was as comfortable as I could be during this time. She was very receptive when I was stressing and was always there to hold my hand through it. Once my home was sold she was the key person that helped me get my new home. I cannot say enough great things about Jennifer and would highly recommend her to sell anyone’s home." - Claudia West