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    EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST
    Hailing from New York City, David kicked off his real estate career thirty-years ago, in apartment building management. Trading skyscrapers for sandy beaches, David moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and was soon recognized as a top-producing agent. Making the move to the Bay Area in 2007, David was soon again at the top of his game, advising sellers and buyers in Marin, the East Bay, and San Francisco.

    After his own moves, David reflects, “If you think about it, moving isn’t just about buying or selling a house - four walls and a roof. Moving is about finding a home, a word that implies a whole lot more. A person’s home is the center of their universe; it defines their place in the world both literally and metaphorically. That’s because the process of moving — changing homes — is also about the search for identity, community, and wellbeing. A whole lot more goes into a home search than just the number of beds, baths, and square footage.”

    “There are a million reasons why somebody moves. Family change, job change, scenery change; it could be anything. To do my job well, to guide and facilitate a client in a way that satisfies their particular needs, I’ve got to close attention to what they’re telling me. Essentially, my job is to understand what’s important to them.”

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, RECOGNITION & AWARDS

    • Marin Board of Realtors®
    • San Francisco Board of Realtors®
    • Oakland/Berkeley Board of Realtors®
    • California Association of Realtors®
    • National Association of Realtors®
    • Founding Compass member, Marin County.
    • Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society awardee, Los Angeles & SF Bay Area.
    • Certified e-Pro Realtor®.
    • Twice-featured agent on HGTV’s hit show, Flip That House.
    • Three-time Emmy Award nominee for news & public affairs programming
    • Winner, MTV’s Basement Tapes music video award (they still owe me the prize).
    JEN PENNINGTON TEAM

    The Jen Pennington team merges the unique skillsets of Jen Pennington and David Goldsmith, two seasoned Realtors with 35 years of experience helping sellers and buyers find their place in the world.

    Hailing from New York City, David kicked off his real estate career thirty-years ago, in apartment building management. Trading skyscrapers for sandy beaches, David moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and was soon as a top-producing agent in Coldwell Banker’s Old Pasadena office. Making the move to the Bay Area in 2007, David was soon again at the top of his game, advising sellers and buyers in Marin, the East Bay, and San Francisco.

    Jen, a Bay Area resident since 1975, has represented homeowners and homebuyers in virtually every North Bay community. A top 2% agent nationwide for over 30 years, 99% of her business is repeat and by-referral. Numbers aside, Jen brings boundless energy and enthusiasm to each transaction. Her stellar reputation for collaboration and negotiation landed her the "Agent's Choice Award" among peers in Marin and Sonoma.

    David, Jen, and their crack support team of real estate professionals are committed to providing each client with the competitive advantage so critical in today’s hyper-charged real estate environment. The Jen Pennington Team & Compass: helping everyone find their place in the world.

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