CENTURY 21 Action Power Team Ltd., Brokerage*
- 613-837-3800 ext 316
- 613-837-3800 ext 316
- 15-1420 Youville Drive
Ottawa, ON K1C 7B3
Jen, Real Estate and YOU!
As a CENTURY 21® Real Estate agent, I am dedicated to providing you with the most exceptional and personalized real estate service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with over 7 years experience in Real Estate investments, strong professional relationships with numerous individuals in the industry, up-to-date marketing strategies and the CENTURY 21 brand to provide unparallel value to my clients.
Let me assist you in finding your new home, in a price range you want and in a neighbourhood that is right for YOU. Or if you are interested in selling, I also have the expertise and marketing tools needed to get your property the exposure it needs to get the fastest sale possible and at the best price!
I love real estate and people so send me an email or give me a call!
Why Real Estate?
I purchased my first property in 2005. I had come to Ottawa for my undergraduate studies, and figured I would be living here for at least four years. After weighing options and consulting with my parents, buying seemed like the wiser alternative compared to renting (I would’ve paid at least $48,000 in rent over a period of four years)! It seemed logical that by buying, at least I could sell it once I finished my schooling, pay back everyone and hopefully get some profits! I have lived in Canada for nearly a decade now; had I not purchased my first apartment back in 2005, I would have spent at least $100,000 on rent alone! ---crazy eh!?
Throughout my years in Canada I have established lasting friendships and professional relationships with numerous individuals in the real estate industry; they have served as a key educational component in my professional development. Furthermore, my international acumen has allowed me to learn about the ins-and-outs of owning and investing in Canada as a non-resident. Thanks to my amazing mentors’ advice, and after years of dedication, I’ve managed to grow a portfolio which today comprises several condos and a multi-unit building.
I began by taking the Ottawa Real Estate Association (OREA) courses in order to make more educated investment decisions. Eventually, I started analyzing people’s capacity to own a home in my head. While managing Real Estate and project managing renovations, colleagues and friends would approach me and suggest that I become a realtor, reassuring me that I would be great at it... and so I finally decided to become an agent!
I was born and raised in Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa, where I lived until I finished High School. In October 2004 I moved to Ottawa as an International student to Carleton University's Commerce Program. Adapting to the culture and the weather especially was challenging but I ended staying for longer than expected! Thanks to great mentors, I was able to start investing in real estate in Ottawa. I've been Realestating™, as I like to describe everything I do regarding Real Estate (investing in real estatte, buying and selling and lending money for mortgages) since 2005 after purchasing my first property.
I continued studying and completed the OREA courses for Real Estate and the Small & Medium Enterprise Program at Algonquin College. While at Algonquin, I worked for Sal Nardone of Century 21 Action Power Team, who gave me the opportunity to work at his office...this was an amazing experience! Even though I wasn't keen on becoming a realtor (...I'm the first one to admit that realtors are not that popular!) I was able to understand the paperwork and what really goes on behind the scenes in Realtors' lives....I fell in love with it! After giving it a lot of thought, I reaized that since I am an investor, I had somewhat of an advantage as a realtor:
1. I'm surrounded by great mentors who make up my "POWER Team", they allow me to serve my clients better with a wealth of knowledge and support.
2. I would be doing it because I want to, not because I need to...and certainly not "just" for a commission cheque.
3. I'm a firm believer that when you love what you do, you don't see Realestating™ as a job. My clients' have made me enjoy each and every single step of the process!
I love challenges and the idea of growing something small to something BIG! I try to see the positive in everything and I've been fortunate to have kind-hearted and hard-working people in my life; people who I truly believe make me better in different aspects of life. Thanks to them, I've been able to accomplish many goals, including introducing a new workout product to Canada called Kangoo Jumps. In March 2011, I herniated three disks in my back while shovelling an investment property. Kangoo Jumps helped me recover and saved me from a back surgery so in May 2011 together with my brother, we started Jumpin ' Junkie Inc, which distributes the product and offers classes and jogs!
If you ask me whats the most important thing in my life, I'd answer with no hesitation FAMILY. I come from a close-knit family, not a perfect family, but one that sticks together in the good and even closer in the rough times. With Real Estate, things are no different, my clients become my friends! To all my client friends: I couldn't imagine doing anything else and being this happy. Thank you for your trust and support! God bless you.
- Outdoor activities
- Music and Cultures
- Travel and Current World Issues
- Technology (I'm a gadget lover!)
Carleton University | Commerce (2005-2010)
OREA | Real Estate (2010)
Algonquin College | Small & Medium Entreprise (2011)
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Miss Alvarenga was our Century 21 real estate agent for the sale of our home in Orleans, Ontario. From the time we listed until the sale, which was a total of two weeks, we found Jenniffer to be very professional, conscientious and very hands on. She kept us posted on all details with respect to the showings. Our Feature Sheets were outstanding. The photos that she took were very professionally done and really highlighted the best of our home. We were very confident in Jenniffer's ability and she did not disappoint. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home. We wish her much success in her career as a Real Estate Agent.
Michel and Sharon Pilon
Jen's Featured Properties
Real Estate Interests
- Buying Real Estate
- Selling Real Estate
- Real Estate Investments
- Property Management
- Non-Residents Investing in Canada
- Multi-Unit Investments
- Renovations and Project Management
- Property Management
- Refinancing (creative financing strategies)