Fred Van Allen

REALTORS® Green Designation, CRS

I have a special passion for Classic Architecture-Vintage Homes-Historic Properties
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About Fred Van Allen

If you’ve ever shopped for a home in California’s Pomona Valley—especially in the lovely Lincoln Park Historic District—you’ll have almost certainly run into Fred Van Allen. “When I ask clients that standard how-did-you-find-me question, they point out that I’m pretty hard to miss,' Fred laughs. “I’m very active with my marketing and have a massive online presence. That’s one reason why I’m the number one agent in Pomona.

Another reason is Fred’s passion for helping people and educating them about the process or the qualities of the homes they’re looking at. Most of my family are teachers, so it’s in my blood. I just pursue it differently. I especially love helping first-time homebuyers achieve that American Dream, and explaining the nuts and bolts of how the market works.

Fred began learning those intricacies himself back in 1974, when he started a job selling real estate advertising for the Los Angeles Times. He even got his license two years later, buying property as an investment. When he retired from the newspaper in 2011, he renewed his license and quickly climbed into the top five percent of Realtors in Southern California, serving clients all across the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. Soon his wife got her license too, to help with the burgeoning business. An important part of Fred’s fast climb to the top was his use of technology and social media for a more powerful reach into the market place and his customers recognized this. Fred was internationally recognized from among thousands of Realtors in a survey produced by Tom Ferry International/BombBomb/vSreen for his use of social media video, one YouTube video getting over 20,000 views.

Our particular passion and niche is historic properties, and no one knows or represents those homes the way we do. That classic architecture—they just don’t build houses these days with that same kind of character and craftsmanship!' Fred and his wife are famous in Pomona for the mega-open houses they host, drawing crowds of potential buyers with big food spreads and loads of fascinating information about the homes they’re featuring. The fliers Fred mails out are also distinct in their inclusion of a map of the architectural floor plan of the property, something he’s been doing for eight years now. He’s always been on the cutting edge of marketing, as one of the first in his area to use professional photography and videography to capture his listings, and more recently with his utilization of drone footage when necessary. But I still do a lot of door-knocking, he adds. I get a lot of repeat and referral business, but I don’t wait on it. I still enjoy meeting and talking to new people.

Fred and his wife feel blessed with their work, and are always paying that fortune forward. Both are past city commissioners for Pomona. Fred is a board member of Pomona Heritage and a lifetime member of the Pomona Historical Society. The Van Allen’s are also huge supporters of the Pomona Library and the Pomona Hope Community Center, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley. When not working or giving back, they love spending time with their grandkids, gardening, and studying the Bible. Fred also enjoys mountain biking.

He could retire if he wanted, but it’s not happening any time soon. When you love what you do—helping people, making a difference—you don’t want to stop. I plan on continuing to assist people in achieving their dreams and keep contributing in positive ways to my community. It’s an added pleasure that I get to do this with my wife!

Over the past 10 years Top 5% of Realtors in SoCal, #1 Realtor in Pomona CA, selling 600% more homes, for 7.0% higher price and 37% faster than the competition. TrendGraphix.

Nationally recognized by the Nextdoor social network.

Interviewed by: Los Angeles Magazine, American Bungalow, Top Agent Magazine and KNX NEWS RADIO L.A.
KNX News Radio Interview-Fred Van Allen Realtor Los Angeles:
Customer Testimonies of Fred Van Allen-
First Team Real Estate CHRISTIE’S Hall of Fame
Thirty plus years in the industry
Certified Military Specialist
Certified Credit Union Specialist
Certified Southern California Luxury Agent
Certified Residential Specialist CRS
Certified GREEN Real Estate Professional-Build It Green
National Association of REALTORS® GREEN Designation

My goal as your Realtor professional is to:

Negotiate the best transaction on your behalf

To make sure escrow closes in a time frame that works for you

To make the transaction as convenient as possible

I promise to keep you informed

Set proper expectations

Educate, answer as many questions as you may have and support you through the closing and beyond

And if you are a seller, to get as many qualified buyers to your listing as possible, with 2nd to none local marketing!

Buying or selling a home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming with lots of information to absorb and decisions to be made. I have the
experience and knowledge to help you make the right decision.
Whether you are looking for a luxury estate, first time home, vintage homes or something for the kids, I’d like to make this
easy for you. A real estate purchase or sale can be a difficult emotional decision but one that can pay off for you in the long run-let’s zoom, talk or text. 909.261.9711,   1.714.481.3068,,

Thirty+ years in the industry.  National speaker.  Author in the national media.  Real Estate Industry Panelist. Expert in Historic, Vintage and Classic Architecture homes. Real Estate interview on KNX News Radio LA twice during prime time. Los Angeles Magazine and American Bungalow interview. Past Orange County High School Of The Arts Board Member and Executive Committee. USNR Veteran.  Service on numerous Boards and Committees. City Commissioner.

Many Awards, here are a few:

Top 5% Realtors in SoCal

Internationally Recognized by vSreen/Bomb Bomb/Tom Ferry International for my use of LIVE video in real estate sales.

#1 Realtor Pomona CA.

Nextdoor social network #1 Agent in city.

FirstTeam Real Estate Hall of Fame 2013-2021

Rookie Of The Year 2012

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