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The VanAllens had a strong plan for the sale of our home, and they delivered exactly as they had promised!

Kurt and Asya Beardsley

Recently my wife and I made the big move to purchase our "forever home".

We found a great little neighborhood called Lincoln Park, which is a National Historic District in Pomona, CA. While driving through the neighborhood, we saw a sign in front of a beautiful craftsman home and quickly called the number. Little did we know that we had just connected with THE EXPERT on Lincoln Park real estate. Fred eats, sleeps, and breathes Lincoln Park and the other surrounding historic districts in Pomona. After scheduling a viewing of the home and meeting with Fred, my family was sure that not only was it the house for us, but that we had to live in Lincoln Park. If you are looking to buy or sell and would like to work with a real estate professional who knows and loves historic homes, Fred Van Allen is the guy you should call.

Jeff & Joy Sladick

Fred did an amazing job with the listing.

Great marketing, multiple offers and got us into escrow pretty quick.. much faster than we expected. He was always around to help out during the process and even helped us with some packing/organizing for the movers.

Scott Timmons

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Fred for making my home purchase as easy as possible.

My wife and I were unfamiliar with the Lincoln Park Historic District and Fred’s extensive knowledge and love for the community convinced us to buy here, and we couldn’t be happier! Our home is exactly how he presented it and the information he provided has helped us in the remodel. Even after the close of escrow, Fred has reached out to welcome us to our neighborhood and to answer any questions we may have. I highly recommend Fred if you’re looking for and agent that values building relationships more than simply ‘closing a deal’. Thanks for everything Fred!

Jose

Very professional, on top of everything, communicated regularly and helped push the paperwork process through.

Would follow up with lender, escrow, seller's agent, property inspection and help us through the process. Recommend highly.

Chuck

My husband and I purchased a brand new home with the help of Mr Fred.

Van Allen. Fred's customer service was great and the way he helped us navigate our way through the new home buying process was wonderful. He helped to keep us calm as we went through a sometimes nervewracking process. Thank you Fred. We love our new home!!

L,E.

Fred and Dawn van Allen were excellent, they helped me step by step and explained the process in detail which was great for a first time buyer like myself.

Paul Casares

Fred and Dawn are amazing!

!! Not only do they go above and beyond, but they made sure to always communicate. Plus it never hurts to be thorough. We were selling a home in CA and we currently live in AZ. Fred made sure that all the documents could be signed electronically and tracking the process was effortless. when we hit a few snags with the buyers, he was there every step of the way to ensure there everyone was on the same page. I really did appreciate all that they did for us. Thank you so much!!!

Lucille

We found Fred to be very helpful and professional.

He was on the ball and got our aunt's house sold quickly to a wonderful family. Our aunt and my husband and I really liked him and appreciated that he returned our calls and answered our questions quickly. He didn't make us feel inadequate when there were so many papers to sign and fax back which we were unfamiliar with.

AJC

Fred has been working tirelessly for my family.

He is quick to respond to emails and phone calls. The electronic signature software that he uses is extremely convenient, particularly since we have young children, which makes it difficult to meet and sign paperwork in person. So far, we've put in a number of offers quite a bit above asking price. Even so, we keep getting outbid by all cash offers way over asking price. It's disappointing and difficult to compete with this, but Fred has been ever helpful as we continue to search for a home that is a good fit for our family. We are doing our best, so the right house will come along at the right time if we keep looking.

Jimbo

Fred is thoughtful and hard working-- he puts so much energy into seeing our historic neighborhoods improve.

He is a real activist for the home seller.  His open houses are famous.

DJM

I purchased my home from Fred a few months ago and could not of been happier with the entire transaction, he proactively canvased the neighborhood and approached my brother, who now is my neighbor, to inquire if he knew anyone that was looking for a house, my brother told him I had just started looking and could use some help, from that point forward Fred took the ball and ran with it !

(1) one month +- later he had me in my home! Prices have gone up and I'm glad he helped me to make the move when he did. I highly recommend Fred to the fortunate individual(s) who elects to secure his servic

Brian

I am an out of state Orthopedic Surgeon.

I am hard to reach and Fred's diligence was outstanding in getting the transaction completed over the hectic December holiday period. When I buy my permanent home in CA I will use him.

Dr. Bouz

Fred Van Allen has done a remarkable job for us from start to finish.

His marketing strategy was excellent, and we were able to sell our home quickly and for a great price.

Anne Gross

I busy investor, Fred made work easy for me.

2 story house is fixer with white wrought iron gate. No grass-all concrete. Paid cash. He not afraid show short sales or properties bad parts of LA. Very good I think.

JA

Fred is a congenial and extremely knowledgeable real estate agent.

He is completely dedicated to his clients and does the absolute best job possible with each one. His knowledge of the vintage home market is bar none and we would consider him an expert in that area. You will enjoy working with Fred and he will make sure that your home is just the one you want or will insure that your home is sold quickly and expertly. 

Diana Butcher

Fred was a true professional from start to finish.

He knows his market intimately well and his use of the media was impressive. I would recommend him to all those who are interested in vintage homes.

Arlan Dwyer

Fred helped us sell our house fairly quickly.

He was very responsive to any questions or concerns that we had. He knows our historic neighborhood and marketed our house accordingly both within and outside our neighborhood. He helped us move along in the whole process without being "pushy". We received more for our house than we expected and we owe it all to Fred. He is a genuinely "nice" guy who from our perspective really knows his business. 

Garfield

We had a great experience selling our home with Fred.

He loves this community and truly is a great agent to utilize.

Andrew Robinson

Fred was the perfect person to be assigned to us by First Team as he has a very patient and understanding persona which is what we needed when we decided to by a house.

If in the future I want to buy or sell a house I will definitely ask for Fred to represent us.

Saul Guerrero

"Fred is a great guy and knows the real estate market.

I would recommend him for sure."

Debbie-Summit Heights

I can't speak highly enough about the work that Fred and his partner, Dawn, did in handing the sell of my old home and the purchase of my new home.

Fred clearly understands the real estate market and has detailed plans in how to best present a property to receive top dollar. I was able to get 105% above my asking price. I believe this was a result of the professional photos, great staging, excellent marketing, and a good open house that lead to 6 offers the Monday following the open house. With the purchase of my new home, Fred had his partner Dawn take the lead. She was able to show me a variety of homes in my price range. She always considered my needs. We were able to negotiate a price just below ask, and I am thrilled to be settling into my home. When I think back on the entire process of buying and selling my homes, I often remember the responsiveness Fred had to questions. I never felt uncomfortable asking about an issue or situation, and Fred always had solid information in response. He was able to provide information and guidance without micromanaging. The entire experience was First Rate, and I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Fred and Dawn. ~James Ellis Upland, CA

James Ellis

I initially connected with Fred when looking into homes in the historical districts in Pomona.

This is truly a passion for he and his wife and I was extremely impressed with not only his knowledge of the area in general, but also of the intricacies of benefits, regulations, etc. of the historical districts. We eventually found the perfect home, that ended up not being in a historical district. Fred was extremely respinsive, and addressed ever concern we had along the way. There were a few hicups on the sellers end, but finally getting the keys to our fist home was an amazing feeling! Both Fred and his wife have been by several times to check in on things and even provided me with a helpful list of local stores and restaurants to help us get aquainted with our new neighborhood!

Ruby

We fell in love with the Lincoln Park area of Pomona several years ago.

We often drove through the neighborhood, and eventually stopped at one of Fred's open houses. He was charming and informative then ... and even more so when we went to a different open house on Easter Sunday! Always debonair, and an expert on Lincoln Park, he was instrumental in our buying our dream home in Lincoln Park.

Nancy and David

My wife and I fell in love with the Lincoln Park area of Pomona and were very lucky to find an agent that is so knowledgeable about the area.

Fred always made himself available to show us houses even after work. Driving around one day my wife and I found a house we wanted to see, I called Fred and he said I will be right over. We bought that house and we are very happy with the whole experience.

Terry and Alexis

Fred is meticulous and very thorough.

Very knowledgeable, respectful and patient. Although he could no personally sell my home in Peoria, AZ, he was instrumental in connecting me with a colleague in the area that sold my home the day it was listed.

R. Arzola

Fred and Dawn Van Allen worked hard behind the scenes to resolve some issues with the Escrow company, which had been causing some problems.

I am very grateful for this. In addition, Dawn helped me quickly locate a condo that was just right for my needs and budget.

Victor Williams

Fred and Dawn Van Allen worked hard behind the scenes to resolve some issues with the Escrow company, which had been causing some problems.

I am very grateful for this. In addition, Dawn helped me quickly locate a condo that was just right for my needs and budget.

Victor Williams

Fred Van Allen and I have known each other for about 6 years.

He is an amazing person and great at his profession as a realtor. His passion stands out when he comes and does a home tour with you and his communication and follow up are incredible. You have a very safe feeling when dealing with Fred Van Allen and when you are buying a home that is the most important thing that I look for. I want to know that I am not being taken advantage of and that the loan I am getting into is the correct one, and the realtor that I have is communicating every little detail to me that he can. Fred gives you this feeling.

Mark Drury

Fred Van Allen’s real estate expertise positioned the sale of my resident’s just right for the market in Orange County.

Fred’s experience and extensive knowledge helped too price it for a quick sale that was just right for the market conditions. Fred simplified the sale with quick response times and communication that reassured me during each step of the sale process. Working with Fred over the few months it took to sale, I found that trust in your agent is a strong plus and that trust is why I highly recommend Fred.

John Edberg

Fred is an excellent agent that will look out for your best interest.

He even recommended me not to bid on some houses due to high repair cost and potential future problems with mold. If you cant talk on the phone, he is easily accessible through email and text =).

Ivan

Fred was the agent that was responsible for selling our home in Anaheim.

He was knowledgeable with the process, and the process went rather quickly. If I ever need to buy or sell a home I would contact Fred to handle this!

GVG

Fred helped us buy our home in the historical districts of Pomona.

We were extremely impressed with not only his knowledge of the area, but history and regulations of Pomona historical district. Fred has been by several times to check in on things and even provided us with a helpful list of local stores and restaurants to help us get acquainted with our new neighborhood he even provided us with a gift from the previous owner of our new home.

The Salazar's

Our experience w/ Fred Van Allen representing the sale of the Palomares home was in a word, excellent.

Outstanding representation was especially important as we were remote owners of the property. This situation required significant initiative on Fred's part followed up by timely and effective communication .We simply could not be more pleased w/ Fred's ability and the sales process overall.

Richard K. Roy
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"My experience with real estate agents in the past had been very negative. It took Fred and Dawn to restore my faith.

I trusted them to sell my childhood home after the passing of my parents. ... more "
5/5.0
by zuser20181004120742919
"Fred is very knowledgeable about Pomona & the surrounding areas. He was always really good in communicating- texts, phone calls, emails. Towards the end of our selling process, Dawn became more active ... more "
5/5.0
by zuser20160213163023070
"We were first-time home buyers, and the Van Allens guided us through the process very competently. We love our new home!! So grateful for their help. more "
5/5.0
by zuser20140820101748283

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