Barrett Sotheby's International Realty - Bedford
49 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Email Phone: 781-275-1990
When I began my career in Real Estate, I brought over two decades of varied professional experience to the field. Since that time, it has been a thrill to have the opportunity to translate my skills, as well as my passion for working with and helping others, into my work as a Realtor. There is simply nothing more rewarding than being an integral part of the satisfaction and excitement my clients feel when finding the right home. The superior level of customer service I offer my Real Estate clients has been built on over 25 years of working in a multitude of service oriented roles.
After graduating from Middlebury College with a degree in East Asian Studies, I began my career in financial services in New York City, with an emphasis on international markets. I spent two and a half years at the Industrial Bank of Japan, then returned to Boston to work as a Senior Business Analyst at the Bank of New York/Mellon. Ultimately, I transitioned to the public sector, earning my Master’s Degree in Teaching at Tufts University, and spent 10 years as a middle and high school teacher in the Greater Boston area. After the birth of my first child, I worked in sales and as a systems contractor. At each phase of my career, I have committed myself to idea that personalized and professional service is the cornerstone of success. My strong work ethic, problem solving abilities, self-motivation, and a passion for producing the desired results have allowed me to use my background to assist buyers and sellers in many local markets.
I am Boston-area native, having grown up on the North Shore. After years in the city, I met my husband and lived in Belmont for nine years, through the first years of raising our daughter, now almost a teenager, and our twin boys, 9. We have lived in Bedford for seven years now and are thrilled to call this area our home.
I am an extremely active member of the community. I have been the President of the Bedford Education Foundation for several years, and am a past committee chair within the BEST/PTO. I currently serve in town government as the Vice-Chair of Bedford’s Volunteer Coordinating Committee and was a volunteer with the Bedford- Hanscom Girl Scouts for 6 years. I dedicate my time to fundraising events that support many other local organizations. Traveling when I can is my favorite extra-curricular activity, and I enjoy outdoor activities with my family, taking advantage of the varied New England seasons whenever possible.
I absolutely love the area that Barrett-Sotheby’s represents and all it has to offer its residents, a feeling that comes out loud and clear when assisting my clients to buy and sell here.
"Jen Kelley is a wonderful realtor. We have had a number of realtors over the years, some adequate, some very good, but Jen Kelley was and is the best. When we bought our new house almost on a whim, Jen Kelley was there to put all of the pieces into place. We didn’t have anything organized, but she scrambled everything together for us - mortgage, offer and all – and we had an offer accepted within two or three days. She is a take-charge person. When we [...]
Jen Kelley was the ideal realtor to collaborate with to sell my parent's home in Lexington after their unexpected passing. Being from out-of-state, the prospect of selling my family home was daunting. Jen's kind and caring nature put me at ease; I was comforted that Jen made herself readily available whenever I was in town. She brought her great work experience to our partnership and a network of resources that were needed to ready the house for being listed. From providing a thorough [...]
Steve Greim, Lexington, MA
Jen was chosen to market our property primarily because of her strong knowledge of the area market and because she returned our calls/emails in a timely manner, which was very important to us. She was very professional and helpful in putting us in touch with a local business person who could help us with emptying/staging the house. We highly recommend Jen!