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. More recently, my husband and I resided in Belmont for nine years, staying busy through the first years of raising our daughter, now 11, and our twin boys, 7. We have lived in Bedford for five years and are thrilled to call this area our home.
I am an extremely active member of the community, serving as Co-president of the Bedford Education Foundation for the past two years, as well as several years with the BEST/PTO. I currently serve in town government on Bedford’s Volunteer Coordinating Committee and have been a volunteer with the Bedford- Hanscom Girl Scouts since 2011. 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 [...]