Jen Cogen


(925) 322-1194 Realtor Contra Costa County

About Jen Cogen


Hi, I'm Jen. Finding the right person to help you navigate buying or selling a home is an important decision. Buying a home is a big deal, especially in the super competitive East Bay. Expect my unwavering devotion to helping you find your way to your next home, and for me to walk you through tough decisions, problem solve, and provide consistent communication. When it comes to selling your home, I love the marketing, thinking creatively, and leaving no detail untouched so we can maximize your sale price! My job is to minimize pain points, educate you, and protect you during the buying or selling process. I will help you develop a strategic plan and back it up with my strong negotiation skills, unparalleled accessibility, and local market expertise. A little about my background… I’m the daughter and granddaughter of builders, so it’s no surprise I pursued real estate. Community service is also in my family’s DNA. I started volunteering in high school and have never stopped — my latest volunteer gigs are as Parents Association President and Trustee at my kids’ schools. Before kids, husband, and a dog, I was lucky enough to work in and travel to many parts of the world. A few things you’ll probably want to know about me: I worked at Cisco Systems providing service to their largest corporate customer, in a solo capacity. I have an English degree from Tufts University, and an MBA (in marketing and negotiation) from The American Graduate School of International Management. My background has led me to be resourceful, well educated, and adept at navigating the East Bay market. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I am thrilled to connect with you and I am excited for the journey ahead! Warmly, Jen

Latest Blog Posts

Big Changes in May

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