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Vanessa Charfen

Premier Agent

14 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (11 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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Born and raised in Irvine California, Vanessa has been selling all her life!  Before she was old enough to join Girl Scouts, Vanessa had the top cookie sales for her older sister's troop.  Her sister would dress her up in an over-sized uniform and Vanessa would do all the door to door sales.

Ever the little entrepreneur, Vanessa started a car wash business at age six and babysitting business at eight. When she was fifteen she managed to save up enough money to buy her dream car, a cherry red convertible Miata, and has been involved in sales ever since. Vanessa started selling Real Estate after graduating San Diego State University with a degree in Psychology and it has grown into one of her biggest passions.

Vanessa specializes in the coastal areas of San Diego, however over the past ten years she has sold homes all over San Diego County. She will go where her clients take her and has, over the years, accumulated extensive local knowledge of all the communities in San Diego. Helping others with the most important purchase of their life is more rewarding that she ever imagined.

Vanessa spends her free time volunteering with numerous local charities and is passionate about supporting San Diego Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization she has worked closely with for the past five years. Vanessa is an avid paddle boarder – most evenings you can find her with her Boston Terrier, Marley, paddling Mission Bay near her Crown Point residence. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring everything this amazing city has to offer.

Vanessa has continued to grow and improve her business in order to give her clients top-quality service with a true "love of life" attitude that shows in every real estate transaction.  Her past clients will tell you that working with Vanessa made their home buying experience the best!



 
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About Vanessa Charfen: <p>Born and raised in Irvine California, Vanessa has been selling all her life!&nbsp; Before she was old enough to join Girl Scouts, Vanessa had the top cookie sales for her older sister's troop.&nbsp; Her sister would dress her up in an over-sized uniform and Vanessa would do all the door to door sales.</p> <p>Ever the little entrepreneur, Vanessa started a car wash business at age six and babysitting business at eight. When she was fifteen she managed to save up enough money to buy her dream car, a cherry red convertible Miata, and has been involved in sales ever since. Vanessa started selling Real Estate after graduating San Diego State University with a degree in Psychology and it has grown into&nbsp;one of her biggest passions.</p> <p/> <p>Vanessa specializes in the coastal areas of San Diego, however over the past ten years she has sold homes all over San Diego County. She will go where her clients take her and has, over the years, accumulated extensive local knowledge of all the communities in San Diego. Helping others with the most important purchase of their life is more rewarding that she ever imagined.</p> <p>Vanessa spends her free time volunteering with numerous local charities and is passionate about supporting&nbsp;San Diego Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization she has worked closely with for the past five years. Vanessa is an avid paddle boarder &ndash; most evenings you can find her with her Boston Terrier, Marley, paddling Mission Bay near her Crown Point residence. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring everything this amazing city has to offer.</p> <p>Vanessa has continued to grow and improve her business in order to give her clients top-quality service with a true "love of life" attitude that shows in every real estate transaction.&nbsp; Her past clients will tell you that working with Vanessa made their home buying experience the best!</p> <br/> <br/> &nbsp;

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Past Sales  

(92 all-time)
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Buyer
05/29/2015
$425,000

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05/29/2015 - Buyer - $425,000

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Seller
05/29/2015
$200,000

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Buyer
05/13/2015
$300,000

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05/13/2015 - Buyer - $300,000

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Seller
05/08/2015
$305,000

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05/08/2015 - Seller - $305,000

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Seller
02/22/2015
$577,500

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02/22/2015 - Seller - $577,500

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Ratings & Reviews

I really do not know how to express my deep appreciation for all the work and extra effort that Vanessa Charfen put into selling a Condo that we had in San Diego. Unfortunately, my son was killed in a motorcycle accident and a Executor of his estate, I had to sell the property. I was fortunate to meet my son’s neighbor, Larry Murry, who used to work for Team Aguilar Realty who recommended Vanessa. It was ironic because Vanessa was the agent who originally sold the property to my son. Vanessa pointed out that there were some items that needed to be fixed and/or installed in the Condo before it could be sold. Since I lived about 150 miles from the property, Vanessa took it upon herself to make the arrangements for all the work to be completed in a timely manner. This effort involved contacting at least 2 contractors, negotiating the contract and overseeing that the work was complete. She not only save me several hundred dollars on the work but several trips down to San Diego. Although we had a professional appraiser come in to appraise the Condo, it was very apparent that Vanessa knew more about the area and the value of the property than the appraiser. Vanessa suggested that we try to sell the Condo for almost $30,000.00 more than the appraiser had estimated the value. To make a long story short, we sold the Condo very quickly at the price Vanessa had suggested. I do not think that there are many realtors around who all the way through the preparation and sale of the Condo would have been as understanding, courteous, professional, and have the excellent knowledge of the real estate market in the area like Vanessa. I really do not know what we would have done without Vanessa’s professional help with the sale. Three cheers…no, make it 4 cheers for Vanessa.

  

07/03/2015 - jerneisler
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $325K in North Park, San Diego, CA.

I really do not know how to express my deep appreciation for all the work and extra effort that Vanessa Charfen put into selling a Condo that we had in San Diego. Unfortunately, my son was killed in a motorcycle accident and a Executor of his estate, I had to sell the property. I was fortunate to meet my son’s neighbor, Larry Murry, who used to work for Team Aguilar Realty who recommended Vanessa. It was ironic because Vanessa was the agent who originally sold the property to my son. Vanessa pointed out that there were some items that needed to be fixed and/or installed in the Condo before it could be sold. Since I lived about 150 miles from the property, Vanessa took it upon herself to make the arrangements for all the work to be completed in a timely manner. This effort involved contacting at least 2 contractors, negotiating the contract and overseeing that the work was complete. She not only save me several hundred dollars on the work but several trips down to San Diego. Although we had a professional appraiser come in to appraise the Condo, it was very apparent that Vanessa knew more about the area and the value of the property than the appraiser. Vanessa suggested that we try to sell the Condo for almost $30,000.00 more than the appraiser had estimated the value. To make a long story short, we sold the Condo very quickly at the price Vanessa had suggested. I do not think that there are many realtors around who all the way through the preparation and sale of the Condo would have been as understanding, courteous, professional, and have the excellent knowledge of the real estate market in the area like Vanessa. I really do not know what we would have done without Vanessa’s professional help with the sale. Three cheers…no, make it 4 cheers for Vanessa.  More Less 

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08/11/2014 - Cleo2013
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in El Cajon, CA.

Simply put, Vanessa is a fantastic real estate agent! My husband and I bought our first home last year, and Vanessa was wonderful throughout the entire process! She was incredibly knowledgeable, always cheerful and positive, and we always felt that she truly had our best interest at heart. For that, we were truly grateful. We have been in our home for a year now, and we couldn't be happier! Whenever a friend or family member mentions moving, the first thing I ask them is if they need a recommendation for a real estate agent! We had such a positive experience, we would absolutely contact Vanessa again if we are ever looking to buy/sell in the future.  More Less 

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08/11/2014 - kennysemail
Sold a home in 2013.

Vanessa Charfen is the best realtor in San Diego! We’ve been working with her for over four years, and in that time she’s helped us buy and sell several properties. Vanessa is honest, hard-working, and very knowledgeable of the real-estate business at all levels. I’ve recommended her to multiple friends interested in properties, and they have had similar great experiences working with her. They have since recommended her to their friends. We will never use anyone else- Vanessa is as good as it gets!  More Less 

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