I am Jennifer (Jenn) Ricci, Broker Associate with Collegiate Peaks Realty. I have lived in Salida for 10 years and have worked in Real Estate for over 25 years in Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado. I grew up in a real estate family. My father, grandfather and uncles were Realtors, builders and developers. I received my first real estate license when I was 21 years old and have loved practicing real estate over several decades.
In Tennessee, I was an on-site agent and eventually the managing broker and a top producer for Phillips Builders, which was a division of Beazer Homes. I also earned my General Contractors license. There, I became an expert at marketing homes and broker relations. Staging and design are part of my experience that I use to help maximize the overall value of your home, when preparing for market.
Salida became my home in 2006. I moved here from Tennessee after my husband, our dog and I, all, were diagnosed with Thyroid cancer at different stages, within a year of each other. We made the decision to leave our Tennessee home and find a healthier place to raise our son. Salida represents everything I wanted for my family. Clean air, environmentally aware and interesting people, no traffic, LOTS of natural beauty to enjoy! And now, we have excellent schools as well! I love Salida!
I spent two years in general real estate in Salida and then became the onsite Sales Manager for a local development company until 2011. At that time I took a few years away to devote more quality time to my son who was still quite young. So, four years later, he is now driving and has become very independent! At this time in my life I am ready to put my time and efforts back into real estate.
I am very excited to have joined Collegiate Peaks Realty and to be the Salida presence in our office!