Presidio Real Estate
Aug 01, 2016 09:24AM
By Bryan Scott
Jennifer Yeo started her own Real Estate Brokerage in 2011 after watching many of her colleagues leave the industry due to the market downturn and high brokerage fees. She vowed to create a company that offered more to agents for lower fees. Her agents are her highest priority. Her everlasting dedication is to her agents first and foremost. Sacrificing her weekends and evenings to help answer questions or walk an agent through a tough negotiation.
Jennifer’s company Presidio Real Estate has a breakthrough model, which exemplifies the mantra of “Raising the Bar on Realtors ®” In an industry where the consumer has not always had the best experience, her goal is to teach her agents unconventionally how to change the public perception by our actions and services. Jennifer provides a stellar example of how to be a Realtor ® and holds her agents to a higher standard through continuing education and scholarships.
Jennifer and her team have increased the company’s real estate transactions by 150% year over year as well as increasing her agent count by 60% thanks to her pure dedication to excellence. She is truly a pillar in the real estate community. Jennifer is well respected by all of her peers which is a true testament to her ongoing persistence to both Real Estate Professionals and helping to protect and fight for Homeowners.
Jennifer was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015” by Entrepreneur Simplified not only for her company but for the several millions of dollars she sells in real estate each year. Her company has 3 locations, Draper, Orem and Spanish Fork and 3 Brokers.
She has received the “Excellence in Real Estate” Award given by the Utah County Association of Realtors Board every year since 2011. This award requires more than just selling a number of homes, it requires board participation, community and civic involvement and education as well as production and leadership involvement.
Jennifer has served as Utah County Women’s Council Chapter President for 2011-2013 doubling membership and then went on to be the Utah State Women’s Council Governor 2014.
She gives back as a Major Investor in RPAC (Realtor® Political Action Committee) to fight for Homeowner’s Rights. She also serves on the Women’s Build day every year for Habitat for Humanity building homes for the less fortunate.
Jennifer is co-marketing the Sentierre Padre Canyon Resort and Sanctuary in St. George Utah. It is a luxury resort hotel with residences. Jennifer is excited that the developers and founder of this development would bring something of this caliber to Utah knowing what it will do for the economy and local values.
Jennifer and her husband foster dogs through a rescue group that brings in animals from kill-shelters from other states. Fostering is a way she feels she can give back in her spare time. “It gives us an opportunity to help rehabilitate the dog and teach them that they can be loved by a complete stranger. It is not easy to fall in love with a dog and then have it adopted. Many tears have been shed by both myself and my husband, but we know we are saving even one animal, and that’s what keeps us going.”