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The Home Co. awarded "Best of Houzz 2016"

The Home Co. Realtors of Oakland, California

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

 

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 Oakland, California, January 12, 2016 – The Home Co. Realtors of Oakland, CA has won “Best Of Customer Service” Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The real estate renovation and sales firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign oftheir commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are so thankful that our clients have continued to recognize our unique capabilities as a specialized real estate brokerage not only offering property listing and selling services, but also in-house staging, design and renovation services” said Jennifer Montague Clark, owner/broker of The Home Co. “As a ‘one-stop-shop’ we truly simplify the process for our extremely busy clientele.”

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize The Home Co., voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Follow The Home Co. on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/thehomeco

About The Home Co.

The Home Co. is a boutique real estate firm in the San Francisco East Bay Area that specializes in residential real estate sales and renovation and design consulting for property resale since 2007.

 About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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California Modern Reno Featured on Martha Stewart Online

From Dated to Upgraded: A Midcentury House Gets a Home Renovation

Midcentury modern design is a trend that isn't going away anytime soon. Clean lines and natural materials make it accessible for any home -- but the challenge is to update the aesthetic and make it fresh for THIS century without a major home renovation. We sat down with Jen Montague Clark, owner and broker of the Home Co. Realtors, to learn a bit about her recent home face-lift. Read More:

http://www.marthastewart.com/1501106/dated-upgraded-midcentury-house-gets-home-renovation

HGTV Casting Video

This video was commissioned by HGTV and produced by Lusid Media. The show concept and working title was "Radical Renovations" to showcase some of the more unique properties purchased, renovated and "flipped" by husband and wife team, Jennifer Montague Clark (Founder, The Home Co. Realtors) and Steve Clark (Founder, RFC Renovations & Design) in the San Francisco Bay Area. https://vimeo.com/109721798

ABC News Nightline, November 2014

Real estate experts and married couple, Jennifer Montague Clark (Founder, The Home Co.) and Stephen Clark (Founder, RFC Renovation and Design) are featured in this national news story about how to spot a good or bad real estate flip. Produced by Eric Noll and reported on by Rebecca Jarvis. https://vimeo.com/109737347

This Old House Magazine, October 2015

The Home Co. Founder, Jennifer Montague Clark, awarded in This Old House Magazine's "Fat Wallet Awards" for her ingenious money-saving (free!) renovation tip. Read more at This Old House Magazine: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20949624_30388800,00.html

National News Takes Notice! July 2014

Bay Area renovation and real estate experts, Steve Clark and Jennifer Montague Clark, will appear tonight on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014- ABC World News discovered the married couple while searching for real estate flipping experts in one of the nation’s trending residential markets, Oakland, California. The segment will focus on pro-tips for overwhelmed home buyers who may be considering a flipped home—especially in this competitive market.

Both Steve and Jennifer are third generation Bay Area natives who come from property pioneering families.  Despite growing up on separate sides of the Bay Bridge, the couple has teamed to renovate over 30 properties in the past five years, while raising three young boys in the East Bay. Jen finds the properties, then designs, stages and sells them. Steve partners as builder and investor.

Jennifer is owner of The Home Co. Realtors, http://www.TheHomeCoInc.com and Steve is owner of RFC Renovations and Design, http://www.RFCSF.com. Together, the couple’s mission is to bring quality and sustainable renovations to Oakland that complement the area’s diverse residential real estate market needs. “As Bay Area natives, we are proud to represent the resurgence of Oakland in the national media,” the couple said.

The Home Co. is a boutique real estate firm that specializes in residential real estate sales and renovation and design consulting. RFC Renovations and Design is a licensed general contracting company specializing in high quality residential renovations.

Rene Syler's GoodEnoughMother.com, March 2013

Life Lessons:
Jennifer Montague Clark

Are you happy at the moment?

Without a doubt. Unless I’m sitting in traffic. Then chances are I’m not happy.

If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

Be nice to your mom and to all the underdogs out there.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

This is the year that many of my best friends and I turn 40. Erin, my friend since we were eight, was the first to turn this year and I’ve adopted her philosophy; “Forty, so f*** it!”

What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

I’m on a quest to get my mojo back! Most of my 30’s were spent getting pregnant, being pregnant, or recovering from pregnancy (3x). So now that I’m turning 40 this year, I’d like to start looking and feeling a little bit more like the old me. Even just finding time to take a shower every single day would be a good start!

What’s your secret to happiness?

Not comparing my family’s situation to anyone else’s.

What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

I have a very loving and affectionate family. Hugs and kisses from my boys are all I need to remind me what is most important and how blessed I am.

What’s your biggest regret?

Instead of starting college my freshman year, I had an offer to travel to Namibia, Africa to assist family friends in filming a National Geographic special. That would have meant starting college a semester late, so I didn’t go, which I now regret. At the time a semester seemed like forever and I didn’t want to fall behind all my friends. What I learned from that was to seize opportunity and to follow my own path without giving thought or worry to other’s paths.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

Will, my 6 ½ year old son has both Down Syndrome and Autism. I think the most important things I’m teaching his two younger brothers, Spencer and Harrison, are to be strong and independent so that they have the strength, courage, and self-confidence to stand up  and protect people that don’t have the ability or resources to protect themselves.

What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

I’m way too turbo, all the time, and I would like to slow it down. I’d also like to find a way not to be annoyed with people who aren’t turbo, too.

Aside from motherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

I am proud that, for the most part, I call my own shots. I’ve created a life and a career that provide me freedom, flexibility, and security. I can be the mom I want to be because I have a career that allows me to be to there for my children. And I can be the career woman I want to be, because I have a family and support structure that allows me the time to work in the field that I love.

When were you happiest?

When I’m in balance. A happy day to me has kid time, husband time, work time, girl time, and some me time (not necessarily in that order).  Then add in Hawaii and a margarita and you have my happiest day.

What ten words best describe you?

Turbo (see above), loyal, impatient, logical, creative, principled, skilled, passionate, generous, imperfect.

 

Jennifer Montague Clark is the Founder of The Home Co Realtors, Inc, which offers a variety of real estate services. She often collaborates with her husband Steve on projects through his company, RFC of San Francisco, which is a well-known remodeling & home improvement company. 

She received her M.A. in Marketing Communications and went on to manage major projects for Volkswagen, Kraft Foods, and 3Com. Skills she brings from her prior corporate existence to the field of real estate include creative problem solving, skilled negotiating, strong attention to detail, remarkable organizational ability, and a client-centered focus.

Jen is a proud 3rd generation Oakland native and since 2006 has been happily married to Steve (despite the fact that he is a 3rd generation San Franciscan!). Together they have three young sons, and enjoy traveling in their (sparingly) free time, in addition to renovating their new home.

- See more at: http://www.goodenoughmother.com/2013/03/life-lessons-jennifer-montague-clark/#sthash.ouO0sSMA.dpuf

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