Founder & Principal
Jeff has a diverse background in real estate, he has been the managing real estate broker for NewLook Realty and was the broker and President of West Coast Construction and Development, a cell tower development and construction company. With degrees in real estate, land use affairs and construction management, his 27 year career in real estate includes co-founding and operating WhyNot Community Housing, an affordable housing non-profit for 10 years. Jeff is a qualified industry expert, who possesses the experience to help you accomplish your goals
As a 30 year resident of the Sacramento area, he has the detailed knowledge of the neighborhoods buyers and sellers may be considering for their real estate needs. Jeff has also been a General Engineering Contractor for the last 25 years, and uses his experience to help his selling clients realize their goals of selling their house fast, by illustrating the exact nature and cost of the repairs needed on their homes so they may receive the maximum amount possible, and still enable NewLook Realty to purchase the home.
Sacramento State University – BS — Real Estate and Land Use Affairs
University of California at Davis – Construction Management
Sacramento State University – Construction Management & Post Graduate Studies
Grossmont College — AA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Licensed Real Estate Appraiser – Provisional
A-1 General Engineering Contractor
B-2 General Building Contractor
C-7 Low Voltage Electrical Contractor
C-8 Concrete Contractor
C-10 Electrical Contractor
B-2 Nevada General Building Contractor (Inactive)
Inspection Training Associates (ITA) — Graduate
Real Estate Broker — NewLook Realty Inc.
President — West Coast Construction and Development – Cellular Tower Construction and Engineering
Project Manager — Whynot Community Housing Corporation – Non-Profit Residential Construction
Construction Inspector – U.S. SBA/FEMA Federal Disaster Assistance – Over 4000 inspections of residential and commercial structures
General Engineering Contractor — NewLook Construction – Construction and Remodeling of Residential housing
Member – CREIA – California Real Estate Inspectors Association
Affiliate -ICC — International Code Council
Member – Sacramento Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors
Certified Home Inspector / Manufactured Home Inspector – Jim Lucas Enterprises, Inc. – Certificate #M3159
Association of General Contractors
Our Ultimate Goal
We have been buying houses in the Sacramento area for 27 years. All kinds of houses, in any condition and location. No need to prepare it for selling, no inspections or fees, or appraisals, and no need to wait for loan approvals. We close quickly, no realtor fees, and at no cost to you.
We work hard to give our customers an enjoyable, smooth selling experience. We are always available to explain the selling process with the idea that while we purchase houses all the time, our sellers may only sell a home a few times in their lifetime. Keeping this thought present, really helps us look at transaction from the seller’s perspective and allows us to anticipate questions, and be prepared to provide guidance with the contract and escrow process. But we don’t stop there, even after the transaction is complete, we help our sellers find housing , and we help them move their household. It’s important to me to hear from our homeowners, and how they enjoyed the experience. Here are a few Testimonials for NewLook Realty from people we’ve worked with over the years.
As always, feel free to contact me directly at 916-206-9989 if you have any questions about the process and would like to discuss how I can help.
In this generation full of scams and fake news, it is really hard to find people whom you can fully trust. But for you to be able to spot the real and honest persons, you should strive to always be keen, be skeptical, be curious, and be persistent. You can do this by having a checklist in mind of the things you should be able to find in a person who’s credible. Those things should include transparency and integrity.
You will know if the people you work with are being honest and transparent, by how they act and talk. It will naturally show in the way they act towards you and their team as a whole. It will also show in what they say or how they answer your inquiries. You should be able to recall their words and actions, and if these are consistent throughout the process — from the first contact of the homeowner to signing the contract, and to closing.
We commit ourselves to the service of our clients and will endeavor by all means to be fair. To the best of our abilities, we promise to never take advantage of any situation of our clients. It is our belief that each of our clients should be given the proper attention and guidance he deserves. We will do our best to be there for you and to help you reach your goals. Together, we will find the solutions to your real estate issues and concerns with honesty and compassion. As one team, let us all try to be respectful and understanding of each other, as this is how each person should be treated and dignified.
Nicole Davis | Acquisition Manager
Nicole Davis RN has been a registered nurse for the last 18 years, but aside from taking care of patients, she enjoys being creative and working on home renovations. Nicole has done many renovations of her own and for the last year and a half has participated in expanding NewLook Realty. Nicole looks forward to taking NewLook Realty to the next level as Acquisition Manager.
Quinn Carrozza | Lead Manager
Quinn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a degree in Communication and Leadership. Additionally, as a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, Quinn was a 4x Big 12 Individual and Team Champion. After graduation, Quinn has worked in marketing and sales before joining the NewLook Realty team!
Renee Difuntorum | Outreach Coordinator and Acquisitions
Renee has had a long career as a property manager following 20+ years of experience working with the homeless population as a mental health worker, and as a case manager. Working in a collaborative effort with multiple social service agencies; to assist clients with achieving higher levels of self-sufficiency, assessing homeless survivors of domestic violence for mental health indicators, housing placement, and facilitating support groups for clients surviving multiple life stressors. She is very qualified to help sellers solve their housing issues, and a range of issues that sellers may confront when selling their home.
Lisa Carrera | Outreach Coordinator and Acquisitions
Lisa is an experienced listing and sales agent who has helped many buyers and sellers resolve home purchasing and selling complications. She is an ordained Pastor, does work with women’s groups, and holds annual food drives for two different women’s and children shelters; as well as, performing international missionary services with her church. She readily connects with seller’s in distress with her caring personality, and works with sellers to find the best solution for their lifestyle. She is a true gem to work with.
Jennifer Granillo | Operations Manager
Jennifer has been involved in the medical industry for more than 10 years. She worked in the San Francisco Bay area in very challenging, economically distressed neighborhoods-communicating with clients from many different backgrounds, nationalities, and languages. She worked in neighborhoods where a diverse population of low-income occupants often were not able to access adequate housing and medical care. Jennifer has opened numerous medical facilities working with different doctor’s groups. In this role, she facilitated the acquisition and construction of various sized medical outpatient centers. Jennifer has strong admin and people skills and is good at listening to people and helping them solve their problems. She has a passion for the Real Estate Industry because she is able to sit down and discuss the nature of the home seller’s issues and help establish a workable solution. Jennifer is the Operations Manager and Acquisitions Representative for NewLook Realty as well as outreach and marketing for the firm.