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Meet Jeanne

Jeanne Smart is currently a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Bain of Lake Union. Before joining her daughter, Chardon, in the real estate venture, Jeanne served as a K-8 principal with Seattle Schools (10 years: Wedgwood, Alki and Broadview-Thomson). She also served as a principal in the Edmonds School District (Cedar Way Elementary and…

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Meet Chardon

Chardon brings 15 years of real estate and property management experience to the team. She is a prolific blogger and loves using social media to market or scan for the perfect property her clients.

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Jeanne Smart and Chardon Dankers, a new generation real estate team, focus on using modern technology coupled with classic values to meet your real estate needs.   We can help you achieve the lifestyle you imagine for yourself or your family whether it’s in a sleek city condo, airy loft, or a traditional city or…

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  • When we decided to sell our condo in Seattle, the first thing we needed to do was to decide on a real estate agent to represent us in this endeavor.  Since we lived on the east coast, and I had a 10 day window in Seattle to get the condo ready for sale, I had preliminary conversations with agents on the phone and then met with them when I arrived in Seattle.  Chardon and Jeanne made it easy to select them as our agents!  When I met with them in person, they answered all my questions and had a wonderful plan for putting the property up for sale.  They understood what I was asking for help with and what I felt I had under control.
                They were accessible to us in working through the entire process.  They had good ideas for showing the condo, held two open houses, and the photos that were taken for the flyer and website were outstanding.  They really showed the condo off to the best advantage.  It is not easy to make 600 square feet look spacious!
                Throughout the sale period, they returned calls and emails with speed and answers.  When we had questions on aspects the Title Company was handling, they were responsive in stepping in and getting answers from them.  There was nothing that I contacted them about that one of them did not respond.  This made finalizing the sale from 3000 miles away much more comfortable.  We would highly recommend this team of realtors to anyone looking for an agent to represent them in the sale of their home.  No detail was too small for them to deal with and ensuring our satisfaction was always at the top of their concerns.  It was a pleasure working with them!
    –AnnMarie Clark

    NewGen Real Estate Team Testamonial-Another Happy Client!!
  • I used the NewGen Real Estate Team, Chardon Dankers and Jeanne Smart, to sell my home in Auburn and then to purchase a new condominium in Edmonds.   The team’s help was extremely valuable in both the sale and subsequent purchase of a new place.    Before the sale of my home, Chardon gave me outstanding advice about how to make my home attractive to buyers – both inside and out.   When it came time to put my house on the market, the team made sure that my home got top billing everywhere – professional photographer and video- online, print, open houses, and networking.  The house was sold in days – and, bonus, we were able to secure a speedy closing.  Wow – 19 days!  The team also worked closely with me for many months even before I put my Auburn house on the market to familiarize me with neighborhoods around the Seattle- and properties that would be ideal for my daughter and me.  Negotiations are important in real estate deals and the NewGen team’s skills in this area were a huge asset in the process of securing my goals – great home at a good price.   Wanted to add that I loved the use of technology throughout the sale and purchase – speed and efficiency!  I would recommend the NewGen team to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.

  • Working with Chardon Dankers and Coldwell Banker Bain was a breath of fresh air when it comes to buying a house.  It is hard enough to buy in this market let alone with how busy I am with work and my family life.  But Coldwell made it very easy and fast with minimal interruption to my work and family time.  Even when I did not have my laptop nearby I was able to review docs via my cell phone or iPad.  On top of this, I was able to initial and sign those same docs electronically via my phone.  For all of us that have bought or refinanced a house, there is a ton of docs that needs initials and signatures multiple times but with Coldwell Bain, this was so easy!!  On the front end, I was able to get first look at new homes hitting the market via email, I could also save homes for sale under my fav’s and there were links for further information and directions to the property.  Again, an awesome and super easy experience.  I highly recommend reaching out to Chardon if anyone is in the market for a home.

    Bill Kounellas

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