One Year & Counting
The Jen Caskey Group at Compass is just getting started.
- Written byLaura L. Watts
- Photographed byLauren Taylor
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The Jen Caskey Group at Compass has been making quite an impact on the South Bay since its inception in January 2022. The team members are celebrating their first anniversary and doing what they do best: helping clients achieve their real estate goals while enjoying the lifestyle themselves.
And it’s all thanks to founder Jen Caskey, an established Realtor® who loves her job, her community, her team and her clients, as well as her family.
Keeping It In the Family
Jen loved growing up in Manhattan Beach (she’s a native!) and attending Mira Costa High School, where she made lifelong friends. She graduated from the University of Southern California and chose to return to her hometown to begin a career in real estate—just like her biggest inspiration: her mom. She is grateful to have raised three sons here and is excited to focus more on her business and philanthropic work. She is also very happy to be working alongside her sister, Stacia Janus.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the way they represent the Jen Caskey Group.”
“I feel so lucky to be born and raised here and will always be grateful for the support of our community,” Jen says. “Other than my family, my greatest joy is helping clients find their ideal home or sell their existing one to just the right buyer here in one of the preeminent places to live in the country.”
A Dream Come True
Starting her own real estate firm in the community she is passionate about has been a dream come true for Jen. She treasures the South Bay neighborhoods, traditions and events—like the Hometown Fair and Holiday Fireworks—as well as the incredible restaurants and boutiques, the amazing walkability and the best weather in the world.
“As a Manhattan Beach native, I know the South Bay neighborhoods and so many wonderful people in our industry,” Jen shares. “Our team members have great connections as well. This is a relationship business, so we all work together to ensure the best experience for each and every one of our clients.”
Teamwork is vital to the success that the Jen Caskey Group has experienced this year. The group enjoys collaborating—each member brings a unique background and skill set to the table. “We support each other and have fun doing what we love,” Jen says. “In return we are blessed to have amazing clients whom we often end up working with more than once. In fact, many have become dear friends.”
One of those clients recently shared, “You will not find a more seasoned, professional, communicative or knowledgeable Realtor and real estate broker to assist you with buying or selling your home.”
Having worked in South Bay real estate for 30 years, Jen has experienced the ins and outs of the business—especially over the past three years, from the early days of the pandemic to the rising interest rates of the past six months. “Having been in this business for so long, I’ve navigated a recession, buying frenzies, low inventory and overstock for decades,” she shares, “so we are very savvy at navigating a challenging environment. We know how to approach a myriad of situations in real estate and enjoy guiding our clients through the process.”
Jen and her team offer second-to-none customer service, staying on top of the marketplace and communicating opportunities to clients as they arise. They pride themselves on approachability, honesty, integrity and communication—key in this business. “Our goal is to ensure that each client feels that they are #1, which they are in our minds,” Jen says.
Giving back to the community is a core value of the Jen Caskey Group. Team members have been involved with several local charities for many years, including the Richstone Family Center, Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, Skechers Friendship Walk and Dig 4 Kids, among others. They don’t just donate—they get involved and show up to get their hands dirty and participate in local fundraisers. “That’s part of the fun,” Jen points out, “and we love being a part of these wonderful organizations and supporting their efforts to better the lives of our neighbors.”
As she embarks on the second year of her firm, Jen is optimistic about the future of the real estate industry—especially in the South Bay. Her team recently won the Best of Manhattan Home Sweet Home award, presented to a business that exhibits excellent service and ethics in real estate.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the way they represent the Jen Caskey Group,” she says. “Our goal for 2023 is expanding our reach through Compass and continuing to help our clients achieve their dreams.”