About Rumana

ASPIRE HIGHER

Aspire Higher. It's a simple philosophy that brings amazing results. It's the philosophy that has been the guiding force throughout Rumana Jabeen's life and career. Since childhood, Rumana has learned that seemingly unattainable goals are within reach if you're willing to work hard and negotiate for them. Certainly, Rumana's professional success has proven that if you're willing to push your personal limits, go above and beyond the standard and always strive for the top, outstanding results are bound to follow.

Rumana’s real estate clientele benefits from her philosophy every day; in her drive to give them the best imaginable service, she propels herself and her clients forward. That’s how she’s built a real estate business primarily by referrals. Her clients are devoted fans and friends in the mid peninsula. With her business continuing to grow quickly, Rumana is now building an incredible support team.

MEET THE JABEEN TEAM

Rumana insists on honesty and integrity in all that she does and has put together a team that is committed to absolute customer satisfaction. To be on the team, one must be dedicated to exceeding client expectations in all matters. Nowhere is the Aspire Higher motto more evident than in her work with her team members. Every client benefits from Rumana’s excellent team of specialists. With total client commitment, an unwavering work ethic, tireless perseverance and insistence that all details be attended, no matter is too small when customer care is at stake.

Rumana Jabeen-Lead Agent

Sasai Zhang-Buyer Specialist

Dominika Lovelace-Transaction Coordinator

Sheri Siguenza-Graphic Designer

Michael Schmitz-Operations Manager

 

 

 

Rumana Jabeen - Lead agent

Realtor®

Rumana has been serving devoted clients since 2001. Her career has been on a steady rise since then as clientele become loyal fans. She is always found in the highest rankings of realtors, reaching the top 1% and appearing in media forums such as The Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends: America’s Best Real Estate Agents.

Rumana is particularly known for her negotiation skills, always getting the highest price for sellers, and the best deal buyers. Rumana always asks her clients what is most important to them. Knowing that, she is determined to get it. To negotiate the best possible outcome for every transaction has been her hallmark.

As a Luxury Specialist, Rumana is especially known to beautifully showcase premiere homes. She focuses her real estate practice in the mid-peninsula, including: San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Atherton and Menlo Park. Now at the next stage of her rising career, she is building a phenomenal real estate team committed to helping every single client at the highest possible level.

Background

Rumana is well known as a top 1% agent in the mid-peninsula. How she got there is an amazing story. Raised in Bangladesh, Rumana moved to the United States with a vision of a better life leading the way. She immersed herself in her studies at IUP, earning a master's degree in Sociology. She then went on to enjoy many extremely rewarding years at a domestic violence agency in Tucson, where she quickly worked her way up from Crisis Counselor to Executive Director. As a Social Worker, Rumana truly enjoyed helping people overcome struggles with domestic violence and homelessness. After moving to the Bay Area, she turned her efforts toward real estate and never looked back, quickly achieving outstanding heights. Helping both buyers and sellers, she continues to build her outstanding career. Rumana doesn't just have a vision of her clients’ success, she has the drive and negotiation skills to get them there.

Education

Growing up with an understanding of the value and potency of education, Rumana has earned both Bachelors and Master’s degrees.

Rumana puts her education and experience to work every day for her clientele as a Realtor®.

 

 

Sasai Zhang - Buyer Specialist

Sasai is Rumana’s go-to for buyers. On weekends you will likely find Sasai at open houses offering assistance to would-be buyers. She frequently shows homes to purchasers and introduces them to neighborhoods. Most importantly, she enables buyers to be ready - when opportunity strikes - to write a winning offer for the home of their dreams. With the support of Rumana and the team, buyers are given the best chance to get into contract. During escrow, Sasai continues to help clients by meeting inspectors and appraisers. She coordinates with contractors and lenders to ensure the escrow period goes smoothly. Sasai’s goal is to do such a good job that buyers would never consider a real estate transaction without our team.  In addition to her career, Sasai serves on the board of Burlingame Mother’s Club. Her role is to organize benefits for non-profit organizations. She spends her valuable free time volunteering at her childrens’ school or attending legal trainings in real estate.

 

 

 

Dominika Lovelace - Transaction Coordinator

Dominika has been on the Jabeen Team since 2016. She brings an unbelievable degree of customer service and client care to the organization. Having worked for NTV (a subsidiary of CNN) in Germany, Dominika understands getting things done quickly, but doing them right. That has been a valuable skill for this fast-paced office. She brings that same level of attention to management of client contracts, particularly after getting into escrow. She manages escrow contracts and ensures accuracy and completion every step of the way. Dominika also assists Rumana in myriad other ways, including posting updates to social media.

 

 

 

Sheri Siguenza - Graphic Design

Sheri Siguenza of Just Designs provides the beautiful graphics that go out to the community on marketing postcards. She also creates the virtual postcards that are sent out broadly to announce new listings. She designs attractive brochures for open homes. Sheri brings a long career in graphic design into play every time she creates a piece for Rumana. Clients and customers frequently comment on the quality of the marketing that Sheri designs. Her work ensures that clients’ homes are beautifully marketed to attract the greatest number of viewers to each home.

 

 

 

Michael Schmitz - Operations Manager

Michael has been helping Rumana operate her business with an upward trajectory since she entered real estate in 2001. He helps her strategize business plans, hire new employees, market clients’ properties and promote her team to the community, as well as playing numerous vital supporting roles. While mostly working behind the scenes, Michael has a real estate license and can often be found hosting open homes. He attends legal and technical trainings and conferences, bringing important updated information and ideas to the team dynamic.

Michael is from Burlingame, as is his father; they both graduated from Burlingame High School! Michael’s other full time employment is as a tenured professor at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) in Belmont. He has a Doctoral degree in Music. He chaired the Department of Music at NDNU for several years and currently teaches music theory, piano and ensemble. He has founded non-profit organizations and been a summer camp director for musically gifted students. An example of his exceptional decision making, Michael married Rumana in 1999.

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