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.
Rumana begun certification for KW Real Estate Planners, a special designation for agents that specialize in helping clients build, maintain and pass on wealth to their heirs.
Rumana Jabeen and Associates Values and Beliefs
- We believe that honesty and integrity come before all else.
- We create bespoke experiences for every client, supplier and partner, leaving each person feeling special, unique and supported.
- We negotiate the best possible outcome for each client, every time.
- We value trusting, loyal relationships that last a lifetime.
- We practice proactive project management in every transaction, monitoring the roles and responsibilities of all parties to minimize risk and ultimately secure the desired outcome for each client.
- We take pride in keeping ourselves and our clients informed and educated, every step of the way because knowledge is power.
- We uphold the highest level of service to our clients across all team members and all stages of a transaction
- We believe we all have an inherent responsibility to give back to the community with gratitude.
Rumana Jabeen-Lead Agent
Gina Tocchini - Listing Manager
Sheri Siguenza-Graphic Designer
Michael Schmitz-Operations Manager
MEET THE JABEEN TEAM
Rumana Jabeen - Lead agent
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. She has been named #1 agent for Keller Williams (Northern CA and Hawaii region).
Rumana is particularly known for her negotiation skills, always getting the highest price for sellers, and the best deal for 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.
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.
Growing up with an understanding of the value and potency of education, Rumana has earned both Bachelors and Master’s degrees.
- Master of Arts in Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Arts in English Literature, Dhaka University
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Dhaka University
Rumana puts her education and experience to work every day for her clientele as a Realtor®.
Gina Tocchini - Listing Manager
Gina is a proud Bay Area native who grew up on the peninsula. She attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She believes herself fortunate to have grown up around most of her extended family in the Bay Area, as spending time with family is very important to her.
Gina is a fan of trying both new and well-recognized restaurants throughout the Bay Area and while traveling abroad. One can also find her hiking, wine tasting, seeing a Giants baseball game, attending a watch party for the 49ers, cycling, viewing the latest action or fantasy movies, visiting a farmer’s market, or going to concerts with friends.
Recently, Gina began her real estate experience in property investing within the Southern California market. Now, she is excited to bring her can-do attitude to helping our clients in the Bay Area Peninsula community where she grew up. She is ready to be responsible for coordinating all aspects required to best manage our clients’ homes, from market preparation till they get into escrow.
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 formulate 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 training 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. He has a doctoral degree in Music. He chaired the Department of Music at NDNU for several years and currently is professor emeritus. An example of his exceptional decision making, Michael married Rumana in 1999.
Volunteerism and Giving
Rumana believes strongly in giving back to the community, and encourages her team members to give back as well. These are some of the organizations and charities that Rumana believes strongly in supporting:
- Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together Peninsula
- Red Day and KW Cares (Keller Williams)
- CORA multi-year pledge
- KQED Sustaining Member
- Humane Society of America
- International Humane Society
- Local schools
- The 100 Club (Supporting families of fallen police)