Responsive, Professional Real Estate Services for SF Peninsula and Coast


Lee Allen serves clients in the Peninsula (South San Francisco to Palo Alto), Silicon Valley and coastal (Daly City and Pacifica to Monterey) areas of greater San Francisco. Lee is also a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES) serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

A graduate of MIT with a successful background in advanced telecommunications, Lee has turned to leveraging his people skills by moving to real estate, using his analytical and creative skills to provide exceptional service.

As a licensed agent in California, Lee operates in some of the most competitive real estate markets in the country. What has brought Lee to the coastal Peninsula, however, is its distinctive mixture of architecture and design along with a peacefulness that has survived the San Francisco / Silicon Valley real-estate boom. "Pacifica still has the coastal charm that it had 50 years ago," he says, "and it's a quite refreshing contrast to the normal urban evolution. Daly City's personality, diversity, energy, and people are reflected in its broad variety of design. And Brisbane - well, Brisbane is just a wonderful and charming place to live. You have to see it."

"As a real estate professional, I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction -- for most, it’s a life-changing experience. For that reason, I do all that is possible to provide exceptional, personalized service for each of my clients. The relationships I build are very important to me, and I hope that they will last for a lifetime -- so I work relentlessly to help my clients achieve their real estate goals."

Lee's philosophy is simple. "This is just the application of basic human high-integrity skills," Lee says, "Listening, focus, a clear-eyed view of the market, thorough analysis, clear and open communication, mutual respect, full disclosure. Although these things are basic, I believe that applying these skills effectively gets us to maximum success. My job is to make that process happen."

"I am in constant communication with my clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. My view is that if the client does not know everything I know about the situation, I haven’t done my job."

Aside from real estate, Lee is an accomplished jazz pianist. Born and raised in Memphis Tennessee, Lee has performed professionally for more than 40 years, leveraging his tech and creative backgrounds to create a successful "virtual jazz trio" wherein Lee performs his accompanying parts beforehand and uses technology to re-perform those parts along with his live pianist work.

Causes close to Lee's heart include the Center for Humane Technology, Catholic Charities, and Equality California.

As part of the internationally-distributed and closely-integrated Engel & Völkers global network of Advisors, Lee Allen is ready to put the global power and reach of Engel and Völkers to work for you. Tell him about your goals and he will show you how Engel and Völkers can help you fulfill them.