I truly care about my customers, buyer and sellers I will strive to help them accomplish all of their real estate goals.
Get to know Bonnie Allen
She established herself in the hospitality industry as an astute businesswoman with solid leadership skills, and Bonnie Allen has utilized these strengths as a knowledgeable and affable real estate professional. Her experience in tourism and commercial investments provides her with a unique perspective, and she applies this in her work with residential buyers and sellers. As a member of the team at Kelly Gettel & Co., Bonnie offers her clients an exceptional level of representation and care.
An East Coast native, Bonnie transitioned into real estate after cultivating an accomplished career with Marriott Hotels. Her financial background was well-suited to the move; her early endeavors involved the acquisition of commercial and investment properties. After relocating to South Florida, she became actively involved in community and professional organizations including local politics and charities. Bonnie was also elected president of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Lodging and Hospitality Association, leading a membership that exceeded 300 individuals. Her responsibilities were significant: Bonnie served on local boards as a member of the association, establishing a comprehensive network of collegial connections in the process. “I had to keep a lot of people happy,” she recalls of the position. “One of my constant challenges was to identify creative and unique solutions to issues facing our diverse membership.”
In 2012 Bonnie and her husband Jim, a retired Marine Corps officer, relocated to Sarasota in a move that took over a year to complete. “We came with a specific list of criteria and an established budget,” she explains. “It took a lot of patience and perseverance to find the home that was right for us.” That journey allowed Bonnie to embark upon an in-depth exploration of the regional housing market. She became well-versed in new construction as well as resale homes, condominiums and waterfront properties throughout the region in her lengthy and detailed search. The process was a fruitful one; not only did Bonnie and her husband find their ideal home, but she also gained an intimate knowledge of the local real estate market, which allowed her to successfully transition her residential real estate business.
Bonnie’s open communication style and professionalism have earned her the trust and respect of clients and colleagues alike. In fact, it was what brought her to Kelly Gettel & Co. Joining Gettel & Co., says Bonnie, has been a wonderful move. “Kelly is established not only in our industry, but in our community,” she explains. “She’s incredibly knowledgeable and has a great capacity for marketing and advertising. Her vision is guided by a unique perspective that always places an emphasis on achieving successful transactions for her clientele.”