Colleen Clarke

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Clarke and Rose Group
License No. 01267325 (CA)
Mobile: 805.550.1015 Office: 805.476.0104

Colleen's deep-rooted passion for the Central Coast has been the driving force behind her successful 25-year real estate career representing a diverse range of buyers and sellers. Her commitment to customer satisfaction and unwavering integrity forms the cornerstone of her representation. Colleen's wealth of experience, market acumen, and genuine kindness complement her exceptional negotiating skills.

Originally hailing from Fairbanks, Alaska, Colleen made San Luis Obispo her home in 1978. Her journey includes earning a California K-8 teaching credential, working as a flight attendant, and serving as the Marketing Communications Manager for Ziatech Corporation, a microcomputer company. This diverse background has proven to be a significant asset, benefiting both Colleen and her clients.

Consistently ranking in the top 2-5% of all Realtors on the Central Coast, Colleen's excellence was recently acknowledged by Real Trends, naming her one of the 2023 Real Trends Best Real Estate Professionals—a recognition reserved for the top 1.5% of real estate agents nationwide. She is the proud recipient of the 2020 and 2021 BHGRE Emerald Elite Award and the 2022 Emerald Elite Founder's Club Award. Colleen earned her GRI designation in 2011, a nationally recognized certification accomplished by a small percentage of real estate professionals. She is highly respected by her peers for her expertise and professionalism.

Community service holds a special place in Colleen's heart. Her past involvements include serving on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, San Luis Obispo High School Sober Grad Night Committee, and Central Coast Funds for Children. Currently, she actively contributes to the Professional Standards Committee for the San Luis Obispo Coastal Board of Realtors. Colleen's commitment to leadership and giving back shines through her mentorship of six successful agents.

Celebrating 46 years of marriage, Colleen and her husband, Bob, share a rich family history. Bob recently retired after 35 years as Vice President & Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Together, they have raised two accomplished sons. Justin is a Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Ottowa University in Kansas, and Brian is a First Vice President and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in San Luis Obispo. Colleen and Bob are proud grandparents to four precious grandchildren.

Creating a partnership with Rob Rose six years ago to form the Clarke Rose Group, she continues to offer concierge-style service, emphasizing attention to detail in representing both sales and purchases. Colleen and Rob both hold California Broker's licenses, a distinction reflecting their commitment to industry knowledge and education. They boast an impressive 98% sales rate from past clients and referrals, a testament to their dedication.

In 2023, Colleen and Rob elevated their professional representation by joining Christie's International Real Estate Sereno, further enhancing their ability to provide top-tier service to their clients.