We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny Mosbaugh and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jenny, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I have been told I am blunt to a fault. But on the flip side, I believe that the biggest factor behind my success has been my brutal honesty with clients and colleagues. I am a people pleaser; I have not always had the aptitude or confidence to speak my mind in a way that benefits others. Admittedly, I could probably censor myself better at times, but I find that in the business of real estate that being transparent and direct breeds trust and respect.

The reason I got into real estate was from my own experiences buying and selling properties. I observed how my realtor, a fellow full time working mom, kicked ass while remaining down to earth and, dare I say, not slimy. Realtors have quite the reputation of being sleazy, money-hungry salespeople. By witnessing a perfectly normal person do this job, and do it very well might I add, I knew it was my calling too. I wanted to be a normal person who likes to help people, and happens to love real estate.

I thrive on being relatable, down to earth, and brutally f*cking honest. I see no benefit in having a client get their heart set on a home that I know they cannot afford, or sugar coating the often overwhelming process of buying or selling. I pride myself on holding my clients’ hands, and preventing stress whenever I can; giving them an ally they can trust and rely on every step of the way.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I have gravitated towards real estate since I was very young. Having grown up in LA, I explored the various neighborhoods, ultimately ending up in NELA. Before I found my calling, I loved helping friends find their homes just for fun. I have always enjoyed working, but it wasn’t until I decided to sell my first home that I realized real estate was my calling. I had always been paralyzed by fear when facing the question of what my career should be. I dabbled with various jobs and hobbies, but finally took that leap towards becoming a realtor in my mid-thirties. I felt apprehensive that I should have started sooner, and that I would not have success. I am proud that I went for it, and now I know it was truly the best decision for me professionally.+

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a sucker for a hole in the wall dive bar. My all time favorite place in LA is Brass Monkey Karaoke, and this would be the first stop on our itinerary. Well, perhaps we would start with dinner first, and since we are already in Korea Town, I would take my bff to Park’s BBQ, and maybe a drink at HMS Bounty before getting ready to sing.

LA has a rich history, and though I like to avoid Hollywood as much as possible, I absolutely love Musso and Frank Grill. It’s been around for 100 years, and they have a killer martini and seafood Louie salad.

If it’s a Sunday between the months of September and February, I’d make a stop at Ye Rustic Inn in Los Feliz for wings and a pitcher of beer, while watching the Rams play football. Once we poked our heads outside this windowless dungeon to realize it’s still daylight, we would walk along Hillhurst, perusing the shops, and obviously stopping for ice cream at Jeni’s.

Non food related adventures (which are few and far between on my agenda) would be hiking in Griffith Park, riding bikes along the LA River, and maybe a beach day in Venice or Malibu.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I met with several local realtors after I got my license, but the one person who I gravitated to most, and immediately felt a kinship with, was Steve Clark. Steve was the only person to invite me to have coffee and a good old fashioned chat. He made me feel comfortable, and at home, and I am so grateful for his invaluable mentorship.

Website: https://www.backbeathomes.com/members/jennifer-mosbaugh/

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Matt Harbicht Walter Brady

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