Irene Allegro has been the Broker/Owner of Allegro Agency Realtors since it opened in 1984. In addition to being the Broker, her designations include Realtor Emeritus & SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist. Irene Allegro is the recipient of the NJAR Silver Circle of Excellence in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Recently Irene was elected to a full term as a Director for the Oceanview Condominiums in Avon. As the author of “Let’s Talk Real Estate” for a local newspaper, Irene shares her insights and advice on the Real Estate Marketplace.
Long-Standing Success of Allegro Agency Realtors
Irene’s total commitment to helping her clients seamlessly through the exciting journey of buying or selling Real Estate has developed into trusting relationships spanning over three generations. A dedicated proponent of excellence in the Real Estate industry, her Brokerage is constantly evolving to the needs and challenges of today’s business world.
The internet, social media, and new technology have changed the face of Real Estate forever. Irene Allegro believes that you must not only be aware of the changing world but must embrace and master it. Anything less would be a disservice to those who rely upon own you for the highest level of service. Gaining the respect of her clients, staff, and other professionals through trust, honesty, experience, and above all, hard work has always been her modus operandi for the past 50 years.
Achieving success through this philosophy is her personal code for which she has built her office.
Irene’s Professional Journey
A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Irene Allegro got her start in Real Estate back in 1972, when she was hired as a part-time secretary for Fred Fitzgerald, Broker of Fitzgerald Realtors, at the age of 23.
That event changed her life forever.
As Irene Allegro began learning the business from the ground up. Fred predicted that one day she would not only be successful but be a leading agent at the top of her game. When she went on to pursue her real estate license, he told her, “Listen, learn and go out there. You have what it takes. Sure enough, Irene Allegro would find fast success in real estate, completing 9 transactions within her first week as an agent. When Fred asked her how she did that, she responded, “Well, you told me to”. Within her first few years, she climbed to the Million Dollar Club, back when the average price home was $25000. The rest is history.
In over 40 years since, Irene Allegro has gone on to an accomplished career at the Jersey Shore, building a network of satisfied clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, always putting the needs of her buyers and sellers first. Were there challenges in the beginning? Of course. If it were easy, everyone would do it. Irene is proud to say that she faced those challenges head-on, like every challenge she has had to face in life.
“My Journey has been just marvelous. Exciting from day one and continues today,”
“If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”
That is one of Irene’s favorite quotes.
Irene’s take on the competition in the market and how she handles it.
Rather than focusing on the so-called “competition”, Irene Allegro remains focused on the proven standards that have set her apart, “I hate the word mediocre. Instead, I want everything to be absolutely perfect for anyone trusting me with one of the most important decisions of their lives. I am filled with pride and joy to see my clients cross the finish line.”
“Competing? I always want to win. I go into every circumstance respecting my competitors but aggressively focused on winning. If I walk into a room, I intend to walk out of it, the winner”
Being in the Real Estate industry for more than 50 years, Irene Allegro has seen the industry grow and change and has been an integral part of it.
What Irene Allegro advises Senior and Established Men & Women?
My advice to seniors all over is that age is just a number. Don’t let anyone tell you that you should retire or that you should stop. I actually considered that 5 years ago, and my first boss and incredible mentor, Fred said “Absolutely not, the best is yet to come”. And he was so right, these last 5 years have been the best of my 50. Not only am I fortunate to be in great health, but my visionary and mentor, Fred, is still the wind beneath my wings”.
“I still feel 23 and ready to list another 9 homes.” Just go out there and do it”