There’s Give and Take. There’s All or Nothing. And Then There’s Giving All You’ve Got. Meet Penny & John Dumke
It’s the kind of day that makes people wish they lived in Southern California. The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in sight as Penny and John Dumke hop on their motorcycle. With one last rev of the engine, the Dumkes are quite literally off and running. Feeling the ocean breeze whip by, they accelerate through a turn and head toward the coast at full throttle—or at least as fast as the speed limit allows. Be it an exhilarating ride or simply navigating the twists and turns of life, Penny and John approach both the same way—with everything they’ve got.
Life to the Max
Driven, energetic, passionate—these would all characterize this savvy married couple and business team. But friends of Penny and John would tell you they’re just plain fun. The Dumkes are among the rare few who fully embrace life at every turn. No matter what captures their interest—whether it’s tennis, motorcross and finance for John or digital photography, travel and entertaining for Penny—they immerse themselves in the moment to do and be the best.
A Taste of Freedom
Both Penny and John grew up in the big city—Chicago for the former and New York for the latter. But that’s where their paths diverge. John, the third child in a family of four, was a happy, enthusiastic child who developed a taste for freedom early on. An excellent tennis player, John was nationally ranked at the age of 12 and began teaching the sport as well as developing his own racket stringing business. Tennis also helped John put himself through college and gain his mechanical engineering degree from Tufts University. He accepted a position at Hughes Aircraft working on the B2 Stealth Bomber, but later opted for the financial freedom and independence of the real estate industry.
Passions Run Deep
Penny grew up in a large family that emphasized hard work as a way to get ahead in life—a lesson she took to heart. After gaining her bachelor’s in education and home economics from the University of Northern Colorado, Penny moved out to Los Angeles where she began teaching cooking, foods and nutrition at an inner city high school. While she enjoyed the interaction with her students, Penny took the advice of her uncle, a homebuilder, and gained her real estate license. She had been working as a full-time agent for four years when she met and married John. And like her husband, Penny’s passions also run deep—for taking photos and designing albums, cooking and entertaining friends or traveling and experiencing anything new.
Heart and Soul
From life to business, the Dumkes have always believed in putting their heart and soul into everything they do. This passionate approach has culminated in one of the most powerful partnerships in Long Beach real estate. As one of the area’s most respected real estate teams, Penny and John hold nothing back when it comes to helping people achieve their home buying or selling goals. They combine their natural enthusiasm and professional integrity with almost two decades of market expertise to deliver results that exceed their clients’ expectations.
Nothing but the Best
Whether you’re looking for the perfect home or downsizing and selling your current residence, Penny and John seamlessly combine forces to help you accomplish your goals. Clients benefit from their honest insights and focus on doing what’s right—an approach that’s earned them a sterling reputation and numerous referrals in this area. From Penny’s superb marketing expertise and upbeat communication style to John’s tech savvy approach and awareness of the Tax and Financial Consequences of a transaction, the Dumkes go the distance to help you succeed.
Before your next move in the Long Beach area, put your goals into the hands of professionals you can trust to get the job done right. Penny and John Dumke believe that when it comes to your home purchase or sale, Nothing But The Best will do. Give them a call for all your real estate needs.