Hello…. Welcome to our site!  We’re Allen and Cheryle Griffin with Lyon Real Estate.  What makes us different from the rest of the pack? Experience and market insight.  We’ve been producing results in our industry for over 21 years,  have an incredible marriage of over 24 years and our working relationship is collaborative and teamwork focused.  Our teamwork approach has afforded us to market and sell over 1300 properties in the last 10 years – that’s over 1300 successfully closed sales that we marketed, negotiated and most importantly, closed…  Experience, check!

When it comes to the sale or purchase of your home, you need someone who is knowledgeable of our region’s market nuances.  We are natives of the Sacramento Region and we’ve been practicing real estate together since 1998. We understand the market.  You’ll also need someone who is well versed on the pitfalls of buying and selling a home and with our transactional experience, we can provide insight on the next move before you need to make it.  Insight, check!

We’ve been bestowed almost every major production award in our industry, including being nationally ranked for production and sales volume… But seriously, does that really matter to you, probably not!  What probably matters to you is if we can listen and truly make your desires and needs a reality.  I bet we can…   Aside from being very driven, we’re optimistic and make things happen!   And because we’ve produced so much, in 2014 we took a new approach to our real estate business, in the words and advice of Jerry Maguire, “Fewer clients, more personal attention.”  We’re not after EVERY ONE’S business, only those that really want to achieve their real estate goals and can appreciate amazing service and results.

What these pages will tell you is that we have the experience and qualifications to get the job done; however, what these pages won't convey is our love, drive, and passion for serving our clients. This is something that an email or written word doesn't do very well but it's the reason we get up every day and it's the reason we’ve been so blessed with such success in our real estate business. Personal relationships are everything! 

Our philosophy about real estate is that we’re here to help two parties (buyer and seller) find each other and complete a transaction with a minimum of fuss and headache.  We DO NOT believe in beating up the other party just because we're on opposing teams.  Selling and/or buying a home is an emotional experience and we don't believe it is in the best interest of either party to make the other feel bullied or abused.  Some real estate agents feel it's their job to intimidate us and/or our client and they seem to thrive on unnecessary confrontation.  We believe this is counterproductive to the basic desires of both parties to sell or to buy.  We’re advocates for our clients.  Our job is to obtain the best price, terms, and conditions for OUR client. We’re expert negotiators and have an exceptional reputation in the industry for making things happen with all parties still intact at the end of the transaction.  Please don't mistake our kindness for weakness.  The "good will" approach has served our clients very well throughout the years.  Your real estate agent should not get in the way!

Our synergy is infectious.  We’re very positive and social people.  Our hobbies include good food, good wine, and great friends… in addition, we’re fitness oriented.  Allen plays ice hockey and Cheryle likes to train and run triathlons.  We enjoy traveling to new places, snow skiing, water sports and loving our 3-legged rescue dog, Lucky!

We truly love what we do and that makes us passionate with a service-oriented heart.

Fondly,

Allen and Cheryle Griffin

Associates

  • 7772 Magnolia Avenue
    Active

    $1,099,000

    7772 Magnolia Avenue
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628
    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,543 SqFt

    MLS 18056022 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 7772 Magnolia Avenue
    Active

    $1,099,000

    7772 Magnolia Avenue
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628

    MLS 18056033 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 12887 Alta Mesa Road
    Active

    $749,000

    12887 Alta Mesa Road
    Herald, CA 95638
    • 3 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,422 SqFt

    MLS 18063214 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 14792 Guadalupe Drive
    Active

    $499,000

    14792 Guadalupe Drive
    Rancho Murieta, CA 95683
    • 3 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 2,108 SqFt

    MLS 18064775 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

  • 5251 Oak Meadow Court
    Active

    $174,000

    5251 Oak Meadow Court
    Ione, CA 95640

    MLS 18043467 | Courtesy of Lyon RE Roseville MetroList

Cheryle and Allen were excellent. This was our first time buying a house and they walked us through every step of the way. They took away our anxieties and helped us with all of our worries. We were so lucky to have Cheryle and Allen through this experience. They taught us so much about buying a house. I couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone else!


—Maggie Aberle, Roseville
  /  July 2018

Cheryle and Allen made our 1st house buying experience the best that we could have ever imagined. They not only relieved every stress that we had they also taught us so much along the way! We couldn’t have asked for anything better!


—Chad & Maggie
  /  June 2018

Cheryle and Allen from the very first time we met made you feel at ease, very approachable and friendly. I would recommend Team Griffin as our home selling experience was awesome from start to finish. Team Griffin took some fabulous pictures of our home, so impressive I still look at them from time to time. Last but not least, having to move is stressful in a lot of ways, but when you hire Team Griffin they not only make you feel at ease during the entire process they have a cleaning crew come clean your home, so it's ready for the new owners. Now that's service!


—Steve & Lisa El Dorado Hills Ca.
  /  April 2018

I just heard great things from my friend and knew they would do an amazing job and that I could trust them! Cheryle explained everything to me, told me what to expect, and went to bat for me for repairs and other things. She's amazing! I wish there was a "phenomenal" button I could select because excellent just doesn't seem adequate to describe how great they were through this entire process. Danielle is amazing! When Cheryle & Allen were on vacation I contacted Danielle for random questions. She answered everything she could herself and found the answers for me for everything else. She always got back to be super quickly and had all the information I needed. I love them!


—Alli Robeson, Antelope
  /  December 2015

We have bought and sold four properties with Cheryl and Allen and they have consulted with us on the purchase of two other properties outside the Sacramento area. Each of our projects was unique and required different strategies to sell. They advised us correctly on price points, helped us strategize our negotiations and kept us current on market trends. They brought high quality sales tools to bear, including compelling drone video that highlighted our property. We would always use them going forward to help us with our property portfolio and enjoy that our business relationship has also resulted in a lasting friendship.


—Monty Anderson, The Sea Ranch, California
  /  June 2016

Allen and Cheryle are a great team. With their knowledge of the real estate market, they guided us in fixing up and staging our home before hiring a professional photographer to take pictures for MLS listings. They priced our home to sell and it sold the first weekend for more then we expected. They were with us every step of the way to provide guidance and support. Despite selling our home on contingency, everything went very smoothly and we could not ask for a better experience. Allen and Cheryle are very professional, knowledgeable and good at their jobs. It was a pleasure working with them and we recommend them to all our family and friends.


—Paul and Brenda Scott, Roseville CA
  /  July 2016

Very motivated; were very organized and had a plan/schedule/time frame for everything to happen and kept us informed throughout the whole house selling process and were very knowledgeable and helpful with all the paperwork involved. Received TOP SERVICE from the Griffin Team. Just a wonderful couple to have worked with; they both listen, ask, suggest/recommended and were always upbeat every step of the way! There seemed to be nothing to stand in their way or that they couldn't handle. The Griffin Team is on top of their game plan. Outstanding overall from Allen & Cheryle Griffin


—Darrell & Della Rieschick Carmichael, CA.
  /  October 2016

Working with Cheryle and Allen was by far the best experience I could of asked for while trying to find and purchase our forever home! Their attention to detail and their communication was superior! I never felt like I was left out of the loop, they kept us posted on every step of the transaction! Cheryle and Allen were also very attentive to our needs, they are very genuine and supportive to any decision we made! Overall, best choice of Real Estate Agents! I will continue to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.


—Lia Lovelady-Harrison, Orangevale Ca.
  /  October 2016

Allen and Cheryle did not miss a detail and communicated all considerations every step of the way. Their knowledge and expertise is so appreciated and respected. They could even anticipate my questions. As a single woman who had not sold a home in almost 20 years, their partnership truly made me feel like I had a team. I was never alone.


—Susan, Roseville
  /  February 2017

I couldn't be happier. Allen and Cheryle were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about selling my home. They were available to me and my daughter whenever we needed them. I would recommend them to anyone selling their home.


—Doctor A. Halverson
  /  May 2017

Allen and Cheryl were truly amazing. They made the experience of selling my mother's home easy and efficient. Any issue that came up was dealt with calmly and effectively by Allen and Cheryl. They kept us informed every step of the way and they were so kind and thoughtful when dealing with my mother. We received tremendous value for their commission. I would highly recommend them.


—WM Rhodes, Herald CA
  /  May 2017

We selected Allen & Cheryle Griffin to sell our family home in Carmichael based upon their specific knowledge of the area, their expertise in understanding the current market and their respectfulness regarding our feelings in selling our much loved family home. We were not disappointed! Allen, Cheryle and the team they have compiled are all exceptional! Allen and Cheryle shared their extensive knowledge of home sales and counseled us in making various decisions without being pushy. I truly felt they were advocating for us and our best interests but ultimately allowed us to make choices that best fit our needs. Team Griffin really is a Team -- from their office and support staff to the contractors, inspectors and Title company, everyone was top notch! We were initially unsure about staging our home and decided to go for it. Their staging crew is outstanding and made our home look wonderfully appealing. And results??? Well we received an offer in 3 days that was thousands over our list price! We recommend Allen & Cheryle Griffin and their Team with five stars (I think that is the most you can give ha!)


—Gary Kernick, Carmichael CA
  /  July 2017

Allen and Cheryle Griffin were referred to us by a close friend. She had amazing things to say about them both and I can say her recommendation did not disappoint. Upon our first meeting with Allen and Cheryle I quickly knew we had made a wonderful decision. They were so tentative and inquisitive in what our wants, needs and absolutes we're in buying a house. Being first time home buyers they were extremely clear in explaining the process to us step by step. They made themselves readily available to us. We met with them on 6/8 and had keys in hand to our new home on 7/24. Many think the home buying process is stressful, and it has its moments, however with Allen and Cheryle, it was something we looked forward to. They made this a great experience and we always looked forward to seeing and hearing from them. I could never do these two justice with my praises. We will 100% be going to them for our next home and I will always recommend them to anyone who asks. Allen and Cheryle thank you so much for all you have done to help my husband and I find our first home! You will forever be like family to us.


—Ashley Leal, Antelope CA
  /  July 2017

Al and Cheryl are the finest and most knowledgeable agents in all of the Sacramento area. They handle everything with class, take on challenging situations and make it look effortless in the process. They are the only real estate agents I would ever want to use. Thanks guys!


—Terry Kritsepis, Folsom CA
  /  August 2017

Allen is a stand up guy that has earned his stripes in the business. He knows what it takes to get a property on the market and at the right price. It helps having a buoyant market in a sought after area but they knew what it would take to get the property sold from the beginning. A routine operation for Allen and they have dedicated their lives to buyers and sellers alike. I had other brokers knocking at the door trying to convince us that they were the best but fate had its way and given a little bit of faith we made a miracle happen.


—Randy Nelson, Palm Springs, CA
  /  October 2017

Allen and Cheryle provided amazing service all the way around. From the beginning to the very end, they have been professional and responsive.


—Kelly and David Fluitt, Sacramento California
  /  June 2017

Hello…. Welcome to our site!  We’re Allen and Cheryle Griffin with Lyon Real Estate.  What makes us different from the rest of the pack? Experience and market insight.  We’ve been producing results in our industry for over 21 years,  have an incredible marriage of over 24 years and our working relationship is collaborative and teamwork focused.  Our teamwork approach has afforded us to market and sell over 1300 properties in the last 10 years – that’s over 1300 successfully closed sales that we marketed, negotiated and most importantly, closed…  Experience, check!

When it comes to the sale or purchase of your home, you need someone who is knowledgeable of our region’s market nuances.  We are natives of the Sacramento Region and we’ve been practicing real estate together since 1998. We understand the market.  You’ll also need someone who is well versed on the pitfalls of buying and selling a home and with our transactional experience, we can provide insight on the next move before you need to make it.  Insight, check!

We’ve been bestowed almost every major production award in our industry, including being nationally ranked for production and sales volume… But seriously, does that really matter to you, probably not!  What probably matters to you is if we can listen and truly make your desires and needs a reality.  I bet we can…   Aside from being very driven, we’re optimistic and make things happen!   And because we’ve produced so much, in 2014 we took a new approach to our real estate business, in the words and advice of Jerry Maguire, “Fewer clients, more personal attention.”  We’re not after EVERY ONE’S business, only those that really want to achieve their real estate goals and can appreciate amazing service and results.

What these pages will tell you is that we have the experience and qualifications to get the job done; however, what these pages won't convey is our love, drive, and passion for serving our clients. This is something that an email or written word doesn't do very well but it's the reason we get up every day and it's the reason we’ve been so blessed with such success in our real estate business. Personal relationships are everything! 

Our philosophy about real estate is that we’re here to help two parties (buyer and seller) find each other and complete a transaction with a minimum of fuss and headache.  We DO NOT believe in beating up the other party just because we're on opposing teams.  Selling and/or buying a home is an emotional experience and we don't believe it is in the best interest of either party to make the other feel bullied or abused.  Some real estate agents feel it's their job to intimidate us and/or our client and they seem to thrive on unnecessary confrontation.  We believe this is counterproductive to the basic desires of both parties to sell or to buy.  We’re advocates for our clients.  Our job is to obtain the best price, terms, and conditions for OUR client. We’re expert negotiators and have an exceptional reputation in the industry for making things happen with all parties still intact at the end of the transaction.  Please don't mistake our kindness for weakness.  The "good will" approach has served our clients very well throughout the years.  Your real estate agent should not get in the way!

Our synergy is infectious.  We’re very positive and social people.  Our hobbies include good food, good wine, and great friends… in addition, we’re fitness oriented.  Allen plays ice hockey and Cheryle likes to train and run triathlons.  We enjoy traveling to new places, snow skiing, water sports and loving our 3-legged rescue dog, Lucky!

We truly love what we do and that makes us passionate with a service-oriented heart.

Fondly,

Allen and Cheryle Griffin