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About Bob Van Allen, CRS, ABR, GRI

A 2001 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Bob has considered the Treasure Valley his home since 1997.  After working as an engineer at Micron Technology briefly after graduation, he decided to combine his analytical way of thinking with his business ambition and acumen, entering the real estate brokerage business in 2003.

Bob started his career with Coldwell Banker in 2003 and has been affiliated with the company for most of his real estate career.  A lifelong learner, he values continuing education and has attained many of the industry’s most respected professional designations, including the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute), and ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative).

As a producing real estate agent, Bob was always in the top tier of sales productivity in the market and values hard work, professionalism, and integrity in business above all else.  Bob has been a member of the Boise Regional Realtors’ (BRR) “Circle of Excellence” since 2004 and has participated in local industry leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) and the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (IMLS).  In 2017 he was acknowledged by his peers as the recipient of the annual BRR Code of Ethics Leadership Award.  Also, he was a 2017 member of “40 Accomplished Under 40” published by the Idaho Business Review, and in 2018 as BRR’s “Broker of the Year”.

In 2013, Bob became Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, eventually transitioning into the role of Designated Broker and President.  In this capacity, his responsibility includes driving sales and growth in offices throughout Idaho and Washington.

Bob has been a member of the TitleOne Corporation Advisory Board and the Boards of Directors for the Idaho Diaper Bank and the Idaho Sports Foundation.  Additionally, he is active as a member of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Idaho Chapter.

An avid real estate investor himself, Bob has bought, sold, and managed many rental properties over most of his real estate career and is a valued resource for real estate investors.

Bob believes deeply in the Zig Ziglar mantra, “If you help enough other people get what they want, you will get what you want.” 

His vision as broker and President for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson is to be the premier real estate brokerage of choice for customers and real estate professionals in the markets we serve.  Bob brings fresh ideas and great excitement to his company as it continues to serve clients and move forward into a very bright future. 

In his spare time, Bob enjoys traveling, getting outside, playing golf, and home life with his wife, Erin, and his two young sons.


About Coldwell Banker Tomlinson:

  • Over 500 real estate professionals across 13 offices in Boise, Spokane, Kennewick, Lewiston, Pullman, Moscow, and Moses Lake.
  • 2019 closed sales volume: $1.889 billion and 6,523 units


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