Rob Van Alen
Rob Van Alen

Rob Van Alen

Realtor • • License: RS280580

Rob is a lifelong resident of Willistown Township, Chester County, PA. Rob, his wife and two children live in close proximity to his family’s farm, one of many farms in the area with conservation easements protecting its natural and scenic resources. Growing up in a rural atmosphere, Rob rode horses with the Radnor Hunt, explored the fields and streams of the countryside and developed a love for and appreciation of the benefits of open space. Rob is knowledgeable of the successful role conservation easements have had to protect open space in Willistown Township and Chester County.

Rob attended The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA, and then Hobart College in Geneva, NY, where he graduated with a degree in Art History. The draw of the countryside brought Rob back to Willistown. In addition to Rob’s real estate endeavors Rob has extensive experience in the insurance industry specializing in “personal lines”, which often helps real estate clients with obtaining the appropriate homeowner’s insurance for their new houses.

Professional Experience

Rob has had great success representing both buyers and sellers with all their real estate needs. For sellers, Rob has been active mainly in the Radnor Hunt/Malvern and western Main Line area. For buyers, Rob’s territory is extensive within the ideals of “country properties”. Rob has found homes, land and farms for clients who often do not know where they want to move, but know they want a “country property”. His market knowledge of country properties throughout Chester County has brought clients to the open spaces of Willistown, Easttown, Unionville, Marshallton and Chester Springs.  Rob has also represented buyers looking for large acreage properties, which involves traveling to Lancaster and Berks Counties.

Professional Highlights

~ Consistent “Chairman’s Circle” recognition for the top 1-2% of the BHHS Fox & Roach Network
~ Seller Agent for 75 Acre “Creighton Farm”, a well known property in Willistown Twp. One of the highest valued properties in the entire Philadelphia Market for the year.
~ Consistently hard working for both buyers and sellers and conveying immensely valuable local knowledge to his clients.
~ Buyer’s agent for clients who have bought farms or open spaces within Willistown, Easttown, Lancaster County, Unionville, Marshallton and Chester Springs.
~ Rob lives in Willistown Township and frequents the Country Properties office in Unionville giving him the unique ability to know what country properties are available in many areas.

Professional Associations

~ National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member
~ Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR) Member
~ Suburban West Realtors Member
~ Mid Coast Board of Realtors – Maine (MAR)
~ The Knowles Co., Northeast Harbor, Maine

Community Service

~ Past Board Member of the “William Brinton 1704 House” a historic residence open to the public which demonstrates early colonial architecture and houses period furnishings.
~ Radnor Hunt Races Race Committee – one of the race meets that qualifies as part of the coveted “Steeplechase Triple Crown”. The races are held on the grounds of the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA, the third weekend of May each year, and benefits the Brandywine Conservancy. The races are advertised as “Racing for Open Space“.
~ Volunteer and supporter of the  Willistown Conservation Trust.
~ Board Member – Philadelphia Charity Ball


~ Rob competes at a high level of sailing in the International One Design Class, most recently winning the 2021 World Championships in Hamilton, Bermuda.

~Hiking on Mount Desert Island, successfully completing 20 peaks in 2021, and the 50+ mile carriage trail  system in 2022.

~ Paddle tennis, an excellent outdoor winter sport, often played “under the lights.”

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