Jan Smith, a consistently recognized top producer on the Chicago real estate scene just celebrated 21 years in the industry. She began her career in marketing and advertising for Playboy Magazine. After her son, Patrick started school, Jan decided to give real estate a “whirl”, in the early days of Bucktown and Wicker Park. Luck was on her side and she secured her first sale during her first week on the job, and was instantly hooked. Seven years later, Jan made a leap of faith and opened her own boutique real estate firm, J A Smith Assoc Inc. In May, Jan merged her firm, with @properties and is thrilled with the decision. “It is an innovative, exciting organization to be a part of, providing every possible sales and marketing tool to their agents in this competitive environment.
Today you will find Jan in all areas of the city, with an unrivaled breadth and depth of knowledge of the city’s many varied neighborhoods, selling everything from condos to castles. Jan’s motto for success is “always be mindful of what you sell your clients, and when it is time for them to make a move, you will have a great listing”. Her results speak for themselves as she has a 100 percent referral business and successfully closes nearly all of her listings.
Jan absolutely loves what she does and her experience and professionalism is matched only by her enthusiasm.
Clients are saying:
"Jan was fabulous to work with. I would highly recommend her, she made the sale of my condo easy and painless! Thanks Jan!!"
"Jan Smith is a consummate professional. She has helped me with several real estate transactions and has always brought laser focussed insight, market knowledge and a wealth of experience to each deal. I highly recommend Jan to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate."
"Jan was very helpful. She clearly knows her stuff!"
"Jan was fantastic, she anticipated my needs and walked me through the entire process from beginning to end. She made purchasing my first property very straight forward. Would highly recommend without reservation! Thank you, Jan!"
"Jan was extremely helpful to me in finding a new apartment. I was forced to move after 31 years due to my old building being sold. This was upsetting to me; however Jan made the process of finding a new apartment easier than I ever expected. She provided me with several listings and helped me find exactly what I was looking for in terms of location, size and affordability. I would recommend her to anyone. She is terrific!"