Janet has spent the past 20 years honing her real estate skills as a full time broker and is a Top Producer within @properties and the Chicago Association of Realtors. With over $100,000,000 in career sales, Janet's expansive career spans the Chicagoland area “ from Bronzeville south to the North Shore suburbs. She holds the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Million Dollar Guild designation and is very well-versed on the upper bracket market.
Janet works with buyers and sellers in all price ranges and transactions run very smoothly on her watch. Sellers appreciate Janet's hands on approach and know that she will market their home beautifully and effectively; achieving top dollar. Her listings sell on average for 96% of asking price. Buyers enjoy working with Janet because of her commitment, knowledge and sincere desire to help them find the perfect home. Knowing that purchasing and selling property is a highly emotional experience, Janet prides herself in being there for her clients every step of the way. As a result, repeat clients and client referrals abound.
A native Chicagoan, Janet grew up on the Northwest side in the city. She attended a CPS grade school then moved to the North Shore with her family for high school. Upon graduating with a B.A. degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she made a beeline back to the city and has resided in Roscoe Village since 1996. Janet is the proud mother of Lily, who is a talented and creative writer earning an English degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. In her free time, Janet mentors at-risk teens, is a founding member and prior board member of Impact 100 Chicago, is an avid gardener, animal lover and adores everything to do with the art world. Prior to her real estate career, Janet spent years in advertising -- on the agency side and selling advertising space. She also designed a successful line of jewelry that was marketed throughout the country.Recent awards...
Road to Rolex 2017 Awardee
Awarded to agents who exceed $ 10 million in closed sales volume in a calendar year for the first time with @properties. Janet earned this award her first year with @properties.
Million Dollar Guild - CLHMS
Janet was awarded membership in the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Million Dollar Guild in 2017. Membership is awarded to REALTORS® who have certified success in the million-dollar and above market
and have established their expertise and abilities in helping to buy or sell the world's
most exclusive residential homes and estates.
2016 Top Producer - Chicago Association of Realtors
Awarded by Chicago Association of Realtors for outstanding listing and selling accomplishment in 2016.
Top Agent Network
Verified top 10% of REALTORS® in the Chicagoland area.and designations...
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
The Certified Luxury Home Marketing SpecialistTM (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers
that real estate professionals have the knowledge, experience, and unique skills to meet their needs.
Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in
the TOP 10% of their residential markets and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in
the luxury home and estate market.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
The prestigious CRS Designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer
representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers your commitment
to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.
Clients are saying:
"I first met Janet at an open house in September, and I knew almost instantly I needed to work with this lovely woman and consummate professional. Four months later that became a reality when I reached out to her to help me find my first condo. From "soup to nuts," Janet was a superstar agent who masterfully took care of every step in the painstaking home-buying process. Not once did I feel overwhelmed with Janet in my corner. In all honesty, it was the little things I'll treasure most from our experience: pleasant e-mail reminders, helpful moving suggestions, timely responses to my questions, fun neighborhood recommendations, and of course the simple joy of working with a dynamic and caring personality.
Within a week I had found a wonderful property, and within two months I was all moved in. This was supposed to be a stressful experience, but it just wasn't. I have Janet to thank for that, and as long as I am in Chicago, she will always be my agent."
"I have known and worked with Janet for over twenty years now. My wife and I have purchased and sold properties with Janet. Janet is extremely personable and knowledgeable about her business. She has lead us to properties which were not only exceptional living spaces but also great investments. Those decisions have positively impacted our lives and we have always appreciated her hard work and tireless efforts. We have passed family members and friends along to Janet for those exact reasons. She is a straight shooter and I have always felt confident she has our best interest at heart."
"My family enlisted Janets services to guide our most recent relocation effort. We were operating within an extremely tight window of time. We needed to sell our home, buy a new one and get settled in a new community, all before the start of the upcoming school year for the sake of our children. We decided to go with Janet due to her impressive track record of time on the market and sales price for her clients. Needless to say, the former was short and the latter was high. Little did we know how much effort Janet would put forth to make our experience align with her statistics. We took for granted her casual statement, I will stage your home, inside as well as out. I thought this was a cliched phrase that realtors used to indicate placing a property on the MLS system. This was not the case with Janet. She informed us what internal projects needed to transpire in order to maximize our sales price, hired the servicemen to do the work and then proceeded to oversee the work. Simultaneous to this she gardened the front of our property herself, creating additional curb appeal we had never envisioned in all our years living in the home. Next, she literally brought in furnishings from her personal collection in order to give our house an entirely new look. My wife and I commented on numerous times after the staging that we liked the house so much we wished we didn't have to move. Well, we had to. Janet put the house on the market on schedule and three days later got a contract for a price higher than we asked.If your goal is to get the most for your home in your sale, then you are not going to find a better realtor than Janet. I can't recommend her enough for her professionalism, insight into the Chicagoland real estate market and creative bent in bringing out your homes true potential."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Janet as both a buyer and a seller. When we began our search for a condo, Janet was able to listen to our list of wants and needs and found multiple properties for us to look at. She was patient and encouraging with us throughout our search, offering us insights to neighborhoods and properties that only a native Chicagoan could. Her expertise and knowledge led us to purchase a beautiful condo. She was helpful throughout the entire home purchase process and made us feel comfortable and confident in our decision. When we found out we were relocating five years later, we immediately contacted Janet. She developed a timeline for getting us on the market and set up multiple showings quickly. Within a week of listing, we received a contract. Janet's market knowledge, tenure in the real estate industry, and warm personality make it a pleasure to work with her whether you are buying or selling a property in Chicago."
"I am unbelievably lucky to have had Janet as my agent when I purchased my first-ever home. She is not only warm, generous, knowledgeable, and extremely personable, but she's also top-notch in her field: she guided me through complicated questions, was extremely giving of her time, and had an entire team of professionals ready to recommend. Janet gave me the names of an excellent mortgage lender, a lawyer, a home inspector... the whole cadre of people needed to make home-buying possible. Janet's the real deal and a true asset to Chicago. I cannot write enough wonderful things about her kindness, her breadth of knowledge, and her skills."