Janie Bress

Janie Bress

GRI - Broker


"Janie came recommended to us by a close friend. Even though she doesn’t regularly work in our area, she took our listing and did an amazing job. She traveled to our home regularly to support the selling process and to hold open houses. Janie communicated her schedule and offered to do the open houses several times. I think this really helped to get the right traffic through our home and to get it sold quickly. We got a strong offer and Janie supported us all the way through closing! Janie also guided us through the home buying process. We were moving to her area and she was extremely knowledgeable and patient. She was with us every weekend to go around to houses and met us after work when needed. When we made our offer, she gave us the comps and research for the neighborhood to be able to make a decent offer. We had some back-and-forth with the sellers and Janie helped us to develop the best strategy we could. We ultimately secured the offer that we were pleased with. We would highly recommend Janie for any needs you have in the North Shore!"

"Janie did a great job helping me find a condo that would meet my requirements as I down size my life. Every time I’d start questioning what I was thinking of, she put me back on track to find the right condo for me.
I appreciated the knowledge and expertise she brought to this search. She was always available to answer any questions that I had throughout the buying process.

Janie is the realtor you’d want to use during what could be a difficult process. She works for you 100%."

"We have worked with Janie over the past 15 years for all of our real estate needs, and she has always been no less than extraordinary. We recently purchased a home with Janie and she was truly amazing through the entire process. She was very knowledgeable about the North Shore market, patient with our unique needs during our search, and always very responsive and professional. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with and we would not think of working with anyone else!"

"Janie, you’re our go-to agent. You’ve helped my wife and I buy and sell 2 homes, and (now) rent in the city. You’re tenacious, patient and realistic. Your clients are the lucky ones!"

"We loved working with Janie-she was always very responsive and she has a tremendous knowledge of the north shore real estate market. She followed through and followed up on every question/concern we had. Would not hesitate to recommend her or to use her again!!"

"We wish there were more stars were available for rating Janie because she absolutely 100% deserves more than 5 stars. As everyone knows selling and buying a home at the same time can be such a stressful feat. Having Janie as our Realtor took all of that stress away through her personal and professional quality. Besides being your realtor, Janie also becomes your friend and pretty much a family member during the process. When you have Janie as your Broker, she is there with you throughout the entire process and is available 110% of the time. Even after our closing and we’ve moved into our new home, Janie still took the time to reach out to us to make sure everything was fine and that our 16 month daughter adjusted well with her new room. Janie is very knowledgeable and has many resources that helped ease us with the process of buying and selling a home. We highly recommend Janie Bress to anyone either in search of new home and/or buying a home. If anyone is in search of a Realtor, stop now and contact Janie. She will get the job done and at the same time make the entire experience pleasurable."

"Janie was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, personable, and very organized. It was a pleasure working with her, and we enthusiastically and with pleasure recommend her to anyone looking for the services of a Real Estate Broker."

"I cannot recommend Janie highly enough. We found Janie a pleasure to work with and her knowledge of the real estate market was outstanding. She was incredibly patient as a home that matched our needs (and desires) and price range was not easy to find. She continued to search, and even though it took a very long time and the viewing of many houses she never made us feel that we should compromise even a little bit. She is exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and helpful with the myriad of details that must be taken care of. Even after she had showed us houses for months, she helped us to see the negatives in houses we looked at. We are about to move into the perfect house for us, and we are so grateful to Janie for her help and her wise counsel."

"Our experience with Janie Bress, both as a seller’s and buyer’s agent, over 18 years has always been a pleasure. Selling our present home in a market that is soft, takes experience and good instincts as to how the market is doing. Janie was able to navigate for us through all the obstacles by providing updates on every outside agents’ access to our property and their comments related to each visit. Also, any details associated to the home’s presentation, paperwork, timelines, and any other concerns were dealt with in a timely and professional manner. All in all, our association with Janie over the years has been both a personal and professional journey. Thank you, Janie!"

"Now that I have become somewhat settled in my new apartment, I am taking a few moments to thank you for your terrific performance in getting my home sold. Your directions for the staging of my home were excellent. You made suggestions that increased the attractiveness to potential purchasers and avoided unproductive expenditures.

The procedure you and the associates in your office used to help me determine the price I should ask was outstanding. You did not urge me to set a price that was too low in order to make a quick sale. We arrived at what I believe was the correct listing price.

Despite having a large number of competing homes on the market, you secured a purchaser at the best price that I could expect in the market that existed.

Finally, when we had a contract, your follow-through and attention to detail was intelligent and diligent. Without that assistance, the sale would have not closed."

"I have known JANIE for many years now. When I first moved back to Chicago, she helped me find the perfect home. I recently just sold that home and JANIE came through again and helped me to sell and get exactly what I was asking for. She then found another place for me to call home. She is very good at what she does. She knows the business and the north shore areas very well. She is very easy to work with and very personable. I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a real estate professional to contact JANIE."

"Janie worked with me for over a year on my move from NJ to the Chicago area. She found an ideal place for me and then actually convinced me that the offer I intended to make could be lower! She was right and it saved me money. She was with me every step of the way through the process. I would recommend her without reservation! She did a terrific job for me!"