Experience
Specialties

Mid-century modern and homes of architectural distinction

Residential, Luxury, New Homes, New Construction

Investment Properties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, and Property Management

Client Testimonials

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"Bill Janovitz and John Tse were the dream team to work with! From the start, they understood our property and its appeal to potential buyers. They really knew the community, the competition and the trends, and provided strategic expertise and guidance on every aspect of getting our home on the market and sold. We'd be delighted to work with them again." - Barbara L., Lincoln

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"Being a huge fan of mid century modern architecture, I followed Janovitz+Tse's ModernMass website for years and visited many of their open houses. I have been consistently impressed by the quality of their insights and materials, attention to detail, and passion for preservation. I knew that when the time came I wanted them to help me sell my own home. Well, the time came this past year, and from our initial conversations to final sale even my high expectations were exceeded. They have great strategic market insight and just the right personal touch to match. While Bill and John's team are world class specialists with modern houses, their expertise and guidance helped the right buyer find my home, and they will do the same for you." - K. Wharton, Lexington

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"John treated us like family throughout our home selling process. He guided us through every step, educating and advising us along the way. John never hesitated to go the extra mile to help us, and he has become a trusted friend. We hope to work with him again someday when we are back East! " - Laurie L., Lexington

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"I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for all your efforts to see through the sale of my mother's house. Your professionalism and patience was exemplary! I will certainly recommend you to friends and family." - Sarah B., Cambridge

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"Your outcome surpassed all expectations! Your insights, instincts, care for detail, responsiveness, expert knowledge, and good judgement are the principal contributing factors. I am coming to value more and more working with people who care about what they do, are competent, and of character, and I consider you one. Maybe this is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of a "realtor", but it is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Janovitz+Tse." - Bruce G., Lexington

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"Words cannot measure our appreciation for your help in both selling and buying our properties. You could always be counted on to go the extra mile. " - Beth M., Lexington

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"It was a pleasure working with you. You helped to make a very painful life exercise less daunting. " - Bob and Peggy B., Lexington

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"I can't imagine a sale going much more smoothly than this one, especially given I was 500 miles away. You took great care of the process and all the tiny details from start to finish, while keeping me informed and helping me make necessary decisions. " - Paul C., Lexington

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"When it was time to sell our home of 60 years, we had offers from builders directly. Our attorney however recommended Janovitz+Tse. We're glad he did. From the get go, John and Bill guided us through the whole process, making it painless. They made sure we got the absolute best price and best conditions. Janovitz+Tse delivered results that were well above our expectations. We highly recommend John and Bill for their superior knowledge and outstanding service. Don't settle for less. " - Peter K., Lexington

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"We had a complex situation and schedule to begin with-a dream house we wanted and a current home that we needed to sell in order to get the dream home. With your savvy negotiation skills and advice, we secured the dream house, and you found a wonderful buyer for our house. But complications cropped up and our situation became dire. We were right down to the wire and didn't know if things would turn out well. It was when things became difficult that we came to appreciate the depth of commitment that you have for your clients and their goals. We had a puzzle that we are sure no one else could have solved. And you did it with competency and grace. You went way beyond all expectations in helping us navigate through it all. We couldn't have asked for better, more knowledgeable real estate advisors to usher us into the next happy chapter of our lives. " - Shelley W., Waltham

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"With John and Bill, the sale of my house was picture perfect! I will always be grateful to them for treating Earl's house like the treasure it is. They are brilliant in their approach to marketing and to understanding the needs of the owner and the buyer. For me Janovitz and Tse represent the gold standard in marketing homes in New England. " - Polly Flansburgh, Lincoln

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"Our instincts for choosing Janovitz and Tse to market our mid-century modern house, designed by our father in 1937 and placed under a historic preservation easement, proved spot on. We were well aware of their experience working not only with homes of this era, but just as importantly with properties whose designs are protected in perpetuity against significant change. We enjoyed working with Bill and John every step of the way. They presented our important house knowledgeably and respectfully. As a result they secured just the right buyer for a house that we have loved all our lives, a young family who are very happy in their new home. -" - Henry B. Hoover, Jr. & Lucretia Hoover Giese

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"We worked with John and Bill on both the sale of our Lexington home and purchase of a new home in Boston. They are a terrific team--each bringing complementary perspectives which we found especially helpful when decisions needed to be made. The sale of our Lexington house couldn't have been swifter or more successful. When the purchase of our new home was delayed (due to the seller), John and Bill were there for us every step of the way, giving us a huge amount of time--truly above and beyond. We wouldn't hesitate to work with them again and highly recommend this duo! " - Roger P., Lexington

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"We worked with John and Bill on the selling of our home as well as the purchase of our new home. Their guidance and support throughout the entire process was tremendous. They clearly have a passion for real estate and design and really listen to the needs of their clients. On the sell-side, their extensive marketing experience enabled our house to sell during its first open house weekend, at a price point that well exceeded our expectations. On the buy-side, their local market experience was invaluable. They took the time to understand our family's needs in a new home and patiently evaluated with us countless listings until we found our new home. During the buying phase, which can be an emotionally trying process, their strategic advice gave us the confidence that our best interests were being served. We highly recommend John and Bill. Their blend of professional expertise, eye for design and client-centric approach, makes them an outstanding team." " - Mike S., Winchester

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"When I was ready to sell and buy, I interviewed several agents in the area. I chose the Janovitz-Tse team because of what they could offer; and through two transactions, they have delivered on what they advertised and much more. I was most impressed by their professionalism, knowledge, and commitment. They were service-oriented from start to end, always providing value and serving as a resource. I found their honesty refreshing; with whatever problem I encountered, they offered solutions and options, helping me weigh pros and cons. I really appreciated their calm, supportive, no-pressure style. Not only were they knowledgeable about every step of the real estate process, they had a keen understanding about architecture, aesthetics and building structure. They helped to preempt and prevent a lot of potential problems with the sale of the property and on the buying side, they were able to assess issues and guided me through a very competitive situation. They see the details as well as the big picture so were great at keeping me focused and keeping a good perspective. " - Julie D., Arlington

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"Your orchestrating the process of selling our house certainly led to a most satisfactory closing, for everyone involved. Your first visit with us discussed the steps we needed to take and the timing: first, empty the house, then repaint the interior, and clean throughout. Along with the staging and you both were warm as well as courteous and gave us clear advice. In particular, the photography of our house in your brochure was outstanding! Your knowledge and experience with the architectural context and style of our mid-1950s house gave substance to its quality. Our confidence in your marketing it was 100%. Clearly, you communicated with prospective buyers very well. Nothing was "rote" or cliched in your commentary. We continue to glow with satisfaction, and actually enjoyed the closing, because your service also included making sure that every detail was in place at the right time. You followed through. " - Sara C. Lexington

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"When my husband and I relocated to Boston from New York City and began house hunting I immediately thought of John and Bill. They represented my mother when she sold my childhood home. Their marketing expertise made all the difference in getting that home sold. Additionally, their support and sensitivity to what was a challenging situation was invaluable throughout her sale process. Working with Bill and John as buyer's brokers was an equally positive experience. While they are expert realtors, they also possess a broader spectrum of knowledge about houses that my husband and I found extremely useful. We recommend Bill and John without reservation as either a buyer's or a seller's broker team. " - Sara M., Brookline

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"Janovitz+Tse came highly recommended to us so we knew we were getting an excellent team of two very professional agents. Their marketing IS truly unique; and it started with listening. They wanted to know everything about our home, how we lived in it, how it worked for us bringing up our two girls. They used the information to weave a story that made our house into a home that people would respond to." - Ed L., Lexington

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"Over the years, we have worked with Janovitz+Tse on a number of purchases, from multi-unit investment properties to our own homes. We appreciate their candor when they tell us something is not right for us; and we trust their advice when they tell us a property is ideal for our objectives. We have worked with many real estate brokers throughout the years, and none have come close to the breadth and depth of knowledge that Janovitz+Tse brought to the sale and purchase of our own homes, from scrutinizing every detail of the property to helping us analyze the pros and cons. " - Winnie Y., Framingham

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"It's rare to find real estate professionals who excel at all the different parts of their job, from educating their clients about the process, to advocating on their clients' behalf to thorough follow through of even the smallest details, but this is routinely the case with my transactions involving the Janovitz+Tse team. Their professionalism and expert negotiation skills ensure that their deals go through, resulting in a win-win experience for all parties." - Cynthia Sherman, Esq.

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"We had to move in a hurry, and enlisted John and Bill to help us purchase the new house and sell the one we were in simultaneously. For the purchase, they advised us on negotiations as buyers brokers, including great advice during the inspection. They also worked with us in managing some minor alterations on our house to help it sell quickly. Which it certainly did! There were two other very similar houses on our street for sale at the same time, and ours went on the first open house, above the asking price. They were easy to work with, responsive and upbeat. And most importantly, they got results." - Terri E., Lincoln

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"When my husband and I relocated to Boston from New York City and began house hunting I immediately thought of John and Bill. They represented my mother when she sold my childhood home. Their marketing expertise made all the difference in getting that home sold. Additionally, their support and sensitivity to what was a challenging situation was invaluable throughout her sale process. Working with Bill and John as buyer's brokers was an equally positive experience. While they are expert realtors, they also possess a broader spectrum of knowledge about houses that my husband and I found extremely useful. We recommend Bill and John without reservation as either a buyer's or a seller's broker team. - " - Sara M., Brookline

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"John and Bill made what could have been a very painful process as easy as humanly possible. We got a full offer after the first weekend of open houses. Their guidance and marketing skills are unparalleled." - Farah R, Lexington

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"John and his team sold our third home after helping us find our fourth and favorite home. We have known John for many years and have benefited from his experience and deep knowledge of everything associated with home owning and home maintenance. The amazing thing about John is his ability to understand what we wanted and needed and to look at our real estate issues as if he were in our position. A few years ago, we asked John to sell our home in Lexington - he priced it perfectly, worked with us to highlight its best advantages, and within a week of showings we had three offers. His help in finding and buying our new home was even more extensive. The purchase required a lot of attention and communication with the seller and John made this easy for us and he turned many hiccups into positives during the process. We have never been happier in a home and John helped us with a really hard decision. Throughout the process we always felt we were well taken care of by John and his team. Since his help in selling our old home and buying our new home, we have recommended his services to our friends who have also become happy clients. I would confidently recommend John Tse to anyone. You get the services of a great person, with extensive knowledge and experience. " - Mark L., Arlington

About

With over 40 years of combined experience, Janovitz+Tse is a consistently top-ranking, well-trusted real estate team serving Boston's surrounding towns and cities.

While we are deeply experienced with and well-suited to market and sell all architectural style houses and types of properties, from modest Capes to new construction to luxury estates, we are also proud to be the only Boston-area Realtors® with a specialization in the area's rich tradition of Modernism.

Janovitz+Tse was formed in 2005 by Bill Janovitz and John Tse after years of working as successful individual agents. What drew us together was a mutual respect for each other's work ethic, business sense, expert negotiating skills, market knowledge, technological know-how, tasteful and effective marketing approach. And our deep commitment to the clients we serve continues to be the cornerstone of our practice.

In addition to the partners, Janovitz+Tse includes experienced buyer specialists who are dedicated to our team, and share the philosophy of client-centric excellence.

As our client testimonies attest, working with Janovitz+Tse, you gain the benefits of trusted professionals with a proven track record, the international reach of our popular modernmass.com website, and Compass's vast network and innovative technologies to achieve your real estate goals.

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