Since joining Compass in 2019, Jan has honed strong skills through her energetic work ethic and the ability to give her clients attention to detail. She treats her clients like family, helping to achieve their dreams whether they are buying or selling. Jan's commitment to clients, dedication to every detail of the transaction, and demonstrated success as an agent have proven her to be a crucial and valuable asset.
Jan is excited to be working for Compass, the #1 independent brokerage firm in the US. Compass is an innovative residential real estate firm; they empower their agents, so they have more time for advising their clients. With the solutions-driven mindset of a tech startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of Real Estate. To lead the industry requires the smartest tools by the brightest minds across engineering, design, and strategy. Compass is changing how agents and clients navigate the process of finding or selling a home through the proprietary platform.
Before joining Compass, Jan has worked for more than eight years as a successful executive relocation expert based in San Francisco, helping executives and their families from all over the world find their new homes in the Bay Area. She has skillfully helped clients define their priorities and then guided them to find an ideal home, considering schools, neighborhoods, commute, culture, and recreation. Before the relocation business, Jan worked in sales management in the wholesale apparel industry, representing leading clothing brands and working with large department store retailers across the country.
Jan was born and raised in California as an eighth-generation. She understands how owning real estate can build wealth, as she owns investment property in the area. While living in Marin County, she is actively involved in developing an extensive network, supporting many organizations, and has served on several boards. She enjoys hiking, tennis, skiing and biking with friends and family in her leisure time, enjoying everything Marin offers. Jan is currently in a book club, gourmet dinner club, and a mother's club that she helped start over 20 years ago. Jan and her husband Joe have raised their two children (now in their 20s) in Mill Valley.
“We want to let you know how much we appreciate you for your efforts in helping us through our first home buying process and how professional and reassuring you have been every step of the way! We want to recognize you both and your part in helping us better understand the whole home buying process, being so patient with our questions and being so helpful every step of the way!
Now we're counting down the days till we move in! :D
- Sarah & Jeremy-San Rafael
“Just wanted to thank you both so much for guiding us through this process! Your thoughtful analysis and candid reporting of the daily happenings at the house were much appreciated. Your warmth and humor helped, as well! You both made it possible for us to transition our much-beloved family home to its new owners with good feelings.“
- Houts family-Mill Valley
“My recommendation, without reservation, Kathleen Clifford & Jan Hiti team.
Late this summer (2020) I decided to sell my Mill Valley home of nearly 15
years. Over the years I have casually reached out to Kathleen to get a
pulse on the market. I valued those candid conversations and the guidance
that I received which ultimately led me to choose her services.
First, from the first call all the way to the virtual closing table,
Kathleen and her partner, Jan, were always available. Text, email, phone
call whatever means that was convenient they responded with urgency.
Second, the resources and 3rd party recommendations were absolutely spot on
and exhibited the same successful characteristics of Kathleen and Jan. It
was recommended that I paint the interior, stage the home and also perform a
deep cleaning including windows. Individually, nothing too complicated.
However, coordinating these services in a timely manner while eliminating
personal inconvenience in a work-from-home covid environment is challenging
but thankfully flawlessly executed. Once I made the decision to sell,
there is absolutely not doubt in my mind that I was able to get the home
ready for the market many weeks if not months quicker and with confidence
due to their recommendations and proactive diligence.
Third, feedback during the active selling period was frequent, concise,
frank and accurate. Never during the sale process or in the preparations of
the home for sale did I feel like I was not benefiting from their years of
experience in the market. Mill Valley and other Marin communities are not
cookie cutter markets and each home / neighborhood as its unique set of
attributes. I had complete confidence that my unique home was staged and
presented in a way to highlight those unique characteristics that I fell in
love with 15 years ago.
Lastly, I would like reiterate that all my conversations with Kathleen and
Jan were candid and straight. No fluff, no flatter, just simply honest and
accurate. I trusted the team, they executed and could not be more
satisfied with the whole experience. I can, wholeheartedly, without
reservation, highly recommend theirs services. As a bonus, they are the
exactly the same people personally as they are professionally.
- Michael-Mill Valley