Janelle File

Janelle File

REALTOR® | DRE# 01952433

Awards

  • Over $156 Million Sold in 2022
  • Highest Recorded Sale in Corona del Mar in 2022
  • 2023 Real Estate All-Stars - Orange Coast Magazine
  • Top 1.5% of Realtors Nationwide - Best Real Estate Professional List Real Trends
  • Specialties

  • Corona del Mar
  • Newport Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Laguna
  • Costa Mesa
  • Irvine 
  • About Janelle

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    Licensed REALTOR® and Certified Residential Appraiser #AR028996

    Janelle File, the Principal and Co-Founder of the File Group has been active in Orange County's high-end business world for many years. As a respected employee of the Irvine Company, she rose through the ranks and received numerous promotions, while expanding on her roles and responsibilities. In addition to her extensive real estate background, Janelle had clients of major lending institutions, including Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and other private brokerages nationwide.


    She transitioned into real estate 15 years ago and developed her own real estate appraisal firm, where she employed 15 appraisers, servicing all of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. In 2016 Janelle transitioned from appraising to sales. Janelle collaborated with her husband, former PGA Tour sales representative Brandon Goethals, to form a new team that would optimize both of their talents. Seven years later, The File Group ranks among Orange County’s top real estate groups, and has closed over $450 million in career sales.


     The File Group has become a constant fixture along the OC coast because they offer a level of client service that is second to none. Janelle loves the entire process and goes above and beyond to ensure her clients’ needs are met. That means answering the phones at any time of day, remaining in constant communication, networking, creating intuitive marketing strategies, and employing aggressive negotiation tactics.




     


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    Specialties
    Buyer’s Agent | Listing Agent | Consulting | Appraisal


    Client Testimonials
    ★★★★★
    " Brandon and Janelle at The File Group were absolutely wonderful to work with and are both personable and professional! They are responsive, knowledgeable and always go the extra mile to make sure they deliver. " - Greg C.

    ★★★★★
    " Janelle helped me find a rare opportunity on Balboa Island. It was a highly sought 4-br unit. She obtained the data and the full data sheet on the same day. She also was available and got me into the place review within 48 hours prior to the first weekend it was up. So I was able to put an an offer in prior to the weekend. And I was selected from a number of applications. Janelle worked directly with the on the final terms, and was present at the inspection. Very happy with her work on this -- I would not have found it without her. " - Douglas R.

    ★★★★★
    " I experienced the ultimate professionalism working with Janelle and Brandon. They are not extremely professional but handled every one of my issues with great care. I highly recommend them if you want to sell or buy a home. What a wonderful experience they provided us. I felt like family to them. Their marketing and selling methodology was exceptional. Additionally, I came to like them as individuals who I knew had my best interest at heart. It wasn’t about making a sale but serving my desires. I can’t recommend them highly enough as professionals and I feel fortunate that they became our friends. " - B. Martin

    ★★★★★
    " The entire file group was very helpful and highly professional. Would use them again!! They represented both sides Of the deal in a professional manner. We had some repairs to coordinate and all details were covered in a timely manner. " - J. Acierno

    ★★★★★
    " My experience with the File Group and Janelle was incredible from start to finish. From the first meeting where she and her husband spent time getting to know me, my needs and gave me great insight. The creative marketing they do is impressive and helped drive the right buyers to visit. Their concierge service is wonderful and they are incredibly responsive. It was such a good experience I bought my new home thru her and sold another home. " - L. Ueberroth

    ★★★★★
    " Janelle is absolutely incredible. I originally went with the File Group because of their knowledge and reputation in the Corona Del Mar Market. Not did they outshine themselves in this aspect, but Janelle and Brandon worked extremely hard to sell my at a record comp and on top of everything - were an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend The File Group time and time again! " - M. Dreyer

    Janelle File’s Listings

    1/49
    Listed By Compass

    $7,495,000

    Bedrooms
    4
    Bathrooms
    4.5
    Square Feet
    3,537
    Acres
    0.19
    1/19
    Compass Coming Soon

    $5,899,000

    Bedrooms
    5
    Bathrooms
    3
    Square Feet
    2,910
    Acres
    0.21
    1/2
    Listed By Compass

    $3,600,000

    Bedrooms
    4
    Bathrooms
    3
    Square Feet
    1,100
    Acres
    0.08