Janet Shin

Janet Shin

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
About Janet

Janet Shin's unbridled passion for New York City is evident from the moment you meet her, and it is this deep love and palpable enthusiasm for her home city that has made her a favorite among clients.

Janet's interest in real estate began nearly 20 years ago when she bought her first apartment, for which she attended nearly 100 open houses across Manhattan. "I just loved planning my open house tours and going to see different homes," she recalls. And for the next 15 years, while she continued her career as a compensation professional on Wall Street, the siren call of real estate beckoned. She helped friends buy and rent, and attended open houses for fun until jumping into the profession full-time.

Her solid business background has given Janet an edge in her real estate work — diving deep into the numbers is a natural fit for someone of her highly analytical mind — but it’s the joy of helping people find their next home that is at the core of Janet's approach. "I love meeting new people, discovering their needs and working hard to find them the home of their dreams. I even enjoy working on board packages!" she exclaims. Janet's sterling work ethic, shrewd negotiation skills and deep empathy have led to great success in the field, including achieving record-high building price in her first deal as a seller’s agent, and having represented sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with equal ease and integrity.

A native of South Korea, Janet is a 20-year resident of Union Square, a neighborhood she loves for its famous greenmarket and foodie-friendly restaurants. She is a graduate of Barnard College where she studied Economics and Sociology, and also spent a year abroad at The London School of Economics. In her free time, she loves to travel, try new restaurants, and spend time with her adorable nieces and nephew.

Client Testimonials

"Janet delivers the kind of client experience that every buyer or seller hopes for. She is responsive, organized, efficient, and friendly. She listened to our most important criteria, then provided lots of information and options for us to consider. She was always available for a quick chat about approach and was so flexible and easy to work with. In the space of a few months, we truly found our dream home in New York City. Janet knows New York City real estate and cares about her clients. We loved working with her and can’t imagine working with anyone else!" - Kim & Mark (buyers)

"Working with Janet was a fantastic experience. She was incredibly patient with me and worked hard to find a place for me and my family that fit my admittedly demanding requirements, always lowering my stress levels with her professionalism and good humor. She walked me through every step of the process and was incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the process, and the team I was able to assemble via her recommendations were all-stars. I never dreamed I'd be able to find an apartment as outstanding as the one I ended up with. Thanks for everything Janet!" - Jason (buyer)

"The sum is greater than its parts when you hire the hive-mind team of Janet Shin and David Gomez Pearlberg. These are two shrewdly creative, talented, and experienced agents who KNOW New Yorkers and New York like no-one else. We found David and Janet to be highly perceptive and responsive--really any time we reached out they responded faster than we expected, and we loved that they could exchange fighting rings for kid gloves based on the demands of the situation--they always had our backs, and guided us through a fast and painless sale at what is still the record price for our building. I would not hesitate to refer Janet and David to work as a seller's or buyer's agent--from new-to-towners to natives--they know their business." - Colleen (seller)

"Janet and David are a perfectly balanced team and could not have been easier to work with. With a focus on my expectations, they moved swiftly to bring my apartment to market and produced a full price offer in no time. Their knowledge of the market and NYC neighborhoods is evident. They deliver results!" - Kristen (seller)