"Janina was from the start very attentive. She is responsive and caters to what you need, wherever you are in the process. I was initially looking to buy somewhere in NYC but wasn't exactly sure yet- Janina showed me a variety of places that matched what I needed, even though that criteria changed over time. She knew that I was interested in a particular building to buy in and kept an eye on it, updating me if there were any open units and if so, promptly scheduling appointments for me to see the home. I'm currently in contract on a home that Janina helped me find and she's been great with the process. She updates me with all the necessary documents and contacts the right people to get things done as soon as possible. It's been a treat working with her. Another thing to mention is that Janina is friendly-and not in the weird real estate I need to be friends with my client to get their business sort of manner, but in a genuine kind of way. She's been fantastic to work with so far." - Shelly H..
"Janina was a joy to work within every aspect. I don’t think anyone could do better when in need of a realtor. A++ 1. Friendly and very personable. 2. Professional and organized. 3. Quick communication and responses. 4. Thorough job throughout the entire listing to the sale process. If you want a stressful experience made as smooth as possible I could not recommend more." - Manuel R.
"Janina was a pleasure to work with and was consistently and immediately responsive. Her local knowledge and ability to get us through a long process was valued. Her success was remarkable as it was during a global pandemic." - Carol C.
"Janina is our buying agent who helped us buy our first home in New York City. She is a Staten Island local and loves the area. She has also been living in different places around the world, so she understands people from different perspectives. Janina helped us to negotiate the price to meet our expectations. She also coordinated with the seller to expedite the closing process to meet our move-in schedule." - Yvonne Z.
Janina McCormack is a highly motivated and positive real estate agent born and raised in New York City. With her extensive local knowledge and expertise, she is dedicated to helping her clients find the perfect home that suits their needs and desires, whether they are looking to sell or buy.
As a member of the Victoria Shtainer Team, one of the most successful and innovative teams in the city, Janina brings a wealth of experience to her role at Compass. Her team's proven expertise in new development, design, and market conditions has helped clients purchase and sell condos and coops throughout the city.
Before joining Compass, Janina worked in museums and was an accomplished artist, with a background in historic preservation. Her creative edge and sales experience make her a valuable partner for families or individuals looking to list their properties or find their dream homes. She holds an MFA from Poland's Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited her work in New York, Spain, Germany, France, and Poland, earning a prestigious Pollock-Krasner fellowship.
Janina's family has deep roots in New York's real estate and architecture industries, with her great-great-grandfather being the architect responsible for designing Brooklyn's notable landmarks such as the Prospect Park Boathouse and The Hotel Bossert in Prospect Heights. Her father was also an architect who designed private modernist residences in Montauk.
In addition to her real estate career, Janina currently serves as the Vice President of her building's board and has first-hand knowledge of the intricacies involved in working with a co-op. She is also a proud mother of twin toddler boys and enjoys spending her free time with her family. With Janina's local knowledge, creative edge, and experience, she is committed to providing her clients with the highest level of professionalism and guidance in their real estate journey.