About Janis

Dreams, memories and possibilities... that's what Real Estate is to me. If you are buying or selling a home it means your life is changing, a time of excitement and trepidation. Providing expertise and strategies to help navigate the transitions of home ownership has become my mission. After graduating from college, I stumbled onto a movie crew and from there built my first career in advertising, producing television commercials and later episodic television. Creative, collaborative and frequently stressful. Good training for what was to come.

After my son was born, I moved into the real world drama of home buying and selling, where I fell in love with helping clients create their own stories. I work hard to ensure the home buying and selling process is as smooth as possible.

My home is Santa Monica where I was born and raised but I have lived in Oklahoma, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Toronto and all around the LA area. Now I work where my clients are, or want to be. For more than 28 years, I have specialized in single family homes and condominiums throughout LA, keeping informed about various communities, neighborhoods and schools.

Whether it's selling a childhood home with many memories, the quest for the ultimate dream home, or that very-first-time experience buying or selling - it's so much more than paperwork and square footage - it's dreams, memories and possibilities.


When we sold my property, I said, and meant literally, “I couldn’t have done it without you.” Janis handled the sale with meticulous care for detail, patient good will, and the highest degree of professionalism. I have bought and sold several houses, and this is the first time I have felt truly at ease, completely confident in Janis’ integrity, never having to question her commitment to my best interest. She handled a sensitive tenant situation with strength and aplomb, and without alienating any of the parties. -Carolyn D.

Janis is trustworthy and truly has her client's best interest at heart. She is experienced, thoughtful, patient and the most meticulous person I've ever met. She guided me through a difficult transaction and went above and beyond to bring it to a successful outcome. Since I worked with her 4 years ago, she's always been generous with her time whenever I've reached out with questions. I recommend her wholeheartedly. You'd be lucky to have her advocating on your behalf. - Monica C.

Thanks so much for a truly over-the-top job done in preparing the property for sale, strategically marketing it, and getting it closed so efficiently. I know you put a tremendous amount of work into this and it has paid off for the Trust. Again, thank you so much! You are a consummate pro. - Polly S.

Yes, my gratitude knows no bounds when it comes to your level of help and service with this endeavor. It has been a huge help to us to be able to reply on your counsel, wisdom, and insights. Very, very grateful to you for everything. - Evan H.

Thank *you*. You have been the height of professionalism, patience, hard work and responsiveness. We can't thank you enough. - Brianne H.

I have known Janis for many years. When we decided to buy a new home we hired Janis as our Realtor. Janis took the time to truly understand our needs and helped us through the process. She is very professional, knowledgable and personable at all times. The process of buying a new home can be very emotional and Janis remains sanguine at all times. I highly recommend her and happy to provide recommendation anytime. - Bonnie S.

Janis is both diligent and creative in matching up people with the right properties. Her attention to detail and knowledge about all the aspects of the buying process make it possible for her to take the pain and anxiety out of the real estate experience. She anticipates problems and makes them go away. - Deborah W.

Janis represented me for buying my house. She was wonderful to work with and had a great respect for my time and my need to move quickly. - Ramey W.

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