Janie and John have been helping clients find their dream homes since 1999. In that time they have helped hundreds of families buy, sell and lease properties in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Redwood City, San Carlos and numerous other cities and towns up and down the Peninsula.
Exceptional Knowledge, Superior Service
Real estate, especially here on the Peninsula, is in a constant state of change. Between off market listings, a hot sellers market and frequently changing lender requirements, it takes passion and commitment to stay on top of the local real estate scene. Yes, it does require late nights, early mornings and work on weekends, all of which we gladly do for the benefit of our clients!
"As Realtors, our goal is to make the home buying and selling process as simple and stress free as possible. Whenever possible we preview candidate properties, evaluate the competition and network with colleagues to gain inside information on pricing trends and new listings before they hit the market. We make it a priority to inform and educate clients on the entire real estate transaction process. And we work closely with each of our clients personally (you will never be relegated to an assistant), adjusting our schedules to match theirs."
Janie was born in San Francisco and raised in Portola Valley and Menlo Park. She is a true Silicon Valley native. She is an alumna of Windmill Nursery School, Woodside Preschool, and Corte Madera and Ormondale schools in Portola Valley, Menlo-Atherton High School in Menlo Park, and Canada, Foothill and Merritt Colleges. With an eye for design and a love of nature, Janie is in her element when preparing a home for sale and touting the numerous benefits of our wonderful area.
Prior to entering a career in real estate, Janie worked as a Human Resource Manager at several of the most recognizable companies in the Silicon Valley including being an early employee of Apple. After helping launch several startups (Claris, 3DO, Skystream and more!) from the HR and facilities side, Janie made the switch to her true passion - real estate!
John was born in Southern California, grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and moved to the Bay Area in 1985 to attend Stanford University where he earned a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and an AB in Quantitative Economics. It will come as no surprise that John is a big Stanford fan (Go Cardinal!) and Peninsula enthusiast. Like many Stanford alumni, he has lived in the area ever since.
Prior to jumping into real estate, John worked in high tech as a software engineer and manager in everything from artificial intelligence to applications for mobile devices. As employee #2 at a startup, John was also learned first hand the thrills and challenges involved in launching and sustaining a company in the Silicon Valley.
Janie and John have two children, Jack and Chase. Jack is a current student at Pitzer College and recent graduate of Bellarmine College Prep. Chase is a 6th grader at Woodland School in Portola Valley and avid swimmer with Ladera Oaks and water polo player with Stanford Water Polo Club.