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Testimonials

In July I purchased my first home. Janis Stone was referred to me by Adele Laurence, the property manager at my apartment building. Adele told me Janis was very experienced, would make the process simple and was simply the best realtor she knew of in San Francisco. Adele was right! Janis made what could have been a very overwhelming and stressful process, simple and virtually stress free. She worked closely with my mortgage broker and educated me through the whole process. Our visits to properties were enjoyable and I really appreciated and trusted her because of her knowledge and experience which was evident in every step of the process. She made the closing simple and pain free and I absolutely love my new home. I would refer Janis to friends and family.

Merriah Harkins


“Throughout the entire process you were efficient, candid and energetic. What made your sale effort special was the extraordinary effort you put out. Furthermore your effort at the time of the closing, which was done by long distance, with me on the road, was truly impressive. As far as I am concerned your efforts deserve an A+!”

Frank Read
Deputy Consultant American Bar Assoc.


“Lydia and I found you to be very patient. You invested the time and effort to get to know us and the type of house we desired. We were very impressed with your professionalism and knowledge of the market. Thank god we found it!”

Douglas and Lydia Shorenstein
The Shorenstein Company


“Janis combines a keen business sense with an analytical mind and high intellect, which makes her an excellent problem solver. She is also most skillful in dealing with people. I doubt that Janis has “can’t” in her vocabulary. She has the will-and she always finds a way! A great salesperson who meets or exceeds all my criteria (see pages 177-185).”

Raymond I. Brown
Co-author of “Home Buying for Dummies” and “Home Selling for Dummies”


“Janis more than earned our respect and admiration. She negotiated a very complicated sale, even advising us that our intended offer was too high. She was aggressively loyal to us, and yet was diplomatic and tactful with other parties.she always sidestepped temperamental egos and soothed ruffled feathers… Our recommendation of Janis Stone is without reservation.”

George & Carole Shelton


“We could go on and on .She showed us our dream house on a Monday . homeowners by Thursday. She gave good advice in the bidding process regarding ways to be the most attractive bidders possible.When problems arose during escrow involving our condominium association neighbors, she helped all parties communicate appropriately.. She made our first home buying experience a truly pleasant and happy one. You can trust her completely to advise and represent you well!”

Ren & Lori Ogden Moore

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“Thank you for the fine job you did marketing my mother’s house in San Francisco I know you worked hard to make sure the house was presented properly and it certainly paid off. The result far exceeded my expectations and my mother is thrilled!”

Cheryl Dold-Hansen


” In January 1998, my husband informed me that he was being transferred .Selling our condo was actually the easiest part of our move to Hong Kong. Janis is a complete professional. I recommend her most highly and I will use her services again when we return to San Francisco!”

Rhonda Macko


“Thank you for all of your efforts. I had a terrific experience working with you in every phase of the buying process. You are really, truly stars. I have and will continue to unequivocally recommend you to anyone in need of a top notch real estate team. Your customer service orientation is second to none, your knowledge of the market is so thorough that you know what you don’t know, your patience is tireless, and you are just likeable people. Thanks so much.”

Amy Clark

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“…I gave Janis my list of requirements on Wednesday and by Saturday she had a list of places for us to see. Imagine my surprise when the first place we visited turned out to be my dream home. I walked in the front door and within 3 minutes had decided that this was the place I wanted. Janis, being the ultimate in professionals, insisted that we visit some of the other places on her list so that I could be certain that my decision was correct. Later that day my offer was submitted to the owners and within three days the deal was sealed. I had heard so many “horror” stories from other buyers about trying to find the “right” home in San Francisco before I decided to purchase a home that I almost didn’t want to start the process. Thank goodness I had someone like Janis to guide me. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish and for this alone I will be eternally grateful to Janis. I’m also grateful because I have been able to live in my dream home in San Francisco.”

Mary Britton