Janet Romanowski
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Anna Sweeney, San Francisco, CA My best friends in Santa Cruz raved about you as a realtor and now I know why. Selling my father’s Santa Cruz home of 23 years after he passed away was a tough journey for me, especially since I was in San Francisco and could only come down on weekends. You made the whole process go so smoothly. You are a consummate professional, brilliant business woman and amazing gardener. Your guidance, never ending support, great list of contractors and literally getting your hands dirty in the garden kept us on track for the timeline. It was a pleasure working with you. I learned so much

Laurie Talcott, Livingston, MT Janet did a fantastic job recently selling my home for $20,000 over the asking price. Janet is thoroughly professional, has an extensive bredth and depth of knowledge, experience and contacts while being a wonderful human being with a lot of heart and compassion. Every recommendation Janet made along the way was spot on and over the time we worked together I came to feel complete confidence and trust in her. As I had moved out of the area, we did it all by phone/computer and the entire process was far easier and less stressful that I expected. You will be in excellent hands with Janet- I can’t recommend her highly enough

Brooke Matteson, Santa Cruz, CA I Have been lucky enough to work with Janet for the purchase of two homes over the years. Not only is she the most organized person I've ever met but she is kind, energetic, experienced, connected and always has her client’s best interests in mind. A consummate professional, Janet is always on time, well prepared, authentic and trustworthy. Beyond that, she is considerate. Not just to her clients but everyone involved in the process. She makes the complex easy to fathom. She has always been happy to share her wisdom and advice long after the sale or purchase. She has helped me find contractors, advised on landscaping, improvements, market trends and more for many years of my acquaintance. What an amazing talented professional!

Ken Kannappan, former CEO Plantronics, Santa Cruz, CA I have never been as pleased with a realtor as I was with Janet. She brought me an excellent investment property, managed the process completely, and represented my interests well. Her understanding of the market and extensive network in the community were of significant value to me. As it was, I was overseas nearly the entire time this transaction occurred and I could not have done it without her leadership

Ken and Kathy Doctor, San Jose, CA Buying property in this market could have been a nervous process, but Janet, the consummate professional, made it flow smoothly. She's an overachiever, ahead on all the coordination with the selling agent, the title company, the banker and the various home inspection people who in rapid-fire order gave us the answers we needed. We'd worked with Janet for almost three years to find just the right place. Beyond her patience, we think she did a great job of listening to our (sometimes changing) wants. When the near-perfect property hit the market, she knew when she saw it and in alerting us before it officially came on the market, we were ready to move quickly. We're often critical consumers, so it feels great to say that we can give a whole-hearted, unreserved testimonial about Janet's work and are glad to act as references

Karen Laing, Santa Cruz, CA I have worked with Janet through 5 or 6 real estate sales and purchases since the mid-1980's. It is hard to imagine a better real estate agent. She is very, very intelligent, totally well-informed, has many community connections, and is always completely responsive to my every need. She will always go above and beyond to help out in stressful or difficult situations. Her advice on pricing and structuring offers has always been superb. If you can be represented by her in any real estate matter you are a very fortunate person!!

Denise Lile, Boise, ID Start to finish, Janet Romanowski took great care of everything, in detail. Her work ethic is off the charts! We watched her handle a sale two doors away and knew she would be the one to call when we needed to sell. We had an offer early in, but she continued on schedule for additional open houses in case we might have needed a back-up offer. We left the state as soon as it was listed, but I knew our property and the processes were in good hands. 100% grateful to her for the way she handled everything!

Mary Ann Hilmes, Sacramento, CA Having purchased and sold several homes, we found Janet Romanowski to be the sharpest realtor we have ever met. Her knowledge and expertise, along with her amazing strategy for making a sale were evident throughout the entire process of getting our home sold. Everything was perfectly orchestrated, communication with us was a priority, and if a problem arose she quickly and tactfully dealt with the situation. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, we give this savvy realtor our highest recommendation

Jim Carmon, Fair Oaks, CA As an absentee owner I needed a realtor that could represent me in all phases of preparing, marketing, negotiating, and handling the detailed requirements of selling a multi-family complex. Janet truly excelled in all phases of the process. Of particular note was her ability to manage the tenants and repairs on my behalf. Most important is her ability to price and market the property to my best advantage. Her considerable experience and contacts within the real estate community resulted in 6 offers within the first week it hit the MLS. We narrowed the list to one and proceeded to escrow and close in less than 30 days. All the while making sure that all requirements of my 1031 exchange were handled correctly. I would use Janet again in a heartbeat if ever needed, and would recommend her highly to anyone.

Lillian Rhodes, Mountain View, CA Having you as a Realtor was a satisfying experience from beginning to end. Your professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, and conscientious efforts have shown that you are a woman with years of experience in your field. It has been a pleasure having you as a Realtor especially your cheerful personality and the magic you create when you are in your element. Your honesty, integrity and work ethics are outstanding, and you should be commended for a job well done

Mark Greenbaum, Menlo Park, CA We would definitely recommend Janet. She was great -- professional, proactive and responsive. She helped us find our perfect Santa Cruz vacation home. After a multi-month search, we had almost given up when she showed us what turned out to be the perfect place. It was just outside our initial search area (so we hadn't seen in with our online searches) but it checked all the boxes and then some. We would not have found our place without Janet's efforts and proactivity. She had great advice about the relevant comps, market values and bidding tactics and drove the offer process with great finesse. Once we were in contract, she continued to assist to make sure everything moved along smoothly. She flagged a few areas of concern and worked hard to make sure all were resolved/addressed before closing. She also introduced us to her vast network of local service providers (property managers, architects, etc.) who provided valuable input prior to closing. Overall, Janet was everything we could have hoped for in a real estate professional and then some. It was great working with her

Michael Sonnleitner, San Ramon, CA I couldn't agree more with the other great reviews Janet has received. She is by far the best real estate agent I've worked with. I interviewed Janet first and was very impressed by her presentation, knowledge of the market, connections, and experience. I didn't need to interview anyone else. I needed to close in a short time and she organized everything perfectly so that we met my timeline. She knew who to recommend for home inspection, landscaping, and staging. The house looked so nice after she finished with it that I almost didn't want to sell. There was great communication throughout the process. Negotiations with prospective buyers went as she predicted. The sale price was higher than I had imagined. What's not to like? Can't think of anything

Justin Laing, Olympia, WA Janet is hands down the best realtor I have ever met. She knows her market extremely well, works to find the right place for you, and make sure the deal is good. Any realtor you run into in Santa Cruz knows her, and that reputation when negotiating really helps! She's also very knowledgeable on buying and owning investment properties. Janet has helped me, my family, and my friends buy and sell property in Santa Cruz over the last 30+ years. Can't recommend her highly enough

Barbara Jud, Lewiston, CA Janet was absolutely amazing. Never skipped a thing. Very professional and very kind. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to sell a house, We lived out of the area from where the sale took place. She saw to it that everything was accomplished that needed to be done and kept us totally informed

Matt Mason, Boulder Creek, CA Janet was an exceptional agent. She went above and beyond in her support of selling our home. She provided guidance and recommendations that allowed for the house to sell quickly. Her suggestions to perform simple landscape tricks that dramatically increased the curb appeal of the home really made a difference. Janet cared about us as people while she was working on this sale. The was demonstrated by her interactions with us and our pets at the house, during open house dates and ensuring we understood how the process was proceeding. This sale was a bit of a challenge but Janet took no prisioners and she took a personal interest in ensuring we knew what was happening at each step and checking in on us as the progress moved from openhouse to escrow to closing and sale of our home. With her dedication and caring we would not have had the success that we experienced. She is outstanding.

Perry Gardner, Los Gatos, CA Janet listed and sold a property in Capitola for us. Everything went perfectly. We are very happy with how she managed the repairs, inspections and cleanup. It went fast, was done well and was well priced. The pricing for the sale was spot on. The marketing package- photos, staging, open house, etc, was stunning. The negotiations with the buyer were excellent. Her progress reports and responses to questions were quick and accurate. As a bonus, she is a pleasant person to work with and clearly passionate about her work. She is the best

James A. Davis, Menlo Park, CA The purpose of this letter is to let you know what a fantastic job Janet did with the sale of our property. She had an excellent marketing plan and worked really diligently to ensure that we received the full sales potential for our property. Throughout the entire sales process Janet acted professionally and rendered excellent advice to us, while at the same time displaying a friendly and pleasant demeanor. We have been involved in about 10 real estate transactions over the last 15 years, and I would say, without hesitation, that Janet is the best real estate agent I have ever met

Rayona Staniec, Santa Cruz, CA I have no hesitation in giving Janet Romanowski my highest recommendation. She is extremely organized and handles each detail in a very prompt and professional manner. She follows through with every obligation and even went to the title company with us to sign documents just to be sure that things went smoothly. Janet is very knowledgeable and gives information in a clear and easy to understand manner. She offers suggestions when asked but doesn't impose in any way. I find her to be down to earth and able to present information that left us with very reasonable expectations. We were well prepared for every step of the process and never unsure about what was going to happen. Janet worked hard for us and made the sale of our property as easy as possible. I appreciate how trustworthy and dependable she is and I would work with her again at any opportunity.

Maxine Bingham, Santa Cruz, CA If I could give ten stars for Janet Romanowski, I would. She just helped us sell our home, which involved a huge amount of preparation which came off like a charm thanks to all the work from Janet (and her husband/partner, Darrel Louis), and a team of cleaners, gardeners, haulers, handyman, organizers and stager that she brought in. The phrase "above and beyond" does not do justice to the passion and professionalism that Janet brings. From the first consultation, many months before we decided to sell, to yesterday's post-sale phone call just to check in, I truly don't know what we would have done without her! She is the best. Oh, and we got a great price, too!

Cyndi Privett, Los Gatos, CA There are so many things I loved about working with Janet. As all of the other reviews mention, she is very professional, efficient, attentive to detail, a great communicator, really listens to you, takes your personal situation into account as she does things, etc. She is constantly thinking about what else could be done to achieve the best result in your transaction. You really feel like you have the best team in place when you have Janet representing you! These transactions can get stressful and Janet is always calm and has a way of calming everyone else as well. There is a reason why Janet is a top producer for her firm year after year -- she has the experience, the talent and the energy to get it done and get it done well. All around a pleasure to work with.

Jane Hagan, San Jose, CA I owned the building in Santa Cruz for nearly 30 years. I had both a financial and emotional investment in that property. Your sensitivity to that permeated everything that we did during the sales process and made it all very easy for me. There is a special place in heaven for people like you

Frank Menagh, Stuart, FL Janet represented us as one of the most professional and diligent agents we could possibly imagine. Living at the opposite end of the country, we were concerned about picking someone we could depend upon, and Janet more than fulfilled our expectations. Her marketing plan brought us an offer by the ultimate buyer above our asking price, and a back-up offer at our asking price. We credit Janet’s marketing plan for closing the sale at such an advantage to us

Vicki Schulte, Haiku, HI As you know, for the past 17 years I have worked with some of Maui’s top agents and brokers who handle very challenging long distance clients. I thought I had worked with the “crème de la crème” until I met you. Never have I seen the level of service, detail and commitment that Dan and I experienced in the sale of our Santa Cruz beach home. You always seemed to be one step ahead, anticipating our thoughts and concerns with a status report or strategy proposal. Considering how tough a consumer I am, I found it hard to find anything lacking

Miguel and Laura Saldana, Aptos, CA We highly recommend Janet to represent your real estate needs. Buying a home is a large financial obligation and we can honestly say that I really felt like she was looking out for our best interest personally and financially. We went through a complicated relocation situation that spanned through several months. Throughout the entire process, Janet was very patient and provided solid professional advice. We were impressed with her ability to fine tune our search while we were trying to understand what we were really looking for. She guided us to find a great second home in Aptos that works very well for our family.

Julie Brewer, Santa Cruz, CA I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Janet to friends or family. When choosing a realtor past performance selling homes like mine, reputation, professionalism and ethics were top factors. Janet met my expectations and then some! I especially appreciated her policy of not representing both parties – buyer and seller. She did a great job marketing my home and hosting “not to be missed” open house events. Her ongoing communication regarding her activities and the results was timely and thorough. I also appreciated that her husband, Darrel, was a realtor and could help out when there was a lot going on. There were several offers right away that didn’t fit my criteria. Janet never pressured me to consider those offers. When the right offer came along she worked closely with the buyers’ agent to be sure that the buyers and I were both happy with the outcome. Once the contract was signed, she went above and beyond helping me get ready for my move and the close of escrow.

Barbara and Randall Leonard, Santa Cruz, CA Janet took right over with all her knowledge and started giving us very good ideas and suggestions on what to do with the house to prepare it for sale. Once the house was ready to show, her marketing skills put the house out there with letters, postcards and on a website with great pictures and house descriptions. She kept us informed weekly on any interest or prospects for the house. We would absolutely use Janet’s experience and services to sell another home in the future.

David Fulton of Aptos, CA I’ve known Janet for many years from volunteering as a board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters. From my experience working with Janet on the Board, I knew that she was the person who got things accomplished with professionalism and integrity. Janet has the rare combination of talent and compassion. These qualities make her a great person to work with in what is one of the most important decisions a person makes in life

Mark Nicolson Janet was/is outstanding in every way: understanding what I was/am looking for, putting me at ease with issues I did not know how to deal with, at helping me find tenants while I was not living in the house, at making the offer in a way that it has the best chance of success, and in finding me the house I really wanted.

Dena Parry, Santa Cruz, CA My house was listed with another agent for 12 months and the typical advertising and marketing was done. The house did not sell and I made the decision to switch realtors and hire Janet on month thirteen. Janet went above and beyond the normal marketing and advertising realm. There were tons of color flyers distributed in the area and to other real estate offices. Advertising was everywhere!!! She kept continuous contact with me and updated me on important information often if not daily. The result of all this extra effort was the house sold in record time. Janet is truly a professional and easy to work with

Chris Tucker, Santa Cruz, CA As a retired agent myself, I have to admit that my expectations of an agent are pretty high. Janet was recommended to me by a lender who is also a friend, and I was not disappointed. Our transaction was a bank-owned property and a 1031 exchange, so it was more convoluted, but Janet took it in stride. We were also headed out of town before the close, but she and our lender pushed things forward so that we could sign-off before we left. The real clincher was that she posted our house on Craigslist to see what rental activity we could expect, and it looks like her actions will get us a good household of tenants!

Kate Falconer, Santa Cruz, CA You went out of your way to help me sell Bonny Doon- from advising me on the things you felt needed fixing up to setting appointments with trades people, to getting your hands dirty in the garden and to the all-important emotional support. You were my rock through all this trying time. Thank you for being an amazing person and the smart business woman you are.

Diane Morgenstern, Soquel, CA Janet is a gifted professional. She represented us beautifully on every level. As a seller, we had many decisions to navigate regarding preparing our older home for sale. Janet and her partner (and fellow agent) Darrel never failed to go the extra 'above and beyond' mile on our behalf. From start to finish, Janet was a superstar agent--experienced, knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy. I can't recommend her more highly- 6 stars out of 5! If you're looking for a true real estate professional to represent you as either a buyer or seller, look no further. Janet Romanowski is your new best friend!

Virginia Wright, Santa Cruz, CA Janet is the perfect balance between someone who really listens and cares about all the participants, and someone who knows how to make a sale at the best price. She is extremely experienced and easy to work with. She helped me as the trustee sell my mother's condo. A trying time for me, and Janet led the process - including asking good questions. I could trust her to follow up with all the details and be extremely responsive. I would use her again and recommend her to others.

Steve and Danita Carlson, Glendale, AZ Your advice was always right on target, and your calmness under pressure was reassuring. You gained our trust and confidence by listening and demonstrating that you understood what was important to us. You were compassionate and understanding, yet tough when necessary. Most importantly, you were a true professional throughout

Geoffrey Dunn, Santa Cruz, CA I wanted to convey my deepest appreciation and gratitude for your magnificent performance as our Realtor last year. Your expert marketing strategy, sound advice, superb negotiating skills, and willingness to work out a deal made it happen. Not only did you make the process of selling painless, you also saved us a good deal of money. As far as I’m concerned, you’re the Joe Montana and Caruso of local Realtors

Melissa Neeley, La Selva Beach, CA You know your job inside out, and you work through each step in the process with meticulous attention to detail. When problems arise, you offer solutions grounded in your good common sense and many years of experience. You are warm and caring, honest and fair

Gregory Sanoff of REMAX, Santa Rose, CA Over the years Janet has assisted my parents and my sister in a number of real estate transactions. It is my experience that Janet is a true professional. Above all she is ethical, a trait which I find to be quite lacking in this field of ours. She always places her client’s first

Regina Daughn, Tillamook, OR I had such doubts and fears about trying to sell a duplex in Santa Cruz from my home on the northern Oregon coast. Luckily for me, an angel appeared in my life. Your kindness, your talents and your professionalism turned what I thought was going to be an enormous ordeal into quite a pleasant experience. I enjoyed working with you so much, that I was actually almost sorry to see escrow close and everything come to an end

Helen Jean Dierkes, Capitola, CA I so appreciated and was gratified by your willingness to seek out and answer all of my questions and concerns. The ease of the purchase of our Capitola home was facilitated by Janet’s competence and warm professional relationship. Her integrity and keen insight in every detail was unsurpassed. Such a joy and delight to work with

Lance Linares, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County We found Janet to be both professional and knowledgeable. It was vitally important for the Foundation to be responsive to the donor’s wishes and respectful of the tenant’s needs. Janet kept us informed as we moved through the sale process and coordinated the communication between all parties. Her input helped the Foundation list the property at the appropriate market value and arrive at a sales price that maximized our donor’s wishes to provide a gift for the benefit of our community

Elisabeth Bertrand Russell, Capitola, CA Janet Romanowski is the most fantastic Realtor you could ever hope to encounter. From the beginning of the process through every detail along the way, Janet was on top of everything, pre-thinking and pre-planning, handling every area of concern with such capability. I cannot say enough about how effective and supportive Janet is and what an invaluable treasure she was to us in our home buying experience

Janet Brooks, Scotts Valley, CA I worked with Janet Romanowski for about a year and found her to be the most professional, responsive, and honest realtor in the office of a large company. I was so impressed that I had her help me years later when I was looking for a home. She has also helped several of my friends purchase a home and they have had nothing except high praise for her business skills. I don't think you can go wrong with Janet.

Tara McNeill, Santa Cruz, CA Janet was a trusted and true business partner through the sale of our rental home. We came to Janet with a desired date for getting the house on the market and she soundly advised us on steps to achieve our goal. The clincher was that we had planned a 2-week vacation overseas trip just before the house was to be listed! Janet managed the contractors while we were away, keeping us posted via email as needed on progress but allowing us to enjoy our vacation and return to a home ready for market. Janet excelled in every aspect as our realtor.

Dan McSweeney, San Jose, CA Following my father’s passing, I had an estate to manage. Janet showed up with sympathy, which was immediately followed by a thorough evaluation of the current market. She made it clear that it was her business to help people buy and sell real estate in Santa Cruz, and that she was available to manage the project. She met me regularly, rolling up her sleeves, to help prepare the house. She has an encyclopedic index of contractors and artisans who respect her and pick up on the first ring when she calls. In particular, a plumber who handily managed a leaking water main, bringing it up code and charging a modest price – saving me headaches during inspection; there follows a roofer, a tile setter, a handyman, a junk hauler, etc. Once sold, Janet arranged for the title process to proceed smoothly and in an office near me. I am convinced that Janet arranged the maximum price possible while maintaining complete integrity during the bidding process – this was important to me. If you have the opportunity to work with Janet Romanowski you will be satisfied with the results.

Darrell Baggs, Menlo Park, CA The marketing program you developed and carried out ensured a very quick sale at the highest possible price. You were particularly helpful in suggesting improvements to the property that would generate the best return on the money spent. Your knowledge of the area, suggestions about the initial pricing of the property and your marketing approach resulted in the bidding that we hoped to see

Rob Aaron I have known Janet for over 15 years now. She helped me with my first house purchase here in Santa Cruz. I found her to be extremely honest, reliable, even handed, pragmatic and always willing to go the extra mile to help. She helped me again when I sold the same property and 2012, giving me invaluable advice!

Diane Rossi, Scotts Valley, CA Janet helped us sell our home of 30 plus years. She was very knowledgeable, professional and kept us informed at every step of the way. She expertly guided us through a multiple-bid process and kept us informed throughout the entire process. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Tracy Jernegan, Santa Cruz, CA Janet made the process of finding and buying a home as seamless as possible. Her detailed knowledge in each step of the process helped to assuage any fears along the way. Her experience in all types of markets over the years has enabled her to provide the best advice and service to her clients. She genuinely cares about her clients and relentlessly advocates for their benefit. I wouldn't use anyone else.

Nancy Tubbs, Mountain View, CA I'm relatively new to Santa Cruz and working with Janet Romanowski was the best decision I could have made. She figured out how I operated, what I was looking for, and how to best communicate. As a first-time buyer, she was very clear on the complete process, hearing and addressing my concerns respectfully and completely. I don't think I've ever worked with anyone in “any” profession who is as efficient, knowledgeable, responsive, and likable as Janet. I would highly recommend her, unconditionally.

Arlene Powers, Aptos, CA Janet came highly recommend and for good reason. Upon deciding to downsize Janet helped us sell our home and locate a very desirable smaller home, before it was every on the MLS. Thanks to all of Janet's marketing tools we were able to get a fantastic price for our larger home. She also did a great job finding our new home and negotiating a fantastic price for it. Janet will be there for you every step of the process and is always available. Needless to say we will now highly recommend Janet to others.

Nancy Grace, Sonoma, CA Thank you for the incredible job you did in selling my home! I appreciate how you kept me informed with each step considering I moved out of the area. Your attention to the details was very impressive. I would highly recommend your services!

Scott Humphreys, Aptos, CA Knowing a dozen agents in the area personally and those with a successful track record, I sent them all an email invite letting them know I was in the process of getting my house ready to sell and to stop by and give me their opinion & a price point. Only four of those dozen agents even responded, including Janet who was nothing but proactive through the entire process, even prior to giving her the listing. I knew of Janet but didn't know her personally and in hindsight, it WAS the right decision. Her communication, attention to detail and other ideas in suggesting what to spend a little money on for the highest return worked well. We got lots of great traffic and six offers and were in contract with the eventual buyers in just over 30 days of hitting the MLS. Need I say more!

Jacqueline Hartley, American Dream Realty, Scotts Valley, CA As you know, we as agents must continually strive to work together. I truly do appreciate your professionalism. The industry needs more agents like you!

Kendra King, Felton, CA In 2002 I worked with Janet on the purchase of my condo. Five years later she helped me with the sale of that same condo. She was efficient, friendly, professional, and always willing to go above and beyond to make things work for me. In recent years I've listed my current house or thought of listing it a few times, and Janet was who I went to first. She was eager to help with advising me through the entire process. In the end, I decided to keep my home, and she was professional, supportive, and looked out for my interests in making that final decision. I have recommended her many times to friends and family. If the occasion arises that I need a realtor in the future, I will not hesitate to contact Janet first thing.

Linda St. John, Santa Cruz, CA My husband and I sold two properties, a house and a lot, last spring using Janet Romanowski as our realtor. We could not have been more pleased with her work. She is a dedicated realtor with a wealth of experience. After interviewing three realtors from three different companies, we chose Janet. We especially appreciated Janet’s communication style. There was quite a bit of back-and-forth with many decisions to make in the process of selling these two properties. Janet kept us informed on a regular basis and we could always get in touch with her quickly. With so many decisions, it is not surprising that occasionally we had a difference of opinion. Before we engaged her as our realtor we differed in setting asking prices for the properties. Instead of reiterating her position, Janet suggested engaging other realtors. She enlisted six realtors to come to the house and help us set a mutually acceptable price. Janet did all of this before we had even signed a contract with her. By doing so, she demonstrated she was a creative problem-solver, would pay attention to our points of view, and would work hard on our behalf. Another reason we chose Janet is that she is detail-oriented. She made sure there were no surprise problems with the properties before putting them on the open market. Janet's special skill is in negotiating with potential buyers. She gave us excellent advice as to when to except an offer and when to hold off. When we closed both properties, we received considerably more than we ever expected to, even with the current demand for property in Santa Cruz. Above all, we had the sense that Janet worked very hard on our behalf. There is no doubt in our minds she deserves to be considered one of the top realtors in Santa Cruz.

Jack and Margaret Schifando, Scotts Valley, CA Janet listed our house in Scotts Valley in August 2017. We had a lot of work to do on our house and she was awesome, referring us to various building trades. Janet was patient with us and never pressured us to get our house on the market. Her years of local experience was invaluable. She helped us minimize the amount of money we needed to invest in our house to make it marketable. Darrel was instrumental in helping us get workers to work on our house. Janet was always professional and immediately available for the small emergencies that came up. You cannot go wrong with Janet

Sunny Sanoff, Santa Cruz, CA Janet has been my Real Estate agent for almost 34 years. I've had the pleasure of working with her on several transactions over this time. Janet has lived in this community for decades, and understands the real estate market through and through. She is a consummate professional, meticulous in her work, has many connections, demonstrates amazing integrity, has the ability to guide anyone through the sometimes complex process of buying or selling real estate, and she has fabulous communication and negotiation skills. She will listen very closely to you, help you determine your needs and desires, and find the perfect home or business building for you. Janet has a great sense of humor as well, which makes the real estate journey with her pleasant, and even fun! She is a joy to work with. Janet lives and works in this area, and, she is also involved in community service activities - she continually gives back to our community, making our local area a better place. Whether you are buying or selling, I highly recommend Janet to assist you in the process

Leonard Greenberg, Aptos, CA I’m pleased to say that Janet proved both creative in ideas and knowledgeable in practical real estate. Not only cool under fire, she was persistent in seeing things done.

Joseph and Josephine DeBenedetto, Santa Rosa, CA Janet last represented us in September 2002 by selling our Scotts Valley Property for a 1031 exchange to acquire our present home in Santa Rosa. This exchange was done with her standard of professional accuracy and caring. Our relationship has not ended with that sale, but has grown to newsletters every year since she has given us advice on other real estate questions. Janet has shown us personal integrity and commitment to her craft. She has our personal recommendation to use her services with great trust

Jay Holiday, Las Lomas, CA I have known Janet for over 14 years and in that time I have come to respect her for her honesty, fortitude and common sense. I feel that she is always looking out for my best interest. Her years of being in the real estate business have proven to be an asset to me as her knowledge is vast and her advice is solid. She is the best!

Stephen Valentine, Capitola, CA Janet has a combination of energy, patience and generosity that allowed us to find just what we wanted

Marcia Stevens, Capitola, CA Twenty years ago Janet represented us as buyers. At that time, we were so satisfied with her representation we recommended her to other friends. Life has a way of happening and twenty years later I needed her expertise to sell my home. It was done in no time flat! Janet goes that extra step to make your sale or purchase as pleasant an experience as humanly possible.

Samuel Grant, Redwood City, CA From our first interview with her to the closing conference, Janet was confident, well-informed, resourceful, ethical, professional and always pleasant. Janet is an excellent communicator, who kept in constant touch with me by telephone, mail and appointment

Flavia Cesa, KB Home Working with you was a total pleasure. You made it easy for us. You are a true professional

Bert and Betty Bly, Scotts Valley, CA My wife and I had a very enjoyable and stress free time when we listed our home thru Janet. She is very knowledgeable of the market, answered all our questions and even spent a day with us on the property, planting and doing minor clean up work. Janet also has many contacts in the construction trades for quick repairs, if needed.

Bret Hancock, Santa Cruz, CA Your knowledge, experience and your compassion enabled me to continue to move ahead during this extremely difficult time. You are the first realtor I have worked with that I would unabashedly say epitomizes what it means to be a professional

Eric and Janet Leimeister, Santa Cruz, CA Many thanks to you for your hard work, kindness, and insight into the home buying adventure. You made us feel confident through all the steps and guided us to the best wedding gift of all

Teresa Doak, Aptos, CA I highly recommend Janet. She goes "above and beyond" and works extremely hard for her clients! Listing and closing of our property went very smoothly and her advice regarding pre-sale preparations were very beneficial!

Jo and David Garibotti, Santa Cruz, CA The sale of the property was complicated by the fact that the beneficiaries were not on speaking terms, some of them opposed the sale, and each was represented by an attorney. Not only did Janet represent and sell the property (for a price will above appraised value) she also kept all parties informed of her progress during both the listing and escrow periods, and thereby helped us to avoid litigation between family members

Ed and Kay Bejarana Fairview, OR Our big thanks for your expertise and help. We couldn’t have done it without you! The sale of the Watsonville property was quite painless

Gilbert Smith, M.D, Santa Cruz, CA You did a wonderful job and incidentally kept everyone happy! (not a minor accomplishment)

Robyn and Randy Jones, Santa Cruz, CA Janet helped us find our perfect home. She was friendly, competent and thorough. We have not hesitated to recommend her many times to our friends

Holly McMahon, San Mateo, CA Janet has expertly handled property sales for us- two in 1993 and one in 1997. In those transactions we were very impressed with Janet’s professional skills, integrity, patience, and knowledge of real estate. Janet’s effort and dedication continued throughout the process- escrow, closing and beyond! Janet is a “dream” realtor and her present and future clients are the lucky ones!

Keith and Louanna Angelo, Los Altos, CA We were looking for a weekend home by the ocean and thus was in no immediate hurry. It had to be the right one! Janet was extremely patient with us over the years that we spent looking, some years were more active than others. She diligently educated us on the various neighborhoods and pointed us in the correct direction when needed. We finally found our dream home and she very smoothly and successfully completed a multiple - bid situation. We highly recommend her for her integrity, knowledge and professionalism

Ben and Jan Mercado, San Jose, CA Janet was always there to answer our many questions, and help us out with little problems that came up before and during this transaction. We can see that Janet is a great asset to your company with her pleasant personality, unlimited energy, and exceptional knowledge in the field of real estate. We feel privileged to know her as a realtor and a friend

Robert Nielsen, Caruthers, CA I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all the “above and beyond the call of duty” help that you gave me during the sale of our home in Aptos. You made the whole experience enjoyable. From day one your enthusiasm was contagious, and I was very impressed with your marketing strategy

Sidney Chapman, Lifespan, Santa Cruz, CA I am a professional fiduciary with over 25 years of experience handling the financial affairs of many individuals. Several years ago I have the pleasant experience of working with Janet Romanowski as the listing agent in the sale of a very “interesting” property, with many unique features and problems. Ms. Romanowski handled the process very professionally, and we were able to sell the property as efficiently as possible. I appreciated her knowledge and experience in a difficult process, and would not hesitate to recommend her service to others

Surinder Randhawa Cassidy, Soquel, CA Janet is an excellent choice in a real estate agent. She is an honest caring reliable and professional person. Selling a home is very stressful and full of emotions, that one really can’t foresee. Janet made the stress of navigating through it easier. She is the professional that you want on your side. I met Janet when my mother needed to sell her home in 2000. My dad was in a horrific accident and did not survive, so my mother decided to move closer to my sister in Redding. Janet was able to sell her home in one week and back then in the summer of 2000 she got $20,000 more than the asking price. Needless to say we were impressed. So when it came time for me to sell my home, Janet was the only one to call. Thank-you Janet, you have made life easier for me and my mother