Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
- 1754 Rt. 9, Parkwood Plaza
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Welcome to my Website
Welcome to my web site – built just for you. It is a way to get to know me and a source of useful information about the local real estate scene.
Whether you are beginning a home search or thinking about selling and want to know how your home compares, just click on the “search area properties” line to the left and you will be taken to the local MLS properties. Want more? Click on the “work with me online” link and you will be able to save interesting homes to your own portfolio to compare, save for later or email to friends/family. You can also search for specific properties, request information or search for open houses.
If you would like to learn more about the local real estate scene, community news and home staging, decorating, upkeep and latest trends scroll down to “read my blog”. You can also subscribe to my blog (look for the RSS symbol and the words "suscribe" to the right of "read my blog") and not miss the latest news.
Enjoy the web site! Hopefully you’ll learn some things about real estate and you will even get to hear what people say about working with me. Let me know what you think!
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I was once described as a “compassionate analytical”, which, thinking about it is not a bad phrase. Dedicated to my clients, I work tirelessly for them and pride myself on keeping current and being knowledgeable about all aspects of buying and selling homes. To the surprise of my children, clients have described me as very patient in guiding them throughout the whole process.
Full time real estate specialist. New York State Brokers license.
Top 10% of agents in existing home sales in local MLS.
Focused approach of analysis, communication, perseverance and patience.
For seller clients, my unique approach of accurate pricing to the market, Staging to sell and an individual internet focused marketing plan has enabled me to acheive an average days on market of 23 compared with MLS average of 91, and a sales price to list price of 98.3% while the MLS was 95.2%. In 2009, 100% of my listings sold.
For buyer clients, by listening to my clients, using my knowledge of inventory, financing and negotiation skills, I empower my clients to make informed, satisfying decisions.
With diverse experience and eclectic interests, my real estate clients benefit from my 25 years in marketing and sales and project management. I love what I do and get great satisfaction from helping people achieve the next step in their lives whether a first time home buyer, a growing family looking for more space, a transferred executive, seniors who no longer need all that space and are looking for a different type of living with less maintenance, or a single parent looking for a home of their own.
It is a wonderful feeling to be at that closing table and see the excitement/relief/delight and anticipation in my client’s eyes as they take the next step. I’m grateful to my clients for their trust in me and for the opportunity to play a role in an important time in their lives. Change is both exciting and stressful and I am particularly sensitive to the challenges of relocating as I have traveled extensively in the US and Europe and made 11 moves and owned 9 homes myself.
Prior to my real estate career I have had enjoyed a financial planning and tax practice (earning the CFP and EA designations) as a trusted advisor for individuals, families and small business owners. And, I have extensive senior management experience with leading technology companies having begun my professional life in engineering and computer science in Silicon Valley. All of this has helped this former nerd to be detail oriented, seek creative solutions, become a skillful negotiator and stay light on my feet juggling many priorities and deadlines. And, of course, I learned flexibility as a wife and mother of three (especially during those teenage years).
A native of the Capital District I have traveled and lived in several cities in the US and I’m glad to be back to stay. I adopted three kids as a single parent over 20 years ago and later married my Desert Storm pen pal Bill Hall. Today my 2 youngest “20 somethings” Cris and Vanessa live with us along with our 2 dogs and 2 cats all adopted from a shelter. Our home is a mix of very traditional furniture and some cherished antiques and multiple computers, monitors and roadrunner in every room. We have lots of extended family near by and in between visits my 87 year old mother sends me email and has her own Facebook page. ( below: my daughter Vanessa and Muffy - our version of the Coldwell Banker dog)
Reading, scrapbooking, cooking, web-related research and new technologies and staging and rearranging the contents of my house and everyone elses.
I have always believed in giving back to the community whether in formal ways as a past board member of Hillside Children’s Foundation and Safe Journeys, or in informal ways such as stuffing backpacks for a woman’s shelter as part of a woman’s group of the Chamber of Commerce and collecting for the Marine Corps Toys For Tots drive.
In the business community, I am an active member of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, the Albany/Colonie Chamber of Commerce, past Secretary of the Capital District Women's Council of Realtors, and member of the International Council of Home Staging Professionals
In the virtual community you can find me on Facebook, Linked In and Twitter as well as this web site and my blog.
I was educated locally with a BA in Math from Russell Sage and completed a MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Professionally, I have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation focused on mature home owners, and I am an Accredited Staging Professional ™. I have also completed the 120 hours of education and professional requirements to earn the New York State Brokers license.
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Dear Janice, words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you for all your good advice & ideas. Your staging is superb.Much better than any TV show.You really know how to work with people.The house sold so fast! I cannot speak more highly of your work and professionalism. It was a joy to have met you and I will not hesitate to recommend you. Judy Gross
Janice was wonderful! She was patient with us and walked us through the buying process.We appreciate everything she did for us. Chuck and Sharon Figel
Janice did an outstanding job for us. We would definitely use her again. Estelle Condon
Janice worked with my fiancee and I when we both sold our homes and bought a new one together.Over the course of months, she went "above and beyond" in staging our homes for sale, and assisting us in various tasks that quite frankly would have been overwhelming without her help. Her tireless effort got both our homes sold in record time both for above the asking price (in one of the slowest real estate markets in recent memory). I would highly recommend working with her to anyone interested in getting the most out of their real estate experience! Scott Lieberman
I had been considering buying a home for a year before I met Janice. I was immediately impressed with how intelligent she was and how well she knew her craft. She was there for me every step of the process and made it much easier for me. I will continue to use Janice's services and I will recommend that everyone I know do the same. Chelsea Facci
Janice was very helpful and went the extra mile. Definitely made it a pleasant experience. Service was excellent. Melissa Burton
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