Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers, while home price appreciation continues to grow home equity, which sellers can use to fuel a move up.
Terms like appraisal (what lenders rely on to validate a home’s value) and contingencies (which buyers can minimize to make their offer stand out) directly impact the transaction.
You don’t need to be fluent in the language of the market to buy or sell. Instead, let’s connect today so that we can translate the process together.
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Jana Schmidt Real Estate Broker with Jana Sells Home Team
14:57 13 Apr 22
Jana and her team sold our home in 6 days. They made the process of selling very seamless for us. Their professionalism and knowledge of the market helped establish a good asking price. They knew it would go above asking price and it did. I couldn't have asked for a better real estate team.
06:19 16 Dec 21
Jana and her team are just amazing! The care and attention to detail at every step of the journey is truly outstanding. Jana, Tristan, and Dave all helped us find the right home in a really tough market, each bringing their own wonderful insights and loads of experience that were invaluable to us as first-time homebuyers. This team is pure enthusiasm and dedication. They educated us on the market throughout, and shared helpful thoughts and information on every facet of each home — from furnace life to entertaining flow. And, they let us do our own thing, search at our own rhythm and take breaks, always available to help, but never any pressure or stress. We couldn’t be happier with our home buying process or with the team. Top-notch professionals — we feel lucky to have had their help. Thank you for everything!!!
19:10 13 Dec 21
Jana is such a true professional. I alwasy enjoy working with her. She is super knowledable and always puts her clients first. Highly recommend.
18:09 10 Dec 21
Jana and her team are great to work with! They are well organized and plan everything step by step and you know where they are at in their process!
17:20 04 Dec 21
Jana and Tristan did an amazing job selling my home while I got settled in my new one. They helped me keep track of what was going on at the house as well as the details of the sale. And they were patient and understanding with me and my stress. I unreservedly recommend them for your home sale.
02:42 05 Oct 21
Jana and her real estate team were amazing and we are so happy we trusted them with the sale of our home. Jana really took a team approach, working with us and our needs as well as using her expertise to maximize marketing exposure and ultimately a sale significantly above list price. We will be recommending Jana and her team to all our friends and family!!
22:01 31 Mar 21
Jana and her team went above and beyond my expectations when I was selling my home, ready at every turn with a solution and assistance. I would highly recommend them. It was a pleasure working with them!
04:01 23 Mar 21
Superstar is as close a descriptor as you can get to Jana. She has done everything she can to get me and my partner a home in this wild Sellers’ market. Despite having to finalize a sale and review offers with another client, she found a way to power through and work the extra hours needed to get our last minute bid in for a home. Not only that, she went way out of her way to book an appointment and see the home during an evening showing and FaceTimed us during the walkthrough! This is despite the fact that we were really stretching and we all knew the chances were slim on our offer getting accepted. She walked us through each step and was super responsive to the point of even helping us edit and finalize a letter of interest to the sellers. I don’t see us working with any other realtor in the future, Jana has went way above and beyond our expectations and we can’t wait to continue working with her to find our dream home!
14:35 19 Mar 21
About 20 yrs ago, I met Jana, I was working as a recruiter and she had come in looking for an Admin position hopefully in the RE industry. After talking with her I had learned she had just got her license and was hoping for a future in that industry. What a GEM! I placed her easily ~ but what happened next and next was short of spectacular. She was promoted to the Manager of a Corp relocation company, and began hiring from me. Working with her from that angle was interesting. It was easy to place people due to her ability to articulate her needs ~Jana is laser focused, intense in her ability to answer all the questions before you ask. She is direct. Patient. Fair. Time conscience. She has the utmost respect for your intelligence and prepares well.When Jana joined John L Scott, she jumped into the top ten performers quickly. I followed her career, and we worked together professionally many times...When I wanted to sell my home, guess who I called? She has everyone in her back pocket. A stager, a photographer, she has a binder of research available so that we, as a team, made all the right decisions and were daily up to date on the status of the market.My experience working with Jana was phenomenal. I have bought and sold 4 homes in my life, and this experience by far was the best. I say that due to the trust she instills and backs up with all of her abilities. She does her homework. She answers your calls immediately, she steers you with absolute facts. She is definitely a power player and someone you'd want on your team, whether selling or buying.I happened to move out of state, however wish with all my heart I could have put Jana in my pocket and taken her with me ~ She is the TOP of her field, her ability to mix trust, integrity, knowledge, direct communication, hard ball and laughter and sincere caring in her repertoire is both unique and amazing.I could keep going, but you already know you should hire her. She's the absolute best! Please tell her Hi! I miss her :)
05:00 19 Mar 21
Jana and her team came highly recommended to me by my brother & his wife who have raved about her for over 15 years. This last fall I decided (on some what short notice) that it was time to sell my condo. I reached out to Jana and she made my request to get my not-yet-ready condo on the market a reality. I think she said something like "you let me know when you are ready and we'll make it happen." And make her happen she did. Jana is so knowledgeable - she took so much of the guess work out of the process for me, from helping me select paint colors and carpet colors, she dealt my my HOA board for all the final closing details (& let's be honest who likes to deal with the beaurocracy of HOA boards) and helped coordinate a window replacement near closing. This is really just a short list of the many ways that Jana made selling my condo a great experience. She was patient & answered all my questions and walk me through the process seemlessly. If you are looking for a proactive, knowledgeable, & analytical realtor Jana and her team are the realtors for you.
16:19 18 Mar 21
She was very helpful in the finding, financing, and closing on my condo. Would certainly use her again.
17:10 12 Mar 21
Jana and Rache were great at helping us navigate the complexities of my mother's estate and working with all the family members involved to ensure things went as smoothly as possible
That boy named Dyna
01:38 06 Mar 21
Where do I begin? Jana and Sarah were amazing from the begin of our home searching journey to the absolute end. So grateful and honored to have had such amazing individuals who knew exactly what they were doing. Despite the pandemic, they went above and beyond. We love our home and we thank them both for helping us.- Dyna Taape
00:30 21 Dec 20
Jana and her team are absolutely wonderful in their help with the home buying process. We chose to work with Jana on the purchase of our first home and it was the absolute best decision we could have made. She went above and beyond to help us find everything on our “must-haves” list, and also checked all the boxes for “would-love to have.” Her expertise and knowledge about homes, their value and foreseeable issues they might have were invaluable. Jana and her team worked tirelessly to find us just what we asked for, in a perfect location, for a fantastic price. We will absolutely recommend Jana and Bri to any of our friends and family looking to buy. Thank you so much Jana!! You continue to look out for us :)
00:19 21 Dec 20
Jana was extremely reliable and knowledgeable throughout the home buying process. Really goes above and beyond for her clients.
05:49 20 Dec 20
Jana and her team are wonderful to work with! She sold us our first home and is continuing to help us as we start thinking about our next home! I would recommend Jana to everyone and am SO happy we found her!
05:21 20 Dec 20
Jana and her dream team at John L Scott never failed to exceed all our expectations as we moved through the complex home sales process. The many years of combined experience and support from Jana, Rache, Bri and the John L Scott office proved invaluable and Jana's willingness to embrace our needs on short notice with a sales strategy that was fair and practical was something special. The integrity of the entire John L Scott team never wavered as challenges were met with a sense of urgency and utmost professionalism. The communication platform in play was impressive to say the least. Many questions we had as sellers were answered before they were asked and the updates were always informative and appreciated. Jana, you rock it! Thank you for all you did for us.....again.
03:09 20 Dec 20
Jana and her team helped us through the buying and selling process a few years ago and we couldn’t be more thankful that we chose to hire her. She was patient, communicative, and informative. She is a wealth of knowledge about the market and, while she always let us have the drivers seat, she was never far away with advice. Since purchasing our home she has checked in with us and kept in contact. Should we sell again, we will go straight to her. Thank you, Jana, for making a daunting task as painless as possible. We appreciate you!
22:58 19 Dec 20
Jana and her team are exceptional. She knows the area very well and really helped two outsiders find a beautiful house in a matter of days. She and Bri went above and beyond when we needed to move in earlier than planned and helped make it happen. You can’t find a better realtor around here!
19:40 19 Dec 20
Jana was wonderful to work with as my partner and I searched and purchased our new home! As first time buyers, Jana held our hands throughout the entire process. She made sure we asked questions, expressed how we felt, and honored our decisions to save more of a down payment when we needed to. I also personally enjoyed that she had so many recommendations for things to look out for and NOT have in a home. We always felt she had our best interests at heart.
15:53 19 Dec 20
I live out of state, so I'm looking forward to meeting her in person to Thank her for her patience, tact, professionalism and kindnesses during the sale of my elderly mothers home. Jana and her team were amazing to work with, and I would highly recommend them. Specially if you need that little bit of extra care and consideration for your elderly parents. (and strong willed siblings)
Matthew Richey / Money Coach
00:30 19 Dec 20
When I was 22 she help me purchase and walk me through the process of buying my first home. Answered every question and explained everything very well for a first time home buyer. Thank you so much.A++
23:28 16 Dec 20
Jana is amazing. She cares about each of her clients so uniquely. She worked with my mom and was very detailed and helpful as they made decisions about selling. She has always put her clients' needs first.
18:27 15 Dec 20
Jana and her team had my back from day one. My job had me away from home when I knew I would need to start looking to buy as soon as I got back. When I did, she connected me to the resources I needed, drove over every weekend for a little over a month to show me homes. When she was helping other clients, her team was able to answer any question. No question was dumb in asking them. All of them were professional and pleasant. There was a passion that Jana enjoys her job and, wants the best for her clients. That shows through her earnest work and going above what may be needed. So glad Jana and her team helped me. I have owned my home now for about 4 years and love it.
20:12 11 Dec 20
Buying or selling a home? You don’t need to look any further for quality agents! You don’t have to worry about integrity. Always Knowledgeable. Always willing to go above and beyond. Always up to date on the latest real estate trends. I really enjoyed working with this company. Will definitely use them again.
21:49 10 Dec 20
Jana and her team are fabulous. I have had the pleasure of her being my realtor in the past and I highly recommend her for any type of home.
01:29 10 Dec 20
Jana and her team gave me the best service EVER!!!! I would highly recommend her for any of your Real Estate needs. Great results and very professional. I will use her again and again, thanks for everything.
19:55 09 Dec 20
Jana was amazing!! Not just once but twice!! She helped us find the perfect home that satisfied a lot of tough and varied criteria and she helped us sell that home 11 years later quickly and easily. She is professional and made both experiences fun for our family! She continues to support us in our current home with updated home values. She truly is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her to everyone I know that has real estate needs!!
19:50 09 Dec 20
When Jana helped my family move, she made it so easy for us to get our home to be perfect for it to be listed. When it came to our house being sold, she didn't laugh or judge me for doing this splits in our final photo! Truly thankful for her friendly and professional attitude, It made the move to be so much easier. She takes everything to mind and really puts her time and effort in it. Thank you.
Darkseid After Dark (Cheeto Chicken Fries)
19:48 09 Dec 20
I can't complain about how she helped my family, And when I went over to her house one time she had a bunch of Pepsi sodas with real sugar so she has good taste in soda too. If you don't need help in real estate she can probably help you out with soda recommendations.
00:33 08 Dec 20
She made me feel like family!
05:53 16 Nov 20
We recently worked with Jana and her team on the opposite side of a transaction. Our clients were purchasing a home, listed by Jana, that was contingent on the sale of their house. Unfortunately, the closing on our client's sale was delayed due to their buyer's financing, resulting in repeatedly delaying the move of 3 families. Jana is a great communicator and her approach is solution focused. Instead of dwelling on the issue, she worked with us to determine the best course of action moving forward. This was one of the most stressful transactions I, personally, have been a part of and Jana's calm demeanor and positive attitude gave me great peace of mind. I hope we have the opportunity to work together on another transaction in the future!~Trisha with The Team That ROCKS! Real Estate
22:09 11 Nov 20
Jana provided excellent support and advice on all steps of the sales process. She has outstanding knowledge and understanding of the housing market and sales process.
17:32 11 Nov 20
Could not be happier with Jana Schmidt. Her level of professionalism is second to none.
17:53 09 Nov 20
Jana Schmidt's dedication to a high level of personal service, far exceeds expectations. Her ability to navigate and communicate sensitive real estate details to keep everyone informed and relaxed during the homebuyer challenge is one of her greatest skills. It was an absolute joy to work Jana and her team.
21:14 21 Aug 20
Jana was recommended to me and my wife by one of my wife's co-workers. We worked with Jana and the team to get our first Condo. Not only were we first time home buyers, we also had a newborn and I have a personal training business I have to run. Jana took A LOT of stress out of the whole process. Her and her team were very responsive and did a great job breaking down some of the technicalities of home buying. If in the future me and my family are looking for a new home, I would not hesitate to call upon Jana again.
22:43 13 Aug 20
Jana was amazing to work with! She is very knowledgeable, she represented her clients very well, and she was consistently professional and friendly! A smooth transaction from start to finish! Would love to work with her again!
18:29 30 May 20
Jana was recommended to me by some professional colleagues and did not disappoint. In a short period of time, in the winter, during uncertain times, her experience came through and she helped us purchase a home in the mountains and sell ours when very few people were buying or selling. In both instances we dealt with difficult Realtors, inspections and circumstances but Jana does a tremendous job at shielding her client from that and managing the transaction. Beyond experience and the ability to navigate the transactions, she uses that experience and puts her client at ease, providing honest insight and recommendations, not just looking for a quick sale or a commission; she will play devil's advocate and remind you what you are looking for so you do not make an impulsive decision. We must have driven across the mountains five or six times, hours away, and every time she had a route set up, appointments, extra details and has the experience to be able to find out information and answers to questions you didn't even know you had. Could not recommend her and her team more highly.
06:09 05 Nov 19
As a first time home buyer, Jana made the process easy to follow and an exciting experience. I appreciated her honest observations about the homes we saw and her house/property knowledge brought attention to things I would have missed being a newbie. Her and Bri both bring positive attitudes and professionalism to the table. I am so glad their names came up when talking with friends. Many thank you’s to the best team :)
02:57 23 Sep 19
15:49 12 Aug 19
Jana and Bri helped my family buy our first home but more importantly they helped us live a dream. The house is more than we could have imagined and the process was as stress free as buying a house can be. The experience and knowledge these two have is priceless. Not to mention Jana actually took the time to TEACH my partner and I about the process. I have been sharing her wisdom nuggets with everyone because knowing the important aspects of this is really empowering. Having an amazing agent on your side changes this experience and allows you to trust the process, even from out of state, and ensures you only buy the home you love. You can't go wrong with this team, they are incredible professionals and even better they are incredible people.
15:08 25 Jun 19
Jana helped us to find our new home. She is extremely friendly, helpful, and response to our request promptly. I will definitely use her service again.
23:42 09 May 19
I was referred to Jana from several people from our church who have used her services to buy or sell a house(s). I found her very professional and I received very good advice from her. The house went on the market on a Wednesday and we received and accepted my asking price offer within a week. The house closed in roughly 6 weeks. A very pleasant experience. Jana took out a lot of the pain of selling our home of 45 years.
20:31 15 Apr 19
Jana & Bri did a great job helping us find “just the right house “ that we could call home. Her patience , reassurance & knowledge of the area & resources was perfect for us. This was the 3rd real estate transaction with Jana in the last 10 years and we were just as pleased with the process as the first time! Would recommend her anytime!
22:21 10 Apr 19
We just got done doing a great transaction with Jana and her team. I was the buyers agent on the other side and they were a pleasure to work with. Very professional and easy to work with. Wish all our transactions could have professionals like Jana on the other side. Looking forward to our next deal!
03:51 26 Feb 19
I just can’t say enough positive things about Jana! She came highly recommended and provided such exceptional, personalized, and focused attention throughout my first Seattle home buying experience.She made me feel like a VIP client, though I was working with a very modest budget. I never once felt like she was trying to close a sale and I appreciated how she kept me in the loop on everything and explained each step in the process.Jana and her assistant, Bri, went out of their way to accommodate my schedule, non-negotiables, and endless questions! In addition to their wealth of experience, their knowledge of industry professionals like mortgage brokers and contractors has been such an added bonus.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jana to anyone looking for a top-notch, low-stress home buying experience!
17:25 30 Jan 19
There are many great realtors. Then there are the Michael Jordan and Tom Brady of the industry. That's who Jana is. A constant pursuit of excellence. She makes the difficult looks easy, and that is what the best of the best do. It is not easy to do without the endless hours of work that nobody sees to be ready for the moment. If I am going to pay someone to sell my house that's who I would want. Thank you for everything and everything to come.
18:01 18 Jan 19
Jana has an incredible wealth of knowledge of how to take great care of the buyer AND seller clients! I always say after attending one of classes, "I wish I can record this class" because there's so much great info and the notes that she provides the attendees don't quite capture all of how great her classes are!
23:39 17 Jan 19
You will love working with Jana and her team! Their professionalism, communication, and knowledge are top notch. We are always pleased with how smooth the transaction flows and truly appreciate everything about working with Jana. I highly recommend Jana and her team!
22:06 12 Jan 19
She’s awesome in every way
21:21 24 Dec 18
Jana helped me buy my first place and it was a wonderful experience. She was recommended to me by a friend who described her services as a, "boutique experience." I was nervous about the experience and thought that there was no way I was really going to be able to find a place but Jana met with me very early on just to educate me about the process and assure me that I could do it. Jana is incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, communicative, and helpful. She and her assistant went above and beyond throughout the entire process, and even after. She treated me so well that I felt like I must be special, but I know that's how she is with everyone. I told her that I was actually sad to have found a place because that I meant I was no longer working with her. I highly recommend working with Jana and her assistant.
Joe Sanchez & Associates
20:05 04 Dec 18
We had the pleasure of working with Jana and her team on two transactions. They were professional, had great follow through and were excellent to work with. We hope to work with them again.
19:10 26 Sep 18
She's amazingly knowledgeable, helpful, and able to advocate for her clients. We honestly couldn't have gotten our home without her!
19:47 14 Aug 18
Jana and her team help me work through all the challenges that come with selling a home, and left me a happy camper in the end. I cannot say enough about how they went the extra mile. Highly recommend Jana and her team. Well done!
14:07 23 Jul 18
Wow, what a dream team! We live in Florida, and stressed about selling our home long-distance. But Team Jana (& Bri) made every single step simple: contractor repairs, comp updates, amazing staging, and long-distance document signing. With extraordinary service and top-notch computer skills, their magical expertise made this a no-stress adventure. The advice we received along every step was spot-on! We honestly felt like VIPs.
18:14 07 Jun 18
We just bought our first home and Jana's team made it such an easy experience! They made sure to explain every step along the way! We competed against a few different offers and Jana had a great wealth of knowledge about how to make the most competitive offer. Would work with her again in an instant!
00:37 05 Jun 18
Jana just represented the buyer for my Rolling Hills listing. It was an incredibly competitive situation. I had 12 other brokers representing buyers pleading to help them win the seller's home. Jana came in and professionally negotiated, coached her clients and left everyone else in the dust. What a great job, Jana! It was a seamless transaction and as smooth as they come. They even closed early. I'd work across from you any time, Jana...buyer or seller.
05:29 22 May 18
Working with Jana was a joy. She has a never say die attitude, which in this market helps a lot. I hope to work with her on more transactions, and look forward to when we meet face to face.Cheers
06:09 12 Feb 18
Jana and Mariah were delightful to work with! We felt that we could be completely honest with any and all of our needs and concerns. They made us feel like we were their only priority.Jana in particular has so much information to offer. We felt that we were fully equipped to buy a home. She taught us the ins and outs of home buying from the loan types to inspections and home ownership. Mariah is a young, fiery, go-getter. She is so much fun to be around. You want her on your side, no doubt. To be honest, I’m kind of excited to move again so we can hang out with Jana and Mariah :)
20:54 06 Nov 17
Just closed a real estate transaction with Jana and Mariah. It was as close to flawless as you can get! Amazing communication and professionalism. Working closely with this team made my clients, and me, very happy. Could not recommend them any more highly.
20:16 22 Sep 17
Jana Schmidt is an excellent realtor. Not only does she know her business inside and out, she is a pleasure to be around. Jana cares about every person involved in the process and seeks to satisfy her clients needs and wishes. She is detail oriented and is always finding new ways to provide the best service. Jana is involved in continuing her education so she is on top of her craft. We highly recommend Jana Schmidt for all your real estate needs. Give Jana a call and see for yourself!
16:46 16 Sep 17
My husband and I were clueless going into our first home purchase. Jana was knowledgeable, patient, persistent, and encouraging throughout the process. We are grateful for her outstanding service and will highly recommend her to anyone.
18:43 06 Feb 17
Jana is awesome to work with...very professional and has excellent communication skills. I look forward to working with her again!
04:54 23 Dec 16
I am so greatful that I had the opportunity to work with Jana in selling my first home. Every little detail is covered when you work with this team! Thank you so much for making this experience so amazing.
18:38 19 Sep 16
When my husband and I were thinking about selling our home, we interviewed a few realtors. When Jana came into our home for the first time, we knew she was the one. She came and presented us with a packet of information about the real estate market and our home value based on her current analysis. We didn't ultimately pull the trigger on selling until about 8 moths after this initial meeting, but when we called she was right on top of getting our home sold. Despite one buyer backing out, and working with an extremely difficult buyer's agent on our second contract, Jana kept poised, advocated for us, and ultimately got our home sold for the price we wanted. She has advised us, encouraged us, laughed with us, shared our frustrations, and celebrated with us once our home finally sold. Jana has a wonderful assistant, Mariah, who has been available when Jana isn't to keep us updated on our home sale and to contact other agents for showings in the event that Jana is out of town. Mariah has been a pleasure to with with as well. Jana is now working on getting our family into our next home, and if I had to go back to the beginning of what has now been a 5-month process, I would choose Jana all over again. You really cannot put a price on fantastic service and now, friendship. I would absolutely tell anyone thinking of selling or buying a home in the greater Seattle area to give Jana a call. You will not be disappointed.
01:06 12 Jul 16
As a first time home buyer looking into today's competitive market, I had no idea where to start. Luckily for me, a friend recommended Jana, and after an initial meeting, I knew I had found the best person to help me find my first home. Jana walked me through every part of the homebuying process and made sure I understood each step on the way. She made me feel confident in my decisions and important as a client, even after I purchased my home. She went above and beyond all of my expectations from start to finish. I am now a proud homeowner and would recommend Jana to anyone from first-time home buyers to someone looking for a retirement home, and everywhere in between.
18:16 27 Apr 16
Jana is outstanding. She helped us through listing and selling our property. She held our hands every step of the way and she coordinated contractors and others while keeping in constant communication with us. I would highly recommend Jana to anyone buying or selling a home.
16:57 27 Apr 16
I have never been at ease with anyone who works on commission, but Jana was a game changer. She earned every penny of her commission, and then some with a performance that was well above expectation. We were really just probing the market to see when we might consider selling our condo to try to get into a larger home. We saw the home market was at a point where we could afford to buy if only we could get rid of the condo we had previously been upside down in. Not only did her statistical analysis find us the best time to sell, it also provided indicators for how and where to buy. With her guidance we secured the exact home we were looking for and sold our condo for well more than we ever expected, allowing us to cover all expenses related to our home purchase, condo sale, preparation and moving. Jana was by our side all along and never failed to reassure us of our pending success. Jana is not only a great realtor, but a great person, and our experience could not have been better. I have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so until she gets out of the real estate business.More recently I worked with Jana to sell a rental home that we had also been upside down in. Like her performance in the condo sale, her competence, knowledge, and customer service are unparalleled in the real estate industry. I have now sold two homes and purchased one with Jana and have not been disappointed even one time...she is the best! She helped us anticipate realistic expectations of where we might find ourselves in the market, and the end result consistently went above those to realize our hopes for those transactions. My wife and I love working with Jana and have a better quality of life as a result.
18:41 18 Mar 16
I wish I could give Jana more than 5 stars. She was incredible. She was so well organized and helped us every step of the way. She knew just how to put our home together to appeal to the most people and it sold in a week! I don't think we could have gotten the price we wanted in such a short time without her. Thanks Jana!
03:30 02 Feb 16
Jana Schmidt Realtor, I have had the pleasure of working with Jana in the Real Estate industry this year. Her professionalism and knowledge is top notch and she will make you feel right at home with the assurance you need for peace of mind. Great communicator, hard working and I would highly recommend Jana on your next purchase, or listing..Thank you very much Jana.Lance Owens
21:18 26 Jan 16
Jana is awesome !!!! She has been on top of everything from the details of selling our home to helping us search for a new home!!! We love her and would recommend her to anyone selling and /or buying a home! She has made our experience so wonderful and stress free !! We would give her 100 + stars if we could!!!!!!
04:05 26 Jan 16
Jana was referred to us through a friend. She is very hard working and quick to reply to any questions we had. She helped us find a wonderful home which fit our family's wants, needs, and price point. Jana won us over with her professionalism, understanding of the housing market and buying process, and her positive attitude! If you are looking to buy or sell a house, I would highly Jana Schmidt.
14:56 13 Oct 15
My family and I are very grateful on her outstanding service, knowledge and patience throughout the whole process of buying our second home. It has been quite a humble experience the professionalism that she exhibited for us even when we were changing our mind a couple times in the middle of the closing process. No wonder why her ratings are so high. I highly recommend Jana for anyone and family members.
05:09 21 May 15
"We met Jana years ago and sought her help to sell our current home and subsequently purchase another home. The market had just started to decline and we held off on our real estate goals to wait the market out. Jana kept in touch with us over that period and helped us gauge the best time to reenter the market. She sat down with us to help make a list to prepare out home for sale and even helped stage it at no expense to us. The marketing and photos were top notch and we procured a sale very quickly. But because things don't always go to plan in real estate, the first sale didn't come through. We put the home back on the market and even got a bidding war on our home which Jana helped us navigate and ultimately choose the offer that would net us the most money. Jana's follow up was spot on and she really worked hard to make sure we felt well cared for throughout the years."
22:24 19 Sep 14
I was fortunate recently to work with Jana in buying my first home. Based on that experience, if you are looking for a Realtor, I can only HIGHLY encourage you to contact Jana.As a first time buyer I found that she was very patient and thorough in making me feel at ease with the process and the details involved. Her experience and home buying "street smarts" were invaluable in determining how appropriate a property might be for my needs. Jana is also a great advocate for the buyer. Given today's crazy market we encountered several situations that were a bit out of the ordinary. Jana was able to handle them professionally, maintaining a strong stance for me, the buyer, while shielding me from the stresses of coming to a resolution.Plus Jana is just FUN to spend time with! Long story short, you'd be missing out with another agent.
16:40 29 Aug 14
Great page Jana. Lots of great information. Thank you!
14:12 26 Apr 14
Jana was recommended to us by Dexter Wellington. We are so grateful he did. Jana walked us through every step of selling our home of 20 years. We followed her advice and our home sold in 4 days. She then went with us to find our retirement home on Marrowstone Island. She traveled 100 miles with us a few times. She was always available and followed through on every detail. The only regret is after closing we don't have Jana on a daily basis. We would recommend Jana to anyone. We consider Jana a friend and value her advice.
23:48 18 Feb 14
There are 3 main things I hope to get from a trusted professional:1.) Service2.) Knowledge3.) EthicsJana exmplifies greatness in all three. She works hard for your best interests and is solely focused on doing a job well done. I'm happy to refer clients to her who need to buy or sell real estate.
16:27 27 Jan 14
I met Jana a few years ago while searching for my first home. As a first time home-buyer she patiently guided me through the process and took the time to understand what I was looking for. When it came time to sell that home Jana was the realtor I turned to. Her market knowledge, listing strategies and trusted network of resources resulted in the successful sale of my home during the real estate crisis. I just recently completed the purchase of another home with Jana.Whether you are buying or selling If you’re in need of a realtor I highly recommend Jana.