FROM GRIEF TO GRATITUDE
Losing a parent is emotional. The process of selling that parent’s home could be overwhelming – but not with Jan Selvar by your side. Jan is extraordinarily professional, responsive, prepared, and organized. She immediately recognized the personal transition I was trying to navigate. Jan was compassionate and respectful of the emotions I was experiencing, never asking me to make a decision I was not ready for.
I quickly learned just how well-versed Jan is in the world of condo sales. She knows every detail that needs to be addressed, and she lets nothing go unattended. She coordinated all the upgrade projects and the specialized staging, worked closely with the property management group, and always applied the unique rules and requirements that come with a condo sale. Jan is also a skillful communicator. Every day, I knew where we were in the sale process, and not once did I need to track down answers on my own.
From our initial meeting to closing day, Jan was the consummate partner. She exceeded all my expectations. Jan is simply the best there is.
- Jill M.
"This is the third time we have used Jan for a real estate transaction -- 2 sales and a purchase. Jan is the consummate professional. She KNOWS the Seattle real estate market -- particularly Queen Anne condos. She knows the good and the bad about all the buildings and is able to point out even the smallest details to help guide in good decision making. Jan answers calls promptly, checks in frequently, and does not let anything slip through the crack. Jan has always been completely on top of every detail of every transaction she has handled for us. I have recommended Jan to friends and will call her if I ever move back to Seattle."
- Stan & Deborah R.
PERSEVERANCE & PROFESSIONALISM
"We worked with Jan and Ashley as first homebuyers, brand new to Seattle and in a very competitive market. For us, the process was like running a marathon, which became even more challenging amid the pandemic. There were a lot of ups and downs and we could not be more impressed with Jan & Ashley’s perseverance and professionalism. They were both incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, organized and patient, and were absolutely relentless in helping us buy the perfect house for our family. We cannot thank them enough for their efforts and hard work. We were however very stressed with the risks we took in our final offer and would say we could have been more strategic in our approach. We would gladly recommend them to any buyer."
- Stan & Mindy
"Working with Jan as we began the process of downsizing from our longtime home to a Seattle condo has been an absolute delight. Friends introduced us to Jan as we began our search, and she tirelessly sent us leads and met us to tour possibilities as we figured out what it was we were really looking for. Jan is a top-notch real estate professional and went above and beyond the call of duty once we found it. In fact, we trusted Jan to Facetime walk us through the property and bid on it based on her knowledge of the building. She not only led us efficiently through the closing process, but helped us navigate the myriad details of a condo association and our move ~ even going so far as to hand-water plants on our new terrace for several weeks after the closing. Jan is fabulous! We recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking to buy or sell and look forward to working with her on our next transaction."
- Kim & Jeff S.
JAN IS FABULOUS
"Jan is fabulous. She worked with us not only through our (extended) process of finding a new house and selling our old home, but also with the entire moving process, recommended contractors and services to quickly and cost effectively make the repairs we needed in both homes to ease our move out and sale, and coordinated those services. She negotiated an excellent purchase and sales prices, and worked to keep us informed throughout the process. I would (and have) wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone, whether you're looking to buy or looking to sell."
- Ben B. & Loretta D.
COULDN'T BE HAPPIER
"Excellent experience all round! Jan had unrivaled knowledge of the area. Thanks to her great advice we were able to secure our dream home in just a couple of weeks. Couldn’t be happier!"
- Lucy C.
WE LOVE JAN
"Jan helped us get our first home in the very competitive Seattle market. Her guidance throughout this entire process has been priceless and we are so thankful to have her as our agent. She knows all the little but crucial details about homes in the Seattle area. Jan is efficient, responsive and genuinely cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home here in Seattle without hesitation. We love Jan!"
- Gentry & Michelle K.
SIMPLY THE BEST
"Jan Selvar is simply the best. As our realtor, and over a period of about six years, Jan helped us buy and/or sell three homes and one investment property. Her diligence and knowledge of the Seattle real estate market were invaluable and each transaction was carried out with the utmost professionalism and sincere care for her clients. Her patience with us was limitless as the three of us searched and searched for the place that would answer all our needs. Her energy and sense of humor kept us going and, in the end, we found the home that fulfilled even our dreams - all thanks to Jan! Now we will be her friends forever and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a superb real estate agent, one who knows her business inside and out and will have their best interests at heart."
- Francia & Kent S.
WHITE GLOVE TREATMENT
"White glove treatment all the way through, from day 1 to closing! All questions, via phone or email where addressed right away! I never felt like I had to chase them down, I was continuously updated on what potential buyers thought. Jan Selvar, helped layout the sale price of my home with tips on selling, pricing, staging, professional photos etc.... Honestly, she covered everything from start to finish! I felt spoiled :)"
- Cathleen P.
AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE
"Working with Jan to find the perfect home in a competitive Seattle real estate market has been an absolute pleasure! We reached out to Jan as soon as I decided to relocate to Seattle, and she educated us on Seattle neighborhoods and took the time to understand our what a perfect home would be for us. Jan and her team worked tirelessly to help us find the right home, researched each potential property that we were interested in, guided us on every detail, and refuse to compromise in the search. When we found the perfect home, her team efficiently lead us through the negotiation, contacting and closing processes. Jan is top-notch real estate professional. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with her and grateful for her experience, persistence, and the many hours she spent to find us our dream home!"
- Tom U.
HELPFUL AND HONEST
"Jan was very helpful to us during our home buying process. We are first time home-buyers and she really looked out for us and let us know her honest thoughts on various homes we saw. She was always quick to respond, even on nights and weekends and had great advice. We're so in love with our condo and it wouldn't have happened without Jan. Many of the selling agents we talked to at various open houses knew her and said they would jump at the chance to work with her. She did an awesome job and I definitely would recommend her."
- Phoebe C.
RESPONSIVE AND PROACTIVE
"We worked with Jan during our relocation from CA to WA. As a Seattle native Jan has a deep understanding of the various Seattle neighborhoods and their attributes. Jan was incredibly responsive and proactive in keeping us both apprised of new properties and answering any and all questions. It should also be noted that she has assembled a talented team to support her clients. We landed a wonderful home in Seattle despite a very competitive market in large part to Jan’s counsel regarding the structure our offer. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again in the future."
- Jodi & James B.
KNOWLEDGEABLE, PERSISTENT & PROFESSIONAL
"Jan recently helped us sell our Seattle condo. We cannot speak highly enough about her. She was knowledgeable about the market, persistent (it was a challenging situation over several months) and professional throughout the process. The level of service she provided went beyond the call of duty. I would add dedicated and personable to the list of favorable attributes. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling their home or condo in the Seattle area."
- Mike & Cathy C.
"We've now worked with Jan on three real estate challenges: the sale of our Queen Anne condo in 2012, the purchase of our Queen Anne Craftsman that same year, and recently the sale of that same home this year. In each instance, Jan was a perfect example of what one needs when buying or selling a home. In every case she was quick to respond, she listened, she knew the market like the back of her hand, and she was willing to let us know if she disagreed. And all this while being fun to work with. The icing on the cake was watching her work doggedly to get our place ready to sell, then bringing it to market, and then holding our hands through the selling process and closing. She's simply the best."
- Michel B.
"We were first-time homebuyers when we reached out to Jan, and she was an exceptional guide for us through the entire process. She helped us hone in on the areas we were interested in, and she helped us understand how to create and communicate the wishes we couldn’t compromise on for our first home. Each week, she sent us lists of available homes with her commentary; this made our open-house weekends much more efficient than they had been when we’d been visiting every open house we could find! When we found our house, she and her team of professionals moved quickly to get us in. Since purchasing our home, Jan has connected us with a network of contractors to help us fix up and maintain our home properly. We have been endlessly impressed with her efficiency, attention to detail, and connections to quality home professionals. We are so grateful that we had the chance to work with Jan as we purchased our first home. Her steadfast and trusted guidance made us feel much more at ease than we otherwise would have. Thank you, Jan!"
- Jaime F.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
“Jan has been our real estate agent for years. She has helped us both on the buying and selling side. Jan always goes above and beyond in her efforts to find a perfect home for you without wasting your time. Jan always goes above and beyond in her efforts to find a perfect home for you without wasting your time. Jan also has contacts every possible vocation that can help sell your home. When selling my mom’s home, she needed new carpets, yard work, new windows, a new screen door etc. Jan took care of arranging everything and the quality is always impeccable. If you are able to work with her you are very lucky and will soon understand why I rave about her professionalism and service that exceeds all expectations.”
- Sandy R.
“I’ve never known/seen/worked with anyone like Jan. She brings athletic-like speed to relationship-based hustle, care and drive. Also, follow-through with purpose and RESULTS. Life-time client, here. Very happy!”
- Matt S.
“I have never received more personalized service in any industry, for any purchase, in my entire life. PERFECTION UNFOLDING would be my description for Jan Selvar! The best in this industry; the most competent amongst many!”
- Monica A.
“Top notch from start to finish. No detail left unturned. Excellent communication and updates when the buyer had trouble with financing. Perfect advice on exactly what to do to house before selling and what not to do. The staging was amazing and again she recommended just the main floor and not the upstairs. She completely exceeded my expectations also with her ability to get workman in quickly to fix the things wrong on the inspection. She just handled it completely for me! I can’t tell you how amazingly helpful this was. She also checked on my house all the time it was on the market to make sure everything was just perfect. You can’t make perfect better. Thanks!”
“Jan you have been brilliant – we were talking today that the strategy going into the condo going on the market clearly paid off, and you are a sensational agent!”
- Gary B.
“Jan was absolutely wonderful to work with. She navigated through a number of issues on a difficult sale. She also navigated through my difficult personality with ease! For that I really appreciate her as an agent. I also found her to be very honest and extremely open. She also works really, really hard. She went above and beyond to get my property sold. She worked a lot harder than most agents I’ve worked with previously. Everything was great. I’m in the process of working another property in the area – I’ll be listing with Jan as soon as the time comes.”
“I know we are in safe hands with you in charge of this.”
- C. Smith
“I know you will ‘always’ do an outstanding job for your clients.”
- C. Wouters
WILL WORK WITH JAN AGAIN
“I would absolutely work with Jan again and recommend her to my friends and family.”
- C. Llora
PERSONALIZED, DETAILED SERVICE
“Our service was superb. In all our buying/selling experiences, we have never received such personalized, detailed service.”
- K. Webber-Plank
“Jan was exemplary. From the moment I met her, until the moment we said final farewells, she was professional, diligent, compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable and resourceful. She went above and beyond in several ways! Jan presented the house in the best light, ran interference with a difficult relative of mine, and the most amazing of all: she helped us secure a permit (through ingenuity and knowing great contractors) in a record 2 1/2 weeks that normally takes upwards of a year! The most important thing was that she never gave up, never got ‘snarky’ or ‘sappy’.”
CONCIERGE STYLE SERVICE
“Smart, strategic, driven, honest, authentic, diplomatic. Jan markets herself as “concierge-style service” and the tag-line hits the mark. Jan is an amazing real estate professional I could trust for her opinion, follow-through and results. In this market, she sold my house in about 6 weeks, and I was out of the country for half that time!”
- M. Williams
“We have worked with Jan as both a buyer and seller. We trust her dedication to our needs and she has earned our repeat business.
Here’s the deal… Jan far exceeds expectations. We appreciate her knowledge, expertise, and attention to every detail.
Even in a seller’s market, Jan doesn’t just list your home and sit back. She has a clear marketing plan which includes staging the home, professional photography, promotional material, and open houses. Along with her valuable assistant, Ashley, you’ll be worry free and always just a text, email or phone call away. They have connections in the trade too, so can recommend plumbers to painters to movers. The work is scheduled in a timely and professional manner.
Whether your real estate transactions are emotional or financial, Jan understands people and numbers.”
- Rod and Mari J
“When we made the decision to make a rapid move to Seattle, we were referred to Jan as a realtor and she truly delivered. In just a few days she assembled a day of house hunting, showcasing a variety of options based on a careful telephone interview to ascertain our needs and preferences. When we identified a house of interest she helped us to navigate the complexity of making an offer, commissioning the needed inspections, and working with the sellers and their realtor to come to a rapid and equitable deal in a very hot housing market. Even after settlement she helped to connect us with skilled individuals needed to make our house ready for us to occupy and helped us to settle into our new neighborhood. Jan is knowledgeable, accessible, meticulous, and truly focused on the well-being of her clients.”
- Tom K.
“Working with Jan is an absolute pleasure. For over ten years I’ve been continually impressed by her attention to detail, knowledge of the local real estate market and top-notch professionalism. She puts her clients’ needs first every time. Easy going and a terrific communicator, Jan has the unique combination of skills and experience that make for a superb real estate experience. Simply said, she’s a pro!”
- Julie B.