Janis Peterson, Realtor
About Janis Peterson
An experienced Marin County real estate agent, I have spent over 20 years honing my sales and marketing talents. Prior to entering the real estate profession, I held increasingly responsible positions in health care sales, marketing and communications. My unmatched business development skills combined with a highly effective communication style have largely contributed to the success I’ve enjoyed as a Realtor and the respect of my colleagues throughout the county.
A long-time Marin resident and homeowner, I am active in my local San Rafael community and on the Board of the West End Neighborhood Association. I have sold homes in every community in Marin. My down to earth easy going manner compliments a no nonsense business style that achieves the desired results for my clients. Nothing is more important to me than a satisfied client. I recognized early on that real estate is a relationship-driven business and I invest my time and energy into making the relationship with my clients’ both satisfying and long-lasting. The testimonials below speak to this as being a core value in my business success.
When not selling real estate, I can be found doing weed therapy in my garden or enjoying an early morning mountain bike ride with friends topping it off with coffee and a muffin of the day at the Fat Angel Bakery in Fairfax. As the editor of the West End Neighborhood Association Newsletter, I enjoy researching and writing articles that spotlight unique homes or a West End resident with an interesting story to tell.
Professional Achievements & Designations
- B.A. Degree from Boise State University
- Master’s Degree from University of San Francisco
- Member of the Marin Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, call me at 415-271-3109. I will work hard to earn your trust and respect.
Janis Peterson's Recent Transactions
|Photo|| Sale Price
|| Property Description
|$232,000||960 Lea Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
||Light and cheerful 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo in park-like setting in one of the nicest condo developments in San Rafael.|
|$392,500||99 Corte Mesa Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901
||Stylish and bright 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath townhome in small develop located in the outer Dominican area of Central San Rafael.
|$735,500||25 Salvador Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
||Located in the award winning Dixie School District, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is light and bright with views to the Bay and hills of Lucas Valley, hardwood floors, updated and expanded kitchen that opens to a big deck for entertaining.
32 Brown Drive, Novato, CA 94947
|This remodeled and updated 3 bedroom /2 bath Novato home had the "wow factor" due to the attention to detail and beautiful finishes.|
43 Reservoir, San Rafael, CA 94901
|Located in the heart of Gerstle Park, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home had views of Bay, lots of light and a backyard fruit orchard.
35 Pearl Court, Novato, CA 94947
|New construction in 2005, this 4 bedroom /3 bath Novato home had an open floor plan with high quality finishes and all the modern conveniences
105 Picnic, San Rafael, CA 94901
|Vintage Charm meets modern lifestyle. This 2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bath home in San Rafael was beautifully maintained with a fabulous garden.|
|Located in the heart of downtown, this extraordinary 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse condo in San Rafael is minutes to restaurants, music, nightlife, movie theater and transportation. Perfect for the urban lifestyle.|
937 Patricia Wy
|One of the nicest streets in Terra Linda. Beautifully maintained 5 bedroom, 2 bath home for a growing family, gorgeous views, open space trailhead at the end of the street, playground around the corner and Scotty’s Market nearby|
201 Spring Grove, San Rafael, CA 94901
|Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home in the West End Neighborhood of Central San Rafael. A true Work of Art, an all Mahogany home, simple but elegant that compliments the natural surroundings on 1/3 acre in Zen-like setting. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office and workshop.|
35 Greenfield Ave
|Sweet Yellow Bungalow in the West End Neighborhood of Central San Rafael, 3 beds/2 baths, stunning garden, nicely updated and beautifully maintained.|
9 Zephyr Court San Rafael, CA 94903
|Located in San Rafael's Upper Lucas Valley neighborhood, this atrium Eichler in Marin, 4 bedrooms, 2 Baths in lovely creek side setting
66 Essex St,
|Light & spacious 3 bedroom/2bath condo with large 2-car attached garage in small development near downtown San Anselmo. Feels like a single family home and a carefree lifestyle.|
50 Alta Vista Way, San Rafael, CA 94901
|Charm central with this San Rafael home! This 3 bed/2 bath home has old world charm with views of the Marina and Richmond Bridge.|
32 Brown Drive,
|Meticulously maintained and beautifully updated 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom ranch style Novato home, lovely yard and central location.|
7 Hillcrest Avenue,
|Location & charm! Vintage single family Larkspur home with a rental unit or great investment property as a legal non-conforming duplex.|
56 Dominican Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901
|Located in the heart of San Rafael's Dominican neighborhood, this remodeled contemporary 4 bed/2.5 bath home boasts a gourmet kitchen, dual paned windows and solar heated pool.|
192 Waterside Cir,
|Nature at your doorstep in this 4 bedroom/3 bath Marin Lagoon home in San Rafael that radiates warmth and sophistication.
11 Sandpiper Ct, San Rafael, CA 94903
|Incredible Value! Newer 2-Story, 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home in San Rafael located on the lagoon at the end of a cul de sac. Vaulted ceilings and Italian marble floors throughout.|
45 Pastori Avenue, Fairfax, CA 94930
|Storybook 2 bedroom cottage in Fairfax with old fashioned front porch overlooking creek and waterfall.
10 Spring Grove San Rafael, CA 94901
|Tastefully updated 2 bed/1 bath West End Bungalow with abundant light, screened in back porch for an outdoor room and views to the colorful foliage.|
1035 Calle Paseo, Novato, CA 94945
Beautifully maintained, 3 bed/2 bath single level home in Southern Novato with 2-Car attached garage, updated kitchen and newly landscaped front yard.
Client Testimonials for Realtor Janet Peterson
I just want to say how much we all appreciated working with Janis. She was so helpful, never pressuring and always in our corner. Her down to-earth-approach and willingness to help us in any way possible was wonderful. It is always somewhat stressful to sell a house, and in our case a beloved home, but Janis smoothed the waters to make it all happen in the best possible way. Thanks to all the lovely neighbors that stopped in to talk to us and even help out on occasion. Mom and Dad would have been glad about how things were handled. Blessings to the new owners and best wishes great happiness in your new home.
- Shane W. D.
Janis is a no-nonsense, results oriented realtor. Working in a time crunch she delivered a property that exceeded our expectations while meeting our timeline. If you're buying a house in Marin I highly recommend her.
- James Y.
Janis helped us buy
the house of our dreams! My husband and I started out with different ideas
about what kind of a house we wanted and she helped us come together on our
wants and needs to find a house that exceeded both of our expectations. Janis
was persistent with extremely difficult sellers, she was available to assist
us/ answer our questions at every turn, she educated us about our financing
options and helped us find a beautiful home that fit into our budget.
- Ronda R.
I would recommend Janis Peterson as a real estate agent. She is very conscientious, detail oriented, friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable. She did a terrific job for me. I'd give her an A+.
- Stephen G.
What stands out most about Janis is how she took the time to get to know me so she could help me determine the best choice to fit my lifestyle. Her support extended beyond the close by helping to advise me of "move in" details, even dropping by to water my yard. Her personal approach was extremely helpful to me. Janis is a go getter and I could rest easy knowing that whatever it was, she was "on it." I can't thank her enough for helping me to realize my dream.
- Wendy O.
Janis is both a great person and a great real estate agent. She has excellent communication skills both verbal and written. These skills are extremely valuable when working with other agents, sellers, contractors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, etc. She's always able to find the balance between pushing to get things done without pushing over the edge. She has a great network of people throughout Marin. When working with Janis you'll have a pleasant real estate transaction from start to finish and beyond. I highly recommend her.
- Clint C.
Janis's energy and commitment to excellence, her natural and honest attitude, her willingness to help and her genuine kindness give her the highest marks. I can truly say that I could not have managed without her.
- Sally H.
I had worked with another realtor (of another firm) for several months, but I was increasingly being shown properties in poor condition, inappropriate for my needs, and/or beyond my means.
I was referred to Janis by my mother. Janis was great in setting expectations. She made it clear that short sales/foreclosures could be a nightmare (but made many calls on one such property I was interested in anyway). She also was very clued into new listings, and made initial calls to listing agents for more information before she contacted me about them. When I went on my own to open houses, the listing agents had always heard of Janis and had positive things to say. After I bought, Janis introduced me to another former client who had a similar property, so I could see how she decorated it. I appreciate her energy, willingness to wade into issues, and overall good humor.
I really enjoyed working with Janis, and we still communicate every now and then. I would definitely "hire" her again!
- Laurie W.
I cannot recommend Janis highly enough! She guided me through every step of selling my house in a very, very difficult market and always dealt with my anxieties with professionalism and humor.
Anyone who is looking for a straight shooting real estate agent with a high level of integrity, needs to call Janis Pronto! You will love having her on your team just as much as I did. Go Janis!
- Susanne K.
Janis is an all-star in her field. What we appreciated most about Janis is that she was honest, no pressure, extremely knowledgeable and most of all friendly. Hire Janis for all of your real estate needs... she won't let you down.
- Reny B.
Janis is a superb real estate agent who possesses an extensive knowledge of Marin County real estate. She is up-to-date on the trends in the market, thus able to assist her clients in successfully preparing, listing and selling their homes. Janis's amiable personality is invaluable in her profession.
- Kathy Z.
Janis Peterson was a wonderful help during a recent home sale where I was the executor of an estate following the death of long time San Rafael resident, Father Robello. Because I live an hour and a half from San Rafael and have other obligations, I needed someone who could "take the ball and run with it." Janis was exactly that sort of person.
She came to the first interview well prepared and had researched recent sales in the area. Once she accepted her duties as our realtor, she immediately went to work to get the house ready for sale. She called the termite inspector and then had the needed work done. She got the home thoroughly cleaned, painted and staged. When the house went on the market, it sold within a week!
Janis continued to work with the buyer and their realtor to get the necessary paperwork accomplished and when there was a question of delay, she worked to push the project ahead to completion. Life was much easier for me because I had a hardworking realtor like Janis who was a self-starter and able to carry out the steps that were needed for a successful sale. I highly recommend her."
- Sister Janet, Daughters of Charity
Recent Blog Posts by Janis Peterson
- Pricing and Preparing Your Marin Home for Sale
- April 22nd, 2013 6:55pm Determining the list price for your home is as much of an art as a science. There is no exact formula, simply a range within which the sale price of you... Read More
- 146 Marina Vista in Larkspur - JUST SOLD!
- April 18th, 2013 10:22am I had the pleasure of representing the buyer on a very unique property in Larkspur. A contemporary home with floor to ceiling windows and an open loft n... Read More