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  • Amanda

    "When life circumstances called us to move out of the area and we had to sell our home, calling Ellen was a no-brainer: their team is totally amazing. They have unparalleled knowledge and expertise and if any friends or family are looking to buy in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, or West Roxbury we would insist that they work with Ellen and Janis. Due to accepting a job offer in another city, we had to sell our home in March 2020. Despite the fact that we were just days into the new world order of COVID-19, Ellen and Janis didn’t even blink. They were totally calm and were so reassuring. We were incredibly nervous about going through this process in such a tumultuous time, but we really had no reason to be: Ellen and Janis navigated us through everything and it could not have been smoother. I’m sure that selling a home in the middle of a world-changing pandemic is stressful for some folks, but for it could not have gone better for us. Ellen and Janis are simply the best. Seriously, don’t make this harder than it has to be: you can stop looking for another real estate team and you should go with Ellen and Janis. You’ll be happy you did."

  • Patrick and Natalie

    Janis Lippman is the best! She is knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate (market trends, homes and systems, comps, and providing very accurate estimates for what projects might cost). She is easygoing, kind, funny, super responsive and very knowledgeable about Boston neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. She walked us through the buying process in a stress-free way and recommended a mortgage loan officer and real estate attorney who are both wonderful. She has also referred us to a number of contractors who have been terrific. I first met Janis in 2010, when I was looking to purchase a condo in JP or Roslindale. During that first meeting, Janis told me that she didn’t care if I purchased something in the next month or a year later, but that her primary goal was to see me end up in a home that made me happy. Well, I never did buy a home in 2010, or during any of the next ten years, but fast forward to fall 2020 and my family and I just moved into a beautiful home. During the decade since that first meeting, we (my wife and I) easily looked at over 200 properties. To say that we were picky (especially me) is an understatement, but Janis always treated us in a kind, supportive and informative fashion. She stuck with us through what seemed to be a never ending search with patience and good humor. And now we are in a home that makes us very happy, which was her primary goal at the outset. I’d highly recommend her to anyone, and she will be the first call we make should we ever decide to sell our home.

  • Andy and Avital

    We were so happy working with Ellen and Janis from the start of this process to the very end! From the time of the virtual walk through of our home when we decided to list, we knew that they were also taking special care during the pandemic to do things safely and correctly. They expertly guided us to the right listing price and helped us to prepare our home for sale. Throughout the process they were communicative and patient with our many questions. Their knowledge of the local Roslindale/JP area market is unparalleled. We felt very taken care of and could not be happier with how things went. Thank you Ellen and Janis!

  • Milicent and Brian

    We were referred to the Ellen + Janis Real Estate team based on their local expertise, wide broker network, and strong brand and reputation in the area. They exceeded our expectations on all fronts and were a pleasure to work with and very responsive to our needs throughout the process. From the start, we were very impressed with their go to market strategy related to pricing and timing, especially in the middle of the COVID pandemic. During the showing and offering process, Ellen and Janis were very hands on and were able to pivot our strategy on the fly as we received and evaluated multiple offers before the deadline, including a late night weekend strategy session when they were at a social gathering. We truly felt like we were their top priority throughout the process. We ultimately accepted the offer they recommended, which exceeded our expectations and led to a smooth closing process. We are very grateful for the expertise and guidance or the Ellen + Janis Real Estate team and would highly recommend them to any friends or family that are either buying or selling a home in the Jamaica Plain / Boston area.  

  • Pam and Jess

    Our first home purchase was with Ellen and Janis 9 years ago - an amazing newly developed 2 bedroom condo in central JP. When it was finally time to move into a single family, we tapped Ellen and Janis again without hesitation for our purchase and our condo sale. They helped us meet our seemingly-impossible dream of buying a single family home in JP! In every case they've given us the very best guidance and shared their extensive expertise at every turn. They're so diligent at providing precise, thorough market analysis, both for pricing a home for sale and for crafting a winning offer to purchase. They handled the added challenge of touring and showing homes during a pandemic like true professionals. I can't recommend them highly enough. 

  • Rachel

    I had a great experience with Ellen and Janis. They work together as a team and I found this to be really seamless, I didn't experience any internal communication glitches. This speaks to the quality of their communication both with each other and in general. I found them easy to communicate with over a variety of topics pertaining to the sale of my condo. When I had questions about the list price they recommended, Janis spoke with me in-depth on the topic, giving me resources to reference, while also validating my viewpoint. When it came time to deal with offers and the navigating requests of the buyers, Ellen was very helpful. My situation had an extra wrinkle in that my condo association had many concerns come up throughout the sale, which made things less smooth and straightforward than they otherwise might have been. Janis and Ellen were very patient, respectful, and offered helpful guidance to me as we navigated those issues. Overall, I was very glad to have them on my team. I think they are great realtors and I would definitely recommend them."

  • Toby

    We recently had the opportunity to work with Ellen and Janis real estate team as they worked with us to sell our home. They were so helpful and knowledgeable and efficient that it was a joy to work with them. We had been living in the same home for 58 years and they managed our move in a way that was as special as they were. They put the house on the market at a very auspicious time as it was immediately sold on the first day of our open house. I recommend them to anyone who's interested in working with two outstanding realtors

  • Danielle and Gilberto

    When we first started thinking about moving, Ellen and Janis were the first people we called. They helped us buy and sell our previous homes, so we knew they would set the right strategy for selling our home in the current market. We were ready to go on the market just as Covid-19 was hitting Boston, so we had to pause for a few weeks. During that time, we worked with Ellen and Janis to develop a showing plan that would ensure the safety of not only our family but prospective buyers viewing our home. They managed the process meticulously. We had multiple offers that surpassed our asking price and we were under agreement within days of going on the market. Ellen and Janis are truly the best in the business. They always provide an honest perspective and protect their clients. I recommend them to others every chance I get. 

  • Aeron and Arielle

    Working with Janis was an excellent experience! She was kind and informative from our first meeting where she outlined the home buying process all the way through helping us find our favorite home and close amidst the Coronavirus confusion of 2020. Every step of the process was smooth, communication was always excellent and the entire team made it a breeze. We really appreciated everybody's hard work on our behalf and can't wait to see what the next few years in our new home will bring! We would highly recommend working with Janis and team and if we do move in the future we will definitely be coming back.

  • Clare

    My husband and I could not be happier with our association with Janis and Ellen. We dealt with selling our home and moving right in the middle of the pandemic...March, April and May. We could not have dealt with a better team. They were thoughtful, professional, communicative and very responsive to our needs. We sold, closed and moved during this time and could not be happier with their performance. Thank you Janis and Ellen!!! 

  • Nick and Chad

    We first met Ellen and Janis at an open house in 2011 when we were first time home buyers. We knew immediately that they were the realtors we needed to work with. They have been our realtors through the purchase of three homes and the sale of two. They’ve given us great staging ideas to get our home ready for sale and had great advice when it came time to put an offer in on a home. We cannot say enough good things about Ellen and Janis!

  • Jane and Peter

    Thanks for all your hard work! That was a tough one. You were one of our first contacts when we moved to the US and have walked with us through these past crazy 16 years - 3 houses, 3 presidents, 8 puppies, a recession, and a pandemic. You have been great real estate agents and have helped make our new country our home. We can’t believe it is done now after a lot of breath holding. Stay safe and thanks a million (or 899,000)!

  • James and Ivy

    Ellen, Janis, and their team are consummate professionals. We have worked with them to purchase two properties and cannot recommend them highly enough! They are extremely responsive, attuned to the ups and downs of the purchasing process, and are always on top of every detail. We fully recommend the Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team!

  • Kara and David

    Thank you for your incredible guidance, support and professional counsel. We are absolutely in love with our new space, and catch ourselves dreaming about all the wonderful, happy occasions we will get to celebrate while we live here. We could not imagine better guides throughout this process. Thank you both.

  • Gary

    We bought our condo in 2012 and Janis Lippman and Ellen Grubert, were the agents who represented the seller. We thought they were so terrific we used them to help us sell the condo seven years later. They know the market, and what needs to be done to get a house sold. Their team was on top of the paperwork, and it made selling the house an enjoyable process.

  • Eric and Sarah

    Ellen and Janis were fantastic throughout the entire process of selling our home in JP. They presented a thorough plan (and followed it), told us exactly what to do along the way, answered questions promptly, and handled every issue that came up with aplomb. We have absolutely no regrets, and my wife and I highly recommend working with them.

  • Julie and Miriam

    Janis was a fantastic realtor to work with in the purchase of our new home. She was extremely knowledgeable and assisted us in understanding every step of the process. She made herself available to us 24/7. We greatly appreciated her assistance and support throughout the process!

  • Stephanie

    Ellen Grubert and Janis Lippman handled the sale of our condo with such care and expertise. They guided us through a stressful process with their solid knowledge of the JP market and their savvy instincts. We're very happy with how things turned out and know we have them to thank.

  • Susan and Neil

    You went above and beyond and gave us just the support and expert advice we needed to get through this long and (for us) difficult experience. Through the purchase of our condo and the sale of our home, you’ve helped us navigate so many difficult passages. Now we’ve gotten to a very good place, and we realize that we could not have done it without your help.

  • Emily and Kyle

    Thank you, Janis and Ellen, so much for all your help throughout this process! As first-time home buyers, we found your guidance extremely valuable. Janis is beyond knowledgeable about JP and the real estate market in this area.

  • Lydia

    We love our new home, and I’m honestly not sure we’d be living in it had we chosen a different agent. I can’t thank Ellen, Janis, and their whole team enough for helping my husband and me through the simultaneous sale of our condo and purchase of a single family in Roslindale this summer.

  • Chris and Jen

    We would give Janis and Ellen six stars if we could! Throughout, we felt like we were in good hands: Janis and Ellen were our partners who not only helped us to navigate the process but were in it with us on the emotional roller coaster ride.

  • Patrick

    We had to move suddenly and were very stressed about getting our condo sold quickly. Janis came to the rescue and she was able to get our place listed and, on the market, immediately. Thank you for all your help.

  • Brittany and Dylan

    Looking back to our plans when we started working with Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team, we could have only dreamed of living in the home and neighborhood that we are now, and we owe a lot of that to them.

  • David and Elizabeth

    Thank you for all your work in selling our home in JP. It was a pleasure working with both of you. Thank you for all your guidance and sage counsel. We happily recommend you to our friends moving in or out of the greater Boston area.

  • Weaver

    Ellen and Janis were exceptional to work with in selling our condo in JP. They were extremely knowledgeable about the market and helped us meet our expectation for sale price. Would definitely work with them again!!

  • Linda

    Thanks for everything you did to support our Mom and Dad -- you two rock! Selling a house within 24 hours of being on the market is pretty impressive! And you found wonderful buyers. I hope they love our home as much as we all did.

  • Jeremy

    They have an amazing team that works seamlessly to take care of whatever needs to be done. And if one person wasn’t available to take care of something, the next stepped up and never had to be caught up on what was going on.

  • Lisa and Lou

    Ellen and Janis helped sell our previous home, helped us buy our current home, put together our team top to bottom from inspectors to our mortgage broker, to our lawyer, everything.

  • Greg

    Your composition and approach of the pictures and your straight forward diligence during the bid phase were certainly a huge factor in getting a great price for the house.

  • Charlie and Ann Marie

    Working with Ellen and Janis was a great experience.There was never any pressure and they were always available to answer questions and calm our nerves.

  • Ann

    This is the first time that my husband and I worked with Janis and found her to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. What higher recommendation can one give? Janis is the best.

  • Brendan and Anne

    We were completely overwhelmed with how fantastic your recommendations were and we would not be where we are without your guidance and experience.

  • Meghan and Fred

    I highly recommend both Janis and Ellen. They are professional, knowledgeable, and have relaxed personalities that always make you feel comfortable.

  • Sondra and Jess

    Selling our home of 20 years could have been a traumatic experience, but thanks to the excellent advice from Ellen and Janis it was not.

  • Art

    Accept our congratulations for helping build and sell million-dollar condos in the Parkside neighborhood, right next to Franklin Park.

  • Lisa and Jeff

    Janis and Ellen acted swiftly and professionally to get us the perfect house just minutes after it came on the market.

  • Stephanie

    Janis clearly explained the steps of buying and was realistic with me in terms of the market and what to expect.

  • Roxanne

    Ellen and Janis took over when another real estate agent didn’t work out.

  • Grace

    We absolutely loved working with the Ellen + Janis Team! They were knowledgable, straight forward, responsive, and happy to answer any (and probably too many!) questions. They first took the time to get to know us, and then helped at every step of the way. Whether it was a reassuring phone call or spot on comps - we were in such great hands throughout the entire process. Lisa in particular was fantastic, going above and beyond. From the negotiation to even meeting the Comcast guy on move in day! She was wonderful to work with. We are so excited to be in our new home and we couldn't have done it without the Ellen + Janis Team. Thank you!

  • Amanda and Mark

    Their knowledge of the local market was invaluable to us. We always knew what to expect and that there were never any surprises.

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