Kara Janus, a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker Realty, knows that effective communication, combined with market expertise and attention to detail, is key to helping clients make confident and informed choices throughout the homebuying and selling processes.
“When clients are thoroughly educated about the process, they feel more confident in their decision-making and have more trust in me, knowing that I am truly guiding them to make the best decision for them financially and their future,” says Janus, whose markets include Chicago and its northwestern suburbs.
Her caring demeanor has led her to specialize in one of the most emotional areas of real estate — helping people sell homes following the death of a loved one. Adept at working with both families and elder law attorneys, she also specializes in selling homes for people who have recently moved into assisted living residences.
Janus helps clients in all stages of life, from downsizers and first-time buyers to empty nesters and move-up buyers. Whether they’re looking to find a cozy apartment or to purchase a large investment property or something in between, she has clients covered on all fronts.
Now a top producer and a trusted broker, Janus came into real estate following a decade-long career as a teacher. She cites her real estate attorney husband, the president of Janus Title in downtown Chicago, as her inspiration for becoming a broker.
“I was immersed in the industry on a daily basis, as we were always talking about the real estate market and the latest technologies, or problem-solving issues,” Janus recalls.
She has leveraged her skills as a teacher in her real estate career to keep clients informed and at ease every step of the way. From being able to clearly and expertly identify needs, work autonomously, create organized strategies and set goals, Janus is the perfect broker for those looking for more personalization in the real estate industry.
“With my passion for homes and education,” she shares, “it truly was a perfect union, as I pride myself on caring, educating and guiding my clients throughout the entire real estate process.”