Ratings & Reviews



08/23/2014 - kdneiss
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Columbia, MD.

Jan and her team are amazing! I highly recommend her. She is knowledgeable of the local market and so responsive. She is an excellent listener and has a wonderful personality. Everyone on her team did an incredible job!

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Response from Jan on 08/26/2014

Kim, My team and I enjoyed working with you and your husband on the sale of your house in Columbia! Your business is greatly appreciated and I hope we can help you again in the future. Thank you! Jan



10/12/2013 - user4894985
Bought a home in 2013.

Jan Schaefer and her team were fantastic! I originally found Jan online -- maybe through the very same webpage that you're reading now -- and was struck by all the positive comments people have left over the years. I was a first-time home buyer but looking to purchase quickly. I pinged Jan via a casual email, and from the get-go, Jan and her team (including the amazing Sarah Monge) were super helpful. They've made themselves available on short notice, not complained once about my stream of emails and texts :-), and helped me make my first offer inside of a week! We saw a large number of properties, and it was obvious that Jan and her team had developed tremendous knowledge and insight into the market in Howard County and the surrounding areas. Jan also suggested providers and merchants who were likewise superb. This is a great time to buy... if you're looking to get in the market, you should ping Jan! :)

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Response from Jan on 10/18/2013

Thank you so much for this wonderful testimonial! It's our great customers that make our work so enjoyable. When you love what you do, it shows. Thanks for your business :)



09/27/2013 - user3524822
Bought a home in 2010.

I recently purchased a home in the Balt-Wash corridor and had the good fortune to have Jan as my agent. Her knowledge of the area is second to none.Being a top agent in the area did not keep this hard worker from making me feel important and a priority of hers. Jan is true professional and a pleasure to work with. I know who I'll call if I ever decide to move.

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04/25/2013 - user558906105
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $800K in Columbia, MD.

Jan Schaefer is a rare find in the world of real estate agents. Having bought and sold eight personal homes I know what I am looking for in a real estate agent. When my family relocated to Columbia Jan listened carefully to our requirements, was professional and thorough in the presentation of properties that met our needs, was efficient in the use of our time, was completely honest in whether a home was correctly priced or not for the market, gave us clear opinions when we asked for them, and understood how to get to the bottom line of the business transaction side of the home purchase. With the world full of real estate agents of all quality, and home prices that range from being fairly to ridiciously priced, it can be frustrating for an individual or couple who are moving to a new area to get the right fit. I can testify that Jan Schaefer is the right fit in this area. I am thankful that she was recommended to us. We would recommend her unequivocally to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

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04/23/2013 - user6893073
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Laurel, MD.

We have bought two houses and sold one, all with Jan. She is wonderful!

My husband and I met her back in 2007, before the crash, when she was selling a house we were thinking of buying. We had no realtor and decided against buying a home at that time, but a year later when we were ready, we looked her up because we had been so impressed with her kindness and easy-going attitude. She is organized, responsive and attentive. As a novice to the entire process, I usually have a lot of questions and she is incredibly patient. She really knows the business and is quick to recommend good service providers, such as home inspectors, cleaners, chimney sweeps, etc. (she herself is picky, so if she recommends someone you can be sure they have been fully vetted.) We have only had an issue with one of the service providers she recommended and when we told her we were dissatisfied, she immediately advocated on our behalf and the work was redone to our specifications.

She has years of experience and has knowledge of many Howard County neighborhoods. We've recommended her to several friends and will again!

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03/20/2013 - user030870
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Severna Park, MD.

My husband and I had the great fortune of working with Jan when we relocated to the Baltimore area in the summer of 2012. With this being our third relocation, we had plenty of experience working with residential real estate professionals. And by far, Jan is THE BEST we have worked with to date.

We found her to be friendly, knowledgeable and extremely thorough. And despite the fact that it took us a good bit longer to identify the "right" home for our family, Jan maintained her patience and positive demeanor throughout our search. Jan is always the consummate professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home in Maryland.

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02/18/2013 - user8686528
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Ellicott City, MD.

Jan is one of those once-in-a-lifetime people you meet who genuinely care about you. I have dealt with a number of brokers throughout my years, but Jan is the only one, and I mean only one, with whom we felt like she wasn't out just to make money for herself. That's why we felt like we could trust her. When I would ask her an opinion on a house, or about whether she thought our bid was unreasonable or within ballpark range, I always felt like she was giving an honest assessment, the kind you would expect from a family member or s trusted friend. I would highly recommend her to anyone because I believe you will never find someone like her.

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Response from Jan on 02/21/2013

J & K - Thank you so much for this wonderful testimonial! It's my goal to make your experience with me and my team a memorable one...in a Great way! So glad we accomplished that with you and your family.



12/04/2012 - user3336436
Bought a home in 2012.

I was a first-time homebuyer using VA benefits for my purchase. Jan was very patient and quick to respond with all questions I had about the process. Her expertise kept me at ease through the end at closing. Her local knowledge was evident as we went from neighborhood to neighborhood. At each home we visited, she was able to provide background history of the development and surrounding area. She even had the foresight to point out issues that might arise with selling each home. Jan was very positive through the experience and enthusiastic to help me find my home. It was truly a pleasure working with her.

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11/19/2012 - user9436207
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Laurel, MD.

I first met Jan at an open house, where I was immediately struck by both her knowledge of the community and her friendliness. I kept her in mind and when it came time to sell our house we called her. I'm happy to say my instincts were right on target! Jan is professional, responsive, and knows her stuff. Also important to me, given how stressful the home buying-selling business can be, she was a lot of fun to work with! She was able to see the bright side of any situation, and remained cheerful even under pressure. Jan is a pleasure to work with!

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11/10/2012 - user2517014
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in Columbia, MD.

This was my first Real Estate transaction with Jan Schaefer. I will say without a doubt in all my years of building and selling homes, this agent is so so knowledgeable in all aspects of listing and selling my home. This was a difficult sale from the start, but was handled in the most professional way possible. I did my research on the Internet for A great Agent and I found that in every way with Jan Schaefer.

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