Welcome, and congratulations on your decision to buy, sell, or rent a home! Hiring a realtor means taking on a partner for important life changes — growing a family, relocating for a job, downsizing as an empty-nester, or even first-time investing. Such prospects can be as thrilling as they can be daunting!
For 16+ years, it has been my privilege to bring together a diversity of families and homes. Born and raised in southern California, I have encountered these communities in both personal and professional capacities, and know them like my own backyard. I’m a tough negotiator. As such, I commit with you to use market data for the goal of getting you the best price, in the least amount of time. I commit with you to leverage digital and physical resources where they are most profitably applied. I commit with you to be available when you call; to answer all your questions in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.
Work with me! I am your advocate, from beginning to end and everything in between.
What Janette’s Clients are Saying
“I sold my condominium in August 2021 and Janette Ledea came recommended by a friend and neighbor. I could not have asked for a better representative. From our very first meeting (during which she made fast friends with a cantankerous pet cat of mine), her expertise in the Southern California market and her vast experience in assisting home sellers were evident.
I’d lived in the same home – the first one I’d ever bought – for nearly a quarter-century. It was a house filled with family memories, pets, and more “stuff” than I’d care to admit. Janette provided a wealth of expertise, from helping me to decide on a good sales price, to finding a cost-effective general contractor who could help me with repairs that were needed based on an advanced inspection she helped me get completed. She recommended a junk guy who could haul stuff away and wrangled with my AC repair guy overpricing. She was there for my occasional freak-out moments (preparing to move people, pets, and property thousands of miles away), and ordinary moments (“Janette, do you think this paint color will work?”), and helped me navigate technical requests from the eventual buyer.
I listed my place immediately after moving to a new home in another state, but I never felt disconnected due to Janette’s excellent communication and hands-on approach. (She even watered the plants in the yard for me.)
As soon as I vacated the unit, Janette set about staging the home and I’m convinced this figured significantly in the numerous offers I received within a week of listing the property, all of which were well above the listing price.
Janette Ledea met every competency I’d have expected from an agent, which was absolutely essential in what was the biggest financial transaction of my life to date. But there was more to it. Her warmth and humor also made me feel comforted during a process that seemed daunting, even insurmountable, at the start. I will always be grateful for that.” ~ Molly G., Arcadia, CA
“Janette is an amazing realtor who listens to all your needs and questions. Never does she try to influence your needs or wants and makes an extra effort to make sure such a huge life decision is what you want and makes the process transparent and as stress-free as possible. She treats you like a friend and truly cares. She has a great understanding and knowledge of real estate and has experience with all types of transactions. She personally has acted as my selling agent and will soon also act as my buying and selling agent again. 4 different homes were bought and sold, by her, for me. That’s how much I trust her. I am disabled and Janette never judges or expects more from you than you are capable of doing and is extremely patient. When life throws a curveball at you she helps pull you out of its path. An honest- genuine realtor who will be my friend for life.” ~ windgosurf, Sierra Madre
“Janette took time to understand what I was looking for in a property including, the type of home, where I wanted to live, and what I could afford to spend. She then worked with me in a consultative way to find the right home for me. We spent time in different neighborhoods and looked at a wide range of properties. I never felt rushed to make a purchase, but rather encouraged to keep looking until I found the right fit. She was able to find a home with considerably more square feet than I hoped for, costing $80,000 less than I was expecting to spend. Janette did not sell me a house; she helped me buy the home I was looking for. She knows the local neighborhoods, and fair market value and is a tough negotiator. I recommend her to anybody who wants a consultative partner in their Real Estate Agent.” ~ Morvran1966, Los Angeles
“We were with another real state agent for one year and he was unable to help us get a home. Janette met with us and was able to fine a home, submit an offer and in escrow with in 1 month! An Amazing and dedicated young lady that knew exactly what we were looking in a house to make it our home. Thank you very much for helping us find our home” ~ Hilda M., Los Angeles
“Janette helped me in my search for a home for me and my children. We wanted to find something local yet bigger than where we had been renting. She was so helpful throughout our search, and was with us every step of the way as I navigated the new process of buying my first home. She was always available to discuss things with us and help us through each step of the process. I highly recommend Janette Ledea to anyone who is looking for a new home!” ~ Susannah, Altadena, CA
“Janette assisted us with buying and selling properties previously. She was nothing but helpful, kind, and professional. She always made sure we were taken care of and was always available when needed. She was sure to negotiate properly when needed, to assure a fair sale. I have never felt unusual pressure from her. I know she is a professional and has excellent advice. It shows that she assisted in buying/selling properties with great results. If I could have brought her up north, I would.” ~ Alison R., Seattle, WA
“Ms Ledea is the listing agent on my property now. In the past, as a manager of a Trust for a major Institute, I have engaged her as a Realtor for properties of that Trust. She has been approved by that Institute as a Realtor to handle properties of that Trust. She has been approved by that Institute as a Realtor of choice to handle property transactions for that Institute. Ms. Ledea is and has been top-tier incompetence and diligence for my real estate activities. She has always each and every time had a quick response to my inquiries no matter how detailed or repetitive. I would probably wear other people out. She has been candid/transparent with me sometimes telling me things I did not want to hear even though they needed to be said. Always in a truly professional manner. She has been and is a wonderful advocate on my behalf. She strikes a balance between hard-nosed advocacy and appropriate professionalism in my property dealings. She always has gotten the best results sometimes under difficult conditions. Ms Ledea has one objective almost an obsession, to do things as precisely as possible in real estate matters, to do things in an appropriate manner and of course get the best result.” ~ Ruth K., Sierra Madre, CA
“Janette was incredibly supportive as my husband and I searched for and bought our first home last year. She was always available to answer questions or go see a home had just come on the market immediately. It felt like she would drop everything to accommodate our schedules and needs, and never seemed too busy to do something for us. She was always available, day and night, for anything we needed, and she was an angel managing my anxiety during the whole process! She even brought snacks along on long house hunting days knowing I always got hungry and crabby! She is professional, friendly, and a go getter, and I am so lucky we had her by our side during the home hunting and buying process. She knows Pasadena/Sierra Madre like the back of her hand which helped us so much as we were new to the area. She has become such a great friend of ours and is still here for us many months after closing on our home. I still rely on her for recommendations in the area and support, and she is always there, without question. Janette is truly a gem!” ~ Rachel M., Los Angeles
“As first-time home buyers, Janette walked us through the process from start to finish and helped us better understand what was important to us when we were shopping for a home. She also went far above and beyond for us during the sales negotiation and escrow period – when we were ready to cave to the seller’s counteroffer, she stood firm and negotiated with the seller’s agent to get us the price we asked for. She also picked up a ton of slack in getting things done that probably should have been done by the seller’s agent and helped us out a ton post-sale by being available during our brief renovation to let in contractors and ensure the work got done. She is just the best!” ~ Katherine K., Pasadena