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Janet McCarthy has been of great value to us in our search to buy a home.

She is a very helpful realtor. We would recommend her to our friends and family.

Alma Elefane


0 star rating 9/22/2019 Janet was fantastic! Plain and simple. She went above and beyond in finding me a home that checked every box on my wish list. San Diego being an extremely competitive market Janet showed me well over 45 homes and sat through 4 Escrows and 3 inspections just so I could find a house that fit what I needed. As well as not too much of a project for me to handle‼ For the house I eventually closed on (took six months and in those six months probably 8 Saturdays) Janet made the key recommendation to go in hard and she could help negotiate the price down later. We did that and got 16k back in total. 7k price reduction and 9k in a credit. Love how this turned out and have no one to thank but Janet Janet will be my realtor going forward

Ben Gabbard

I'm very happy that Janet is my agent to help to purchase my 1st condo in north county.

I'm an immigrant and I wasn't familiar with the real estate in the US, but she was very helpful and patient to explain to me until I got fully understood for the entire process. She is very committed and keep the schedule on time(this is very normal for me as Japanese but in many of the cases in the US, I was so disappointed by many people here in the US who didn't commit the schedule or even meeting time). Her work is very quick too, all the paper works were done smoothly without having any stress to wait for. She also negotiated many things proactively to receive a credit for repairment etc., as a result I could save a lot of money. Her strategy and advice for offering the property were clear, so that my offer was successfully accepted even though it was my 1st offer. I can trust her work and I will definitely recommend her as an agent if my friends need to purchase the house/condo.

Haruka Takahashi

If you are in the market to sell your home or looking, this is the person you must see.

Janet spent an entire day with us looking at a variety of homes in the San Diego area. She had helped us select the best places to see. I would highly recommend her. A friend of mine just bought a house from her and her service was extraordinary! She is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate and the area

Donna Matney

Janet was able to find us a house that fit the description of our needs.

She was very helpful throughout the whole process. She is great at communicating even if you are in another state!

Ivelisse Borrero

Janet did everything possible for us to get the best price for our home in a time when the San Diego market was not very strong, including doing some work on the home herself!

We were very pleased with all she did and with the results she achieved

Robert Reed

I have worked with Janet on many transactions over the years and she is always very professional.

She has an uncanny ability to find just the right house for her buyers without wasting a lot of time. Her contract negotiation skills are impressive while always looking out for her client's best interest. She is also a very proficient listing agent advising her sellers and helping them sell quickly at top dollar. She works with many clients that were discouraged or frustrated and turns them into happy buyers and sellers. She is a dream to work with!

Glenda Meyer

To whom it may concern, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Janet in searching for a home to purchase in San Diego, Ca.

I would like to say that I have never worked with a more energetic, creative, or professional realtor. The market has changed dramatically as we have searched, it has become highly competitive amongst buyers, and I have been amazed at her ability to “make lemonade” from any situation we come across. She has persistently found properties that met the criteria I was looking for, creatively negotiated contracts, and been extremely resourceful in finding avenues to address repairs of homes I looked at. She’s amazing!!!! This will be my fourth home to purchase in my life, and Janet will be the realtor of my choice again, when and if, I sell it or buy another. Thanks Janet, your aces in my book! Doris ________________________________________________________


When the time came to sell our house in Ramona ,Ca, we knew that we needed te reliable realtor.

The friend of ours recommended Janet McCarthy. She was very helpful in their process of buying the house and they liked to have her as their real estate agent. On the very first day we've met Janet she got our full trust. Very quickly she got our house prepared for showing-her staging process was amazing! Through the whole process of selling the house Janet proved to be very professional and classy agent. She's guided us very skillfully through the maze of complicated paperwork and she's quickly arranged for all the needed inspections. She's gone above and beyond what other agents would have done! We are very grateful ,because she's made sure the stressful process of selling the house was not all that bad! We would definitely recommend Janet to anyone who is in need to sell or buy the house! She is the best!! Maria and Leszek Czerniakiewicz

Maria and Leszek Czerniakiewicz

I am very thankful and satisfied that Janet mccarthy is my realty agent, she help me in everything what's needs to be done with regards to my house purchase.

For those who are planning to buy a house in the future, i highly recommend Miss Janet Mccarthy as the perfect person to help you she have a long experience and expertise on her ptofession, thank you soo much Janet for helping me

Manny Laguardia

My wife and I have searched for such a long time for our dream home with other realtors.

We made the right choice with choosing Janet in the end. She helped us with everything, Everything! She seems to be at multiple places at the same time. She knows her stuff and is on her clients’ side, completely. She knows her stuff!


We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Janet McCarthy and the Prudential Team in assisting us in finding and purchasing a wonderful home in San Diego.

We were renting a home in San Diego and began looking to purchasing a home in the Spring of 2008. We were not in a rush given the real estate market and we wanted to find the right home for our family. After looking at several homes initially, Janet was able to understand our minimal and maximum requirements from both the home specifications point of view, but also the financial aspects of purchasing a home. Over the course of a five month period we narrowed our list of homes and began the bidding process. We, initially, placed two bids on Short Sales homes. The Short Sale process is quite painful from a buyer perspective and, we are sure, from a Realtor perspective. Throughout this process, Janet kept us well informed as to the status and utilized several "in-house" Prudential Services to assist in managing the Short Sale. Ultimately, we did not buy either of the Short Sale properties due to various trials and tribulations. In mid-October of 2008, we found a wonderful home that was for sale directly from the home owner's. Given that, by this time, Janet had all of our requirements and financial contacts/information, we were able to quickly come to terms and close the sale. While frustrating at times during this five-month period, Janet never waivered from representing our interests in a positive manner. In the end, we had a win-win situation in which all parties were happy. Thanks again for your management and support throughout this process! Ron & Cheryl Bostater San Diego, CA

Ron & Cheryl Bostater

Best real estate agent we have known.

She is very thorough and is treating us with utmost care. She has been doing diligent study of the area that we are interested in and has been guiding us to the right house without being pushy (which is a big plus for the a real estate agent).She answers the phone promptly and calls back at the time promised. She has shown us more houses in a week that we have been with her than the agent we had for the past 4 months. We would highly recommend her

Swapna Kudtarkar

Perspective Home Buyers, Janet McCarthy has been a tremendous help and support through this home buying.

Looking at houses were fun at first until we realized all the other buyers and investors were buying homes in our price range. Buying in this market became extremely competitive. When we got discouraged, Janet was so supportive and encouraging. This kept our moral high. Janet always had our best interest at heart and never compromised on the home she knew was out there for us. She never pushed us into a house that wasn't right for us. Janet is extremely skilled at writing offers to make our offer stand out and accepted as a competitive offer. Once our offer got accepted this is where we put our trust fully in Janet buyers, we had a challenge knowing the terms and language that home buying entails. Janet took the time to walk us through each step and explaining each process every step of the way. We had some challenges with our lender, but Janet kept professional the entire time. Janet not only helped us get our house, but she was so supportive and helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend Janet to all of my friends and family. Sarah and Chris McCauley

Sarah and Chris McCauley

Extremely hard and vigorous worker who will produce results, her brilliance and commitment to her customer have been proven extraordinary.

Jannet had played a vital role in getting my first townhouse, even when the odds was against me she proved faithful, never gave up and because of this her unwavering work ethic and her unmatched experience has earned my highest recommendation it would be your honor to work with such a person has this.

ONiel Williams

Janet was very professional and on top of each and every detail of our new home purchase.

She was very nice and worked through the issues with us throughout the entire process. I would recommend Janet to anyone looking to purchase a new home in the San Diego area.

Dirk Dallas

Buying or selling a home, you will want and need a great Real Estate Agent to help you through the complicated process of a successful closed escrow.

Janet McCarthy is that agent. Janet is an experienced professional whose knowledge of the real estate market, lenders and escrow, all contribute towards meeting the needs of her clients. Most importantly, she is devoted in seeing that her clients are satisfied,happy clients. You will be glad that she is on your team. I speak from experience and highly recommend her.

Cee Brinks

Janet had no problems showing us the houses we requested to see given a short timeline and the long distance she had to travel to show the homes.

Furthermore, she went above and beyond in several areas. We were selling on one end and buying on the other end. On the sell side, she stepped up and and made numerous calls to lenders, escrow officers, etc. keeping us more abreast than our realtor who was selling our house. This was a tremendous relief to my wife and I because the process was getting stressful due to financial issues the buyers of our house were having. This was also holding up us buying a house on the other end. She was very helpful through the process.

Debra Jones

Thank you again for all your hard work helping us with the negotiations and navigating the intricate paperwork and stepping stones toward home ownership.

We never could have made it through without you! Todd & Brenda Carter

Todd & Brenda Carter

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Escondido, CA.

Janet is as genuine as they come! We were referred to another Realtor before Janet, but we decided to work with Janet because her desire and passion to educate her clients was obvious from the beginning. We did not feel rushed, concerned, or overwhelmed with the entire process and that is due to Janet's professionalism and patience in meeting our needs. She was very easy to get a hold of. It was rare for Janet to miss our call. When she does, we would get a call back within the hour. She was so willing to help us that at times we would discuss our strategy until 11pm to make sure we go to bed with no regrets or concerns. The greatest part about working with Janet is the final outcome. She was able to get us our house on budget, in the right location, and most importantly, a place we could call a home. If you're looking for a realtor that truly wants to help and put you in the right position for a successful purchase, then work with Janet. She will not disappoint you.

Wylie Avinion

Bought a Single-Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in San Carlos, San Diego, Janet helped us get our dream house.

She worked relentlessly to negotiate and close our property in record time and took care of all the loose ends before we even had to ask. Can honestly say if we hadn't used Janet we would not have gotten our current home. One thing my wife and I liked about her was that she looked out for our best interest as opposed to telling us what we wanted to hear just to make a sale. If there was something wrong with a house she would point it out and she won't let you offer too much on a house. She knows her stuff when it comes to real estate. We highly recommend Janet if you're looking to buy a home in San Diego! She's one of the best around!

Lauren Myers

Janet did amazing job helping us get our dream home.

She was incredibly helpful with keeping us and our lender on track with our paperwork in the escrow process. I highly recommend her for buyers and sellers!!!

Lauren Alexander


0 star rating1/7/2020 There are no words to fully describe just how wonderful JANET is as our realtor. She made every bit of this house hunting process as painless as possible. She listened very carefully to what type of home we were looking for that meets our needs as a family of four. She made herself available at all times, day and night which meant a lot to us especially when we had questions or concerns regarding what to expect during this process. She was also very diligent in providing extensive background checks on all the properties we were interested in, such as schools in the area, hoa fees, etc. Most of all, she was very patient with us. Not once did we feel pressured into buying something we liked but couldn't afford. She is definitely everything you would want in your realtor. Finding our new home is bittersweet. We are happy to have found "the one", but sad that I will not have 1001 reasons to reach out to JANET daily. Thank you for everything Janet. I will forever be grateful for your services. Mi casa es su casa!

Maricris D

Hi Janet, I don't know if I have mentioned this to you or not, but it bears repeating even if I did.

Mike and I have bought and sold two houses in the past. This is the very first time of these five major transactions that we have felt our agent was working for *us*, rather protecting the interests of the other party! It is a wonderful feeling, I must say! You have really impressed us with your willingness to go the extra mile -- and there were quite a few miles under our wheels before you led us to this remarkable house we hope to call home in the near future. Between Fred, Mike and your watchful eye, I feel confident that the major issues, especially those involving safety and code infractions, will be successfully resolved. We feel very lucky to have found you. Thank you for your quiet, steadfast style that builds trust in people like us. In this somewhat scary time of the uncertain economy, it is nice to feel assured you are doing everything in your power to protect us from unforeseen and avoidable costs to us down the road. You can be sure we will highly recommend you to our friends! Sheri Bohan

Sheri Bohan

Janet was a joy to work with.

Mostly because she is the one who did all the work and stayed on top of all the paperwork, showing me several homes, inspection details etc. She was always there for me and I never had to wait long before she got back to me if she couldn't take my call right away. I always felt that my finding the right home was just as important to her as it was to me. I would recommend Janet to anyone who was looking for a home. Andrea LaValley

Andrea LaValley

"Janet has been very kind and did an extra ordinary job in helping us find a home and find new renters to take over our existing lease so that we can purchase our dream home!

Janet made our dream of owning a home again come true so we get so emotional when we talk about Janet. She went over and beyond her call of duty, and without any doubt was on point and determined at all times. Janet was always available for us during our purchase process. Janet made our purchase experience exciting even with all the road blocks that went on the way, but she made it look so smooth for us. What Janet did for us was exceptional! We love Janet she's the best! Yay Janet!"

Cynthia Perrine

I hired Janet "over the phone" after I had an issue with a previous broker.

She answered all my questions and showed a level of expertise that I wanted from my agent. I gave her the listing and eventually met with her a few weeks later. I was impressed with her marketing plan and knew I made the right decision. My home was on the market for over 2 years before Janet got the listing. She worked very hard to market my home in the rural area of North/Eastern San Diego County. We got creative with a cash buyer and closed escrow in 12 days. I have moved from California and will probably not be back, but if I do return to the San Diego area she will be one of the first people I call.

Bob Weir

As a home stager I have worked with Janet on several of her listings in the past few months and have been impressed by the speed with which her properties have sold.

For one of the homes she got 5 offers during the first open house, with several above asking price, just a few days after it was listed! She goes to great lengths to make the homes she sells look their very best; just the simple fact that she hires a home stager proves how much she cares about getting listings sold fast and for the best possible price!! Janet is very easy to work with and I would definitely hire her in a heartbeat if I were to sell my home or look for a new home to buy!

Liliane Dickinson

To whom it may concern, I highly and enthusiastically recommend Janet McCarthy to anyone wishing to sell a house in this area.

Janet handled our sale professionally and efficiently by doing all the needed preparation before exposing the house to the market resulting in multiple offers within a week and escrow opened a week after that. As usual, some problems arose during escrow which Janet resolved quite expeditiously. You will be in good hands with Janet. Sincerely, Larry Krasnow

Larry Krasnow

Being first time home buyers, we were a little intimidated at first.

Luckily we found Janet McCarthy which made the process much easier than we had been anticipating. Any questions we had were answered quickly and efficiently. We both are very happy with our first home and couldn't have been more pleased with the service. We thank you for the time and effort you spent with us, making our first experience as easy as it was! I definitely recommend Janet to anyone and would not hestiate to use again for ourselves. We couldn't have asked for a better agent. Thank you for our forever home.

Karen Reyes

Janet is a wonderful person.

she helped me selling my condo and buying new property plus she helped me renting that house too. she has a lot of patience. she has a lot of knowledge about real estate and guided me so well in every phase . I did 1031 with my property she made everything so easy for me .Janet is very caring and responsible person whatever she says she does it to.she is a hardworking and has a value for time . I can not find better realtor then janet .I am so happy and satisfy with her . I highly recommend Janet McCarthy as your realtor.I had great time with janet .and had great experience on selling and buying home. Respectfully Maninder sethi [Renu]

Maninder Sethi

The greatest!

Janet took care of us through everything. Above and beyond 100% satisfied.

Joe Kostecke

Our family just worked with Janet to find our home here in San Deigo and really can’t say enough good things about her.

She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, generous with her time over the course of several months and endlessly patient. She answered every question and explained every form and part of the process clearly and thoroughly. It’s been a very personal experience working with her and our kids consider her being an internal part of this process in finding the home we all now love and look forward to move into very soon. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Janet made it as painless and straightforward as possible. And definitely to add her not being pushy towards us if she considers it is not the right home and even listening to our thoughts and dilemmas to help us come to a conclusion. We highly recommend her.

Usha Ranganathan

Janet, I just want to say thank you very much once again for helping locate and buy our wonderful house in the location we were looking for.

You were always available to answer all our questions, locate listings which had just come on the market, and went with us to open houses to really give us your honest opinion. I know it was tough working with my schedule of me being underway at sea and Yvonne's work schedule but you made the process simple and actually fun, even though shopping for houses can be frustrating at times. I definitely recommend and tell people about you if they are in the market to buy or selling since your experience and great personality truly made the experience enjoyable. Yvonne and I are grateful and extremely feel lucky that Glenda referred you to us and we were very comfortable and at ease with the whole process of having you on our side. I've attached some photos of our progress, in the very short break from sea time, I trimmed the big magnolia tree in our front yard which we love and added a shed and swing set for the grandkids in the back, still more projects to come but have 1 month at sea left and then I will be on shore duty for 2 years which will give me time to do all my projects on want to do to this awesome home we enjoy very much. Met a lot of our friendly neighbors and walking around our neighborhood has been great, we couldn't be happier. Once again thank you and we will still continue to recommend you and spread the word because it's people like you that make the difference and we know that we can trust your honest opinion and recommendations. Anytime you are in the neighborhood feel free to stop by, you are always welcomed. Best regards, Raul and Yvonne Garcia

Raul and Yvonne Garcia

To Whom It May Concern, My experienced with Janet McCarthy as my realtor was outstanding.

I could have not asked for a better person as well as a friend. Before we meet Janet we had a very bad experience with another realtor. It made us feel like giving up our dream to purchase a house for our family. Janet McCarthy is a very caring person and will answer all your questions. Finding a realtor that is dedicated and a good listener is hard to find. Look no further, I strongly recommend Janet McCarthy as your realtor. She made our dream come true in a very short and wonderful experience on buying our home. Very Respectfully, Roderick Funiestas U.S NAVY Chief Petty Officer

Roderick Funiestas


0 star rating12/17/2019 I would highly recommend Janet for your Real Estate needs!! We just purchased our dream home with the help of, and thanks to Janet! She is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The first day we met her, she showed us several homes and came very prepared with information about each home as well as school information because she knew we were interested in the ratings. She let us take our time at each house we viewed and offered helpful information along the way about every house. When we found our perfect home and wanted to put in an offer she acted immediately and did everything possible to make sure our offer was accepted and she negotiated extremely well! Through the entire escrow period she was in constant contact with us. She made sure all of our questions were answered and she made everything go extremely smoothly. She made the home buying process enjoyable and seamless and we couldn't have asked for a better realtor! We would definitely recommend to call Janet for any of your real estate needs!

Jenny V
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"This review is like no others. Janet has been my agent in TWO occasions. This is a testimony of Janet's outstanding business practices, knowledge, expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills. Please read this rating in its entirety so you get to know her. She is patient and caring. Pick up the phone and you can hear it in her voice. Pandemic or no pandemic, she is there for you. She's helped me PURCHASE a home and SELL a home. I first met her when I purchased a home in 2004. I was so impressed by the way she treated me that I kept her in my mind. I like people like this on my side. More than a client, she treated me like a person. She looked after my own interest in purchasing a home, regardless of the numerous times I called her to show me a last minute home I had to see asap. She always kept a smile on her face and responded immediately in a positive manner. I could not forget how having Janet as an agent enhanced my real estate purchase. This gets even better. Earlier this year, I decided to sell my home. She met me and gave me recommendations on how to prepare the home before it went in the market. She had a strategic plan for a successful transaction. I trusted her so much that I followed her advise. I listed my home in April right before the unexpected pandemic. She followed all possible COVID-19 guidelines, posted virtual tours, sanitized, you name it. I was told by numerous acquaintances the sale of my home would be nearly impossible. Janet kept on top of the market news and a positive attitude as always. Not to mention the support she gave me as a person when I heard how the pandemic was affecting businesses and I was going thru tough times as well. I am not an expert when dealing with real estate transactions. She got the best deal for me and she listened to my concerns every step of the way regardless of the time. I received several offers and she advised me every time. I left it all in her hands and followed her direction. I can tell you I trust her hands down. GREAT NEWS! I closed escrow in June 1, 2020 during pandemic time! You will not be disappointed by her professional and personal touch. You around yourself a caring knowledgeable agent."
5 /5.0
by Martina Hila
"We were THANKFULLY introduced to Janet by out Mortgage Loan Officer whom is equally wonderful. We gave her a list of homes we wanted to see and she was able to get appointments for them quickly. She was extremely helpful from the beginning. She provided a binder with an explanation of how the process would go, as well as what to do once we closed on the home. As first time buyers she was able to help us on the first home we made an offer on. All I will say is she is definitely a fighter , assertive and she will make sure she does what she can to get that home for you. You will not regret choosing her as your agent. If you want someone who is responsive and keeps you in the loop or even if you don't understand something. She will remind you that you can text, email or call her whenever."
5 /5.0
by zuser20160120191917968
"I chose Janet as she was the only realtor that I personally knew in the area - we were in a book club together.I am so grateful that I went with this personal connection to help us purchase our home in this very competitive market. She was available at a moment's notice when a new house would come on the market. She patiently addressed all my boyfriend's first time buyer concerns and fears. Most importantly, her appraisal skills were invaluable in helping us come up with the perfect winning bid in this competitive market - a bid that the seller chose and that the bank said was the correct market price and approved the loan.Janet is also very intuitive in assessing what house will make her client's happy.The mortgage broker she works with is wonderful as well! From acceptance of our bid to closing only took three weeks."
5 /5.0
by Jill Jameson
"Janet did everything possible for us to get the best price for our home in a time when the San Diego market was not very strong, including doing some work on the home herself!We were very pleased with all she did and with the results she achieved."
5 /5.0
by robtreed
"As first-time home buyers, we had done some research beforehand, but were really grateful for Janet. The process went so smoothly, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable about the process and was a great resource. She offered her opinion and helped us to consider things we hadn’t thought of. She got us our amazing dream home, and we will be forever grateful to her."
5 /5.0
by Tanyash6
"Janet helped me find and buy a place that fit my expectations, she is very knowledgeable. You are in good hands with Janet.In order to get there Janet pay good attention to me and showed me several properties fine tuning little by little until finally she heard me saying "Janet, this is the one, let's make an offer!!!"."
5 /5.0
by ndt4jugo9
"Janet was amazing! She is a master negotiator and helped us buy and sell with confidence. With her help we were able to sell our house way over asking price and in record time."
5 /5.0
by jenpaxton
"Janet is an amazing realtor. She makes you feel like you are her only client. She gives great feedback and helped me navigate through purchasing my first home. She is a gem of a realtor and it was such an amazing experience and pleasure working with her. I would definitely ask Janet again to buy or sell my home."
5 /5.0
by Shelley Dutt
"We live in Indiana but had been thinking of getting a home in the Oaks North area of San Diego for a long time. We met Janet and she was able to preview listings, send us additional pictures and videos. When we found a house we liked, Janet explained the contract and helped us understand the San Diego market. We got an offer accepted on a property but just after the inspection revealed an issue, another house came on the market. Janet got our offer accepted and cancelled the previous contract. We really love our new place and appreciate Janet's hard work, determination and dedication."
5 /5.0
by Leigh clancy
"Janet did a fantastic job staging, marketing and selling our U-City condo. She got us top dollar and a quick close. We have bought and sold about 15 properties over the years, and Janet is in the very top tier of Realtors I would use again and recommend without hesitation. She has great negotiating and communication skills, and did all the legwork for us since we live out of town."
5 /5.0
by hendersondj15
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