We relocated to the Bay Area and used Jane as our buying agent. We are very satisfied with her service! She is warm, honest and professional. She listens, understands our family need, and acts on our best interest. She is very responsive, even though she has many clients, she is always available to us to address any concerns we may have. She gave us honest advice on the pros and cons of each property we were interested in, which is very valuable and help to us, consider we were new to the area. She took care of all the details in the purchase process. She helped us get into our desired location with great schools in walking distance and a fantastic neighborhood. In this very competitive seller’s market (2013), she made sure our home purchase not only meet our family need, but also has long term investment value, and most of all without overpaying. We highly recommend Jane to anyone who may need real estate services!
Keith and Kitty, Los Altos
Hi folks, (to Google colleagues)
We just purchased a home, and we are very happy with our real-estate agent Jane Beal. We highly recommend her for the following reasons:
1. Sensitive to your needs and not pushy: Jane is *not* eager to close the deal, but rather *is* eager to find a home that YOU and your family will love and will continue to love long after the purchase. For example, when she sensed our hesitation in putting down our first offer (we didn't love the home but felt compelled to make an offer due to the low price) she insisted on showing us more homes. She understands that first-time home buyers like us needed to see enough homes before we can actually feel confident about making an offer (which we weren't initially).
2. Honest counsel: Jane is careful to point out both the advantages and disadvantages of a home. In one instance, she pointed out the dangers of a popcorn ceiling to children and, in another, noted that other buyers didn't like the detached garage (a potential negative factor in resale value) in one of the homes that we looked at. If a good home was located in a sub-par school district (or a mediocre home in an excellent school district), that was also highlighted.
3. Clear and responsive communication: Jane's extensive seller/ buyer experience plus effective communication skills won seller and listing agents trust and confidence. We think that this played a role in our success in a multiple offer situation for the house that we ultimately bought. Jane also ensures that you know what is going on but doesn't overwhelm you with minute details. She responds quickly to emails and calls and is always ready to show houses to you.
4. Thinks beyond the purchase: Jane knows that you may want to sell your home in the future and will not let you get into a situation where you are certain to lose a lot of money when you do. To that end, she counsels you on planned renovations, so you don't do anything to negatively affect home resale value. For instance, she took us to several kitchen/bathroom and furniture stores and gave us perspectives on what potential future buyers may find appealing.
Shan and Gautam
We met Jane in the early days of our house hunt, during one of her open houses. She was patient and answered all our questions in detail. She followed-up with additional information through email, even when she knew we were just starting and may not be a potential buyer. We were impressed by her promptness and willingness to share her knowledge. We are so glad today that we decided to work with jane as our buyer's agent. She made this seemingly very difficult task of first-time home buying, a lot easier and pleasant. We were able to find a house of our dream, only with the help of Jane. Jane is extremely hardworking, very punctual, detail oriented and above all she is always reachable. She goes out of her way to make things work. We highly recommend Jane as a realtor, and she is a wonderful person to work with and talk to as well. Thank You Jane!!
-Rajeev & Meenakshi
Letter of Reference for Jane Beal
We’ve had the pleasure of utilizing Jane’s real estate services for four transactions over the past several years, including home purchases and sales. Jane is always well-organized and well-informed, patient and professional, trustworthy and honest, and consistently extends herself beyond her professional obligation to ensure all transactions run smoothly. She is always very courteous and dedicated, constantly keeping the client updated on all milestones, while driving to ensure the satisfaction of all parties involved. Jane maintains a strong understanding of current market conditions, evident in her analytical market analysis, and overall detailed project planning. We have been extremely satisfied with Jane’s “pro-active” management of our real estate transactions, and highly recommend her every opportunity we get.
Thomas & Tina Climer
Jane Beal has been my family's realtor on several real estate transactions. She helped us quickly sell our Campbell investment duplex with an unexpectedly good price in the downturn of real estate market. Jane also helped us find multiple great deals from bank-owned properties and short-sales. With her great experience and expertise in negotiation, Jane helped us secure almost-impossible transactions. Jane is very thorough and detail-oriented realtor. She meticulously prepared our purchase offer package before presenting it to the bank. She carefully followed through every step of the transaction and made sure there was no discrepancy in title and document. She constantly communicated with all the parties involved and kept us promptly updated. Above all, Jane gave us her honest and professional advice, which are hard to find nowadays in the ever-changing real estate market. We are very happy and trustful when working with Jane because she is a dedicate, competent and experienced realtor. So, if you have any real estate needs, either selling or purchasing your primary or investment property, I strongly recommend Jane Beal. I am sure she will go out of her way to provide services to her client with complete satisfaction.
Selling or buying a house is a daunting process due to the many requirements imposed by the many laws, codes and local customs. Smart people realize early on in the process you need to have someone you can trust who will aggressively push for your best interests.
Jane Beal is a unique and talented person well suited and prepared to represent those fortunate enough to work with her. She is living proof that big things come in small packages!
My own experience with Ms. Beal was to work with me in selling a house in San Jose, California. Her advice on prepping and upgrades was a big factor in meeting my goals to be able to take advantage of investing in another location. Her goal to make the house meet ‘move-in condition’ prior to offering it on a Multiple Listing Service convinced me she was attuned to my own values. After all repairs and maintenance was completed, the open house drew over twenty bids and a sale 10% above the asking price!
I shouldn’t be surprised that Jane was not only my agent but has become a trusted friend I can turn to for advice, even after the house was sold. She really cares about her clients and wants you to succeed.
On Jane’s business card are the words “Insightful, Resourceful, and Dependable”. I couldn’t have said it better.
~ Bill Jacobson
Jane, you are the best!!!!!!! Thanks a million for working out all issues and close the deal on time.
Century 21 Lincoln Realty
I wish all the agents were like you.
For Maureen Connor
Equity Capital Real Estate
Thank you for all the hard work.
Without you, we would not close the deal.
Marc Magliocco/Broker Associate
Alain Pinel Realtors
750 University Ave., #150
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Dear Jane, thank you very much for your hard and excellent work. It was a pleasure to work with you, and although we have had some rough turns to make, you have always proved to be right and wise. We were really lucky to have you and will certainly refer you to all our friends - count on it! Thanks again and be in touch.
~ Viktor & Anna Polonsky
Among 8 real estate and loan agents we know, you are the best!
-- Minh and Tam Nguyen
Thank you for working so hard to get us a good loan. We are so glad to work with you and very happy with the purchase.
I have worked with Jane Beal on multiple closings and have found her to be very thorough, hardworking and diligent in every step of the process. One of the closings was a short-sale and the other was a normal one.
In addition, she is great at negotiation strategies and understanding what it takes to close a deal.
I recommended her to people I know, and they liked working with her as well.
I am in the market for additional real-estate and I continue to work with Jane. Her dedication and professionalism are truly remarkable.
- Amos Ben Meir
I have bought two properties with Qinjiang, one in 2016 and one in 2021. I really enjoyed my collaboration with Qinjiang. Qinjiang is not the type of the agents who keeps pushing you to offering higher price to get the deal done. Instead, she will ask you to think carefully before raising the offering price--is it this your real house. She has reminded me not to rush for increasing the offering price and encouraged me out of frustrations after three misses. Qinjiang also educated me on searching the best house suiting my need and budget. I learned what could be traded off and what couldn't. One example is the small crack in the foundation which is very common in old properties, and they might be fixed in low cost. Thus, those are minor issues, compared with others, e.g., locations. She did sometimes point out issues which I missed in the property visit or inspection report. Qinjiang has been very responsive in writing and submitting the offers once I decided to do so. She also tried her best to get insights in the negotiations, which helped me to get my offer accepted in 2021. She didn't purely treat this journey as business deal but a friendship. ~ Qiang Zhang
Highly recommend Jane!! Jane represented us during our recent process of buying and selling. She was extremely patient with us throughout the house hunting process, especially when there were no open houses during Covid. She never pushed us into making any decision but rather provided us with important facts and her viewpoints and let us make the final call. Once the contract for buy was done, she immediately sprang into action to come with up list of items needed to be done to sell the house. She helped with staging process and her attention to details during staging were amazing. We were able to sell the house and put the proceeds into our next purchase, everything was done on time, and we are very happy to have Jane guide us throughout the process. ~zuser20150624162733581
We worked with Jane back in 2017 to buy our first townhome and moved up to a single-family home this year. Jane made the buying and selling process seamless and went above and beyond to help us along the way of remodeling our new home. She never pushed us to make any decisions and always respected our opinions. She's always there to provide professional knowledge and is experienced not only in buying and selling but also in remodeling. She is resourceful in different types of contractors and is familiar with the process. Thanks to her, we were able to remodel the home with minimal stress. For the selling of our old home, Jane acted very swiftly and came up with a very detailed plan with a stringent timeline. She managed to close all the items according to the agenda: deep cleaning, staging, 3-D virtual tour, open house, deal with competitors and finally put a great deal together. We were very pleased with how smoothly this whole process went and would highly recommend Jane to anyone who is looking for an experienced and professional agent. ~JingC188
Jane is an excellent, knowledgeable, proactive, and awesome realtor. She really went out of her way to help my house get sold. I was very impressed and satisfied with the price she got. As a first-time home seller, she made the process seamless and very easy for me. She is a kind and honest person who also went out of her way to help me resolve problems other beyond her realtor responsibilities. I highly recommend Jane to anyone who wishes to sell or buy their home for the first time or for the nth time. She is very experienced and will make the process seamless. Jane is one of the few realtors that is transparent, honest, and will fight to get best price for you, instead of just wanting to get the deal closed. ~uunders
Jane provided an amazing and dedicated service, follow up, and hand holding, through the process of getting me my new home. Highly recommended and knowledgeable. ~befroni
After working with Jane for 1 year through the pandemic, we finally got our dream house. The competition was quite fierce as everybody knows during this time, but Jane helped us to manage the smooth negotiation with the seller agent, helped us to understand the competition situation, and win the trust of the seller agent /seller and finally helped us get the house. Would love to work with her as our agent in the future again and recommend to our friends. ~xing8
I had previously worked with Jane, but more recently she sold a property for me that required some contracting work before the sale. Jane was able to gather all the resources for me to make this happen quickly, and the efforts she took in promoting the property were above and beyond expectations! As it turned out, she also represented the buyer and was able to do a fantastic job navigating the needs of the seller as well as the buyer. This required some tactful negotiating on her part to please both parties, but she is always available and very responsive and respectful to take care of any situations that arose. When I expressed that I was eager for a quick sale, Jane made it happen! I couldn't be more pleased!! ~Kevin Brent
I highly recommend Jane for anyone looking to sell, buy or rent a home. Jane is a total professional, has the highest integrity, and knows how to get the job done right. This was my first home selling experience, and I could not be more grateful to Jane for her dedication, focus and attention. Jane was right there every step of the way, always dedicated to the project, always keeping the client informed, extremely responsive and on top of each step during the process. Jane did the research to price the home right for the current market and provide recommendations on what was needed to prepare the home for sale. Jane is also well connected and provided excellent recommendations for some of the maintenance work that was required and helped to facilitate the sale process. In this particular case the home was still tenant occupied, and Jane facilitated that process as well, even during a challenging Pandemic time. Jane sold the home very quickly with her excellent negotiation skills and secured a cash buyer. Thanks to Jane’s experience, skill and dedication, this was a very smooth transaction. Jane is a very genuine person and a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Jane! ~Pat Menzel
My wife and I had a great experience with Jane! She shown us a house for rent, and even though we ended up with another option, Jane did an exceptional job. She was very responsive and was quickly replying even during holiday. I was surprised how fast she was communicating with owner. We highly appreciate Jane's professionalism and dedication, this helped us through the process a lot. ~Anatolii Shevchenko
Jane spent over a year with us in finding our perfect home. Throughout the process, she operated with great integrity, and was very honest with us about the housing market. This helped us learn a lot, and as our search continued, she never rushed us or pressured us into settling for a home we weren't 100% happy with. In fact, she was usually the one pointing out the flaws! She also takes many initiatives to connect with listing agent, other experts to find more details about a house, and as they say, knowledge is power, and Jane does very diligent research to guide us in our decisions. Her commitment and patience in helping us find the best home ultimately paid off and led us to finding a home that was perfect for our needs. Her evaluation of home prices was also spot on, which helped us get the best deal for our home. She is also very well connected and recommended us several good contractors. I would highly recommend Jane! ~zuser20180807165018427
Jane helped us sell our Campbell townhouse in a market that was cooling down. Throughout the process, she gave us detailed information about nearby comps and pricing strategy. She is very knowledgeable, very professional and is always ready to have detailed discussions about the market. I'd recommend Jane100% for anyone looking to buy or sell in the bay area. ~ywush1
I am very glad I was able to work with Jane because I was able to trust her throughout the whole process. She is friendly and has great communication skills. She is very meticulous and makes sure everything goes smoothly; she makes a timeline of things that must be done, so I was able to be aware of what I must do next. It was especially difficult because we had to go through this process during a pandemic, but we as a team got through it and had great results. I would recommend her to other clients. ~rainsoon06
It's our first time of selling home in U.S. It's quite different from Korea so not easy for us to follow the whole process. Fortunately, we have you as our agent and you made us feel comfortable with this journey. You always gave us kind and detail explanation on every step that made us trust and count on you. Your lovely staging items were really helpful to sell our home quickly. I think it was very unique and precious experience in our life in this country. Appreciate your kind and sincere effort on selling our home. ~dklee70
Qinjiang (Jane) was recommended to me by a neighbor. I have worked with many realtors before, and I can confidently say: Jane is the best of the best out there! In the process of selling my townhome, what impressed me right away is how organized and prepared Jane was. During our first meeting, she prepared a very detailed game-plan, which laid out a step-by-step action plan to maximize the sales price while minimize the sales period. Jane then executed exactly to plan by getting a repair person to fix little things, a cleaning crew to make my place spotless, and a stager to make the space pop. She also prompted managed all communications with the various parties and made the process as easy as possible for me. When it was time to get the townhouse listed, she prepared a thorough market analysis and gave me great insight from both a macro and micro lens. She was also a great listener and worked with me to set the listing price that I ultimately decided on. With all the hard work, the townhouse was listed on the market within two weeks and sold in less than a week above the listing price.
Even after the signing, Jane continued to work closely with me to make sure everything goes smoothly all the way to the closing date. Through this process, I would strongly recommend Jane for any real estate needs/consultation. ~raychkwang
Jane is a very professional realtor and very nice. She collected, understand and respect my preference. She loves to share her idea and suggestion. She always put every effort to help me to be a good competitor when making an offer. Jane also provided lots of help when I am modeling the new house. You won't regret to work with her! ~liaoweiling822
Jane did an excellent job in selling our home. She had the strategy right from the very beginning and meticulously went through every step during the process. For example, she insisted the contractors to redo the wall paint retouch due to color difference and asked them to dismantle the door to get the matching color. With her efforts, we got multiple offers including multiple cash offers. The buyer is also very excited to moving into this beautiful home. Jane showed me good qualities of a realtor: smart, diligent and focus on details. I highly recommend her to any future buyers / sellers. ~RogerShen1988
Jane helped us find out dream house in this red-hot housing market at Silicon Valley! She is very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. She would clearly lay out the pros and cons of a house, and a very detailed & well-prepared comp analysis. She respects our decision when it comes to submitting offers and counter offers. Jane accurately estimated the appraisal value of our house (appraisal came back even higher than our purchase price) and worked closely with loan agent to make sure we can close on time. Jane also made great effort to work together with listing agents, so that we could find out more detailed and useful info about a house. In the end, we bought a house that had 16 competing offers and we are not the highest bid! ~Jin Zhang
Jane helped us find a townhouse within four months in this crazy market. She's super professional and responsive. She always provided professional and honest opinions on the pros and cons of each property and did a great job in market analysis. She respected our decisions and never pushed us on escalating our prices. She's been very active in making connections with seller agents, which made a great contribution for us to win the offer. ~JingC188
It is very pleasant to have Jane Beal as our buyer agent. We are first home buyer in Bay Area and Jane is super-efficient and knowledgeable in helping us get reasonable bidding price, find out pros and cons of each property we are interested in. Jane never pushes us and give a lot of good suggestions, which we learn much in the buying process. It only takes us around one and half month to fulfill the big dream, to get our first home in such competitive market, with Jane's help and we are very thankful to her. I highly recommend Jane as your home buying expert. It is the smartest part in our buying home process! ~tamulmx
Jane is a very kind person and a highly professional real estate agent with amazingly effective working style. We were rushing into a very hot market with numerous competitive buyers. With the great help of Jane and her team, we were able to move into the new house in less than two months since we ever met her first time. ~andy whu
I am glad to be writing this review for Jane. I have dealt with quite a few realtors in the past and I can say with utmost confidence that Jane is the best, hands down. She goes above and beyond her core responsibilities and is extremely focused on the client’s satisfaction and happiness. She has been helping us find a place since early Feb and we finally found our place after 11 months of looking. Throughout the process, what really amazed me was her patience and the fact that she never tried to push me to make a decision. In addition, Jane is extremely good at what she does and one of most intelligent and knowledgeable realtors I have come across. We like Jane so much that she is like part of our family now. Will gladly recommend Jane to anybody who is looking for a great buying experience and an awesome realtor. ~theclan
It was so great to have Jane as my agent to help me look for my first house in bay area! I started searching with Jane two years ago. At that time, my family and I were very impressed by Jane's knowledge in real estate and more importantly, her kindness and honesty. We spent two months at that time but finally my family were not determined to buy a house due to personal reason, but Jane was so patient and considerate to answer any questions we had and helped us get a clear picture of housing market in south bay. This time my family were well prepared to get a house and it is so great to have Jane to help us again! She not only has great ability and knowledge in the housing market, but more importantly, she is a very kind and sincere person that you can trust all the time. Moreover, she is an excellent professional with great planning, motivation and meticulousness. When making the offer, she has very smart negotiation skills as well, without which I could not finally buy my home with price lower than I expected. In a word, Jane is such a great real estate agent that I would like to keep in touch with all the time, as an agent or even as a friend. ~ramon nimeng
It was a wonderful experience working with Jane. As our family was moving from the East Coast, we had limited knowledge of the Bay area. The market here is very different what we are used to. Things move much faster, are more expensive, with fewer contingencies and the market is very tight. I happened to find Jane while inquiring about a property (which we didn't buy) when we were just starting to think about a move. I’d spoken with a number of realtors, but nobody that struck me enough to want to work with until I met Jane. Her mix of pragmatism and total candor about the market is exactly what we were looking for. She was patient with us, and guided us through the market, helping us narrow our search to a few neighborhoods. When we finally found a house, we were interested in, she helped us figure out how to make things work financially and put together an acceptable offer. As nerve racking as it is to buy a new home 2,500 miles from your current residence, it was a great experience working with Jane. ~David Pinski
It was a very pleasant experience working with Jane. We looked for a sweet single-family home and worked with Jane for about 2 months. We only have limited budget. We believe 2 months is very short in this crazy Bay Area market. The best thing we would say is that Jane always pointed out the good things and bad things of houses. This avoids buying a money pit nightmare. This is very important for the first-time home buyer. Jane is also very good at strategy. She didn't push us, but she knows how to win from over 10+ very competitive offers. Jane also organized very smoothly and efficiently. We got some financial problems after the seller accepted our offer. But the thing worked out with Jane's coordination. We would strongly recommend Jane. We would work with Jane again! ~XiFang1
After interviewing many agents, my husband and I decided on Jane to represent us in selling my condominium because she seemed very knowledgeable in her profession and also very personable... and we sure made the right decision! Jane stayed on top of things every step of the way, was very quick on taking action, and always made sure all parties (us and the buyer) were happy. This really helped us take advantage of a very fast close to become winners in the crowded seller's market in San Jose. I truly wish she was my agent at the time I purchased my condo. We will seek out Jane when we are ready to sell again and would highly recommend her to our friends and colleagues looking for an agent for buying/selling. ~schu1123
Ms. Beal executed two complex estate sales for me as the estate executor and did an outstanding job. She rapid obtained very strong cash offers on both properties above my expectation and both deals closed quickly with no hassles. She had significant input in preparing the properties for sale, and the money she asked be invested proved well worth it. ~roger4402
I usually do not do write-ups but given the “nothing short of a miracle” that Jane afforded us, I feel compelled to share our experience. Jane was the third Realtor to attempt to support the sale of my father’s home in Burlingame. This was no ordinary sale. My father had suffered a stroke and found himself facing a difficult divorce complete with a Bankruptcy filing. The only reason I bring this up is to convey the volatility and potential difficulty of this Real Estate transaction. If any of that weren’t enough, the house required significant enhancing. If a sale was to be realized, much had to happen to allow the best possible result. Jane came to us as a referral. Right off the bat you felt her energy; a positive “make it happen” attitude. She is also well connected. Jane arranged and choreographed the long list of action agenda required to prepare the house for sale; everything from contractors to staging service. Given the difficulty and challenge the previous Realtors were subjected to and experienced, the cards were really stacked against her. In truth, I had serious doubts she could make this happen. At first blush Jane appears to be a cute little soft-spoken woman. While all that is true don’t let her good looks and stature fool you; she is a consummate professional with learned experience and knows how to get things done. After nearly a year of having to appease her clients and getting the house readied for sale, the house hit the market. Shortly thereafter, after holding a series of open houses teaming with many Realtors, Jane and the eventual buyer’s agent put together a deal that was nothing short of a “win-win” for both parties. As I stated previously, given the degree of challenge with this transaction, I really had my doubts. Jane proved beyond a shadow of doubt that she is in fact “the real deal.” Given the lack of service nowadays and “genuine” professionalism, Jane is a woman above the rest. If any of that is important to you, I would highly recommend Jane to support your Real Estate needs…you will be glad you did. ~chb42
I've worked with Jane over the past four years on multiple real estate deals. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, hardworking, and responsive. Jane can work through the inevitable unexpected situations when it comes to time to close a deal. She is a great agent and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Northern California. ~Silicon Valley happy guy
We started working with Jane on May 18th, and we closed our house on June 28th. Only 40 days, we bought our dream house. Of course, we are lucky that we found our house in a short period, but most importantly, we have a really good agent, Jane Beal, who is always on our side, and always gave us the most useful information in a very timely manner. I should mention that we started going to open houses from the beginning of the year, but without any agent, because we wanted to get a good overview of the market, also get to know what we really want, and based on our budget, what we could get. So, we are quite prepared when we started working with Jane. She also appreciates that we have done our homework, so that her job became more targeted and efficient. We usually come up a list of houses we want to see based on information Jane sent us, and information we found on redfin.com. Then we sent the list to Jane, she will very carefully comment on each house, and give us some preliminary comments. This turned out to be very useful because she knows which streets are busy, which neighborhood is not nice, where is too close to rentals (apartments), etc. So, her comments could usually help us to eliminate some houses and save us time to focus on good ones. When we went out to see houses, we usually see 4-5 at once. Jane always pre-plan our route so that we could do it efficiently. After each house tour, Jane will also send us an email with the re-cap on the pros and cons of each house and ask for our input. Most importantly, once we decided to put an offer on a house, Jane works very hard with us on the offer. She never pushes us to raise our offer. Everyone knows, the higher you bid, the more likely you will get the house. But we also don't want to overbid too much since we don't have unlimited budget, and we don't want to waste our money. Jane helps us with her experiences, giving us tips on where we could improve, and make a good impression on the seller. After submitting the offer, Jane followed very closely with the seller's agent, and gave us the first-hand information in a very timely manner (this hugely helped to ease a lot of pain while we are waiting). Overall, we are very happy with Jane, and we are very fortunate to get our nice house. I would like to recommend Jane to you, who are still struggling in the current house market to buy a home for yourself. ~hu Rachel
We had a very pleasant experience buying our first home in Silicon Valley with Jane's help. Jane was very resourceful in ensuring that our offer was accepted in a multiple offer situation. She is very easy to work with and very responsive whenever we needed something. She was meticulous during the closing process. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone interested in buying a home in today's competitive market. ~Sameer2014