At a glance
Briarcliff Manor, Yorktown Heights, Chappaqua, Ossining, Croton-On-Hudson, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, Cortlandt
I have been a licensed real estate professional for many years. Before beginning my real estate career, I earned my Bachelor in Science and a Masters in Science degrees from the City College of New York. From there, I taught special education in the NYC Public School System for 16 years. During this period, I went on to earn my real estate license and started selling homes while I continued to teach. Eventually I transitioned over to being a full time real estate agent, something I have loved for over 35 years. I was able to work hard enough to become and maintain being a market leader in my Brokerage.
After becoming an associate real estate broker for Houlihan Lawrence in Briarcliff, I have consistently been recognized as one of the top 3 agents in the Briarcliff Manor Brokerage. After 30 plus years I still have a hunger to perform for my clients year after year; and count myself lucky that clients keep coming back to trust me... More
Professional Awards & Achievements
Consistent Top Producer, selling over $425 million in real estate.
I have been honored to be Top 1, 2, or 3 in Briarcliff Manor Houlihan Brokerage office from 2005-Present.
Professional Associations & Designations
Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) Short Sales Forclosure Resource (SFR) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Member National Association of Realtors Member New York State Association of Realtors(NYSAR) Member Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR)
Multi-year Volunteer with the Ossining Food Pantry, Founding Member of the Ossining Cultural Arts Advocates,
Real Estate Expertise
Full time Real Estate Experience- Associate Broker, Briarcliff Manor Branch Office. Specializing in Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Chappaqua, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt Manor, Millwood, Pleasantville.
Masters Degree from City College of New York, Bachelor of Science from City College of New York
15 Tower Road
"Janet helped my husband and I look for and eventually purchase our first home. She was always available by phone and returned calls/texts promptly. She always kept us in the loop with things and answered all of our questions. Janet has a great personality and made us feel comfortable during the entire process. We never felt pushed into anything like some agents can try to do for a sale. She really takes the time to listen to your wants/needs in a home and was always actively searching for homes for us. When we went to look at houses, she was always very detail oriented, knowledgeable, organized, thourough and pointed things out that my husband and I never would have thought to look at. She has great negotiating skills. My husband and I have been in our home for about 3 months now and couldn’t be happier!"
15 Tower Rd, Carmel, NY 10512
- July 12, 2021
Happy in Our New Home
Janet was phenomenal with helping my wife and I find a home, especially during a pandemic - all protocols were followed to the letter, she was able to help us visit homes (including our new home!) multiple times, picking us up from the train station since we didn't have a car at the time, and was always extremely honest with us. This woman hustles, she was always available whenever we had questions. We are beyond thrilled with our home, and know she's the reason we found the perfect one!
- July 12, 2021
02/23/2021 - drglassman2
Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Ossining, NY.
Janet Brand soars to the pinnacle of excellence as a Real Estate Agent: A Realtor Par Excellence!! Although Janet sold me my original home, a new townhouse, many years ago and although I knew and respected Janet through our professional and community work together, I decided to conduct a thorough and exhaustive search for the “Best Realtors” and “Top Selling Realtors” in Westchester County. Additionally, I decided to interview a number of Realtors before deciding whom to select to sell my home. Janet Brand rose to the top in each search and then during my interviews. Once I selected Janet as my Realtor, she absolutely and unequivocally exceeded my highest expectations, truly!! Janet demonstrated her exemplary Real Estate skills as well as her insights and vision for what would be needed and how to achieve higher goals than anticipated. And she succeeded well beyond what seemed humanly possible!! I had shared with Janet that I wanted to sell my house “as is” without changing anything. She supported my interest overtly, yet she literally sent people to my home to adjust areas which I had not envisioned needed adjusting. She was correct on every issue and created the mechanisms to ensure that our goals would be exceeded. Janet Brand is an outstanding negotiator and succeeded admirably with the Buyers’s Agents and made it all happen almost magically!! She is relentless in ensuring that her clients are shocked at her amazing accomplishments on their behalf!! Janet Brand often behaved as the best friend you could ever imagine and even as a sister!! She places her Clients’s needs so far above her own that she appears selfless. She never waivers from doing what is best for her Client, even if it is at her own expense. I am convinced that Janet never eats or sleeps. For Janet, her profession is her life’s work and her Clients’s satisfaction is a her focus. Plus she is so enthusiastic that her energy and joy are contagious!! It is difficult to find all the superlatives sufficient to describe Janet Brand. I am more than thrilled that I selected Janet Brand as my Realtor. You will be, too!!
- July 12, 2021
9 Park Drive
My journey with Janet Brand was so wonderful. She made home searching so easy. As a seasoned homebuyer, I was looking for specific things in my next home. She listened carefully to what I wanted and delivered! The houses that she showed me had the things I was looking for and at the price point we could afford. She consistently made herself available to take me to see any homes I came across on the listings, but also kept me up to date on any new homes that came on the market. She was also well versed in how different systems of the homes operated and referred me to reputable contractors for making the modifications I wanted. Her knowledge is impressive! She really made me feel like family and like I could count on her for anything, from finding the right house to helping you work to get the house ready to move in! Janet is a very hands-on agent. She took the initiative to remedy any issues that came up and knew just the right people to call. She really goes above and beyond her duties to help you find your house and making sure everything is safe for you and your family! I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Janet! I would recommend her to all and everyone who is searching for their perfect home. I give her a big thanks for everything!
Wilma Pabon Evans
- July 12, 2021
Janet is the absolute best. She has many years of knowledge and experience and was so helpful in getting us our house. Four months into our new house, and Janet calls us and asks if we need anything...with two kids, the answer is usually yes! She is great, she is simply the best!!!
- February 21, 2021
Janet is a great realtor. She knows the market, knows all the local regulations, has good suggestions for making a house sell. She worked with me for several years while I went back & forth on deciding to sell my house & was always helpful, never pushy. Additionally she has a great network of craftsmen she connected me with to help prepare the house for sale. I highly recommend her.
- January 29, 2021
Janet is a consummate professional who knows the local real estate market very well. She was instrumental in providing guidance and workmen recommendations to address the cosmetic issues in the house we were selling. She helped us navigate the demands of the buyer in a way that was beneficial for both parties. She provided furniture and decorations for staging at no cost. She always responded to my inquiries in a fast and professional manner. Our house sale went very smoothly, thanks to Janet. I highly recommend Janet Brand for any real estate transaction you are considering
- December 9, 2020
Janet Brand helped us buy and sell two houses in Ossining over a period of 25 years ('95 and 2019). In both cases, she was attentive to our every need, offered incredibly valuable advice, and was unfailingly energetic in assisting us. She listened to what we thought we wanted, yes, but she also gave us very helpful advice on how to broaden our search and how to, finally, narrow it. She is an excellent negotiator, absolutely tireless for her clients. And if it's a Saturday night and you need advice and a trip to Home Depot...she's there for you! We recommend her without hesitation and would work with her again if we return to Westchester
- November 26, 2020
Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Shrub Oak, NY.
Janet Brand is a top notch professional real estate agent. I would 100 % recommend Janet Brand to my friends and family. I listed and sold my home with Janet in record time and above asking price!
- November 24, 2020
I couldn’t expect better results from a sales agent. With Janet’s help & guidance, we sold our home faster and for a much better price than we ever expected. I can’t remember one phone call she didn’t pick up or respond to immediately. We felt aware of where we were in the process the entire time. Maybe most importantly, Janet is a kind and caring human being who has a selfless character. Janet - thanks for being on our team, and welcoming us to yours!
- November 23, 2020
I was selling my deceased mother's home from 4 hours drive away, during Covid-19. Janet got us a painter and oversaw his work in detail; took care of staging; oversaw a junk company's clearout; mailed us photos we'd forgotten. She was a joy to work with and bent over backwards to keep me informed. She got us nearly $100000 more than I expected. Oh, and she made sure the oil company gave us full credit for the 7/8 full tank when they were going to say 10% full.
- October 12, 2020
Selling a house is a daunting task, and having to do it during coronavirus was doubly so. I don't know how I would have done it without Janet's expert help and advice. She went above and beyond helping me with everything from staging the house to getting people in to view it, to dealing with my relocation company. She is also very responsive and knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate transactions. I highly recommend Janet whether you are looking to sell or buy in Westchester, especially in the Ossining area.
- July 1, 2020
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Ossining, NY.
I recommend Janet Brand to anyone in need of a knowledgeable realtor. She helped me sell and purchase a home. She knows the area, she knows the process. I felt like she was fully invested in helping me. She seems to work 24/7. She was amazing at getting what was best for me.
- March 3, 2021
Janet is the hardest working agent I've ever met. I used her to both buy and sell my house and would without question enlist her services again. I contacted her while I was living overseas and I was in contract before I even got back. She worked tirelessly to ensure the place was in top shape for sale, even worked on some improvements herself, and also helped me sell some furniture. I cannot recommend Janet enough. If you're looking for an agent in the area, she is the one. You will not be disappointed.
- August 29, 2019
Janet was amazing from start to finish. We missed the initial open house but Janet was happy to return later that evening to allow us to look at the house. This initial interaction summed Janet up perfectly. She was flexible, patient and super responsive. She helped us throughout the process and genuinely went above and beyond. If we ever require a realtor again we'kl definitely use Janet. Thank you! Ciaran Pocock
- May 1, 2019
We are so happy to have had the opportunity to work with Janet when we sold our first home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, and she has excellent judgment, absolute integrity, endless patience, and good humor at all times. We trusted her completely during this process, and she did not let us down. She helped us prepare our home for sale, determined the right price, and walked us through the process of banking and paperwork, offering us sound advice every step of the way. We sold our house for a higher price then we had hoped for, thanks to Janet. She is a true professional who obviously loves what she does and cares deeply about her clients. I recommend her highly. Clenn Reed
- May 1, 2019
Janet was absolutely amazing through the whole process of purchasing our home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, and she has excellent judgment, absolute integrity, endless patience, and good humor at all times. We trusted her completely during this process, and she did not let us down. We are now happily living in a home that is perfectly suited for our family, and we feel we paid a fair price. There were no surprises throughout the entire process because Janet kept us informed every step of the way, and consistently offered sound advice. She is a true professional who obviously loves what she does and cares deeply about her clients. I recommend her highly.
- April 29, 2019
Janet was amazing in helping us find a house! She was always there to answer every question that I had! She knew everything about the area, and she always made time to show me whatever listing caught my eye! She was very insightful, and knew exactly what to look for in a house (things I never would have thought to ask about or look into on my own.) She was supportive and patient and the best realtor we've worked with (and we have worked with several after moving from state to state several times.) She helped us find a house that was perfect for our family in terms of size and price and location. I could not give her a stronger or more emphatic recommendation. Sharon Ruthie