What Our Buyers and Sellers Are Saying


When life circumstances called us to move out of the area and we had to sell our home, calling Ellen was a no-brainer: their team is totally amazing. They have unparalleled knowledge and expertise and if any friends or family are looking to buy in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, or West Roxbury we would insist that they work with Ellen and Janis. Due to accepting a job offer in another city, we had to sell our home in March 2020. Despite the fact that we were just days into the new world order of COVID-19, Ellen and Janis didn’t even blink. They were totally calm and were so reassuring. We were incredibly nervous about going through this process in such a tumultuous time, but we really had no reason to be: Ellen and Janis navigated us through everything and it could not have been smoother. I’m sure that selling a home in the middle of a world-changing pandemic is stressful for some folks, but for it could not have gone better for us. Ellen and Janis are simply the best. Seriously, don’t make this harder than it has to be: you can stop looking for another real estate team and you should go with Ellen and Janis. You’ll be happy you did.

Patrick and Natalie

Janis Lippman is the best! She is knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate (market trends, homes and systems, comps, and providing very accurate estimates for what projects might cost). She is easygoing, kind, funny, super responsive and very knowledgeable about Boston neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. She walked us through the buying process in a stress-free way and recommended a mortgage loan officer and real estate attorney who are both wonderful. She has also referred us to a number of contractors who have been terrific. I first met Janis in 2010, when I was looking to purchase a condo in JP or Roslindale. During that first meeting, Janis told me that she didn’t care if I purchased something in the next month or a year later, but that her primary goal was to see me end up in a home that made me happy. Well, I never did buy a home in 2010, or during any of the next ten years, but fast forward to fall 2020 and my family and I just moved into a beautiful home. During the decade since that first meeting, we (my wife and I) easily looked at over 200 properties. To say that we were picky (especially me) is an understatement, but Janis always treated us in a kind, supportive and informative fashion. She stuck with us through what seemed to be a never ending search with patience and good humor. And now we are in a home that makes us very happy, which was her primary goal at the outset. I’d highly recommend her to anyone, and she will be the first call we make should we ever decide to sell our home.

Andy and Avital

We were so happy working with Ellen and Janis from the start of this process to the very end! From the time of the virtual walk through of our home when we decided to list, we knew that they were also taking special care during the pandemic to do things safely and correctly. They expertly guided us to the right listing price and helped us to prepare our home for sale. Throughout the process they were communicative and patient with our many questions. Their knowledge of the local Roslindale/JP area market is unparalleled. We felt very taken care of and could not be happier with how things went. Thank you Ellen and Janis!

Milicent and Brian

We were referred to the Ellen + Janis Real Estate team based on their local expertise, wide broker network, and strong brand and reputation in the area. They exceeded our expectations on all fronts and were a pleasure to work with and very responsive to our needs throughout the process. From the start, we were very impressed with their go to market strategy related to pricing and timing, especially in the middle of the COVID pandemic. During the showing and offering process, Ellen and Janis were very hands on and were able to pivot our strategy on the fly as we received and evaluated multiple offers before the deadline, including a late night weekend strategy session when they were at a social gathering. We truly felt like we were their top priority throughout the process. We ultimately accepted the offer they recommended, which exceeded our expectations and led to a smooth closing process. We are very grateful for the expertise and guidance or the Ellen + Janis Real Estate team and would highly recommend them to any friends or family that are either buying or selling a home in the Jamaica Plain / Boston area.

Pam and Jess

Our first home purchase was with Ellen and Janis 9 years ago - an amazing newly developed 2 bedroom condo in central JP. When it was finally time to move into a single family, we tapped Ellen and Janis again without hesitation for our purchase and our condo sale. They helped us meet our seemingly-impossible dream of buying a single family home in JP! In every case they've given us the very best guidance and shared their extensive expertise at every turn. They're so diligent at providing precise, thorough market analysis, both for pricing a home for sale and for crafting a winning offer to purchase. They handled the added challenge of touring and showing homes during a pandemic like true professionals. I can't recommend them highly enough.


I had a great experience with Ellen and Janis. They work together as a team and I found this to be really seamless, I didn't experience any internal communication glitches. This speaks to the quality of their communication both with each other and in general. I found them easy to communicate with over a variety of topics pertaining to the sale of my condo. When I had questions about the list price they recommended, Janis spoke with me in-depth on the topic, giving me resources to reference, while also validating my viewpoint. When it came time to deal with offers and the navigating requests of the buyers, Ellen was very helpful. My situation had an extra wrinkle in that my condo association had many concerns come up throughout the sale, which made things less smooth and straightforward than they otherwise might have been. Janis and Ellen were very patient, respectful, and offered helpful guidance to me as we navigated those issues. Overall, I was very glad to have them on my team. I think they are great realtors and I would definitely recommend them."


We recently had the opportunity to work with Ellen and Janis real estate team as they worked with us to sell our home. They were so helpful and knowledgeable and efficient that it was a joy to work with them. We had been living in the same home for 58 years and they managed our move in a way that was as special as they were. They put the house on the market at a very auspicious time as it was immediately sold on the first day of our open house. I recommend them to anyone who's interested in working with two outstanding realtors.

Danielle and Gilberto

When we first started thinking about moving, Ellen and Janis were the first people we called. They helped us buy and sell our previous homes, so we knew they would set the right strategy for selling our home in the current market. We were ready to go on the market just as Covid-19 was hitting Boston, so we had to pause for a few weeks. During that time, we worked with Ellen and Janis to develop a showing plan that would ensure the safety of not only our family but prospective buyers viewing our home. They managed the process meticulously. We had multiple offers that surpassed our asking price and we were under agreement within days of going on the market. Ellen and Janis are truly the best in the business. They always provide an honest perspective and protect their clients. I recommend them to others every chance I get.

Aeron and Arielle

Working with Janis was an excellent experience! She was kind and informative from our first meeting where she outlined the home buying process all the way through helping us find our favorite home and close amidst the Coronavirus confusion of 2020. Every step of the process was smooth, communication was always excellent and the entire team made it a breeze. We really appreciated everybody's hard work on our behalf and can't wait to see what the next few years in our new home will bring! We would highly recommend working with Janis and team and if we do move in the future we will definitely be coming back.


My husband and I could not be happier with our association with Janis and Ellen. We dealt with selling our home and moving right in the middle of the pandemic...March, April and May. We could not have dealt with a better team. They were thoughtful, professional, communicative and very responsive to our needs. We sold, closed and moved during this time and could not be happier with their performance. Thank you Janis and Ellen!!!

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