What Our Buyers and Sellers Are Saying


Ellen Grubert from the Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team helped my wife and I purchase our home in Jamaica Plain. We recommend her enthusiastically. Ellen took the time to get to know us and understand our specific needs and wants. She made herself available throughout our search and purchasing process, and did a great job working with our mortgage lender, the seller's realtor, attorneys, and everyone else involved with the purchase. She had thoughtful advice for every decision. We felt like we were in great hands, despite being new to the area. Thanks for everything!


Logan was excellent to work with throughout our first home buying process. After providing a thorough and informative introduction to the process, they diligently worked with us to understand our needs and what we were looking for in a home. Logan was highly responsive to all of our questions being very new to home buying and supported us during all parts of the process from searching for homes within our budget, joining us for open houses, to coordinating offers, inspections, negotiations, and our closing. Logan also connected us to great resources and went above and beyond throughout every step. We couldn’t be more thrilled with our new home!


Ariella helped my wife and I buy our first home and was a pleasure to work with over the course of our long search. She was diligent in securing viewings, responding to our many questions and most importantly providing honest feedback in a no pressure environment. Her positive attitude kept our spirits up and when it came time to close she strongly advocated our position and kept all parties on track to hitting our dates. Even after closing she stayed in touch to see how things were going and was able to recommend several other vendors to help with our move. It is clear she values her relationship with clients beyond the deal itself. We have no reservation recommending Ariella as your realtor.


We worked with Marianne through the Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team. From the first interaction with Marianne, we felt heard, respected, and taken care of. She really listened to what we were looking for in a home and never put pressure on us. We were new to home-buying, and she walked us through every step making sure we understood the process. After just two short months Marianne helped us secure our dream home in a community we love. We highly recommend Marianne and the Ellen + Janice Team!


Logan was incredible to work with. We couldn't have asked for a better guide to the homebuying process especially as first time homebuyers! Logan was easy to communicate with, listened to our needs and budget, and set us up with a collection via the Compass app so we could keep track of the market as we started the homebuying process. We were able to find a great home after visiting a number of properties with them. They were incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, making our purchasing process through an incredibly volatile market as easy as it could be. If you're thinking of working with them, do it!


I have nothing but praise for the Ellen & Janis team at Compass. My realtor, Marianne, is the absolute best there is. I haven't moved in almost 33 years, and Marianne cheerfully and skillfully held my hand every step of the way while I shopped for, bid on, and closed on my new condo in Boston. She helped me after closing as well, with issues that arose, questions I had, recommendations for contractors, and more. I highly recommend Marianne to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent in the Boston area!


We had an absolutely excellent experience working with Ellen, Janis, and their team. We felt we received complete and appropriate guidance about decisions that needed to be made. They also helped us with figuring out how to prep the house for sale and what to do with some of our things, as we were downsizing. They were professional, supportive, and organized. I would work with them again in a heartbeat. Thank you!


Ariella was a dream to work with when purchasing our first home during the most hectic time. She made the process seamless, worry free and easy all around. Her search base was extremely effective and user friendly and allowed for easy communication about homes, thoughts and setting up showings. We have now used her twice (renting and home buying) and cannot recommend her enough for all that she does in ensuring that the process is easy and above all, we get exactly what we want!


Ellen + Janis + Marianne made the selling of my home almost…fun! Of course, it is an excruciating process, but working w this team was way better than packing! I can’t recommend them enough. Marianne was like a sales doula, carefully walking w me through the process. Don’t think twice: you’ll be relieved to have their help.


The experience working with the Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team was amazing. We were selling our home in Roslindale from out of state and they made the entire process seamless. Special thanks to Stephen Johansen who went above and beyond throughout the process, taking care of lots of details in preparing the house. The entire team was attentive and provided guidance along the way. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience.

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