What Our Buyers and Sellers Are Saying


"Logan Jacobs was incredible. With a cross country move we really needed someone we trusted and who understood our family needs. We started the process really early and he was so patient with us the whole time. When it was finally time to really look at possibilities, he answered texts, emails, and phone calls promptly and it never felt rushed. We are now moving into an awesome apartment and are so grateful for Logan. He really went above and beyond for us. Will definitely use again if we buy and would definitely recommend to anyone!"


I’m so happy to have found Logan! The apartment hunting process can be so stressful and Logan made it a breeze for myself and my roommates. Logan is clearly invested in finding people safe, comfortable places to live, and the place we found is perfect. Thank you so much!


Can't recommend Logan enough! Professional. Open and consistently quick with communication. And such kindness. Working with Logan took so much of the stress out of looking for a place. Especially as a visibly queer person, it meant so much to work with someone who's part of the community and who I know has my best interests in mind.

Michael and Sara

Janis and Ellen did a phenomenal job managing the preparation, staging, marketing and negotiating the sale of our house. Even in a Sellers' market, it’s exceptionally helpful to have an experienced and strategic broker advising you and managing a multiple bid scenario among buyers that have divergent priorities. We couldn’t be happier with the result!


Marianne Stravinskas of the Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team was a wise and steady guide through the process of buying my apartment. I met her through a friend’s referral. At the start of my search, she sat with me and we had a long conversation about what I needed in a home what was possible with my middle class income. Once she had a good sense of my situation, Marianne was active and responsive. Always full of tact and endlessly thoughtful and mature, Marianne is an expert, and her involvement in the process of buying my home made for an experience that felt at once measured and well-paced. Marianne will keep you sane as she stands by you to find a home that’s right for you.

Dana and Mike

I cannot recommend using Ellen, Janis and their team more. My husband and I used them to both buy and sell this past year and we couldn't have been more impressed. Ellen and Janis will make sure you get your money's worth in ways I haven't seen before; they are some of the best negotiators I've ever seen, not just in real estate, but in life. And when it comes to finding your next home, they'll make sure you don't compromise on your must-have items, even if you might find yourself waffling (I know I did at times!). They know the market inside and out and use that to your advantage every step of the way. Ellen, Janis, and Denise from their team also made what is an incredibly stressful process as easy as possible. I'm so grateful we had a chance to work with them, I can't imagine having done this with anyone else.


It was an absolute pleasure working with Marianne from the Ellen + Janis Team! She took time to help us understand every step of the process and to get to know our own needs and preferences. She was always responsive, professional, warm, and made things fun. We felt knowledgeable, prepared, never pressured and always supported. We highly recommend going with Marianne and this team!

Jay and Victoria

It is with GREAT pleasure that we, once again, recommend Stephen Johansen, our one and only Realtor. We worked with Stephen to purchase our first home. We were so impressed with him and his positive and personal approach, we contacted him again to help us sell our first home and find our 2nd home, and within a year, he helped purchase our vacation home as well. We also very much appreciated his great referrals for a mortgage broker and real estate attorney who were both exceptional and would have been hard to find on our own. When we decided to sell our beach home, we contacted Stephen. As usual, he took diligent notes of our specific needs and wants and fulfilled every request with ease. Stephen not only arranged excellent photography, but he also helped professionally stage our home – we know that was essential in the quick sale of our beach home! Stephen definitely has a way to make you feel as if you are his ONLY client – highly attentive, returning phone calls, emails immediately. He’s confident, sweet, honest, and very caring. You immediately know that he’ll do whatever it takes - when trust, experience, and knowledge work together you get AMAZING results! His exceptional negotiation skills helped us sell our home and get a great deal while also making the buyers happy as well – NOT easy to do! We very much appreciated the fact that we also had the Ellen and Janis Team, who have many years of experience and outstanding service in the real estate industry, available to assist us as well – what an incredible group of people! We are happy to highly recommend them to any prospective sellers or buyers. Thank you, Stephen and Ellen & Janis Team, for another WONDERFUL experience! You’ve exceeded our expectations and can count on us contacting you going forward for any real estate needs!

Yuqi and Chris

I worked with Marianne Stravinskas on the Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team, and I'm really happy I did. Marianne was professional, knowledgeable, warm and patient as she guided us through the home buying process. She went to home showings with us, answered our questions about the home buying process, and was always responsive when we emailed her with questions or comments. When we put in an offer on our our now home, Marianne helped us strategically think through how to present our offer so that it was competitive and attractive to the sellers. She worked with us once we were under contract by suggesting equally amazing, professional, and capable people to help with our closing and inspection. We are in the midst of working with Marianne to sell our condo, and I imagine the process on the selling side will be equally as smooth. I cannot recommend Marianne and the team under Ellen and Janis enough! Due to this experience, Marianne and the rest of the team are now the de facto real estate agents I will work with for any future buying/selling purposes.


Marianne was our realtor and she was a star! She guided us through the difficult process of home-buying in Boston, was patient, kind, and communicative. Not to mention she landed us the perfect place at a very good price! I couldn't have asked for a better experience as a first-time home-buyer and will be recommending her to all of my friends.

Oktoberfest Party 2018 | Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team

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