What Our Buyers and Sellers Are Saying


We just bought a house in JP, and Janis was an excellent guide through this process. We had a rather complicated experience and I am not a relaxed house hunter, so I really appreciated how willing Janis was to talk me through plans and logistics and just help me emotionally deal with the ups and downs of the whole thing. Janis and Ellen were both readily available and a great resource for us.


The Ellen and Janis Real Estate Team was amazing to work with. They took the time to really explain the process to me. They helped me with resources to fix all those little things needing. I was excited at the listing price and shocked at the bidding war that followed was blown away at the final sale price. Their amazing service continued all they way through close. I would highly recommend Ellen, Janis and their supporting team.


These guys earned all 5 stars. Top quality realtors who really knew the JP real estate scene. As an absentee seller living across the country, I was very grateful that they took care of every detail, worked with the other owners in the building to get repairs done, and kept me informed of progress along the way. Their concierge service handled any repairs and staging, and the cost can be deducted at closing. I was able to relax and just leave things in their capable hands. They were very strategic about how they listed the property, my property ended up selling for $75k over list price!


I had the pleasure of working with Janis Lippman and Ellen Grubert on the sale of my home in West Roxbury. We first met in late 2020 where they walked me through the process and were incredibly detailed in what to expect. They were also very responsive to my needs and desires as a seller - we had a fluid timeline as we were still looking for a new house. They provided expert guidance on how to prepare our home for photos and showings and what to expect at every step of the process. Listening to and following their recommendations really helped us to get a very fast sale and the best possible price for our home. The house sold in the first weekend of showings and we received 3 offers well above our asking price. They were always available for questions and support through each step through to the final closing. You will not be disappointed if you work with Janis and Ellen!


It was a great pleasure working with Stephen Johansen, a member of the Ellen and Janis Team, to find our last rental apartment as well as the purchase of our first home. His knowledge of the real estate business and the Boston area was a huge help to us as newbies to Boston as well as the homebuying experience. Rain, shine, snow, or COVID, we knew we could count on Stephen to help with all phases of the process. He was an active participant in finding houses, scheduling showings, getting the inspection, negotiating the sale price, completing the financial paperwork, and getting some of the post-sale work done as well. Stephen’s responsiveness, insights, and candid feedback are just a few indicators of the commitment to his clients and the hard work he puts into helping us achieve our real estate goals. These were obvious from our initial conversations and very much appreciated throughout the entire process. We will definitely work with Stephen and the rest of the Ellen and Janis Team for any future real estate activities and highly recommend you do the same.


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.

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