About Me

Janelle began her career in the mortgage industry in 1998, after 5 years in wholesale lending she decided to become licensed and go out on her own working one on one with her clients. Janelle is passionate about working with her clients to improve their investment opportunities in home ownership. She strives to not only educate, but to work diligently to introduce new ways to make owning a home not only affordable but also profitable. Janelle strives to make each and every client a client for life. Janelle has also worked with top realtors in Orange and LA counties in business building coaching and accountability groups. Her goal is to form partnerships with the realtors she does business with to grow their businesses right along with hers. She is passionate about helping her clients and making sure she gives excellent support and customer service, as she relies heavily on the referrals she receives from her partners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many properties should I look at?

The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.

What is the best way to search for homes?

When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.

Should I get pre-approval before making an offer?

Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.

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Seal Beach, CA
3030 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 110
Seal Beach, CA 90740