Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California

Janet Feinberg Schindler

Janet Schindler's extraordinary success in real estate sales derives from her fundamental belief: the client is #1. For the past 27 years, Janet has taken this approach in her full-time career and it shows. Janet is the #1 Realtor in San Francisco for all homes sold and is ranked one of the two top Realtors in San Francisco per the 2012 MLS. She is consistently one of the top 25 Sotheby's International Realty Realtors worldwide and was named on the prestigious Wall Street Journal Real Trends list of the top 100 Realtors nationwide. When Haute Living published a list of the Bay Area's top 8 Real Estate Power Brokers, Janet was one of them, dubbed "The Professional," a title that truly characterizes her approach to her career and her relationship to her clients.

Janet has focused on selling luxury residential real estate since she began her career with Hill and Co., where she was consistently the company’s #1 sales agent. In 2003, Janet joined Sotheby's International Realty to combine her local expertise with the global power of the world's preeminent real estate brand. An expert in market analysis, valuation and creating and implementing a customized, global marketing plan for each client, her negotiation and business acumen are also widely esteemed and integral to her success. She alone, without a team of assistants, is involved in every phase of each transaction. It is exactly this personal responsibility and professionalism that sets her apart. Janet is also highly accomplished in effecting a discreet, private sale when requested. Her clients attest to feeling secure in her guidance, discretion and confidentiality.

Janet looks out for her clients' best interests. She specializes in preparing and presenting properties for sale to assure her sellers maximize their returns. When representing buyers, she is quick to point out the hidden upside in a property as well as drawbacks. Her clients enjoy her positive attitude and sense of humor during a process that is often beset with stress.

Media frequently seek out Janet's opinion of the San Francisco real estate market. She is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, First Republic Bank's Prestige Home Index and local newspapers. She also researches and writes the annual Schindler Report, which appears in San Francisco's Nob Hill Gazette, analyzing luxury real estate sales in San Francisco's north side neighborhoods. In addition to her real estate writing, Janet has published articles on other areas of interest including architecture and gardening.

Janet graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in philosophy, emphasizing Asian philosophy, from Brandeis University and was a Regents Scholar at UCLA Law School. Her education and expertise add value to every real estate transaction. 90% of Janet's business comes from repeat clients and their referrals because they know that she always puts clients' interests first. Janet Schindler is the trusted name in San Francisco real estate.