Janet Souza

Janet Souza

Realtor®

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Janet Souza is a REALTOR with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno serving the Los Gatos, Saratoga, and San Jose communities of Silicon Valley. Janet’s expertise is in residential real estate and she is dedicated to serving her clients with excellence that goes beyond all their expectations! Most of Janet’s clients are referrals from past clients and real estate professionals that know the high standard of care and dedication she offers. Her tireless work ethic, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and passion for making deals happen have contributed to her success in this industry.

Contact Janet today to help you buy or sell your home, and experience her concierge-style service and quality of excellence.

Working with Janet


Every client has their own unique story, timeline, and objective, and Janet’s concierge-style service and heart drives her approach, whether it’s working with a first-time homebuyer or helping a seller navigate a difficult transition and move.

Janet is a REALTOR with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno serving Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, and the surrounding communities of Silicon Valley. As a third-generation native Californian, born in San Jose and raised in Almaden, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, Janet offers her clients first-hand insights into the wonderfully varied neighborhoods throughout the San Francisco bay area. 

Janet’s expertise is in residential real estate and she is dedicated to serving her clients with excellence that goes beyond all their expectations! Janet is passionate about improving the lives of her clients and most of Janet’s clients are referrals from past clients and real estate professionals that know the high standard of care and dedication she offers. Educating her clients and helping them achieve their goals is what she truly loves doing. Her analytical background perfectly complements her creative side to deliver expert guidance and successful transactions. 

Janet’s tireless work ethic, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and passion for excellence are a cornerstone to how she works for her clients. This, coupled with her innate attention to detail, innovative marketing, local market knowledge, and strong negotiation skills have consistently resulted in her getting top dollar for her clients’ home sales or “winning” a bid for her clients’ home purchase in our extremely competitive market.

Janet’s Story


Prior to her real estate career, Janet worked in both the corporate tech world and as an owner of a small consulting business. She graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and worked over 27 years at IBM in engineering, management, and executive sales. These various positions garnered her deep skills in negotiation and project management. Additionally, having lived overseas in Italy and Brazil, as well as in New York and Connecticut, she appreciates the frame of reference many clients often have when relocating to the San Francisco bay area, and offers a consultative approach and bridge to understanding our local market and communities. 

She is humbled that there is always something more to learn. Janet continues to access the latest insights, news, laws, and best practices to serve her clients and community better, and currently serves on a local homeowner association board as Vice President, and is a member of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® as well as the San Francisco Apartment Association, California Apartment Association, and Apartment Owners Association. 

Janet is passionate about giving back to the communities where she lives, works, and invests, and 1% of all her commissions goes to local charities through Sereno’s 1% for Good Foundation. She also serves on the board of Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir and volunteers her time with the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

In addition to all these activities, Janet loves to bake cookies for her clients, family, and friends. Check out her blog for recipes of her favorite cookies! She also loves to spend time with her family visiting local restaurants, hiking on nearby trails, and of course, singing! Her love of classical music and art fills her home and her life. On most Sunday mornings you can find her singing at one of several local churches, most notably St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga and St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Los Gatos.

GET TO KNOW ME

Janet Souza is a REALTOR with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno serving the Los Gatos, Saratoga, and San Jose communities of Silicon Valley. Janet’s expertise is in residential real estate and she is dedicated to serving her clients with excellence that goes beyond all their expectations! Most of Janet’s clients are referrals from past clients and real estate professionals that know the high standard of care and dedication she offers. Her tireless work ethic, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and passion for making deals happen have contributed to her success in this industry.

Contact Janet today to help you buy or sell your home, and experience her concierge-style service and quality of excellence.

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WORKING WITH JANET

Every client has their own unique story, timeline, and objective, and Janet’s concierge-style service and heart drives her approach, whether it’s working with a first-time homebuyer or helping a seller navigate a difficult transition and move.

Janet is a REALTOR with Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno serving Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, and the surrounding communities of Silicon Valley. As a third-generation native Californian, born in San Jose and raised in Almaden, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, Janet offers her clients first-hand insights into the wonderfully varied neighborhoods throughout the San Francisco bay area. 

Janet’s expertise is in residential real estate and she is dedicated to serving her clients with excellence that goes beyond all their expectations! Janet is passionate about improving the lives of her clients and most of Janet’s clients are referrals from past clients and real estate professionals that know the high standard of care and dedication she offers. Educating her clients and helping them achieve their goals is what she truly loves doing. Her analytical background perfectly complements her creative side to deliver expert guidance and successful transactions. 

Janet’s tireless work ethic, responsiveness, integrity, honesty, and passion for excellence are a cornerstone to how she works for her clients. This, coupled with her innate attention to detail, innovative marketing, local market knowledge, and strong negotiation skills have consistently resulted in her getting top dollar for her clients’ home sales or “winning” a bid for her clients’ home purchase in our extremely competitive market.

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JANET’S STORY

Prior to her real estate career, Janet worked in both the corporate tech world and as an owner of a small consulting business. She graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and worked over 27 years at IBM in engineering, management, and executive sales. These various positions garnered her deep skills in negotiation and project management. Additionally, having lived overseas in Italy and Brazil, as well as in New York and Connecticut, she appreciates the frame of reference many clients often have when relocating to the San Francisco bay area, and offers a consultative approach and bridge to understanding our local market and communities. 

She is humbled that there is always something more to learn. Janet continues to access the latest insights, news, laws, and best practices to serve her clients and community better, and currently serves on a local homeowner association board as Vice President, and is a member of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® as well as the San Francisco Apartment Association, California Apartment Association, and Apartment Owners Association. 

Janet is passionate about giving back to the communities where she lives, works, and invests, and 1% of all her commissions goes to local charities through Sereno’s 1% for Good Foundation. She also serves on the board of Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir and volunteers her time with the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

In addition to all these activities, Janet loves to bake cookies for her clients, family, and friends. Check out her blog for recipes of her favorite cookies! She also loves to spend time with her family visiting local restaurants, hiking on nearby trails, and of course, singing! Her love of classical music and art fills her home and her life. On most Sunday mornings you can find her singing at one of several local churches, most notably St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga and St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Los Gatos.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Our experience with Janet was just mind-blowing. Janet is an excellent real estate agent who is neatly organized throughout every step of the way to get the deals closed. She foresees most of the problematic issues, and her proactiveness helps to prevent and solve the issues instantly. She is also kind and we loved her as our friend. I would recommend her to everyone I know.

— Ken L.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
I was looking for a new home and did not quite feel comfortable with a few agents I had contacted until I spoke with Janet. Her passion and professionalism set her apart and my decision to work with her was clear. She was very responsive and honest with her views when showing us potential homes. I also believe her experience with negotiating offers helped secure the home I was interested in. Overall, it ...

— Badri R.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Janet walked me through the whole process. She helped me find a good bank to work with on getting the mortgage. She walked me through the paperwork ahead of time so that when I sold the old condo and bought the new one I had a clue what I was doing. She recommended open houses to get me rolling on figuring out what I wanted and worked within my budget to find the home that fit me. And if you’re lucky you...

— Kathy E.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
She is the best REALTOR ever. We are glad we found her. She helped us to make the best decision regarding our home purchase. In that difficult market, she negotiated for us and get the offer accepted. Even after we moved in she helped all our questions patiently. She also help us to get connected to all the tradesmen to do the necessary. She helped us to learn about the house purchase process step by ste...

— Pallabi B.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Janet is a remarkable real estate agent. I was in a divorce situation as well as dealing with substantial medical issues. The timing of the purchase was critical since I was using the proceeds of the sale of one house for the purchase of my new house. She worked well with the REALTOR who was handling the sale of the larger home. She went above and beyond when I didn’t have the strength to go to a few of ...

— Maureen L.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
We can’t speak highly enough of our experience with Janet Souza. She is honest and hands-on, and she really helped to take the pressure off of us. We never felt forced to make an offer and when we finally found the “one” she met us late in the evening to show us a place so we can decide whether to put in an offer or not. Once our offer got accepted, Janet walked us through every step of negotiations, ins...

— Ketan S.

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Fundamental to how Janet Souza views her role as her client’s real estate advisor, she seamlessly blends her former professional worlds that span consulting, engineering, marketing, strategy, and executive sales negotiations as her frame of reference, bringing a premier standard of performance and uncompromised integrity to her clients.

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