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Jan Makela

Washington, Virginia
Real Estate Agent
540-454-0547
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“I have known Jan since high school and have known her to be very honest, caring and super supportive to organizations in Rappahannock County. She served me well in selling my property, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone buying of selling real estate.” Terry K, Lake Oswego OR
“Jan was compassionate with my personal needs. She knows how (much) we love the land.”  Carolyn B, Washington VA
“Jan Makela is a joy to work with. Even more importantly, she is a true professional- knowledgeable and honorable…” Walter N, Alexandria VA
“…Jan did and excellent job with both of my transactions and I would use her again.” Craig M, Culpeper VA
Jan was…”Very professional and prompt in responding to phone calls and emails……I would highly recommend Jan to take care of purchasing and selling a home, or rental.” Debbie M, Amissville VA
“Jan’s knowledge, diligence, and creativity were instrumental in not only completing (my) sale in approximately seven months, but also obtaining the price I wanted.” Lee T, Hilton Head SC
“Jan was very patient with us. She showed us a lot of houses and she represented us expertly and made us feel comfortable through the whole process.” Denny and Lois C, Rixeyville VA
“We had the best experience buying a new home in Amissville and having Jan as our agent. Kind and caring- Jan is a wealth of information about this area. Everything went very smoothly and now we consider Jan a dear friend! We would always recommend (her)!” Denver and Sally M, Amissville VA
“I enjoyed working with Jan so much. She was always so pleasant. She went out of her way to get my property sold. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs a realtor. I know she will do an outstanding job.” Lois D, Broad Run VA
“Jan has been a wonderful resource and friend. I’ve worked with her on several transactions over the years and she always put my best interest first and foremost.” Joshua G, Sperryville VA
“Our experiences with Jan were extremely pleasant. She helped us sell our house. The process went very smoothly and our house sold in no time. She also guided and advised us with the purchase of our current home. She is very personable and attentive. I know that if we buy/sell in the future, we will turn to Jan again.” Sandra B, Washington VA
Rappahannock County is a special place and no one knows its hidden treasures and unique places better than Jan. She helped me, patiently and professionally- find the perfect house to make my home. Most importantly, Jan found me TWO Rappahannock Treasures: My Dream Home and my Friendship with her. No agent knows and embodied the charm and character of Rappahannock better.” Steve R, Sperryville VA
“Our experience with Jan was very friendly and eye-opening to ideas that we didn’t think we could make happen, when she showed up the property we (ultimately) purchased. Jan helped (us) understand the buying process. She was very accommodating of our working schedules. ….We certainly recommend Jan for the sale of purchase of your properties.” Kimberly N, Sperryville VA
“Living in California and selling property in VA could be difficult. With the expertise of realtor Jan Makela, however, it was a successful and pleasant experience. …Jan knows the area, she knows the market, and she cares about her clients. We were extremely satisfied with the outcome of the sale. Working with Jan was a five-star experience.” Nancy and John L, El Cerrito CA
Two of the wonderful things about Little Washington, Va., and the surrounding area: The friendly people and unique properties that make this a very special place. When I decided to begin house-hunting, I was referred to Real Estate III agent Jan Makela by a relative, whose property had been listed   by Jan. Immediately, Jan went to work scouting out those unique places that I wanted to see. On our first meeting, she spent an entire Sunday driving me and my partner across Rappahannock County to look at properties, and everything she showed us lined up with the kind of houses we told her we were most interested in seeing. Then, when I fell in love with a place, Jan worked to make it happen, even advising me - against her own interests! - to withdraw a contract I had put in until we could confirm the home could be set up for internet access to allow me to telework. When I went back to the seller with the 2nd offer, she worked even harder and got us an amazing price - nearly 25% below the original list price, with seller contributing to closing costs - on one of the most beautiful properties I've ever seen in the county (and I grew up there). 

Jan literally scaled mountains to find me the perfect home, and then negotiated an incredible deal that, all said, saved me almost $100k vs. the original list price. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Steve R, Sperryville VA
Jan has a long history in Rappahhannock and knows everybody. Combining these contacts with her professional real estate experience results in effective presentation and marketing of properties if you are a seller and knowledge of the local market at all price levels if you are either a buyer or   seller. 
Jan was a tremendous help in the preparation of our house for showing and in timing the listing for maximum initial impact. There is always a certain amount of luck in the marketplace, but Jan managed a pretty high dollar offer within a week or two of listing the property. This in a market where my wife and I expected to need a lot more patience. It wouldn't have happened without Jan and her local industry contacts. 
On top of her capabilities, Jan is an absolute joy to work with which can sometimes be hard to find in the real estate industry. We would happily recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Rappahhonock.
David O, Charlotte NC
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