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Why I Became A Realtor

Interview with Janine Bear
Posted: October 25, 2017 by Rebekah Holten

One of the most important aspects in choosing a realtor, is finding someone who is knowledgeable about the market as well as real estate.  Here is some information about me and why I became a realtor (I promise this won’t be the norm).


What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

I enjoy hiking, motorcycles, going to the gym, football, and church.  I love being a part of my community and currently volunteer with The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation, and The Life Church. In the past, I was President of the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Community Foundation, volunteered with the YMCA, Young Life, Company of Fools and Camp Rainbow Gold. There are so many activities in Sun Valley and ways to get involved in the community.  Living here is truly a blessing.


When did you move to Sun Valley? 

I moved to Sun Valley 30 years ago because I appreciate the way of life here and wanted this for our children.


What is your education background? 

I am always a student.  I have some college including Harvard Extension School (one of the twelve schools that compose Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts), as well as Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Real Estate Practices, Real Estate Finance, Appraisal, Marketing, and Real Estate Law.


What is your experience with real estate?  

I got my real estate license in 1993 and before that worked with property management. I work with commercial real estate, first time homebuyers, second home buyers… I have a wealth of knowledge regarding this, but am always striving to learn more as the industry is constantly developing and changing.


What interests you most about real estate? 

I love negotiating.  I love learning what the buyer really wants through exploring properties and then making that dream happen for them.


What is one of the best compliments you have received?

Someone wrote this review of me and my services: “Janine brings a resume of experience known throughout the real estate community and her extensive client base. Quite simply, Janine is one of the top real estate agents in the area. She regularly tops the lists in sales volume, and has systematized her business so that it continues to improve each year. Janine commands instant name recognition and respect due mainly to her real estate career, and in part to her philanthropic activities. Janine’s strengths include an amazing capacity for fast-paced, sustained effort towards her goals, motivational skills, and an enthusiastic, well-spoken communication style. Along with her organizational skills, work ethic and stamina, Janine’s involvement spells success for sales efforts.”

[Interview performed by Rebekah Holten, Social Media Specialist of Step Beyond Media.]


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