Welcome! Real estate is one of the most important and exciting investments you make. Wouldn't it be comforting to have a knowledgeable, professional and dedicated Realtor® to assist you every step of the way? Janice is that person. Janice is proud to be a TOP PRODUCER in our Great Bridge, Chesapeake office. She has also received the National Sales Excellence award for exceptional performance as one of the leading residential real estate professionals in North America, is a HRRA Circle of Excellence recipient and a Virginia Coastal Magazine Five Star Professional.
She has lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 45 years and has over 35 years of sales, marketing and management experience. She services areas in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk and Portsmouth. In addition to working in Real Estate for ten years, she has successfully managed a multi-million dollar district for a national retailer and has provided supervision for a leading Fortune 500 insurance company.
Additionally, she has taught Marketing, Business Management and Business Law courses for ten years. Let Janice put her real estate knowledge and expertise to work for you utilizing the latest marketing and internet tools and technology.
Her number one goal is to deliver superior service with superior results! If you are a buyer looking for that perfect home and strong representation, Janice has earned her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CSP (New Homes Sales Professional), and SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource) designations from the National Association of Realtors® to best serve your interests, whether you are purchasing a resale property or new construction.
If you are a seller looking for aggressive marketing and exposure of your home, Janice's extensive marketing, sales and staging experience will help you sell your home when you need it to be sold. Her homes sell HIGHER than the average market price and FASTER than the average market time! Here's why. Prior to listing, Janice will walk through every room of your home with you as well as the exterior to provide invaluable suggestions for improvements/repairs and staging. Janice will physically assist you with staging your home so it shows its absolute best and personally shoots each one of her virtual tours and has them up and running within 48 hours of listing! Her superior virtual tours are a big reason why her listings are shown MORE and SELL! With more photos, a narrative of features/benefits, and appealing background music, your property will stand out and be noticed among the competition. This is your 24/7 on-line open house!
Janice also specializes in assisting homeowners who have moved out of the area needing to sell a vacant home or investment property long distance. Read some of the reviews from past clients praising Janice's exceptional performance in this area.
"I live and work by the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." I promise to market and sell your home as if it were my own and I will help you purchase your next home in the same manner that I would expect to be helped."
Please read the reviews below to see why almost 100% of Janice's business comes from referrals from past clients! If you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home, call Janice today!
Tom & Tambra M. (Chesapeake)
Previous experience buying and selling homes left my husband and I leery of the real estate industry. We encountered representing agents who didn't get along, agents who did not fairly represent us as the selling party and agents who gave no concessions in the negotiation process. The whole evolution was painful. Our selling experience with Janice was the complete opposite. From start to finish, Janice displayed the utmost professionalism. This was evidenced in her dependable and timely communication (unheard of these days), her command and control of details, her up-to-date knowledge of real estate laws and procedures, her desire to reach a fair agreement for both sides (also unheard of), and her taking care of us as if we were family. Janice was our advocate, in the truest sense of the word, and that made all the difference. In a hundred ways, she did over and beyond what we had ever known an agent to do. We would entrust ourselves to Janice again, and would encourage others to do the same.
Adrian R. (Virginia Beach)
Janice was our agent as we sold our house in Virginia Beach this year. It is hard to imagine receiving service any better than Janice provided us. It is rare that I take time to sit down and write these letters, but her work was so excellent that we felt it merited extra attention. Janice was professional from start to finish - we contacted her early in the year about our upcoming sale, and she let us know exactly what to expect once our tenant had moved out. We were selling from a different state, and it was amazing how simple Janice made the process for us. She arranged for repairs, coordinated all of the numerous services that had to take place, and even arranged and staged our home for us so that it would show well. And it showed beautifully - we were amazed how wonderful our little house looked in the virtual tour that Janice set up. We received multiple offers on the house, and soon agreed to terms on a contract for full listed value of our home. The entire process was surprisingly fast and simple. We attribute the majority of our positive experience to Janice's expertise and hard work. We have had to move several times over the past few years, and bought and sold more houses than we would like to admit over the past 10 years. During that time, we have worked with some wonderful people, but have never had service as excellent as Janice Bruce provided to us. It was a wonderful experience to work with her.
Jean R. (Norfolk)
Janice was amazing. She knew the market and negotiated a better price than I expected. She was always on top of the deadlines and not only kept us on target, she was proactive with the seller's agent to get things done. She is also just a really nice person and fun. I look forward to listing my current home with her and see what she can do when she is the seller's agent!
Jim F. (Chesapeake)
I had to sell my Dad's home from a distance of four and one half hours away. Janice sold a home next door to his, sometime earlier, and we were impressed with her expertise even then. Enough to hire her straight-away. Janice acts as though the home is her own when recommending a sales price and provides exceptional professional input on that function. She met my punch-list contractors, paid their invoices when needed, provided an exceptional list of contractors , and in one case saved us $1500. She even went to Lowe's Building Inc selected a storm door, bought it and coordinated the installation. I found her to be exceptional at negotiating a final sale with a potential buyer and their Realtor, most worthy of praise on this. If that isn't enough; she goes way overboard to assist the seller on home prep issues like fix-up, decorating, home appliance protection and much much more! I've moved 8 times and never had the same service as that provided by Janice!
Keith B. (Chesapeake)
Before we hired Janice, our home languished on the market for nearly a year. Janice sold it for the asking price in less than two months. With a wealth of connections, a professional and personable presence, and old-school work ethic, Janice won our complete confidence within days. In our first meeting, Janice told us that she "sells homes as if each one is her own." At first, it sounded like part of a rehearsed pitch. Her actions proved the absolute truthfulness of the sentiment. She (along with her husband) dedicated hours of work to make our house "show" beautifully. She furnished it, decorated it, frequently came by to sweep the porch, and made sure the lawn was always manicured. (We were out of town, so these gritty demonstrations of dedication meant the world to us.) Janice will sell your house. She will communicate clearly and frequently along the way. She does not rely upon luck or a good old boy system. She guts out every aspect of her job. I have never experienced such a level of dedication. She was worth every penny and more. I cannot overstate my recommendation of Janice Bruce
Thom M. (Chesapeake)
Janice had tremendous ideas and actively helped us stage our house, which allowed us to get top dollar in a rather lack-luster market. We strongly recommend Janice!
Roger R. (Norfolk)
Janice was recommended by our son. His glowing remarks turned out to be understatements. She has got to have a time machine hidden somewhere because she made us feel like we were her only clients, (she's one of the busiest agents in Tidewater). My wife and I were buying 2 Condos for rental income investments for our retirement. She actually read ALL of the documents from the sellers, pointing out several issues that needed to be corrected. Janice is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and effective. Next, our house goes on the market this spring and our new agent, Janice Bruce, would love to show it to you.