A top-producing agent of Sotheby’s International Realty Montecito and recognized in the top 1% of all our agents, Realtor Janet Caminite specializes in both the purchase and sale of single-family residences and estates in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, ranch/vacant land, as well as estates in Ventura and oceanfront residences along the Rincon Coastline.
Janet has had a diverse and successful entrepreneurial career in sales spanning more than three decades combining her vast experience and professional knowledge with her hands-on personal service approach in representing each and every client. She spent 18 years as a para-legal in all areas of law with a focus on contracts in real estate, litigation and the entertainment industry in general. She served as the COO of a start-up software development company in San Francisco for two years. She created and operated a bakery café that grew to seven locations originating the proprietary recipes, hiring, training, trademarks, marketing and lease negotiations.
Establishing her real estate career in 1999 in Los Angeles and then in Santa Barbara in 2004, Janet offers unique marketing opportunities that include exposure through her memberships in three multiple listing services i.e. Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles, and the international connections of Sotheby’s International Realty in addition to her vast personal global network of agents. Her overall objective is to ensure that clients meet their personal real estate goals creating a win/win scenario for all involved.
On a professional level, Janet is a member of the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors and serves on its Board of Directors 2014-2018, Vice President on the Board of Realtors 2017, Chair of the Education Committee, the MLS Committee, Professional Standards & Ethics Committee, the Los Angeles Multiple Listing Service, the Ventura/Oxnard Multiple Listing Services (MLS), the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. In addition to her professional affiliations, she was a 2012 NAWBO-SB Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Top Nominee, is a NAR Certified Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource realtor, and is involved with non-profit organizations as a consultant and volunteer, contributing time and financial support; those include Conservation International, The Unity Shoppe, Heal the Ocean, The Institute for Individual and World Peace, The Heartfelt Foundation, Santa Barbara Food Bank, CASA and Transition House.
“Janet Caminite has worked with me for the last several years to sell a high end custom beachfront home. I first met Janet at the worst market time for this type of real estate. She has amazed me throughout this process with her creativity, perseverance, energy, and diligence. I have dealt with lots of real estate brokers over the years and she has a most unique combination of attributes that I think has taken the best points other brokers have and rolled them into one person, Janet. She really knows her market and the competition. She is educated and realistic in her approach with potential buyers. She is kind and caring with both me - the seller, potential buyers, service people and other brokers. I highly recommend her.”
- Patricia Duggan Westlake Village, CA
“You have done an extraordinary job and showed more muster than I probably could have come up with. Your character through this has been patient, positive and strong. No more could have been done to bring this 'beast' in.”
- Stephen Eshelman Montecito, CA
“We have just successfully completed the sale of our beach home in Solimar Beach Colony in Ventura, CA and the entire (very complicated) process under your efficient direction was handled in as professional a manner as possible. You never lost sight of our needs and you put together an incredible package.
The portfolio you made told the whole story in pictures and words and along with your time and effort, you brought in a qualified buyer and we were able to meet our $3,900,000 price and walk away very happy.
We were on the ice in the Arctic when the final offer came in and the escrow opened and you took care of everything. With only one email to us - you orchestrated the entire process while we sipped wine on the ship. Both our business manager and our attorney were very impressed with your diligence and tenacity.
It has been a wonderful experience working with you.
-Linda & George Weinstock Calabasas, CA
“Janet Caminite is my "go to realtor" for the Santa Barbara/Montecito area. Whenever my clients are buying or selling a home in this area, Janet is the first and only realtor I think of. She is very professional, accessible, smart and attentive. She makes me look good to my clients because she takes such excellent care of them. She is very thorough and makes sure that she knows the market inside and out.”
“Just a note to say thank you for a job well done. I selected you because I felt that you really knew the business, appeared to be trust worthy, and would represent me in a professional manner. You acted in my interests at all times, advised me on many things, and I always knew you were on my side. If I could summarize it in one word it would be TRUST.
Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.”
- Jerry Wachholz Santa Barbara, California
“We chose to have Janet Caminite represent us in our most recent real estate transaction. This was a challenging sale of a property which was valued, for a number of legitimate reasons, much higher than comparable sales in our area.
Janet gave excellent advice and direction and was most sensitive in the estate sale of my mother’s home [Solimar Beach]. She was there for me 100% of the time … she didn’t even take a break at Christmas time … thank goodness … as we received the offer on Christmas Eve Day. She followed through on every single aspect of the sale. I would totally recommend her.”
- A. Pless Santa Barbara, CA
Over the course of the listing period [18 months] we were very impressed with Janet’s professionalism, attention to detail, and concern for our privacy. She was easy to work with, and always valued our opinion and listened to our concerns. The full resources of Sotheby’s International Realty were utilized to give our property the most extensive exposure possible. This ultimately resulted in a successful sale, for a price which was unprecedented in our area [Solimar Beach].
We are able to recommend her without hesitation for representing a high standard of professionalism in her industry, as well as providing highly personal and caring service.”
- Bob and Sherry O’Hollaren Ventura, CA
“Your expertise, knowledge and understanding made the entire process from listing, staging, broker tours, showings, offers, counter offers, signing and the closing a much easier road to navigate [Ventura Hills]. I am so glad that in my extensive search for a broker/agent to assist my friend I found you. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to purchase in the Montecito, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles areas or to any other broker/agent who is in need to someone to assist one of their clients.”
- Vicki Burr Century 21
“From the beginning, Janet saw the value of our property and set out to achieve it, which she did. Along the way she was proactive and helpful, assisting us in presenting our property and negotiating through the deal. It was a success all around.”
- R. Graham Santa Barbara, CA
"My experience of working with Janet was that I was understood and respected, in both business and emotionally. The end result was she found me a perfect house I feel I paid a fair price for and the previous owner feels she received the right price as well. It was a win/win with everything being done very clearly and cleanly.”
- Constance Leete Los Feliz, CA
“We have worked with Janet Caminite for 5 years and she has assisted us in all aspects of selling and purchasing three properties. Working with her made all of those transactions a smooth process where every complicated step became simple due to her attitude and responsive action. She has a talent to make a group of people perform as an effective team. She is readily available and goes out of her way to understand our needs, constraints and goes the extra mile to create satisfaction. She is both realistic and creative in finding ways to meet our goals and to present our properties to others. She has a high level of integrity and works for win-win solutions for all involved.”
- Mark Samuel Los Angeles, CA
“I want to thank Janet Caminite from Sotheby’s International Realty. We just had her sell our ranch, which we have had and lived on for 38 years. It was a very emotional time and she helped my family and I get through the process with the most support and professionalism. I was truly thankful for all her help. We will always have a special place in our hearts for our friends and the Hollister Ranch.”
- Rick, Janet, Ben and Joel Schock Hanalei, Kauai
“Your assistance in selling my home was a blessing. When the first escrow became challenging due to the inexperience of the other agent, your patience and knowledge was invaluable. Your generosity of heart and clarity of knowing what to do cleared the way for a second escrow and a thoroughly positive and rewarding culmination. I am continually impressed with the width and breadth of your abilities. Anyone who chooses to work with you has chosen a gem....be they agent or client. Thank you for being who you are.”
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