Janice Lee Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Janice Lee

Real Estate Agent at
Coldwell Banker Real Estate

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Agent Highlights

Janice is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average San Francisco agent.
Janice has great Condo experience - having sold 55 more condos than the average agent.
Janice is a TIC expert - transacting over 68% more tenancies-in-common than the average agent.

More about Janice Lee

Janice is in the top 10% of all San Francisco residential real estate agents in terms of sales and completed over 80 real estate transactions in the past two years and successfully continues to represent sellers and buyers. She is a Top 50 Coldwell Banker Northern California Agent, #1 Agent in her office and ranked #30 nationwide with AREAA. Janice Lee graduated from Mount Holyoke College Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations and Asian Studies. Since graduation, she has taken Management, Import/Export and Real Estate courses. Janice speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, which allows her to communicate with a wider range of potential buyers and she understands how to do business with people from different cultures. She is results oriented, personable, aggressive, creative and honest. You want Janice Lee on your side when it comes to real estate.


Top Negotiator

HomeLight Achievement


Top Producer

HomeLight Achievement



Mount Holyoke College, Hong Kong University, Princeton University, Beijing Normal University, Hamilton College,


BRE #01720205, Short Sales and Foreclosures, Residential Investment Analysis, Management Certificate


Top Producer, International President's Elite, NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associate , #1 GCI Sales Associate, #1 Agent for Buyer Controlled Sales, Top BCS Sales Associate, International President's Premier , Top 50 Real Estate Agents of 2013 , NRT Top 3% Real Estate Agents Nationwide, AREAA Top 30 Nationwide 2014

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Chinese - Cantonese

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Janice Lee's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Last week I sold a home by City College in San Francisco.. Janice Lee was my Realator and I couldn't be Happier. The day that I met Janice and she told me of her plans for my House, what to do to make it very marketable, how much to ask, and what to expect, I was very very impressed. I never bothered to even interview any other agents. During every step of the preparation and sale of the home Janice was there. She always answered her phone or if she was busy it was never more than a 20 minute wait for her to get back to me. She helped me get a contractor to help prepare my house, who did the work at a very reasonable rate. It looked beautiful after he was done. I realy didn't have to do anything which was just great for me. Janice also used Docsign which meant that I didn't have to leave my house (1 and 1/2 hours ride from San Francisco in traffic) to sign important papers. As Janice had said on our first visit the home sold after 2 open houses for almost exactly for what she said it would sell for.I have sold many homes in San Francisco over the last 35 years, But I have never met an agent who was so helpful, knowledable, and who did exactly what she said she would, as Janice Lee...

      - Michael L.
    • Janice is the best agent that we ever have, we like her signing method of using Docsign which made the whole process easy, fast and user friendly. She is very attended, she marketed our property in many media, ie. multiple listing, newspaper, Craig listing etc. Her materials are very professional, very organized, I can see that why she is so successful in selling/buying properties.We like her speedy responses to questions and kept us in the loop to aware what is going on between different parties.Thanks Janice and we recommend Janice to everyone that plans to sell or buy property.

      - Wei L.
    • Whether you're buying or selling, you can't do better in the Bay Area than Janice Lee! Professional, patient and savvy -- she understands the current trends and how to market your home or get you into one in a competitive market. Thanks, Janice!

      - Oscar B.
    • Janice was very professional and knowledgeable. We sold our condo and she did an amazing job with marketing and advertising. She was so great to work with, and I would definitely work with her again!

      - Rebe B.
    • I can't imagine how we can close the home purchase deal without Janice's help. She immediately understood our needs and solved a key issue we have. She always respond to our questions or seller's agent's request immediately. We highly recommend Janice to all the home buyers.

      - Ruming L.
    • Janice is the best!!! I just bought my first house with Janice as my agent, she worked hard and was always there for me. I strongly recommend her for your real estate needs.Unlike many others out there just try to get the deals closed and get paid, Janice is honest. When we toured some houses together, she would point out all the things I needed to be aware of, and some agents would never do that. Alos,she would go above and beyond bargaining for your benefits- such as better deals on inspections, getting you better rates, getting the other side to cover fees as much as possible....buying a house is a very stressful/painful process(mine was a short-sale property), but had Janice doing most of the work and looking out for me, Ididn't have to worry about anything. And, to Jaince: thank you for all your help, I opened up a Yelp acct just to write you a review...:)

      - Jon L.
    • Hello everybody. . . I opened up a yelp account just to praise this realtor that got me my home that i have lived in now for half a year. Sorry I am late janice but I have been busy :).So this realtor of mine named janice lee is one of the best realtors I have had in my entire life. I have gone through 3 prior realtors until I had met janice. Of course I was thinking I wouldn't be able to get someone to find me a house and that I would probably have to find it on my own because realtors suck but janice changed my whole perception of how realtors really work.So the way that janice works is she would come to your house and introduce herself to you and explain all the nooks and crannys of what you will need to expect while going throught the process of buying a home. Second step is she will spend the whole day with you, preferably a sat. or sun., and get your kind of taste in a house and what are your wants and needs. Third after she finds out the goods and bads in my perspective of a house she will search until she finds you a home and wont stop till you cry "mommy".She was everything I could dream about in a realtor. She found me the perfect home I wanted, had a full knowledge of the surrounding areas and being honest on what areas were good and bad, had my taste in houses and when we found the one i truely loved she worked her butt off in getting me the best deal I can possibly get, she has connections off the ying yang and got me the best interest rate possible *such a good interest rate that my parents even refinanaced*, she was aggressive which is what i really loved about her and not only knowledgable in surrounding areas but knowledgable in almost everything and anything to do with houses. She basically tailed the contractor inspector and told him how to do his job! hahah if you cant find a realtor or you are unsatisfied with your prior realtor. . . JANICE LEE is the girl for you. . . this comes from experience people of the bay area so trust me when I say janice lee will find you your house or die trying hahah. I owe this girl dinner, wherever and whatever you want janice. call me when you are free from the mayham of your job :)

      - Joey P.
    • Just finished closing the purchase of our new home. Janice was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful. She listened to our needs and only presented options that focused on what we were looking for. Jance didn't waste our time with property that didn't fit our criteria. She has a lot of experience and knowledge of the market in SF and Daily City.Janice makes herself or someone on her team available to look at property. Great help with the bidding and working with the seller's agent. Even spent the time to help with the banking and ensure that everything was on track. A wonderful experience and I would highly recommend her if you are selling or purchasing a home.

      - Charles K.
    • I was refereed to Janice by an old neighbor. I was nervous about meeting with an agent because I do not have a lot of cash to work with and felt a little embarrassed about even trying to buy a house in SF. Janice was great. I called her and we met the next week. She was always really honest with me about my situation and encouraging at the same time. The reality was I could not compete with all the cash offers going around so I found a piece of land south of SF and began my research on buying land and building.There were times I was ready to throw the towel in but Janice kept me focused and handled the paperwork. there were two cash offers on the land over mine and Janice made it happen for me. I am about ready to close on the land in the next weeks and I am so excited. I would highly recommend Janice. She put a lot of work into getting us in contract and it is not like she's getting a huge commission from the land sale. I am grateful for her advice and all the work she has done to help me build a home for me and my daughter in the Bay Area. She honestly, cares about helping people buy their first home and less about the money. She is very knowledgeable, sharp, determined, and caring. If I get the chance to buy again or sell, I will most definitely use Janice!

      - Hale G.
    • I found Janice through Yelp (thank you Yelpers!) because the reviewers said they purchased their homes for less than they thought they would pay for them. And thanks to Janice, YES, so did I!You will have to do most of the leg work to seek out properties you want to see, but she ALWAYS makes herself available to show you anything on your list. That is HUGE. She keeps in constant contact so you are never left in the dark about what is going on throughout the process. She is straight up tenacious and I strongly believe there is no complicated sale that she can't handle.I wanted to see a type of property that I was advised by many against getting into because it was a short sale and a probate sale...not really a good idea for a first time home buyer. But she showed me the house anyways and got my bid in quickly. She is quick in getting paperwork together so you stand a fighting chance. I even wanted to do a 203k construction loan, a loan she was not yet familiar with, but she nailed everything that was needed to get me into this house. She fought through all the red tape of this complicated short sale and got me into the house for way cheaper than I would have paid for it. For that I am extremely thankful.I have lived in SF for 20 years and thought I would have to move away to buy a home. Wrong. I get to stay! No more living with my partner and 2 kids in a one bedroom apartment, we have a house now.Do your self a favor if you're a first time home buyer, don't over look those cheap fixer properties that need work. You can use a first time home buyer 203k loan to fix them :)Trust Janice to handle your super complicated paperwork and get the bargain you are looking for. Happy house hunting!

      - Lynn B.
    • Janice was referred to me by my good friend who recently boughtthrough Janice. She was everything I hoped to find in an agent. Inthe SF Bay Area, many desible properties have multiple offers. Ofcourse the home we wanted had five other bids on the property. Eventhough we were getting an FHA loan with 3.5% down, Janice was able tonegotiate a lower price and convince the listing agent that we werestrong buyers. FHA loans are very strict property conditionguidelines, so she advised us on how to prepare the property for asmoothe appraisal and loan process. Janice had our best interests inmind and helped us get the lowest possible interest rate. I was sosatisfied with her level of professionalism and service that Ireferred her to my best friend even before we closed! We highlyrecommend her.

      - Yorbee H.
    • Janice helped us find our dream home. Even in a multiple offer situation, she negotiated on our behalf and helped us get our home for $15,000 below the highest offer. She helped us navigate the complicated home buying process and made it seem easy. Janice is the best realtor and we highly recommend her.De and Will

      - Will W.
    • Janice was wonderful!! I was a first time home buyer when I met Janice and she made the entire experince so pain free. I was able to reach her any day of the week and at any time.She didn't make me feel stupid or get frustrated with me when I asked a million questions. She really went to bat for me to renegotiate my purchase price as well. She was there from begining to end. She even showed up at my loan signing.From my experience, anyone looking for a dedicated realtor with tons on mortgage knowledge should definately look her up!!!!

      - Dao H.
    • When my boyfriend and I began the search for our first home together, we looked to Yelp for a realtor recommendation. We found Janice with 5 stars and couldn't have been happier.Janice is a hustler. She stops at nothing when it comes to her clients. Any time we wanted to check out a home, Janice would make herself available. When we placed our bids, she constantly checked in with the listing agents and kept us updated.As this was our first home purchase, Janice provided us with guidance. She didn't try to upsell us on anything, she gave us real upfront answers. If she didn't think we were getting a deal, she'd tell us. She even helped us get a deal on the home we purchased. The home needed X amount of work, so she said, "so bid x amount less" and we did. And, we got the home!We're so happy we were able to work with Janice and I'd recommend her to anyone.

      - Sam L.
    • I'm trying to forget about the home buying process...except for my dealings with Janice. We went on several house hunting expeditions together and it was actually fun to see what was out there. Some of the homes were a disaster (they were usually the repossessed ones). Janice asked many questions and found out what I was really looking for. We even stopped at Eggettes for a snack break.Looking at houses is the fun part...then the bidding started. She loves to bargain (and I don't) and probably saved us thousands of dollars. It's ridiculous how many forms that have to be signed (e.g., every offer, counteroffer, addendum for starters) but she made it a little less painful by explaining all the forms very quickly and pointing out where to sign.We then entered a prolonged closing period where we felt like giving up every day (so many hassles). Luckily Janice was there to check in with our loan agent. And she was there at the title company explaining the forms there (the title agent said very little) and asking for fee reductions. The closing felt like our joint accomplishment.She seems to work every day at all hours and she's good about doing things by email. Highly recommended.

      - Lolia S.
    • omg.. Janice is the best realtor ever!! She is always there to help me in whatever I need, when I saw something I like and told her about it, she would get back to me at lightening speed... it's amazing how fast she works and how dedicated she is at her work. Being a first time home buyer, I was not very knowledgeable about much of anything, Janice was there to hold my hand and walk me through every step of the way. She was there to help when I wanted to look at a house, to negotiate, to answer all my millions of questions, my concerns, and gave me honest feedback. This is not something every realtor can do, she really helped me in MY best interest and not for herself, she did whatever she can to help me get what I want and was always there for me even AFTER I brought the house and still had questions! I would recommend her to anyone I know!!

      - Ursula T.