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"Service Is Everything..."

Janet Akin brings a wealth of experience to all her real estate transactions. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, she held Director and Vice President positions in the telecommunications and online software industries where she managed the marketing, sales, and service divisions for several global companies including Pacific Bell, SBC and 2Bridge Software. Not surprisingly, she leverages the skills and insight she gained from these diverse experiences on each and every client transaction.

Janet approaches every client’s marketing plan, sales strategy, contract negotiations, and support efforts no differently than she approached the numerous multi-national sales contracts she managed – with speed, focus, precision and perhaps most importantly - respect and integrity.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco ·
  • Sales Associate license from California Bureau of Real Estate
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) ·
  • Member of California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.)
  • Member of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR)
  • Member of MLSListings Multiple Listings Service

Client Testimonial

“Now that things have settled down a “bit” we have time to reflect. We would unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend Janet Akin to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Rose Garden. She carried us through the process of selling our parents’ home; they had lived in that home for over 53 years. To us 819 Morse Street was more than a house and she knew that. She sat down with us, explained how it would all work, allowed us to moan and comment, and then explained again. We were calmly and efficiently led through every legal hoop. She was always available by phone or email with answers. Her contacts in the real estate world of inspections, staging, decorating, etc., pulled all the strings together smoothly and relatively painlessly. When complications and anxieties arose, she was our investigator and stress reliever. She always had ideas and advice when problems arose. She kept a close look as the uncertain housing market went through its spasms and finally set a price and schedule that she felt would be attractive and workable.

All of her recommendations paid off, all her contractors went smoothly into operation, painting, fixing, staging, and cleaning. By that time we had no fear that any detail, down to whether or not a ceiling fixture was needed, would be overlooked. Our parents’ house was in her care and it couldn't have been in better hands. And it all came together. After just one weekend of open house, we received a great offer, well above our asking price, and closed in just a week - WOW! I am convinced that no one else could have handled things so well. I know there are many competent realtors out there. I'm just glad Janet was ours.” Juanita Berlo, Fr. Marcel Vogel, & Robert Vogel, Rose Garden – San Jose

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Community Service

Since 2002, Janet has been a member of the Board of Directors for Lincoln High School Foundation in San Jose. She has served as Development Committee Chair, Vice President, and President. Janet is also an active mentor for young people in transition and since 2002 she is mentoring at-risk students in the Future Vision Mentoring Program at Lincoln High School in San Jose.


Janet is married and has three adult children. She lives in the Rose Garden San Jose area with her husband, Malcolm Thompson, and their Australian Shepherd (Ozzie) and Siamese cat (Monty). Janet is a second-generation native to San Jose.