My name is Jan Christopher… I am a full time professional licensed Florida realtor and active licensed Florida registered nurse serving customers one-to-one as a Client or RN Advocate. I have over 40 years of personal experience renting, buying, staging, building a new home, and selling, in the real estate industry.
Over many years, my personal and professional needs and desires, as well as those of my family, have continued to evolve, so we continued to sell, buy, and relocate. I quickly learned how to stage our home to reflect our home’s best qualities and to help a potential buyer imagine what the home might offer them and their family. Our homes sold quickly; several times, we were fortunate to receive multiple offers. Relocating taught me to be resourceful with who does it best and how to arrange those moves across town or to another state. On several occasions, we purchased a vacant lot and decided to build our home. I was honored to collaborate with an architect to design the home of our dreams, and to work with the builder and his subs to bring that design to life. Our family has always felt that landscaping enhances property value, is important to extending our home’s interior living space outdoors, and to adding quality to the environment that often hosts many events so important to our daily lives. As a Master Gardener, I enjoy “getting my hands dirty” and have worked with amazing landscapers who helped to make our exterior vision a desirable reality.
In 2001, my family and I moved to Naples. WOW!!! What an amazing area. I have worked and raised my daughters here. I have direct knowledge of the schools and opportunities for families and for individuals moving here. My mother is an active senior now living with me, so I also am well aware of the advantages that southwest Florida offers to our seniors. I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit four continents: Africa, North America, Europe, and South America. On those travels, I have observed and have been invited to participate in many different lifestyles, homes, and customs of people from around the world. My travel experience helps me to appreciate our wonderful world diversity and gave me an ability to see things from different points of view. I enjoy humor, reading, baking/cooking, music, scuba diving, swimming, dancing, golf, great food and sharing a drink with my family and friends.
All of these life experiences have taught me to be a good listener, to be an effective negotiator, and to be an excellent problem solver … all great values when put to good use for you and your benefit - especially when you decide to rent, buy, or sell a property, or to relocate a loved one or your family to Florida.
I received my Florida Realtor license in late June, 2018, and began my professional real estate career with Waterfront Realty Group, Inc., in Naples. I am an active member with NABOR: Naples Area Board of Realtors, and NAR: National Association of Realtors, with the AHWD designation. I routinely attend seminars and classes to stay up-to-date on the fast paced world of “luxury” and commercial real estate. In early December, 2018, I transferred to Engel & Völkers Olde Naples.
I chose Engel & Völkers because of its worldwide reputation for stellar service in the residential and commercial real estate and luxury market, for its vast and ever expanding global network, abroad and in the United States. These details are key to real estate success and will help you and your properties to receive the attention they deserve, to attract buyers as quickly as possible, and to earn you the best benefit and financial gain for your properties.
Luxury is still affiliated with exclusive, high-end properties, BUT, now it is so much more. Luxury is … the enjoyment of the best in life: to experience knowledge, beauty, and humanity at its deepest and most inspiring, and to enjoy all of its enriching sweetness! Luxury is … any experience or wonder that reminds us to love the life we’re living, to not simply live it, but to wholeheartedly embrace it, to devour it with joy, to find it meaningful and worthwhile! Luxury is … buying a home that is more sustainable and provides a healthy environment, fueling a desire toward conscious living. Luxury is … buying a house that is energy efficient as well as environmentally aware in its construction and amenities. Luxury is … attracting buyers looking for close proximity to a vibrant community rich with cultural offerings and outdoor activities, as well as activities to volunteer and to make a difference. Luxury defined this way is available to everyone, and can be found here in Southwest Florida. Engel & Völkers has a motto any luxury home buyer expects and one that aligns with my personal philosophy: “White glove service at every price point.”
A real estate sale or purchase is potentially one of the most important transactions in your life. As an advisor, I have a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. I will protect your interest and proactively address your needs and concerns. As your advisor, I find getting to know you helps me to genuinely care for you, your family, and your needs, and to make the real estate process, a positive experience! My goal is to treat you and every customer like I would like to be treated, and to build a personal and professional relationship with you that will last.
Naples and Southwest Florida are a part of the “Blue Zone Project,” a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Southwest Florida. The Project encourages changes to our community that lead to healthier options. When our whole community participates - from our work sites and schools to our restaurants and grocery stores, from our places of worship to our places of entertainment - these small changes contribute to huge benefits for all who live here including lowered health care costs, improved productivity, and ultimately a higher quality of life. This global movement inspires people to live longer, happier, more active lives with lower rates of chronic disease. I love living in a community that offers me so many lifestyle and health-enriching choices and nurtures the well-being for my family and me; how about you?
How can I assist you to receive the “white glove service” you seek, while helping you to find your place to be healthier, happier and to live longer here in sunny Southwest Florida as a member of our “Blue Zone” community?