A home purchase or sale is one of the largest financial and emotional decisions most people make. The purchase or sale transaction can involve delicate negotiations, subtle financing alternatives and specialized due diligence. I take pride in providing the personal touch needed to aid you in finding the right home or in selling your existing home. With 14 years as a REALTOR®, I have acquired an advantageous combination of experience, knowledge and skills. My accounting background and my business experience make me uniquely qualified to support my clients through every transaction. The following are some important questions to take into consideration when choosing a REALTOR®. I look forward to working with you!

  • How long have you been working in this particular area?

I have lived and worked in Philadelphia and on the Main Line all my life. I grew up in West Mt. Airy in Northwest Philadelphia and later settled in Lower Merion and currently reside in Overbrook Farms (near St. Joseph’s University). As a resident, I have a great appreciation for the area; there are so many unique neighborhoods and towns with a diversity of people, architecture, amenities and parks. The area is also culturally rich with great theatre, music, restaurants and museums. I have spent much of my life walking and horseback riding trails in Fairmount Park, Lower Merion Conservancy, Radnor Township, and the Willistown Conservancy.

  • How long have you been a real estate professional? Do you work full or part time?

I attended Temple University’s FOX School of Business and Management and received a BBA in Accounting. Prior to changing paths to pursue a long time fascination with real estate, I had a successful career as a certified public and private accountant. I have now been a practicing REALTOR® full time for 14 years. Not only am I a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), a CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), an ABR® (Accredited Buyers Representative), a certified e-PRO® (a social media and technology pro) but I am also a multi-year Five Star Professional Real Estate award winner.

  • What type of homes do you usually handle?

My real estate practice covers residential homes and residential investment properties in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties with a focus on Northwest Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, East Falls, Roxborough and Manayunk), and the Main Line (Merion, Narberth, Bala Cynwyd, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Gladwyne).

  • How much of your business comes from repeat customers or referrals?

According to my 14 year sales history, 59.8% of my transactions have been referral based.

  • How many homes did you sell last year?

My average number of transactions per year is 15.75, while the average number of transactions per agent (industry wide) per year is 8.4 (as calculated by RE/MAX based on 2014 REAL Trends 500 data, citing 2013 transaction sides for the 1,451 largest participating U.S. brokerages. Prudential, Berkshire and Real Living do not include HomeServices of America).

  • How often can you expect to be updated, regardless of any progress?

I customize the frequency of updates based on my clients’ preferences. Additionally, I am always available by phone, text, or email, as most of my clients prefer a high touch relationship. My physical office is located in Bryn Mawr, but as with most realtors I am a mobile office. I'm happy to meet with you at your home, your place of business or even your local cafe if you prefer :) 


Janet Ames
Janet Ames
6 Coulter Avenue Ardmore PA 19003