Janey Given
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About Me

Personal Background

I grew up in Carmel, as did both of my parents, and was lucky enough to return to this beautiful, special area with my own family in 1992. My husband, Howard, and I raised two wonderful children here. Our son Sam, a graduate of UCLA, now lives in NYC where he works and performs on stage in Musical Theatre productions. Our daughter Bonnie, a graduate of Santa Clara University & Master's Degree in Psychology, now works in our local area helping out many clients. When our kids were younger, both my husband and I were very involved in our community's activities, especially theatre and local sports. We are blessed with a treasured circle of local friends and business associates. In addition to his work as an Investment Advisor, my husband Howard served on the Carmel Unified School District Board for over 10 years before retiring his position several years ago.

Professional Background

I have been an active Monterey Peninsula real estate agent since early 2005. My previous work was in finance, accounting and investment management. As a parent, I also had the opportunity to participate in local theatre, our children's schools, and have served on several non-profit boards. We purchased our first home in 1978, and since then, my husband and I have been through 16 transactions as either buyers or sellers. My years in real estate have been exciting as well as challenging. I have represented many buyers and sellers, mainly in Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Carmel Valley. My goal, particularly with listings, is to help sellers painlessly prepare their properties for sale, to market and attract as many potential buyers to their homes in creative ways. I am a hard worker -- perhaps to a fault -- and am very dedicated to my clients, my family and friends.

Professional Connections & Awards  
  • Professional Affiliations Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Home Marketing Specialist
  • Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist
  • Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society


  • B.A. English Literature, UCLA, graduated Magna Cum Laude

My Professional Philosophy

I love real estate -- and always have. I am honored to be a professional in this business and very much look forward to making your move here, or to another wonderful area, a fun, profitable and smooth-sailing adventure. I believe in service to others and enjoy people, homes and win-win negotiation. Above all, I believe in kindness when dealing with my family, friends, treasured clients and business associates.