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Partners

Janelle Fazackerley

 

Partner

As a partner in Front Porch Realty Group, Janelle has found a powerful match between her passion for homes and her joy in providing service for the needs of first time, move-up, country property , and investment buyers.  Sellers and buyers from a wide variety of backgrounds and situations find in Janelle a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and compassionate partner for their transactions.  Her specialized training as a SRES realtor allows Janelle to thoroughly address the needs of her senior citizen clients.

Being a third generation Marin county native, Janelle appreciates the natural, historical, and cultural features that draw so many families to live in its towns and cities. Janelle and her husband Jim live in Lagunitas.  Their two children have grown up in the nurturing environment of the San Geronimo Valley and have enjoyed all the resources there, especially the great public school and outdoor recreation.  Janelle served for many years as board president of the fundraising foundation for the Lagunitas School District and more recently on the San Geronimo Community Center Board. She feels that the opportunity to live in the Bay Area is perhaps the greatest gift that we all share.  Whether it is hiking the west Marin ridges, riding horses through the redwood groves, or walking the miles of spectacular beaches with her standard poodle Leo, she is thankful everyday that this is her home.

Certifications:

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist

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Jim Maloney

 

Partner

A native San Franciscan, Jim moved to San Rafael in 1987 with his wife Sherry, where they raised their two sons Casey and Kevin.  Jim graduated from Saint Mary's College, Moraga and earned a MBA from San Francisco State University.  He has an extensive background in accounting, finance and corporate investment management with multiple Bay Area companies.

Jim’s business experience and genial personality provides his clients with an efficient, effective and rewarding real estate experience.  His clients benefit from Jim’s high standards of ethics and professionalism by way of his industry insight, negotiating skills and acute attention to every aspect of the real estate transaction.

Always giving back to his community, Jim coached CYO basketball and Dixie-Terra Linda baseball and soccer for many years. He served as a volunteer firefighter and as a Commissioner with the Marinwood Fire Department.  He enjoys early morning runs with Sherry (staying just on the cusp of being in shape), spending time with his family and following the pursuits of Casey and Kevin who are graduates of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and The University of Oregon.

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Karen Robertson Strain,

 

Partner, Broker Associate

Karen is a native San Franciscan and her two daughters have the distinction of being 4th generation San Franciscans.  She and her husband Jim made the move to Marin when their children were young because they wanted their daughters to attend the much admired Marin public school system.  Her family acclimated to the beauty and culture of Marin very quickly.  It was one of the best decisions they have ever made.  Both of her daughters are grown and on their own now so she has plenty of time to spend with her adored standard poodle Henri.

Karen enjoys helping people find their homes - especially first time buyers. When it comes to selling or buying your home, she works diligently to make sure that it is a smooth transaction for all parties involved. Communication is her number #1 priority. She believes personal and ongoing contact is very important to building the relationship with clients and ultimately leads to the success of the transaction.

Karen currently serves on the board for the Novato Youth Center. In her spare time she enjoys long distance walking, reading a great book, and is an enthusiastic knitter. What brings balance and fun into her life is singing with The Hubs of Marin - a 60's 70's rockin roll group band that all live locally in Marin.  Karen also continues to teach CPR and First Aid in the Bay Area - which has allowed her to meet many wonderful people.

 

Certifications and Distinctions

2012 Past President, Marin Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS

Women's Council of Realtors (Marin Chapter) Realtor of the Year 2009

Member, Novato's Womens Network

Performance Management Network Designation

FACS - Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant

 


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Yoko Kasai

 

Partner

Yoko was born in Japan but considers herself a Bay Area native. She currently resides in San Rafael with her husband Rick and her son Max. She has lived all over the Bay Area and enjoys being knowledgeable about the subtle differences between the counties. She thoroughly enjoys each challenge that real estate brings and loves working with her colleagues to find the best solutions for her clients. One of her passions is to continually pursue new learning opportunities both professionally and personally. Yoko loves to bike all over Marin County, cook, travel, ski, and eat fantastic food.

Certifications and Distinctions

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist

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2017 President, Marin Association of REALTORS

2017 Director, California Association of REALTORS

2011 Past President, Marin Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS

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