Through my real estate practice, I guide people through one of the most important financial transactions of their lives; buying or selling a home. While this can be a very stressful and over-whelming time, my goal is to make it as easy and stress-free as possible — maybe even have some fun along the way!
I do this by listening closely to what my clients want and by educating them as to what they can expect during the process. I communicate on a regular basis in a way that they’re comfortable with – phone call, email, text or in-person so they are informed every step of the way.
The result is that my clients feel heard, valued and taken care of. I have taken an experience that they were probably dreading and instead I’ve provided them with an experience that has made them feel empowered and in control…and even delighted and surprised them. The result is they are now ready to move forward into the next phase of their lives with energy and excitement about the future.
Jane’s achievements as a senior director at prestigious publications such as Town & Country and Vogue give her a distinct advantage in the real estate profession. Her eye for detail and luxury branding skills honed from years of experience working in magazine publishing and digital marketing is paramount to positioning your property in a compelling and elegant manner. She has an innate ability to re-imagine your home and showcase its best assets to position it to achieve its maximum value. She implements change using bold, fresh ideas with a keen, cutting-edge approach to reveal a property’s true character and highlight its greatest potential.
Her buying clients have been known to select the first property she shows to them. She also has a knack for selling properties quickly and for maximum value.
Motivated by a competitive and ambitious spirit, Jane is a natural-born leader. She is as passionate about her work as she is about her play; her favorite activities include classical piano, yoga, playing with her 2 dogs and hiking the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Jane has an extensive background in luxury marketing and sales. Previously to her career as a top realtor with Keller Williams, she spent years working with luxury magazine publishers and advertising agencies creating campaigns for brands such as Lexus, The Platinum Guild, Martin Katz, St. John, OPI, Crystal Cruises and many more.
She conceptualized and negotiated complex advertising contracts with Fortune 500 companies such as Toyota, Nestle and Neutrogena on behalf of publishing companies; Hearst, Conde Nast, Village Voice Media and Tribune Publishing. She was honored to have consulted with former Mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan. She oversaw 35 million in annual sales at the LA Weekly and managed a staff of 25. She has taught social media to Universal Music (music licensing division; Killer Tracks) and holds Certifications from Google Adwords and the Internet Advertising Bureau.
A San Fernando and Conejo Valley resident for over 30 years, Jane lived in a mid-century home in Encino before moving to ranch-style home Tarzana. A graduate of USC, she has lived in a variety of areas, from downtown Los Angeles to Hancock Park, to Santa Monica to Westwood. Jane easily maintains her rich social & cultural connections in the city due to its close proximity but is proud to call the San Fernando Valley ‘home’.
Jane is a first-generation American. Her mother is from Nova Scotia, Canada and was a schoolteacher, who began her career in one-room school house. Her father, is from Yugoslavia and was a school psychologist. Both her parents were the first college graduates in their families. Her family is comprised of an eclectic mix of law enforcement officers, nurses, teachers, sports entrepreneurs, financial planners as well as the odd art dealer and film editor. Jane and her family moved to Thousand Oaks, California when she was 9 years old from Detroit, Michigan but Jane has never forgotten her Mid-Western roots and takes great pride in the solid foundation and work ethic they provided to her. She is a mother of two human daughters; Alexis and Lizzy, two dogs; Gizzy and Sally and is married to Randy Kahn for 30 years.
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, California Association of Realtors
Member, Southland Regional Association of Realtors
Certified Pricing Strategy Analyst (PSA)
Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council
Certification in Google Adwords
Certification Internet Advertising Bureau
I’m proud to be a Global Real Estate Advisor with Wish Sotheby’s International Realty
The purchase and sale of residential real estate is both personal and local. But, today’s real estate market requires both local connections and worldwide exposure to buyers and sellers. At Wish Sotheby’s International Realty we have the unique benefit of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand throughout the world with its attendant worldwide exposure plus local ownership and management to make sure our clients, buyers and sellers, are uniquely represented.
Our buyers and sellers have a distinct advantage over all other brands with a truly worldwide connection to 1,000 Sotheby’s International Realty® offices in 72 countries and more than 22,700 Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates. Additionally, the unique affiliation of Sotheby’s International Realty with the Sotheby’s auction houses throughout the world allows even greater exposure to buyers and sellers of local residential real property. Other local brokers claim such exposure, only Wish Sotheby’s International Realty delivers that exposure.
Our Estate Agents are the finest in the business, and each has earned their place with our company. Management of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty includes a real estate attorney/owner/broker with over 35 years of experience representing many of the largest real estate brokerages in Los Angeles together with their thousands of real estate agents. I welcome you to contact us to discuss your particular needs when it comes to buying and selling residential real estate.
I am thrilled to be at the helm of this unique real estate brokerage, and am honored to lead a unique group of real estate agents, all with the desire to make your real estate transactions effortless.
— Ernie Wish
Broker / President / General Counsel