Joan Janas

Joan Janas

Joan earned her Real Estate license in 1988, followed by her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) in 1996. This has given her the ability to help hundreds of corporate relocation transferees. She also deals extensively with foreclosures and real estate owned homes.

She's a long time resident of Southern NH and is a very dedicated member of the community.

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Joan Janas, RE/MAX Hall of Fame

Joan Janas is inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame!

Joan has recently been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. This award honors successful real estate agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with RE/MAX. Congratulations on your success, Joan!

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In Memorial of Dennis Gunnerson

Dennis Richard "Denny" Gunnerson, 71, of York, died peacefully on July 4, 2014, surrounded by his family.Dennis was born to Richard and Katherine Gunnerson on June 8, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from high school in Shawnee Mission, Kan., and began working in the data forms business. Several years later, he was hired as a district sales manager for Edelmann Automotive Equipment (now known worldwide as Plew-Edelmann), moved to Texas, and sold to auto parts warehouses and stores across four states.Dennis relocated to New England in 1970 and started his own data forms company in Nashua, N.H. In the early 1980s, he began selling real estate, primarily in New Hampshire, a rewarding career that continued for many years until his last illness.His was a life of many interests and successes. In his teens, he built and raced his black '56 Chevy, "The Sheik," and remained a lifelong gearhead. He was an avid bodybuilder and fitness advocate, a member of the RE/MAX Platinum Club in New Hampshire and a lover of the sights, sounds and people of New England.His family and friends will miss Dennis' warm smile, his engaging manner and his response of "I'm doin'," when asked about how he was. His family and friends will also remember his strength and courage in dealing with first cancer and later with the effects of a stroke. Finally, may the memory of his kind, compassionate spirit remain with all of those who knew and loved him.Dennis is survived by his mother, Katherine Gunnerson of Plano, Texas; son Denny Gunnerson of Dallas; daughter Dana Gunnerson Woodbury and grandchildren Nina, Miles and Tessa Woodbury, all of Falmouth; sisters Linda Karnavas of Richardson, Texas, and Kathy Gunnerson Aken of Plano, Texas; two nieces, Kathryn Aken and Monica Karnavas Larsen; and one nephew, Joseph Aken.The family of Dennis Gunnerson wishes to thank his friends, longtime and recent, for the special gifts each brought to his life.In lieu of flowers, donations to support cancer research and patient care may be made in memory of Dennis Gunnerson to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

Featured Real Estate Articles

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What is a Short Sale?

Selling Real Estate > What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?

It's simple. A Short Sale is when a lender (a bank or credit union) and a borrower (an individual like you) enter into an agreement to sell a house for less than the amount of the mortgage owed.

A borrower may decide to proceed with a Short Sale in lieu of foreclosure. It is typically not offered by lenders until all other efforts to keep the owner in the home have been exhausted. Read more..

Found under: Foreclosure, Sellers

Foreclosure: First Steps

Foreclosure > Foreclosure: First Steps

Receiving a foreclosure notice in the mail is a pretty scary thing. It's very easy to feel like you have the whole world on your shoulders. But it happens every day. In 2009 2.8 million properties received foreclosure notices.

That's really grim news!

About two thirds of those notices don't result in foreclosures, though. This is a very surprising fact! How can this be true in today's tough market? Read more..

Found under: Foreclosure

Kids Move Too!

Kids Move Too!

Moving is hard on all family members. Even if you're upgrading your home, adjusting can be very difficult. No matter the reason , coping with a move is especially difficult for kids.

Younger children will feel confused with the change of environment and living space. Older children will feel the most loss as their social network is put to the test. They'll miss old friends and worry about the new ones they'll have to make in their new neighborhood.

There are a lot of things you can do to make your relocation to New Hampshire a little bit easier on your kids. Try some of the following if you're having a hard time getting your child to adjust. Read more..

Found under: Buyers

Relocation Made Easy

Relocation Made Easy

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you're relocating, especially if you're changing jobs or have kids.

One of the most important things to remember is to not procrastinate and leave all of the planning until the last minute.

Below we outline some tips that'll make your experience relocating a bit easier. Read more..

Found under: Buyers

Storage: 10 Qualifying Questions

Selling Real Estate in Southern New Hampshire > Storage: 10 Qualifying Questions

It's pretty easy to run into storage problems during a move.

You might experience a lull in living arrangements between the move, or maybe you're downsizing your home. You might even be relocating across state lines

This can make your move more difficult than it really should be.

This article will take you through some important tips that will make your packing, storage and over all moving experience as easy as it should be. Read more..

Found under: Sellers

The Role of a Real Estate Agent


When selling real estate the agent that works on your behalf is called the listing agent. The average agent can work in a number of different roles. While some specialize in working with sellers others focus on buyers.

Still others work behind the scenes running the brokerage or attending open houses.

Because of the nature of real estate advertising when most people think of selling or buying they think of a selling agent. Read more..

Found under: Sellers

Things to Avoid When Buying a Home

Things to Avoid When Buying a Home

Everyone likes to have nice things and have comfortable lives. So it's easy to find yourself spending a little more if you get a promotion, eliminate the last of your student loans or finally pay off your car.

At first it starts off innocently enough. You might go out to eat a little more, you might buy some nicer clothes or you might have had your eye on a new car.

Buy resist these temptations if you're planning on becoming a homeowner soon. Or if you're already a homeowner, if you're planning on upgrading.

This article is meant to illustrate a couple of common mistakes people make just before they look into buying a home. While it's geared toward new home buyers the more experienced will find some useful points as well. Read more..

Found under: Buyers

Staging for an Open House

Open House

An open house can be a very useful tool in selling your house, but not for the reasons that you may think. It's less about finding a buyer that day and more about advertising.

While it's true that you may find a buyer on the spot at an open house this is relatively rare. Your goal instead is to advertise.

Expect and encourage your neighbors to attend and never dissuade anyone from taking a look, even if they're not on the market for a home. You'll be generating valuable word of mouth advertising, which is sometimes more effective than more traditional print methods. Read more..

Found under: Sellers

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