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Jane Dorian
Brentwood - West Office

ABOUT

My interests are boundless: cooking, wine collecting, fine art, travel, theater, dance, yoga, organic gardening, architecture, antiques, entertaining, golf, reading and philanthropy. My passion for luxury and the finer things in life spurs me to track down the best of the best. These pursuits have no ... read more »

My interests are boundless: cooking, wine collecting, fine art, travel, theater, dance, yoga, organic gardening, architecture, antiques, entertaining, golf, reading and philanthropy. My passion for luxury and the finer things in life spurs me to track down the best of the best. These pursuits have not only given me enormous pleasure, but they have also exposed me to extraordinary resources that I have been able to share with my wonderful clients.  The highest expression of these interests is expressed through entertaining: My home and gardens are my stage! Is it any surprise that real estate is my profession?

As a sixth generation New Yorker I thought the sun rose and set on the Island of Manhattan. As a Columbia University graduate, Broadway dancer, singer, actress, Town & Country executive, I never imagined myself moving west until I had the opportunity to experience the magic of LA; first living in Dallas and then ultimately calling Los Angeles home. The lifestyles of New York and Los Angeles could not be more different, but I feel so fortunate to speak both cultural languages.  As the Head of Promotions at Town & Country magazine, I over saw “The White Paper” which revealed the spending habits of the super wealthy. No matter the idiosyncrasies or geography, the wealthy have always had a love affair with real estate.

Representing a client on a real estate transaction is a very intimate process. I learn so much about my clients and view representing and advocating for them as a privilege. My clients can count on me having their back, and quickly learn that nuanced negotiating, strategizing, creative solutions, and ambassadorships are among my top talents.

Sometimes buying or selling a house can feel like an unnatural act!  With the emotional rollercoaster associated with negotiations, the mounds of paperwork, disclosures, financing, decorating, moving etc. keeping one’s equilibrium can be a challenge. That’s where my Broadway Dance training is invaluable. I know what it takes emotionally to stand on the line. I know how to break down the real estate process one step at a time and respect the emotional component associated with buying or selling a home.  A home is so much more than a house; it’s a place where memories are made.  First you make your home and then your home makes you. With all of the moving parts in a real estate transaction, I take the time to educate my clients and make sure they feel comfortable and in control every step of the way. With focused preparation, disciplined follow through, and TLC, my clients can rest assured that I will compassionately get them to the finish line.

Taking the time to learn what is important to my clients allows me to use the lens of their desires to optimize their experience.  Whether watching my clients take center stage in their new home, or give them the opportunity to sell their home and realize another dream, inspires me to provide unparalleled service.

Having established Ballroom Madness, a charity that taught underserved children ballroom dance, I have become acutely mindful of the tremendous value of partnership skills.  Shall we dance?
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1420 Moraga Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $7,600,000
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1310 Napoli Dr | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $6,210,000
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12311 11th Helena Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,595,000
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1296 Capri Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,600,000
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2136 Glencoe Avenue | Venice
Last listed at $1,950,000
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1812 Niodrara Drive | Glendale
Last listed at $1,289,000
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1215 Sierra Bonita Ave | Pasadena
Last listed at $950,000
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2229 Compote Circle | Palmdale
Last listed at $390,000
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12311 11th Helena Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $12,500
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1310 Napoli Drive | Pacific Palisades
A harmonious union between architecture and nature, this Spanish Villa is set on a half-acre of beautiful land in the desirable Palisades. Originally built in 1923, the home remains true to its Spanish-style charm yet has since been exquisitely-restored to offer modern luxuries like new kitchen appliances and a sophisticated security and sound system. A balcony overlooking the gardens romanticizes the master suite while a hand-painted ceiling by the notable Jeff Turner turns one's attention to the home's incredible array of craftsmanship. Within the property's luscious backyard is a freestanding stucco fireplace, spacious bar area and BBQ grill, pool, and plenty of lounge areas that extend the entertaining possibilities well into dusk. This property has been featured on both the Brentwood and Palisades Garden Tours.
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731 North Chester Avenue | Pasadena
Situated within the esteemed Bungalow Heaven district, this 1913 Craftsman marries a vintage soul with thoughtful upgrades for modern living. Upon entry, the home reveals a spacious living and dining area that seamlessly flows into a cook's kitchen, which boasts a flood of natural light, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops and a segway to the family room. Along with two sizable bedrooms and a shared bathroom, the home features a charming master suite replete with a fireplace. Classic French doors lead to a tranquil backyard space laced with drought resistant landscaping. Beyond the backyard sits a newly remodeled yoga studio designed to accommodate as an exercise room or office. With everything from a pretty porch to contemporary lighting, this turnkey home offers much to its inhabitants and is conveniently located to fabulous shopping, dining and cultural venues.
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1420 Moraga Drive | Los Angeles
This gracious home rests comfortable on over 6 acres of land with about a half acre flat yard. It is located behind the Moraga Estates gates, private with lovely outdoor areas and fantastic open living spaces. Enter into a beautiful foyer with high ceilings and a sweeping stairway. The home boasts 6 bedroom suites with 4 bedrooms upstairs and an office/guest room and maid's suite downstairs. The master suite is quite large with a generous bathroom, two oversized walk in closets, sitting area off the bedroom area and a lovely patio overlooking the backyard. In addition, upstairs there is a huge playroom/media room with vaulted ceilings. A bright and airy kitchen opens to a breakfast/lounge area with ample room for seating and a great sunken bar. There are two large family rooms, one off the kitchen and one behind the formal living room. The main rooms open through French doors to the picturesque back garden with a wonderful pool/spa, bbq area, fruit trees and large grassy yard.

Reviews

I had the great pleasure last fall of hiring Jane Dorian as my real agent in connection with the purchase of a condo for my daughters on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Her extensive knowledge of local market conditions and attention to details, sense of urgency and enthusiasm made the entire process not just smooth, but enjoyable as well. Always responsive, Jane conducts herself with the highest level of honesty, integrity and professionalism. Jane provided me with the kind of client focus, personal attention and level of service that exceeded my expectations as she worked tirelessly with me to find a condo that met my needs at a price that matched my budget. The bottom line is that you would be making a wise choice if you select Jane Dorian to assist you in buying or selling your home.
- Amy
Just 5 months ago we decided to start looking with our realtor friend, Jane. Just looking! Jane is literally like a second mom to us (our LA mom!), so we felt so blessed to have her as a guide throughout this crazy process. Buying your first home can be really intimidating, especially in the California market. To be honest, I didn’t think we would end up finding a house because my expectations were too high! This was going to be our starter home. Stevie and I wanted it to feel cozy (like Texas!), comfortable, and a safe place/community to raise a family. We have a unique situation because we also work from home, so we need extra office space, a ginormous closet, and some extra room for guests and family members. After looking at countless houses (the good, the bad and the OH EM GEE UGLY!)… we found it. WE FOUND OUR HOUSE!
- Sazan and Stevie Hendrix
We give Jane Dorian our highest recommendation for anyone wanting to buy or sell their property. You can trust Jane. Her in depth know how and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the real estate business place her in a unique position from where she can seize the best opportunities for her clients. Her integrity, extraordinary negotiating skills, and responsiveness made our experience first rate. Jane represented us on both the selling of our old home and purchasing our new home. Her dedication and invaluable advice made us know that we were in the best hands. We appreciated the comprehensive and generous marketing campaign Jane provided. We felt that our home was seen by many and were impressed with digital as well as the traditional advertising she provided. And the analytics were most impressive. We always felt that Jane put our needs first. Buying a home is an intimate experience and selling a home simultaneously can be overwhelming, but Jane kept us on track and got us over the finish line with style and grace. And we had some good fun along the way. We could not have had better representation!
- Cindy and Jack Jones
I was fortunate enough to Jane Dorian as my agent this summer. Now that the dust has settled, I feel compelled to write to you this evening to let you know what a fantastic agent you have in Jane. From the very beginning of our home buying experience, I never felt rushed or compelled to “pull the trigger” on a home. Jane ALWAYS kept me calm, cool and collected. When we did find our home, it was Jane who urged us to be sure that the home was right one for us. Once we were sure, her negotiating skills were spot on. Then came the escrow. It was a nightmare. Our lender went passed the 30 days and it was Jane who stoically kept the seller calm. She wrote e-mail after e-mail assuring the seller that the lender would come through. On the 45th day, the lender finally came through and after fifteen stressful days, the home was ours! If we had used any other agent, we would have lost the home. I have no doubt about it. Jane saved the day over and over again. When we have outgrown this home, the only agent I will use in the future is Jane.
- Kaj Golderberg, Reporter and Weatherman, KTLA