We specialize in ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors.™ We believe "elbow room for the soul" is the ultimate luxury.
Get to know Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
VIEWHOMES™ OF CLARK COUNTY
Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.
Elbow Room for the Soul
ViewHomes™ grew out of their passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years they have gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. They now enjoy their lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where they appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport. Living in ViewHomes™ is like having elbow room for the soul.
Privacy Is the Ultimate Luxury
Debb and Bernie want to provide you with similar opportunities – spacious views, quiet environments, and enough open space that your neighbors aren’t encroaching on your privacy. They work with clients who have discovered that privacy is the ultimate luxury. Many of their clients are going through the transition to multi-generational housing – providing room for elder parents, or adult children with their own families. Debb and Bernie also have the personal experience of multi-generational housing with Debb’s parents, so they know the challenges and extreme peace of mind and satisfaction that can bring to a family. Debb comes from a background of communications and marketing – she is a former radio personality and newsperson with local Portland, OR radio stations. Her passion for real estate started with her regular live broadcasts from the annual Street of Dreams, and her talent and expertise in creating warm, soulful environments at home. Bernie is a lawyer with a background in high-tech and start-ups. His passion for real estate started when he became an investor/developer many years ago in Clark County. For the latest happenings in Clark County, be sure to subscribe to their informative and entertaining blog, “News & Views”.
ABOUT CLARK COUNTY
Clark County, WA, located in the Southwestern tip of the state, is noted for the natural surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. With the mighty Columbia River to the south, the picturesque Lewis River on its north border, and the rushing Washougal River to the east, it’s easy to see why outdoor recreation is a big priority for the nearly half million residents who call this home. The area is also surrounded by the majestic wonders of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge, which offer sweeping vistas of the area and unlimited opportunities for outdoor experiences. As part of the Portland – Vancouver metropolitan area, Clark County also has access to a dynamic city lifestyle where you can find shopping, restaurants, theater, and the arts. The vibe around here is pretty relaxed. Jeans and boots, or shorts and sandals in the summer, are perfectly acceptable in many public spots in Clark County. Wine and beer festivals, music festivals, and plenty of family events keep the calendar booked year round. Like other Pacific Northwest communities, coffee is a big part of the culture. You’ll find many local shops, as well as the Seattle-based Starbucks, in abundance throughout the county. Friendly, casual, and polite, most folks are happy to leave the pretentious elsewhere. You’re encouraged to come visit, and if you decide to stay, there are many amazing neighborhoods with a variety of homes to choose from in Clark County.
VIEWHOMES OF CLARK COUNTY
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Testimonials for Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
Our Clients and Peer Reviews01/19/2016
Our family was asked to move from Kansas City to the Portland area for a job in the tech industry. As the parents of a four year old, we began looking for family friendly areas around the city which lead us straight to Camas, Washington. The charming videos of downtown Camas and Lacamas Lake that we found online had one thing in common, Debb Janes. Her sincere love for the area coupled with her professionalism helped us feel very comfortable with the decision to narrow our home search down to only one town, Camas. We worked with Debb and her husband, Bernie, to find a home that met every need on our list. Debb and Bernie exercised a great amount of patience with us as we navigated the waters of a cross country move. Our family would not have wanted to make this journey with anyone other than Debb and Bernie. After closing on our spectacular home we are left with a dream kitchen, beautiful views, a great school, and our first friends in Washington. Thank you Debb and Bernie!
—Michael and Ann Elise Harmelink
First of all, Debb and Bernie exceeded my expectations at every turn. Do a web search for “Above and beyond” and if their photos don’t pop up then the Internet is broken! The long story. Debb and Bernie worked with us for over 18 months to find the right house. The folks they recommended for inspection saved us from making a horrible mistake. They worked with us to get out of the wrong deal. Then when we found the right house and got our offer accepted they really blew our mind. First of all, Debb’s reputation allowed our offer to be accepted over multiple offers and kept us out of a bidding war. Then, when an unresolved lien was discovered during title discovery they tracked down the holder in rural Alaska days before he went on a Bush trip of undetermined length. They got the paperwork done and the deal only survived because of their diligence. Do yourself a favor, don’t risk working with anyone else for your realtor needs.
—Dr.Jeremy (and April) Chrisman
We found Debb Janes when we became interested in purchasing a view home in Clark County, but not knowing the area, we wanted an expert. We found Debb online, thanks to her Youtube videos where she explores local highlights, sometimes with her dog Mac. We immediately gave her a call, and right away it was clear she understood what we wanted in a home. She listened to our list of priorities and understood exactly what we were looking for. We soon realized that we’d made the right choice. Debb answers her phone, always has time (even when she is juggling several clients, she makes sure you feel you are the only one), responds very quickly to emails, and worked hard to get us in to see all of the houses on our must-see list in a very timely manner. She wrote up an offer, and even when we were one of three offers, she got us the home of our dreams. And her work had just begun. She and her partner/husband, Bernie handled everything thereafter, inspections, further questions and concerns, and correspondence with the seller. They were always available, attentive, and truly had our best interest at heart. We couldn’t have made this move without Debb and Bernie, and will always be grateful for their assistance and care. If you are looking for a realtor who acts like a professional, but feels like a trusted friend, Debb Janes (and Bernie!) is highly recommended!
—The Stemper Family
My husband and I weren’t the easiest of customers as we sent Debb and Bernie in several directions as we changed our price range, location and living expectations: with that said, they were always patient and helpful throughout the search. Debb and Bernie are prompt in returning phone calls and followed up on all of our requests.They are pleasant and fun to work with and bring a level of integrity that is hard to find in real estate agents. I would not hesitate to refer them.
—Greg and Judy Spear
We were thrilled with the service. Debb was available anytime for any and all concerns we had during the search for our new home. She was always professional and upbeat and actually fun to house hunt with! We love the home she helped us find and plan to stay put for a while, but will use her again. We could and will happily recommend her without hesitation. For the first time, we actually enjoyed working with Realtor. She really stands out in the business. Thanks for everything!
( Update, we have since sold that home for them, and found them a family retreat ViewHome on Acreage in Clark County!)
—Amber and Wally Groff
Debb and Bernie, Sarah and I are so very grateful that you spent so much with us, and on such short notice, to help us find our fabulous view home. We also appreciate your help and knowledge through the closing process. While I’m a financial planner and can explain a great many things regarding personal finance, buying/selling a home is NOT one of them! You really went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of…thanks again.
—Joe and Sarah Wilson
From the beginning of time, you two are the best–and most enjoyable–really professional, yet fun. Thanks for the great service you provided us. Our home was priced perfectly. You really nailed it! We got a great net profit and the house sold quickly. They are the best in Clark County – what more can you say?
—John and Laura Maring
They spent many, many hours helping me out. (Before, I even listed my property) I was offered great advice and was given the resources to get me out of a tough situation. I’m am extremely pleased with the service. They have great patience and knowledge to share with clients and I highly recommend their services to anyone and everyone who needs a realtor.
Hazel Dell Home on Acreage
“In an industry where it is relatively easy for individuals to obtain their real estate license, it becomes increasingly common to find agents in the real estate field that truly do not belong in the business. Fortunately though, there are those who have become true professionals and excel at every level. As the real estate industry becomes increasingly more difficult, negotiating through the various levels of the required details of a transaction require a much more competent agent. Debbra Janes most certainly stands above the crowd proving to be one of the very best agents in our local area. Knowledgeable, with a high degree of competence and wonderful personality, Ms. Janes is the perfect example of a “true” professional real estate agent. Anyone fortunate to utilize Ms. Janes’s services will be greatly appreciative of how she conducts herself and follows through with even the most minute details.”
Larry W. Smith
Managing Broker, Windermere Stellar Group
As a Mortgage Lender, I work with many Real Estate Agents and seldom does one rise above the fray like Debb Janes. I have had the pleasure to work with Debb, and her team, several times and on every occasion, she has shown a uniqueness and higher quality of effort and professionalism than anyone I have ever met. I work with many potential buyers in the early stages of the home buying process, and when asked who I would choose to represent me,
Debb Janes is who I recommend, without hesitation. Being former military and a business owner, I have a high regard for work ethic and accomplishing a mission. Debb Janes is someone you will like, enjoy working with and, probably, become longtime friends with. Buying a home is a huge decision and those decisions are easier when working in tandem with a friend.
Evergreen Home Loans
Debb and Bernie fit the philosophy of our firm so well. It’s all about people. Many agents have expertise and experience, but this team consistently puts their clients needs and interests first. It’s truly a situation where their combined efforts continually produce quality results. It’s a pleasure to have this highly respected duo affiliated with our office.
The Carl Group