Why You Need Christina Janis On Your Side In the Thurston County Real Estate Market

Christina-JanisNow more than ever it’s critical for homebuyers to have an experienced real estate agent on their side when buying a new home. With nearly a decade of experience, Thurston County REALTOR Christina Janis with Epic Realty is working hard to advocate for her clients and the missing middle in real estate.

As an extremely active member of the community, Christina knows the local market inside and out. She is a past Thurston County REALTORs Association president, a Leadership Academy graduate, a Washington REALTORs committee member and state director and is involved in the government of Thurston County Affairs —but she doesn’t stop there. Christina is also involved in charitable organizations like Junior League of Olympia, Habitat for Humanity, Homes First and other REALTOR committees.

“Advocacy is my passion. I felt we weren’t advocated for on our first home purchase and I want to be sure buyers and sellers understand the process along the way. As a REALTOR we take our education seriously and have continuing, on-going education to stay abreast on the ever changing housing market. Rob Rice Homes understands how important it is for buyers to work with a REALTOR that cares about their clients needs and unique situations. As a local builder, those relationships are crucial to their success and mine. It’s been a pleasure to represent Rob Rice Homes where you feel like you’re part of the family.”

While it may seem like purchasing or selling a home on your own is the best path to save you money, having a REALTOR on your side with your best interests in mind can help protect you from rushing into costly mistakes and bad investments. Working with a REALTOR is the only way to receive expert advice on your specific housing market. They provide information that you may not know to look for such as how to maximize pricing and what the community is like day to day. Real estate professionals are here to ensure properties are prescreened and can offer tips on how to avoid fraudulent dealings and how to navigate negotiations. Overall, REALTORs truly want to help you find your dream home within your budget and will use all their tools and knowledge to do so.

Christina is dedicated to helping her clients find their dream Thurston County home, supporting them every step of the way.

Steilacoom Ridge Community In Lacey, Washington

So, what’s next on Christina’s agenda? She mentions the newest of Rob Rice Homes’ stunning ventures, the Steilacoom Ridge Community in Lacey, Washington.

Steilacoom Ridge is situated mere minutes from I-5 and Joint Base Fort Lewis McChord. This beautiful Thurston County community offers both ramblers and 2-story plans ranging from 1,856 to 2,692 sq ft. and first-rate finishes and features.

Current Steilacoom Ridge Listings:

  • 9741 6th Avenue SE: This Redwood rambler floor plan has two luxurious bedrooms plus a den/flex room and boasts two bathrooms. The home features a large open entertaining area with an amazing kitchen complete with maple shaker cabinets stained in a cocoa finish and stainless steel appliances. This home is landscaped front and back with a fully fenced backyard! Home is now pending.
  • 9738 6th Avenue SE: The Spruce plan offers a primary bedroom with a 5-piece bath and two more bedrooms on the main level. The upper level provides a fourth bedroom and a flexible space ideal for an additional office or entertainment area. The home also features a two car garage and three bathrooms. As you enter the home you’ll be awestruck by the hardwood flooring in the entry, kitchen and dining room, the maple cabinets with graphite stain (with full extension guides and soft closure) and the fully landscaped front and backyard with privacy fencing. Available for $679,950.
  • 9731 Rayla Court SE: The Aspen floor plan has everything! It features a spacious primary bedroom on the main floor with a5-piece bath along with a second bedroom or den.The upper level offers one additional bedroom and flexible loft, ideal for a bonus room or playroom. It also has a large attic storage room. The entry, kitchen and nook feature stunning hardwood flooring and the beautiful kitchen comes with shadow-stained maple cabinets and gorgeous quartz counters. New energy-efficient features include a heat pump, solar panels and a heat pump water heater! Available for $674,950.


For more information on a how to purchase one of these stunning Steilacoom Ridge homes in Thurston County, please contact Christina Janis at Christina@RobRiceHomes.com or (360) 888-2295, or contact Lucia Arroyo at Lucia@RobRiceHomes.com or (360) 489-7478.

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local homebuilder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife, Helena, live in Olympia with their two sons Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.