Jan Brinkman

    Jan Brinkman

    Integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high quality professional network, are the hallmarks of how I work. Buying or selling a home can be one of the most important life decisions you make and it can be intimidating. Today, as it was in the beginning of my real estate career, I remain committed to making my clients my priority.

    My Client Testimonials

    Jan was always available and is a true professional. We appreciated her expert guidance throughout the sale process. ~ Seth & Mandy - Columbus
    Very happy with our experience. Jan is an excellent agent and I highly recommend her. ~ Kinsey Steve, Columbus, Indiana
    Jan was referred to me by my sister in law and brother. She did a wonderful job. Her knowledge of the Columbus real estate market is vast. ~ Richard Wadsworth
    My sister-in-law recommended Jan and I looked her up and she seemed to be a real pro and incredibly experienced. She turned out to be the absolute best and we could not be happier with our choice. She¿s such a lovely person as well as a fantastic realtor and we hope to see more of her in the future. Stellar experience! ~ Toni Ryan, Columbus IN
    Cannot express how awesome Jan is and was during this whole process. Keeping composure in stressful times. Also, making sure to get me the best rate sale price for the area. Ethical, trust worthy, dependable, prompt, are all things that describe her and she does easily. Really impressed and understand why she is as good as she is at her job! Jan is a true go getter and straight arrow. She understands the market so well and really goes all out for whomever she is representing (the seller in my case). Jan and I had a very unethical and unprofessional buyer's realtor that we were dealing with, trying to falsify claims on the house we had listed, and when these claims were proven without a questionable doubt and provided to the buyer realtor, Jan did everything to ensure that I was protected. The real impressive thing is that the house was on the market and was off the market in 12 hours with an offer! Would highly recommend Century21 and especially Jan for your real estate needs. She is also my buying realtor on the house we are building and will be completed soon :). Thanks for everything! ~ Will Saddler; Zionsville
    Jan is an exemplary agent. Really feel fortunate to have worked with her on a few transactions. I have had nothing but a pleasant experience with Jan. She will always be my preferred agent as long as she is in the business. ~ Cole Newton
    Jan is a very knowledgeable agent. She guided us through what was our first home buying experience and made it look easy. She is patient, honest and punctual. I am grateful for all she has done for us. Thank you Jan and take care! ~ Krishna, Columbus
    Professionalism, Jan went beyond the call of duty to be helpful to us. Would highly recommend her to others. ~ Donovan L Ping Columbus, In 47201
    Appreciate for Jan's dedicated support for this contract. ~ Ed Choi
    Jan Brinkman has obviously been doing this a while and knows the business well. She is professional and personable at the same time. From the signing of the agreement to represent us through the negotiations and closing with the title company, she was on top of all details. She kept in touch with us regularly with market details, what the showing results were and continued to encourage us when things seemed to be moving slowly. If we had a question or concern, she replied within the day, and usually within a couple of hours on the same day. During the final days of signing the sales contract, Jan helped us negotiate a better price when there were two potential buyers, making it a win / win for both us, the seller, and our buyers. We were both very impressed and pleased with her availability, her handling of the sale, open house, and making sure everyone was on the same page for the appraisal, home inspection and closing. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home in Bartholomew County and surrounding areas. ~ Chip & Annie Wehling, Florida
    I purchased my first home with my ex and Jan helped us purchase our home. When we broke up, I needed to find a home independently, and Jan found my home within days of contacting her. She knew exactly what I wanted and is extremely prompt/flexible. ~ Kalee Taylor, Columbus IN
    Jan was great! I had an unusual circumstance, Jan was so positive and encouraging throughout my quest to buy my home. Jan was a Godsend! Can¿t say enough about how personable and professional she is. Will recommend Jan to my friends and family if they are in need of a realtor! Receptionist was very friendly when I met with Jan at her office. So grateful for Jan¿s positive attitude and patience during my home buying process. ~ Sheila Davis, Columbus, Indiana
    Jan Brinkman was a life saver for us. Coming from out of state, she alway stayed in touch and was available at all times. She helped us find the perfect house and in record time! Very professional and made us feel like we were her only customers! I would recommend Jan for selling and/or buyng a house. Century 21 is lucky to have her! ~ Carol & Marc, Columbus, IN
    Jan is skillful in helping either the buyer or seller work through the selling or buying process. Even though we have bought and sold several homes, it is several years apart. Each sale and purchase has had different issues come up. Jan's experience helping her clients understand and work through those unique issues enables her clients to sell or purchase their home. ~ Ray Morris, Columbus, IN
    She works hard, for us as seller, and for us as buyer of our next home. ~ Dale Gaumer Columbus/Noblesville
    Jan Brinkman showed us the house on short notice at a time convenient for us. She communicated by text or email from the beginning through closing. She promptly answered questions we had and provided information proactively so we felt confident of the status and process of buying the house. Hassle free and stress free. ~ Ray Morris, Columbus, IN
    Jan did a great job would use her again ~ bob smitherman columbus in
    Thank you so much for helping us find and purchase our dream house and sell our current home. The process was so quick and easy. We can¿t thank you enough! ~ Rachel Maass O'Haver
    Jan was very helpful and is also our new neighbor! ~ Jeff and Karen Colvill
    Jan is the consummate professional broker with years of experience in the Columbus market. She is forthright, honest and dedicated, and a pleasure to do business with. ~ Terry Whittaker Columbus, Indiana
    Jan did an excellent job getting my mother-in-law's home sold. Jan is extremely professional and has lots of experience, and on top of that, she is a super nice person. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. ~ Sharon Mangas, Columbus, IN
    Jan is totally dedicated to her clients, providing service no matter time or circumstances. She has a strong field record, and it is obvious she loves her work. She felt like a member of the family. Would recommend her to anyone looking to either sell or buy a home. ~ Peggy Dunlevy, 1754 27th St. Columbus, IN 47201
    Jan Brinkman was professional, friendly and responsive from beginning to end. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart. She gave good, solid advice, and maintained positive relationships with others involved in the process. ~ Maria Blake, Zionsville
    Jan did a wonderful job of helping us get our home ready to sell and walking us through the entire process. ~ Nancy Comiskey, Nashville, IN
    Jans use of professional photography really made the difference on getting traffic through the house. The pictures showcased the assets important to buyers. We were very pleased at the response to our listing. Jan has such a good reputation in our local market. Her marketing plan is unbeatable. Even though Jan and I both were traveling during the process she made clear plans to communicate and keep us informed. The office staff was always accommodating and friendly. ~ Joe and Edie Smith, Brown County, IN
    We felt very confident in Jan's ability and expertise. Our only concern, early on, was that the first week and a half that our house was listed, there were no photos of our house or property. This was not the fault of Jan directly, but we felt it hindered the initial advertising. ~ Mike and Diane Wood, Columbus, IN.
    Jan had been most helpful when we bought the house so I knew that I was going back to her when the time came to sell it. I was not disappointed. We had an offer 24 hours after it was listed and things went smoothly throughout the whole process. Thanks Jan ~ Ann B. Haw
    Jan is high energy, dedicated and very pleasant. She also is one of the most knowledgeable brokers we have ever worked with ... we have had 12 homes. This purchase had communication issues with the seller and her broker. Jan got us through those frustrations as smoothly as possible. ~ Rod Russell, Columbus
    Jan provided excellent support throughout the home selling process. We originally thought about attempting to sell on our own, but are really glad we chose to work with her instead. She answered all our questions thoroughly and worked hard to promote the home, and the overall process was stress-free! ~ Mark P - Columbus, Indiana
    Jan is a delight to work with. Very knowledgeable, kind and dedicated. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. ~ Jay K. Columbus, Indiana
    We have known Jan and worked with her for quite some time now. We knew we would ask her to sell our home this time, as well. As I said before, this turned out to be a lengthy process due to a complicated negotiation under difficult circumstances which, eventually, fell through. She did a great job keeping us up to date and guiding us through the onslaught of demands. I know her patience must have been sorely tested, as was ours, but she remained very professional and helpful. I'm sure there are many wonderful realtors out there, many of whom we have met, but Jan has just had that special something that she shares with all and we are happy to have connected with her early on. The house is sold, all is well, and we have a lovely lady to gladly call our friend. Sincerly, Tim and Gwynn Ostrander ~ Tim and Gwynn Ostrander, Columbus, In.
    Jan is great and supports what you need done or answered when you need it. She is very busy, but well worth the wait. ~ Nathan
    We love working with Jan. She keeps us calm. ~ Karen Rodríguez, Remington, Indiana
    Jan knew the area we wanted to buy in- a fairly small market- and did a great job of getting us there (sometimes early.) When there was a potential issue with a neighbor, she immediately took the initiative to contact them to help with a positive resolution for us. She is a sweet lady who knows her job very well. ~ Michelle, Columbus
    Jan is a very good realtor and very professional I think most of the realtors at Breeden are very well trained and act professional I was in real estte for 31 years and always enjoyed working with all of Century 21 Breeden realtors. Dawn ~ dawn Hauck Columbus, In.
    Jan was terrific. She knew the market and was very responsive to our questions. We'd worked with other realtors on other properties before, but she was heads and shoulders above the rest. She's a go getter and very professional. ~ Reid Litwack
    Jan was a delight to work with. We would recommend her to anyone. She's the best! ~ Sharon J Fields Columbus, IN
    As first-time homebuyers, my boyfriend and I contacted Jan Brinkman because we were very much impressed with her level of experience and her customer service-based philosophy. From the beginning, Jan was very responsive, friendly, and approachable. We appreciated Jan's sincerest attempts to get to know us in our search for our new home. Her communications throughout the process were very timely, informative, and professional. We were very impressed by Jan's vast knowledge of the Columbus area and the market in general. We were incredibly grateful for Jan's thorough attention to detail from the initial stages of our search until after the closing. Jan was always available to answer our questions, provide advice, and inform us on issues, of which we had no prior understanding or knowledge. Through her expertise, Jan made us feel comfortable with the home-buying process and confident in the decision to purchase of our first home. Overall, we were highly satisfied with our home-buying experience. Jan has our utmost respect for her wide knowledge base, expertise, and professionalism and our highest recommendation for her great service, care, and attention to detail. ~ Heather Holland, Columbus, IN
    I appreciated Brigette Nolting stepping in to take care of details relating to the purchase when Jan had health issues intervene. Brigette was very helpful in preparing for and during the closing. Thanks to both of these ladies, I now have the home of my dreams. ~ Margaret Powers, Columbus
    Great person to work with. ~ Zack and Glinda Ellison
    We thought about selling last year, and contacted Jan. We started the process,and realized (through the tears), we weren't quite ready. Jan was very understanding, and did not pressure us at all. This year, we were ready, and the process was quite easy. Jan was helpful in smoothing out any wrinkles that came up, and we appreciate all of her help. ~ Annalee Huey, Columbus, IN
    Jan was great! Friendly and patient and FLEXIBLE. ~ Terri Finney, Elizabethtown
    This is the second time we have used Jan Brinkman as our realtor. We found her to be knowledgable & through. ~ Mary Beth Kelley Naples, Florida
    I had never sold a home before, and had no idea what to expect. Jan made it so easy for me, and guided me through the whole process. Jan is totally professional and knowlegeable. ~ Karen Dorough, Columbus
    Jan is personable, and thoroughly professional. She knows truly knows her stuff. ~ Doug Stender, Columbus
    I recently lost my husband I explained to Jan I couldn't live there emotionally.Jan went above and beyond to get my house sold.Very thankful to her. ~ Mary Newsome. columbus
    Jan is extremely knowledgeable and professional. All of our needs were met and we appreciated her attentiveness to us. ~ Karen Newell
    Jan Brinkman was exceptional in helping me and my sister sell our father's home after he passed away. My nephew, a realtor in another city, recommended Jan and even approached her to see if she would help us. Jan got back with us almost immediately; and from that point on, she did all she could to make our experience pleasant and stress-free. She offered invaluable advice on what to fix and what to leave as is, enabling us to concentrate on preparing the house for sale in a timely manner. She guided us through the bargaining process and, in the end, found a buyer who offered a price we could all agree upon without a hassle. We would definitely recommend Jan to anyone selling a home in the Columbus area. Thank you so much!! ~ Pamela Sheets Columbus, Indiana
    Jan was our Realtor when my wife and I moved here in 1990. Twenty-five years later we immediately used her services again for recent move! Jan knows the local real estate market very well and provides excellent and professional service. ~ Greg Watts Columbus, IN
    Jan worked with Mandy and I in a way that was professional but also personal. Mandy is easily filled with anxiety when she has a hard time understanding all of the paperwork and logistics. She absolutely took a liking to Jan. Jan explained everything to Mandy in a way that not only helped her to understand but also to learn. ~ Jay, Columbus, IN
    Jan sold Mom her house 18 years ago. She remembered Mom, how the house was, and was so complimentary of what she had improved on. Any questions I had or any time I called or texted, Jan always got right back with me. Thank you Jan for helping me through a tough time and making it smooth. I will always recommend you to others for your lovely personality and ability to get business done without being pushy. ~ Angela Emmitt Columbus, IN
    I chose Jan because of her expertise and knowledge in real estate ~ Cole Newton
    Jan was very knowlegable of the local area and referred us to several local builders. She always got right back with us when I had a question. ~ Mark Rinehart
    N/A ~ John Coffman
    My sister is a mortgage broker in the Louisville area and I asked for her help to find a broker. Jan came recommended through Simonen Realors in Louisville/southern Indiana. We really appreciated the way Jan hung in with us for the long haul. She never left us hanging; always returned calls and responded to emails ~ Susan Brokaw Cincinnati, OH
    We recommend Jan to everyone we know. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and very good at what she does! ~ E Foster, Columbus
    Jan did a very professional job as I expected. I was surprised at the Valentine gift card I received at closing. (inside joke-ask her about it.) ~ Herschel Crippen 1498 Eagle Trace Ct.,Greenwood, IN 4143
    jan went above and beyond helping get things done at the house.. ~ Joe Uebbing, Lakewood, NY
    "Jan is the consummate professional broker with years of experience in the Columbus market. She is forthright, honest and dedicated, and a pleasure to do business with." Terry Whittaker, Columbus, IN Seller 2018
    "Jan did an excellent job getting my mother-in-law's home sold. Jan is extremely professional and has lots of experience, and on top of that, she is a super nice person. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home." Sharon Mangas, Columbus, IN Seller 2018
    "Jan is totally dedicated to her clients, providing service no matter time or circumstances. She has a strong field record, and it is obvious she loves her work. She felt like a member of the family. I would recommend her to anyone looking to either sell or buy a home." Peggy Dunlevy , Columbus IN Seller 2018
    "Jan Brinkman was professional, friendly and responsive from the beginning to end. I always felt that she had my best interest at heart. She gave good, solid advice, and maintained positive relationships with others involved in the process." Maria Blake, Zionsville, IN - Seller 2018
    "Jan did a wonderful job of helping us get our home ready to sell and walking us through the entire process." Nancy Comiskey, Nashville, IN - Seller 2017
    "Jan had been most helpful when we bought the house so I knew I was going back to her when the time came to sell it. I was not disappointed. We had an offer 24 hours after it was listed and things went smoothly throughout the process. Thanks Jan." Ann B. Haw, Columbus, IN Seller 2017
    "Jan's use of professional photography really made the difference on getting traffic through the house. The pictures showcased the assets important to buyers. We were very pleased with the response to our listing. Jan has such a good reputation in our local market. Her marketing plan is unbeatable. Even though Jan and I both were traveling during the process she made clear plans to communitcate and keep us informed. The office staff was always accommodating and friendly." Joe and Edie Smith, Brown County, IN Seller, 2017
    "Jan provided xcellent support throughout the home selling process. We originally thought about selling on our own, but are really glad we chose to work with her instead. She answered all our questions thoroughly and worked hard to promote our home, and the overall process was stress-free!" Mark Pivonka (Seller)
    "Jan is a delight to work with. Very knowledgeable, kind and dedicated. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home." Jay K. (Seller)
    "We love working with Jan. She keeps us calm". Karen Rodriguez (Seller)
    "We have known Jan and worked with her for quite some time now. We knew we would ask her to sell our home this time, as well. As I said before, this turned out to be a lengthy process due to a complicated negotiation under difficult circumstances which, eventually, fell through. She did a great job keeping us up to date and guiding us through the onslaught of demands. I know her patience must have been sorely tested, as was ours, but she remained very professional and helpful. I'm sure there are many wonderful realtors out there, many of whom we have met, but Jan has just had that special something that she shares with all and we are happy to have connected with her early on. The house is sold, all is well, and we have a lovely lady to gladly call our friend." Tim and Gwynn Ostrander (Seller)
    "Jan is great and supports what you need done or answered when you need it. She is very busy, but very well worth the wait." Nathan & Megan Cline (Buyer)
    "Jan was terrific. She knew the market and was very responsive to our questions. We'd worked with other realtors on other properties before, but she was heads and shoulders above the rest. She's a go-getter and very professional." Reid Litwack (Seller)
    "Jan knew the area we wanted to buy in- a fairly small market- and did a great job of getting us there (sometimes early.) When there was a potential issue with a neighbor, she immediately took the initiative to contact them to help with a positive resolution for us. She is a sweet lady who knows her job very well." Michelle (Buyer)
    "Jan was a delight to work with. We would recommend her to anyone. She's the best!". Sharon J Fields (Seller)
    "Jan is a very good realtor and very professional." Dawn Hauck (Seller)
    "As first-time home buyers, my boyfriend and I contacted Jan Brinkman because we were very much impressed with her level of experience and her customer service-based philosophy. From the beginning, Jan was very responsive, friendly, and approachable. We appreciated Jan's sincerest attempts to get to know us in our search for our new home. Her communications throughout the process were very timely, informative, and professional. We were very impressed by Jan's vast knowledge of the Columbus area and the market in general. We were incredibly grateful for Jan's thorough attention to detail from the initial stages of our search until after the closing. Jan was always available to answer our questions, provide advice, and inform us on issues, of which we had no prior understanding or knowledge. Through her expertise, Jan made us feel comfortable with the home-buying process and confident in the decision to purchase of our first home. Overall, we were highly satisfied with our home-buying experience. Jan has our utmost respect for her wide knowledge base, expertise, and professionalism and our highest recommendation for her great service, care, and attention to detail." Heather Holland (Buyer)
    "Jan is extremely knowledgeable and professional. All our needs were met and we appreciated her attentiveness to us." Karen Newell (Seller)
    "Great person to work with". Zack and Glinda Ellison (Seller)
    "I had never sold a home before, and had no idea what to expect. Jan made it so easy for me, and guided me through the whole process. Jan is totally professional and knowledgeable." Karen Dorough (Seller)
    "We thought about selling last year, and contacted Jan. We started the process,and realized (through the tears), we weren't quite ready. Jan was very understanding, and did not pressure us at all. This year, we were ready, and the process was quite easy. Jan was helpful in smoothing out any wrinkles that came up, and we appreciate all of her help." Annalee Huey (Seller)
    "I recently lost my husband I explained to Jan I couldn't live there emotionally.Jan went above and beyond to get my house sold.Very thankful to her." Mary Newsome (Seller)
    "Jan is personable and thoroughly professional. She truly knows her stuff." Doug Stender (Seller)
    "Jan worked with Mandy and I in a way that was professional but also personal. Mandy is easily filled with anxiety when she has a hard time understanding all of the paperwork and logistics. She absolutely took a liking to Jan. Jan explained everything to Mandy in a way that not only helped her to understand but also to learn." Jay and Mandy (Seller)
    "This is the second time we have used Jan Brinkman as our realtor. We found her to be knowledgeable and thorough" Mary Beth Kelley (Buyer)

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      My Experience

      • Since becoming a real estate agent in 1978, I have found that providing the very best service is essential to my "Client First" approach of conducting business. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to my clients' needs. When you make me your realtor you can rest assured that I will skillfully guide you from beginning to end of your real estate experience.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • Associate Broker ; ABR; CRS; GRI; SRES

      My Community Involvement

      • Volunteerism.- Jan is an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church , C.A.S.A. - Court Appointed Special Advocates - Board of Directors kidscommons Children's Museum Board of Directors Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association (ISOA) Board Former Tipton Lakes Community Association Board Member
      • Personal.- Jan is married to Roger with whom she shares a deep love for music, traveling, good food and cooking (Vegetarian for Jan) and, hiking. But their favorite pastime is spending time with their two beautiful granddaughters Annabelle and Zia, born to their son Jacob and wife Mindy.Jan and Roger also had a daughter, Abby, whom tragically passed away in a scuba diving accident while completing a medical rotation at Hillside Health Care International in 2005. Hillside provides free medical care to the people of southern Belize. Abby was a fourth year medical student from Indiana University School of Medicine. Riley Hospital for Children awarded her an honorary pediatric residency as it was her lifelong dream to become a pediatrician and to devote a part of each year to mission work in under served areas of the world.In Abby's memory, Jan, Roger and their son Jacob alongside the support of many in the Columbus' community raised the funds needed to build Abby's House to serve as a dormitory for volunteers helping out at the health center. Abby's House opened its doors in 2008. When in full use, Abby's House will house 16 care workers.

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