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Chicago Five Star award winner


Awards and Designations

  • Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner 2011-2021
  • #1 Individual Agent in Highland Park for 2019 & 2020 - Number of Homes Sold
  • The #1 Agent Highland Park Coldwell Banker's Office 2010-2020, For Volume or Number of Homes Sold
  • Wall Street Journal Real Trends "America's Best" List 2021
  • Crain’s Chicago “Notable Brokers”
  • Per MLSNI Data, Janet Borden Nets Sellers More Money and in Approximately 10% Less Time
  • Global Luxury Property Specialist
  • Top 2% Nationwide
  • International Presidents Elite Winner
  • Chicago Board of Realtors Lifetime Million Dollar and Co-op Award Winner
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Member of North Shore/Barrington Association of Realtors
  • CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Certified e-Marketing Specialist


  • Helping Buyers and Sellers in Highland Park and the Surrounding North Shore Suburbs
  • Expertise in New-Construction and Lakefront Properties
  • Experience with renovation and investment properties
  • Passion for Midcentury and Historic Homes


Janet's clients say it best:

"Over the years, we have bought and sold over 20 homes. Janet Borden is the best realtor we have worked with. Not by a little, but by a lot. She is flexible, creative, and works tirelessly. Best of all, she is positive and always kept our spirits up throughout the process. We give her the highest recommendation and will never use anyone else but her for any real estate transactions. Triple A rating." 

"No detail too small no transaction too big...JanCan! Janet Borden is the consummate professional. An experienced agent who is a good listener and provides excellent advice. Her integrity and knowledge will serve you well as your representative. If needed she is a problem solver. She is tireless, promotes civility to the process, ethical and simple a wonderful person."

"From the moment we signed a contract with Janet Borden, she did everything possible to sell our home. She had a steady stream of buyers come through our door and constantly listed us on varied media. She persevered until we sold. For attention to detail, practical advice , and expert knowledge of the real estate market, Janet Borden is the go-to agent."

"I loved working with Janet. She was reliable, attentive , honest, professional and extremely knowledgable. Her years of experience were an enormous asset to the process. There are many realtors to choose from but with Janet you can be confident that you are working with someone with both expertise and integrity. I highly recommend her!"

"Janet is a TOP-NOTCH Buyer's agent!!! She represented us during the purchase of a property in Highland Park. We had unforseen delays in the sale of our former house, and were worried that our Seller would back out of the deal. Thanks to Janet's superb negotiation skills, can-do attitude, and problem-solving focus, she was able to guide our transaction to a successful close and we couldn't be happier in our new home. We would recommend Janet without reservation to friends and family looking to buy or sell on the North Shore!"

"We are repeat clients of Janet but this is the first time we have sold with her. She was extremely responsive, proactively communicated with us, and told us the good and the bad of each showing. We could not be happier with her service and know that she was always looking out for our best interests throughout the entire process. Thanks Janet."

"Janet's experience, knowledge and professionalism was evident from start to finish. Her experience with the changing market was an asset! Janet is an excellent listener. My husband and I enjoyed working with her!"

"If you are looking for someone with TONS of experience and knowledge on North Shore real estate, call Janet! She was incredibly patient and eager to help us in choosing our first house. Thank you, Janet!!"


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