Congratulations to Jan Medina! She is celebrating her 27-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this June and is based in our Upper Market office.

Jan Medina has been a Bay Area real estate maven for over 30 years and a Top Producing (Selling & Listing) agent at Zephyr Real Estate. Her combined passion and interest in people, creativity, and business have supported her successful career while allowing her independence and flexibility.

Jan has branded herself as a savvy strategist for both buyers’ and sellers’ markets, with a reputation as a fierce negotiator, and a profuse knowledge of the tax, financial and legal aspects of transactions. Jan works with clients ranging from first-time buyers and sellers to sophisticated investors—each client receiving her unwavering focus with open and direct communication. Jan’s impeccable active listening affords her the opportunity to truly hear what is important to her clients, a polished skill that has given Jan a thriving referral business.

Jan’s personal experience is an extension of her expertise as a trusted REALTOR®. She has been a home owner and renovator of multiple historic San Francisco properties, is actively involved in the creation of affordable housing and has experience with all types of property development, city planning policies and building requirements in the Bay Area. Jan has fostered relationships across the Bay Area, both a personal endeavor and amenity of working with somebody so passionately connected to the community.

We got to know Jan a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.

1. What city/neighborhood do you live in & why? How long have you lived there and what do you love best about it?
“I live in the Upper Castro. I love it because it is friendly, and all our neighbors know each other’s names. It is located less than 10 minutes to some of the best transportation options in the city. It is a great neighborhood! We are far enough away to where it is super quiet and we can enjoy time in our garden. I love that it is central and quiet and close to everything.”

2. In your spare time, do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?
“My spare time is spent on my bicycle or running in beautiful places in the Bay Area, at my ceramics studio or with family and friends. I’m a parent of grown daughters and grandmother, work in my community for social change, travel, read a lot, create art, and I also work in organizations promoting the interest of women and girls including Alliance for Girls and Girls.inc.”

3. If you were not a real estate agent, what would you be doing?
“I would be spending more time for working for social change and doing more of what I already do and enjoy.”