Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Janet Cristiano has been named Honorary President of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, it was announced today by Ed Krafchow, CEO and Chairman of the company.
Ms. Cristiano is broker/owner of Better Homes and Gardens Tri-Valley Realty, with offices in Pleasanton and Livermore, and has been in partnership with Krafchow since 1997.
“Janet is one of the great real estate leaders in the Tri-Valley,” said Krafchow. “With a business partnership that spans more than 17 years, I have seen first-hand the high integrity she exhibits with agents and clients. I look forward to partnering with Janet for many years to come. Year in and year out, Janet’s offices are ranked at or near the top within the 30-office Mason-McDuffie Company.”
Ms. Cristiano is a well-known figure within the real estate community, having started her career in 1974 and obtaining her broker's license in 1977. She is a past president of the Bay East Association of Realtors, has earned numerous professional designations including GRI, CRS, CRB. She was selected as "Realtor of the Year" by the Association of Realtors and for two consecutive years received the "Leadership Award" by the Association in recognition of her extensive Association and community activities and involvement.
She is an Arbitrator and Mediator for the California Association of Realtors and regularly serves as an instructor for new and experience sales associates and has taught real estate classes at the junior college level.
Ms. Cristiano’s background includes a professional tax practice for more than 20 years and a Certified Financial Planner.
Ms. Cristiano lives in Pleasanton with her husband, Joe. They have six children and seven grandchildren all living in the Tri-Valley Area.