About Me


I have been a Realtor with CENTURY 21 Langos & Christian since 1989 and I enjoy my job as a real estate consultant as much today as when I started selling real estate over 20 years ago. I am very committed to giving back to the communities that I serve. I am a trustee for the Des Plaines Community Foundation. We provide the Neighbors helping Neighbors Program. I also support the local PADS program for Des Plaines and Mount Prospect communities.

I work with 1st time Home Buyers, short sales and foreclosures. I also specialize in the senior citizen community. I have a designation as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.

I am proud to share the following recommendations that I received from past clients, and I look forward to working with you and your family!

 Please read the recommendations below and Click Here for additional client reviews on my Zillow profile.



My decision to work with Jan was the best decision I could have made in selling my home. Jan was very professional but also personal at the same time. Her knowledge of the market and the area were extremely helpful in determining the listing price of my home. Jan was instrumental in following through with everyone involved in the sale of the house. Because of her follow through my home was listed, sold, and closed in a very short period of time. If you are looking for a Real Estate Professional to sell your property or help you find a home Jan will get it done. I would definitely recommend Jan and would use her services again. GREAT JOB JAN!!!! Thank you!! 

Jan was very helpful in showing me places in my price range. Because of her experience, it did't take long for her to show me the place that I ended up purchasing. I am very happy with the home that I decided to buy and if I decide to buy a new place, I will definitely contact Janice to help me find my new home. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy their new home. 

I have been working with Jan for years in various Real Estate transactions. Jan is always responsive to our needs, very professional and a very charming personality. Jan is my choice for any future transactions.

Jan is a great resource to have when you are new to the neighborhood. She was able to help track down a specific area and focus on the needs of my wife and I. She knows her stuff and seems to have a contact for everything. If you want the job done right, as well as fast, she's the one.

Jan has a great personality and will go and do what ever it takes to make sure my house was sold. Also if something wasn't getting done soon enough or properly she suggests to change it even if its lawyers or title company. Jan also helped us get a new home to move into. She would always say "Consider it done". I would highly recommend her in a heart beat also I will be using her services again.

Our house was an older home that needed some appreciation. Jan was able to find the right client to fit the house! Tho, Jan was not from our area, she was able to use her resources to get the information on the neighborhood, and promoted properly. The listing of the house was amazing! The description was accurate & informative, and her pictures showed the house to the best advantage! Jan's advice on how to present the house for staging was insightful. She was calming during the stress of selling the home, and always a postive force! Her expertise on the market is remarkable! When we had questions, she was always quick with a response. Jan became a good friend and we are very happy with the experience of selling our home! I would highly recommend Jan, and use her services in the future!

We could not be more greatfull to come across a Realtor like Jan she knew the area well and what we where looking for, we ended up with a foreclosed property and Jan was calm through all the turmoil that comes with this type of sale and made our first home buying experience very memorable. We would be happy to recommend her and look forward to working with Jan for future purchases.


I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor for my first home! Jan was knowledgeable and confident, two attributes greatly needed when you’re buying a home. In my case, the home I was interested in was a short sale. I was nervous about pursuing it, but Jan explained the short sale process and was not the least deterred by the “bumps” and “hiccups” that invariably come with this type of sale. She handled them all with confidence, which greatly put me at ease. Jan often went above and beyond the call of duty, giving me advice and contacts on house repairs, maintenance, etc. Whether you’re selling a home or buying one, I highly recommend Jan. She is especially good with short sales. Thanks, Jan!

As a working professional in Des Plaines, I am proud to state that Jan Goczkowski is the best real estate agent there is in the Northwest Chicago area of Des Plaines, Palatine, Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights.

Jan's professional knowledge of the area, and the real estate industry, was extremely helpful. Jan's experience, historical knowledge, exceptional reliabilty and real honesty places her far above all her lazy, fraudulent peers that unfortunately are too numerous in the Real Estate industry. 

I am extremely satisfied with the professional assistance she provided me when searching for a home. I was very selective when reviewing properties and took a long time to select one, but with her assistance I finally closed the deal, moved in, and am very happy. Now I'm buying all new furniture, but that is another challenge!

Out of all the people participating in the purchasing procedure, Jan was the most professional. And that includes the other listing agents, the bank underwriters, home inspectors, and everyone else who had their hand out!

I recently got divorced and needed to find a condo. It was a bit new experince for me and a bit scary and overwhelming. Jan helped me find the perfect home as well as guided me through the entire process from bidding to closing. She really listened to what I wanted . Her knowledge and expertise really made it much more comfortable and I love my new condo! I really appreciate all the time she took with me to walk around the building to help me find everything as well as providing me with all the contact information to make my transition go smoothly. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know . She made a difficult time so much easier, and was extremely helpful and knowledgable.

If you are looking to for a Realtor, Jan Goczkowski is the agent you need, yes need. Jan took the time to understand all my requirements and wishes in a home. I was looking in for a home within 30 minutes from my work, which consists of about 25 different cities. Weekend after weekend she took me out searching for the one. Her unbelievable knowledge of the areas and locations of the best places to live really help me narrow the search down for me. It did not take long to find my new home with everything I needed and more. I am truly grateful to have had Jan by my side every step of the way.

Wanting to move from McHenry county to DesPlaines,and not knowing what was available,I contacted Jan hoping she could help me find the perfect home for me. After explaining what kind of home I was looking for , she began her search, took a lot of time and found several that she thought might be perfect for me. It didn't take too many showings before I found the one that fit all the requirements. Being familiar with the area she knew which home was just right for me. Being a long distance buyer, she was flexible in scheduling, and always prompt for showings. Jan was most helpful in explaining all the details involved in closing on the house.In addition to all of that ,she is the most friendly, cheerful, helpful person. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for their perfect home.

  • Posted by:  pmtell on 11/15/2011

We have used Jan for over 20 years to help buy and sell homes. This particular time we bought a (short sale) home to rent out. Jan is very thorough and there weren't any problems at all. We have referred several people to Jan and all have been very happy with her services. She is very professional and personable. We would highly recommend her to anyone for buying and/or selling real estate. You could not find a better realtor anywhere.

  • Posted by:  Drelis on 10/08/2011

Jan had been very helpful to us from the time my husband and I decided to buy a home until after our home closing. Since we're buying our first home, she carefully explained to me the home buying process, took notes of what we wanted and showed us the listings that fit the kind of house that we were looking for.My husband happened to be abroad during the initial process and she was quick to send him all the information he needed. There were times when we wanted to go back to the same properties being unsure of which to choose, she was so patient to call the listing agents so we could view the houses again. Never did I feel pressured during the entire period that I worked with her. Even my sister who went with me during the Closing Date said I have a very good agent who is always after her client's interest. We now own our first home through Jan and until now she never hesitates to help us with anything. We felt treated as a family by her. I got her name from my bank anyway, not from anybody I personally know. We decided to take the risk of getting her as our agent after my first meeting with her and I can say it was all worth it! Thank you Jan Goczkowski for all your help. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Ours was a long distance purchase of a home for our son and his family. Jan helped us every step of the way, taking them through multiple houses until they found their "home". With multiple offers on the table, her knowledge of the local market helped us determine the right price and her advice during negotiations helped us seal the deal. Jan lined up the home inspector and attorney for us and kept in touch with all of us throughout the whole process, even taking the time to ease my husband's nerves. I would definitely use Jan again should the opportunity arise and highly recommend her.…

First and foremost, I would like to Thank Jan for the most amazing opportunity of selling this beautiful home to us. She was kind and caring with all the information and so patient with all of our questions. She definitely made us feel like we were family and that we were making the right decision. We will pass her name on to everyone we know that needs to look for a home. We are getting married in September and that has been a bit stressful but by having Jan work with us, it has made our transition and upcoming marriage more peaceful. Thank you again for making our new journey a blessed one!…

Jan is a true real estate professional. She listened to our story, understood our needs and wants and found my husband and I the perfect place for us to spend the last 25 years of our lives together. She is from the local area and I felt she new the property she was showing us very well. She was available, flexible and responsive to our time and needs. I highly recommend Jan Goczkowski to help you with your real estate needs.