Our family was asked to move from Kansas City to the Portland area for a job in the tech industry. As the parents of a four year old, we began looking for family friendly areas around the city which lead us straight to Camas, Washington. The charming videos of downtown Camas and Lacamas Lake that we found online had one thing in common, Debb Janes. Her sincere love for the area coupled with her professionalism helped us feel very comfortable with the decision to narrow our home search down to only one town, Camas. We worked with Debb and her husband, Bernie, to find a home that met every need on our list. Debb and Bernie exercised a great amount of patience with us as we navigated the waters of a cross country move. Our family would not have wanted to make this journey with anyone other than Debb and Bernie. After closing on our spectacular home we are left with a dream kitchen, beautiful views, a great school, and our first friends in Washington. Thank you Debb and Bernie!
—Michael and Ann Elise Harmelink
Camas ViewHome
First of all, Debb and Bernie exceeded my expectations at every turn. Do a web search for “Above and beyond” and if their photos don’t pop up then the Internet is broken! The long story. Debb and Bernie worked with us for over 18 months to find the right house. The folks they recommended for inspection saved us from making a horrible mistake. They worked with us to get out of the wrong deal. Then when we found the right house and got our offer accepted they really blew our mind. First of all, Debb’s reputation allowed our offer to be accepted over multiple offers and kept us out of a bidding war. Then, when an unresolved lien was discovered during title discovery they tracked down the holder in rural Alaska days before he went on a Bush trip of undetermined length. They got the paperwork done and the deal only survived because of their diligence. Do yourself a favor, don’t risk working with anyone else for your realtor needs.
—Jeremy (and April) Chrisman
Camas ViewHome
We found Debb Janes when we became interested in purchasing a view home in Clark County, but not knowing the area, we wanted an expert. We found Debb online, thanks to her Youtube videos where she explores local highlights, sometimes with her dog Mac. We immediately gave her a call, and right away it was clear she understood what we wanted in a home. She listened to our list of priorities and understood exactly what we were looking for. We soon realized that we’d made the right choice. Debb answers her phone, always has time (even when she is juggling several clients, she makes sure you feel you are the only one), responds very quickly to emails, and worked hard to get us in to see all of the houses on our must-see list in a very timely manner. She wrote up an offer, and even when we were one of three offers, she got us the home of our dreams. And her work had just begun. She and her partner/husband, Bernie handled everything thereafter, inspections, further questions and concerns, and correspondence with the seller. They were always available, attentive, and truly had our best interest at heart. We couldn’t have made this move without Debb and Bernie, and will always be grateful for their assistance and care. If you are looking for a realtor who acts like a professional, but feels like a trusted friend, Debb Janes (and Bernie!) is highly recommended!
—The Stemper Family
Washougal ViewHome
My husband and I weren’t the easiest of customers as we sent Debb and Bernie in several directions as we changed our price range, location and living expectations: with that said, they were always patient and helpful throughout the search. Debb and Bernie are prompt in returning phone calls and followed up on all of our requests.They are pleasant and fun to work with and bring a level of integrity that is hard to find in real estate agents. I would not hesitate to refer them.
—Greg and Judy Spear
Camas View Home
We were thrilled with the service. Debb was available anytime for any and all concerns we had during the search for our new home. She was always professional and upbeat and actually fun to house hunt with! We love the home she helped us find and plan to stay put for a while, but will use her again. We could and will happily recommend her without hesitation. For the first time, we actually enjoyed working with Realtor. She really stands out in the business. Thanks for everything!

( Update, we have since sold that home for them, and found them a family retreat ViewHome on Acreage in Clark County!)

—Amber and Wally Groff
Debb and Bernie, Sarah and I are so very grateful that you spent so much with us, and on such short notice, to help us find our fabulous view home. We also appreciate your help and knowledge through the closing process. While I’m a financial planner and can explain a great many things regarding personal finance, buying/selling a home is NOT one of them! You really went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of…thanks again.
—Joe and Sarah Wilson
Washougal ViewHome
From the beginning of time, you two are the best–and most enjoyable–really professional, yet fun. Thanks for the great service you provided us. Our home was priced perfectly. You really nailed it! We got a great net profit and the house sold quickly. They are the best in Clark County – what more can you say?
—John and Laura Maring
Lakeshore ViewHome
They spent many, many hours helping me out. (Before, I even listed my property) I was offered great advice and was given the resources to get me out of a tough situation. I’m am extremely pleased with the service. They have great patience and knowledge to share with clients and I highly recommend their services to anyone and everyone who needs a realtor.
—Edwin Armstrong
Hazel Dell Home on Acreage

Peer Reviews

As a Mortgage Lender, I work with many Real Estate Agents and seldom does one rise above the fray like Debb Janes. I have had the pleasure to work with Debb, and her team, several times and on every occasion, she has shown a uniqueness and higher quality of effort and professionalism than anyone I have ever met. I work with many potential buyers in the early stages of the home buying process, and when asked who I would choose to represent me, Debb Janes is who I recommend, without hesitation. Being former military and a business owner, I have a high regard for work ethic and accomplishing a mission. Debb Janes is someone you will like, enjoy working with and, probably, become longtime friends with. Buying a home is a huge decision and those decisions are easier when working in tandem with a friend.
—Dave Sanford
Evergreen Home Loans
Debb and Bernie fit the Harcourts philosophy so well. It’s all about people. Many agents have expertise and experience, but this team consistently puts their clients needs and interests first. It’s truly a situation where their combined efforts continually produce quality results. It’s a pleasure to have this highly respected duo affiliated with our office.
—David Lugliani
Galleria Homes
American Pacific Communities

Ron Carl
Principal Broker
Harcourts – The Carl Group