About

Janet Akin brings a wealth of experience to all her real estate transactions.  Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, she held Director and Vice President positions in the telecommunications and online software industries where she managed the marketing, sales, and service divisions for several global companies including Pacific Bell, SBC and 2Bridge Software.   Not surprisingly, she leverages the skills and insight she gained from these diverse experiences on each and every client transaction.

Janet approaches every client’s marketing plan, sales strategy, contract negotiations, and support efforts no differently than she approached the numerous multi-national sales contracts she managed – with speed, focus, precision and perhaps most importantly – respect and integrity.

Education:  Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, a Sales Associate license from California Bureau of Real Estate, is a member of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.), California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), and MLSListings multiple listings service. 

Community Service:  Since 2002, Janet has been a member of the Board of Directors for Lincoln High School Foundation in San Jose.  She has served as Development Committee Chair, Vice President, and President.  She is presently the Program Committee Chair.  Janet is also an active mentor for young people in transition and since 2002 she is mentoring at-risk students in the Future Vision Mentoring Program at Lincoln High School in San Jose.

Family:  Janet is married and has three adult children.  She lives in the Rose Garden San Jose area with her husband, Malcolm Thompson, and their Australian Shepherd (Maggie May) and Siamese cat (Monty).   Janet is a second-generation native to San Jose.

Dustin Gutierrez, prior to joining Coldwell Banker, had twelve years experience in sales and service and a propensity for seeing the big picture while never losing sight of the important details of every transaction.  Perhaps it is from his years of working in operations and sales management that he has earned himself a reputation as the “go to” guy in a crisis. Whatever it is, his clients trust that if Dustin is involved, the transaction will go smoothly and swiftly and always, problem-free.

Education:  Dustin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, a Broker Associate license from California Bureau of Real Estate, is a member of the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.), California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR) and MLSListings multiple listings service.

Community Service:  Dustin volunteers his time and talents at his son’s and three daughters’ school fundraisers and a coach for soccer and baseball teams.

Family:  Dustin is married to his wife, Nicole and they have four children and a Basset Hound named Pablo.  Dustin is a third-generation native to San Jose.