Janet Zola Cruz has an artistic philosophy when it comes to real estate, believing that a client’s “picture” of the perfect dream home has everything to do with their decision to buy it.
She should know. Janet not only sells Manhattan luxury properties, but
has a MFA in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, an Interior Design Degree
from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design and is pursuing
professional certification in real estate development and investment from
the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Janet was born in Brooklyn but grew up on the island of Puerto Rico and
developed a love of real estate from her father who was a contractor and
investor in prime properties there and in Florida. Learning not only
the skills of buying and selling properties, but how aesthetics play an
integral part of consumer decision-making, her creative nature and keen
business sense were the perfect marriage to propel her to success in New
Janet has lived in New York--Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan--for
over 25 years. While pursuing her interests in the arts and in real
estate, she founded her own freelance design company whose impressive
client list included nationally-recognized companies in publishing, real
estate and retail.
Buyers value her ability to interpret what in their “mind’s eye” and
sellers consult with her on how to best stage their properties for
Her friends, colleagues and clients know her as personable and
trustworthy with a dedication to exceeding expectations.