Kerrie's Blog: Keeping it Fresh with Jane Peters

Keeping it Fresh with Jane Peters


This week's Keeping it Fresh is brought to you by Jane Peters.


How long have you been in business?                                                      

I have been in business 8 years.

Describe your style.

My style is generally smart casual.  I like plain and fitting rather than frilly and flouncy.  My best colors are blue and red.

What outfit do you own that makes you feel invincible?

I feel invincible when wearing a suit.  I had bought a couple of $1200 suits a few years ago, and feel like $1 million in those, except that one got eaten by a moth :(

What is the biggest fashion faux pas you've made?

I did once go out with a different black boot on each foot.

What celebrity is your style doppelganger?

I think I relate to Diane Keaton.

Best Fashion Advice?

The best fashion advice is to dress, especially for business, is to dress so that they see you and not your clothes.


*Interested in being highlighted in the Keeping It Fresh series? Submit a photo and your answers to the bolded questions to

Previous Keeping It Fresh Posts:

Ed Silva
Kristine Ginsberg

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 59 commentsKerrie La Guardia • July 30 2012 11:45AM


You got our resident globe trotter to hold still long enough for a photo?? Wow!!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 6 years ago

When she says 'see you and not your clothes'... does she mean Naked?  Kidding of course. Learned a little more about Jane today. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 6 years ago

Thanks for the feature, Kerrie :)  And LOL and those two above.....  I didn't realize the series had started.  I am way behind.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago

Love Jane... and her style!  Especially smart is the advice to dress so that people notice you not what you are wearing!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 6 years ago

Very cute:)

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

Wow! THE Jane Peters. I hear she's going to be on that show Million Dollar Listing - Los Angeles. Of course, my hearing isn't that good so they could have been saying something entirely different.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

What fun! I haven't seen these posts before.  I'll have to check out Ed and Kristine.  Maybe I'll even submit a photo.  I need to wait until I'm looking my best!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Cool.  I love Jane.  She's so real.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

Jane is a one in a million.  Love the post and the photo that she chose.  I promise, I will do mine. It's just been crazy around here.

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 6 years ago

Hmmm now I think I need to upgrade my wardrobe.  I'm not sure if you added up all the clothes in my closet at the moment it would come to $1200 :-)  Great feature of Jane.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

What a fun series, I don't think I could answer any of those questions other than how long I've been in the business. 

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 6 years ago

Thanks everyone.  I am waiting for yours to be featured.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago

That's MY Jane!

I can hardly wait to have her show me LA!


Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 6 years ago

Cool !!   I had not noticed this series either.   It is refreshing!   I get to brag that I "FINALLY" had the pleasure of meeting Jane in person in Atlanta in April at RETSO.  

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 6 years ago

Oh what an awesome Posting Idea Kerri! Jane ~ you're fabulous!

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 over 6 years ago

I LOVE this post, Kerrie!  Jane looks fab there too!  (I think she should crop it and make it her profile pic.)  And, I can SO see Janie leaving home with two different black boots!  LOL

Great series!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 6 years ago

Jane is one cool real estate agent.  A true professional.  I enjoyed reading this post.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I didn't know about this post series. Jane is certainly very stylish in her photo her. I will have to check out the other posts too.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 6 years ago

I know I'd love Jane's style if I ever met her.  She's one of the coolest, hippest real estate professionals on AR!

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 6 years ago

What a cute series.  I hadn't reaized this was going on.  Nice to see our Jane, who is very elegant.  Will read the previous series too!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

Love, adore and respect Jane.  And she was quite the fashion statement when I met her at RETSO.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

Kerrie- have no idea how I missed the first two in this series but will go back to them.  I love Jane's posts and love that pic of her.  I can now say we have something in common... I once arrived at the mall with one black shoe and one navy blue shoe (same style but different colors).  I feel like I'm in good company!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

I LOVE the keepin it fresh series.  I also missed the first two.  I am going to check them out now!!

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, love her responses....very funny.....LOOK OUT Joan Rivers!

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

Cool and fresh. Great series. It made us know others better. I'm looking forward with the next posts.

Posted by Mike Warren (Real Estate) over 6 years ago
I love Jane! I would love her in $20 jeans from WalMart -- or that $1200 suit (with the moth hole!) :)) What's not to love about Jane?! :)
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, very cool series. Jane looks fabulous in a $1200 suit or not. Congratulations, Jane!

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 6 years ago
Jane is one of my faves on Active Rain, and she is a great friend and supporter when you need one. I must be missing something; I was surprised to see that this was about style/fashion.
Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 6 years ago

Great answers! Kept quite fresh!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 6 years ago
A 1200 dollar suit. Hmmm... I can see Riley putting paw prints all over it and me unglued at each extra paw and print.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie...Guess I should enter.  I'm the other side of the coin from Jane.  Like Cindy I don't think my whole closet full of clothes cost $1200.  What would I do with a $1200 suit at Lake Anna.  It just wouldn't go with my  heelless slip-ons.  Is there such a word as heelless?  I'm not getting the red line so I guess I'm safe.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, it is interesting to know a fellow member. Now we know lot more about Jane....(she can't be on two truths and a lie

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 6 years ago


Posted by Satar Naghshineh (Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp.) over 6 years ago

Kerrie - I had missed this previously.  What a great way to let us get to know each other a little better.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 6 years ago

What a great way to learn about our members Kerrie!

Jane, thanks for sharing about yourself.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago
Jane Peters: the LA Fashionista
Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, Jane sets the standard for how a lady REALTOR® should dress. Very nice post!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 6 years ago

lol...I would have liked to have seen the two different black boots look...nice.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 6 years ago

Good morning Kerrie! I have a LOT of sandals and sometimes I buy them in multiple colors. Once, I went out with two different sandals on. And NO ONE noticed!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 6 years ago

She walks, talks and is ....Jane..... a flower on two legs

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 6 years ago

My style depends on the mood I'm in, and whether the stars are aligned.  Throw in a few robust family activities, and dress can become out of control quickly:-)  Yet, need be, I can generally pull myself together in a hurry! 

I do like Jane's last suggestion about dressing so folks see us instead of our clothes!  My favorite doppleganger would have been Audry Hepburn. . .Unfortunately, I'm not anything like her:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 6 years ago

Cool and creative idea Kerrie! Yep, we can see Jane Peters as Diane Keaton!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Love these series . . .I was a fan of Jane before. . much more so now!


Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 6 years ago

I can just imagine hearing that Jane Speak, but with that British accent of hers, and I will stay away from here last line

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 6 years ago

Cute feature!  (Can a guy say that??)  But you feature one of my favorites ... Jane!  I'm a big fan.  What a personality!  I don't think anything ... even those $1200 suits ... could ever match that personality of hers.  You chose wisely when you picked her this week ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 6 years ago

Very interesting.  I think she looks amazing.  Here in Naples even though it's a $1m 2nd home market we usually wear shorts.  Nice shorts but nothing as wonderful as those in fashion forward cities.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 6 years ago

I like what Jane has to say, especially about clients seeing us and not our clothes-just like staging a house-no distractions from the architecture and the soul!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 6 years ago

Sounds like a fun way to learn interesting things about our AR bretheren.  Now, I do have have some good stories to share.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 6 years ago

great photo Jane and Kerrie this is a great weekly thing . Love it. As a guy can isay that !!??

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 6 years ago

This is all kinds of cool!  I'll have to answer those questions and send in my own answers!

Posted by Bryan Robertson over 6 years ago

$1,200 suit?  Two of them?  Geesh.  I feel fancy when I put on a pair of $30 slacks and a $15 dress shirt from Kohl's.  I look damn good though.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 6 years ago

Jane you are such a rock star! This completely brought a smile to my face!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie. I like this series so far :)

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida and Washington (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Love this new series and Jane looks great in everything! I haven't worn two different shoes, but I have worn my shirt inside out, lol! Not that's a fashion don't!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 6 years ago


          I just saw this and I absolultey love the series! I hope all is well with you! Have a great week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 6 years ago

Kerrie, I needed to read this fun blog tonight after the long week that I had.  I came by from Donna's re-blog!

Posted by Carol Faaland-Kronmaier, PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ (Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough) over 6 years ago

Keeping it Fresh is such a cool series Kerrie, looking forward to seeing more.  Jane is a favorite of mine.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

How fun to learn a little bit more about you, Jane! Love your quote about dressing so the client sees you not your clothes.


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 6 years ago

What...have I been under a rock or something?  These are some great posts!  Jane...$1200 suits :)?!  I wish...

Jane is AWESOME :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago