Our Story

With nearly 20 years of experience in the Grand Valley real estate market, I have learned the key to providing my Clients with the best possible experience is surrounding myself with the best in the business. I have partnered with a smart, fun, and hardworking group of professionals who are experts in their field. Our mission is to provide you with unparalleled service from start to finish, and even beyond your real estate transaction. Together we are ALL behind you. Every Step Of the way. Please meet my team…


Janice Burtis – Team Leader, Listing Specialist


Customer focus is the core of her business. Janice Burtis wants to make sure you have the best Real Estate experience possible.

Janice is a native of the Grand Valley with almost 20 years of experience in the Residential, Commercial and Investment Real Estate markets, working exclusively with RE/MAX 4000. Utilizing her professional expertise and personal knowledge of the Real Estate market, Janice works hard at matching client needs with their vision of the right home, investment property or business opportunity. As a previous engineering vice president for a large international firm, I developed a keen business acumen which she utilize with clients through excellent negotiating skills. With her unparalleled ethical standards, keen eye, impeccable service and stellar reputation, clients work with Janice time and time again.

Janice is actively involved in the community. She serves on the Foundation Board for HopeWest and hosts a monthly radio show, House Talk, on KAFM Community Radio (88.1). She also loves to take advantage of all the breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities the Grand Valley has to offer: including yoga, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and fishing.

“Real Estate investing is a passion for me. I purchased my first home when I was 23 and started buying investment properties. Once I left the corporate world, it was a natural fit for me to help other people buy and sell their own homes.”

As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist with RE/MAX, Janice has access to world-class tools and education as well as targeted publications, such as the nationally distributed RE/MAX Collection Magazine, and luxury home magazines such as Unique Homes, duPont Registry and The Wall Street Journal. Investment Real Estate is a large part of her portfolio.

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Carrie St. Clair – Buyer Specialist

carrieheadshot 2Carrie St. Clair has held a real estate license since 2006. First jumping into the Washington D.C. market and then making the move to Richmond, Virginia where she signed on with the newly formed One South Realty Group. While in Richmond, she was involved with both team-based downtown development projects, and residential sales.  Carrie has extensive experience dealing with all sides of the real estate market. With a background in marketing and management, she excels at organizing transactions, setting and meeting goals. Carrie’s passion for travel inspired her and her husband to relocate to Grand Junction, Colorado after traveling a year and ½  around the United States, Mexico and Central America they found unlimited access to adventure here in the Grand Valley.

“To work and play in an area that is surrounded by stunning landscapes is an absolute dream come true. I have found my forever home here in the Grand Valley.”

Carrie works exclusively with buyers on the Janice Burtis Team. After experiencing so many facets of the business she has realized working with buyers has been the most rewarding aspect of her career.

“What I absolutely love about this business is that it’s constantly in motion. There is never a moment that you sit back and think – Finally, I have it all figured out! There is always something new, something changing, something going out and coming in. Dancing on the toes of the market requires a full-time commitment. You have to love this business to be successful.”

Tammy Wheeler – Team Office Manager


Tammy Wheeler started her Real Estate career in 2002 as a front desk receptionist. After a year she was promoted to Agent Support for more than 45 Realtors which then grew to 68. Agent Support is such an important role for the success of each agent. A role that requires maximizing every minute by staying organized, multitasking, a detailed eye and hard work. Tammy excelled in this role for 15 years until she made the move to join Janice Burtis as the Team Office Manager.

“I accepted this role with honor! I am very thrilled to be part of such an amazing team and work with 2 very knowledgeable Realtors.”

Tammy has a two grown children and four grandchildren. She loves to quilt and enjoys traveling with her significant other and spending time camping.


Robin Smith – LenderRobinsmith

Robin Smith has called the Grand Valley home for the last 29 years and loves all the Grand Valley has to offer. Robin makes it a priority to volunteer and support many organizations in the Grand Valley.

“I enjoy the mountains, the glorious views and the sense of community.”

Robin’s degree in accounting combined with an extensive background in customer service provides a unique skill set, which allows her to pave the way in helping people obtain their homeownership and investment dreams. Robin strives to be unsurpassed in building relationships, customer service, and mutual respect for everyone she come in contact with. Her focus on due diligence in knowing program guidelines, income analysis and will look at your entire picture to provide the best lending options for your needs

“I look forward to providing you with excellent service, being your advocate and earning your business and lifelong friendship.”

Jessie Carlson – Licensed Closing Specialist


Jessie Carlson started her career as a Closing Assistant with Land Title in 1997. She quickly learned the ropes and in less than a year Jessie advanced to a full-time Closing Agent. With 20 years in the business, she is a master at finding solutions to difficult title requirements. She not only understands all of the aspects of title but can explain them to clients – her customer service is exceptional.

“I like working for Land Title because of their core values and Land Title is a locally owned and operated company. Land Title values it employees and customers. We have a great team of leaders who help guide us.”

Jessie loves to spend time boating and traveling with her husband and three kids.


Erika Jones – Marketing ConsultantErika

Erika Jones has over 18 years of experience in sales management and marketing. Her specialty is in management consulting and marketing. She has worked for several national companies such as Lindt Chocolate Corporate Marketing and as a National Sales Rep for AutoTrader.com. On a local level she was a General Manager for a local car dealer as well as a Digital Sales Manager for KKCO Channel 11 News. Having a strong passion for marketing and helping businesses get the most out of the money they are spending she decided to open an agency with a different business model. Rather than charge the traditional 15% the Synergy business model keeps the customers best interest in mind. This has proven to be very successful in this market, and she continues to grow the business by learning new industries and the marketing techniques needed to be successful in those industries.

Scot Stewart, Vistar Creative Marketing

Vistar Media Solutions was founded by owner and Creative Director Scot Stewart in 1999.  After spending 9 years in Southern California learning the art of video production on the set of feature films and hundreds of independent production projects, Scot returned to his hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado where he was awarded the responsibility of managing the marketing and branding of the local ABC affiliate.  Scot now offers his years of experience and that of his talented associates to help you reach your communications goals.

 Service Providers

A real estate transaction is never finished without a full line of expert tradesmen and women: contractors, roofers, home inspectors, surveyors, electricians, plumbers… Please contact us so we can share a list of our preferred partners – the people we rely on for their expert advice when it comes to your home.