About Janelle File


Meet Janelle

Principal | Certified Residential Appraiser | Luxury Real Estate Agent

Licensed Realtor® and Certified Residential Appraiser #AR028996

As the Principal agent at The File Group, Janelle File is a natural team leader and trusted real estate expert. Just as importantly, she has been a constant fixture in her home community of Corona del Mar for well over 25 years. Today, as a top agent in Corona del Mar, Janelle leads The File Group with her husband Brandon Goethals. The File Group has become one of the highest-producing teams in the area, known for their steadfast commitment to unparalleled client service and providing a luxury experience that leaves clients beyond satisfied. Janelle, like the rest of her team, operates with honesty, integrity, and a relationship-driven approach to ensure complete client satisfaction.

Janelle strives to achieve an outcome for her clients that exceeds every expectation. For decades, many individuals and families have relied on her for her business expertise and her first-hand familiarity of the high-end business world in Orange County. In her former role as the Director of Special Events at Fashion Island, Janelle was responsible for organizing major events, including the Fashion Island Concert Series, the Taste of Newport, fashion shows, and numerous charitable events. She was later promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Irvine Spectrum Center, where she used her marketing expertise to increase center-wide sales by over 150% over two years. She then moved to marketing at the Irvine Company, where she was the Director of Partnership Development for all of the Irvine Company properties and partnered with mega-corporations like Coca Cola, Jaguar, and Aston Martin to facilitate cross-promotional events to help subsidize marketing budgets and build brand awareness.

Janelle switched to real estate many years ago and developed her real estate appraisal firm, where she employed 15 appraisers that serviced all Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. She worked for major lending corporations such as Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and many private brokerages around the country. Janelle’s primary focus was on the luxury coastal properties along the Southern California coast. Janelle earned a sterling reputation for her appraisal skills and is still highly regarded and relied upon for her stellar appraisal skills today.

After crossing over half a billion in team sales, The File Group now operates out of its own first-of-its-kind office in Corona del Mar (with a fitting office name of "Sea Diem"). Janelle and Brandon are proud to further integrate into their home community of CdM where they work, live, are raising their three young children, and happily support the schools, businesses, and events in the area. 

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With over 50 years of combined sales and marketing experience, the File Group understands what is needed to promote and sell your home in the right light. The File Group is a team that not only provides knowledge and experience, but true professionalism through the selling and buying process.

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