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 20+ years. Together with her husband Brandon Goethals, they are proud residents of Corona del Mar for where they are raising their three young children and are proudly integrated with the wonderful locals, schools, and events in the area. 

For decades, many individuals have relied on Janelle for her business expertise and her first-hand familiarity of the high-end business world in Orange County. In her 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 up and down the Southern California coast. Janelle earned a fantastic reputation for her appraisal skills and is still widely known for, and relied upon for, her natural appraisal skills today.

Today, as a top agent in Corona del Mar, Janelle is known for her steadfast commitment to unmatched client service and providing a luxury experience that leaves clients beyond satisfied. Janelle strives to achieve an outcome for her clients that is even better than the "best case scenario." As a co-leader of The File Group with her husband Brandon, they continue to operate with honesty, integrity, and a local-driven approach to a white glove real estate experience. 

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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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