PEOPLE November 16, 2023

Agent Spotlight: Janel Carbajo

In the world of real estate, finding a professional with a rich tapestry of talents and a heart devoted to community is a treasure. Today, we introduce you to Janel Carbajo, a remarkable Realtor at Kansas City Homes, whose vibrant spirit and dedication to education continue to shape her journey in the industry. Let’s dive into a conversation to explore Janel’s diverse passions, her family ties, and her unique contributions to both real estate and the community.


Are you a Kansas City Native?

No, I hail from Overbrook, KS.


How long have you been with Kansas City Homes?

I have been with the company and in real estate for 5.5 years.


Tell us about any special talents or skills you have:

I enjoy singing in The Festival Choir in Spring Hill and the praise band at my church. I also play the piano.


Have you won any awards?

I am in the Ford Hall of Fans.


What is something people at work don’t know about you?

I hold softball pitching records at Kansas State University for most innings pitched and most



What is one tip you’d give new agents?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions!


Do you have any nicknames?

“Puppet Lady.”


What is your favorite thing about KCH?

The education and support!


Do you have any kids? A spouse? Pets? Tell us about them!

My husband Tom and I retired from teaching 5 years ago from the Spring Hill district but we are both substituting now on a daily basis in the Olathe district and absolutely love it! Tom retired as a technology teacher and I was a business teacher. We both also coached numerous sports throughout the years. We have 3 children and they all work in the special ed department at Olathe West HS. Kelsey is a resource room teacher, Macy a CBR teacher and Kaden is a para in the CBR room. Our daughters coach cross country and their girls team just won the State Meet for the fourth time in a row! They also coach track together. Kelsey is going to help with the girls wrestling program this year and Macy coaches the girls JV Basketball team.


What’s your favorite hidden gem in KC?

Union Station during the NFL draft and our celebratory parades!


What’s your favorite KC restaurant?

The Jazz is wonderful.


What’s your favorite KC neighborhood?

Overland Park stands out as my favorite.


Are you involved in the community? Tell us about something you’re passionate about.

I enjoy keeping score at the wrestling meets and basketball games whenever I get a chance. I also enjoy supporting students who are involved in extra curricular activities. Creating relationships with young people is very rewarding.


Tell us about any of your hobbies:

I like to read mysteries and golf.


What’s something you think makes you stand out?

I have been a Chiefs season ticket holder for 36 years and people tend to recognize me because of my Puppets. Because I have been on TV for many years with my Chiefs puppet and the opposing team puppet duking it out at every home Chiefs game. I am in the Pro Football Ford Hall of Fans because the wonderful people of KC voted for me.


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Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself?

Teaching has always been my passion and now as I assist home buyers, real estate has become my new passion! I am still educating home buyers and hopefully still making a difference!


In Janel Carbajo, you find more than just a Realtor; you discover a vibrant soul deeply rooted in community, education, and a fervent love for Kansas City. Her dedication to her clients is matched only by her unwavering commitment to supporting students and fostering relationships. If you’re seeking a Realtor whose enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge elevate your real estate journey, reach out to Janel at, give her a call at (913) 219-4735, or visit her website With Janel, expect not just exceptional service, but an experience filled with warmth, expertise, and genuine care for your real estate needs.


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