Congratulations to Janine Tienken – Our 2022 REALTOR of the Year!

October 17, 2022

The Darien Board of REALTORS, Inc. has unanimously awarded Janine Tienken, Houlihan Lawrence, “2022 REALTOR OF THE YEAR”. A special Committee convened and reviewed numerous submissions from members of the Darien Board and chose Janine based on her dedication, both past and present, to the Darien Board and the Community of Darien. According to Julie Peters, Coldwell Banker Realty, “Janine is a consummate professional and dedicated to the town of Darien and the betterment of all as REALTORS.”

Janine grew up in New Canaan and has lived in Darien with her husband and two children for 27 years, making her an invaluable asset to clients considering either community. As a role model and mentor for new agents in the Houlihan Lawrence Darien office, Janine’s Daughter, Morgan Tienken, also became a REALTOR in early 2022, following proudly in Mom’s footsteps.

Janine has been a dedicated member of the Darien Board of REALTORS since 2004. She was nominated by her peers and served as Vice President to the Darien Board of REALTORS in 2012, served as its President in 2013 and as a Director in 2014. Janine has also served as Director of CT REALTORS in 2013. In her Leadership role at the Darien Board, Janine was instrumental in the Board’s annual give-back to The Community Fund and other local charities, ensuring 100% of all Darien Board donations are made to local, charitable organizations. She is the current Chair of the Darien Board’s Nominating Committee and has been at the helm of said Committee for the past five years.

Her past philanthropic work includes being a Parent Leader for Person to Person's Youth Group. She recently became involved with the Darien Community Association sponsoring their popular Speaker series.

Janine’s dedication to unparalleled customer service and delivering results has earned her the trust and confidence of her peers, her many clients, and status as a top real estate broker for the past 18 years. She has been recognized among the top 125 producers company-wide for Houlihan Lawrence 2014-2022. Janine is a member of Connecticut REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS, the Darien Board of REALTORS, Darien Multiple Listing Service and the New Canaan Board of REALTORS.

Outside of real estate, Janine enjoys spending time with her two Labs, “Barkley” and “Miles” and boating on Long Island Sound with her family and friends.

Founded in 1930, the Darien Board of REALTORS® serves real estate professionals and residents of Darien by promoting & defending homeownership in CT. In partnership with Connecticut REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, the Board is dedicated to promoting professionalism and ethical real estate practices, while also providing industry information, political advocacy and education to its members and the community, with an increased focus on kindness, diversity, equality and Fair Housing.

Last modified: October 17, 2022