Getting to know Janis Grout

Janis is a 23-year veteran of broadcast journalism who turned to real estate in 2001. A native of British Columbia, she moved to Central Oregon in 1976.

Janis started the news department at Bend’s KTVZ-TV in 1977 and worked at three major TV stations in Oregon and Washington before returning to Bend, where she has lived for over 40 years.

While she has detailed knowledge of the real estate market throughout Central Oregon, Janis’ special knack is connecting buyers and sellers in the high-end residential market. She was a member of the original Garner Group team and moved her license to the new company when it became an independent agency in 2008.

Randy Grout, Janis’ husband, is a home builder and member of the NorthWest Crossing Builders’ Guild. Janis and Randy have two adult daughters. Ingrid and her family reside in England. Olivia and her husband reside in Big Sky Montana.


What few people know about me…
I was born and raised in British Columbia and hold dual Canada/US citizenship

Claim to fame…
I was the first female television news director in the state of Oregon and spent 24 years with TV news and talk shows

First thing I bought with my own money…actually,
Pooled resources with a girlfriend and bought a Volkswagen bug.

I’m obsessed–
With golf but don’t ask my handicap as it fluctuates!

If I had a superpower –
I would turn the clock back so I had complete control over my family’s schedule! “Husband and girls, here’s what we are doing and when we are doing it! “

Favorite Central Oregon activity –
Is hanging at our cabin on the shore of Elk Lake

Favorite phrase-
“Good one!!”