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Janis is by far the BEST real estate agent we have ever worked with! She walked into our home and was positive immediately. She assured us through all transactions and kept us informed at all times! She is amazing to work with!

Van and Lesa Stacy

We cannot recommend the Janis and Janice team enough! We originally listed our property in The Colony with another realtor but were not satisfied with the level of attention we received. When we decided to go with another realtor, we interviewed several candidates but felt that J & J excelled in all the areas that were important to us. From day one, we were impressed with their work ethic, their expertise and their resources. Most of all, we were impressed with and appreciated the outstanding communication - they always made us feel like we were their #1 client. No matter what the situation they handled it promptly and professionally and within 3 months we had sold our house for a cash offer! Give them a call - you will not be disappointed!

Brad & Kimberly Heath

Selling your home is hard work and Janis Penick and Janice Hurst made it easier! Their experience and expertise showed through every step of the way. We were given personalized service and we are truly grateful for that. Their attention to detail, marketing strategies and consistent communication brought the sale of our house to a most successful close. Bottom line, Janis and Janice make an amazing team and were there for us with their expertise when we needed them!

Gary & Hilary

We used Janis Penick & Janice Hurst to sell our home in Bastrop, and it turned out to be the best decision we could have ever made. They were highly knowledgeable of what it takes to place a home on the market and very professional with every aspect of the process, and at the same time, they were down-to-earth individuals. Although we weren’t their only clients, we were ALWAYS informed, and never had to call them for anything. This DYNAMIC DUO can, and will, sell your home!

Bobby and Narcy Stokes

Dear Janis, I wanted to thank you for all you did in selling my house in Elgin! You are very good and thorough at what you do.  Take pride in how professional you are!!! It is a rare quality and you have earned your reputation. Thanks for your friendship,

Becky Wyatt

“It has been such a pleasure doing business with you.  I want to thank you for being the best REALTOR® I have ever worked with. You are professional, dependable, prompt and pay attention to the details!  This, along with your honesty about the market, price, comps and what was needed to sell my house, made our relationship a success. Thank you for getting the job done and quickly.”

Betty Terrell

We chose Janis because of her experience and specialization in high end residential properties. We felt she could best serve our needs and we were not disappointed. She presented a professional, well thought out marketing plan for the presentation and sale our property. She even brought in a third party interior designer to provide consulting services to enhance the showing of the property which really helped. The proof is in the results. What we anticipated to be a long sale process was concluded in 3 weeks after we placed the property on the market." 

Mike and Pam Denson

When you finally get serious and need to sell your home, Janis is the only person you should contact. Her professionalism defines her service and ability. After she sold a friend's house in Giddings (not the hottest home buying/selling area), we decided to contact her concerning the sale of our home. We had been looking at homes in another state and found one that was going to move quickly. The seller there accepted our contingency offer, which put the pressure on to quickly sell our house. We called Janis. She came in and she went through our home and advised that we remove some things, rearrange other things, tidy up, etc. We did and her photographer came and took pictures. We had to admit that the house looked great in the pictures. She was right! To make a long story short, she published the sale notification on a Friday around 5 PM. The house sold on Saturday around 12 noon! From there, it was all downhill. Janis took care of everything; set up inspections; contacted all the right people. In short, we just watched the process unfold. Ultimately, we got more for the house than we initially asked. Enough said. Call Janis...

Frank Barr

If you are buying in the Bastrop area, or otherwise, I highly recommend that you consider Janis Penick as your realtor. Purchasing a home is a significant event, and the process from start to finish can be overwhelming. Given the importance of the decision, you want to make sure you are presented with the best options that suit your needs, and that your realtor is focused on those needs.  I have very particular tastes, and I contacted Janis due to her familiarity with the Bastrop area. I described the types of houses and settings I was interested in and Janis worked diligently with me for several months identifying potential properties that suited my tastes. During that process she exhibited a level of professionalism and commitment that I did not expect from the experience. She was consistently open and honest about the options presented. At the end of the process I felt I had made the right decision, and I believe that Janis was a big part of that decision.  While Janis's service during the purchase process was more than enough for this recommendation, it was her service after the fact that most impressed me. Subsequent to the purchase, I encountered a few issues with the property. Although I could have dealt with the issues myself, I contacted Janis to see if she was willing to assist in resolving the matters. Although she had no obligation at that point, she was not only was willing, but was diligent, even while on vacation in Hawaii, in resolving the issues for me. I am extremely busy, and that effort and level of service was very much appreciated and completely unexpected.

Matt Morais

I would like to share my observations about Janis Penick. I first met her about three years ago when my wife and I were searching for a ranch in Bastrop County. I am the Executive Manager, Planning and Budget for Travis County and my wife is the Director of the Performing Arts Center at UT Austin. We were in the process of selling our home on Lake Travis, and we wanted to find a realtor in the Bastrop region. Janis impressed me immediately for her responsiveness, her intuitive understanding of our needs, and her knowledge of the local Bastrop County market.  Being the rather thorough type, I drew a circle around Austin which represented a 60 minute drive from downtown. In the course of over a year, I saw more than 70 ranches, and ended up buying one in Rosanky through Janis Penick. I found her to be the consummate professional throughout the process, in spite of a transaction that had a few unusual little bumps along the way. But not only did Janis guide us to a successful purchase, she has stayed involved as a wonderful resource about our new community. I have never hesitated to call her for recommendations about people, places and things in the region that might help us as newcomers this is especially important in a rural community, with personal and business relationships that can sometimes go back multiple generations.  My praise does not come easily (as others can attest). But I can say without hesitation that Janis Penick is a top flight realtor…one who is trusted and trustworthy, with an outstanding sense of the community, a set of ethics that are exemplary, and the technical knowledge to make a deal find its way to completion. I recommend her highly as an extraordinary resource, a tireless representative of one’s interests, an honest and straightforward professional, and just a very nice and pleasant person with whom to work.  If anyone has any questions, they can call me at the office (512-854-9465), or on my cell phone (512-461-0570). In the meantime, the results of Janis Penick’s real estate expertise can be seen by going to www.rock-c-ranch.com. The ranch, my wife, and I would not where we are today without her help and support.

Christian R. Smith

Writing a letter on behalf of Janis Penick is easy to do. Prior to choosing an agent, we interviewed numerous realtors, Janis’ professionalism and energy stood out. After selling numerous homes and properties, my family and I have discovered that some realtors list properties and hope the property sells itself, while other realtors aggressively work to sell the property. Janis is in the latter category.  The additional advertising she provided the property, the realtor and the lender luncheon she hosted, all served to promote our property. However, her true sense of strength was displayed with her ability to know how to close a deal. When potential buyers came to view the property, Janis did exceptionally well at answering questions, knowing what similar properties were selling for, and communicated to potential buyers the advantages and value of our property. Again, she did not just show the real estate, she sold the real estate. She was diligent about amendments, conscientious about all disclosures, and worked tirelessly with lenders and buyer’s agents resulting in a closing with no surprises and deals that worked.  We have additional land in the Bastrop area and when it comes time to put it on the market there is no doubt that Janis Penick will again be our agent of choice.

Robert Earles

We had the pleasure of working with Janis Penick when we decided to sell our home in Bastrop recently. We chose Janis because she is respected in the community and she sells (not just lists) real estate. Another big thing is her website, since that‘s how most people find real estate property. It shows toward the top of lists in Internet searches and it’s very clean, up-to-date, and organized.   Janis was organized, meticulous, and professional. She handled all aspects of our sale ethically and efficiently. Janis knows the market and does her homework - she could always justify her recommendations with research data.    Janis Penick also provided these services to make our house appealing to prospective buyer: - A professional stager who gave us practical, do-able tips for prepping our home - Professional photographers to shoot the virtual tour (not a realtor with a camera)   If you are looking for a realtor in the Bastrop area, we recommend Janis Penick without reservation. Our home sold quickly and we think, with Janis representing you, yours might too!

Ginia and Randy Bruno

Responsive, competent; knows the local market; pleasure to do business with. House sold on first day. Good negotiation advice. Kudos to Laura Deyo and Janis Penick!

Jimmy and Janis Allison

Janis was recommended to me by an adjoining property owner who was listing his property with Janis's firm. Since I was an out of state owner I contacted Janis about listing my property. Janis readily assured me that there were no problems listing and completing the sale. I was pleased with Janis’s willingness to answer my questions and she kept me informed. Because of multiple offers, Janis secured a selling price higher than the listing price. I would highly recommend Janis Penick to anyone needing a real estate professional.

R. Gramsey

Janis was amazing to work with. We have use her for both selling our house and now purchasing one. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. We highly recommend her.

Krystal Hacker

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janis and her team! This was our second home sale with Janis, and we would not hesitate to enlist her help for the next one. She was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process, and her experience and knowledge was invaluable.

Annie Limmer

With our 18th move, this agent is by far the best we have ever had. She exceed our expectations going the extra mile to insure the sale of our home went through. After moving, the purchasers found a leak in the utility room which caused damage to the dry wall. She found a plumber and a carpenter who had the leak fixed in two days in time for the closing of our new home. All this happened over a weekend. Masterful plus!!!!! Thank Janis.

D. Elliott

Her level of service and attention to detail has been superb! Providing smooth negotiations and a seamless sale of my property goes to show how connected and professional her team is! Thanks, Janis.

Bev Reed

Janis helped us sell our home in Texas after we moved to Georgia, and she manage the remote selling process really well. She found vendors for us to do some lawn maintenance and repair work and we reimbursed her for the funds. She was always pleasant and on top of things! We listed our home on Friday and had a contract by Sunday! Closed exactly on time too. I'd refer her to anyone locally any day.

Maureen McBrown

Janis Penick is very professional and knowledgeable. She deserves the excellent reviews she is getting. She handled my home in 2016. She made suggestions for the house, which I agreed with and took care of. She had professional photos done and did everything she said she would do. She was always available to me by phone. My house was under contract three days after she listed it. There were bumps along the way to closing which she handled quickly and professionally. I highly recommend her to anyone. You could not find a better realtor.

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When you finally get serious and need to sell your home, Janis is the only person you should contact. Her professionalism defines her service and ability. After she sold a friend's house in Giddings (not the hottest home buying/selling area), we decided to contact her concerning the sale of our home. We had been looking at homes in another state and found one that was going to move quickly. The seller there accepted our contingency offer, which put the pressure on to quickly sell our house. We called Janis. She came in and she went through our home and advised that we remove some things, rearrange other things, tidy up, etc. We did and her photographer came and took pictures. We had to admit that the house looked great in the pictures. She was right! To make a long story short, she published the sale notification on a Friday around 5 PM. The house sold on Saturday around 12 noon! From there, it was all downhill. Janis took care of everything; set up inspections; contacted all the right people. In short, we just watched the process unfold. Ultimately, we got more for the house than we initially asked. Enough said. Call Janis...

Old Tex.

Janis has assisted us with multiple real estate transactions within Bastrop County. We hold her in high regard as a professional agent, and strongly encourage those seeking assistance with buying or selling real estate to review her merit. Janis is a client-centric pro, extraordinarily talented, and very well versed in Bastrop real estate. Her real estate skills are unparalleled, and her trustworthiness is beyond reproach.

R. Nations

Janis is absolutely the best Realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She was always available for any questions or concerns I had during the process. Her and her team did a wonderful job with the listing of my home. Due to the extremely high quality listing, photos and the marketing my home sold in just ten days after the listing posted on line. I would highly recommend if you are buying or selling a home, see Janis Penick.

Randel LLC.

Janis is easily the most thorough-going professional I have ever worked with in the world of real estate marketing and as a 70+ year old, I have worked with quite a few. She knows the territory, understands buyer mentality, and always offers cogent advice. She put our property up on multiple websites in such a way as to make it almost irresistible. Furthermore, she promotes honesty and openness at every step of the way. What more could I ask for?

D. Murray

Janis is very professional and very knowledgeable of the area. She puts together a great package for selling your home. She has an exceptional team!!! She is pleasant, very personable and honest. Janis has your back and will stand up to be sure that everything is handled correctly. She also helped us find a top real estate agent in the State that we were moving to. We would recommend Janis to anyone in need of a Realtor.

Sandra Haley

We have had the pleasure of working with Janis on the sale of three properties we owned over the past 10 or 12 years. She is by far the best agent/ person you can find anywhere. We highly recommend Janis and her team.

M. Ripley

We will only recommend the Janis Penick Team. They are AWESOME. 

Garrett Limmer

When deciding upon a realtor to represent our home and property, there was no question that we would choose Janis. She knows Bastrop and especially Colovista better than any realtor we know. Plus, she is kind and respectful and always takes the high road. We were in excellent hands with her.

Carson Stephens

Janis was very knowledgeable, professional and prepared. She kept in regular contact with us during the entire process and always treated us respectfully. She utilized several marketing resources which gave our property greater exposure resulting in a successful sale.

Rgoverst

Janis is truly a professional! She and her team provided us with in depth information regarding the market allowing us to price our home to fit the current trend resulting in a fast sale. Her experience and knowledge are immense. Excellent is the way we would describe our experience.

K.H.

Janis & her team were very professional and responsive through the entire process of searching for a house in The Bastrop area! I would highly recommend her if you are searching for a new house!

Cheryl Morelos

Character. Integrity. Honesty. All three of these traits are very rare to find in one person in these times. We found them in you. We were fortunate. Thank you for everything. 

Bobby & Cathy Goggans