Thank you so much for working with us! The way we see it, selling our house so soon in this market was nothing short of a miracle!
We will certainly pass your name along to friends looking to buy or sell in Bastrop.
~~Trinity and Jim Bruce
“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
"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' 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.”
"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 Manger, 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 (through Cord Shiflet at Moreland Realty), 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
"I have known Janis Penick for approximately 3 years in her capacity as a real estate professional with RE/MAX Bastrop Area. When I decided to list my historic home in Bastrop, I did not hesitate to call Janis to market my property. I am confident that her innovative approach and good ideas will present my property to its best advantage.
Janis is honest, a professional, and a pleasure to work with. Her diligence and integrity are evident in her results: She does what she says she’s going to do and follows through. She works hard at selling real estate.
It is my pleasure to recommend her as a REALTOR® whether you’re buying or selling real estate in Bastrop County."
~~Joseph J. Beal, P.E.
"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."
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:
- 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