CLIENT STORIES

Janis Carey just finished assisting us with the purchase of a new home in Denver, where the real estate market is red-hot and where sellers have great leverage. Janis, however, was superb when it came to helping us find and move through the process of purchasing a home that we love. This was the third time that my wife and I have purchased a home, and Janis was heads and shoulders above any other realtor we have ever worked with. Her negotiating skills are tremendous. At one point we almost lost the home that we wanted because of a competing offer. Without needing to increase our offer price, Janis was able to convince the sellers that we were the preferable buyers even though our competition was highly credible and was offering cash. Janis has deep knowledge of the Denver real estate market as well as a detailed and nuanced understanding of the entire process of purchasing a home. Invariably respectful and even keel, she provided context when we needed to weigh options at critical points. She is flexible when she needs to be, and firm when it matters. For example, when asking the sellers to respond to inspection items, Janis artfully phrased the requests and highlighted only what was most important. At sensitive junctures she kept the process moving smoothly. She pays close attention to detail and is an excellent communicator. I have a very busy job as a medical director and my wife was traveling during a lot of the time when we needed to take care of myriad details. Janis kept both of us, and all of the other relevant parties, in the loop. Nothing slipped. She engaged us appropriately and efficiently from a distance and when we had little extra time to spare. I cannot recommend Janis more highly.

Tom, Crestmoor

Buying a house in Denver can be a real challenge, because there are so few houses available. I decided to buy a new build home. Janis got me to the sales office within minutes of a new release, and there were already six homes sold. Since she had a good relationship with the builder, we were still able to get the home I wanted. It was like magic! And, then the real work began.

Janis was on top of the building process, and she tracked the minutest details. She handled the design process with practiced skill, and I have a beautifully appointed home as a result. She was able to help me make all the design center decisions in a few hours.

When it came to the construction schedule, she helped me understand the trade offs, especially regarding some faulty parts that had to be remediated. Her knowledge of contracts was essential to go through the extra paperwork with regard to the remediation. During the construction walkthroughs, she saw problems I never would have seen and made sure they were fixed. I had no idea there would be so many little things to watch out for.

If I had to sum up Janis’s service in one sentence it would be: she’s extremely competent, and she cares about my home as much as I do.

Rob, Stapleton

This wasn’t the first time Janis worked with my husband and I with a home transaction. Not only did she help us buy our first home in Denver 3 years ago, she helped us sell this same home. We needed to sell our home rather quickly, since we were building a home and had a summer deadline. Janis was always available to communicate even during odd hours with our work schedules. She also connected us to local companies to help us stage our home and to update interior/exterior areas of our home…Within 1 week from our open house weekend she sold our home! Not only did Janis sell our home, she helped us buy our new home…We couldn’t be happier with the sell/purchase experience of the two homes. She is brilliant with finding the perfect location that fit into your family’s lifestyle and truly goes above and beyond!

Johni, Stapleton

Janis was amazing from day one, start to finish she never missed a beat. We actually switched to her because we were unhappy with our last agent, we had lost out on four offers we put in, and she just wasn’t doing the work. Within a week of working with Janis we were under contract. The condo we purchased is in a multi use building, so the loan process is a little more complicated. Janis knew all of the issues and alerted us to them during the walk through! She is very, very knowledgeable and extremely thorough. Everything she warned us about came to light when our lender couldn’t approve the loan, there was an issue with the amount of retail space in the building. Luckily, before our lender had even notified us of this, Janis had tracked down lenders that had recently closed on condos in the building. Not only that, she specifically found a lender that had taken over a loan from another lender that couldn’t make it happen, and they were able to close. Three weeks later, we closed on our condo, we literally would not have been able to do it without her. Cannot say enough good things about Janis! She is extremely knowledgeable and very good at what she does! I’ll recommend her to everyone!

Casey, Downtown

Janis is first rate! Throughout our search for our house, Janis was focused on finding just the perfect home for us. She scoured the available listings daily and kept us informed about what was available and helped us narrow down our priorities. When we found our house, Janis was meticulous in negotiating issues that were important to us. We would not have successfully bought the house without her efforts. Janis was always responsive to our needs and was friendly and a pleasure to work with. We recommend her highly and will happily use her in future home sales and searches.

Naomi, Stapleton

Janis went above and beyond in helping us close on our home. She has excellent judgment and is genuinely interested in finding something that is the right choice for you. If you put your faith in her, you won’t be disappointed.

David, Washington Park

We were relocating from out of state and did not know a lot about the area. Janis was very patient and helpful with us. She would FaceTime with us while touring houses we could not be in person to see. She is very knowledgeable about the market and mortgages. She took the time to go over every part of the contract and was very accommodating of our schedule in discussing things. I would highly recommend her.

Megan, Tuscany, Aurora

We highly recommend working with Janis as a real estate agent. She worked with us as our buyer’s agent on our recent purchase of a new construction property. Her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and flexibility were essential as she guided us through all phases of our purchase. Her knowledge of the current market and trends and background as an economist gave us confidence as she helped us find the best home to match our needs. She counseled us on when to make the offer, and we successfully went under contract. Janis provided us with resources she had used when it came to inspectors and contractors, which was valuable because we are relatively new to the area. She served as a powerful advocate for us during the inspection and walk through process and was able to bring outstanding issues to our satisfaction. Janis also alerted us to a potential issue that had arisen with the joist manufacturer and worked to ensure that we were not affected. Her knowledge and sound advice were key to us having a successful closing!

Mike, Lakewood

Forget the rest and go with the best! I came from Manhattan with little knowledge of Denver and no knowledge of the local real estate market. The first thing Janis did was figure out who I was and what I wanted. She knows neighborhoods and buildings, their strengths and weaknesses. She interviewed bldg. management and read HOA filings and board minutes. She lined up inspectors, insurance companies and a title company. All was accomplished while I was not living in Denver. Janis is very bright and very meticulous. Best agent I have ever had in the several places I have lived.

Sharon, Five Points

Janis helped me and my husband a lot with buying our new home. We told her what our ideal home looked like. She kept searching through all the homes and sent us lists of homes that met our criteria everyday. Finally Janis helped us find a perfect condo.

Finding this great place was not the hardest part of our purchase. The most difficult thing was our loan. Unfortunately, the loan company I worked with was very irresponsible and they made the whole process really difficult for us. Every time when we were about to close, they came up with a problem and delayed our closing date. We almost thought that we would lose this place.

It was Janis who called them everyday to get updates and make sure everything goes all right. She did a great job in coordinating the seller’s broker, the loan company and the title company. She gave us lots of suggestions through the whole process.

We really appreciate her efforts. Janis is absolutely the best!

Huihui, Tech Center

I love working with Janis because she is so detailed and knowledgable. She makes sure I’m aware of everything, especially details I would never have known or even thought to ask about properties I’m interested in. She also has an incredible amount of patience–needless to say, I’m a picky buyer! I highly recommend working with her!

Shana, Denver

Janis is amazing! She made a very complicated process go smoothly and went out of her way for me. She is meticulous and also creative, coming up with solutions that were out of the box. Thank you so much Janis!

Susie, Stapleton

Without Janis’s superb initiative and follow through, my husband and I probably would not have been able to purchase the house we now love in Denver. We first contacted her about being our realtor on a short trip to Denver. Because we were leaving the next day, we had no expectation that we would be able to see properties with her during that visit. But in a number of hours, she had arranged visits to several houses, and she spent the afternoon showing us houses and getting to know our preferences. Once we picked a house, she worked several weekends helping us through the offer process, and she arranged for us to get a pre-approval letter on short notice. She checked in with us regularly during the inspection and closing, and she followed up with us afterward about how we are liking the house. Throughout the process, Janis showed exceptional judgment, valuable knowledge of houses and the Denver market, and excellent negotiating instincts. And on top of that, she is a wonderful person. You can’t go wrong working with Janis!

Logan, Washington Park

Janis helped me buy a new home in Stapleton in late 2017, and she was truly wonderful in every way! She skillfully guided me through the process and was always extremely responsive and on top of every step. I was really impressed with Janis’ knowledge. She knows the Denver housing market and my particular neighborhood very well (the history, what’s happening now, and what’s planned to come…). She also knows a great deal about new homes and asked questions to the salesperson and construction managers that I would never have thought to ask. In the walk-throughs of my home, she pointed out many aspects of the home that, again, I would not have thought about on my own but were very important to attend to. She also provided valuable input on mortgages and lenders. And as important as her knowledge, Janis also has a lovely and calm demeanor. She is tough in negotiations – I always knew that she had my back and was getting the best for me – and she approached all our negotiations with the builder in a very respectful way that led to positive results (and everyone feeling good because of the way she approached them). Buying a house can be a very stressful experience – Janis understands that and would check in with me in a very thoughtful way during those times when my stress level was clearly high. I just can’t say enough good things about Janis – her skills and abilities cover the whole range of what’s required in an excellent real estate agent. I love my new home and am so thankful that she was with me through the process. I would very highly recommend her!

Stephanie, Stapleton

Janis assisted us in buying a home in Denver while we were still living and working full time in Chicago. Janis’ hard working, detail-oriented approach made the whole process far easier than we had expected. She was quick to jump on arranging showings in a fast-moving market, and was diligent, confident, and thorough in the negotiation process. She knows Denver and opened our eyes to new neighborhoods while still respecting our overall goals for home buying. She was always willing to work with our ever changing schedules for updates and three way phone conferences. We would not have been able to buy our home without Janis’ flexibility, honesty, and hard work. We would refer Janis without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a home in Denver.

John, Washington Park

Janis went above and beyond in guiding us through the new home construction process. We were complicated clients as neither my wife nor I were living in Colorado at the time. In fact, one of us was even living out of the country. Janis made sure we felt like we were present throughout the process by providing weekly photos of our house and even did video tours of the inside. She was extremely thorough in asking questions of the builder at all stages and caught some details we might have missed. We highly recommend Janis to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Amy, Stapleton

Working with Janis was such a pleasure. My husband and I moved out to Denver from Indiana and this was our first time searching in such a competitive market. Janis kept us informed throughout the whole process and really helped to educate us on how to ensure our offers were competitive while still remaining within our budget. She also was very attentive to our major wants in a property and kept a watchful eye out for anything that would fit our criteria. In addition to her competency as a realtor, she is just a wonderful person to work with – very patient, professional and makes the whole process enjoyable.

Lauren, Uptown

My wife and I just bought our first home in a competitive Denver neighborhood with Janis Carey as our agent. The process and outcome could not have gone any better for us! Simply put, we could not possibly have had such a positive experience without Janis as our agent.

Tyler, Congress Park

Janis has represented me in two real estate purchases and both times she has done an outstanding job. Janis kept me informed on all aspects of the purchases, ensuring that everything was completed on time without complications.

John, Stapleton

Janis is awesome! She made the process simple and clear. She was responsive and a great advocate for my position while offering valuable insight. She helped me prepare the house for listing, and provided great advice on staging, marketing, and pricing the property. Most importantly, she sold the house almost immediately! I would recommend her without reservation and plan to work with her on any future transactions.

Sean, Stapleton

Janis did a fabulous job listing and selling my home, then helped me find a home that meets all of my family’s needs! She worked tirelessly to show my home at its best. I highly recommend her.

Linda, Reunion

While our 5-star agent, Jody Donley, traveled abroad, Janis stepped in to support my wife and I in finding new living arrangements in anticipation of our first child. Janis helped us expand our search, which had become quite frustrating. Within the first list of houses she sent us as options, we found our dream house. Although it wasn’t what we were initially looking for, it was the house we needed and wanted; we just didn’t know it until we saw it.

Janis took us through the daunting process of purchasing the home with unmatched responsiveness and professionalism. Even while on vacation with her family, Janis was quick to respond. She worked directly and extensively with the selling broker to ensure that the process was smooth and ensured our comfort at each individual step in the process.

The staff at New Perspective Real Estate is top-tier, 5-star worthy. I would highly recommend Janis to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent property in Denver or the surrounding area.

Joey, East Colfax

Janis is a consummate professional who knows the market and how to navigate all of the steps in the process to optimize the outcome for her clients. It was a real pleasure working with Janis and I would recommend her highly and gladly to anyone contemplating a real estate transaction.

Kari, Park Hill

Janis was invaluable at helping me negotiate my house price. She helped me understand the local market, and assess the value of my new home. We had to deal with many unusual issues including dealing with the Boulder flood and a delinquent issue with the HOA. Janis handled everything for me, and got fair compensation for the damage done by the flood.

Rob, Boulder

It was a pleasure working with Janis. She is highly knowledgeable about the market in general, and especially the Stapleton/Park hill area. As a first time home buyer, the process can be stressful, but she took pains to make it as easy as possible. She is always accessible and quick to reach, and is in touch on a daily basis with updates. In addition she scours the listings multiple times a day–and makes sure the listings she shows me are completely up to date. The home I ended up buying was listed late one evening, and because of her careful monitoring we were able to set up an appointment the same night. I ended up placing a successful bid on the house less than 24 hours after it was listed. Another buyer also placed a full price bid the same day. Had it not been for Janis’ careful vigilance, the house would not be mine today.

I also appreciated her thoughtfulness, professionalism, and negotiating skills that she always conducted in a friendly pleasant manner with the seller, lender, etc. This certainly helped me to have a good outcome. She is extremely patient and gives the client as much time as needed.

I appreciated her objective opinions and advice especially early on (when I wasn’t sure which house features were truly important). This was invaluable in making a good informed decision, and helped me to determine a realistic budget.

Once under contract she walked me through every step and made sure we stayed on track with the timeline.

I look forward to working with her again and would recommend her 100% to anyone!

Sonali, Stapleton

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