Beccy Janis

13 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty
522 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI, 49686
(231) 632-2079

Ratings & reviews (24)

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Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2013
user4194784
Helped me buy home
We recently moved here from out of state, we had very little knowledge as to what areas, schools, etc that we wanted to look for. Beccy and Ashley were more helpful than I could have ever imagined a Realtor being. Anytime we wanted to see a house they were right there to show it to us, they were able to answer questions about different areas, schools, etc that were very helpful in our decision. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a home. They listened to us when we explained what we were looking for and within a month found us our perfect place. I can't thank them enough.... Less ... More
Do not recommend
08/14/2013
user9010756
Showed me homes
Not much else to say except not impressed. More interested in commission then truly helping people find their new home. Didn't listen to what our wants were, showed homes that were typically 'her' listing first (more $$ in her pocket, hesitant to show homes we requested to see?!?) Bottom line? We went elsewhere (another company altogether) and couldn't be happier. She also asked us to complete this review the first day we met!! Fortunately, I wanted to see proof before I wrote a review. I'm assuming that is the only way she has such high marks - others are impressed with first meeting (as were we) and left review then. Would love to hear what they have to say post-purchase/sale of their home. I imagine the review would be similar to this one. Anyway, she needs to find another job. Less ... More
Response fromBeccy Janis
First, must say, I am so sorry you took away this impression of me....I pride myself on putting my clients first working very hard to find the right property for them. With that, I believe whatever you thought to be a request for a review is incorrect, never would I ask prior to putting an offer together so confusion there. Without knowing who you are it is difficult to defend myself, but regardless, I am so sorry you took away this impression of me. My success is based on Excellent service and attention to detail for my clients. There are always mitigating circumstances that maybe able to be explained but glad you were able to get the service you needed. My apologize again for your misperception of me. Sincerely, Beccy Less ... More
Do not recommend
05/02/2013
user7325380
Listed and sold a home
Personally, I would never work with Beccy Janis or recommend Beccy Janis to anyone. Upon initial meeting with Beccy she seemed to be knowledgeable, professional and have many connections in the Real Estate Industry. However, after working with her for only two days, we found her saying things that were not true. "I'm just taking these photos for reference, they won't be on the website." The very next day, those unprofessional photos were posted on all of our listings. Then, we asked for recommendations for handy men to help with some specific items. She said she would get back with us regarding some recommendations, she never got back with us. There were also a lot of items promised that she never fulfilled on. She also never discussed items that we needed to leave in the house upon closing. She just assumed that we knew, even though this was the first home we've sold. Overall, we are highly highly unsatisfied with our experience with Beccy and ask anyone who's considering her to do your research before signing on the dotted line. There are much more qualified Agents in the area that will be honest to you and no lie to you, as Beccy did numerous times to us. My recommendation, do your research before choosing an agent. Less ... More
Response fromBeccy Janis
It's unfortunate perceived as issues were simply necessary procedures to getting a listing on MLS ASAP as requested. Several times updated photos, helped w/staging & suggestions. Handyman dismissed due to cost versus replacement, buyers accepted. Got an offer successfully negotiate within 2 months in a down market. Compensated buyers w/commission for the misunderstanding of one item not left behind. With that, I never want an unhappy client but sometimes it is impossible to please everyone. I work very hard for my clients & would venture to say most everyone in my 10 years of experience has been completely satisfied, referred & reused me multiple times. It is unfortunate that you were only able to see one side of this but I certainly hope you & your new baby are happy & settled in new location. I personally thought you were a darling couple & certainly feel sadden by your remarks. Please accept my apologies for any inconveniences I may have caused you. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user6044070
Helped me buy home
Beccy was helpful showing me homes in my price range and also recognized my budgetary constraints. She also developed a good feel for what types of homes would fit my needs. Recommended a very good home inspector also.
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user0378481
Showed me homes
Our experience has been that Beccy Janis sincerely loves her job! The Traverse City area is her home and she proudly shows you all of its assets and beauty, and hopes that you appreciate it as much as she does. She answers calls and emails promptly and sets up appointments that work into your schedule. After you have met with Becky a few times, you think of her as a friend, because she is friendly, honest and completely approachable. We have debated relocating to the TC area and she has never given up on us, even though we seem to give up at times. While we have debated, she has sold our daughter and family a cottage on Duck Lake. They were so impressed that she sought out answers to numerous questions about the property and worked to get them the best buy possible. I would highly recommend Beccy to both buyers and sellers. She works for your best interest. Wanda Lord Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user3172218
Listed and sold a home
Beccy was wonderful to work with. I received multiple recommendations to use her when selling our house, and I'm thrilled to say she met and exceeded all expectations. The thought of selling our house was extremely stressful for me, but Beccy really helped me relax. She pointed out exactly what was important for me to do to prepare the house for showing. She helped me make choices on what I needed to do and what I didn't need to, which saved money and still got our house "showing ready." She pushed to get the house on the market in time for a key showing weekend, which resulted in many, many showings. Beccy gave great advice on pricing. She knew her market well and she priced our house perfectly. We got our asking price for the house, even in a depressed housing market - even when houses around us were selling for less or just sitting on the market. When we negotiated with our buyers, Beccy was great. They put in a low offer to start with, and then countered when they found a slight issue with basement footings during their inspection. Both of these times I asked Beccy to give me her opinion on how we should proceed. She gave me her professional opinion and the wisdom of her experience. We took her advice both times and ended up with a great situation with our buyers. We helped a little with closing costs and got our asking price. Everything went smoothly for us. Beccy was an excellent negotiator and her experience in helping sellers (even first-time sellers like me) was very apparent. She made what was a nerve-wracking experience so much smoother. Our house sold after only days on the market! Thank you Beccy!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2013
user5587542
Helped me buy home
Becky showed us several condos in the Traverse City area that she thought we would like based on our interview with her prior to starting the searching process. She listened to our critique of the visited units and adjusted her choices until we found one that we liked. With her help we settled on an offering amount below the asking price and the owners accepted it. She then helped us through the closing process and we have been the owners of our condo for the last 5 years. I would not hesitate to use her services again, if we ever move again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2013
KenUnderwood
Listed and sold a home
Our home was on the mkt w/another Realtor for 12+/- mos and went nowhere. We then hired Beccy and she did a complete review of the mkt, remarketed our home aggressively and it sold in 3+mos. Beccy's professionalism, attentiveness, availability was second to none. We would suggest her(and have) to anyone, anytime, and any price-level home. We would use her services again.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user9447959
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have used Beccy to sell two of my homes for me, and have complete confidence in her ablity to make recommendations that will make my home show its best features and obtain the best price for me. I also have used her as my Buyers Agent and she will not let her client make a wrong decision. She will point out good and bad features so that you are aware of any problems with a particular home.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user0926799
Helped me find tenant for rental
Beccy was very helpful with her knowledge and expertise. I live out of state and needed someone that knew the market that i could depend on. Beccy found me qualified tennants to rent my condo at the price i was looking to receive.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user9265720
Helped me buy home
Excellent service! Invested all resources to get our home sold, and then helped us purchase another home immediately. Could not have been happier witth her service and knowledge. Have referred her on to every person we know who needs a realtor. Becky genuinely cares about her clients and makes the process as easy as possible.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user3035275
Listed and sold a home
Beccy has listed and sold over 10 homes for me. She is very knowledgable of the local market and often has ideas on how to stage a house to make it look its best. Beccy is extremely professional and I would highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user66178327
Listed and sold a home
She appeared to a personal interest in our listing and utilized personal contacts, not only within her office but also with realtors at different agencies. Her reputation within the real estate industry along with her contacts helped bring in serious buyers.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user0049102
Helped me buy home
Beccy handled our delicate situation with care and professionalism. She was determined to find something that fit our family, our budget and our limitations and she did! In fact, the house that we are happily living in is one that Beccy kept suggesting we look at, even though we didn't think we thought were not interested in it. We would, and have, happily recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user6839161
Listed and sold a home
Best and most knowledgeable agent we have ever dealt with. Her honest and caring attitude always kept our interests first and this is very refreshing in this day and age.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user23121806
Helped me buy and sell homes
Very professional, sold our house quickly after it sat stagnant on the market with a previous Realtor. As soon as we listed with her, our house started getting a steady stream of showings. She was always available via phone or email to answer any questions, and she continually pushed to get info from the buyer's agent and bank without needing any prodding from us.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user98508030
Showed me homes
Ms. Janis was extremely accommodating with our time frame issues. The properties put forth for our consideration met our criteria very closely. It was a pleasure working with a professional who was knowledgeable of the area and sensitive to our needs. Catherine Tatman
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user5808155
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure working with Beccy both as a buyer of our new home, and seller of our old home. She worked hard in keeping us informed and giving us advise. Thanks Beccy.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2012
user819273
Listed and sold a home
We had a unique property to sell and the property we purchased turned out to have some issues that Beccy helped us navigate through. Very helpful and responsive.
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2012
user6487632
Listed home, but didn't sell
We listed our home recently with Beccy and when ever we see something that may need to be changed, or if we need pictures added she is always on top of it. Beccy is a go getter and has a very positive attitude. When it comes to the reality of what you should ask for your home and what steps to take to try to sell it faster, Beccy gives you different ways to go about selling at a pace you need. She also gives you many different options on what you need to do in order to get your house sold. I have confidence in knowing our house is in good hands and would recommend Beccy to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2012
pbreakie
Listed and sold a home
Beccy has sold 5 or 6 houses for me in past 4 years has done great job in a reasonable amount of time. I call her for advice frequently she is always helpful Paul Breakie
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user4717680
Helped me buy home
Beccy was such a great help with the purchase of our first home. She was very knowledgeable and was always looking out for our best interests. When we look to sell or buy we will definitely go through her again!
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
azmusicman
Listed and sold a home
Beccy is the most professional real estate agent that I have ever used. She is responsive, knowledgable, knows the market, and she is very enthusiastic. Beccy listed my home for $100,000 more than one of her competitors suggested that I list it for and ended up selling it for more than I would have asked for it myself. Obviously, I am very happy with Beccy and would recommend her highly. Coincidentally, I got her name as a referral from another Realtor who only works as a Buyer's agent. He used her to sell his house and found her equally competent, knowledgable and enthusiastic. Beccy gets results by doing what she says she will do. I couldn't ask for anything more. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2011
dbudzy
Helped me buy and sell homes
Beccy did a great job for us when we pruchased our last home, and will be our first call when we are ready to move again in our area.