Janis Holmes

9 years of work experience
Rob Trost Real Estate
33310 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR, 97135
(503) 374-0012

Ratings & reviews (45)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2015
slb4wheeling
Helped me buy home
Janis' knowledge of Pacific City is great. She has handouts on builders, sand removal, garbage, water, power just about anything you might have questions on. She is very busy but was available most of the time when we called or stopped by.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
mageew847
Listed and sold a home
Janis Holmes was our choice for the realtor to represent us in the sale of our beach cabin. We looked at two other realtors before settling on Janis. We were very satisfied with her expertise, and knowledge of the community. Her ability to utilize a number of advertising methods and honesty in dealing with us and the buyers was very gratifying. She helped us evaluate which prospective buyer best met both our needs and how the properties met their needs in such a way that it made for a good match, resulting in a smooth sale process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
wmagee38
Listed and sold a home
When putting my coastal cabin up for sale, I researched on-line advice for choosing a real estate professional. One recommendation was to interview more than one realtor. After interviewing three professional realtors, I felt that Janis was the best fit for the job. Janis was personable, interested and extremely knowledgeable. Janis knows her community and what is important to the home owners in Pacific City. Janis was encouraging about the attributes of our property and was realistic and honest about items that needed improvement. Janis was accessible when we needed her. She would always return calls promptly. Janis helped us negotiate a fair and equitable price for our coastal cabin. Janis was tireless in helping us achieve our goals regarding the sale of our property. Janis has exemplary integrity that is most essential in the real estate profession. I would enthusiastically recommend Janis Holmes as a real estate professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2015
walkerathogan
Listed and sold a home
Janis was a joy to work with . From the initial listing process, the many house showings and the final closing. She solved several little roadblocks that happened during the closing process even though we were away in Arizona during the entire procedure. Very cheerful, helpful and encouraging. Truly understands the Pacific City beach community and surrounding area. Richard and Elaine
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2015
jeffreylawlis
Helped me buy home
Thanks to Janis, our family just finished buying our dream home and property. We couldn't have moved across the country without Janis' strong leadership, intuition, unparalleled work ethic and know how. While there were many bumps along our way (antiquated VA procedures), Janis showed her true colors by passionately working through each problem, doing what was necessary and staying in close contact to ensure she represented us with vigor and poise. Even though these last few months have been the most stressful of my life, I always looked forward to hearing from Janis, even if it was bad news because she made the whole process easy and fun, which I believe comes from her decent, honest, and cheerful character. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2014
lapointemary
Listed and sold a home
Janis Holmes sold a Pacific City Heights lot for me. All of the negotiations and paper work were done via email, telephone or mail because at the time I lived in Portland, Oregon. I never met Janis in person, but felt assured that she was doing everything in her power to get the lot sold for me. She is friendly, has great work ethic and is honest. Thank you, Janis, for all your hard work!
Do not recommend
12/12/2014
user9649890
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Would not recommend - she never follow-up. I told her what I was looking for and she was not proactive in even calling me or scheduling a time for showings. I would expect an agent that I work with to be proative in helping me locate my property.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
zuser20140726125609773
Helped me buy home
I came into the purchase of this property without an agent of my own. Janis was representing the seller. I would never have expected this from a sellers agent, but Janis absolutely worked as hard for me to represent my best interests as she did for the seller. Her response times to all my questions and concerns throughout this purchase were immediate. I would not hesitate in the least to recommend Janis in any future real estate transaction. Janis made our dream home purchase an absolute pleasure. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
kathylewisea
Listed and sold a home
Janis is awesome, great customer service, always available to give reassurance and she sold our home at the perfect time. I totally feel confident that Janis can sell your home too. Kathy Lewis
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2014
user02748540
Helped me buy home
We just completed the purchase of a beach home with Janis helping us every step of the way! Our permanent residence is over 4 hours away and Janis was always quick to answer all of our questions and put our mind at ease. If someone asked me for the name of a real estate professional on the Oregon Coast, I would definitely recommend Janis Holmes!
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2014
jvfry
Helped me buy home
Janis was wonderful to work with. She answered all my questions either by phone, text and email. She was available many times to drive us around to look at homes. We feel that she went way beyond expected to help us find out home. Thank you Janis we are more than pleased with the care you went through to help us. I would highly recommend you to everyone as their relator.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2014
janet353
Listed and sold a home
We listed our house with Janis and she was able to find just the right buyer. Her knowledge of the area and market was invaluable. She negotiated a fair price for both the buyers and ourselves and guided us through the closing process. She was available for any questions we might have and responded immediately. I would highly recommend Janis for either listing or finding your home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2014
gehrig1723
Helped me buy home
Janis helped us find the house we were looking for in the area we wanted. She helped establish an agreeable price with the seller as well as work through the inspection report. She made buying the house a smooth process.
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2014
jntemp505
Listed and sold a home
Very attentive to our real estate needs. Kept us informed through every step of the process. Prompt on deadlines. Very aware of the local market and trends. A very nice, friendly agent to work with. Janis is someone I would call a friend and not just our real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2014
bsue43
Listed and sold a home
I am a retired real estate agent for commercial real estate and I know a quality agent is rare and Janis is one of those rare ones. She is thorough, responsive, and effective. I would use her again in a heart beat. She did such a good job for us.
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
Jennasue42
Helped me buy home
Great communication. Always answered or called back very promptly. Knows the ins and outs confidently. Great knowledge of the area and she really took to heart what we were looking for. Wonderful people skills! Showed us multiple homes, even though the first one she showed us was to be our future home. :) She was very timely, patient and personable. Down to earth and always available. Even on a daily/weekly basis. She definitely exceeded our expectations! We will be using her again in the future. Thank you, Jenna Johnson Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2014
erikandnatasha
Helped me buy home
Janis was great in helping us reach our goal of a family beach home. We would recommend her to anyone without reservation! She ensured all transactions went smoothly and facilitated negotiations confidently. Thank you Janis!
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2014
erik scholtes
Helped me buy home
We can't imagine having a better home-buying experience than we did with Janis. She was highly knowledgeable, incredibly responsive, articulate and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She was a tremendous advocate and guide throughout the entire journey. We would recommend her to anyone considering a home purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
dkm0
Helped me buy home
Janis works in a very unique coastal community and has unparalleled knowledge of the properties, their value, and the people in the community. Her depth of knowledge is very unique and allows her to give extremely effective counsel to her clients. She is exceedingly responsive, professional and dependable. Her knowledge of the details of a real estate transaction allowed our property purchase to "sail through" with minimal stress or delays. I couldn't recommend Janis any more highly. In fact, I already have. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2014
user9540394
Helped me buy home
Janice was a great help in assisting us to make a life long vacation home, dream come true. She was always so fast to respond to all of our questions making the whole process so easy. A true professional who made us comfortable right from the start.
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2014
keithhowekeith
Listed and sold a home
Janis is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate in our area. She is very friendly and always answered our calls right away. She took care of all the many details of our sale and evrything went smoothly. She advertised our property in the local paper and on the internet and with flyers. We were very pleased with her work. Keith and Pat Howe
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2014
user0363319
Showed me homes
Janis is a true professional! Buying or selling she is worth having on your team! She knows and exceptional amount about the local area and the nuances of each neighborhood. She is also a local resident and understands the local community very well.
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2014
geneknutson
Listed and sold a home
We found Janis to be very professional in all facets of the sale of our home. She handled everything in an efficient and timely manner. In addition, her pleasing personality and enthusiasm made the experience very enjoyable. We most certainly will recommend Janis to anyone in need of a realtor. Gene and Carol Knutson
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2014
user5900359
Helped me buy home
I've worked with many realtors over the years and been very disappointed. Janis was the best over all. She is intelligent, courteous, knowledgable, patient and she definitely had my interest at heart. She found what I wanted, not what she thought I should have. I wasn't easy to deal with because of how particular I was and she hung in there with me and helped me find my new home. She was there for me and she can be counted on for both big and insignificant issues. She is a multi-tasker and is very energetic. She loves her job and it shows in the positive way she treats people. I would recommend her and no one else. She was great. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2014
petekotkas
Helped me buy home
Thanks Janis you were great!! I highly recommend Janis, she was a pleasure to work with while buying our beach house in Pacific City. Pete, Portland OR
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013
swbradley2
Helped me buy home
Janis is the best. We purchased a home in Neskowin and her knowledge of the local area really helped get the deal done quickly and smoothly. She worked very hard behind the scenes for us, and took care of a lot of problems that came up along the way. I'm still not sure we even know all the work she did for us, but things just got done. I think she's friends with everybody in town. On a personal note, she is also one of the nicest people we've ever met.
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
dnjprohaska
Listed and sold a home
Our experience with Janis Holmes was very professional. She answered all of our questions and gave us info that she knew we would need. We heard from Janis every week, plus we were able to call her with our concerns. We would highly recommend Janis to sell your existing home or to help you find another home. She cares about her clients and gets back to them by email or phone very quickly. When the offer for our house came in, we feel she gave us sound advice on how to go about making a counter offer. It was pretty much smooth sailing from then on. We can't thank Janis enough for all her hard work for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2013
dptrowbridge
Helped me buy home
We recently closed our third transaction with Janis, in Oceanside Oregon. She sold our first house there during the market slump, and then worked hard to find us another adorable home on our favorite street in the Oceanside village. She aggressively negotiated on our behalf and helped keep our emotions in check as the offers were going back and forth. Our latest transaction was the purchase of bare land in Oceanside, and again, Janis gave great advice on pricing the lot, and negotiating the deal for us. I have recommended Janis to several friends who have also had great experience with her. I always say she is the hardest working person in real estate. You will not find someone who works harder for you, and knows the coastal real estate market better than Janis. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2013
bob schuyler
Helped me buy home
We knew nothing of the area and live1500 miles away. Janis sent information on available houses prior to our brief (4-day) visit and was available, had all the information and facilitated visits, even multiple visits, to the properties that interested us. All the necessary work to negotiate and purchase the property was handled through Janis with a satisfactory outcome to us and the seller, we believe. She sent information on inspectors, well testing, and title/escrow professionals and handled the access to the property for the visits. Her help continues after the closing. It is like having a helpful friend in the area. We can unconditionally recommend Janis Holmes as a knowledgeable, professional and very helpful broker in this area of the Oregon coast. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2013
KyleKendall1
Helped me buy home
Janis did a wonderful job handling both our needs as well as the sellers, without any hint of conflict of interest. It was a pleasure to work with her and will definitely recommend her to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
10/16/2013
jennadbrown
Listed and sold a home
When my husband met Janis he told me she would be the one to sell our property and he was right. She's dedicated and hardworking. Our transaction went very well and she pulled it together like a total professional. I would recommend Janis in a heartbeat.
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2013
gingershillside
Listed and sold a home
Janis took the time to look for a buyer that would buy a small house on a large property. She marketed it to a special type of buyer and was successful in finding buyers to check the property and house out and found just the right buyer. She made the previous real estate agent I used look like he was asleep at the switch, as she soon had lots more interested buyers than he could come up with. She worked hard and diligently to market the property and was ultimately successful. She kept me informed and made the closing extremely easy. she has great knowledge of her territory and was very good at finding possible buyers. She is a hard worker and I would recommend her as an real estate agent for any one who is selling or buying property in her area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2013
dpolyglot
Helped me buy home
We've purchased and sold several homes and apartments in various locations. Janis Holmes stands out among all the agents we've worked with. She worked incredibly hard when we were shopping, bidding, in contract, and, most important to us, AFTER the sale. She is incredibly generous and easy to work with. She is the first agent we've ever known that we're always happy to see!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
user1871266
Helped me buy home
Janis was a dream to work with on my recent home purchase in Netarts. She knows the area inside and out and provided superior support and persepective through out the entire process. Janis is also an amazing person and I am fortunte to have been introduced to her.
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2013
user20866746
Helped me buy home
We drove by a beach home listed with Janis. Went directly to her office. When she was finished with a client she immediately showed us the home we were interested in. Needing to do some comparisons, she spent the next entire day with us showing us other options. Even drove to beaches four hours from her office (round trip). We decided to make an offer on the first house. She followed up with our list of questions within a hour of our e-mail. Arranged our meeting with the sellers, brought relish and cheese tray. Closing was hassel free. We would highly recommend any one to Janis. She also has a pleasant personality.!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2013
user7576421
Helped me buy home
Janis was a pleasure to work with during our home buying experience. She was incredibly knowledgable and hard working. We purchased our home from sellers that were selling their home as a FSBO. The sellers proved to be very hard to work with and fought almost everything. Janis was able to find compromise in every instance. The negotiations must have been difficult; but she always fought for our best interests. Additionally, her recommendations regarding home inspection and other services were top-notch. We never second guessed anything Janis recommended in these regards. Janis always had our best interests in mind and we couldn't have asked for a better agent for our first home buying experience. We highly recommend Janis without reservation. Should we need real estate services again I will seek her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013
user7670467
Helped me buy home
My wife and I worked with a number of realtors while looking for a beach house on the Northern Oregon coast. Janis quickly stood out as the best. She showed us the local inventory, listened to use describe our perfect house and did not stop until she found it for us. Janis has lived in the area that she represents and knows every nook and cranny. With that knowledge she was able to help educate us and help us understand the different towns and cities where we could buy. We ended up finding the right house in the right place for the right price. We could not be happier with the experience and would use Janis again if we ever get the chance. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
user408477
Helped me buy home
In the beginning, when we were just "checking things out" she showed us a variety of homes because they fit into our budget. We did like one of them and she was more than happy to meet with us a couple of weeks later, and on a Saturday! We were interested in a second home and coming from out of the area, so it was particularly nice that Saturdays worked for her, too. She was nonjudgmental, and listened as we "talked" our way around a place. Once we settled into making a offer, she was a thoroughbred, led us through the steps, was professional and made it clear she worked FOR US! She was available throughout the buying process by phone or email and I appreciated that as we had questions, etc... I consider her a friend in this small beach town and would highly recommend her! We've already shared our story with many friends as to the great experience we had buying this home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2013
user44701970
Helped me buy home
Janis was fantastic to work with. She understands the Coast market and works very hard to do the right things for her clients. Our transaction went off without a hitch and I'd highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home or property at the Coast.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2013
user55949379
Helped me buy home
Janis was a dream to work with! She handled everything perfectly from start to finish! She, also, made what could of been a very overwhelming experience into a simple and painless one! I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a home in the area!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2012
user975664
Helped me buy home
Our experience is still happening. We live 6 hours away from our vacation home and Janis still helps us with property concerns. Our purchase was a short sale which took alot of time effort. Janis stayed on task throughout the process. I would do the short sale again.
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2012
user084301
Helped me buy home
Janis helped my husband and I through a tedious short-sale process when buying our beach house in Pacific City this year. We live across state and Janis was quite literally the only reason we were able to make this transaction happen. Janis has become a household name for us - and someone we constantly refer to others. Janis has gone way beyond the scope of her job in order to help us through the process of purchasing, and now furnishing and "working on" our new house. She is always willing to jump in wherever and whenever needed. I don't know if she understands how valuable she is, but we are certainly grateful that we found her. We couldn't be happier with the outcome! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2012
user4257519
Helped me buy home
I have been a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Greater Portland Area for 16 years, but recently retired. So when I stumbled upon an interesting property Janis had listed on the Oregon Coast, I called her. We made an appointment to view the property and things moved forward from there. I couldn't have done a better job myself! Janis took care of everything in a most professional manner, including negotiating a difficult at best situation with repairs and other issues. She kept us continually posted on the process and worked hard on our transaction to get it done not on time, but early. We are very happy with our purchase and Janis. I would recommend her for any type of Real Estate transaction, Buying or Selling. She is knowledgeable in the coastal areas and current market trends. Ellie Cairy Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2012
user5055670
Listed and sold a home
We had bought and sold six homes before asking Janis Holmes to sell our beach house in Pacific City, Oregon. We chose Janis over all other realtors in our small town because she had higher numbers in sales and superlative reviews from former clients. After Janis inspected our house, she helped us with staging and took a beautiful portfolio of pictures highlighting our home's best features. After we had an offer to buy, she guided us through the inspection repairs and communicated with the out-of-town buyers so they were satisfied that all the repairs were professionally completed. Although Janis was our agent, she worked hard to keep the buyers informed and helped them feel confident with the details of the sale. Janis took calls after hours and on weekends outside of business hours, and she kept us current with the status of each phase of the transaction. Janis goes the extra mile to complete a sale in a very professional manner, and she is one of the hardest working realtors we had ever met. We can't thank her enough for closing our deal once we attracted the right buyers for our home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2012
JillDaniel
Helped me buy home
With me living our of town, Janis was indispensible. She was always positive, professional, and enjoyable to work with. My transaction was not the smoothest or quickest, but that was due to repairs on the property, not for lack of Janis's effort. At all times she made me feel like I was her only client! I would strongly recommend Janis if you are buying or selling a home on the Oregon Coast. I am VERY happy with her service and knowledge of the local market.