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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....
Showed home in 2013 in Cherry Bend, Garfield Township, MI 49684.
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.
Response from Beccy on 08/27/2013
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
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.
Response from Beccy on 08/27/2013
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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Traverse City, MI.
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.
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
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Traverse City, MI.
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!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $150K in Traverse City, MI.
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.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Traverse City, MI.
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.
Sold a Single Family home in 2004 in Kingsley, MI.
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.
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Traverse City, MI.
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.