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“Janis is a true expert in her field. She helped me buy my family’s first home and we honestly wouldn’t have gotten the house without her and her knowledge of the industry. Thanks Janis.”

Kristen M.
Westwood buyer


“I met Janis at an open house and decided to have her assist us with the purchase of our first home. I couldn’t be happier with the decision. Janis was kind and patient with us throughout the entire process. Her hard work, excellent reputation, and vast knowledge of the real estate industry and market helped to obtain the perfect home for us! The guidance Janis provided made our experience as first time homebuyers a great one!”

Andrew K.
Medfield buyer


“Our entire experience with Janis Urbanek was excellent. We found her to be very easy to work with, and were impressed with her knowledge and diligence throughout the process of selling our home. Her personal attention to every detail continuously reinforced our confidence that she was working with our best interest in mind. Janis had been recommended to us by a friend who was another of her satisfied clients; and we have already recommended her to our friends. “

R. Trask


“I’m a first time home buyer, and Janis helped me every step of the way. She is a great real estate agent who promptly responded to all my questions and stayed on top of things. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She really knows her stuff.”

Ann P.


“As first time home buyers and expectant parents last Fall, my husband and I could have been easily discouraged by the lack of homes on the market in the area and the amount of work it takes to find, vet, negotiate and learn the ropes of home buying. Janis walked us through each step, helping us to narrow down our search area to communities that were right for us, and eventually led us to purchase a home that we love. She served as a sounding board for our thoughts, ideas, questions and concerns throughout the process. Janis did all of the leg work; looking into permits, negotiating on our behalf, and setting up meetings. Janis was and continues to be a wonderful resource for references for contractors for home improvements as well. Most importantly, Janis is a great communicator – she is clear, timely, efficient and thorough. This is what makes her a wonderful agent to work with.”

Randi K.


“Janis has been a joy to work with. We were first time home buyers. Janis was so incredibly patient with us, guiding us through open houses, walking us through the offer and acceptance process, and answering any and all questions promptly. We were also looking in several different towns. (We seriously house-hunted in at least four different towns, from Arlington to Braintree, before finally finding “the one”, and Janis happily trekked to wherever the next open house or showing was located, despite being based in the Westwood area.) No matter how many houses we viewed, she would always show up with a smile on her face and a supportive, positive attitude. She was always honest and up front with us about the situation and was a great voice of reason. She has impressive knowledge of the real estate market and a great network of resources. We are so thankful for Janis’s help and could not have had a better agent to represent us.”

Jen J.


 

“Our entire experience with Janis Urbanek was excellent. We found her to be very easy to work with, and were impressed with her knowledge and diligence throughout the process of selling our home. Her personal attention to every detail continuously reinforced our confidence that she was working with our best interest in mind. Janis had been recommended to us by a friend who was another of her satisfied clients; and we have already recommended her to our friends.”

Robert T.


“I’m a first time home buyer, and Janis helped me every step of the way. She is a great real estate agent who promptly responded to all my questions and stayed on top of things. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She really knows her stuff.”

Ann P.


“As first time home buyers and expectant parents last Fall, my husband and I could have been easily discouraged by the lack of homes on the market in the area and the amount of work it takes to find, vet, negotiate and learn the ropes of home buying. Janis walked us through each step, helping us to narrow down our search area to communities that were right for us, and eventually led us to purchase a home that we love. She served as a sounding board for our thoughts, ideas, questions and concerns throughout the process. Janis did all of the leg work; looking into permits, negotiating on our behalf, and setting up meetings. Janis was and continues to be a wonderful resource for references for contractors for home improvements as well. Most importantly, Janis is a great communicator – she is clear, timely, efficient and thorough. This is what makes her a wonderful agent to work with.”

Randi O.


“Janis has been a joy to work with. We were first time home buyers. Janis was so incredibly patient with us, guiding us through open houses, walking us through the offer and acceptance process, and answering any and all questions promptly. We were also looking in several different towns. (We seriously house-hunted in at least four different towns, from Arlington to Braintree, before finally finding “the one”, and Janis happily trekked to wherever the next open house or showing was located, despite being based in the Westwood area.) No matter how many houses we viewed, she would always show up with a smile on her face and a supportive, positive attitude. She was always honest and up front with us about the situation and was a great voice of reason. She has impressive knowledge of the real estate market and a great network of resources. We are so thankful for Janis’s help and could not have had a better agent to represent us.”

Rose J.


 

“We believe you did a superb job in negotiating with the potential buyers, sticking to our requested limits without hesitation and assertively representing us with the bidders’ agents. You were also superb in taking a hands-on approach in getting us to closing, coordinating the various tasks necessary to get from a negotiated offer through the rest of the process. This was a big help for us particularly when I was busy. Great job.”

Marko Z.
Westwood, MA seller & buyer


“Greg and I would like to express our gratitude for all the hard work you put into selling our home in Westwood. We also want you to know how very impressed we are with your knowledge of the real estate market, and with your professionalism. We had not sold a home in many years and you made it easy for us to understand the market. You were always there for us no matter what questions we needed answered. Anyone who chooses you as a real estate agent is, indeed, very lucky. We highly recommend you. Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference in the future. Again, thank you for your expertise and support in the sale of our home.”

Christine and Gregory A.
Westwood, MA seller


“Janis has earned my business for life! When I buy that condo in Miami Beach, I’m going to fly Janis down with us to represent us down there.”

On RateMyAgent.com … “Simply the best I’ve ever worked with. She sets the standard for client service; will only use Janis on all other transactions. She’s that good!”

John G.
Westwood, MA seller


“Selling a house could be a very stressful experience. Working with Janis allowed our experience to be unstressful. Her strong knowledge with the market and pricing allowed our house to sell immediately. It was a very positive experience.”

Kendra Lassen
Westwood, MA seller


“Now that I am settled into my new place, I just wanted to write to thank you for helping me sell my home in Westwood. It certainly didn’t come easy with all of the hurdles and emotions that played into it. You were a steady hand through it all. When I tell people that there was an offer on my house within a month, they cannot believe it. I am still pinching myself that it happened in such a timely fashion, especially in this real estate market. I am certain that it was all due to the connections and large network of people you know in the business that led to finding a buyer for my home. You have been in the business for a long time and I can tell you truly enjoy what you do and are quite successful at it.

I have enjoyed working with you and would certainly recommend anyone looking to sell their home, especially in the Westwood area, to contact you.”

Mindy M.
Westwood, MA seller


“The sale of our home in Westwood was going to be one of special criteria. It required an agent who was more friend than broker.  Janis Urbanek was this special person. She used innovative marketing strategies, which proved to be imaginative, reliable, successful and most of all, HONEST!

Janis was never deterred and used every marketing tool available to her. Her utmost concern was to find us a suitable buyer at the right price. Her needs never came before this goal. Janis Urbanek proved to be a great friend and a credit to her profession.”

Stewart and Sherry H.
Westwood, MA seller


“We needed someone who would be aggressive and market our house efficiently as we had a short amount of time to sell our home prior to closing on our new home. I was especially pleased with the way that Janis performed after the first potential buyers backed out. I was also impressed with the personal attention and accessibility that she demonstrated during the entire selling process. I would recommend her services (and have already done so) to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.”

Melissa G.
Norwood, MA seller


It was a pleasure working with you when I was going through the home buying process. You were always quick to respond to any questions or issues I had with the house or the process. You definitely made it an easy process and were always willing to go out of your way to arrange the meetings so that they were convenient for me. I am very happy with my new home.”

James L.
Dedham, MA buyer


“We can’t thank you enough for all you did for us. I can’t wait to hear about someone looking to buy or sell so I can recommend you.”

Jeanne W.
Norwood, MA (on the sale of her parents’ home in W. Roxbury) seller


“I can’t thank you enough for all of the help you gave me when I was selling my house in Vermont. Although i was working with a local real estate agent, your guidance and knowledge was invaluable! In fact, I think you were far more instrumental in getting me through this process than my local agent was. Your referral commission was not nearly enough for all of time and effort you gave me. Please feel free to share my name with anyone who is considering engaging your services as I can’t speak highly enough in just this note.”

Sue P.
Castleton, VT seller


“My home was on the market 9 months with no activity despite price drops, Janis listed it and had an offer within 3 weeks…she is tactfully creatively aggressive and it works.  She was a pleasure to work with.  I also had the opportunity to buy a home with Janis and she helped me find a home not just a house.  She is extremely organized and efficient and knows exactly what needs to be done to proceed to the next step.

Janis was referred to me by a good friend and I was hesitant to take his advice because she didn’t live in my town, I am pleased to say he was right and I was initially wrong, I couldn’t have had a better realtor.”

Carole R.
Framingham, MA seller & buyer


“Janis is a dedicated, personable, knowledgeable professional who does what it takes to obtain the results the client is looking for and she consistently meets and/or exceeds her client’s expectations.”

Macy K.
Quincy, MA seller & buyer


“We never felt pressured to make a decision.  Janis was able to explain our options, and possibilities with clarity and great patience.  She told us selling and buying a house was a “process” and she was absolutely right, and thanks to her it was never a stressful process even when unexpected situations arose. We were able to give Janis our trust and she never let us down.

She devoted an amazing amount of time to making sure every detail was covered, all our questions were answered, and that we were happy with the way things progressed.  Janis was always accessible and pleasant to deal with, and she’s become a very special person to our family. Please feel free to call me any time for any further information or endorsement.”

Elizabeth S.
Westwood, MA seller & buyer


“We feel that we are fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with Janis Urbanek. She not only sold our house in this very tough market, but also referred us to a RE/MAX realtor who helped us find a beautiful home (in Maine) at a great price! Janis is not only professional, courteous and knowledgeable, but also kind, considerate and thoughtful.  In short, she “grows” on you. If we ever come back to Walpole, we would definitely enlist her help again.”

Krissy & Greg G.
Walpole, MA seller


“Janis’s approach to selling is not only highly professional and thorough; she handled the process with care and personal attention to detail for our family.”

Gene M.
Sale of his parent’s home in Roslindale, MA


“Janis Urbanek is simply a treasure. Not only is she dedicated, thorough and knowledgeable, she’s also caring and listened to what we wanted. At the same time, she gave us other alternatives that we wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

She goes above and beyond what is expected of her. Janis is personal, professional and wonderful.”

Cara & Jonathan A.
Dedham MA buyer


“I have had experience with selling my personal residences in the past but by far this latest experience with Janis Urbanek has been the best. The situation was not your norm. We are a family of 7 adult siblings and were helping my father sell his home. We also had a need for this to be a fairly quick sale. With the economy in a stall Janis was undeterred and very confident that we would be able to do just that. Janis educated us as to where our limited resources would give us the most bang for the buck. She also provided us with the names of professionals who could do work that we did not have the know how to perform. The result of all of this was a very quick sale for a great price.

Janis kept us informed as to what was going on at all times. This was most important to me and as I live in Maine that was no small task. Janis paid attention PERSONALLY to every detail even to the point of offering to shovel for us once, check the mail and checking on the house when we were not able to do so ourselves. Just incredible personal service! My father is thrilled with his new apartment and praises Janis for making this possible.”

Mary Eileen W.
on the Sale of their father’s home in Westwood


“Janis Urbanek made my first home purchase a very smooth and enjoyable experience. Having very little knowledge on buying a home as well as the processes that are involved, I felt that I was taken care of the whole way. There was a rather large volume of buyers interested in my new home; Janis assisted us in looking for alternative homes if things did not go as planned. There was never a moment when I felt unaware of what was to come, everything fell into place by closing.

I am very interested in real estate investments at this point in my life, and there is no doubt that I will contact Janis for any purchases or sales that I am going to pursue in the future.”

E.
Norwood, MA buyer


“Janis is the best kept secret in the Boston area.  She doesn’t pressure you to buy and has lots of good advice on the market and the communities.”

Ben D.
Sharon, MA buyer


“We had a wonderful experience working with Janis.  She was able to quickly and accurately assess the value of homes in the area, providing a detailed, yet easy to understand analysis.  She used her assessments to effectively negotiate with sellers and get the best price for us.

Janis is a straightforward, patient, hard working agent who puts all of her energy into helping us find the right home.  She listened to our needs and was accessible any time we had questions.

Janis also knows the real estate industry inside and out.  She is well connected to all of the services that are needed in any complex real estate transaction.  She helped us find a great mortgage company; thorough, reasonable legal representation; and the best deal on a new oil company.”

Mark N.
Medfield, MA buyer


“We had a great time. Janis always had time to talk and helped when I had questions. She found us a great home.”

Osei F.
Randolph, MA buyer


“Janis is great, energetic, positive, very knowledgeable and with the patience of Jobe, always willing to go the extra mile.”

Margaret & Tom L.
North Attleboro, MA buyer


“It is with much pleasure and confidence that I recommend Janis for any and all real estate transactions.  We selected Janis as our broker because of her knowledge, expertise and experience and by the end of the transaction she was our trusted friend.  In a business where there are many uncertainties Janis guided us always putting our best interest first. Her integrity is second to none.  We feel very fortunate to have had Janis in our corner. She is a go-getter and in our opinion can move mountains!”

Maura and Andy G.
Medfield buyer


“Janis was very helpful. She stood by us for a few years while we found what we were looking for. She answered questions, made us aware of things we did not know and always had a smile.”

Monica C.
Norfolk buyer