Reviews

Living in the Lake Geneva area for over 35 years has given me a deep appreciation for the lifestyle offered here. Whether it’s a lakefront residence on Geneva Lake, a welcoming, family lake home with great lake rights, a country estate, or your first home, my passion for helping people make the right real estate decisions for their lifestyle, their family, their future and their financial position drives me to be the best I can be.

Take a look at what these sellers and buyers have to say about the exemplary service they’ve received in partnering with me for their real estate needs.

“I don’t even know where to begin! Janis was there for us to help us find the home she knew would suit us perfectly. We told her what we were looking for in a home and when we were looking to move and she knows every part of this town like the back of her hand. After viewing some beautiful homes, we found the one. Not to mention on the most beautiful street with incredible backyard views, neighbors with children at the same age as ours! She negotiated a contract that most wouldn’t believe in today’s market. She was always available to talk and help us answer questions and make sure we got everything we deserved as buyers. Transparent, professional, kind, knowledgeable and caring. I wish I could recommend Janis nationally because she is truly one of a kind. Thank you Janis for everything we are so happy with our forever home!!”

Eva A – Bought a Single Family home in 2021 for $689K in Geneva National, Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

“My wife and I had been setting up showings on our own in the white-hot Lake Geneva area for a few months in mid-2020 when we met Janis at one of her listings. She immediately stood out as different, in a good way, from other agents we had met during the process. Her years of experience in the market were immediately evident, however it was her willingness to be helpful without any semblance of a marketing or sales pitch that won us over. Very quickly we migrated to working with Janis on our search. The internet is a great equalizer in a home search, so you need your agent to be more than simply a conduit of listings. Janis was insightful about the pros and cons of different locations around LG, had a pulse on the rapidly changing dynamics in a competitive market, was (and continues to be) active on the sell-side which provided great context when dealing with sellers, and most importantly, is very kind, patient and accommodating. When we finally found the home we knew we were going to run after hard, Janis was with us every step of the way through what proved to be a process with plenty of curve-balls. She was incredibly responsive to numerous texts, emails, and calls. Her recommendations and guidance were on point and ultimately we ended up with a home that we hope will help create fantastic memories and be in our family for years to come.”

Matt B – Bought a Single Family home in 2021 for $937K in Abbey Springs, Fontana WI

 
  

Janis was really great to work with on all fronts. She was on time, patient and open to showing me home more than just a couple of times. Janis also guided me through the offer stage and helped in some key areas of negotiations. I hope to work with her again someday finding a place on the water in South Eastern Wisconsin!”

Paul F – Sold a condo in 2021 for $245K in Geneva National, Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

Janis Hartley (Keefe Real Estate) is the ultimate pro. She tells you exactly where the market is, what you can expect and doesn’t play games. Janis and her team always kept us informed in very fast moving purchase. While I know she has many clients at any one time, it felt like we were her first priority. Highly recommend Janis Hartley for any real estate needs.”

Joanie F – Sold Single Family home in 2021 for $835K in Burlington WI and bought a Condo for $276K in Elkhorn WI


 
  

Janis is a true professional. She made the process worry free and extremely convenient for us as we were purchasing our second home. Without her guidance, the purchase of our new home would not have been as seamless as it was. We are forever grateful for her knowledge and professionalism.”

Andrea C – Bought a Single Family Home in 2021 for approximately $2.1M in East Troy, WI

 
  

“We discovered Janis through our research for a country estate. We were thoroughly impressed upon our initial zoom call as well as when we met in person. Janis has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, specific to the type of homes and areas of Wisconsin we searched for our dream home. Janis is so professional, there’s a reason she’s such a successful realtor. We are so grateful for all her help as buying a home can be so stressful.”

Matt R – Bought a Single Family home in 2021 for approximately $1.9M in Burlington, WI

 
  

Janis holds deep knowledge about Lake Geneva area real estate, and she is wicked savvy. Her professionalism, attention to client care and thorough approach, supported by an entire team of professionals, makes her THE best realtor in the area. Her referral network in unmatched. She handled a transaction for me from start to finish from 2,000 miles away. The transaction went flawlessly, I felt taken care of, and I had zero worries throughout the selling process.”

Kendra M – Sold a Condo in 2021 for $293K in Geneva National, Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

Not only was Janis highly professional and knowledgeable of the Lake Geneva-area market, but also provided the much needed patience and excellent guidance to my wife and I as we undertook our10 month process to find the “right” home for our upcoming retirement. Janis listened carefully to the characteristics of homes and neighborhoods we were hoping to find. Due to a tight market, we all had to be patient. During this time, Janis kept us focused on our objectives and did not let us stray off track. Since we were located 4 hours away from Lake Geneva, Janis was very responsive to our multiple requests for remote “Facetime” house viewings, as well as our last minute requests for in-person home/condo tours. In summary, Janis proved to be a trusted advisor and helped us find what we believe will be our long-time retirement home in Lake Geneva. Thank you, Janis.”

Charles L – Bought a Single Family home in 2020 for approximately $436K in Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

Janis helped market and sell a property that is sized bigger than the neighborhood typically offers. Being on a golf course with a balance of single family and multi dwelling condos, it took the right buyer to want the home and pay for the value of the property. Janis diligently showed our home over the course of 12 months and was very good about learning the details and showing the property at it’s best. After the purchase was agreed upon Janis also actively promoted and sold the adjacent lot to the same family, making sure to help preserve their proximity to other homes and views. I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a property in Geneva National and the Geneva Lakes area.”

James K – Sold a Single Family home in 2020 for approximately $1.2M in Geneva National, Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work on making our lake house dream come true. It has been such a pleasure to work with you..”

Chrissie S.Bought a lakefront home in 2018 for approximately $605K in Delavan, WI

 
  

Janis is knowledgeable, always did her research, communicative and professional.”

Gayle M Sold a lakefront vacant lot in 2017 for approximately $295K in East Troy, WI

 
  

Janis is a real pro. She invests in marketing, is extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with.”

Edward ESold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $755K in Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

Janis is very knowledgeable about the county and surrounding areas. And I believe that Janis is hones and open minded.”

Kim SBought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $645K in Whitewater, WI

 
  

Janis not only sold our home, but she helped us negotiate a fair deal on our new home. She kept in contact with us during the process. We had a death in the family in the middle of everything….and Janis was very helpful in making the inspections, and closing go as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Janis Hartley for your buying and selling need.”

Tracy ASold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $375K in Williams Bay, WI

 
  

“There is no one who I trusted more in my buying process than Janis. Her knowledge and professionalism let me know i had someone to rely on through the entire process. In looking for a home it was not a one and done deal. We worked together to put offers on 4 homes and each one did not work outuntil the end purchase. She took the time to get to know my exact needs and wishes. The end product was pure heaven. She worked every day to help me find a new home for me and my daughter. Even after the sale she has checked in with me to make sure everything was going well. I truly feel like if I have any questions or concerns I could call her for advice. She also lined me up with a whole list of people to help me. From the inspector to mortgage company to attorney. I had a top notch team.”

Amy P Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in Lake Geneva, WI.

 
  

“Janis never gave up on us, always presented suggestions and ideas even after we thought our options were exhausted. She was there from the beginning to the closing of the property, watching closely to every detail along the way. If you’re thinking of listing or buying in the Lake Geneva area, Janis Hartley at Keefe Realty is the person to contact.”

Jim & Genny VBought a lakefront home in 2016 in Bloomfield, WI

 
  

“Janis did a great job selling my condo at Geneva National. She was friendly, hardworking, efficient and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone buying/selling a house in southeastern Wisconsin.”

Jim T – Sold a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $150K in Lake Geneva, WI.

 
  

“Our condo had been on the market for 4 years. We listed with Janis & it sold in 2 months time. She has immense knowledge in her field. We are so grateful for her expertise in selling our home.”

Mary & D. R –  Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K Lake Geneva, WI.

 
  

“Working with Janis made my home buying experience simple. She has amazing work ethic that exceeded expectations. Throughout the process her communication skills kept me knowing everything going on and deadlines approaching and her vast knowledge and experience helped in a number of areas. If you want a true professional, work with Janis.”

Joe B – Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Elkhorn, WI

 
  

“Janis is a thoroughly professional realtor who goes out of her way to represent her clients. She took the time to learn what our needs were, and then she spent the time to make sure we found the home that met our needs. We certainly appreciated her knowledge of the market and her follow through during the buying process.”

Eva & Herb S – Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $675K in Lake Geneva, WI
 
  

“Janis knows the Lake Geneva market like the back of her hand. She made sure she understood what we were looking for and sent us listings as soon as they showed up.In addition she graciously worked with me on a rental property a few years ago even though she is a high end of market agent so you really cannot do better than Janis in this market.”

Tom & Christine F – Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Williams Bay, WI.
 
  

“Janis goes way beyond what experience has taught me to expect, her patience and understanding was very much appreciated as we searched together to find the prefect home.”

Lois H – Sold a condo and purchased a home in 2015  for approximately $650,000 total in Lake Geneva, WI

 
  

“At every turn of events, Janis kept us fully informed and left no leaf unturned. Great advice on pricing, staging, helped us sell our home in 34 days after listing. Well done! Additionally, she helped us find a new home in an equally expeditious manner.”

Fred & Mary J. – Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Lake Geneva, WI Purchased a home in Lake Geneva for approximately $400,000 in Lake Geneva WI