Janis Hartley

Janis Hartley

Sales Associate

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Specialties

Certified Residential Specialist
Accredited Buyer’s Representative®
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist e-PRO® (RSPS)
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Guild Member (CLHMS)

Languages: English, Italian

Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

Education

University of Chicago - Master of Arts, English Language Studies

Marquette University - English, Doctoral Studies in Medieval Literature

Marquette University - Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Psychology

The University of Chicago - Master of Arts, English Language, Literature, Letters

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"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! Thanks Janis!!" - Paul

★★★★★
"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

★★★★★
"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

★★★★★
"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

★★★★★
"We found Janis to be extremely well organized and attentive to our needs. She kept track of what we were looking for and when something came on the market , she immediately notified us. We also found her very easy to work during the closing process. We would definitely recommend her to others." - Laura


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About Janis
Born and raised in New York, my innate sense of curiosity brought me to Wisconsin as a Marquette University college freshman. Four years later, I continued my love affair with the Midwest as a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Seeking a lifestyle aligned with our personal values, my husband and I settled first in Powers Lake, then headed west to the Lake Geneva area where we raised our children, Emma-Catharine and Alexander.

Family time is a priority and I waited until our children were older before embarking on this challenging and rewarding career called "Real Estate." We've all enjoyed the natural beauty and more relaxed lifestyle the area affords us. Each of us has run the many country roads, sailed or swam in Geneva Lake, and walked its shore path.

Working with sellers and buyers is a privilege. My clients entrust me with their most important and valuable assets: their home, their property, their dreams, and their goals. Having moved multiple times (albeit within Walworth County), I empathize with the stressors sellers face and with the excitement, buyers embrace in finding the right home. Having sat on all sides of the closing table, I embrace mutual transparency; treating all parties fairly and honestly, and establishing a benchmark for excellent service.

As a former research scholar and writer, thoroughness and attention to detail are an integral part of my skillset. Asking questions about your goals, expectations, and past experiences allow me to establish a paradigm within which we can work towards success. As one of only 3 Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Guild Members living and working in Walworth County, and one of less than 40 CLHMS Guild Members statewide, I have the acumen and the experience necessary to negotiate complex and challenging transactions. Discretion, confidentiality, and trustworthiness you can rely on without exception.

My ability to carefully listen, my responsiveness, and my negotiation skills enable me to deliver a high level of service and it's what encourages past clients to recommend me time and time again. Consistency of purpose: doing the right thing at the right time and getting the job done has enabled me to achieve success as one of the Lake Geneva area's most highly regarded Realtors®.

Whether selling or buying, choosing the right real estate agent is one of your most important decisions. Your questions are welcome here! Call me and let's explore the Geneva Lake Area together.

Janis Hartley’s Listings

1/67
Listed By Compass

$1,250,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
4,417
1/72
Listed By CompassPending

$699,900

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
4,054
1/48
Listed By CompassActive With Offer

$439,900

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
1,666
1/37
Listed By CompassActive With Offer

$399,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
2,014
1/62
Listed By CompassNew

$379,900

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
2,023
1/56
Listed By Compass

$370,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
2,023