Our Agents


Janis Penick

Team Leader
512-921-9134 cell/text
512-303-4441 ext. 112 office
T.R.E.C. License # 483266

Personally and professionally, a focus on quality comes naturally to Janis Penick. In her relationships with friends and family, business associates and clients she always strives for the very best – and it shows.

A Bastrop County resident for over 36 years, Janis has seen the community grow and prosper. After moving from Austin to a ranch near Smithville, she and her husband Charles, started raising cattle. They still own their ranch today, while also being active members of the ColoVista community. Janis is a great resource for all the area has to offer. Charles served 25 years in the Office of Bastrop County Criminal District Attorney, and Janis was by his side through each campaign. After a lengthy career in management and sales in the business systems industry, where she honed her innate communication and negotiation skills and established exceptional standards of customer service and follow up, Janis chose to focus her talents and abilities on the Bastrop County area as a real estate professional. A third generation REALTOR®, Janis is following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother.

Janis has been a member of the RE/MAX® team since 2001 and since then has helped hundreds of clients find or sell their new homes, farms or ranch properties. Janis has garnered numerous awards for her work on behalf of her clients. From a seller’s standpoint, her focus is to ensure all her sellers are kept informed on a timely basis on showing activity, buyer feedback and on implementing her proven and comprehensive marketing plan. As a buyer’s agent, her focus on professional representation means taking the time to find a buyer’s specific needs and showing them properties that fit those needs. Over the years Janis has earned the reputation as a highly skilled, diligent professional who is always focused on her client’s best interests.

In recent years, Janis has developed a strong support team to ensure her clients receive the service they have been promised. She takes her role of Team Leader as seriously as all of her other endeavors, generously offering her knowledge, her time and her energy to the members of her team to empower them to offer the highest quality service to all our clients. Janis enjoys golfing, cooking, swimming and nurturing her lifelong friendships. Charles and Janis enjoy travelling to Hawaii each year to spend quality time together.

Deeply caring about everything she does, Janis' willingness to go way beyond the call of duty on her clients' behalf has a great deal to do with her success. Her commitment to excellence is unwavering. Her devotion to providing you with the highest quality of service is without compare. If you are thinking of buying or selling a property in the Bastrop County area, contact Janis Penick and her team For A Quality Move.


Laura Deyo

Team Member/Listing and Buyer’s Specialist
281-904-2961 cell/text
512-303-4441 ext. 130 office
T.R.E.C. License # 658296

Laura Deyo is proud to be part of the award winning Janis Penick Team! Laura’s unwavering goal is 100% customer satisfaction and she looks forward to the opportunity to demonstrate her dedication to your needs and earn your business. Laura brings a unique blend of skills to the team having worked in new construction, sales, marketing and in the title industry all over a 20 year career. Through this experience, Laura understands what it takes to bring buyers and sellers together and how to help them through the negotiation and closing process. Buying or selling a home can be a time consuming and emotional experience. Her Laura’s goal is to help lessen these impacts by providing a positive, easy, and seamless process for all of her clients.

Laura and her husband, Mike, moved just outside Smithville from Houston in 2012 after falling in love with the area. Since then Laura has developed a passion and knowledge for this beautiful piece of Texas. Listening to and understanding your unique needs is critical to a successful search, especially when it comes to the variety of offerings Bastrop County can provide. Laura prides herself on taking the extra time on the front end to understand your desires before proceeding and her knowledge of the area then helps her quickly focus and narrow prospective searches saving time and potential missed opportunities.

Prior to becoming a licensed REALTOR, Laura spent years as a Marketing and Construction Manager in the utility Industry, following with positions in New Home Sales for a national builder and in Business Development with Stewart, an international title company. In all these varied roles she has touched the real estate industry from several different angles interacting with customers, understanding their unique requirements and successfully working to find solutions. Through this experience Laura has increasingly honed her business acumen, market awareness and negotiating skills she brings to bear as a Real Estate Agent in helping all her clients maximize their financial outcome and achieve their goals.

When not out helping clients, Laura enjoys cooking, being with her family, creating mosaics in her home studio and enjoying golf, tennis and the many outdoor sports the area has to offer. She is a 2016 graduate of the Bastrop County B.E.S.T. Leadership program and serves as a Director on the Bastrop County Board of Realtors.

Whether buying or selling, Laura will provide you the special attention one expects of a dedicated real estate professional. She is praised most often by clients for her enthusiasm, patient approach and unwavering loyalty and follow-up in meeting all of her client’s needs.


Betty RuckerBetty Rucker

Assistant to Janis Penick
512-303-4441 ext. 106 office

Betty Rucker joined The Janis Penick Team in 2010 after a 31 year career with the Lower Colorado River Authority. She serves as Assistant to Janis Penick and also supports the other members of the team. Betty works behind the scenes to upload our listings in the many sites where we display our properties, to help create marketing materials for each listing, and to keep our office files and systems running smoothly.

Outside of the office, Betty is a steadfast supporter of her family and the Bastrop community. She serves on the Bastrop Parks Boards for the City of Bastrop and is actively involved in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life walk. Betty is Vice President for Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo. When she isn’t working or volunteering her time in the community, you can find Betty cheering on her grandson, a pitcher for Coastal Bend College in Beeville or helping her mother or other family members with their daily lives and activities.

See what our clients have to say about us! View the testimonials to see what our raving fans have to say about working with The Janis Penick Team!