What our raving fans have to say about working with The Janis Penick Team. 

They are simply the best! My wife and I had a ranch to sell, and based on reputation and the glowing comments of anyone and everyone we asked, we chose The Janis Penick Team to be our realtors. We’re in our 70s and have bought and sold a lot of homes moving from place to place over the years, and we’ve been fortunate to have worked with a lot of excellent realtors. No offense to them, but Janis and her team are simply the very best we’ve ever worked with. There are three on the team: Janis, Laura Deyo, and Ann Politano, who runs the office. Laura, a partner on the team, was our primary agent and she was essentially perfect. If we tried to nitpick to find a problem with Laura, we couldn’t find one. Period. She literally far exceeded our every expectation. Laura and Janis are also smart as a whip. They have a lot real estate designations behind their name, and proved to us they know what they are doing. They never shot from the hip, but rather analyzed and discussed and always found the right course of action. These ladies are also very personable and fun; we laughed a lot, and in the process we realized that they have “class”. We had forgotten how important that is. They also spent quite a bit marketing the ranch nationally, and it worked. A gentleman in California gave us our
asking price! If you have property to sell or want to buy, talk with one of these ladies, and I’m convinced you’ll choose them to be your realtors. The buyer’s agent in Austin personally told me that he “learned a lot from Laura”, and that Janis is a “legend.” Use them and they will exceed your expectations. Don’t use them and take a chance. 

Jeff Kendrick

The Janis Penick Team was absolutely the best decision we made in selling and purchasing our home in Bastrop. Laura, Janis and Ann always kept in contact and never left us wondering what was next. We would like to thank Laura Deyo for her expertise in all facets of selling and purchasing. Pam and I  highly recommend Laura Deyo and the Janis Penick Team.

Pam and Henry


All three of these traits are very rare to find in one person in these times. We found them in you. We were fortunate. Thank you for everything. 

Bobby & Cathy Goggans

Janis & her team were very professional and responsive through the entire process of searching for a house in The Bastrop area! I would highly recommend her if you are searching for a new house!

Cheryl Morelos

Janis is truly a professional! She and her team provided us with in depth information regarding the market allowing us to price our home to fit the current trend resulting in a fast sale. Her experience and knowledge are immense. Excellent is the way we would describe our experience.


We found Janis and Laura to be professional and knowledgeable. There was never a time when we did not know exactly where the process was and what the next step involved. We learned that when selling a large tract of property there are more details to address and can take more experience to get it done. They really work for you and have your best interest in mind. Once we had these ladies on board, everything just started happening. Without a doubt we will be return customers.


This was our first time selling a home and Laura was fabulous. I definitely recommend working with her. At no point did I feel like she was pushy in any direction; she simply provided us with the information we needed and let us make decisions about timelines, pricing, and offers. Laura responded more quickly than I expected to emails and texts. She was also very kind and understanding when things prevented us from being communicative. Excellent experience!


Janis was very knowledgeable, professional and prepared. She kept in regular contact with us during the entire process and always treated us respectfully. She utilized several marketing resources which gave our property greater exposure resulting in a successful sale.


I wanted to thank you once again for recommending Laura Deyo. She is an outstanding agent and a true asset to
your team.

From the moment Kevin and I met Laura we knew we were in capable hands. After spending an hour or two with us on day one she had a keen sense of what we were looking for. As you know we are out of town buyers and our house hunting time was minimal, with many added challenges. She worked tirelessly to accommodate our schedule and ultimately found us the perfect place to call home.

Even with a vacation, a conference and multiple other clients she always made us feel like we were the top priority. She is a true professional with integrity in every situation. We are blessed to have had her as our agent and proud to now call her our friend.

Kevin Foley and Nicole TenBroeck

"When deciding upon a realtor to represent our home and property, there was no question that we would choose Janis. She knows Bastrop and especially Colovista better than any realtor we know. Plus, she is kind and respectful and always takes the high road. We were in excellent hands with her."

Carson Stephens

We will only recommend the Janis Penick Team. They are AWESOME. 

Garrett Limmer

My wife and I have purchased homes in Petersburg, VA., Alexandria, LA., Rolla, MO., Dayton, TX., Baytown, TX., Beaumont, TX., Newton, TX., Kerrville, TX., and finally, we hope, in Bastrop. Laura's in depth knowledge of the construction business in general as well as her insights of local builders were so very important in our search. 

We explained to her the attributes we wanted in a home and her research was incredibly wonderful. She took us to many homes, most of which we loved but for some reason just did not suit us. She took these home rejections like a true professional and went above and beyond any realtor we have ever had (and we've had lots of experience), and finally helped us buy THE HOME we knew we wanted. 

She was instrumental in helping us find an independent home inspector prior to the purchase and assisted us through the required documentation process. She made herself available to us as we were driving back and forth from Bastrop to our home in Kerrville. Many of these trips were a one day here and back to Kerrville. During these short periods, Laura always had homes to show us that fit our wants as well as our needs. 

Timothy and Ana Lewis

We met Laura Deyo thru Janis Penick.  Janis helped us sell our house a few years back.  Laura and Janis work as a team.  Our experience with Laura was nothing less than fantastic.  This time we were looking to buy house/property.  We were living out-of-state looking to move back to TX.  Laura did research for us and was very prepared upon our arrival to show us various properties.  She was very punctual and knew the local area with detailed knowledge.  We ended up buying land which presented a few more challenges since we were not local.  Laura went over and above to represent us locally during some of the planning processes.  We would recommend Laura to anyone looking to move into the great state of TX and the Bastrop area.

Todd & Lorre Mueller

"Laura is an amazing Real Estate Professional!!! Her and her team couldn't have done a better job selling our house. She was always quick to respond to texts, calls and emails and was readily available if I just needed reassurance that things were moving along like they should. When problems arose on our buyer's end, Laura jumped in and moved mountains to make sure we were able to close on schedule. She truly went above and beyond to help us through the sale of our house and I can't recommend her and Janis enough!!"


Laura Deyo was a pleasure to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable about location real estate market conditions. She is very responsive and always kept us up to date with the current status of our home. I would highly recommend her.

Matthew Smith

We have had the pleasure of working with Janis on the sale of three properties we owned over the past 10 or 12 years. She is by far the best agent/ person you can find anywhere. We highly recommend Janis and her team.


Janis is very professional and very knowledgeable of the area. She puts together a great package for selling your home. She has an exceptional team!!! She is pleasant, very personable and honest. Janis has your back and will stand up to be sure that everything is handled correctly. She also helped us find a top real estate agent in the State that we were moving to. We would recommend Janis to anyone in need of a Realtor.

sandra haley10

My wife and I have been wanting to purchase a small ranch for several years and got really started in earnest a few months ago. We found a property on Zillow and sent an inquiry for more information to the agent listed and it was Laura's manager Janis who was on vacation in Hawaii at the time.  Janis sent me a response email within an hour of my request which had her answering requests at 5 AM Hawaii time on a Saturday no less. Janis immediately sent an email assigning us to work with Laura and she was able to pull the listing, survey, deed restrictions, etc. and forwarded them to us for the property we were interested in. She set up a showing within a day or so and when we met her at the property she had a folder full of relevant documents on the property. She was prepared. She coached us through putting in an offer on that property and although we didn't win that one, she managed to understand the subtle elements (the "look") of that property that we found interesting and went on to find another one that met all of our requirements. Getting closed on that property wasn't easy and we had multiple rounds of negotiations trying to get deed restrictions changed along with other challenges. Laura led the way and was instrumental on keeping everyone informed and more importantly, moving towards close. She was always readily reachable and really uses technology effectively to keep in continuous contact sending documents via email and using DocuSign for electronic signatures so we didn't have to wait for mail or sign in person. She even took pictures of the property to satisfy a requirement for the lender to keep closing on schedule. She is not only very knowledgeable about real estate processes and procedures, but she is also a true professional and a genuinely nice person making the whole process not only accurate but also enjoyable. I would heartily recommend Laura for anyone looking for property in the Bastrop area. She really came through for my wife and I.


Janis is easily the most thorough-going professional I have ever worked with in the world of real estate marketing and as a 70+ year old, I have worked with quite a few. She knows the territory, understands buyer mentality, and always offers cogent advice. She put our property up on multiple websites in such a way as to make it almost irresistible. Furthermore, she promotes honesty and openness at every step of the way. What more could I ask for?


Janis is absolutely the best Realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She was always available for any questions or concerns I had during the process. Her and her team did a wonderful job with the listing of my home. Due to the extremely high quality listing, photos and the marketing my home sold in just ten days after the listing posted on line. I would highly recommend if you are buying or selling a home, see Janis Penick.


Janis has assisted us with multiple real estate transactions within Bastrop County. We hold her in high regard as a professional agent, and strongly encourage those seeking assistance with buying or selling real estate to review her merit. Janis is a client-centric pro, extraordinarily talented, and very well versed in Bastrop real estate. Her real estate skills are unparalleled, and her trustworthiness is beyond reproach.


When you finally get serious and need to sell your home, Janis is the only person you should contact. Her professionalism defines her service and ability. After she sold a friend's house in Giddings (not the hottest home buying/selling area), we decided to contact her concerning the sale of our home. We had been looking at homes in another state and found one that was going to move quickly. The seller there accepted our contingency offer, which put the pressure on to quickly sell our house. We called Janis. She came in and she went through our home and advised that we remove some things, rearrange other things, tidy up, etc. We did and her photographer came and took pictures. We had to admit that the house looked great in the pictures. She was right! To make a long story short, she published the sale notification on a Friday around 5 PM. The house sold on Saturday around 12 noon! From there, it was all downhill. Janis took care of everything; set up inspections; contacted all the right people. In short, we just watched the process unfold. Ultimately, we got more for the house than we initially asked. Enough said. Call Janis...


Janis Penick is very professional and knowledgeable. She deserves the excellent reviews she is getting. She handled my home in 2016. She made suggestions for the house, which I agreed with and took care of. She had professional photos done and did everything she said she would do. She was always available to me by phone. My house was under contract three days after she listed it. There were bumps along the way to closing which she handled quickly and professionally. I highly recommend her to anyone. You could not find a better realtor.


Janis helped us sell our home in Texas after we moved to Georgia, and she manage the remote selling process really well. She found vendors for us to do some lawn maintenance and repair work and we reimbursed her for the funds. She was always pleasant and on top of things! We listed our home on Friday and had a contract by Sunday! Closed exactly on time too. I'd refer her to anyone locally any day.


 Her level of service and attention to detail has been superb! Providing smooth negotiations and a seamless sale of my property goes to show how connected and professional her team is! Thanks, Janis.

bev reed15

With our 18th move, this agent is by far the best we have ever had. She exceed our expectations going the extra mile to insure the sale of our home went through. After moving, the purchasers found a leak in the utility room which caused damage to the dry wall. She found a plumber and a carpenter who had the leak fixed in two days in time for the closing of our new home. All this happened over a weekend. Masterful plus!!!!! Thank Janis.


Laura made time for us on very short notice, and showed us exactly the type of homes we were interested in. She gave us excellent advice on the whole home buying process, and gave us extensive information on the area. Best of all, once we selected a home, Laura made the process smoother than we could have imagined, and kept in constant contact with us throughout the process. Laura even called us and the other parties involved several times while she was on vacation. We could not have asked for a better realtor!


Laura was absolutely amazing in my not so easy land purchases. I look forward to working with her again on my next home purchases. She was always quick to respond to my thousands of questions and walked me through the entire process. So glad I had her on my side!


Laura was the best from day one to closing day. She worked very hard on the closing of our home and made every effort to help in so many ways. We would not be in the house we are if it was not for Laura and her hard work. We appreciate all that she did and would recommend her in a heartbeat.


We moved to Bastrop from New York in March 2016. We owned a house for 8 years before moving and had a concrete plan to just enjoy renting, don't deal with the hassles and responsibilities of being a homeowner for at least a year, and just take time to explore all that central Texas has to offer.  Well two months later we found ourselves looking at houses. We said it was "just to get an idea of what we could afford". A week later, we had met with Laura at our first possibility and were "officially house shopping". Being homeowners previously, we knew what we wanted and what we didn't want. We gave Laura our list of do's and dont's, and also said that we were willing to consider a house that was move in ready (if it was the right layout and had features that we were looking for) or we were also willing to take on a fixer upper that had some good features but that needed a moderate to complete overhaul. Laura showed us several of each. After several unsuccessful visits to houses, she said "there's one house I really want you to see", so we took her up on it. It was in The Colony, a two-year-old house, the perfect layout, probably a little too much house for just the two of us (we had a 1300 sq ft house previously and this one was 2300) but the perfect amount of space for entertaining or when our friends and family came to visit. It ended up being the house we bought. We agreed on a price on May 21, closed on July 1 and throughout the entire process, Laura went way, WAY above and beyond. Multiple issues came up with the lender that Laura got involved to sort out, even though this wasn't her department. At the end, we had a new house and now we have a real estate agent who, while we hope won't need to find us another house anytime soon, we have become friends with and would be thrilled beyond words to recommend her to anyone in the Bastrop area who is considering buying a house.


We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janis and her team! This was our second home sale with Janis, and we would not hesitate to enlist her help for the next one. She was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process, and her experience and knowledge was invaluable.


Janis Penick and her team are the best. They are informed, trustworthy, and available to the client. They worked to meet my needs and exceeded all expectations. This team knows the market and how best to represent your property. The photos of my farm were professionally taken and made me proud to list my farm with RE/MAX. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. From listing contract to final close on the farm was less than 60 days. Great work! Thank you Janis and Team.


Janis was amazing to work with. We have use her for both selling our house and now purchasing one. She is very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. We highly recommend her.

krystal hacker

Laura is an outstanding agent. We were moving from California and she was very knowledgeable and helpful about the area, and was very quick to understand what our needs were in finding a home. She answered all of our questions and concerns. From start to finish Laura was there by our side to guide us through the whole process. I would recommend Laura to anyone I know.


The best!!! From the get go. Laura is so comfortable to be around, no pressure at all, very honest and truthful. Nothing but a fun learning experience who found us a beautiful home! When something fell through with another house she always was encouraging saying" we will find you a house.  " Laura will be helping us sell our old home now.


Had very good knowledge of the area and what home should sell for. Kept us up to speed on everything that was going on throughout the process. Was also very accommodating to our timeline for putting the house on the market as well as our timeline for getting pictures and staging taken care of.


Wonderful class act business lady! Lead us into the right direction and always had great advice for us! It was a great experience with Janis?? Highly recommended to all in buying or selling a home??


Janis was recommended to me by an adjoining property owner who was listing his property with Janis's firm. Since I was an out of state owner I contacted Janis about listing my property. Janis readily assured me that there were no problems listing and completing the sale. I was pleased with Janis’s willingness to answer my questions and she kept me informed. Because of multiple offers, Janis secured a selling price higher than the listing price. I would highly recommend Janis Penick to anyone needing a real estate professional.


Ms. Deyo sold our home quickly and very professionally walked us through the selling process. We would highly recommend her as a knowledgeable real estate professional and a pleasant person to work with.


To All, Laura has been the penultimate professional in our regard. She never missed a date, meeting, email or detail in our dealings with buying our new house. We have bought two houses in the distant past in Houston and I (husband) conveniently forgot all the hoops the wife and I went through to get that done; but the wife did not. She knowingly refreshed my lost memory in regards to the angst of buying a house. We had no hiccups using Laura in regards to pre-closing, closing and followup with the builder. Laura is probably one of the most knowledgeable Remax sales agents in the Bastrop area. She is so good that we will invite her and her husband over for a dinner once we get settled into our new house in Tahitian Village and determine their dietary requirements, if any. P.S. It also behooves one to have a highly rated loan company to help through the process of buying a new home. We had one out of The Woodlands recommended by Frost Bank. Laura has our phone number for any other comments/input you may care to hear from us two, north-of-65 adults. 


Our experience with Remax was exceptional! My husband and I worked with Laura Deyo, who in our opinion, deserves praises for above and beyond the call of duty. Laura worked diligently finding the right home for us. She was always willing to work around our work schedules. She is knowledgeable in local matters, and was always responsive to our questions and desires. Laura knew what we were searching for, and she found exactly what we wanted!  Closing on the house went very well, Laura made sure all bases were covered to make the process as smooth as possible. Her skills and organization are impressive. Laura is warm, caring and enjoys what she does. She loves people and loves her work! She made the entire process a pleasure! We would recommend Laura and her team to anyone wanting quality, caring assistance in real estate matters.


Ron and Carolyn Troyer

Responsive, competent; knows the local market; pleasure to do business with. House sold on first day. Good negotiation advice. Kudos to Laura Deyo and Janis Penick!

Jimmy and Janis Allison

We had the pleasure of working with Janis Penick when we decided to sell our home in Bastrop recently. We chose Janis because she is respected in the community and she sells (not just lists) real estate. Another big thing is her website, since that‘s how most people find real estate property. It shows toward the top of lists in Internet searches and it’s very clean, up-to-date, and organized.
Janis was organized, meticulous, and professional. She handled all aspects of our sale ethically and efficiently. Janis knows the market and does her homework - she could always justify her recommendations with research data. 

Janis Penick also provided these services to make our house appealing to prospective buyer:

- A professional stager who gave us practical, do-able tips for prepping our home

- Professional photographers to shoot the virtual tour (not a realtor with a camera)
If you are looking for a realtor in the Bastrop area, we recommend Janis Penick without reservation. Our home sold quickly and we think, with Janis representing you, yours might too!

Ginia and Randy Bruno

"Writing a letter on behalf of Janis Penick is easy to do. Prior to choosing an agent, we interviewed numerous realtors, Janis’ professionalism and energy stood out. After selling numerous homes and properties, my family and I have discovered that some realtors list properties and hope the property sells itself, while other realtors aggressively work to sell the property. Janis is in the latter category. 

The additional advertising she provided the property, the realtor and the lender luncheon she hosted, all served to promote our property. However, her true sense of strength was displayed with her ability to know how to close a deal. When potential buyers came to view the property, Janis did exceptionally well at answering questions, knowing what similar properties were selling for, and communicated to potential buyers the advantages and value of our property. Again, she did not just show the real estate, she sold the real estate. She was diligent about amendments, conscientious about all disclosures, and worked tirelessly with lenders and buyer’s agents resulting in a closing with no surprises and deals that worked. 

We have additional land in the Bastrop area and when it comes time to put it on the market there is no doubt that Janis Penick will again be our agent of choice."

Robert Earley

"I have known Janis Penick for approximately 3 years in her capacity as a real estate professional with RE/MAX Bastrop Area. When I decided to list my historic home in Bastrop, I did not hesitate to call Janis to market my property. I am confident that her innovative approach and good ideas will present my property to its best advantage. 

Janis is honest, a professional, and a pleasure to work with. Her diligence and integrity are evident in her results: She does what she says she’s going to do and follows through. She works hard at selling real estate. 

It is my pleasure to recommend her as a REALTOR® whether you’re buying or selling real estate in Bastrop County." 

Joseph J. Beal, P.E.

"I would like to share my observations about Janis Penick. I first met her about three years ago when my wife and I were searching for a ranch in Bastrop County. I am the Executive Manger, Planning and Budget for Travis County and my wife is the Director of the Performing Arts Center at UT Austin. We were in the process of selling our home on Lake Travis (through Cord Shiflet at Moreland Realty), and we wanted to find a realtor in the Bastrop region. Janis impressed me immediately for her responsiveness, her intuitive understanding of our needs, and her knowledge of the local Bastrop County market. 

Being the rather thorough type, I drew a circle around Austin which represented a 60 minute drive from downtown. In the course of over a year, I saw more than 70 ranches, and ended up buying one in Rosanky through Janis Penick. I found her to be the consummate professional throughout the process, in spite of a transaction that had a few unusual little bumps along the way. But not only did Janis guide us to a successful purchase, she has stayed involved as a wonderful resource about our new community. I have never hesitated to call her for recommendations about people, places and things in the region that might help us as newcomers this is especially important in a rural community, with personal and business relationships that can sometimes go back multiple generations. 

My praise does not come easily (as others can attest). But I can say without hesitation that Janis Penick is a top flight realtor…one who is trusted and trustworthy, with an outstanding sense of the community, a set of ethics that are exemplary, and the technical knowledge to make a deal find its way to completion. I recommend her highly as an extraordinary resource, a tireless representative of one’s interests, an honest and straightforward professional, and just a very nice and pleasant person with whom to work. 

If anyone has any questions, they can call me at the office (512-854-9465), or on my cell phone (512-461-0570). In the meantime, the results of Janis Penick’s real estate expertise can be seen by going to www.rock-c-ranch.com. The ranch, my wife, and I would not where we are today without her help and support." 

Christian R. Smith

"If you are buying in the Bastrop area, or otherwise, I highly recommend that you consider Janis Penick as your realtor. Purchasing a home is a significant event, and the process from start to finish can be overwhelming. Given the importance of the decision, you want to make sure you are presented with the best options that suit your needs, and that your realtor is focused on those needs. 

I have very particular tastes, and I contacted Janis due to her familiarity with the Bastrop area. I described the types of houses and settings I was interested in and Janis worked diligently with me for several months identifying potential properties that suited my tastes. During that process she exhibited a level of professionalism and commitment that I did not expect from the experience. She was consistently open and honest about the options presented. At the end of the process I felt I had made the right decision, and I believe that Janis was a big part of that decision. 

While Janis' service during the purchase process was more than enough for this recommendation, it was her service after the fact that most impressed me. Subsequent to the purchase, I encountered a few issues with the property. Although I could have dealt with the issues myself, I contacted Janis to see if she was willing to assist in resolving the matters. Although she had no obligation at that point, she was not only was willing, but was diligent, even while on vacation in Hawaii, in resolving the issues for me. I am extremely busy, and that effort and level of service was very much appreciated and completely unexpected.” 

Matt Morais

"We chose Janis because of her experience and specialization in high end residential properties. We felt she could best serve our needs and we were not disappointed. She presented a professional, well thought out marketing plan for the presentation and sale our property. She even brought in a third party interior designer to provide consulting services to enhance the showing of the property which really helped. The proof is in the results. What we anticipated to be a long sale process was concluded in 3 weeks after we placed the property on the market." 

Mike and Pam Denson

Dear Janis,
I wanted to thank you for all you did in selling my house in Elgin!
You are very good and thorough at what you do.  Take pride in how professional you are!!!
It is a rare quality and you have earned your reputation.

Thanks for your friendship,

Becky Wyatt

“It has been such a pleasure doing business with you.  I want to thank you for being the best REALTOR® I have ever worked with. You are professional, dependable, prompt and pay attention to the details!  This, along with your honesty about the market, price, comps and what was needed to sell my house, made our relationship a success. Thank you for getting the job done and quickly.”

Betty Terrell


Thank you so much for working with us! The way we see it, selling our house so soon in this market was nothing short of a miracle!

We will certainly pass your name along to friends looking to buy or sell in Bastrop.

Take care,

Trinity and Jim Bruce