First off I want to note that we may have bought the least expensive inhabitable residence in Packwood. That being said Janet treated us like we were buying the most expensive. She was a great communicator and was always on point through the process. I would also add that Janet had a ton of knowledge of the local real estate market, through this knowledge we were able to negotiate with the seller to get us a better price and still come away with a number of repairs being completed prior to closing. It was also invaluable to have someone with local knowledge to ensure that we found capable inspectors and tradespeople in the area.
If you are looking to purchase property in the Packwood Area I would suggest contacting Janet as she will take care of you till the very end of the process with a positive attitude and ability to get things done.
Lewis County Home Buyer
Janet went above and beyond in meeting our needs as potential buyers. She offered professional and sound advice with good judgment, communicated well, and offered helpful suggestions along the way. She also assisted with arranging contractors to offer bids on work that needed to be completed. She followed up with decisions or agreements in a timely way. We felt that Janet always had our best interest in mind every step of the way. We would, without a doubt, very gladly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home, or otherwise. If you want to feel taken care of, choose Janet!
Chehalis Home Buyer
“Best in Southern Washington State! From start to finish, Janet Simons had my best interests at heart. I was moving from Oregon to Washington and trusted her judgement and wisdom in the listings we looked at, sometimes after I had driven all day in one direction. But she kept every appointment, researched businesses to help with carpentry, water, septic, and found a top notch inspector to clear the last hurdle for my home purchase. It was telling that she had such a strong rapport in many businesses, and her integrity just shines.
I consider her a wise and experienced realtor, and a friend too! Highly recommend!!!”
Mossyrock Land Sale
“Thank you so much for your extensive work for nearly two years to sell this property. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone who needs to sell property in the Washington/Lewis County area. Thanks again, hope you can stop by and say hello when we’re in town!”
Mary and Phil Klassert
Packwood Home Sale
“First met Janet the day I walked into her office. I needed an agent to sell my deceased mothers home in Packwood, WA. Janet greeted me with a smile and a honest hand shake and welcoming words. She educated me on how the selling process would go. I came away from her knowing I was working with a true professional. Janet made a beautiful listing and the home sold within the first week. She kept me informed at all times on the selling process till it closed. Anyone wishing a good selling or buying experience I recommend you using Janet. Thank you again and again for all you did for me.”
Home Purchaser and Seller
“Janet was great to work with always available for questions with easy to understand responses. She is very honest and helpful about everything you may want/need to know! Uplifting and positive personality, way to many great qualities to list we would most definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy OR sell a house we used her for both!”
Zach & Nikita
Mossyrock Home Seller
“Our House at 115 Lake Terrace Drive, Mossyrock Washington was sold in July 2016 by Janet Simons. Janet was always professional and was very good at working with us and the buyer. She knew about all aspects in regards to selling the house and spent time with us to help sell the house inside and outside. She was very helpful in walking us through the necessary paperwork of the sell. I highly recommend Janet for any sale or purchase. She did a great job in the sale of the house.”
E. Dale Yew, Mossyrock
Happy Home Purchaser
“We are happy to provide a review of Janet Simon’s excellent work on our behalf to buy a house in Glenoma. She was very tuned in to our priorities as buyers relocating from Boston and was efficient in finding properties that might be of interest to us. It was always possible to reach her by phone, email, or text, and even when she was briefly away, she kept in constant touch and arranged for coverage by colleagues for on-the-ground work required in her absence. Janet was very skillful and proactive in managing the purchasing process, which was somewhat complicated in our case, and that reduced the stress of the experience tremendously. In working with Ms. Simons, we ended up not only with exactly the kind of place we wanted but also with a real estate professional with whom we would be delighted to work in the future. We very much enjoyed Janet as a person and can recommend her professional services without hesitation.”
John Stough and Mary Ostrem, Glenoma
Smooth Long Distance Purchase
“I am happy to give a terrific review of my home purchase in Chehalis WA. From the first call, Janet Simons treated me as a friend, not a client. There was a window in my life to move, as an older widow, from Southern Oregon where I’d lived for almost 4 decades, and Janet met the challenge with very little inventory. My parameters were specific, and trying to be flexible had to be restrained by FHA and budget…while renting back a home from the new buyers I had just sold to. Stress just seemed to bring out her best.
Her sunny disposition helped us navigate several significant setbacks and she persevered with frequent chunks of mileage on her car, and views (and videos) in person that helped my decision process from another state. We accomplished the final choice largely on our phones, with much laughter and as few trips as possible before the actual interstate move….and I couldn’t be happier with my new location. She amazingly made herself available far over and above normal working hours, and I consider her a trusted, skilled professional, AND a friend for life.”
Deb Jones, Chehalis, Washington
First Time Home Buyer
“Like most first time home buyers in today’s market, my husband and I were struggling. Even if we did get qualified, the houses in our budget wouldn’t qualify for some reason or another with the lenders. It didn’t help that I am a freelancer whose wages are hard to prove. We met Janet by chance, she was showing a house we were interested in. I’ve never wanted to work with a realtor on my end because I always felt intimated by them. Others I had talked to were abrupt or made me feel as if home ownership wasn’t in the cards for us. Janet was different. She was kind, understanding and candid. She wasn’t judging our financial situation or past, but instead helped up overcome whatever hurdles we had. She knows the area like the back of her hand, so could help us avoid things like flood plains. We were buying property, and Janet knew all about the difficulties of buying a house with land. That is a MUST if you are buying property. The first house we tried to buy fell through because of my proof of income. A year later, we were ready to try again. We found a house that was our dream house – it had everything we could have wanted. The first thing we did, without hesitation was call Janet. She hadn’t heard from us in almost a year, but she remembered us clearly. we knew we didn’t want to work with any other realtor. It took several months, but Janet never gave up on the deal. Even when I literally told her I just couldn’t handle the stress any more, she kindly encouraged me to hang in there. Thanks to her, we got our Dream Home in Chehalis.”
Kristina Lotz, Chehalis, WA
Happy Home Seller
Used two other agents who showed our house less than 5 times each in a year. Janet showed it that many times in 2 weeks and was able to bring us an offer in 1 month. Wish we’d found her first!
-Rosann Morgan, Mossyrock, Washington
Happy Home Buyer
I was searching for months to find a foreclosure home in Centralia that fit within my limited budget. Real Estate Agent Janet Simmons was recommended to me, so I met with her and instantly liked her persona and customer service. She spend months tirelessly searching for something that would fit my needs and budget, and was instantly in contact when something came up. She was always available very quickly and on short notice to show property. My needs were always her priority and I never felt like I was pestering her with my phone calls, emails and showings.
-D. Souder, Centralia, WA
Happy Home Buyer
Our search was eventually successful and when bidding competition was fierce she was always willing to give advice when I asked, as long as it was within her parameters as an agent. I found the house of my dreams, and well within my budget and owe it all to Janet. I would not have found this property without her help.
She is very ethical when it comes to her work, but is always willing to go the extra mile to help her clients.
I would use her services again in a heartbeat!
-Holmes, Rochester, WA
Happy Home Buyer
Janet was so helpful. She went above and beyond in helping us to be able to check out the house we wanted to buy. She arranged for the showing, recommended several inspectors, and even was there to assist with the inspection! She is one of a kind and I highly recommend her!
-B. Sands, Chehalis, Washington
Real Estate Pro
Janet is wonderful! She went way above the call of duty to help us find and purchase a house. She has such a positive, loving attitude and she’s very professional, friendly and was always available, (which I have found not true with many realtors) did all the paperwork and contacts almost immediately – made the whole process enjoyable! I cannot imagine a better real estate agent! We are very glad we chose her to help us buy a house and we highly recommend her!
-Roseanne S., Chehalis, WA
Happy Home Seller
They sold our house in Chehalis, Wa. in a good time frame and helped on the sale by helping with the buyers requests to get it to code.
It went great from start to finish. It was for sale with another real estate office for over 6 months with no luck. Janet, from Chehalis Valley got it sold in just a few months at a price we could live with. She helped with contractors and code work the new buyers wanted, to get FHA to approve the loan. The whole thing went pretty smooth and would recommend them any time.
– Preheim, Chehalis, Washington