09/08/2020 – Jim and Ben
Bought a Condo home in 2020 in Salem, MA.

From the first time I spoke with Janet Howcroft I felt like I knew her for years, like part of the family. Janet is friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable with years of experience in the business. Devoted to her work, Janet was available day and night to answer any questions and concerns we had. She went above and beyond and was instrumental in getting everything done on time and correctly. Janet and Five Star Realty Group was there from the beginning to the very end. We would recommend Janet Howcroft to anyone looking to purchase a new home, she is simply the best.

08/24/2020 – Diana and Carlos
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Peabody, MA.

My husband and I have purchased two homes and sold one with Janet’s unconditional support and guidance. Her professionalism and knowledge of the market are outstanding which leads to peace of mind during the entire process.

05/02/2020 – Mario C.
Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Peabody, MA.

Great experience, knows her market, well connected in the industry and a pleasure to deal with. She got us sold for a competitive price during the worst pandemic in decades.

12/19/2019 - Barry
Sold a Condo home in 2019 in Salem, MA.

I gave Janet the sale listing on my Salem condo just about a week before I was leaving for Florida. Due to a horrible tenant, the condo needed significant work to make it salable, even as a "project." I could arrange for the work from Florida, but Janet made herself totally available to let workers in, and to supervise the work progress. I'm sure this was not her only listing, but she treated it as if she had nothing else to do but sell my condo. Every bit of advice she gave me was "spot on," and we sold the condo in less than three months from listing to closing, at the exact price she had quoted to me when I gave her the listing. She is deeply knowledgeable about the area and the process, very available and responsive. I am sure that she is as good on the purchase side of a transaction, and I very highly recommend her for sales and purchases.

11/21/2019 – Steven and Selma D.
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Salem, MA.

Janet is amazing! She helped us selling our old home and buying a new one. Everything happen so fast and it was so overwhelming, but she was on top of everything and made sure that everything went smoothly. Janet is very professional, knowledgeable and patient. She was a pleasure to work with and we recommend her 100 %.

07/09/2019 - Maria H.
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Peabody, MA.

Janet was extremely knowledgeable, kind and respectful. It was a very hard process for myself just being divorced and she helped me get through it with her kindness and expertise.

07/08/2019 – Brian and Caroline T
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Lynn, MA.

Janet did an excellent job listing, showing and selling our house. She worked to make sure that our needs and expectations were not just satisfied but exceeded. Janet then traveled over an hour each way to help us find our new home using her expertise to help us navigate some challenges presented by the sellers.

05/15/2019 - Nena
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Groveland, MA.

Janet was great to work with. She was reliable and dependable as well as easily accessible. Whenever I had questions or concerns, she would not hesitate to with an answer and if she did not know the answer, she would get the information for myself and my husband ASAP. I highly recommend her and would use her again!

12/18/2018 – Margaret S.
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in Danvers, MA.

I couldn't have asked for a better Real Estate agent. I had been looking for a condo for the longest time with no luck until I found Janet Howcroft from Five Star Realty. She is very knowledgeable, honest, helpful and has her client’s best interest in mind something you don't find too often.

07/22/2018 – Nick M.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Peabody, MA.

Excellent experience. So happy to have got in contact with Janet. She helped us every step of the way on our first home. She made everything so easy for us thank you Janet Howcroft.

06/06/2017 - Adam and Sarah D.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Danvers, MA.

It was a pleasure working with Janet. She made selling and buying our home a breeze. She is honest with great advice and is always there to answer any questions or concerns. Janet is deeply knowledgeable and knows all the right people to make your experience the best in the business. I can't stress enough how much we enjoyed working with Janet and would highly recommend using her as your real estate agent.

02/10/2017 – Cheri and Brain C.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Loudon, NH.

Janet was wonderful to work with, kept us informed every step of the process. Within the first week she had an open house that generated a lot of interest. Would highly recommend her to anyone. Brian & Cheri Cate

02/10/2017 – Sarah B.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Danvers, MA.

Janet is deeply knowledgeable with helping you get ready for a sale...and very resourceful with services to help you get your house into tip top shape. She has a wide based knowledge of the realtors'(reputations)...and can handle ANY situation calmly...she is a good knowledgeable negotiator. Her experience is second to none! There is a strong sense of support throughout the process - which can be very emotional. I highly recommend her for any house transactions.

09/22/2016 – Martha and Bill T.
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2016 in Danvers, MA.

Janet was awesome in helping us sell and find our forever home. Deeply knowledgeable about real estate and of the area. Very personable with possible buyers.

09/15/2016 – Ted and Kim B.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Peabody, MA.

Janet knows the business very well; she went out of her way to help us find our house. We are incredibly pleased with our new home. Janet helps us to sell our house very quickly and got it done it record time.

09/06/2016 – Laureen L.
Bought a home in 2016.

It was a pleasure working with Janet. She knows her market and works with you to get you what you want. Janet helped me find my dream home that was within my budget. Janet is always available 24/7 for questions and she gets back to you immediately. Its obvious that Janet has a lot of experience as a realtor and that's exactly what you want when purchasing a new home. I love my new Town house in Hampton Beach!!

06/30/2016 – Chris S.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Peabody, MA.

Janet Howcroft is a true professional. She is deeply knowledgeable due to her many years in real estate. Janet offers great advice without having to completely redecorate your home in order to sell. She is always available to talk about concerns you may have. She is punctual, patient, and positive. She made the experience stress free and uncomplicated. She handled everything with true professionalism. I genuinely enjoyed working with Janet and would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.

03/30/2016 – Doug N.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Salem, MA.

When Janet sold my home she came to me when I was dealing with my partners Death. I was unable to do the things I needed to prepare the home for sale. She - in her loving and gentle way sent people to help me pack and clean without hesitation. She sold my place in time frame she predicted and released me of all worries during my time of grief. What a wonderful person.

12/12/2015 – Don and Janet H.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Middleton, MA.

After months of searching my husband and I found the perfect house that was listed by Janet. We were so impressed by her knowledge and professionalism and how she went above and beyond to help us purchase this house, that we hired her to sell our current house. Though we were told by other realtors that our house would be difficult to sell, thanks to Janet's positivity and determination we got an offer only a few weeks after she listed it. We would recommend Janet to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

07/11/2015 - Kristina S.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2015 in Amesbury, MA.

We cannot say enough great things about Janet. She understood what we were looking for and made sure we found the right house. It was an incredibly stressful time for us, but Janet had a great way of calming us down when things got difficult. She is good at understanding her clients and how to work with them. Five stars all the way!

10/23/2014 – Leslie K.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Danvers, MA.

I met Janet over 20 years ago when I was looking at homes on the north shore. She was so accommodating and showed me anything and everything as I was a first time buyer. I had moved to FL in 1996 but over the past year (2013-2014) had toyed with the idea of purchasing a 2nd home back in the Boston area. I looked her up, found her and within hours of seeing her for the first time in 20 years we were making an offer on the perfect home and closed seamlessly in less than 30 days. I would highly recommend Janet as a highly knowledgeable professional. So happy for a newfound old friend!

02/27/2014 – Jen and Tom W.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Danvers, MA.

If you’re reading this review than you are most likely looking for a home of your own, and as you may have figured out it can be a very stressful and confusing time. Lucky for us we had Janet. After months of searching Janet helped us get the home of our dreams. She was always a phone call away and quickly responded to all of our needs. Her knowledge and confidence in her work got us our home after we encountered a few bumps in the road. We cannot thank her enough for all the hard work and time she put in to help our dreams become a reality.

10/19/2013 – Brian E.
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2013 in Danvers, MA.

I bought a property 13 years ago, in 1999. This is when I first met Janet. Janet acted as my Buyer's Agent for that purchase. At that time she worked for a major Real Estate Company. Recently conducting a home search 2012 through early 2013, I found & purchased a new property where again Janet acted as my Buyer's Agent through the entire period. And now most recently, after settling in my new home, I have now contracted Janet to act as my Seller's Agent for selling the property I had lived in for 13 years. Having been new to this area when I purchased my first property in 1999, I had experienced firsthand how difficult it can be getting settled with real estate in New England. Janet was patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. It has been and I trust that it will continue to be a pleasure to know and work with Janet at Five Star Realty. Janet is well established and well networked within the real estate market.

01/14/2020 – Donna P.
Bought a condo home in 2020 in Salem.

Janet was a referral from a friend, and I have not since looked back. As a first-time home buyer. I was nervous and new to the whole process. Janet was there for me every step of the way! I felt confident that Janet was the best person to work with—deeply knowledgeable and communicative. Janet was able to help connect me to the right people ( mortgage lender) and gave me excellent advice. In this competitive, robust market I had Janet by my side and it was a godsend and blessing to know that someone of this caliber was working for me. I would HIGHLY recommend Janet as your realtor. I love my new place by the water. Thank you for the great experience!

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