Five Star Realty Group Team
Janet Howcroft


5 user6673778

Janet sold our home in West Peabody many years ago……….It was on the market for just a few days when she had a buyer for us………..She’s very professional, friendly and knowledgeable of the North Shore area and beyond……….. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property…

Marie Werner ..

5 user5193701

Janet was professional and reliable. She went out of her way to accommodate me. She knows the northshore area well. She is able to work with other realtors with much ease. I was impressed on how she handled the other realtor who was very arrogant and pushy. Janet made sure that all the t’s were crossed and the i’s dotted. I highly recommend her.

5 user7199327

Janet has helped me not only find, but also to negotiate the purchase of my personal residence as well as several rental properties over the course of 20 years, the the most recent purchase in August of this year. Her experience in personal, rental and commercial properties is evident and her honesty is refreshing. The bottom line is I trust her guidance and she hasn’t let me down in 20+ years.

John Runnals

5 user223694

My experience with Janet has been unforgetable. I had her support from the beginning as I was in the middle of selling property after a difficult divorce. Janet also assisted me with finding my dream home in a beautiful neighborhood and I am extremely happy. Janet went over and above what a typical real estate broker would consider, she stayed with me and always encouraged me to continue looking for the home I wanted until I found the perfect match. I consider Janet a friend and now will recommend her to my friends and family that are looking to buy or sell a home. I couldn’t imagine goiing through that experience without Janet’s knowledge, support and kindness.

5 user2861992

My husband and I were very happy with Janet’s professionalism. She was very honest with us right from the beginning. We were very excited at how fast we sold our house.

5 user2646625

Janet sold my house in 1 day! I could not imagine using anyone else as my realtor-she was accessible and professional all throughout the process. I purchased a foreclosure after the sale of my home and her experience dealing with difficult sales proved invaluable. I would never trust anyone else to handle my real estate transactions.

5 user3864599

Kept me informed during the [process and provided information in a clear manner! All phone calls returned in a timely fashion! Professionalism is excellent and very knowledgeble ! I Would refer the company again?

5 user6214384

Janet helped me through the whole process. As a first time buyer I didnt know anything which was very scary. She helped me understand and gave a lot of knowledge and comfort, she always answered or returned phone calls and she made me feel like she was working very hard for me. I feel like she went above and beyond, and I found my dream home and could not be happier. I would highly recommend her because you will be working with someone who genuinely cares about your wants and needs, which I think is a rarity. I bought in 2011 and called Janet about refinancing and she gave me a recommendation that is saving me a ton of money, even after 2 years she still helpful. Thanks Again, Janet!

5 user4686147

I was a first-time buyer and was looking for a condo that was a fixer-upper and Janet found a property that was perfect for my needs as well as in a perfect location. I had previously worked with several agents, who were unable to find anything that suited my needs. She also introduced me to a great contractor, who provided great services as well. I highly recommend working with Janet as she is very attentive as well as professional.

5 edmondsbd

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 of time. 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 first hand 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.

5 user9314640

If your reading this review than you are most likely looking for a home of your own, and as you may have fiquired 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 can not thank her enough for all the hard work and time she put in to help our dreams become a reality.

5 user8912153

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 knowledageable professional. So happy for a newfound old friend!.

5 susanmsmedile

Janet Andrews Howcroft of Five Star Realty Group with 29 years experience gets the job done beginning to end. She persevered and was very supportive with the process of selling my home even with the most challenging of circumstances. Janet was steadfast and very supportive. She handled herself professionally, with determination and sensitivity to my issues and concerns. She assured me the house would sell and it did! Having owned and sold property in the past and having dealt with other agents Janet was a true blessing, a gift, MAGNIFICANT is all I can say! I highly recommend Janet of Five Star Realty for all real estate transactions. Thank You Janet, Susan M Smedile

5 kristina silva13

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

5 user8196214

Janet is a pleassure to work with. She is both professional and personable. She represented myself (the buyer) and the seller, which became a bit difficult at times, but she handled it very well. I would happily reccomend her to anyone looking for a home on the North Shore.

5 donsvideo

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 definitely recommend Janet to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

5 psychicdouglas

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 to prepare the home for sale. She – in her loving and gentle way sent people to help me pack and clean with out 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.

5 cspinna

Janet Howcroft is a true professional. She is very 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 truly enjoyed working with Janet and would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.

5 zuser20160401081631685

I’m writing to respond to a review that was posted regarding Janet on 8/21/2016. I had the pleasure to meet Janet when she was listing a home abutting my property. I introduced myself to her and asked if we could speak about an issue I had regarding a large air conditioning unit that was installed, illegally, 11 inches away from my property line and that I am legally fighting to have moved to another area on her listed property. I m guessing that most Real Estate Agents would only be interested in selling the property to make their commission and not care so much about a neighbors concerns. Janet listened to me , was respectful of our issue and was genuinely caring. We asked her to speak to her clients and let them know that we spoke as we did not want to see Janet have an issue later. . We thought it was extremely nice and RESPONSIBLE on her part to call me and acknowledge our conversation and secondly to recognize an issue and try and address it. We admired her for her dedication to making sure things were just right not only for her client but for the potential buyer. So on that note, that seems like a pretty COMPETENT agent to us. We met Janet one time, just that day, and her attitude and actions showed she was a caring, responsible and respectful human and agent. R & M Salem, MA

5 ll042061

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!!

5 kimangels

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

5 marfa3

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

5 sbsb222

Janet is very 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 non! There is a strong sense of support through out the process – which can be very emotional. I highly recommend her for any house transactions.

5 bc 76

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 highlyrecommend her to anyone. Brian & Cheri Cate

5 Adam Drolet

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 very 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

1 jradziew

I never worked with a more incompetent organization in my life. I was lied to and strung along. We lost a sale $2000.00 over the asking price because an associate never responded to the buyer questions. Since then we have to lower the price of our home, and find another Realtor. John Radziewicz

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