About

Specialties: Abbey Springs, Country Estates, Geneva National, Lakes, New Construction, Vacation Homes

2015, 2016 Top  Producing Walworth County Real Estate Agent - Ranked in Top 1%

2016 Top 3 Volume Sales Agent in Geneva National Golf Club

2015 #1 Volume Sales Leader in Geneva National Golf Club

Born and raised in New York, my innate sense of curiosity brought me to Wisconsin as a Marquette University college freshman.  Four years later, I continued my love affair with the Midwest as a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Seeking a lifestyle aligned with our personal values, my husband and I settled first in Powers Lake, then headed west to the Lake Geneva area where we raised our children, Emma-Catharine and Alexander.


Family time is a priority and I waited until our children were older before embarking on this challenging and rewarding career called "real estate." We've all enjoyed the natural beauty and more relaxed lifestyle the area affords us.  Each of us has run the many country roads, sailed or swam in Geneva Lake and walked its shore path.

Working with Sellers and Buyers is a privilege. My clients entrust me with  their most important and valuable assets:  their home, their property, their dreams and goals.  Having moved multiple times (albeit within Walworth County), I empathize with the stressors sellers face - and with the excitement, buyers embrace in finding the right home. Having sat on all side of the closing table, I embrace mutual transparency; treating all parties fairly and honestly, and establishing a benchmark for excellent service.

As a former research scholar and writer, thoroughness and attention to details are an integral part of my skillset.  Asking questions about your goals, expectations, and past experiences allow me to establish a paradigm within which we can work towards success.

My ability to carefully listen, my responsiveness, and my negotiation skills enable me to deliver a high level of service - and it's what encourages past clients to recommend me time and time again.  Consistency of purpose:  doing the right thing at the right time and getting the job done has enabled me to achieve success as one of the Lake Geneva area's most highly regarded realtors.

Whether selling or buying, choosing the right real estate agent is one of your most important decisions. Your questions are welcome here!  Call me and let's explore the Geneva Lake Area together.

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Reviews

Highly Likely to Recommend
11/13/2017 -
Seller

Definitely would use Janis, competent, good advice, friendly, attentive

Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer and Seller

At every turn of events, Janis kept us fully informed and left no leaf unturned. Great advice on pricing, staging, helped us sell our home in 34 days after listing. Well done! Additionally, she helped us find a new home in an equally expeditious manner.

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer and Seller

Janis goes way beyond what experience has taught me to expect, her patience and understanding was very much appreciated as we searched together to find the prefect home.

Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer

Working with Janis made my home buying experience simple. She has amazing work ethic that exceeded expectations. Throughout the process her communication skills kept me knowing everything going on a nd deadlines approaching and her vast knowledge and experience helped in a number of areas. If you want a true professional, work with Janis

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer

Janis is a thoroughly professional realtor who goes out of her way to represent her clients. She took the time to learn what our needs were, and then she spent the time to make sure we found the home that met our needs. We certainly appreciated her knowledge of the market and her follow through during the buying process.

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -

Our condo had been on the market for 4 years. We listed with Janis & it sold in 2 months time. She has immense knowledge in her field. We are so grateful for her expertise in selling our home.

Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer

Janis never gave up on us, always presented suggestions and ideas even after we thought our options were exhausted. She was there from the beginning to the closing of the property, watching closely t o every detail along the way. If you're thinking of listing or buying in the Lake Geneva area, Janis Hartley at Keefe Realty is the person to contact

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer

There is no one who I trusted more in my hope buying process than Janis. Her knowledge and professionalism let me know i had someone to rely on through the entire process. In looking for a home it was not a one and done deal. We worked together to put offers on 4 homes and each one did not work out until the end purchase. She took the time to get to know my exact needs and wishes. The end product was pure heaven. She worked every day to help me find a new home for me and my daughter. Even after the sale she has checked in with me to make sure everything was going well. I truly feel like if I have any questions or concerns I could call her for advice. She also lined me up with a whole list of people to help me. From the inspector to mortgage company to attorney. I had a top notch team.

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08/29/2017 -
Buyer and Seller

Janis not only sold our home, but she helped us negotiate a fair deal on our new home. She kept in contact with us during the process. We had a death in the family in the middle of everything....and Janis was very helpful in making the inspections, and closing go as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Janis Hartley for your buying and selling needs.

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Seller

In working with Janis Hartley on the sale of our condo at Interlaken in Lake Geneva, WI, we found her very professional. She provided us with pertinent information about similar properties in our area , in order for us to estimate a selling price. We appreciated her immediate responses to our questions during the negotiating process. The time period from first meeting with Janis, until closing was two months. We were pleased with the swift and efficient process. It was indeed a pleasure working with Janis and we would recommend her to other

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Seller

We used Janis to sell our house in Geneva National. She did a great job. Always called back when I called her and very knowledgeable on the real estate market. I got frustrated, however she hung in th ere. I would definitely recommend her.

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Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Seller

Janis was very responsive in getting the condo up for sale and sold. I would highly recommend her for your real estate sale. She did what others that come before could not!

Highly Likely to Recommend
08/29/2017 -
Buyer

Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Lake Geneva, WI. We are so very happy in our new home! Janis Hartley is a highly skilled real estate professional that patiently helped us get comfortable with the marketing area, the community, the sub division and eventually helped us find the right property. Janis expertly navigated through the entire process with poise and persistence. Janis is always responsive and is very sensitive to client needs. She is a skilled negotiator and helped us with many suggestions to insure we achieved our goals. We strongly recommend you consider Janis Hartley as your realtor of choice. You will not be disappointed and will likely exceed your expectation.

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Highly Likely to Recommend
07/27/2017 -
Seller

Knowledgeable & highly professional

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/07/2017 -
Buyer

Janis was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her to others.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Janis was extremely helpful, knowledgable, & professional. She represents your firm very well.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Janis Hartley is an excellent property specialist. She never gave up on helping me on my search . For our lakefront property. Janis is the best! You are lucky to have her in your organization.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Excellent! J. Hartley was top notch! She was very caring & supporitive through the whole process. - I will use her time and time again.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Seller

We have bought and sold over 20 properties in our lifetime and Janis was the best realtor we had in all those transactions.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Janis was reliable, involved with us, answered all of our questions and completely professional throughout the twists & turns of this process.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Helpful; Answered all our questions thoroughly. Professional, returned calls promptly, friendly.

Highly Likely to Recommend
06/30/2017 -
Buyer

Janis is an absolutely wonderful professional. She went all out to help me and was fabulous. Not only was she a great agent but I consider her a friend. I would refer her to everyone I know.

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