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Janet McKay

REALTOR®, CNE, SRES

 

Reviews on Zillow
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"I awoke one morning with the definite realization that it was time to move from my home of 22 years. Thinking that buying a patio home would be as ... more "
5.0/5.0
by gbach6
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"Being the executor of my aunt's estate and living out of state I found Janet to be a very professional and knowledgeable agent. She kept me well ... more "
5.0/5.0
by petronictree

 


 

Testimonials from Past Clients:

Selling our home was a whirlwind experience, and Janet's thorough knowledge of the area and the comp's were a big factor in pricing our house right and getting the best exposure out of the gate. She gave us quick feedback and was in touch by phone and email daily throughout the negotiation process. She and St. Joseph make a formidable team! I would highly recommend Janet to anyone looking for a well respected, first class partner in the real estate tango.  ~ Brenda Williams & Robert Whitling

I've worked with Janet as both a buyer and a seller. She is always quick to respond and knowledgeable about the market. Her advice was spot on and made both buying and selling a home an easy process. Most recently, when she sold my home, she provided great advice on pricing and getting my home ready for sale as well as marketing it. It resulted in a sale within a week for over 97% of asking price. ~ Jeff Swackhammer

I met Janet when she helped my son and daughter-in-law buy their first home. When we needed to sell a family home, we selected Janet  as the selling agent for the property. Living out of the Pittsburgh area made determining a selling price, getting the house ready to list and working through the home inspection process challenging. Janet’s recommendations and real estate knowledge were right-on.  She was always available to talk with us in the evenings and weekends.  Our open-house was a success and the house was under contract within approximately 30 days of listing. ~ Tom Weir

Janet is personable, very professional, knows the Oakmont market, and the ins/outs of real estate. We were selling from outside the state - no problems. She is also familiar with local contractors should estimates or work be required. Would definitely use her services again!  ~Dave Weir

Bob and I wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did in getting our house sold so quickly and at such a good price - especially in this challenging market. From the first meeting to closing, you were on top of everything and smoothing the way for us. You understood the special qualities of our home and matched them up with the perfect buyer.

In addition, you volunteered to help with packing, dog-watching, and assisted us in finding a plumber for required sewer work...we felt we had a real partner in the project of marketing and selling our home.

When Bob and I were out of the country, you oversaw the electrical work which needed to be done after the inspection and took appraisers through our property as required by our buyers' bank.

As a result, the level of stress and anxiety felt by any seller - but particularly in today's market - were substantially alleviated by your calm air of competence and expertise.

If we were not relocating to California, we would definitely use you again - and certainly recommend your services to our friends. With all best wishes to you (and your sisters!  ~ Dr. Robert Moore and Jane DeYoung

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything. I want you to know how much I appreciate all your hard work in helping to sell our family home. It meant a lot to me that someone we know was involved and really took great care in all aspects of the process. You were extremely professional, but also very kind. I truly wanted to make it an experience my parents would be proud of. They worked so hard to own that home, so I wanted to sell it and pass it along with much dignity. I think we achieved all of that and then some. The entire experience was perfect! I will most definitely pass your name and number along to anyone I know who may be looking to buy or sell. ~ Dee Deasy

Once we decided to sell our home, we wanted to work with an agent who would understand the emotional process as well as an agent who could represent our interest.  Janet was that and much more.  Telephone calls, texts, e-mails were returned promptly & efficiently.  No request was turned down.  She made it all happen.  She's the best! ~ Peggy Santelli

Dear Janet,
Joe and I wanted to thank you for the excellent work you did in selling my mother-in-law's house. The house sold quickly and although the closing was delayed a little longer than any of us liked...it was a successful sale!  Living away from the area we appreciated your prompt replies to all of our emails and text messages...we always knew if we had a question or a concern that you always had the answer and that we'd hear from you the same day. That really reduced our level of anxiety with selling a house when we lived more than a hundred miles away.

You volunteered to meet the electrician and plumber if we could not be there and those offers were so appreciated!

As I said mid-way through the process...we were so glad to have you recommended to us!  You are an excellent realtor and now we feel like we are also your friend

If you ever need a recommendation...let us know...we would love to tell anyone that Janet McKay is just the best!

Thank you again for all of your help and advice!
Paula Lukac

 Thanks so much for everything.  You did a great job marketing and completing the sale of my mother-in-law’s home.  We all really appreciate your work.  You earned every penny of your commission as the work, time and travel you saved me as Executor of the Estate was of enormous value.  If you can ever use a recommendation, I will be glad to provide one. -Craig Sauers

Janet is very informative, honest, and open about the whole home selling process. We appreciated her experience and Janet was wonderful to work with. She thoroughly explained the whole process in an easy to understand way and was in constant communication with us through the entire process. The house sold in 9 days! It was a very small home that needed a lot of updates and Janet marketed it perfectly! It was a real pleasure to work with Janet. I would highly recommend her. Thank you Janet for all your time and dedication to helping us. - Martha Steckel

Janet helped us buy a house and sell a house in 2011. She is very professional, trustworthy and hard working. She cares a great deal about getting things done the right way. ~ Denis Meinert 

We could not have asked for a better person to market and sell our house.  Thank you for doing such a great job throughout the entire process!  -George & Rose Dice

In the summer of 2010 it was necessary to sell my house in O’Hara Township as I was relocating. I had called and met with several realtors, however I was unsatisfied with the lack of personal service and how little input they wanted from me, the owner of the house. I was ready to give up when I noticed a Howard Hanna sign in my neighborhood listed by Janet McKay. I decided I had nothing to lose, so I dialed her number. 

Janet immediately called me back, and we met the very next day. My first impression was of an impeccably dressed woman of tiny stature who conveyed nothing but true professionalism and confidence the moment she shook my hand. She came prepared with comparable listings that had recently sold, as well as listings that were currently on the market. As she toured my home, which was cluttered from packing and last minute home improvement projects, she had the eyes to see past its current state and to focus on what needed to be accomplished so that my home would sell for the best price in a difficult market.   However, most importantly, she listened to what I had to say including my own research and ideas.

As I had to relocate over an hour away, I relied on Janet to make sure everything was going well with the house. She was always on top of everything, and kept me in the loop. After I had accepted an offer that Janet helped in negotiating, she made sure everything ran smoothly. She was there to meet with inspectors, radon specialists, exterminators, as well as making sure everything was done which the Township required. She has a knack for making even the most stressful, time sensitive situations seem as if they are nothing more than a bump in the road.

Relocating, starting a new job and having 2 kids in a new school (one with special needs who uses a wheelchair) was sometimes overwhelming. Janet was sensitive to my circumstances, and worked hard to make sure that e very angle was covered. I am truly grateful for Janet and her professional skills in getting my house sold, however her concern for my family as we relocated truly went above and beyond what her job required and that speaks volumes about her character. 

I would hire or recommend Janet McKay because she is capable, reliable and resourceful. She will do whatever it takes to get your house sold while keeping the homeowner‘s goals in mind. She has helpful suggestions, great contacts within the community and time management skills that keep everything in order.    However, in my opinion it is her interpersonal skills that are her greatest asset. Janet gets the job done, but it is her finesse and intuitive skills towards people that set her a mark above the rest of her profession.  Sincerely a Very Satisfied Customer, ~Jody Donahue

Testimonials from Buyers

Janet has been amazing to work with. She is detailed, patient, knowledgeable, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty for my wife and I. She has communicated with us every step of the way, and promptly got us answers to questions we needed about specific houses we looked at. I highly recommend Janet to anyone who is looking for a GREAT agent. -John Marzullo

Janet was fantastic – she was so patient with us for around 2 years as we searched for the right home. We will absolutely recommend her to all family & friends who need a Realtor. -Lauren Marzullo

We met Janet at the open house for the property we currently own. From beginning to end the experience was very enjoyable. She was with us every step of the way and even followed up with us after our house was sold. She was very supportive to us during the entire process of buying out first home. She explained everything we did not understand. She made buying our first home less intimidating and an enjoyable process. If we had to buy our first home all over again, we would change nothing, and work with Janet McKay!!! ~Alex & Abby Mysels

Thank you so much for all your hard work & patience. We have truly found the best house to make our 1st home. Please tell Nancy thank you for her help with the closing. We cannot fully explain how much we appreciate your help. We will definitely spread the word!  ~Dana & Joe Kaye

My fiancé Marc and I bought our first home with Janet's help and cannot say enough good things!  One of the greatest testimonies to Janet's talent and skill was evidenced in the way that we came to select her as our Realtor.  We had been looking at houses on our own for a few weeks and I was amazed at how poorly we were treated by seller's agents.  (No response, unprofessional texts and e-mails, etc)  We e-mailed Janet about a listing that she had and her response was prompt, completely professional and kind.  Although the property we were interested in had sold, she promised to keep us in mind for similar properties in the future. 

Once we decided to work with Janet, she immediately showed us several new properties that we hadn't seen on the market that were exactly what we were looking for.  The entire purchase of our home really couldn't have gone much smoother thanks to Janet and her dedication to our sale!

I would strongly recommend Janet to my own friends and family!  -Amy Kleppinger 

We bought our first house with Janet this year. She made the process extremely easy for us. She is easy to work with, very accommodating and always able to answer our questions. Janet loves to work with first time buyers so if anyone is in the market, I highly recommend giving her a call to help you out. Even after we closed and moved in, Janet has still followed up on things with us, checking in to make sure everything is going smoothly. It was a great experience and we're thankful to have had her as our agent. -Marc Poljak

Janet truly made a daunting process enjoyable! As first time homebuyers, my husband and I often felt confused, frustrated and overwhelmed, but Janet reassured us that all was well and kept us on track. We looked at many homes before finding “the one” and in times when we had lost patience, Janet’s kept us going. From start to finish she guided the process, always taking the time to answer our questions and discuss concerns. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent! ~ Dawn & Bill Rice

Janet McKay made my home buying experience so easy and stress-free that I don’t think I could suggest anything that could enhance the quality of her service. -Cyndee Busch

My husband and I are real estate investors. We wanted to work with a Howard Hanna agent and chose Janet McKay because of her extensive background in financial planning as well as her experience as a settlement and title agent and mortgage loan originator. We appreciate her humble and low key manner, her willingness to travel to areas not so close to home, and her efficiency in getting things moving and completed as quickly as possible: a mere 4 weeks after meeting her we had a deal!! We look forward to working with Janet again in the near future. ~ Karen and Mike Bosley

Janet was very supportive and made herself available during the whole process. She explained things thoroughly and always responded to my communications with her. She made my first home-buying experience a positive, enjoyable one. She loves her job and is good at it. -Sarah Vogel

Janet was very professional and courteous throughout the entire home buying process from the first showing to the closing. We were relocating from Ohio back to Pittsburgh and she was very flexible and accommodating to our schedule for viewing homes. She was very patient and tolerated our last minute requests to see homes and when we changed our plans. Her experience and business sense was especially helpful in guiding us through the offer and negotiation process with a very difficult seller and seller’s agent. Her knowledge of the area where we purchased our home enabled us to be comfortable with our choice. We would definitely recommend Janet to others.  ~ Bob & Suzan Lukas

Janet worked with us as we searched for our first home. She was a great resource teaching us about the current market, lending, resale potential, value of investment based on neighborhood and other factors and helped us to understand and prioritize what we were actually looking for. She listened to what we wanted and reminded us of those things as we were seeing homes. Janet has a great eye for identifying positive or negative qualities in a house. She was always available (even on vacation!) and always found the time to answer our questions or find an answer if she didn’t know. She's easy to talk to and we had a great time on our successful search for our first home. You always kept us laughing and having fun!  Thanks again!  ~Melissa Annett & Jim DeStout

We recommend Janet McKay for your house hunting or selling needs! My husband and I were looking for our first home, and as a young couple on a budget, we still had a list of things we were looking for. We ended up with the perfect starter home for us, which met almost everything on our list! We credit Janet for giving us good advice and accommodating our schedule, meeting us for home viewings even on weekends, in the rain and during Steeler games! - Michelle and Chad Keibler

We cannot thank you enough for finding our perfect new home; it makes me smile every day I come home to it.  You were so patient with us and always seem to go out of your way to accommodate our schedules.  We felt like you treated us more like a friend, than just a customer. Our kids still talk about the time you brought them the ice cream push-ups the first time you came to our house.

You also provided us with your professional opinion when we would start to stray from the home we were really looking for. And when it came down to our closing, you kept everything very organized and kept us in the loop through the entire process. Thank you so much for all of your time and effort you put into our home search.  -Joe and Jenn Cassol

I have known Janet for many years, but this the first opportunity I have had to use her professional services. I was pleased, but certainly not surprised, with her high level of professionalism and her client centered attitude. I am very happy to recommend Janet. -Carol Hurley

You were very efficient, very knowledgeable, and very, very patient with all of our questions and concerns.  It's obvious you like what you do! -Jamie Gass

We had an excellent experience working with Janet. She quickly figured out what we were looking for and was readily available to show us houses. Once Janet discovered our wants/needs in a house, she was constantly finding houses for us to consider. She never pressured us to look at houses outside our budget and respected our wishes as to what we were comfortable paying. She was always available through phone and email and was always available to show us houses when it was convenient for us. Janet did a great job explaining all the paperwork to us as new home buyers. She walked us through each step of the process and made sure we knew what steps we had to take next. Janet had good knowledge of the areas we were looking in and researched answers to any additional questions we had. Janet really made us feel comfortable while making such a big decision and we are so thankful that she was our realtor during this process. We highly recommend Janet to any home buyer. -Erin McConnell

Thank you so much for everything that you have done for Erin and I.  We cannot tell you how much we appreciate all the hard work that you did to get us into this house and we could not have asked for someone better to lead us here.  Anytime that you are in this area, please stop by.  We would love to show you our place now that it looks a little more like our home. 

Thanks again for everything and I really hope that we get to see you here soon! -Jeff Weir

Janet 

I absolutely don't believe how long it has been (time flies)!!  John and I say at least once a week, "we really need to sit down and email Janet!"  We just wanted to let you know how great it was working with you.  Being first time home buyers, you made the experience quite comfortable and exciting!  It was helpful to know that we didn't need to stress out about looking at 1,000 houses, we just needed to know when we found "the one"

If you are ever in the neighborhood, you should stop by! We would love to show you what we have done (although a lot is a work-in-process).  

Thank you again, for your patience and efforts in finding our first home...we LOVE it!  -Michelle Karlo and John Kotchey

As I began my search for a home, Janet took the time to ask me questions which would help narrow down my search and refine it.  Janet's expertise was especially helpful as it helped to make a daunting task extremely manageable and pleasant. Throughout my search, Janet and I submitted several offers, each time Janet took the time to research the area, previously sold homes and market conditions to further educate me in my decision.  Janet's patience and knowledge proved to be a valuable asset in a quickly moving market, drastically reducing the stress level commonly associated with making such a large purchase.  After I found the home I had been looking for, she guided me through the closing process to handing over of the keys.  Janet assisted me with finding the home I had been looking for and for that I thank her. -Jeff Swackhammer

Thank you so much for all the work you have done for us.  Being first time homeowners, we never thought we would find a house that both of us agreed on.  You worked so hard to find us the perfect house and you did it!!!  Thanks for all the patience and time you put into it.  You were always willing to give up your time and change your plans to fit our busy schedules.  If we are ever looking for another house or know anyone in the market, we will definitely send them your way.  We can't thank you enough!! -Amy and Sean McIntyre 

I am so grateful that Janet McKay was my real estate agent. Now, thanks to Janet, I am a first time homeowner. She made the experience of purchasing my first home enjoyable and memorable. She was able to alleviate stress and answer all my questions. She was always professional, personable, and reliable. If I am ever in a position of purchasing or selling a home in the future, I know who to turn to. Thank you, Janet! -Eric Dolan