Janet Smalley

Broker Associate

  +1 830.481.0533


  • Live and Work in New Braunfels/Gruene 
  • Emphasis in Acreage Properties, Luxury Homes, & Waterfront
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • GRI, CRS

Agent Profile

There is one word to describe Janet Smalley – devoted. She is devoted to her clients, to her industry, to her continued education, to her family and to her peers. Janet personifies the rare combination of consummate professional and servant leader who acts from the heart.

Janet's resume is second-to-none and includes expertise in marketing and finance – two fields that make up the foundation of all successful real estate transactions. She holds a degree in Business Administration as well as a Master's Degree in Business (MBA) from Texas State University. Her education and achievement did not stop there. Once she moved into the real estate industry, she devoted extra hours to building a resume of education and excellence.

• Platinum Top 50 Finalist 

• TEXAS MONTHLY 5 – Star Award Winner 

• Designation GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute)

• Designation CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

• Fine Homes International Designation

   Certified Negotiation Expert 
• Member of New Braunfels/Canyon Lake, San Antonio, Austin, & Houston  Board of    Realtors

• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree – Southwest Texas State University

• Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree – Southwest Texas State University

Janet has held a Texas Real Estate License since 2005. Prior to that, she worked for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation for several years in Dallas. Janet then put her business career on hold to pursue her greatest joy – the role of stay-at-home Mom. Simultaneously, she once again exhibited her devotion to others, caring for both of her grandmothers and grandfather.

Her introduction to the real estate industry was personal – driven by her family's four home moves. Janet swiftly realized that one of the keys to a seamless real estate transaction is attention to detail. This is the skill that she has mastered on behalf of her clients and that has earned her an impeccable reputation in the industry. Her empathy is exhibited from her very first contact with someone who has a need to purchase or sell property. In her own words, Janet described her personal mission: My love for real estate was born out of the desire to improve the relocation process by providing unmatched service and commitment. Great service comes from the heart!

My Name:
Janet Smalley
Born In:
Wharton, Texas - 4th Generation Texan!
Where did you grow up?:
I grew up in Damon, Texas (until I was 7) and then my family moved to Van Vleck, Texas. Neither town is very big - each having only 1 stop light and not much else. We spent a lot of time with my grandparents on their cotton farm growing up and I am grateful for that time and truly cherish it. I am really a country girl at heart!
What do you love to do?:
I love doing things outside - not necessarily a good thing for a red head with a pale skin complexion! My family loves to hike and explore the National Parks. We have been fortunate enough to have hiked Mount Ranier, Yosemete, Shenandoah, Smokey Mountains, White Mountain, and of course Yellowstone! Most recently, I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro with my daughter and niece. Reaching the summit and being at the "Rooftop of Africa" was definitely the pinnacle of our hiking experiences...so far at least!
What is your weakness?:
I would love to say something profound here, but the truth is my weakness is sugar. I have a HUGE sweet tooth which is why I run in the mornings. I need a t-shirt that says “I run for cupcakes…(and chocolate, cookies, cheesecake, etc.)!”

Client Testimonials

What Janet brings to this very stressful process is calm reassuring professionalism. For most of us selling a home is one of the biggest business deals we will ever make. From the first meeting where she laid out a plan of attack to the closing she guided us deftly through the process. What we all want in a real estate agent is a partner in the selling of our home, not someone who sits on the sideline waiting for a commission. Janet is that agent, from the daily calls to see how we are doing to the final signature at closing she was our partner. She has set the bar very high for any agents I might use in the future.…
- Jeff & Barbara Bryson, 78132
Janet worked with my 80 yr old parents to find them a great house. She explained the buying process with great patience and humor. She listened to their desires and saw their needs. Even after closing, Janet kept in contact to make sure their move in went smoothly. I would recommend Janet to everyone looking for a home and a great agent.
- Pam Mills, 78130
Janet helped us sell our home near Canyon Lake. She was wonderful. Her knowledge and experience helped us to get the most out of our sale. She knew the area extremely well and her advice and observations were always right on. If we ever need an agent again, Janet will be the first person we will call.
- Ken & Robin Johnson, 78133
Excellent agent. Great communication through transaction. Helped with connecting with references for getting repairs completed before house was put on market. Flawless closing. Two other colleagues used Janet for transactions and were very pleased. Very professional and pleasant to work with.
- James & Gina Orth. 78130
Janet Smalley is a go-getter type of Realtor, with great Client Care. She works tirelessly and intelligently to get the job done, either in selling a house for a client, or helping her buyers find the perfect place to call home. I'd highly recommend her!
- Mikaela Rios, Home Stager
She showed us numerous homes while we were looking for a home to purchase and she helped us in the negotiation process. She showed us many homes in the area we desired. She is extremely knowledgeable about the local area and the homes in this area which were recently sold or listed for sale. She knows many of the other real estate agents in this area and she is very knowledgeable about the school systems, local employers, etc. She kept us notified of each home coming onto the market in our desired area and she told us all of the features of those homes before we even had a chance to tour them. This saved us a lot of time because some of the homes coming us for sale did not have the features we were interested in, or sometimes had features which we were not interested in having (e,g, a swimming pool). Very satisfied.…
- Dean & Sue Edmundson, 78130
Janet is so patient and knowledgable and will never pressure us to make a decision. My husband and I trust her to always advise us on our real estate purchases.
- Jeff & Judi Kruwell, 78130
She showed us a number of homes and we found one we wanted. She found out it was already under contract but recommended to us that we put in a backup contract. We did that the very next day and about a week later we got the contract! We are now in the house and love it, thanks to Janet!
- Tom & Ginger Brown, 78132
While expecting our first child, Janet helped us make a smooth and stress free transition into a larger home where we could raise our family. She has great knowledge of the New Braunfels area and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to meet their real estate needs.
- Cody & Emily Borgfeld, 78130
Janet not only helped us to purchase a property but offered great advice all through the process. She is extremely personable, professional and honest. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
- Craig & Lupe Murphy, 78132
Janet is an exceptional real estate agent. She is personable, professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and listens to her client's needs. I highly recommend Janet to all my business associates and friends.
- Molly White, 78132
"Janet is a wonderful realtor with much expertise in the real estate field! She is very patient, responsive, and great to work with! My husband and I were first time home buyers and she led us through the entire process. Highly recommend Janet!"
- Justin & Emily Loftin, 78130
"Janet was wonderful to work with, and very knowledgeable!! She did a great job of remaining in contact and calling and texting back. Janet took care of items post closing that we could not get to due to moving, such as taking out the trash and picking up packages off of our front porch. Janet Smalley and Sotheby's gave us five star treatment throughout our home selling process. The pictures that they took of our house were super professional, and beautiful! She was also very knowledgeable in knowing what price our home should be listed at compared to other homes in the community and around the area. Janet very carefully explained paperwork and ensured that we knew exactly what we were signing at all times. If I were to move back to the New Braunfels, Texas area, I would definitely hire Janet Smalley as our real estate agent again. I would highly recommend Janet to any future buyers or sellers."
- Kathryn Adams, 78132
"Janet was outstanding all the way through the process of both selling and buying our new home. Her in-depth knowledge of both the industry, and local market made us feel very comfortable at all times. She was attentive to all of our many needs, and was always accessible when we needed help, or had any questions. She helped us get top dollar for our house, and a great deal on our new home. As a professional in the homebuilding industry, I know the value of having a dependable, knowledgeable professional like Janet in your corner, and have recommended her to my clients. Thanks Janet for everything you did to make our transition to our new home smooth and fast."
- Ryan & Katy Montgomery, 78130 & 78132
"I highly recommend Janet Smalley for real estate transactions!! Janet has handled both selling a home for us as well as purchasing a home. Both times things couldn't have gone smoother & we couldn't be happier with the services provided by her. If you're looking for a realtor to work hard for you buying or selling a home, Janet will take care of you!"
- Craig & Stacey Myers, 78130

What do you love about New Braunfels?

New Braunfels has a beautiful natural landscape with two rivers and hill country views. Not to mention, we celebrate everything here - Wine, beer, sausage...need I say more?

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