Janet Cloudt

Janet Cloudt


GRI, ABR, CLHMS, Million Dollar Guild

Janet moved to Austin the day after she graduated from high school and never left. She remembers an Austin when there were no downtown high rises, no Loop 360, a Cedar Park that was only a blip on the radar, and the drive to Hamilton’s Pool was a trek out in the country-side; Iconic restaurants and bars like Christi’s Seafood on Town Lake and The Stallion on Lamar, The Blue Parrot and Casa Blanca, and the always popular Armadillo World Headquarters are distant but fond memories of Austin long-ago. Though Janet’s love of Austin started in the mid-1970s, it continues to grow on a daily basis. She is passionate about helping others with their real estate decisions for both newbies to Austin or former patrons of The Armadillo.

Janet says that the best part of being a REALTOR® is the many wonderful people she has met along the way. She appreciates being given the privilege of helping others with their real estate needs. The bottom line is that her clients become her friends and it’s not unusual for the relationship to continue long after the transaction is completed. Janet’s affable personality helps her clients to know who she is and what she stands for early on. Janet understands the stress that her clients typically feel during a real estate transaction and strives to reduce that stress by being a good listener and empathetic to her clients’ needs, and having fun along the way.

Janet graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. in Education, spent five years at the Texas Railroad Commission in the Oil & Gas Division, and had a thirteen year career as a legal assistant before she decided to become a licensed real estate agent. Janet believes that her attention to detail and the “people” experience she received as a legal assistant enhance her skills as a Realtor. Because of Janet’s love of what she does, taking care of her clients and offering a high level of customer care is a joy for her to do so.

Janet is married to her husband, Jim, an attorney with the Attorney General’s Office, and they have two children, Jack age 17, and Julia, age 14. They have lived in Northwest Hills since 1996 where Jack and Julia have attended the area schools. In her spare time, Janet enjoys lap swimming, cooking, really good movies, teaching herself to crochet, participating in a book club with some friends, and spending time with her family. She also serves as a Stephen’s Minister on the funeral care team at Tarrytown United Methodist Church.


  • Million Dollar Guild
  • CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • GRI – Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative


  • Five Star Professional Award 2014, 2015 (Texas Monthly Magazine)

August 2017

I couldn't be happier with my home buying experience using Janet. She helped me buy my starter home back in 2009, and when it was time to make more room for the growing family she was ready to help. It was great to have a someone who really knew me and my family's needs. We were able to get above listing price for our sale and under list on our purchase. She also helped to negotiate a lease back that ended up being crucial to our smooth transition. Between work, a young child, a pregnant wife, and a demanding job, there was little time dedicated to this transition. Having Janet in my corner was crucial. She handled all the details with a level of professionalism and promptness that really gave the piece of mind I needed to survive what could have been a chaotic mess. Her positive, yet realistic approach was a refreshing counterbalance to the "worst case scenarios" that seemed to bubble up in my head. I am now in a dream home in an area I never thought I would be able to get into at this stage of my life.  Best. Agent. Ever.

Chris Pasch

July 2017

Janet has been outstanding. She's gone above and beyond to help us find our house and get it closed as quickly as possible. She worked very well with the seller's agent to resolve any and all issues quickly. We look forward to working with her to sell the current house in the next few weeks. :)

Chris N.

June 2017

Janet has been outstanding to work with. We were so happy with the experience with our primary home purchase that when we found a lake house we wanted to buy, we did not hesitate to reach out to Janet. We aren't done, as my oldest daughter and husband will be looking to buy their first house. They have already told me they will be calling Janet. We like Janet because she listens, doesn't impose her thoughts or preferences on us, gives honest feedback, can work big or small deals and that her priority is what is in our best interest. Real estate is a relationship business, and Janet knows how to build lasting relationships. She is awesome.

Todd DeLaughter

June 2017

Janet Cloudt helped us purchase our home in March 2014 and then helped us sell that same home three years later. We truly enjoyed working with her. She became a friend and understood our family and the importance of buying and selling was to us. We relocate a lot with my husband's job, and we appreciate Janet and her drive to get our family together as soon as possible. We will use Janet when we move in Texas and when we move away from it. Thank you again, Janet and Realty Austin!

Jennifer Janetzke-Pivar

November 2016

Janet Cloudt is the best realtor I have ever worked with! She helped my mother relocate from Illinois to Kyle, TX. She and I were in charge of finding my mom's new home while my mom was getting her old home ready to sell. She was able to answer all of my questions about the homes she showed me. She spoke with my mom on the phone regularly in order to figure out which home would be best for her.

She has stayed in contact even after my mom moved into the new house to make sure everything was completed correctly. Janet is not only professional and thorough, she is warm and kind. Yet, she is able to get your needs met and stay on top of things in an assertive manner.

Suzie S., Yelp Review

October 2016

Janet Cloudt gave me the best experience in dealing with my move to Kyle, Tx. She exceeded my expectations with her knowledge and calming attitude. It was a huge step for me, and I was able to rely on her for anything. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a move.

Kathy Norris

August 2016

Janet did everything we asked and more from showing us a marathon 12-14 houses over a 3 day period of time (our request) to arranging for a pre-qual letter and working on July 4 to get the offer out to the seller.

She managed all of the close processes in the midst of her own personal tragedy. I loved seeing Donna step in and pick it up. You could tell Janet had a really close relationship with Donna and they could complete each other's sentences. All smooth with Donna and when Janet came back, a seamless transition back.

Todd DeLaughter

July 2016

My wife and I have purchased twice through Janet and sold once. Most recently, she helped us buy and sell homes concurrently. Janet's dedication and commitment secured us a higher than expected sale price with our home being on the market less than twelve hours! With Janet's expert negotiating skills she helped us purchase our new home for less than asking price. We are confident the outcomes wouldn't have been as spectacular without Janet representing us.

If you are looking for a Realtor who is honest and transparent without any hidden agendas, who can negotiate the most fragile transactions and still get you what you want, then Janet is the Realtor for you! We couldn't be happier or more impressed with the service we received from Janet each time we've worked with her. She goes the extra mile for her clients and remains at all times professional, positive, and kind. We particularly appreciate her communication style, providing daily updates keeping us informed on any developments. She is always prompt, patient and polite in addressing any concerns we had - even on her days off!

We have referred her to many friends and family and each has told us they had the best experience working with her. We value Janet not only as a Realtor, but as a friend. She will be our Realtor for life!

Vince Mahan

July 2016

Janet was great. Have worked with her before. Very professional and knowledgeable. Helpful and willing to go the "extra mile". She told me about 1031 exchange which ended up saving me a bundle in taxes. I would recommend her to anyone.

Randy Larkin

June 2016

I worked with Janet Cloudt. It was a great experience. Janet, with the help of my eager youngest daughter, contacted me about a year ago. My daughter had filled out the online request when looking for some homes. Janet called me and I was really surprised because I was nowhere near ready to purchase. Janet was so understanding and thought it was cute how my daughter had taken upon herself to get me going with the home purchase, though her timing was a bit off. Janet was the most patient Realtor I have ever worked with. She didn't push me but reached out to me at the right times. I asked her to setup a search for specific areas and started receiving MLS listings immediately. When I was finally able to purchase, I knew what to expect with regard to price and market because I had been looking at the MLS listings throughout the year. They were invaluable. Janet was incredibly helpful and understood my preferences from the first house we visited. I would definitely recommend Janet to any of my friends. She's an amazing, honest and dependable Realtor. Thank you, Janet!

Diego Esteves, Facebook Review

May 2016

My boyfriend and I worked with Janet throughout our home buying process. She spent countless hours helping us to find the right home in the right neighborhood. We looked at over 40 houses until we found the right one. Janet repeatedly told us that when we found the right house "we would know it." As first-time homebuyers, we anticipated this being a really difficult process, but Janet made it feel very seamless, working through all the steps in the process with us. We've been in our house for almost a month and we absolutely love it - Thanks Janet!!

Raeanne Harshfield, Google Review

January 2016

Janet Cloudt is simply the best! Hands down; no doubt. She cares about matching the client to the property. She is honest about her view of good/bad aspects. She is not "pushy"; she just want to match the client to the appropriate property. She is ethical, smart and fun to be with. I adore her and will recommend her over and over again. Working with Janet gives the client the best chance of finding the best property for their needs.

Realty Austin is lucky to have her.

Cassandra Camp

November 2015

Janet is the best realtor that we have worked with in the past 40 years. We had been actively looking for a home in Austin for almost a year before Janet contacted us about a search that we had set up on the Realty Austin website. We were not really looking for a realtor at the time she contacted us and we told her so. Janet was persistent over the next few months in calling us multiple times to get information on exactly what we were looking for. She listened very carefully to us and tailored our search criteria several times to better match our needs. About 2 months after Janet first contacted us, we went to an open house on our own that really didn't meet our needs because it would require extensive remodeling. We called Janet the next day to show us this house so that we could finally meet her for the first time. She described what we could do to make the house work for us and even helped locate contractors and a consultant to work with the City of Austin Variance review board which was needed to complete our remodel. She did not push the property on us. She even told us that we should not make the offer, if we were not 100% sure that this was the one for us. We closed on the property last week and Janet is still working with us as we proceed through the remodeling effort. Janet does not just show you a house, she tackles hard problems and finds a way to make things work out for the best. She listens very carefully to what you are telling her about your desires and literally makes things happen in order to get the home that you are looking for. We highly recommend Janet to help you find your next home.

Doug Fowler, Google+ Review

October 2015

I had an excellent experience working with Janet Cloudt to find a home that my family and I love. We moved to Austin from out of state, although my husband grew up in Texas. Throughout the process, Janet was very helpful and knowledgeable.

While we were still out of state, Janet helped us focus our search to several different neighborhoods that fit our most important criteria.

When we arrived in Austin and drove around to view the houses on our list, we saw that each of those neighborhoods would have been a very good fit for us. Janet was able to show us many good houses that were real options for us.

In the end, the house we chose needed just a little bit of work and Janet was able to recommend several reliable businesses to do the work. She went out of her way to make sure things went smoothly for us in the home buying process.

Kari S., Yelp Review

October 2015

Janet Cloudt is a fantastic real estate agent. Throughout our entire buying experience, she absolutely went above and beyond. When we first got in touch with Janet, we were unsure on whether or not we were going to move to Austin. She was never overbearing or pushy- she simply checked in with us from time to time just to see how things were going with our decision. Once our decision was made, we acted very quickly. I called Janet on a Friday afternoon and told her that I would be coming into town Sunday to look at houses. She then rearranged her plans just so she could accommodate me even on such short notice. She picked me up at the airport (and brought a refreshing ice cold drink from Sonic for me!), took me to the houses I wanted to see, and then helped me put an offer on a wonderful house quickly so that it wouldn't be snatched up by anyone else. Our offer was accepted less than two hours later. The next day, Janet picked me up from my hotel, treated me to a delicious lunch, and then spent the afternoon driving me all around Austin and showing me all of the points of interest. At the end of the day, she brought me back to the airport. Her hospitality during my stay in Austin was just fabulous. On our closing day, she went above and beyond again. She brought us a box of beautiful, delicious, custom made cookies (which kept our kids very entertained while we signed closing papers!). Once we got into our house later that day, she brought us sandwiches and drinks and a brand new reusable shopping bag filled with things that helped us get through the first couple of days until we could make it to a grocery store. She made our move-in day so much easier. Finally, a week later, she treated us to a celebratory lunch at a fantastic restaurant. Additionally, Janet continued to check in with us in the weeks after the move to see how things were going for us in our new house and how we were adjusting to life in Austin (we moved from northern California). All in all, Janet made our buying process a very positive experience. As first time buyers, we were pretty clueless but Janet made sure to explain everything very clearly every step of the way. We definitely felt that we were in very good hands working with her. Not only was she incredibly helpful, she also really went out of her way to get to know us. We truly felt that she cared about our best interest and wanted to find the house that would be the perfect fit for our family. I am so happy that we had the chance to work with her and I wouldn't have wanted to work with anyone else. She is awesome and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Hayley Kleinman

August 2015

Janet did a great job in assisting us with our new home search. She listened to our needs and wants and gave us tips and advice during our search. Janet was always available during the week and weekends, kept in timely touch with us and followed up quickly on any issues as they arose. The house search up through closing was very smooth thanks to Janet's efforts. Janet is a very personable person and we intend to keep in touch with her going forward. We will recommend Janet to anyone we know that is looking to buy a new home.

Charles Werner

June 2015

We are extremely satisfied with the service that Janet provided during our home buying experience. She was very patient with us and comes across as a very personable, caring person. Although the process seemed hectic at times, Janet was there to provide a calming voice to the situation. We would like to keep in touch with her for future references. I hope we won’t be buying another home soon, but if we had to, would definitely go out of our way to track her down. Hopefully, she will still be selling Austin in about 7 to 10 years.

Hope this helps paint a helpful picture of Janet and her personal, professional attitude she provided.

Dan Caballero

I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work extensively with real estate agent Janet Cloudt over the past several years. I know her to be knowledgeable, hardworking and fair. Due to her many years as a legal assistant to a well known Austin attorney, she is also someone who interacts comfortably with the legal profession.

An attribute which sets her apart from the crowd, however, is her ability to effectively work with people who need more than just a real estate agent, but also need an ally they can trust. She has the willingness, patience and empathy to assist the elderly or those with medical, physical or other personal issues which may have precipitated the necessity to sell their property. I can recommend Janet highly.

Jim Nias

Janet Cloudt was our Real Estate Agent in 2013 when we sold our family home to downsize to a smaller one. While selling a home always has emotional and financial challenges, Janet had a very calming effect on my husband and myself during this time of transition.

Throughout this process, Janet guided us, respected our wishes, and always worked hard to negotiate the best outcome for us. When unexpected circumstances arouse, she always researched the best options for us. She patiently explained things that perhaps I didn’t understand but my husband did, so that we could make educated decisions together. Her passion for what she does is clear and her manner exudes professionalism and confidence.

Janet’s focus on customer service, her excellent marketing strategies, and her general commitment to excellence in her profession made the sale of our home so much easier than we expected. For that, we thank (and refer!) Janet to everyone we know who is looking for a Real Estate Agent.

Sally & Marc Whitehouse

I have used Janet Cloudt's services for two property transactions, and on both occasions I left the closing with complete satisfaction. Some realtors accept a listing and then wait for the market to come to them. Not Janet. She takes the listing to the market, and is simply indomitable and very creative when it comes to perceived problems - all of which leads to quick closings without money being left on the table. I highly recommend her to my clients with real estate needs.

Larry Wiese

Janet is a professional, straightforward realtor. With the fast paced Austin market, Janet responds quickly and is readily available. She provided excellent guidance through the entire buying process. I would highly recommend Janet!!! Many thanks to her!

Erin Purington

Janet was great to work with! She was very attentive to what we were looking for, and kept us alerted immediately if anything fitting our criteria came on the market. She did a great job leading us through the negotiation phase of purchasing our lot, and made sure we were well represented throughout the process and through closing. Purchasing a home or land/lot to build your home is such an important event. Janet helped to make it a positive and exciting experience, and I would recommend her highly to anyone ready to take that step!

Carol E. and Hank B.

I just closed on my first home! Janet Cloudt did an outstanding job at helping me find the right home and the right lender. I presented Janet with some challenges to find me a home that would meet my strict criteria. I wanted it to be a home that I would be proud to call my very own. It also had to be a place where I would feel secure for my two daughters and me. It wasn’t easy, but Janet found the perfect home for us! She also did an amazing job at helping me get financing. I started the process with one lender who struggled to get his loan committee to approve me on my own. Though I was ready to give up, Janet was not. She directed me to another lender and gave them a snapshot of my situation (I was a contract employee with less than 2 yrs on the job). After reviewing my documents, the new lender felt strongly that my loan package was solid and that she would be able to get me approved which she did. I have moved into my new home, my girls LOVE it and so do I! I feel strongly that Janets’ dedication to her job -- and to me -- were what got me through this process. Thank you Janet, you are outstanding!

Julia R., Austin, Texas

Janet was very accommodating to my personal style of looking at homes and easily adjusted to working with me. The home buying experience was very comfortable. I never felt pressure from Janet for a "sale," and in fact, it was quite the contrary -- she was clearly looking out for my best interests in making me aware of some concerns she observed on some of the homes. The closing went very smoothly and Janet was there to assist in anyway that she could (I was even out of town during some of the process). The house is now my home, and I couldn't be more pleased!

Tom K.

I was a first time homebuyer, so I knew very little about real estate. With the expertise of Janet Cloudt, my first home purchase was exciting, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. I wouldn't want to work with anybody else after this experience!!

Shawn W.

If I had to give any advice to someone looking to buy a house, it would be to find someone who really has experience, who knows the market, and who genuinely has your best interest in mind. For me that person was Janet Cloudt and if I could change anything about my whole house buying process, I would have called Janet earlier.

Chris P.

We would like to take a moment to thank Janet Cloudt for her tirelessness and patience with us in finding our new home! Janet went above and beyond. She was always readily available for us, even coming out in a sleet storm to show us a home! Janet was with us every step of the way on this journey in a new city to us. She is very familiar with all of Austin and we would recommend her service to anyone.

Barbara and Morgan J.

Janet is very hardworking and diligent. She is a good listener. Janet found the perfect house to suit our needs. We highly recommend her!

Swati and Suhmed S.

Janet Cloudt is so professional and yet so personal. During our home search, she was always cheerful and available to take my calls, discuss the next step and look at properties. Janet helped us find a home that we LOVE. She even introduced us to a decorator and painter that helped to make the house our home. Working with Janet was a joy! We highly recommend her to others looking for that perfect home!

Terrice and Richard T.

I am so happy with my house hunting experience and Janet Cloudt is the reason! Janet made what could have been a very challenging process fairly easy. Janet had a number of obstacles to overcome with me. I was a first time homebuyer and I didn’t really know what I wanted, even though I had high expectations. I had a limited time to decide on my purchase. I frequently travel for work and when I was in town, I wanted a great deal of attention. Janet was great with me. She walked me through the process at every step and made sure I was secure and happy with our progress. She answered all my questions with patience and often sent follow-up information. She never hesitated to give me her honest opinion when I asked for it. She listened to my likes and dislikes, held me to my proclaimed priorities, and found the perfect house for me. Since I made the offer on the house, Janet’s support and helpfulness has only increased. When I needed a little work done on the house, or decorating help, or even a restaurant recommendation, Janet connected me to just the right people. She has taken care of details and checked on the house when I was out of town. What else could I ask for? I am truly happy with my experience and my purchase. I love my new home and I have Janet Cloudt to thank for setting us up together.

Angie W.

I have bought and sold many houses in my lifetime. Letting go of my Austin home was the hardest, and yet Janet Cloudt made it the best experience possible. She helped and guided me through the entire process, which involved many tough decisions, hard work in moving out, remodeling, landscaping, and re-staging the property for sale. She facilitated this all as if by magic and the project became a wonderful journey with a very happy ending: she sold my home quickly in a difficult market. I can say wholeheartedly that Janet is the best real estate agent I have ever known.

Susan W.

Janet's hard work got our home under contract in just 22 days. We highly recommend Janet to anyone who wants results. She is enthusiastic, hard working, and customer-oriented. Janet's service and commitment to us greatly exceeded our expectations.

Dr. John B. and Dr. Lori B.

Janet Cloudt's Sold Listings

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6000 Satsuma Cv - MLS# 1276707
  • $485,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1276707 
  • Great Hills
  • 6000 Satsuma Cv
  • Austin, TX 78759
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1918 Sq Ft 1.58 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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6411 Walebridge Ln - MLS# 1528395
  • $417,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1528395 
  • Circle C Ranch
  • 6411 Walebridge Ln
  • Austin, TX 78739
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2744 Sq Ft 0.2 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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4800 Balcones Dr - MLS# 2193444
  • $365,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2193444 
  • Highland Park West
  • 4800 Balcones Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1854 Sq Ft 0.41 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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