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Meet the Team

With a combined 50+ years of experience, the Friendly Team can help you with your smallest to largest investments.

Your Legacy Begins At Home

Learn God’s way of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! This 9-week class gives you hope for freedom from debt, stress, and worry. Throughout this money class, you and your partner will learn step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future.

For more information about this class, please call or text Janette at (512) 844-3331

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Happy Clients

We received 3 quality references from your team, however after completing our research, one stood “head and shoulders” above the others and was the right fit for our Mom. We selected The Friend Team, Janette Friend-Harrington and Doug Harrington of eXp Realty, LLC in Austin, TX. Our Mom is elderly with some recent health problems and my wife and I are helping her relocate to our home in Virginia, so that we can help take better care of her. Janette has been fantastic thus far, with the preliminary visit to review Mom’s home and the following visit to sign the listing agreement. She has been an excellent communicator and coordinator, while keeping our Mom, my wife and I thoroughly informed throughout the process thus far. Our Mom was overwhelmed with the prospect of selling her home before we found Janette. She is now feeling much better with it all and actually having fun in the process. Thanks to this fantastic ELP. Janette has proven to be a compassionate and consummate professional thus far.”

– Sara, Rob & Gabby

Happy Clients

“Truly the best experience! I would recommend Janette and Doug to any first time home buyer in Austin. They are prompt, knowledgeable and not at all pushy when it comes to finding the right home for you. My fiancé and I truly knew nothing about the home search and buying process, but they led us through it seamlessly and answered all questions. We looked at many homes and Doug/Janette were both quick to voice concerns if they saw anything worrisome. If you are buying a home – you can count on Janette and Doug!!”

– M Koch

Happy Clients

“I was in Hawaii, when I first contacted Janette by phone. She was the answer to my prayers. My sister had been trying to sell her home on and off with other agents, for the last three years. Janette never wavered in her commitment in helping my sister sell her home in Cedar Park, Tx. No matter how detailed and involved the job was, Janette gave more than anyone person should be expected to. That is just the way she works. All of her, all of the time, when she’s working. It took nine full months to sell and close on my sister’s home. This work also involved her supervising major repairs on my sister’s home. As well as negotiating multiple offers through the nine months, until my sister’s house was sold and closed. I would recommend her to the WORLD. Her Company, Coldwell Banker United is very lucky to have her. She is truly one of a kind. Thank you my friend, Janette”

-Molly C

Happy Clients

“Our Realtor, Doug Harrington, was Phenomenal! From the first contact to the closing was over 18 mo. He was very accommodating to our family and as we searched exhaustively for everything we wanted in a property, and kept our best interests in mind at all times. I don’t think another Realtor would have or could have served us any better. My family & I will be eternally grateful for not only having Doug as our real estate agent, but now having Doug as our friend.”

– Brad & Amanda

Happy Clients

“Doug Harrington did an awesome job for us. This will be the 4th home I have purchased in the last 5 years and he is the best agent we have worked with. Outstanding service”

– Matt & Krista W.

Happy Clients

“Doug was very responsive to questions and effective in negotiating with the seller”.

– Sean & Kasandra T.

Happy Clients

“Very happy with Janette Friend-Harrington. Being out of state put a big burden on me, and she did everything to make it as easy as possible”.

– Linda B.

Happy Clients

“Janette and her staff did an excellent job handling this sale. They were very professional start to finish, and I am extremely pleased with the result”.

– Steve M.

Happy Clients

“It has been wonderful working with Janette. Very pleasant and positive with my husband and me in all ways. I would recommend her 100%. She is a star for you. Thanks to her, we were very satisfied”.

– Jolene B.

Happy Clients

“Rather than try to make this job change while we were in debt, we chose to change the way we live before we reduced our income. You told us about Dave Ramsey and what being completely debt-free would do for us. We prayed a lot and then decided to just go for it. …But the best part is that I have more time to spend with our son! Thank you for your part in being a spiritual steward, and for caring so deeply for us. Doug and you were a big part of helping us to see how much better things could be for us!”

Aaron & Jill.

Happy Clients

“Janette & I have some history. She has always given 150% to assist me in both a home sale and purchase. She’s one of the very best. She always kept me grounded even in high stress emotional moments”.

-Tamara F.

Happy Clients

“Doug Harrington was fabulous! He provided lots of extra information. Best Realtor I have ever worked with. Thanks”.

-Corinne D.

Happy Clients

“Janette is a superior Realtor and great friend. When she takes on a buyer or seller she is his or her agent for all purposes. When challenges arise in a transaction Janette never gives up, bringing incredible resources to overcome any issue. Courtesy and kindness are at the heart of real estate representation. Janette is all that and more”

-Tom O’Meara

Attorney at The Fowler Law Firm Providing Estate Planning Advice to Lawyers and Other Professionals

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7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

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Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to consider—including potential costs, long-term financial implications, and...

June Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

June Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

Home Tasks Clean and seal decks. Ideally, you’ll need three consecutive warm, sunny days. On day one, dry out the deck. Apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck on the second day and let it dry 24 hours. On the third day, apply deck sealer. Hire a certified chimney sweep...

How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low.1 Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021, while inventory remains tight for many property categories, but especially for...

Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks. The effort is worthwhile, however. A sanitary environment...

There Are Now More Households With Pets Than Children

There Are Now More Households With Pets Than Children

The number of households with children declined over the last decade, but the share of households with pets increased: NAR The U.S. now has more households with pets than with children, according to a recent analysis by the National Association with Realtors (NAR)....

My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or...

Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home offices...

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)

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Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have been slow to...

January Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

January Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

Home Tasks Organize your improvement files. Review warranties and product manuals to check on recommended maintenance for furnace, equipment, appliances and tools. Mark your calendar to track scheduled upkeep and service. Inspect furniture, cabinets and vanities for...

Cold Weather Tips

Cold Weather Tips

It’s getting cold again. Here are some tips: Remove any hoses attached to outdoor spigots and ensure insulators are properly installed on ALL spigots. If you have one of those plastic bell insulators and it doesn’t fit snuggly against the wall, try the flexible...

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

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Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations. The reality...

December Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

December Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

Home Tasks Detached hoses in case of freezing temperatures. Remove all paints, caulks and liquid materials from garage or garden sheds. Check the operation of all ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets by pushing the "test" button. The "reset" button should pop out,...

November Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

November Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

Home Tasks When setting clocks back to Standard Time, change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Inspect automatic garage door opener and lubricate according to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure all bolts and screws are properly tightened and...

October Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

October Home Maintenance Tips and Checklist

Home Tasks Inspect weather stripping around doors and windows and repair or replace if necessary. Set thermostats and automatic sprinklers for winter. Clean gutters after leaves have fallen. Make sure downspouts are in good repair. Check gauges on home fire...

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