Joanne helped my mom sell a home that she loved, and was very hard for her to leave. At the age of 87 the house was simply too big and hard for her to keep up, so after living in it for 60 years, it was time to sell.When we sat down with Joanne to talk about selling our home, she educated us on how today’s market works. Joanne listened to my mom’s concerns and needs, and then together we developed a marketing calendar and multi strategy plan. We came up with the best case and worse case scenario, and talked about everything in between, so by the time out house opened on the market we were prepared for it all!Joanne developed a plan that my mom could understand and follow throughout the selling process. Joanne’s communication was excellent from start to finish, she explained things (complicated real estate actions) to my mom so that she could understand them. Joanne’s patience and care for my mom’s needs was compassionate and professional, she was always just a phone call away, and all ways returned our calls, and e-mails promptly.Our house ended up to be a little tricky to sell because of the condition of a 64-year-old house. With Joanne’s extensive knowledge of residential construction, we did the necessary inspections and improvements to establish our pricing strategy and get it market ready. One of our biggest problems was clearing it out…a lot of stuff had accumulated over 60 years. Joanne had great contacts that helped clear the junk away, construction/handy-man to patch things up, and house cleaners to get it spotless for showing the house. Joanne really went the “extra mile” to help us clean out our house!Joanne’s knowledge of current market conditions was excellent. Having lived and worked in Orinda, she has a great feel for the Orinda market, and did a perfect job in setting the sale price. Joanne sold our house quickly, we got the money we needed to take care of my mom, and the best case market scenario was met beyond our expectations.Our family has known Joanne since before she was a realtor, she was forthright then and still is today. She has all ways “told it as she seen it” and is not afraid to give you her honest opinion. Joanne is a very confident and professional realtor, and we couldn’t have sold our house without her.We Highly Recommend Joanne Weil Heald To All Our Orinda Neighbors and Friends
Kathryn, Scott Cathcart & Sally Duval
I cannot say enough good things about my realtor Joanne Weil Heald. She is simply AMAZING at her job, and I would not be in my awesome new home today if it was not for her skill, experience and perserverance in making it happen. If you are ever in the market to buy or sell, I definitely recommend that you give her a call!
L. Kennedy, Buyer
Having worked with Joanne as both a buyer and a seller now, I can state more than ever, that she is simply the best! After skillfully and tenaciously pushing through multiple hurdles to help me purchase my dream home, she then provided me with the professional support and skills necessary to market and list my condo. We received multiple offers above asking price and were pending within a week! Joanne has been extremely supportive and proactive throughout what would otherwise have been an extremely nerve wracking and overwhelming experience. She is someone that I knew I could rely on to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. That's what she does, and I have complete faith in her as a realtor and as a person. Hire her and you won't regret it. She is the ONLY realtor I recommend to my family and friends!
L. Kemedy, Martinez, Buyer & Seller
Joanne is not the first realtor we've worked with, but she is clearly the best. We had rather special requirements for the home, and most realtors we spoke to were just pushing us towards becoming more standard. Joanne not only patiently listened and responded to our complex and peculiar demands, she was able to provide us with exactly that kind of the advice and expertise we needed. Former teacher, she is very knowledgeable of the details and caveats of schools and school district in Contra Costa County, and her tips were truly indispensable. Very well connected to local engineers and construction contractors, she linked us to all the experts we needed, and her references were the best out of all we found through our own search. We started with relatively broad (but special) set of requirements, and it has evolved quite a bit through our search. Joanne supported us firmly through all these adjustments, and finally helped us find a home we truly loved. Last but not least, she is a very, very decent person. The time we spent with her was spent very efficiently, but also it was filled with fun and enjoyment.Thanks Joanne!
Joanne is the most professional real estate agent to work with. Our initial consultation with her consisted of statistics for the cities we were hoping to find a home in; related to school systems, crime, freeways, navigating roads, and more. She was very well organized because she had listings ready for us as well! It assisted in customizing a plan of exactly what we were looking for.Once we found a home we liked Joanne jumped to ensure we get appraisals, property inspection, and other reports ordered and completed right away. As far as commutation between us and the sellers/sellers agent she was transparent and honest about what both sides bring to the table and what is needed to get the deal done. With her upbeat attitude, there was never a dull moment. We really felt like we have known her for so long because of how easy it was to communicate our needs and for her to understand them. We completed all necessary work completely ahead of schedule! It was such a smooth transition. And Joanne's experience within the community she serves made it easy to find help with any house related accessorizing. Joanne thank you so much for being a true pleasure to work with! We really consider you more than an agent, you are a huge part of our life! Thank you very much!
Ali & Iram
I want to thank Joanne Weil Heald for assisting me with my first home purchase back in February of this year.I interviewed Joanne for the task of helping me find a townhouse or condo in Moraga. I informed her of what my spending limit was, what my needs were, location to my children's schools and the community where their friends were. She listened to me patiently and advised me of the nature of the housing market this year. She assisted me with formulating a realistic plan based on the projected market, my goals and my financial situation. She set me up on HOME ALERT so that I could learn the market and view inventory. She gave me realistic sound strategies and advice on how to make offers.After looking at town homes with another realtor in 2010, I knew the kind of agent I hoped to work with...Joanne fit the bill. I enjoyed her energy, and her re-directing me to be realistic in a difficult market. She accepted me and my requests, but also advised me that she has been in the business for a long time, has lived in the area of my home search and really "knew the market and the area." I trusted what Joanne said and followed her advice.I love the townhouse I chose and with Joanne's expertise my offer was accepted. I highly recommend Joanne should you need to buy or sell a home. She is strong, knowledgeable, communicates very well and is patent. She is an excellent Realtor.
C.Ku, Moraga (Buyer)
Thank you so much for all your help & professional suggestions regarding the sale of my home in Brentwood... such a stressful time packing and knowing you are leaving someplace with so many memories...I am so thankful to have trusted you through this process, you really gave me peace of mind so I could concentrate on packing and moving forward with my life...
My wife and I started to look for a new house in the East Bay after living in San Francisco for 8 years. We met Joanne Heald at an open house in Walnut Creek we randomly walked into to. After talking with her for a short amount of time we immediately wanted her as our agent based on her knowledge and tips she was providing us. We couldn't have been happier with her attention to details and her willingness to find the perfect house for us. On the weekends, she would drive us around to different houses and she really took the time out of her busy schedule to accommodate us.Joanne is very friendly, professional, patient and a great communicator. Everytime we had a question, she was quick to return our phone calls and emails. She would always gives us status updates or notify us with any changes.We are now happily living in our new home and couldn't have done it without Joanne. She even surprised us by baking a wonderful apple pie when we moved in the first day! She is highly recommended and we would not hesitate to use her services again.
Eddy and Joanne, Pleasant Hill (Buyers)
I worked with Joanne Heald on the sale of a home in Concord, CA. Joanne knows her real estate markets and was very, very thorough in her assessment of the property. She is very diligent on her client's behalf, looking out for their best interests and was quick in her response to all inquiries by all parties. She is a "true" professional with the utmost integrity.I would highly recommend Joanne and would enjoy working with her again in the future.
Kurt Byer, Realtor (Ready Realty-cooperating agent)
A friend of mine recommended Joanne and from the minute I talked to her on the phone, I knew that I had found the right real estate agent for me. She was friendly, sincere and I trusted her. She has a go-getter kind of spirit and her work is professional. I was a difficult client to accommodate; my price range was in the bottom range of the market and I was qualifying for an FHA loan. But with every offer we made, we were always put at the top of the list, not because I was the top bidder, but because Joanne puts together a professional package. She also managed to find me a loan officer that was extremely accommodating and he found me a better rate than the loan officer I had, who only returned my phone calls at her convenience. From the time I met Joanne until I opened the door to my new home took only five months, this seemed like record time considering I had been looking for two years. I now am happily settled into my new home which I adore and am meeting my wonderful neighbors and enjoying the laid back life style of Concord and it's many conveniences. Kudos to Joanne she deserves it.
Tammy Price (Buyer)