I am writing this in reference to Joanne Weil Heald and the work that she did for me (Kathi Damato).I met Joanne when my daughter and I went to an open house in June 2010; I put an offer in on the property with Joanne and promptly left the state for a 5 week vacation. Joanne was great about getting the new property closed even though I was out of the state; Joanne worked very hard to get the new property for me at a fair price.After moving into my new home Joanne handled the sale of my other property. I was a stubborn homeowner and Joanne held my hand through the whole process and was able to get the home sold within months, even in this economy.Anyone using Joanne as an agent should feel in capable hands as she takes you through the process, she is knowledgeable and personable and I am proud to say that we became friends through both processes.
Kathi Damato (Buyer & Seller)
As first time homebuyers we had a lot to learn and Joanne was incredibility helpful and patient. After working with Joanne we were able to buy the house we set out to find. We credit much of that to her commitment and dedication to finding our perfect home. Thank you Joanne for your tireless efforts and helping us find our first home. We appreciate all your time and attention to our needs.
Tom & Amy, Pleasant Hill (Buyers)
We felt like Joanne worked hard for us, promptly communicated and followed up, worked around our difficult schedules, gave us her honest opinions based on good local knowledge, and through the process she became our friend. We're very pleased in our new home, and that she helped make this difficult home buying process relatively easy.
Ace & Courtney, Pleasant Hill (Buyers)
I absolutely enjoyed working with Joanne to find my ideal home. She is extremely organized, professional, transparent communication, and truly works for the best interests of her clients. I would recommend that if you are looking to buy, or sell, a home that you place your confidence with her.
CV, San Lorenzo (Buyer)
We purchased our first home with the help of our realtor, Joanne. Working with Joanne was a joy. Joanne made the process of purchasing a home easier. She explained and educated us from the beginning and prepared us very well in facing the hurdles of purchasing a home. She was there in every step of the way. Everything she said became true. Joanne showed that she really cared about us and her main interest was to get the right house for us. She went out of her way to make that happen. What’s more, she advocated for us and looked after our best interest in the process of negotiations. She communicated to the other agents our wishes and she defended us against all obstacles. Joanne was always easy to reach, was totally open to answer any questions and was flexible to meet with us. She is highly organized and professional about her work. At the beginning she told us to expect as long as 6 months to purchase the right house. We got our keys in the 3rd month working with her. Joanne is passionate about her work and has a lot of heart for doing things right and ethically. Her advice, great sense of humor, enthusiasm and patience is priceless.
Rafael & Cristi Padilla, Concord (Buyers)
We met Joanne a few weeks into the search for our first home. With an infant in arms, 9-5 jobs, and a lease running out, we were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task at hand. We needed a compass to help us navigate the stormy waters of the Bay Area real estate market. Joanne became our compass. Right away, we were impressed with her knowledge of the market and her method of narrowing down the search parameters. We also appreciated her forthrightness dedication to her craft. She really listened to what we had to say and what kind of property we were looking for. We became her priority. She was easy to communicate with, quick to answer emails, and to return phone calls. She scheduled viewings around our busy schedule and did not hesitate to give us her honest opinion. Sometimes we would walk into a house that looked great on paper and right away Joanne would say "No, you don't want this property and here is why...". We knew she had our best interest at heart. She always reminded us that our purchase was an investment and kept us forward thinking, rather than narrowing our focus to what suits us in the here and now. It truly felt like we were a team with a common objective! Joanne was dedicated and worked tirelessly to get us into a well-built home we could afford in a nice neighborhood in a great school district. She made all the tough phone calls. She held our hands through the stressful process of appraisals, negotiations and inspections. She helped us to stay objective and not get emotional about any particular property. She was very patient with us - she even tolerated change of price range and preferred neighborhoods throughout our search! In the end, we learned a lot from her and from this experience. Joanne really went the extra mile to find us our dream home. We won't hesitate to give out her cards to family and friends.
Michael and Anna Lipzen, Martinez (First-Time Home Buyers)
Having just finished closing on a condo I just bought, I want to take this opportunity to praise the work that my realtor, Joanne Weil Heald, did to help make this happen. I found Joanne incredibly competent especially concerning laws and the process involved with foreclosures and quick sales. She was very thorough and meticulous with all the paper work and we got the condo in a very speedy manner. Perhaps the most important part of this process was Joanne’s personal involvement whereby she truly understood our needs and aspirations in finding the right home for us. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and my next real estate purchase will definitely be with Joanne as my realtor.
Gaetano Piccolo, Walnut Creek (Buyer)
I would like you to know that I sold my home with the help of a competent and tough local Real Estate professional. JOANNE WEIL HEALD's knowledge of the Orinda real estate market coupled with her strong negotiating skills and unique marketing techniques sold my home for 7.5% over the list price and in only 8 days.I would like to highly recommend Joanne to you as a valuable resource in buying or selling real estate. She knows her stuff and works hard to see that her sellers get the highest possible price for their homes. We had a unique situation and Joanne guided us through the process efficiently fulfilling every one of our expectations.If you are considering selling your home, be sure to consider Joanne. You will not be disappointed.
Steven S. (Seller)
Joanne did a great job representing us when we purchased our home in Lafayette. In a very competitive market we were able to get a great home in a great neighborhood without a bidding war thanks to her strategy skills. Joanne is resourceful and full of energy and knowledge. Once our offer was accepted her many contacts were invaluable in making sure that there were no surprises in the future. Lastly, Joanne is always accessible and committed to find answers to questions and solutions to problems that pop-up.
Andrea, Lafayette (Buyer)
My wife Carol and I engaged Joanne Heald's services to help us sell my mother's condominium in Rossmoor, a retirement community in Walnut Creek, California. Working with her was a pleasure. We found Joanne knowledgeable, efficient, informative, and thorough. Through her tireless efforts, Joanne succeeded in effectuating the sale of the home remarkably quickly at a price that was satisfactory to us, while meeting the numerous specifications of the Rossmoor homeowner's association. During the entire process of our working with Joanne, we were continually impressed by her integrity and forthrightness. Joanne always kept her word. We would highly recommend Joanne Heald's services to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home.
John & Carol Larimore, Pleasant Hill (Sellers)