My experience with Joanne was excellent. I found her to be very professional, conscientious, and detailed. She recently helped me sell a rental home in Brentwood, a market differing in dynamics and a distance from my community of Orinda. Joanne fully studied comparable sales and listing data for Brentwood, reviewed recent market history, and provided great advice on expectations and timing for selling a home that had been below purchase value for several years. Joanne's guidance during the listing period was also particularly insightful in determining how long to show the home, setting an offer deadline, and deciding on accepting an offer. Through her skills, I was able to meet my net sales proceeds objective.Joanne went above and beyond in other ways. During the entire process, Joanne was willing to travel to Brentwood and to work with the tenant, who remained in the home during the sale. She was fastidious in helping us prepare the home for an immaculate showing and utilized terrific photos in the listing. Importantly, Joanne paid close attention to contract and legal details, and made sure we met all obligations to ensure a good relationship with the buyers. Finally, she was always accessible when questions or issues arose, and was open and understanding about any personal aspects of the process. All in all, I would heartily recommend Joanne for her expertise, thoroughness, and availability. She was a pleasure to work with!
Susan Garell, Orinda (Seller)
Joanne worked with us on “upsizing” our home to accommodate our recently expanded family. She was extraordinarily helpful in leading us through the logistics of buying and selling – particularly in helping us figure out exactly what we wanted in our new house (and showing us dozens of properties in the process), counseling us on the financing, and troubleshooting issues at various steps along the way. Perhaps most importantly to us as working parents with small children, Joanne lightened the burden of the buying and selling process -- scheduling and attending appointments with numerous inspectors and contractors, working with us through the bidding process, even picking paint colors when we couldn’t handle any more details! -- as we simultaneously went into escrow on our new house and worked to prepare our former house for sale.I would recommend Joanne to anyone, but particularly to those who are new to the process of buying and/or selling – she was a fantastic guide, and we couldn’t be happier with our new home.
Nate & Jen Bennett, Lafayette (Buyers/Sellers)
Joanne is just plain awesome. Our everyday lives can be pretty hectic with regular events and responsibilities, so dealing with real estate transactions on top of that can be extremely stressful (and I know, based on my first experience buying a house with a different agent)!! When my husband and I finally got serious about wanting to sell our house and move over the hill, I was really nervous about picking a new agent to get us through the process. After interviewing several just ‘average’ agents, we met Joanne at an open house and could tell right away that she was very sharp, professional and would work hard us, so we hired her shortly thereafter, and she did not disappoint! Not only did Joanne continually prove her worth by always exhibiting a high level of professionalism, honesty and knowledge of the markets we were dealing with, but we quickly discovered she was also very personable, trustworthy and she really, truly cared about our lives and our future. On top of all that Joanne is a great communicator and is incredibly attentive! I cannot even tell you how fantastic and comforting it was to have an agent always respond to your calls, texts or emails immediately. So I will say it again, Joanne is really awesome and you should definitely hire her! I know I will be recommending her to all my friends and family for their future real estate needs.
Kristi & Chris, Martinez (Sellers/Buyers)
My husband & I purchased our first home within six months of meeting Joanne. She won us over at an open house with her direct and honest answers to our questions. She crafted a creative offer that beat out our two competitors. She advocated for us when we needed her too. We are living in a neighborhood I never thought possible in part to her ability to get things done. Thank-you Joanne.
K & S, Walnut Creek (Buyer)