Over 30 Years of Caring Real Estate Service, Avon Ohio Homes For Sale, Avon Lake Realtor, Westlake Real Estate, North Ridgeville Houses For Sale, Bay Village Real Estate. Serving Lorain County Real Estate, Western Cleveland Real Estate and Surrounding Areas Homes For Sale Call JoAnn at 440-781-1924 or Contact JoAnn Online!
“If you love what you do, you never have to spend a day at work.”
I believe that real estate is not just about properties; it's about people. I am passionate about listening to and understanding each of my client's personal goals, with a real commitment to help make their real estate move a smooth, stress-free experience from start to finish.
I have over 30 years of experience in virtually every aspect of the real estate industry: Sales, Finance, Construction, Appraisal, Advertising, Home Staging, and I'm an excellent negotiator, looking out for my clients' best interests at all times. I keep abreast of market and legal issues, as well as up-to-date modern technology, and even manage my own web site here. I design and implement personalized marketing programs, customized to my client's particular needs and wants.
One thing that really sets me apart from other realtors is I will assist my clients in staging their home to make it most appealing to potential buyers. I have studied home staging, and am very good at transforming the look of rooms by furniture placement and accessorizing. Home staging is crucial to selling a home, especially in this market, and to realize the home's maximum sale price. When I list a home for sale, I will actually assist my clients by helping them move furniture to accentuate a focal point in the rooms, and to improve the spaciousness and flow of the room. I use accessories they already have throughout their home to make interest in the rooms, and this staging service is included as part of what I do when I list a home. For homes that require more extensive staging efforts, I will recommend removing wallpaper, painting or other improvements as needed, and refer those homeowners to a qualified, full-time home stager for assistance.
I have an active Broker's license with RE/MAX® Real Estate Group. I am very proud of my Broker’s license, as it marks a level of accomplishment comparable to a Master’s Degree in Real Estate, with the many requirements to meet, as well as education and a very intensive testing process involved.
I believe in education, and earned a BA degree in Speech/Radio & TV Broadcasting from Pennsylvania State University, where I minored in Advertising. I worked for several years at a local radio station in Elyria, WEOL Radio, writing and recording commercials. I use this experience daily, in the creative advertising and marketing I employ to market my listings.
I also have a degree in Accounting/Business from Lorain County Community College, graduating With Honors, majoring in Accounting and Business. After college, I had worked my way up at various corporations, as an accountant before I realized that my career of choice was truly in Real Estate. In real estate, this accounting and business background proves invaluable, as I am able to knowledgably discuss tax advantages of homeownership, as well as creative financing options, and much more.
My father was a builder and an appraiser, so I had actually been around the business of real estate my whole life, and picked up so much about appraisal and construction from him, which likewise helps me stand apart from other realtors.
Over the 30 years I have been a licensed Realtor, I have taken numerous continuing education programs, have sold over a thousand homes, and have won nearly every award possible for my creative advertising and my sales successes, including top company producer for listings and sales for a large local real estate firm. I even owned my own real estate company for over 3 years, which was an experience I really learned from in so many ways.
It’s the combination of all my life training and experiences that have developed me into the Realtor I am today, and I use this, along with the knowledge that I know how important that your home is to you, to do everything possible to ensure that your real estate experience is a smooth, pleasant experience. I have been blessed to actually love what I do for a living, and that love gives me a nonstop energy to do the very best for my clients.
My enthusiasm and my personalized marketing programs enable me to get results, but I also have the experience necessary to handle any challenge smoothly. Moreover, I've dedicated myself to exceeding my clients’ expectations and offering a personal approach to meeting their wants and needs as how I do business. I’ve made it my focus and business motto,“When It Matters to You, It Matters to JoAnn.” I’d love the opportunity to earn your business too!
Thank you for visiting...You can call JoAnn at 440-781-1924 direct anytime for immediate assistance whether buying or selling.