“I flourish in small group settings and appreciate getting to know my clients personally.”
I grew up in a town of 600 people in northern Michigan. It’s the same town my parents and grandparents were raised in, so it’s safe to say I find comfort in smaller, more intimate settings.
By the time I was 19, I was done with the cold weather. I loved to ski, but skiing from November through April was beginning to get old, so I packed up and moved to Orlando, where I graduated from the University of Central Florida.
Financially independent since my teenage years, I not only have held a variety of odd jobs in high school and college but on top of my higher education degree, I earned certifications/licenses in diverse areas, including real estate, allowing me the ability to try new things until I found my path.
After a brief stint in Tallahassee, I moved to Atlanta in 2002, working for a home construction company and then for a couple of real estate firms, where I was averaging nearly 40 transactions a year. Through that job, I met Darcy [Watts] and joined the Keller Williams team in 2012.
Being a seasoned professional in real estate, with more than 20 years of experience, I find it hugely beneficial to be part of this team. I’m not out there on my own…I’ve got comradery, top agents to bounce ideas off of, specialized team members that are experts in their niche, a group of people working towards the same goal, and a culture where the team cares about each other’s successes.
I pride myself on building relationships and taking care of my clients, so that they continue to see me as their long-term real estate partner and friend.
When I’m not working, I’m still looking at houses. I’m fascinated by them and the way people live. I spend my spare time browsing real estate in other countries, enjoying my log cabin in the North Georgia mountains, cultivating beehives and harvesting honey, and traveling around the country and overseas with my husband.
I’m thrilled to bring my experience and the team that’s behind me to my clients. Being from a place that I’d routinely get snowed in, sometimes for weeks at a time, having a home that fits me is extremely important, and I find pleasure in bringing that same sense of security to my clients.
“Joel and his team are awesome! I had such a great experience with selling my home. He is very knowledgeable and it’s clear that he has been in the business for a while because he knows all the ins and outs. Joel was always there when I needed him and managed to get our place under contract in less than a week. He, Darcy, and Donna made the process of selling my home so smooth that we used him again but this time on the purchase of a home. Joel was in our corner the whole time and I would strongly recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy or sell.”
“Joel and his team, especially Darcy, were an absolute pleasure to work with during the process of selling my first home. Joel was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable and kept me thoroughly updated throughout the sale of my condo. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. They went above and beyond my expectations to sell my condo so quickly. I highly recommend Joel and his team!”
“I have used Joel’s services over 12 times and he has been very professional every time. He also has a great team that works to make my experience good.
Definitely a 5 star!”