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Residential real estate is a natural fit for Joanna. She is familiar with our real estate market in a very unique way. Her mother, Bonnie, has held her real estate license locally for 38 years. During her successful career, Bonnie was employed by The Grubb Company through the 1970’s and 80’s. Continuing in the family tradition, Joanna is now in her eleventh year of selling homes in our community.

Joanna grew up on the Piedmont side of Montclair and attended Montclair Elementary, Montera Junior High and The College Preparatory School. Joanna spent her first two years of college as an English major at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She then transferred into the film and television department at UCLA. Joanna graduated with honors in 1991 from UCLA.

Joanna enjoys negotiating as well as helping her clients through the transaction process. She has helped many satisfied clientele purchase and sell homes. Joanna has a keen sense of the various subtleties of the neighborhoods in our marketplace.

Joanna is known in the residential real estate community for her:

  • Tenacity and effectiveness as an agent
  • Quick wit and common sense
  • A great working relationship with the brokerage community
  • Highly spirited and trustworthy
  • Eye for design and understanding of today’s modern aesthetic
  • Market knowledge and expertise

Testimonials: 

“Joanna was excellent in every way. She went above and beyond what I consider normal for an agent to make sure that we were getting everything that we needed. I would give her an A+”   - Richard

“Dear Joanna, I want to write you to let you know how incredible it was to work with you. The entire process of selling our home on Trestle Glen was made so much easier since you were involved. Your professionalism throughout the process was unwavering and no request that we made was ever too small for you. Not only did you handle the “normal” issues that a realtor oversees, but you helped us by suggesting a great contractor, stager and landscape person that allowed to sell our house for 15% over asking price in 2 days with multiple offers! Your knowledge of the marketplace was spot-on and was a big determining factor of why our house sold so quickly. My family thanks you for an awesome job and would recommend you to anyone buying or selling a house!”   -Jay and Teresa

“Throughout every step of the process, Joanna was our expert guide, advocate, mentor and reality checker. We sailed through the process with confidence knowing the she had our best interest at heart and understood our concerns. She is an absolute class act. We will recommend her enthusiastically and she will have our business when we move again”    -Jon and Connie

“I worked with Joanna during August and September of 2001 as my agent in the purchasing of my new home. Joanna was professional, well educated about the market and displayed a sincere interest in matching me with the right house. When I found the house of my choosing, Joanna was quick and efficient in helping me wade my way through all the paperwork, make an offer and eventually close the deal. I can truly say that Joanna is s pleasure to work with and is the best agent I have worked with yet.”   - Caleb