Born and raised in the Triad area of North Carolina, Joan got her real estate license in 2000 and her general contractors license in 2005. Joan has a passion for homes – whether it is helping a buyer find their dream home, working with a seller to market their home, designing, building or remodeling a home. The excitement of seeing a house become a home is something that she never gets tired of. There is much joy in finding or creating that treasured home for clients, whether it is their first home or their tenth, or any number in between.
Having knowledge of how a house is constructed combined with an understanding of the market and resale value of a house, enables Joan to share options with her clients for them to consider when selling, buying or building a home, so that they will get the maximum return on their investment.
Joan believes in giving back to the community. She accomplishes this by being a Homes for Heroes REALTOR Affiliate and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. She always strives to treat others the way that she would like to be treated. She subscribes to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics, and makes honesty and integrity a priority in her life.
It is her belief that there is simply no substitute for education or experience, and that these are key in providing her clients with the service they deserve. Throughout the years she has earned several designations through both the NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) which are listed below:
From the National Association of REALTORS®:
ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) – The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council awards this benchmark of excellence in buyer representation for completion of educational and practical buyer representation experience.
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) – Less than 4% of all US REALTORS® have completed the rigorous real estate curriculum and the transaction requirements needed to achieve this designation from the Council of Residential Specialists.
e-PRO – Sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®, e-Pro is an educational and interactive designation course which promotes and teaches online and technology related real estate.
GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) – Sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®, this designation includes 90 hours of course work for the real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services.
GREEN – The National Association of REALTORS® Green Designation is provides agents with knowledge about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in the various facets of real estate.
SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification) – Sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®, SFR provides knowledge for agents to be able to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.
From the National Association of Home Builders:
CMB (Graduate Master Builder) – GMB graduates gain a more complete knowledge of all facets of the home building industry, build a new network of peers across the country, and inform their potential clients of their commitment to the best of home building, customer service and advanced construction techniques.
CGP (Certified Green Professional) – The CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. The required courses provide a solid background in green building methods, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.
CAPS (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist) – The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. Even if the home owners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might. CAPS helps you help your clients make the right choices.
CSP (Certified Residential Specialist) –