Not many folks have had the one-and-only Mr. Rogers on speed dial, but Joyce is one of them. She tries to live up to his kindness and amiability because she believes that “treating people as you’d like to be treated remains as a great an idea today as it was when Fred was singing to America about being neighbors.”
In 1996, Joyce ditched her computer and cubicle, and with the goal of truly connecting with people, now helps them reach their dreams in real estate. Her clients, colleagues and competitors alike value her dedication, honesty and sincerity. She tries to make the transaction process fun, which is likely the reason she now works almost entirely on referrals.
With a wealth of recognition to her name, including being a member of a million-dollar club, Joyce runs her business differently. Today, instead of setting her sights on and applying for industry awards, she prefers to spend her time with clients. Razor-focused on building face-to-face relationships, she loves to share a glass of wine with them over a home-cooked meal. “Social media and technology are important, but nothing replaces looking someone in the eye. Listening is the most important part of my job. And, making an honest connection is next.”
Having worked for several prominent brokerages, Joyce chose Kentwood because of its organizational and cultural commitment to collaboration. “Agents support each other and share information unlike any other place.”
Joyce’s “happy place” is Italy, where she has taken bike trips and cooking classes. She even took a 3-month sabbatical in Lucca. Joyce has proudly volunteered the last 10 years with the Salvation Army disaster team, feeding hundreds of firemen and volunteers. The perfect weekend for her consists of spinning class, a hike, a good book and preparing a feast for friends. She also adores playing with her grandchildren Jack and Rory, at local playgrounds where they have great fun together. Joyce attended Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University and taught physical education in nearby Beaver Falls for 6 years.
Through all of life’s changes and her various careers, Joyce has found her ideal career in real estate and looks forward every day to helping her client’s achieve successful real estate transactions.
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