Sold the Family home of 70 years
I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW AS REQUESTED BY MY ELDERLY COUSIN WHO DOES NOT HAVE A COMPUTER TO DO SO ON HER OWN. She has asked me to thank Joy as Joy went over and above in helping sell her family home of 70 years! Joy lives in the same neighborhood as my cousin and the two had struck up a friendship many years ago. When it came time to sell her home, my cousin chose Joy to represent her as she has always found Joy personable on so many levels, and she was confident in Joy's knowledge of homes in the Bellevue area and in her ability to get the highest value possible for her home. Joy, not only got her full asking price; she sold the home in 1 short week and negotiated a deal that allowed for my ailing cousin to live in the home for 6 months after closing, rent free! This was not your typical home sale!! If it wasn't for Joy and her years of experience (20+) and expertise, my cousin could have really lost out on her most prized asset! Both my cousin and I highly recommend Joy. I have had the pleasure of meeting with Joy numerous times to discuss details and documents of this sale and it is evident to both my cousin and myself that Joy has a lot of integrity, and truly cares about people and will go the distance to negotiate favorable terms for her clients.
From Medina to Texas
Joy was a pleasure to work with on the sale of our Medina home. She went above and beyond to ensure things went smoothly, especially after we had moved to Texas and left the home fully furnished with many personal belongings. Communication with Joy was always timely and accurate. Joy understands the market and uses her experience to generate the best outcomes for her clients.
Seamless and Effortless
Meeting Joy truly changed my life. We met, by chance, at an open house and I knew instantly I was in the hands of an expert. She sold my home in Bellevue within weeks.
Joy has the expertise and knowledge that made my sale seamless and effortless. Her responsiveness and skills guided me ever step of the way and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Tremendous Experience in Medina
Joy did an excellent job listing our home. She has tremendous experience and expertise regarding the neighborhood (Medina/Clyde Hill). She is very hands on, even helping us with the staging. With her help we were lucky enough to use our own items for staging so we did not have to move out. The house sold rapidly, for a great price and she was also able to negotiate a rent-back so we could stay the 6 months until our son graduated from high school. A great experience overall.
Joy has represented us in purchasing and selling the same property and selling another. She is always professional and knowledgeable on the properties and area where we are selling/buying. We feel that she has always given us her honest opinion when asked. It has always been a pleasure working with her and we would certainly recommend her!
Joy Stewart listed my condo in Seattle. We were under a tight timeline to fix it up and get it on the market. It was over-whelming because it needed so much work but Joy said no problem. She had a list of people and vendors to recommend for cleaning, hauling, handy man, painting, new flooring, staging, etc. With her expertise we were able to get everything done in 30 days and then we listed it with her and it closed 30 days later. This was not an easy property to sell but she knew all the procedures to make it happen. I will use her again and this time to find my next new home! Thanks JOY!
Professional & Personable
Joy is very professional, personable and made selling our house (off market) and easy and straight forward process. We had a very difficult, somewhat unethical foreign buyer's agent and this is where Joy's experience paid off and helped us persevere and win the day.
I recommend her highly!
Highly likely to recommend! - Margot Blacker ~ March 2015
Joy sold our house and found us a condo in an area we wanted to live in. She is enthusiastic and always got right back to me if I had questions. Being local she really knows the area. I called her the energizer bunny for all the work she did for us. She is fun to work with and I highly recommend her.
From Dick Weaver - March 2015
I had the pleasure of working with Joy on the purchase of a rental property in Kirkland last December and would, without reservation, recommend Joy and Windermere Real Estate. Joy kept me immediately aware of properties that were coming on the market that met my criteria and was always readily available to meet me and show the homes that I was interested in. When I found the right property, Joys skills as a negotiator landed the property with other offers in play and was a great resource in recommending qualified resources for the inspection, appraisal and mortgage. In my opinion, this is how a real estate transaction should happen. R. Weaver
From Megan and Troy Hubler - February 2015
Joy Stewart represented our family in the sale of our home in 2014. It was clear from the beginning that we were in great hands! We needed a quick sale due to a job transfer. Joy helped us competitively price and strategically stage our home. In a challenging market and location, we received a full price offer two days after listing. It was an incredible experience working with Joy and we highly recommend her!
From Debbie Girdler - January 2015
Joy listed my mother's condo in downtown Bellevue. She was amazingly helpful. She helped me move me mother's furniture to a reseller, and helped me get the condo staged at a reasonable price. The condo was in a secure building (no open houses allowed), so she invited other brokers in to see the condo. The condo sold almost immediately! I would highly recommend Joy. She is everything that you would want in a real estate broker.
Recommendation from Lyle!
"I’ve known Joy for several years, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her a couple times. She made sure my purchase was not only a great fit for what I wanted, but was genuinely a good purchase and a wise investment. She showed extraordinary dedication to my interests by tirelessly working to ensure I found a place that I was truly satisfied with."
Recommendation from Ingrid Kafer December 2013
"Joy did a tremendous job helping to stage and then sell my parent's condominium. Her thorough research and market analysis priced the condo just right. We received offers quickly and closed the deal in just over a month. We were very pleased with Joy's communication and attention to detail during the whole process."
Recommendation from Steve Beaudry - February 2013
Joy is the best. She helped our family determine a fair market price, guided us and participated in the preparation and staging process, and was always available to answer our questions. She is persistent, responsive, intelligent and a very positive person. She helped keep us focused and was ready with advice when we needed it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Recommendation from Seller Chari Berner
We had a great experience with Joy Stewart! She helped us navigate the process with her local expertise, staging, and other aspects of selling a home in Medina. Joy has high energy and is very positive. I recommend her without reservation!
Recommendation from Jeff Beaudry
Feb. 8, 2013
I met Joy Stewart in the best possible way, by word of mouth from my neighbor. He told me he met her when she was walking through the neighborhood. I was immediately impressed by the fact that Joy was out there in the neighborhood, and contacted her by phone.
Our family already had one agent look at our house and I advocated that we do some comparison shopping. Based on the two interviews Joy came across as more organized, sensitive to our needs, and more optimistic about the presentation and pricing of our property. When we selected her, Joy came up with some excellent recommendations as we staged our classic Northwest home for sale. She was a consistent performer throughout the sales process, which only lasted three months.
Throughout that time she managed multiple showings, we adjusted prices, and she kept us informed. As the one from our family who first made contact with Joy I can say that she exceeded expectations, she made sure all questions were answered and every possible step was taken to get ready to sell. We struggled to empty our house but Joy was encouraging and resourceful there as well. She encouraged and supported me by offering to let me use her power washer! That was way above and beyond! Everyone may not get that level of treatment but I have no doubt that everyone will get that level of commitment and involvement.
Our selling experience was made all the better by her personal and professional approach. I know that Joy has worked hard to earn her place in the real estate profession, as she took nothing for granted from the first moment we discussed the sale of my parents' home. Now that it is finally sold I am very pleased to say that Joy helped restore some of the good memories that were already starting to fade.
28 Abby Lane
Portland, ME 04013
Out of Town Client says .....
It is with great confidence that I recommend Joy Stewart as a real estate agent. My husband and I were first time sellers with next to zero market experience when we inherited a very “unique” property in Tacoma, Washington. At our very first meeting, Joy and a fellow agent came prepared with several comparable listings in the area. We used those listings to come up with what seemed a fair selling price, and the agents proceeded to combine flattering photographs with a well-articulated write up, getting our home on the market in just one day. Over the next two months, Joy presented us with updates on showings and offers through phone calls, texts, and emails. She advised us when we needed her expertise and never balked at any of our queries or requests. Because we live out of state, all contractual business was done easily and efficiently on line. Her excellent communication skills and professional experience allowed us to sell the home in just two months for a price that was agreeable to all parties concerned.
Susan Herrmann says ....
To whom it may concern,
I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to Joy Stewart for the great job she did in selling both of our homes. Joy was extremely professional in all of our communications. She was efficient and timely at every meeting we had with her, and she was very strategic in her advice regarding price and selling techniques. Both of our homes sold quickly in a difficult real estate market due to her hard work. We have recommended Joy to many of our friends, and if we ever moved back to Seattle, we would use her again immediately.
Judy Bigelow says ....
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to recommend Joy Stewart as a real estate broker for any seller or buyer in Bellevue, Washington and the surrounding area.
Joy represented me in selling my home in Medina last year. She was an invaluable partner through every step of the process. Joy provided a thorough market analysis as our starting point. Her advice was realistic but also positive.
Joy helped with all aspects of getting my home ready to sell. She recommended professional and cost-effective services to update and stage the home for showing. She also advised me to obtain a pre-inspection report so we had all the maintenance items taken care of when the house was listed.
Joy and her team prepared lovely marketing materials showcasing the highlights of my home. She listed the home with the MLS and on other services to provide maximum exposure.
Joy held regular open houses throughout the listing period and kept track of buyersâ�� and agentsâ�� comments which she reported regularly to me. Based on these comments and Joyâ��s knowledge of the West Bellevue market, we continued to refine our sales strategy. Joy followed up with visitors who had seen the home and encouraged their interest. She worked very hard at all aspects of her job.
When we received offers for the property, Joy was very helpful in the sale negotiations. She kept things on track with the buyer and supported my decisions. Joyâ��s knowledge, professionalism and work ethic made her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services.
Jim says ...
Joy Stewart is a great to work with. She understands the neighborhoods and home values on the east side. Either when trying to determine the best sales price for your home or driving around looking at homes to buy, you can count on Joy for solid advice. I highly recommend joy for your agent.
Thank you again for your help and support.
Alan Horne says ....
Joy was fun to work with. Her staging ideas made a big difference and our house was sold before we knew it. We were impressed with her tenacity, but also her ability to negotiate diplomatically. Thanks Joy!!!
Ed and Jeanne DesCamp says...
"Joy Stewart has been an absolutely outstanding real estate agent - the best we've ever found in our travels around and in multiple home sales. Despite the difficult market environment and other agents telling us we'd have to drop our price target significantly, Joy was able to hit the market precisely right - she promised multiple offers at the price we listed for (and we were concerned we were too high) - and she delivered six offers in four days! We sold for more than we listed, and Joy handled everything flawlessly, from advising us on how to stage, to finding help for us in moving, to negotiating the final details of the offer we accepted, to ensuring that every single issue that arose was dealt with quickly, professionally, and with a solid positive attitude.
We can't recommend her strongly enough, and would be happy to provide more details. THANK YOU JOY!
Ed and Jeanne DesCamp"