"I highly recommend Joy Elliott. We hired Joy to help us buy and sell a total of 4 houses over the course of 15 years. Joy comes with a plethora of knowledge and expertise. Because she has been in the business for so long she knows the fine details of neighborhoods that might be missed by less well versed agents. Joy was instrumental in working with our schedules to help educate us about the nuisances of each community of interest. She discussed schools with current ratings and statistics, neighborhood demographics, restaurants, stores and community activities. She could accurately discuss neighborhood activity including crime rates and turnover activity in homes purchases and sales. She even personally knew many current and former home owners and could interestingly talk about the "energy" of each home and any significant activities that occurred in each house. What I particularly liked was how she showed us other homes for sale in our neighborhood in order to help us understand how to prepare to sell our house and how to price our house competitively and in a way that was attractive to others and that substantially reduced the risk of having our house listed for weeks with few bids. In fact, our house was on the market less than a week before a buyer submitted a generous offer. We did proceed with one open house but we entered into a formal contract with the first offer a day later. I strongly believe the offer was made so quickly because we trusted Joy and her contractor, stager and gardener (all reasonably priced) to turn our nice comfortable home into something out of a lovely magazine. And if this weren't enough, Joy worked countless hours (treating us like we were her only clients) to find us our dream house in the exact neighborhood we wanted. She also exercised polite aggressiveness to ensure our loan went through - and this was no easy feat given how difficult banks are to work with. In all, Joy is an energetic and creative real estate agent who genuinely pours her heart and soul into her work with you. This can be seen by her beautiful web posts of your home that agents and potential buyers can view. Joy has since turned into a close and trusting friend - one I will always cherish.
Thank you Joy! You truly are a Debbie Tee June 2014"joy" to work with--August 2014
Joy did such a great joy helping us to buy our first home in San Leandro several years ago that we didn't hesitate for a moment to hire her when it came time to sell. She was so helpful throughout the entire process, from her first sit down to discuss various selling strategies and options, to her final visit to congratulate us and wish us well with our future plans. She helped us determine the right asking price for our home, scheduled all necessary reports and inspections, gave us great advice on staging our home, and most importantly, kept us informed every step of the way. She answered our questions and addressed our concerns throughout the process. Joy has an extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, and uses it to her client's advantage. And she has a GREAT personality--our kids and our dog all really enjoyed her visits! Thanks to Joy, the whole experience of selling our home was a lot less stressful than it might otherwise have been. Thanks again Joy!!
David & Melody
151 Farrelly Dr
I called Joy Elliot in April, 2014, when I decided to sell my home. She had previously sold three homes on my street in San Leandro. I had a swimming pool on my property, so I thought there would be more concern than ordinary.
Joy was there with me from the time I called her until my home was sold. She knew what had to be done, and she knew how to solve problems as they arose.
After 40 years in my house, it took us three months to get the house ready. But it took Joy only one open house to sell my home.
Joy always answered my calls withn minutes. She was a pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend Joy to help you sell your house.
256 Farrelly Dr
We hired Joy as our buyer's agent and she found us the perfect home. I will recommend her to all my family and friends. Great Job!
Larry, 295 Bowling Green, San Leandro
I had been ill for a very long time and lived in Southern California. I thought it would take too much effort to sell my 2nd home. It needed a lot of work to get ready for sale. While I remained incapacitabed Joy took over and arranged all the services, inspectors and marketing of my home. It sold for more than I ever imagined and Joy was reliable and professionable. The sale was truly stress free.
John S, 184 Farrelly, San Leandro
Joy is perceptive, adaptive and practical, as well as vastly knowledgeable. If you are sorting through complex issues -- whether related to the law, finances, construction, sales or even human psychology -- she can show you the clear path ahead. I happened upon her during my divorce in 2002, and her unofficial, off-the-cuff, legal/financial/house-related advice for me was like a lightning bolt that illuminated a dark night and set me on a positive future course. I hoped to one day hire her to sell my house and finally got the chance to do so in 2013.
She continually *impressed* me as decisive and unusually well informed. I knew I was in good hands, but as I learned more about the process, I became increasingly grateful that I had hired her and, in turn, her network of trusted resources, from general contractor to stager. Joy is an expert. She's efficient. She has insight and foresight. She has common sense and integrity. I would hire her again in the blink of an eye. It would be a no brainer.
Lauren, 337 Farrelly Dr, San Leandro
She is a "Joy" to work with and is well-respected by former clients, fellow agents, bankers and title company personnel. When I decide to sell another house, I'm absolutely calling Joy to represent
Margie G - 196 Farrelly Dr, San Leandro
Joy was a wonderful relator to work with. She helped us though the short sale process and kept us updated throughout. She is knowledgeable and is good at what she does. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor.
Thank you so much
Trang H. - 442 Tudor, San Leandro
You made our process so much easier during this difficult time in our lives. You protected our interests with the bank and negotiated a huge (over $20K) in relocation assistance. We never believed that would be possible.
You are now handling a purchase of a property for my daughter so now we can all be together as a family.
You really took the sting out of a bad situation.
Joy helped us through a difficult short sale. She was thorough, knowledgedble and easy to work with. B of A is nortorisly hard to work with but she did it despite the roadblock the banks put up.
Joy was great! She had to deal with the bankruptcy court to allow us to short sale our home. Not an easy task. She navigated the escrow process and managed the expectations of the buyers so that they were comfortable with the lenghtly transactions.
My mom's house had a reverese morgatage levied against it and this made us have to short sale our home. She took care of everything!!! Great job Joy
Selling a home that was once worth $1M at the height of the market made taking a lower price due to the down turned real estate climate was a bitter pill. She tried her best to deliver the highest offer possible and that price remained the highest sold price in Bay-O-Vista for a long time.