Joanne is a Chicagoan, born and bred. She loves the city despite its sometimes abrupt weather mood swings. She uses that love of The Windy City's diverse neighborhoods, as well as the surrounding suburbs, in helping clients find their place in the world. Her first foray into the real estate world was on the corporate side in 2015 as part of Contract Administration, then as a Broker in 2017. She became a part of the LAKE Group in July 2018. As a self-confessed organizer, people-person, and purveyor of events, she felt that her background and skill set would meld well within the real estate arena.
Her work origin story begins with more than 10 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Event Management and Customer Service in the private sector across several industries including, Marketing Research, Consumer Packaged Goods, Internet Development, Food and Beverage, Architecture, and Advertising and Media, with such companies as Bamboo Worldwide, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Architrave Ltd., Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Neoglyphics Media Corporation and Avon Products. Additionally, Joanne has a certificate in Project Management which is instrumental in real estate: to help achieve specific goals and meet certain success criteria within a given timeframe and constraints. Her own clients receive the benefit of her vast professional experience, her knowledge of the city, and her vivacious disposition. She thrives on communication and interpersonal relationships and finds the combination to alleviate the stress that can accompany buying/selling a property.
To maintain her sanity she relies on philanthropic pursuits which include previous volunteer work with such not-for-profit organizations as The Global Fund for Women, Dreams For Kids, Chicago Gateway Green, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Chicago Cares. Joanne currently resides in the Andersonville neighborhood with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dining out, tackling her never-ending reading list, and searching for a fur-baby.
Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting
DePaul University - Certificate, Project Management
DePaul University - Bachelor of Science, Commerce
My husband and I decided to sell our condo and buy a single family home mid-pandemic. Safe to say, we would not have made it through without Joanne. She organized beautiful and well attended open houses for our condo and made the sales process a breeze. When it came to our house hunt, we felt so confident throughout the entire process knowing that Joanne was on our side. She took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for and made sure we didn't sacrifice any of our must-haves when we started to get impatient with a slow market. Once we found our dream home, she helped us expertly navigate a stressful highest and best scenario without c...— abetancour
Our home sold quick and for the price we were looking for! Joanne was extremely attentive and professional throughout our home sale experience. I would highly recommend her for all of you home sale and purchase needs in the future.— Jake D
I just wanted to say that Joanne has been so amazing and so kind throughout the process of trying to help our family find a place. She is so responsive to any questions we had and also extremely informative! Not to mention she is so personable, kind and funny!— Yvette B.
Joanne was extremely professional and extremely friendly. She visited many homes with my wife and I. She was always on time and arrived with a great attitude. She walked us through every step of buying our first home and left us extremely satisfied. Even after closing, she continues to contact us periodically to make sure we are completely happy. She also hooked us up with some great recommendations for professionals to help us complete our house. We will definitely go back to her with any future real estate needs. Thanks again, Joanne.— Steve
Joanne is a treasure! She went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. Once we found it, she met with us every step of the way to make sure we understood all of the paperwork and process. Highly recommend.— Buyer
Joanne is an excellent Realtor. She helped facilitate what could be an arduous process and made everything super easy. and even fun!!! Would recommend Joanne to anyone looking for someone to help fulfill their real estate needs.— Buyer
Joanne was so helpful and amazing through the whole process. My wife and I were first time home buyers and Joanne's knowledge and expertise were essential in getting things done. There were a lot of ups and downs with the process but whenever we had questions, no matter how big or small, Joanne was quick to respond and get us the answers we needed. We also had a crisis where the sellers walked away from the negotiating table. Joanne was able to work behind the scenes to get them back into talks and we are in our dream house today. I cannot recommend Joanne enough, she really made this happen for us.— Buyer
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