About Joan

  • Residential Real Estate is my full-time profession; a REALTOR®, licensed in the state of Georgia, since 2002.
  • Affiliated with PalmerHouse Properties, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Passionate about what I do; that is, to assist people in making their dreams of home ownership come true.
  • Serving Gwinnett, South Forsyth, North Fulton, Jackson, DeKalb and Hall counties.

I never lose sight of the fact that the real estate business is not about property, but about helping you achieve your goals and getting you to where you want to be.  That could be moving to a larger home for your children or schools, or downsizing to an apartment so that you can travel in your retirement years!

I help my friends, friends of friends, and clients buy, sell, or rent their residential property.  I have lived in the Atlanta, GA area since 1988 and have lived in Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Suwanee, Braselton, and now Buford.

Professional Experiences

I bring to the table all of my professional and personal experiences when I work for my clients, firmly believing in

  1. Commitment to Client Care,
  2. Knowledge, and
  3. Integrity and Honesty.

More than 20 years of project management experience in the corporate IT world and all my years of personal experiences (and moving a ton of times) provide me with the expertise and skills I use everyday in successfully achieving your real estate goals.


  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  • Short Sale Specialist
  • Certified REO Specialist (CREO)
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • ASR Designation (Accredited Seller Representative)
  • Masters Certificate: Project Management, George Washington University
    Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Penn State University (Nittany Lions)

Joan Real Estate

Personal Experiences

I love animals of any kind. I currently have 2 Persian cats, who are sisters, 1 year old and named Gracie and Tabatha.  They are family and treated with love always.

Bianca, my 17 year old Persian and Buck, my 16 year old Shar-Pei Lab mix recently passed away in 2016.  I lost my Shar-Pei, Samantha (video to the right), at the age of 6 from skin cancer in 2015.  She was a rescue I picked up in Alabama when volunteering with the Florida Shar-Pei Rescue.  Samantha was about the happiest dog I’ve ever known.

Other interests include decorating, watching HGTV, gardening, adult ballet, aerobics, racquetball, bicycling, swimming, cooking, and wine tasting!

I look forward to the opportunity to earn your business!

– Love God, Love Others, Reach the World

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