National Association of Realtors/Arizona Association of Realtors
Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors
Accredited Buyer Representative/Real Estate Buyers Agent Council
ILX Certified (Construction)
PTC Certified (Property Technical Certification)
Notary Public: Arizona and North Carolina
Bachelors in Sociology: University of California, Santa Barbara
President’s Volunteer Service Award
SPECIALIZING IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE LUXURY MARKET AND LAND.
Joy has lived in the Sedona area for over 20 years, and has a truly unique perspective, and a consummate understanding of the Market in the Verde Valley.
Joy has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, which greatly assists with the psychological aspect of negotiations in the Real Estate process. From 1996 until 2012, she worked in a few capacities. In 1996 she began work as an Agent and Publicist for top Filmmakers. During those years, she honed her skills in crucial negotiations, which unquestionably has served her Real Estate clients well. From 2003 - 2008 she was a Realtor, and then a Designated Broker for her own firm. In 2008 she left Sedona, took some time and lived in Malibu, and then moved to North Carolina in 2011, to work as a volunteer patrolman for the Raleigh Police Department. It was there that she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, for over 500 volunteer hours for her service in Law Enforcement. She found a keen interest in the law, so to further expand her knowledge of the law, she attended Duke University to obtain her Paralegal Certification, and since then has worked as the Legal Assistant for the Coconino County Attorney.
Joy served as the Fire Commissioner for the Sedona Fire District for the term of 2004 – 2008 (Elected Official). She has also volunteered for the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Red Cross, The Boys & Girls Club of the Verde Valley, Special Olympics of Southern California, and in 2011 – 2012 as a vetted volunteer Patrolman for the Raleigh Police Department. Additionally, she has also served as a member of the SVVAR education committee, and was a licensed Substitute Teacher for the Cottonwood School District. Currently, she is a Eucharistic Minister for the St. John Vianney Church in Sedona, and is working toward working along with the Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR), to become an Ombudsman.
Joy began her Real Estate career in 2003, where she was drafted from Real Estate school into Coldwell Banker First Affiliate by its owner. The next year, she was convinced to join Re/Max Sedona by its owner at the time, Joel Gilgoff. It was at Re/Max Sedona where grew as a solid agent, and won several awards for sales, obtained her status as an Accredited Buyer Representative and later as an Associate Broker. In 2006 she purchased Assist 2 Sell Sedona Buyers & Sellers Realty, and was the owner & Designated Broker of that brokerage until 2008.
After 20 years in Sedona, Joy is very well connected in the area, and now enjoys working full time with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Along with a wealth of knowledge and experience, she is ready to work ONE ON ONE with you in your next Real Estate transaction, whether it is buying the home of your dreams, or selling your home or income property.
As an integral part of the Russ Lyon & Sotheby’s International Realty team, Joy will market your property with the highest quality and exposure afforded to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty clients. Joy will work directly with you to obtain the highest price for your property, and make the process as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. Her negotiation skills are top notch, and she will make sure that you are not just properly represented, but given the highest level of service in your transaction. From open houses, to the close of escrow, you will be in great hands with Joy. 24/7, she will be there for YOU.
As an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)since 2005, she is highly qualified, and will represent you to the best of her ability. She will keep you well informed during the entire process, and deliver the highest quality of service that you should expect from an Accredited Buyer Representative. Joy will always make you feel at home, she wants to be your Realtor for life.