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Joanie is proud of her deep roots in Gig Harbor and of her Scandinavian heritage. Over 100 years ago, her grandparents came from Scandinavia to Gig Harbor, settling in the Cromwell area where Joanie grew up and still lives today. She attended Peninsula High School and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. Following in her motherís footsteps, Joanie became a teacher working in the Federal Way School District teaching Elementary, Junior and Senior High School and she also coached high school gymnastics enjoying the competitive nature of the sport.
In 1979, Joanie began a new career in Real Estate in Gig Harbor and through hard work and determination; she opened her own Real Estate office working as both a Realtor and Broker. Besides owning and running a Real Estate office, Joanie has put her keen business sense and years of Real Estate experience to work by developing land, building homes for re-sale and rental investments, building a business park, purchasing commercial buildings and acting as the leasing agent and landlord for her real estate holdings. Joanie also purchased and developed the Maritime Inn Ė Gig Harborís only waterfront, boutique hotel. Joanie feels blessed to live in an amazing place like Gig Harbor so it is important to her to give something back to make sure the community remains a great place to live, work, retire and play. She is active in the Peninsula Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Harbor History Museum, Harbor Family Park Project, Pacific Lutheran University Q Club, Canterwood Golf and Country Club, Madrona Links Golf Course and Gig Harbor Main Street Revitalization project. When Joanie is not working for her clients she enjoys boating, golfing, swimming, salmon fishing, skiing, cribbage, traveling, family, friends, her dog named "Happy" (a bichon frise) and her wonderful grandchildren.
My goal is from the time I begin working for you we become a team; you become my number one priority. I am friendly and caring and will offer you the absolute best professionalism through patience, open communication and by using the best real estate tools at my disposal. I want to educate you about the process of buying or selling your home or investment property so you gain an understanding of how real estate works and you feel comfortable. I will work for you in negotiating your real estate transaction from the moment your property is identified for purchase to after the close of escrow making sure all your questions are answered while treating all parties fairly. I work passionately for my clients in a very organized way with honesty, intelligence, integrity, ethics and creativity. My years of experience in Real Estate have given me the ability to understand changing markets and gain insight that I will put to work for you regardless if you are buying or listing a home, land or looking buy or sell commercial or investment properties. I take pride in the relationships I have built over the decades with clients and look forward to working for you.
I go the extra mile to help you realize your goals. The finest compliment ever received is a referral from others. MY SATISFACTION IS YOUR CONTINUED HAPPINESS.
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