Born and raised in San Diego, JoAnn’s mother and father returned to San Diego when he retired from the Navy as a naval aviator. She grew up a few blocks from the zoo and Balboa Park. When she was in high school they moved to La Mesa, located in East San Diego County. JoAnn graduated from Helix High and continued her business education in San Diego, including getting her real estate license in 1984. Her first real estate office was with ERA in La Mesa.
In 1991 JoAnn married John and moved to Escondido, where she accepted a position with ERA Property Movers. Her relationship with ERA turned out to be extremely rewarding. In 2005 she accepted an opportunity with a very close friend to assist in a start-up real estate company. In 2013 JoAnn returned to ERA Property Movers because it offered her and her clients more national exposure and technical support.
For over 33 years JoAnn has been recognized for quality service, knowledge and commitment to her clients. During that time she has received many national awards and accolades. Among those awards are numerous Top Listing achievements, Top Selling achievements and the most important one is from ERA, the Jim Jackson Memorial Agent Award Finalist, 1st in Customer Satisfaction. It meant that JoAnn was one of the top 5 real estate agents internationally to receive this coveted award. Service and helping her clients is what JoAnn’s job is all about. Her mission statement says it all.
“SUCCESS is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”
– Maya Angelou
In 2011, JoAnn was nominated for the North County Top Agent People’s Award. This she feels says it all. She looks out for her client before she looks out for herself.
“JoAnn has a wealth of knowledge. Her experience is vast and she knows the business like no other. We feel fortunate that she has made the change to Windermere, and we’re delighted that she’s chosen to work with us in our new Escondido location,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.
JoAnn and John and have a combined family of one daughter, 3 sons, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Their extended family includes 2 Scottish Terriers, Penny and Molly. For many, many years they’ve enjoyed playing golf. Gardening is one of JoAnn’s greatest pleasures. Seeing and enjoying the fruit and flowers gives her a great deal of joy. They love to travel and visit their family, which is scattered in California, Colorado and Arizona. They look forward to their time with them. JoAnn and John just attended a Boy Scout award ceremony where their grandson received his Eagle badge.
To find out what JoAnn is doing you can always contact her at 760.230.3610, or by email at [email protected]
About Windermere Real Estate
Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.
Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.