Joan is amazing and worked nothing less than a miracle to make everything go as smooth as possible. This is the second time I’ve used Joan – she helped me find my first home years ago. Just recently Joan helped me to purchase my second home and sell my first place. As a buyer, both times, she found me exactly what I was looking for and where. As a seller, Joan is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects needed to successfully sell a house. She is very responsive, prompt and savvy about the industry. Closing on both houses was a breeze. Joan took care of all the paperwork and the nuances of buying and selling to make it a seamless process to me. I cannot recommend Joan enough. I’ve had two amazing real estate experiences with her.
"Selling your house - it can be a frightening, once-in-a-multi-decade event that's also a personal and financial rollercoaster into the Twilight Zone known better as the "Real Estate Market." Seller beware. The first, and all-important, step is finding a good ... wait ... not good ... GREAT agent. No easy task. You need to interview potential agents and do research from former clients, and then keep your fingers crossed. After doing our homework, we were fortunate enough to find such a consummate professional -- Joan Lovett, who did a spectacular job, met every challenge, and guided us through every phase of what was at times a puzzling, complicated, deadline-driven and frustrating process. In every relationship, business or otherwise, there are "Moments of Truth" where you realize exactly who you are dealing with. And many times, there is not a happy ending. That was not our experience with Joan, who helped solve every issue and project that cropped up during the selling process. Joan and her network of contractors never let us down. Bottom line: Our house sold at a good price, and everyone was happy when the odyssey was over. So go ahead. Pick your adjective: Responsive. Understanding. Resourceful. Prompt. Thoughtful. Totally professional. A pleasure to work with. Joan has it all. And in our opinion, there is no one better in the business. Thank you, Joan!"
"Joan Lovett is the best Realtor I have ever worked with. I have been transferred at least six times during my career with the government and have found her communications skills to be really great. She presented accurate comps for our community and gave us insightful advice regarding our property value which helped us come up with a reasonable price for our home in a very challenging real estate market. Prior to listing the property, she advised us on how to properly stage it, and went out of her way to prepare professional marketing literature and a video to show our property to potential buyers. No doubt her efforts contributed significantly to our ability to sell our property in a very difficult market, in record time. From listing to sale, one week!! Now that is what I call professional service! Her insight and knowledge of the market was invaluable. I highly recommend Joan!"
"We are writing to express our gratitude for all that Joan Lovett has done in helping us sell our home and to purchase the home of our dreams. Joan made buying and selling our homes easy. Joan had a list of highly qualified referrals for any time we needed a service. Examples were a mortgage broker with as much integrity as Joan, a master electrician, and an insurance agent with great rates. If we needed someone, she had a person she would call who could do the job. She staged our home to sell, and even helped us decorate our new home. She was always available to assist us whenever we would call her. We appreciated her advice, and trusted her judgment. Joan had integrity and always had our best interest at heart. Joan was pleasant and fun to be around and we will always think of Joan as a friend."
"Joan Lovett is an extraordinary REALTOR and someone I look forward to doing more transactions with in the future. As the buyer's agent for a short sale listing of Joan's, I saw firsthand that she is an expert in the industry. She gained my respect, admiration and trust. The property went to settlement because Joan played a pivotal role in seeing that all parties were kept informed. Her steadfastness kept the transaction moving forward. She treated everyone fairly and with kindness. It is of utmost importance to sellers and buyers that agents know how to communicate effectively with others and Joan is outstanding. I am honored I had the opportunity to do business with her."
"I sold and bought a house with Joan! You couldn’t ask for someone with a better understanding of real estate. She is able to convey everything in very simple terms that even the most inexperienced homeowner and buyer can comprehend. When listing your house she takes you room by room and tells you how to stage it. I did everything she said. She marketed the house well with professional photographs. Within two days of listing my house there were five offers and a backup, just in case. We only had to spend two days looking for my new home because Joan understood my needs and wants so well...she knew just what to show me. She also knew the market well enough to suggest locations that met my needs within my price range. I would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. She is very professional and a joy to work with! If I have to buy or sell another house it will be with Joan. "
"Joan Lovett is the definition of Real Estate Professional! Her strategic planning, market insight and knowledgeable resources gave us the opportunity to position our house in a down market for sale at a competitive price. Her plan for us included a well crafted time table allowing us to prepare our house and stage properly before we entered the market. We followed her recommendations and sold our house in 4 days! From start to finish Joan kept us informed, and guided us through the paperwork and negotiations with ease. Joan possesses a keen sense for understanding her clients needs and has the ability to create a win-win situation for all in the real estate transaction!"
"We met Joan in 2005 when she agreed to be our Realtor for the sale of our home in Fairfax. Her friendly, professional manner gained our confidence and total trust from the onset. She guided us in staging the home and helped arrange for some minor repairs. She professionally and effectively negotiated all the offers received and the home sold after just three days—it was a seller’s market—and we received top price. We were highly pleased with Joan’s work. Fast forward seven years. It became necessary to put my Mother’s Arlington home on the market. I called Joan from our home in South Carolina to ask if she could handle the sale. Different market, different circumstances but Joan quickly brought order to the situation. She helped me find someone to handle an estate sale; she was both friend and consultant. She brought in a painter and supervised the painting of the interior of the house. She eased the entire process which could have been difficult long-distance. We trusted Joan with our best interests and she again exceeded our expectations. The home sold in just a couple of weeks. In a buyers’ market, Joan negotiated the best price for the house. In both experiences, Joan kept in close communication with us throughout so we never “wondered what was happening.” Joan is such a joy and pleasure to work with; we just wish we had more houses for her to sell for us!"
"I was introduced to Joan through a friend as my husband and I were getting ready to sell our house. I had met with several realtors and immediately felt comfortable with Joan's experience and personality. Throughout the selling process, she was responsive to emails and calls generally replying within the hour. She helped us each step of the way providing resources, guidance and expertise from beginning to end. Her experience and advice netted us more on our home sale than we had originally discussed and the process was timely. We felt that we could ask any question and/or opinion and get a professional, experienced answer. If we are ever in need of an agent in the area, Joan would be the first person we'd call."
"I have worked with Joan Lovett for more than a decade, and she has helped me buy 3 residences, and sell two of them. She is everything you hope a top notch realtor would be: knowledgeable, reliable, prompt, and caring. There is absolutely nothing Joan won't do to help her clients either sell their property, or to buy just the right place for them. I have been more than satisfied each time I have worked with Joan, and have recommended her to friends and colleagues."