Homes Of Shenandoah Valley
Joyce Bartley – Realtor
Thanks so much for your patience with Mark and I as you helped us look at countless numbers of homes. You were always so eager to show us new homes on the market even though you knew they weren’t right for us. We particularly loved your honesty as we looked through homes. Some realtors always just point out the positive factors of a home, but you aren’t afraid to point out the negatives while offering a solution. You have a great sense of humor that helped pass the time and ease the stress of picking out our new home.
If you are looking for a realtor who really knows the valley, and will be completely honest with you, then Joyce is the one.
When we began our search for our first home, we started with a beautiful house that we had kept an eye on for over a year. After getting to know us and our current (and future needs), Joyce agreed that the house and neighborhood were an excellent match for us. Many realtors would have stopped there, pocketed their commission check, and moved on, but Joyce felt it was important for us to understand the current market so we could make an informed decision. Joyce showed us a cross-section of styles, price ranges and locations and discussed the pros and cons of each, and when we decided on our original choice we knew we had made the right decision (and why).
She helped us prepare for the closing, drawing on her experience (and patience) to answer our plethora of questions. Everything moved quickly and smoothly, and we were settled into our new home and unpacked before our son was born.
Joyce’s love of the Valley combined with her experience and personality make choosing her as your realtor the easiest decision in the home-buying process.
I’ve known Joyce for longer than she can remember…Knew her father and mother very well and still remember that first baby in our family I could call my niece. Her parents reared her the right way and it shines through in her professional life. My wife Patricia and I have not yet purchased a home in the valley,but have experienced Joyce’s artistic flair in decorating and loved it. Our motto for her….”Make Joyce Your Choice”.
I have known Joyce for over twenty years as a friend and a professional. She has an outstanding reputation in the real estate community and among her peers. Her customers and clients are continually amazed by her exceptional knowledge and service. She goes the extra mile on each and every transaction. If you buy or sell a house with Joyce you will not only get the service and attention to detail you deserve but you will also probably have made a new friend!
Full Disclosure…..Joyce is my mom. I bought a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana and while she wasn’t the Realtor I have to give her credit for finding it. She called me one day after I had been looking at houses with my Realtor here and wanted me to look at a house she had found on the internet. I bought it. Several months after I bought it, she came here and helped me decorate. If any of you are curious or have any doubts about my mother’s decorating ability let me tell you this. My friends threw a house warming party after it was all nice and decorated. I was the last one to arrive and there were many people packed into my house….some that I didn’t even know or recognize. I noticed that a few ladies were gathered around and seemed to be talking about me and finally one of them came up to me and asked me if I was the owner of this house. One of them told me that my house was beautiful and wondered if I had decorated it. At first I took full credit and they informed me they didn’t know any man that could put together a house like that. In short order I let them know it was all my mom’s doing. My girlfriend and I plan on moving to Florida later this year and I will definitely take advantage of the direct blood line that I have with Joyce. Thanks Mom!
When my husband and I decided it was time to purchase our first home the obvious choice was to have Joyce as our agent. She is very knowledgeable about the valley and was able to help us find exactly what we wanted as a starter home. She listened to what we wanted, showed me several pictures of properties that where available, and the first home I visited was just what we were looking for. All of this was done while my husband was deployed overseas!
Joyce was right there with me through the entire process of home buying. She is patient and understanding and always there to answer questions. Buying a home for the first time is stressful(especially with my hubby being thousands of miles away) and Joyce help relieved that stress.
If you are looking for an honest realtor with a wealth of knowledge then look no further…… 3 months ago I sold a house and used another realtor that I felt I owed a favor…… That favor I felt I owed this realtor cost me around $5000.00. That was quite an expensive favor and yes I made a horrible mistake by choosing them. I went to Joyce seeking professional advice about this horrible real estate transaction I had suffered. Joyce helped me work thru the paperwork and I was able to obtain some of my money back but not all of it. I couldn’t have done it without her. She was compassionate and caring. She never once made me feel guilty or ashamed that I had used another real estate company. How many people do you know that kind? Not many….. Most would have said “Not my problem” but not Joyce. She stood beside me.
Don’t make the same costly mistake that I made. If you want the job done right the first time call Joyce!
Thanks Joyce for the professional advice, the after hour phone calls to calm my nerves and the time you spent on the paperwork. Most of all thank you for being so compassionate to me during one of the most difficult times of my life when you didn’t have to. Thru all of this I learned alot about real estate, lost a few thousand dollars, but most importantly I gained a wonderful friend. Thank You.
Just want to say that we really appreciate all the work you went through to help us buy our very first home. It was a cute little ranch, nestled in the trees just as you came into Waynesboro. You were very patient with us as we looked at place after place. Then we went back to the very first one and bought it. You also gave us a house warming gift, which we still have.
Then six years later you helped us sell that house in one of the worst markets around. It took over a year to get it done, but you kept working, and finally the phone call came. IT’S SOLD. Yeah, we couldn’t believe it. Just want to say, ” thank you”, for all the effort that you put in on both ends; buying, and selling the house. If we ever move back to that area, we’ll get with you again. God bless, and we hope all is going well for you, and your business.
Thanks Joyce for being there through several purchases and one sell for us. We have found that what you told us is exactly how things turned out, be it bad or good. When we sold our home we had more then a few issues with the purchasers mortgage company, you found out the answers, backed us up when we were told we would have to pay more for closing than we agreed, stood your ground for us even after we said we would just go ahead and pay the extra.
We also trusted your judgment in making purchases for our new home without either of us being there. Moving day, rain was falling, you helped to dry the furniture off, put it in place, hang the pictures, hung curtains…. Pam walked in from work to find it all done. You were right also about the color of paint for the kitchen. We love it!
Pam & Reggie Hevener
Many years ago while on vacation and house hunting search in the Staunton area we picked up a Real Estate Guide and saw Joyce’s name. Having the same last name as ours, and knowing there were family connections still in the area, we decided to ask her to help us find a house. We not only got one great Real Estate Agent, but also got a great and life long friend.
Since then we moved to Florida and back to Virginia, but to a different area temporarily. We are planning to relocate to the valley again and very definitely will have Joyce as our agent again.
Once back home in the valley we will re-establish an annual custom we had with Joyce, celebrating her birthday at our house with one of her favorite meals, chicken and dumplings.
Growing up in the Valley she knows it like her own yard. She’s fair, honest and trustworthy, so when you want a realtor she’s the best you could ask for.
Cousin-in-law and friend.
Ron & Bev Bartley
…….Joyce, with her decorating ability has turned my new townhouse into a lovely, warm, inviting place.
She helped me through the building process which was so nerve wracking. When we walked in and found out the fireplace was not the size or design I planned, she immediately called the builder, met him there and when he said it was the way they always had done them, she took him to her townhouse and showed him that he was incorrect, and I got the fireplace I wanted. She also saw that the sink and commode was not spaced correctly in the master bath, and once again had the builder make the proper change….if you are looking for a realtor to be there for you, it would be Joyce!
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