About Joan


In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®?
1979--1983, then 2007-present

In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®?
2007

Why do you like working in the real estate industry?
I grew up in the Real Estate Business as my Dad was a builder/realtor/broker so this was a part of my life since I was 3 years old. I can't imagine doing anything else. I had my license with him for 4 years.

Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin?
The training Semonin provides and the support from brokers, fellow realtors and staff.

What sets you apart from other REALTORS®? What are your greatest strengths as a real estate agent?
I truly care about my clients and am committed to providing exceptional customer service.

What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry?
The training and education Semonin provides keeps me up to date.

What did you do before you began working in real estate? Has anything you learned on that/those jobs helped you with your real estate business? If so, what/how?
I learned the most from my Dad. I saw him adapt to the many changes in the market and
his determination to be the best. My Mom took us kids to the construction site to see my dad most days and I saw houses being built from the foundation up.

Tell us about your immediate family. Who are they? Do you enjoy spending time together? If so, what do you do together?
My husband Gary has his real estate license and works with me part-time. We have three grown children and 7 grandchildren.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Why do you enjoy this?
Most my free time is spent with family and grandchildren.

Finish this sentence: Most people don't know this about me, but I ...
...love to write poetry.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Why is it so helpful to you?
My dad told me that determination is the key to success.

What is your favorite movie / type of movie? Why?
My favorite movie is Miracle on 34th Street. It is the only movie I enjoying watching over and over again.

What is your favorite song / type of music? Why?
My favorite song is Daniel by Elton John. I even named my first child Daniel.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?  
"God does not want us to do extraordinary things: He wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well."

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