Testimonials



My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you.  See what my clients have said about my real estate services.

 

 

 

As I sit back and reflect about how blessed and lucky we were during the complex and stressful process of selling our home, I cannot help but think about Joy Schwarting, our realtor. Me and my wife first knew Joy as she guided us in buying our first home. She was always extremely professional,  willing to help, and very knowledgeable about the whole process. She is also very well known among lenders, contratctors, and other realtors, which usually gives her a competitive edge among other agents. Because of this, we decided to have her as our listing agent during our past relocation in the winter of 2016. We figured this was going to be a tough sell due to the season, but after talking to Joy we realized there was no better person for the job than her. She went over and beyond what we were expecting, answering our calls and messages at any time (literally any time) we needed her advice and help. The house sell turned out to be an involved process due to several requests and demands from my current employer relocation company. That did not matter, Joy took us by our hand and navigated all those intricate details with us, estimated numbers, called contractors, figured out solutions, and talked to the right contacts in order to make things happen fast. She radiates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel very secure and confident. Joy is a true professional in every sense of the word that puts her clients interests far above her own. Needless to say that we closed the deal on time and budget despite my terrible relocation experience. On top of this all, Joy does not want to become a stranger after your deal closes. She is there for you to answer questions and provide support and advice. I will always be grateful to her for being always a reliable and trustworthy professional on our side during these difficult, but fruitful times. Thanks Joy! You really rock!

Enrique & Maria,

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Joy Schwarting is the best realtor I have ever worked with anywhere in the country in my 28 year career. Joy knows the real estate market. Her attention to detail and tireless work ethic helped to sell our home. Joy was our real estate professional and our home was listed with her agency.

Dan S.

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Joy started showing us homes in November. She was able to show us a few homes we were interested in and gave us great compatibles to show the value of what we were purchasing. She took her time showing us homes, was very patient and made sure we understood the values in the area since we are not  from Michigan. Her communication skills, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile for us was exemplary. She made sure all parties were satisfied and understood the value of that. She went above and beyond any realtor we have ever worked with and we she gets the highest recommendation. She's very dedicated and serious about her job.. Best customer service experience ever purchasing a home! Joy is the best!

John B.

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Joy was very helpful in finding us a home that met our needs. She was very good at helping us determine what offer in the beginning and helped us negotiate a fair price in the end.

Elfie K

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Joy worked very hard to sell the house. She was very helpful in every area. She had very positive ideas to help market the house. She answered every question we had about selling the house. She also called us back when we had questions. She was very good in the negotiation process.

Helmut Krebs

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In 2016 Joy sold our house in less than 3 months in a difficult moment to sell a house in the area. She do a great job giving us the proper recommendations in how to stage the house and do a really good job marketing the house. This is not the first time that I use her services and every time she  delivered what we requested.

Jose and Aixa C.

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I cannot say enough good things about Joy. She is an impressive combination of professionalism, knowledge, aggressiveness (in a good way), and such a pleasant personality. Her communication skills and timeliness are phenomenal. Best real estate decision we made!

Lynn R.

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Joy helped me to find just the right house 6 years ago. Now she has helped me to sell it as I moved to California. She is very knowledgeable about the area and up on what is selling and for what price. My house sold in less than a month with her help. She is also a good friend. You cannot go  wrong with trusting your needs with Joy.

Dianna Price

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Joy is the best agent I've ever met. She is very details oriented and knowledgeable. She is always staying on top of things to be done and gives me quote a relief as we move out of the area. She visited my house every other day to make sure everything goes well with my house. I can't find any other  agent better than Joy! I highly recommend Joy to everyone who is in the market of selling and buying.

Jill X.

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Very good experience, Joy was able to help us a lot in finding the perfect place. very calm and knowledgeable, also very quick to respond, always connected. Fully recommend.

Joao B.

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Joy Schwarting is wonderful to work with! She works hard for her client, whether you are in the role of the buyer or the seller, and I have dealt with her in both! She is 100% for her clients making sure that they get the best deal possible. She keeps communication going with the lender and  other party agent so that things stay on track and nothing is missed. I have used her assistance for all of my real estate transactions, and would recommend her to anyone! Thank you so much, Joy, for all you did for us! We appreciate you!

Camille S.

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We had an eventful purchase experience with Joy consistently helping us through each step. She offered candid and helpful opinions which seemed in our best interest and not just in making a sale. She was always readily available for questions and concerned and clearly worked late hours to help us  accomplish our purchase. 

Brian D.

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Joy is my go-to realtor for all things relating to real estate transactions. She is the best realtor I have worked with. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy and knows the area in and out. She helped me buy my first home and helped to sell it as well. I had to relocate out of state before the house  could be sold. She took care of the house from the beginning till the end in my absence. She is an invaluable realtor!. Over the years, She has become my best friend as well. She works very hard and answers all your questions. She is prompt in responding to all inquiries immediately whether it is via email or text or via phone. I have recommended Joy to few of my friends and colleagues and they are happy customer as well. Overall great experience and I would highly recommend her.

Chandra M.

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I wasn't comfortable with realtor recommended by relocation company and decided to contact Joy, based on reviews and previous contacts in the neighborhood and friends. She immediately returned first phone call and started working on my house presentation the following morning. Very dedicated,  committed to her job, planned every step and updated me regularly thru phone calls, messages and emails. After listing, our house was sold in 1 week with a fair value. Even so, followed all remaining steps even beyond closing, making sure all details were captured and fair to seller and buyer. I highly recommend her for anyone. 

Marcelle Dias

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I absolutely loved working with Joy. She is with you the whole way and puts up with every crazy thing you do, haha. We needed to sell our house fast and wow, it sold fast. She made sure we did everything right to make our house look perfect for a potential buyer and got us some spectacular looking  pictures. She got us listed at the right time and the right price because we got multiple offers at and above ask within the week. I didn't know the hardest decision would be deciding which of our 6 offers we liked best! But Joy helped us through it. She evaluated all the offers with us to narrow it down and eventually chose who we wanted to work with while selling the house. With her persistency, we got everything completed and closed before purchasing our house, giving us the money to put down more for our down payment. Working with Joy was such a great experience, she almost felt like part of the family.

Juliet C.

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Joy was wonderful. She was looking out for our interest every step of the way and she made things happen for us. Moving around inspections and getting us estimates in a day rather than a week. She was very patient with us and showed us lots of houses. She also took the time to go through the  inspection with us in great detail. She made sure we were comfortable with every part of our contract. She also made sure the seller was doing everything they had agreed to. I couldn't be happier.

Chris C.

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Joy was an absolute blast to work with. Very communicative, organized and thoughtful. She really thought about our family and our needs when searching for our first home. She also had great insight on the area and helped us find the perfect home for our family. If you are looking for a new home in  the area Joy should be your first call! 

Aaron H.

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I had found Joy rated very highly through the internet and met to talk with her. Her background and experience were impressive and this was the same experience I had through the process of selling a home. Joy is knowledgeable in the housing market: preparing the house, knowing the possible customer  mindset, marketing materials and selling process. I live out of town so I relied on Joy to cover most aspects of the process, she did not let me down. I would recommend Joy's service to anyone.

Mike Ignatovitch

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Joy was very helpful in helping us selling our home and in purchasing a new one. Her responses to our questions were timely and her knowledge and advice was helpful in our decision making.

Doug and Donna Parker

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Joy is amazing. She is great at what she does. She's pays attention to the minute details and knows exactly what is needed to get the job done. I look forward to working with her again.

Roxanne

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It was a pleasure working with Joy as first time home buyers. She was very patient and helpful and provided plenty of knowledgeable guidance. She answered all our questions and I highly recommend her to others.

Chido M.

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Joy acted as our buying and selling agent, She is the most responsive agent that you will find, We challenged Joy to help us buy and sell a home at the same time and she relentlessly helped us pursue that goal. She is an expert in the local market and has a great working relationship with many of  the other local realtors which aids in her success. 

Jeff P.

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Joy did an excellent job as our realtor in finding our home. She was well informed and patient with us while we looked for the right home for our needs. She also did an excellent job for our daughter. I know you will as pleased as we are. I recommend Joy without reservation.

Pam and Louis

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Joy is a pure "joy" to work with. She is on top of details and takes care of them without you, as the seller or buyer, having to worry about it. I would recommend Joy Schwarting to anyone buying or selling a home.

Angela and Chad

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Joy, help us to the whole process of selling our house in a very professional way. From staging the house to the closing of it. I recommend her to everybody.

Jose Colon

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Joy was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in my home search and purchase. She went above and beyond my expectations and made my home buying experience great! I was able to find the perfect home for me in only a few weeks with her help. I would highly recommend her as a realtor.

Tim and Janet

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Joy did a great job helping us look for our first home. We were first time home buyers so the learning curve was steep but she talked us through every step and made the process so easy! Thanks Joy!!!

Tim and Jamie

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Joy helped us sell our house and buy another house. She truly cares and provides honest feedback and professional recommendations. She is hard-working, very responsive and organized. She knows the process and stays on top of it. I highly recommend her as a partner when buying or selling your home.

A Girad,

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Joy did a great job as our agent. We had a slight problem getting a clear title at the beginning and she assisted us through the process. She was able to speed it along. Joy is very knowledgeable, hard working an organized. She made selling our home a good experience even with our stressful  situation. I would highly recommend Joy Schwarting to represent either a buyer or seller she is wonderful to work with and knows the area really well. Thank you Joy for all your help.

Tony and Karen V.

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Joy was extremely knowlegable and helpful about the market to sell our home. She has an eye for detail that change your perspective on how you veiw your home and what buyers are looking for. Joy was honest and respectful throughout the process and negotiated appropriately. We definitely recommend  her for future buyers and sellers.

Mark Vanlake

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Right from viewing several properties through finding the right house and throughout the process of negotiations Joy represented our views to the seller and vice versa and helped make the all important deal. Helping us make the choice of the right bankers, she guided us every step of the way in  making a clean friendly deal with the seller. We definitely would recommend her as an agent to our friends.

Ms. Kanthi

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Joy is wonderful to work with She was very helpful in assisting me in readying the home eith ideas and advise. She was always communicating with me concerning the showings and sold my home very quickly!

Karyn,

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We interviewed over 3 realtors before we decided to sign up with Joy to sell our house in Stevensville, MI. Joy was very through and works very hard for her clients. She knew how to price the house and what to expect in the market. She provided us sales information in the area over the past 3  years and helped us negotiate a better price as well. She takes accountability to ensure her clients are happy at every step during the sale process. She goes above and beyond for her clients. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling their house. 

Sri.

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I have known Joy for over 8 years now when we were selling our house in Lee Drive, Benton Harbor and a mutual friend recommended her to be our realty agent. She was very professional, straightforward and optimistic at the same time. I have never seen anybody who worked as hard as Joy and able to  sell our house during the time when the real estate market was at its lowest (2009). So when my husband and I decided to relocate to a warmer state and we need to list our home in St. Joseph, MI, there's nobody in our mind except Joy who could help us sell our property. As expected, we are very pleased with the turn out. She is always dedicated , competent and committed to her profession. 

Regina and Scott

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We had a wonderful experience as first time home buyers working with Joy. She gave us a lot of insight and advice about the houses and the process; there were a lot of things she told us that we didn't even know to ask. She was always available to us when we messaged or called her. Joy negotiated  very well on our behalf and we will definitely work with her again. 

Aekam and Dennis

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Joy is fantastic to work with. She listened to our needs and wish list, then put together a comprehensive list of homes to tour. Thanks to her efforts we found our home in a very short period of time. She was with us every step of the way; during the offer process she used her expertise of the  market to aid us in making an appropriate offer, and was an immense help during the process leading up to the close of the purchase. If she didn't answer her phone, she would return the call promptly, and was always able to answer the questions we had for her. If my wife and I ever decide to sell our new home, we will definitely be using Joy.

Jason and Andrea

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Joy did a great job helping my family with the sale of a home that had a limited market. She gave good recommendations about how to prepare the home for sale, was candid about the challenges of the sale, and was prompt about feedback throughout the sales process. We sold the home within four  months of listing the property.

Mike and Stephanie

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Buying a home for the first time is overwhelming! Joy's understanding of the process and knowledge of the area really helped us to navigate the many considerations and decisions that needed to be made. She was organized, thorough, responsive to our many calls and questions, and enjoyable to work  with. Even after our closing, she has made herself available with contacts for home repair and cleaning services.

Ian and Laura

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Joy was excellent to work with. She quickly understood what we were looking for and helped us negotiate a good deal. She assisted us throughout the transaction all the way through closing and occupancy. I would highly recommend her!

 

Ceilie and Chris


Worked hard to make sure we got the best sale price for our home. Fought for us on all situations and had helpful suggestions to solve problems. Best realtor we have ever worked with and would recommend her as a buyers agent or sellers agent.

 

Carolyn and Nick.


It was a pleasure working with Joy. She became our friend very shortly after we met her. She is passionate about her work. She is knowledgeable, hard working, friendly, diligent and truly cares about her customers. Overall we had a very good experience with Joy.

 

Sophia A.


Joy was wonderful to work with. She took care of details on our behalf as we had already moved out of town. She got folks in to look at our property and always followed up promptly with feedback. She gave us good advice and was always professional.

 

Dan and Kate


Joy is a gem. It is because of her expertise and dedication that we where able to buy our house. I would text or e-mail her and she would ALWAYS get right back to be. When we had problems with our first lender Joy found us a lender who would work with us and close the deal. She is a true professional and wonderful to work with.

 

Gwen and Ralph


Joy went above and beyond expectations in every aspect of purchasing our first home. Our buying situation was not an easy one for a realtor to take on, but Joy stuck with us until the end. Being first time home buyers, using the VA home loan, Joy made everything as easy as possible for us even if it meant taking on more work for herself. By the end of our home buying experience, Joy had shown us so many houses, and we had spent so much time together or on the phone that it was like she was a member of the family. I would recommend Joy to anyone who is looking to buy a home. She is an amazing realtor that takes the time to learn what you want and need from a home and then works tirelessly to until the keys are in your hand. It felt as if we were Joys only client because she was so invested in our family finding a home. It was an overall great experience that was only amplified by Joy's hard work.

 

Ryan and Kynna


Joy is a very hard working and genuine person. She put her heart and soul into helping us sell our house and provided timely updates as we were no longer living in the area. It was great to finally have a realtor that seemed to care as much about selling our house as we did!

 

Mike and Laura


Joy worked very hard for us and didn't waste our time, she showed us exactly what we wanted. Great negotiation skills and one of a kind work ethic! We hope to use Joy to find our next home.

 

Heather and Jason


Joy is always on top of things, quick to respond, and great to work with. She sold our home in 24 hours! She met with all the inspectors and repair men while we were away. She walked us through the sale prices and made it as easy as possible. I highly recommend her!

 

Michelle and Anthony


Our family met her when we were struggling to find a right house for us, and wandering around cluelessly. She is not only professional in her skills, but also emotionally attatched to her clients. She has opulent knowledge with her business, and she continuously tried to find a way to make a customer satisfy. She even took care of nitty-bitty aspects that we didn't think about at all. We highly recommed to choose her as your agent.

 

Park


I have bought and sold several homes in the last 30 years and I would say that Joy Schwarting is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. Agents I have worked with in the past wanted to dictate their hours to me. Joy was completely the opposite. Because we were from out of state, she scheduled home viewing times for us that would allow us to come to Michigan to view homes with out having to take time off of work. She is available to her customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which is so very hard to find these days. After a couple of brief encounters in the beginning, Joy had already figured out exactly what we were looking for and found perfect homes for our taste and budget to view. Joy's primary goal is the happiness and satisfaction of her clients.

 

Macus C.


Joy is a great to work with. She always supported and guided us through entire process. This being our first experience of buying a home we had many questions and joy answered every question of ours with a lot of patience. Joy was with us through out the process from searching for a house to closing. She is very involved. She guided me well and always put me at ease.she is very professional , experienced, knowledgeable, dependable, attentive, honest and helpful. Joy I want to take this as an opportunity and thank you for all you have done for us.

 

Avanthika


I've known Joy now for just over 5 years. I started my house search in February 2010 and was extremely picky about finding the right investment for such a big decision. It took 5 years and countless hours of Joy being patient and never quitting on me. Through the course of those 5 years I got married, had two kids and eventually/finally landed the perfect house for my family in April of this year. I'm sure I hold the record for longest search with a real estate agent. Joy during this time remained ethical, honest and demonstrated unwavering resolve to ensure she found the right place for my family and I. Joy is committed to finding you the best option at your stated budget. Prior to meeting Joy the real estate agent I encountered urged me to make a purchase decision after showing only two houses. Joy my wife and I want to say a resounding thank you for all your knowledge, assistance, kindness and unmatched patience. The words in this review are not enough to convey our gratitude but your assistance and goodwill is appreciated. Sincerely, NB and MJ humbled and appreciative home owners!

 

Happy Buyers


Joy was wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the market and works extremely hard for her clients. She responded immediately to every text and phone call from us - even outside working hours. She was available morning, day, and night and is not at all pushy like other agents can be. We thought our hunt for the right house would last at least a year, but with Joy's help, we found it in just a few months. She genuinely cares and is very flexible with viewings, too. I highly recommend her!

 

Kylie


Joy was fantastic. She took the time to truly understand our needs in order to find us the best possible house. She worked very hard for us. I highly recommend her.

 

Michael


Joy was wonderful to work with. She steered us away from homes she knew had major problems and made great recommendations of homes to see. Joy was very patient when we were visiting a home and let us look around on our own but was ready to answer questions for us. She is very knowledgable and gracious. She is a joy to work with!

 

David and Nancy


Joy is a great agent who is aggressive and knows the market well. She manages the right balance of helpful insight and information and letting the buyer also make their own decisions and request for information.

 

James K.


Joy was a relief! We had to fire our first agent because of lack of detail and responsiveness. I called Joy and she had a photographer at my house within 2 hours and our new posting up on MLS within 8 hours. She completely took the previous stress and anxiousness off our shoulders. Joy would respond to a call or text within an hour but in most cases it was within 10 minutes. She worked so hard for our family and our house was sold and closed on within 4 weeks. I would definitely call Joy if you want to reduce the stress of selling a home. She will take care of everything.

 

Shelle J.


Joy was great and would fit us in for a showing whenever we suddenly decided we had to see a house. She helped Identify issues and possible problems. She was there for my wife and I till the end

 

John Lagoni


Joy made our relocation effortless. She was our selling agent. She helped get the house in order, marketed the home with great sophistication, and was able to get us into a position where we had multiple offers. Our home sold under a month with very few showings at nearly our list price. She is soft in her style and approach, which makes her a masterful negotiator when she needs to be. Her intentions are so pure to help YOU get the best price and have a pleasant experience. We had nothing but fun together. (She also gave us great advice on the buy side, too! I am afraid she has spoiled us in her service.)

 

Stephanie B.


I worked with Joy to help sell my house. She has presented herself in a very professional manner and had an in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. She was very helpful in pricing and marketing my house. I believe that her hard work has helped sell my property and made the whole process smooth and hassle-free. I was very satisfied with my whole experience working with her and I highly recommend her in any real estate transactions.

 

Oliver


Joy was very aggressive in helping us find a house in a competitive market. She was available every time we called to look at a house. She also went beyond what I expected and after we bought the house met my wife, who was traveling alone, at 11 at night to make sure she got in.

 

Cathy and Jeff


Joy was professional in all aspects of getting my condo sold. She was always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. She is the person to use in getting your property sold.

 

Megan R.


Joy helped me find my perfect home! I had very precise requirements for my home and was not willing to settle, nor was their a time limit for when I wanted to find a home. Joy showed me 4-5 options that gave me ideas for what I did/did not want and found me the perfect home within 5 weeks of working with her. After we found the perfect home, she was specific and detailed about the offer paperwork, lender and all other items needed to making the Close process painless. She had a list of recommended contacts for all questions I asked throughout the process and was very timely with responses on my questions all the way throughout the process. I would highly recommend Joy as your realtor for the future and will use her when I decide to sell/buy again!

 

Amy S.


We told Joy what we were looking for and she listened to what we said. Most salespeople don't listen to what the customer really wants, Joy did. The whole process of looking, buying and closing was very easy and quick. She gave good advice that we could use. Very happy with the whole process.

 

Megan H.


Our experience in finding our home and purchasing it was very professionally done by Joy. She went over and above to make sure all of my questions and needs were taken care of in a quick and timely manner. Very personable, upbeat attitude and a true new friend. A+A+A+

 

Mark Patzer


Joy is the best! She made the process of selling our home easy and kept us informed every step of the way. Joy represented our property aggressively and professionally. We had an offer in just 3 weeks. We would highly recommend Joy as either a buyer or seller agent!

 

Patti


Joy was awesome. She stayed on top of everything and made sure everything was done with no fuss. I would highly recommend her and I would use her again.

 

Andrew


We found Joy through a friend of ours who highly recommended her. And oh boy!! she delivered! She spent most of her time giving us valuable advice, showing us houses around and guiding us through the whole buying process. She replied to phone calls, text messages and emails within minutes midnight or noon. No kidding! She was always there for us! Joy worked really well under our constraints in budget, time, and space. And the cherry on the cake? when we finally found our house, she was able to negotiate more than we asked for. That's how good she is! She is very detailed-oriented and extremely knowledgable of the market around. She will always speak to you straight and with suggestions on the next move. I am proud to say that not only we found a home we are really happy with, but we found a very good friend in the process. Forever thankful Joy!

 

Enrique


Joy worked very hard to find us a great home in a short time. She was very knowledgable of the area and market. Joy has excellent negotiation skills and got us a great price on our new home. We will for sure be using her if we ever move again. Highly recommend!

 

Jake Johnson


Joy helped tremendously with our home buying experience. There were multiple things she did for us to help us find the perfect home. 1) Joy took time to understand our family needs and tastes, so that she could help look for the perfect home for us. 2) When we viewed homes with Joy, she knew what types of questions to ask the seller and knew how to assess the pros and cons at each home 3) Joy responded to emails late into the night and was always responsive. 4) Once we found the home that we liked, Joy asked for additional items from the seller, that my wife and I never thought to ask. She held our hands through the process the whole way through. The above are just a few of the reasons why we are recommending Joy, but I count it as a blessing that we were able to have her on our side through the whole home buying experience/process.

 

Gabe Wilson


Joy Schwarting did a fabulous job for us as we were moving from Chicago and unfortunately could not move on a house in St. Joseph, MI even if we did find a house we loved. It took us upwards of 8+ months of selling the current house in Chicago. Joy was nothing but patient with our needs and wants and we truly believe that we couldn’t have done it without Joy. Immediately upon meeting her we knew that she would have our best interest at the forefront of our relationship. She went out of her way to find properties that met our criteria, made sure our offer was accepted and that the deal stuck. She worked tirelessly with the listing agents, owners, lender, title company, and everyone involved in making this happen for us. Her deep expertise, amount of energy and effort she puts in are clearly evident in all her actions. In closing, I can tell you that when we are ready to purchase our next property, it will be with Joy Schwarting again!”

 

Shalyn


Joy was an absolute blessing during an extremely difficult relocation. Unlike many of the other real estate agents I've dealt with in the past, I can honestly say that Joy had our best interests at heart and she genuinely cared about us throughout the entire process. She was attentive, flexible, knowledgeable, and caring. In addition, she made sure we thought about properties from different vantage points, which included both positives AND negatives. I would recommend Joy to my closest family and friends and she will also be our one-and-only agent should we ever move again! Overall, words just simply cannot express the sincere appreciation and gratitude I have for Joy!!

 

Tconnell


Joy was extremely hard working and readily available any time. We were first time home buyers and she helped us along the way. She is very knowledgeable and did a great job negotiating with the seller. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell there home, she is the best.

 

Dave Deis


Joy was with me every step of the way while I purchased my first home. It took over a year of searching, but she helped me learn what I really wanted and what I didn't, and was able to learn my likes so well that she could tell me before walking into a house if I was going to be happy with it or not. She also didn't hover while I viewed homes, just stayed in different rooms from the ones I was looking in so I could look freely without someone hovering around- I really appreciated that. No matter which method of communication we were using, she was quick with responses and follow up! When it came time for negotiations she was 100% for me, fighting for things I didn't even realize I should fight for as a first time home buyer. She made the experience like I was shopping for houses with a friend, and I will utilize her for all future home transactions!

 

Camille


Joy is very knowledgeable, intelligent, and professional. She went above and beyond to find the perfect home for us. Simply put Joy is the best!

 

HB and CB


My wife and I had been searching for a home for about a year. We worked with several different agents but Joy was by far the best. It was immediately obvious to us that Joy really cared about getting us into the right home. She was very informative and honest about the homes we looked at and was quick to point out the pros and cons. It was very comforting to us as first-time home buyers to know that she was looking or for us. Joy found us a home that exceeded or expectations and was being sold under the price we were looking for. When it came time to execute the sale Joy worked closely with our loan officer and the title company and got us a very favorable contract. At any time in the entire process she had an answer to any questions we might have, it was like she was always a step ahead. I would strongly recommend Joy to anyone looking for a home. She is honest, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We had a great time working with her.

 

Matt and Jane


We really enjoyed working with Joy. She is very professional and always keeps her clients' best interests at the forefront. She worked very hard to get us the best deal on our home. As first time buyers, there were a lot of potential pitfalls for us and she helped us navigate each one with aplomb. It is very important to her that all business is conducted in a clean and ethical manner. Another thing we like about Joy was that when we were house hunting she was very honest with her opinion of a house. Some agents are only interested in making the sale and so they gloss over any issues a house may have, but Joy was always very upfront and honest about a house and was not afraid to recommend we look at a different place. On top of all this, she was very friendly and personable and was always available if we had questions or concerns and replied quickly to all inquiries. Bottom line: We highly recommend working with Joy.

 

LaPointe


Joy helped us purchase and sell a home in the summer of 2014. It was obvious that our needs as her clients were always at the forefront of the advice that she gave. She is very connected to other real estate professionals in the area which helped us get showings and sell our home fairly quickly. She was committed to getting a fair price for our home by working hard and not pushing for price reductions. She is very responsive, and answered all of our questions about the buying/selling process with her experience. Joy is extremely trustworthy and friendly and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to buy/sell a house in the area.

 

Jason and Tracie


Having recently moved into the area, my fiancé and I were looking for a home. We met Joy at one of her listings and decided to work with her. With us being first-time buyers she was very easy to work with, attuned to what we wanted out of a home, and very knowledgeable in the St. Joseph area. Joy was always easy to get in touch with, and if she was going to be unavailable at a certain time, she would let us know beforehand. She always had a smile, and encouraged us to find the "right" home and not rush into anything that wasn't a perfect fit. Joy was a real pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.

 

Mike and Kristen


I have worked with at least 4 different realtors over the last three years and Joy is one of the best. She helped us but a second home , we had identified properties on line and she efficiently scheduled tours , had research the listing and property histories and suggested other properties and was very flexible in scheduling as this was in a different location from our primary house. She was very proactive at every step , responsive, organized and obviously looking after our interests. She was very calm and focused on solutions when the inevitable hiccups happened. She also happened to be out of the country on vacation in the middle of this transaction but kept on top of things and kept things moving personally during that time in addition to having a local associate taking care of business. She was always proactive in communication , easy to contact and responded rapidly.

 

Marianne H.


Highly recommend working with Joy if moving from out-of-state. Her own experience moving from Illinois to Michigan gave me much insight into the process as well learn about the new area. Joy ensured all house showings worked with my limited schedule. She was always available to answer my wide range of questions and provides great resources for first time home-buyers.

 

Nikki P.


I would highly recommend Joy. She is professional and polite. She works hard for her clients and always made herself available whenever we needed her, both before and after the sell.

 

Laura N.


she is the best realtor I have known. she is reliable and different. I have known her about 2 years. during this time we communicate each other and when we decide to purchase our house she show us what we really want. that is very effective and reduce each time a lot. reght now even though we already purchased we trying to help so we can adjust ourselves to this new house. anyway she is reliable.

 

Mr. & Mrs Lee


Joy was a pleasure to work with in finding a home. She was patient in our search process, and was very helpful along the way! Our children also bonded with Joy throughout the months we looked. We would recommend her to others and use her again in the future!

 

Dan and Amber


It's really amazing how great Joy is. She is that kind of person that will always guide you to make a good decision for your own interests even though that is not the best business for her. I'm from Mexico and relocated to USA one year ago. It's really hard to buy a house all by yourself and make all the decisions without knowing the process and the country. I worked with Joy for around 3 months and she became family, explaining every single detail that I needed to know. I remember that I was getting desperate to find a place to live in and several times I was about to take a wrong and fast decision and she always guided me to think "does this feel like home?". Joy knows the process, is always by your side, she has many years of experience in the business that allows her to give pieces of advices to make a good decision. Joy will be your right hand during all this process and after the closing, she will make sure that you are happy and settle down, she will follow up to make you feel at home and will not stop being in touch if she feels that you still need her help. My life in Michigan, would have been really different if I had chosen another realtor. Best realtor, person and friend EVER. Thanks Joy!

 

Lizie A.


Few people have the privileged of working with someone who is completely professional, competent, fair, intelligent, and personable all at the same time. These adjectives describe Joy Schwarting. Her experience and knowledge in the the real estate business made me very comfortable in her marketing and selling my home. Our relationship was based on trust and her expertise, which is what sold the property in four weeks time. I had no idea that it would sell so quckly. I must attribute this to Joy's understanding of the market and my cooperation with her in making it happen. If I had the opportunity again, I would buy another property or sell with her as my agent. Without reservation, I highly recommend her to anyone in the area who may be buying or selling their property.

 

Belynda M.


I met Joy at an Open House she was holding for her listing 3 or 4 years ago. I remembered how friendly she was and how easy going she was when we looked and didn't follow us room to room like some Realtors do. She was very easy to talk to and made us feel welcome. So when we needed a Realtor, she was the first person who came to mind. Since then we have worked with Joy twice, once selling our home and also buying land. Joy was very thorough and knowledgeable during both of these encounters. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of, and then some. Whether our communication was by phone, email, or text, Joy always replied very timely. She guided us in properly staging our home and preparing it to put on the market and we accepted an offer within 5 days of listing our home and closed within 28 days. I would highly recommend Joy to anyone seeking a professional and experienced Real Estate Agent. She made everything run very smoothly and efficiently. She made selling our home seem easy!

 

Ray and lindsay


We had a great experience having Joy list our house, it showed well and she got us the best price and quick closing. We listed on Wednesday noon and had two showings that day and by Friday had 3 good offers.

 

Gus H.


Selling our house was a very emotional process that Joy helped us through. She is very knowlegable about the area market and the process. She was available at all hours of the day when ever we need anything. She made sure we were comfortable with all of the decisions and happy at the end of the sale.

 

Nancy C.


It has been a privilege to work with Joy. Her dedication is unique: prompt communication in any time, even 1:00 AM; quick availability to show houses even Saturday and Sunday. She is very dependable and always cheerful. Her professionalism is exemplary. All requested documents and answers were quickly provided. We found our new home after 10 weeks of intensive and extensive search. Thank you Joy. you are the one and the only.

 

Robin


Joy was absolutely amazing to work with. She doesn't just find you a home, but makes sure that you are fully taken care of. She truly cares about her clients in a deep sincere fashion making you feel like you are working with an old friend. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a $800,000+ home or something under $100,000. She makes each client feel as if they are the most important. I have not met many people who are as honest and hardworking as her. She really is a special person and I count myself lucky as to have gotten to work with her.

 

Diana P.


My wife and I were extremely pleased and impressed with the knowledge that Joy has for the housing market. We previously tried to sell our house with no luck and with it off the market for several years we consulted Joy about possibly selling again and at first Joy was honest and told us the timing wasn't right. Several months passed and Joy called me up to let me know that based upon the market and what properties were out there, we should now list. She was correct! The house was on the market less than 30 days before we agreed upon an offer with the buyer. Joy did a great job of staying in contact with me from the time we listed until the days after we closed on the property. Since selling, we have enlisted Joy to help find our next home. She knows the houses on the market very well and isn't afraid to tell you what is good and bad about the houses. Above and beyond all the above, my wife and I truely felt like Joy cared alot about us as people and not just as a client.

 

Jeff and Brittany


Joy was an amazing asset to have during the home buying process. She was extremely responsive and any and all questions we had. One thing that really stood out to me was that is wasn't pushy, as some are, and she let us look at homes and make decisions on our time, when we felt comfortable. Having her on our team while we bought a home was a great decision, and one that I would recommend to anyone else looking to buy a home.

 

Amanda C.


Joy was recommended by a friend and colleague of mine. I was a first time home buyer and did not have a clue about real estate buying or about the neighborhoods. Joy was patient enough to guide me through the process and answer all of my questions. She was available any time of the day to answer my questions and clarifications. I had listed several requirements as regards buying a house and was evaluating several options. She guided me through and helped me make a decision. Being a first time buyer, you really need a realtor in the form a guide and Joy was one such person. Thanks to Joy, the whole process was very smooth and was completed ahead of time than originally anticipated. Even to day I reach out to Joy seeking advice on home improvements, window treatments, etc. Joy is extremely dedicated to her profession and very convenient to work with. I would highly recommend Joy to anyone.

 

C Mouly


Joy is awesome to work with. She works nonstop to make sure that you have the best information in order to find the perfect home for you. She listed our house and sold it in 14 days and helped us buy and close on our new home in 5 weeks. She not only makes the process fun, but she makes it as easy as possible. Plus, all of my kiddos think she's AWESOME, and that is very important to me.

 

Cindy P.


Joy is an extremely hard worker who goes the extra mile to get you your dream home. She will not stop putting in the extra effort until you are happy. She's very personable and has a thorough knowledge of the local housing industry, home buying process and has excellent negotiating skills. I highly recommend Joy and am absolutely confident that you will be happy with her services.

 

John B.


I would definitely work with Joy again. She did a great job helping me to find the right home for me. She was very upfront and honest through the whole process. I never felt like she was pushing me to make a decision just to get a sale. Rather, she was very open in not only pointing out the good features, but also pointing out what I might see as possible flaws with homes I visited, so I felt confident when I chose my home that I was making the right decision. Joy was also very helpful and knowledgable throughout the whole process and was easy to get in touch with

 

Gretchen L.


Joy very much was a "joy" to work with. Her kind, and Freindly personality made the Whole process really go stress free. She's a Very diligent and committed agent. I'm glad to Have had a chance to know her. Thanks again Joy.

 

Brian H.


Joy was great to work with. She walked us through and kept us informed through the whole process. This was our first experience in selling a home our knowledge was very little. She was extremely helpful in helping us prepare our home for the sale and very patience. We were very impressed in how quickly she would respond to our questions and she would always make sure we fully understood. Our home sold within seven days and we got full listing price. We would highly recommend her services for anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

 

Lindsay M.


Joy was excellent to work with we would rate her as the best agent that we have worked with and would recommend her to anyone. Joy showed great patience with us as it took 3 1/2 years to find the right house for us. She was always available to show us houses and immediately getting all the information on the property and getting answers to our questions. We also appreciated Joy's opinions on houses for the pluses and minus and what would be a good fit for us. Joy always went the extra mile and we would rate her five stars in all the categories.

 

Dianna and Jim


As I began my search for my first home, I looked long and hard for an agent that I knew would have my best interests in mind. After talking with many other agents, I finally met Joy at an open house. She was caring, immediately responsive, and felt like she wanted to take care of my personal needs. In our search for my home, I always had the feeling that Joy would be honest with me and would never let me walk into a situation that would be bad for me just so she could make a sale. A process that could have been overwhelming was easy and painless. I would recommend Joy to any of my friends or family that would be looking to buy or sell a home. And, if the time comes that I will need to sell my home I will be going to Joy for help. Not only did I buy a home, but I felt like I made a friend as well.

 

Sean N.


First let me say if you are looking for a dedicated caring and realtor who has your best interest in mind look no further .... We were particular about what we wanted and she was able to basically read our minds and be one step ahead of us ... She will make herself available no matter what day or time .. She gave us honest evaluations and I completely trust her.... She works harder and longer until all pit needs were met ... She found us the perfect house ... And it doesn't end there ... She continued to make sure any minor replacemts were fixed and fought to get us a home warranty on a repo house which in the end saved us thousands of dollars ... She became like family to us ... I guarantee you will not find anyone who has your best interest as her number one priority. I strongly suggest you contact her to either sell or look for a new home ... I could go on and on about how wonderful she is but I will just let you see for yourself .. I will never go to another agent again... Prompt, efficient , proactive , dedicated ( no matter what the weather lol ) and just a true Jem .... She is the best realtor we have ever come across who never left us second guessing our decisions ... Honest and professional !!! I have nothing but great respect for her and her work ethic ... Top of the line !!!!!!

 

Kelly


I truly enjoyed working with Joy during the process of preparing and selling my home. In, fact my home sold in 4 days of placing it on the market because we had the house prepared and priced right! It was her expert opinion that lead to the quick sell. I liked her honesty and frankness during this process. I highly recommend her as a realtor for selling or buying your home.

 

Bonita


Joy was my agent when I was buying a house awhile back. She did a marvelous job at showing us the house and relating any important information regarding the neighborhood. She was always available when we needed to see the house. Even if she wasn't immediately available, she would always respond back in a timely manner. We ended up purchasing the house, and we appreciate all her help during process. She has made an otherwise painful transition into an easy one. Thanks Joy!!

 

Andy Chen


I could not have asked for a better realtor after finding Joy Schwarting. She is the most hard working realtor I have ever seen. I seriously questioned whether she even sleept as it seemed as though she worked all hours of the day. Joy had great perspective on the market, asked us very good questions, and pointed out things that we may have not have noticed as we walked through many properties. She did a great job of putting up with us as my wife and I are not your average customer and can be very picky at times. All in all I would definitely recommend Joy to anyone looking to buy a home and I know that I will call Joy when it comes time to sell mine.

 

Kristin L.


I had a wonderful experience working with Joy. From her professionalism to her timely communications, I never had to worry that my house listing was in good hands. Due to a job transition, I was not living close to my former residence. However, I had no doubt that Joy was trying her hardest to sell the residence and also watching it as a property manager. After each showing, she provided me with an update as to why the potential buyer was not pursuing the property and provided quality thoughts on how to sell. She arranged for multiple open houses and broker tours to make the sale a reality. Joy is a quality agent and is very honest. I would recommend her to anyone.

 

Anna


We found Joy to be an exceptional real estate agent. We worked with her over a year while we looked for the perfect second home. Joy was always prepared with information about each property and pointed out the positives as well as the negatives.She knows the market very well and was very knowledgeable about pricing. We often set last minute days that we would be available and she ALWAYS was accomodating. She made the purchase of our new home go very smoothly. I would definitely use Joy again in the future if needed and will recommend her to anyone needing a realtor.

 

Kathy and Jim


The best agent in the area. She guide you step by step during the hole process. She provides you with the financial information that you need and put them you in contact with the best in the industry. She helped us with everything that we really need. She is very patient and she always give more than 100% to find what you need.

 

Marcus


I'm made multiple relocations and by far, Joy Schwarting was the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. She first understood what type of house we were looking for and exceed our expectations on her commitment to find the right house. She was always available, before, during, and even after the closing on our purchase. She even stopped by to check on the house days after the closing while I was out of town, to make sure contractors were on track. Wonderful, wonderful person and agent. I would highly recommend her.

 

Dan and Liz


Joy has been a pleasure to work with! As first time home buyers, she put us at ease as she walked us through the process. Joy exceeded our expectations by always responding to our phone calls, emails, and texts, immediately. Not only is she prompt and professional, she always has a positive and upbeat attitude. She worked very hard and made us feel as if we were the only clients she was working for. We have had a great experience with Joy and we highly recommend her as a realtor!

 

Gretchen


We highly recommend Joy Schwarting. She was easy to work with, very responsive and motivated. We would give her an A+ and wish we could work with again on our next home purchase. Our house went on the market and we had an offer that afternoon. It was good that we could sell our house so quickly as we were relocating to the other side of the country. The closing happened remotely and Joy had arranged everything so it was very easy for us. She took great care of our house after we vacated it and had everything well prepared for the new owner. Highly highly recommended.

 

Naomi


Joy did an excellent job, both in helping us find the right house and guiding us through the whole process. I felt that Joy really cared and wanted to make sure we were absolutely happy with the house (no matter how many houses we wanted to look at, and that was quite a few). She was quick to point out potential issues/faults with properties, which was incredibly valuable. Joy was extremely accessible, quickly responding to calls/texts/emails, and often giving us updates into the evening. I can't recommend her highly enough.

 

Susan P.


Joy was our buying agent in the purchase of our first home. She was very knowledgeable of the area, and always pointed out the little details in certain neighborhoods that we would have missed. She was able to understand exactly what we were looking for after a few showings, and helped guide us into our new home with extreme patience and thoughfulness. When it came to negotiating and closing, Joy was wonderful. I had always heard that buying a house was a stressful experience, but she managed to alleviate that. Overall, Joy did an exemplary job.

 

Tyson


Joy was very easy to work with. Her knowledge of the real estate business is extensive. She was quick to get the house listed, provide open houses for people to walk through, then provide weekly feedback to me on the real estate traffic she created. In the end, the house sold quickly, due in part by the long hours she works for you. When I'm ready to sell my next house, I'll be calling on Joy. Less 

 

Steve and Lauren


Joy did an excellent job finding the perfect house for us. Even after looking at numerous houses, Joy told us to not be concerned about how many houses we need to look at as it was her job the find us the best house. Joy seemed to have our interest in mind. I would highly recommend Joy as your buyers agent.

 

Grege Marshak


Our requests/requirements for our new home were varied and many. Joy took them all into consideration before she recommended a viewing. Many houses later one was found that met our needs. She frequently said that it is her job and joy to find the one that "we" wanted. She is highly recommended for my friends, neighbors, and, if we ever need the service again, us. Buying and selling she is a "Joy" to work with.

 

Cindy


My experience with Joy was very pleasant and very easy. She is highly professional and very responsive. She provided valuable advice on pricing and market positioning, and when the sale came she was proactive in gathering and providing all the necessary paperwork and forms. As I was a seller from an out of town location, this was even more valuable to me. I was able to sign electronically, or via overnight mail easily and without fuss. I would recommend Joy without hesitation, and I was lucky to find her.

 

Mike Johnson


As a first time home buyer, Joy made the process extremely easy. She was willing to meet any time to show me homes. During the offer and closing process, she very helpful and pointed out many things I would have over looked. I would definitely recommend Joy as an agent to buy a home.

 

Mike H


Joy is helpful, reliable, prompt, professinal and she understands her client's needs. Joy helped us with the purchase of our first home and we are very appreciative of her guidance throughout the buying process!!

Amrita and Aravind


My husband and I were relocating for the first time to another state. I called Joy to list our home after it was staged and our listing was online within one day and we had an open house just over a week later. She priced our home well and we received multiple offers within 2 weeks of listing it. We were able to sell for just under asking price, which was more than what we thought we'd get in this market. After that our home sale was anything but typical. Our buyers were from another country so there was a bit of a communication barrier, but Joy did a very good job of contacting the seller's agent frequently to keep things moving in the right direction.

Michelle J.


We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Joy. We were fortunate to have her help to sell our home in a very difficult market. Although Joy was our next door neighbor, she was open and honest in managing our expectations as far as pricing, buyer feedback, etc. Though she had a vested interest in maintaining our asking price, she was very realistic in keeping our home comparable to that of the market. She was very prompt in her feedback to us and was helpful in suggesting staging and other aesthetics. We would highly recommend her to any buyer or seller in the St. Joseph area.

Travis


Our search for a home in the St. Joseph, Michigan area took us to unexpected turns at times. We were so impressed with Joy and her positive attitude and thoroughness. She made us feel like she was working only for us! That is a special gift!! While we were allowed our own reaction to homes, Joy guided us to see things to our own advantage. Our timeline allowed us only a short time to find a home, and she work relentlessly to find just the perfect home for us. She led us through the closing process, and it was reassuring to have her expertise right at our fingertips. Our local banker and insurance agent told us they were pleased that somehow we had found Joy, confirming the her professional reputation is excellent. We were so impressed with the ethics and dedication of this realtor. She easily became a friend and someone whom we would want to refer to anyone who wants the best. Our thanks to you, Joy!

Liz & Jim


Joy worked very hard and helped us a lot in the process of closing, financing, and making repair claims. Anytime our family wanted to see the house, Joy showed it without a problem. In the future if anyone wants to buy a house, I will recommend them to Joy.

Simranjit Singh


Joy was a joy to work with, She spent hours trying to help me find just the right home for me. We talked almost every day. She did not waste time on homes she knew would not be right for me. I would highly recommend her to help you sell or find the perfect home for you. She is not only helpful, knowledable but also a very sweet, kind and wonderful person. In the end you not only find your home, but you have made a dear friend.

D. Price


Being a first time home buyer, I was extremely happy to run into Joy at an open house. Joy was warm and open and immediately I knew that I wanted to work with her. She was extremely helpful and attentive to my needs and wants, showing me a variety of homes. Joy took a personal interest and she took the time to find the perfect home for my family. I am forever grateful.

Tracy


Joy helped our family tremendously to prepare our house for sale, market it appropriately, price it competitively, and successfully negotiate with the buyer. She knew what tasks needed to be done and gave us excellent advice. We had an offer on our home after it was on the market for only 5 weeks. Extraordinary results!

Mary Whitley


After several decades of property sales and purchases, I feel no hesitation in saying that Joy Schwarting is without doubt the best agent with whom I have worked. Such praise is not given easily. Joy demonstrated profound knowledge of what was for sale in the community and local market conditions. She was diligent in her preparations, finding interesting places missed in our computer searches. She was invaluable during all aspects of the purchase as well as going beyond the strict call of duty and being certain that the property was satisfactory even beyond the closure of the sale.

Ron Cohen

 


Joy is an outstanding realtor. She helped me my wife and I to purchase our first house in the US and was our first port of call when we decided to sell it. She is honest and was always present when we needed her. Highly recommended.

Euler and Raquel

 


We can across a house in Saint Joseph Michigan and there was an open house so we stopped to look. Joy was very good with letting us know what was going on with the house, problems she saw with it and helped us negotiate so that we were able to get the seller to the price we needed to be at so that we were able to get it. She even sacrificed some of her personal gain in order for us to get the house. She is a great person and keeps in touch long after we have lived in our house. She has helped us so much and we are very grateful that we found her.

Josh Johnson

 


Joy is a great to work with. She always supported and guided us through entire process. This being our first experience of buying a home we had many questions and joy answered every question of ours with a lot of patience. Joy was with us through out the process from searching for a house to closing. She is very involved. She guided me well and always put me at ease.she is very professional , experienced, knowledgeable, dependable, attentive, honest and helpful. Joy I want to take this as an opportunity and thank you for all you have done for us.

Avanthika

 


I have lived in seven different states and therefore needed the help of realtors many times, both buying and selling houses. I was often not happy with my choice of realtor. When my husband and I decided to retire and move to Florida, I knew I was going to have to deal with realtors again, so I did my homework and came across Joy Schwarting’s website. I read about her education, back ground, tips for both buyers and sellers, and testimonials from clients and I knew she was the one. No other realtor was as thorough. No other realtor had as many testimonials, which I considered important. Joy listed my house after some minor suggestions, provided an open house for other realtors and created an amazing virtual tour for advertising. She made our house look like it was out of a home decorating magazine. It worked. We sold our home the first week it was for sale!!! This was a great feat, since the market had just started to come back. I can’t say enough about her professionalism, her promptness in answering our every question, and providing feedback. She was honest and forthright in her dealings with us. In addition, she is the nicest human you will ever meet, and has knowledge of the real estate business that is equal to none. I cannot say enough good things about Joy. But I can say this: Joy is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever hired and we believe the best in Michigan.

Susan Price and Howard Edgin Benton Harbor, Michigan

 


The best agent in the area. She guide you step by step during the hole process. She provides you with the financial information that you need and put them you in contact with the best in the industry. She helped us with everything that we really need. She is very patient and she always give more than 100% to find what you need.

Jose Colon

 


I'm made multiple relocations and by far, Joy Schwarting was the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. She first understood what type of house we were looking for and exceed our expectations on her commitment to find the right house. She was always available, before, during, and even after the closing on our purchase. She even stopped by to check on the house days after the closing while I was out of town, to make sure contractors were on track. Wonderful, wonderful person and agent. I would highly recommend her.!

Dan Reed


Joy has been a pleasure to work with! As first time home buyers, she put us at ease as she walked us through the process. Joy exceeded our expectations by always responding to our phone calls, emails, and texts, immediately. Not only is she prompt and professional, she always has a positive and upbeat attitude. She worked very hard and made us feel as if we were the only clients she was working for. We have had a great experience with Joy and we highly recommend her as a realtor!

Susan P, Stevensville

 


We highly recommend Joy Schwarting. She was easy to work with, very responsive and motivated. We would give her an A+ and wish we could work with again on our next home purchase. Our house went on the market and we had an offer that afternoon. It was good that we could sell our house so quickly as we were relocating to the other side of the country. The closing happened remotely and Joy had arranged everything so it was very easy for us. She took great care of our house after we vacated it and had everything well prepared for the new owner. Highly highly recommended.

Yoash & Naomi, Benton Harbor

 


Joy did an excellent job, both in helping us find the right house and guiding us through the whole process. I felt that Joy really cared and wanted to make sure we were absolutely happy with the house (no matter how many houses we wanted to look at, and that was quite a few). She was quick to point out potential issues/faults with properties, which was incredibly valuable. Joy was extremely accessible, quickly responding to calls/texts/emails, and often giving us updates into the evening. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Mike H., St. Joseph

 


Joy was our buying agent in the purchase of our first home. She was very knowledgeable of the area, and always pointed out the little details in certain neighborhoods that we would have missed. She was able to understand exactly what we were looking for after a few showings, and helped guide us into our new home with extreme patience and thoughfulness. When it came to negotiating and closing, Joy was wonderful. I had always heard that buying a house was a stressful experience, but she managed to alleviate that. Overall, Joy did an exemplary job.

The Stewart, St. Joseph

 


Our requests/requirements for our new home were varied and many. Joy took them all into consideration before she recommended a viewing. Many houses later one was found that met our needs. She frequently said that it is her job and joy to find the one that "we" wanted. She is highly recommended for my friends, neighbors, and, if we ever need the service again, us. Buying and selling she is a "Joy" to work with.

Marcus M,. St. Joseph

 


Joy did an excellent job finding the perfect house for us. Even after looking at numerous houses, Joy told us to not be concerned about how many houses we need to look at as it was her job the find us the best house. Joy seemed to have our interest in mind. I would highly recommend Joy as your buyers agent.

Karen M., Stevensville

 


Joy was very easy to work with. Her knowledge of the real estate business is extensive. She was quick to get the house listed, provide open houses for people to walk through, then provide weekly feedback to me on the real estate traffic she created. In the end, the house sold quickly, due in part by the long hours she works for you. When I'm ready to sell my next house, I'll be calling on Joy.

Mike, St. Joseph

 


My experience with Joy was very pleasant and very easy. She is highly professional and very responsive. She provided valuable advice on pricing and market positioning, and when the sale came she was proactive in gathering and providing all the necessary paperwork and forms. As I was a seller from an out of town location, this was even more valuable to me. I was able to sign electronically, or via overnight mail easily and without fuss. I would recommend Joy without hesitation, and I was lucky to find her.

Brad, Florida


As a first time home buyer, Joy made the process extremely easy. She was willing to meet any time to show me homes. During the offer and closing process, she very helpful and pointed out many things I would have over looked. I would definitely recommend Joy as an agent to buy a home.

Eric, St. Joseph


Joy was my buying agent and helped my brother and I purchase a For Sale by Owner home. I could not have asked for a better agent to represent us. She was always available for any questions and was responsive to our every need. She dealt with the seller and even educated them as to the sale process. There was never a slowdown in the purchase even when there was a demand by the lending institution. Joy was on top of the situation and had it resolved in no time. She is a great orchestrator. She was able to communicate with my brother in Florida, the lender in Chicago, vendors and inspectors in St. Joseph, the owner and myself without anyone ever being in the dark about what was going on, at any particular time. Joy is a great negotiator, a knowledgeable real estate agent, a hard worker and very trustworthy. One could not find a better person to represent them. No matter if you are selling or buying a home I am convinced that there is no one better than Joy Schwarting to be your agent.

Marilyn and Bruce


Joy Schwarting was a pleasure to work with in purchasing our first home. She is honest and has a friendly, energetic personality. We especially appreciated how quickly she responded to our phone calls and emails, and how she advocated strongly for us during the closing procedures. I would gladly recommend her services to anyone searching for a new home. Thank you, Joy! We love our new home Joy! We appreciate all of your hard work!

Tyson, Jenny, and Violet


I would like to recommend our realtor Joy Schwarting to others who need to sell a house. She had numerous open houses to make certain that people could look at our house besides just those making an appointment. Since we lived out of town on the other side of the state, Joy was there to take care of meeting business people that we had coming to the house so we didn't have to drive three hours to do it. She called or e-mailed us to let us know what was going on with appointments and gave us feedback from when the house was shown. Joy was prompt in returning calls when she couldn't answer her phone. If you are considering selling a house, you would be well pleased with her as your realtor.

J. Warden


Thank you so much for helping us find our perfect house. We really appreciated all your hard work during the search and purchase process. You were always very quick to respond and go the extra mile to help answer our questions and meet our schedules to go house-hunting. My husband had emailed several realtors looking for one in the area and you responded within minutes to his inquiry! We KNEW you would be the best! Also, I want to personally thank-you for being so understanding and helpful to my situation - taking an 11 month-old house hunting. Thank you for watching him so I could get a good viewing of the houses we saw. You were so knowledgable even of non-realtor questions. Your expertise was greatly appreciated and we would HIGHLY recommend you!

Tony & Michelle Castelbuono


Thank You so much for working with us to find us a house. You have worked very hard and helped us a lot in the process of closing, financing, and making repair claims. Any time our family wanted to see the house, you showed it without any problem. In the future if anyone wants to buy a house, I will recommend them to you.

The Singh Family


We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Joy. We were fortunate to have her help to sell our home in a very difficult market. Although Joy was our next door neighbor, she was open and honest in managing our expectations as far as pricing, buyer feedback, etc. Though she had a vested interest in maintaining our asking price, she was very realistic in keeping our home comparable to that of the market. She was very prompt in her feedback to us and was helpful in suggesting staging and other aesthetics. We would highly recommend her to any buyer or seller in the St. Joseph area.

The McDougal


Joy was wonderful to work with. She went way above and beyond for me and my family. We could not have done this without her. Through all the trials on our end Joy was there every step of the way. I have never had the pleasure of working with someone so upfront, communicative and prompt. Thank You Joy for your upbeat attitude, your integrity, and professionalism. Our gratitude knows no bounds.

Stacye Cloinger


It has been a few years since we have been involved in looking for a home. Furthermore, we were looking in an area with which we were unfamiliar. Joy Schwarting helped us from the very beginning. She is a perfect realtor in our opinion. We could always rely on her professionalism, patience, and kindness as we looked at a great variety of homes. We always felt as if she was looking after our interests and we found that we could rely on her opinions. We would whole-heartedly recommend Joy as a realtor with high integrity, unending consideration for her clients, and willingness to persevere. She stuck with us in the details all the way through the closing. We found our experience with Joy a pleasure!

Liz and Jim Eggert


I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: "Joy Schwarting is an outstanding realtor who is devoted to her clients. She worked tirelessly for my family over multiple months to help us find our dream home. Throughout the entire process, Joy was professional, conscientious, and motivated. She carefully listened to our needs and helped us find the perfect home. Joy made my wife and I feel like we were her only clients and she truly cared about our long-term goals and aspirations. She worked diligently to set up countless home viewings, provide comprehensive price comparisons, secure necessary documentation, assist with follow-up requests and issues, and facilitate the home closing. Likewise, Joy worked persistently behind the scenes to ensure our home closing went as smoothly as possible. Joy also helped us with multiple nontraditional requests subsequent to our home purchase. She coordinated various follow-up requests, negotiated outstanding items, and executed our requests with professionalism and discretion. I would highly recommend Joy to anyone seeking to find the perfect home or sell an existing home. My wife and I have worked with various realtors in the past but Joy surpassed all our expectations. Joy is a pleasure to work with and a wonderful advocate for her clients.

The Parker


Joy made our first time home buying experience a breeze. It is because of Joy that my wife and I have our dream home. Whenever we were stressed after looking at a bunch of houses she would calm us down and at times keep us from making mistakes. Patience is a quality that I greatly admire in her and also have learnt from her. I would strongly recommend Joy as a Realtor for any home buyers/sellers as she will mitigate as much pain as possible through the process 

Raj and Nancy


Hi Joy, I want to extend my sincere thanks for all of the hard work you accomplished to sell my house. It all started in March, when I only presented a small interest in selling my house. You were very proactive and presented all the possible scenarios. I followed your recommendation to fix a few things on the house. Since I was living in aboard, you managed all the process with repairs and cleaning up. With the condition of the house improved, you found several interested buyers. Even with the economy in a recession, we were able to sell the house. You managed the entire sale process and encourage me to make right decision. You managed the cleaning procedure and the walk through, which was very difficult considering I left all the furniture and personal belonging there. We completed the sale in November, perfect timing and everything went very smoothly. You even remind me to cancel my utilities and others. So I can say you were more than a realtor to me. I sure couldn’t have done it without you. You did way more than I expected. So thanks again for all of your support, care, attention, and patience!!

Marcelo Castro


Joy, I hope you will achieve great success this year in your business. You have wonderful skills and dedication to your customers. Our family really appreciated your handling of the sale of our home in St. Joe. In a difficult economy, you got us an offer in 5 weeks! Fantastic! It was a pleasure working with you. Best of luck to you!

Mary Whitley 


There is not enough I can say about Joy Schwarting. She is knowledgable and the hardest working realtor I have ever worked with. I have known Joy for three years now and when my husband and I were ready to buy, she was always there to help us. She is honest, intelligent and will work endlessly to find you the right house at the right price. She took her time and showed us homes in different price ranges and listened to our wants and needs. I would highly recommend Joy if you are looking to buy a house or sell your house- she is the best!!

Julie Addis


If you are looking for a new friend or a place to live in Southwest Michigan, hope that you are lucky enough to meet Joy Schwarting. Two years ago fate brought us to Coldwell Banker Anchor and Joy. She immediately made us feel special and arranged a showing of property during our all too short visit. Fast forward two year later and thanks to Joy we are settling into our new house in St. Joseph Michigan. Joy is friendly and kind and really listens when you try to articulate what you want. She is patient when you reject 150 homes sent to your own personal portal and when you finally choose the right one, she is your biggest advocate. Returning to Michigan has brought us back to our family and old friends; meeting Joy has allowed us to come home. Now, what more could you ask from your realtor and your new friend, Joy Schwarting?

Pat & Sharon Davarn


From the first day we met and talked with Joy we were confident that she was going to do a good job for us. We found Joy to be straightforward, good-humoured and always helpful. She is organized and knowledgeable and always responsive and available. We are absolutely thrilled with our purchase and are grateful to Joy for her assistance. The level of service she provided was first class, and continued even after closing. We were very impressed ... If you are looking for a realtor who puts you first in the process, you have found one in Joy Schwarting.
Sincerely,
 
Christiana and Victor Awo 


 Thank you, Joy

Michelle and I would like to express our deep gratitude to Joy Schwarting for the fantastic work that she did in finding our new home in St. Joseph.  She worked patiently with us as we viewed properties during what turned out to be a protracted relocation situation.
Joy, unlike too many agents, went beyond simply waiting for the client to come in with their own computer generated list of possibilities.  She found an offering that could have been easily missed, and it became our new home.
Moreover, even after the sale, Joy provided invaluable aid during that “settling in” phase of new home ownership.  She was invaluable in making certain that everything was as it should be and that any issues were properly resolved.
We give Joy the highest recommendation possible for her dedication, helpfulness, and professionalism.

Michelle and Ron Cohen   


Joy is a great person to work with. She has been very pro-active in finding homes that we like. She would modify her search criteria as soon as she found out something new about what we liked. She doesn't ever fret if you don't like a house and will be ready to show the next as soon as you are done with one. Joy is great with kids as well. She used to play with our daughter while we are looking at the house!

Joy goes above and beyond to find you the best home and helps you settle in as best as she can. I am a first time home buyer and she guided me in every step of the process. I definitely recommend Joy as your realtor!

RASHMI KRISHNAMURTHY 


I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Joy Schwarting as a realtor. Throughout my entire house hunting process, Joy was professional, conscientious, enthusiastic and possessed a can-do attitude. In an industry where service and communication mean everything, Joy always went above and beyond.

Oftentimes, I felt as
though I was Joy's only client even though I really wasn't. Joy took the time to explain the positive and negatives of each house I looked at, did extra research on my behalf and made sure that my final house transaction ended smoothly and uneventful.

If you are looking
for a realtor who is honest, reliable, hardworking and on top of her game, then Joy is the realtor for you.  I could not have asked for a better realtor to work with!

Heather Kellstrom,
Ann Arbor, MI


Hello Joy,

We would like to take this opportunity to Thank You Very Much for all your hard work finding a home for us. Mary and I looked for months trying to find the right house for us. You stuck with us when I am quite sure others would have given up on us. We walked through snow drifts, drove to many houses only to turn around in the drive because of the poor conditions they were in, and even walked through many wet basements before we found our home.

When we finally found our home there was so much work to finalize our deal. Again stating that many others would have given up on us you plowed through all the paper work and made sure we got the best price for our house as well.

A month and a half after our closing you have still called us with important help full hints that in itself shows your determination to be not only a good Realtor but a great friend as well. We have been very fortunate to have you as our friend. We look forward to staying close with you through the many years ahead.

THANK YOU AGAIN JOY,   
Your Friends      

Mike & Maribel Tacy
St. Joseph, Michigan 


Joy, I appreciate everything that you have done for me to make it possible to find a home for my family.  I am so lucky that I ran into you at that open house and had you working on my side.  You went above and beyond for months, helping find the perfect house.  You had my best interests in mind and would never settle.  Thank you for treating me and Logan like family, and again, thank you for helping me with my house.

Sincerely,

Tracy Dettman
Michigan


What we love about Joy as an agent, is that she does not stop working for you until you are at closing, and even then it is not the end.  Jason and myself just do not think of Joy as our agent, but she is our friend as well. Buying a home is one of the most exciting times, but the paperwork can be frustrating at times. Joy will help you and encourage you every step of the way. We are very thankful for Joy, and after working with her you will be glad to!

Jason and Susan Smith
Michigan


Joy has shown her true intention to help us finding a perfect home since the beginning. She was always flexible and hard working, and because of that we could close the deal in a very short time frame. Beside that, she also exceeded our expectations offering lots of support and tips for other things out of her scope, which was very helpful. It has been a true pleasure to work with her during that period. For this reason, we strongly recommend her as a realtor.

The Alverenga
St. Joseph, MI


We were looking for a home for a few months. We could not have found a better person to help us with this task. Joy showed us house after house. She went around with us for hours in the worst part of winter. She seemed to have a way of being quite in tune with us. One day we just came across the perfect home for us. She made sure all of questions were answered. She left no stone unturned.

We are now good friends and we all three feel she is a part of our family. she is a hard worker and will help you find whatever you are looking for. We all three would highly recommend Joy, you will not be sorry!

Diana, Jeff and Nicole Price
Michigan


Thanks so much for all of your help Joy!! We enjoyed working with you and I'm glad that everything worked out in the end. Thanks also for all your advice and guidance during the selling process.

The Saikus
Chicago, IL


"Joy, it was such a pleasure working with you...With your diligence and hard work you helped me buy the house of my dreams...Thank you for everything"

The Fadel
St. Joseph, MI


Joy Schwarting represented us in both selling and buying our new home. She worked closely with us during the entire process so that we did not have to worry about any of the little details that come with selling and buying home. We felt that she was always looking out for our best interest.

What Joy did better than other agent was to provide us with timely feedback after each home showing. She also carefully inspected our home before we listed in and made inexpensive suggestions for us to modify the appearance. She the took amazing photos and made an awesome video of our house which was instrumental in getting our home sold in challenging marketing conditions.

The Geddes
St. Joseph, MI


It is my pleasure to write this letter of appreciation and recommendation which is well deserved.  Within the last year we were in the market looking for a new house and would have not found the house for us if not for Joy's dedication and hard work. The first thing that struck us about Joy was her willingness to do whatever it took to help us find what we were looking for.  This was our first home and we were very nervous and anxious about the process.  We could call her night or day with questions and she would help right on spot. We always felt much appreciated, comfortable and wanted while working with Joy.

Joy's honesty was another factor in our sticking with her as our realtor when finding a house. She never tried to lead us to a decision we did not want to make. She always gave us her honest opinion and when she felt something wasn't right for us she told us and was very truthful in that manner.

Joy was such a great help in the buying process and with her closing on the house was easy as pie. I would highly recommend Joy for anyone looking for a realtor professional in all aspects of purchasing a home.

God's Blessing

Josh Wold
Director of Youth Ministries
Trinity Lutheran Church and School
St. Joseph, MI


After meeting many realtors in the real estate business, I have never met any like Joy who is also helpful and really considerate. She stopped at nothing to help us get our first home. I never thought this dream of owning a home was possible until my husband and I met Joy.She answered all of our questions and did above and beyond anything we could have asked for in a realtor.

We had many trails, by she did whatever in her power to help us get out home.  Even now, after we have bought our home, she still comes by to see how we are and calls to see if we need anything. She is the most caring individual, and I am so happy that we met her.
 
Joshua & Kristen Johnson
St. Joseph, MI


After considerable disappointment trying to sell our home in the past, we were introduced by a friend to Joy Schwarting,who works for Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estates.

Joy took our home, after a year of non activity and during the cold and snowy month of November 2008, marketed a and promoted it so that we had a buyer in 39 days from her open house. She has excellent work ethics. She is hard working, energetic, innovative, a listener and very personable.  she will keep you informed and updated. 

It is our hope that with this letter we might peak your interest if you are in need of a great realtor, who will counsel, develop and work out a viable plan with you for the sale of your home. We give her our highest recommendation and would hope that you put your confidence in her.

Happy House Selling
J&C
St.Joseph, MI


The purpose of this letter is to provide a recommendation for Joy Schwarting. The highest compliment we can give Joy is to have her assist us in another sale of property and we have asked Joy to do this. Joy's professionalism, attention to details, and integrity resulted in a quick and fair sale. We would not hesitate to recommend Joy to any person that in selling property or looking to buy.

The De Voirs,
St. Joseph, MI


It is with great pleasure that I recommend Joy Schwarting. Joy has always displayed a high  degree of honesty, integrity,responsibility and ambition. I have been associated with Joy  when requested her to find a property as an investment in Chicago, IL, while I was  residing in other state.  She is always on time and I can always depend on her. She gives  110% to work for me. I purchase the property without having to come to Illinois once.

Joy act on my behalf from searching the right property and through the closing. She always  keep me inform. After closing, Joy found the tenant for me.  Joy takes care of my business  without an worry. She is knowledgeable in the real estate market. She knows what's expected of her and does a great job. I am happy to give her my wholehearted recommendation.

The Maliks,
KY


Having know Joy Schwarting for long time, it is without hesitation that Joy exemplifies all of the skills and knowledge of a successful, personable,  and dependable realtor. Joy represented my family and me through the sale of a condo in downtown Chicago, along with
the purchase to two condos all within 2007.

If there is one thing I can say about Joy, it is that she will do whatever it takes to get the job done, and get the job done right. Her continuous optimism made the purchase of two condos as less stressful as possible, even with all of the conflicts that had arisen during the process.  At the end, it led to the pleased purchase of a beautiful condos in Chicago. The buying process could not have been any easier if it weren't for Joy presenting my family and me.  

She is a hard-working individual who made countless phone calls and even assisted in the move-in procedures with the condominium association.  Joy is making sure we bought a home that we were 100% happy with. No matter how busy Joy is, she was always there for our family. In all, I sold my condo within a reasonable time and got my asking price and purchased two other condos within my budget.

Sincerely Yours,
The Chaiarts
Chicago, IL


Without reservations, I highly recommend Joy Schwarting, who represented me when I sold my single-family residence of 34 years in Naperville, IL and purchased a new home in Aurora, IL both of which closed on June 25,2007.

Joy was very personable,knowledgeable, dependable,and professional throughout this real-estate experience.She was always cheerful and optimistic (positive attitude) and made me feel like I was her number one priority(even though I knew she had other clients).

I was impressed by her comprehensive knowledge of the local housing market and her understanding of what it takes to prepare a home for sale. She recommending hiring a professional to stage my home and she suggested various upgrades, all of which resulted in the successful sale of my home after being in the market less than two months.

I could depend on Joy to do whatever she said she would do, whenever she would do it. For instance, she scheduled several open houses for brokers and buyers, always making sure that I was informed and that she was there to do a good job of showing my home. I was able to
depend on her availability when I need to talk to her, which meant getting answers to my questions-quickly-throughout this process.

Despite a slow market, I was able to get my asking price and sell my home within a relatively short period of time, and I was able to find a new residence that fit my personality and meets my needs, within the budget I had set.

Sincerely Yours,

Owen Wavrinek
Naperville, IL