With more than a decade of experience in both the Chicagoland and Vail, CO real estate markets, Joie DeGraff offers her clients a one-stop-shop for both buying and selling. With expertise in real estate sales, negotiations, customer service and senior-level decision-making, Joie focuses on residential sales. She has worked with a variety of clients who are ready to move to the city, stay in the suburbs, as well as upgrade or downsize their homes. Joie joined Chicago's premier real estate brokerage firm, @properties, as part of WexlerGault Group, which has produced more than $500 million in business.
Buying a home can be both exhilarating and stressful, but when you hire Joie to be your broker, she takes the guesswork out of the equation for you. Joie offers her clients a full-service package as she manages the entire real estate transaction from pricing to open houses, to negotiating and closing.
As a seller's agent, Joie can help with staging, decluttering personal items, and also advise on potential repairs to give the home more appeal to potential buyers. As a buyer's agent, Joie offers clients her neighborhood expertise, negotiations skills as well as developing design concepts.
Joie lives in heart of Lincoln Park with her family which includes her two daughters and Bernese Mountain dog, Teddi. When she is not busy working in real estate, you can find her riding her bike along the lakefront, enjoying Chicago's cultural scene, amazing restaurants and the outdoors.
Clients are saying:
"Joie is one of the most tenacious and dedicated brokers I know. I have used her personally to buy and sell my houses, with great results, and have been so pleased that I have also referred her to many friends and clients who have likewise been extremely satisfied with her dedication and hard work. I highly recommend Joie if you are looking to buy or sell a home."
"'Ive used Joie in 3 transactions. 2 buys, 1 sell. She goes beyond the basic show a house. Once under contract there is much detail and follow up needed and she is always on top of it. Reminding me of deadlines and things that need to be done. She has a remarkable list of handyman and contractors that can do anything and for a reasonable price. I had a handyman contractor and roofer ready to go the day after I closed on my house. She gets to know you and what you want. She found me my house when I was in Europe. She sent me videos and photos and answered every question I had by communicating through texts and emails 24hrs a day. I was So confident in the information that I was able to make an offer before I got back to the states to actually see the house. And when I did, it was exactly as presented to me"
"Joie DeGraff is an exceptional professional realtor. She assisted our family in researching and negotiating our perfect home in the Vail Valley. We have lived in the Valley for over 30 years and have owned 5 properties. The transaction that Joie represented us in was seamless, perfectly handled, and was a win-win for us and the sellers. It is a great loss to our community that Joie decided to relocate with her family back to the Chicago area but I am certain this is a great gain for the real estate industry there. I would highly recommend Joie to represent any buyer or seller of real estate and I do so with absolute certainty that every detail will be handled meticulously, professionally and with the utmost integrity."
"I was actually working with another realtor to sell my property before I met Joie. My property was on the market for about three months and then I decided to pull it since we were having no luck selling. Then I met Joie socially and it came up in conversation. She gave me great advice on how to show it and also told me realistically what to expect. In addition, she hired a professional photographer to help with the MLS photos. Two weeks later we were under contract. I have never had that much success with any realtor before. I appreciated her hard work, stellar communications and forthcoming attitude. I highly recommend you call Joie for all your real estate needs!"
"Joie was excellent to work with. Very attentive to detail, worked hard for us, and got us the price we wanted. I highly recommend Joie as a broker."