Paula Joyce's enthusiastic attitude is contagious! A real people-person, she makes the entire process of buying or selling a home manageable, enjoyable and efficient! While negotiating the best possible deal for you, Paula is determined to achieve a win-win result for all. Through the negotiation process, Paula is known for her perseverance and ability to calmly work with both sides in an effort to pull a deal together. This is especially important in the current real estate market.
"I am a problem solver by nature. I enjoy working with people and really listening to their concerns. Most importantly I love my job, so I don't mind putting in whatever time it takes to make my clients happy." Paula has many satisfied customers as the biggest source of her business comes from referrals from past clients.
When assisting you on a purchase, Paula will help define your needs, work within your budget and preview homes for you, making the process as effortless as possible.
When marketing your home for sale, Paula will present you with a specific "to do" list of items to be addressed to make your home "market ready." She will offer you all of the resources necessary to complete the list. She also brings a stager to assist in making your home appeal to the greatest number of buyers.
Paula is known for her attention to detail and boundless energy. She will work closely with you through the buying or selling process, and offer you constant follow up. Having relocated years ago, Paula understands what it's like to pick up and move your family to a new area. "When I moved my family to the North Shore I wanted information about schools, neighborhoods, community services, park districts, camps, libraries, train schedules, pools, bike trails, tennis courts, skating rinks, shopping and medical facilities! It was an involved process and I can appreciate exactly what my clients need to help them with this process."
Raised on the East Coast, Paula attended Simmons College in Boston and received a B.A. in Business. After several years working at an ad agency and then selling ad space in New York City, she relocated to Northbrook in 1990. She and her husband live in Northbrook. Her son lives in Los Angeles and works in "the business" and her daughter lives in Chicago and works in advertising. With lots of friends in the community, Paula Joyce often connects her new clients with past clients helping them to settle in quickly. She will help you navigate your way through the purchase or sale of your home in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Clients are saying:
"I came to Paula with a very time sensitive purchase requirement with specific requirements. She understood my needs so well that we only looked a one property. It was a perfect match for my needs. I had to expedite the closing and it all got done in 3 days! Paula has continued to be a key resource for me. Would I recommend Paula? YOU BET!"
"Paula is amazing! She was patient and professional throughout the entire process. She was even up for house hunting with us in blizzards and sub-zero temparatures. When it came time to negotiate, she got us the price we wanted. I highly recommend her."
"My husband and I met Paula while viewing a house during an open house event. I, especially knew, that I could work with Paula in finding a house that fit our needs. I was not wrong. In working with her it became very evident that while she values the sale she values the partnership/relationship with clients ever more. She is honest. Her attention to detail coupled with knowledge and great communication skills made this process of making an offer, negotiation, and finally closing run very smoothly. Her network of connections helped us to find competent contractors, plumbers, electricians, and handymen. After the sale, Paula continued to check in with us to see how we were settling in our home. I will recommend to family and friends."
"Working with Paula was exactly what we needed. We were downsizing from the home we'd lived in for 35 years & it was a big task--both physically & emotionally. Paula was extremely supportive & responsive to our needs. She helped us price our house to sell quickly & it sold right away. Paula was there to provide support during every single step of the process--from day one to the closing. Could not have done it without her!!"
"Paula Joyce was amazing in organizing my home, evaluating the local market, finding someone to assist me with packing, and a stage in my home to present it’s best foot forward."