Joan Burny

Joan Burny

Broker       

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 50 reviews


"We worked with Joan Burny for both the original purchase and the eventual sale of this home. In both transactions, she was very patient with us and extremely helpful. She took the time to explain the market to us, provide research on pricing, and provided insight on preparations for the sale. She exceeded all expectations for customer service and communication in both transactions."



"So when I decided to search for my first house in Deer Park, I did not have an agent to start with. The first house we picked had four agent listed and Joan was one of them. We decided to reach out to her. So we called and got an answer immediately. The first time we met we knew we piked the right person to help us find our house. She took her time answering our questions and assured us that she will always be available and accessible. She was very patient with us and not pushy at all. Some properties we saw once, twice and three times. We felt that she really cares about the purchase and she made sure that we were getting the best deal. we also felt that during the negotiation process. She definitely gave us the right advice. We were so fortunate to have worked with her. We love our new house."



"Joan was fantastic throughout the process!
We were relocating from TN and knew very little about the area; Joan gave us the local insights we needed to help guide our decision making.
We were accompanied by our three young children on our house hunting trips - Joan toggled back and forth between being our agent and expert child minder.
Joan was responsive at all times and went above and beyond to help us through the process between offer and closing, and even beyond closing where Joan checked on the house and took trash out for us before we were in-state. Thanks Joan! We couldn't have done it without you."



"It was such a pleasure to work with Joan. Everything went extremely smoothly as a result of her continuous follow through. I definitely will be recommending her to others."


"I have been working with Joan for almost 10 years. She has helped me with my personal residences as well as numerous investment properties and I have nothing but great things to say about her. She is always immediately responsive to my questions, emails, calls, etc. She has a great attitude and I never feel like she is "pushing" me into anything. All around, she's a great agent and I would highly recommend her!"


"Joan is amazing. She has helped us close several transactions. We are kept well informed throughout the process and she works hard to ensure that all of our requests are met. I would highly recommend adding her to your team."



"Joan was a pleasure to work with throughout the sale of my house. Her professionalism and expertise was appreciated."



"This has been such a painless and amazing experience! Joan was so supportive and helpful. She works effectively and efficiently. Your company is lucky to have her working for you!"



"Joan was the best and was very patient. She knew going in that my plan was to take my time and wait until I found the perfect house for me. She stuck by me for nearly a year while I refused to settle for what was available and kept searching until we found the place that was exactly what I'd been looking for. Thank you very much. It's been a pleasure."



"Joan is absolutely remarkable at her responsibilities as an agent/broker. She reacted quickly to our needs as well as the client's that she was representing. I at any point would highly recommend your firm based on Joan's performance."



"We are so glad that a realtor friend in Charlotte recommended Joan. Joan was amazing to work with on our interstate relocation. Her knowledge of the area and local process allowed us to find and close on our home in under 30 days."



"Joan is a total professional who has a lot of experience and knowledge and always gives wise counsel. My condo was sold quickly and for a fair price.
Russ"



"Joan Burny is one of the most well respected realtors in this area. She has been my agent for more than 10 years and has always been professional, honest and trustworthy. I ask for her advice on everything before I proceed, that is how much I trust her judgement. She has been in the field for many years and she sure knows the business quite well. I would never consider going to anyone but her. I can't say enough about how professional, kind and courteous she is. She has always gone above and beyond to help her clients. Thank you Joan. I don't know what I would have done without you."



"Best realtor I've ever worked with! I've recommended her to several people I knew and she did an excellent job. I will definitely use her expertise again. She is honest, reliable, and very approachable."



"Joan is very knowledgeable and always responds timely. She takes time to listen and understand what your needs are and is very friendly. We will be listing with her soon."



"Really good listener. We told her what we were looking for. She found a number of listings that matched that and didn't waste our time.
Very responsive. Excellent communication"



"I am an investor and have closed a few properties with Joan. She does what she needs to do right away . She is very prompt in calling back and and on time at all appointments. She provided valuable insight about the properties nd the surroundings. In addition to help me find very profitable properties, her professional and pleasant personality creates a nice business experience."



"I had recently been divorced and found myself searching for a more modest home in my same neighborhood. A challenge, since it was a more affluent area than my new finances may be able to handle. Joan had a complete understanding of my needs and worked hard on my behalf to ensure that all my options were on the table. She was available at a moments notice to answer all of my questions, and educated me about the process along the way.
Today, I am the proud owner of a home I love ...in the neighborhood I didn't want to leave. I credit Joan for her patience, hard work and perseverance. I couldn't have made this dream come true without her.
Her honesty and great sense of humor were a bonus!"



"Joan is simply the best! She made me feel comfortable and at ease while educating me on the buying process as a whole. I was able to relax and focus on making the right decision for me without feeling rushed."



"Joan has helped us purchase 3 homes. When ever we find a home to buy she is always available to show the home and does all the research. We receive daily emails from her when a home in our price ranch comes on the market. She is the best all around and would only use her for our home sales and purchases.

John K"



"Joan was very informative throughout our entire process of home buying. She was attentive and paid special care to details. Joan was quick to respond via phone and e-mail to answer any and all of our questions and concerns. Her knowledge was a gift during our search for a home. I would highly recommend Joan Burny!"



"I have been working with Joan for almost 8 years. She is the most attentive agent that I have EVER worked with. I have never purchased property with Joan, but I have always used her services to find the most perfect rental property for me. I have very specific needs as a renter, due to the fact I must have a property that can accommodate my home business as a Fitness Trainer and also find a unit that fits my personal taste. She always did very intense searches and never treated me like I was not an important client, just because I was a renter! She was able to locate me 4 perfect locations over the eight years and I don't know what I would have done without her.
Charmaine Ebert"



"She's very knowledgeable and ridiculously nice. No matter what you throw at her, she always moves forward with a genuine smile. She made a somewhat tedious task become a very enjoyable process. Highly recommend working with Joan Burny!"



"She was very knowledgeable of the whole process and very quick to respond to all communication. We only saw three properties with her and decided to buy the first house she showed us. She listed our house too and did a great job following up with all parties that came through our house. We tried listing the property for higher than she suggested, when we lowered the price to her suggestion the house sold the very next day. We already recommended her to some friends. She was a grew help in the whole process."



"In 2004 my husband, son and I began looking for a house in Barrington and Lake Zurich, with Joan. We were new to the midwest, first time buyers, had no idea what to look for in a house or how to find a safe, family friendly neighborhood.

Joan was exceptionally patient with our inexperience. The real estate vocabulary, the pros and cons of each town, and the whole procession of steps in buying a home was foreign to us.

As we searched, I noticed, and really appreciated, that Joan didn't mind going at the leisurely pace of our newly walking 1 1/2 year old, or that we could had to work around his nap times. She listened closely to our list of what we really wanted in our home and what just couldn't work for us. Many of the items on the two lists were to accommodate our son's energy and his safety, i.e. nothing by a lake, or on a busy street.

After over six months, maybe over nine months, of searching, and viewing dozens and dozens of houses, she located one for us in which the lower level ran the full length of the house. It provided an ample running area for our toddler during the winter, and extra room for his large table full of Thomas trains.

Joan persevered through our indecision. I am thankful for her dedication and sticking with us through the long journey to find our "home". We have been in the same location for over a decade.

Whenever it is time to move from our current home, Joan will be the first person I contact to help with the process of selling our house and finding the next ideal home for our needs."



"Joan was very helpful in the selling process. She walked me thru the steps regarding the sale of my condo. She also provided me with the online tools to research my neighborhood. She is very knowledgeable in her field and cares about her clients."



"I have personally recommended Joan to 3 people and each found their dream home through Joan! She was very helpful through the entire process of shopping and closing which can be scary for 1st time home buyers."


"Joan is absolutely remarkable at her responsibilities as an agent/broker. She reacted quickly to our needs as well as the client's that she was representing. I at any point would highly recommend your firm based on Joan's performance."


"Joan is great! I appreciated her ready availability when a home of interest came on the market. I appreciated her flexibility with my schedule. House hunting/selling can be stressful but she always had a calmness about her. Plus, she has a great personality and we had quite a bit of fun!"


"Joan is a excellent real estate broker"


"Joan is great and very atttenttive"


"Joan was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her."


"Joan was determined to help us find a house that we loved and exceeded our expectations!"


"Working with Joan was a wonderful experience. She was flexible, accommodating and always available when we had questions. Joan looked out for our best interest throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell."


"Joan was the best and was very patient. She knew going in that my plan was to take my time and wait until I found the perfect house for me. She stuck by me for nearly a year while I refused to settle for what was available and kept searching until we found the place that was exactly what I'd been looking for. Thank you very much. It's been a pleasure."


"Joan was so patient with us during a long house hunt! She was professional, knowledgeable and fun to be with!"


"Joan worked with us and was able to direct us to our eventual purchase without any pressure. Pleasant and friendly in what is probably a very competitive marketplace. Thanks Joan we both wish you continued Success!"


"Joan is a very effective professional. She conducts business in a pleasant and comprehensive manner. She is punctual and very knowledgeable about the real estate conditions that affect my transactions."


"Always great and there for me. Works hard to make sure we find just the right place."


"After a year of searching... Joan helped me find my dream house. Even when I wanted to give up. I am so happy that I had her go guide be through this process. Patience ,positivity, and friendliness is what makes Joan the best."


"Joan is responsive, quick and a great pleasure to work with. I have worked with Joan for 7 years and have always felt that she is working with me and for my good. She keeps you informed and will give you advise as necessary. I highly recommend Joan!"


"Amazing experience, we were buying our first home and we obviously have many questions, Joan helps us answer all of our concerns and make us move forward with the place we choose. PS:Always quick, polite and punctual on any appointment."


"This has been such a painless and amazing experience! Joan was so supportive and helpful. She works effectively and efficiently. Your company is lucky to have her working for you!"


"Joan was a pleasure to work with throughout the sale of my house. Her professionalism and expertise was appreciated."


"After a year of searching... Joan helped me find my dream house. Even when I wanted to give up. I am so happy that I had her go guide be through this process. Patience ,positivity, and friendliness is what makes Joan the best."


"This was our second transaction with Joan and she continues to be a premium agent in assisting clients. We felt very well connected to the process and prepared prior to listing. She walked us through each step and pointed out issues before they could be major problems."


"Joan is responsive, quick and a great pleasure to work with. I have worked with Joan for 7 years and have always felt that she is working with me and for my good. She keeps you informed and will give you advise as necessary. I highly recommend Joan!"


"Joan is an excellent broker as well as a friendly and positive person. She was our agent fours years ago when we bought and we chose her again when it was time to sell our house. She did whatever she could to sell our house. She was very responsive to our questions and very professional. We highly recommend Joan."


"Joan was very knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in and was on top of everything. She responds to a client's need immediately and has an excellent vendor list for referral. Coming from out of state, we needed someone who could help us with a broad range of questions and issues, and Joan was just that person. It was a lot of fun looking at houses with Joan and we are thankful for all of her help and efforts. She cares greatly about finding her client the perfect house."


"Joan was so attentive from the time I 1st phoned and even after the papers were signed. This is the second time I have benefitted from Joan's professionalism and caring. She didnt waist my time and was available anytime I needed her or wanted to see a home, yet again. I would call Joan again without hesitation. I have used other Realtors in the past and none can hold a candle to Joan."


""From the first time we met with Joan, she made us feel extremely comfortable and could relate to us on many levels. When we think of Joan, three words come to mind: passion, integrity, and service. Her commitment to us and her outstanding professionalism was beyond our highest expectations. She was always extremely knowledgeable and made herself available to us any time of day or night. With Joan's drive and passion for her clients, she will always be a first class realtor in our books. After our experience with her selling a house and purchasing a new home, we would never think of using anyone else. Joan is simply the best!""


""From the first time we met with Joan, she made us feel extremely comfortable and could relate to us on many levels. When we think of Joan, three words come to mind: passion, integrity, and service. Her commitment to us and her outstanding professionalism was beyond our highest expectations. She was always extremely knowledgeable and made herself available to us any time of day or night. With Joan's drive and passion for her clients, she will always be a first class realtor in our books. After our experience with her selling a house and purchasing a new home, we would never think of using anyone else. Joan is simply the best!""


"Time moves so fast. I wanted to take a moment and let you know how pleased we were with your services. As veteran movers I know we put you through a lot with our requirements and changes. Your knowledge of the area and outstanding capability utilizing the tools of the trade were very evident. Your work experience dealing with corporate relocations helped seal the deal for us. I will be using and recommending your services in the future. Looking forward to working with you again."


"It is difficult to choose the right agent sometimes. It is a big decision because you are helping us make a big decision. I felt very comfortable with you right away. You gave us unbiased information about all of the areas. You went out of your way to show us special places in each town. You were so easy to talk to and we can't possibly thank you enough for your care. We are very happy with our new home."


"Skilled and location knowledgeable with deep professional contacts and network. Joan was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her highly."


"Joan was very helpful with our relocation. She showed us a wide variety of home choices, information on neighborhoods, towns, and schools. She understood our preferences and worked with us and the seller even after the close to assure us the best of service."


"Overall a great experience. Joan is very knowledgeable about the area and overall transition process."


"Thank you for all you time and efforts. Your knowledge of the Barrington area really helped us pinpoint exactly where we wanted to live. In the end, you found the perfect house for us in a great neighborhood too! Coming from out of state, we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again!"


"We're so glad that it was Joan who responded on my inquiry online. She is the best! She's very helpful and honest. She was there every time we were having hiccups with the house buying process."


""Organized, thorough, great knowledge...""Appreciated candid feedback, no pressure, patience! 'Personal' opinions were appreciated. Organized, thorough and great knowledge of our target area."



""...always there to answer questions...""Joan was always there to answer my questions either via email or phone. She was knowledgeable about the area or surrounding areas and knew a lot about specific builders. She worked very hard to find us the 'right' home for our family, which includes two girls. Thank you, Joan. Thanks for being so patient while house hunting." --"


"..put our minds at ease...""Thanks for all your hard work and personal attention in this process! It put our minds at ease and we are truly enjoying the house!!""



""We would highly recommend her...""With relocating from out of state, we were unfamiliar with many of the suburbs of interest to us. Joan was very knowledgeable with all of the suburbs and committed much time to helping us with our home search. She was extremely friendly and we enjoyed our time searching for homes with her. We would highly recommend her to anyone we come across that is in need of a realtor. Thanks!" --"



"...committed, hard working, friendly.""Joan, you are the best! We could not have handpicked a better realtor. You were there every step of the way. Any questions we had you answered. You were/are very committed, hard working and friendly. We would highly recommend you and are glad to call you our 'first friend in Barrington'!""



"...great follow up.""Joan had her hands full with us as she took my wife and I out on several house hunting trips, but only one with us together. We worked from August to December which is an indication of Joan's persistence. When we finally decided on a house, Joan exhibited great follow up." -"



"...keeping us informed...""You were absolutely fabulous at communicating with us and keeping us informed throughout our search and buying process. Thank you for your patience and dedication. Thanks to you the home buying part of our relocation from Arizona to Illinois was wonderful. We look forward to working with you again." -"


"...invaluable...fantastic...""We have been very happy with all of your assistance in finding a home long distance and arranging showings when we came to the area for house hunting. Your assistance before and during our house hunting was invaluable...fantastic. We also appreciate your help in our follow up questions since we moved to the area in a new home. We will definitely use your services down the road when we need a realtor.""



""Always available...""Always available, returns calls promptly and uses multiple resources to obtain information.""


"...would recommend her to everyone.""Sarah and I had a great time looking for our new home with Joan. She was very easy to be and work with. She would let us know her honest opinion when we would ask without talking us into anything. We hope to keep in touch with Joan and would recommend her to everyone.""


"...listening to what we were saying...""Joan, you were very helpful. All of your service was good but what I recall most is your upbeat attitude and listening to what we were saying we liked and didn't like. It made house hunting almost (almost!) a pleasure !""


""She was there when I needed her...""Joan was very good at hearing what I was looking for, suggesting areas that I might like, and then working with my crazy schedule to help me find a house. She was there when I needed her and recommended everything from a lawyer to a handyman. My move would have been very difficult without her""


""Very easy to do business with.""She was very friendly and took a real interest in our family and our needs." --"


""Joan, by far, was the best!""This is our third corporate relocation. We have worked with several realtors buying and selling homes as a result of these moves. Joan, by far, was the best! Her commitment, follow up and pleasant personality was greatly appreciated.""


"...knowledge of area - outstanding capability"Time moves so fast I wanted to take a moment and let you know how pleased we were with your serivces. As veteran movers I know we put you through a lot with our requirements and changes. Your knowledge of the area and outstanding capabilities utilizing the tools of the trade were very evident. Your work experience dealing with corporate relocations helped seal the deal for us. I will be using and recommending your services in the future. Look forward to working with you again.""


""top notch real estate professional""Let me say that it was truly my pleasure to work with you. You made my life easy by helping me find resources in a neighborhood that I was unfamiliar with and helped me find a knowledegable handyman, pleasant, reliable, and honest. I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a top notch real estate professional.""