Although I was born and grew up in the Upper Midwest, not Texas, I got here as quickly as I could! I was raised in a family that considered the real estate business just a part of growing up: Dad, my two brothers and sister are builders involved in both residential and commercial development. It was a natural that I would begin my career in the "family business" when I moved to the Southlake area in 1991. With more than 17 years as a REALTOR, I can honestly say that I love the business because I love to work with the customers and clients, the Buyers and Sellers. I enjoy having a positive effect on these people's lives through successful real estate transactions.
Known for my attention to detail and ability to concentrate on each individual Buyer and/or Seller, I am also highly skilled at today's leading edge technology.great assets for clients and customers. To quote comments from a recent customer, ".it was a perfect experience and a great investment.Joel's a terrific guy.all very smooth.no stress.I would definitely recommend him." My clients do not hesitate to recommend me.in fact, they want their friends and relatives to have the same great real estate experience they've had. Over 60% of my sales and listings come from the recommendations of previous clients!
Whether listing a home, leasing an office, working with a builder to locate prime development property or working with excited buyers, I am intent on meeting the needs of my clients and customers. I love it when clients tell me, "Joel, you really made the difference in our lives." The biggest compliment is a referral.and the best accomplishment is a quality relationship with a customer for life!
A cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Banking and Investments, I have also served in the Texas Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant in the Signal Corps. In my off-duty hours, I enjoy bass fishing, gardening and landscaping, as well as international travel.
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* Residentail Real Estate
* First Time Home Buyers
* Investment Properties
* New Construction
* Commercial Real Estate
Meet Jo Ella Barrett!
As a native Texan, Jo Ella has been working in Real Estate for over 25 years and loving it! Relocation from across the states or across the mid-cities is her specialty. As a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute and a Certified Residential Specialist, she has a complete understanding for the commitment of time and energy it takes to make a move.
This is proven by being a consistent office leader along with the honors of being named to the Tarrant County Top 50 and Ft Worth Business Press Five Star Customer Service Award citing the top 2% of realtors. Spare time is spent as a charter member of North Texas SNAP (Special Needs Assistance Partners).
The communities of Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Flower Mound, Coppell, Las Colinas and all the mid-cities are areas that keep her interacting with selling and listing Real Estate.
CENTURION Agent, 1995-2006
Member of the Masters Club
Century 21 Top 21 in the South Central Region along 20,000 agents
Century 21 Top ranked agent in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and 20th in the South Central Region
Proud Associate in the No. 1 CENTURY 21 Office Worldwide in Closed Units
Consistent Top Agent for CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. for more than 19 Years
Listed in Who's Who in Real Estate
Serving All of Your Real Estate Needs Since 1988.
Specializing in Investment and Farm and Ranch Property in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Surrounding Areas
Relocation Specialist! Stronge Negotiator!
I like telling people what we can do verses what we can't do. Let's include YES in our vocabulary. I am very good at navigating through the right paths to obtain one's goal. Anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it. I am very passionate, energetic, and I am always looking out for my client's best interest. I believe in providing a high level of quality service. Shouldn't everyone!
From a young age I knew I was destined to pursue a career where I would work with interiors, real estate, and development. As a child, I would sit at the dining table with a sheet of paper and a pencil. Starting with one house, and then another, I would create a neighborhood of homes. After I sketched out the first page, I would continue to draw additional neighborhood phases, page after page. I have always been very creative and have always loved being a part of the building process.
In 1994 I pursued a track and cross-country scholarship at the University of North Texas. Originally from San Antonio, my new life in Dallas Fort Worth began with my first year in college. My area of study was in Business and Merchandising of Home Furnishings, graduating with a Master's of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree.
In addition to my education, I have 19 years of experience and strong knowledge in the world of business, as well as in the corporate furniture industry. My experience includes coordinating the opening of over 100 new furniture retailers nationwide. I have been responsible for supervising, hiring, training, and developing merchandisers and operational associates. While working in Corporate America, I learned the importance of building relationships with my clients, colleagues, vendors, CEOs, elite organizations, and charities'.
As an expert in home staging, I know what it takes to get your home market ready. In addition to staging, my background includes a long history of event planning and marketing. I continually visit the Dallas World Trade Center Markets and Dallas Design District to keep up with the latest trends. This is very valuable when it comes to showcasing my client's home in the best way possible. Not only is it important to capture the visual presentation through photography, when marketing your real estate investment, I want the buyer to see themselves living there. It is about making the house your home, from the moment you pull into the driveway, to the experience you feel as you walk through the front door.
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
National Association of REALTORS
Texas Association of REALTORS
MetroTex Association of REALTORS
Awards & Recognition:
University of North Texas 2009 Outstanding Merchandising Alumna.
Top runner for UNT Women's Cross-Country and Track Team, 1994-1999.
Set school record in 3000 meter, indoor track, 1st place.
Lead team in 1995 Southland Conference Cross-Country All-Conference, 3rd place.
UNT Women's Tennis Team, 1994-1995.
Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Tri4Life 12 month series, women's 5-K 1st place overall runner.
Company sponsored runner and cyclist.
What my clients are saying:
Amy put so much effort into the prep of the house for sale, it sold immediately! She oversaw the remodeling as well as worked on finding a new house for me. She was supportive and informative every step of the process. I never felt concerned or worried. She went above what I expected. I will highly recommend her to anyone who needs an agent.
Sold in 1 day
We had a great experience with our Realtor Amy Anderson. Amy was very professional and knowledgeable through the whole process, and very diligent and reliable. We love our new home and will always recommend Amy as a Realtor! -Luciana
Amy Anderson was nothing short of awesome while helping my wife and I buy our first house. She was very knowledgeable, understood our needs very well and was a pleas