Meet Joanie


 
Joanie was born and raised in England, and moved to the US in 1981 with her husband John. Her professional background stems from the world of finance and mergers and acquisitions, in both London and New York City.

Joanie brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to her customers. She attributes her growing list of satisfied customers to her diligence, honesty and attention to detail, while helping buyers and sellers achieve the goals. Joanie’s continued and constant success is derived mostly from personal referrals and her exceptional reputation. She listens carefully to her buyers and sellers to clearly understand their needs.

Joanie ‘s upbeat and positive manner helps to make her real estate transactions not only successful but enjoyable as well. Joanie is a full-time real estate professional who is available 7 days a week. She is prepared to handle any issues that might arise, with competence and promptness. Joanie’s marketing expertise, market knowledge, negotiating skills and thorough follow-up and service to her customers are best in class.

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TESTIMONIALS

See what these happy homeowners have to say!


GayeMarieStanbery "Joanie is the ultimate professional. If anyone is considering buying or selling in Jacksonville there is no other name you need to know." Greg, Jacksonville Florida (Seller) 20 days ago Slide Professional and reliable Joanie is the best! She brings to the table her vast experience and knowledge that guides you through the process of buying or selling your home which can be overwhelming and difficult at times. She goes above and beyond for her clients. We would certainly use her again if needed. I highly recommend Joanie, you won't be sorry! Dirks (seller) Slide The best there is! We found Joanie after a bad experience with another realtor. She came highly recommended by a friend and it didn’t take long to see why! Joanie is friendly, warm, and very knowledgeable. Walking through the houses she helped us to see many things both good and bad that we may not have noticed on our own. She also made it clear from the beginning that this was our process making us feel comfortable sharing how we felt about each home. When we found a house we loved we found out there were multiple other offers. Joanie didn’t skip a beat and suggested a creative offer that we could make. We are confident that it’s this creative offer along with her rapport with other local agents that made our offer win! Throughout the rest of the process both Joanie, her assistant Joanna and her entire team were very responsive, answering all our questions, which, as first time home buyers was a lot! We trusted Joanie’s opinion completely during negotiations and she went above and beyond helping us when the seller fell short. We can’t recommend her enough! - Giles Family (buyer) Slide Phenomenal Agent! Joanie was incredible! My wife and I looked at one house and she used her connections and 3 hours later we were closing on our brand new home, we couldn’t be happier! 100% would recommend anyone contact her to get the house you want! - Webb (buyer) Slide "Joanie is an incredible woman. As a realtor, she is remarkable in her ability to coach her seller, use the tools available to her (which are many) to find the right buyer, and a realtor who can handle anything with ease and professionalism regardless how easy or tough the situation may be. I would recommend Joanie to anyone wishing to sell their home in a mode in which they could relax and let their realtor help them in every step to get to the finish line. Joanie is such a joy to be with and work with in selling a home. I rank her very high in my view as a professional who simply knows how to get the job done all along with a friendly and comforting approach."

- ridger84 -
Slide "Joanie is truly impressive. She adopted our purchase priorities as if they were her own and followed each detailed item until it was completed. She is a Champion who battles for her clients! Her knowledge was invaluable in guiding us through the processes of buying a home."

- glmac013 -
Slide "We were first time home sellers, and Joanie was very patient, knowledgeable, and informative. She provided us a price range to expect for our house, higher than we expected, and we ended up having multiple bids. She carefully lead us through the process, always looking out for our best interest.   She gave us great advice, but also listened to our opinions and let us make the final decisions. She truly is a professional."

- M & J Stacy -
Slide "Joanie Heighes is great! We feel blessed to have such a knowlegable excellent agent. So glad to have met her and she is expertly helping us find our next home. She knows the industry, knows all the neighborhoods, and knows houses, knows issues, knows all that plus great personality. Super responsive and professional. Much appreciated!"

- Lavelle -
Slide "Throughout the process, Joanie was very responsive, positive and flexible. We had challenges with the property, but Joanie kept the the ball moving and was patient with all of our requests. We love our new place! We will come to Joanie again for our real estate needs."

- Yvette Day -
Slide Quick Sale but Still Many Details The transaction with Joanie began with a great explanation of how Engel & Volkers differentiates themselves from others in a crowded industry. We felt the combination of Joanie's knowledge and E&V's superior virtual offerings would be an unbeatable package. Our assessment proved to be accurate. Joanie sold our home in 6 days. One would think the party is over once a deal is struck but we quickly learned that was very far from reality. Our buyers' home inspector sited multiple issues that we knew were unfounded claims. Joanie systematically brought calm to this situation and guided us through the process of collecting the proper evidence such that the supposed issues quickly became non-issues. It became very clear to us that we would have either self destructed with our buyer or caused ourselves undue stress if it wasn't for Joanie's calm counsel. We are very happy we selected her to represent and guide us in the most important transaction. I think if you spend 10 minutes with Joanie you too will immediately recognize the value she can add to any real estate transaction. -Parot (seller) Slide "I don't even know where to begin to describe the awesome experience we had with Joanie Heighes of Watson Realty! She was eager to help us find our dream home, and though it took us a while she was patient and reassuring that she would continue to search for us and with us until we knew we had the perfect place. She supported our every decision and lended her professional advise. We would encourage anyone to call Joanie if selling or buying is in your future."

- Chuck & Sharon Feaster -
Grace & Bob We were relocating from Ohio to Florida to be close to our children. Joanie was recommended by our son and daughter in law. She always answered my questions and would provide info on areas. She knew her business and was a great person to follow up on my questions. Felt like I was working with a close friend😊 Chuck & Sharon Feaster "Highly professional and hard-working. I have used Joanie's services twice within the last 4 years. Joanie went above and beyond utilizing her long-standing networking relationships with local builders and financial institutions to "save the day" for my 2-21-19 closing date. Once I realized that my closing date was in jeopardy I contacted Joanie who temporarily dropped what she was doing to bail me out. At risk was a cascading set of dependencies that saved me more than $ 1,500 from having to reschedule. Highly recommended!!!"

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TESTIMONIALS

See what these happy homeowners have to say!


Slide "I must share my story! I am a Nurse Navigator and I met Joanie Heighes when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer over 4 years ago. I had the privilege of taking care of her as she pushed through treatment. I watched her work diligently on her laptop taking care of her customers. Once she presented for emergency care, and was sitting on the stretcher closing on a home. I knew then that Joanie would be my realtor! Joanie Heighes helped me select and purchase the perfect home! She was very professional and quite knowledgeable. She is also quite knowledgeable on the local builders and trades. Joanie handled things promptly and efficiently. I never worried at all during the entire experience of purchasing my new build. Anytime I had questions she made herself available. I just cannot say enough! I just want to add that I was very impressed at Joanie’s ability to manage all aspects of the process. She would explain the whys and hows to me all the way through. She went the extra mile getting addresses and directions. All I can say is that Joanie took care of me. I felt that she had my best interest at heart! There was no pressure! Well, when I am ready to sell and purchase again I will be calling Joanie Heighes! Joanie Heighes used that same energy that she battled cancer with, to help me find and purchase the perfect home!! She stands head and shoulders above the rest!! Thank You Joanie!! I gained a friend and a realtor!! Sincerely LaVeda" Slide "Joanie Heighes is great! We feel blessed to have such a knowlegable excellent agent. So glad to have met her and she is expertly helping us find our next home. She knows the industry, knows all the neighborhoods, and knows houses, knows issues, knows all that plus great personality. Super responsive and professional. Much appreciated!"

- Lavelle -
Slide "Throughout the process, Joanie was very responsive, positive and flexible. We had challenges with the property, but Joanie kept the the ball moving and was patient with all of our requests. We love our new place! We will come to Joanie again for our real estate needs."

- Yvette Day -
Slide "I met Joanie through a networking group and got to know her over an 8-9 month period before I decided I wanted to sell my condo. I saw how well she treated others and seemed to be on top of her game. I was right. She went the extra mile to answer all of my questions in the sales process (with a great attitude) and we got our condo sold within 30 days! I would highly recommend Joanie for anyone who is looking to buy or sell."

- Travis Simpson -
Slide "I don't even know where to begin to describe the awesome experience we had with Joanie Heighes of Watson Realty! She was eager to help us find our dream home, and though it took us a while she was patient and reassuring that she would continue to search for us and with us until we knew we had the perfect place. She supported our every decision and lended her professional advise. We would encourage anyone to call Joanie if selling or buying is in your future."

- Chuck & Sharon Feaster -

Achievements

  • Two time BNI President 2017-18; 2019-20 Hurricanes Chapter 
  • Multi Million Dollar Producer

  • 24 Million Sold in 2019

  • Engel & Völkers Million Dollar Club

  • President’s Circle Elite Club

  • Engel & Völkers Top Producer & Top Transactions

  • #3 in Volume 2019 Engel & Volkers Jacksonville

  • Top 25 Producing Advisor in the Country

  • BNI Over $1,000,000 in Business Shared 2019

  • America’s Best – REAL TRENDS AND TOM FERRY INTERNATIONAL Top 1,000 in the Country

  • Featured in Jacksonville Business Journal Book of Lists Top 20 in 2017

  • Featured in Jacksonville Business Journal Book of Lists Top 20 in 2018

  • Featured in Jacksonville Business Journal Book of Lists Top 20 in 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Member MD Anderson Jacksonville, Patient Advisory Committee
  • Licensed Realtor® in the State of Florida

  • Certified Distressed Property Expert

  • Certified Nocatee Realtor

  • Certified e-town Realtor

  • Member of the Hurricane Chapter of BNI (Business Networking International)

  • Jacksonville BNI Hurricanes –President 2015-2016; 2019-2020

  • Jacksonville BNI Hurricanes Member of the Year 2016

  • BNI NorthEast Florida Regional Member of the year 2016

Volunteer Activities

  • Circle of Sisters at Rethreaded --Rethreaded's mission is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business.

  • Mothers of Multiples

  • Former Board Member: Sourland Hills Actors Guild

  • Former Managing Director: Sourland Hills Actors Guild

  • Former Volunteer : Adam Walsh Foundation

Joanie is a Survivor


2016 was a year Joanie Heighes, (aka JoanieRealtor) will never forget. Amidst a busy schedule as a Top Producer for Watson Realty Corp, and serving as the President of the Hurricane's chapter of BNI and a Trustee for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, she found herself facing a battle against breast cancer.

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Joanie ensures a great experience while helping families find their dream home.

Meet Joanie