Endorsements for Joy Trainor, RE/MAX SOUTHERN REALTYJoy helped us buy our first home in 2012, and in December 2017 she helped us sell that home and buy another. Both times we worked with her she did an excellent job guiding us smoothly through what can be an extremely complicated and stressful process! Both times we actually made offers on houses that upon inspection turned out to have major issues, prompting us to withdraw our offers. Joy gave us great advice during both of those times, and we have never regretted the decisions we made using that advice. In 2017 we ended up in a very tight time crunch, trying to sell our house and buy another one simultaneously (we ended up closing on both the same day). Joy found us our dream home in the nick of time, made sure all necessary paperwork was completed on time, and even saved us from closing a day late by helping us work out a glitch that happened with our money transfer the day of closing! She is very kind and courteous as well, checking in with us each year just to see how things are going and make sure we are happy with the home we have purchased. Finally, Joy truly goes above and beyond in her duties as a realtor. Weeks after purchasing our second home, we ran into an issue with our HOA that involved something the previous owners had added to the property. She contacted the realtor who sold the house, who in turn got in touch with the previous owners, and researched the issue until a solution was found. We loved working with Joy and highly recommend her!!!!
- Donald Knorr
Joy was fantastic to work with. As a first time home buyer, she guided me through the process very well! She was always available, day or night, to help me out and answer any questions I had. When I had described what I was looking for, she put together a great portfolio of homes. When it finally came time to negotiate, she fought hard for me and I was able to secure a beautiful home for a great price. Thanks, Joy!
- Joshua Hinton
We found Joy on the Remax website when we were looking for an agent in Panama City Beach to help us find a beach condo. Her profile showed she was very experienced. What a pleasure it was working with Joy! She immediately set our expectations around pricing, listened to us carefully around our needs, and provided many options for us to look at. Her experience was able to steer us away from undesirable buildings, and as we looked at specific units she highlighted the positive and negative things we may not have otherwise noticed. She was very hard working and we always felt she had our interests at heart. As well as finding the perfect condo, she was able to recommend local contractors to help us with our various needs. We are very, very happy with the experience we had working with Joy and will definitely work with her again or recommend her to those looking for an experienced realtor.
- Jane Diercks
Joy helped my wife and I find the perfect condo in Panama City Beach. Believe it or not, we were in Michigan when most of this transpired! The condo was listed by an on-line service, so Joy did the work of 2 agents. By negotiating for us, she saved us a lot of money. She dealt with Quicken Loans where we got our mortgage, as well as the local title agency. A mold problem was found in the condo by the inspector, and she made sure it was cleaned up and the seller paid for it. She drove over to the condo many times to inspect it and let contractors in. In addition, she communicated with us constantly, and "held my hand" through the whole process. Joy really worked hard, and because of her experience, she knew exactly how all the details should be handled. We could never have done this without her, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a place in the Panama City area.
- Walter Jacquemin
When we made the decision to purchase a new home we asked someone we knew would know the best realtor in the area. After meeting Joy we knew she would take our interest into account in every aspect of the purchase and she did. Joy found us a house in 3 days and she took care of everything from that point on until close. Best experience anyone could have when buying a house and we have placed our previous home in her care to sell. Thank you Joy for everything you did and are still doing for us!!
- Walter McGuire
Joy was the first realtor that we spoke with that was willing to work with us while we lived out of state and needed to start looking for our new home in Florida. When we were able to arrange a trip to the area where we wanted to move, she made herself available to us that week to show us several listings we'd only seen on the internet. While we weren't planning on buying a home during our first trip, she zeroed in on an excellent property that had just hit the market in the area we really liked, and she helped us expedite the bid and necessary paperwork to get the ball rolling before our trip ended. She continued to assist us via phone and email to help arrange all the necessary inspections and other things that needed to be coordinated all the way up to our closing. We appreciated Joy's diligence and willingness to help us when others would not.
- Michelle Lee
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Joy 3 years ago when we bought our first home in Panama City. As first time home buyers, we were initially unsure of what we were really looking for, and Joy was extremely patient and helpful to us in the process. She took us to see a wide variety of homes all over Panama City and Panama City Beach in a range of conditions from short sale/foreclosure fixer uppers to move-in ready homes until we had more of a feel for the location and type of home we really wanted. We originally put an offer on a house that we loved, but when the inspection showed multiple costly issues with the home, Joy wisely counseled us to back away from the deal and keep looking. We found the home we currently own just a few weeks later and we couldn't be happier that Joy advised us not to keep going with the original deal! Joy is also a very kind, friendly person that is so easy to talk to. She still visits us in our new home at least once a year to see how we are doing, and even though I'm sure she has hundreds of clients, she always remembers everything about us, from the professions that my husband and I are in (Law Enforcement and Registered Nurse) to our baby's name! We have already recommended Joy to friends of ours that may be moving to the area, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Panama City or Panama City Beach area. She greatly exceeded our expectations and we definitely plan to use her services again!
- Jessica Knorr
Joy answered a call and showed us a house last spring. We weren't certain it was the right one. Over the next months Joy patiently took us through many others, often on short notice. If she couldn't answer a question she would find out and call us without delay, and was always available with constructive suggestions. We eventually bought the first house that we looked at and are very happy with it. We would recommend Joy to anyone looking for real estate. Carl and Charlene Jordan
- Carl Jordan
Joy Trainor was our Real Estate agent when we were in the market for a new home. She was steadfast and determined to meet our needs when we purchased our home in 2006. We knew she would advocate on our behalf when it came to selling our home as well. Joy carefully listened to our needs, presented realistic options and then remained vigilant on our behalf to get our home sold and still bring in the best contract for us. We believe Joy truly did the best she could for us in spite of the economic realities the market presented. There is no way we would have reached an equitable and fair sale price if it were not for Joy’s professionalism, experience and loyalty to us, her clients. Rev. Daniel & Deann Koyn Mandeville, Louisiana
- Deann Koyn