Joy was born, raised and educated in Missouri, then after teaching for two years, moved to the San Francisco Bay area. When her sons were almost grown she graduated Real Estate School, then joined Coldwell Banker Real Estate in San Mateo, California in 1985. She was awarded the “1985 Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year” for Northern California. Her sales there were all in the most exclusive neighborhoods. After discovering and falling in love with Mountain View, Arkansas on a vacation and missing the “change of seasons” she made the decision to move there permanently in 1993. With hospitality and entrepreneurship in her blood, from 1994-2013 she owned and operated her own restaurant, snack shack, guest cottages and B&B. Along with a few other artists, she helped organize the first “Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour” back in 2001. It is a three day event that draws attendance from all over the US and now includes over 30 studio’s including Joy’s.
Returning in May 2013 to her love of houses and real estate, she joined the Garland Team and covers Mountain View, Arkansas and the surrounding areas. Whatever the client is looking for, she is ready to jump in and give her learned advice and expertise. Having renovated eight house and designed and built two, she’s ready to help however she can. Knowledgeable of real estate, the area, the people, available jobs or local volunteers needed…it’s all part of her passion and the fun of putting the puzzle pieces together – finding the right family for the right house. Garland Company is the only real estate office located on the Mountain View Courtsquare, with daily foot traffic (sometimes thousands) stopping in or studying the listings displayed in the front windows.