Real Estate Professional
Realtor since 2004
e-Pro Certification: Trained in the nuts and bolts of e-marketing, online tools & internet communications
ABR Certification: Accredited Buyer Representative - Training on the steps to provide the best customer service for my buyers (and also my sellers)
SRES Certification - Senior Real Estate Representative
MRP - Military Relocation Professional Exper-nce and training in real estate transition services for seniors
Having worked in the information technology field for over 20 years, I love technology and am always looking for new and exciting methods of marketing and communicating with my clients. I enjoy being a realtor, solving problems, and guiding sellers and buyers through the process of a home sale. It’s fun to introduce newcomers to Lancaster County and our rich cultural and recreational amenities.
I lived most of my life here in Lancaster County, graduating from Penn Manor High School and Millersville University. I spent my junior year abroad at Marburg University in Germany and my narrow world expanded dramatically. I lived in the Washington DC area for 6 years working as a contract administrator, accountant, and programmer.
I’ve been playing golf for over 30 years and have coached college, high school and youth with The First Tee® (serving on the board for 8 years) and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. I served on the Lancaster Ladies City-County Golf Association Board from 1995-2010 and the PA State Women’s Golf Association Board (2011-2014). Yes – I love the game. Golf is not only a great sport you can play all your life, it also provides some character-building opportunities as well. The First Tee® emphasizes 9 core values for golf and life: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Courtesy and Judgement – values I try to apply every day in work and play.
"We have been working with Joyce for over 6 years. She helped us find our starter home and 6 years later helped us get into our forever home. I highly recommend Joyce, she always got back to me right away and explained things clearly to make the process smooth sailing. If you're looking for a realtor that'll fight to get you the right home at a affordable price she's the one to call. Most of all she's super fun to work with."
-Jessica B, Client
"We met Joyce at an open house and was immediately struck at her knowledge of the local real estate market and quick understanding of our wants and needs in what kind of property we were looking for. She then stuck with us as we navigated the hot real estate market during a pandemic. Joyce was always very responsive to our questions and I really felt supported on our housing journey! Can’t thank her enough for her help in this home-buying process and the work it took to keep everything moving smoothly. Would definitely recommend working with her!"
-Maureen N, Client
"Found the exact home we were looking for, long distance. Joyce worked with our requirements, found our home, showed it to our grown children, who confirmed this was the house my wife and I would like. She checked every angle, answered every question, and the day we closed, moving from Mississippi to Pennsylvania, was the first day we actually saw our new home. No regrets, perfectly executed."
-P. Petersen, Client
"It was between Joyce and another realtor when I decided to sell my townhouse in Millersville. She was much more proactive than the other one, providing me with a marketing plan, comps, etc. Once I decided on her she was able to recommend a painter as well as, someone to clean the place. We received an offer very quickly and and a contract was signed. The inspection of the home required some things to be done and since I live 3 hours away, Joyce was able to help get remedy the problems. I would highly recommend her for selling your home"
-George Hayduk, Client
"This was our first home we were purchasing, so I was not fully aware of every detail that was going to take place. I thought it was going to be a hard process and was not even sure If we could afford to do this. Joyce was so much help with finding the perfect home in our budget, down to calling banks for me because I had trouble getting in contact with anyone because of the hours I worked. Joyce made the experience fun and not stressful. She never pushed me to buy anything, I did work with someone before her and let's just say it was a big difference. You can tell the difference between someone who loves what they do for a living and someone that is just out to make money. I would and do recommend Joyce, she is passionate about her job and works very hard to make sure you find the home you've been waiting for."
-Jessica & Dave, Client
"Joyce was personable, accessible, and helpful throughout the process. We felt she made our home buying experience a priority and never felt she was "too busy" to be available."
-Tracy H, Client
"Joyce Herr got me into an awesome house that suits my needs very quickly and easily. She continues to answer many of my questions as a new homeowner. I have already recommended Joyce to other friends looking to buy homes."
-Joe M., Client
"Joyce has been a great help with our real estate needs over the past years....She has been patient with us as our needs have changed from year to year. She definitely represents US and has our best interest at heart when it comes to putting in offers, keeping us from over-paying even though that would mean more profit to her. She puts us FIRST.......In today's world - that's a wonderful trait to have in your realtor..... "
-J Cooper, Client
"I asked Joyce to help my Aunt sale her house. She has been actively involved with this sale. Joyce has held open houses on a regular basis. She is a great communicator with mu Aunt as well as communicating with other realtors who's clients are viewing my Aunt's home. She has all the paperwork regarding this property available for any potential buyers. Joyce has a great personality and is solid in understanding the emotions involved with selling a home. She stays positive and continues to work with my aunt in her pursuit to sell her home. "
-Deb P, Client
"It was between Joyce and another realtor when I decided to sell my townhouse in Millersville. She was much more proactive than the other one, providing me with a marketing plan, comps, etc. Once I decided on her she was able to recommend a painter as well as, someone to clean the place. We received an offer very quickly and and a contract was signed. The inspection of the home required some things to be done and since I live 3 hours away, Joyce was able to help get remedy the problems. I would highly recommend her for selling your home."
-John B, Client
"Joyce was very patient with us as we were going through the process of buying our first home! She was very flexible and proactive in helping up to view a variety of homes in order to find the one that best fit our needs. Joyce made the process of home buying enjoyable and manageable. We were happy with the results! "
-Jody C., Client
"Joyce was hardworking and professional throughout our sale. She created an impressive listing with gorgeous professional photographs. We would highly recommend Joyce and have done so with our friends and neighbors."
-Bob R., Client
Contact me: [email protected] or 717-572-4315