East coast executive relocates to the "Wild West." After a corporate career in finance, technology and supply chain this consummate businesswoman left her suits and pearls behind and launched a career in Arizona Real Estate. What Joanne brought with her was her New York smarts, snappy analytical ability and perseverance to succeed. Moving to Arizona with thoughts of endless rounds of golf, she quickly realized that she could survive on a weekly game and needed to get back to work. That 6 handicap has crept up to 11 now and she's thoroughly entrenched in the business of luxury real estate. The story unfolds like this. In 2006 after successfully completing the Sales Agent licensing requirements, Joanne launched her career specializing in residential resale properties in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Biltmore and Fountain Hills. Always striving to upgrade her credentials and knowledge she successfully completed the licensing requirements for Broker in May 2010. Desiring a business model focused on luxury properties with a global presence she joined the marketplace leader Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty at the Scottsdale Waterfront in the summer of 2010 and formed a professional partnership with Mary Ann Kelley under the name Foster & Kelley. Both have top rated educations from Rutgers and Cornell. The skill set Joanne possesses was acquired over a lifetime of entrepreneurial and corporate positions. These are necessary to augment the multi-faceted dynamics required to be successful in this business. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients and peers Conceive negotiation strategies to achieve a win-win outcome for all parties High level of personal service respecting privacy and confidentiality Capacity to interface with Attorneys, CPA's and personal assistants Design innovative marketing plans that achieve maximum exposure, optimum price and minimum days on market using print, media and web based advertising appealing to consumers and more importantly fellow Realtors Aptitude for complex financial transactions Understanding of cutting edge technology Skillful interpretation of Buyers wish list, presenting them with properties handpicked to meet their requirements Irreproachable integrity and ethics A natural leader and a believer in giving back, Joanne participates in many organizations and on various committees National Association of Realtors - Member, Realtor Property Resource Testing Group Arizona Multiple Listing Service - Member, MLS Committee (industry software and technology) Scottsdale Association of Realtors - Chairperson, MLS Committee (industry software and technology) Scottsdale Association of Realtors - Member, 2010 Leadership Class XIV Community Association Institute - Member, Education Committee Luxury Home Tour (Paradise Valley) - Member, 2010-2011 Tour Statistician Arcadia Camelback Tour - Member Scottsdale Luxury Home Tour - Member Arcadia Grove COA - Board of Directors, Treasurer and Former President Most recently Joanne has been appointed as a Real Estate Special Commissioner to Maricopa Superior Court. Joanne measures her success not only by the numbers, but more importantly, by total client satisfaction. Her partnership, Foster & Kelley, promises you a "best in class" boutique experience. an upgrade from ordinary to extraordinary! In her downtime Joanne is an avid golfer, proficient skier, recreational scuba diver, world traveler and wine connoisseur. She resides with her husband in Arcadia.