Buyers'-cum-Sellers' Testimonials

“Having known Joey at Harvard, where we both obtained Ph.D.’s in Chinese history, I can testify that the formidable intellectual powers and passion she displayed there have been in her second chosen career brilliantly harnessed to ensure her clients the best possible real estate experience.

 
As my wife and I learned recently when we sold our former residence in Bryn Mawr and purchased a new home in Gladwyne, Joey thinks very strategically about how to sell and buy. She will evaluate the property to be sold and tell you exactly what you have to do to be certain it will move. Once the repairs and staging have been completed (in our case it took five months), Joey will use her superb judgment to make realistic (not unrealistic) pricing recommendations. Our old house was listed at a time when the market was terrible, cluttered with dozens and dozens of properties that showed no sign of moving. Yet we had a full-price offer within twenty-four hours—thanks to Joey’s marketing savvy.

 

We also had an excellent experience buying the new house. Since Joey knew exactly what we were looking for, we did not waste time touring inappropriate inventory. Her advice was immensely helpful to us in making our choice, and once made Joey nailed down the purchase for us (at $450,000 less than a previous buyer had been willing to pay) and expeditiously handled all the paperwork.  My wife and I cannot imagine working with any other Realtor! Joey is sharp as can be, works hard, and really focuses on her clients’ needs not only before and during a transaction but also afterward. For instance, once we completed the purchase of our new house, Joey introduced us to everyone we need to fix it up, from painters and a plumber to an interior decorator. She’s one-of-a-kind, on top of her field. We would send our friends to her, and only to her.” Dr. Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania


"After deciding to sell our large, attractive home on Garden Lane in Bryn Mawr and selecting Joey as our Realtor, she designed an excellent brochure, devised a unique marketing plan which incorporated a bidding process and a bid deadline.  The strategy worked to perfection with the house basically sold the day of the bidding deadline despite the fact that the market was beginning to weaken.
 

Because Joey efficiently diagnosed our needs, within a matter of  days we identified the property we wished to buy in Villanova.  Joey ably assisted us in the bidding process and contributed significantly to our buying the home at a very reasonable price.

 

Joey's most valuable contribution came when the inspection process uncovered a number of major problems.  Joey brought in contractors, provided detailed background information, and negotiated firmly.  As this all unfolded, Joey and her assistant were patient, thorough, and timely.  We were repeatedly impressed with these attributes.  At points in the process, Joey was more than willing to walk from the deal despite forfeiting a meaningful commission.  Subsequent to the closing Joey has remained available and helpful.

 

In summary I cannot imagine a more conscientious, thorough Realtor exists.  My wife, Jeanette, and I would recommend her to prospective clients with complete confidence.  If a question exists, please call.  Joey will readily provide you with our number."  Mr. Herbert P. Evert, former Partner at Miller, Anderson & Sherrod


"We wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate your guidance and expertise in both selling our old house and buying the new one. It is a testament to your years of real estate experience that your advice about preparing and pricing our former home for the market enabled us to sell within 72 hours of listing it with you. Your assistance in finding and negotiating for the new house was equally indispensable.

 

The common thread is that we can't imagine having done it without you, Joey, and we're so very grateful." Mrs. Diane Gross and Mr. Robert Gross, former partner at Robert Mark Associates


"It is with pleasure and admiration that we compose this sincere and enthusiastic tribute to real estate professional Joey Sheehan. This highly intelligent, articulate, and affable Realtor coordinated the sale of our former house to coincide favorably with the purchase of our current residence. Functioning as facilitator and friend, Joey expertly guided us through the whole process of selling and buying, making the experience both a pleasure and a joy." Mrs. Marlena Santomero and Dr. Anthony Santomero, Chairman of the Board, Citibank NA & former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


"We are lucky and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with you and your team not only in selling a home but also in purchasing a new one. In these trying times, to have sold a listing in 7 days, for $5,000 off asking price, is quite a feat. Kudos. We are starting to get settled into a beautiful new home now, thanks to you." Mr. Paul Steck, President, Saladworks