Testimonials



In the best real estate collaborations, clients love their Realtor and the Realtor loves them.  The greatest compliment I can thus receive from former sellers and buyers is to be referred by them to their friends, family members, and colleagues.  The attached testimonials provide insight into what those who have worked with me consider to be my most outstanding professional and personal attributes. Here is a quip from an admirer:  "Sincere congratulations on your best year ever, Legendary Joey.  Other than hard work, perseverance, intelligence, good looks, long hours, integrity, and a good company behind you, what is the secret to your success?"


 


Buyers' Testimonials 


"Thanks for helping us find our 'forever home', which was a daunting task given we began searching during a pandemic.  From the first discussion up until closing, you guided us, gave us amazing advise and went above and beyond to make us feel safe."


"We experienced one of the more difficult sellers yet you leveraged your knowledge and resources to get the deal done in the 'right way'. You certainly are distinguished from the average realtor out there.  You pull from a diverse background and experience in a way few can.  You are firm when you need to be, yet yielding when appropriate.  Thanks again for making this happen for us."  Steven B. Wittenberg, Jennifer L. Stern




"We are so grateful that you are as detail-oriented as we are!!"  Thomas Winberry, Diane Alexander




"How would you describe an outstanding real estate agent? One answer is someone who is energetic, resourceful, well-informed, and empathetic. That is Joey Sheehan. She set a very high standard on all the important attributes--and always kept our interests first and foremost."   Dr. George S. Day, Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus and Faculty Emeritus of Residence of the Mack Institute of Innovation Management, the Wharton School 




"I KNEW MY FAITH IN YOU WOULD PAY OFF. You went so far beyond the call of duty on our behalf that I will be eternally grateful. Plus, I think we have actually become friends."  Dr. Eric T. Bradlow, K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Vice Dean of Analytics at Wharton, Chairperson, Wharton Marketing Department





"With another real estate agent we spent over six months looking for a home on the Main Line. Most of the homes that we went through did not suit our needs; a few homes that we did like were sold before we had a chance to make an offer.  Then we met Joey Sheehan. She immediately understood our preferences. She discovered homes that were available to purchase but not officially on the market. The end result was that we purchased a home in about two weeks after we started working with her. Needless to say, we were very pleased with Joey."  Dr. Michael R. Gibbons, I. W. Burnham II Professor of Investment Banking and Deputy Dean, the Wharton School, and Mrs. Lynn Gibbons




"Joey Sheehan is a fine representative of her company and the real estate profession.  With her superior product knowledge, excellent listening ability, and enthusiastic determination to find us the perfect new home, Joey made the three of us--myself, my wife and Joey--an effective team.  We are very pleased with the results of our collaboration."  Mr. Albert J. White, former General Counsel, Smith Kline Beecham Corporation




"Joey Sheehan, knowledgeable about both people and houses, puts them together with great skill.  Actually, from the outset of Penn's efforts to recruit me, she played a role in that effort by demonstrating to my wife and myself something of the quality of life available in this area.  We were immensely pleased with the personalized care she gave us in our selection of a home."  Dr. William R. LaFleur, former E. Dale Saunders Professor in Japanese Studies, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania




"Joey's integrity and impressive professional network were highly valuable as we went through a complicated process to find our home. She demonstrated that our interests were foremost in her mind when we bid on two listings in succession. Rather than trying to simply "make the sale" with the first house, she enlisted an impressive group of professionals from her business family to uncover serious structural issues and encouraged our decision to walk away when a suitable agreement with the sellers became impossible. Not many agents go so out of their way to make certain their buyers are not stuck with costly problems. After finding a second place, Joey again used her network to get to the bottom of some necessary repairs and represented our interests competently by arranging for the sellers to pay for them.


We were also particularly impressed with Joey's deep knowledge of the Main Line market and her speed in striking at a unique opportunity for us.  She found out about a terrific house in the neighborhood we wanted, worked quickly to get us into it before it formally went on the market, and landed it for us before any other buyers could arrive on the scene.  This was essential because we could never have won a bidding war in the spring 2013 market, when cash offers were trouncing offers from buyers who--like us--needed to finance our purchase through a mortgage.  Had our agent not possessed the knack for timing and deep local knowledge Joey has, we wouldn't have ended up with the wonderful home we now have."  Dr. Exequiel Hernandez, Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor, the Wharton School




 


Sellers' Testimonials


"Thank you so much again for all your hard work, for guiding us through the process and for all of your savvy in making an incredible deal.  It was indeed all that we had hoped for!"   Ms. Grace Loh, Broomall, Pennsylvania




"In the sale of our Bryn Mawr home, Joey Sheehan represented our interests accurately and with sensitivity, and effectively participated in a transaction which was complicated by our absence from the scene." Dr. James J. Ferguson, Jr., former Associate Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Pat Ferguson




 "I first met Realtor extraordinaire Joey Sheehan thirty years ago when my late husband and her then-husband were both recruited to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Because to date I've sold three homes (and purchased two) through Joey, I can authoritatively state that not all real estate agents are created equal. I've moved many times in my long life, and no one in my previous experience has been as competent, creative, tenacious, and meticulous as Joey. Whether the subject is needed home repairs, decluttering and staging, proper pricing, negotiating strategy, or anything else, her expertise dazzles. In addition to having the utmost empathy for her clients as they navigate the stressful process of selling (or buying) a house, Joey has total integrity: she's fair to all parties, all the time, and consistently places her clients' interests above all else in her business life."  Mrs. Ann S. Bowman, Waverly Heights, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania




 


Relocating Buyers


"We first connected with Ms. Joey Sheehan via the internet regarding a property she was representing. Having come into contact with several real estate agents while researching various listings in anticipation of a possible move across country, I knew immediately Joey Sheehan was head and shoulders above the rest. The first indicator was the speediness with which she returned phone calls and e-mails"



As Joey soon discovered, we were not the easiest clients to house hunt for. We were three thousand miles away and had a very specific zip code we were willing to move to and a pocket book which did not necessarily match the zip code. Joey's commitment to finding us the perfect home never wavered. Her due diligence paid off when we eventually located the perfect home in the perfect school district in the perfect zip code!



Joey's commitment did not end there; in fact it went above and beyond her "selling" a property. I believe Joey's commitment was equal to our own. She did not stop working on the project until she was assured that every single detail from the purchase, to funding, to inspections was taken care of. Not only "taken care of" but taken care of with a group of hand-picked professionals every bit as trustworthy and professional as herself.



We will never forget our experiences together, Joey's professionalism, and Joey's grace."  Mr. Jim Madden, Independent Marketing and Customer Service Specialist, and Mrs. Jo Ann Madden, Certified Sign Language Interpreter, Manager & Trainer.




 


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, former President, Saladworks