"I have had the privilege of working with Joan Lurie for over 20 years. She has represented me in my capacity as a business manager for high net worth individuals as well as a bankruptcy trustee for major real estate projects in Southern California. Ms. Lurie is one of the most dedicated, hard-working real estate professionals I know. Her insight as to market trends, sales strategy, lending and other significant issues relating to sales or purchases of both residential and commercial real estate, has been invaluable. I also greatly appreciate her proactive approach to any matter that she is involved with. She is definitely a team player and at the end of the day gets results. I would highly recommend her."
"I have known and worked with Joan for over 20 years. She has consistently exceeded all expectations, both in terms of her knowledge of the market and negotiating skills, as well as her unyielding commitment to clients. I can say from personal experience that Joan is the best of the best, and I would recommend her to my family and friends without any reservations whatsoever. Not a question in my mind she will get you the best deal possible!"
"Joanie is both a professional and a warm hearted, compassionate and understanding advisor. She comes to the table with a multitude of skills that are incredibly valuable to a real estate client. She begins with a strong accounting background. She is very levelheaded and extremely knowledgeable of the industry of residential real estate. I am consistently surprised at the breadth of her knowledge in terms of geographical areas and distance as well as particulars of transactional complexities. In the 20 or more years I have used her services and seen her in action, she has never disappointed me, she has always been there to advise soundly and I have witnessed her to complete and close transactions that others could not."
"It is with pleasure that we share our experience with Joan Lurie. We have known Joan for thirty years and can attest to her work ethic, competence, unmatchable energy, endurance and market knowledge. Joan has worked with us and our family on residential sales, purchases and leases— always bringing us to a happy conclusion. The experience at each phase of the transactions was superior, such as sharing innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations and impeccable due diligence. We highly recommend Joan Lurie for your real estate needs."
"Joanie is a consummate professional. She provides the highest level of service and dedication to her clients. Her market knowledge is deep and reflects her 30+ years in residential realty. As a commercial real estate professional, I do not pretend to understand how residential values behave from block to block. The importance, in my opinion, of relying on local realtors for their expertise and judgement should not be underestimated. Joanie’s cheerful personality and relentless drive to find us our ideal home made a stressful experience an enjoyable one. She has represented our family on numerous transactions and we cannot imagine buying or selling a home without her representation."
"Joan Lurie Farb is a real professional and helped me sell my condo at a crucial time when we were suing the builder for construction defects. She had my back and supported me through every step of the way, enabling me to sell and relieve myself from a chaotic situation. She always made me feel like I was the most important person on her list. She then helped me rent a home for a year at a reasonable price, and then guided me into a gorgeous home in Bel Air, in 2005 when the market was at it's peak and there were 11 others biding for the same house. She has years of experience, knowledge and terrific instincts and the keen ability to understand one's desire and needs to find the perfect home. Being able to "read" one's client is key in being an EXCELLENT broker, and that she is!!"
"Words can’t describe how amazing Joan Lurie both as a person and as a real estate broker. Not only did she help my husband and I find our perfect dream home, she even got the Seller to give us a reduction which basically paid for our wedding. Joan was there for us each step of the way from the pre-approval to the house hunting to the offer and acceptance through the various contingencies of escrow to the closings. She anticipated so many things that you don’t even think so and took care of them ahead of time thereby making the process so much easier. I have worked with many real estate professionals in the course of my work as an attorney and I can tell you that she’s head and shoulders above most and in the top tiered of real estate professionals. Do yourself a favor and work with Joan. Not only will she help you find your dream home, she’ll help you get it for a discount!!"
"Joanie was amazing! As a first-time home buyer the entire experience seemed overwhelming at times, but she was with me every step of the way and guided me expertly through the process. Just as importantly, she did a fantastic job at keeping me positive the whole time and always believing that we would find the perfect home. Joanie was always available for conversations at any time of day or night and she worked tirelessly to help find the right place for me. Her market knowledge was invaluable and I never felt like she was pressuring me to put in an offer on something I didn't love. Plus, she even helped me get a great deal on my new furniture! I am very happy in my new home and I know I will be friends with Joanie for a long time."
"Simply put, Joanie is second to none! As first time home buyers, we turned to Joanie with a dream of home ownership and little to nothing else. She sat down with us and was able to completely understand us in order to effectively hone in on what we were looking for. Joanie is an expert in the market all over the greater Los Angeles area. She introduced us to new areas and helped us find the perfect neighborhood for us. Today we have the home of our dreams and feel like real estate gurus. Joanie helped us navigate the extremely competitive market of West LA. After diligently searching and visiting many potential homes we found "the one". In this particular market finding the one and closing it are two very different things. Within 48 hours of being on the market our dream home had 8 offers, all of which were well over list price. Joanie ensured that we acted quickly, advocated on our behalf, and ultimately got the job done. In fact, she positioned us so well we won the bidding war without being the highest bid in the running. Simply impressive! Joanie is knowledgeable, resourceful, strategic, responsive and so pleasant to work with. Purchasing a home can be challenging, confusing and frustrating, but Joanie simplified the process and made our experience exciting, fun and rewarding. There is no question we would not be where we are today without Joanie's support and guidance. We are extremely grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to work with her. This is our first home, but certainly will not be our last. We will definitely look to Joanie as soon as we are ready to move on to the next one. We can't thank you enough, Joanie!"