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“Joanne provided exceptional assistance and exceeded our expectations throughout the home buying process. Joanne was able to find a home that fit our needs and our price range, even during a time of low inventory. She was also very supportive and was there all time of day for the many calls and questions we had. I would recommend family, friends, and colleagues to work with Joanne on buying/selling a home.”

Jacob Graham and Connie Pan, Livermore - December 2016


"Joanne was a great realtor.   She helped me sell my house and found me a place simultaneously.  She was professional, a consultant through the entire process, and very responsive.  I would highly recommend her to friends or family."  

Bobby Diloy, South San Francisco - December 2016


“Joanne Mendoza has been our Real Estate Agent for over 5 years.  She has handled different kinds of property transactions for our family trust as well as for our personal property. Transactions dealing with the 1) Short Sale of my mom’s home in 2011; 2) the sale of our home and purchase of our new home in 2013; 3) the sale of an inherited rural property in El Dorado County in 2014; 4) the sale of an inherited Non-Owner in Antioch, CA in 2016.

Not all of them went without a hitch but Joanne was right there communicating, negotiating and driving to the properties to assist or support in any way she could.  I can confidently say she has the experience and puts her clients’ best interest first.

Joanne Mendoza is our Real Estate Agent!”

Barry, Renee and Ethan Cunningham - November 2016


“We would like to thank you for dedication and hard work you put forth for all 3 properties. We could not have entrusted the sale of our properties to a better agent.”

Sonni Lister - November 2016


"Joanne provided an exceptional level of service and demonstrated a high degree of professionalism. Her marketing plan was well thought out and she executed it flawlessly. I was impressed by her initial presentation, and I was even more impressed by her level of communication and involvement after we moved out of state and the home was going on the market. Joanne made it a very low stress experience for us, and I would highly recommend her to family or friends."                                           

Mike and Sivan Waite, Pinole - August 2016


"We were moving in from out of town, and were a bit overwhelmed with the Bay Area market. Joanne helped us view homes remotely via FaceTime and offered area specific advice. She appeared to know the market well as her predictions for other homes (as well as ours) came in very near the actual sales price. I would work with her again."

Adam and Kristin - Hercules 2016

"Joanne Mendoza has been our real estate agent twice in the past 2 years. Once to purchase our home in Bay Point, CA then again about 18 months later to sell it when our job relocated us. Joanne was extremely helpful in both instances and worked with us when we were not located in town and many of the documents had to be signed online. She was incredibly responsive to our texts and phone calls when questions came up and was able to walk us through the process both times and explain it in a way that made sense to us. In our most recent experience with Joanne she went above and beyond when it looked like a potential buyer was going to have to back out due to financing issues. Joanne took it upon herself to do research and contact a subject matter expert to help ensure the financing went through. It was because of Joanne’s hard work that we were able to continue with the buyer and close on our house so quickly. We would recommend Joanne to anyone looking for a new home or to sell their existing home, especially if is your first time."
Bernie and Kate - Bay Point 2016
"I had the pleasure of working with Joanne while purchasing one of the most important items a person can purchase, a home.

She was so easy to work with and she listened to what I wanted. While most purchases come with an amount of stress built into the process, Joanne was calm during the process, never wavering and always reassuring. My questions were always answered and I never felt like I was in the dark. She was never hesitant to ask for what I wanted during the sale. She also gave me the confidence to ask for what I wanted and to try different tactics during my purchase.

I can't wait to purchase another home, because I will use Joanne again. I highly recommend Joanne as your representative."

Tracy - Livermore 2016

"We met Joanne by chance when we were out for a walk and decided to go into an open house. She was friendly and knowledgeable. At the time we had decided to sell our condo and Joanne definitely made the process as stress free as possible especially since I was almost 7 months pregnant. We were very happy when we got the full asking price. We would absolutely recommend Joanne without a doubt, as she is understanding of your needs and also caring and hard working!"

Claribel and Hayden - Hercules, CA

"Hello Joanne,

Thank you so much in helping me get my 1st house. I'm glad to have asked Tita Betsy's for a Realtor that she can recommend.

Looking back --- in a span of 1-1/2 months, visiting a lot of open houses, and 5 rejected offers, we finally pinned down the Puerto Golfito CT. I appreciate your expert advice on how we should construct our offers and explaining to me a lot about "contingencies" and "comparables". You were very practical, quick and efficient in all my requests and did not ask for anything unnecessary.

I also appreciate your patience in working with me considering I am a 1st time buyer. Honesty, there were decisions that I may have done differently, but I guess these are all part of gaining experience. Now, I have a better understanding of DOs and DONTs in buying a house :) .

I would like to assure you that in the end, I still got what I want -- a house that is ready-to-move in condition, in a good location, within my budget and close to my work.

For sure, this will not be the last time we will work together and I will always recommend you to anyone I know who needs a dependable real estate agent.

Again, thank you for everything and God Bless!!!



PS. Once I have the final look of my house, I will invite you over!!! :)"

San Jose, CA
"Joanne was professional and pleasant to work with throughout the entire home buying process. She was also patient and knowledgeable, having answers and information for our many questions. Being new to California, she was a great help guiding us in the entire process. We really appreciate Joanne’s work in finding our home.

Thanks again for your help,"

Katy - Richmond, CA

"Recommendation for Joanne Mendoza

I’m just going to say it – I’m not a big fan of realtors. Based on past experience my enthusiasm for meeting with a realtor was just ahead of a visit to the dentist. But I now have a whole new perspective after working with Joanne Mendoza.

I relocated from southern to northern California with my job, and buying a house in the SF Bay Area in the current market was a daunting prospect. My family and work lives were both quite stressful, and while I was excited for a new house I was dreading the home buying process.

Enter Joanne Mendoza.

From our very first encounter Joanne put us at ease and helped us through the process. I lost track of the number of houses Joanne showed us, but I’m guessing it was at least 40. I feel like many realtors try to tell you what you should want in a house, but not Joanne. She listened, and when we looked at a bunch of houses that didn’t fit what we were looking for, we talked about it and she listened some more. She asked great questions that really helped us figure out what we were looking for in a house. Joanne had the patience of a saint and was always optimistic, encouraging, and upbeat. It truly felt like we had a partner in finding a home, not a hired hand to get us a house.

When we got to the point of making offers and negotiating purchase details, Joanne demonstrated her firm grasp of the business and proved to be a savvy negotiator. She was a wealth of information and a source of sound advice. There was no doubt Joanne was in our corner - she dealt with sellers and their realtors fairly but firmly, often picking up on subtle details that gave us insights for our decision making.

We’ve owned our house for a few weeks now, and are so grateful to Joanne for her help, support, and genuine partnership in leading us home. She made a stressful process not only manageable, but (I can’t believe I’m saying this) even a little fun!"

Rob & Anne Palmer, Concord - May 2015


"Dear Joanne,

My first experience with you as my agent was during the purchase of my home, at that time I randomly chose you and I couldn't have made a better choice. You delivered superb professionalism, expertise and a wealth of knowledge in your field.

Five years later, I gave no thought regarding my decision to call on your services once again, this time for the selling of my home. Based on my past rapport with you, I had the comfort in knowing that you would have my best interest in mind, that we would be working as a team and working toward the same goal. Once again you delivered!

Thank you this second time around."


Virginia Johnson, Suisun City - June 2015

"Hi Joanne,

Thank you again for all of your help. Here is the testimonial I said I would get to you. Hope all is well! By the way, do you know when the sellers agent will be able to give us the other keys and garage openers?

Joanne did a great job for me and my wife! She explained every detail and answered every question we had along the way (We were first time home buyers). She made the complicated process very simple and it was greatly appreciated. She was very easy to work with and we will definitely be using her again in the future. I would definitely recommend her to any family and friends who may be interested in purchasing a property! Thank you Joanne!"

Trevor & Kelsey Scott - April 2015


Yours Truly,

FAUNA - April 2015
"Hi Joanne,

I can't thank you enough for the excellent work you did in the sell of my rental property. When the first buyer backed out at the last minute, you had another buyer lined up to buy my property. In spite of having to deal with my very uncooperative and rude tenants, you remained professional. You continuously updated me throughout this whole process and I really appreciate at that. Needless to say, I am so glad my friend recommended me to you. I look forward to referring my friends and family to you in the future.

Thanks a million!!!!”

Ginger Huey, Emeryville - February 2015


"Joanne, enjoyed our business relationship over the time spent house hunting. Thank you for help with matters seeing this to the end. Your punctuality, professionalism and personable manner were all appreciated.

Thank you for including my home on the to see list."

 Ben Fields - Pittsburg, CA - November 2014
"Dear Joanne and James,
Thank you so much for helping Nic and I find the perfect home. It was destined to be meeting you both. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done!"
Meredith and Nic
Concord, CA - October 2014
"I'm writing this letter on behalf of Joanne Mendoza. Joanne and I worked together on selling my condominium in Martinez. She was absolutely amazing to work with. Joanne moved things along quickly for us and found the perfect buyer. Joanne is easy to work with and fought for what we wanted and needed in our sale. She gave us several updates and we always felt we were in the loop and getting the best deal possible. She was always open and honest and answered our many questions.

Our sale was considered a short sale and Joanne certainly knew the process and what was required. She navigated through the ordeal with ease and in the end we closed in 30 days! She did all the grunt work for us and made it look easy! She dealt with the mortgage companies and their many hoops, we all know that can certainly be a headache!

In addition to working with various mortgage companies she also worked with our HOA. This particular HOA can be difficult and again Joanne navigated with ease. She did all the hard work and made numerous phone calls, faxes, etc. We were able to relax and feel confident that everything was done.

We are so grateful for her hard work and determination. She made the process easy and even enjoyable. The next time we are looking to buy or sell anything I'll certainly be giving her a call! I can't recommend her enough for your real estate transactions."


Tammi Bachecki - Martinez, CA - May 2014

"My name is Julie Borja. These past couple of months, I had an opportunity in working with Joanne Mendoza. She is a perfect example of a real estate agent. She is not just efficient but also pleasant to deal with. She is also reliable and knowledgeable, every detail are thoroughly explained. I highly recommend Joanne to anybody."


Julie and Cesar Borja - Hercules, CA - April 2014



"The purchase of a new home can be an exciting adventure as well as a roller coaster of emotions. It is imperative to work with a Real Estate Broker who is knowledgeable of the area you are looking into purchasing a home at. My wife and I were blessed to have worked with Joanne Mendoza. She is personable and at all times professional. She is timely in her response to our many questions whether it be via email, text message, or a phone call. She is thorough in her work and has integrity. I appreciate having worked with Joanne. I would definitely refer her to any of my contacts if they would be in a need of a Real Estate Broker. Joanne is an asset to Prudential CA Realty."



Bernard Del Castillo and Marylouise Reyes - Hercules, CA - April 2014