JoAnne grew up in a “real estate family” with her parents being Brokers in Alaska, Texas and California. She taught elementary school in Austin ISD before earning her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from UT. She worked as a technology trainer for the Texas Education Agency, and was on staff with ECHO, a local college ministry for 5 years.
She is currently the Broker/Owner of Violet Crown Realty, a boutique real estate company in Central Austin. In the late 1800s & early 1900’s, Austin was called “The City of the Violet Crown.” We love Central Texas and the rich history that comes from living in the Lone Star State. In the past few years many Violet Crown organizations and companies have be created in Austin, as well as the new 30 mile Violet Crown Trail connecting Zilker Park to Hays County & the downtown art theater Violet Crown Cinema. We love the name recognition!
JoAnne has been on the Professional Standards & Grievance Committees at the Austin Board of Realtors for 13 years, and now at the state level with Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), working to help make the real estate community more professional. She is currently one of 15 Ombudsman for the Austin Board and TAR, created as a step to allow problem solving and communication between agents or the public before they start on the formal path toward mediation or litigation. (87% of issues that arise in real estate can be solved with open communication channels, thereby avoiding expensive court costs.) JoAnne is also an instructor of the Legal & Ethics mandatory classes for Texas agents.
JoAnne has earned her Texas Broker’s License, her CRS® (Council of Residential Specialists), GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), ABR® (Accredited Buyer’s Representative), CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), and ePro® (Internet Professional) real estate certifications. She & her team participate in continuing education to keep abreast of the ever-changing real estate & lending market.