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Joyce Shipley
REALTOR®
Windermere Professional Partners - Tacoma
(253) 380-2808  |  (253) 565-1189  |  License #88189   |  joyceshipley@windermere.com

My Mission Statement

My Mission is to provide you with real estate expertise that helps you to find your dream home and have a smooth transaction whether you are moving across the country or across the street.

I specialize in residential real estate sales in Pierce County encompassing Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Tacoma, University Place and Fircrest. I enjoy working with first time home buyers and those who are downsizing or relocating.

Testimonials

"Joyce is awesome! I have used her on the sale of one home and the purchase of another and was impressed with her knowledge, attention to detail and her prompt response. Joyce is charming and very pleasant to work with and I would gladly recommend her to anyone."

Hank Brown, Puyallup WA (Buyer)

"Joyce Shipley represents what every real estate should be: knowledgeable about pricing, a marketing genius, tactful negotiator, responsive, dependable, calm and kind. She literally held our hand throughout the sale process and when matters required us to be on site and we could not be there, she stepped in on our behalf. We could not have asked for a better representative for our new property purchase and for the sale of our previous home. Oh, and by the way—it sold in only 4 days! Thank you Joyce!"

Craig & Lydia Sharman (Seller)

"We really like to think through our decisions and Joyce was very patient throughout the process. If we had a question the answer was one based on her experience and us making a decision that would lead to us being informed correctly. Joyce was always there when needed, never to excited and very professional. Joyce always kept a very professional composure no matter what the situation and to me that really says a lot about a person."

Casey & Joani (Buyer)

"She was an excellent realtor! She helped me find the house I really wanted! Then she worked hard to get it closed on time!"

Carol McLaughlin (Seller)

"Joyce has significant knowledge about real estate in Pierce County. She will go to significant lengths to address or answer any questions you have. For example, we were interested in contacting the carpenter who did the wood-working a house built 10 years ago-- she was able to track him down. She does fight to keep your costs low during the transaction. She sees value in how first-time buyers learn the process of buying a property. I will take that knowledge with me. It's a nice element to a process that can easily become purely a financial transaction."

Chris, Tacoma (Buyer)

"We would recommend Joyce Shipley in a heartbeat. She's professional and driven. She put together a game plan to sell our house and followed through with it and then some. She staged the house. All the transaction details were carefully explained to us in plain English, step by step. She is positive and never waivers from believing in herself and her abilities."

Dennis Arneson; Gig harbor, WA (Seller)

My Blog Posts

8 Big Reasons You’ll Want to See This Luxury Rainier View Estate (& It’s Finally For Sale!)

By Joyce Shipley | May 16, 2019

Ultimate Pacific Northwest luxury awaits with this extraordinary 20-acre estate. Nestled on a scenic, secluded property and showcasing prime views of majestic Mt. Rainier, this one-of-a-kind estate features a 10,870-square-foot home. Brimming with high-end amenities and expertly curated details throughout, this 5-bedroom, 8-bath beauty is truly a sight to behold. Plus, SeaTac International Airport is […]

Mid-century Modern View Home with 4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths in Prime Tacoma Location

By Joyce Shipley | November 9, 2018

Natural beauty, city convenience, and fabulous mid-century modern style are all wrapped up into one incredible package with this 3,288-square-foot home! Boasting big views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this sprawling 1953-built masterpiece on 0.34 acres presents a rare opportunity. In addition to the 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, you also have […]

Historic 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Unit in The Cliff Lofts w/Sweeping Views in Downtown Tacoma   

By Joyce Shipley | July 24, 2018

Downtown living doesn’t get much better than this! Nestled in the historic district of Downtown Tacoma, this 980-square-foot loft boasts a dreamy blend of vintage and modern style. Built in 1907 and converted into modern lofts, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings with open beams and large windows to enjoy, plus sweeping views of the Thea Foss […]

Updated Sophistication Awaits in this 6-Bedroom, 3.25-Bath Masterpiece in Fircrest

By Joyce Shipley | May 18, 2018

Refined elegance awaits at every turn in this immaculately maintained 5,203-square-foot Fircrest home! Boasting an expansive layout that includes 6 bedrooms, 3.25 baths, an updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, a huge laundry facility with a chute, and so much more, this move-in ready residence is truly a dream to spend time in. Located at 1316 Palm […]

Meticulously Maintained 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Rambler w/Huge Backyard in Spanaway

By Joyce Shipley | December 13, 2016

Discover comfort and convenience at every turn in this picturesque Spanaway rambler! Tucked away in a great neighborhood on a generous 0.79 acres, this property has enough space to be a mini farm. The yard boasts beautiful landscaping, 15 fruit trees, and beautiful gardens, while the home itself is a haven of rest and relaxation. […]

How I found my dream home!

By Joyce Shipley | June 17, 2015

  I have been a Realtor for almost 10 years and this is the first home I have purchased since becoming a Realtor… my 8th purchase.  Up until I became a Realtor, I totally relied on the agent I hired and I realize how important the choice of an agent is and how important it […]

UPS Gardens

By Joyce Shipley | March 18, 2015

  How an unsightly neighborhood patch of brush and weeds with junk cars turned into a wonderful Tacoma North End Neighborhood garden and park:   Barbara and Peter Temple Thurston have lived in this neighborhood for 24 years.  About twelve years ago Barbara began working with the City of Tacoma to gain access to  an […]

Uptown – Gig Harbor

By Joyce Shipley | July 1, 2014

                  In Gig Harbor we have a great shopping area called UPTOWN!.  It has a wide variety of stores including Marshall's, Chico's, JJill, and our newest addition is Home Goods…opening soon to name a few!  There is a 12 screen Century Theatre complex and a wide variety […]

Sea Hags in Gig Harbor

By Joyce Shipley | July 1, 2014

My friend Denese and I were out strolling in Gig Harbor down on Harborview St. and saw this adorable shop called Sea Hags!  When we went in…guess who I ran into?  Melissa Moller is the owner and operator and Melissa used to own a store in Alaska and wanted to open one here.    It has […]

Happy Hour At The Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor!

By Joyce Shipley | April 17, 2013

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and on days like that in Gig Harbor, we want to be on the water.  And what better place to go than The Tides!  When it is warm you can sit on the deck and enjoy the sunshine.  For now, it is great to be inside and surrounded by friends […]

Mortgage Rates

For 8/17/2019

30 Year Fixed
3.875%
15 Year Fixed
3.375%
5/1 ARM
4.75%

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.