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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

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 […]

Getting Prequalified…before you look at homes!

By Joyce Shipley | April 11, 2013

  It always seems that something drives to me write about issues that come up!  And here is another one that happened to two of my clients.  We looked at 10 – 12 homes, choose one that they fell in love with and all the while, thought they were prequalified…and they weren’t.  Lender rules have […]

Teatro Zinzanni

By Joyce Shipley | January 26, 2013

I wanted to share with you a wonderful experience I had with my friends(Kathy, Debbie, and PJ) in Costa Mesa, CA.  While visiting down south over the holidays this year, we got tickets to this production.  It said dress up in your boas and tiaras…so we did.  They offered a 5 course meal which was catered […]

Quick Claim Deeds and Cashiers Checks On Closing Day!

By Joyce Shipley | December 1, 2012

  Blogs happen when something prompts me to write them and today is one of those days.  Let me preface this by saying, I love my clients!  And I keep in mind that I have to impart to them the details so their life is easier and therefore mine is too.  But sometimes, things come […]

Answering your question…what happens at closing?

By Joyce Shipley | December 1, 2012

What happens at closing?  It is confusing and makes everyone anxious.  Once the escrow gets loan documents, several things have to happen.  a.            The escrow company completes a HUD statement of all the charges for both buyer and seller which is then sent to the lender to be approved.  This includes seller payoffs.   It also […]

Autumn in Gig Harbor!

By Joyce Shipley | October 31, 2012

The trees are turning and it is absolutely beautiful everywhere we look. 

America’s Most Hated Industries…bottomlinenbcnews.com

By Joyce Shipley | August 29, 2012

I received an article on Facebook from a friend yesterday and I decided to blog my response.  I think I shared with you my moving adventure earlier this month.  Now I will share with you that I bought 2 properties in WA in 2004 and 2 properties in 2005.  All from the proceeds of the […]

I know what you are going through!

By Joyce Shipley | August 8, 2012

At the end of May, 2005, my mom who was 88 and I drove to WA to visit my sister and one of my closest friends in Gig Harbor.  On the spur of the moment, I decided to sell my condo in Channel Islands and move to Gig Harbor.  I made an offer on a house after […]

Happy Father’s Day

By Joyce Shipley | June 16, 2012

In working yesterday for our Windermere Community Service Day assemblying furniture, I was reminded of my dad and some of the things he taught me about teamwork.  You see, I started going to work with my dad when I was really small.  He was a general contractor and built homes and churches in So. California. […]

Mortgage Rates

For 10/16/2019

30 Year Fixed
4.0%
15 Year Fixed
3.5%
5/1 ARM
4.25%

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.