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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

Immaculate 4-Bedroom Home with 2-Car Detached Garage & Backyard Retreat in West Seattle 

By Joyce Shipley | May 12, 2022

Captivating vintage character meets modern upgrades in this 1941-built treasure! Beautifully appointed living spaces offer an elegant setting you’re sure to love spending time in, and there are also 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, one ¾ bath, and one half bath all in the mix as well. A coveted 2-car detached garage out back rests […]

Exceptional Custom-Built 3-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home on 1 Gorgeous Acre in Midland Area of Tacoma 

By Joyce Shipley | November 19, 2021

Elegant comfort and premium amenities are all yours with this impeccably curated 2,951-square-foot masterpiece! Built in 2008 and shining like new, this one-level home is brimming with thoughtful, high-end customizations both inside and out. Discover sophisticated formal spaces, a stunning great room, an extraordinary kitchen, 3 luxurious bedrooms and 3.5 sumptuous baths, expertly designed conveniences […]

Upgraded 2021-Built 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Corner Unit Townhome with 2-Car Garage in Lakewood

By Joyce Shipley | November 12, 2021

Built in 2021 and only 6 months old, this pristine corner unit townhome offers low-maintenance living in a prime Lakewood location! Not only is this move-in ready gem practically brand new, but it also already features $30,000 in upgrades including a heat pump and A/C, window blinds, an electric car charger, upgraded floors, and ceiling […]

Classic 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Windance Home Along Northshore Golf Course in Tacoma 

By Joyce Shipley | October 28, 2021

Nestled right along the 15th green of the Northshore Golf Course in Northeast Tacoma, this impeccably maintained and updated 2,471-square-foot home is ready to take on the future! Not only does this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath beauty come with several upgrades (like a new roof in 2018) that promise peace of mind for new owners, but HOA […]

7 Reasons Not to Miss this 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath One-Level Home w/Oversized 3-Car Garage & Gorgeous Yard in Auburn

By Joyce Shipley | September 2, 2021

Showcasing timeless design and elegant style throughout, this 2,470-square-foot home has been lovingly maintained by original owners! A one-level floor plan provides the potential for multi-generational living, and incredible versatility ensures that this residence is ready to evolve with your changing wants and needs. Just a few of this home’s top highlights include the well-appointed […]

Growth and Embracing Change

By Joyce Shipley | February 4, 2021

As I walked out of our offices on 19th St in Tacoma on Wednesday, I knew it would never be the same and I was overwhelmed with Sadness.  15 year ago, I arrived on Jan 6, 2005, fresh from Real Estate School, embracing change in a place I had lived 6 mos. And believing in […]

Secluded Custom 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home with Detached Garage on 10+ Acres in Roy

By Joyce Shipley | September 24, 2020

Nestled in the scenic Roy countryside and sited on 10+ private acres, this custom 3,874-square-foot home-sweet-home is an absolute masterpiece! In addition to this immaculately maintained 2011-built home that shines like new, you also have a huge detached garage, 2 garden sheds, and sprawling acreage to cultivate. Located at 29523 14th Ave S Roy, WA […]

Victorian Beauty & Commencement Bay Views Await: Discover this 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home in North Tacoma 

By Joyce Shipley | September 27, 2019

A one-of-a-kind opportunity presents itself with this captivating Victorian residence that’s nestled in a prime North Tacoma neighborhood. Built in 1927 and showcasing vintage charm at every turn, this 2,043-square-foot gem features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and delightful living spaces designed with entertaining in mind. Gorgeous outdoor space is in the mix as well, and […]

Classic & Updated 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home on the Golf Course at Oakbrook in Lakewood 

By Joyce Shipley | August 19, 2019

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits with this wonderfully spacious and updated 3,370-square-foot Oakbrook residence! Featuring 4 bedrooms (the master suite is on the main level), 3 baths, light-filled living spaces, and a pristine, well-appointed kitchen, this home is brimming with elegant comfort and flexibility. Plus, several smart updates ensure you don’t have to worry […]

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 […]

Mortgage Rates

For 7/04/2022

30 Year Fixed
5.875%
15 Year Fixed
5.0%
5/6 ARM
6.0%

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.

Mortgage calculator estimates are provided by Windermere Real Estate and are intended for information use only. Your payments may be higher or lower and all loans are subject to credit approval.