About Joy-Testimonials


Joy@JoyFarenden.com

Joy Farenden has been a Real Estate Consultant for 20 years, starting her career marketing and selling homes in the wonderful sailing community of Marblehead, just north of Boston. Joy relocated to the Coachella Valley in 2006, where she continues to deliver outstanding service to her clients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert, and IndianWells.

Joy specializes in Luxury Residences throughout the Valley, working with developers on New Construction, investment homes, seasonal and vacation homes and the standard residential real estate.

She enjoys attending concerts of the Palm Springs Opera Guild and the rich assortment of theatrical productions at the McCallum Theater.

Having traveled extensively to exotic locales throughout the world, Joy truly understands that life in the California Desert Resort Communities is something special.

Born and raised in England, Joy`s independent spirit compelled her to leave home for diverse experiences abroad. She traveled to New York, where she began a twenty-year career with Pan American World Airways. Her time with Pan Am took Joy to distant shores from Tahiti to New Zealand, Vietnam to the Caribbean, and the Middle East to Russia. Joy’s friendships and associations she made during her travels are still a source of pleasure as a member of the Desert Wingers, a local group of former Pan Am employees in the Palm Springs area.

Testimonials

Due to an unparalleled commitment to customer service, many satisfied clients have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews. If you would be interested in receiving a variety of letters of recommendation, please email that request today so they can be sent over. Thanks. Joy@JoyFarenden.com

2016 Land purchase


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Joy helped us purchase an undeveloped lot in Palm Springs. Although we had a specific lot in mind, we first asked Joy to show us a variety of homes and lots so we could be confident in our purchase, which she did enthusiastically. After we settled on the lot, Joy gave us excellent advice during the give-and-take of negotiations. We encountered a significant problem that nearly torpedoed our purchase, but Joy consistently represented our interests in a patient, persistent and professional manner, and we were able to complete the purchase with satisfactory terms for all involved. We are sincerely grateful for her help, and we recommend her highly.


While we were out of the country


 SOLD 10/26/16

"While we were living out of the country, Joy recently sold our home in the Coachella Valley. She managed the whole process with professional care and attention, firstly by carefully understanding our needs and priorities as sellers and then giving clear advice on how best to present the property. She then kept us closely informed on interest from potential buyers and continued to provide support until Escrow was concluded in an efficient and timely manner. We really appreciate her close support particularly as we were not present."

Maurice and Edith


South Palm Desert Sale


SOLD August 25, 2016 
Here's what the Seller said:
'Joy, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the excellent representation and
professionalism you and your staff provided our family during the recent selling of my Aunt's home in Palm Desert. From the moment we met, I knew we had chosen the right agent. You provided us with spot-on guidance and assistance during the preparation of the home for sale. Even when faced with a septic tank/sewer line conversion issue, you worked hand in hand with us to overcome that and other challenges in a timely and efficient manner.
Your accurate analysis of market conditions and a thorough knowledge of the area enabled the
home to have multiple offers and to sell in a timely manner. Your use of technology enabled all
parties to complete the required documents quickly and correctly. I am happy to recommend
your services to anyone considering the desert area.
Hats off to you and your staff for a job well done. Thank you.'


Bought a Condo


07/10/2015 - user7524265

Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Palm Desert, CA.

We enjoyed purchasing our new home with Joy's help. We had been looking for a home in the desert for a long time and Joy was one of the few realtors who ever followed up with us. She was wonderful to work with, thoughtful and organized and we closed on our purchase in 9 days.


Sold a Condo


07/10/2015 - user6313402

Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Palm Desert, CA

Joy helped us to find our second home in Palm Desert. She also sold our existing home. Her local knowledge and expertise steered us to a home that was just right for us. She was professional and a "joy" to work with. We would certainly recommend Joy.


07/11/2015 - donald8044


Living out of town I was looking for a property to purchase. This is the second time I have worked with Joy. Joy worked very hard using her expertise to find me the perfect place. Joy knows her business well. She gave me excellent advice that saved me a good amount of money. To sum up my experience, Joy was a "joy" to work with. I highly recommend her. Don


07/10/2015 - mcroth2002


Everyone needs Joy in there life ... But, if your interested in home buying you most definitely need her. She is the most efficient, caring, professional realtor i know.. She sold me my home while living in Oregon and made it so easy... It is a perfect fit, love my new home here in the Desert Oasis... Never Fear Joy is Here.. That is the truth, even if it sounds corny.. Can't thank her enough...


Bought a Single Family home


Joy patiently helped us find the right house at the right price. Made offer and completed the purchase of the house while out of country. Everything went smoothly. Joy even did a house inspection for us at closing so that everything was done for us and we only had to pick up the keys and move.

07/10/2015 - ted parent



Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Palm Desert, CA


Joy is a consummate professional, always positive, patient and fully engaged. Her expertise is unmatched and this made the process exceptionally smooth. Joy is always responsive and made us feel as though we were her only clients. I have already referred 3 friends to Joy.


Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Palm Springs, CA


We LOVED working with Joy. After listing our property for 6 months with another agent Joy was recommended to us. She was able to find a buyer within a few months. Not only was she successful, but she is a delight to work with. She keeps her clients completely up to date on what is happening, and brings a wealth of experience to her business. We would recommend Joy to anyone looking for a professional realtor. Thanks Joy. Patricia & Harv


Highly likely to recommend; Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in La Quinta,


Very good, she is very professional in every aspect of the real estate business, with her help I bought lands, sold houses, bought houses in La Quinta area and everything went very well. I am looking forward to keep working with her and I would happily recommend her to anybody who is interested in the desert area real estate.


Highly likely to recommend; bought a Condo home in 2009 in Palm Desert, CA


I was only in town for a few days and Joy's team help me find the perfect condo for myself. They took me there for the first viewing and after several other viewings over the course of 3 days, I purchased the first one I saw. They did their homework and already knew what I was looking for before I got into town. I would most certainly use Joy for selling or buying again. She is exceptionally honest and candid about the properties she deals with.

Deborah Parker


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user726994


Joy worked with us very diligently when we purchased our house in 2005. We only had 2 weeks to look, she spent a great deal of time knew what we were looking for and she showed us many properties. We have been thinking of buying another property and she keeps us informed as to the market and properties available in our price range and preferred locations. We have also referred her to other prospective buyers.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user3702468


I was only in town for a few days and Joy's team help me find the perfect condo for myself. They took me there for the first viewing and after several other viewings over the course of 3 days, I purchased the first one I saw. They did their homework and already knew what I was looking for before I got into town. I would most certainly use Joy for selling or buying again. She is exceptionally honest and candid about the properties she deals with.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user8991212


Very good, she is very professional in every aspect of the real estate business, with her help I bought lands, sold houses, bought houses in La Quinta area and everything went very well. I am looking forward to keep working with her and I would happily recommend her to anybody who is interested in the desert area real estate


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user3418113 (Charles)


Joy was wonderful to work with and made our home purchase a very pleasant experience from start to finish. Being from Canada we relied on her local knowledge and experience to guide us through the various issues we encountered. Her patience was appreciated as we visited almost 50 homes before electing to act on a short sale which took almost 4 months for the transaction to complete. She had or provided accurate answers to all our questions and concerns while providing us with her valued advice and opinions on homes we showed interest in. She was attentive to our needs and keyed in very quickly to the type of home we were looking for. Her bright smile, humor and quick wit were very refreshing during long days of home viewing. I would definitely recommend Joy to all my friends and business associates and fully believe she is the right person to help you find your dream home. -Charles


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user172703


We have been associated with Joy and her team for over two years. She has been extremely responsive and keeps us updated. Her expertise got us off to a great start and we have never looked back.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user2336360


From our very first encounter with Joy, through the whole process and made the experience very smooth and stress free. Joy would our first choice to represent us in any future needs.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow BillBrewer4


Joy was a pleasure to work with in the home buying process. Her vast knowledge and experience in real estate made the process easy. Joy has a wonderful sense of humor that also made the process fun!


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user1870537


Joy is a consummate professional, always positive, patient and fully engaged. Her expertise is unmatched and this made the process exceptionally smooth. Joy is always responsive and made us feel as though we were her only clients. I have already referred 3 friends to Joy


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user588020 (Patricia & Harv)


We LOVED working with Joy. After listing our property for 6 months with another agent Joy was recommended to us. She was able to find a buyer within a few months. Not only was she successful, but she is a delight to work with. She keeps her clients completely up to date on what is happening, and brings a wealth of experience to her business. We would recommend Joy to anyone looking for a professional realtor. Thanks Joy. -Patricia & Harv


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user2457105


I have used Joy Farenden's Home Check Company for many years to oversee my home in La Quinta when I am gone for 3 months of the year. Her service has been outstanding- she has been thorough in her work and responsive to any problem that might arise when I am away. I trust her completely to watch over my property.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user9355964


We moved to Palm Desert in 2008 after living in Las Vegas for 15 years. We had a daughter in high school so were limited to where we wanted her to go to school. Joy was able find us several homes (at least 30) to consider and was very patient and accommodating with us in 118 degrees!!!! Joy's experience in real estate and her warm friendly personality made our transition so much easier, so much so, we had Joy help us find a condo for our in-laws to spend the winters in.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user441133


We were introduced to Joy through a friend who had recently purchased and was very satisfied. Joy was thoroughly professional throughout our house-hunting experience. Thanks to Joy we ended up getting a lot of value for our money. She's truly amazing.


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user0542475


Joy found our current home and sold our previous one. She is an extremely knowlegeable professional, and delightful to work with. She found several homes that met our requirements, and was always willing to show ones that we found. Later she was able to sell our condo in Palm Springs that had been on the market for over a year with no offers. A 5 star realtor!


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user9189020


Joy was a Godsend to us. We were purchasing a short sale. It can be a long, drawn out process. Joy kept us informed on updates and would keep in contact with the seller to make sure they were keeping up on their end too. She was always willing to answer any questions we had and put our concerns to rest. We closed escrow in March and she still calls to say hi and to check if we have any questions. Joy is a joy to work with and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. She'll steer you in the right direction and put you in touch with the right people.


Bought a Home in 2005


Joy worked with us very diligently when we purchased our house in 2005. We only had 2 weeks to look, she spent a great deal of time knew what we were looking for and she showed us many properties. We have been thinking of buying another property and she keeps us informed as to the market and properties available in our price range and preferred locations. We have also referred her to other prospective buyers.…


Highly likely to recommend - Zillow user3521135 (Dr. Bob Byrum)


My wife and I have had the great pleasure to work with Joy over the past many years on various occasions. She is very kind, resourceful, thoughtful and professional. My wife and I have a home in Lake La Quinta and we have seen it written in the magazine of Palm Springs Life that La Quinta is described as the Gem of the Desert! Well, we believe that actually Joy is the true Gem of the Desert!! Our hat is forever tipped to Joy! -Dr. Bob Byrum


Steve and Arlene Willard


"Joy did an excellent job of handling a very difficult, drawn-out transaction. She is very knowledgeable and thorough"


Pat Zonnenberg


"Joy is professional, helpful and always available. She diligently kept us abreast of new developments in the marketplace and she worked hard to market out new home"


Heather Williams


"Joy is so pleasant to work with. I would not hesitate to call her the next time around. She is exceptionally efficient and is an asset to your company"