Joan Harakal GRI
I have been a licensed professional real estate agent for over twenty nine years. It is a tremendous challenge and opportunity to work ‘one-on-one’ with individuals and families who are facing their greatest financial decision: buying or selling a home. My total dedication to all of my clients is a sincere approach for relocating people locally and nationally as painless as humanly possible. With an 'extra effort' and 'people caring ' attitude, I am personally involved in every aspect of a transaction, and one of the most important factors, is to be an exceptional listener. To learn the wants and needs and expectations of a client, is the only method in garnering their confidence and trust. Once the direction has been established, then my expertise and market knowledge can explore all the options in obtaining the ideal match between buyers and sellers. I attribute my continuing success to the philosophy and commitment, that each and every client is my top priority. In return, my reward has been in acquiring lasting friendships with many wonderful clients.
Education and Training
Fashion Model trained and modeled in London, San Francisco, Paris, and New York. Restaurateur, and Owner of specialty food and gift Boutique. Also provided floral and plant marketing to retail stores.
Academic education includes: Graduated from Pitmans College and Lucy Clayton School of Fashion and Modeling.
Awards and Designations
•President's International Club, Elite Circle - 14 th consecutive years.
•Top Producer in Stamford Office - 14 consecutive years.
•Top Producer Listings
•Top Producer Sales
•Top Producer Total Volume
•Invited guest to Coldwell Banker's International Business Conference - 16 consecutive years.
•Ranked in upper 2% of Coldwell Banker's 120,000 plus sales associates nationally and worldwide.
•GRI, Graduate Realtors Institute
•Luxury Collection Specialist
•Buyer Broker Specialist
Present Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
Formerly with Coldwell Banker Residential Services
January 1987 – July 2015
Joan Harakal - GRI, CRS
Luxury Collection Specialist
Certified Buyer & Sellers, & Relocation Expert
Areas of Expertise and Communities I serve
Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and Lower Fairfield County
I have been a professional realtor for over the past 30 years. Prior career experiences have been as a fashion model in London, Paris, and San Francisco, a restaurateur, distributor of floral and tropical foliage plants to mass merchants, and partner in specialty retail food products. I am married to a renowned Landscape Architect and we have four married children and eight grandchildren.
National Relocation Group Of Elite Realtors
Food Specialty Boutique, Fashion Model
January 1970 – January 1985 (15 years 1 month)