Jo-Anne McKenzie was born, raised and educated in Los Angeles, where she has been a Realtor for more than twenty years. During her lifetime she has seen the city that she loves undergo profound transformations to become a world-class metropolis that attracts talent and energy from every part of the globe. To come to Los Angeles today is to be on the forefronts of an adventure in a city where the universities boast multiple Nobel and Oscar winners, musicians define the next hits, filmmakers explore worlds yet to be and designers fashion styles to come. Jo-Anne, who was initially attracted to the field of real estate due to her love of architecture and beauty, not only excels as a Realtor, but as a guide, a mentor and a treasury of knowledge about the city she knows so well.
Jo-Anne’s comprehensive native knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and price points endows her with a consultative, solution-based approach to present an array of residential properties most suited to each client. She knows that housing is more than shelter; the choice of a home defines a certain lifestyle and aesthetic preference, in many cases it is a family’s most significant and consequential decision and investment.
For each client, Jo-Anne designs what she calls her “game plan” based on preferred geography, lifestyle, family needs and financial qualifications. She never promises more than she can deliver, yet with her knowledge of fast-evolving markets she always manages to find the best possible property and negotiate the most advantageous price. With her commitment and dedication, she removes from her clients the stress and anxiety that can easily spoil the pleasures of buying and owning a home.
As important as her professional abilities is the element of mutual trust that she establishes with her clients from the first contact and sustains until a purchase is finalized. With a background of unquestionable integrity, she is dedicated to the very best practices when it comes to transparency, clarity of terms and expectations.
Having sold hundreds of homes in every price range across Greater LA, Jo-Anne brings with her outstanding technical abilities while she guides her clients through every step of the home buying process. She strongly recommends a thorough investigation of the property to ensure that clients are making a sound investment. Once a decision is made, she becomes a team leader through loan origination, escrow and closing, scrupulously keeping clients informed during each phase, anticipating and resolving issues as they may arise.
Yet, above all, Jo-Anne McKenzie makes home buying and selling an enjoyable and educational experience during which she offers her considerable professional expertise while sharing the knowledge and appreciation of the city she loves. A great aficionado of the rich architectural heritage of Los Angeles and Hollywood classics, she has a deft sense of aesthetics that expands to fashion and fine dining. Personable and highly articulate, she is a joy to be with and a dedicated advocate for those who put their trust in her. Having worked with such major companies as Merrill Lynch as well as Dalton Brown & Long, she has found her home at the prestigious Sotheby’s International Realty, where her great passion for professionalism and the best of ethics are shared by her colleagues who hold her in great esteem.