About Joy and 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 Joy@JoyFarenden.com

Joy Farenden Real Estate Consultant

Information About Joy Farenden, Real Estate Sales Consultant

Works With Realty Executives in The Villages, Florida and surrounding areas.



Joy Farenden has been a Real Estate Sales Consultant for over 28 years, starting her career marketing and selling homes in the wonderful sailing community of Marblehead, just north of Boston. Joy relocated to the Palm Springs area in 2006 where she sold many homes throughout the Valley. Joy has now moved to the fun and active community of The Villages in Florida and has started to work with Realty Executives in The Villages.

Joy specializes in standard single family properties and villa sales.  She has amassed numerous testimonials from her many clients over the years, many of which are shown on her site JoyOfTheVillages.com    Joy has always been an active member of the communities she serves and sat on the HOA board for 8 years in the community of Indian Hills, Palm Desert.  Joy has come to really enjoy The Villages and the many amenities that the area has to offer. Like all change, it takes a little while to adjust but that is part of the adventure.  She especially enjoys attending the different concerts and musicals the Villages is so famous for and was a judge for the Desert Theatre League while she resided in Palm Desert.  The ability to enjoy the different Country Clubs, restaurants, recreation centers, golf courses and so much more is very appealing both to Joy and the clients she works with throughout the area.


Joy has traveled extensively to many exotic locales throughout the world, loves to travel and understands that life in The Villages 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 two 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 including the attending the wonderful luncheons for retired former Pan Am employees in The Villages.


Coldwell Banker Top Team for 2020 and 2021

 On behalf of my team and myself, I want to thank all of you who made it possible in 2020 and 2021 to achieve one of the top team awards in the Coldwell Banker Palm Desert office. We appreciate your business, your referrals and your trust in us. Let's do again in 2022 but change of venue to The Villages, Florida. I now live here and thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle, amenities, amazing social life etc. My new company is Realty Executives in The Villages and they are proving to be as supportive a company as Coldwell Banker. I trust that we will build those same wonderful business relationships that make selling real estate so worthwhile!

Testimonial from Erik and Janet Palmer

Dear Joy, The recent purchase of our home in Palm Desert was a marvelous experience from beginning to end.  We were most impressed by your rapid replies on a variety of subjects.  Your experience and knowledge of the market made us feel confident. Your continuous care and concern of your clients needs and personal issues was just the icing on the cake. We would not hesitate to recommend you.

Erik & Janet Palmer

73711 White Sands Dr., Thousand Palms, SOLD August 2020

My husband and I were thrilled with the service that Joy Farenden provided in selling our home in Palm Springs, California.

Joy is a true professional. She has many years of experience and it shows in her approach to helping her clients achieve their goals. Whether selling or buying. Joy brings a no-nonsense attitude to what needs to be done. She recommended a woman she works with as someone who could “stage” our home to show to its best advantage. Her colleague did an amazing job in achieving that goal. Joy works with a very talented photographer who took some fantastic photos of our home and its location.

She then proceeded to put together a great short video and many beautiful still photos to upload onto her website and many other real estate sites.

The result of all this was immediate traffic to her site, two quick personal showings and an offer within two weeks. The offer was finalized with Joy’s assistance and advice and the house was sold.

We are most grateful for everything that Joy did to help us accomplish our goal.

 Dr. Harv and Patricia Haakonson 

 Dr. Harv and Patricia Haakonson

The Robinson Family purchased at The Lakes C.C. October 2020

We were very pleased with Joy's service, and her genuine interest in assisting us in our search and ultimately with our move.  Joy's attention to detail, use of technology, and follow through were very much appreciated.  Joy is always prompt, and has a deep knowledge of the desert communities, and the appropriate services and vendors to assist buyers.   She is a pleasure to work with, and we highly recommend her. 

Scott and Patti Robinson

Old Prospector Trail, Palm Desert, SOLD April 2020

This is 100% sincere:
We have bought and sold many homes. In addition to being a pleasant person, Joy is the most on-the-ball, energetic, and intelligent realtor we have worked with. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the desert.
George and Susie Mulcaire

Ironwood Country Club, Palm Desert, SOLD August 2020

We recently sold our home in Palm Desert through Joy Farenden of Coldwell Banker. We chose Joy to represent us because of her impeccable reputation as a local real estate expert. Joy applies her experience, integrity, personality, and drive in getting the best deal possible for her clients.   Her professionalism and wise advice were appreciated throughout the entire process, particularly as we were not living in the US. She has the ability to make a difficult task seem so simple and her soothing voice brings much needed calm to what can be a stressful process. Joy was able to connect us with the best immigration specialists, accountants and staging contacts in the area. Also of importance to us was the fact that Joy could be reached directly on the phone at all times. There was no need to go through secretaries, receptionists or an answering service. We recommend Joy without reservation.

The Smith Family

32370 Desert Vista, Cathedral City, SOLD September 2019

Dear Joy and Coldwell Bankers,
We would like to thank you for your stellar representation you provided us when purchasing our Cathedral City property. This being the third time you, Joy, have been our agent, we are always so impressed how your expertise and knowledge helps guide us through all the steps of the buying process with ease. We especially want to tell you how much we truly appreciate your honesty as you advise and inform us about the selection of properties. Trust is a value that is not given, it is earned. And you have earned our business by your honesty, professionalism, and care you have shown us. Of course, we will send anyone who needs real estate services to you and Coldwell Bankers, confident in knowing that you will provide them the same outstanding service you give us. We look forward to working with you again in a couple months for our fourth purchase in the Desert Communities. We can't wait! Cheers!
Kind Regards,
Aswin and Todd

Testimonal from a Real Estate Associate, Attorney and very good friend

In my many years as a fellow colleague, partner and friend, Joy has exhibited knowledge, perseverance, integrity and loyalty to her clients. Her shrewd negotiating skills are par excellence. Both Buyers and Sellers are in great hands with Joy.
Paul Taylor, BA, LLB
Sales Representative 

Comments from a Buyer in the Palm Springs area

Joy has both knowledge and a high level of integrity. She is a delight to work while removing much of the stress associated with buying and selling. She will work to find you the home that is appropriate for you. She is the ideal choice in real estate.

Nancy Flood, Bujyer in the Palm Springs area

Comments from a Seller and Buyer plus good friend in the Palm Springs area

Joy Farenden


·         Joy is a great communicator. She is very professional and positive in everything she undertakes.

·         Joy is trustworthy and totally reliable. One always feels safe and secure when Joy is working on one's behalf.

·         Joy says it as it is and doesn't hold back if that is what is required. She has a wealth of experience and puts that at one's disposable. 

·         With Joy in charge one knows everything will be fine.

·         I recommend her without any reservation whatsoever. 


Norman D Lock September 2020

Seller and Buyer in the Palm Springs area

The Biltmore, Palm Springs, SOLD January 2020

Hi Joy,

Thank you for selling our Palm Springs condo. Your suggestions on presenting our place brought in a lot of potential buyers. You took care of our concerns and we were able to relax. We would definitely recommend  you to anyone wanting to sell their home in the Palm Springs area😁
Kristen and Lupe

Rolling Knoll, Indian Hills, Palm Desert, SOLD Aug. 2020

Just wanted to send you another THANK YOU for all you did to help us through the sale of my mom's home.

Your patience, expertise and thoroughness made this process very easy.
Thank you.
Dru Sanchez

Testimonial from a co-worker in Palm Desert


Bill Dalton from Bill Dalton with Coldwell Banker Realty - Palm Desert

0.0 miles away

"Having partnered with Joy on deals and worked with her over the past few years, she definitely lives up to her name. I would do a deal with her anyday!"


Rancho La Quinta CC Sold March 2020


 It’s seems like forever since my Mom’s house closed in March.  Another world ago.  Thanks for all of your and your staff’s efforts to make the transaction go as smoothly as possible.  I was almost afraid the deal would fall apart at the last minute due to the shutdown; like the sale of my house fell apart when my wife, Joan, passed in April 08.

Robert LaBayne

42615 La Danza Ct., Indio closed July 2019

 We first worked with Joy Farenden in 2012. She helped us find the perfect home for our family. Through the years she kept in touch letting us know about changes in the housing market and just checking in to see how we were doing. In 2019, as empty nesters we decided it was time to look at downsizing. We knew exactly who to contact, Joy.

She is very professional while still being personable. She kept us on task by letting us know what we needed to do to get the house ready for showing. Joy also did a great job explaining the process and helping us keep our feelings in check especially when we received a low-ball offer or what we felt was a ridiculous request; which was not an easy task, but Joy got us through it and the house sold quickly. We were on vacation while signing contracts and Joy always made sure we knew when an email was coming that needed action.

With the sale completed, we continued our search for our new home. We appreciate Joy’s attention to detail. She would point out things to consider like the noise level of passing traffic, water stains on the concrete from water pooling, being on a fairway, the amount of sun, pending litigation against an HOA, etc.

We found our new home and Joy guided us in putting together a strong offer. She kept us focused and made sure we gathered the documents we would need to make the financing process run smoothly. Thanks to Joy’s expertise we had a short escrow and are happily living in our new home. She is the realtor we recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

  Ken & Tina Hamel

79663 Half Moon Bay, Indio Sold March 2020

Hi Joy
We are doing well - as you say we got out before things got out of hand  due to Covid-19 
You can tell  the " younger members" of your team... that we have known you and have kept in touch for the past 15 yrs.
We bought our house on Half Moon Bay Drive thru you as well as selling it thru you- must to the dismay of
the Indian Springs  real-estate team .  Everybody commented on the Virtual Tour your team put together when we put the house on the market
and those  we spoke to were very impressed including Ron who said he might have to buy the house back !!
We did experience a lot of trouble with getting our $$ back from the HOA- in fact it was over 5 mths before we had our refund,
so I can tell you Ron was very unhappy about having to chase them for the refund which he feels should have been taken care
during closing. Now we are waiting on the refund from the withholding taxes but they say it could be a couple of months due  Covid -19
Maybe the "younger" members of your team could learn a few things from your professionalism and expertise in the Real Estate field,
especially during this pandemic not only in Calif. but  throughout the world. Through the years we have given your name to friends who have thought
of selling and I can tell you now that there are several that wished they had followed thru.
Ron & I wish you  and your assistant well, as we all know  this is a very trying time for everybody, we should take a step back , be kind and think about others
instead of focusing on ourselves.  
Warmest Regards
Carol & Ron

48290 Paso Tiempo, LQ Sold March 2020

You were literally a joy to work with. Having purchased this house right on the cusp of the lockdown, it was not the easiest transaction to accomplish, yet through it all, you were a professional in all respects. Trying to balance the needs of both the seller and ourselves, during this crisis, took some juggling. In the end, both sides came out with a win, and that is what all deals should end on. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and most of all, abilities to actually make the deal work. 
Mike Ferrante
Kristal Wilson

36915 Ferber, RM Sold November 2019

Dearest Joy,
I just want to say Thanks again for all your hard work in selling our Rancho Mirage property. I have bought and sold many properties and have never experienced the professionalism and attention that you and your team bring to the process. You made a very stressful time in my life a lot less stressful and I will always be grateful! 

Dan McLean

Peer Response to Client from the Manager of Coldwell Banker

Dear Greg:

 Thank you for taking the time to send me your note of praise for Joy.

 Joy is a special breed of agent that always puts the needs of their clients first, goes the extra mile and remains calm in the face of adversity.  I have many such e-mails from Joy’s clients letting me know what a superior agent I have in her.  The true test of an excellent agent is taking the time to assess your client’s needs, working with them to come up with a plan that addresses them and then doing all they can to execute that plan with empathy and professionalism.

 That she is rising to the challenges of the COVID crisis with such alacrity is no surprise.  Also, as you pointed out, having a “wicked” sense of humor to get you over the rough spots helps!

 I am proud to have Joy as part of my office and team here at Coldwell Banker Palm Desert.  Her dedication and enthusiasm elevates and inspires everyone around her.

 Thank you again for reaching out to let me know about the exemplary service you received.

 Warmest Regards,


BILL DALTON, Branch Manager, Palm Desert – Indian Wells
Coldwell Banker Realty
72605 Highway 111, Suite B1| Palm Desert, 92260
C. 818.326.4097 | O. 760.837.4555 
License: #01225081
 | ColdwellBankerCareers.com

774638 Peppertree PD Sold June 2020


 I understand you are Joy Farenden’s manager so I wanted to take the opportunity on behalf of myself and Nanette and Jeff Kufeldt to tell you what a simply amazing job she did for us recently.

 As you well know, COVID has made nothing easier.   We had been planning to sell our Palm Desert property for some time, but the onslaught of COVID sped up that timeline and affected the sale in ways we could not have imagined.    In March of this year, we suddenly found ourselves with a furnished house in Palm Desert that we could not visit (because the border with Canada was closed) and that required a bit of work before it could even be listed.   From start to finish, Joy walked us through the entire process going above and beyond at every conceivable opportunity.  This deal required so much extra work from her mostly because we could not be physically present in Palm Desert to do it ourselves and because the individual who made the first serious offer on the property was “challenging” to say the least.

 I will spare you all the details (though I’m sure you are familiar with some of them), but I just want you to know how appreciative we are of the exemplary job Joy did.  Joy is extremely knowledgeable, practical, savvy, calm and has a wicked sense of humour to boot – all qualities we came to appreciate at different moments through this arduous experience.  In short, we could not have done this deal without her.  That is simply a fact.

 It is our hope that you recognize the stellar agent you have on your team and know that these three Canadians will happily refer anyone we know to her in the future.

 Wishing you both a successful year ahead.

 With much gratitude and appreciation,


 (on behalf of Nanette and Jeff Kufeldt)


Greg Ball


Legal Counsel /  Acting Issues Manager

Strategic and Business Services Branch

Alberta Crown Prosecution Service

Justice and Solicitor General

Government of Alberta

74449 Candlewood, PD Sold April 2019

Dear Bill:

I wanted to thank you so much for first referring Joy to my husband, Mel Smith and I regarding our personal Palm Desert home.  When we did decide to sell, I called Joy immediately.  Joy gave us a professional analysis of the market and a value range for us to decide where to list.  As a 40 year realtor and Mel also in the business, I appreciated her approach and expert marketing presentation.
We listed the property, under our competition, and Joy had an offer for us within days.  That first escrow ended up cancelling but she continued to market our property and in the end was successful selling our home to her own client.  The beautiful photography, video and mailings she provided were top notch.
This was such a wonderful escrow knowing we had Joy handling everything. Equity Title also did everything we needed along with coordinating funds to another escrow here in Santa Barbara.  Joy treated us exactly how I treat my own clients, and I have already given her name to several friends that want to look in the area.
I just wanted you, as her manager, to know about our experience.  You are most fortunate to have her in your office and for us to have her part of our Coldwell Banker family.
Our very best regards
Barbara Koutnik-Smith and Mel Smith

Peer Testimonial from another agent

Hi Joy,
You're doing great work and other agents are talking about it. Here's what they're saying:
"Joy was amazing to work with. She was professional helpful and sincere. Every time we needed to address something she was understanding and open minded. I wish more agents were like Joy. It would make real estate transactions more successful and enjoyable." -Scott Braun
See more at PeerReputation.com
Keep up the great work!
The Peer Reputation Team

Sold April 2019 Palm Desert

Joy Farenden took excellent care of us throughout the entire experience of finding and purchasing our home in Palm Desert. Joy is the ultimate professional. She communicated with us regularly to keep us updated throughout the process. Her experience, familiarity with the community, and attention to detail allowed us to find the perfect home for us. We would highly recommend Joy and her team of professionals when looking for your dream home.

Victor and Nora Khachatoorian

Listed and Sold March 2019 South Palm Desert

SOLD - 2018 - Avondale Country Club

75865 Pembe Ln

As we discussed, this was not the easiest of sales for both my husband and myself emotionally as well as the issues we had with the buyer but throughout it all you remained calm and steadfast and I truly appreciate it. In all honesty the marketing of the house (the video) is priceless to me as it truly showcased the beauty of a home we loved so much.
Anyway who chooses you to represent them will be well taken care of.
Seller Peggy J.
Palm Desert, CA
December 2018

SOLD 2018 - Rancho Mirage

35504 Vista Del Luna

My husband and I have purchased several homes together and can say without question that Joy is truly one of the best agents we’ve ever encountered. Not only is she as her name implies, a “joy” to be with, she’s extremely thorough in her research and knowledge of the Coachella Valley area and its properties. Joy guided us enthusiastically through the process of locating our forever home, and we would recommend her highly to anyone in search of their next property.

Happy Homeowners, Mary Horwath & Alex Koland
Rancho Mirage, CA
August 2018

The Lakes Tanglewood Dr. PD Sold July 2019

The Lakes - 107 Tanglewood

I want to thank you for recommending Joy Farenden to us. She did an outstanding job in helping us sell our property at 107 Tanglewood Trail Palm Desert. We had never sold property before and needed a person who could guide us through the process with care and empathy...And that she did!! She has the right first name because she is a JOY to work with.We recommend her highly.  


Marvin and Aileen Carlton

Jasmine Lane, RM Sold July 2018

Pam Campisciano sent this message:
Thank you and your team for an excellent job in selling my home. Your professionalism and integrity makes you the perfect person to handle any and all real estate transactions.  I look forward to working with you again in the near future. 

A message of Gratitude

Sam Maggio sent the following to Bill Dalton, what a nice thing to do. Joy

I am writing this to let you know what an extreme pleasure it was to work with Joy Farenden on my listing. Joy represented her buyer with a standard of care that shines her, you and Coldwell Banker in the best of lights. We unfortunately were not able to complete our escrow due to some challenges that neither Joy nor I could overcome, as we were contingent upon sale. I have no doubt in my mind that if Joy had been handling her clients’ sale on their end (Washington D.C.), that it would have gone through and we’d be celebrating with the new buyers of my property. (I was listing agent, and am the homeowner.) Joy navigated her client as best she could, and provided a level of communication and spirit of cooperation at a very high level throughout.

I sincerely hope I have the chance to work with Joy again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

SAM MAGGIO | CalBRE# 02051670

The Chapparal Country Club, PD Sold January 2018

I would highly recommend her services, as well as Coldwell Banker

My name is Tanya and I moved to Palm Desert in January. When I started my search from Seattle, Wa., I found Joy on line when I was seeking out a realtor. We discussed my needs and desires for my home over the phone, and the next day, she had me set up on a daily list of homes meeting my criteria for me to review. I could let her know what I liked, or didn’t like, and we soon narrowed it down to a list of homes I wanted to see in person. This was during the holiday season, and Joy was leaving to go see her family. Due to my timing, I needed to come down when she was not here, so she set me up with her associate and he assisted me during my search. We made an offer, and once Joy returned from her trip, she handled everything expeditiously to get the property closed very quickly.

I was treated with professionalism at all times, and I felt I was dealing with folks who really understand the business of real estate inside and out, as well as having all the information at hand for questions I had regarding either locations in the area, pros and cons of each specific association I was looking at, as well as helping me to quickly obtain an inspection and escrow company once my offer was accepted.

I would highly recommend her services, as well as Coldwell Banker, if you are looking in the greater desert area. They were terrific, and were instrumental in me finding the right home for myself.


Tanya T.

Monte Sereno, PS Closed September 2017

We recommend Joy and her agency without reservations!

We are from New York City and own a timeshare in Palm Desert. In considering the Palm Springs area, we hadn't decided as to whether we should split our time between the East coast and Palm Springs or move permanently to PS.

We met Joy as we began to explore property on line. She contacted us, and we corresponded over the next three months, mostly by email as Joy sent links to available property. We reviewed and commented on what we liked or didn't, identified styles of houses, locations, and what we wanted in a community/neighborhood. We found a number of houses we ranked as ones we wanted to see, and scheduled three days in mid-June to look at ten to twelve houses over three days.

Joy was awesome. She is knowledgeable, personable, professional, patient, a great listener and fun! Although exhausting to look at houses in 116 degree heat, she arranged our time and we saw all the houses, identified and discussed pros/cons (location, value, construction and price). Her knowledge of what it would be like to live here was critical as she explained subtleties of different neighborhoods, value and helped us rank the homes.

We recommend Joy and her agency without reservations! We found exactly the right house and love living here! We could not have done it without Joy and her team!

Barbara and Alan Abrams

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.

Barcelona, Esplanade Community, sold October 2016

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"