Paula Joyce
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Paula Joyce


About Paula: 

Paula Joyce's enthusiastic attitude is contagious! A real people-person, she makes the entire process of buying or selling a home manageable, enjoyable and efficient! While negotiating the best possible deal for you, Paula is determined to achieve a win-win result for all. Through the negotiation process, Paula is known for her perseverance and ability to calmly work with both sides in an effort to pull a deal together.  This is especially important in the current real estate market.

"I am a problem solver by nature. I enjoy working with people and really listening to their concerns. Most importantly I love my job, so I don't mind putting in whatever time it takes to make my clients happy." Paula has many satisfied customers as the biggest source of her business comes from referrals from past clients.

When assisting you on a purchase, Paula will help define your needs, work within your budget and preview homes for you, making the process as effortless as possible.

When marketing your home for sale, Paula will present you with a specific "to do" list of items to be addressed to make your home "market ready." She will offer you all of the resources necessary to complete the list.  She also brings a stager to assist in making your home appeal to the greatest number of buyers.

Paula is known for her attention to detail and boundless energy. She will work closely with you through the buying or selling process, and offer you constant follow up. Having relocated years ago, Paula understands what it's like to pick up and move your family to a new area. "When I moved my family to the North Shore I wanted information about schools, neighborhoods, community services, park districts, camps, libraries, train schedules, pools, bike trails, tennis courts, skating rinks, shopping and medical facilities! It was an involved process and I can appreciate exactly what my clients need to help them with this process."

Raised on the East Coast, Paula attended Simmons College in Boston and received a B.A. in Business. After several years working at an ad agency and then selling ad space in New York City, she relocated to Northbrook in 1990. She and her husband live in Northbrook. Her son lives in Los Angeles and works in “the business” and her daughter lives in Chicago and works in advertising. With lots of friends in the community, Paula Joyce often connects her new clients with past clients helping them to settle in quickly. She will help you navigate your way through the purchase or sale of your home in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.


"We loved working with Paula! She helped us find our very first home. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely hardworking. Paula was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process. She always had our best interest in mind. She would give us her opinion in areas we often never considered. Even after our sale was complete, Paula continued to give us references and support with our house. We can't say enough wonderful things about Paula. We couldn't have been happier and would recommend her to anyone."

  -Kara & Grant B., Deerfield, IL, Client

"We personally knew Paula Joyce and respected her professionalism and knowledge of the local market. We knew that she was the right agent for us the moment we decided to sell our house and move to St. Charles. Paula helped us with great planning and home staging advice. She brought in a professional staging team that really made all the difference (it was work for us...removing some furniture and personal effects) we think that it is what helped the quick sale and full price offer we received. Paula has a great network with both the residential real estate community as well as the social network that helps both buyers and sellers."

  -Chuck H. & Diana R., Northbrook, IL, Client

"It was a pleasure all around working with Paula. She connected us with people to help us ready the house for sale and pitched in herself in any way prior to the sale and was available up until the very end. Being the very first time ever selling a house after 35 years all of her support was greatly needed and appreciated!"

  -Jill B, Northbrook, IL, Client

"Paula Joyce helped us buy our home two years ago, and she was just amazing through the whole process. Her knowledge, professionalism, and experience, just to name a few of her qualities, made the experience so much easier than it could have been. This year, we had to move, and sell the same property, on fairly short notice. There was no question in our minds that Paula was the person we wanted to handle the sale. She guided us through the process of preparing our home to put on the market, and set goals and deadlines that helped us move forward. We received an offer 10 days after we listed, and for more than we had expected to sell for. She was supportive and available throughout the entire process, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell property in the Northbrook area or surrounding suburbs."

  -Naomi W, Buffalo Grove, IL, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
1925 Cherry Ln
Northbrook, IL