Joan has a reverence for the deep traditions of Savannah and a healthy respect for the economic opportunity that she has been a part of developing. Joan is a Continuing Member of the Savannah Board of Realtors Distinguished Sales Society/Million Dollar club. Her success stems from one simple fact: Joan has a passion for selling Savannah. She has intimate knowledge of all the real estate markets, including luxury, Historic District, waterfront, condos, and the islands.
A former Director of Tour and Convention Services for Historic Savannah Foundation and Savannah Project Manager for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Joan has played a vital role in championing Savannah for the past 25 years. Joan is dedicated to giving back to her community in a variety of ways including supporting the Memorial Health’s Anderson Cancer Institute, Safe Shelter, Savannah College of Art and Design, Union Mission and others.
“I love working in real estate,” she says, “It’s a natural extension of the other positions I have held in the community. Real estate uses all the skills I have developed over the years.”
Joan has a genuine love of Savannah and it shows. She raised her family in the downtown Historic District and says that it is a community that helps one raise a family. The area is rich in its differences from the urban and cultural, to the bare feet at Tybee Beach and the marshes. How much more could you ask for?
If you need to get a true feel for Savannah, Just Ask Joan.
In their own words…what past clients say about Joan Sumner:
“All my dealings, both personal and professional with Joan Sumner have been a total pleasure. As a Realtor myself, I expected first class service and that is exactly what Joan provided. She has been unfailingly helpful and professional, knows her real estate and her knowledge of the city of Savannah has been vital to me as a non-resident investor.” – Tanis Bond, Investor
“Joan listened to all my requests for my perfect home and found it on the very first try.” – Lyn Bonham, SCAD Graduate Student
“Dependable and reliable are two of the best words I can use to describe Joan’s service to us. Joan has always been available to answer our constant need of knowledge of the ever-changing real estate market. Without her, we would be lost.” – Tom & Maria Burns, Investors
“Webster’s defines the word enjoyment as ‘something that vies ken satisfaction.’ I can think of no better term to describe the professional and personal experience we enjoyed with Joan during our successful real estate venture. We want to thank her for helping us find the ideal location and for the ease with which she helped us to navigate the complexities of what was not your average real estate transaction.” – Jack Cannon, Union Camp, GM Export Sales
“Never buy real estate without consulting Joan first.” – Tom & Pam Cofer, Worldwide Camera
“Joan quickly determined our needs. She made the process fun – and doesn’t let the details overwhelm you. You feel you’re buying your home from your own family and she is active in the community and is probably on good terms with your future neighbors. We enjoy our new home in Savannah and couldn’t have done it without Joan.” – Stu Goldsmith, Captain U.S. Army
“We found Joan energetic, enthusiastic, and responsive; a person who is well connected locally, who is a real estate problem solver, and out in front of a buyer’s needs.” – Stephen Graumlich, Russel Kirk Investors
“Joan really knows Savannah and Savannah real estate. She helped us find the right house in the right location, at the right price.” – John Meyers & Meryl Truett, Artists & Investors