Client Testimonials

Dr. Mitch Perlman

What can I say about Joan? and about my professional experience with Joan? Quite a bit, actually. The bottom line, though, is this: “As a Realtor, few to none can hold a candle to Joan.”

For years, and with several very different real estate companies/agents, Crescendo, our World Class Ski Home, was listed for sale. Even Sotheby’s took a crack at it. Some of the realtors at Big White also listed Crescendo, but other than Joan none ever truly marketed Crescendo. What do I mean by that? Well, many of those realtors were on the mountain only during ski season, waiting for the ski vacationer to come to them.

Crescendo, though, wasn’t that type of home meant for that type of buyer, especially since Crescendo was already being enjoyed by guests year-round. Other realtors didn’t seem to get that, even after via multiple attempts I tried to bring that to their attention. Joan, though, who doesn’t miss a detail (let alone the more obvious), got that straight-away. For that reason, she was proactive with marketing Crescendo 365 days per year. What a concept! The majority of Crescendo’s showings, in fact, occurred outside of ski season, and Joan sold Crescendo outside of ski season (and in the middle of the pandemic, to boot).

Without question, Joan has so many qualities that combine to make her an outstanding Realtor.
– First, Joan is an exceptional human being and a highly dedicated parent.
– Second, Joan holds herself to an ethical standard that is beyond impressive.
– Third, Joan’s passion / energy / drive is outstanding.
– Fourth, Joan’s business acumen is extraordinary.

As an aside, Joan is also
– fun to work with,
– very easy to get hold of (i.e., she actually returns emails and texts – imagine that), and
– drop-dead gorgeous.

Whole-heartedly, then, I commend to your attention, Joan Wolf.

Rafal W

Leaving a review for someone like Joan, is next to impossible! Not enough stars and certainly not enough words in our vocabulary. If you’re fortune enough to work with Joan, as I was, you would be doing yourself a gross disservice wasting your time with any other agent.

Mary DeMarco

I had the pleasure of working with Joan Wolf this winter. She not only found me the most beautiful unit in Big White. She never gave up after we looked at so many places and put an offer on one and lost out. Even after she found me a better place she helped me with all the details- lawyer, GST and helped me with the documents such as strata papers and income on the property. I consider Joan a friend and have highly recommended her to my friends. Who she is helping now find their dream place. She really cares about finding you a good and fair deal.

Steve Cormack

Joan was always professional and thoughtful. I would not hesitate to call on her again.

Etienne Stephens

We have been looking for a place to buy for a couple of years and we recently purchased a lovely apartment that Joan helped us find!

She’s always super professional and responsive. A real pleasure to work with!

Leanne Armstrong

Joan was prompt and on the ball and made buying our lovely ski condo so easy!

Sandra Cook

My husband and I recently purchased property at Big White Resort. We do not reside in BC so it was tricky. Joan was very responsive and thorough but most of all honest and not pushy! She went out of her way to help us find the best property for our family. She was able to help with all aspects of the process our we are not BC residents. She went beyond of expectations! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for property at Big White!

Gary Bourgeois

Joan was fantastic to work with, every part of the buying process was extremely organized and efficient. Joan did an incredible job at finding us the perfect house in an extremely difficult market, not an easy task! Always going a step above to make sure we viewed every potential property we were interested in and then some! I highly recommend working with Joan, she went above and beyond for our family.

Flashfox Photography

Amazing realtor to work with! Joan is extremely professional and has incredible work ethics. She understands her clients well and tailors her suggestions and recommendations accordingly. Being new home buyers to the Okanagan area, we learnt a lot from her and she was happy to guide us. She never tries to influence her clients to buy something they will regret later. We truly appreciate her honesty and sincerity and we will 100% recommend her to all our friends/family!

Bobby Kennedy

Honestly 0 complaints. Joan was very honest and professional. She worked hard to get my place at Big White sold fast and for asking price. 5 stars.

Chelsea Stewart

Overall Joan is nothing short of AMAZING.

My husband and I decided in the middle of a COVID travel lockdown that we wanted to purchase a property up at Big White. We contacted multiple realtors but Joan followed up with us almost immediately. We came up twice to do house viewings and both times Joan was a realtor as well as a tour guide. She showed us all the highlights of Big White while we were here (I had never been there before) as well as explained where certain ski runs were, lifts etc. She helped us navigate the different quirks of owning on the mountain such as GST and utilities as well as putting us in touch with a spectacular Mortgage Broker. My husband and I also remarked that we had a lot of fun after the day of viewings as Joan was such a fun and entertaining person to spend the day with.

During our purchase Joan helped us move up our closing date, sent us lists of who to contact and when, recommended an inspector and answered any and all of our questions. She has since kept in frequent touch with us, following up on how we are enjoying the house and she is always within reach for any questions we may have.

I have to say that I don’t know how we would have been able to purchase a house so quickly and seamlessly up here if it weren’t for Joan. She is a fountain of information and doesn’t hesitate to go above and beyond for all of her clients. I know that if we sell our place in the future we would contact Joan immediately. She is professional, knowledgeable, and organized as well as knowing anything and everything about Big White and Kelowna.

Paul Saunders

The best realtor I have had. Very punctual and responds to questions in minutes. And super personable, like dealing with a friend.

Ryan Detwiller

Joan is an expert on all-things Big White. She knows the market incredibly well and was critical in helping us buy a home we love. I can’t recommend her enough!

Desmond Sjoquist

We listed with Joan and closed the deal in record time! Her team did a great job with the set up of the listing and she was very responsive to our questions. She knows the Big White market and helped us get a great price for our property.

Scott Setchell

Joan has helped us with 2 purchases and 1 sale. She has excellent judgement for both buying and selling, and provided great service. It was a real peace of mind knowing that she was in our corner!

Gareth Brunt

Fantastic results oriented Realtor. I had offers on my condo within 12 hours and from listing to completion took less than 3 weeks. Great experience with a great Realtor. Many thanks for your help and hard work.

James Svendsen

We are very thankful for Joan’s hard work and professionalism, even in these challenging times she was able to sell our home. Joan kept us up to date and worked extremely hard marketing our chalet locally and abroad. We would definitely utilize Joan’s services again and highly recommend her.

Shayla Tocher

Joan Wolf is an outstanding, professional, and driven realtor that helped myself and my family sell our cabin duplex on big white mountain. Even in the most unprecedent times during a global pandemic Joan excelled at her job and managed to get amazing accepted offers on both properties. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!

Mike Bannon

Joan was very easy to work with. Quick communication and accommodating with her time. Enjoyed the experience.

Ana Byrne

Joan has helped us sell two properties at Big White., She was exceptionally motivated and professional in facilitating the sales in a timely manner. Joan has an excellent knowledge of the hill and I would recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell!

Brenda Nystrom

We have done two real estate transactions with Joan. We would not have our dream property up at Big White if it weren’t for Joan! She went over and above to ensure that we found and got exactly what we wanted. The effort and time she spent on helping us was amazing and we are truly grateful.

Grant Menzies

Joan did a great job selling our home…She was very responsive at every turn, gave good advice and one of the most professional realtors we’ve ever used!! We would recommend for buying or selling any property. Thanks Joan!!

Marcel Horn

Not being from the area, we reached out to Joan Wolf for guidance on hunting a property for our family up on Big White. Having owned our own business for 30 years now, we can spot a leader when we encounter one and Joan sets a bench mark. Her knowledge of the mountain, patience with her clients and tactical approach to breaking down the right options allowed us to navigate from some 400kms away one of the most significant purchases our family will ever make. You can look forward to diligent follow up and a supportive ear that will hunt out solutions for your obstacles beyond the purchase agreements. I highly recommend you reach out to Joan when seeking out your dream Chalet

Angie

Joan got me an offer within 24 hours of listing that was 15% above my expectations. The entire sale was done in less than ten days – from offer to completed contract of sale. She was always available, despite a 17 hour difference in time zones and extremely professional. Joan is the gold standard in realtors and I 100% recommend her services.

Ryan Fioravanti

Joan helped us buy a property at Big White, while we were living on Ontario. She did a great job for us at every stage. Her process made it very easy to review and sign everything remotely. She was very helpful during the negotiation process, and proactively got us multiple price reductions after signing when things turned out to be broken or different from the listing. On closing day she went to see the property herself, because we were still in Ontario, and she sent us a video walkthrough which helped us get very excited about going there. It also helped us clearly see what all was left behind and what we needed to take with us. Joan was also able to connect us with all the local experts we needed (lawyer, accountant, home inspector, internet set up, general contractors, etc). Thanks Joan!

Susan van der Merwe

We took a leap of faith and decided to buy a property at Big White during COVID times. Fortunately, we had made contact with Joan Wolf in early January. We were based in Ontario, so it was not possible to view any of the properties personally. We felt confident in Joan, that she could provide all the relevant information and video material for us to make an informed decision. Her intuition regarding our needs and desires relating to a property of choice amazed us! Her work ethic, availability, honesty, and integrity made it a pleasure to do business with her. We highly recommend Joan for any future property dealings.

Mitch Sewell

Joan was an incredible asset for my Big White property acquisition. At every step of the way, she was candid, honest, and incredibly easy to communicate with. She had a great deal of patience and understanding throughout the entire process. She deserves more than the 5-star maximum that Google has!

Sandra Barron

We reached out to Joan to get a second opinion on the value of our Big White property and I can’t begin to express how happy we are that we did! After just a few minutes talking with Joan, you get a sense of the absolute passion she has for her career. Joan listed and SOLD our place for tens of thousands of dollars more than the original price we were suggested to list at. Joan knows the Big White market!!! I was super impressed with how quickly she would reply to our messages and her guidance throughout the process. If you are looking for a realtor at Big White, choose Joan Wolf! I can’t recommend her enough. Thanks, Joan for all your hard work, enthusiasm, and professionalism!

Ming Chan

Joan helped us purchased a ski condo at Big White this year. I was very impressed with her knowledge and responsiveness. She made the condo buying process super easy by guiding us with candid advice. She also followed up with us after the purchase to help with a variety of things related to the condo. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy/sell a house/condo in the Big White area.

Jill Egroff

Joan was amazing to work with. She was there to answer any and all questions and was very prompt when it came down to the crunch time of the settlement. Highly recommend her to anyone buying and selling in the area!

Todd Merenick

Joan is an extremely pleasant realtor to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the industry but what I like about her the most, is her ability to actively listen to my concerns and requests. She is very patient, humble and also very responsive to the numerous questions I had throughout the process. Through her, I sold my house for full list price on the first day of my listing and I found my dream home. Doesn’t get any better than that. I would highly recommend Joan to potential buyers or sellers.

Simone Guderyan

Joan was so fantastic to work with! She is such a hard worker, I don’t know how she does it! She came recommended, and we couldn’t be happier! She helped us find our first home, and as a first time home buyer, my husband and I, had many MANY questions.

She was so friendly, helpful and quick to answer any questions we had and really walked us through the process. She would literally reply to everything within minutes. She really goes out of her way for her clients and that meant alot to us!

There are a tonne of realtors out there, but if you want someone who will be punctual, responsive, job done and truly go to work for you, look no further than Joan Wolf!

We will be using her in all our future real estate endeavors, thanks again Joan!

Shannon Fehr

Joan was so organized, flexible, knowledgeable and experienced that we were able to view properties and place an offer in a single day at Big White. Would recommend Joan for Big White purchase or sales any day.

Miranda Klein

Joan was exceptional to deal with, she provided prompt service and responded quickly with informative information. She sold our house and helped us find a new house. She went above and beyond with referring quality home inspector who I felt was confident in his knowledge. Joan is the whole package… look no further!

J. Michael McCarthy

Joan’s a pleasure to work with! Highly knowledgeable of all things Big White. Very efficient. Had all the referrals and local connections one needs to get up and get skiing without regrets!

Art Bosma

Joan is great to work with and I would recommend her to my friends and family!

Jeff Sininger

Joan was very attentive to our needs and a pleasure to work with. We look forward to working with her again!

Brian Brooks

I’ve worked with Joan on multiple deals and she is a true professional in every way. Would not hesitate to refer her to friends and family!

Sanjoy Ghosh

Very professional realtor and excellent attention to details in contract, legalities etc. Would love to use the team again in future.

Justin Elvin-Jensen

We bought a condo using Joan as our realtor, closing a couple months back. Having skied at Big White many times, we could have an easy dialogue about which buildings were best positioned and in good shape. She also had a clear idea about the culture or vibe of each and gave us frank and useful advice once she had spent some time with our family and got to know us a little. She was patient and waited while we fussed and changed minds a few times over the course of a year… . We finally bought a terrific place and look forward to our first season as owners in Big White. I like dealing directly with experts and she really knows everything about Big White having specialized here for some time. She gave sage advice on what the buyer might accept offerwise and I feel we then got a good deal. Highly recommended.

Sean Richardson

Joan simply stated is the most knowledgeable, professional and patient realtor I have ever worked with. She made our experience a easy and positive one buying on the mountain. Do yourself a favor and engage her services to buy or sell a home.

Dave Hall

Joan sold our ski cabin at Big White! Efficient, prompt and delivered a sale price we were very pleased with! Would definitely recommend!

Tony Kobler

Joan helped us buy our condo in Big White. Our interests were her only concern through-out the transaction and we couldn’t be happier with her professionalism. She comes highly recommended.

Lindsay R

Joan is extremely knowledgeable and I am confident that when working with her, things will go smoothly. She is kind and goes out of her way to make sure her clients are educated and satisfied. If you buy or sell at Big White Ski Resort, use Joan Wolf as your Realtor!

Colin Burns

Joan has helped us buy and sell 4 properties over the past 2 years and every time I am truly happy that we her on our side. She’s a force of nature, always available to discuss ideas and I honestly believe she has my best interest at heart.

I would highly recommend Joan as a realtor and love working with her.

Adina Veres

Our experience with Joan was amazing! We could rate her as the most knowledgeable agent, prompt, reliable, trustworthy, hands on and the list goes on! She is always one call away. Thank you Joan for the easy transaction you provided for us! We already recommended you to our family and friends. Keep smiling, you rock!

Greg Butt

Joan was great in all stages of buying our dream holiday home in Big White. From the beginning by showing us as many options as possible all the way through to the final hand over of the keys – and beyond. Every time an issue or problem arose, Joan was on it immediately and solved. Joan’s knowledge of all things “Big White” is great, from recommending services, to in depth knowledge of the village and individual buildings. We would definitely recommend Joan to anybody looking to buy (or sell) in Big White. Thanks.

Jill Egroff

Joan was amazing to work with. She was there to answer any and all questions and was very prompt when it came down to the crunch time of the settlement. Highly recommend her to anyone buying and selling in the area!

Todd Merenick

Joan is an extremely pleasant realtor to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the industry but what I like about her the most, is her ability to actively listen to my concerns and requests. She is very patient, humble and also very responsive to the numerous questions I had throughout the process. Through her, I sold my house for full list price on the first day of my listing and I found my dream home. Doesn’t get any better than that. I would highly recommend Joan to potential buyers or sellers.

Ming Chan

Joan helped us purchased a ski condo at Big White this year. I was very impressed with her knowledge and responsiveness. She made the condo buying process super easy by guiding us with candid advice. She also followed up with us after the purchase to help with a variety of things related to the condo. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy/sell a house/condo in the Big White area.

Jeff and Heather Bodnarchuk

We found it easy to work with Joan.  She was knowledgeable about Big White and what she didn’t know she got to the bottom of.  Joan works hard for her clients to make sure they are purchasing at good value in the right property.

Sean and Lana Richardson

I’d like to thank Joan Wolf for an amazing experience purchasing real estate at Big White. Lana and I had been on the hunt for some time and Joan provided us with the extras to find the right fit and close the sale. Honestly, it was one of the most challenging real estate transactions we’ve ever done due to various complications and Joan was amazing keeping everything on track and working through some challenges. If ever you need a rock star realtor she’s the one! Happy to recommend Joan to anyone looking for real estate .

~ Sean and Lana Richardson

Katie and Chad Nugent

Joan was the perfect realtor to have on our team. She understood the market and who to target as potential buyers, creating a perfect marketing campaign to draw them in. She listened to our goals, gave feedback and clearly communicated throughout the negotiation process. Not once did we feel unheard or undervalued. We really felt she had our best interest at heart during the sale of our house and the buying of our new home at Big White. She was always professional and honest in communications. We highly recommend working with her if you are searching for a space at Big White. 
~ Katie and Chad Nugent

Diana Gaebel

I would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for a realtor. In a difficult market she worked extremely hard to achieve exactly what we were looking for. Her strategy, knowledge of the market, and professionalism were crucial to success and I don’t believe any other realtor would have achieved the same fantastic result. If there’s any opportunity to work with Joan again in the future, I will without hesitation!

~ Diana Gaebel

Craig Holt

I recently purchased a home at Big White through Joan Wolf. She was very knowledgeable and courteous. I was not rushed through the process, nor did she try to upsell/ push me into something I didn’t want. Excellent service all around. Thanks Joan.

~ Craig Holt

Lucie & Norm

Joan recently helped us with the sale and purchase of property at Big White. She was always available, found the answers to our questions quickly, and very patient with the buyer of our property. She provided excellent and professional services. We were very satisfied and would recommend her for real-estate transactions.

~ Norm & Lucie

Ryan Sussey

Joan was the realtor of a listing I wanted to see at Big White, so I met with her and gave her a description of what I was after and wanted. She was very professional and helpful, always honest and there for every question I had, and always happy and positive. She knew what I was after and found exactly what I wanted after I didn’t like the first listing. My offer was done right away, quick and efficient service. On top of it all she dealt with the seller in the UK. She has followed up after the sale on how I’m liking the condo and the place, and have been really helpful on giving me a great reference for a job at Big White.  Highly recommend Joan Wolf as a realtor, thanks for all the help!
~ Ryan Sussey

Channing and Jordan Hellyer

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Joan in the search for our condo at Big White. Our must-haves and priorities for the perfect family getaway seemed to constantly evolve throughout our search; Joan listened to all of our needs and persevered until she found us a property that checked off all the boxes. Joan’s first-hand knowledge of the unique Big White market was an asset and certainly helped us to decide on a property that best suited our needs. We feel as though we built a great relationship with Joan and would highly recommend working with her. She answered every call, text and email almost instantly and was always helpful and professional. She genuinely went above and beyond to help our family find the perfect property and we are sincerely grateful.

Channing & Jordan~ Channing and Jordan Hellyer

Oggs and Carol Wayman

We instructed Joan Wolf from Century 21 to sell our condo based on her honest assessment of the market and her ability to bring potential buyers from a wider demographic. As overseas owners we really needed a realtor who we had faith and confidence in. Joan did not let us down. She found a buyer in a very short timescale who was in a solid position to proceed. She liaised with the other professionals involved to keep the sale on track and kept us well informed. This all resulted in a successful sale at a significantly higher price than was expected by the other realtors we considered. I cannot recommend Joan highly enough.

~ Oggs and Carol Wayman, United Kingdom

Bryon Pesut

The biggest investment of our lives is buying or selling a home. It’s a combination of professionalism, personal chemistry and trust that create an environment for a promising outcome. As a certified builder, I look for the very best representation in a realtor, Hiring Joan Wolf wasn’t just a good move, it was a great move. She surpassed my expectations and always was available for all my inquiries. Having a sound work ethic with strong marketing skills gives you the peace of mind and assurance all of us hope for.

~ Bryon Pesut

Brian Kuhn

Joan was very committed to ensuring I received my asking price and went above and beyond to stage the property.Very happy with the level of service and professionalism and would use her again in the future.

~ Brian Kuhn

Sue Elliott

Joan Wolf was recommended to me by a fellow Aussie who had bought a property with her as the agent. He said she was awesome, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
From the very first email I sent to her from Australia to express my interest in buying a property, I found that she was very diligent and kept in constant contact with me. When I arrived in Canada to view properties she was there to help in any way she could. From our first meeting I found her to be warm and friendly and I felt completely relaxed with her.
To say that Joan went the extra mile is an understatement she went well above and beyond what was required. Buying a property can be stressful but she took a lot of the stress out of the whole procedure.

She is the most dedicated and diligent person I have met. She truely cares about getting the best possible outcome for her clients. I found her honest and reliable, knowledgable and trustworthy and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.

~ Sue Elliott

Marie and Tony Kobler

Buying a condo in Big White was a big decision and it was critical that it was the right property for us. It took a team to deliver the right property at the right price, and Joan headed up that team. Without Joan on our side we seriously doubt we would be in our dream home now. Right from the start Joan was focused on helping us find the right place. She listened to us and what we were dreaming of rather than just telling us what we could get for the money. She then took the time to really guide us and made sure we had found a home rather than just a property. Once we saw our dream Joan never stopped leading the side with all the necessary research into the property and purchase and then helping sort out all those little unexpected surprises that can make becoming an owner hard. Joan still is the lead hand in our real estate team, and is there for all the right reasons. She continues to provide us with the honesty, integrity, depth of knowledge and experience we demand. If you want an agent who works with you to get you the results you want Joan Wolf comes “Highly Recommended”.

Marie and Tony~ Marie and Tony Kobler