John Joy

Exclusive Buyer Broker & Agent

John is a savvy businessman and self-proclaimed workaholic who loves to stay busy and make clients happy. With John as your agent, you can rest assured that he’ll devote every effort to delivering excellent results, and will always look out for your best interest.

Passionate about real estate, John has been a licensed Realtor for over 35 years. His knowledge of the market, understanding of value, and success in structuring deals ranging from simple to complex has garnered him much respect in the marketplace. In addition to his proven acumen in luxury real estate, John possesses a wealth of experience as the President and CEO for Joy Design + Build. This expertise provides him with a 360-degree perspective on the industry that further enlightens his practice and benefits his clients.

Anyone who works with John will agree that he is very loyal, dedicated and tenacious. He prides himself on his keen ability to multitask, and accomplish things in such a timeframe and manner that others never thought was possible. “I know how stressful buying a house can be. I want to bear that burden as much as I can for my clients, and make the entire process efficient and enjoyable,” says John

When he’s not working, you’ll find John surfing in the South Pacific or boating with his family, laughing as the kids fly off their wakeboards. John lives in McLean with his wife, son and their beloved dog, Bear.

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John’s Real Estate Journey


1. Where were you born?

I was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

2. Where did you go to college?

I attended Rollins College in Winter Park Florida. Not many people know this, but Rollins College was the first college in Florida.

3. How long have you lived in the metro DC area?

I have lived in the metro DC area all of my life.

4. What do you love most about residential real estate?

I love meeting people and finding out what their needs and wants are, and how I can best help them. I really like being an advocate for my clients and using my 35 years of experience to help them find their new dream home. I suppose you can say I like being an extroverted problem solver.

5. Of all the experiences and sales you’ve had as a Realtor, can you tell me about your most memorable or most favorite?

My favorite experience in real estate has been finding one family a new home on three separate occasions. Each time it was a joy to secure them a dream home as their family grew and their needs changed. From having young kids, to having teenagers, and then becoming empty nesters, the homes have changed to suit their stage in life. Watching them raise their family and being a small part of their journey has been a humbling experience for me.

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