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1656 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA, 94709


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AGENT BIO

My family and I have lived in Berkeley for over 37 years.  Our children grew up here and we have always been actively involved in the public schools, youth sports and other activities. I grew up in a small town in West Texas, the eldest daughter with four younger brothers. My dad was the local physician and I grew up, feeling like a princess. I thought I could do anything. People are continually amazed with my accomplishments, from the beautiful quilts that I make to the unique properties that I find for my clients with special requirements.

Prior to becoming a Realtor, I worked for many years in health care, including over five years as Clinic Director at Over 60 Health Center. I volunteered for many years as a driver for the North Berkeley Senior Center Meals on Wheels program and served on the Board of Directors at Chaparral House, and at Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland.  

My proudest accomplishment was working with a group of dedicated  community members  to establish Ashby Village, a senior services program in Berkeley which enables seniors to stay in their own homes as they get older. I served on their Board of Directors and continue to volunteer my talents.  Most importantly, I truly enjoy working with seniors, their families and other senior service providers.    

At Over 60 Health Center, I realized that many seniors were intimidated by the real estate process. I thought that by becoming a Realtor who specialized in working with seniors, I would combine my interests in business and real estate with my knowledge of and desire to help seniors and their families.
 
My clients include seniors who are selling their family homes and downsizing to condominiums or senior retirement communities as well as seniors who are first time homebuyers. I work with Berkeley families who are looking for local housing for their parents and seniors who are trying to make the best investment choices for their long term retirement needs. Many of my clients are interested in creative housing options including aging-in-place, shared housing, elder co-housing and accessory housing. As a Realtor I can help them with all aspects of buying and selling property.  

I am very knowledgeable about local senior housing resources and have relationships with senior social service providers as well as lenders, reverse mortgage specialists, senior move managers, contractors and others. I recently helped a couple from Ohio find and purchase a coop apartment near their children in Berkeley and was able to refer them to the local adult day and respite programs that they required.

My unique combination of specialized realty skills with experience with the health and financial needs of seniors enables me to assist with practical, comprehensive planning. I am the East Bay real estate agent with the most knowledge of and the most experience in working directly with seniors.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“We would recommend Joann Sullivan without hesitation to anyone who is interested in finding the right home to purchase, and would like to do so with peace of mind that you have an agent with knowledge and experience working with you.” —D.M. & O.M.

“With her careful and competitive arrangements for pre-inspection, contingency removal and discussions with owners and agents, Joann Sullivan of Thornwall Properties single-handedly made sure my offer was accepted. There were multiple bids, some equal to mine, on this Berkeley property, and without her constant attention and advise on pre-arrangements and pricing, I would certainly not now own my home.” —Anne Winters

“Joann Sullivan is a caring and positive individual who really knows the real estate business in the Bay Area.  She had great suggestions that helped us get the best possible value out of my mother's house. Because of her professionalism and creativity, we received multiple offers on the property even though we were selling it long distance!” —Katie Johnson

 

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Joann Sullivan 's Listings
 
SOLD: $1,480,000
LIST: $1,295,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,525
 
SOLD: $1,460,000
LIST: $1,195,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,658
 
SOLD: $1,250,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,044
 
SOLD: $1,300,000
LIST: $1,075,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,641
 
SOLD: $812,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,172
 
SOLD: $940,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,529
 
SOLD: $960,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,757
 
SOLD: $830,000
LIST: $799,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,669
 
SOLD: $769,000
LIST: $769,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,315
 
SOLD: $750,000
LIST: $750,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,058
 
SOLD: $749,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,508
 
SOLD: $660,000
LIST: $650,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 826
 
SOLD: $717,000
LIST: $639,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,535
 
SOLD: $676,000
LIST: $607,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,416
 
SOLD: $560,000
LIST: $588,750
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
 
SOLD: $555,000
LIST: $550,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 996
 
SOLD: $575,000
LIST: $529,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,210
 
SOLD: $619,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,737
 
SOLD: $460,000
LIST: $505,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,315
 
SOLD: $480,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 806
 
SOLD: $519,000
LIST: $499,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,153
 
SOLD: $525,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 960
 
SOLD: $560,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,260
 
SOLD: $560,000
LIST: $459,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,137
 
SOLD: $461,500
LIST: $450,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 838
 
SOLD: $520,000
LIST: $439,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,419
 
SOLD: $450,000
LIST: $434,950
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,336
 
SOLD: $436,000
LIST: $425,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,434
 
SOLD: $392,000
LIST: $400,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 956
 
SOLD: $340,000
LIST: $349,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,608
 
SOLD: $344,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,122
 
SOLD: $357,000
LIST: $348,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 728
 
SOLD: $310,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 680
 
SOLD: $427,000
LIST: $325,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,098
 
SOLD: $340,000
LIST: $325,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,031
 
SOLD: $307,250
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 700
 
SOLD: $308,000
LIST: $299,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 728
 
SOLD: $300,000
LIST: $298,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 692
 
SOLD: $288,000
LIST: $288,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 926
 
SOLD: $285,000
LIST: $285,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 1,901
 
SOLD: $297,000
LIST: $275,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 621
 
SOLD: $301,000
LIST: $262,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,216
 
SOLD: $267,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,364
 
SOLD: $199,280
LIST: $212,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 700
 
SOLD: $260,000
LIST: $150,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,122
 
SOLD: $900,000
LIST: $900,000
Lot Acres: 0
 
SOLD: $503,600
LIST: $487,600
Beds: 2
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 1,251