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- Mike Joyce
- Amy Lorms
- Joyce Family Trust
- Martha Mandilovitch
- Brian Joyce
A fifth generation Chicagoan, I grew up in the Old Town Triangle and have long made the North Side my home. After a long and happy legal career, I decided to do something new: follow in the footsteps of my late mother, Janys Harvey, as a residential real estate broker. Real estate felt like a natural fitâ€”I get to help clients with important (and sometimes nerve-wracking) transactions using the business acumen, negotiation skills, and focus on client service that I developed as a lawyer.
Like you, I am more than just my career. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, colleague, Francophile, reader, tennis player, movie-goer, pet caretaker, andâ€”latelyâ€”Mahjong nut. A hapless cook, I spend way too much time in restaurants. My preferred mode of transportation is walking, and audio books can make me a distracted pedestrian. And I spend a lot of my time giving back to our great Chicago community, serving on the boards of charitable and cultural organizations. Lately, I have been spending several hours a week staffing the Legal Aid Society's Elder Justice Help Desk in the basement of the Daley Center, helping seniors without resources deal with their legal problems.
All that said, I take real estate very seriously. Putting in the hours for specialized training, I am an Accredited Buyerâ€™s Representative (ABRÂ®), a Leading Relocation Specialist, and a specialist in Military on the Move (ask me about it). I chose to join Baird & Warner for its many strengths: its deep history in Chicago, its affiliated businessesâ€”Key Mortgage Services and Baird & Warner Titleâ€”that make deals easy for my buyers and sellers, the professionalism of my colleagues, and the innovative technology that supports all my work for you. Baird & Warner is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international association of high-quality independent brokerages that leverage each other's strengths to serve their clients, wherever they move.
For more about me, check out my website and a blog I share with Ward Nipper called Chicago606xo.com, or friend me on Facebook or LinkedIn. Let's be in touch!