Joanne works in a real estate partnership with Eugene Yamamoto.
Together they are The Local Team, offering a high level of focus on client and customer satisfaction.
Born and raised in Auckland, Joanne knows what this great city and the surrounding areas has to offer.
Buying her first home with her husband at 21 years of age, Joanne quickly learned the importance of home-ownership and the financial gains that can be made.
Selling and buying a property can be a life changing event. Joanne is now living in her third home, moving up the property ladder each time and has also invested in rental properties. From experience she understands and relates to sellers and buyers needs, no matter what stage of property ownership they are at.
Joanne thoroughly enjoys matching sellers with buyers and easily builds strong lasting relationships.
If you are ready to move on to your next change of life event Joanne can help you with all your real estate needs.
“We cannot speak highly enough of Joanne and Eugene. Having attended a number of their open homes in search of a property, we were immensely impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and integrity. To the point where, after eventually acquiring a home they marketed, we asked them to sell a property on our behalf. The result was one we are still stunned with today!
If you want results, with a bit of humour and an friendly attitude, you can’t do better.”Di & Greg Haliday
"Joanne and Eugene were great to work with. We felt like ours was the only property they were working on. Every question was answered clearly and promptly, no matter how trivial. They are both professional and know their stuff. This combined with their fun sense of humour, makes them very easy to talk things through with.
The great auction turnout and result speaks for itself! Joanne and Eugene would be our first choice to sell any property for us in the future.Heather Peach
I just wanted to email and say a great, big, "thank you" to you both. The auction exceeded my expectations of what it would sell for, and I knew I had selected the right team to market my unit, when we first met. Right from the beginning I was kept up to date with what was happening within the market, and where my unit was sitting dollar-wise. The booklet and calendar given for my marketing was wonderful and I knew what was happening from day-to-day. If I needed to phone and ask a question you were both only too willing to answer it with your knowledge of your industry.
So on behalf of myself and my daughter Hayley, a big thank you for the effort you went to, and for making my dream of moving out of Auckland a reality.Robyn
Eugene and Jo work hard at every step of the process, to get you the very best result. They stay focused on you and your property even when they are busy and Eugene is a natural negotiator. They are also lovely people to deal with!Natasha Lucioni
Many people say that selling your home can be one of the most stressful times of your life, yet it wasn’t like that for us. Eugene and Joanne made the process so simple. From their expert advice, respectful and timely communication, together with a friendly touch, we’d happily recommend them!Claire Frazerhurst
We were extremely happy with the service that Joanne and Eugene provided. They showed a genuine interest, were easy to talk to and helped guide us through the process with a great result at our auction.Ben and Pam
"Having unexpectedly purchased a new place, we were under the pump to get our house spruced up and sold on a tight time-frame. Joanne and Eugene were pragmatic and practical in their advice, balancing getting the best price with speed of sale. This saw us invest only in what mattered, ultimately realising a return well beyond what we could have imagined. Joanne and Eugene were a pleasure to deal with and we recommend them without hesitation."Pip Gilbert
We recently had the daunting task of selling the family home that had been occupied for over 40 years. Joanne and Eugene were extremely supportive of us during the process offering both encouragement and positivity throughout. Due to their incredible hard work, utter professionalism and enthusiasm, the house was sold with a great outcome all round.Brian and Lorraine
I would highly recommend both Joanne and Eugene, they are both extremely professional and knowledgable.Troy
Joanne and Eugene are a hard-working, professional team and we have nothing but the highest praise for them. They worked tirelessly for us and always in our best interests. We appreciated the constant communication and their uncompromising integrity. They have wonderful local knowledge and have built a strong presence in the local community. We would highly recommend them.Rebecca and Damian
In 2019 we decided to sell our Ellerslie property and asked Joanne and Eugene to act as our salespeople. They walked us gently and professionally through the process and in a relatively depressed market, we soon had some buyers signed up. We were very happy with the work Joanne and Eugene did and count it as a bonus that we not only sold our house but gained two friends.Graeme and Jo-anne
Joanne and Eugene sold a small unit in Ellerslie for us in 2018. We thought they were very professional and were very impressed with their advertising and ability to identify and highlight the attractive features of the property. They were knowledgeable and organised and we recommend them highly.Pam and Kees
We found both Eugene Yamamoto and Joanne Simpson very friendly and helpful, with a delightful sense of humour, but always professional, and we were constantly treated with dignity no matter what our query or perceived problem. They defused any concern we may have had and we always felt they were working for us and with us. They went the extra mile to advise and guide us through what could have been a really scary and overwhelming process and made the sale of our property seamless and easy. They had an impressive database of potential purchasers to call upon and there was a steady stream of viewers through our home, which resulted in our house being sold after only two weeks and for an extremely pleasing price.
We would definitely recommend Eugene and Joanne to anyone who is considering selling their home as they really are a Great Local Team. A very big thank you to both Eugene and Joanne, we were so lucky to have you to sell our home for us.
Ours was a tough wee house to sell at a time when the market was just starting to slow down. Eugene and Joanne provided amazing service, a straightforward assessment of what needed to be done, a realistic evaluation of what they thought they could get for the house and clear, honest communication. It was the small suggestions for preparing the house for open homes that we feel got this sale over the line, such as what to remove for staging, what would appeal, and simple things such as water blasting the outside of our house, which, frankly, hadn't occurred to us. At the auction, our first, Eugene exuded confidence and calm during what was a very stressful time for us, and managed to negotiate a price that was actually beyond our expectations - he's a born salesman and when it comes to getting you a good deal, I couldn't recommend anyone better.Nick and Rachel
"We have worked with Eugene and Joanne both as buyers and then as vendors. They are a genuine, hardworking and creative team. Their professionalism and integrity are exemplary. With an excellent track record in the local market, we highly recommend them to anyone.'Celine and Alan
Location, location, location maybe the catchcry for real estate sales but for The Local Team it is dedication, dedication, dedication. Thoroughly recommend them as a team that does that extra effort.Ron Baker
"A good and experienced team. Willing to go the extra mile to get the best outcome."Terence and Jo
Joanne and Eugene were fantastic to deal with on the sale of our property. They are approachable, personable and trustworthy, and they gave us good advice about how to present our property to get the best outcome. Their hard work secured a result for us that we were really happy with, more quickly than we expected, so we were delighted! We'd happily recommend them to anyone looking to sell in our area.Paul and Rachel Vester
Craig and I just wanted to say thanks again for being so incredible throughout the sale of our house. Your integrity, vendor centricity, determination and willingness to go above and beyond was exceptional - we honestly could not have been in better hands. You worked so hard to make it as stress free as possible for us (no easy task considering the number of unexpected challenges we faced) and ultimately this led to a great result on Auction day. We will absolutely be recommending you both to anyone looking to sell!Nina and Craig Haslip
"Thanks so much for all your help with selling our house.
You've done an amazing job running the campaign. With your super organisation, great attitude and ability to always keep smiling.
Its been a pleasure to work with you! Do come and visit when you make it to the Taranaki."
"We had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Jo when selling our property. Her customer service and expertise of the market was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and she did things for us that weren't expected. An excellent Agent. "Tracey Church