Women of Style 2018: Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher, Real Estate Broker

13373 S Magnolia Ave., Ocala › (352) 804-8989 › joanpletcher.com 

Real estate is truly a passion for Joan Pletcher. Through her honesty, integrity and longstanding client relationships, Joan has proven her commitment to our idyllic community and its positive growth and development. 

“As a residential, horse property and land development Realtor for over 30 years, it’s my absolute pleasure to introduce my clients to Ocala and accommodate their real estate needs,” Joan says. “I am dedicated to actualizing my clients’ real estate needs with unparalleled attention and service. Having listings of more than $194 million in Ocala/Marion County, I am confident my team and I can offer a generous selection of premier options, including those properties of my fellow Realtors.”

Whether working with her personal team or a client, Joan believes communication is key to growing a great relationship. 

“Good relationships with Realtors and brokers significantly broadens the networks of listings for my buyers and sellers,” Joan says. Many Realtors have ‘pocket’ listings that might not appear on the MLS, so it’s important to keep these relationships strong and work together to know everything that is available.”

And speaking of her team, every successful business owner knows the importance of surrounding themselves with a staff just as dedicated to their clients’ needs as they are. 

“I have a fantastic team, with three of them being licensed Realtors, plus a wonderful husband, JJ, that supports us,” Joan says. “Bonnie Kash has been with me for 18 years. She is responsive to client needs, manages the office and is the transaction coordinator from contract to close. Francis Galvez is my right-hand person who has been with me 12 years. She provides bilingual services and is always willing to go the extra mile to make certain things are taken care of. Mary Ann O’Grady comes from a diversified background and assists me in the evenings and weekends at my home office so the other members of my team may have time with their families. Amy Agricola is our newest team member and comes to us with an equine and marketing background.” 

Having moved to Ocala in 1985, Joan knows the value of Ocala, its residents and the horse country surrounding it. Whether it’s our area’s beautiful horse properties with their rolling pastures, our charming downtown area or the wonderful dining, outdoor recreation, shopping and artistic opportunities, many of Joan’s out-of-state clients are taken aback by our community’s beauty and charm.

“The Ocala real estate market is hot right now. I am thrilled with Ocala’s growth and am looking forward to the future for this special community.”

Joan’s personal knowledge and experience in the equine industry will benefit potential clients looking to relocate to the “Horse Capital of the World.”

“I have had horses since the age of 5, including all different breeds and disciplines,” says Joan. “I have selected, purchased, broken, trained and shown and realize that different breeds/disciplines have different requirements. When helping clients find the perfect equestrian property, I’m not only looking for what’s best for their needs, their desires and their families but what’s best for their horses as well.”

As you can see, it’s Joan’s dedication that sets her apart.  Before and after the sale, she aims to go above and beyond to meet her clients’ needs. 

“I truly want to help my clients achieve their goal of finding the property that best suits their lifestyle and passion. Personal attention is important in this day and age. It’s what I strive every day to provide to my clients.”

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Ocala restaurant: 
La Cuisine 

Sellers beware…I WILL sell your property!

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