Joan knows her way around a toolbox, a skill that comes in handy when she’s refinishing furniture or remodeling houses. She is respected for her attention to detail, calm demeanor, and negotiating skills. Joan adores her family, new grandbaby, Junking, and Lawrence, Kansas.
Joanie believes in treating every client the way she would like to be treated. She is sensitive to her client’s journey and wants to make the process as pleasant and rewarding as possible. Every day is something new: the people and the properties, the hurdles and the successes. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced investor, give Joan a call when you are ready to buy or sell a home.
Raised in Iowa, Joan studied interior design at Iowa State. After college Joan and her husband, Mark, spent nearly 20 years in Texas. They returned to the Midwest when they moved to Lawrence in 1996. Joan retired in 2019 after 29 years in the public school system. Working in real estate has always been on her bucket list. Joan has a passion for houses and enjoys the creative processes of design and construction. Her real estate career allows her to combine her interests, work with people, and use her natural abilities at marketing & sales.
What clients say about Joan
When my husband, Harry, and I made the decision to sell our home, the easiest part of that decision was asking Joan Stone to be our agent.
A co-worker in the past, I knew her to be efficient, detail oriented, tireless, and caring. As an agent she was all those things and more. We felt very much part of the process as Joan and her husband Mark, also an agent with Stephens, walked us through the sale of our house. We are more than satisfied with our sales agent Joan Stone and can recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house, she has done both for us.
— Harry and Carole Morgan
Are you looking for realtors who can help you sell your house for its top price and find your dream home…all during the first lock-down month of a global pandemic? Look no further! Joan and Mark Stone did just that. As if this feat were not amazing enough, Joan and Mark brought along everything I needed in such a stressful situation: experience, assertiveness, speed, deep knowledge of the local market, and attention to detail at every stage. Plus, all of this was combined with the Stone’s genuine care for the emotional and financial well-being of my family. In short, in 2020–that year that no one misses–thanks to Joan and Mark Stone, my house sale and purchase were a resounding success. I don’t think it gets much better than that!
– Vanessa Vera Eicher
Joan and Mark are absolutely wonderful to work with. They made certain one was always available to answer our questions and show us a home when we asked or they heard about. They truly care about their clients and the Lawrence community. Feeling like we had friends on the “inside” made the whole process relatively stress free. They also have recommendations for mortgage brokers, inspections, neighborhoods and more, which was a weight off our shoulders since the last thing we wanted to do was to figure out who we could rely on to get it done quickly in the fast moving Lawrence market. Mark and Joan are transparent, helpful, open, and understood our needs and wants from the beginning. Both are extremely knowledgeable in real estate and other fields, that are helpful in the home buying experience. We are so thankful for them!
– Diana and Kyle Meeker