409 Galapago Street
Denver CO. 80204 MLS 1794829 / Porchlight Real Estate Group
1,432 FSF / 3 BR / 2 BA
I was born in NYC and grew up in Northern California. I have called the Denver Metro Area home since 1999. I have three die hard Coloradan daughters, who will never understand what it means to miss water (or to be cold.)
I have always been drawn to service, and I view real estate as such, ultimately. My roles as analyst, market specialist, advisor, contract expert, observer of design and demographic trends, listener and guide all enable me to serve the community, which fills me with purpose and satisfaction.
I studied Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and am active in the local chapter of my alumni club. I love to read, travel, hike, ride bikes, watch movies and listen to music. My happy place is with my family and friends, sharing food, lively discussions and (hopefully) singing and/or dancing. My first career was teaching school, and I often yearn for the days I taught works such as Harlem, Song of Myself and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock to teenagers.
"We started working with Joy Castillo as far back as February 2016 and it took us almost a year to find our 1st home. From the day we met, we were a team. Joy took great care in helping and guiding us all the way, even answering the most trivial of questions any time of the day. She was there with us every step of the way from initial sales contact with the builder till closing. She even worked with us to find a suitable lender. She's quite knowledgeable and had a lot of handy tips. She's thorough with paperwork and explained a lot of what the fine print means in a lengthy contract. It never felt to us that we were working with a realtor, she was more like a friend lending us a helping hand through high and low times. In short, our experience was nothing short of awesome."
"Joy is a true professional and an absolute pleasure. She was a pit bull on my behalf all the while coaching me through a process that had changes since my last time in the market. You wont find a better teammate or realtor. Period."
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