10057 Chase Street
Westminster CO. 80020 MLS 1640761 / LIV Sotheby's International Realty Data provided by REColorado
1,757 FSF / 3 BR / 3 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.
"Years ago, I chose a new doctor. She was funny, brilliant and cool under pressure. I remember thinking that if I were in labor and one of the million little things that could come up did, I'd want her with me. Not just because she was a great doctor, because in those times, you want people who get you and whom you can trust implicitly. A few months ago, I made a similar choice picking Joy Castillo as my realtor. She has seen the worst in me: the whining, freaking, and crying. She has counseled me and guided me and is a trusted advisor. I cannot thank her enough for her wisdom and dedication. She is also funny and brilliant and a pit bull on behalf of her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough and have no intention of doing any real estate business without her by my side. Joy, you are a delight! I adore you and am glad to count you as a friend. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! #DirtInDenver"
"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 Castillo listed and sold my Park Hill row house. The whole process was easier than I could have imagined, and Joy was a pleasure to work with throughout. I was very happy with the listing price and with PorchLight's staging and marketing. Joy was assertive about letting potential buyers know they had competition and getting great offers. The house sold in 72 hours, I had a choice of buyers, everything went so smoothly that we closed a week early, and I got a great profit on my house."
"PorchLight has a great process to list your home starting with how to make your home more attractive to buyers, to the literature and finally the number of showings. Joy and Dina followed the process and did not miss a step. We received multiple offers and each offer was explained to us to help decide on the best one. Everything went extremely smooth. They were there at closing to make sure there were no issues. We received the proceeds from sale of the house the day of closing.
The best thing was Joy and Dina set a schedule of events up front for listing date, showings and closing date. The schedule was met exactly as they set it up. Great job by the whole PorchLight team. I really liked the foldout brochure with the floor plan drawing."
"I cannot put into words the appreciation and gratitude we have for Joy and the PorchLight team. We have been fortunate to work with Joy during the selling/buying of our last two homes and both experiences were great. She is not only one of the most proficient professionals in her field, but she is an amazing person. Recently we worked with her to buy the home of our dreams and having her as part of the process makes it even better! Amy (who is part of Joy's team) was also fantastic, very organized, and kept us all on track. I would recommend Joy, Amy, and the PorchLight team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"
Shannon & Karmen
"We thoroughly enjoyed working with Joy Castillo of PorchLight Group. Joy helped us sell our historic, Cheesman Park Denver Square house she helped us buy eight years ago. In the intervening years, we become grandparents, and the arthritis in my knees has progressed, making owning that wonderful home more complicated. Joy skillfully guided us through the purchase of our newer, smaller, single story home, in closer proximity to our grandkids. In her able hands we got the house we were looking for.
Joy Castillo is well qualified by virtue of her years of experience in the Real Estate business in Colorado. Also by the time when she was a Broker in charge of other agents. From preparing our home for sale, listing, searching, making and accepting offers, to closing on both homes, Joy was a reassuring presence. It was great to have a company like PorchLight Group guide us through this phase of our lives.
Anyone can find a house online, but it really takes a powerhouse like Joy to guide you in the right direction; to clarify all the legal and practical considerations of buying and selling a home. Moving, and in our case, downsizing, are extremely stressful activities. PorchLight Real Estate, and specifically, Joy made all of the hard things easier for us. We did everything that she recommended, and ended up selling our home in three days at $50,000 over the listing price.
We couldn't be happier with both transactions.
Joy is our Real Estate professional as long as she, and we live in Colorado. She is a treasure."
Heather & Howard P.
"Joy provided exceptional advice and guidance to me in two residential transactions this year: the sale of my first home and the purchase of my second.
Joy possesses extensive knowledge of the Colorado real estate market, expert negotiation skills, creativity in structuring deals, and oodles of professionalism. Thus, when we placed my townhome on the market in February 2019, the process could not have gone more smoothly. Joy communicated all needs, events, and deadlines clearly and in a timely fashion. Everything ran on time. Thanks to her years of experience and market analysis, Joy sold my home in the time window and price range she forecasted from the very beginning. Joy handled all negotiations with potential buyers of my home—as well as the developer from which I bought a new home—artfully and professionally, giving me the blessing of time to focus on what I cared about most: my loved ones and my career. Her skills and talents made the stressful process of selling my first home easy.
Unlike some real estate agents who act like “circling sharks” while homeowners fret over the largest investments of their lives, Joy is 100% service-oriented for her clients. Joy made herself available to me early mornings, late nights, weekends—anytime. If I had a problem or a concern, Joy had the solution immediately or worked to find one. One time someone asked to see my home on short notice. My dog was at the house, roaming free, and I could not break free from work to go get her. Joy ran to my house and took my dog for a walk while the potential buyer and another licensed agent conducted a walk-through. Another time I thought I would not be able to attend closing and move out on time due to irreconcilable work demands that required me to be out of town. Joy offered to manage the move for me! Thankfully, we did not have to resort to that, but I was so grateful for her selflessness. These are just two examples of the highly personalized and amazing efforts Joy made on my behalf.
Finally, Joy boasts an impressive referral network. She gladly shares these time-tested recommendations with her clients. Her referral network includes not only the usual inspectors and mortgage brokers or lenders, but also home repair experts, niche or couture designers, closet organizer experts, dog walkers, babysitters, and more! Her network is truly an asset for her clients.
In short, Joy Castillo is an amazing agent. I recommend her enthusiastically to others, without reservation."
Buyer & Seller
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