bio/joyceduncan

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In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®? 2009 Why do you like working in the real estate industry? “There’s something amazing about being trusted to guide someone in the process of buying and selling their largest assets. The trust instilled in us as REALTORS® is incredible, but the friendships and relationships deepened throughout the experience make it even better.” In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®? 2010 Why do you choose to be part of Semonin? “I guarantee that no other brokerage feels like family the way we do. The collaboration between our walls is amazing.” What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry? “More than anything, I spend time in the office. We have more than 450 agents and a huge staff with varied knowledge and resources at the ready.” What else would you like people to know about your work as a REALTOR®? “Attention has to be paid to the level of service provided. I’ll never work in a transactional way. Having a client, to me, is a lifelong commitment.” What did you do before you began working in real estate? “I was a full-time farmer. With my father, I ran a sawmill, raised tobacco and cattle and had an organic garden and orchard.” Are you involved in any trade/civic or community associations? "I’ve been a member of the Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville since 2011, sitting on the board as Ball Chair, House Chair and Charities Group co-chair. I’m also involved at the Speed Museum as a Patron’s Circle member and member of the Contemporary Collectors.” What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I can usually be found on my patio with a book and some Bourbon, or I’ll be taking weekend jaunts to my second home, Chicago. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? My dad always told me that in the end, none of the stressful stuff matters. What is your favorite book/type of book? My book loves are all over the place. In the first half of 2019, I’ve finished everything from a documentation of Frederick Law Olmstead’s journeys across the South to Michelle Obama’s biography, a fantastical novel about whales that are actually spaceships for sub-marine creatures, and Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, which documented the birth of hip hop in the US. What is your favorite movie/type of movie? Why? I could perform a one-woman show of almost any Mel Brooks film if you asked me to. I’ve watched Goodfellas, The Goonies, and every campy horror movie too many times to count. What is your favorite song/type of music? Why? Any music that reminds me of Palm Springs, like Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, or original funk… James Brown was cooler than I’ll ever be. If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world? Call me a hippie… I wish there were peace. I’ve never been able to understand war. What are two or three items on your Bucket List? I wouldn’t mind visiting Italy, and I’d love to someday own a home in Chicago. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? Why? I’d love to have time to catch up with my dad over fried catfish and greens. He passed a few years ago and so much has changed in my life since then. Do you have a motto/words to live by? “My grandpa was an eternal optimist. No matter what task I was facing, he’d just wink and say, ‘Luck to you, baby.’ It made everything seem easier, no matter what.”