The Desmond Group
Gary & Joy Desmond
Married in 1994, Gary and Joy Desmond are the husband/wife real estate team, The Desmond Group, with Coldwell Banker Realty in Lakeland, Florida. They have three daughters, and four grandchildren. Joy became licensed to sell real estate in 2006, and Gary followed in 2009.
Gary is a native Floridian, born in Winter Haven in 1961, and then moved to Lakeland in 1993. As a lifelong resident of Polk County, Gary will not only provide you with the necessary knowledge to make an informed purchase, but will also point you in the direction of your new favorite restaurant, grocery store, shopping options, or directions to Legoland, or where to watch the Detroit Tigers or Tampa Bay Lightning. This type of invaluable knowledge makes Gary a great resources for buyers or sellers and helps them to maximize the value in their home purchase or sale. Gary is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, and recently retired as Postmaster of the Kathleen Post Office after 36 years with the US Postal Service.
Joy is originally from Tennessee, but moved to Lakeland in 1980. Joy combines her love for the real estate industry with her passion for helping people. Joy strengths include communications, organization, attention to detail, knowledge of market conditions, and successfully guiding clients to a smooth and stress free closing. A past customer said, "Joy is one of the best realtors we have ever dealt with. Our experience with her was very positive. She knew what we wanted and stay with us until she met our needs...We would recommend Joy 1000 times over, she is a asset to the real estate world and so perfect in what she does, you couldn't get any one better if you tried." Joy's Certifications include Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS), a Coldwell Banker Luxury Property Specialist, and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS).
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