About Joan Hardy Brown


Agent Details

Meet Joan

Real Estate Agent

Joan Hardy Brown brings over 22 years of experience selling residential real estate in southeast Michigan.  She is a multi-million dollar producer, whose mission is to provide the best results for her clients, whether they are buyers or sellers.

Because her focus is on what is best for her clients, Joan has built many long term friendships based on a mutual respect.  Recognizing that buying and selling real estate is a very stressful time for most people, Joan’s calm steady approach is always mentioned by her most appreciative clients.

A native Michigander and a graduate of Michigan State University, Joan can offer a knowledge of Detroit’s history, its neighborhoods and what life is like in the Mitten State.  She focuses on Oakland County and the Grosse Pointes.  However, she successfully helps clients throughout Michigan and the US with her many contacts.

Clients relocating to southeast Michigan find a valuable asset when working with Joan.  Joan has lived in different parts of the country, including Cleveland, Ohio, Dallas Texas, and Atlanta Georgia before returning to Michigan with her family.  Joan understands the unique challenges transferees experience when uprooting their family and moving to a new area. She goes above and beyond helping relocation clients find the perfect home.  To quote the CFO of Kelly Services, “Joan, we owe you big time”.

Some of the skills Joan brings to her clients include:

She is a great listener, which helps her to zero in on her clients’ wants and needs.

Joan is a strong negotiator.

Joan understands the vast and ever-changing real estate market.

She is always looking out for her clients’ best interests.

And, she exhibits a tireless work ethic

Recognized by Hour Detroit as a Real Estate All Star

Other organizations that Joan gives her time to include:

Board Member of Jimmy’s Kids

MSU Alumni Association

PEO, offering philanthropic educational opportunities to women.

In her spare time, Joan loves college football and basketball. She loves music, road trips, traveling, discovering new areas. When not working or volunteering her time, Joan loves visiting her young adult children in Denver and Nashville and spending time with family and friends.


I have bought and sold many homes over the years. And, I have never- and I sincerely mean never- enjoyed working with a realtor like I have with Joan Brown. She epitomizes everything you want in an agent, whether you are buying or selling: she listens to you; fully represents you; she works tirelessly to get a solid deal and doesn't rest until it's done; she is exceedingly warm, experienced, intelligent and skilled at negotiating. She knows her market and knows how to best market a home. I wouldn't work with anyone but Joan Brown in Detroit and the surrounding metropolitan area!

Mary Mast

Wow. Try selling a house three time zones to the east. Thankfully we found Joan. Joan knew the market, priced the house fairly and, most importantly, communicated. Selling your parents’ home is an emotional experience and it's always worth much more to the children than to the buyers. Joan showed remarkable sensitivity to those competing forces. She moved the process along, despite a very difficult buyer, and got the sale completed. I have never met Joan in person but consider her a friend. Highly recommended. Highly. Use her. She will get you very pleasing results.

Bob Allen

Joan struck me as an extremely competent realtor.  As a surgeon, I have come to expect people with whom I work to be able to think for themselves, identify what needs to be done to reach a goal, and work as hard as necessary to achieve success regardless of how much time it takes.  Most people do not have enough pride to work at such a level.  Joan was quite the opposite.  My confidence in her ability minimized the stress of selling the house.  I give Joan Brown my highest recommendation.

Dr. Kempton

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