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About Me

Joy Gess has lived in the beautiful Champlain Islands since 2013. She brings many years of experience in Real Estate and it’s supporting fields. Joy received her Vermont Real Estate License in 2015 and she is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. She had a Real Estate License in Connecticut before moving to South Hero full time.

Joy spent over 25 years in the financial services industry managing mortgage teams for Citibank. Joy was a team member in the development of mortgage products and the training of representatives for 200 branches. As a Vice President and Branch Manager at CitiTrust she oversaw the origination and processing of mortgages for her customers.

Originally from Fairfield Connecticut, Joy has first hand experience in the buying and selling process. She and her family have bought and sold too many houses to count during their personal and corporate moves that took them to the west coast and southern Florida. During that time, she experienced many real estate scenarios that many agents don’t get to. This broad background serves her clients well!

Joy earned her BS in Sociology with a minor in Biology from Sacred Heart University. She also holds an MS from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School with a concentration in Organizational Development.

Joy lives in South Hero with her husband Rob where they enjoy skiing, biking, tennis and bocce. In her spare time Joy is an avid photographer and has shown her work in local exhibits. She believes in community involvement and currently volunteers as a Tour Guide at Shelburne Farms and the various programs at Camp TaKumTa.