RE/MAX First Choice-JoAnn Meier
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RE/MAX First Choice – JoAnn Meier is the place to call if you’re looking for experienced real estate agents in the Waterloo, IL, area. JoAnn has the expertise needed to help you with all phases of a real estate transaction, and she is dedicated to providing clients with attentive service. Learn more about her background below, and contact our office today to speak to her directly.



About Me

I am a Monroe County, IL, native and have been serving the area’s real estate needs since June 1984. EXPERIENCE is the golden insurance policy to getting homes successfully sold and closed, and I have had 30 years of it. I still LOVE my career and wake up every day passionate about helping clients with all of their real estate needs. I will not only list your property, I will show it, sell it, and bring it to the closing table with the least amount of stress to you. I have also become a expert in short sales and foreclosures, having earned my Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. In addition, I am a Certified Residential Specialist and Accredited Buyer’s Representative.
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I have always been a “go getter” and a top producer in the area. I received my Realtor’s license in 1984 and worked for an independent agency. From 1986 to 1991, I was part of a Century 21 agency. In these early years, interest was as high as 13%. Although it was a challenge, I was still a top producer. In April 2013, I closed a loan with 2.25%. I have survived the best and worst real estate markets. I was able to maintain continued success through determination, tenacity, hard work, long hours, and most importantly, knowledge and experience. In 1991, I, along with my husband, Rich, opened the first RE/MAX franchises in the area. We had two successful offices in Waterloo and Columbia.
The flood of 1993 wiped out the entire town of Valmeyer, IL. In 1994, we were the exclusive listing agents in the “relocation to higher ground.” We were instrumental in the sale of the majority of the lots in New Valmeyer. This was such a huge accomplishment that representatives of RE/MAX Corporate in Denver visited the project and showcased our success through a commercial they produced and broadcast internationally.

The Rest of the Story…

Together, Rich and I received many awards for our accomplishments; these are just a few:

    In 1994, Rich and JoAnn received the Broker/Owners of the Year award.
    In 1997, JoAnn received the Regional Humanitarian award.
    In 1998, JoAnn received the Hall of Fame award.
    In 2003, JoAnn received the Lifetime Achievement award.

In 1998, we sold the Columbia office and retained the Waterloo office. “The Meier Team” became the RE/MAX presence in Monroe County, and received recognition by The St. Louis Business Journal and Realtor Association. RE/MAX International ranked us as one of the top real estate teams in the Metro East area.

In November 2007, Rich and JoAnn Meier opened Meier Real Estate. Sadly, in March 2008, Rich suddenly passed. I continued our real estate legacy and in May 2009, after being contacted by RE/MAX International from past success, I opened RE/MAX First Choice.

In spite of many personal losses and a nationwide recession, I will always live by the infamous words of William Churchill: “Never, never, never give up.”

Today, RE/MAX First Choice offers a range of real estate services, including general real estate consulting services, commercial and residential property sales, short sale services, and foreclosure expertise.
Call us at (618) 939-6003!
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