Real Estate Agents in Waterloo IL


About JoAnn Meier

Real Estate in Waterloo, IL

I am a Monroe County, Illinois native and have been serving the area's real estate needs since June of 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.

I have always been a "go getter" and a top producer in the area. I received my realtors' 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 have continued success through determination, tenacity, hard work, long hours and most importantly knowledge and experience. In 1991, along with my husband, Rich, we 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. 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 broadcasted internationally. Together, Rich and I received many awards for our accomplishments. These are just a few of the many awards:

  • 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, Realtor Association and 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 nation wide recession I will always live by the infamous words: Never, Never, Never give up... W. Churchill

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.


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For more information about our real estate agency please call our office at 618-939-6003. We look forward to helping you sell your house or find the home of your dreams!