Barry M. Smith, Chairman & CEO, Magellan Health

May 28, 2018
To whom it may concern,
I am very pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Laura Joyner, who we have known for over 20 years as a residential real estate professional and a friend.
We first met Laura some 20 years ago when we first were looking for a new home in Paradise Valley. We found Laura very knowledgeable in the market, extremely hard working, and always executing with great integrity.
We stayed in touch with Laura, (she stayed in touch with us as well!) and would talk to her regularly about how the market was doing as we felt that ultimately, we would be requiring a larger home for our growing family. She was always available to us, made time for us, and valued our friendship even when there was not a near term opportunity for her. She valued us beyond the deal.
About two years ago, we decided that we wanted to sell our current home and look for a home with unique characteristics, including a much larger yard, space in the home for our many grandchildren and expansive areas for entertaining which we regularly do. She was very thorough in showing us properties which met our criteria, but never pushed us to make a decision on a home until we were ready and found the right place for our needs. She was always kind, professional and incredibly responsible and responsive. Both critical traits of a very highly valued professional.
She found a home which was perfect for us, home characteristics and style, although it had been priced substantially over what we intended to spend. The home’s price had just been substantially reduced, and she very quickly made contact with us and we immediately saw the home and successfully put the home under contract and closed within a month later. Not only did she aggressively, but professionally, negotiate terms and pricing, she fully respected what I asked her to do. I have purchased many homes in many locations, and I know what I want to do. Laura respected that and simply educated me further with respect to the area and delivered great value in bettering the economics beyond what I anticipated. Really impressive.
Laura is unapparelled in my experience: great expertise, great drive and execution, and most importantly to me, always operates with great integrity. I give Laura my unqualified recommendation. She is the best.
Kind regards,
Barry M. Smith
Chairman & CEO