Just a little background!

I was born in Alaska to a fisherman and his wife before Alaska became a state. Boy, do I feel old now. I am their fifth child of nine. As the middle child, I’m familiar to settling problems. I am an Eyak Indian & My mother was the Chief of our tribe. Chief Marie Smith-Jones. I make several trips a year to Alaska to attend tribal functions or ceremonies. My brother is currently the chief of our tribe.

I have been married to a very wonderful man for 25+ years and have three fantastic children. I think I understand commitment and hard work.

We moved to Tucson 21+ years ago to give our children a chance to go to a great university. Also, I couldn’t handle the cold any longer and my husband would not allow us to move any further south.

I love to teach quilting and do many other varieties of crafting. Pine needle basket making, card making & Indian beadwork is a new fascination right now. It’s hard to keep me out of the kitchen when I find a new recipe too.

I am a cancer survivor!
Some clients remember when my hair was really short!

And… No, I am not related to “The General” General Westmoreland took command in Vietnam in June 1964

What About Real Estate?

I have been involved in selling real estate since 2006. I keep up on current real estate issues by attending at least two training classes a month. I start work about 7:00 am each day. I usually work six and a half days a week. I am available via cell phone (520) 490-4316, or email: JoWest52@gmail.com. All emails sent to this email address are sent directly to my cell phone. This way I can get mail from you anywhere I go. If I am unavailable at the time you call please leave a message and I will get back with you right away. My fax (520) 989-6157 comes directly to me on my phone as well & no cover sheet is required. In other words... I'm available to you!

What I do for my clients...
Buyers - I can set up a home search for you that will send you properties that match your particular criteria. You will receive listings as they become available that fit your criteria. When you see a home you may want to take closer look at I will schedule a viewing. When we find the property you would like to purchase I will get you through the whole process. In my opinion, this is where I work the hardest for you. I work very hard to keep you informed & keept the process going through close of escrow. I will be with you each step of the way!

If you need, I can put you in touch with lenders to get you pre-qualified for the home of your dreams. There are contracts, counter-offers, addendums, disclosures, inspections, escrow departments, lenders, and much more that I walk you through to closing.

Sellers - After the initial “listing” I market your home heavily. The first 30 days are crucial. I like to start with letters, postcards, and open houses. I have an office tour of the property , contact existing buyers, talk to my friends, family, clients and other agents too. I’ll create a customized flyer for the property and take several pictures to enter on the internet listing. I market my properties on Realtor.com. I can put your property as my “featured Listing” to increase visibility. I follow-up with agents that have shown the property and I screen potential buyers. I love the contract process! I will negotiate hard to get the best price possible. Once you are under contract to transfer title I will follow the process closely. Keeping you informed is very important to me. As you may know, my business is based on referrals.