Joni Kimmel, a Kitsap County native, graduated of North Kitsap High School and received her BA degree in communications & business administration from Western Wa University. She has been selling Real Estate for over 20 years in Kitsap County and enjoys working with both Buyers and Sellers equally. She specializes in water view and waterfront property and loves helping people achieve their dream of home ownership. She is excellent at marketing homes so that they will sell in a challenging market. She lives on Lemolo Waterfront with her husband Scott and their two children, Jackson & Ellie.
I was lucky to grow up in North Kitsap. My family had a horse farm on Bainbridge Island during elementary and middle school. We moved to Indianola when I was 14 and I graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1985. I knew Joni Kimmel, my business partner, in high school and we often laugh about how we never would have imagined that we would be selling real estate 31 years later together. I moved to the East coast after high school and graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. As much as I loved the fast pace of a big East coast city, I missed the Northwest. I returned to Kitsap County with my husband, Tony, in 1991. We purchased 5 acres in Indianola and built our home ourselves. We now have an 11 year old son Lucca, a pony named Honey Bear, a black Labrador named Hercules, a cat named Marceline, a flock of chickens and two goats.
My husband, Tony, is a sculptor and painter. He also plays in a local band PAUNDY. I participate in numerous competitive trail runs, open water swims and triathalons throughout the year. I love to hike and mountain bike. On a whim I recently started doing comedy sketches about real estate, motherhood and the madness of modern life as a way to raise money for local organizations. To date I have performed at; the Admiral Theater, 12 Minutes Max (On the Boards), the Bainbridge Performing Arts Center, the Indianola Clubhouse, Suncadia Lodge, the Rendezvous, the Jewel Box Theatre and the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. All of the proceeds from each performance are either donated to non profit organizations or needy individuals.
I can't live without the beaches, mountains and forests that surround my home. I'm thrilled to be living in a place with so many opportunities for outdoor activities while also being so close to what Seattle has to offer. It gives me great pleasure to introduce new people to this area and to help local families and individuals make well informed decisions about selling and/or buying a home for the first time, “buying up”, downsizing and/or purchasing investment properties. Joni and I pride ourselves on not only exceeding people's expectations, but also making what is often a difficult and stressful process an enjoyable one.
Having grown up in Hawaii I feel lucky, as an adult, to have landed in the Northwest and work in an industry helping others achieve their dreams. I have a Bachelor degree in Biology, as well as a degree in Paralegal Studies. My work in the legal field has provided me with excellent reasoning skills and attention to detail. I resigned from law, to stay home and raise my daughter.
My husband is a true craftsman with over 20 years in the building industry, and we have loved fixing up houses together. Over the years we have developed a good understanding of what makes a home work.
When I am not working, I can be found with my 11 year old daughter and husband on our small farm taking care of 2 goats, 2 alpacas, 2 guinea pigs and our beautiful Labrador, Daisy, or training with my friends for my next crazy adventure … perhaps for a triathlon, ½ marathon, or ? My life is a wonderful mix of business and pleasure.
During our own days of buying and selling real estate Windermere was always our family’s real estate company of choice. When I was looking for a real estate company to join, it was clear to me that the Windermere way of selling real estate is exactly where I wanted to be. I truly believe that Windermere is the premier company to work with, so whether your goal is to buy or to sell, I look forward to being of service to help you reach your real estate goals.