Joan Duffy
Sherman Oaks Office


30+ years experience
Over $1 billion in sold residential property

A nationally recognized real estate professional, Joan Duffy presently serves as the Director of the Estates Division at Compass. Having amassed more than $2 billion in career sales, Joan is revered amongst her peers as an industry leader and boasts an unrivaled understanding of the Los Angeles Valle ... read more »

A nationally recognized real estate professional, Joan Duffy presently serves as the Director of the Estates Division at Compass. Having amassed more than $2 billion in career sales, Joan is revered amongst her peers as an industry leader and boasts an unrivaled understanding of the Los Angeles Valley—inclusive of Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake and Encino—as well as countless neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

As a former home builder with a thorough background in architecture and a passion for design, Joan leverages her knowledge with Compass’ end-to-end technology platform to best serve clients, both buyers and sellers. She brings an unparalleled commitment, sensitivity to client needs and top-notch problem-solving skills to every transaction, ranking her second to none when it comes to customer service and client satisfaction. Over the years Joan has assembled an all-star team she works closely with to help support her commitment to giving personal attention to every aspect of the negotiation.

Along with her distinguished career in real estate and her impeccable record, Joan has also developed strong ties to the Los Angeles community, specifically within the entertainment industry. With two sons in the film industry, Joan is no stranger to the sensitive nature and necessary discretion that is required when negotiating deals with elite members of the entertainment industry. Prior to getting into real estate, Joan was a passionate high school teacher and social worker.

Joan is a member of the Compass Community Giving Board which benefits several local Los Angeles charities. She is also actively involved in the Kipsongo Project, a non-profit organization that is working to improve the lives of the people living in the Kipsongo Slum in Western Kenya. With the help of people like her, the Kipsongo project helps to connect artisans to the global market's members so they can sell their goods and provides loans to them to start businesses of their own. Joan also an active member of the Architectural Division. read less «

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"We bought a home in Valley Village through Joan. We could not be happier with her friendliness, warmth, professionalism, quick problem-solving and responsiveness. She is able to move efficiently and successfully through complex issues regarding negotiations and closing details. Nothing escapes her! There is a very good reason she had had longevity and popularity as an elite realtor in this area!”
- K.W.
“Let me begin by stating our experience with you Joan was nothing short of fabulous! Your professionalism, your knowledge of the market, our being able to reach you any time, anywhere (in the middle of the lake, in the bathtub) exceeded our expectations. Your instincts of when not to pressure & most importantly, now, your friendship has all added up to a wonderful experience for us and we look forward to a long relationship with you.”
- J.T.
“Our house is sold, we signed the contracts yesterday. I wanted to let you know how impressed we were with Joan Duffy. We found her to be professional and proactive beyond our expectations, she is a great negotiator who kept us focused and managed to get us 97% of our asking price. She also followed up with every realtor who showed our home and gave us direct feedback as to the prospective buyers’ reaction to our home. She is intelligence, savvy and has a great capacity to listen. She heard everything we said about our house and incorporated it seamlessly into our brochure."
- R.H.
“We used Joan Duffy to both list our home in Studio City and help us to find a new home. We had 2 offers at asking within the first week and closed expeditiously. The listing was done very professionally with the photos taken by a professional photographer. The turnout for the brokers open house and public open house were very well attended. In addition, she spent a lot of time looking for a new home. She was always there whenever we needed her for appointments and friendly advice. I would recommend Joan very highly."
- A.A.
“Joan was a consummate professional regarding the preparation and execution of my Toluca Lake home sale. She made the process easy and managed expectations appropriately. I highly recommend her.”
- A.T.
“We consider ourselves lucky to have been referred to Joan. Thanks to her vigilance we were able to find the perfect home in the Hollywood Hills. Joan kept us informed of the market developments and was always willing to bend over backwards to accommodate our needs. She was warm and encouraging throughout the process. Joan goes way above and beyond!"
- J.Y.
“Joan’s dedication to her clients, combined with her tremendous energy and her unparalleled knowledge of the market, make her truly special. She has worked with me in the purchase of 2 homes and the sale of one and there is no one I would rather have than Joan!"
- T.A.
“Joan is absolutely fabulous! She has guided my wife Vivian and I through the purchase and sale of two homes and a rental. Her incredible energy, professional knowledge and demeanor, and all around savvy immediately puts you at ease–giving you that great feeling that you have made the right choice of realtor. Without going on and on let me lend some credibility to my rave review by stating that I hate writing anything-especially a review – but I did it for Joan!!!"
- R.W.
“Joan is the best around. You won’t find another realtor who makes you feel like you are her only client, always making time for you, always going the extra mile and looking out for your best interests. She is a fantastic negotiator and has so many creative ideas for how to get the job done. Even weeks after we moved into our new home, Joan continued to check in on us to see if we needed any info or guidance on our new neighborhood.”
- R.B.
"Joan goes way beyond what is expected from a real estate agent! She is extremely professional, savvy and abreast on current market conditions. And, best of all, “No” is not in her vocabulary. She will do anything (anytime—day or night) to get the job done! If you want a professional & speedy sale then Joan is your person!"
- S.C