Our Story

My name is Joan Chintz, a senior who is on the cusp of being a baby boomer. I moved from the Philadelphia area to Southern California, after leaving teaching in Philadelphia. I decided to embark on a new vocation in real estate and received my license in 1991, leading to a lifetime of experiences. The following year, I took a Senior Real Estate Specialist Certification program (SRES). This experience prepared me to help my parents. My family home was filled with a collection of 50 years of memories. Can you imagine... everything in the house was so special to them? Yet, the condition of the house was deteriorating, and they could no longer keep up the maintenance. I went there to help them through the sorting process, hired a realtor, and moved them into a more manageable place to live. A few years following that move, my father passed away. I relocated my mother closer to me in California. She lived in an independent living community for nine years, which made a huge difference for both of us.

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In 2005, I needed to make some big changes in my own life, My husband of over 30 years passed away from cancer. I made the decision to sell my home and change my situation, As a result, I needed to be around more people and go through the downsizing process myself.

In 2008, an old family friend introduced me to Bob Heck. Bob had just lost his wife, of over 30 years, to cancer. He had also been a caregiver to her and his mother for 10 years. Even though we lived miles apart, we had much in common. After 6 months of phone calls and discussions, we fell in love and decided to become life partners and work together. Bob's experience of working for a national independent, assisted living, and memory care community for two years as a Director of Sales and Marketing added to his knowledge. This guided us to specialize and work with others that are going through similar situations and still would like to live an active lifestyle. We love sharing our love for Pickleball with community residents.

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We moved from Northern California to the Carlsbad area of San Diego in the beginning of the Pandemic. As the “Chintz Team" we are very familiar with many of the senior communities, placement companies, financial advisors, part of Aging Well Partners and the downsizing process. More recently, Joan became a Certified Probate and Trust Specialist. Our passion is very clear: Leave the hard work to us. We will take care of everything in the downsizing process. We have the patience, experience, and understanding of what seniors and their families are going through. Let us share with you our white glove, free downsizing, and relocation services as part of listing your home. 

Lisa & Simon
Dave B.
Julie & Randall
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Given that Joan has been in the real estate business for so long, she is extremely knowledgeable about the proper steps and caveats of certain procedures. Joan often provided candid advice to us as if we were her good friends ever since the beginning. I remember she often tried to accommodate our busy schedule in touring open houses with us and was extremely efficient and organized in preparing necessary...

— Lisa & Simon

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

My wife and I have worked with Joan on three real estate transactions. She has represented us as both a buyer and seller, and in each case, performed at a very high level. Unlike many of the other agents we dealt with, there was never any doubt that Joan put our interests first, even if it meant walking away from a potential property or holding firm on a less-than-stellare offer. Joan adds a personal tou...

— Dave B.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We wanted to express our thanks for your handling of the recent sale of our home in Palo Alto. Six offers in five days, most above asking, was certainly a nice result. Thank your for contacting and scheduling the series of contractors who did the inspections, repairs, painting, re-carpeting, cleaning and staging. This helped the house look and feel its best when it went on the market only 3 weeks after ...

— Julie & Randall

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AS A SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (SRES) WE ARE COMMITTED TO MEETING THE REAL ESTATE NEEDS OF SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. WE HAVE THE TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS NECESSARY TO COUNSEL 50+ CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH MAJOR FINANCIAL AND LIFESTYLE TRANSITIONS INVOLVED IN RELOCATING, REFINANCING OR SELLING THEIR FAMILY HOME.