More About Me

My Approach

I have a unique perspective on buying and selling a home borne from my own experience of owning three homes during my 20 plus years as a resident of the North Shore. I understand the importance of matching your home buying and selling experience with your changing needs - buying your first home, raising a family, downsizing to an empty nest or creating a retirement home to "age in place."

Your home is one of your largest investments and the place where you create some of the best memories of your life, and my objective is to help you find and protect that most important financial and personal asset.

Personal Background
I live in Hamilton with my husband and our Golden Doodle, where we raised two children who attended Hamilton-Wenham public schools. We find ourselves as empty-nesters with both our kids in college. I enjoy taking advantage of the wonders of the North Shore - the trails in Appleton Farms, the sand at Singing Beach, the restaurants of downtown Newburyport and the picturesque harbor of Rockport, among many other sites and activities. I have a background in education and health care, and I am a strong proponent of our local schools and of using our homes to create an opportunity for people to "age in place" within the community.

Areas of Special Expertise

Handicapped & Disability Needs


Aging in Place

Education and Training

B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts 

M.Ed. from Lesley University

Certification of Occupational Therapy, North Shore Community College

Massachusetts Teaching Certification

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy - COTA


 Joy worked with my senior citizen friend to sell the home that her husband had built and that she had lived in for sixty years. Leaving was extremely emotional. Joy's prior experience working with the elderly really sets her apart. She was incredibly compassionate and patient in helping my friend make a very difficult transition in her life. All of the technical aspects of listing and selling the home were exemplary but it was the special care with which she treated my friend that set her apart in my mind. She handled many tasks that the average seller would take care of but that an elderly seller may find overwhelming. She also spent countless hours assisting Marge in finding a new place to live. Her service is truly specialized when working with a senior citizen. I would recommend Joy Rodgers without reservation whether you are buying, selling or renting. She will give it her all and you will be extremely satisfied.

Jodie Berry

Hamilton, MA

October, 2015