TEAM FISHPAW BIOGRAPHY
Jo Ann and her son, Jarrett, have joined together to form Team Fishpaw which offers you a multigenerational team of experts:
With over 40 years of industry knowledge, and a specialization in real estate finance in the past, Jo Ann has considerable knowledge of fluctuating market trends, title companies, appraisers and financial institutions.
Jarrett served as Mayor of the City of Los Altos (2013), graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law (2020), holds a Masters of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from UCSC (2010) and recently passed the October 2020 California Bar Exam. As a husband and father, Jarrett is a natural negotiator. His experience and relationships with business and civic leaders from throughout the Bay Area provide our clients with unparalleled guidance.
Honors and Awards
Team Fishpaw – Ranked in the Top 100 among all
Coldwell Banker Northern California Small Teams and The International President's Circle (2015 – 2021)
Jo Ann Fishpaw - 2008 CRS of the Year, CRS - member of Certified Residential Specialists (fewer than 5% of all realtors have been awarded this designation) SRES - member of Seniors Real Estate Specialists
Jarrett Fishpaw – Eagle Scout (2005); Mayor of Los Altos (2012-13); Coldwell Banker Rising Star (2014); Real Estate Broker (2019); CALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Community Property, Fall 2018); Witkin Award for Academic Excellence (Civil Procedure, Fall 2018); CALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Appellate Advocacy, Summer 2018); CALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Professional Responsibility, Summer 2018); CALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Wills and Trusts, Summer 2019); (CALI/Witkin Awards are given to the student who received the highest grade in qualifying law school class)
Team Fishpaw’s primary focus is getting you the highest possible price for the sale of your home through effective marketing and negotiations.
Jo Ann and her husband Jerome have lived in Los Altos since 1976 and recently moved to the Cambrian Park area of San Jose to be closer to their grandchildren. Jarrett, and his wife Amelia, are the proud parents of an energetic 3 year-old son and a beautiful 16 month old daughter.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Jarrett and Jo Ann are simply the best. From our first meeting I was struck by their preparation, knowledge, and ability to explain their strategy for marketing. They were so easy to work with, excellent communication skills and always accessible. What is most impressive is how they led a Luddite like me through the COVID-19 world of virtual sales; resulting a pain free 8 day sale.
“Jo Ann and Jarrett – Thank you so much for all the help, support and guidance that you two gave to us during the purchasing of the house. We truly felt well taken care of, and love that we were treated like family. Thank you for all the emailing, texts, and calls, you two are invaluable. We hope you have an amazing rest of the year filled with laughter, love, health, and happiness.”
Stef, Danny & Olivia
“Jarrett Fishpaw, our agent, set himself apart by taking the time to understand our rationale and objectives. He respected our way of thinking and we felt comfortable knowing that we are not being pushed to buy or bid. He constantly provided creative solutions in the lengthy process of negotiating and understanding the sellers motivations. That has proved crucial in a market where multiple offers and bidding wars seem to be the norm rather than the exception. He was very professional, always reachable and will not leave a rock unturned to find a match for our criteria. It was a pleasure having Jarrett as our buying agent and we highly recommend him to anyone trying to buy home in the highly competitive bay area housing market."
Sameh and Veronica
"As you are aware, when you have your home up for sale there is a lot of stress. Jo Ann understands this and was always there to handle the stressful situations in a calm manner. Nothing that happened strayed Jo Ann from the task of selling our home and negotiating the best deal possible."
Joe & Helen Dutra
"I know it's probably not customary for the seller to acknowledge the work of the buyer's agent, but I just wanted to personally commend you on a very professional job regarding the sale of my home on Verano Drive. I found you to be a very courteous, efficient, attentive professional who sets an excellent example for your profession. I found you to represent your profession admirably."
"The sale of our home was handled in a very professional manner, all problems that came up were settled quickly because of your persistence and ability to quickly look into the matter and find a solution to the satisfaction of all parties concerned."
Helen & Tom Wikle
"Jo Ann was superb in her marketing techniques and her attention to details was outstanding. I was especially appreciative of her patience with me, which I'm sure was the hard part. We couldn't have done it without her wonderful sense of humor."
Joe & Donna Bokman
“Jo Ann did a super job on all aspects of our house-hunting and house purchase. We wanted to locate and begin making an offer on a house within the space of a single, four-day trip. Jo Ann was well organized, knowledgeable, and unfailingly cheerful as she drove us all over the area looking at houses. And it worked – we found our house on day three. We assumed there would be a lot of paperwork after we made our offer, but buying a house in California is a lot more complicated than buying in Utah – we were amazed at all of the forms, inspections, and documents that were required. Jo Ann guided us through it all, arranging for inspectors, shuttling papers around, and keeping us on track. We truly couldn’t have done it without her – we felt that she really looked out for our interests from start to finish.”
Phil & Ruth Ann Garner
“Jo Ann handled essentially everything. The home was prepped, advertised, and shown without any added stress to our already busy lives. When we received the first offer we were dismayed that Jo Ann was, in fact, out of town. No problem, she arranged for full back up support and a counter-offer was handled in a matter or hours! The bottom line is that we sold our home in less than 10 days and received a price far greater than what we had originally guessed was possible.”
Karl & Rae Lee Hansen