Let me help get you there.

Specializing in staging and marketing homes, and helping buyers find their own piece of heaven here on earth.

Since beginning my real estate career, I have thoughtfully and passionately helped hundreds of families, couples, and individuals reach their goals of buying, selling, or both! As a licensed Realtor for over 20 years, and a Creative and Marketing professional for over 30 years, I can not only envision a home’s potential, but help guide Buyers and Sellers throughout the sometimes complicated process with patience, kindness, expertise, and a bit of humor for good measure.

Production numbers are powerful, but the bonds created with my clients, now friends, are unbreakable. Over 70% of my business is repeat and referred clients, and in order to earn and maintain that trust, my laser focus is to provide the best service possible, share honest advice, as well as timely communication and support throughout the process. I have been blessed to gain an extensive knowledge of acreage properties, raw land, farms, and Oil and Gas Rights issues along the way.

More than an agent and community advocate

In my free time, I enjoy spending time on my farmette, which includes a menagerie of fainting goats and laying hens, gardening, sampling Cabernet with friends, and writing articles for the blog. For more on the antics at Bacon Acres, click here!

Personal motto: “Always do more than is required of you,” General Patton.

And, You only live once, so go ahead and eat the cookie.

Accomplishments and Memberships

Top 2% Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationally

Chairman's Club Member

Luxury Collection Certified

Member of West Penn Multi-List

Licensed Realtor in PA

Member Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

National Association of Realtors

Check out my 5 STAR REVIEWS on Zillow or on www.JoAnnEchtler.com

  • Zillow 5 Star Review  This was our first time buying and with all of the horror stories we’ve heard the past couple years, we expected it to be a long, stressful process. It’s funny to think about that now- we contacted Kelsey and asked if she thought it would even be possible with our budget… and 4 days later we were under contract! Kelsey was so communicative, always providing updates and explaining every step. We couldn’t imagine a smoother home-buying experience. Did I mention we made this purchase from Washington state, site unseen?! Kelsey gave the most thorough video tours and shared her professional, honest opinions so that we could make this decision without even physically being in Pittsburgh. We trusted Kelsey and JoAnn to really hear what we were looking for and find the perfect fit, and they went above and beyond in their delivery.

    Liz Henriques
    October 5, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  JoAnn and her assistant Kelsey are amazing! Buying our first home was a pretty challenging process for us but once JoAnn stepped in with her responsiveness, knowledge of the local market and organizational skills she ultimately made it work! Highly recommend whether you are buying or selling a home - she is the best!

    npetkov55
    October 2, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  We moved from out of state to Pittsburgh, PA in July 2022. My husband's company referred us to JoAnn, and we immediately liked her energy and expertise. Apart from her candor and knowledge of the business and local inventory, what we liked the most was how patient and responsive she was with us, as first time homebuyers. You can imagine the amount of questions we had! She guided us with an expert hand and was incredibly prompt to communicate with us either via email, phone or text. I never felt like I was asking a dumb question. And - even better- she's fun! During such a potentially stressful experience, it was wonderful to work with someone who can laugh too! Don't hesitate to work with her. She's a pro! She comes with our HIGHEST recommendation. Alexis and John

    Alexis and John
    September 9, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  I’d highly recommend working with JoAnn. She and her team are knowledgeable, responsive and clearly care about clients. We were moving from out-of-state and she expertly guided us through the process while being very patient and making the house tours fun!

    Katherine McLean
    September 7, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  I cannot begin to say enough good things about JoAnn. We have been so impressed with her since day one. JoAnn is so knowledgeable with both the real estate market and the local area. We had a few hiccups in our house searching process but JoAnn was there every step of the way and was able to help us navigate through these bumps without hesitation. She is also very kind and always so friendly with our kids. If the opportunity arose in the future I would absolutely use her again and would recommend her to anyone. Thanks for everything JoAnn!

    jmathenia1215
    August 31, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Yes...5 stars across the board for JoAnn. JoAnn helped us purchase the same home she helped us sell. In this crazy market she had a great strategy and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Not just a 5 star realtor but a wonderful person that we became friends with and very sad to leave. We will continue to recommend JoAnn to anyone buying/selling in the area.

    bmstussie
    August 28, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Kelsey and JoAnn have been wonderful during the home buying process. I am a first time home buyer and the entire process was a little daunting at first. There was a lot I didn't know or understand and they went above and beyond helping to educate me and give me solid advice before and after the offer process. They were extremely responsive and detailed and never left a stone unturned! I had complete trust and faith in them as I navigated the market and it made the home buying process fun! I would 10000% recommend JoAnn and Kelsey if you are in the market for a new home, whether you are a first time buyer or already and owner. Wonderful experience!!

    csmith040110
    August 24, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  From day one JoAnn and her team were amazing. We had previously used an agent in fall of 2021. With this being our first home sale we were exposed to what we thought was a nightmare everyone experienced when selling a home. After 3 unsuccessful contracts, we took our home off of the market. After getting some word of mouth and referrals to JoAnn, we made contact. From the day we called her she was attentive, timely, responsive, and genuinely concerned with our best interests every step of the way. I will be100% recommending JoAnn Etchler and her team to everyone we meet. She made our nightmare a dream come true. With the nightmare we had faced only 8 mos prior... We had anxiety and apprehension.... Every step of the process with JoAnn, her team and BH was smooth, concise, organized, and easy!!! From listing, to paperwork, inspections, negotiations, professional photography, staging help (and props), tours, deadlines, all the way to closing. She took what was one of the most stressful situations of our lives and simplified it amazingly! Don't doubt yourself, choose JoAnn. She will be our first and only call for all real estate transactions lifelong.

    Mike Volpe
    August 20, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  JoAnn was awesome to work with. Very organized and she knows real estate in great detail. She guided us along the way and we had a great experience! JoAnn exceeded our expectations! If you are buying or selling please call JoAnn she knows real estate!

    zuser20140917074551447
    July 29, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  JoAnns experience precedes her. But beyond that is her easy going personality and her determination to help in anything that needs to be done and will take the time to make sure you are comfortable with any decisions no matter how hard or difficult they may be. She’s a rare find!

    Jeff Callender
    July 28, 2022