Joan Elder

Broker/REALTOR®

About Me



Joan Elder had ties to the Carolinas long before calling the Carolinas her home. At the beginning of her career, she worked in the real estate industry as an inspection coordinator for a national appraisal company located Michigan. In this role, she supervised home inspectors in multiple states across the Southeastern Region of the United States, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

After many cold winters in Michigan, Joan and her family relocated to Little River, South Carolina in 2000 and worked as an inspector for her company all the while enjoying the subtropical climate of the Carolinas. After two years in South Carolina, Joan and her family moved to Calabash, North Carolina; the seafood capital of the world.

Once settled in North Carolina, Joan became a registered nurse and spent her career at the Brunswick Novant Medical Center, and provided care and compassion to her patients and family members as an in-home hospice nurse. Joan is caring, compassionate and puts the needs of her clients first and foremost

In addition to providing compassion and support to her clients, Joan has also gladly assisted her husband in his endeavors over the years with his aspirations as a professional painter and in the construction industry. Over the past 16 years, Mrs. Elder has assisted her husband’s clients throughout the design/redesign process for their homes including selecting color palettes, furniture pieces, and staging their homes.

Having spent over 15 years as a Carolinian, the Elder family have grown to love North Carolina. The Elders proudly call the coastal community home. With an affinity for rich history, southern charm, Joan and her family have experienced the true definition of southern hospitality and the calming, welcoming gentility bring a daily enjoyment of their southern lifestyle.

With a love for the quaint seaside villages and charming character of the architecture and history that North Carolina offers, it was a natural transition for Joan to begin a career in real estate.

Joan’s diverse background and own experiences lend itself well to assisting clients looking to make a change in their own lives, whether it be from another state or across town.  Let Joan put her wealth of resources to work for you.