As a leader in the real estate community for more than 40 years Joy Bailey can sell your property. Joy’s had the good fortune of having opened doors for many folks in the real estate business, especially women. When she started in the business, there were only a handful of women in the real estate industry, each working very hard to get ahead in the business. Because of hard work, Joy has pioneered her company into a multi-million dollar sales organization.
Rewards have been bountiful for Joy thru the years with repeat business from clients and their friends and families. She has also been recognized by colleagues as a leader and a life member of the Top Producers Club for the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors for multi-million dollar sales production. She has also experienced the good fortune of being the first woman "REALTOR of the YEAR", first woman "President of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)" for the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, President of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, the first "Chairman of the Year" award for outstanding contributions to the real estate industry, regional vice-president for the SC Association of Realtors, Board of Directors for American Federal Savings and Loan Association, Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of the Foothills, advisor board for First Citizens Bank, SC Governor's Housing Board and the Community Housing Resource Board.
Joy has volunteered on committees for the aged and homeless, as well as sponsored events for 10 years for Greenville Retirement Center for the mentally and physically handicapped residence. She participates in the American Cancer Society fund raising events, Muscular Dystrophy Association events and the March of Dimes Mothers March.
Mr. Bailey is the Broker-in-Charge for JOY Real Estate. As Broker-in-Charge he is responsible for the daily activities of JOY Real Estate.
Mr. Bailey has been a Marine Corps Officer since 1986 and is currently a reserve Colonel assigned as the Strategy and Posture Branch Chief for the U. S. Africa Command headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. When serving in that capacity, Mr. Bailey is responsible for creating the U. S. military strategy for Africa.
Mr. Bailey also has the distinction of being the President of the Francis Marion University Alumni Association. He is the first president of the 20,000-member alumni association from outside the Pee Dee.
Mr. Bailey’s education includes a Bachelors of Science with a double major in Economics and Business Administration from Francis Marion University in 1986; a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University in 1991; and a Masters of Business Administration from U. S. International University in 1998. Mr. Bailey also earned the prestigious Graduate Realtor Institute designation in 2004.
Mr. Bailey has taught business and information systems topics on the graduate and undergraduate level since 1991. He has presented at several international conferences on the topics of strategic management, project management, and strategic information management.
Mr. Bailey is a private pilot and has completed several marathons and half-marathons. He is married to the former Kristin Phillips of Charlotte and along with their two daughters is a member of First Presbyterian Church Greenville.