There is a bumper sticker I’ve seen around which reads, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could!” Well, I took a somewhat circuitous route, starting in southern California, then on to Washington state, and finally to Maui, Hawaii before landing here in Austin, Texas in 1998…but I finally got here!
After spending 10+ years in Austin’s booming tech industry and a 3-year gig as an expat living in Shanghai, China while my husband was on assignment there, I decided to pursue a career in real estate. With an affinity for meeting new people, a love of the Austin area and passion for all things related to real estate – architecture, interior design, gardening and landscape design, music (I’m counting singing in the shower … which is in my home … and therefore real estate) – I wanted a career where I can help put people into their dream homes, and maybe even get them singing in the shower!
I'm delighted to be part of the JB Goodwin Realtors team, where I'm surrounded by dedicated and caring real estate professionals. I enjoy working with my clients to meet all their real estate needs: selling, purchasing, or leasing -- be it for a starter home, forever home, vacation or investment property.
Outside of real estate I love spending time with my family, which includes my husband and two grown sons, lots of travel, good food and a passion for cooking that is sadly not reflected in my culinary skill level. I’m an animal lover, an avid reader and bit of a gardening nut. I also run a little blog (Adventures in Austin Real Estate) where I like to drop morsels of wit and wisdom along with info on real estate trends, market stats, and other fun stuff!
Tanya Joffrain was an absolute delight to work with. She was there for us every step of the way on our first two home purchases, and can’t wait for her to help with selling our home next! – James Taylor
First time home buyer, first home. I was very wary about the process of buying a new home for the first time after living in apartments for so long. After seeing many of my close friends work with Tanya as their realtor for their new homes as well as some being their first home, I was confident and convinced that she could help me do the same. Tanya was the absolute best! She helped me understand the process and found me a wonderful house in a short amount of time. Tanya was attentive, knowledgeable, caring, kind and professional. I continue to recommend Tanya to other friends and I hope to have her as my realtor again in the future. – Victor Talavera
Tanya Joffrain was most helpful and patient while guiding me through Docu Sign when filling out the Lease Information for my husband and myself. Very satisfied! – Barbara Allen
We just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to help us find our perfect home. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. As first time home buyers it is a pretty overwhelming process but you were so patient and thorough with all of our questions and many, MANY calls. We felt thoroughly taken care of, all the way thorough to closing and even after. Your knowledge and professionalism was everything. Best realtor we could have worked with! Will definitely recommend to all of our friends. – David & Kelsey King
We are first time home renters and Tanya made it easy and answered all our questions patiently! – Sumedha Ganjoo
I have known Tanya for the better part of two decades, first meeting her and working together in the radio broadcast industry in Hawaii. I have always maintained that a broadcast career is the ultimate spring board for so many other career options, as you hone your speaking and communication skills ¬ and learn to think quickly and problem solve on the fly.
Whether it¹s on the phone or in person with a client, Tanya¹s easy going personality, no-pressure approach, and southern (Texas) charm immediately puts people at ease. And while it is bittersweet that I watch my friend spread her wings and embark on a new career, I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for a professional realtor in the central Texas area to give Tanya the nod. Tanya¹s almost two decades as an Austin local has given her a vast knowledge and understanding of Austin¹s real estate market.
Finally, I say this with confidence ... you might hire Tanya as your realtor, but you will ultimately become fast friends. She has that affect on people.
– Glen Thuncher
Tanya's peaceful persona, dedication to customer satisfaction and strong work ethic make her the ideal person to guide clients through the home buying and selling processes. She has a flare for interior design, which can help houses shine for a sale and provide buyers with ideas for turning a house into their home. Tanya is a joy to work with and will not disappoint! – Ashley Foster