An established and respected broker with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in St. George, Jo-Ann Geer is your local real estate expert serving clients throughout Southern Utah. Almost thirty years ago, Jo-Ann – born and raised in Boston – made the decision to move from the east coast to California before eventually landing in Utah. Jo-Ann immediately fell in love with our iconic and beautiful state, which she has now called home for the past 27 years. A self-starter, Jo-Ann has always been self-employed and has founded several businesses of her own. She always exhibits a ‘can-do’ attitude and never takes no for an answer; Jo-Ann believes that with successful communication and cooperation, there’s always a win-win scenario and successful resolution for everyone. These characteristics eventually led Jo-Ann into a career in real estate where she has thrived for the past 16 years.??Before joining Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, Jo-Ann was a broker at ReMax Associates when she received an opportunity to work on Encanto, a new luxury vacation home community near St. George. Eventually, Jo-Ann would be offered the position as Managing Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty’s new St. George office, an offer she couldn’t refuse. The office initially opened with only three agents, but quickly grew thanks to Jo-Ann’s key role in recruiting the best agents in the area. Many aspects inspired Jo-Ann to join Summit Sotheby’s International Realty; she recognized their dedication to excellence and staying ahead of the curve, and she was excited to see what she could grow with the support of an internationally-recognized real estate brand.??Backed by the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty, the St. George office has since flourished, growing into one of Southern Utah’s leading brokerages thanks to Jo-Ann’s leadership. They now have a comprehensive office with over twenty sales associates and are backed by full-time support staff specializing in marketing and advertising, photography and video, transaction management and legal services. After being Managing Broker for twelve years, Jo-Ann realized it was time to pass the torch to the next generation; in the spring of 2021 she stepped down as managing broker but still operates as a successful and respected real estate agent for her clients, both new and old.??Jo-Ann is all about balance. She takes a relaxed approach but remains a tireless advocate for her clients, so they never feel pressured to make any quick decisions. She understands her clients and really gets to know them on a deeper level; this has allowed her to sell many homes sight-unseen, based purely on a trusted relationship between agent and client. Comfortable with her extensive career in Real Estate and confident in her decision-making, Jo-Ann’s clients have no problem making big life choices with her by their side. Her favorite type of clients to work with are people who’re relocating or buying second/vacation homes, because she understands the process of relocating personally herself.??When she is not thriving as a real estate agent, you can find Jo-Ann traveling the world or exploring the beautiful red rocks of Southern Utah that can be found right out her door. She also loves to spend her time boating on the desert water, or employing her green thumb amongst the plants in her greenhouse. Active in her local community, Jo-Ann has served as director for the Washington County Board of Realtors®, as chair for the Education Committee for many years, and currently sits on the Utah Ethics Committee.