Joel Desmarteau is an established Metro Atlanta REALTOR® with a profound passion and personal interest in equestrian real estate, affording him sought-after global market exposure. His passion and keen expertise positions him as a leading agent, representing $180,000,000 in team sales since his start in 2015. Joel grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and by the time he settled in Atlanta, he had already acquired industry experience in addition to vast communication and marketing knowledge. For almost 20 years, Joel worked in the corporate marketing and communications sector of a large retail company, focusing on marketing, branding and public relations, but an interest in residential real estate guided the transition in his career. In 2015, he joined The Getzinger Group, a leading team with Compass Realty, and in 2017, The Getzinger Group produced more the $70 million in sales & closed over 60 transactions. Powered by immense knowledge and market understanding, Joel is recognized as a top performing REALTOR® in the Intown market, providing his clients with premier service and record-breaking results. Joel's strategy has catapulted The Getzinger Group's marketing for properties to new levels, as well as brought a new passionate and charismatic spirit to the team. An equestrian himself, for 30+ years, Joel has bred Arabian show horses, allowing him to travel around the world for competitions and develop a unique appreciation for equine properties. In addition to his own, Joel has represented both buyers and sellers in transactions specific to the equestrian lifestyle. He currently resides in Ansley Park and frequently visits his farm in Chattahoochee Hills, just outside the city.