Growing up in the Midwest, Joel completed his undergraduate work at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa earning a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1996. After graduation, Joel spent a number of years working in architectural and design/build offices, specializing in residential design and construction. Joel has founded or co-founded a number of companies that have together designed, built and sold more than 1500 commercial, multi-family and single family buildings.
Mr. Goodman enthusiastically joined VIP Realty Group on Sanibel and Captiva in the spring of 2010. With the added success of this career move, Joel's combined portfolio of work represents over $200,000,000 in real estate sales, design and construction transactions. Joel's extensive experience represents a wealth of knowledge in many areas of real estate, including sales, contracts, architecture, engineering, city process and planning, building construction, banking & financing, working with legal professionals, etc…
Joel is a licensed Realtor® in Florida and a licensed Architect in Florida and Iowa. Joel is a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of the American Institute of Architects (National and SW Florida Chapter), a certificate holder with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and a member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
Joel and his wife Mary Ann live on Sanibel Island and have four children ranging in age from 14 to 21. Joel's hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, flying airplanes, scuba diving, playing golf and tennis, sprint triathlons, fishing, reading and traveling. Joel and Mary Ann both take an active role in Sanibel Community Church and its many weekly groups and activities.
Joel looks forward to putting this wealth of knowledge and experience to work for you and your SW Florida real estate needs.