Our Broker, Joy Burns-Donovan, is a native of the Greenville/Spartanburg area. Although she enjoyed her many years as a court stenographer, she realized her true passion was real estate, and ventured into a new career in 2008. She began “flipping” houses and then became a landlord. By 2012, she was a full-time Realtor and in 2016, opened Burns Realty Group. In less than three years, Burns Realty Group has grown to a multi-million dollar company, reaching 13 million in 2017.
Joy enjoys traveling in her spare time, and is an avid animal lover, working diligently with local rescues.
Leslie Gebhardt grew up in Florida, where she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences. She has spent the past 15 years working mainly in the medical field in roles such as recruiting, management, administrative, and customer service positions. After moving to Greer 10 years ago, she has fallen in love with the Upstate and her community, and is extremely excited to play a role in helping make homeowner dreams a reality.
Leslie enjoys hiking, bike riding, and all things outdoor with her husband and 7 year old son, who Leslie also has the joy of homeschooling.
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Oscar Perez was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he spent his childhood longing to become a Major League Baseball player. At a young age of 16, his dream came true, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. He spent many years with the Red Sox pursuing his dream, and after a knee injury, was sent to our local Greenville Drive organization during his rehabilitation where he met his fiancé, Dr. Katie Gizzi. After his baseball career ended, they returned to Greenville to begin the next phase of his life.
Oscar has become involved in revitalizing homes in the Greenville area and joins us with his desire to help people fulfill their dreams of owning a home. His bi-lingual skills allow him to assist Spanish-speaking people, as well.
In his spare time, Oscar enjoys traveling, and training kids in enhancing their baseball skills, and following their dreams.
Donna traveled the world with her USAF family. At 18, she joined the Air Force herself and served for eight years. In 1985 she returned to her roots in Greenville. She is now married with three grown children and two grandchildren. After 29 years working at General Electric, she's on the edge of retirement. Her realtor license is the start of a new adventure: assisting people to find homes that fit their budgets and lifestyles!