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Licensed since 1992

"I am proud of the reputation for honesty and excellent client service for which the Guarantee Corporations are known. Guarantee's commitment to the highest standard of business practices was established by my grandfather in 1919. That commitment still stands as the foundation upon which Guarantee is operated today."


Joan Eaton was the Director and Broker Associate of Guarantee Real Estate. Prior to that she was Co-Chairman, following the acquisition of the company by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. She served as Owner/Broker of Guarantee Real Estate and Home Loans for 22 years, beginning in 1991. A native of Fresno, Eaton earned a BA from Stanford University, and an MA and MBA from UCLA before returning to her hometown of Fresno. Eaton’s previous careers as a high school counselor and commercial banker helped evolve her interest in owning the Guarantee Corporations.


Guarantee was originally founded in 1919 by a group of local Fresno County investors that included Eaton’s grandfather, Edwin Eaton. For over 90 years the Guarantee companies have helped residents of the greater Fresno area realize the dream of home ownership. Eaton is a member of the nation, state and local real estate associations, and has a lifetime Pupil Personnel Services Credential for School Counselors.


Regionally, Eaton serves on the Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors and is a Board Member of the Central Valley Foundation. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of St. Agnes Medical Center, the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County, the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Regional Foundation, and the Fresno Area Stanford Alumni Board. Additionally Eaton is an instructor in the Business Law and Finance Department at California State University, Fresno.


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