Jo Short is a Partner and Associate Broker at Accel. She is a Certified Residential Specialist who has been a licensed Realtor in Idaho and Wyoming since 2001. Jo was the owner and Broker of a Re/Max office in Wyoming for 9 years and has also owned and operated a property management company. Her passion is in marketing, business technology, residential real estate, along with being an advisor and listing agent for sellers. She loves working with first-time homebuyers as teaching is part of her heart’s desire.
As a 4th generation Idaho girl who left briefly for life in Wyoming, and with growing children who were interested in college in Boise, she decided to move back to her home state of Idaho in 2013. Over the years, Jo has been involved as a board member for the Star Valley Wyoming Chamber of Commerce, board member for a local water district, a member and participant of the Teton County Association of Realtors, Ada County Association of Realtors, and has served on a variety of committees dedicated to helping local communities.
Jo attributes her success in real estate to all the wonderful clients who continue to send her referrals, propelling her passion for delivering the highest level of customer service possible. She makes the best effort possible to be available for clients throughout the entire transaction and beyond closing. With over 18 years of experience, Jo is skilled at anticipating questions and being prepared for her clients next steps whether they are buyers, sellers, title companies, lenders or vendors. She approaches her real estate career like her favorite hockey player Wayne Gretzky approached his game, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” As an experienced Realtor Jo does the same during what can be a very stressful and emotional transaction.
In her free time, Jo enjoys road trips with her daughters and loves to “see something I’ve never seen before.” She enjoys camping, fishing, and hunting and loves to indulge her photography passion.
“As most people realize, selling your home and moving, either across the street or across the country, can be a very stressful undertaking. When we set out to look for a realtor, we were looking for someone experienced, knowledgeable of the area, able to explain the best options available, give us quality advice during this process, and, of course, someone who was very easy to work with. We decided very quickly that Jolynn Short possessed all the qualities we were looking for in a realtor. You cannot make a better decision choosing Jo to represent you and be your partner. After going through this entire process with Jo, we are very proud to say that we now have a new friend. ” —Joe and Sandy Sifcak
“My husband and I were referred by a friend to Jolynn (Jo) Short. We couldn't be happier. We were so impressed with her outgoing spirit, sense of urgency and acting as if our home was her own home she was selling. We believe it was her ability to build a rapport with others so easily that she was able to make others feel so welcome in our home. Jolynn was able to sell our home within 6 days. That was with other homes up for sale in our neighborhood for longer around the same price. She went above and beyond and it paid off immensely. We also had Jolynn help us find a new home, which turned out beautifully. She was able to transition us to our new home from our previous home without a roadblock. This was due to her urgency and being overly prepared which is difficult to come by these days. My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better person to help us. We will always rely on Jolynn to help us in the future, and refer her to everyone. We gained a great agent for all of our real estate needs and an even greater friend in the process. Thank you, Jo for everything you did to help us...you are amazing. ” —Trevor and Susan Gunlock