We recently had the opportunity to share a morning with Joy Doyle and Lara Yehl, co-founders of Hover Girl Properties. Lara invited us into her beautiful home to film a segment for “The Navy Mom’s Welcome to Jacksonville Guide.” Joy and Lara are military spouses and best friends. In 2006, they saw a need for property management amongst their friends who were moving in and out of the Jacksonville area. Out of a heart to help other military families, Hover Girl Properties was born. Joy and Lara started managing 20 homes that first year and now they have grown their company to managing over 300 homes with a full service team to help. Hover Girl Properties is a full service real estate company that can help with buying, selling, or property management.
When we arrived, Joy had already been on the phone with Bahrain and Italy. While we were filming, the calls from the East Coast were starting to come in. She explained to us that throughout the day, as the rest of the world is waking up, her phone continues to ring. By evening time, she has the West Coast calling, Hawaii and then Japan. These women are working around the clock to help military families find a new home. The best part, when you call their number, you actually get one of the owners. Between the two of them, they have moved over 14 times and overseas with young children. They get it. They know what it’s like to be looking for a home, thousands of miles away, with your spouse deployed, and no idea where to begin. They can easily answer questions like, which neighborhoods are safe? Should we rent or should we buy? Or, where can we live with an easy commute to base? These two are a wealth of information for those new to the area.
Throughout the morning, Lara and Joy helped us better understand all of the options available to military families with property management, as well as their incentive plan for buying and selling that is comparable, or even better than the big guys like USAA and Navy Federal. We had a blast, these two are hilarious and it’s obvious they know what they’re doing. What I found most compelling though, was their heart to help others. What started as an idea to help a few friends, has grown into a successful company by two driven women, willing to go the extra mile to alleviate the stress associated with finding a new home.
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A huge thank you to Hover Girl Properties for making “The Welcome to Jacksonville Guide” possible. Also, if you’re new to the area, don’t forget to download our free “Welcome to Jacksonville eGuide.”