"Illustrated Properties, A Christie's International Affiliate",Jolicoeur was previously based out of her farm in Virginia where she first obtained her realtor license in 1991. She commuted to Wellington and watched her business soar. “I get as much enjoyment out of working in this business as I did when I was competing,” she said. “It is great to see the process, knowing the work that is behind the scenes and seeing a positive outcome. It is as exciting as waiting to see if you won the class. Now my aim is to win the respect of my clients. I want my clients to know that I will work hard to earn this respect and treat them honestly and fairly,” she added. “Ian Miller once told me, ‘Winners never quit and quitters never win.’ That saying keeps me going to this day,” said Jolicoeur. “Sometimes, when I have a challenge with a transaction, I equate it to falling off in the schooling ring before a class. Even though you fell off, it does not mean that you can’t go in the show ring and still have a chance to win the class.”
When it comes to real estate and equestrian sport, Martha Jolicoeur has successfully combined two passions into one. A former grand prix show jumping competitor, the same qualities that once made Jolicoeur successful in the show ring have helped her to build a career as one of Wellington’s top-ranked real estate agents.
Married to world-renowned horse trainer Pierre Jolicoeur, Jolicoeur first began coming to Wellington as a seasonal resident in 1979. In 2005, she and her family made the move permanently, selling their farm in Virginia in order to make Wellington their yearround home. While Martha’s real estate skills were easily transferrable, it is her intimate knowledge of the horse farms community and its unique needs that have made her an asset to the Wellington community.
Jolicoeur’s family has thrived in Wellington, with Pierre’s saddle design and jump building businesses both excelling. Pierre also provides an added asset for Jolicoeur’s clients, advising on equestrian estate planning and luxury home renovation projects. Their daughter, Isabel, has put her life-long riding skills to good use as a member of the Varsity Equestrian Team at University of Georgia. Following in her parent’s footsteps, Isabel is interested in combining her hobbies into a career in real estate and equine law.
The same thrill that Jolicoeur once felt competing is now found by matching people with homes for sale that truly fits their lifestyle. Hard-working and honest, Jolicoeur’s welldeserved reputation has earned her a loyal clientele that includes the biggest names in horse sport.
“I am lucky that I get to work with so many special and smart people who excel at what they do, whether it is riding or other business,” Jolicoeur said. “Over the years, my business has grown, and I’ve added fellow agent Angela Pappas to the team, allowing us to cover more elements of the real estate market.”
Buying or selling a property with Martha Jolicoeur means there will be one more fan cheering from the sidelines, as she enjoys seeing her clients succeed both at home and in the competition arena.