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Joe Polaneczky Reviews

Joe Polaneczky
Realtor
47 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014 - mtmathens
Sold a home in 2014.
Finding Joe (thanks to reviews like this) was the single best thing that could have happened to us in our search for a new home and sale of our previous home. I can’t recommend him highly enough. His expertise in the Athens market, knowledge of the area, and contacts with housing professionals were absolutely invaluable to us as we negotiated with the seller and embarked on a major renovation. The end result was a beautiful home in an area we never thought we’d be able to afford.

Once the renovation was well underway on our new home, we contacted Joe again to list our other house. Our goal was a fast sale at the best possible price and the advice he provided with regard to what work needed to be done before listing was spot on. We took every bit of advice he gave us (including recommendations on professionals to get the work done fast) and after more than 30 showings in 45 days we had a solid contract in hand at a fantastic price. We went to closing 2 weeks before we were ready to refinance our renovation/construction loan on the new home – the timing was incredible and it was due in large part to Joe’s hustle, negotiating skills, and large network.

In addition to all the skills listed above, Joe is honest, friendly, easy to communicate with, and has put together a responsive and helpful team that helped us every step of the way through both the buying and selling processes. Our experience with Joe in both buying and selling was life-changing for us as we are now comfortably in a home that is a perfect fit for our family and life-style in a location that is beyond perfect.

Joe will tell it like it is – he will tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. Listen to him!

Joe is knowledgeable about all things housing-related and all things Athens and I recommend him to anyone (and everyone) I know who is even thinking about buying or selling a house and/or moving to the area!
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2014 - lichlyte
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Athens, GA.
I listed my home with Joe Polaneczky at Keller Williams Realty in early February and closed at the end of March. Time was of the essence due to my job relocation. I recommend that you take his home sale preparation advice seriously. Deep clean, paint, unclutter and prune everything before taking photos for the real estate listing sites. Joe personally took the photos for my home. It's important not only to show the layout of your home but also capture it's best attributes and uniqueness. My house is in a shady area and Joe waited for the dappled afternoon sunlight to highlight the screened porch and backyard. I also want to mention that Joe and Stephanie (office manager) are an excellent team. If Joe is showing homes, Stephanie is available to answer questions and keep the paperwork moving. A terrific plus! I was looking for an active, assertive sales professional and can highly recommend him to anyone getting ready to sell or purchase in the Athens area.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2014 - tmmuir
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Bogart, GA.
We were finally in a position to put our house on the market and build a new home for our now expanded family. It was vital that we get the price needed to achieve our goals, as well as sell within a certain time frame. Joe did an outstanding job providing us with the market data in our neighborhood and recommended reliable contractors to prepare our home for sale. Because of Joe's experience and knowledge of the Athens area, we sold our home and closed in weeks! Joe tells it how it is and was always available from start to finish. Thank you Joe! If your thinking about putting your home on the market, Joe is the man!
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014 - pmontouchet
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Athens, GA.
We are picky! And that never got in Joe's way to help us find the perfect student home for our son. Eventhough this was not a high budget purchase, Joe treated us like we were buying a million dollar home and his attention to detail and responsiveness to every single one of our requests was just outstanding. He jumped over every single hurdle we placed in front of him, he does not beat around the bush and we liked that. We have not dealt with any realtor around Athens who comes close to Joe's expertise and professionalism. This was not our first rodeo, but it was by far the smoothest.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2014 - chuckgammill
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Statham, GA.
During our search for a new home, we found Joe's knowledge of the Athens real estate market to be great. He listened to our goals and wants, then helped us refine our search to find a great home in a wonderful neighborhood. His insight into areas such as location, market trends, and home design allowed us to look past the marketing hype to find the "needle in the haystack" that best fit our needs and wants. He then helped us to negotiate a good price on the home, and through his associated contacts, was able to get us in touch with several mortgage companies who worked to get the loan that best fit our needs. Joe helped to make the often stressful process of buying a new home a breeze. I have worked with several agents in the past, and found him to be among the best I have ever dealt with. I was so impressed, that I recommended Joe to my parents when they began their search for a new home as well.
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2014 - user663439
Bought a home in 2014.
My husband and I contacted Joe based off of these reviews and after speaking with him it was clear that he was on top of it! He has been so great to work with and he really does make you feel like you're his only client. My husband and I were buying our first home and Joe was in constant contact with us throughout the whole building process and always got right back to my many many emails/texts/calls. He even spent the entire day with me during our inspection and walk-through! Did I mention that he also knows everyone?! He gave us great recommendations for lenders/insurance/inspector to use and they all did a great job. Bottom line... he really does just want his clients to be happy and will go to bat for them to make sure that they are!
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2014 - longt4
Sold a home in 2014.
On 12/27/13, I contacted Joe Polaneczky to help me sell my Beechwood house after reading his outstanding reviews and his track record of house sales in the Athens area. From our first meeting, I knew he was a person that I could rely on and was knowledgeable about the many aspects of selling house. Joe has many contacts for helping to prepare homes including painting, landscaping, cleaning, and general repairs who did spectacular work for reasonable prices. He also did a fantastic job advertising the house and was showing potential buyers the house just a day after its listing. That same week, a full-asking price offer was made and we will be closing on the house tomorrow 02/21/14, less than two months after I first contacted Joe.

What is most incredible was all of this was accomplished with me now living in WV. I met Joe only once to show him the house before leaving for WV and we are able to do everything electronically. He made the entire process easy for me which was immensely appreciated. I am very thankful for all that Joe did to help me and recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house in the Athens area.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2014 - a218706
Bought a home in 2010.
When trying to decide on a realtor best suited for us, we didn't know where to begin. We had already attempted to work with 2 other realtors who were recommended to us, and they honestly could not get the job done. They were either late to appointments, difficult to reach, or slow at helping us find properties.

When I contacted Joe, he responded immediately. He is a straight-shooter, something that most of the other realtors lack. He also stayed in contact at least several times a day. He guided us through the intimidating process of buying our first home with such ease, and the entire process of making an offer on the house to closing on it only lasted 1 month!

I would and already have recommended Joe Polaneczky to anyone. He is the only realtor I know who is NOT in this business for his own gain and genuinely cares that his clients have found the right home that best suits their needs. Joe is more than a realtor to us....he has become a great friend as well. We meet up with Joe & his family every few months for dinner and have been for the last 3 years.

A great man......a great friend.....and a GREAT realtor!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2014 - bulldawg_77
Sold a home in 2013.
Joe has been fantastic for us, as he served as both our selling and purchasing agent. He spent a great deal of time helping us determine the best fit for our family. He's a straight shooter and aggressive, but not overly aggressive. He's the third real estate agent we've dealt with in our lives and in our minds, he's the first one who "gets it." He listens to his clients and fights for them to ensure they are protected throughout the process.

More importantly Joe is a great family man who knows a ton about the Athens/Oconee area. We will suggest Joe to any of our friends looking for homes in the future.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013 - saramclaughlin29
Sold a home in 2013.
Joe sold our home in record time and was awesome to work with. He made us feel that he "had our back" at all times during the selling process and was very thorough in explaining all details related to the transaction. We have worked with Joe on several house transactions over the last several years and every time I appreciate the candor, integrity and humor he brings to the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a listing or selling agent.
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Keller Williams Greater Athens
1361 Jennings Mill Road Bldg. 100, S-101
Bogart, GA  30622
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(706) 389-8641
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