Joe has been assisting us with our property needs for the past 7 years. He has helped two naive home buyers navigate through the entire purchasing process of our new condo. He wasn't dissuaded by any of our many questions and was available at all hours to address all of our concerns.
It was a no brainer to contact Joe again when it was time to sell our condo and move into a house. Unfortunately, our complex was going through a long drawn out litigation period, which made it extremely hard to sell our property. The only units that sold up to this point were short sales. Joe reassured us he could get it done and he showed us his marketing plan to accomplish this feat. After two weekends of open houses, he was able to get us multiple offers for our place. Apparently, our sale was the catalyst in our complex as he was able to close on a multitude of other units within our community using the same strategy.
As if this wasn't enough, he was also managing our search for a home for our recently expanded family. He was very confident he could time our condo sale with our home purchase. Joe's strength is his knowledge of San Francisco, but he is very open and proactive about reaching out to leading agents in the Bay Area. We were leaning towards finding a place along the peninsula and he scheduled a multitude of private tours based on our schedules. We were looking at the height of the recent housing boom, so the competition was fierce. He found us a house that we really liked, but our offer was beat out by an all cash buyer. He told us that this was to be expected in this market, but kept encouraging us that our time will come. We eventually found another house that we loved and he was able to do some behind the scenes research on our behalf. Through some negotiating, he was able to negotiate a price UNDER asking, which was unheard of at the time. To top it all off, he fulfilled his promise of getting us out of the condo and into the house without any issues.
One of Joe's real strengths is his networking skills. He literally has a guy for everything. We were planning a remodel of the house and ended up using a lot of his recommendations. He is a one stop shop.
To sum it all up, if you're looking an ambitious, hard working, courteous, agent who will do whatever it takes at any hour of the day, Joe is that guy.