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Joseph Chav

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Premier Agent

Real Estate Professional (9 years experience)

11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Recent reviews

 

  
 

08/11/2014 - calfung2
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $425K in South San Francisco, CA.

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.

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07/16/2014 - glee12181
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Oceanview, San Francisco, CA.

I wanted to express my gratitude for the great work Joseph Chav has provided to me. I first met Joseph at an open house and he immediately introduced himself and made himself very approachable. He made the effort to find out what I was looking for and even set up a time for us to meet the next day. Throughout the entire "searching" process I was extremely impressed with his responsiveness. Often times I'd send him a list of properties and ask for his opinion. He would view these properties on his own time and gave me his honest input. I am not sure if this is expected of realtors but I very much appreciated it. We closed on a property several months later. The house was tenant occupied and Joseph worked with the tenant and me to help the tenants find a new home. The process was long but Joseph worked extremely hard to ensure everything was done properly. Most importantly, all parties were extremely happy with the outcome and Joseph was the main reason for this. As a first time homebuyer I had no idea what to expect. Also, I am the type of person who will want to read and understand EVERYTHING before I sign. I mentioned this to Joseph the first time we had met and to this day he has taken the time to sit down with me to go through every paragraph of every document that I have been presented with. I sometimes found myself asking the same questions but he was very happy to explain everything which he did very well. Joseph's work ethic, patience, and dedication to his job did not go unnoticed and it is a huge reflection of his branch as a whole. I want to thank your office for having such honest, knowledgeable, and diligent individuals such as Joseph. Please keep up the great work as I will be directing recommendations your way. My family and I will definitely be returning to you for all of our real estate needs in the future. Thank you once again.

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