Joe helped me purchase my condo as a first time homebuyer. His knowledge of the market is outstanding and he educated me in the process by explaining things in plain terms. Joe communicates quickly and clearly using all of today's technology to stay ahead. After two years, I decided to rent out that condo and Joe helped me become a landlord. We stay in touch regularly and I am grateful for all of Joe's knowledge and advice. You can count on Joe to move quicker than the competition, stand up for your interests, and accomplish your real estate goals.
We purchased a condo in the Naval Square community in Philadelphia in 2012, and then a second one in 2013. Joe was exceptionally knowledgable about Naval Square. He has a great handle on rentals. We are occupying the first condo, and the second condo was rented out and occupied 2 days after closing!
I know that Joe was looking out for our interests during both transactions, and would highly recommend his services.
We recently purchased our first rental property and Joe made the entire process effortless for us. He screened a number of potential tenants and found excellent candidates quickly. He generated a lease, provided excellent tax/insurance advice and simply made the entire process as smooth as can be. He continues to stay in touch with us regularly and provide helpful advice. We feel very fortunate to have found Joe.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Schuylkill Southwest, Philadelphia, PA.
Joe represented us in the sale of our Grad Hospital house in the fall of 2012. While Joe might initially seem a little rigid or forceful, its because he has a process that works. He came to us through a recomendation of our neighbor whose house he had sold earlier that summer. Within 45 days of listing our house, it was under contract within 1.5% of our asking price. Joe's best traits are his communicative and pro-active approach.
We began our journey to Philadelphia as potential renters. Sensing our frustration finding nice rental properties, David Gower, from the Move Smarter team, quickly turned us into buyers by showing us how much further our money would go as owners.
David showed extreme patience with us; he listened to us and took the time to know us and our priorities. David took us to the Art Museum area and we knew that was where we wanted to live. Knowing the area like the back of his hand, he only showed us properties that fit our tough criteria. David came through; he found us a wonderful house that hadn't even been listed yet! And walking in the door we knew we found our HOME.
David handled both sides of the deal very professionally making what could have been a drawn out and frustrating process, into a very smooth and easy transaction. In the end, our monthly payment is less than what we would have had to pay as renters for a similar property. As owners we are building equity in our home and we are investing in a great neighborhood in a great city.
David was instrumental making our transition to Philly an enjoyable experience. I would out hesitation recommend using the Move Smarter team for all your real estate needs. I know we will!