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Sam Joseph
Real Estate Agent
26 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Staging

 
- Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2013 - PropertySearch11
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.325M in West Orange, NJ.
Sam, was very responsive to my inquiries and worked extremely hard during a long and arduous sales process. He made the property available to me countless time during negotiations, recommended key service providers to help in the sales process and had the patience to stick with me though I am a bit of a pain in the neck. Knows the area and properties.
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- Unlikely to recommend
08/24/2011 - paultnyc
Showed home in 2009 in South Orange, NJ.
Note this rating is based on his skills as a buyer's agent, not a seller's agent. Very knowledgeable about the area and values. Very nice, great sense of humor, a pleasure to hang out with, helpful, willing to do a fair amount of work to drive buyers around to see houses, and he responds quickly, etc. As a buyer's agent, however, he does not go to bat for you when negotiating a deal. He can not, and does not bother to try to negotiate down the seller's agent. Uses psychological tactics to get you the buyer mentally up on price to get a deal done. Does not show up at inspections, closings, etc. Leaves it up to the buyer to try to negotiate directly with seller. Not that he lacks "Process expertise", but is a bit lazy in "Process execution" and doing the fight for the buyer (talks about being tired of the business and thinking about getting out of it), so gave 2 starts on Process expertise because no other similar category available to rate him. One can find many of the houses for sale on one's own (in many cases you find more, better, more relevant houses for you that he has never presented). Huge self promoter that hypes his experience, background, connections, pedigree, etc. Just take with a grain of salt. His prior work experience is true, but alot of the rest - not so sure. If you use him, just do alot of the searching on your own, be proactive to bring up ideas to him, and be on top of him with arguments, things you find in a house when buying it, and tactics/strategies for negotiating and get personally involved in the execution process. I believe he is better on the sell-side than the buy-side
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Address:
RE/MAX Village Square
516 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
Office:
(973) 509-2222Click to view
 
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(917) 359-8990Click to view
 
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Member since:
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