Joe helped find me several short sale opportunities and patiently guided me through the process. I had very specific property location and size requirements in mind, and he matched me with exactly what I was looking for by listening and understanding me and by knowing the Martinez and Pleasant Hill area like the back of his hand. I really appreciated his understanding of the short sale process, which helped me get a great price and allowed the process go extremely smoothly despite long response times from the owner's lenders. After escrow closed but before giving me the keys, he had the place cleaned up and had some of the electrical outlets and light switches repaired so that everything would look great when I walked into the property, even though I bought it "as-is." Joe is a class act, very reasonable, and a strong negotiator, and I recommend him highly to all.