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Joel Diaz

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21 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor, General Contractor

Specialties:
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General Contracting

Ratings & Reviews

Joel Diaz was professional and knowledgable about the process of purchasing a home. He walked us through every step of our purchase. He was willing to answer our questions, even outside of office hours. I would highly recommend him to any home buyers, especially new ones.

  

04/23/2015 - kimberleechapman
Sold a home in 2014 in Brisbane, CA 94005.

Joel Diaz was professional and knowledgable about the process of purchasing a home. He walked us through every step of our purchase. He was willing to answer our questions, even outside of office hours. I would highly recommend him to any home buyers, especially new ones.

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04/23/2015 - mtran222
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Ingleside Heights, San Francisco, CA.

In my humble opinion, Joel and Bonnie are the best realtors in Brisbane. They become the most valuable when buying or selling and they've handled several transactions for us as investors. Joel has a very keen insight when it comes to real estate development, the economy, selling, and construction. I can't stress enough how valuable this has been to me in buying and selling real estate over the years.

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04/16/2015 - ariadne rosas
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $600K in Brisbane, CA.

Joel and his partner, wife Bonnie, were tremendously helpful in helping us buy our first and then 2nd homes. We knew nothing of this process and they walked us through every step of the buying and selling process. They are very knowledgable and even connected us with the best loan contact that we consult with to this day. They even helped us with staging when selling our house. We have recommended Joel and Bonnie many times and will continue to do so.

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04/15/2015 - brettzingler
Sold a Townhouse home in 2003 in Brisbane, CA.

Hands down - no one knows the peninsula better than Joel. He seems to always know what's going to be available and where prices will be. He's handled multiple transactions on our behalf and is always professional and accommodating. Joel was consultative with us and made sure we were getting the best deal for us and for our personal situation, not for someone else - a rare trait these days. I'd highly recommend Joel to anyone, especially if you are new to the area.

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04/11/2015 - madrun
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $975K in Brisbane, CA.

Four years ago Joel helped me buy a house that was a perfect match for me and my husband. We were not from the area, so his local experience and expertise was invaluable. When it came time to sell it this spring I turned to him again. He suggested we have two open houses on consecutive weekends and we had several contracts at the end of those two weeks. He successfully negotiated an excellent price for us and followed the entire process very carefully until closing. We couldn't have had a better experience and more successful sale!

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Thanks Cindy, We really enjoyed working with you and Bob. Thank you for the opportunity!

 

  

04/10/2015 - Bill3547
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Brisbane, CA.

We had a terrible experience with Joel and I would strongly advise looking elsewhere for a realtor. There are many smaller problems with his service, such as extremely long response times to simple queries (e.g., when do we need to have our inspection complete by?), squishy answers to concrete questions, and general tardiness to important meetings. However, when it comes down to it there is one truly fatal flaw. It became increasingly evident to us during and even more so after our deal that Joel did not have our best interests in mind, rather he was consistently focused on his commission and getting the deal done the way he wanted. For example, he was very dismissive of the findings documented during our inspections, citing his own experience as a contractor. While I'm sure commission is the main motivation for all realtors, the other realtors we have worked with previously were at least aware that a happy customer will repeat and refer. This is apparently not the case for Joel, who along with his wife Bonnie, have a near monopoly on real estate transactions in Brisbane.

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Response from Joel on 04/23/2015

We love our clients and try to provide them the best professional service possible. The above review is totally false and untrue. The author is probably a Brisbane broker and is telling potential clients to look at our bad review; it's really kind of sad. Thank you to all our real clients for your support. Bonnie's response: This person does not exist. We believe it to be another Brisbane agent. My husband and I provide professional service, we do not work the way this person alleges. Joel's contractor background is a unique asset to buyers, he simply knows things that other agents do not. When buying a home, we also purchase home warranties for all our buyers. For our sellers, we pay for professional staging, photography, and marketing. We often prepare our seller's homes for sale by doing repairs; painting; new flooring and more! We will pay a cash reward of $5000 for information leading to the prosecution of the person posting this libel; we will keep your name confidential.

 

  

06/26/2014 - rosannalyonsfineart
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Brisbane, CA.

Joel Diaz and his partner, Bonnie Boswell went above and beyond to make our home buying experience a positive one.

They seemed to know just what we like and sent us relevant listings in Brisbane, which we adore as it's a little piece of almost rural heaven just a few miles from the city of San Francisco.

My husband and I were neophytes in the world of real estate but Bonnie and Joel explained the process clearly, always available to meet, talk or allay our concerns.

I strongly believe that we would not have been lucky enough to get the house of our dreams if not for their guidance. They heped us find a great broker when things weren't working out with our bank loan, they fixed things up and even got us a stove at their expense for the appraisal, they met with us and helped with the title company.

Joel EVEN came over here after our purchase and helped with a leak one night!

Bonnie and Joel also know the property in Brisbane extremely well. Joel used to be a contractor so can alert one to problems with house structure and has even built a lot of homes in the Brisbane area.

They knew what we should offer to make sure that we would get the house and kept us abreast of all issues along the way.

I would recommend them highly. They are go getters and that is what you need in this economy with so little availability in the market and prices soaring.

They will work hard for you! And they have been here for us after the purchase also which is comforting and so helpful. They found us amazing guys to install tiling, do plumbing and so much more, they also put us in touch with a fabricator for a counter top beyond compare, gave us ideas for where to get cabinets for our kitchen and numerous other helpful information.

Rosanna Lyons and Aaron Kleven

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05/20/2014 - marcgelormini5
Bought a home in 2012 in Brisbane, CA 94005.

Joel was our realtor when we bought our house in Brisbane. He is friendly, professional, and a pleasure to work with. With all his help we were able to close in a month and when it came time to finish up on an agreed upgrade, he was great with completing the work at a later more convenient time for us. I’d recommend working with Joel if you find a house he is representing because he knows his stuff and does a great job of keeping you in the loop during the process.

Cheers,

Marc Gelormini

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02/03/2014 - mclineshopping
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Brisbane, CA.

Joel and his partner Bonnie helped my wife and I purchase a new home in Brisbane and then helped us sell our TIC in San Francisco. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to have them represent us. Joel and Bonnie were very professional and were great at explaining each step of the process. In addition to being great realtors Joel also has his contractors license and so was able to provide valuable opinions as to the structural integrity of properties along with educated guesstimates of how much it would cost to make improvements which helped us determine offer prices that took into consideration the total cost of ownership and not just upfront costs. Thanks Joel and Bonnie!

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12/10/2013 - michelle ldon
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Brisbane, CA.

From our first day in Brisbane we knew we wanted to live in our charming City of Stars, as a new family with a 2 year old we fell in love with it's charm! We rented for 2 years when we decided to make our first move to a new home of our own, we interviewed other realtors and Bonnie Boswell shined through Stars above the other realtors in town! Bonnie and her husband Joel Diaz are a fantastic team.

I wanted to work with Bonnie because she was very attentive to our needs from the moment we interviewed her as a realtor. She listened to what we wanted and was prepared to go to bat for us in any house we wanted. As first time home owners we new nothing about the details of buying a home and we had many questions, she ALWAYS followed up with us each step of the experience and helped prepare us for the next step.

As a fellow Mother Of Brisbane and a working mom, I felt she understood what we needed as parents and took the time to meet and talk with us in the evenings (after all our kids we settled in). With her guidance and genuine smile each time we met, I felt our trust grow and my husband and i really felt like both Bonnie and her husband had our backs in each turn of this experience.

They are fantastic realtors, they know the Brisbane housing market like the back of their hands.

My husband and I would use Bonnie Boswell in a heartbeat again and I would highly recommend her.

Thank you Bonnie and Joel for all your hard work, expertise and great experience. We and now happy home owners in Brisbane, CA!!

Sincerely Grateful,

Michelle L'Don

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