- Will never recommend
05/22/2012 - user617013
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Apollo Beach, FL.
Our experience was spotty at best. The description of the house we were selling was written poorly, and when I finally suggested changes and corrections, he snapped back defensively that I "should just write it then." He didn't seem to know what his staff was doing, and they surely didn't know how to write an accurate, appealing description of the property.

He advised too high an asking price at the outset, and when confronted with that question, he falsely blamed my husband (only one of us who actually met Joel in person) for insisting on the 'too-high' asking price! I finally re-wrote the description and we quickly sold it at a deep discount.

By the way, we've bought and sold many homes throughout the years and this is the first time we have never received a thank you note along with a gift of some sort!
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2013 - Natalie Zinno
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Apollo Beach, FL.
Joel Brumbach assisted me with the sale of my Apollo Beach home. Joel and his team were wonderful! I received top dollar for my home, and it was sold within a couple months. Joel is extremely knowledgeable of the Apollo Beach area and surrounding cities and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or short sell a home.
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- Will never recommend
01/28/2013 - busaf95
Listed, but didn't sell my home in 2008.
Horrible service!!!! His wife is very nice and helpful but Joel on the other hand let his EGO get in his way!!! Just to TOP it off he has a GARAGE SALE at our home after we had it professionally cleaned the inside. We only found out after the fact because neighbors told us since we had already moved out of state and after returning to the house months later found the garage sale signs they had used!!! I never heard when or if there were showings NOTHING!!! Please be warned ..... before we found out about the garage sale we recommend another military family for their services to buy a home... This was a young couple first time buyers.... Well lets just say they didnt do them any favors not explaining about flood insurance ect to first time buyers is a failure!!
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2014 - user78780974
Sold a home in 2013.
Mr. Joel Brumbach is a very professional broker, he oriented us about the best way to sell our house. He has the experience and knowledge of the area and the process. He had to negotiate with a very disliked broker who represented the buyers. We have a good relation with the buyers, but their broker create a great noise in the process and Mr. Brumbach had the courage to control that woman.
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03/07/2014 - user5521916
Bought a home in 2014.
I recently bought a house using Joel Brumbach and Team Brumbach Realty Group. Joel and his staff made this a very easy process for me. He was always able to answer all my questions. I would recommend Joel Brumbach for buying your next house.
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03/06/2014 - csk2971
Sold a home in 2014.
My family bought and sold few properties with help of Lana Batten and Joel Brumbach.. We were always happy and very satisfied with their professional skills, knowledge and quality of service. They are aggressive and demonstrate serious approach to get the best deal to us with less hassle and paperwork. They always on the top of situation and respond to any problem fast. I highly recommend these RE agent if you want to be in good caring hands to sell or to buy property.
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- Will never recommend
02/27/2014 - ManalTaliawy
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Apollo Beach, FL.
I will NEVER EVER recommend this person. He is such an unethical and dishonest person. We had such a horrible experience selling our house.He did not think about our best interest.

He found us a buyer, and asked us to sign the contract right now or lose the buyer. We asked him to allow us 24 hours to find another place. So, I was on my computer for 12 hours until I found the house online. I called the listing agent, explained our situation that we need to see this house yesterday otherwise we are losing the buyer. I finished everything with her and I mistakenly thought he will be happy for us. But he got mad at me for not considering him as the buying agent -( We did not hire him for that part).

He rushed into our house yelling in an inappropriate way saying: let us sign this contract and I am out of here. Instead of discussing and reviewing the contract, he was blaming us for finding a house ourselves. I told him, Joel you want us to move immediately so I had no other choices but being online for 12 hours myself. We wanted this sale to go.

Being mad ,he did not:(a) review the selling contract causing us to lose all our favorite ceiling fans as he did not explain that what the buyer sees; stays in, unless otherwise specified in the contract.(b)- he called the listing agent and gave her hard time.(c) he did not attend the closing.

PLUS :

1- When the buyer asked to fix the drive way to its original condition, he asked me to contact the buyer's agent directly. I did call her and she was very upset for doing so. 2- He did not mention that we can use the same title company for both transactions. 3- He did not notify us regarding the walk through appointment. 4- He did not notify us with the inspection appointment, I opened the door and found the buyer, the agent, and the guy by my porch. 5- Although it states that we need 24 hours notice for showing the house, he would just show up or calling and saying I am on my way now. 6- He was returning our calls and emails until we signed the contract, then he stopped.

We deserve to be treated in a more professional way.
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- Will never recommend
02/16/2014 - thebriarpatch51
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2010 in Apollo Beach, FL.
Unfortunately Joel walked in my house invited to be the agent for the sale and did not greet me, instead he said "your tile has dirty grout, what makes you think anybody will buy your house, there are new houses being built in MiraBay and your house will not compare.". Then he proceeded to review the contract of the real estate broker he worked for at the time not giving me time to read all of the sections.

He wanted to speed up the mtg to go somewhere else. My husband had suffered a heart attack and we were in a financially rocky situation. We had the house painted, carpets cleaned, tile/ grout cleaned all before Joel came that day. I don't know why he was so rude or impatient for me to sign the contract. Then after my husband decided on the price and contract was signed we received multiple phone calls from him to drop the price of the house to the point he told us to drop it 20,000 k . This happened in a 2 month period. He brow beat us too much and we finally took our house off the market. We do not recommend him. We have never had a real estate agent like him or will we again because we are not letting someone do this to us again. We are looking for a pleasant, professional , trustworthy agent.
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01/13/2014 - Powder
Sold a home in 2013.
His short sale recommendation was spot on. His showing process was effortless and automatic. He chose the right offer. We remained patient when he told us to. The sale closed, just like he said.
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07/28/2013 - user61890713
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $850K in Apollo Beach, FL.
We have sold two homes with Joel and purchased one over the past 7.5 years. He definitely knows the local market and I feel we sold both homes for market value or higher. I highly recommend him and his team to ensure a smooth real estate transaction.
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