"My husband and I started looking to purchase a home in the middle of the pandemic. Joe was referred to us by my co-worker who had a great experience working with him to find her home. Since we were first time buyers in the Bay Area market, we needed an agent who would be quick to understand our needs/wants and patiently guide us through the nuances of buying a home, especially in these uncertain times. Joe was such a great partner and guide for us throughout the process. He was not only knowledgeable of the neighborhoods and the market but also proactive in getting us all the information we needed about a home before and after touring them! He never pushed us or rushed us into making any decisions and always gave us his honest opinion. We also really appreciated that he always made time for us whether it was for showings or just quick discussion/question phone calls. Thank you so much Joe for such a pleasant and smooth home buying experience and for continuing to check in with us months after we purchased our home! We would highly recommend Joe for home buyers in the Bay Area!"
Ishita & Abhay
"I couldn’t have had a more patient, upbeat, realtor who always had my interest at heart. He was recommended by my son-in-law and niece. Working with him is like family that you can trust. It never ceases to amaze me how he would volunteer to help me (without my asking) every step of the arduous task of moving from a 2 bedroom to a single bedroom condo. I will make this man desserts for the rest of my life. His guidance is invaluable. We originally looked at single dwellings but due to the market, couldn’t compete with my budget. Switching over to the condo sector, I found a modern condo with an elevator (main requirement) and am happily settling in. He recommended stagers, painters, carpet installers to turn my older place into a thing of stunning beauty. With the release of the photos on Dwell, a buyer put in an offer before being released to the public. I would highly recommend Joe for a great experience and his stellar professionalism."
"For first time home buyers (like us), there are simply too many realtors out there and it's really difficult to tell who's better than the rest of the pack ... we met a lot of (>30) agents but never felt the 'click' that we had with Joe, and our experience working with Joe was nothing short of amazing - Joe is patient, honest, understanding, accommodating, knowledgeable, and, above all, puts his customers' best interest at the forefront.
Joe worked with us for close to 6 months and despite several setbacks (i.e. getting outbid), Joe always provided very objective recommendations and on a couple occasions advised us against some of the properties we visited due to underlying issues that we weren't familiar with. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important to us than trust with our agent and we see Joe as a trusted friend with whom we can speak freely of our mind and consult with on all things big and small.
We would work with Joe again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to any of our friends or acquaintances looking to buy or sell a property."
"It was an absolutely amazing experience to work with Joe to find my new home! Joe was incredibly patient to show me the various areas and my options. He was great at understanding my needs early on to the point of knowing what type of home felt right to me, and also reminded me of that anytime I was on the fence about something. Joe builds great relationships with the whole team of other agents, lender, closer that made the whole process seamless, and also prepared me well for the Bay Area bidding process. I love the home I’m in, and so glad to have worked with him."
"Joe has a rare combination of patience, tenacity, and genuine interest in finding his clients a home, not just a real estate purchase. In a market that almost led us to give up on the search, Joe Haws brought us hope and results. He is knowledgeable and reliable with follow-up that is second to none.
We loved Joe's professional style, and we knew he was always working unswervingly behind the scenes on our behalf. Joe didn't follow us around to every corner of every room of each house, townhouse, or condo, pressuring us for comments; yet he was immediately available and ready to converse, answer questions, and brainstorm.
Joe has our sincere gratitude."
David & Mary Jo G.
"My wife and I recently worked with Joe on the purchase of our new home. He was referred to us by close friends and we are very grateful to them for the referral!
Joe was extremely responsive throughout the process, and provided guidance at each step of the way. He came up with a clear strategy for preparing and marketing our home in such a way that it would both present well and receive a lot of attention from prospective buyers. The strategy and preparation paid off and our first open house drew an incredible amount of traffic. We ended up receiving multiple offers, each of which Joe carefully presented to us and that led to the quick and successful sale of our home. In fact, we were thrilled to receive nearly 15% over our asking price!
My biggest fear before working with Joe was that the process would drag out and add to the overall stress of our relocation, but our home was in escrow within 7 days. Joe’s extensive knowledge of the market conditions and highly organized marketing strategy for our home helped us achieve a very low stress transaction. During the escrow period Joe was very responsive to any questions we had and still makes himself available to us to this day. His unwavering patience is something hard to find. We hope to never move again, but if we do, Joe is the Realtor for us."
"Joe was referred to us by our son-in-law. We had been in our home for 45 years and decided we wanted to downsize to a condo closer to our grandchildren. Our wish list was very specific and nearly impossible to find in the flats of San Carlos. Top floor, 3 bedrooms, no stairs, and over 2000 sq. ft. of living space.
Joe had his work cut out for him. We waited and waited and finally received a call from Joe. Through his network, he had heard about an off market condo that he believed would meet all our needs. We rushed to go see it and sure enough, it met all of the specifications we were looking for and was the perfect size and location. Joe was able to get us a second viewing the following day so that my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren could all see the condo and everyone agreed that we should put in an offer. He walked us through all the disclosures, answered all our questions, and gave us expert advice on both an offer price and terms which ended up helping us secure our new home.
Throughout the entire process, Joe carefully guided and educated us along the way. If you’re searching for a knowledgeable, trustworthy agent on the mid peninsula, I would highly recommend Joe!!"
"I've bought and sold several homes over the years, and have NEVER found a realtor to be as helpful as Joe. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again for real estate services! If you are reading this review, then that must mean you are considering the possibility of hiring Joe--but I'll tell you, there is nothing more to consider-- Hire him! You will be glad you did!
He was extremely helpful during my search, throughout the decision-making process, and through the closing process! The Bay Area is a tricky one to navigate real estate values as it relates to 'bang for the buck' vs 'location, location, location' and multiple bidders for virtually every home! As a 'finance guy', I was particularly sensitive to 'overpaying in a heated market'. Yet I had no choice, I needed a home.
Joe readily recognized my innate knowledge on the financial side, and leveraged his own knowledge of the dynamics of the Bay Area real estate market to add a tremendous amount of value during the process. He worked hard to compare and contrast the opportunities in front of me. He ultimately helped me to make the decision on the home I purchased, which left me feeling very good about my decision.
Everything went very smoothly and I'm very happy with my new home.
Thank you Joe!!!"
"Joe is the best agent we have ever partnered with. Our family was selling our parents San Carlos home of more than 44 years, and we were introduced to Joe through mutual friends.
We live in Sacramento, so Joe had to do much of the heavy lifting, including help with staging. If you are looking for an agent in the Bay Area, Joe is an excellent choice. He will work hard for you, and make sure you get a great deal."
"I used Joe as my agent when buying my most recent home---my first in the area. I was introduced to Joe through a mutual friend who explained to me that though Joe was relatively new to the field I would be getting an agent who would be tenacious and make sure the whole process moved smoothly for me. He was right! Joe worked very hard for me, contacting agents to get disclosures and searching comps so that I felt that I was getting a good deal.
Everything went very smoothly and I'm very happy with my new home.
"I just bought my first house and Joe was my real estate agent. Having never done this, I had just over one million questions for him. Joe was very patient with this and answered each and every one. Those questions he didn't know the answer to right off (this was a probate sale and was a new process for him), he was able to draw on his more experienced co-workers from Dwell in order to get answers. The probate sale was complex, but Joe navigated it very well, dealing with attorneys, other agents, and the court system. He was very easy to talk to and accessible.
If you want someone who will work hard for you to get you the house you want, Joe is your man!"