What Joe's Buyers and Sellers are Saying
"We recently waltzed through a home purchase with Joe Kaplan as our partner. We have bought and sold three previous homes with excellent realtors, but Joe went further, and we felt welcomed into a community that we look forward to sustaining. He was practical, to the point, intelligent and interested in what we wanted, not in convincing us about what might be. Perhaps most important of all was his professionalism in handling the myriad details of the transaction, including interacting with the sellers, contractors, the city, insurance, and the title company. Joe was consistently a step ahead in making sure all parties were informed and getting what they required. There were no loose ends after the transaction was completed. To sum, we were completely impressed and recommend him highly."
- Jenella Loye and Scott Carroll
"We worked with Joe on purchase of a home a number of years ago and most recently on the sale of our Davis home. Both experiences were very positive! Joe took the time to get to know us and our needs both as individuals and as a family. He made very helpful recommendations and suggestions, as well as shared thoughtful insight. All of this input assisted in guiding our decision making in a constructive and thoughtful way.
Joe is patient and persistent. He guided us through the entire sale process in detail including ensuring that we had access to resources (stager, contractor, and city inspectors) to have the process go as smoothly as possible from beginning to end. We had an offer within days from putting the home on the market. Once we had an offer, Joe guided us through the negotiation and close.
We have recommended Joe to a number of friends and colleagues and the feedback we get has been nothing but glowing."
-Erin and Scott Allen
"Joe Kaplan is an excellent realtor. He works whatever hours it takes to get the job done--rising early, staying up late, and even making phone calls while riding his bike. He patiently guided me through the complicated and deadline-driven process of buying a home, making sure I met my obligations in a timely fashion while minimizing my stress. When other players in the process slacked their pace, he tactfully prodded them back into action. When I encountered roadblocks, he calmly and resourcefully found a way around them. He has great relations with a legion of craftsmen who were able to assist me at a moment's notice. Thus, even though the chimney had to be rebuilt before escrow could close, the work was completed on time. Throughout the process, he was always friendly and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him."
"I absolutely dreaded the thought of going through the home selling process, but I thoroughly enjoyed working with Joe throughout. Joe kept me informed at all times, and I never doubted that he had my best interests at heart."
"Joe was very attentive to details and very thorough in his approach to marketing my unusual property. He expended a lot of extra energy to assure that the unique details that might make my property appeal to a buyer were highlighted. For example, he took the time to investigate how a buyer would be able to continue the work with the City of Davis that we had started on the garden on the neighboring well lot. Joe had a very positive approach that assured that the property was presented in the most positive manner possible.
I was also very comfortable working with Joe because I felt he was very straight-forward and honest with me at all times. I very much appreciated his professionalism and his ability to explain the complex process and forms. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is selling or buying a property."
- Dana Drennan
"Joe's experience and knowledge of the local Davis housing market were invaluable to us as first time home buyers. He was dedicated to meeting our needs from the beginning, and worked with us over the course of several months to find the perfect house in a great neighborhood - at a price we could afford."
- Amy Black and Noah Bean