What Clients Say

in their own words.

We met Joe about a year into trying to purchase our weekend/first home in the Catskills. We were overwhelmed at the time but working with him was night and day different than with our original realtor. It pays to work with someone city-minded: efficient, discerning, and able to meet up in the city to discuss properties. Joe was able to narrow us down to select homes and lots based on our specific preferences. With his keen eye and awesome contacts in the area, he helped us see and ultimately fulfill the potential of a gut renovation. We couldn’t imagine any other home or working with any other agent.
~ Chris and Daniece Lahoud
Working with Joe was truly a breathe of fresh air (pun intended). As newbies to the Catskills real estate market, Joe helped familiarize us with each region and ultimately helped us focus on the area that was perfect for our lifestyle. When we first met with Joe, he reassured us that buying a home in the Catskills and staying renting in Brooklyn was not just a dream, but a totally achievable reality. As first-time buyers, we had a million questions and hesitations, but Joe made himself fully available and guided us through each step of the buying process (and made what we though might be a painful process quite fun). It took us only three months to find our dream home in the Catskills, a 1929 renovated three bedroom house in Accord a short car ride to great local spots like WestWind Orchard, Applestone Meat Co., Hash, Minnewaska State Park, High Falls and so much more. We couldn't recommend Joe more highly, he's the absolute best.
~ Clara and Jay Spahr
A wonderful buying experience. My wife and I absolutely loved working with Joe. The fact that he splits his time between Brooklyn and the Catskills gives him a unique ability to understand what we were looking for in a weekend country place. When we started looking, his experience owning a weekend home and their knowledge of the local area helped us figure what we wanted and where we wanted to be. He did an excellent job of curating properties that fit our criteria. And when the time came to make an offer and finalize our deal, he helped us negotiate a discount from a developer that rarely discounts homes. I highly recommend working with him.
~ Andrew D. and Christina L.
Smart, Commercial, Savvy. My boyfriend and I are so grateful to have found Joe and Elle. They quickly understood what we wanted and scoured listings to find only those properties we’d want to see. As first time buyers, we knew little about the process of buying a second home so we regularly peppered them with questions, but Joe and Elle remained totally unfazed and incredibly patient. While accompanying us to showings they pointed out things that we never thought to consider. And, in the end, they helped us find the perfect place.
~ Alan P. and Jonathan A.

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