This is my second time with Joe as our realtor. The first time he worked tirelessly to help my husband and I find the right home with our very tight budget and specific needs. This time was for helping me find my handicapped brother a condo. Again, he was up against budget and very specific needs. He never got exasperated with us. He must have showed us at least 9 places before we found something suitable. When something came up that looked appealing but turned out not to be a good buy for us, he didn't hesitate to let us know. As a negotiator he is able to intuit what kinds of moves to make, when to push back and when not to. He made it so the closing costs didn't eat up our budget. We were not personal friends before we met him but I can't help but feel we are now. His attitude and dedication to finding the right place for people - not just a job - made me like him as a friend. You would be wise lucky to choose him as your agent. I have worked with agents who just seemed to be casting about but Joe has a real knack for understanding the changing tides of the housing market in different areas. Joe personable, inquisitive and a very shrewd but fair negotiator.