"We’ve bought and sold 7 houses over 50 years (4 in California; 2 in San Diego) and have worked with many realtors.Joe was the perfect realtor for our fix-up and sale.His designer consultant and pool of work contractors were quality, responsive, and very reasonably priced.A former Navy officer, he was honest ethical and realistic while making us feel as if we were his only client.His advice was all on the mark, from pricing to negotiations to choosing an Escrow company.We looked at several realtors before selecting Joe, and were extremely pleased with our choice.Highly recommended for a buyer’s or seller’s agent!"
"The recent death of my mother left me an inherited house in San Diego via her living trust. Living in Texas, I knew no Realtors in San Diego. I started researching Realtors who specialized in the Serra Mesa area and found three to interview. I looked closely at their websites and interviewed them over the telephone. I noticed that Joe served in the U.S. Navy, and being a retired military officer myself, I knew he possessed strong organizational and communicative skills. He was also using the latest in technology software which enabled me to sign documents electronically. The selection of Joe was a no-brainer! He established a fair price for buyer and seller and the house sold the day after going in the MLS for full price. Final closure was 10 days later. All transactions were handled through the use of telephone and computer. I was totally pleased with Joe and his assistant Jennifer. If you need to buy or sell a house in San Diego, you can't go wrong with Joe."
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of your help with the recent listing and sale of our home in Encinitas.Pam and I are both so grateful for all of the time and attention you put into this transaction.
As you and I both now know all too well, this was not a simple transaction and you handled the difficult people and circumstances we were faced with grace and skill every step of the way.Your attention to detail, persistence and willingness to stay focused on the end goal of getting the house sold for the best possible price in a tricky market saved the day.
Some of the words I would use to describe the experience of working with you include grace, personable, smart, kind, thorough, calm, and of the highest integrity.I feel like you are a member of the family after this deal!
I am forever grateful for all of your help getting this critical transaction done.I will always refer you to others as the agent they should absolutely deal with if they want someone who is knowledgeable, savvy and a pleasure to work with.If you ever have potential clients who would like a reference please feel free to have them contact me directly.
"You and your staff are amazing real estate professionals. At the time of our initial meeting with you our thoughts were overwhelmed with the ideas of retiring from the military and relocating out of state. We did not have time to think about how we were going to sell our home and along came you. You visited us at our home and calmed our fears about how we would proceed with the sale of the home. We were so amazed because the house had only been on the market for 13 DAYS. You and your staff diligently worked with our lenders and on March 26, 2010 we closed on the short sale. The entire process was as smooth as butter (a southern term, meaning absolutely no problems).
We could never thank you and your amazing staff enough for your friendship, honesty, and the outstanding professional services you provided to our family. Our family is still preparing for our relocation to Alabama, however, we are so grateful that the sale of our home is an issue of the past. When it comes to selling homes, everyone in this community knows the JOE with REMAX is the BEST!
May God richly bless you and your staff for all that you do around this community. We have told several of our friends and co-workers about your company and the professional services that you provide. You guys are simply the best!"
"To home owners seeking to do a short sale with their property. There are different reasons that home owners may choose to short sale their homes. In our case, we had a loss of income due to salary cutbacks and a job my wife had to quit because she was diagnosed with cancer. Decision: Sell the house. The challenge: Soft market. So we interviewed five potential real estate agents for the job of selling our home. Out of the five, we considered three. Out of the three, the one my wife and I chose with the task of selling our home was Joe Caltabellotta. "Joe Cal" is kind hearted and always gave us his best in our endeavor to do a short sale. Joe is knowledgable, professional, and pays attention to the detail in the short sale process. To put it simply, he's an expert.
By Labor Day, 2010, we had a buyer, but the deal fell through by late October. So we had to find another buyer. Joe always seemed confident that we would find a buyer and close escrow before Christmas. By early November we had another buyer and escrow closed on December 23, 2010. The process had its challenges, but Joe steadily guided us through. Closing escrow and being released from the burden of home ownership was a blessing from God, and He used Joe Cal to help get us from point A to point B. As I indicated, Joe is caring and compassionate, and we love him. We will always remember what he and his wife Jennifer did for our family. May God keep and bless the Caltabellotta family."
"It was a pleasure working with Joe Cal. Through his expert knowledge of the market, and my neighborhood specifically, we were able to secure a deal within two weeks! I feel completely confident that putting friends and family in Joe's hands will absolutely be in their best interest. Joe is a caring man with a sincere and relaxed demeanor--but don't let that fool you! He's a pro who goes out and gets it done!"
"My parents Russ and Peg have know Joe for over 10 years and have called upon him several times during this period to evaluate a potential sale of their home should that time ever come. Well that time came upon us suddenly and unexpectedly... Joe was extremely sensitive to our dire situation and treated my parents and family with dignity, respect and above all friendship... His confidence in himself, the home, and the market was a source of inspiration especially to my elderly father. Joe's reputation, keen business sense, and experience resulted in the property selling for $15,000 more than we expected and was in escrow only one week after the property was listed! Joe stayed involved at every step, always keeping me informed of the progress and handling many of the pre-sale requirements on his own."