"Joe was our agent in buying a rental home through a 1031 exchange. As we live on the West Coast and were restricted in time due to the tax rules, Joe worked with us over three weekends to find the right property. Ever enthusiastic and smiling, from early through late, Joe drove us around to scores of properties in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This included condos, duplexes, houses, countless cups of coffee and a chance to know Joe. He’s a great guy and his property management knowledge was valuable in evaluating properties. It was a difficult decision to make but he helped us run the numbers to see which options would pan out as rentals. When we were back out of state, Joe deftly handled the final price negotiation and closing. In the end, we bought a mid-century rambler, classic, comfortable - that is now a good rental and quite possibly our future retirement house. It is The House That Joe Got Us!"
- Dave E.
"I would highly recommend Joe at VSM Real Estate! He was so helpful throughout the entire process. In this market, houses were disappearing after only being on the market for 24 hours, so we were emailing Joe every single day asking to have multiple showings booked for the same day/evening, and he delivered on literally every single request we had. He was so available and responsive that we were able to see so many homes in a short period of time. My husband and I were shopping for a home for the very first time and we were clueless and had so many questions. Joe was extremely thorough, answered all of our questions, and most importantly, made us feel so taken care of throughout the entire process. It never took more than an hour for him to get back to me on anything, and oftentimes it was even quicker than that. One concern I had in working with a real estate agent was that I was going to feel pressured to buy a certain type of house or a house in a particular price range— I didn’t want to feel like my agent was “selling me” on anything. Joe was perfect— he only wanted us to find the perfect home for us. He didn’t try to push us into anything, he let us lead the way and gave us advice and guidance when it was requested or pertinent. He is calm and level-headed, and when we got into multiple offer situations that were time-contingent, he was so respectful and gave such wonderful insight into how best to proceed without making us feel pressured or stressed. Joe made the entire process of buying a house so easy! When it came time to closing on our home, we ended up having to have a super quick closing window of about 19 days. I can’t believe we were able to make that happen— because of Joe, it all went super smoothly. You cannot go wrong working with Joe and VSM Real Estate! I cannot recommend them enough!"