Joel is a real estate savvy, 30+ year San Francisco resident, intimately familiar with its neighborhoods and real estate market. He’s built his successful real estate practice on a foundation of knowledge and experience acquired as a Realtor® and a lender. This experience uniquely equips him with the ability to anticipate problems, address issues early, ensuring smooth transactions and satisfied buyers and sellers.
As an agent actively engaged in the San Francisco market, Joel has a keen sense of market values, which means more offers accepted and top dollar for listings. He’s a smart and strong negotiator, getting buyers and sellers what they want in a competitive market.
Whether you are buying your first home, selling an existing property to meet a changing lifestyle, or purchasing an investment property, clients find Joel’s strong business and finance background valuable.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He also serves on the Board of Homeownership SF, a nonprofit working to expand ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income home buyers; the San Francisco Associations of Realtors® Government Affairs Committee; and a member of the Edgehill Way Association, his San Francisco neighborhood.
Compass is San Francisco’s leading brokerage, giving Joel access to the largest network of San Francisco agents and providing you with market intelligence and the best insights. Together with the amazing Compass team, Joel adds an unwavering commitment to achieving exceptional results for all clients, going above for you.
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”Joel is an incredibly thoughtful, knowledgeable and thorough real estate agent who has a deep understanding of every facet of the market and of the process —from finding, to negotiating and financing the perfect fit for his clients. We always felt like we had a trusted partner who would help us learn what we didn’t know and make the best decisions for our family. Joel puts so much research into everything. He’s a great communicator and everywhere we’d go in our search we would encounter other professionals who expressed their deepest respect and admiration for Joel as a person and as an amazing professional. Joel is community-minded and volunteers his time to ensure that as many people as possible have access to sustainable home ownership as a way to build community as well as financial stability. Anyone who is looking to buy a home or sell a home is extremely lucky to work with Joel.” - Sam Ball and Family
★★★★★ "It was such a pleasure working with Joel. He has a deep knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market. There is a huge benefit in working with an experienced agent. He was able to provide guidance throughout the process, and his local industry network was strong. I also appreciated his attention to detail, patience and honesty." - Brenda Hopewell
”I really enjoyed working with Joel for my buying effort. I found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process, flexible in dealing with my schedule and search requirements, and all with a kind and understanding demeanor. His expertise showed a lot of depth and experience, creating an experience for me that was very positive and greatly appreciated!” - Mike Maier
”Joel was exactly who we needed during this stressful process. He was kind, patient and such a great teacher. We would recommend Joel to any of our closest friends and family and will gladly work with him again. He helped us get the perfect place for our family.” - Kevin and Myra Meis
”Working with Joel was great. Joel has a great eye for detail and he thinks of everything, which made our lives so much easier. Joel has a great demeanor and was able to take the stress out of selling your home. Joel has great organizational skills and kept everything on track the entire time. And we couldn't be happier with the result.” - David Kinkela and Douglas Woo
”Joel is the consummate professional in every way. His business acumen and vast experience in the SF market provided real time data to support every decision. His eye for trends in design and construction have been invaluable and his network of local contractors and resources made the process a turnkey experience. Beyond the skills of a seasoned Realtor®, Joel is patient, careful, genuine, and forward-thinking. His quick, calm responses to every question exceeded all of our expectations.” - Kathy and Al Padro
”We bought our new SF condo and sold our SF house with Joel—both for the price we wanted. Everything about the experience was excellent. He had our 100% trust in both transactions. He is very good at explaining the pros and cons of the alternatives and making a sound recommendation, which is always followed. We had to do a lot to our house to get it ready for sale, but Joel made it so easy on us. He had excellent crews available to paint and do any repairs as needed, large or small. After reviewing his thinking and plans with us, he managed the entire project really minimizing the time we had to put into it. He delivered on time, in budget—with amazing staging, and our house sold after 2 weekend showings. Can’t recommend him enough!” - MaryAlice and Tim Colen
”We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Joel as first-time homebuyers. He was very patient and helpful with answering our many basic questions about the process of buying a home here, as well as incredibly knowledgeable of the real estate market in San Francisco. Additionally, his previous experience as a lender was helpful and enabled us to have a smoother relationship with our loan officer. He was critical to shepherding us through the process to find our great new home.” - Joshua Eveleth and Eliet Henderson
”The outstanding service I received from Joel to prepare, market and sell my house in San Francisco was amazing. After a review of the home, Joel suggested needed repairs and a marketing plan. He engaged contractors and had the improvements completed. All costs were presented up front so I knew from the beginning what the costs would be. I was kept updated on the progress of work and throughout the process Joel was patient, professional and communicative. Anytime I had questions, Joel responded in a timely manner. His professional guidance regarding the listing price enabled our home to sell way over asking. I highly recommend Joel. His knowledge of the real estate market is unmatched and it was a pleasure having him sell my home.” - Clint Young
”Joel is excellent. His approach was low key, and he took time from the beginning to really understand what we were looking for, our "must haves" and "hope to have" lists. He is thoughtful, reassuring, responsive, clearly knew the condo market. He took considerable time to review disclosures, HOA responsibilities, and related documents with us, enabling us to make a confident choice in buying the condo we were interested in. He is also just a great person!” - Liz Dunn and Kathy Phillips