Josh is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Portola Valley. He attended UC Santa Cruz to earn his degree in Computer Science while playing on the NCAA Water Polo and swimming teams. Immediately after graduation, he came back to the peninsula to begin his career as a middle school and now high school teacher of math and computer science. He also volunteers for the National Energy Education Development Project.
Josh has been passionate about real estate since he was in college and had the opportunity to purchase his first home. The power and value of owning property were immediately clear to him and he became an enthusiastic student of the local market by attending any open house he could. It wasn’t long before Josh got his real estate license and began working as a Realtor®.
Josh prides himself on being a neighborhood agent who is ready to share his knowledge of the local market and best practices with clients interested in buying or selling. His goal is to help individuals and families have a positive experience while making the best investment decision in the sought-after communities on the peninsula. He lives with his wife in Linfield Oaks in Menlo Park.
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"Our Family had a great experience working with Josh to purchase our condo in San Francisco! He asked us all the right questions to get to know our needs and was always very quick to respond to our calls and texts. Josh made us feel like we were always top priority which reassured us that we had found an amazing real estate agent.
I will absolutely recommend Josh to all of my friends looking to buy or sell since he knows San Francisco and the peninsula very well. Thank you Josh for being such a great partner!" - Marshall
"We highly recommend Josh Rubin as our trusted real estate agent for the San Francisco Bay Area!
We were fortunate enough to meet Josh at an open house in Palo Alto even though we ultimately ended up buying in San Francisco. Because Josh grew up in the area, he was able to educate us about many different neighborhoods and what we could expect in terms of demand and pricing. We always felt like we had a true expert on our side which is extremely critical in this very competitive market.
Josh went above and beyond to understand our needs. Both he and his wife spent time showing us different properties in San Francisco to get to know our style and preferences while teaching us about the pros and the cons of each area. Josh never pushed us into anything we weren’t comfortable with which was also very reassuring. His true intention is to match people with their perfect property, which is hard to find in a real estate agent.
Josh is very responsive and even worked over the Easter holiday to make sure that everything was taken care of with our offer. We give Josh our strongest endorsement and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again!" - Cristina
"Josh handled a property listing for me. He made the entire process so simple by coordinating inspections, staging, photography and utilizing technology to automate the document processing (completion, signings, etc...).
He represented our property at open houses and at scheduled showing with prospective buyers and their agents. He patiently answers questions until issues are understood and/or resolved and always conducts himself in a professional, positive upbeat manner with the utmost integrity. He's a true pleasure to work with.
The results were great too! We had multiple offers and sold in the first week for over asking!" - Linda
"Josh helped us buy our first home in the Bay Area this fall and we are extremely glad that he did - he did a stellar job and we cannot say enough good things about him.
From the start, we felt we were his top priority while he never came across as being too pushy, a balance we felt was very important and one he consistently managed to strike well. We also always felt comfortable that he was entirely dedicated to helping us find the right home rather than trying to convince us to buy a home we did not want. We also felt he was very much on top of his game, with great connections around the area as well as a lot of knowledge and expertise about the local market and current trends.
Throughout the process, Josh was incredibly responsive in his communications, and he was also very flexible and always willing to accommodate our busy and unpredictable schedules. We were also very impressed with his hard work and diligence in helping us find homes to look at, doing the necessary background research, coordinating with various third parties (sellers' agents, contractors etc.) and his ability to generally just guide us through the process. When the time came to put in an offer, Josh was incredibly patient as we mulled over the different options and it was great to have him help us guide us. As first time buyers, what could have been a stressful and painful experience turned out to be an excellent one because of Josh, and he made the whole transaction simple and even fun.
In short, we really enjoyed working with him and are thrilled with the purchase of our house, and we would highly recommend him to anyone."
"Josh Rubin has been extraordinary with his communication on a complex project that involved coordinating with my Interior design firm, selling agent, HOA Committee, and the City of SF Building Department. Some of the words I would use to describe him are as follows:
Flexible in his ability to adjust to fluid and ever-changing situations
Should you have any questions or need further clarification of my above comments, feel free to contact me." - Michelle