Joe Kaplan

17 years of work experience
Kaplan Real Estate at RE/MAX Gold
408 Second St.
Davis, CA, 95616
(530) 304-5978

Ratings & reviews (28)

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Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
juantambor
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I recently worked with Joe selling our Davis home. Joe provide outstanding service and it was an absolute pleasure working with him. Not only was he extremely informative, detail oriented, thorough, and very knowledgeable, he was also very enthusiastic about the process and helping us market the special aspects of our home which was very helpful to us. We fully recommend Joe Kaplan.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2013
rkitazono
Helped me buy home
Joe is truly an amazing agent! He came highly recommended to us and we are so happy we worked with him. He is always patient and supportive of your needs. As first-time home buyers, he made the experience as smooth as possible and gave us lots of invaluable information. He is fully dedicated and committed to his clients, no matter what the circumstances are, or where you are in the process. He has so much experience (buying and selling) and is extremely ethical and professional. He is always available and goes above and beyond. He's not only a great agent, but a wonderful person as well. Go with Joe! You'll be glad you did. Rachel Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
hugh57
Helped me buy home
Joe took care of diverse issues during the entire process of purchasing the property. My mother and I viewed properties, she made a successful offer, and completed the purchase. Joe's wise advice and hard work made this a breeze. His Davis-specific knowledge was invaluable not only in selecting properties to view, but all the way through closing. For example, he took time to explain how the City of Davis does its own inspection of residential properties before sales are completed. Joe is hard-working, and yet manages to remain calm and relaxed, serving as a reassuring anchor during moments of indecision. He is attentive to the smallest immediate details, and yet keeps a long-term perspective alive. Joe's network of reliable folk and willingness to put time into the process, such as meeting the home inspector, made our from-out-of-town business deal comfortable. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
sladann
Helped me buy home
Joe met with us one time and immediately understood the type of help that we needed. We were first time home buyers and new to the process. He did just the right amount of hand holding with us to help us along, and was never overbearing. His responsiveness is incredible and was part of the reason we were able to close on a house so quickly (We closed in less than 30 days). His knowledge of the area and recommendations for mortgage brokers, inspectors, and contractors is spot on. I would highly recommend Joe for your home buying search. You will not be disappointed. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
07/30/2013
user8370135
Helped me buy home
Joe is a great help and a really nice person. This is the second time we have worked with him and we thoroughly recommend him. I really don't have any specifics it has been so fast and furious, he took care of everything for us.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2013
user9371911
Listed and sold a home
Joe is smart, friendly, responsive, business/technology savvy, straightforward no-gimmicks guy who is on the top of his game. So, don't waste your time with anyone else if you have real estate needs in the Davis/Yolo county area. Give him a call. I am glad I did.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2013
user7206731
Helped me buy home
Joe Kaplan helped us move from Sacramento to Davis. Our first exposure to him was through his website descriptions of Davis neighborhoods, which we found invaluable. Once we were ready to retain a realtor, we met Joe and instantly found him approachable and knowledgeable. As he visited houses with us, he was never pushy but, instead, listened to us so he could hep us find the house we wanted. Once we found and purchased a house, he was there by our side every step of the way through escrow and after, helping us with the process and even wrapping up loose ends. Thank you Joe! Best realtor we have ever worked with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2013
user4050181
Listed and sold a home
Joe is well balanced in his ability to provide knowledgeable advice, while also understanding a client's needs. Joe was always readily available, clear communicator, very friendly and approachable. Joe is very sincere and fair. It is a business, but you know that Joe also cares. As time went on, I felt like I was working with a good friend.
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2013
rajwant04singh
Helped me buy home
Joe is most likely the best real estate agent in Davis area. For us he is the best agent we have worked with in a long time. Working with Joe felt like we had friend doing the job of an agent for us. Joe was responsive, flexible, available, very professional, and constantly looking out for us. We were looking for about 3 months and had seen at least 20-25 properties before settling for one- not once during that time we felt rushed or any signs of Joe being tired of us being picky! Properties we looked at included some of his own listings but he showed equal enthusiasm and professionalism when informing us. I would highly recommend Joe and would certainly go back to him the next time we are in the market for buying and selling! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2013
user7238878
Helped me buy home
Very professional and easy to work with. Joe was extremely knowledgable about every step of the process. We have already started telling our friends we know a great agent to work with. We would recommend Joe to any new home buyer with the highest regard. definitely going to give him a call if we are ever in the market again. Thanks Joe!
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2013
user9460968
Helped me buy home
Joe Kaplan is an excellent real estate broker. He was diligent, conscientious and responsive in every phase of the purchase of my first home. Joe has extensive knowledge of the Davis area. Having numerous local contacts, he was helpful in recommending trustworthy people throughout the process. I am grateful to Joe for helping me purchase my home. I would highly recommend Joe Kaplan to anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in the Davis area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2013
user85508649
Listed and sold a home
Joe had been our agent 8 years ago when we moved from Southern CA to Davis. He did such a great for us then and we wanted to use him again on our last move. He did great. He uses professional people such as a stager and photographer to give us the best looking pictures. We sold the house quick. It took just 10 days from when it went on the market. Thanks Joe. Highly recommend him to others. Mark and Gail
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2013
RosieBeach
Helped me buy home
We first found Joe Kaplan through his website, which was extremely informative and personalized, revealing his knowledge and love of the Davis area. We were completely new to Davis, and needed a realtor with local experience, intelligence, professionalism and an upbeat demeanor, and we found that in Joe. He listened to our needs, let us go at our own speed, and we found a great house after only a few excursions. Our escrow had a few hiccups that Joe remedied with great calm and negotiation. We relied on Joe from start to finish, and through the whole process he was a skilled professional, informative and courteous. I highly recommend Joe Kaplan !!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2012
Mike and Kendra
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I recently had Joe help us sell our house in Davis. We were both extremely impressed with Joe's profesionalism and knowledge of the Davis market. Joe is extremely easy to work with because he is accessible, honest and reliable. We are certain that working with Joe helped us get top dollar when selling our house. Since we had such a positive experience selling our house with Joe, we also had him help us find us a new house. From our experience, we know that you can't go wrong with Joe since he'll go the extra mile whether he represents you as a seller or a buyer. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
user2853447
Listed and sold a home
I have bought and sold real estate over 25 years. These last few years have been more difficult then previous years. as a result I needed the very best to sell property at a reasonable price, dealing with buyers issues, City of Davis issues and a market that is difficult on its own. Joe Kaplan is by far the most skilled realtor that I have ever worked with. And in these difficult times I needed the best, and got the best on my team. Jamie
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2012
user2896479
Listed and sold a home
Joe posted the listing for my home in Woodland on MLS on a Monday in September, 2012. By mid Tuesday, we had five offers and signed paperwork for the sale that Tuesday evening. The sale closed on October 24th. The photos for both the brochure and the on-line "tour" were beautiful. Joe obviously chooses competent professionals with whom to work, in this case a photographer who spent a lot of time at my home getting just the right photos. Joe has an easygoing manner and is easy and comfortable to talk with. He listened to my concerns and did everything he said he would do and ALWAYS when he said he'd do it. He kept me informed about the process as we went along and carefully reviewed each of our offers and the inevitable little difficulties involved in selling a home. I had considered selling my home myself as I have several times in the past, but I was so impressed with Joe's responsiveness and professionalism, I'm glad I didn't even try. I would highly recommend Joe's services to anyone, with no qualifications. Thank you, Joe. Sharon Borjesson Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2012
user3701883
Helped me buy home
Joe listened to what I needed and initially showed me properties that met my description. After that, he suggested that I take a wider look, for my own comparison. This was very helpful in making a decision to buy a house I had seen on my first day out. Joe was also was instrumental in assisting me in financing the house, as I was also selling another home at the same time. I appreciated Joe's direct informational yet friendly manner, as well as his expertise in the housing market in my area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2012
user9267478
Helped me buy home
Joe helped my wife and I buy our first home, he was helpful, patient and we never felt rushed. I feel that he went above and beyond to help us find the home we really wanted and walk us through the unfamiliar territory that comes with buying our first place. Even though we closed on the house a couple of months ago he still promptly returns our calls/questions with advice.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2012
Sundog08
Listed and sold a home
I was impressed with Joe's communication skills and professional demeanor throughout the transaction, from listing and discussion of value to managing negotiations and the final title process. I know Joe was working with his other clients but I was impressed with his attention to my listing and sale. I'm happy to offer this recommendation for Joe Kaplan's real estate service. David R.
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2012
user262735
Helped me buy home
As I first-time homebuyer, I was nervous and uncertain and completely clueless about the house-buying process. I am so glad I found Joe, because he was honestly the best combination of supportive and informative, without being pushy. Joe was clearly very knowledgable about the entire process and was great about staying a few steps ahead of the game, so he always kept me informed about what to expect next. My experience was as smooth and painless as a first-time homebuyer could expect. Joe also has great resources. Every single person he recommended -- lender, inspector, painter, cleaner, locksmith, etc. -- has been reliable, efficient, great at what they do, and with reasonable rates. I would whole-heartedly recommend Joe to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2012
jprentiss
Listed and sold a home
Buying and selling property is never easy; it takes patience, homework, and perseverance to find the right 'fit' and then the technical know-how to navigate the financial and legal niceties of the transaction. Joe Kaplan has helped us to both buy and sell with confidence, friendliness and aplomb.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2012
Shamen
Listed and sold a home
In 2008, Joe helped us find a great home to buy in Davis, and then he helped us sell it when new and distant employment opportunities arose. Joe handled the challenging sales process with energy and aplomb. The sale was difficult because we had already relocated to Hawaii, so we relied on Joe to manage all the nitty-gritty details for us, and even to sell some personal property. He kept us informed throughout the process and discussed our options while keeping us focused on the ultimate objective: sale of the property. His wry wit helped diffuse tension, and he showed extraordinary patience with a difficult and demanding client (that's me). Thank you, Joe, for your outstanding service and superb knowledge of the Davis real estate community. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/22/2011
DavisWoodland
Listed and sold a home
Joe was highly recommended to us by a friend in Davis who listed and sold their home with Kaplan Real Estate earlier this year. With Joe's help, our West Davis rental property sold for over the asking price. From pre-marketing preparation, including painting and updating advice, professional staging and photography, to skillful negotiating when we received multiple offers, to finally, guiding us during the escrow phase through closing, Joe was simply the best! John Wu
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2011
karenlbj
Listed and sold a home
We were very happy that we listed our property with Joe. He began with a good marketing plan and was knowledgeable about the sales process. He kept us informed during the escrow period. His commission is 4%, which is lower than most brokers. We have recommended Joe to friends.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2011
kenika1226
Listed and sold a home
Joe is a professional who is extremely patient and communicates well. Moreover, he gave me peace of mind throughout the listing process that my property was a priority for him to sell. I've been active on the Davis real estate market since 1999 and know most of the agents and brokers in town. Before I found and retained Joe, I researched my agent and broker options. I called 12 agents and personally interviewed six (four from Coldwell, one from Lyons, and one from ReMax) whom I had shortlisted based on my own personal experience, online reviews, and references. Everyone looked good on paper, especially during the initial interview, but what was lacking was the true, genuine interest they had to take care of me as a client. What was desperately missing was the combination of trust, smarts, responsiveness, value and professional confidence that allowed me to have peace of mind in the listing process without question or regular looking over the shoulder. All those qualities, I ultimately found with Joe. Joe was calm, professional, responsive, and reassuring during the listing process. In a market saturated with agents and brokers (of varying qualifications), he offered and delivered true value. He provided regular communication, offered sound advise and counsel, added valuable and cost-effective staging options, and employed professional marketing services to list my property (ie. professional photographer, website, ads). I would not hesitate to recommend Joe to anyone listing or buying. In fact, I have a second home in town and as soon as the lease is over, I will be listing that with Joe. Dennis Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2011
rmhopper
Helped me buy home
I contacted Joe to help me look for a single family house or a duplex. He identified a number of possible properties. I identified a couple of more potential properties including 3028 Boulder which hadn't been listed on the local MLS. Joe quickly contacted all of the sellers' realtors to get any updated information on the properties. After visiting all of the properties I decided to put in a bid on the Boulder property. 3028 Boulder was a short sale of a property that had received little attention since being built. It was listed well below market value but was in desperate need of a roof, new HVAC, exterior painting, new flooring and a few less critical fixes and updates. With Joe's help I bid on the property. We quickly were under contract with the seller. It took about 3 weeks to receive a reply and get agreement for the sale from the bank. During this time Joe kept me fully informed about everything that was happening, both through phone calls and emails. We closed a bit less than 3 weeks after the sale contracts were signed. During the process Joe contacted and arranged for a whole-house inspection, a pest inspection, and a bid by a roofing contractor. He also work with the mortgage broker to make sure that everything would be completed in the very short time frame demanded by the bank holding the mortgage. When it appeared that my loan might not go through because of the bad roof Joe spent a day contacting roofers to see if they could help prior to the sale. In addition to keeping incredible communication open between the seller's agent, my mortgage broker and me, Joe included in the sale's contract a $1000 rebate to me from his sales commission. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2011
Robert French
Helped me buy home
When we decided to move to Woodland I contacted several agents in the area. Joe was the only one to respond quickly and was willing to devote an entire day to our house search with only two days' notice. This level of service continued throughout the purchase process, with offers on two different houses and several full days' worth of local exploration. Joe was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the houses available, and the purchase process. He carefully screened homes for us based on our detailed criteria and never tried to push us towards a house that wasn't appropriate. His level of service during and even after the purchase was equally excellent. He arranged all inspections, negotiated repairs with the sellers, and provided extra services such as measuring rooms or checking house features even after the sale had closed. On top of all this, he refunds part of his commission to the buyer! We will happily use Joe when we eventually sell, and have already recommended him to another buyer (who has also recently closed on a house as well). Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2011
kellyfungchen
Helped me buy home
Joe Kaplan took my family and I to the different neighborhoods in Davis which provided my family a sense of deep comfort in our decision to move to Davis. This familiarity with the neighborhoods was instrumental in our decision on purchasing our new home in south Davis. While my husband and I have insane work schedules, he made himself available during the evenings and on weekends. Lastly, he helped us naviagted through a complex closing process.