Josh May

14 years of work experience
RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
4362 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
(616) 319-1519

Ratings & reviews (64)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2015
stevensalens
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh was a great asset to have during the very complicated process of buying and selling. He provided us with accurate, insightful, and honest answers for all our questions and concerns. We sold our house at asking and negotiated the price we wanted for our new home. which we love. We highly recommend Josh to anyone buying or selling their home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2015
user95614188
Helped me buy home
Josh helped us out every step of the way. He made recommendations on price negotiations based on his excellent knowledge of housing market. He helped us negotiate a great price for an amazing house. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2015
matthewran8585
Helped me buy home
Josh was amazing from start to finish. As first time homebuyers, the home buying process seemed a bit overwhelming and confusing, Josh took the time to break it down for us and made sure we knew exactly what our options were every step. He offered us his valuable insight and had us thinking of things we would have never considered before. When we found the home we wanted, he matched our sense of urgency in starting the process. Aside from his knowledge, friendliness and insight, what we most appreciated about him was his willingness to adapt to our insanely busy schedules. We highly recommend Josh to our friends and families, and although we love the home we are settling into, we can't wait for the day to come when we get to use him again! Couldn't ask for more in a real estate agent!! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Matt and Stephanie! I had such a great time working with you both! I am glad you enjoyed the process and really appreciate working with first time home buyers like yourself! The home buying experience can be a ton of fun by following the proper steps! Again, really happy for you both! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
03/13/2015
lupodelu
Helped me buy home
This is the second time we have worked with Josh - and both times with great satisfaction. What makes Josh May a special agent is his ability to understand his clients' needs, and make his clients feeling comfortable, allowing time and space for an informed, successful deal. Josh is extremely patient, highly knowledgeable, and especially easy to work with. His expertise is offered at the right time and in a gentle manner. If you are looking for an agent in town, we recommend Josh May with the highest marks. And there is no doubt in our minds that that Josh will be our agent should we have future needs. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the kind words and review Giuseppe! We try very hard to make sure this process is as comfortable and seamless as possible for clients. I really glad you both enjoyed the process and look forward to working with you in the future! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2015
sinnis6
Helped me buy home
I am very grateful that my wife and I chose Josh. He made the entire process incredibly smooth and I learned a lot from him as he explained everything each step of the way. When we came across our dream house, he made it happen and got the deal done. I will highly recommend using him to everyone I know and will use him again someday when we move again. No criticisms at all, Josh was excellent!
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review! I had a great time working with you both and was very happy that the perfect home for you both came along and we were able to act quickly! Enjoy as I know you will! Thanks again! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2015
joel vanravenswaay
Listed and sold a home
Josh and his team were an excellent group to work with. Everything he said they would do at the onset of our dealings was followed thru and completed as expected of better. I was a FSBO client that wasn't seeing a lot of traffic. Josh's team came in and within 4 days of listing we had a signed offer. Thank you Josh.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review Joel! We have spent years customizing our marketing techniques and am very glad everything worked out for you so quickly! You were a pleasure to work with! Thanks! Josh May
Do not recommend
02/08/2015
zuser20141102050438493
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I contacted him about advertised rentals. He was only interested in selling. He never offered to show me the "advertised" RENTAL. Told me to call back when I had secured financing to buy. :-(
Response fromJosh May
We apologize for the confusion and miscommunication. We assist buyer and sellers throughout the home buying/selling process and have been working with zillow direct to try to clear up any home rental advertising representation/confusion for the consumer. Good luck in your rental search!
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2015
user92837067
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh and his team were great to work with! They first impressed us with their first visit - showing both professionalism a cool, calm, and collected approach. They spent time answering all of our questions regarding the process, the market, next steps, etc. (and I had a lot of questions). We felt they did a great job representing our needs, and never pushed us to accept something we didn't want to accept - they were truly an extension of us during negotiations with our buyers, as well as when working with the sellers of our new home. Josh and his team have a great reputation in the industry, which showed through relationships with other agents, and brokers. I feel completely confident saying that Josh May will do a great job selling and helping you buy your home. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review! It was exciting to meet with you both for the first time and really get a sense of what you were looking to accomplish. You two were so great to work with and I am very happy that we had the opportunity to get you to your end result, which is your new home! Its always fun to share this process with our clients and I really appreciate you giving us the opportunity to do that! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2015
mrcheezle
Helped me buy home
As an investor who has worked with many agents both buying and selling, I can say from experience that Josh is one of the best out there. Being relatively unfamiliar with the Grand Rapids area, Josh offered great insight and advice that ultimately lead to the purchase of a duplex in East Hills. The process was very straightforward and no-nonsense. We wrote the offer immediately upon seeing the home and closed within 30 days. I highly recommend Josh to anyone buying or selling the greater Grand Rapids area. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Nick - Thank you for the review! Its a bit of a tough market to find a good investment deal these days and I am glad we were able to hop on that new listing and get it secured quickly! That two-unit will be a great investment for you and sits in one of the most up and coming areas in Greater Grand Rapids. If you had decided against it, I may have scooped it up myself - lol! Looking forward to working together in the future! Thanks again for the review! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2015
brad heraghty
Helped me buy home
Our experience with Josh May and his team was nothing but successful and enjoyable from start to finish. Throughout the entire process we felt very comfortable with Josh?s professionalism, market & area knowledge, ability to respond/answer questions in a timely manner and overall organization. We felt that he listened to everything that we?re looking for and never pressured us to buy a house that we didn?t feel was right for us. After a couple of short months, my wife and I found a home that we fell in love with. Within a half hour of making an offer, the deal was done. In my personal opinion, there?s not a more professional, knowledgeable and understanding realtor in the GR area. I would strongly recommend Josh and his team to anyone that is looking to purchase a home in the GR area. You will not be disappointed and feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Brad & Jenna Heraghty Jenison, MI Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Brad, Jenna - I really appreciate the review! More importantly, I had a great time working with you both as you relocated to the area and got to learn first hand what some different locations had to offer. The final result seemed to be exactly what you guys were looking for and I am glad that now you get to enjoy it! I look forward to the invite to your first summer gathering on the lake - haha!
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2014
matt maines
Helped me buy and sell homes
I had kept Josh's contact info after he assisted 3 of our friends sell their homes all under 30 days. I knew someday we would reach out to Josh when it was our turn. Just a random night on Zillow led us down this quick paced road of buying and selling. Josh played a huge role in landing our new house and also selling our condo. Not only just Josh, but his entire team was a pleasure to work with during such a huge transition in life. I would highly recommend Josh for buying or selling your next home. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Matt - It was so great working with You, Kristi and your entire family! By far the best part of my job is seeing a plan like yours come into action and finalizing everything you guys were looking to accomplish! I look forward to staying in contact with you guys through out my career and seeing your family stay happy with their Real Estate decisions! You guys are great!
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
infantej28
Listed and sold a home
Josh assisted my wife and myself both in selling our home and finding our current home. He was patient with our needs and very responsive. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell their home.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Joe! I had a great time working with you and your family! Super happy that we could get your home sold for top dollar and move you into a new home that you guys are going to love! Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2014
user2858127
Helped me buy home
I recently bought my first home with the help of Josh. Without going on ad nauseum, I'll just say that Josh is a real person. He puts himself in your shoes, gives you honest opinions and helps you try to get what you want. In a day and age of over-promising and under-delivering, our home buying process was a breath of fresh air.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Adam! It was great working with both you and Sarah and having lived in Fulton Heights, I know you guys will love it! Thanks again for letting us help you through the process!
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2014
nug life
Helped me buy home
Josh is amazing. I had a strict timeline and a ridiculously unfortunate set of personal circumstances to deal with, and Josh went above and beyond to make my life easier and help find the perfect home for me. I couldn't have been happier with the level of sincerity that Josh expressed each time we talked, and the effort he put into this transaction. Josh always seemed to genuinely care about me and my concerns, and made the home-buying process as enjoyable as possible. His team is knowledgeable, kind, and always available to answer questions. I was beyond impressed with his ability to make things happen and somehow find a successful and creative way to solve any issue that came up. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him again if needed, and would enthusiastically recommend him to friends, family, and clients of my own. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Stephanie - these types of reviews are what really make me love my job! I am glad that everything worked out for you and appreciate you choosing us to help you through the process!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2014
WhoDat_81
Helped me buy home
Josh made the entire process of searching for, and ultimately buying our home, very smooth and enjoyable. He really listened to our requirements for what we were looking for and never tried to push us into a home that was out of our price range or not in line with what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable about the areas of town we were searching in and had great advice regarding the schools in each of those areas. Josh was also very accommodating to our schedules when setting up viewings or meetings with him, including meeting with us on the weekends. He made sure throughout the process that we were aware of things like, talking to our bank, getting the proper approvals, etc. Even after we moved in, Josh continued to stay in touch with us to make sure that everything was still going smoothly. For example, there were 2 ceiling fans in our new home that were not working properly and we agreed would get fixed prior to us moving in. However, we realized they were not fixed upon moving in, so we contacted Josh. In less than 2 weeks, Josh purchased 2 brand new ceiling fans for us and also sent someone out to install them, free of charge. I would definitely work with Josh again in the future and will also recommend him to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review! I loved working with you guys and am really happy that we found the perfect home for you! Thanks again for choosing us to help you through the process!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2014
user5746205
Listed and sold a home
Josh was an amazing agent. I would highly recommend him!! He is very knowledgeable and very professional. He sold my house in less than a day and also helped me purchase my condo. He makes things happen and gets things done.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review!!!!! I really enjoyed working with you on both transactions and look forward to helping you in the future with anything you need! Thanks again for choosing us!
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
MitchMitch3
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh was able to show us the kind of attention that anyone making a life change this big would want to be shown. His team and streamlined process make him available and we felt that this led to our high level of satisfaction.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review Mitch! You guys ended up in a great home and neighborhood! I had a ton of fun working with you guys! Thanks again for choosing us!
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
mikedallas
Helped me buy home
Wife & I discovered Josh while searching for a Grand Rapids Realtor in our age range, to make the home buying experience more fun. Great choice! Josh May is a listener, he will quickly understand your needs and develop a plan of action for buying your dream home. Josh is humble and his offers are taken seriously among Greater Grand Rapids retailers. If you are serious about purchasing real estate, Josh can help. Step 1: Contact Josh May Step 2: Design a solid plan of action to alleviate stresses incurred throughout the process (closing does not happen overnight!) Step 3: Close on your dream home. 1,2,3 - Josh makes it EZ. but don't take my word for it! www.bustinboards.com Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Mike! I had a great time working with you and your family! This process can be a lot of fun for people with a proper plan in place and I am glad you guys enjoyed it! Thanks again for choosing us!
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
sinnotte
Helped me buy home
Josh May is the best of the best! As a first-time home buyer, I had no clue what to do or where to begin. Josh took the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions. I felt very informed during the whole process. He was never "in your face" or pushy but was relaxed and calm, which made working with him enjoyable. Buying a house was so easy thanks to Josh! I wouldn't use anyone else in the future!!!
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Emily! I had a great time working with you and I am glad the process was easy for you! You got a great house and great deal! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2014
stephanie queen
Listed and sold a home
We won't go with any other agent! Josh helped us again to find our dream home. Rain or shine he worked so hard to get us exactly what we wanted. Our house sold in 3 days and that was no surprise thanks to Josh and his expertise. If you are looking to buy or sell there is no one else we would recommend.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great word Stephanie! As always, loved working with you guys and I am glad we all took the time to find the house you really wanted!! Way to time the market perfectly on that sale too!!! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
zuser20140612165853719
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh walked through our condo before we put the it on the market and recommended a few things we could do to make it more presentable. After following his suggestions, a video and pictures were taken and put on the web. We had showings daily and sold our condo in a week. The communication with Josh and his team were excellent, and we were happy to get the price we had hoped for. Josh went above and beyond when our buyer's bank balked at financing, and found them a local bank that was happy to help. This was completed without our having to worry about it. He helped us to find a new condo in short order, and somehow managed to schedule back to back closings which took place in less than half an hour. I have recommended Josh to anyone thinking about selling their home, and I continue to be amazed by his professionalism and knowledge. He was never pushy or anything other than genuinely helpful. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thank you for the great review! One of the more enjoyable parts of my job is to construct a plan and see it all fall into place!! I am glad you two enjoyed the selling and buying process! It was great working with you both! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
Steve and Susan
Listed and sold a home
Josh May is a consummate professional who takes excellent care of his clients. Josh guided us through the always stressful process of selling our home while looking to purchase another. He provided advice on minor improvements we could make to our home to encourage its sale while no other realtor we interviewed did. He guided us through the difficult process of having an offer fall through, only to quickly secure another one and ultimately sell our home in a timeframe and at a price we were very happy with. We were unable to find a home to purchase prior to having to vacate our sold home, and Josh assisted us with securing a short term rental. He finally assisted us with purchasing the home we had hoped all along would surface, and negotiated the sale like no other realtor could. Through the entire process Josh was optimistic, understanding, caring, and always thoughtful to our needs. His showing and closing coordinators provide excellent assistance and demonstrate the same professionalism that Josh does on a daily basis. We cannot say enough positive things about Josh and our experience with him. Do yourself a favor and contact him when you plan to buy or sell a home!! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Steve, Susan, Thanks for the great words above! I am glad your family is settled into the new house and our plan is complete! Its always great to meet people for the first time and work together to get that one perfect result! Enjoy the house! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014
zuser20140611061546216
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with Josh both buying and selling my homes and have had excellent experiences every time. His honest and upfront approach is refreshing and has helped me understand just want to expect throughout the process. I look forward to working with Josh again, having a home currently listed with him!
Response fromJosh May
Matt, Thanks for the great review! I had a great time working with you and look forward to doing some more business in the future! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2014
mara rasikas
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh is an excellent realtor, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I listed my home and put an offer on another at the same time, and as a result of his experience and organized staff, we were able to close on both in right around 30 days. His knowledge of the current real estate trends is above average, and he is very creative when figuring out how to make both the buyers and sellers happy, comfortable and satisfied with all decisions.
Response fromJosh May
Mara - It was so great working with you and I am glad everything worked out so well! I know that you will enjoy your new condo! Thanks again for choosing us to help you with the selling and buying of your your properties!
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013
tracy m nyhuis
Listed and sold a home
Josh sold our home in a month and a half which is especially impressive considering it had been on the market previously for a year and a half with no offers. Josh was always available to personally answer my questions while I felt like I had a whole team of people working to sell my house. Josh walked with us every step of the way from helping us to stage our home all the way to being there for us at closing. His integrity, customer service, and work ethic are top notch. Josh May is the ONLY realtor I recommend!!!! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks so much for the great review! I have worked really hard to build a strong staff and it feels great when we get comments like this! I am really happy everything worked out so well for you two! Thanks again for letting us help you get your home sold!
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2013
jason wender
Listed and sold a home
We had the opportunity to work with Josh on both a purchase and sale of a rental property which we owned for over two years. Josh was well-versed in the local neighborhoods, market, and process of both buying and selling a rental property and helped us make an informed decision both ends of the process. With both the purchase and sale, Josh and his team made the process easily understandable and seamless for us. We were able to list, then sell the home in less than two weeks and closed within one month and Josh and his team made the entire process flawless. Josh is honest, hard working, and extremely dedicated to delighting his customers and ensuring their questions are answered promptly and works with a sense of urgency rarely seen. He is a trustworthy individual and runs a high-caliber business focused on satisfying his customers through his honesty and knowledge. I would never hesitate to use Josh again and recommend him to anyone I know because of the trust I have for him and his business. He runs an impressive business. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Jason - we really appreciate the opportunity to help you get some homes bought and sold! Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to helping you and your family in the future! Thanks again! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
10/03/2013
user3588032
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were house shopping this spring in a competitive, whirlwind of a market. Josh was an amazing agent in that he was assertive in finding potential homes, attentive to our needs and questions, and supportive throughout the whole process. Everything was moving so quickly in the housing market and Josh was capable and proactive. We found a terrific home in Forest Hills and are very happy thanks to him. I highly recommend Josh to friends all the time.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great comments! I am really happy that we were able to find you guys a great deal in a great neighborhood! I love that house, and know that you guys will really enjoy your times there. Thanks again for choosing me to help you both out! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2013
user05110322
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I really liked working with Josh. He was very honest with us and would point out items that we would not normally notice. There were a few homes that we looked at and liked but Josh would give us his opinion about the house as an investment. We were looking at homes and picking them based on what we liked so it was good to have someone there to point out which homes were good investments and which were not. We were not going into a home purchase with the thought of how fast we would be able to sell it once purchased but Josh reminded us that we didn't know what was around the corner and we should not get into a home that we could not resell quickly if something horribly unexpected were to happen or if we had to move. Because of his honesty and straight forward communication style, we now have a home that we both love and is also has great market value. His experience was very valuable in this area. Josh also helped us sell our home which we had previously had up for sale two different times under two different realtors. Our home was in the middle of town and on a busy street so we were not getting any looks in previous attempts. We asked Josh to stop by and tell us what we needed to do in order to sell our home. The list of things we needed to do was long and it took us a while to complete them but we did everything on his list. Once we put the house up for sale again that spring, we had a lot of traffic and signed the purchase agreement on day 7. We feel this was only possible because Josh didn't tell us what we wanted to hear but instead told us what we needed to do to sell our house. Our previous two realitors had told us what we wanted to hear and said they could sell our house as it was, but Josh said he could not. Josh's straight talk was exactly what we needed and it worked. We have since recommended Josh to everyone we know and hear of looking to sell or purchase a home. We will 100% use Josh again if we ever need help selling our home or looking to move to a new one. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Wow - That was a really great review! I am very happy everything worked out for you two. Its so cool for me to see that kind of planning and preparation and then for everything to fall into place like it did! I had a great time working with you guys! We will talk soon!
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2013
user2094326
Helped me buy and sell homes
We sold a house, and bought a condominium, with Josh's help. He is very easy to work with, and is a true professional. We liked the fact that he was not "pushy," but would give you honest answers. He also has a great support staff, that works with him. We have, and will continue, to recommend Josh to friends!
Response fromJosh May
Thank you for the great review! I really enjoyed working with the both of you! Hopefully you are enjoying the new condo and of course the cottage!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
user17693089
Helped me buy home
Josh was very knowledgable, helpful and patient while I was inquiring about buying my first home. I felt comfortable the whole time and would recommend him to anyone interested in purchasing a home!
Response fromJosh May
Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the new place! Tons of fun working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2013
user25778730
Listed and sold a home
Josh provided guidance through the whole process including a very honest assessment of our property along with suggestions to fix or change certain things at the beginning, through the end of the sale process. On the buying side, Josh was flexible and responsive, very personable, and stuck with us through some very trying times. His calmness and professionalism, coupled with his knowledge helped talk me "down from the ledge" several times. It all turned out great!
Response fromJosh May
I am glad you two are happy with the new place. I really enjoyed starting from step one and helping you through the selling and buying process! Its always great when the game-plan works out! You guys were great!
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2013
Caryn80
Helped me buy home
We throughly enjoyed our interaction with Josh! He made what could have been an extremely stressful situation into the easiest purchase transaction we have yet experienced (we had a very limited amount of time to find a property). Everything went smoothly - the negotiations, the contracts, the inspection, and even our move-in. He went out of his way to help and we will always be grateful for that. My husband and I would gladly recommend him and his team to anyone moving into (or out of) the Grand Rapids area. Thanks again, Josh! We look forward to working with you again! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review! One of my favorite parts of this job is when I get to relocate people to town (especially when we only have a few days!). I am glad everything worked out the way it was supposed to!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
Hazak1
Helped me buy home
We found Josh Mey to more than do what was needed even when we hadn't yet wanted to sign up for him to be our realtor. He did more in the first two weeks than two other realtors we had been working with... I encourage you to use him if you are with-in his service area. -- Blessings to you and yours.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks! It was great working with you both and I know you are loving the new place! Such a great house!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
joshtaz
Helped me buy home
Josh was extremely helpful! He took all of our wants and found us the best options in our area. He was great at communicating with us and helping us find out first home. If you need to buy or sell a house, this is the guy to do it!
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great review! It was especially nice to see you two get what you wanted after our first offer did not work out! Enjoy the new condo!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
schaveyt
Listed and sold a home
We were able to sell our house quickly, and found a new one that we are very happy with! I personally appreciated Josh's use of technology (cell phones and computers) to make everything feel efficient and make his response time fairly instantaneous. This means we could accommodate showings more easily, and were able to get into see new houses on the first day. We already have recommended Josh to our friends, and they were also very pleased!
Response fromJosh May
Thank you for the great review! I had a lot of fun working with you guys! Really happy the transition was smooth. You got a great place at the right time!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user5300489
Listed and sold a home
Josh and his team were a great pleasure to work with. Josh was extremely knowledgeable of the area and he and his team handled every step of our buying / selling experience with urgency and complete professionalism. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy / sell in the greater Grand Rapids / West Michigan area.
Response fromJosh May
Thank you! It was great working with you guys! You definitely knew what you wanted and I am glad we got it! Enjoy that water!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user26653858
Listed and sold a home
We met with Josh so that we could sell our house. Josh was helpful with making sure we spent time on tasks that added value and presented well. He provided 'competition' comparables so that we were able to correctly price the home, which was satisfactory to our initial thoughts on price. We received an acceptable offer in three days. The process was longer than normal, but that was due to seller work travel and buyer financing needs. I would not hesitate to use Josh in the future or recommend his skills to another. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the review! A few bumps with the buyer financing, but I glad the deal got done for you two! Thanks for hanging in there!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user7906858
Helped me buy and sell homes
very helpful, easy to wrk with. is able to creatively put a deal together that works for everyone. thanks for the help selling my home and purchasing my new home.
Response fromJosh May
I appreciate the review! Glad both deals got done in a fairly quick fashion! Enjoy the new place!
Maybe recommend
08/19/2013
kalliekanter
Never responded to my inquiry
no response to specific questions on specific unit from Josh May. Generic auto response said someone would be in touch...no one called or left email/VM with respect to specific questions. Property is now under contract. Timely response would have been helpful...I could have made offer. Serious buyer with cash/15 days to close and no contingencies. Perhaps there was a technical glitz and Mr. May did not received. However, he ws listed as premier agent.
Response fromJosh May
Sorry things did not work out with us connecting. We attempt to follow up with every inquiry that comes in, in a timely fashion. Best of luck with your home search!
Unlikely to recommend
08/13/2013
user260858
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Unfortunately, I did end up with a different agent. I had researched four different realtors and was impressed with Josh's reviews and recommendations. When I called to speak to him I received his voice mail. When I left a message my call was returned a short time later, but not by Josh. His assistant returned his phone call. He informed me that Josh was very busy and that he (the assistant) would be helping. He sounded quite young and I really wanted someone with more experience. I asked if he could have Josh call me back and was told no. It seems to me if you are advertising for clients, you should be able to handle more clients and not shuffle them off to an assistant. I went to another realtor who had time for me. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
My apologies that it did not work out, but I appreciate the feedback. There are times in the business where it is important to have the help of my assistants. I/We apologize about the miscommunication. Good luck with your home search! Josh May
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2013
user0701078
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have bought and sold three homes with Josh. He has an impressive background and knows the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas very well. He will give you the pros and cons about a home you are looking at from an agent's prospective, so you can think about how this home might sell later in the future. He will try to get you the best price for your home that he can. Josh is one of the best agents in this area.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks guys! I have had a great time working with you both! Next time we star on House Hunters!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2012
user6075400
Helped me buy home
Josh was very professional and did an excellent job during our home search. I would highly recommend him to any friend or family member. He has a lot of knowledge of the local area and it's real estate market, and went above and beyond of what I expected for a real estate agent.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the kind words! I am glad we were able to get you the right investment in a great neighborhood!
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2012
iamjmg
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were thoroughly pleased with Josh. When it came to finding the right home in the right area, we were quite picky. We saw numerous houses before finding the right fit. But Josh was very patient. He was always searching for and providing us with potential properties, taking the time to pay attention to attributes that were important to us. And, he never made us feel rushed or feel badly for needing to see so many houses before finding our home. Josh was also very helpful during the negotiation process. He allowed us to make informed decisions and came up with creative solutions, helping us to get the deal done. We would highly recommend Josh. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
I had a great time working with you both! Enjoy the house and land (and lawnmower)!
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2012
user5078205
Helped me buy home
My fiancee and I used Josh in order to find our new home. As first-time home buyers, we were a little unsure on how the whole process would go, but Josh sat down with us before ever looking at properties to make sure he understood what we wanted as well as outlined what we would expect in the process. He was great with communication and always followed-up with our calls and questions. Josh really served as a valuable resource for us, often times helping us think of the considerations that we would never have thought up on our own, even if they may have persuaded us against a house we were looking at. We never felt like we were being "sold" anything, and the house we ended up with was perfect for us in every way. It was only through Josh's patience and persistence that allowed us to end up in our dream house. We would not hesitate to recommend Josh to any of our friends and family! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the review! It was great seeing how excited you both were about your first home! I hope everything is great with you two!
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2012
AshleeFrost
Listed and sold a home
Josh is a master at what he does. He sold our home in 4 days. He knows the market inside & out. The best part about working with Josh is his responsiveness. He is always accessible and he follows through with every commitment. We knew that we could trust him. He has high ethics & integrity and that shows in how he runs his business. We have sold 1 house with Josh and bought 1 house with Josh, and he was equally as amazing in regards to buying & selling.
Response fromJosh May
Thank you Ashlee! I am happy that your transition was so smooth. All the best in your future ventures!
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2012
user536416
Listed and sold a home
Josh did a terrific job for me as always. Josh recommended I price my Heritage Hill property for $138,000 originally. I let Josh know that I owed $138,000 and would need to price the house closer to $150,000 in order that I minimize the amount of money I would need to bring to close. We decided on $149,900. Within seven days of listing my house we accepted and offer for $143,000. Josh has represented me twice as a seller and six times as a buyer! Josh is thorough, trustworthy,and works fast. Thank you Mayday! One more quick note, although I have always worked with Josh, it is my business practice to always seek two opinions. The other Real Estate Firm that I asked to look at my property prior to listing with Josh recommended that I list my property for $80,000?? I have chosen not to identify the name of this Real Estate Firm that made this error because I believe that everyone makes has bad days. I highly recommend Josh May if you are looking to sell or purchase a residential home in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Dave! I was very pleased with our final purchase price given the tougher market conditions! Thanks again for letting me help you get that property sold!
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2012
jrweatherhead
Listed and sold a home
I believe the most important quality in a Real Estate agent is integrity. Josh was always up front and honest with me both when he found me the right home to buy as well as when it came time to selling our home. He is a true professional and I HIGHLY recommend him.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Jeff - good luck in Ann Arbor! I had a great time working with you!
Likely to recommend
07/13/2012
user9802078
Listed and sold a home
Josh was very professional and responsive. I admit that I could be demanding at times, but he always came through - he got us an offer after 21 days on the market. He provided great advice and tips for staging and showing my home. Josh also did a great job in taking pictures to show off my home. He understands that the internet is now the main tool used by buyers - and used an arsenal of internet and social media tools to market our house. Overall a great positive experience.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the kind review! I am glad we got your home sold on you moving forward to your next venture!
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2012
gregd05
Helped me buy home
It didn't matter to Josh that I was looking for a house under $100K. His main concern was to understand what my needs and criteria were as to the property I needed. He was methodical in showing each property we agreed to look at, as to what was it, I liked and disliked about the properties.This so that he could get a better idea of what I was looking for. I had been in the mortgage business before and have owned a couple of homes previously so knew much about the bidding process and what to do, but Josh did as well. We structured the bid in a way that got us an acceptance, knowing there would be multiple bids on the home. After the accepted bid, everything Josh expressed as to the finishing of the sale was as he stated. I have seen many realtors in my day. Most I came in contact with fit a stereotype of being lazy, less than knowledgeable, and in a blatant way dishonest in more than one way, with many parties in the process, especially with their clients or potential clients. Josh May is my realtor. He did everything her said he would, in the purchase of my home. I am very pleased with the professional relator he is. I recommend his services to anyone looking for a hard working realtor. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Greg. Let me know if you need anything in the future. I enjoyed your search process!
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2012
aarogalski
Helped me buy home
Josh helped my husband and I buy a foreclosure in 2011 in the Eastgate neighborhood. He was patient taking us through house after house, some which had much to be desired, but finally he ended up finding one and getting us in day of. We were impressed because we were checking online everyday and hadn't seen this one pop up yet. We decided to make an offer and found out it was the second best offer and didn't get the house. We were excited when a week or so later Josh called saying the first offer fell through and we were next in line! We ended up getting the house and it's been a great investment for us. Josh knows the Grand Rapids market very well and was very responsive to my texts to him saying "We need to get into this house ASAP!" Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great feedback! I am happy that we got you both into that deal of an investment!
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2012
MattGrajewski
Helped me buy home
I was home searching last year and decided it would be easier with a realtor. Finding a realtor was not an easy task. With so many to chose from I wasn't sure who was right for me. After seeing all the good reviews on Josh May through this site, I gave him a call. Josh was extremely easy to work with. I was also impressed by his knowledge of the area and the current housing market. I learned a lot from him while home searching. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone. You won't be disappointed. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the nice review Matt! I had a great time working with you!
Do not recommend
05/05/2012
user318189
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I had called Josh about a house for rent in Rockford and had asked him for an application to be sent via e-mail. After explaining to him about our credit history and how I would like to begin the application process as soon as possible, Josh told me that he would send me an application so that he could begin the process to see if we could be approved. I never received the application from Josh nor did I get a phone call back. This is not the first time I have experienced this type of treatment from a real estate professional. They recognize that our credit might not be that great so they neglect us, not wanting to put in the effort because of our financial situation. I understand that the rental market is very competitive right now but how is anyone going to get a second chance if real estate professionals and banks don't learn to trust people again. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
While I appreciate your honest review, I remember specifically telling you that we really prefer you view the home first before we invest in credit checks and application fees. As we discussed, the owner was showing the home that day. I felt it best that you view the home to make sure it was something that would work out prior to us checking credit and investing time and money, in the event you did not like the home. I apologize for any misunderstanding and should have been more clear about what needed to take place. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2012
patelh10
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have known Josh for several years and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. Josh is very accomodating to your needs, listens well and presents you with great options. He is low pressure, which is important to us. He doesn't rush you into any decisions and always advises us with good information. He truly wants you to feel comfortable in the decisions you are making in regards to buying or selling a home. Aside from using Josh to buy our current home, we have used him to help us find tenants for two of our other homes. He has done an excellent job with that as well. He shows the rental properties to prospective renters, does background checks, etc. We have been happy with the people has he found for us and the quick service Josh always provides to us. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the nice review! I am glad that you had a fun/positive search process and more importantly bought a great home!
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2012
angelface_266
Listed and sold a home
We had previously listed our home for sale with two other agents and had also tried For Sale By Owner. There was never much traffic to the home and the end result was years on the market with no prospects, let alone a sale. We removed our home from the market for a few years and did some remodeling, then decided that it was the right time to once again attempt to sell. After talking with family and friends, we were referred to seven different agents. Yes, seven; and we interviewed every single one of them. In the end, we decided that Josh May was the best fit for us. The first week was quiet, but the word that the house is for sale needs to have time to spread. By week two we had showings; at least one per week, sometimes two and occasionally more. We listed in early September 2011 and had an offer by the end of October. Unfortunately, the offer fell through, but showings continued even around Thanksgiving and a week or two before Christmas. We were impressed by how quickly we had showings and by how many people were coming to see our home. We got feedback after almost every showing, usually within 3 days depending on the selling agents response time. Josh gave us advice and guidance but didn't pressure us into any decisions and let us be in full control of how we handled everything from setting the sale price to accepting or countering the offers to whether or not we had open houses. Our house sold in February, 5 months after listing. All things considered - the fact that we listed in the fall, stayed listed through the winter AND the holiday season (when people don't want to move or be out looking for a house), we sold it in October (only a month and a half after listing) but had the deal fall through, we had it listed for 3 years previously with hardly any traffic, and the market still isn't great - we were THRILLED with the 5 month turn around on our house. Josh answered our calls and emails in a timely manner, answered all of our questions, shared his knowledge and gave us advice without being pushy, let us make the decisions regarding our home, was always more mindful of our best interests than of making the sale, and overall was very professional, courteous, and respectful. We would definitely use him again for future transactions - both selling and purchasing - and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great real estate agent. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for those detailed comments! I am very pleased we got you two on to your next destination!
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2012
user653372
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mr. May has proven himself to be invaluable to our dream home purchase. His patience and understanding for the emotions that go along with the decision of purchasing a home make him feel like part of the family. Josh is extremely knowledgable and can easily convey his thoughts in very easy to understand terms. This really makes some of the fear and uncertainty that can go with this big decision go away. There are not enough kind words to describe Josh, he made our dream home purchase a reality while keeping things in perspective and fun. Thank you Josh! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the great words!
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2012
user3120158
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh helped me purchase my "starter" home when I first graduated college and then several years later, helped me sell it (and still make a profit in 2010!) and guided my husband and I through the process of purchasing a larger home for our growing family. Josh impressed me by making an effort to get to know us and what we were passionate about in a home, and I was always confident he had our best interests in mind during the entire buying and selling process. Josh was patient with us and helped us reflect on what we liked and disliked by asking questions about things we hadn't considered. Additionally, I believe Josh's knowledge about the buying and selling activity in our neighborhood led us to get an excellent deal on the home we purchased. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thank You! I had a great time working with you both! Great work on the new home and renovations!
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2012
user7375497
Helped me buy home
Josh did an awesome job helping my husband and I buy our first house here in GR. Once we found our perfect house he walked us through the buying process step by step so we were well informed about everything the whole time. We would definitely recommend Josh to anyone going through the home buying process, his knowledge of the industry and Grand Rapids are extremely valuable.
Response fromJosh May
I think we can all say we had a great time with the process! The excitement I witnessed from that transaction still sits at the top of the list!
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2012
user9939806
Helped me buy home
As a first-time home buyer in 2005, Josh helped me to find a home in NE Grand Rapids... I am still there today, and it was a great find on Josh's part. He was very thorough, responsive, and knew the West Michigan area extremely well. I interviewed and met with 4 other agents, and he was by far the best. Also, I am engaged now, and so Josh will be the Agent who lists my house, my fiance's house, and help us find a new home together. Josh is very honest and up front, and is a very good overall decision maker. I have recommended Josh May to many friends and family, and will continue to do so in the future. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks!
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2012
user419254
Helped me buy and sell homes
Josh May was excellent. He was very knowledgeable in an ever-changing market. He helped us in every aspect of the selling process. He sold our house (for the price we wanted) in 5 weeks! Josh May also helped us purchase our new home which we love! He has a way of connecting with the customer, he knew what we wanted and helped us stay on track in what can be a very emotional process. He had great insight to the process.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the kind words! Of course, I had a great time working with you and your family!
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2012
ElementPG
Helped me buy home
Josh May is a Realtor that has great knowledge of the Grand Rapids area market. His flexibility and dedication to our house hunt was very impressive. When a family member or friend is in need of a Realtor, I recommend Josh first!
Response fromJosh May
I appreciate the comments! Hopefully the next transaction we won't be up against 4 other offers. I will get to show you some of my negotation skills! Thanks again!
Highly likely to recommend
03/22/2012
stilltrackin
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were extremely happy with the service that Josh provided. He got us a very good price for the home we sold in a depressed market and helped us find a great deal on our dream home. We were very impressed with Josh's professionalism. He seemed very at ease, even in awkward situations. On one occasion, there was someone else in the house that we were about to look at. Josh told us to just stay put for a minute while he went to find out what was going on. As it turned out, another couple was sitting at the kitchen table writing an offer. We would give Josh five stars and two thumbs up. Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Jeff, It was great working with you and your family! Although the market was tough, you guys always remained very positive! Enjoy your new home! Thanks! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2012
user112057
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have purchased three homes with Josh's help and every experience and interaction with Josh has exceeded my expectations. He was professional, personable and made some stressful buying and selling moments much easier. He has great knowledge on the grand rapids area and is in tune to what his clients are looking for.
Response fromJosh May
Thanks for the kind words! I, of course, had a great time working with you! Enjoy the new neighborhood! Thanks! Josh
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2012
MaggieTorongo
Helped me buy home
I had the best experience with Josh! I was buying my first home and in one day we looked at so many houses. He pre-screened all the homes first So everything we looked at was an option for me. After I decided on the house we put in an offer, and he helped me with all the questions I had througout the entire process. There were a couple items that delayed my closing date, and Josh called me every day with an update on what was going on. Will work with Josh again in the Future!
Response fromJosh May
Thanks Maggie!! I had a great time working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2012
user881012
Helped me buy home
I have know Josh for a while now, and when I decided to start looked at homes to purchase, I knew he would be the right person to help me! Not only did he help me find and purchase my home, but he help three close friends of mine too! I was very happy working with Josh, and am very happy with my purchase! I was doubtful in the beginning, not thinking I would find something that I would love, but within 20 houses, Josh helped me find the one! Josh listen to what I wanted, where I wanted to be, and hit the jack pot! I will definitely work with Josh again when I am ready to sell, and purchase again! Less ... More
Response fromJosh May
Thanks!!!! I really appreciate your comments!