Testimonials

Always Has Your Best Interest at Heart.

What can I say about Joe P? This guy is an all-star! We bought our house from him about 2 years ago and due to extenuating circumstances had to sell it. Of course he was our first call. He already knew what houses were going for in the neighborhood so when I told him what we wanted to get out of  it, he suggested a couple of “freshening up” things to do that wouldn’t cost much but could be a huge ROI. He even “knew a guy” to do the projects to help keep costs down. He was spot on. I think we spent $3k and got an extra $20k on the house! Joe is a consummate professional who ALWAYS has your best interest at heart. There are lots of “good” real estate agents in Athens, Joe Polaneczky is GREAT! 
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Michael Cochran

Consummate Real Estate Professional

Joe Polaneczky is a consummate real estate professional: hands-on, excellent communication, straightforward, highly response, very informed and exceptionally well-experienced. My personal experience with Joe is that he goes over and above in all areas and operates his business at a level that is  superior to any other Realtor I’ve ever had dealings with (and there have been many). Joe literally saved the deal on the recent sale of my property to a well-qualified buyer who was unfortunately represented by an incompetent agent. I would recommend Joe enthusiastically and without reservation to anyone looking for an outstanding Realtor!
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Border

I’m Almost Sad It’s Over!

Joe just sold a house for me and he did a wonderful job. It was not an easy situation: I live out of state, there were some repairs that needed to be coordinated, etc. Joe was incredibly helpful in recommending and working with trustworthy contractors (in the one case when one didn’t live up to expectations he comped me out of his own pocket). Once when I called from New York to ask him to go leave my faucets dripping in freezing weather, he had already taken care of it. Joe worked incredibly hard to take care of my home and get me a good price, and he did it with integrity for both myself and the buyer. Both him and his assistant, Steph, were friendly, very responsive/timely, and a pleasure to work with. I’m almost sad it’s over! Thanks Joe and Steph!
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Cara Sipprelle

Hiring Joe P Was One of the Best Decisions

Joe and Steph were absolutely amazing to work with throughout the very short process of selling our home (we were under contract in less than a week after listing). Being very much of a DIY’er, my wife and I initially considered going FSBO to “save some money”; let me tell you, hiring Joe P was one of the best decisions we’ve made. They made what could’ve been a very scary, stressful, and drawn-out feat actually enjoyable. Not once did we second guess our decision, or anything else associated with this massive task. Just knowing you have someone you can trust helping you through one of the biggest transactions of your life is priceless. Aside from that, Joe’s experience, negotiating skills, and overall professionalism is next to none. All while still being very personable, courteous and down to earth. He also showcases his wisdom by having such an amazing assistant, Steph, on his team. The only bad thing about our experience is that we moved 500 miles from Athens and can’t hang out with our new friends Joe and Steph as often as we’d like.
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Justin L

You Won’t Be Disappointed!

Joe made the home buying process so easy! I’m a first time homebuyer and was quite nervous but Joe P. and his team had all the answers — thoroughly explaining every step along the way and quick to answer all of my questions. And he does not mess around — he negotiated a new roof on the house before I purchased! Even after closing he’s been assisting me with all the little things to get settled — plumbers, locksmiths, tree guys, literally everything! I strongly recommend you list with Joe P. — you won’t be disappointed!
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Kalena Stull

Joe Easily Impressed Me

I had the pleasure of working with Joe P. on my recent home search and Joe easily impressed me with his knowledge of the homes and the area. Joe and his dedicated team were always on top of things and made the process really easy. They would keep me informed of the progress, any additional documentation needed, and often call/text to make sure I understood what was going on. Joe P. is the only realtor I’ll be advising family or friends to use!
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-K.P.

Knowledgeable, Helpful, and Always Quick to Respond

Joe P and his team were awesome from start to finish and we had a full price offer in less than two weeks! From getting the house ready to put on the market, through the inspection and closing, they were knowledgeable, helpful, and always quick to respond to our questions. We give them the highest recommendation! 
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
K. White

Excellent Service From Beginning to End

We interviewed 4 real estate agents before going with Joe P. All the agents came to the interviews having done some initial homework, at least with respect to asking price. The recommended price points were similar. Joe rose to the top because during the interview he was already thinking about points a buyer or an appraiser might use to lower the price and explained counter arguments that he would use. Thus, he was thinking not just about getting buyers to the house for showings, but how to close the deal. We got offers quickly, and Joe was very quick to help us think of ways to respond to various requests two different buyers made during negotiations. He and the Stephanies that work in his office were very responsive. We felt we got excellent service from beginning to end and would recommend him to anyone selling a home in the greater Athens area.
5 stars Highly Likely to Recommend
-Izsak

We Were Very Impressed With Joe’s Integrity

Joe helped us sell our house this past summer and we were very impressed with Joe’s integrity, professionalism and his fun personality. Joe helped us identify what repairs and improvements would help us get top price and sell the house quickly. After completing  the work, we listed the house and had an offer within 2 weeks at a very good price. Joe stayed on top of the transaction through closing arranging for a few minor that turned up in the inspection. It was great not having to worry about arranging for the repairs since we had already moved out. I strongly recommend Joe. Joe holds himself to a very high standard and truly works for you. I have sold and bought several houses over the years and Joe is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. Steph, Joe’s associate, is great and is pleasure to work with as well.

— Terri Andrew

We Had an Offer Within 24 Hours of Our First Showing

Joe is a terrific agent. We contacted him to serve as our listing agent based on the stellar reviews he received here, and can honestly say that he exceeded our expectations. In fact, we were so impressed by Joe after our initial meeting that we also encouraged my mother-in-law (who was moving  out-of-region with us) to list her house with him as well. In both cases, we each received offers within less than a week of putting our houses on the market, and both houses ended up selling for 95%+ of asking price. This result was especially impressive in our case, as we had priced our house much higher than we had anticipated at Joe’s urging. Joe is always encouraging his clients to push the market, and in our case it really worked out well, with our house selling for more than we’d initially hoped or imagined it would. Before your house is ever listed, however, Joe will offer great feedback on how to best stage your home for sale. In our case, he spent 45 minutes going room-to-room to tell us what he’d recommend we do to have our house show at its best. Joe also set us up with a terrific contractor to help with some basic touch-up repairs and painting. Based on Joe’s feedback, we had an offer within 24 hours of our first showing, and we were finished with showings within four days, which is all we could have asked for. In addition to Joe being a terrific agent, his assistant Steph is also great as well. Between the two of them, we always felt like we could get in touch with someone at a moment’s notice, and never had many need go unmet. All in all, I believe my wife and I have unusually high standards, but can honestly say that we would recommend Joe without hesitation. You couldn’t hope to find a better agent to help you sell your house.

— Nathaniel

He Is So Personable and an Awesome Guy

We were excited about relocating but then terrified by real estate horror stories: bidding wars, cheesy relators, staging our home. Joe took care of everything. He walked us through the entire process. Joe was always available to us, day and night (and was so quick to get documents to us during negotiations!) It helps that he is so personable and an awesome guy. Joe was always in touch while we were looking at properties. He was happy to check them out for us and send us all the info, and was so helpful with lender recommendations, inspectors and renovators. We were able to sell our home above the asking price we considered! We definitely could not have done this without Joe, and he really took care of us well during the negotiation, closing, and even after closing. We think we got a great deal, because the other relator was not on the ball as much as Joe. When it is time to move again, we will definitely call Joe! We recommend him so very highly.

— Amy Malone

Joe Developed an Action Plan to Help Us Sell It Quickly

Being relocated across the country, we were forced to sell our home on short notice. Choosing Joe for our realtor was the best decision we could have made to facilitate this. We couldn’t afford to have our old house linger on the market so Joe developed an action plan to help us sell it quickly and for the price we needed. He spotted issues that needed addressing in the home, utilizing his expertise and insight into the average buyer’s mentality. He then accessed his network of local contacts to make targeted improvements to the property to highlight its selling points and increase its appeal. Finally, he was able to use his connections within the local community of realtors to find a buyer for our house before it even went on the market. We received a full price offer only days after moving out! We can’t recommend Joe enough after this experience, he was able to make a process that we expected to be grueling and painful go as smoothly as any major life change possibly could.

— Mike Mann

We Recommend Him Without Hesitation

Joe knows the business and the community inside and out, and he will go to bat for you every step of the way. At every stage in our process, Joe was caring and committed, clear-eyed about every little annoying detail, and always available to follow up when problems arose or if things got confusing.  From start to finish, he was on it. We never doubted him. We recommend him without hesitation.

— Zillow user

Depth Knowledge of the Athens Market

I could not have dreamed of a better realtor than Joe! His biggest asset is his in depth knowledge of the Athens market including neighborhood trends and business development. He has a pulse on the hot Athens market. Joe was so in tune with my specific requirements, we only looked at 3 houses before I found a winner, that hadn’t even hit the market yet. Joe is honest and dependable and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Athens!

— Lesrion

The Best Realtor I’ve Ever Worked With

I have bought houses in Washington DC, Bethesda MD, Arlington VA, and upstate New York (twice), and Joe is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with. And I always search for the good ones! He listens to what you say, and observes what speaks to you when you go around. And he knows the market inside out. Bottom line: When I got serious, I bought the first house he showed me. He’s that good. And we beat out the others who wanted it too!

— M. Farnsworthriche

Ideal Experience

My experience with Joe could not have been more ideal. I was purchasing my first home and I knew that I would be able to purchase in September of 2017. Since I am in the mortgage business and have lived in Athens for the last three years I knew the extent of the seller’s market we were in and did not expect to find a home quickly. I explained to Joe what I was looking for and within two weeks he had found the home I was looking for. We were under contract the same day we viewed the home and at an amazing value! Joe’s knowledge and experience were further on display through the remainder of the process. In addition to negotiating a great sales price, he was also able to work a new premium HVAC system and many great mid century furniture pieces into the purchase at no cost to me. Joe makes the stressful process of home purchase completely effortless and shall I dare say enjoyable. I will continue to refer Joe and his team to anyone who will listen and I look forward to working with him in the future.

— Kyle Oliver