Joe is a great, trustworthy guy. Would be happy doing business with him again. Keep up the great work.
Biagio Cuomo-Long Beach
5.0 star rating 12/28/2016
I've used Joe twice - when I bought my first house in 2013 and then when I sold it for a condo in 2016. Regarding my 2013 purchase, Joe was referred to me by my financier through a VA program. He was patient with me as I understood almost nothing about real estate, explained the processes and the paperwork, spent many weekends ferrying me around SoCal on house hunting excursions, trying to find my dream home within the confines of a tight budget. He was the first to hear about my (future) house going on the market and got me in to view it before anyone else - and it was a good move which put me ahead of others fighting for the same property. Erick Hawkins-Long Beach, CA
Fortunately, I bought that house at a good point in the real estate market because it appreciated favorably over three years. Joe kept in periodic contact with me, making sure I was satisfied with my purchase and following up on any questions I had and making polite suggestions on ways to improve my home to maximize it's value. He also teased that the market was hot and if I was looking to sell, I could find my way to a larger more modern upgrade.
And in 2016, I did just that. I was so happy with Joe that I used him again to sell my home and purchase a condo I had been eyeing in Long Beach. Now that I had a little experience under my belt and Joe knew my taste, the selling and buying experience was much easier. He put me in touch with a better financier and helped navigate some touch and go negotiations with everyone involved.
I've recommended Joe to others who have used him to purchase their homes and I would use Joe again.
5.0 star rating 1/1/2017
We started our search not knowing Long Beach at all. Joe was very patient showing us different neighborhoods and going to properties I found on the search site he set up even if he thought we would like the neighborhood (he was usually right). There were seven offers on the place we finally picked, and Joe made sure ours was always in contention. Ultimately we got the condo and we are moving to Long Beach...3 blocks from the beach. Steve Heyl & John Griffith-Long Beach, CA
Mr. Mendeze was very friendly and easy to speak with from the beginnig of our time together. He knows the area very well. He works with your needs not his agenda. He knows the housing maket well. He really finds the deals. He is very persistant working for your needs. Side note: He even played tourest guide and let me take the time to get out and stand on the Pacific Beach for my very first time. Thank you Joe for time well spent! Liss V-Collierville, TN
We can't say enough good things about Joe - he is absolutely the best! He was easy to work with and watched out for our best interests throughout the entire buying process. At no point did he ever make us feel like we were on our own like some agents can do. He was with us every step of the way which paid off since he found us a great deal. He's also a personable, great and easy going guy - he made the whole experience fun. We won't hesitate to recommend him to others or to work with him again.
Patrick Bobiak-Long Beach, CA
I am a fan, thank you for your knowledge and expertise in the field. Your connection to Jose and finding the right agent made a difference. I honestly did not trust most of the folks I worked with prior to coming to you. I'm happy to say that this was the best Christmas ever! Kido and I are very pleased with our 2 bed room 1 bath condo. You being there available through the process made a difference and helped me make the right choices along the way to our first home. Thank you soo much from the Fregoso Family :) Felix Fregoso-Sacramento, CA
As a home inspector, I work with many real estate agents. I can honestly say when it comes to Joe Mendez he is top notch. He takes the time to explain to his clients exactly whats is going on. I'm impressed with his knowledge of Long Beach and what is going on in the community. His attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond make him stand out as a great real estate agent. Tim Johnson-Fullerton, CA
Joe helped me find an agent in Norther California that would be sensitive to my needs and lifestyle. I kept in touch with him during the hunt for the perfect home. I found a short sale property in 2010 which he encouraged me to not shy away from. I did go forward with the purchase and greatly appreciate the appreciation! Randy Paquette-Union City, CA
5.0 star rating 2/14/2015
We came to Joe in 2010 with specific criteria to purchase investment property. We had already contacted another realtor who basically told us we were not going to find what we wanted, but Joe did find a property that met our criteria and goals! He was relentless and took the challenge.
We purchased the investment property in 2011 and rehabbed it. Joe recently listed and found us a tenant. He also helped us find a property manager to manage a rental.
Joe also helped us purchase our primary home which closed on Christmas Eve 2014.
If you want a one stop realtor, Joe is the realtor you need. JJ Conneally, Long Beach, CA
5.0 star rating 1/26/2015
To be honest up front, Joe is a long time friend. That said, I can still be honest about the job he did for my family when my Mother passed away.
Mom had lived in her Long Beach house for nearly 60 years. My parents bought the house in 1949 when my Mother was pregnant with me. But it was now time to sell and I was the trustee of her trust. This was an extremely emotional time as Mom had just passed and all those years had built a mountain of memories and sentiment.
At this devastating time in my life I turned to Joe for his guidance, expertise, and emotional support. I got all that and more than I ever expected. Joe listens, shows amazing respect, has complete understanding of the Long Beach and surrounding neighborhoods real estate market, does his homework, and put together an amazing deal at a great price.
I really don't know how well I would have gotten through that process without the effort, expertise, and unconditional support I received from Joe. He proved to me that he is not only a friend but a top notch real estate agent. He is the best, he is trustworthy, he will protect your interest, and he will serve you well!
Michael Kerr, Long Beach, CA & Las Vegas, Nevada.
5.0 star rating 7/22/2014
First to Review
Joe helped my partner and I find our first home - he came recommended from a good friend who recently purchased his first home with Joe's help as well.
We started out looking at a house we thought we would love. Joe showed us and asked what we liked and disliked. He immediately read our style from what we said and knew what to show us. We immediately went to a Spanish style house with character and charm and knew those were now on our "Must Have" list.
We felt like we were Joe's only clients - we had his attention when we asked questions and he always made sure we were never kept waiting for an answer or to see a home. Joe drove us around for many hours over multiple weekends showing us neighborhoods and hitting the pavement looking for homes.
After several months of searching, placing multiple offers in a very competitive market, and at the point of giving up, Joe found our dream home. Joe made sure the process went as smoothly as possible and guided us along the way, making suggestions to help ensure we wouldn't miss out on this opportunity. The deal went smoothly for the most part, with some hiccups, which Joe assured us happens often in the escrow period. He made sure we were calm and collected as much as possible (which is not easy with the two of us!).
Joe and his direct lender, Patty Gadd (with New American Funding), treated us like old friends. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We highly recommend Joe and Patty, and have already referred several friends to them.
When it's time to move up to our next dream home, we will certainly go to Joe and Patty for the help! I have family members who are realtors and know how difficult the business can be, especially with first time buyers. We couldn't be more happy with this experience! Nicholas Conneally-Long Beach, CA
5.0 star rating 1/27/2015
I hired Joe to purchase a Commercial Condo in Long Beach. From the beginning to the end he was relentless in his follow up on the documents and time line. I think anyone who is timid about purchasing a home or commercial property should hire him without hesitation. Laura Lara, Long Beach, CA
5.0 star rating 7/27/2014
Joe L Mendez doesn't just help you sell / buy a house; Joe L Mendez walks beside you during what for most people is the biggest financial decision of a lifetime -- one's home. Joe L Mendez continues to be our Realtor in Los Angeles County, Long Beach, California. Joe L Mendez has a history of success for his clients no matter what the market. Joe L Mendez is way ahead of the curve when it comes to anticipating and understanding national, county, city and local neighborhood markets -- not parroting talking heads. Joe L Mendez thinks critically, analytically, and why not? His background is economics! I know of no other realtor who works as hard as Joe L Mendez does for his clients. Joe L Mendez is Los Angeles County, Long Beach, Orange County and surrounds Realtor par excellence. His expertise arcs across all types of real estate -- commercial,residential, single family residence, multi-plex, and you name it. Joe L Mendez provides relocation services as well; that is, Joe L Mendez handles referrals from out of state and out of LA and Orange County -- making a positive difference in peoples lives who are relocating. Most impressively Joe L Mendez deals professionally and respectfully with all diversities of people. Joe L Mendez knows the markets. Joe L Mendez knows real estate. Joe L Mendez knows well dealing and communicating with people. Neo M