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I would recommend Joel for anyone looking for an honest, straight forward, personable and skilled realtor. He keeps you informed every step of the way and offers guidance throughout the home buying and selling process. I purchased my first home with Joel as my realtor six years ago, and have been lucky enough to continue to work with him as we now sell our home. We have been beyond blessed to work with Joel and cannot begin to express our gratitude for all of his hard work. Simply stated; he's the best of the best. user65589098
Joel quickly learned what we were looking for in a place to live. Being a first time home buyer, I had tons of questions in which Joel was ready and willing to answer. His responsiveness was exceptional, and continued helping us through the process to the very end, and then even afterward. Ericanton121
We recently bought our first home with Joel as our agent. Being new to the home buying process and not knowing what to expect, having an agent like Joel proved to be extremely helpful. He gave us a good idea of what to expect, helped us understand the market, and also gave us advice that kept us from making a couple of bad choices. We never felt rushed or pushed into something we didn't want, and after several months of searching, we found the perfect home. Not only did Joel help us find the right home, but he really went the extra mile to help get us through the inspection and into closing (and to get our house for what we thought was a more than fair price). There is so much that goes into buying a home and I felt much better having an agent that I was able to trust and who demonstrated a great understanding of the market and the home buying process. I would recommend Joel to anyone buying a home and would absolutely use him in the future if we were to ever sell our buy another house (though we hope to stay here for a long time). Also, for what it's worth, buying a house entails a lot of time spent looking at them, and Joel proved to be a very enjoyable guy to go on these visits with - which made what could have a been a fairly grueling process into a pleasant one. crfore
Joel was very personable. He helped me find the right home that was suited for me. He always returned all text and phone calls. He made me feel more like a person instead of a sale. I highly recommend Joel! tmckim830
Joel was very helpful. He took the time to answer my questions and to make suggestions so the sale of my home went smoothly. I would highly recommend Joel to guide you through the buying/selling process. cmyoung49
Joel was great to work with. My wife and I used Joel to buy our dream home and also to sell our previous home. Both transactions went very smooth. No issues, no complaints, very knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Brian Boyer
Joel is great! He has helped us with several houses. He knows what he is doing, he is professional, personable and fun to work with. We highly recommend Joel Nelson!! heatherdavis2132
Joel acted both as buyer's agent for us for our new home and transaction facilitator for the sale of our old home--a difficult line to walk--but he did so with great kindness, professionalism, and tact. Without his help, we certainly could not have completed both transactions as quickly as we did. His knowledge of the process and personal connections in the area helped make this a great experience for us. joanwendling89
Joel helped me every step of the way through 8 months of looking and bidding on 4 different homes until I had the right one. His knowledge and advice got me out of a couple of situations that he knew I wouldn't be happy with. I would encourage anyone looking for a home to contact Joel, he actually cares about what your buying, he wants you to get the right home. tomufkes
Joel Nelson was very professional, helpful and a very nice person to help with listing our house. It was sold right away and the negotiations were handled by him in an experienced and professional way for all parties to understand and accept. The closing was very smooth and a pleasant experience. gmww
Joel Nelson recently helped our son and daughter-in-law purchase their first home. They had nothing but great things to say about Joel! He was very responsive and led them through the entire process and got them into the home where they are very happy. Thanks again, Joel! pvanliere
Joel helped us find the perfect new home as well as sell our previous home. He is very honest and open about issues and opportunities. We appreciated his sense of humor and he never was too busy to show us the homes we wanted to see. We recommend him whenever possible and will definitely use him again if the need arises! Ackerman520
Joel helped me and my husband purchase our home in Michigan while we are still living in Texas. Although we got to briefly see the house on a recent trip to the area, we very much relied on Joel's expertise. He also showed "us" (my sister went in our place) 4 other houses in the area for comparison. So once we had my sister's & his opinions & his expertise - we very confidently knew that was "the house" for us. Joel made closing a "breeze" and was very available for questions as well as accommodating to our needs in helping us hire handymen and providing a solution for everyone to have secure access (even us) until we can actually move there (by keeping a lock box on the door with a code for entry). I can't wait to meet him in person when we do move in about 6 weeks! calilleg
Our experience with Joel was great! He was dependable, knowledgeable, and extremely hard working. I would recommend him to anyone looking or listing a home. He made our experience as first time home buyers very smooth and easy when it could have easily been overwhelming. Joel would be our go to guy for any real estate needs. shanevanliere
I met Joel when I contacted him about one of his listings. I mentioned that I was looking for a house and also needing to sell my present one, but didn't know where to start. That day we set up a good time to meet at my house and go over all the information I needed to know. The knowledge and experience he has is wonderful to have in your realtor. He is thorough in every step of the way. He got an offer on my house for selling price within 2 weeks. Needless to say I accepted the offer. When it comes to looking for a house to buy he is equally aggressive. This is my first experience selling and buying a house on my own and I'm very happy that I chose Joel to be my realtor. dandreafoy
Joel has always been responsive to my calls and was willing to give advice when asked to do so. The advice he gave me concerning local financing verses the out of state mortgage co. that owned the property was very helpful. dan hughes49
Overall, my experience with Joel was a positive one.

Joel was knowledgeable, informative and charismatic; a proper blend of professional and personal. Joel answered all of my questions diligently and disclosed all relevant information without withholding anything.

Being the first time I sold a house, I felt informed about all of the criteria to put it on the market as well as moving forward. Joel included me in all the decision-making; he guided me through the process without influencing me one way or another. He previewed additional and next steps so I would understand what to expect in any given situation with a (potential) buyer; he then (with an actual buyer) walked me through all of my options before I had to make a final decision or provide a response to their offer.

I felt confident making decisions knowing that I could trust my agent to steer me in the right direction (opposed to signing a bazillion documents without discussion or comprehension of what and why I was signing).

I was pleased with the process of assessing, listing, advertising, showing and inspecting the home. Everything went smoothly, and once there was an offer, the negotiation process wasn't a headache. I am happy with the final sale price and trust that the buyer will be content with her future home.

Joel is working with other people that I am close with and we have all been pleased with his efforts. He was referred to me and I am sure that I will refer him to other people looking to buy or sell a house as well.

If you are looking for a Realtor in Southwest Michigan, Joel has many years of experience and knowledge of the area! Thank-you!


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Joel Nelson
Keller Williams Realty Kalamazoo

653 Romence Rd
Portage, MI 49024
Phone: 269-760-1558
Fax: 269-324-3604
Email: joel@aheadforrealestate.com

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