The best part of this job is helping people on a human level. You can be confident that you’ll be listened to, respected, and professionally served. Whether the task is finding a home that’s a great fit for you, helping you get your house on the market, or negotiating a stressful transaction on your behalf; your process will be handled with skill and commitment.
Why did I become a Realtor? For two simple truths: I have a fundamental passion for houses, neighborhoods, and communities; and secondly: because deep, life affirming satisfaction only comes from helping others.
I think of myself as a likable and well-rounded person who is shaped by the best traits from all his experiences. I have the manners and patience of a Midwesterner, the broad acceptance and relaxed demeanor of a Californian, the integrity and service of an Air Force veteran, and the motivation and focus of an honor student.
As my client you’ll be served with integrity, honesty, respect, and excellence. These are the values I hold myself to and treat others with. I look forward to working with you!
Working with Joseph was a true pleasure! My wife and I, as first-time homebuyers, were intimidated by the process. After speaking with Joseph over the phone we felt well-equipped to start searching for properties with his assistance. We reached out to Joseph right before he went on vacation, nonetheless he continued to be helpful and responsive, even while traveling.
Some of Joseph’s qualities that we appreciated the most were his proactive communication, thorough explanations of all the steps in the home buying process, professionalism, and honesty. Joseph helped us find a wonderful home that was within our budget and his invaluable communications skills, especially with the listing agent and inspectors, made the entire buying process feel easy. Lastly, Joseph provided us with several recommendations for reliable electricians, plumbers, contractors, etc.
We feel very lucky to have found a realtor that made the process not only easy, but fun! We would highly recommend Joseph to any future buyers or sellers.fordlawson5/23/2022
I honestly can’t recommend Joe enough.
We entered the early 2022 market as first time homebuyers with a modest budget, very nervous about the journey ahead. We knew we needed an agent that was not only highly qualified, but someone with real integrity who was ready to work for us. We interviewed several different agents and knew immediately Joe was the right person for the job - you can tell he is genuine and knowledgeable (not to mention fun to talk to!) Our situation was a little bit tricky, with some loan lock problems, a tenant that made viewing & closing on the property difficult, and a few other issues getting into our home. He deftly navigated through these waters with integrity to all parties and a smile on his face. On top of it all, we ended up getting a price reduction on the home - in this market…I couldn’t believe it.
With his expert guidance, he made an impossible task possible, and helped us stay positive when we weren’t sure how things would go. If he’s the man for our job, I’m certain he’s the man for yours!anna kemmer4/21/2022
Joseph Olson repeatedly went far beyond the call of duty in helping us find a home within our limits, and showed exceptional professionalism, rapid responses to our inquiries, and patience in explaining the procedural details of buying a home. As out-of-state buyers, we had limited opportunities to explore options in person (particularly with travel restrictions associated with COVID), but Joseph sent us weekly links to appropriate listings beginning in September that continued until we could visit homes nine months later. This time frame allowed us to understand in advance the kinds of offers relative to asking prices that were needed for a successful home purchase, prepared us to recognize the range of properties that met our needs, and gave us the opportunity to research homes and neighborhoods’ features. Joseph is a great listener. He asked us probing questions over this period to narrow his understanding of what was most important to us. When we were finally able to travel to California and visit homes, his perceptive advice allowed us to find a home that we really liked during our first day, make a persuasive offer (including a picture of one of us with the sellers’ friendly dog) that the sellers accepted, and negotiate after the home inspection results came through.
Joseph’s provided effective support for the remote handling of the labyrinth of home inspections and electronic signatures, which were complicated by the failures of couriers (on both ends of the country) to send hard copy documents to the right title company offices. Fortunately, Joseph checked in periodically with the title company, and he and the sellers’ agent worked together to locate the signed closing documents and arrange for them to be delivered in time for closing. Joseph’s support for us continued after closing on the house, as he arranged for removal of a spa that we did not want and steered us toward excellent contractors for minor renovations needed for us to customize our new home. Although we have had good experiences with other realtors in the past, Joseph Olson stands out as the most knowledgeable, honest, friendly, and helpful we have ever worked with. He is exactly the kind of person you want in your corner.jonesad3msu12/11/2021
Joseph Olson is your guy. I appreciated his expertise and he made himself available pretty much whenever we needed him. He is easy to talk to and non-judgemental.
He gives trustworthy advice. I would recommend him for anyone looking to a buy a house for the very first time.CliffMcAllister9/27/2021
Joseph was very professional, informative and quick to respond to all of my requests. He was competitively strategic in our negotiations and followed through on everything he said he would. He followed the deal to the final detail and was present at all showings, walkthroughs and at signing. Great job all around.scottsbarry9/24/2021
Joe is the person you want to have in your corner. I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone as well-suited to their job as he is. You can tell that he truly cares about helping his clients find the right place, and it really paid off – we love our new home.
My partner and I are first-time homebuyers, and I’m a first-generation homeowner. This will be the first time in my life that I will live in a place that isn’t rented, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. When we first started looking in Spring of 2021, we knew nothing about what it took to buy a home. And we really had no idea that we were about to enter a historically competitive seller's market!
We had a tall order (walkable, turnkey) but weren’t willing to waive contingencies like many competing bidders were doing. Joe didn’t push us to waive contingencies we weren’t comfortable with, or to lower our standards, and he never stopped believing that we would find the perfect place. He was grounded, helping us have realistic expectations of our chances with any given house, while also providing needed optimism when the market seemed too intimidating. Now we have exactly what we’d hoped for and then some, and I can’t thank Joe enough for helping to make that happen.
We were recommended to Joe by a friend, and we’ve already recommended him to another friend who had a similarly great experience. We would recommend him again in a heartbeat.user1945118/08/2021
Friends looking for a new house in Sacramento recommended their realtor, Joseph Olson, to me when I too decided to purchase a condo in Sacramento. I came into the process as a first time homebuyer, having done some preparatory research but mostly ignorant of the process. Joe was the consummate professional: kind, friendly, and respectful of my preferences and financial limits.
He set up showings, gave me a good sense of what was possible in my price range, and ultimately walked me through every step of the purchase process. Along the way he gave me detailed explanations when I requested them and didn’t pepper me with details when I’d had enough.
He neither pushed me to take steps I wasn’t comfortable with, nor held back on advice when I needed it. He was near-instantly responsive to calls, texts, and emails, and he ran interference for me with the selling agent, an HOA, and the tenants who were still living in the place I sought to purchase.
Throughout it all, Joe was supportive and informative—just what one needs in a realtor. I recommend him without reservation.ajrosga7/03/2021
Joseph is a stalwart and savvy relator. As a first time buyer, I had layers upon layers of concerns and questions. Joseph showed knowledge and expertise around the many complexities of the buying process. Joseph demonstrates professionalism and patience at every part of the process. Joseph is timely and kept us on track with the relevant dates of contingencies. Joseph is honest and he will tell you the truth. Joseph communicates dependably. And the best part, Joseph is a super nice and friendly person! The kind of guy you want to have a drink with and to me, that's the highest compliment.andadow5/30/2021
Joe was amazing to work with. He was direct, which helped me trust him and responsive, which made the whole process of buying a home less stressful. He understands that purchasing a home is an emotional journey and he's able to offer not only detailed knowledge about the current market, wisdom based on his experience, and guidance about how to put the ups and downs of the process in perspective. I have recommended him to friends and I happily recommend him here.ebrownell85/13/2021
Joseph is just flat-out an amazing agent and all-around super nice guy. We knew there would be a lot of challenges being out of state buyers, but trying to buy a house during a pandemic and in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country as well really proved to us the value of working with a great agent. Joseph is hands down the best we have worked with in our nearly 20 years of real estate transactions in multiple markets. He really took the time to help us identify what we wanted and needed in a home and was just awesome in helping us find the right home, get into contract, and (most importantly) made sure the whole escrow process ran smoothly. Throughout the whole process he was extremely responsive, and his thoughtful insights and feedback were greatly appreciated. Although he represented us as buyers, I know he would be just as great representing sellers as well and would not hesitate to work with him in the future.Daniel Keen4/06/2021
I highly recommend Joseph Olsen as a real estate agent.
I purchased my first home with Joseph throughout the processes he looked out for my bests interests, insuring I found the right home for my needs. This was especially important as I am a wheelchair user. I went into this home buying process intimidated and afraid of the magnitude of a mortgage. Without his reassurance I likely would have passed up the wonderful home I purchased. When it came time to finalize the purchase, my anxiety over acquiring a mortgage had been quelled. He communicates well and will educate you on the many foreign concepts of real estate and home loans. Joseph is an excellent agent, who is genuinely interested in helping secure a better financial future for his clients. You’ll find him to be a joy to talk to and personable.tfong5103/22/2021
Joseph is your guy. As first-time homebuyers, my partner and I went into the process rightfully wary, assuming we would be taken advantage of somewhere in the complexity of it all. That all changed the moment Joseph came into the picture and showed us that honesty, personability, professionalism, and just plain good folks do exist in homebuying. Throughout the process, Joseph was constantly available to answer our heaps of questions, take us on viewings with next to no notice, and, most importantly, give expert guidance on every step of the process. The end result was us moving into a house we love and we have Joseph to thank for it. Hire him.robbycart863/19/2021
Selling this house was a chore after losing a parent. Joe helped me get the house ready by organizing anything I didn’t have the time/energy to do. He also listened and acted according to my wishes.jamiern1us3/05/2021
Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, what is there to say about Joseph? We were referred to Joseph by a friend, and felt like old friends ourselves by the time we finished our first phone call. Joseph took us house-hunting the next day and clued us in on what to look for in each home that we toured. This being our first venture into home-buying, Joseph's expectations and standards were a bit higher than our own, which saved us a lot of heartache and headache. We would have bought anything with 4 walls and a door, but Joseph made sure we looked a bit more in depth than that. His expertise and guidance, (not to mention he way he made fast friends with the realtors of the houses we toured) helped us to find AND close on our new home in just about a month from when we first spoke. With the market being what is it, having someone like Joseph in your court makes all the difference in the world. Joseph doesn't just want to help you find a home, he wants to help you find YOUR home. Thank you for everything you did, Joseph!!! So glad we were sent your way. =]karatheboller2/26/2021
I've bought two homes in Sacramento and Elk Grove with Joseph's help and the process couldn't have been smoother. He is so responsive and makes you feel very comfortable asking him a million questions. His letter to the current owner was so thoughtful (I think it was better than my person letter!). He also protects his clients, I put in an offer on a house and another party offered to waive all inspections which I did not feel comfortable doing and before I could voice that opinion, Joseph did. I ended up passing on that property and landed my dream home with Joseph's guidance.
I'm so glad I met Joseph at an open house years ago and now consider him my friend.
I highly recommend to future home buyers.allisondoughty61/15/2021
Joseph was an amazing agent. He helped us find the right house, helped us negotiate, and was with us through out the whole process. He is responsive, trustworthy, and caring.
We were buying a house for my mom and he really invested the time to help my mom feel comfortable with the purchase. I would highly recommend Joseph!giova dubois11/09/2020
This was my first time selling our home and Joe has showed the upmost professionalism. From scheduling the pictures to booking the showings, through the whole process, Joe was professional, detailed, and encouraging. It can be a nervous and unsettling act of selling one's house, and Joe came along side of us and brought out the best of our house and us in this process.studymaniacfreak10/01/2020
Joe has been a great person to work with during every step of the way towards selling our home. He is calm and professional and will always tell you like it is. Thanks to Joe and his hard work we got several offers after our house was on the market for only a weekend. Thank you, Joe!ajones pe 759/30/2020
Joseph was remarkable friendly and very patient. This was the best experience I had it all went smooth he let me know ehat was going on step by step since this was a new experience by myself and very pleasant and knowledgeable. I had stop looking gor a bit then reached out to him a few months later when I saw my place and he was ready and there to show me and help me,im so ?? happy it was a joyful occasion and a great memory. Thank you Joseph a friend~ Lleticiah19579/09/2020
I picked Joseph because he was very knowledgeable about The area I wanted. I bid on a house while on vacation. Joseph really stepped up and was there for all the inspections. His professionalism and knowledge helped me through this emotional process.rkazucena8/11/2020
Joseph Olson is the perfect mix of professional, yet casual. There are no slogans or catch phrases, just a straight forward approach to finding the right house.
What we appreciated the most about working with Joseph were his communication skills (always keeping us informed about what to expect) and his ability to keep us optimistic, even when we were outbid on multiple listings and felt defeated.
Buying a house is incredibly stressful. You need someone who can walk you through the process with a warm demeanor. As first time home buyers, we asked a lot (and I mean a lot) of questions. Joseph never scoffed, he just found answers and gave solid advice.
Beyond Joseph’s keen abilities as a real estate agent, he is a wonderful person. We trust him completely and consider him a friend. I don’t know how we were lucky enough to meet Joseph, but we are now happy homeowners thanks to his support and hard work. Thanks again Joseph.zuser201708021334234037/28/2020
15 months ago, Joseph and I met at an open house. I bought the house from him. Fast forward to six weeks ago, I decided to sell that same house after renovating it because I wanted to move back to Washington. We made a plan, got everything to gather and put the house on the market. Between his prep ideas and my staging, we had an offer in 72 hours. Eleven days later, COVID-19 lockdowns hit. We kept moving forward. Within 23 days, we were through escrow and the new owner of house had her new digs. I had my funds and went about my new life in Washington. Joseph and I both felt it went smoothly and even made the joke about "gambling in Vegas and winning" as he'd sold the house in a pandemic. He's recommended on the buyer and seller side!Macala Wright5/20/2020
Guided us from the beginning with multiple showings and offers and helped us close on a property in the timeframe he promised would happen.
Listened to our comments and reviews of properties he initially showed us and was able to narrow down our specific requirements to find the home we purchased.
Joseph met every commitment he made and was available to respond to us at any time. An overall awesome experience!rlwilkinson4061/12/2020
We met Mr Olson in the Spring of 2019 when we went to look at an Open House. We loved the home but wasn’t ready to pull the pin to buy. Mr Olson, Joseph to us now, put us on an automatic email list to receive info on homes in the same areas. Fast forward to late Nov 2019 and the time was right. Joseph set up quite a few homes to look at and we’ll we decided on one. The process was great, he kept us informed on all stages and even came to the house we were buying to allow some potential remodel people in to give us quotes. He is awesome and truly made this so easy and so smooth. We highly recommend him. He goes above and beyond.luvhume21/10/2020
I toured many open houses and met quite a few realtors while shopping for a home my daughters could afford. Many realtors wouldn’t take me seriously and offered to set me up with a company portal that would stream potential properties as they came available. The problem with that type of search is by the time I received an email "ping" the property was already pending sale.
Then one day I met Joseph at an open house, we chatted about the positives and negatives in the property he was showing and he offered to help me in my search. (I assumed it would be much like the other realtors I had spoken to at open houses in the search for "my needle in a haystack", a link to an endless stream of homes for sale...)
Even though Joseph knew I wasn't interested in the property he was currently showing he would take the time to email links to specific properties that fit my search parameters. (neighborhood, price, fixer...but not a money pit, etc.)
His dogged perseverance finally paid off, Joseph had found our unicorn and we were off to the races. The home had multiple offers and time was of the essence. His assistance was invaluable in gathering the documents needed for my daughters to prepare an offer on the home. With Joseph as our guide we navigated the ins and outs of the original offer and preparing a counter offer strategy if needed. Ultimately, we were successful and that’s when the real work started. Joseph was there from start to finish, from the home inspection to the closing process at the title company. (Little did I know how much I didn’t know about today’s home buying process)
Josephs professional demeanor made my daughters first home purchase one they will never forget!flhrse311/28/2019
I met Joseph while on an open house spree in the Sacramento area. I collected a ton of realtor business cards over a month's period and found that he was the nicest, not-pushy or salesy and very knowledgeable realtor of all that I met so I decided to email him about a month later. He listened to what I was looking for and never tired of showing me homes even when it took up his weekends. He entered my specifications into the Dunnigan portal so that I received emails of homes I'd be interested in a couple times a week, which is how I found the home I ultimately purchased. As soon as I saw it and decided to make an offer, Joseph made sure everything ran smoothly and the process was faster than I would have expected. It was my first home-buying experience and Joseph made himself available all the time for questions, even as I was signing the paperwork 200 miles away. I would definitely recommend Joseph to anyone looking around Sacramento.allisondoughty69/10/2019
I recently moved to Sacramento and after a few months of renting (and several months of living next to nightmarish neighbors), I decided it was time to buy a home. I spent the weekend going to open houses to see what was out there. In all, I saw nine houses in one day.
The one I loved most already had six offers (clearly that was out), the next eight were "run away" quick, and the ninth I was completely ready to skip but something told me to go take a peek (so I did). When I got to the house, I instantly loved it, it had a flow and good energy. What's more, it also had the only three things on my list - a working fireplace, a gas stove and a backyard with trees. Did I care that little gem needed reno? No, this 1950s (with 1940s tile) fixer had stolen my heart.
During this period of instant infatuation, I met Joseph. He was selling the house on behalf of his company. We hit it off instantly in terms of conversation. It turned out he had a literary, architectural and reno background. As a literature major who binges on HGTV and writes for DWELL, no wonder we hit it off (we were almost kindred spirits!).
I said to Joseph, "You need to sell this house!" I went back the next day to spend some more time in it, Joseph let me "marinate" in my infatuation for the house. On Monday, we put in an offer. He made some shrewd moves and even though there was one other offer, he got me my house! We then spent the next 5 weeks traipsing through the purgatory of the mortgage process to get the house deal done.
Of course, we had some hiccups, but they were not on him (the seller had the brilliant idea of changing title companies midstream), but handled it for me like a pro. A week ago, I got the keys to what I now call my "dream 1950s retro reno gone wrong" fixer and am happily restoring her to her original charm. Joseph even bought me a crowbar for demo. Overall, I'll use him again. He's professional, responsive and practical. Oh, and did I mention, I was his first client! I never would have known he was already a seasoned pro.C Wright4/29/2019
This was a quick, easy, "above ask" sale. Joe was fantastic!! He did a great job with the appraiser and laying out all the offers. He kept us in the loop, but didn't bog us down in minutia. He always advocated on our behalf and we are so please with the quick sale of our home. The process couldn't have been any better. Thank you Joe!Lisa K.
Joseph was quick to respond to all my requests. He was detailed-oriented, he strategically negotiated, and he was present for all showings, inspections and closing.Scott B.
The best part of my experience was closing on time without a hitch.Amy M.
As a first time home buyer, it was really terrific to have someone who was really with us every step of the way. Joe was really patient and helped us keep going in a tough market. We're really happy with our house and I credit Joe with helping to make that happen. I don't think another agent could have done better. Joe is fantastic!Gina C.
Working with Joseph was amazing! He is attentive and worked with us on finding the house of our dreams for a price we never could have imagined. He's continued to be accessible even after we've moved in. When we found out that our electricity panel was completely shot and would be expensive to repair, Joseph and Dunnigan Realtors did not hesitate to offer to get it repaired for us. Life savers! Thank you so much for everything you've done and continue to do! Will definitely be sending friends and family your way in the future.Kara B.
I purchased my first house with Joseph and I was very anxious and intimidated about not only the whole buying process but having to come into a home loan of such number figure. It was very scary, it is very scary. It is so daunting that the fear and anxiety could lead me to make the financially irresponsible decision to just continue renting. Joseph removed the fear and anxiety out of the process. That fear and anxiety was replaced by confidence and reassurance. So despite having made the biggest purchase of my life, I feel good about it. Joseph helped me get there. Thank you.Wyn L.
Joe took care of everything that I didn't have the time/energy to deal with. He also listened to my goals and limits and helped me meet the goals within my limits.Jamie R.
The best part of the experience was Joe's ability to care for the client. Joe is great!Giovanni D.
Joe has been a great person to work with during every step of the way toward selling our home. He is calm and professional and will always tell you like it is. Thanks to Joe and his hard work we got several offers after our house was on the market for only a weekend. Thank you, Joe!Andrew J.
Not so long ago my partner and I were shopping around for a rental when we happened upon a house for sale. We thought it would be fun to drive by and dream of owning a home one day. Little did we know we would meet Joseph Olson on this drive by, and he would make our dream a reality in just two months!! Wow did we ever luck out by meeting Joseph that day. If you're thinking of buying a home, do yourself a favor and get lucky like we did. Joseph guides us through the daunting process of buying our first home. He made it easy, informative and most of all FUN. We laughed the whole way through even when times got rough and we were outbid and felt like giving up. Joseph stayed positive and optimistic throughout and best of all his prompt communication ensured our continued trust in him right to the end. We found our perfect home and couldn't be happier. We look forward to inviting him to our house warming one day and sharing our appreciation for his hard work in getting us here.Alex C.
Joe - Thank you for leading us on the journey. We are a little more than a month into our new home and especially durng a time like this, your promt replies and willingness to work during off hours helped us get into a home prior to all of this occurring. The shelter-in-place would have been much more stressful had we not been in our own home. Thank you!Kellen U.
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Mr. Olson made it perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything better. The best part was Joe's constant informative emails. He was on top of keeping us informed.Rick W.
Working with Joseph is so easy, this is the second home I've purchased with his help, he had a great relationship with the current owner's realtor and do I think that helped my purchase when it was between two offers. His response time is so fastAllison D.