“My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the experience of the sale of our ‘home’ of 34 years. He took a personal interest and treated us like family. We were always given true face to face contact. We never had to rely on just texting and phone conversations. He always went out of his way to take time to come over, sit down with us and discuss everything in detail. Each step of the way, we had ongoing updates from the decluttering to paint choices to showing the house. Every step was seamlessly calculated despite the bittersweet memories our family had with the move. Joey was meticulous in showing the potential of what our home meant to us and to the potential buyers.
We would like to be included in the many of positive referrals for Joey Portale with Coldwell Banker. He truly is an asset to the ‘community’ of realtors and I would be proud to have him do it all over again! Our thanks and gratitude for everything!”

-Susie & Chuck Brand


“Working with Joey was everything we hoped it would be. When my wife and I reached out to him to help us find our first home, we knew very little about the whole process. He skillfully guided us through the experience and never pressured us into any decision. He knew how to work with a small budget. Joey is also a well networked person and always seems to be in good position with other agents.”
-Casey & Tera Linstrum


“Joey Portale embodies the perfect realtor and is so much more. He became therapist and friend as my three siblings and I took on the task of selling our family home. Joey’s easy going presence belies an attention to detail that is so important in home sales and purchasing. He made great recommendations that made an older home vibrant. He determined the minimal changes needed.The project came in under budget and was completed before we expected. He coordinated all the work and the staging he arranged was stunning. The house sold within 3 days of the Open House. From listing through sale, he kept us informed of every step. His work ethic is stellar and he is just a really nice guy. He seemed unflappable throughout this extremely emotional task. Joey Portale was highly recommended to us and now we have the opportunity to recommend him to others. Call him! Thank you, Joey. We appreciate the time and the care you took with our family. You exceeded our expectations.
-Margie, Yvonne, Carole & Jim Kocjan


“If you need a realtor in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, you simply cannot go wrong by calling upon Joey Portale. I had owned my home there for over 20 years and had collected way too much “stuff. I also had a family member living with me that had her own collection of things that needed to be sorted through. Joey did his very best to make the whole process as stressless as possible. He was open, honest and completely helpful during the first meeting where we walked through the house and talked about things I thought needed to be done before putting it on the market (many of which, he said were not needed), to discussing a sale price and his commission. He offered his support throughout the entire process of getting the house ready for sale, including adding some muscle power in order to get a huge couch through an upstairs window, which was no small feat. Joey approached every issue I had with encouraging word and offers to help. He knew when the “sweet spot” was for getting the house listed and helped by pushing me to be ready for that date. We sold the house in record time at a price that I was extremely happy with accepting. Along the way, I learned that Joey has deep family roots in the Willow Glen area and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t help solve. I loved working with him and would do it again in a heartbeat. Aside from being a great realtor, Joey is a truly a good human being! I completely trust him. A friend recommended Joey to me and I ended up taking her out to dinner as a Thank You! I got a bargain!”
-Kathy Kellett


“The time of year we put our house on the market had specific challenges. After interviewing three Realtors, we chose Joey to represent our interests as he was the most professional and had the best marketing plan. His photographer did an excellent job so the brochures and online presence made our home look its finest. Joey facilitated the last touches we needed through his network of highly skilled contractors to make our house the most appealing when comparing it to other homes in the area.We felt he provided excellent guidance during the whole process and he clearly had our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Joey and would work with him again without a second thought.”
-Rick & Faye Rachford


“We can’t say enough good things about our house hunt with Joey. He was super transparent, an amazing advocate, and totally low pressure throughout the process. He quickly understood what we value in a home and helped secure our first offer, a high-potential fixer upper in Willow Glen. Deciding to go with a VA loan would have intimidated other realtors, but Joey’s savvy and desire to serve helped negotiate those waters with the sellers and close within a very reasonable period. Joey even continued to advocate for us after closing, when we found a discrepancy with the fence along the property line- the relationship he developed with the seller’s agent no doubt enabled compensation for relocating the fence. We’ve worked with many realtors, and Joey gets our highest marks. We highly recommend him whenever we get the chance!”
-Courtney & Bryan Dudley


“Working with Joey in both buying and selling our home has been a real pleasure. He was always very responsive, flexible and respectful of our wishes, and gave a lot of good advice throughout. Being busy new parents, we didn’t have a lot of time for the whole home buying and selling process, but working with Joey and his office made everything simple and seamless with the tools his office offers (i.e. e-signature, document handling, reports, etc). We first met him at a open house and were impressed by his non pushy style, marketing brochures, and willingness to offer advice to anyone that walked through the door and continued to be impressed by his professionalism after. We even got compliments from the escrow company about how well prepared and smooth the transaction was due to our realtor (Joey) and loan officer. We would not hesitate to recommend him!”
-Michael Phung & Monique Pham


“Working with Joey was like hanging out with a longtime friend. He made the task of selling my home as well as my Mother’s home so easy. He is always extremely professional, gives great advice and always has time for any mundane question. He is a very patient and just a downright nice guy! I would highly recommend Joey, he is the best!”
-Margie Sharp


“Searching for a new home in a seller’s market can be tough, but Joey made sure we found the right home for us at a good value. He was always there for our numerous questions and worked relentlessly for us, throughout the process. Additionally, his experience in buying, selling, and renovations was invaluable throughout. We’d recommend Joey Portale to anyone!”
-Craig Ross &  Janet Cheung


“Joey is the best realtor that I have ever worked with. First, he was able to help my family sell my grandmother’s house after her death. That is such a difficult thing for a family to do, but having someone who had great ideas, knowledge, and sensitivity about the situation made the whole process much easier. My mother really appreciated all of the time and energy Joey put into selling the house. Second, when it was time for my family to purchase a new home, Joey helped us expertly navigate the market and find a hidden gem. The house we purchased was a foreclosure, so we anticipated some issues, but Joey handled everything so amazingly well that we seriously were impressed with how easy it felt! It was the least stressful home buying experience I have ever had. The whole process of selling and purchasing went so smoothly, both times, that I would absolutely recommend Joey as a realtor. He knows what he is doing and how to get things done. He’s also a great guy and a lot of fun to work with!”
-Ashley Wheeler


“Joey helped us buy our first home in San Francisco. He made it oh-so easy, let me count the ways. First of all he is committed. He remembers details, shows up on time, and goes out of his way to make sure he’s on pace with you. He began the process by taking a night to come to our apartment to explain the entire purchase experience from start-finish. He next worked with us to search for properties in our price range and desired locations. Once we started preparing for offers he introduced us to a wonderful financing guy who ultimately helped educate and then support us through the entire sale (thanks Arnie!). And once we found our current property and made an offer he helped negotiate a great warranty and some minor repairs that the previous owner had neglected. In the end he found us an affordable and manageable home that was just right. And it has a ton of resale potential! Now keep in mind not all the waters were calm but Joey masterfully helped us navigate through home-inspection no-shows, last-minute buyout offers on competing bids, late-night walk-throughs, early-morning meetings, dozens of home visits, and many many emails. He literally took everything in stride. He is one of the hardest workers I’ve met. He did all of this with a smile, a proactive approach, and an honest enthusiasm to help us find the right home. So thanks Joey. Wonderful service you provide!”
-Steve & Laura Medina


“Joey Portale has the drive, commitment and know-how to see a property’s full value and ultimate potential. He provides a turn-key listing or purchase program, and he’s also a really great guy. I highly recommend Joey Portale for either side of your transaction.”
-Michael & Kimberly Mulcahy


“Joey was extremely helpful as our agent in our home search. As first time home buyers, there seemed to be an overwhelming amount of information throughout the process. But, Joey made it easy and simplified everything for us. Being from the Willow Glen area and wanting to find a home near the area as well, Joey’s expertise of our location of choice made us feel at ease. Even though our first few offers did not work out with all of the competition in the market, Joey kept us upbeat and positive. I would recommend Joey to anyone looking to buy a home.”
-Donnie & Jenni Lima


“Thank you Joey for doing such a wonderful job for Dave and I, not only did you help with the sale of my home I had owned for 8 wonderful years with my daughters. Joey also helped with the purchase of our current home, Joey was such a great help In keeping me grounded during this stressful time. Not only was I working full time plus, I was getting married selling and buying a home. Just when the market was beginning to drop 5 years ago. Joey was nothing but professional, I would recommend Joey to any of my friends. He is one of the most honest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. My husband and I also worked with Joey last year in the purchase of a townhouse! If integrity, honesty and professionalism is what you are looking for, you can’t go wrong with Joey!
Joey has impressed us with his exceptional work ethic and compassion to help us succeed in reaching our goals. His understanding of the Real Estate business is only exceeded by his devotion to clients.”

-Dave & Diana Williams


“We met Joey when he showed us what is now our current home on June 5, 2012.  We knew, immediately, that we wanted to buy it.  We also felt so comfortable with Joey that we asked him if he would represent us, as the buyers. When we contacted the mortgage broker who had pre-approved our loan, he informed us he had erred in calculations and, thus, could not afford the house after all.  Within an hour (yes, as in 60 minutes), Joey found us another broker who reassessed our finances and pre-approved us for the amount we needed. When there was a delay in touch-up painting, which would, in turn, delay the closing date, Joey went ahead and painted it himself. The end result was that we moved into our new home 28 days after first viewing it. By that time, we knew that we wanted Joey to represent us in selling our other two homes. Joey oversaw extensive renovations in one home, which led to it selling for a substantially higher price than we had originally anticipated (with over 100 parties looking at the house in it’s first two days on the market). The other house, with only a fresh coat of paint, also sold considerably over the asking price. In both cases, we were amazed at his results and we were as happy with the transaction as were the buyers. We could not have asked for a better person to represent us.All in all, we worked with Joey for the better part of 10 months and we highly recommend him as an agent for either selling or purchasing your home.  You will find that Joey thoroughly knows and understands the real estate market.  He is a first rate professional and you can have confidence in how he works with other buyers or sellers and their agents.  To top it all off, he is down to earth, very friendly, and a pleasure to work with.”
-Tony Pinkham & Kathleen Kerns

“Joey Portale helped us find just the right house for us at the perfect budget amount we gave him.  He was able to not only find the bargain of the century for us but helped us with the tricky negotiation with the bank throughout the purchase process.  He really knows his stuff and also went above and beyond with some of the finishing details.  He not only got all the final handyman type items completed, he did many of the needed repairs himself!  I would not hesitate in referring Joey to anyone that needs help buying or selling a home.”
-Barry & Sharlene Rodenberg


“We recently purchased property through Joey Portale and I want to express how pleased we were with his service. I used the word “service” in particular because that is exactly what his performance was to my husband and I. Joey’s professionalism was coupled with his excellent service towards us. Joey was eager to get us the property that fit our particular needs. He was honest and made sure we understood when a deal was appropriate and when to walk away from a potential sale. We trusted his input and when asked if he would purchase a particular property in question, he gave us an honest answer and never urged us to do something we were not quite comfortable with. He was tireless regarding all of the running around from one property to the next and was willing to meet with us that suited our schedule. He was always joyful to be around and it is without hesitation that we would use Joey again as our realtor.”
-Cathy & Sieg Gengl


“More than anything else Joseph Portale cares about his clients. My wife and I were first-time homebuyers and had worked with two other Agents before working with Joseph and we immediately saw a difference. He took the time to get to know us as a couple, find out what our price range was and what we wanted in a home. He treated us fairly and it always felt like we were his main priority. Joseph treated us with integrity and looked after our interests during the bid process. I look forward to working with him again in future transactions and trust him completely.”
-William & Lauren Laing


“Through our whole house searching and buying experience, Joey was always very optimistic. Those times when I just wanted to give up, he would find us a house that exceeded our expectations at a price range that was always within reach. He is very knowledgeable, and very attentive to your needs. He was even able to save us money on our house. He works for you, and I never had any unanswered questions, or doubts in my mind about what was going on through the whole process. He made the experience fun, and that is hard to do! I would recommend Joey Portale 100%.”
-Kevin & Jennifer Simpson


“Joey Portale is not only a great realtor, but a true friend. I had spent a couple years looking at houses on my own before I was ready to make a purchase. I had a good idea of what I wanted. Joey listened to what I was looking for in my price range and showed me a few houses that I liked. When it came time to make an offer, he educated me and advised me on the best approach to take to make our offer attractive. He also wrote a letter to the seller which told my story and helped convince the seller to choose my offer among the others that had been presented. Joey made my first home buying experience so easy. He was very knowledgeable and with all his timelines, he kept me in the loop during the whole process. I have been a financial planner for years and am very impressed with Joey’s professionalism and Integrity.  I have referred several of my clients looking for a home to Joey, because I know that Joey will treat my clients with the same respect, professionalism and integrity that he showed me. I don’t like to refer my clients out to other professionals unless I know they are treated the same or better than I treat them.”
-Gabe & Amy Issa


“I was a first time home buyer and was pretty nervous about the whole home purchasing process. Joey helped me through it from start to finish, made me very comfortable and educated me on the do and don’ts. He also connected me with the right agent in San Diego but was still very hands on. I could not of asked for more and am extremely happy with my purchase.”
-Matt & Emily Sims

“I recently purchased a condo in San Jose and as a first time buyer I had no idea what the process looked like. Luckily, I had Joey as my realtor and he made the process seem easy! I’m a huge advocate of using modern technology to get things done and I was really impressed with how up to date Joey seemed in this area. Everything was so streamlined that we were able to get things done as fast as I wanted to. But technology alone can’t make things go smoothly, it was Joey’s quick response times that really made it all work. Being new to the process I didn’t really know what to expect, but any time there was any new information I could count on Joey to let me know. Often it would just be a status update, and other times it would be a new document to sign…and most of the time I was able to sign it right on my cell phone and he would have it in a matter of minutes to send back to the person requesting it.Ultimately, I truly believe the only reason I got the first home I ever wrote an offer on was because Joey used his experience to make sure we did everything right. I don’t know many people who can say they started looking for a home for the first time ever and went from hiring their realtor to owning a home in about a month. Again, I think the only reason I can say that is because I hired the right person for the job!”
-Justin & Diana Basanese


“My wife and I bought our house with Joey Portale, from start to finish the transaction went smoothly. I expected to have some issues with buying the house but Joey put together a clean offer and worked with the sellers agent to make sure that we got what we wanted. Joey even helped to find a mortgage that was much better than what we were being quoted locally.  In the future I would definitely use Joey Portale again for any real estate need.”
-Jason & Stefanie Satalino

“We have worked with Joey on several occasions and we would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell a home. He did a wonderful job finding us our home. He actually listened to our “wants” and stayed true to our ideal location. Joey is easy to work with and makes what can otherwise be a stressful process into an enjoyable experience. When it came to answering questions Joey took the time to explain everything to us and made sure we understood the process and felt comfortable with his recommendations.Not only did Joey dedicate countless hours into helping us find our home, he also went above and beyond when we enlisted him for assistance with a refinance. Joey did all the leg work searching out comparable homes, putting together a report and meeting our appraiser at our home to ensure we came out with the value we needed to proceed with the refinance.We loved working with Joey and are thankful to have had an honest and knowledgeable person guide us through one of the biggest decisions- buying a home!”
-Aaron & Janelle Middlebusher


“Joey is an extremely hard worker and will do anything it takes to make sure his clients are happy. He helped me purchase and sell my first condo. Both transactions were seamless and stress-free. There’s no question who I’m going to call when I find my next home. Joey is reliable, organized, professional, trustworthy and knows his stuff. Thanks for the excellent service, Joey!”
-Kellie Lowe


“We truly enjoyed working with Joey Portale on our real estate transactions.  He is personable, caring, and very knowledgeable.  Joey listened to our long list of requirements and nice-to-have’s for our dream home and thanks to his patience and persistence we didn’t have to compromise on any of them!
Joey Portale is well known and respected in the community, and has built a solid reputation by developing long term relationships and a genuine interest in helping the client – not just making a sale. We’ve recommended him to a number of our fiends with the same outstanding results.”

-Aaron Francis & Claudia Orellana


“Joey was great to work with. He’s easy going and always responsive. We bought our lovely home through him and would definitely use him again.”
-Shiloh Ballard


“I had been looking for a house off and on for several months before I was referred to Joey. Joey is friendly, upbeat, and sincere, and he really listened to what I wanted. He took my feedback on his initial suggested listings and quickly zeroed in on places that were more to my liking. Within a week he led me to a house that I instantly loved, and he guided me through the offer process. What followed was a two month saga of dealing with the very sluggish bank that owned the house, competing with several other offers, and filing extensions because of the bank’s unresponsiveness. As a first-time buyer, I was a nervous wreck, but Joey kept on top of it by hounding the selling bank’s agent on my behalf, and was very communicative with me and my loan officer. In the end I got the house, and looking back on our journey I have only positive memories of Joey’s professionalism and expertise.”
-Michael Thompson


“My daughter, Lindsay recommended Joey when I was serious about selling my home of 35 years. I have a couple of awesome friends who are realtors with another agency but did not want to mix business with pleasure and thought I would help Joey show me what he’s got and help advance his career. Joey Portale and I met up, discussed the status and put the house on the market in late June. There was a whole lot to do, Joey briefed us with all the ‘to do’s’ for preparations and WE did it with the direction and guidance from Joey. I am pretty neurotic so Joey got lots of call from me through this process and was always extremely very patient and courteous. Anything that did not make sense, he explained it. Just when we were thinking we would have to lower the price, in September an offer came in. My sister then found our new place while house shopping for me. Joey worked with the agent, we made an offer and everything migrated amazingly well, as Joey said it would, we even closed the sale of my home a day early and got into our new home a day early. It was a journey I can now say I am glad I went through although, hopeful, I only have one more of these to do in my lifetime. EVERYTHING fell into place. Thank you Joey Portale and Coldwell Banker for helping me and my daughters get through this process. I wish you all the best.P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE our new home.”
-Mary Danze


“Joey Portale assisted us in our search for our first home together. We talked about certain aspects of a home that were absolutely necessary and those that we would compromise if the house was perfect in other ways. Joey searched for homes within our specific needs and price ranges, made appointments for us to view the home, and was always available to meet us within a day or two to see the house. This was very important to us because we were in a market where houses in our price range and locations were claimed very quickly. Joey pulled information for each home and helped us to make informed decisions for offers.
We found our home within a short time of us starting our search in the exact neighborhood we wanted for a price that worked perfectly for us. Joey assisted the closing process from beginning to end and made everything much easier for us. We have now been in our home for one year and absolutely love it.
We couldn’t have done it without Joey Portale and will continue to refer him to our family and friends searching for their first or next home!”

-Joe & Jen Sweeney


“As first time home buyers, We expected the process to be stressful and intimidating. Joseph Portale expertly guided us through the home buying process. He was patient, diligent, and thorough throughout it all. His energetic responses to the varying demands that arose constantly exceeded our expectations. We have nothing but praise for his professionalism.”
-David & Amber Sullivan


“Joey Portale is a great guy to work with. We have had a couple negative experiences with other realtors, and were lucky to have had the chance to work with him. He was extremely responsive, and did not waste our time with properties that did not fit our list of wants and needs. Although the market proved itself to be a little difficult to find our first home, Joey was there every step of the way, keeping us motivated and positive. We are now enjoying our first home in Morgan Hill, and look forward to many years building our dream, and we can honestly say that it wouldn’t have happened without Joey.”
-Sean & Liz Silva


“Joey is one of the smoothest realtors I have ever used. We had to relocate all the way across the country from Annapolis, MD to San Jose; and we only had one chance within a very small time window to find the right home. After only a brief phone interview, Joey nailed it on the first morning of house hunting.  As an up-to-the minute expert on the local market, he was able to quickly find a number of homes that met our criteria and the one home that exceeded our expectations.  He provided detailed market analysis and pricing guidance that allowed us to get a superior home for less than our budget target. He was a thorough professional well versed in the market, financing, and home construction and repair who handled all of the transactional details seamlessly from across the country from us.  There’s was no stress, anxiety or worry, Joey had everything in control.  If you are looking for that no-worry real estate experience, call Joey.”
-Laney Bisbee


“I had just received a great job offer to relocate to Seattle.  I called Joey and he responded quickly, setting up an appointment to come meet with my wife and me.  We met, talked about the market and where we could price our house.  My wife and I needed to sell the house quickly, because I had to report to my job May 2nd and the day we met with Joey was March 6th.  Joey worked diligently to get the house listed, so much that he had it listed by the 15th. Joey sold the house within the month which helped us be able to get up to Seattle in time to start the new job.  Selling the house very was impressive, but what was most impressed me was what great care he took of my wife and I.  He helped with some of the reconstruction projects to ensure that the house sold quickly.  Also the personal touch that he adds to every sale is very unique to find in a realtor.  He would come highly recommended from my Family.”
-Patrick & Monica Flynn


“I had to move my grandmother out of the house she’d lived in for nearly 60 years. Needless to say, this was more than just selling a house to me, this was selling a lifetime of memories. We met with several agents but felt like we were just ‘standard customers’ to them, and in this process I needed someone who could be real estate agent/therapist! Joey was great throughout the process, going above and beyond like when he let the piano movers in the house when I was out of own, and he kept us posted every step of the way. He also used Docusign so we didn’t need to physically sign a million forms, just another way to help make this process smoother. I’d highly recommend Joey for anyone looking to sell a house, no matter what your emotional attachment may be”.
-Jesse & Kyrsten Osborne


“It was a great working with Joey. He was very knowledgeable and informative through the process of selling our house. It was always easy to communicate with Joey, and he made sure that it was easy to reach him. Whenever we had questions or concerns, he was able to answer them or find answers within the day. During the process he was always on our side and always looking out for our interests. He thoroughly listened to our goals and worked hard on accomplishing them. He also was great in giving us advice when ever we needed it or whenever he felt that we were heading in the wrong direction. He made the process fairly easy and kept us in the loop at all times. He also put a lot of effort into marketing our house and spreading the word that it was on the market, which I felt helped put our house at a great advantage.”
-Robin Tran & Karen Au


“Joey was amazing to work with. He was responsive, honest, realistic, posed, calm, etc. etc. Basically everything I needed in a sales process that is inherently stressful.  I can say in full confidence that he will do whatever is in his power to get you the home that you really want. After many months of looking, he somehow managed to get my dream house for $70k under asking price. Not pushing me to go higher to get it but rather to hold strong at my price. In a market with so much money involved, its hard to find someone that is honest. Very knowledgeable about construction and building codes, he found out than an area of the house was in fact done with permits when the seller didn’t even know. Definitely went above and beyond my expectations of a real estate agent.”
-Travis Cowdey


“I used Joey Portale on the sale of my condo in the summer of 2012. He kept in constant communication with me via email, texts and multiple phone calls. Although he had other listings in addition to mine, he made me feel like I was a top priority. He listed my property online on the Wednesday prior to the open house that was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Even before the open house, we had an offer. By the end of the first week, he presented me with 10 offers all over asking price. I feel he set the asking price at the most current market rate and had a professional photographer take great pictures for the online listing and flyer.”
-Paola A. Dunson


“I’ve never experienced a real estate agent going above and beyond the duties of an agent as Joey Portale did for me.   Tasks that needed to been done to close my deal were all handled personally by Joey sometimes even him doing the job himself.  He is extremely ethical and made sure the entire transaction was completed to my satisfaction.  I had a very difficult sale and sometimes needed consoling; Joey was there for me every time I needed him.  I highly recommend using Joey Portale for any real estate transactions.  He will my realtor from now on!”
-Lydia Hammock


“We are grateful to have met Joey, and there was a comfort zone to his personality, and how he presented himself in a professional manner. Having engaged him as our agent there was no regrets.  We would highly recommend him. Thank you again, Joey, and if there is any need in the future, We will be calling on you.”
-John & Fatima Fagundes


“My wife and I had a very difficult time in finding a house that we felt me our needs. Joey worked with us for 18 months and was extremely patient and not got frustrated with us. Finally, we found a beautiful home at a time when most realtors would have given up on us. An additional plus we found is that Joey’s father owns Ranch Home Construction and Joey introduced us. Helped us decide what upgrades we needed to have done, and all work was flawless.”
-Rob & Janet Zagst