Joe Safranek
Joe Safranek

Joe Safranek

Realtor® • DRE: 1434682


With an eclectic work background involving both high finance and high fashion, I bring a unique perspective in meeting the needs of my clients.  Studies in finance and accounting led to a stint in the banking industry at the corporate level, providing solid grounding on the inner workings of major financial institutions, as well as experience in commercial real estate.

A yearning to travel and for greater personal interaction pushed me on to a sales career path spanning 20 years and counting.  As a major supplier of clothing trim throughout the 1990’s to some of this country’s top fashion labels, such as Polo/Ralph Lauren, Carole Little, Dana Buchman, Karen Kane and Richard Tyler to name but a few, I had the opportunity to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally, and interact with a wide range of people and personalities.  Working with world-famous fashion designers on a regular basis is beyond anything I could put to words.  It did teach some great lessons.

Such broad interactions with people from all over the world, not to mention aggressive East Coasters, prepared me well when I became a Realtor in 2004.  Before then, though, attaining an appraiser’s license in 2003 provided me a solid foundation to understanding property valuation, greatly benefiting my clients, both buyers and sellers, during the escrow process.

I look forward to being of service to you and utilizing these skills I’ve built up over the years.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you may have regarding your property-related needs.


Besides advising clients on the purchase or sale of their own personal residence or of an investment property, I offer a range of complementary services intended to maximize the value and minimize the costs of their portfolio.  A partial review of my services includes:

  • vetting local building contractors
  • supplying accurate comps for a refinancing
  • contesting a property tax bill
  • reviewing government legislation affecting property rights and values
  • assisting with property rental
  • identifying reliable professional service providers, such interior designers, tax accountants, probate
  • lawyers and 1031 Exchange Accommodators
  • handling changes to a property’s title record

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any property-related need you may have.  I’m sure I can be of service.


I bring together a number of highly-regarded companies and individuals in an effort to maximize the value of your home.  Depending upon your personal wishes or particular circumstances, this could involve the services of a:

  • gardener or landscaper
  • trash hauler
  • estate sales company
  • moving and storage company
  • floorplan sketcher
  • home inspector
  • contractor or handyman
  • interior designer
  • professional cleaning crew
  • home stager

Once the home is ready to show, the professional photographer and videographer work their magic to help prepare the marketing material.

In escrow, the work of the escrow officer and title officer cannot be understated as they provide crucial support in making sure the transaction comes to a close.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you may have about the home-selling process.  Click on the Sellers button on this website to find out more information about the process.

What My Clients Say

Steve Ward

‟I was thrilled with the price Joe got for us, though I was concerned about the buyers' low down payment and the increased scrutiny of the appraisal.  With his appraisal background and strong knowledge of the local market, Joe got us through without any issues.”

Daniel & Gina Schleyer

‟Everything went perfectly. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Joe’s efforts.  His advice on a number of  issues and the options he pointed out were sharp and well thought out.  From staging the home to negotiating the offer to closing escrow, Joe was always there and on point.”

Rebeca Fuehrer

‟We worked with Joe before in the South Bay and couldn’t imagine not using him anywhere else. He researched the area and advised us on certain issues specific to the home we eventually bought in Lakewood. It was sold ‘as-is’ with the seller doing nothing to the property and providing no credits. Joe was somehow able to get us a few thousand dollars from the seller to help us pay for our closing costs. Very nice” Read More ▾

Silvia Ward

‟I was extremely anxious as a rate-lock deadline approached. Joe just absorbed and dissipated all my worries by getting various parties to act quickly. He knew what to do, when to do it, and most importantly, how to do it. Joe stepped up when I truly believe most agents would have folded.”

Alex Foster

‟There was some confusion over an issue I had with the lender. Given Joe's background in finance, he was able to quickly and easily explain things to me in a straightforward manner. He could 'talk the talk' of a banker when he needed to while keeping it simple to me.”

Max Saito

‟I was hoping for a smooth, hassle-free sale and that’s exactly what Joe delivered. He understands the process and has amazing organizational skills. He did a great job of keeping me informed every step of the way. No surprises at all.”

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