A no-nonsense, honest and practical approach to real estate.
I've joined the real estate profession inspired by the idea of helping people get onto or get further on the property ladder, whether that means getting the best possible price for their property, or helping a buyer to find that perfect home or investment.
I started my professional career in hospitality, and then spent 25 years as a software engineer. Throughout this time, I've developed excellent communication skills, perseverance, and an eagle eye for detail, along with the ability to listen and pay attention to customer's needs.
The North Shore is the best place in the world to live. We are spoiled for choice with beaches, parks, cafes, restaurants and bars. I've lived on the Shore since moving to NZ from Ireland in 1997. My children have all gone to the local schools here and I even met my partner in Paper Moon café, which is literally across the road from the Barfoot & Thompson Mairangi Bay branch.
I've been lucky enough to both sell and purchase my own home so I understand how stressful that can feel. In my role as a salesperson I will be doing my very best to make the process of selling or buying as stress free as I possibly can.
If you list with me, I will treat the sale of your home as I would my own. Give me a call today and together, we can make sure your next property move is a successful one.
We are very happy that we chose Joe as our salesperson.
We are pleased we trusted Joe to sell our apartment. Based on his market knowledge, he kept a realistic and optimistic approach throughout the process and reassured us when we were a bit apprehensive about the current situation. We appreciated his excellent communication, always replying promptly, open to suggestions regarding the advertising material, discussing and checking with us for approval, reporting on everything that was happening. We had a much easier experience, and in a much shorter time, than we had anticipated. We can now wholeheartedly recommend Joe to everybody who is looking for a reliable, trustworthy real estate salesperson. Thank you Joe!Birgitt & Joachim Rehbein
Great communicator and gets things done!
Joe has been steadfast in working and establishing contact in our area over the last three years or so. It was a pleasure to have him on the team to sell our house. Communication was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. If there was something he needed to look into, it was done professionally and without delay. With his positivity, support and people skills, he encouraged us and did everything possible until we achieved a sale in a difficult time. Thank you Joe.Gillian & David Woods
Not having sold a house and by auction before, we were understandingly anxious after 53 years in the one house. However with Joe’s expertise and work ethic there was no need to be. His clear and precise instructions and support were greatly appreciated . Also his availability to discuss our concerns at any time either by phone or in person was also appreciated. We sincerely thank Joe for seeing us through what can only be described as a challenging experience and would unreservedly recommend him to other prospective vendors.Keith & Sue McKinnon
Nothing is too much trouble for Joe!
He is very friendly, personable and down to earth. Joe’s communication skills are excellent and he will go the extra mile for you when needed to make the whole experience of selling a property an enjoyable and satisfactory one.
I have been working with Joe on and off for the past year. He has always been very professional and easy to deal with. Really good at following up with people. Using Joe's experience, insights and early notice of homes for sale, we managed to find just the right home. Couldn't be more happy with Joe and all the hard work he put in to help us.Jonny Turner
Communication was A1
Joe, I thank you for your extra effort while selling my home. Communication was A1 and any information or clarification I required was always supplied at our weekly meetings. I appreciated your choice of the on-screen advertising at the auction. My friends who attended commented that it stood out from all the others and in their words, it was "outstanding". Again, my sincere thanks. I wish you all the very best for your future sales.
Excellent Friendly Service
My first impression of Joe was the calm straightforward information he gave, not overloading on first visit. He kept me updated regularly by phone and text in a friendly way. I felt reassured that he wanted to make the sale as stress-free as possible for me. Joe went above and beyond expectations helping me out when I was physically struggling. I highly recommend Joe as a very friendly and efficient salesperson.
An honest salesperson who you can trust
Joe is a honest man, do true hearted business. He is very down to earth and enthusiastic attitude towards work. Joe is always on time and prompt reply my txt or email. He gave me a hand to move my furniture and helped me to dress my open home. He even carried his long ladder to mine to replace the high ceiling light bulbs for me twice. I’m a very detailed person, Joe answered all my questions with patience. English is not my first language, Joe explained the agreement to me words for words when I confused about the legal terms. When I looked for an agent to sell my property, I was looking for a person who I can trust, I trust Joe, and he keeps his promise- to do his best to make the process of selling as stress free as he can and do his best to assist me to sell my property with the best price. Thanks Joe.
Professional and Personable
Joe is a really professional and personable salesperson. I would recommend Joe to any potential buyers looking to buy on the North Shore.
"Joe is an incredible real estate salesperson. We asked Joe to sell our house, he worked smartly and his market knowledge had our home sold in three weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend Joe to anyone looking to sell their home on the North Shore!Brenda Wilkinson
I cannot fault Joe from beginning to the end. He is completely professional and trustworthy. He kept me informed every step of the way and responded immediately to any requests. He worked knowledgeably with prospective buyers and my solicitor. He worked hard on advertising the property and I believe he got me the best price possible.Linda Williams
Service and a Smile
Joe came into our lives at the exactly the right time and through pure coincidence, like a fairy godfather armed with a business card and extensive knowledge of the real estate industry. I am not a superstitious person by nature, but for me and my partner our stars did align that day.
We were looking to sell our beloved North Shore home to live our rural dreams and could not have been in safer hands to make the jump and sell our home. Joe walked us through every step of the process and no question was too in-depth or too silly. While Joe was with us we had his full attention and he gave solid advice based on his personal experiences and what he had seen firsthand (he also set us some reading for homework, but I won't hold that against him).
We were absolutely blown away by the results and have endless appreciation for Joe's tireless work to get us here. Rural dream here we come!
Joe, we wish you continued success and all the Earl Grey tea you can drink for the future :)Sian & Tony Milligan-Smith
We heartily endorse Joe as an excellent real estate salesperson. Our home achieved a brilliant result on auction day which we credit to Joe’s superb marketing and conscientious attention to detail. Joe was a particularly good communicator; he kept us informed at every stage of the campaign and was always available to answer our calls and accommodate our requests. His down-to-earth and jovial manner helped us to genuinely enjoy the selling process.
Most importantly to us, Joe was honest, reliable, obliging, and professional. Thanks Joe!Jessie & Andrew Duffin
What can we say about Joe Kennedy? Well, he sold our house for us! Joe matched the property to the buyer straight away and the new owners were the first ones to see the property at Joe's urging, even before the first open home. From a sellers perspective it shows that Joe listens to his buyers and matches them to properties available.
As sellers, we were very pleased at how responsive Joe was to our requests for changes in the advertisements. Nothing was too hard and always done with a smile. In particular I would like to point out how much effort Joe put into creating the advertising materials. Rather than sticking with a stock approach he was keen to experiment with different compositions of pictures, including having images of the family enjoying the property. Further, Joe is the only Agent I have seen that puts a huge effort into the advertising videos. Most agents seem to simply stick photos together with a bit of music. Joe commissioned a genuine video walk-through, in which he both appeared and supplied a voice over. It was the best real estate video I have seen.
We will certainly be calling Joe for our next real estate needs.Robert & Kay Douglas
Right from the start I enjoyed working with Joe Kennedy in the sale of my house. He was a pleasure to work with, always approachable and knowledgeable about the real estate market. I appreciated his weekly reports, both written and verbal, keeping me up to date on progress every step of the way. He is professional and hardworking, and he went out of his way to do all he could to sell my property, presenting me with several offers over a period of a few weeks. Although in the end I decided to withdraw my house from the market, this was purely driven by a change in my circumstances, and even in this situation, Joe was supportive and understanding. I would warmly recommend Joe to anyone looking to buy or sell their property, and I wish him all the very best in his real estate career.Glenys Lawrence
Joe was recommended by a friend. This turned out to be a very positive move as his professionalism, humour (Irish thing) and ability to empathise, was key to him finding us our future home. He was spot on with our search criteria and it was never any bother when we emailed another couple of houses we wanted to view. He quickly arranged these for us often going out of his way to meet or set up visits, and he was happy to work with other agencies and agents. He worked hard to secure a deal in trying circumstances and kept us informed throughout the process. We would highly recommend Joe and would not hesitate to use him as an agent again in the future.Maree & Shelly
We highly recommend Joe to anyone who is thinking of selling their property. We had a few unexpected hurdles to overcome in selling our property, and Joe was consistently supportive, undaunted and unrelenting in ensuring the best possible result for us. Once we had a conditional offer in place he continued to work hard to try to secure a back up offer, right up to the day it became unconditional. We felt reassured throughout the process that Joe 'had our back'; although it was a difficult property to sell he remained positive and diligent throughout. His communication was excellent, giving us great advice and being quick to respond to any queries we had.
Joe is a very approachable, genuine and straight up guy, and we are so pleased we chose him as our agent - we couldn't recommend him highly enough.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the hard work and genuinely great service during the open home and also on the auction day. You were very honest and professional, most importantly we didn't feel pressured by you at any stage during negotiation.
We would also like to thank you for continuing with the same accommodating, positive and helpful attitude after winning the auction to get us multiple permissions from the vendor to access to the house to allow our builder to do all necessary surveying work to allow us to get quotes sorted and ordering building materials prior to the settlement date. That was extremely helpful to accelerate the renovation process and hopefully finishing the work before Christmas. Thanks for making the effort to visit us at home to deliver the house keys with a beautiful bottle of Champagne : )
When it comes to selling, it can be a stressful experience. We asked Joe to list our property for us and it was the best decision we made. Joe understood the urgency of not only getting our place onto the market as quickly as we could, but ticked all the boxes along the way.
We got an offer fast, but Joe still worked to get backup offers and remained constantly in contact informing us of exactly what was happening and giving us sound advice along the way.
Coupled with professionalism, the luck of the Irish and a determination to succeed, Joe was the perfect fit!
We were fortunate to have Joe seeking a new home for us as he encouraged us to look further afield and this lead to some interesting new possibilities.Peter & Angela Woolnough
Selling your home and buying another is an emotional experience. Once I made the decision to sell my home, Joe offered to help me purchase another. It wasn't an easy task but Joe took on the challenge of researching homes that met my brief and showing me around prospective properties. Joe was patient, insightful, and encouraging over the month it took to find the right property and when the right property was found Joe managed the process with the vendors to seal the sale. If you're looking for an Agent that listens and goes the extra mile, then I recommend you talk to Joe Kennedy.Karen Parlane
If you are looking for someone to help you sell/buy a property then I can strongly recommend Joe. Joe helped me find properties in my price range and in the areas that I wanted. He sent me information on new properties to the market and when we visited them together gave me good feedback on them. Joe helped me make an informed decision on my purchase. If you are looking for any agent who will go out of their way for you, then Joe is your man.
Thank you Joe for the many hours that you spent showing me different properties.