With nearly twenty years in the real estate industry, Joseph Kapon of RE/MAX Properties Select in Fair Lawn, New Jersey has firmly established himself as a real estate agent who can be trusted to advise, guide and protect his many grateful clients. During the course of his career he has sold over 700 homes, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Joseph, who immigrated to the United States from Israel in 1985, initially became a restaurateur before making the switch to real estate in 2000. His first nine months were spent at Weichert, where he found success quickly. He then moved to RE/MAX, where he has been ever since. Honored with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, he is currently one of the most respected top producing real estate agents working in North Bergen County, ranked among the top 1% in that area.
With more than 60% of his business based on referrals, Joseph is clearly doing something right. Among the many reasons for this client loyalty, Joseph believes, is the fact that he establishes long-lasting relationships with his customers, relationships that transcend the duration of the transaction. “My clients come back to me,” he says, “because of what I do for them before, during and after the transaction. One of my clients calls me “his realtor for life,” and called me up ten years after buying his home looking for advice.”
With nearly a hundred perfect five-star reviews on Zillow, the appreciation Joseph has for his clients is clearly reciprocated. Among the many glowing testimonials is this one from a buyer:
“Joe was the best realtor I have ever met. He guided us through the entire home buying process from beginning to end and even after the closing he has been there to give us expert advice and references. My family and I are extremely grateful for his expertise and the ease at which he made this process- from beginning to end he was there! Thank you Joe for helping to make our dream come true!”
Honesty, even at the cost of a sale, is of paramount importance to Joseph, and he works hard to make sure his clients find the property that is right for them. “As a buyers’ agent, when I walk into a house with buyers,” he explains, “I don’t point out the good things about the home, they can see those for themselves. I will find and point out the problems, the not-so-good things. My clients appreciate that. Not only do they like it, but it’s the right thing to do. They remember that I saved them from a bad deal or a house that wasn’t perfect for them. That’s also why they refer me.”
As a sellers’ agent, Joe prides himself with the “White Glove” service he delivers to his sellers.
His comprehensive approach to marketing his listings online and on social media, along with his ability to create massive exposure for every listing, has yielded excellent results for his clients throughout the years.
One of his latest sellers wrote: “Selecting Joseph as our realtor was without a doubt the best decision we could have made. Joseph covered every detail. From pricing to staging Joseph was on top of it. Joseph also helped us with the paper trail as well. From obtaining a lawyer to collecting all the documents that were needed. Words don’t do Joseph justice. But actions will. Our house sold in 4 days. We had 8 bids, 5 over asking price. Joseph is the best!”
While the financial rewards of his chosen profession are considerable, it’s the more personal side of the transaction that Joseph finds most rewarding. “What motivates me,” he says, “is that I feel like I have knowledge to give, to share with people. Helping people achieve their dreams is one of the most gratifying things.”
As for the future, Joseph has no plans to slow down, even after two decades in the business. Staying on top of current trends and technology is a priority. “If you don’t go forward,” he says, “you just go backward and your business dies. Changes in this business are rapid and you have to adapt together with those changes.”
Possessing an open, gregarious nature, Joseph admits that his career doesn’t feel like work to him. “I enjoy it,” he says. “Exceeding my clients’ expectations is the most rewarding aspect for me and…. I’m having fun.”
For more information about Joseph Kapon, please call 201-852-0711 or email [email protected]