At just twenty-two years old, Joe purchased his first investment property. After noticing the house across the street from where he grew up was vacant, Joe researched the property and managed to purchase it from the bank before it hit the market. With the help of his parents, the house was gutted and remodeled. Afterward, he did what is known as "house hacking", and rented the spare bedrooms to friends so he could live for free. He accomplished this all while pursuing an undergraduate degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. This experience helped Joe discover a passion for all things real estate. The joy he felt when purchasing his first property inspired him to want to instill that same feeling in others.
With a Bachelor's in Finance, Joe has expertise in analyzing trends and data. Joe's education combined with his experience as founder of Next Wave Watersports, a Chicagoland Jet Ski Rental Company, has provided him with the necessary skills to deliver an exceptional experience to those looking to purchase or sell a property. "The skills I have developed as CEO are invaluable to me as a broker. Much like running a business, real estate transactions require experienced problem solvers to help navigate through complex situations, negotiate effectively, and provide a seamless and satisfactory experience to clients," he says. "I work closely with all my clients to create a successful outcome. As a homeowner myself, I understand that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. My goal is to reduce those stressors by providing reliable communication, 24/7 availability, and a vast knowledge of real estate and the market."
If you are looking for a real estate professional that you can trust to act on your behalf, look no further. As you are guided through the real estate transaction, your best interests and goals will always be kept at heart—every step of the way.
Clients are saying:
"If you’re seeking someone easy to trust, look no further. Joe is knowledgeable and attune to his client’s desires. He uses discretion when sharing his opinion but when he does, he offers insight based off of what he knows about his client which is reassuring in making a big decision such as this. He is backed up with research which allows him to be a great guide."
"Joe was truly professional and took all of the stress out of the process for us. He took everything that concerned us into consideration and acted within our best interest the entire way."
"Joe was a huge help in finding an apartment for my roommate and I. He was very responsive at all hours of the day and assisted us in both finding us properties and inquiring about properties we found on our own. My roommate and I had a tight budget considering what we were asking for in our apartment and Joe was able to not only help us find a place that checked all of our boxes but negotiate the price to meet our budget. I would highly recommend using his services the next time you are looking to move."
"What an incredible experience house shopping with Joe. He is very knowledgeable of the Chicagoland area. He knew exactly what I wanted and made sure I was satisfied with the outcome. I appreciate the hard work and dedication Joe show during this process."
"My experience with Joe Novak was wonderful! He was very responsive and understanding of what exactly I was looking for. My schedule is very busy between school and work, but Joesph made the process easy and convenient. If you need help looking for the next place to call home then Joe Novak is your guy!"