Pompa Malakar

Seller

Star Santacruz was very responsive, knowledgeable, took care of everything in a timely fashion, and the sale of my home went smoothly. Thank you Star.

Shinchen Chu

Seller

Joe and Meiling are very experienced, and we were grateful to have their support as our agents again. They have great knowledge of the local market and pricing trends as well as a great process for helping us prepare and present our house to prospective buyers. They also have significant experience working with a wide rage of buyers and their agents. With their excellent work, we got a desirable offer on our first day of open house and had a smooth sale and transition process. We greatly thank Joe and Meiling and would greatly recommend them as agents.

Roxanne Stachon

Seller

I recently had the pleasure of working with Joe Schembri from Coldwell Banker to sell my house in Fremont, and I cannot speak highly enough of Joe, his team and the entire experience. From start to finish, Joe was professional, responsive, and dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome. Working with Joe is a delightful experience; he is a genuine and kind person and is passionate about his work. Joe has a deep understanding of the Fremont real estate market, and he provided invaluable insights and guidance on the sales process. His attention to detail was remarkable, and he went above and beyond to showcase the positive features of my house during the property preparation, staging, marketing, and open houses. I was lucky to receive many offers on the property; Joe thoroughly reviewed each and every offer, and communicated with prospective buyer’s agents to ensure that we received the bes…

I recently had the pleasure of working with Joe Schembri from Coldwell Banker to sell my house in Fremont, and I cannot speak highly enough of Joe, his team and the entire experience. From start to finish, Joe was professional, responsive, and dedicated to ensuring a successful outcome. Working with Joe is a delightful experience; he is a genuine and kind person and is passionate about his work. Joe has a deep understanding of the Fremont real estate market, and he provided invaluable insights and guidance on the sales process. His attention to detail was remarkable, and he went above and beyond to showcase the positive features of my house during the property preparation, staging, marketing, and open houses. I was lucky to receive many offers on the property; Joe thoroughly reviewed each and every offer, and communicated with prospective buyer’s agents to ensure that we received the best offers possible. Due to Joe’s strategic understanding of the market and his excellent communication skills, my house sold very quickly and at a price that exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend Joe to anyone in need of a top-notch real estate agent. Thank you, Joe for making the selling process a positive and successful experience!

Janeen Ling

Seller

Joe and his team made the challenge of selling our home very easy as well as highly profitable for us. We interviewed several agents and Joe's knowledge of the overall Mission San Jose real estate market as well as how to appeal to typical buyers, was clearly superior to the competition. Because of this, when he suggested improvements we heeded his consult seriously (and so should you if you engage him!). He approximated the cost of the improvements and when they were done, he was right on target with his estimate. (Another realtor we interviewed estimated that we needed 3x the $ amount of renovations that Joe did which, now in retrospect, would have been a huge wasted expense. We are so glad we picked Joe! This other realtor clearly wanted to just make it easier for him to make his commission vs providing us with the best value for our expense.) A legion of providers descended quickly u…

Joe and his team made the challenge of selling our home very easy as well as highly profitable for us. We interviewed several agents and Joe's knowledge of the overall Mission San Jose real estate market as well as how to appeal to typical buyers, was clearly superior to the competition. Because of this, when he suggested improvements we heeded his consult seriously (and so should you if you engage him!). He approximated the cost of the improvements and when they were done, he was right on target with his estimate. (Another realtor we interviewed estimated that we needed 3x the $ amount of renovations that Joe did which, now in retrospect, would have been a huge wasted expense. We are so glad we picked Joe! This other realtor clearly wanted to just make it easier for him to make his commission vs providing us with the best value for our expense.) A legion of providers descended quickly upon our home to do the renovations. These providers performed the tasks with quality workmanship. Joe and his team coordinated all of the renovations and all we did was approve the scope and cost of the work. Joe made us feel like we were his only customer - he always picked up our calls, followed up on action items and was both efficient and effective in what he and his team promised to us. In the end, our home set records for price based upon its size. It went for 12% over asking with more than 10 offers. Don't hesitate - pick the Joe Schembri Real Estate Team. You will not regret it.

Jun & Lilly Huo

Sellers

In early March, my wife and I hired Joe and Meiling to be our realtor agents to sell my house in Fremont. On April 15, my house was sold. We are so happy, not only was it sold so quickly but also the final price was over asking price more than $250k or 8% higher. To us this was a great achievement since we had it on the market 3 months prior with another broker who was unable to sell our property after 90 days on the market and we never received any offers during that time frame. I believe the reason they can do this so well is because they have a ton of successful experiences and the best selling skills in the whole real estate sales process. I am referring them to my friends as their future realtor agents to get the best results!

Gigi S.

Seller

Joe and Meiling did an outstanding job selling my property in Mission San Jose. Like many other sellers, I interviewed multiple realtors before hiring them. It was an easy decision for me as their expertise in the MSJ area stood out. Also instrumental in making my decision to go with them was their pleasant demeanor and genuineness. Joe and Meiling have established a very nice workflow over the years as partners that makes everything easy and stress-free for their clients. Their excellent communication skills and attention to detail were second to none. I’m also very pleased with the great advice they gave me at various stages of the process. All in all, super happy with their service and I will hire them again in a heartbeat!

Steve B.

The Joe Schembri Real Estate Team recently helped sell my home in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont, CA. Joe and his team performed impressively, with great attention to deal, carefully listening to the seller’s wishes and bringing an in-depth knowledge of the area real estate market and current conditions. Joe has good relationships with local contractors and efficiently arranged the necessary pre-sale repairs for the property. Joe patiently guided me through the myriad of details surrounding a home sale, including inspections, title, listing and timing. In the end Joe delivered the sale on time, within budget and with a final selling price that fully met my expectations. I highly recommend the Joe Schembri Real Estate Team for both buyers and sellers.

David Arneson

Seller

Joe and his team are a delight to deal with. Joe is very affable and pleasant. He is highly organized and extremely knowledgeable. He was very easy to deal with. His twenty-plus years as a realtor showed. He was easy to contact and returned calls within seemingly minutes. He had great marketing as my house never reached the market. He closed this deal $800,000 over hi initial price. He has a stable of great contractors who performed superbly, finding things that needed repair.

Bobby Chen

Seller & Buyer

The assistance rendered by the Joe Schembri Real Estate team throughout the complete course of the selling and purchasing endeavor proved to be remarkably beneficial. Joe adeptly provided continuous support to both myself and my family at each juncture of the process. Notably, he exhibited exceptional proficiency, prompt responsiveness, genuine concern, and admirable professionalism. I enthusiastically endorse Joe Schembri and his team for any and all real estate requirements you may have.

Katherine & Tony

Sellers

Dear Joe, once again, thank you for being our wonderful realtor, not only for the successful sale of our Fremont house of 20 years, but also for the professionalism and knowledge shared in a process of 16 months. We are so lucky to have the generous help from you, Meiling, and the whole team throughout the complex period of time.

Jan Bauchou

Seller

I had the BEST experience selling my house! Joe Schembri was professional and supportive throughout the entire process. He is an expert in the field and passionate about what he does. He really did an amazing job. His attention to detail, responsiveness, and patience was consistent throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to sell or buy a house from him in the future.

James Tedrow

Seller

Joe Schembri did an excellent job selling my house in Fremont, CA. My house was 64 years old, and although it had been well maintained, it still had the appearance of an older house such as dark rooms and older kitchen appliances. Joe made several suggestions to improve the appearance and value of the house. We repainted the interior of the house with lighter colors, installed recessed lighting in several rooms, replaced the kitchen stovetop and hood, and relandscaped the front yard. This resulted in about a 10% increase in the selling price over the initial appraised value. Joe suggested reliable painting, electrical and landscaping contractors to do the work and helped me manage their work at every step of the project. My house sold for 6% over asking price after being listed for sale for two days. If I have another house to sell, I will hire Joe Schembri to be my real estate.

Brad H.

Seller

I had lived in my house for over 40 years and we decided to sell and move out of CA for several reasons. I had spoke to several of my neighbors about REALTORS they would recommend based on sales in the area. After narrowing down to two, I meet with both companies representatives. We discussed the pros and cons for each and ultimately chose the Schembri Team. We dreaded the thought of intrusion of our privacy during the sales and construction period. Our fears were mitigated during each of these fazes by the teams hands on approach and availability when issues arose. In the end, we felt that we made the right decision to go with Joe and his team. We highly recommend using their knowledge of the Fremont area and the professionalism demonstrated through out the sale of our property. Try them, you won’t be disappointed.

Craig M.

My siblings and I were looking for a REALTOR to sell the original family home. After interviewing several agents, we selected Joe and Meiling to represent us based on their expertise in the Mission San Jose area. Joe and Meiling were deeply involved throughout the entire home-selling process. While we did most of the remodeling ourselves, Joe and Meiling were able to suggest skilled contractors and vendors for the other items that needed to be outsourced. After several months of preparation (just before and right after the Covid Pandemic started), we were ready to place the house on the market. Joe and Meiling were really knowledgeable and have a great feel for the Mission area real estate market (even during the beginning stages of Covid) and came up with the right marketing and pricing strategy. Joe, Meiling and their team worked hard to get everything ready for the showing (photos, …

My siblings and I were looking for a REALTOR to sell the original family home. After interviewing several agents, we selected Joe and Meiling to represent us based on their expertise in the Mission San Jose area. Joe and Meiling were deeply involved throughout the entire home-selling process. While we did most of the remodeling ourselves, Joe and Meiling were able to suggest skilled contractors and vendors for the other items that needed to be outsourced. After several months of preparation (just before and right after the Covid Pandemic started), we were ready to place the house on the market. Joe and Meiling were really knowledgeable and have a great feel for the Mission area real estate market (even during the beginning stages of Covid) and came up with the right marketing and pricing strategy. Joe, Meiling and their team worked hard to get everything ready for the showing (photos, virtual walkthrough, drone video, marketing flyers, website, and paperwork) then they worked diligently to vet and verify the applications and check the loan preapprovals before scheduling individual appointments for each potential buyer. Within two weeks, we had a wonderful response as they showed the property to 60+ individual prospective buyers. After multiple offers and some final contract negotiations, we were able to cleanly close the sale of the house. Throughout the process, both Joe and Meiling were extremely prompt to reply to questions, and communicated honestly, patiently, effectively, and efficiently to make sure everything was in order and nothing was forgotten or left to chance. We were blessed to have Joe, Meiling, and their team as our REALTORS. We could not be happier with the process and result. We highly recommend them to others looking for a great realty team. We were so pleased to have Joe and Meiling represent us in 2020 that when we had another property in the Mission area to sell in 2021, we hired them again to represent us. This resulted in another successful sale after only one weekend with multiple offers above the asking price.

Kenneth B.

Seller

Joe's attention to the details is amazing. With something as important and life-changing as a home sale or purchase you need the best agent you can find. Make no mistake about it, Joe is the best in the business.

Marjorie M.

Seller

In the past two years, I took notes of the listing agents in my neighborhood. When it's my turn to sell, I decided to interview two teams. Joe Schembri and Star Santa Cruz of Coldwell Banker was the first team I talked to. They came all prepared with facts, strategies, and market analyses. I knew right away that I didn't need to talk to the other team. I like their sincere concerns of my safety during the process. Star gave me plenty of time prior to each showings. She always checked all windows and doors are locked after open houses. Star scheduled all staging, house cleaning, repairing/fixing, and inspection. I'm sure they all added values to make the presentation and selling smoothly. Towards the end of the processes, another team member Dina Davis coordinated all necessary documents with the title company. Overall, I'm extremely happy with Joe, Star, and Dina, and Venetia of Chicago …

In the past two years, I took notes of the listing agents in my neighborhood. When it's my turn to sell, I decided to interview two teams. Joe Schembri and Star Santa Cruz of Coldwell Banker was the first team I talked to. They came all prepared with facts, strategies, and market analyses. I knew right away that I didn't need to talk to the other team. I like their sincere concerns of my safety during the process. Star gave me plenty of time prior to each showings. She always checked all windows and doors are locked after open houses. Star scheduled all staging, house cleaning, repairing/fixing, and inspection. I'm sure they all added values to make the presentation and selling smoothly. Towards the end of the processes, another team member Dina Davis coordinated all necessary documents with the title company. Overall, I'm extremely happy with Joe, Star, and Dina, and Venetia of Chicago Title. They made what I considered the biggest task of my life seemed so effortlessly.

Elias C.

Seller

Having Joe and Mihaela on your side is one of the best decisions. Joe and Mihaela worked with us from beginning to end in selling our condo. At every step, they showed a profound knowledge of the real estate market and tremendous dedication and commitment to make the whole process a success. They were on top of things and always ready to answer every question we had (from the simplest to the most complex ones). Mihaela and Joe have a fantastic team behind them: people doing renovations and repairs, staging, handling paperwork, and more. Not only that, but they all work as a cohesive team. We will reach out to Mihaela and Joe the next time we are in the real estate market.

Lee S.

Seller

Joe and his team were fantastic to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and how to prep your home to sell. They are willing to walk you through the whole process of selling a home which is great if you have never done it before! I highly recommend using Joe and his team. They were great to work with and make selling a home a smooth process.

Robin M.

Seller

Joe Schembri and Meiling Duong were our REALTORS in the selling of our beloved family house of 52 years. We feel like we had the A team working for us! They have excellent support staff to create the best marketing package. The photographs, video, and virtual tour were all excellent and showcased our house beautifully. Joe and Meiling worked tirelessly communicating and giving tours of the house with the new guidelines in dealing with the virus. We highly recommend the Joe Schembri team for their expert knowledge, integrity, timeliness, communication, and negotiation, all done with caring hearts.

Rosemarie & Steve P.

We are so fortunate to have had Joe Schembri of Coldwell Banker Realty, and his team represent and completely manage the successful sale of our home at 38800 Florence Way, Fremont CA. We placed complete trust in Joe Schembri due to many attributes beginning with his quick return phone call (15 minutes) from our initial message inquiring about listing our home. We read various REALTORS biography's, however, Joe's stood out to us. Due to Joe's years of experience, and understanding of not only Fremont real estate, but also the Bay Area real estate historic fluctuations, but he was also able to suggest strategies equating to realistic expectations. We were presented with comparisons of recent and past home sales in our general and specific areas. Joe also was honest about the realization of how the increased mortgage interest rates could impact our sales price expectations. Joe had us outli…

We are so fortunate to have had Joe Schembri of Coldwell Banker Realty, and his team represent and completely manage the successful sale of our home at 38800 Florence Way, Fremont CA. We placed complete trust in Joe Schembri due to many attributes beginning with his quick return phone call (15 minutes) from our initial message inquiring about listing our home. We read various REALTORS biography's, however, Joe's stood out to us. Due to Joe's years of experience, and understanding of not only Fremont real estate, but also the Bay Area real estate historic fluctuations, but he was also able to suggest strategies equating to realistic expectations. We were presented with comparisons of recent and past home sales in our general and specific areas. Joe also was honest about the realization of how the increased mortgage interest rates could impact our sales price expectations. Joe had us outline our improvements and values completed over the years. This was to assist in pricing strategy and also to help the buyers understand the upgrades so that they could compare them to other properties. Joe presented us with a very specific schedule of assignments, including a rigid timeline in order to prepare our home to be placed on the market in a timely manner. His recommendation to have us move out of our home so that it could be staged and ready for the Open House was a very strategic effort. Absolutely worthwhile, as this allowed our home to be listed quickly. We were very thankful of the gift from Joe which was the cleaning and staging of our home. The staging was beautiful. Our home received multiple offers within a week. Joe presented each and every offer to us. He also dissected each offer by studying the qualifications, and other data. He explained the pros and cons, and how each would play out with the sale of our home. Joe even took time out of his schedule to meet up with us at the title company for our signing. Another example of Joe's professionalism: Joe scheduled an appointment between us and the buyers to go over any questions they had regarding the sprinkler system, pool filtration, outdoor stereo, outdoor lighting, outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, etc. (we wish we had the opportunity to me with the sellers of the property we purchased to go over similar items). Joe took the time to see the value in the Day and Night photography of our home. His brochures are beautiful and professional. Joe has a very professional and reliable team. Mihaela was able to represent our home at the Open House. Mihaela emailed and also made phone calls to us throughout the process to update us and inquire if we needed any assistance with assignments. Hats off to Joe Schembri and his entire team at Coldwell Banker Realty! We really appreciate Joe! We would recommend Joe Schembri and his team to anyone who is interested in a professional, successful, and enjoyable home real estate experience! Thank you.

Mr. & Mrs. Padilla

Sellers

Joe's talents are outstanding! Honesty, sincerity, pleasant and cordial personality are the selling factors that attract buyers to buy!

Prashant J.

Seller

I would recommend Joe Schembri and Meiling to all my friends and family. We have been buying and selling homes since 2004 but Joe displays a level of professionalism and service quality that is unmatched in the industry. He listens, understands and communicates clearly. He looks out for his clientele best interest. Whereas in the industry a lot of agents are interested in making a quick buck and moving on to the next, Joes takes time and energy to position your biggest investment in the right way possible, market it appropriately and stage it. He brings his tremendous experience to the table still with down to earth and humble attitude. He helped us throughout the process and was very patient with the buyers who were first time buyers with lots and lots of questions.

Vibhor K.

Buyer

We had an awesome experience working with Joe Schembri and his team for buying a house in Fremont recently. Joe helped us understand the current market, get good understanding of area and set our expectations right. He is very responsive, detail-oriented and makes sure that we fully understand what we are getting into before making any offer/decision. After getting an offer accepted, Joe and his team made sure that the whole process goes as smooth as possible for us and also kept checking periodically with us if we had any questions or need any support. His support was not just limited to closing the house, but he went over and beyond to help us settle in the house even after the sale by connecting us with various contractors/vendors for the changes we want to make in the house. I highly recommend Joe and his team.

Victor F.

Joe and his Team (including Star and Others) have provided the best service we could have been hoping for during the selling process! From the beginning of the process, Joe and Star have provided great suggestions on how we could remodel the house to get the best possible market value for the investment we could put on the home. He has spent quite a lot of effort to help us get the right contractors/handyman to remodel/repair/fix the house in a very short period of time so that we could hit the market quickly. Without his timely coordination and efforts, I don't believe we could get the home to remodel done in a such short time in great quality! Once the house goes to market, Joe and his team has always been on top of all the steps in the process, such as choosing the right timing for open house, determining how to negotiate the best possible offers, and he even get a backup offer ready …

Joe and his Team (including Star and Others) have provided the best service we could have been hoping for during the selling process! From the beginning of the process, Joe and Star have provided great suggestions on how we could remodel the house to get the best possible market value for the investment we could put on the home. He has spent quite a lot of effort to help us get the right contractors/handyman to remodel/repair/fix the house in a very short period of time so that we could hit the market quickly. Without his timely coordination and efforts, I don't believe we could get the home to remodel done in a such short time in great quality! Once the house goes to market, Joe and his team has always been on top of all the steps in the process, such as choosing the right timing for open house, determining how to negotiate the best possible offers, and he even get a backup offer ready in case the first offer falls off for an unexpected reason! Based on what we can see, Joe and his team have really put our interest on their heart when they list and sell our house. Their team's strong local market knowledge, negotiation skills, REALTOR connections/relationships, and detail-oriented attitude really make a great difference on the whole selling process! In the end, we are happy with the result achieved. Both I and my wife feel quite fortunate that we have chosen Joe and his team to sell our house! I would strongly recommend anyone to consider Joe and his team when they sell a house!

Jennifer C. & Family

We only have one word to describe Joe Schembri’s team ” awesome.” we can’t say enough about Joe and his team – Joe, Star, Karen, Nicole, and last but not least Mihaela. In an industry where there is so much disparity in REALTORS, Joe and his team set the bar. Having been a part of 4 real estate transactions in the last 5 years, we’ve seen our share of REALTORS both on the sell side and buy side. For our latest transaction in the east bay of the bay area, we were selling our family home of 30+ years. Because it was a very important family transaction for a myriad of reasons, we wanted to be very discerning about who we hired to represent us as sellers. Therefore, we had a very thoughtful screening process. We interviewed a total of 10 REALTOR. Yes, 10. We had initial phone screenings, then zoom interviews, and then had REALTORS provide us with their thoughts after a visit to the property.…

We only have one word to describe Joe Schembri’s team ” awesome.” we can’t say enough about Joe and his team – Joe, Star, Karen, Nicole, and last but not least Mihaela. In an industry where there is so much disparity in REALTORS, Joe and his team set the bar. Having been a part of 4 real estate transactions in the last 5 years, we’ve seen our share of REALTORS both on the sell side and buy side. For our latest transaction in the east bay of the bay area, we were selling our family home of 30+ years. Because it was a very important family transaction for a myriad of reasons, we wanted to be very discerning about who we hired to represent us as sellers. Therefore, we had a very thoughtful screening process. We interviewed a total of 10 REALTOR. Yes, 10. We had initial phone screenings, then zoom interviews, and then had REALTORS provide us with their thoughts after a visit to the property. After the interview process, Joe Schembri & Star were the clear winners. The process went very smoothly and his team went above and beyond for our family. The 3 main areas where Joe’s team far exceeds any of the REALTORS we’ve met and/or worked with in the past are as follows: (1) project management, (2) customer service, and (3) market knowledge. Project management: first, as soon as we made the decision to go with Joe, he had his team of contractors lined up ready to update the house to put on the market. In fact, one contractor started the very next day. The timing was of the essence for us because we only had a few weeks to get to market to maximize selling windows especially as the market was changing right before our eyes (more on that later). Our family home needed some basic updates to be competitive on the market. Joe and his team managed the project very closely in fact, Joe personally walked through the house almost daily to monitor progress. He kept us updated real-time and was transparent about the work being done and the timing. All the updates were done cost-effectively and we were truly impressed. We could not be happier with the results. Even friends and neighbors were amazed at our home’s transformation. Customer service: Joe and his team were extremely responsive to questions, requests, and communication (texts, emails, etc.). By “responsive,” we mean quick to respond, detailed, and balanced. Joe and Star were always in communication despite being very busy. Nicole and Karen on their team were super helpful with everything including, but not limited to, processing paperwork, tracking costs, and liaising with the hoa, title company, etc. Mihaela who is responsible for all the marketing (print, online, media, etc.) was creative and a delight to work with. In addition, Joe was phenomenal to work with because he was able to help navigate some of our family dynamics and personalities that inevitably come up when the family is involved. Market knowledge: with 35+ years of experience under his belt, Joe has seen everything over the years. He’s been a part of the ups and downs of the real estate market. So when we were about to go to market in the midst of some major financial corrections and movement, his industry experience was invaluable. Joe always has a pulse on the market (being up to speed on industry reports/news, connections to a large network for REALTORS, etc.). He helped educate our family to better understand the context in which we were going to be selling our home including local market dynamics, fast-changing current economic/housing conditions, the competitive landscape, etc. We priced our home very competitively, received multiple offers, and did not sit on the market like other homes at the time. We just closed a few weeks ago and we could not be more grateful to Joe, Star, Karen, Mihaela, and Nicole! In summary, you cannot go wrong with Joe Schembri’s team. They set the bar high, and we will definitely be calling them for our next Bay Area transaction! If we could give them more than 5 stars we would! Highly recommend.

Nicole Witkowicki

I could not say enough great things about Joe Schembri and his real estate team. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable with years of experience, he is very friendly, responsive and skillful in negotiating. He and his team were able to find a buyer with a fantastic offer within a week of listing our house as coming soon. From the time of listing our home to close of escrow, Joe kept us up to date with the progress of the sale and helped with the negotiations. Joe assisted with hiring the contractors and vendors, and showing the home to buyer agents with their clients. The whole process went very smoothly and better than I anticipated. I highly recommend Joe Schembri and his team for all your real estate needs!

Tony Buttigieg

Joe and his team did an amazing job. He staged and sold our home all within 3 weeks and got well over asking. Thank you Joe!

Balisteri Family

Highest Praise! The level of service is absolutely peerless. What a combination of intelligence, diligence and kindness. Joe not only went the extra 10,000 miles, he's just so sharp to begin with!

Marianne B.

Joe and his team were great. They were involved in every aspect of the sale of our family home. Every detail was handled timely, professionally and with thoughtfulness and empathy for our situation. Thank you all for your expertise and kindness.

Mr. & Mrs. Cullen

We are 30-year rental investors, who have used many agents as both buyers and sellers. We use Joe Schembri every chance that we get, as he is so professional, non-pushy and such an excellent communicator. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to Joe.

Olivarez Family

I would strongly recommend Joe Schembri to my friends and family. Joe displays a level of unmatched professionalism and genuinely applies the utmost courteous sincerity rarely experienced by a client (buyer or seller). I wish Joe all the best- and he deserves it!

Daniel L.

This is my second time working with Joe and his team. As always, they helped me resolved all the expected and unexpected issues during this transaction and they response to my queries immediately with detail explanations. Again, a great experience working with Joe and his team. Thank you.

Wei L.

Joe is the best! We can't say enough good words about him. We were totally impressed by Joe's professionalism and perfectionism. Joe worked so hard to make sure that everything was in perfect order. He was highly reliable and very responsive to any inquiries we had. Joe was very trustworthy and made us worry-free during the whole stressful process of selling our house. Joe is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market and has all the expertise one needs to sell his house.

Mr. & Mrs. Okimura

Nancy and I want to express our sincere appreciation to Joe Schembri for an outstanding job selling our house in Fremont. We are extremely pleased with how Joe and his team conducted and executed the transaction. We cannot tell you enough that this selling experience was excellent. Joe is a total professional in every sense of the word. He explained the transaction process and kept us very well informed. He would set expectations in the beginning with his straightforward - no nonsense approach. Furthermore, Joe's staff was just awesome. Every time we spoke with them on the phone they answered our questions with professionalism and politeness. Needless to say, we will certainly recommend very highly Joe Schembri and Coldwell Banker to our friends back in the Fremont area. Job well done!"

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Sellers

We couldn't be more pleased with the service and support that Joe and his staff have provided.

Wayne & Liz Fischer

My sister heard great things about Joe Schembri when her neighbor sold her home so we hired Joe to sell our family home. We met Joe in January. He outlined the process and helped us decide what improvements would give us the best return on investment. He brought in a landscaping, electrical, painting, flooring, and attic insulating contractors. These were vetted contractors who worked hard and met all deadlines. Work was very efficient and at a pair price IMO. Joe did a coming soon and built up the anticipation of our open house. Joe paid for staging which was beautiful. Also paid a professional photographer to come in at sunset to take amazing photos. We were getting buyers touring and offers a few days before the open house. On the weekend of the open house we estimated 180 groups came thru both days. We received nine offers. All of them over asking. Joe went over…

My sister heard great things about Joe Schembri when her neighbor sold her home so we hired Joe to sell our family home. We met Joe in January. He outlined the process and helped us decide what improvements would give us the best return on investment. He brought in a landscaping, electrical, painting, flooring, and attic insulating contractors. These were vetted contractors who worked hard and met all deadlines. Work was very efficient and at a pair price IMO. Joe did a coming soon and built up the anticipation of our open house. Joe paid for staging which was beautiful. Also paid a professional photographer to come in at sunset to take amazing photos. We were getting buyers touring and offers a few days before the open house. On the weekend of the open house we estimated 180 groups came thru both days. We received nine offers. All of them over asking. Joe went over all the offers and reviewed which one would most likely close quickly and without contingencies. The escrow process went smoothly and the sale was completed a few days early. We couldn't be happier with Joe and his team. Joe was always available to take a call or respond to a text. He even attended all contractor meet ups and made sure work was excellent. The timeline from start to finish was about six weeks. Thank you Joe. You and your team are outstanding !

Phil M.

When you’re selling your home, having an experienced, highly responsive and trustworthy broker is a huge benefit. After interviewing four realtors, we selected Joe Schembri because he met all those criteria and we believed that he and his team would go the extra mile for us. They sure did! Meiling Duong was like having a second Joe on the team. She was there at all the meetings and helped keep everything moving with the contractors. Joe’s office team made sure all of the paperwork was organized and everyone shared Joe’s strong work ethic. Through all this, Joe’s quick responses made us feel like we were his only client. We agree with all the great things that have been written about Joe and his team. Having Joe advise us during these uncertain market conditions was very helpful. We felt secure knowing Joe was on our side and credit him for getting us nearly $300k over asking. We highly …

When you’re selling your home, having an experienced, highly responsive and trustworthy broker is a huge benefit. After interviewing four realtors, we selected Joe Schembri because he met all those criteria and we believed that he and his team would go the extra mile for us. They sure did! Meiling Duong was like having a second Joe on the team. She was there at all the meetings and helped keep everything moving with the contractors. Joe’s office team made sure all of the paperwork was organized and everyone shared Joe’s strong work ethic. Through all this, Joe’s quick responses made us feel like we were his only client. We agree with all the great things that have been written about Joe and his team. Having Joe advise us during these uncertain market conditions was very helpful. We felt secure knowing Joe was on our side and credit him for getting us nearly $300k over asking. We highly recommend Joe Schembri and would work with him again.

Darren Cassar

Seller & Buyer

Joe Schembri is an excellent realtor. He has tons of knowledge and experience selling and buying real estate, if it was thought at college Joe would have a couple of PHDs on the subject!! If that was it that’d be cool but that’s just the surface because Joe is not only brilliant and great at what he does but he’s also super nice and friendly, he’s assertive but extremely polite, trustworthy and very very responsive!! He is what I look for in every realtor and unfortunately, I rarely find these qualities in realtors which is bad for me. Why do I look for other realtors when there’s Joe? Well, that’s because unfortunately, I moved out of his area - too bad for me. I wish I could find a Joe everywhere I want to buy or sell a house.

Tony Chen

Seller

Joe and Meiling are a wonderful team in helping us prepare, list and sell our house in Mission San Jose. They worked with us patiently over the past 1.5 years in alignment with our moving plan. Their knowledge in the local housing market gave us confidence despite the ups and downs of the market caused by the pandemic and interest rise. They guided us in preparing our property for meeting the expectation of buyers. Joe and Meiling are super easy to work with, responsive and efficient. They made the whole experience enjoyable and rewarding. We couldn’t have had a better team.

Mr. & Mrs. Morrison

Sellers

Working with Joe and his team was great - they provide great service under his leadership.

Donna P.

Joe, Star and Meiling were excellent representatives for us during the recent sale of our home in Fremont. They explained everything at each step of the way, they were available to us any time we had questions, they were very knowledgeable and put us at ease during the process. They highlighted the things they would do for us and then they followed through. They acted as true partners, advocating for our best interests, advising us of options, keeping us informed with any developments. They even explained things related to the purchase of our new home in a different area, giving us a second opinion which was very helpful. They were each very pleasant and professional to work with and we felt like we truly had a team working for us. Highly recommended!

Mr. & Mrs. Rosete

Joe Schembri and his reality team are simply the best when it comes to selling your home. There is a reason why Joe is considered the top real estate agent in Fremont and has sold as many homes as he has over the years... He lives in the neighborhood, knows the market, is knowledgeable about how to present your home, provides professional service references to do the inspections, upgrades, repairs and most importantly makes himself available to ensure prompt communications with you. On top of that, Joe is very personable and offered great advice to our many questions. He works in your interest at all times. We first contacted Joe in early April and our home on Wisteria Drive was closed/sold by mid-May. The time from when the coming soon sign was posted in front of the house to sale pending was six days! We highly recommend that you consider using Joe as your realtor.

Mr. & Mrs. Ragusano

For over 20 years, Joe has been our first call when selling or buying a home. His attention to detail, his level of sincere care for the people involved in transactions - his clients, his integrity and true excellence in his profession sets him apart. Joe has a great sense for the right strategy at any given time as we have experienced many ups and downs in markets with him. His knack to know what to do and when to do it has always been accurate resulting in quick home sales at top dollar and smooth home purchases. As always, Joe and his team kept us informed every step of the way. These decisions are sometimes difficult, stressful and emotional. The high touch contact and real time information have always helped us have the most pleasant experience. We would definitely highly recommend Joe Schembri to anyone who needs the services of an excellent real estate agent.

Christine Rebello

Seller

Recently Mr Schembri helped me sell a couple of houses that I had inherited from my mother. He worked very hard to help me sell them. He spent a lot of time explaining the process of getting the houses ready to sell, overseeing the work and then hosting an open house to show the houses to the people interested. He was able to successfully to sell the houses.. He was with me every step of the way to the conclusion of the sale. I highly recommend him as a real estate agent. He will do a great job for you.

Phil & Kim P

Seller

When you’re selling your home, having an experienced, highly responsive, and trustworthy broker is a huge benefit. After interviewing four realtors, we selected Joe Schembri because he met all those criteria, and we believed that he and his team would go the extra mile for us. They sure did! Meiling Duong was like having a second Joe on the team. She was there at all the meetings and helped keep everything moving with the contractors. Joe’s office team made sure all of the paperwork was organized and everyone shared Joe’s strong work ethic. Through all this, Joe’s quick responses made us feel like we were his only client. We agree with all the great things that have been written about Joe and his team. Having Joe advise us during these uncertain market conditions was very helpful. We felt secure knowing Joe was on our side and credited him for getting us nearly $300,000 over asking. We …

When you’re selling your home, having an experienced, highly responsive, and trustworthy broker is a huge benefit. After interviewing four realtors, we selected Joe Schembri because he met all those criteria, and we believed that he and his team would go the extra mile for us. They sure did! Meiling Duong was like having a second Joe on the team. She was there at all the meetings and helped keep everything moving with the contractors. Joe’s office team made sure all of the paperwork was organized and everyone shared Joe’s strong work ethic. Through all this, Joe’s quick responses made us feel like we were his only client. We agree with all the great things that have been written about Joe and his team. Having Joe advise us during these uncertain market conditions was very helpful. We felt secure knowing Joe was on our side and credited him for getting us nearly $300,000 over asking. We highly recommend Joe Schembri and would work with him again.

Tong L.

Seller

The Joe Schembri Real Estate team was incredibly helpful during the entire process of selling. The team, especially Star, supported me and my family during every step of the process. They are extremely knowledgeable, responsive, caring, and professional individuals. I would definitely go back to them for any other real estate ventures in the future.

John M.

Seller

Joe and his team exceeded my expectations on the sale of my parents Fremont, CA home. I had worked previously with Joe and his team when they sold our Mission San Jose home just over 3 years ago. Joe is very knowledgeable on the Fremont, CA real estate market, provides good advice and execution on Go To Market strategy and will negotiate for the best valuation.

Mr. Limtiaco

Seller

Joe knows the real estate market extremely well and knows the Fremont area very well. These two facts were a great asset in selling my home. I will recommend Joe in the future.

Kenneth & Patti J.

Sellers

Entire team was incredibly responsive, professional and we knew immediately we selected the right team. If ever I was going to sell property again, I wouldn’t hesitate to select them again. Felt protected with all the disclosures they required.

Mr. & Mrs. Paxton

Sellers

It is no wonder that Joe is one of the top sales people. His genuine, respectful and courteous manner along with his knowledge and savvy of people and the real estate industry combine to make him an asset to your organization (Coldwell Banker) and to the many folks that he has helped throughout his career.

Paul & Terese Pleknic

Sellers

My wife Terese and I were thoroughly pleased with the efforts of Joe Schembri and his Coldwell Real Estate team in the sale of our condominium that closed escrow on 15 February 2024. The one most appreciated characteristic of Joe's customer-focused real estate sale of our property is his ability to communicate over the phone in real time with us on questions and concerns instead of leaving voicemails and texts that are unanswered for long periods of time. In this way he demonstrated to us that he treated our property sale as the most important priority he had of the several other properties he was managing at the same time. In conclusion, my wife and I will be more than happy to recommend Joe's services to any individual who would want to contact us through the Coldwell Real Estate network.

Mr. & Mrs. Saeid

Sellers

We couldn't have been more pleased in working with Joe and his staff. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Mr. & Mrs. Carpenter

Buyers

Joe, Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. You are truly a professional.

Gail I.

Seller

I highly recommend REALTOR, Star Santa Cruz and the Joe Schembri Real Estate Group in Fremont, California! Star Santa Cruz handled the selling of my home at 795 Santa Ray Avenue, Oakland, Ca. 94610 with tremendous integrity and expertise and has a staff that is unparalleled when it comes to efficiency and timely follow-through. The entire Coldwell Banker team is very personable and guided me through the maze of somewhat daunting real estate legalities. Star was able to obtain a substantial bid over the asking price on Day One of the property showings! Star is very skilled and efficient and will always support and advise the seller honestly and with compassion. The Fremont Coldwell Banker team of REALTOR are absolutely fabulous!

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Joe Schembri has been the leader in selling real estate in Fremont and surrounding areas for over two decades. He has a diverse background in marketing, sales, negotiation and customer service. His number one priority has always been to provide people with the highest quality of service and results.

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