Thank you for helping us find the perfect house for our
family and making our dream of owning a house in Avalon a reality! We knew you were the realtor for us when we
showed up to look at properties with our three kids in tow and you were
completely unfazed. You gave honest
feedback and guidance when we needed it most while never being pushy or rushing
us into a decision. Being from out of
state you have always been there for us to help out in a time of need whether
it was moving deck furniture inside or getting us names of babysitters. Additionally you have provided your
continued guidance and support with our many questions during our first season
of rentals. Joe you always go above and
beyond! We would recommend you to
anyone looking to buy or sell in Avalon.
Kevin & Megan Clark
After MANY years of searching,
we finally found our Avalon NJ family beach house in the fall of 2011 largely
thanks to the work of Joe Butler. Joe was extremely patient with us and
continued to stay positive that we would eventually find the right house in our
price range. He was very knowledgeable about construction/maintenance issues
and also had a lot of great advice on locations. Joe spent many long weekend
afternoons with us over the years looking at houses, and eventually his and our
persistence paid off. Joe was also great in walking us through the settlement
process and made the entire experience fairly painless. We would highly
recommend Joe to anyone looking for their dream house in Avalon or Stone Harbor
Is there anyone out there that works
with the same agent for almost 6 years and does not buy anything? A true
testimonial to the endless hours and patience shown to us by Joe Butler of Purdy
Real Estate. We finally settled on our dream Avalon beach house in April 2011.
We love every minute of time we spend in our beach home a testimony to Joes
ability to match our wants with the right home for our
I thought after all of this Joe
would want to finally be rid of the Kuchera family. It has been quite the
contrary. He is still there for us. Without our asking, Joe Butler was
checking on the house when we are not there. He has moved deck furniture,
climbed ladders, crawled into small spaces, or for that matter whatever it took
to help us out when we needed him. He is still there for us and he genuinely
cares about looking out for his clients. He knows Avalon and Stone Harbor better
than anyone we have met. If you are out there and not just looking for a beach
house but want to feel content protected and secure, put yourself in the capable
caring hands of Joe Butler!
Joanne and Gary
I met Joe about a year ago, I was looking for a realtor in Avalon New Jersey
that I could relate to and, hopefully, enjoy spending time with, because I
anticipated that it could take a lot of looking to find the real estate I wanted
to purchase. I wanted someone who would
communicate the way I did by text or email when appropriate, but by a real
phone call when necessary. I wanted
someone who was a good listener and would try to understand my (perhaps unique)
real estate objectives. Joe came very
highly recommended, and I could tell in our first, very long, phone conversation
that he was the perfect person for me to work with. He has been proving that ever since! Joe was always willing to look at things from
my perspective and spent many hours showing me potential investment properties
in Avalon and Stone Harbor. When I
changed tactics midstream, he was right there with me. He was instrumental in accomplishing all the
requirements leading up to and including a less than simple closing, and has
continued to be helpful in every way, large and small, in getting the new
property ready for the rental season. I
am so very happy I met Joe and would recommend him to anyone looking for any type of property at the
shore! Melinda Black
Gail and I were most pleased with your professionalism
regarding our recent townhouse purchase. We saw a lot of properties, both your
ideas as well as ours, yet never did we feel any pressure from you to move
forward. Your attention to detail before, during, and after the sale was
gratifying. You are a true people person and your natural qualities will no
doubt continue to serve you well in a difficult
Thanks for all your help.
Doug and Gail Knight
Dear Mr. Purdy,
I am writing to you to give high praise for Purdy sales agent Joe
As background, Joe steadily worked with us for about three years,
showing us house after house, before we found the right home for us in January
He is patient, knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate
market and was always happy to drop everything to show us a house on the spot.
As well, he went above and beyond to share relevant information about each house
we saw in an effort to help us make the most informed decision.
Joe was also instrumental in helping to secure the best possible
price for the home we did buy and gave solid advice throughout the negotiation
process. We never felt rushed or as if he were just trying to get it done and
close the sale.
He is a very honest, helpful and reputable agent and is
very good at what he does. I would eagerly recommend him to anyone in AV/SH
looking to buy a home.
March 14, 2011
Dear Mr. Purdy,
We are writing in regard to our recent
home purchase through Joe Butler. We
felt it necessary to reach out to you about our experience with Joe because his
incredible service is unmatched in any purchase we have made. Joe was quick to respond to all our needs
throughout the process. He was
efficient, knowledgeable, and professional at all times. He helped to make our purchase easy,
manageable and pleasant. Joe did not
hesitate to help us with every detail and ensure that all the information we
needed was communicated. Joe is an
incredible asset to your company and we very much appreciate all of his hard
Steve and Katie
| We had spent several years looking for shore property using a number of
Realtors, so when we met Joe at a social function and he said, "I'll find a
house for you," his confidence surpassed ours. Knowing we were willing to tackle
a rehab, Joe didn't hesitate to drag a ladder up three flights of stairs to
inspect a roof or venture into a low crawl space to examine structural
components. He found contractors willing to offer estimates on potential
upgrades to a number of houses we considered and a lawyer to advise us on the
intricacies of purchasing New Jersey real estate in one potentially complicated
transaction. After we had found "the" house and settlement was completed,
through his contacts on the island, Joe connected us with craftsmen who, like
him, were competent and willing to work within our budget.
Joe not only sold us a house. He helped us create a home. We would not
hesitate to recommend him to family or friends.
6/20/2010 Jim and Judy Brooks
really appreciate the effort, commitment and information sharing you gave me in
finding a shore house over this winter/spring. You always were accessible,
responded to my schedule and needs for visits and additional information, and
offered a solid perspective of the marketplace and comparables that made looking
at each house more productive. Once I found my house you were effectively
involved in the buy-sell negotiations and represented me well with the seller
and his agent. Both of us came out of the deal pleased, which is what you want.
You also helped throughout the final steps, including the flood insurance
hassles and settlement delays, so the settlement ultimately was completed
without any problems.
our house in Sea Isle City happened only with your help and guidance, and I
appreciate your professionalism and support. The biggest compliments in the
services industry are referrals and return customers, and you have both from
W. 70th St.
Isle City, NJ
Thank you for all you did towards the sale of our bay front town
home. You not only kept us informed of all showings, you kept us up to speed
on all our competitions' price changes and sales. Your attention to detail
exceeds your peers by a considerable margin. You also went above and beyond
when bad weather hit and we were not down to secure boats or other objects that
would become flying debris in a storm. You have truly become more than a
realtor, you are a friend. Rest assured, when we sell the other house, you will
be our realtor.
Thanks again for all you did and continue to do for us.
Talk to you soon.
I can't begin to thank you enough for all the help you provided in
our search for a beach property in 2009. When we met you in
January, I was convinced we had the best agent on the Island.
As the year progressed, my conviction was vindicated over and over as
you went beyond traditional services, and uncovered many
possibilities that we would have never seen. Your "outside the box" vision was
key to our securing a fantastic building lot that meets my familys needs
perfectly. Your local knowledge and professional expertise were a pleasure to
experience, and I
feel the friendship we developed over the past year will last for all
our years to come in Avalon NJ.
4101 Ocean Dr
The Montgomery Family
6909 Dune Drive
Dear Mr. Purdy,
We are writing to tell you how pleased we were
to have worked with Joe Butler while searching for the "perfect" house in
Avalon NJ. Having grown up in Avalon, I knew when the time came to purchase a
house the only place for me to be would be in Avalon. Joe came highly
recommended to us by the Hogan family who he had assisted in buying their
house. We had very specific parameters we were looking for, including specific
blocks in South Avalon, a pool, landscaping, etc...). Joe wasted no time find
several homes for us to consider. After many visits, all including our four
year old, Joe helped us narrow our search and talked us through the best way to
present offers for the homes we were interested in. We were able to come to a
quick resolution and settle in time to occupy the house prior to the start of
the summer season.
We would happily recommend Purdy Real Estate and Joe Butler in
particular to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a property on Seven
Leslie and Terry Montgomery
June 11, 2008
Mr. Joseph Butler
Purdy Real Estate
2889 Dune Drive
Avalon NJ 08202
Re: 169 37th Street
We wanted to send you a long-overdue
thank you letter for all your help handling the sale of our Avalon
property. Your market knowledge,
diligence, hard work and tenacity were of great value to us, especially in such
a challenging real estate market. We
also appreciated your tireless efforts in bringing both sides of the transaction
together to come up with a solution that would be satisfactory to all
As you know, we worked with more
than one agency during the course of our sale and we couldnt have been happier
that we finally had you to work on our behalf.
They say the highest form of a
compliment would be to recommend you to others.
As you know, weve recommended you to a number of friends and
acquaintances already and will continue to refer you new clients. And we ourselves will certainly call on you
again if were in the market to buy or sell real estate on the Island.
Thanks again for all your help,
Joe. Youre a credit to your firm and to
your industry. We wish you continued
success. You certainly do earn it!
Duncan and Linda
I wanted to write to you to express my genuine satisfaction
with our sales agent Joe Butler. I'm in the home building business in Virginia
and have had a lot of experience dealing with real estate agents, but I must say
that my association with Joe has been very rewarding.
He handles every
detail with a positive can do attitude that made the whole purchase of our home
Harbor NJ a delight. Even well after the sale he has been
available to make the long distance ownership as easy as possible. I would
highly recommend him to any client who is seeking quality representation.
Robert A. Guaglianone
When my wife and I began looking for
a vacation home in Avalon
N.J. we had met with many real
estate agents but only one stood out above the rest. Joe Butler Jr is a true
professional who helped with every aspect of our purchase in Avalon. He was a
resource for many different items that were needed to have a smooth closing
because he is well known and respected in the seven mile island business
community. We are thrilled with the house and look forward to creating many
memories with our friends, family and three girls,
Jim and Jennifer
"For several years, my wife and I had been looking for a place to
call our own in Stone Harbor NJ. We both grew up going to the Jersey
shore as kids and always dreamed of a place of our own. We decided to try our
first buy on a place and then became disappointed when we lost the place to
another party. We waited a couple more weeks and my wife contacted Purdy Real
Estate and was lucky enough to speak with Joe Butler. We met Joe later in the
day and toured a place he had listed. The place was ideal for us, including our
dog Max. We negotiated for price with Joes assistance and later happily settled.
Joe did a great job maintaining contact with us and the sellers. He negotiated a
good closing date near a week end. Joe is a real personable guy and we have
continued to stay in touch with him. All throughout our negotiations, Joe was
responsive and proactive and so easy to talk with. There was never a time we did
not trust his judgment or felt uncomfortable dealing with Joe - like dealing
respect Joe and would recommend him to anyone interested in buying property on
Seven Mile Island. He is truly a super guy."
-- Bob and Suzanne
Dear Mr. Purdy,
We have recently purchased our first home
in Avalon NJ and had the privilege of working with your Company in
acquiring this property.
We cannot tell you how lucky we feel that Joe
Butler was on the phones one week-end last Summer 2004. He immediately met us at
a property we called and inquired about. Although that was not the property for
us, he was quick to ask us questions and help us narrow down what was important
to us in a "Shore House". Joe continued through-out the season and into the fall
to actively find us properties that fit our criteria. I am sure it was a
frustrating job at times, but Joe never gave up on us, and always remained his
very good-natured, helpful and courteous self. His e-mails never slowed, his
search never lessened.
In January 2005, we told Joe we would be away for
3 months and would not be available until the summer. On February 2, 2005 I
opened my e-mail in Florida and there it was. A note with the caption "This is
the one" and several pictures that Joe had taken of the property himself He was
right. As soon as we returned home and met Joe at the house, it was "The
Joe handled the negotiation with the Sellers Agent with the utmost
competence and professionalism. He was always so genuine and sincere that I put
my complete trust in him and his abilities. Joe was always available to us by
phone or to meet when we needed to see him. He handled every aspect of the Home
Inspection and repair process to get to settlement. He was totally prepared at
the Settlement Table that made for a smooth transition. He has been extremely
conscientious with his follow-up. He has assisted in helping us find everything
from Dry Cleaners to credible contractors.
"We wanted to let you know how
very happy we have been with your Agent and your Company, and we look forward to
working with you in the future."
--Bob and Carol
knew when I saw Joe's advertisement on his rookie year that this was the guy
that was going to get the job done. He
would turn out to be the best Realtor I have ever had. I had been trying to get
into the market at Stone Harbor NJ for many years but thought I had been
priced out. My condo purchase was as
close as it gets. The competition was fierce. We had 3 other bidders on the
property so I was certain that it just was not meant to be for me. But Joe
helped me hook up with a great mortgage company that was with me the whole way
through the process. In the end Joe came
through and made the deal happen for me. There were times when I was ready to
give up but he talked me through and the result was I can now call myself an
owner instead of a renter this year. Joes help didnt stop with the sale of the
property to me. The day of closing the phone line had been disconnected in the
unit I was staying at so I called up Joe and he let me into his office so I
could do some work for my company. Now that's what I call going way above and
beyond the call of duty. I feel like I
have a friend that I can trust and who will give it to me straight and not
sugarcoat things. I would highly
recommend Joe for your next deal. You
will not be disappointed. He doesn't give up and will work as hard as he can to
make the deal happen.
Dear Joe: As you are aware my wife and I met at Jacks Place some
20+ years ago. It has been our dream to one day own a house in Avalon NJ
and share the good times there with our kids. You made this dream come true for
I have worked with other Realtors in the past in Avalon NJ looking for a home but never
could find the right agent that understood the type of home we were looking for.
Right from the start you knew exactly the type of home we wanted. You had
patience and understanding and took your time in finding us just the right home
(which happens to be 4 blocks from Jacks).
You also worked very closely
with us in the closing phase and provided our mortgage company with everything
they needed. You then drove up to Mt. Laurel and attending our closing. After
closing my family drove down to Avalon for a quick visit and you stopped by and
provided me with all the info we will need to turn on the utilities and cable.
I have purchased a number of properties over the past 20 years but I
have never had the assistance from start to finish that you provided. My whole
family cant thank you enough and we look forward to seeing you on our trips to
Avalon. Thanks again and best of luck to what will no doubt be a highly
Ken and Andrea Connors
25 Sweetbriar Lane
Glen Mills, PA
Ken and I wanted to let you know what a great
experience we had using your company, and more specifically, your agent Joe
Butler, to buy and sell our homes in Avalon NJ. Joe's knowledge of the
market, coupled with his hard work, thorough follow-up and tireless efforts,
were the key to selling our home in just 3 weeks in a cooling market. Throughout
the process of buying and selling, Joe was extremely helpful and always kept us
abreast of all activity affecting our homes.
As a licensed broker in
Pennsylvania, I deal with Realtors every day. Joe's service was superior and his
enthusiasm and professionalism far exceeded any of our expectations. I have
already referred several friends to Joe as I know that they too will experience
what it is like to work with the best!
|March 4, 2007
wife and I want to express our appreciation in working with Joe Butler. I had a
property I purchased with the hope of selling after a few years but market
conditions dictated otherwise. Efforts were made to sell the property outright
without any serious offers. Joe, thinking out of the box, put forth a proposal
among multiple parties that offered us an opportunity for a soft landing in a
buyer's market and more importantly positioned gave us peace of mind and
positioned us well for a market upturn.
Joe followed up with each facet
of the transaction. He kept us informed every step of the way, whatever the
news. Joe demonstrated creativity, candor and honesty. Traits anyone would
highly respect. Now we will be able to enjoy our summer home we purchased 7
years ago and have a nice investment property. Thanks, Joe.
Bob and Peg Mele
|We first heard the name "Joe Butler" in early
January 2007. I was talking to someone who owns a house in
Avalon that is for sale. She said that her and her husband
were dealing with the most amazing salesman from Purdy Realty. She said he
handles the entire process of selling their home so thoroughly because he is
always there each step of the way. She said I should call him and that his name
is Joe Butler. I wrote down his name and number immediately. I was grateful to
get such a referral. To my amazement the very next day my phone rang and the
voice on the phone said, " Hi, I'm Joe Butler from Purdy Realty." Joe listened
very intently to what I told him we were looking for. Within days he found us
the perfect home. It was a pleasure to work with Joe. Even when we had to
drop off or pickup paperwork at the Purdy office, we were always greeted by the
most friendly and helpful staff, each and every one of them. The staff at Purdy
works together like a team. Our sincere thanks go to Joe Butler and the entire
staff at Purdy Realty!
Frank and Phyllis
it may concern:
I had the
opportunity to work with Joe Butler from Purdy Real Estate, Inc. on a variety of
real estate ventures.
always wanted to have a place on the bay and Joe was able to help us fulfill our
We had a
very complicated transaction in that we had to sell a property before we could
consider buying our dream house on the bay.
the dedication and hard work of Joe, I know our dream would never have come
never seen anybody work so hard to make something happen. We had worked with other realtors and none
came close to the dedication and effort that Joe gave for us.
highly recommend Joe Butler to assist you in whatever real estate ventures you
It was a pleasure to work with
Joe and I am sure that we will need his assistance in the future.
To: Joe Butler/Lou
Just a small note to express our
thanks for the positive experience we had working with Joe Butler.
Having sold several houses before,
we had complete confidence we could do the same at the shore. We tried for
several months to sell it on our own
but decided we needed to hire a Realtor to get the job done. We interviewed many different agents and
decided to hire Joe to sell our home.
Joe was truly a professional. He
really is sincere, truthful and a straight shooter. As I told him months ago,
that was why he got the contract. He never gave us any more information than he
thought we could handle at the time and his patience has made this deal
happen. Not only did he sell our home, but he
sold it in less than two months in one of the worst real estate markets in over
16 years. Aunt Josephine would have been happy.
I hope Mr. Purdy knows what a
valuable asset he has in Joe.
Mary & George
|Mr. Joe Butler
A. Lewis Purdy Real Estate
Avalon NJ 08202
It was a real pleasure
working with you. I have owned a number of properties in Avalon NJ and Stone
Harbor NJ over the years and dealt with several other real estate people, but
have never had the level of service you provided. Your grasp of market
conditions, your attention to detail, your follow up and follow through were
I especially appreciated your creativity and
professionalism in getting my property sold, when others couldn't, in this
difficult market. Thank you so
|Making the decision to sell our beach house and
purchase a new one was not only a complex financial decision, but also, a
very emotional one. Joe Butler was understanding, knowledgeable and supportive
through the entire process. Joe is honest, a dedicated
professional, enthusiastic and an effective and valued negotiator for everyone
Joe Butler is a talented and an energetic
individual. He is a realtor you can trust to handle your most important real
Jim and Meme Setlock
Fran and I
just want to thank you for your time and service through our recent house buying
process in Avalon. The prospect of buying a second home was daunting to us, but
we were grateful for your expertise and guidance. Best of luck to you for a
| I wanted to take a moment to single out the terrific service my husband and
I have received from Purdy sales agent Joe Butler. Joe has been extraordinarily
patient with us as we look for our dream house in Avalon. He's not your
typical pushy real estate agent and has been candid with us throughout the
process rather than pushing for a quick sale. He was recommended to us from
other friends of ours and I have to say I've been really impressed with his
knowledge of properties and the real estate market. Can't say enough good
| Joe Butler has been very informative on investment properties
in Avalon and Stone Harbor. He responds promptly, his evaluations have
been spot on and he has my best interest in mind in all his recommendations
regardless of his personal gain. His knowledge of the rental market of
Avalon has also helped friends in their search for the perfect summer
Brian is so excited about his new
house! He spent a few days there last weekend and really enjoyed it! We just
wanted to thank you again for all that you did in getting an extremely difficult
deal to closing. Due to your persistence and patience throughout the process, it
was successful. I was impressed with your determination in ?fighting the fight?
for Brian with the first mortgage company when they insisted on the extra flood
insurance. Due to your research and tenacity, you were able to find a second
lender that did not require the extra insurance, which saved Brian a great deal
of money. Even in the final hours of our negotiating the deal, you were very
patient and always seemed to have Brian?s best interest in mind throughout the
Have a wonderful summer and hope to
see you in Avalon NJ!
We were fortunate to meet Joe in 2004 and became his first "official" clients when we bought our summer home in Avalon NJ. Since then, we have moved multiple times (outside of Avalon) and have had the unfortunate experience of working with many real estate agents as both buyer and seller. Each time we had to buy or sell a home, all we wished we could do was have Joe work with us. Like we found in 2004 and is still true today, Joe is unlike any real estate agent we have ever met. He is down to earth, honest, hardworking, trustworthy and goes above and beyond all the time. We are blessed to have met and be able to work with him.
Keith and Christa Jones