Client Testimonials

Success Stories from Avalon & Stone Harbor New Jersey

When it comes to Avalon and Stone Harbor Real Estate Agents, Joe Butler is one of the best.  His ability to outperform all other Avalon NJ and Stone Harbor NJ realtors shines through during each part of the process.  He makes purchasing Stone Harbor and Avalon New Jersey Real Estate feel like a dream come true.  Below you will read what some of Joe's very happy customers had to say about him, after benefiting from his service.



Joe:

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.

 

Thanks again,

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 NJ.

Jare Zane

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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 lifestyle.

 

  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 Kuchera

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When 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

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Joe,

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 business.

Thanks for all your help.

Doug and Gail Knight

 

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Dear Mr. Purdy,

 

I am writing to you to give high praise for Purdy sales agent Joe Butler.

 

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 2011.

 

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.

 

Sincerely,


Allison Gumbs

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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 work. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Steve and Katie McEntee

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 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
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 June 16, 2010

 Joe,

 I 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.

 Finding 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 me.

 Thanks much.

 Dick Tewksbury
118 W. 70th St.
Sea Isle City, NJ

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 Joe
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.

Suzanne
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Dear Joe,
 
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.
 
Thanks again,
Jay Buckley
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 Mile Island.
 
Sincerely,
 
Leslie and Terry Montgomery
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June 11, 2008

 

 

Mr. Joseph Butler

Purdy Real Estate

2889 Dune Drive

Avalon  NJ  08202

 

Re:  169 37th Street

 

Dear Joe,

 

            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 parties. 

 

            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! 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Duncan and Linda

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Dear Mr. Purdy,

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 in Stone 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.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Guaglianone
President
Airston Homes

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Mr. Purdy,

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,

 

Take care,

 

Jim and Jennifer Flynn

Malvern P.A.

6/20/2008

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"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 with family.

"We truly 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 Tondi

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"June 20, 2005

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 One".

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 Hogan

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I 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.

Sincerely,

Peyton Felts

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Date 5-15-06

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 us.

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 successful career.

Best Regards,

The Mazzola Family

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December 22, 2006
Ken and Andrea Connors
25 Sweetbriar Lane
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Dear Lew,

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!

Sincerely,

Andrea Connors

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March 4, 2007

Dear Lew:

My 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.

Best Regards,

Bob and Peg Mele
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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!

Sincerely,

Frank and Phyllis Bailey
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To whom it may concern:

I had the opportunity to work with Joe Butler from Purdy Real Estate, Inc. on a variety of real estate ventures.

We had always wanted to have a place on the bay and Joe was able to help us fulfill our dream.

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.

Without the dedication and hard work of Joe, I know our dream would never have come true.

I have 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.

I would highly recommend Joe Butler to assist you in whatever real estate ventures you are considering.

 It was a pleasure to work with Joe and I am sure that we will need his assistance in the future.

 

Jay & Gail Tress

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To: Joe Butler/Lou Purdy

 

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.

 

Most sincerely,

 

Mary & George Wrigley

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Mr.  Joe Butler
A. Lewis Purdy Real Estate
29th & Dune Drive
Avalon NJ 08202

Dear Joe,
     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 just terrific.
     I especially appreciated your creativity and professionalism in getting my property sold, when others couldn't, in this difficult market.  Thank you so much.

                                                                   Sincerely,

                                                                    Deni Schumann




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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 he represents.
 
   Joe Butler is a talented and an energetic individual. He is a realtor you can trust to handle your most important real estate needs.   

Jim and Meme Setlock
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Joe,

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 successful 2008!

 

Sincerely,

Heather & Fran Radano

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 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 things!
Liv Cuterfeiro
 
 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 rental.
Lawrence
 
 

Hey Joe!

 

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 entire process.

 

Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you in Avalon NJ!

 

Thanks again,

 

Brian and Colleen

 


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




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