Joe & Linda Sopo
- Linda 562-201-1027
We have been helping families buy and sell homes in Long Beach Communities since the early 1980's. As agents who are experts in this local area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. We are eager to serve you. Here are some of the things we can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things, like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls, can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
A Little Bit of History
Growing up in Northern California, Joe came to Long Beach in 1966 for his four-year tour of service in the U.S. Navy. Joe used the GI Bill to complete his education at CSULB, earning a degree in marketing and a credential in Elementary Education. After teaching for 3 years, he began his real estate career. Joe had no doubt where he wanted to work. Los Altos was the area that reminded him most of home; a safe place to raise a family where kids ride their bikes and walk to outstanding schools, where neighbors know each other and where one can enjoy an evening stroll through the neighborhood. It was 1980, not an ideal time to start in real estate. Interest rates were at 18% and rising. Homes sales were low and going nowhere. With determination, long hours and hard work, Joe persevered. Through good and bad times, with a deep commitment to the community, Joe stayed focused on selling homes in the Los Altos Neighborhood of Long Beach. Hard work paid off and Joe ranks in the top 1/2% of all Realtors across the nation in sales. To date, only one other person has sold more Los Altos homes than Joe. That person is Lloyd S. Whaley, the developer of the Los Altos Community. Today, Joe has 30 years of real estate experience and is a very active member of the Community of Los Altos.