Meet Joseph

Joseph Fonash

Real Estate Salesperson

Get to Know Me

Joseph entered the Real Estate Industry in 2009 working with an investment firm in acquiring distressed assets and managing and leasing a diverse rental portfolio in Philadelphia. After stabilizing the new portfolio, he moved on to oversee the divestment of several large REIT-owned assets in Center City from 2012-2013. It was in 2012 that he decided to get licensed and enter the world of brokerage. After fulfilling the divestment in 2013, Joseph exploded as an agent, doubling his business each year. He now averages $10,000,000 per year in volume as a solo agent. After spending 9 years with Keller Williams, Joseph moved over to Compass to begin utilizing its’ top-rated tools and technology.

Joseph Fonash has a background in construction, teaching and writing. He and his wife are raising 3 children in Philadelphia and have lived in Fishtown, Fairmount, and Brewerytown.

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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.

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Sell a Home

When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange to finance, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

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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.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
I would highly recommend Joe. In my case, as a buyer, he worked extremely hard to help me find a home in the area I wanted, with the features I desired, while still remaining within my budget. This was very important to me. He is highly responsive, even answering my questions and showing houses outside of normal business hours, including nights and weekends. (bad weather or not!) Emails and phone calls w...

— Greg M.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Joe is a very informed and knowledgeable Real Estate agent. He was in constant contact with me throughout my entire home search. He showed me many different types of homes within my budget and explained to me the pros and cons of each one in a way I could easily understand. After only a few weeks we found the perfect home for me. He took me through the closing process step by step and provided me with ma...

— Henry M.

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Joe is a phenomenal Realtor® He is very trustworthy, knowledgeable, and prompt. As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea what I was doing. Joe was very patient and walked me through every step of the process. He was excellent at finding properties that were a great fit for me. Joe made the process very enjoyable and educational. During the closing process, there were a lot of unpredictable events, but Jo...

— Buyer

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Professional, knowledgeable, and easygoing, that's how I'd describe Joe. Our home search spanned 2 years and Joe was patient and responsive throughout the entire process. We met some significant obstacles in negotiations and Joe took everything in stride and always represented our best interests in the deal. He's trustworthy, honest, and helped us objectively evaluate each home. I would highly recommend ...

— Amanda S.

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Joe was the perfect fit for us as we searched for our first house to purchase this year. Not only was he flexible, knowledgeable, and willing to answer (or find the answer) to any question, he worked with us through the pandemic. When viewing houses he was able to provide insight into good qualities, as well as potential problems. He was honest and never made us feel uncomfortable about our opinions or q...

— Jaclyn L.

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I needed to get this in right before New Year. Joe was the consummate professional and went out of his way to explain the Real Estate business, the city, and the entire first-time homeowner process to me. I was in a different world shopping for a home and Joe took my insights and delivered my perfect first home by working relentlessly, even while on a family vacation. Any person in need of Real Estate se...

— John B.

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As first-time home buyers, Joe was very patient with our questions, however naive they may have been. He was respectful of our price range and did not show us properties that would have been unrealistic for us (even though our budget was modest). We had a huge snafu the day of closing and Joe rearranged his day to resolve it with us. As a bonus, he is very personable and easy to talk to. Incredibly respo...

— Buyer

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As a renter looking to find an apartment I could afford in a neighborhood that felt safe, Joseph Fonash helped me greatly. He negotiated rent, reviewed the lease, and made sure that I was comfortable on all terms. Currently, I am working with Joseph Fonash to buy a house in Fishtown or Northern Liberties and he has been the best Real Estate agent I have worked with. I would highly recommend him to anyone...

— Eric P.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Joe was an absolute gem to work with. He was funny, honest, communicative, available, and genuinely a pleasure to spend time with. As first-time homeowners, Joe guided us through the process with professionalism and transparency. We feel incredibly lucky to have found him and couldn't imagine having another Realtor®. We have already recommended him to friends looking to buy homes and if we ever house hun...

— Buyer

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Joseph was a pleasure to work with when looking to rent a house in the increasingly popular Fishtown area. Not only was he knowledgeable, attentive, and professional, but he was also personable and friendly when meeting with me and my roommates. I made Joseph aware of my budget and desired neighborhood early on in the search and we quickly found a beautiful rental within my price range. I cannot recommen...

— Buyer & Seller

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I purchased my first home with Joe and it was a simple and fast process. Joe is very knowledgeable about the process and helped me get everything in line. He was reactive to my search, worked with my schedule, and even responded during his vacation when we were working towards getting my offer together. I am really glad that I found Joe and extremely happy with my purchase. I highly recommend working wit...

— Dan N.

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Joseph Fonash has been working with me to develop my investment portfolio and has been great. He is thorough in all the transactions, knows the best deals, and has been a great Realtor® to work within Philadelphia. I would recommend Joseph Fonash to any investor who needs to sell their house fast or find a new investment.

— Jason L.

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I was able to put my house on the market and have it under contract within 5 days. Joe made the process so easy, took care of everything I needed, wasn't pushy to me or the buyers but was still competitive with pricing, and got me the full asking price. Excellent customer service and I can't wait to work with him again.

— Kourtni K.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Excellent job of dealing with nuances of the township outside of the customary area of expertise. Township inspection requirements were particularly onerous in my opinion and Mr. Fonash was extremely diligent and effective in helping us to meet them in spite of the short timeframe between acceptance of the offer and settlement.

— Seller

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Joe is a great Realtor® who has an intuitive sense of the market and how things should be done. After having spoken with other Realtors® it was obvious that Joe was the best. I'm glad to have worked with him to sell my house and I hope to work with him again in my next transaction.

— Seller

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Joe is the most professional and organized Realtor® I have come across. He has been patient and thoughtful throughout the process of selling, and now purchasing my home. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is thinking about selling or buying a home in the Philadelphia area.

— Will P.

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I just closed my third transaction with Joe and it went great. He has great knowledge of the area. I'm always able to reach him and get appointments. He did a great job with the negotiations. I highly recommend him.

— Buyer | Seller

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Joseph is very knowledgeable and very helpful. It was a pleasure having him sell our house and help us buy a new home. I highly recommend Joseph to anyone selling or buying a home.

— Seller

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Joseph Fonash helped us sell our house quickly and efficiently and was able to get it done without us having to travel from out of state to close. Thanks.

— Nick

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Worked with Joe on several occasions. Would and will do it again. He's patient, accessible, and receptive.

— Juan S.

Work With Joseph

Joseph offers a special skill set for both buyers and sellers. He has years of experience as a property manager, having worked with major acquisitions, building take-overs, lease-up, construction management, and sales. He has an uncanny ability to spot all the strengths and weaknesses within a home and he can offer insight where most other agents would be clueless.

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