Sell Your House

Selling a house is one of the most significant events in a person’s life, so there are several factors to consider...

  • Where will you move next?
  • How soon do you have to be there?
  • What kind of work should be done so it sells for the most money possible?
  • How much will I have to pay in taxes?
  • How do I choose the right agent to handle the sale?
  • Where do I even begin with all of this?
Selling your house doesn’t have to be a stressful, overwhelming experience. By choosing the right real estate agent you can ensure the process goes much smoother than you would expect.

Why Joe?

We believe that selling a house is just like many other things in life; simple, but not easy. The process of listing a home on MLS, waiting for buyers to come and write offers, and then closing escrow seems like a piece of cake to many people. However, in real estate just like in any other industry, there’s a small percentage of people who truly separate themselves and achieve results. The value that we bring to the table is in our commitment to improving ourselves and our business every day. We put ourselves in our clients shoes, and seek first to learn about their goals for selling their home, and to understand their concerns moving forward. 

The Polyak Real Estate Group specializes in selling residential real estate properties located in the San Mateo County cities of Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Redwood Shores and surrounding areas. We work in all price ranges from $300,000 all the way up to $10,000,000 and more.

Market Knowledge

Joe spends at least 2 hours every day studying recent sales, touring homes, reviewing price trends, and networking with other agents to ensure that we don't miss a beat in this unpredictable market. This daily habit allows our team to price homes competitively so that we attract more buyers, and receive more offers.


Our philosophy is simple: Always do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Being honest, dependable,and trustworthy are at the core of our business.We are not just in business to sell homes, our goal is to help people. That's why we operate a value driven business where we are focused on building long term relationships with our clients and being a positive force in our community.

Home Preparation

It's important that your home looks it's best when it's for sale. The Polyak Real Estate Group will coordinate all the minor improvements and repairs of your property and we give you access to our network of fairly priced and dependable vendors. We also provide complimentary cleaning and trash haul away services for our clients.


To sell your house for the most money we must get as much exposure as possible. We utilize Professional Photography, the Multiple Listing Service, Open Houses, "For Sale" Signs, brochures and postcards, etc. In addition to these traditional methods, our unique online marketing strategy brings your house in front of the eyes of every potential buyer and real estate agent that's looking in your area through social media, direct emails to real estate agents, Google, Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, and much more.


The importance of effective negotiating skills cannot be overstated. When dealing with average sales prices of $1,500,000, and some as high as tens of millions of dollars, it is very important that you have someone on your side who will fight for every last dollar of your equity. Joe has read countless books and taken many seminars and workshops to sharpen his negotiation skills. Couple this with his vast experience in the real estate market, and his many legal resources who we consult with regularly, Joe's negotiation skills are unmatched in the San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Market.

How it works

1. Marketing Consultation

2. Home Preparations

The first step is for us to meet at the property and conduct a walk through so that we can take notes and start putting together our strategic marketing plan. During this stage we will learn about your goals for the sale. We will also use this time as a to discuss our plan for marketing and selling your home and answer any questions you may have about the home selling process. We like to think of this time as where we establish the base for our relationship moving forward.

This is the stage where we do all of the necessary haul away, cleaning, repairs, and minor improvements to the home to bring it to showing condition. We also complete all of the necessary disclosures and inspections to ensure you, as the seller, are fully protected throughout the entire process.

3. Listing period

4. Sale/Escrow Period

Now the home has been listed for sale on the market. We schedule the Open Houses and Tours (If applicable), launch a full marketing campaign, and proactively find the right buyer for your home.

We have negotiated and accepted an offer, and now we are in contract. During this time I coordinate with the broker representing the buyer to ensure all activities are carried out in a timely fashion, and follow through on all of the necessary steps we must take as the seller.

5. Closing and Beyond

The sale has closed, the home has been sold, all money has changed hands and ownership title has been changed. However, my job is still not done, this is the time where I coordinate with you to help you with your move (if applicable) and continue to assist you with any issues that may arise after the sale. I’m a strong believer in going above and beyond for my clients, assisting them and keeping in touch long after a transaction is finished - my business is relationship based, not just transactional.