Joe, and Progressive Property Group, simply offer the best relocation services in the San Francisco area. We could not be more thrilled with our end result, and recommend both the company and Joe without the slightest reservation.
I relocated to San Francisco on a tight timeline with high standards. I wanted to have the keys to a perfect apartment within 10 days. Joe Gillach at Progressive nailed it for me with 3 days to spare.
Joe was prompt and responsive by email, coordinated a schedule on short notice and then took me on a highly enlightening two day tour of the city. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the area and was able to explain each neighborhood to me in detail. In two days we visited about 15 properties that matched my constraints and by the end of it I knew exactly what I wanted.
Joe made a daunting process a total pleasure. I recommend him highly.
My husband and I recently relocated to San Francisco, and we could not have done it without the help of Joe Gillach from Progressive Property Group. Joe’s profound market knowledge and thoughtful and thorough approach resulted in us finding the perfect place — in literally two days! Given that we had little familiarity with SF, Joe took an abundance of time, on the front end, to explain the pros and cons of various areas and to understand our family’s precise needs and priorities. As a result, he was able to ferret out options that truly worked for us. Additionally, as the SF rental market grows increasingly more competitive, Joe not only served as an on-the-ground, credible resource, but he ensured that our application was comprehensive and served as an advocate for us while negotiating rental fees and lease structure. Lastly, Joe remained with us until the very end… Participating in the walkthrough with the owner to make certain that we were getting exactly what had been promised. I can’t speak highly enough of Joe and Progressive, and I encourage you to retain their services if you’re in need of a rental.
Having the pressure of relocating to the area from Chicago, I was not only on a tight timeline, but was generally overwhelmed with the daunting task ahead of me. Joe not only was flexible with my work schedule in showing me a place, but took the time to answer the many questions that I had. What was most impressive to me was the fact that even after I had already signed the lease and moved in, Joe took the time to answer a few other questions that I had about the area and offered some great advice putting my mind at ease about this new place I call home. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Joe and PPG to anyone I knew that was looking for a home or apartment.
I worked with Joe from PPG for a corporate relocation and the process could not have gone better. I came to San Francisco with no knowledge of the housing market, geography, history, etc… and Joe took the time to help educate me on all things Bay Area throughout our search for the perfect apartment. He went above and beyond to ensure that I found a satisfactory living situation. All in all, a great experience–I highly recommend Joe and PPG.
We had an absolutely awesome experience moving to the San Francisco area, thanks to Joe Gillach and Dace. They quickly found us a beautifully furnished and well maintained apartment that fit our needs perfectly for a short term while we were looking for long-term options. Joe helped us with every need that arose. We were able to sign the lease electronically, while traveling remotely, and Joe & other staff would stop by and help us out anytime we needed assistance. There was no request for help that they did not take care of for us. All we had to do was ask. Can’t say enough about how nice they are to work with, and plan that we will probably be using them again in the future.
If I could give Laurea with Progressive ten stars I would. She and I communicated for only one day via emails back and forth about my wishes/price range. That night she found me a beautiful spot in Pacifica which we were going to tour at noon the next day. At 10:30 the next morning I received the phone call I dreaded…it had been rented out from under us. BUT, within 30 minutes she had found another place, and by 1PM I had signed the lease. My new home is a little less expensive than the first, has an absolutely wonderful landlord, and in a more convenient location. It’s perfect. She saved me hours and hours of valuable time and was well worth every cent of their fee. Imagine…..nailing it on the first try!
We relocated to Marin last year from the East Coast and found our dream apartment listed with Progressive. Joe was extremely responsive even though we were speaking remotely, and was able to show us the apartment during our tight apartment hunting window. He helped us negotiate special lease terms with the owner, and we happily signed a lease. The lease signing process is all handled online and is super easy. As tenants, we’ve been very pleased. Rent payments are also handled online. Maintenance requests have been addressed promptly and professionally. It’s been great to work with an independent management company that knows SF and Marin and is very focused on customer service.
Look no further if you are trying to find the best possible reloc. services in San Francisco. I cannot express enough how helpful Joe G. from Progressive was in our search for an apartment on incredibly short notice.
To provide some background, myself and two others found out about a job opportunity in San Francisco on short notice and had to find a place & relocate within less than 3 weeks. We tried the craiglist route for ~1 week but found it near impossible to find and sign a lease for a 3 BR in the city with the specs we needed(parking, young location, somewhat affordable!). I then came across Progressive, and in particular, Joe, and decided to sign up.
Almost immediately, Joe hopped on the phone with my roommates and I and assessed our priorities/requests in terms of housing and gave us his initial impression on the options we would likely have in front of us. His knowledge of the city and apartment parket is second to none, and we felt extremely confident that he could find the best option available for us.
For 2-3 days, Joe then toured around numerous apartment openings with a roommate of mine and diligently hunted down landlords/leasing agents to find a place that we would like(finding an affordable 3BR with parking in a decent location is not easy!!). Sure enough, Joe managed to give us a look at a newly renovated appt almost immediately after it came on the market and we signed the lease shortly afterwards. Within less than 2 weeks, Joe had found us, quite literally, our ideal apartment.
If you want to make sure you are truly seeing the best options available and want someone to walk you through the tumultuous apartment hunt in SF, go with Progressive. I assure you it will be well worth your time!!!!
I worked with Joe Gillach when I moved to San Francisco from New York and I am so happy I found him/ Progressive Property Group! I have rented many apartments in my day and I think the key things to look for in a real estate agent are finding someone who gets back to you and really listens to your needs in terms of what you are looking for and Joe definitely did! I told him what I wanted and he showed me many places that fit my needs before I settled on an amazing apartment in Nob Hill. He knows the city cold and I felt like I could ask him anything about San Francisco (and I did!). He made my transition to San Francisco very smooth and I am very grateful for his services!
I worked with Joe Gillach when I was moving from Boston to San Francisco for work. Best apartment search process I have ever been through – and I have done it quite a few times. I only had 2 days on the ground in San Francisco and Joe was able to schedule 15 apartment viewings before they went to open house. Joe did an incredible job focusing in on exactly what I was looking for. As an added bonus, we had a lot of fun with Joe for the two days we were with him! We learned a lot about San Francisco in a short period of time. Joe is knowledgeable, professional and very detail oriented. He has managed all the logistics and paperwork. I would 100% recommend Joe and Progressive to anyone trying to navigate the San Francisco real estate market! (Hopefully as evidenced by the fact that this is my FIRST Yelp review ever)
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe Gillach at Progressive over the last year or so and will continue to utilize his professional services in the future. I was challenged with an assignment to provide temporary housing for three families in San Francisco on relatively short notice. As most folks are aware the SF rental market is highly competitive and restrictive. Through Joe’s excellent market knowledge and sage advice we were able to present ourselves competitively to landlords while competing with rival tenants. We were able to successfully place all three families in housing that met all of their needs. Joe always goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is in the communication loop and his thoroughness allows me to focus on other tasks. As it turned out we rented three units that weren’t managed by progressive and I received compliments from the landlords on Joe’s professionalism and diligence. I will be utilizing his services over the next few years and I wouldn’t consider using anyone else!