With more than 23 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, top-producing agent and Silicon Valley native Joe Velasco brings vast industry expertise and in-depth local knowledge to his role as a Realtor at Compass in Palo Alto.
From residential real estate sales to lending, investment and home development, Joe understands what it takes to render quality representation in today’s competitive marketplace. Over the years, he has earned a stellar reputation for his full-service, innovative and dynamic approach to real estate, creating a recognized and provenbrand in Silicon Valley. Working with everyone from luxury homebuyers and sellers to investors and developers, Joe is committed to helping his clients fulfill their real estate goals.
Over the course of his career, Joe has closed over $1.2 Billion in real estate sales and closed over $122 Million in 2020 alone. He has ranked among the Top 250 real estate professionals in the country per REAL Trends for 7 years in a row and was the recipient of the prestigious “The Leading 100 Silicon Valley” award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020 from The San Francisco Luxury Marketing Council. Prior to joining Compass, Joe worked at Intero Real Estate Services, where he placed among the top sales agents in the company for six consecutive years, making him a member of the brokerage’s elite Chairman’s Circle from 2011 to 2017. Joe ranked #57 in California for total sales volume in 2020, per Wall Street Journal RealTrends, and ranked #144 Nationwide.
Joe began his career in real estate after founding two successful retail and lending companies in 1997, Americas Realty Inc. and Baytek Mortgage Inc., with over 14 location throughout the Silicon Valley. In 2006 he successfully sold his chain of retail lending and real estate sales offices, joining Coldwell Banker Real Estate in 2009, followed by Intero Real Estate Services in 2011, and one year Service at The Agency in Beverly Hills. With his real estate experience, knowledge and powerful negotiation skills, Joe provides a service that continually exceeds his clients’ expectations and further distinguishes him from the competition.
“Joe Velasco has represented me in over
11 transactions in the past 10 years. Each
and every time Joe Velasco has surpassed
my expectations. We have become friends
and could not be happier with the services
we receive and have referred him to
Kevin DeNardi | CEO of DeNardi Development Group
“We are in contract for our new home and couldn’t
be happier with Elena as our buying agent. She
has spent so much time helping us find the home
of our dreams and then negotiating on our behalf."
“Joe Velasco has represented me on several
homes and development projects. His
presentation is second to none, and has great
support staff from his team. I would not use
Samir Sharma | Developer
“Joe Velasco sold my Cupertino home and
handled everything from beginning to end,
including a light remodel. We were very
happy with our outcome and have bought
two more properties from Joe Velasco in
Fremont an Los Gatos."
Margaret Berchart | VP of Berchart Expeditions
"I have trust Joe and his team
100% to look out for my best interest when
I am buying and when I am selling. Nothing
compares to the effort, knowledge and
presentation Joe Velasco and his team brings.”
Aditya Agarwal | VP of Google Human Resources
“I had the pleasure of working with Joe and
Marylou. From start to finish they were very
responsive, kind, and a constant professionals
I look forward to the opportunity to work
with the Velasco Group again.”