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Seller Testimonials

“Josh helped us sell our first home. My wife and I always joked that there are so many TV shows for first time buyers, but there should be one for first time sellers as well! Josh was amazing to work with and kept constant communication throughout the process. He was never too high or too low, and his calmness throughout the process kept us calm as well. The pictures that Josh took really made quite the difference. They came out amazing and really brought interest to our home. We had a pretty unique house for our neighborhood and Josh found us the right buyer and price for it. We would recommend Josh to anyone looking to sell (or buy) their home in the area. From our first meeting to the closing we were nothing but pleased with our decision to choose Josh as our realtor. His wealth of knowledge and experience really delivered for us. Thanks again Josh!”

Jay M. + Kathryn S., Home Sellers in Pawtucket, RI

“After successfully working with Joshua Deaner on our condo rental for 3 years, we went to Joshua when it was time to sell our condo. Once again we were extremely pleased. He coached on us on the right time to put the condo on the market. In less than 2 weeks we had a buyer! We appreciate his facilitation of the sale without us being there. Joshua is always helpful, dependable and professional. We highly recommend him.”

Andy B., Home Seller in Providence, RI

“When my wife and I and our 4 children were finally ready to put our house on the market this past spring, like most other people in our situation, we wanted it to sell quickly and for the best possible price. From the start, Joshua brought enthusiasm, experience and honesty to our home sale process. He used data from relevant, comparable, home sales, and his experience in the area as a starting point, but it was his unique skills in effectively staging the house, personal attention, as well as simple instincts and energy that really made the difference in our opinion. He would personally conduct every showing of our property, and always responded promptly to every question or concern that we had. He was also an excellent negotiator on our behalf after we received an initial offer. Joshua gave honest advice regarding pricing and staging, but it was clear he always had our best interests in mind, and that he was there to work for us. The work and effort that he put into our house sale from the start all the way through the closing really showed and is greatly appreciated!”

Tasha + Sandra J., Home Sellers in Providence, RI

“We are so happy that we chose The Rhode Guide when we decided to sell our house. Joshua Deaner had come highly recommended and he did not disappoint. In fact, he exceeded our expectations. From the first meeting until the closing, he was attentive, extremely hard-working, and best of all, he lent the process a personal touch. In the end, it was Joshua who got us the very best price for our house through his skillful negotiation. We’d use him again in a heartbeat!”

Mary Paula + Rich M., Home Sellers in Providence, RI

“We wanted to thank you for your assistance in selling of our house. That was one of the most pleasant business experiences we have had. You were very attentive to our wishes, made useful suggestions, guided us through the whole process, helped us find the right attorney and took all work off our hands. I especially appreciated that you kept us informed and made the whole process worry less. I absolutely have to mention you wonderful pictures of the house that made the whole difference. And of course the best of all – You sold the house fast, within month and half from the date the house was placed on the market, money has been deposited into our account. I would recommend you to anyone. Please don’t hesitate to call on us if you need references.”

Inga + Alex A., Home Sellers in Pawtucket, RI

“Our house sold faster than we ever thought it would – the time and effort Joshua put into taking amazing pictures was key. Joshua was supportive throughout and always available when we called him. He was a refreshing change from many of the other realtors we have come across and we truly enjoyed working with him. We’re currently recommending him to our friends and acquaintances.”

Justin B. + Meghan F., Sellers and Buyers, Barrington, RI and Rumford, RI

“Joshua was great to work with. The first time you meet him, it feels like you’ve known him for years. He helped with every detail of the purchase of our new house and also the sale of our old one. I believe his strength is in his attention to detail, and his upbeat personality. I can safely say it could never have happened without him. He was a complete professional in every sense, in total command of the transactions, and at the same time so friendly and down to earth. Always pleasant, never losing patience, and a great sense of humor. He makes you feel comfortable through the entire process, and confident that he will get the job done. His positivity was never wavering. It was almost like we were dealing with a friend and not just an agent. Buying and/or selling a house can be so stressful, but Joshua put us at ease. We had complete confidence he was working in our best interest. I would recommend him for anything real estate related…you WILL NOT be disappointed.”

Justin + Anita C., Sellers/Buyers in Cranston, RI and Providence, RI

Buyer Testimonials

“Our experience with Joshua Deaner of The Rhode Guide was nothing less than first class. As first time homebuyers, we were anxious and indecisive. We honestly saw no less than 60 houses. Some good, some garbage. There were even a few that he showed us that were out of our range or in a different style than what we asked for, but he wanted to give us an idea of what one can expect from those different kinds homes so that we went into our situation with the most knowledge possible. He is always organized and prepared, and will push to get you the best deal. He also has impeccable taste (in property, objet d’art and shoes) and will amuse you with the worst jokes ever!! And what we most appreciated (besides not kicking us to the curb after 7 months!) is that he never judged us on our price range of homes. Even though we know that he could make more on a higher end home, he treated us like we were buying a million dollar home. He knows from experience that we were not just buying a house, but we were buying a home. We didn’t just meet a realtor; we made a friend for life. Thanks Josh!”

Marcus A. & Jessica B., Buyers in Cranston, RI

“Our experience with Joshua was great! Moving from another state, we knew nothing about the Providence market nor about the different neighborhoods. Joshua listened to what we wanted, and gave us honest opinions without being pushy. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to steer us in the right direction. Fortunately we found our perfect house on the first day, but we know that he would have kept looking for us.”

Pauline A. & Quinn B., Buyers in Providence, RI

“While searching for the right place to buy I had an extra bonus in finding a wonderful friend in Joshua. Throughout the long process he was very understanding, helpful, patient and totally committed to finding the right property. I actually miss him now! After a while he knew better than I did what was the right place to commit to and he made it easy with the closing process and finding the right professionals for inspection, the actual move etc. I highly recommend him for anyone who wants to find the dream house and have it a wonderful experience!”

Judy R, Buyer in Providence, RI

“We are so glad we found Joshua Deaner for our home search. As first time home buyers we really didn’t know what to expect or even what we should be looking for and Joshua was able to guide us through the process with ease and a great sense of humor. We truly appreciated his patience and low-stress approach. We are now in our first home and very grateful!”

Joshua & Danika W., Buyers in Providence, RI

“When we were first considering buying a house, we found The Rhode Guide website and reached out. All of the testimonials were great to see and had great things to say about Joshua, but we thought that we might get passed off to someone else when they took a look at our budget. That never happened. Joshua met with us and was our partner in our home-buying search from start to finish. We are so happy that we were able to work with Joshua to buy our home in Providence. Joshua was a great sport as we walked through house after house that was less than thrilling, occasionally noting, “I won’t let you buy this house.” His good humor is only one of the many services that he offers. (We also now know what picture molding is!) Joshua was always very prompt in returning calls and emails, making us feel cared for and supported through the process of searching for and buying a home for our family – from our first meeting until the final closing document was signed. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to work with Joshua and highly recommend him!”

Ethan & Stephanie H., Buyers in Providence, RI

“Buying a house is time consuming and stressful, but even more so when it’s your first time. Joshua helped us find an apartment years ago, so when we were ready to buy we knew just the person to guide us. However, from the very first time we sat down to discuss what we were looking for, we were amazed at how helpful, knowledgeable, and patient Joshua is. We didn’t even know what we wanted, but he walked us through a multitude of options for homes in our price range and preferred neighborhoods in Providence. He was always candid yet supportive and warm, and never let us feel as if we were struggling. After looking at a few places on the West End, we finally found a space that made our eyes wide and our hearts pitter-patter. He walked us through every single step, from making an offer to finding the right lender for the mortgage. We took all of his recommendations for services throughout the process, and were super pleased with everyone he sent our way. Joshua streamlined the entire process so thoroughly that we never broke a sweat; we knew we were being taken care of from day one. When and if we decide to get back in the market, whether to buy, sell, or rent, we know exactly who we’re going to call.”

Tom N. & Mary H., Buyers in Providence, RI

“My wife and I recently worked with Joshua to purchase our first home in Cranston and could not be more pleased with our experience. A year ago we came close to buying a home, but the purchase fell through and we were very dissatisfied with our experience. Instead of representing us, we felt our agent at the time was more concerned about maintaining her relationship with the mortgage broker and sellers agent. A year later, we were apprehensive about reentering the real estate market because of this experience, but Joshua came with such great reviews that we decided to meet with him and begin the process. Despite our apprehensions, Joshua made us extremely comfortable from day one. He was always willing to be flexible and view homes around our work schedule. Joshua brings a comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market and the entire buying/selling process. As first time homebuyers we were initially overwhelmed but he made everything work seamlessly. Joshua’s personality is a perfect fit for real estate. He is honest and didn’t just tell us what we wanted to hear to make a sale. Because the seller did not have an agent, Joshua was forced to do extra work on the purchase and did so without complaint. Not only would we highly recommend Joshua to you, but have already done so to friends and family.”

Dan P. & Katie P., Buyers in Cranston, RI

“Being first-time home buyers, we relied heavily on Joshua’s experience. He guided us through the daunting task of finding and buying a home while one of us was on the other side of the country. He had a good eye for what we might like and what not, and gave us good advice in terms of resale value etc. When the house we ended up buying came on the market, his wits were essential as it was a very competitive bidding process. Joshua explained every step of the process very well, kept his calm when negotiations got complicated, and due to his outgoing personality we enjoyed working with him a lot.”

Jonas Z. & Kari S., Buyers in Providence, RI

“Joshua Deaner is a unique breed of Real Estate Agent. He was the opposite of pushy, and worked with us over more than 6 months as we looked at many properties. Once we decided to make an offer he was accommodating to our busy schedules and we ended up having a number of late night meetings at his office. I look forward to working with Joshua when it’s time to sell our house and look for our next home.”

Joe C. & Claire P., Buyers in Cranston, RI

“Joshua did a fantastic job helping us buy our first house. He was very attentive to our wish list and helped us consider things that we would not have thought of as first time buyers. He never pressured us and encouraged us to be patient while we waited for our dream house to come to market. His knowledge of the local area and the purchasing process made our experience hassle free. We highly recommend Joshua as a buyer’s agent!”

Joe B. & Kerry H., Buyers in Pawtucket, RI

“We can’t say enough about our experience with The Rhode Guide! We wanted to find someone who was not only knowledgeable, but personable, patient, timely and most important- friendly! After a few e-mails and a phone conversation we felt like we had known Joshua for a long time- he’s the type of guy who instantly feels like an old friend. We had a somewhat challenging budget for what we wanted to find, but Joshua was nothing but patient as we looked at house after house after house. When we found “the” house Joshua helped us come up with an offer that was strong, but still gave us some wiggle room. He was right on top of everything throughout the entire process, and always assured us that he was taking care of everything to the best of his ability during those nail-biting days of waiting. Overall we were super impressed with his professionalism and patience with anxious first-time homebuyers, and would never consider using anyone else once it’s time for us to upgrade!”

Hannah B. & Joe M., Buyers in East Providence, RI

“We loved working with Joshua. He was unusually warm and helpful in helping us navigate the market, patiently working with us as we looked for our home. More than that, he helped us navigate the whole process and helped turn buying a home for the first time from a dream into a reality. He offered vital advice about financing, inspections, and more, understanding our unique cultural and personal needs and desires. If I had to buy or sell a property, I’d use Joshua in a heartbeat, though we won’t be selling our new home anytime soon!”

Barry D. & Naomi B., Buyers in Pawtucket, RI

“I love The Rhode Guide! When buying my condo, Joshua was unbelievably helpful. I posed quite a challenge: I had a teeny budget, I wanted a good neighborhood, and I’m super picky. Joshua found me a great place and provided great guidance for me along the way. He’s professional, he brings a lot of experience, and he’s really in it for you! I was most impressed by his attention to detail, his patience, and his prompt responses (via telephone or email) to any questions and concerns. If I ever rent this condo, I’ll go to Joshua again in a heartbeat to find appropriate tenants. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Joshua–if you need a realtor, he is absolutely your guy! You’d be lucky to have him!!”

Betsy R., Buyer in Providence, RI

“Joshua and The Rhode Guide were the perfect blend of engaging, excited, and active to get me to buy a Providence house that’s one of a kind and a true dream to have as a home. I thank him deeply for the care he showed in a process that, in the wrong hands, wouldn’t have been as fun!”

Adam B., Buyer in Providence, RI

“Joshua went out of his way to help us find, and purchase, the house of our dreams. He drove us wherever we needed to go, always on time, and always smiling. We were able to reach him morning, noon or night with questions, concerns, or whatever was on our minds. The instant we started working together, we knew Joshua was not out to get our money by convincing us to buy a house we couldn’t afford. Instead he took the time to show us houses of all shapes, sizes, neighborhoods and price ranges, to find what worked best for us, regardless of how it affected his bank account. We never felt pressured. Buying a house is a BIG deal, and his laid-back attitude helped ease us into making a huge decision. Joshua not only helped us find the house we were looking for, but also helped us negotiate an incredible price with the sellers. He’s smart, savvy, has a ton of knowledge about the industry, and didn’t hesitate to use any of it in helping us achieve our goals. We’re glad we chose him, and hope to work with him again in the future (if we ever move!).”

Marc & Stephanie T., Buyers in Lincoln, RI

“Buying a house with Joshua is like hanging out with your very smart, hilarious and organized best friend who just happens to know everything about real estate. As newbies to Rhode Island, Joshua walked us through the many neighborhoods of Providence and it’s surrounding suburbs and rolled with all of our punches and indecisiveness. Once we found our home Joshua knew all of the right people, and he remained intuitive and informative in his approach to the purchase process. Even in tough situations and difficult negotiations Joshua was always professional, courteous, and just a touch wry. He was amazing from just browsing right through the closing. We would happily recommend Joshua to anyone who expects their realtor to be on top of everything and truly very good company.”

Meghan K. & Britt K., Buyers in Warwick, RI

“We were first-time home buyers who knew next to nothing about the process of buying a house. Joshua was an incredible guide and asset, walking us through the process and explaining all the details. He made this daunting purchase seem so easy. Thanks to Joshua, we found an amazing house in Pawtuxet Village that we fell in love with immediately, and he negotiated to make buying this home happen for us. We couldn’t have been happier with this experience or with working with Joshua. Best of all, he did all of this with a great sense of humor that made the house search fun and made every meeting a pleasure. We’re so happy with our new house, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Joshua to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.”

Brennan P. & Sarah S., Buyers in Cranston, RI

“Buying a home can be stressful and overwhelming, but Joshua made the whole process seamless for us. We loved the first house we saw, and were ready to buy it, but Joshua suggested we view other houses to compare prices and locations. As it turned out, the first house was not the best one for us. We ended up buying another house right around the corner which was a better value and, basically, just a better house. We still had the location we wanted, but with a much nicer house. Not only was Joshua courteous and professional in handling all paperwork and negotiations, he is friendly and has a great sense of humor. We could not have been happier with the whole experience. Thanks to Joshua, we got the home we wanted in a great location and at a great price. Perfect!”

Carla C. & Lionel T., Buyers in Providence, RI

“Joshua is a great real estate agent! He was fully involved in all aspects of our new home purchase. Being first-time home buyers, my fiancé and I greatly appreciated Joshua’s professionalism and enthusiasm in assisting us in finding our perfect home. I would recommend Joshua to anybody who is looking to purchase a new home or rent an apartment in the RI area. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic real estate agent, then look no further than Joshua at The Rhode Guide.”

Marcello M. & Brian G., Buyers in Providence, RI

“This past spring, my partner and I decided to move from Los Angeles to Providence. Although we had quite a few friends in the area, we were starting from scratch in nearly every way. We began our apartment search with Google. A generic “Providence Apartments” search yielded nearly 10,000,000 results. Luckily, with a few tweaks in our search, we literally stumbled upon The Rhode Guide. Immediately, we knew we’d hit the mother load. Joshua’s listings were exactly what we were looking for! So with Joshua at our side, we hit the ground running. Little did we know that Joshua’s experience and knowledge of the market would soon change our rental search into a buying opportunity. Four months later, we couldn’t be happier. What started as a hunt for the perfect loft rental ultimately became home ownership at Waterplace Luxury Condominiums. Thank you, Joshua, for seeing us through from start to finish!!!”

Randle R., Buyer in Providence, RI

“Looking for a home from 900 Miles away is never easy, Luckily we found Joshua Deaner and the process became manageable. Joshua patiently toured us around several towns in Rhode Island before we decided on the East Side. Once we knew that was where we wanted to be Joshua was instrumental in helping us find and negotiate a great deal on a great home. He even met flooring contractors at the house allowing us to get our floors redone before we moved to RI! If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, low pressure realtor with the negotiating skills that will get you the right house at the right price, Joshua is your man.”

Jason B., Buyer in Providence, RI

“Recently my daughter purchased a condo in providence with the able assistance of Joshua Deaner of the Rhode Guide. His advice and knowledge of the real estate market was invaluable. He was patient, understanding, and helpful from the mortgage application to the closing. Joshua understood how much she could afford and what areas were desirable and safe. His passionate and thorough personality was contagious and helped my daughter stay focused and not become discouraged. Most important is that Joshua showed caring and concern, not caring about his commission but what was in my daughter’s best interest. I certainly give Joshua my highest recommendation since I was involved in every facet of the purchase and saw firsthand his concern that the condo was the right fit financially as well as personally.”

Richard R., Father of a Buyer Providence, RI

“We liked Joshua so much when he found us a rental apartment that we chose him when we decided we wanted to buy a house. We knew we were looking for a buyer’s agent who was honest, straightforward, and hard-working and Joshua was exactly right for that. He lays out the information for you to decide, doesn’t push or pressure you to act at any point, and doesn’t make promises he can’t keep or make things look better/worse than they are. Instead, we think he acts as the agent “he’d” want to have: hard-working, reliable, and no b.s. So, if that’s what you’re looking for, we recommend Joshua 100%. We love our home and actually had a lot of fun through the whole process (another great quality in Joshua!)”

Stephen K. & Olga T., Tenants/Buyers in Providence, RI

“I am very pleased to write an endorsement for The Rhode Guide. I utilized Joshua Deaner for several ‘projects’ including 1) finding tenants for my single family house, 2) finding a suitable rental unit for myself and 3) seeking potential properties for me to purchase. In each case my needs and scheduling constraints were very unique and very challenging, yet they were handled successfully and with a level of professionalism, courtesy and timeliness not seen in today’s world! Furthermore, when my conditions changed Joshua was not only responsive but extremely empathic. I now have a great tenant – at the optimal rent, a great place to live that suits my budget and life style and a trusted business relationship with a truly top-notch competent real estate professional. I cannot possibly over-state my satisfaction with The Rhode Guide. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

John T., Landlord/Tenant/Buyer in Barrington, RI

  • "Joshua helped with every detail of the purchase of our new house and the sale of our old. He was a complete professional in every sense, friendly and down to earth.”

    Justin & Anita C., Sellers/Buyers in Cranston, RI and Providence, RI

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  • “Joshua was amazing to work with and kept constant communication throughout the process. His calmness throughout the process kept us calm as well.”

    Jay M. & Kathryn S., Home Sellers in Pawtucket, RI

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  • “He knew better than I did what was the right place to commit to and made it easy. I highly recommend him for anyone who wants to find their dream house!”

    Judy R., Buyer in Providence, RI

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  • “We are so happy that we were able to work with Joshua to buy our home. He was always very prompt in returning calls and emails, making us feel cared for and supported.”

    Ethan & Stephanie H., Buyers in Providence, RI

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  • “Joshua was attentive and helped us consider things we would not have thought of. His knowledge of the area and the purchasing process made our experience hassle free.”

    Joe B. & Kerry H., Buyers in Pawtucket, RI

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  • “As first time home buyers we didn’t know what to expect and Joshua was able to guide us through the process with ease and a great sense of humor.”

    Joshua & Danika W., Buyers in Providence, RI

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  • "Joshua's assistance in selling our house was one of the most pleasant business experiences we have had. He was attentive to our wishes and took all work off our hands.”

    Inga & Alex A., Home Sellers in Pawtucket, RI

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