Joseph Arendsen Real Estate Agent at True Local Realty Group | COMPASS

Joseph Arendsen

Real Estate Agent at
True Local Realty Group | COMPASS

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Joseph sells properties fast - selling more than 64% quicker than the average Oceanside agent.
Joseph gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Oceanside agent.
Joseph also has Townhome expertise - working with over 42 more townhomes than the average agent.
I could NOT BE HAPPIER with our decision to use True Local Realty Group! Being a first time home buyer seems daunting and confusing but I have never felt more reassured than when working with this tea...

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More about Joseph Arendsen

Joseph has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 11 years and is currently runs his team True Local Realty with COMPASS. HomeLight ranks Joseph as one of the top 1% of agents in North County for successfully selling homes and in the top 1% of agents in San Diego County. Joseph's coverage area includes San Diego City and North County San Diego. Primary areas of focus are Encinitas, Oceanside, North Park, Pacific Beach and other North County cities. HomeLight has information on 500+ of Joseph's transactions since 2008, 82 of which were in the past two years. Joseph typically represents the seller (55% of the time).


Top Producer 2021


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REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE)


Top Producer Award 2014, Top Producer Award 2015, Top Producer Award 2016, Top Producer Award 2017, Top Team Award 2017, Top Team Award 2018, Top Team Award 2019, Top Team Award 2020, Circle of Excellence 2020

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  • Joseph helped me buy a home

      I could NOT BE HAPPIER with our decision to use True Local Realty Group! Being a first time home buyer seems daunting and confusing but I have never felt more reassured than when working with this team, especially Sarah! Every question was answered quickly and thoroughly and everything was done to make sure we were getting everything we wanted and needed! I cannot thank them enough!!

    • Joseph helped me buy a home

        We had a wonderful experience buying our new home with Joseph and his whole team at True Local Realty! They made the process seamless and really took a lot of the work off of us, which I wasn't expecting being a first-time home buyer. Would definitely recommend this team of professional, helpful and caring realtors!

      • Joseph helped me buy a home

          AMAZING. Joseph and his team are professionals in every sense of the word: they listen, they care, they work to be of service in all their interactions with their clients and they get the job done. A wonderful experience during a stressful time. Thank you so much!

        • Joseph listed and sold my home

            Joseph and his team are superlative! We have used his service to sell one house in Carlsbad and purchase another in Oceanside. His advice brought us a buyer for the Carlsbad property in two days at a price exceeding what we thought we would get. He streamlined the complicated process of moving, sprucing, staging, presenting and closing the sale. In purchasing our home in Oceanside, he locked in a good deal in the presence of those bidding higher on the property. He helped us secure excellent financing and saved us thousands of dollars in processing and insurance fees. Being new property, several things have needed to be corrected. Joseph has diligently stayed with us all the way with recommendations and advocacy. Throughout the years we have purchased and sold several residences, vacation, rental and business properties, and never received the easy access, outstanding service, punctuality, attention to detail, follow-through and cheerful friendliness Joseph has given us. We unreservedly recommend him as the most outstanding realtor you will find anywhere. Richard and Mona A.

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          • Joseph helped me buy a home

              Being a first-time home buyer is extremely exciting, but can be very overwhelming. My wife and I were fortunate enough to have Joseph as our Real Estate Agent. Joseph eased us into the process and was available to answer all of our questions. He helped us focus our search, view any property we were even slightly interested in, and talk through next steps when we were ready to make an offer. Tracy was great with all of the escrow related documents, daily requests for information and touched base with us frequently to make sure all our questions were answered. Joseph has been in the industry over 18 years and it shows through his trusted vendors, contacts, and transparency. We were very pleased with the recommendation he gave us to work with Nick Maglio of Guaranteed Rate for our loan. One of the stressful parts to our home buying experience was finding someone to take over our apartment lease when we closed on our new house. Conveniently, Joseph has his own property management company that handled the whole process. He set us up with Marla who was fantastic with all of the logisitics. Marla posted our apartment online, communicated with potential applicants, set up showing times for groups of applicants to view the apartment, and dealt with our landlord/property management company to finalize the applicants and release us from the lease. Bottom line, Joseph doesn't view his clients as transactions, he truly cares about putting you in a house you love at a price you are comfortable with so you can build equity while still living your best life. I highly recommend Joseph to anyone looking for a Real Estate Agent. Thank you Joseph and team!

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            • Joseph listed and sold my home

                Had the pleasure to work with Joseph on a few occasions. Nothing but the good words to say. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property in San Diego.

              • Joseph listed and sold my home

                  Joseph and his team are wonderful! They took care of everything to sell our condo. Very helpful, and kind. We had a very fast escrow and the team was nothing short of amazing. Their photography and videography is very professional and just beautiful. Pick Joseph and his team as your realtor and you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much Joseph! We are beyond happy!

                • Joseph listed and sold my home

                    I purchased my home in 2016 with Joseph as my realtor. Through the years he continued to help me if I had an any questions about the housing market or anything else, always responding quickly. I enjoyed getting his market reports through email as well. Needless to say, when I decided to sell my house, I didn't think twice about having him and his team handle everything from start to finish, which wasn't long. They guided me through the entire process from getting my home ready for the beautiful photos taken for the MLS, Zillow, etc., listed it as coming soon, and by the time the Open House came, my house had an offer. Everything was executed so smoothly, which can only happen with a knowledgeable real estate team. I cannot say enough positive things about Joesph and him team. Thank you!!

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                  • Joseph helped me buy a home

                      As a first time buyer, Joseph and team were beyond awesome. Joseph helped us throughout the whole process and was very patient with us as we had a few personal things put the home search process on hold. Joseph was patient and understand, while also being In tuned with the market to ensure we got the perfect first home. After we closed we worked with is team through escrow and it was very seamless. We love our house and have to say that if it wasn't for this team, the process and end result would not have been this exceptional. I highly recommend this team to any potential home buyer.

                    • Joseph helped me buy a home

                        Joseph Arendsen and his entire team are rock stars! They are professional, knowledgeable, flexible and so nice! They clearly understand how to deliver stellar customer service and they helped us find our dream house! And we weren't easy customers. We started looking for a new house 3 years before we made the big move and relocated to San Diego from Northern California. Joseph was so patient and helpful during our long journey. He even helped us vet realtors to sell our home and reviewed our buyer's contract! And when we finally were ready to find our forever house he found us something that exceeded our wildest expectations. I'll be recommending all my friends and family to Joseph and his team forever!

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                      • Thanks to Yelp, I was able to find Joseph a few years ago! My husband and I were moving out of San Diego to Ohio. As soon as we met Joseph we knew we were in good hands. When it came time to sell the house, Joseph handled the sale perfectly. We had virtually nothing to deal with on our end. He's absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend him

                        - Erica C.
                      • Joseph had sol my husbands condo a few years ago, so when it was time to buy our first home we knew we wanted Joseph as our Realtor. At first we just wanted to see what was out there and Joseph right away started sending us listings. After the first 2 weeks of looking Joseph had a good understanding of what we wanted. He made us feel totally comfortable and when we sent a few listings we wanted to see he quickly made appointments to get us in. By the third week Jospeh found our home! We put in an offer and 30 days later we got the keys. I highly recommend Jospeh if you are looking for someone who will get the job done right!

                        - Monique N.
                      • We recently purchased our first home in Oceanside. Mr. Arendsen made the process a wonderful experience. If we had any questions or concerns, he responded right away with answers or updates. He had a wide range of homes to view and made sure we viewed all options of what was available, where we wanted to live. We knew what we wanted and he delivered it. I'm from Oceanside and was very impressed with his knowledge of the schools, neighborhoods and local places. Our purchase was negotiated with everything we wanted and in a timely manner. His knowledge and expertise are the best and we highly recommend him.

                        - Jenelle L.
                      • My wife and I recently used Joseph's firm for our home purchase. Joseph took A LOT of time to dial in the details of what we were looking for in a house and he really did a great job of getting us oriented in the North San Diego County area (we are new to the area). After searching for months, we ended up extremely happy in our new home. I hope we work with you again!

                        - Jack T
                      • Joseph was an Amazing real estate agent and my husband and I had a positive experience . We we're in a time crunch for our move in date he was able to meet the deadline. He's organized and is always on the ball . Also, he was able to share his background experience with flipping houses. I found this most valuable when walking through a house and getting ideas from him and possible costs of projects . This is the first of hopefully many homes we purchase in the area and we would utilize him again .

                        - Kristan M.
                      • I found Joseph through Yelp, and despite his excellent rating, I watched him for months with an eagle eye for signs that he was at the end of his rope with my demands or giving less than 100% towards my home search/negotiations/escrow. Well, his dedication never flagged, and he remained professional even when we (ok, just my husband) got grouchy.Throughout, Joseph was honest about his knowledge of our targeted areas, never over-inflating his opinion, and his advice always came with the deference to our wishes (unless we were about to make a huge mistake!). He is familiar with some pretty diverse pockets of San Diego County, but really made it a point to understand our tastes and needs. He drove me to countless showings, always with an organized plan, and scoured the new listings for us though we did use his helpful on-line search site too. We were implementing a 1031 exchange, so he helped us with projected rental prices, and is following through with his offer to assist in finding renters and maintain the properties (he does some limited property management for his family's company).I think one of Joseph's best qualities is that he loves what he does. Things that appear as huge roadblocks to the client are enticing challenges for him. Buying or selling, I feel confident in recommending Joseph Arendsen as a person on whom you can rely.

                        - Nancy L.
                      • My partner and I just recently purchased a home in Vista with the help of Joseph and team. As first time home buyers it can be quite stressful as there are many unknown factors and lots of questions to be answered. Joseph was there to answer all of our questions every step of the way. He laid everything out for us step by step so we knew what to expect. The entire process went very smooth and we closed within the timeline he set for us. He stayed on top of everything and made the process seamless for us. As first time buyers we would like to see our investment grow into something bigger and better so our relationship with the Arendsen Group has just begun. We look forward to working with Joseph and team for many years to come. I highly recommend the Arendsen Group to anyone looking to purchase real estate in San Diego County.

                        - Jules M.
                      • Thank you Arendsen Group for all of your help! Joseph and his amazing team helped us prepare and sell our house in Oceanside and also advised us while we worked with our buyers agent to buy another home out of state! We had a couple of small bumps in the road but they were able to guide us through and sell our home for more money than we initially expected to!!! Thank you all for your hard work and professionalism!

                        - Cassandra P.
                      • We have just recently purchased a home in Oceanside, Ca.. Not really knowing the area for real estate, I went online to check properties out. I wanted to look at Oceanside down to Encinitas. The web page popped up coastal communities and realtors. Not knowing anyone in the area for help,I really wanted to find someone who was very familiar with the areas of interest for my family and myself.I wanted a safe and nice area to live and have my daughter grow up with nice school districts also.After putting some of my interests down on the web page , I received an email back from an individual realtor. His name was Joseph Arendsen. I had no ideal what this man could do for us or how long he had been in the realty business.I emailed him back and then went on line to look up his bio. I was pleasantly surprised that he is as knowledgeable has he came across, especially for someone moving to an unknown area of interest. He grew up in the Oceanside area and was very familiar with the nice and the not so pleasing areas of Oceanside. Which by the way, I must also say kudos to the city of Oceanside for stepping up to the plate and transforming Oceanside making this an inviting place to live. Which it was not even a thought over ten years ago for me.Back to Joseph. The man spent the time with me even after finding out I was not going to be an easy sale. I had a criteria that was not an easy one to fulfill. After a couple visits, Joseph and I signed an agreement and from that point, the hunt was on. after the first three to four homes we looked at Joseph had a good feel for what and where I would even consider looking at to live.After ten homes of interest, Joseph scored by taking us by this one place that he didn't even think would be our definitive pick.We met him there. My family and I right off the bat were pleased at what we saw so far. Joseph still insisted we look at a couple more. We went with him knowing we wanted what we just saw . Joseph would have come up with something over the top to top this one. Joseph got on the phone right away to call the selling agent to find the specifics on this property. I kept hounding him to please get in direct touch with the selling agent to see if we could put a bid in. He took us to see the others but my interest was still on the one property. Finally that day Joseph let us know he had made contact and that wheels for this property could be in motion. he kept in continuous contact with us and always explained the good with the possible not so good. He was truly making an effort to get us what we wanted.The MAN put in some serious efforts to pull the strings I was demanding for this deal. needless to say we are in our home of chose and ''Thanks to Joseph'' with the knowledge he has of the area and his constant contact and efforts and team of people he uses it was made possible!!!! My family and I thank you Joseph and we would refer you to our friends and family and anyone who might be thinking of buying in this area. ( I am still customizing the home so it is the way we want it inside and out but that is minimal.) = ))

                        - Randy F.
                      • I can't fit all I have to say about our experience working with Joseph on here, so I'll keep it short and simple. My Girlfriend and I had been wanting to buy a home for a while and we finally had that opportunity this month. He was absolutely the coolest and most professional agent I have ever talked to. He was patient, kind, understanding and made us feel comfortable throughout our whole adventure. Because of this, my girlfriend and I closed on our very first home on February 8th 2016. I highly recommend his services to you, your friends and your family members. I will from this point forward continue to use him for future real estate transactions. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us.

                        - Albert G.
                      • My husband and I highly recommend Joseph, he is honest, and straight forward. He won't let you move into a place that is in a bad location. So thankful for that. He isn't just some realtor trying to get a sale. He honestly cares about where his clients are going to live and for that we are so grateful.We just bought a condominium in Vista, and we absolutely love it. It's in the exact location that we had wanted from the beginning. Joseph is always working hard to make sure you get exactly what you want. When we made an offer on the condo, we were not sure what was going to happen. (We had made an offer on two other houses before this one and both turned down or got better offers.) Well they excepted and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Joseph was in constant contact to make sure that everything was going smoothly and that we were doing everything we needed to do. His assistant Tracey was extremely helpful as well. Answered my calls late at night because I had a question. The process went so smoothly, I kept thinking we had to do something else. We closed less then a month later and were just in awe at how well it went. We will recommend Joseph to everyone who is interested in buying. Thank you so very much for all your help Joseph Arendsen & group.

                        - Jolene B.
                      • Highly recommend Joseph & his group. We bought a home in Encinitas while we were still living in LA. He was instrumental in getting us into our new home quickly and helping us out with every little detail. He is very thorough, dependable, genuine & kind. Communication was the key factor in why we decided to go with Joseph as our realtor. He always responds in a timely matter. We found our realtor for life!

                        - Carolina C.
                      • Joseph is a rock star, always willing to go the extra mile during negotiations and was never upset if I wanted to see 'just one more house'. I would highly recommend Joseph and his team, and I will use him again when I purchase my next home.

                        - Jordan R.
                      • This is the second house that Joseph has sold for us he sold an investment property and this was our personal property. Hes amazing hes on top of every detail and he goes the extra mile. He offers over and above what other real estate agents offer you feel like youre working with a family member his integrity is evident in all that he does. We had already moved to another state, and Joseph really went over and above, helping us get the place in order, getting it stage, and taking charge of the sale. He had several offers for us the day after the open house, and we could get over ask and get the house sold quickly, with absolutely no hitches in the escrow process (which is where things sometimes fall apart when youre selling or buying a house). Joseph really offers concierge service and makes you feel like you are his key priority always. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

                        - Carolyn N.
                      • When we met Joseph, we had just come out of two terrible experiences with other agents, with whom our experiences were extremely stressful and unsuccessful. Then we got lucky and found Joseph! What a gem! So warm, friendly, professional, efficient, and ever willing to meet and work to make it happen for us. He never slowed down, but was never pushy or aggressive. He took quiet control every time we needed it; with the seller, with financing, with anything and everything. He made our experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, and in the end I am sitting in my dream home typing this review. Would I recommend Joseph? Of course! And I already have! Thank you, Joseph!!

                        - Debra S.
                      • Joseph is exceptional! Joseph was our buying agent, and the amount of time he spent with myself and husband to fully understand what exactly we were looking for in a property was beyond my expectations. He listened, and understood our needs and created an effortless home search. He never showed us properties that didn't meet our needs so there was never any wasted time driving around all of San Diego. I appreciated that, my time is worth a lot and he took the stress out of finding the home. When we were going through escrow, his team took such great care of us. We were given a detailed outline of events that would be taken place over the next few weeks. We always knew where we were at in the escrow process, so it made it very easy for our 30 day close. We were able to concentrate on packing then stressing out making sure things were moving forward. That is the best gift you could give a client. The least amount of stress in the most stressful purchase of your life, and Joseph and his team did that for us. Call Joseph, and after you speak with him for a few minutes you will understand why he has the rating and the reviews he has... he is an agent of excellence and has a client for life... Cheers to a fabulous experience!!!

                        - Jacqueline P.