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Joe Hayden is originally from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a Graduate of UW-Madison. He's had a varied and diverse involvement in many aspects of housing and real estate for most of his professional life.
In the 1970's his first job was with a Madison consulting firm, the Nika Corporation where he rose to manage two complex housing studies and contracts for HUD first in the inner city of Chicago and then on to New Orleans.
In the New Orleans project, for more than a thousand HUD Acquired Properties, the company prepared cost estimates and contract documents for bulk bidding and supervised the repairs. He had a staff of nineteen. When these homes were brought to market they sold well over HUD's minimum established price.
In 1974 completion of the project , he left the firm and bought, renovated and sold over 75 foreclosed properties in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.
In 1981, unexpectedly, the President of the Nika Corporation reached out to him and engaged him to work on a contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was for the inspection of 4,000 units of housing on the Navajo Area, the "Four Corners".
He acted as a liaison between the Company then in Chicago, the BIA and the Nika supervisors and field staff.
At end of that program he had the opportunity and desire to re-locate to Florida. He was the favored "nephew" of an aging aunt and uncle in Port Charlotte. There is always fate in the equation, he was blessed being here for them during the remainder of their lives.
He has been a full-time Florida resident since 1985. He obtained his Florida Real Estate Broker and Contractors licenses in 1986 and through the mid 1990's built more than 250 custom homes in the Venice area
In 1998 he joined ERA Preferred Properties of Venice, Inc as a full-time REALTOR® and led his office in Listing and Sales most every year, the franchise's highest awards.
In 2013 he moved his license over to RE/MAX Platinum Realty. He attained the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award within his first 5 years.
He has earned loyalty of his clients and the respect of his peers through hard work conducted with intelligence, expanding knowledge, integrity and professionalism.
His market area and knowledge encompasses Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. His favorite remark is, "The longer I've been here, the more everyone is becoming my age." Joe has a home in Sarasota National in Venice