You have heard that some things are in the blood…some things are in the heart, and some are both.

Joe Ventura’s career in real estate proves just that. Growing up in the family that founded Ventura Barnett Properties certainly resulted in a few conversations about the housing market at the kitchen table, and some hands-on experience at a very early age. As a former Silicon Valley Sr. Account Executive and now accomplished Silicon Valley Real Estate Agent, Joe has come to respect that home is not just a place, but a purpose.

With a complete commitment to creating distinctive experiences for each buyer, seller, and investor that he represents, Joe understands that every transaction is a foundational cornerstone towards a greater goal. Sometimes that means guiding a first-time home buyer through their first major purchase, other times it’s honoring a loved one’s legacy in the sale of a parent’s home, or it’s a stepping stone to get an individual or family that much closer to where they want and need to be. While every situation is different and every desired outcome unique, Joe is known for delivering unrivaled results with absolute integrity.

Joe’s industry accolades include earning Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate’s coveted Silver & Emerald Elite Awards (2016-2020), as well as achieving the #1 Sales Production Award (2020) in the San Jose and Greater Bay Area offices. Out of a network of more than 12,500 independent sales associates and approximately 390 offices across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Australia, Joe was ranked #10 in sales volume in 2020! He’s also recently been selected as a ‘Star On The Rise’ by Silicon Valley Real Producers Magazine and has set local sales price records in several Silicon Valley communities with demonstrated success in the South Bay, South County, East Bay & Peninsula. Lastly, Joe was recognized by “Real Trends” as being ranked #483 in the State of California out of over 400,000 licensed Real Estate Agents.

Of even greater personal and professional meaning is the consistent client feedback on his adaptability, responsiveness, and trusted guidance. Clients have expressed sincere appreciation of his ability to navigate complex negotiations and problem-solve with urgency and ease. More than anything, Joe values the long-term relationships he builds with his clients, serving their friends and family, and doing more than just handing over keys, but watching real estate goals turn into realities.


  • Strategic marketing plans, including pre-marketing activities & listing preparation support.
  • Unparalleled transaction navigation, communication & negotiations, as well as education for first-time home buyers.
  • Established agent relationships that streamline off-market opportunities & allow our offers to stand out.


  • Spending time with my wife Linsay and our feisty 3-year old daughter Olivia.
  • Cooking & Entertaining, Outdoor Cycling, Hiking & Peloton.
  • Supporting my favorite professional sports teams (hints: Orange & Black and Red & Gold).
  • Making memories with my crazy and loving Italian family!