João Passos

João Passos

Team Leader

After more than 13 years at RE/MAX as a Real Estate Consultant, and since 2015 as Team Leader of the João Passos & Vítor Andrade Team, João Passos continues to prove that passion and dedication are synonymous with satisfied clients.

As a result of a commitment and focus on customer service, João has managed to make a difference in a saturated market, where differentiation is almost non-existent and customer focus is often replaced by commission focus.

A great advocate of training as a means of achieving the level of professionalization necessary for the team’s value proposition, João Passos is a member of NAR (Realtor) and is internationally certified as an ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist).

This culture of excellence extends to the entire team, which works hard with the same objective: to achieve maximum levels of customer satisfaction.

With a significant part of his clients coming from the LGBTI+ community, nationally and internationally, João and his team are proud to be a reference “in the celebration of diversity”. Homes for Everyone is the team’s motto.

The successive awards João has won over the years, with special emphasis on the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT career award (in 2020), and the choice by FORBES Portugal as one of the 10 Best Agents in Portugal (in 2018), are the corollary of many years of hard but rewarding work.

But, since always, João’s greatest reward has been the ability to make a difference in his clients’ lives and help them make their dreams come true. And in this way, João’s dreams have also been fulfilled: traveling and seeing the world, being a “father” of two cats, and enjoying his family and circle of friends.

Testimonials

"I believe they are an oasis in a market as aggressive as that of real estate agents"

Rated 5 out of 5
June, 2022

I must probably be one of the most skeptical/distrustful people about the real estate market. I tried together with my husband to sell our house without an agency because I thought it was a luxury to pay a 5% commission to an agency. It was money that was needed.

After a month with the house on the market on our own, and without success, we decided to try RE/MAX and João Passos’ team, but with a minimum ceiling established for what we wanted to receive. The deal was done in a week, we received the amount we wanted and our life was greatly facilitated in the whole process of heavy bureaucracy.

A professionalism and follow-up that goes beyond 5 stars (if there was more to give, I would). There is nothing less positive that I could point to this experience. Both João with the sale of our house, and Tiago responsible for helping us find our new house, were highly professional, tireless, friendly, always present and clearly always looking out for our interests and satisfaction.

Within a month we sold our house and found a new home. That said, I don’t want to stop saying that I believe they are an oasis in a market as aggressive as that of real estate agents. I will recommend this team a thousand times to anyone who needs to sell or buy a house.

We are dealing with people who know that integrity and professionalism is the key to success. And they have that to offer. If I was very suspicious of real estate agents, with this RE/MAX team my opinion has completely changed.

I know that they will always be the ones to deal with any future issue in my life regarding any purchase or sale of a house. Couldn’t recommend them more. And most importantly, they are good people. I am very grateful to them and they know it. Thanks. [translation]

Michel Simeao, Portugal

"If I had any skepticism about working with real estate agencies, with this experience, my preconceived idea was completely dismantled"

Rated 5 out of 5
June, 2022

It is with the greatest enthusiasm that I share my feedback about João Passos team. Five stars are not enough for my level of satisfaction to work with such a professional, dedicated team that brings the client’s interests above all else.

I worked with João Passos, Tiago and Sara and the relationship of trust and friendship that we established is priceless. Not only did they managed the sale of my house, accomplished in a week, but also the purchase of a new property, also carried out in a week.

If I had any skepticism about working with real estate agencies, with this experience, my preconceived idea was completely dismantled. All the follow-up, streamlining of processes was worth every euro of the commission.

I will always work with João Passos’ team and advise everyone. And I take this opportunity to express my infinite public thanks for all your dedication! You rock! [translation]

José Chaíça, Portugal

"I felt very confident and secure throughout the entire process"

Rated 5 out of 5
June, 2022

João Passos & Vítor Andrade Team is simply fantastic. Always available, attentive, encouraging, very professional and friendly. I felt very confident and secure throughout the entire process of selling my apartment. I congratulate all team members. [translation]

Margarida Cravid de Melo, Portugal

"They have confident knowledge about the market and the service is amazing."

Rated 5 out of 5
May, 2022

I have been buying and letting properties through João Passos and his team previously, and recently I sold an apartment through them. They have confident knowledge about the market and the service is amazing. They are extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process. I couldn’t recommend João and his team more if you are selling, letting or buying a property in Lisbon.

Åge Thorkildsen, Norway

"an amazing help in purchasing our dream apartment in Portugal"

Rated 5 out of 5
April, 2022

João and his team were an amazing help in purchasing our dream apartment in Portugal. They really went the extra mile. Special thanks also to his team member Tomás Correia who went with us through the whole process of finding the right place and all the practicalities to becoming an owner. Thank you for assisting us with everything you could to make this dream come true!

Eelco & Joris, Netherlands

"They stayed within the budget and remained transparent about potential issues."

Rated 5 out of 5
March, 2022

João and his team are experienced, qualified, knowledgeable and honest. My husband and I were moving to Portugal. My lawyer recommended João. I met him in Lisbon, but I left Portugal before finding an apartment. Remotely, João’s team provided quality listings that met our needs. They stayed within the budget and remained transparent about potential issues. They used live video to show us many properties, negotiated our contract and prepared our paperwork. João is a dedicated professional and a good person.

Steve, USA

"certainly will work with them in the future"

Rated 5 out of 5
March, 2022

We intended to invest in a property that we could rent out to provide some income. Thanks to João and his team, it was a success! João not only has the advantage of knowing the real estate market extremely well, but he was also able to follow every step with the same conviction, once the deal was closed. First with the ownership of the property and later with the lease, we could always count on him since he follows our interests first. A special thanks to Rodrigo Gaspar. Rodrigo’s interaction with the new tenants was indispensable throughout the process. Thanks for everything! It’s a team that we highly recommend and certainly will work with them in the future! [translation]

Miguel Vaz, Portugal

"the best team you can find in the real estate market"

Rated 5 out of 5
March, 2022

All real estate transactions I have done so far have been with this fantastic team of dedicated, extremely competent, intelligent and kind professionals.

It’s extraordinary how they find solutions, solve any problem and manage the entire process, without the client having to spend much of their time. From finding the perfect home to managing the entire process of financing, appraisal, contracts, deeds, etc. I’ve already rented houses for myself, I’ve rented my house, I’ve already bought and sold, and all the processes were simply exemplary.

I have recommended them to several friends, colleagues and family members and their opinion is exactly the same: the best team you can find in the real estate market. Thank you for everything João Passos & Vítor Andrade and their amazing team! [translation]

Carla Simões, Portugal

"always attentive to provide the best solutions to customers."

Rated 5 out of 5
March, 2022

Super professional team. Starting with the assistants, always available to solve any issue that may arise, ending with the agents, always attentive to provide the best solutions to customers. I have been lucky enough to have them manage purchases, sales and rentals of my house, and to this date, everything has gone great. I am one of those who thinks that, in addition to the service provided, it is the people who make the difference. This is one of those cases. Thank you for your help today and always! [translation]

Alejandro López, Spain

"They felt like family."

Rated 5 out of 5
February, 2022

I moved from Texas to Lisbon. A friend connected me with João and his company. After a brief but thorough interview, they were able to help me find the perfect apartment in record time. They felt like family. Great advice and the ability to help bridge my gap of knowledge and everything from rentals, to utilities, to contracts, to when to take the trash out! They knew and understood. Highly recommended.

Christopher Redden, USA

"if it wasn’t for João I wouldn’t have found the perfect apartment"

Rated 5 out of 5
February, 2022

I purchased an apartment using João Passos and his team. They listened to what I wanted. I flew to Lisbon and they showed me my top listings I had selected plus others. I ended up buying a listing that João recommended that wasn’t on my list. So if it wasn’t for João I wouldn’t have found the perfect apartment. Highly recommend!

Charles Mulhall, USA

"The team also has a lot of experience working with foreign clients"

Rated 5 out of 5
February, 2022

João Passos and his team are the ultimate professionals. They are very knowledgeable of the market and will help you get the best price for your property. The team also has a lot of experience working with foreign clients and understands their needs quite well. João was able to help us understand all the necessary documentation due to his superior English speaking capabilities. We’ve had the pleasure of working with João on two transactions: buying and selling. Both were handled very professionally. He was in constant communication and kept us informed every step of the way. We highly recommend João Passos and his team.

Bill & Marcus, USA

É com o maior entusiasmo que deixo aqui o meu Feedback à equipa do João Passos. Cinco estrelas não são suficientes para o meu nível de satisfação ao trabalhar com uma equipa tão profissional, tão dedicada e que colocam os interesses do cliente acima de tudo. Trabalhei com o João Passos, com o Tiago e com a Sara e a relação de confiança e amizade que fomos estabelecendo não tem preço. Não só acompanharam a venda da minha casa, feita numa semana, como também a compra de um novo imóvel também realizado em uma semana. Se tinha algum ceticismo em trabalhar com agências imobiliárias, com esta experiência, a minha ideia pré-concebida foi completamente desmontada. Todo o acompanhamento, agilização dos processos e afins valeu cada euro da comissão. Irei sempre trabalhar com a equipa do João Passos e aconselhá-la a toda a gente. E aproveito para deixar o meu infinito agradecimento público por toda a vossa dedicação! You rock!

José Chaíça, Portugal

I have been buying and letting properties through João Passos and his team previously, and recently I sold an apartment through them. They have confident knowledge about the market and the service is amazing. They are extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process. I couldn’t recommend João and his team more if you are selling, letting or buying a property in Lisbon.

Aage Thorkildsen, Norway

We intended to invest in a property that we could rent out to provide some income. Thanks to João and his team, it was a success! João not only has the advantage of knowing the real estate market extremely well, but he was also able to follow every step with the same conviction, once the deal was closed. First with the ownership of the property and later with the lease, we could always count on him since he follows our interests first. A special acknowledgement to Rodrigo Gaspar. Rodrigo’s interaction with the new tenants was indispensable throughout the process. Thanks for everything! It’s a team that we highly recommend and that we work with in the future, without hesitation!

Miguel Vaz

I purchased an apartment using João Passos and his team. They listened to what I wanted. I flew to Lisbon and they showed me my top listings I had selected plus others. I ended up buying a listing that João recommended that wasn’t on my list. So if it wasn’t for João I wouldn’t found my perfect apartment. Highly recommend!

Charles Mulhall, USA

João Passos and his team are the ultimate professionals. They are very knowledgeable of the market and will help you get the best price for your property.

The team also has a lot of experience working with foreign clients and understands their needs quite well. João was able to help us understand all the necessary documentation due to his superior English speaking capabilities.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with João on two transactions: buying and selling. Both were handled very professionally. He was in constant communication and kept us informed every step of the way.
We highly recommend João Passos and his team.

Bill & Marcus, USA

João, Filipa and their team are very very good. They go the extra mile to help clients, big or small and never fail to find a solution. If you are thinking of buying or selling through them and are a foreign client, they are the best. I give them 5 + ⭐️ for customer service and sales expertise. Fabulous experience.

Samy, Canada

I moved from Texas to Lisbon. A friend connected me with João and his company. After a brief but thorough interview, they were able to help me find the perfect apartment in record time. They felt like family. Great advice and the ability to help bridge my gap of knowledge and everything from rentals, to utilities, to contracts, to when to take the trash out! They knew and understood. Highly recommended.

Christopher, USA