Joe Porterfield


Thanks so much for taking a minute to learn more about me.

My name is Joe Porterfield.  My wife, Joan, and I moved to Charlottesville in 1979 following graduation from the State University of New York.  Our dream was to settle down in Charlottesville and raise a family.  During our 38 years in Charlottesville, we have raised three wonderful children and also were blessed with two grandchildren.  I enjoyed coaching youth soccer for over 25 years as it was one of my passions and joys in life!

I started a career with Sperry Marine in 1980 and held various positions in the company including Marketing/Product Development of marine navigation systems.  In 1999 it was time to begin my career as a sole proprietor in the field of carpentry design and construction.  I like to believe my experiences in carpentry and construction provide my clients with unique advantage when utilizing my experience and expertise to assist them with real estate.   A natural transition from carpentry and construction for me was to receive my real estate license in 2007.

When I am not busy helping my clients with their real estate needs, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking in the Blue Ridge, and helping clients with any carpentry work they may need a hand with.

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • My Favorite Holiday
    My wife’s birthday.
  • My Favorite Movie
    Field of Dreams
  • My Favorite Place to Travel
    Paris was a surprise and never fades from my mind.

Current Listings

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,851 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.13 ac
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.33 ac
  3. 2 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 3,898 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,474 sq ft
  6. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,462 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft

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  • “Joe is extremely helpful and enthusiastic to find the right fit for buying a new home. His knowledge and consideration of the entire home purchase process is unparalleled. Joe has construction expertise that helps in translating home inspection results to the common customer and he even assists in ensuring action items are successfully completed with/for the client. We have used him for selling and buying multiple homes. No one could find a better agent to assist in life transitions.” -Katie

Stasia was very professional and friendly during our home buying experience. She helped us find houses to look at that met our requirements and was able to fill us in on information that we were not familiar with as first time home buyers.

Aaron Hale

Darian was there every step of the way to help us along! Even after we found the right home, Darian helped us through the actual purchase, mortgage application, home inspection, and closing. He always had extremely useful advice, encouragement, and endless knowledge about buying and owning a home.

Lauren & Matt George

Melissa is an outstanding real estate agent and a joy to work with. She took the time to understand our needs in a new home, worked tirelessly running down leads, and has stayed upbeat and positive during a difficult search. We not only consider her as our real estate agent, but a friend. Our experience has been so positive that we absolutely plan on working with Melissa in the future.

Phil D.

It was truly a pleasure to work with Amy. Not only is she knowledgeable and responsive, but she is patient and takes the time to explain the process of selling a home and makes you feel comfortable with what can be a very complicated process. Amy truly made the process easy for us and sold our property in a week.

David P.