With nearly three decades of experience in Naples real estate, Joe Belz brings together his deep-rooted industry knowledge with a mission to consistently raise the bar as a customer-driven service for buyers, sellers, and investors. As the Founder and Principal agent at The Apex Team at Compass, he leads his team in the luxury residential market throughout Lee and Collier Counties, with a focus on homes and condominiums in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Pelican Bay, Park Shore, Moorings, Olde Naples, Aqualane Shores, Port Royal, Pine Ridge, Royal Harbor, Grey Oaks, and other high-end golf course communities.
Originally from Oklahoma City, Joe moved to Naples as a teenager and began his career in real estate in his early 20s. He has worn many hats in the industry, including working in new home sales and management for a Fortune 500 home builder, developing luxury properties in some of Naples’s most prestigious neighborhoods, and finally becoming a full-time realtor. His approach is centered on connecting with clients, understanding their goals, and digging deep into market data and trends to get them exactly where they want to be at closing. Joe’s diverse background and service-oriented business philosophy have earned him distinguished praise year after year – he has been consistently ranked in the top-producing 1.5% of agents nationwide and the top ½ of 1% amongst all agents in Naples.
Paired with the Compass technology and service offering, Joe offers a higher standard of real estate work, with a massive network to help boost exposure for his listings, give off-market opportunities to his buyers, and provide a more seamless workflow for his transactions. Through the 360° marketing center, he can generate more engaging advertisements and better target potential buyers, speeding up transaction timelines and maximizing the possibilities for sellers.
As an ever-expanding market with top-quality residences, beaches, restaurants, and a thriving social scene, Southwest Florida offers an elegantly relaxed way of life that brings true joy to its residents. An active member of his Naples community, Joe was a board member of The Pan Florida Challenge, a local non-profit that raises money to help feed children in need, as well as a member of the Habitat for Humanity of Collier County "Partner Program." In his off time, he enjoys golfing, cycling, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with his wife, son, and black lab.