Ventura-Wallace Team

No matter where you are looking to call home, having a qualified and expert REALTOR® will help make the home buying process easy. If you are starting out on your search, or you have been at it a while and still have questions, check out this guide to streamline your efforts and offer some much-needed peace of mind.

Joe Ventura

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, andsome 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 herepresents, 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 ones 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-timehome buyers.
  • Established agent relationships which 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!

Nicole Ventura

Not every home transaction experience is the same, nor is the approach that guides you through it.

As a REALTOR® in the Ventura Real Estate Group, Nicole’s refined marketing methods, compelling negotiation strategies and proactive communications deliver ‘a process that sets us apart.’ With unmistakable explanations, pricing expertise, comprehensive property preparation and proven marketing blueprints, Nicole’s command of the listing experience drives unparalleled results. With a goal of captivating the largest, most qualified buyer pool and communicating progress every step of the way, Nicole retains the ability to not only exceed service expectations, but also achieve the highest possible return on your investment (regardless of market conditions).

With a father as a long-practiced REALTOR® (35 years and counting!) and Owner/Manager of Better Homes & Gardens, Ventura Barnett Properties – you could say real estate literally provided a roof over her head and a unique perspective of ‘home’. After completing a B.S. degree from San Diego State University, Nicole attained invaluable early career experience in product promotions, multimedia design, sales strategy and nationwide event coordination.

In 2002, Nicole returned to Silicon Valley and launched a real estate career dedicated to buyers, sellers and investors. With consistent client advocacy, strong negotiating power and absolute diligence – she gained the experience and education required to achieve the Certified Residential Specialist Designation. As a differentiation attained by less than 3% of agents, Nicole is clearly resolute in her commitment to offer a process that is genuinely different, with results that perpetually lead to success.


Clients Appreciate:

  • Communications that educate and empower buyers & sellers
  • Step-by-step leadership through every phase of the process
  • Total transaction management including complex negotiations
  • Consistent results in varying economic & market conditions