helped me buy a home

We worked with John when we were buying a condo in DC during 2012.

John was helpful and knowledgeable about all aspects of the process, which was complicated by the fact that the condo we decided on was a foreclosure property. John navigated the complexities of the foreclosure sale very skillfully and kept us updated on all stages of the task. Whenever some of the paperwork became complicated John was always available to reassure us and advise us on how to move forward.

The best thing about John was that he genuinely took a personal interest in making sure we were ok with our decisions all through the process and that we got the home that fitted our needs.
We would be very happy to work with him again and to recommend him to others based on our extremely positive experience.

helped me buy a home

I have a hard time imagining a better realtor than John. I explained that I was a first time home buyer and I needed a lot of help to understand the process, and what to expect as things were moving along. Although we were communicating from seven time zones away, John was amazingly responsive – no matter the hour of the day, and always with brief, digestible, but complete answers to my questions.

John really knows the market, can help you focus to which of your priorities you’re likely to be able to get for your price point, and has a great network of mortgage brokers, insurers and closing folks that make things move along very quickly.

He also knows a lot of secret ways to save you money – for example, he tracked down the title insurance from the previous owner and used that to get me a discount on my own. That’s just not something most people would ever think of.

Finally, but most importantly to me, we ended up in a bidding war with several other potential buyers of whom several matched our top offer, but because John was such a stellar realtor, had coached me on how to write an attractive offer, and has such strong negotiation skills, we ended up winning the bidding war.

I’ve heard so many horror stories from people who have fallen in love with house after house and lost all of them, only to end up with something that they felt like they were settling for, but John is the reason that we ended up with our first choice.

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John was knowledgeable and affable throughout my experience as a first-time home buyer. When I first came to him, I only wanted to look at available houses and not make any serious moves for at least 6 months. He didn’t pressure me at all but was always available to talk. When I found a home I wanted to buy, I had absolute trust in his expertise, which was evidenced throughout the process. John was sensitive to my concern and a skilled advocate when I experienced a couple snags on my home-buying path. I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else!

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John had excellent knowledge of the areas where we were looking and also of the developers and other agents we had to deal with. He was always generous with his time and quick to answer questions we had as first-time buyers.

helped me buy a home

John is just the sort of agent you want helping you find a home. He’s very aware of this area and the nuances of different neighborhoods. He’s great at understanding what you are looking for, sometimes even when you aren’t! And, he’s super patient and helpful in finding it. Thanks, John!

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I would absolutely recommend John for anyone looking to buy a home. I was a first-time homebuyer and John was incredibly responsive and patient. When a first apartment under contract fell through, John went above and beyond in helping me restart my search. John came up with creative solutions to any problems that arose and helped me navigate the offer process seemlessly. In addition, to being great at his job, John is a pleasure to work with and knows DC as a real estate agent and resident.

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John was very responsive and helpful when we were looking for a new home. He helped us zero in on exactly what we wanted and we ended up finding the perfect condo. His advice helped us secure the property within one day of it being on the market and the process went very smoothly.

helped me buy a home

John was incredible! He helped me buy my first home (a condo). He was efficient, heard my needs, responded to my questions and concerns very well, and was easy to work with. Highly recommended!

helped me buy a home

1) Highly professional
2) Knows the DC market very well
3) Got to know us and what we were looking for
4) Never pushed to like a place/not like a place
5) Never pushed us above our price point or to make an offer
6) Patient
7) We found a condo we love in a desired neighborhood and within our price point

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I highly recommend John. He was very responsive, timely, and professional in all of our dealings. He was easy to talk to, and he was able to answer most of my questions immediately. Those he could not answer right away, he researched and answered quickly.

It was my first time buying a home, and I relied heavily on his knowledge of the process. He had great people to recommend for every step of the process, including mortgage, title, inspection, attorney, etc. I used all of his recommendations and could not have been happier. They all had clearly worked with John before and respected him. The whole process, while still daunting, was made much easier by John and his colleagues.

If I were buying or selling a house in the future, I would not hesitate to use him again, and I would recommend him to family and friends.

helped me buy a home

Great broker, would definitely recommend. John was helpful throughout the entire process and after. Very responsive and always provided me with a direct answer.