Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Plymouth, MA.
We first met John Dean as we were trying to sell our house on our own. John had contacted us after seeing our ad. He was very helpful even though we made it clear that we were going to give it a try and he did help us. After the first open house weekend, I knew I didn't want this pressure, so we called John. And, right away we knew we had made the correct decision. First, John said we could get thousands more for our house given the market. And, he laid out his marketing game plan. It was clear to us that he actually has his own marketing strategy to create a "buzz" about each property he lists! And, did it work. We had been excited to have 15 parties show up at our open house, between 11 and 4. John had over 50 parties show up between 1 and 3 on a Sunday afternoon. Our neighbors wanted to know what he was giving away! We received an offer just eight days later. For full price. John did not stop giving it his all when the offer came in. He negotiated with everyone every step of the way. He was present during the inspection, he recommended good people for us to work with, he gave us weekly status updates...John is honest, hard working, and very very smart about this business. We recommend him without reservation! Patty & Larry
Though my interaction with John was limited to one day of search because my real estate needs changed, he was very helpful in the process. He seemed very familiar with the market and provided great insight and guidance.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Woburn, MA.
John recently helped me purchase my first home. I first met him at an open house he was showing for a collegue and was immediatley impressed with his easy going, open and friendly manner. I took a second on that property with John, and he came prepared with answers to all my questions and comps for the property, though I had no formal agreement with him. When I eventually found the property I did want, of all the agents I had met during my search process, John stood out as the one I wanted to work with because of his professionalism, preparedness and enthusiasm. We took a second on the property together, and he knew immediately what the value of the property should be.
John was adamant about making sure I was purchasing the home for the right price, he had done the research, even keeping me patient for 3 weeks until the sellers eventually came back and accepted our final offer, after we had been deadlocked after preliminary negotiations.
He helped me through every aspect of the first-time home buying process, way above the call of duty, frequently checking-in with information and recommendations.
I would highly recommend John for his professionalism, attentiveness and knowledge. An all around great guy!
John is always prompt in responding to my requests. He has shown me many properties and has a keen eye for my likes and dislikes. I truly free he is working for me to find a home that will meet my needs.
Bought a home in 2011 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02138.
John is the best agents I have met in Cambridge. He is knowledgeable, shares information easily and readily, and conveys competence with his highly effective communication skills. He is professional, even-handed, fair-mainded, and always enthusiastic, friendly, and pleasant. He is sensitive to client's privacy and always discreet. He offers helpful suggestions, sound analysis and closely follows through when he needed to research further. During the difficult negotiation phase, he persisted in following up on delivering messages as quickly as possible in facilitating the process. I'd highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a house in the area.
Bought a home in 2010 in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02138.
John helped us purchase our home in Cambridge last year. From the get go, John was friendly, flexible, organized and overall great to work with. On his recommendation we really honed into our preferences early on which was a huge help in the house hunting process. Our schedules are crazy to coordinate and we also had a newborn but John would always make things work and find time in his week to accompany us on visits or meet with us to talk through a property. He never made us feel like he was trying to get us to buy a home for the sake of buying it so he could get his commission and call it quits - he was truly vested in this process and we felt like he was a trusted adviser more than a real estate broker. We will definitely stay in touch with him in the years to come not only as a broker but also as a friend.
If you are looking to buy a home in Greater Boston, I highly recommend giving John a call!
Helped me rent a home in Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA 02138.
I have lived in the USA, Argentina, Japan and South Africa, and never before have I dealt with anyone as thoughtful, or who persistently went way beyond what most would consider necessary to render exceptional service. I am a journalist and author, and although I love my profession, I know we can be more demanding than some. John never flinched. He kept saying, 'it is my role to ensure you that you are happy with your final decision.' He is absolutely honest and I felt I could have complete trust in him. It is rare in any field of endeavor, regrettably, to work with as fine an individual and someone who has remembered the importance of customer service. When I am ready to buy, he will be the first agent I contact.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Watertown, MA.
EXCELLENT! If you want to sell your house, John will get it done and do it in a way that you don't feel stressed or have any headaches. He is very professional, courteous and knows his business!
As far as buying, he is an excellent negotiator and listens to what you are looking for and helps you get there. We sold and bought at the same time and he has made this transition very easy for us. We could not be happier and definitely recommend him!
Plus, he is also a very genuine and nice person to deal with. You would not be disappointed! Great agent!