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Johanna Dueren

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32 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor / Broker (16 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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Johanna helped us buy our first home from out of state. When moving from out of state, having a reliable agent that we could trust was imperative. On our first visit to town, Johanna took us on a tour of neighborhoods to help us decide what we liked best. She offered valuable insight to the different neighborhoods we were interested in, talked us through school systems, listed out community features, and also gave us some wonderful suggestions on places to eat and entertainment while we were in town! Being from out of state, we were limited on the number of visits we were able to make to Saint Louis. On each of our visits, Johanna got us into as many houses as possible. While we were not in town, Johanna set up appointments at houses we were interested in and recorded videos of her walking through the houses to provide us with a virtual tour, which is how we found our home. Johanna worked quickly with us to get an offer in the same night we got the video of the house, which was also the first night the house was on the market. We cannot recommend Johanna enough to anyone looking to purchase a home in Saint Louis. She worked extremely hard to find “our perfect house” for us and always gave us her honest opinion about neighborhoods, the quality of houses, and house prices. We thought house hunting from out of state was going to be a real headache, but Johanna made the whole process seem easy and stress free. Lauren & Derek

  

05/15/2015 - laurennicolekelley
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Tower Grove South, Saint Louis, MO.

Johanna helped us buy our first home from out of state. When moving from out of state, having a reliable agent that we could trust was imperative. On our first visit to town, Johanna took us on a tour of neighborhoods to help us decide what we liked best. She offered valuable insight to the different neighborhoods we were interested in, talked us through school systems, listed out community features, and also gave us some wonderful suggestions on places to eat and entertainment while we were in town! Being from out of state, we were limited on the number of visits we were able to make to Saint Louis. On each of our visits, Johanna got us into as many houses as possible. While we were not in town, Johanna set up appointments at houses we were interested in and recorded videos of her walking through the houses to provide us with a virtual tour, which is how we found our home. Johanna worked quickly with us to get an offer in the same night we got the video of the house, which was also the first night the house was on the market. We cannot recommend Johanna enough to anyone looking to purchase a home in Saint Louis. She worked extremely hard to find “our perfect house” for us and always gave us her honest opinion about neighborhoods, the quality of houses, and house prices. We thought house hunting from out of state was going to be a real headache, but Johanna made the whole process seem easy and stress free. Lauren & Derek

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08/13/2014 - LindaRainwater
Showed home in 2014 in Tower Grove East, Saint Louis, MO.

When I DO buy, it will be with Johanna. Not only is she knowledgeable, professional and prompt, she took the time to learn about me and my likes and dislikes. I know that when the time is right that she will help me find the perfect home.

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08/09/2014 - zuser20140421091757953
Bought a home in 2014.

Johanna has a no pressure sales approach. If you don't like what you see, then she finds more properties based on what she assesses you like and don't like. She was super helpful as we were coming from out of town to purchase. She knows the area and is very patient.

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04/29/2014 - ltepler
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Webster Groves, MO.

We really wanted to love working with Johanna, but we had a terrible experience on both the buying and selling sides.

On the buying side, we received a grand total of 3 listings during our 2-month search - all three were fixers (which we told her we weren't interested in) or outside of our target area. In the end, we found all the listings on-line and sent them to her to schedule. After we found the house we wanted, she neglected to write the requested home warranty into the contract, then failed to schedule an inspection we requested, which meant that we purchased the home without a home warranty and without knowing the status of the natural gas lines and appliances.

On the selling side, Johanna chose a price every single person who walked through thought was too high, which put us at a disadvantage when it came to negotiation. She also put the listing in too late in the week to hit Zillow and other sites before the scheduled open house, and it was late to hit Circa's own website, so we may have missed out on the perfect buyer.

Johanna has a wonderful personality, seems to have expertise in the field, and regularly works with an amazing photographer that made our home look exceptional. Unfortunately we just never saw the great service and attention to detail that others appear have experienced when working with her. Based on our purchase and sale with her, we would never recommend her.

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Response from Johanna on 05/07/2014

Lori, I'm sorry that, after nearly a year, you’re upset enough to leave this feedback. As this is my first negative review, I feel I have to respond. I pride myself on excellent customer service, as I think my reviews show. I believe that you went into the process expecting conflict; I try to make things easy, but I don’t think you let me help you. You know that I, and eventually the entire Circa team, bent over backwards to make you happy. More importantly, the details you include are simply not true. In fact, I'm very proud I was the agent who was able to help you find your dream home and get your previous house in shape to sell. Apparently the agents you told me you fired before me weren’t quite as adaptable. I wish you the best of luck.

 

  

04/24/2014 - jillian.m.mueller
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Tower Grove South, Saint Louis, MO.

Johanna helped us to buy our very first home. She was familiar with the neighborhood we were looking in (South City), and had a great knowledge base regarding typical homes there. Looking at houses with her was fun and low-stress. However, when we put in an offer and that whole stressful mess began, that's when having Johanna was really invaluable. Our loan officer was terrible, and she really walked us through the process and made herself available to answer all of our questions. She kept everything moving forward and running smoothly. I would 100% work with her again, and I would encourage anyone looking for a home in the St. Louis area to call her immediately.

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04/17/2014 - vanha d
Bought a home in 2014.

I live two hours away and Johanna was very accommodating to my schedule. Her knowledge and experience helped made the purchase of my condo a breeze. She was always one step ahead. I felt she really looked out for my best interest, not just concerned with making a sale. She was never pushy. Truly the best real estate agent I have had the pleasure to work with.

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04/05/2014 - bdickey24
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Soulard, Saint Louis, MO.

I couldn't have asked for a better realtor to help me with my first home purchase than Johanna Dueren. I started my home search in the Fall of 2013 and after looking at different places I found a great condo that I fell in love with in December 2013. Johanna was very patient while I searched for the right condo. She walked me through each step of the process from signing the contract, counter-offering, and closing. She also gave great advice on what types of inspections to obtain. She was always readily available when I had questions or concerns, which was great as purchasing a home can be stressful at times! Johanna has a great knowledge of the local market and will make you feel comfortable with your final decision. Never once did Johanna try to push me into anything I wasn't comfortable with. This is important because it made me feel like a valued client rather than a source of funds! To this day, Johanna keeps in touch to see how everything is going. I would recommend Johanna to anyone based on her wealth of knowledge and approachable nature. This was a great experience and I am very happy with my new condo!

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04/03/2014 - ClaudineTinkJohnson
Bought a home in 2014 in Crestwood, MO 63126.

Johanna is a true master of her craft. She exemplifies all of the qualities you could ever hope for in a real-estate professional. To start I can tell you that her years of experience have given her a wealth of knowledge regarding all to do with St. Louis real-estate. Some realtors "specialize" in certain areas, but Johanna truly had a dialed in read and knowledge-base on all of St. Louis and the surrounding areas. This was great for us because we had to switch gears a few times and looked in a variety of very different locations from the county to the city, and she was very informative and had a ton of wisdom and incite everywhere along the way. Along with this "area knowledge" comes a comprehensive knowledge of the legalities and technical aspects of real-estate, contracts, and all steps of purchasing and selling a home. After we found the home for us Johanna continued to impress with her help in negotiations and leveraging a fair contract and other aspects of the agreement and sale. We personally found her knowledge on not only contractual and finance matters valuable, but also on home inspection and general construction/contractor items as well. There is a great comfort that comes with knowing that you are dealing with a true expert and that is something we enjoyed with Johanna.

To go with the aforementioned real-estate prowess I will add that Johanna is extremely professional and one of the nicest most personable people you could ever hope to meet. Her ability to always be extremely professional while still maintaining a human and caring approach is both unique and rare. This is an example of the whole being even greater than two-halves, these qualities in our experience gave us a great feeling of security and made a truly enjoyable experience out of something that can sometimes be stressful. This combination of qualities is what sets Johanna apart from other real-estate professionals, stick with her you can not go wrong!

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03/31/2014 - NicholasCoffelt
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Soulard, Saint Louis, MO.

Johanna helped me with buying my first home in August 2013. I would have been so lost had I not had her guide me through the process. Buying a home for the first time can be intimidating, but Johanna made it easy and stress free. She is very friendly and personable and extremely knowledgable of the real estate market in the St. Louis area. She was very patient in showing me different properties and never put any pressure on me to find a place. She is also very responsive and will promptly respond to any questions or concerns you may have along the way (as well as follow up questions even after the process is completed). She was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get into the St. Louis real estate market or selling a place here in St. Louis. I will definitively be using her again whenever I plan to sell my current home (in which she helped me buy).

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07/03/2013 - user95682791
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Franz Park, Saint Louis, MO.

Johanna was so great to work with through all phases of buying, or building as was our case, a home. For us, as first time buyers, she made everything so simple and straightforward. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods in STL was invaluable, and she made this a fun experience. There was no stress involved.

We recommend Johanna to other people at any opportunity we get and will continue to do so. If we ever need real estate help in the future, she will be the first person we call.

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