San Francisco Realtor 15 years

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

Ratings & Reviews

John is amazing! He has vast local knowledge of the Bayview neighborhood, and a keen eye for home details, as well as a pulse on the local housing market. He was easy to work with, and removed headaches we would have otherwise had to deal with. He helped us to understand the local prices, the process, and the people we would deal with. When we texted, emailed, or called: he responded via text, email, phone, and always right away. He helped us to craft a perfect offer, and our very first offer was accepted. To boot, it was an FHA offer on a fixer upper. Somehow, it all came together, under John's watchful gaze. When there were wrinkles in the financing process, John jumped in and rolled up his sleeves, and helped fix a few things the bank required to close. I highly recommend John, and I will definitely use him again.

  

04/28/2015 - brian991
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $675K in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.

John is amazing! He has vast local knowledge of the Bayview neighborhood, and a keen eye for home details, as well as a pulse on the local housing market. He was easy to work with, and removed headaches we would have otherwise had to deal with. He helped us to understand the local prices, the process, and the people we would deal with. When we texted, emailed, or called: he responded via text, email, phone, and always right away. He helped us to craft a perfect offer, and our very first offer was accepted. To boot, it was an FHA offer on a fixer upper. Somehow, it all came together, under John's watchful gaze. When there were wrinkles in the financing process, John jumped in and rolled up his sleeves, and helped fix a few things the bank required to close. I highly recommend John, and I will definitely use him again.

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04/24/2015 - bwashington15
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $550K in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.

My family and I recently listed our grandparent's home in the BayView District in San Francisco. This house had been in our family for over 60 years. After an extensive search and interview process for a realtor, we were lucky to accidentally had met John. His knowledge of the area, knowledge of marketing, and the fact that he lives in the area were selling points. We listed our house as an "AS-IS" sale. In one week we had multiple offers. John's hard work made the selling process simple. We would highly recommend John Barnette for any of your real estate needs. Blake W.

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04/16/2015 - scott elder
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Prescott, Oakland, CA.

John made the purchase of our first home feel as easy as buying a coke on a hot day. He first nailed the actual purchase part with zero turbulence, and then walked us through the otherwise daunting morass of legal documentation hurdles (often remotely) with both thoroughness and levity such that we accomplished the whole ordeal with literally no inconvenience. John is fun to work with, inspires confidence deftly and, most importantly, knows the industry as only a pro can.

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08/22/2014 - jesse332
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.

When my significant other and I rekindled our hunt for a home to buy, and live in, in San Francisco we took our time looking on our own before reaching out to a realtor. We found John Barnette through some internet searches and local sales in the neighborhood we wanted to buy in. We sent out 5-6 feelers and the neighborhood we wanted to buy in was/is not very popular. Only John got back to us. At first we just thought he'd be the first to get back to us, but as more time went by he ended up being the only one! John knew everything about the neighborhood. He was able to set our price expectations (higher than what we had guessed) and let us know what we were missing in our analysis. A lot of what we were missing were things that he had figured out because he was always out there looking at open houses, talking to other realtors to get the first hand info about what people were paying for what. In the end he helped us find a great house, in what ended up being a tough market that was rapidly increasing. We got in for way under what the comps, even for the next couple of months, would have suggested. Since the purchase we have stayed in touch and he's helped us find some contractors that have done excellent work, contractors that we now refer to friends and family.

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08/14/2014 - joelmarym
Sold a home in 2013 in Bayview, San Francisco, CA 94124.

We have known John Barnette for several years. Because of his expertise and knowledge of the Bayview & Silver Terrace area we went with him to sell our 2-unit building in Bayhill Heights. We appreciated John's professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market and what was needed to prepare our building for the sale. John, also, make it easy to meet with him outside of the office to quickly complete needed paperwork and move forward in selling our property. We highly recommend John and look forward to working with him on our next property.

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08/06/2014 - rosenkjar
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $575K in Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA.

John Barnette helped me buy two condos in San Francisco, one in 2010 and one in 2011. In addition, he represented me on the sale in 2013 of the first condo. From the beginning, John showed himself to be extremely knowledgeable, dedicated to helping me reach my real estate goals, highly ethical, and very savvy as a real estate professional. He was able to offer referrals to a good mortgage broker, to an excellent leasing agent after I owned the condos, and to a skillful and inexpensive contractor who got one of the places ready to be rented. As I do not live in San Francisco, John made a large amount of his time available for me to deal with finding appropriate places on my visits to San Francisco. If I ever buy or sell another property in the Bay Area, I would simply never consider using any other agent than John. He has my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation.

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08/06/2014 - banksbrad
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Silver Terrace, San Francisco, CA.

John Is a great realtor and knows the Silver Terrace / Bayview neighborhood like the back of his hand. John knows how to find bargains and strategies for winning the deal. He's responsive and patient with our peculiar needs. He helped us, as new buyers navigate the entire process, dealing with title, funding, comps, bids, etc.

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08/06/2014 - user1301442
Sold a home in 2012 in Central Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122.

I've worked with John on three occasions now. I've bought two houses through him and sold one. All three occasions were fantastic! I listened to John's advice when I sold my first house and ended up getting 3 overbids! With my latest house, I wasn't even the highest bidder, but John worked hard to make the deal happen. If it wasn't his contacts in the industry, there is no way that I would have ended up with the beautiful house that I have now at the price that I got it for.

I can't recommend him highly enough.

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08/05/2014 - ulrike ruppelt
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Bayview, San Francisco, CA.

I highly recommend John Barnette, who literally doubled my money. Within a week he sold my home for well over what we listed it at, and that was already twice what I paid a couple of years ago, and although I hadn't done much renovations. I only had to come into his office two times He explained everything that I had to sign and initial so that I didn't need to read through everything in detail. He even paid the fees for me and said he will get reimbursed through escrow. He negotiated with the buyer to take over the responsibility for certain reports and items.

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03/23/2012 - user6450967
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $450K in Silver Terrace, San Francisco, CA.

John is a true master of his craft! I learned of John through a post card he sent out to homeowners in the community. He said he not only knew the community, but he lived in the community & that was a major selling factor for me. I kept the post card & when I needed a realtor I contacted him. From our first conversation John was always professional, knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated & very easy to work with. He advised me on what to do & what was not necessary for the sale. He had weekly open houses, irregardless of the weather, which was often terrible. John kept me encouraged when things seemed to be moving slowly & he stuck with me & my property & got an excellent price for my property, in what was really a short amount of time in today's market. I have recommended him to friends & he has done an equally exceptional job for them. Try him, John is awesome!

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