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John Beltramea

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49 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

John Beltramea, Broker Associate (25 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Team reviews

John was the absolute best to work with! He spent about a year and a half looking for houses with us and even encouraged us to keep looking when our bank was unsure if we would get approved. He found us the best houses in our budget which was small and was honest about the pros and cons of each house. He was flexible when showing us houses and was accommodating with our schedule. As first time home buyers we were extremely nervous and John took the time to explain everything down to the smallest detail. I asked a million questions and he was happy to answer them. He said there were no stupid questions and wanted us to be informed. He was an excellent negotiator and was able to get us into our new house with lots of time to spare before our baby was born. I have about a million more nice things to say. We were super happy and would love to work with John again when we upgrade to a bigger house someday.

  

05/08/2014 - smbnimmer
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

John was the absolute best to work with! He spent about a year and a half looking for houses with us and even encouraged us to keep looking when our bank was unsure if we would get approved. He found us the best houses in our budget which was small and was honest about the pros and cons of each house. He was flexible when showing us houses and was accommodating with our schedule. As first time home buyers we were extremely nervous and John took the time to explain everything down to the smallest detail. I asked a million questions and he was happy to answer them. He said there were no stupid questions and wanted us to be informed. He was an excellent negotiator and was able to get us into our new house with lots of time to spare before our baby was born. I have about a million more nice things to say. We were super happy and would love to work with John again when we upgrade to a bigger house someday.

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Response from John on 05/10/2014

S & J-Thanks for the review. You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to helping you, your family and friends in the future-maybe even that little bundle of joy in 20 years or so:)! Thanks-John

 

  

05/04/2014 - glgrutz
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

We highly recommend John to anyone buying their first home. He made himself available to answer all of our questions and concerns immediately, saving us time and alleviating a lot of the stress that comes with being a first time home buyer.

He also pointed out the mortgage certificate credit and asked that we apply. The certificate should have been brought to our attention by our lender but was overlooked. Getting approved for the refundable tax credit will get us thousands of dollars back in taxes each year over the life of our 30 year mortgage!

We couldn't be happier with our new home and are grateful for having John on our side to guide us through the home buying process.

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Response from John on 05/06/2014

G - You were a pleasure to work with and I'm glad we found you an awesome home. It is important to me as a Realtor to stay updated on all possible lending opportunities so that the home buyer gets every advantage available to them. Thanks - John

 

  

04/30/2014 - chuck794
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Hiawatha, IA.

John was extremely helpful and got the home sold quickly and at a good price. He was very knowledgeable of the market and was a tremendous help in the negotiation stage. He went above and beyond. I would recommend him highly.

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Response from John on 05/02/2014

Thanks Chuck, I hope having this positive experience will lead to more in the future. Thanks - John

 

  

04/29/2014 - pawelknap
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Hiawatha, IA.

As a family that had recently relocated to the area, we relied on John's expertise with a purchase of a foreclosed property. We met John at one of his open houses, having previously worked with few agents we immediately saw the level of knowledge and professionalism John had of the area and home he was representing. By far the BEST Realtor in the the Cedar Rapids area.

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Response from John on 05/01/2014

Thank you very much for the kind review. I look forward to helping you and any one else who wants to buy or sell a property in the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City area. ~ John

 

  

03/12/2014 - 1a339f81
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Marion, IA.

I had a very good experience with the sale of my house because of John's participation. It wasn't the most "sellable" property and not a high priced dwelling. Even so, I never felt like I was getting less than 100%from him. He even helped me get out of my own way a couple of times. I highly recommend John.

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Response from John on 03/13/2014

Thank you, I appreciate the recommendation - John

 

  

02/06/2014 - fantasticenya
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Newhall, IA.

We had a Realtor at the time that we decided that the next house we view we were going to ask the Realtor selling the house to show it to us it happened to be John. After we viewed the house we stood on the drive way of the house and said he could be our Realtor little did he know that we currently had a Realtor. At that point because I was impressed with John I said yes for my husband and I. John wasn't afraid to go and look at things in a house. He would answer any questions to the best of his knowledge. John has a sense of humor and was fun to joke around with. When I learned that he was a christian I knew that God led him to us. We had been searching and praying for a house for a while. He worked many long hours and was willing to fit us in when it best suited us. One thing that I will never forget John doing for us was when we were discouraged and felt like we were never going to find a house he said "I know it seems like you are never going to find a house to buy but I want to help you find the perfect house and I am not going to let you guys go. I will help you to the end." I would recommend John to anyone looking for a Realtor because people won't waste their time with him as a Realtor and they will walk away with a house that they like. He helped us find a house with everything we wanted. If we ever sell our house we will be contacting John to be the one to sell it for us.

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Response from John on 02/07/2014

Thank you for your very kind words - John

 

  

02/06/2014 - user20152504
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in North Liberty, IA.

John was very professional, prompt and accommodating. He understood what we were looking for and was very resourceful in finding exactly what we wanted. I would very highly recommend John Beltramea to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

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Response from John on 02/07/2014

Thank you - John

 

  

02/05/2014 - user24085565
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

John was an incredible find. My husband and I relocated to Cedar Rapids and began our house search after selling our prior property. Within a day or two of meeting with us to discuss our wants and needs, John had set up multiple showings for us. He was very patient with taking us back to see houses that we felt were real contenders. Unfortunately, we were not successful with our first offer because of some dishonesty on the part of the sellers' agent. However, John handled the situation well and ensured that appropriate parties were made aware of the unethical behavior. With our second offer, John negotiated directly with the sellers in an FSBO situation. He had no hesitation about showing us the house even though the commission structure was different than the norm.

My husband and I felt that John cared about finding us the right house, not just about finding us a house, or the most expensive house. He was almost as excited as us when our offer was accepted.

Being new to Cedar Rapids, we had no local contacts for repairs and other vendors. John provided us with solid recommendations for general handyman work, floor refinishing and carpet cleaning. In addition, he connected us with several local lenders who had products that met our needs.

An overall fabulous experience. He earned every penny of his commission.

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Response from John on 02/06/2014

Thank you for the kind words! - John

 

  

02/05/2014 - thedunns88
Sold a home in 2013 in Eagle Ridge Community, Marion, IA 52302.

We were building a new home and had the task of selling our existing home; not too early to cause us to move twice and not too late to cause us to own two homes. Maybe a lofty goal but something we felt possible. We met with John for an initial get to know John time and an opportunity for John to meet us and tour our existing home. We told John our goal and said we truly wanted to market our home at market value from the start. A transaction that would result in a win, win, win situation, for us the seller, the buyer and the real estate agent. John gave us some literature, explained his marketing strategy and gave us some tips on getting our home ready to show. We appreciated John's informative and cordial visit. A few days later John returned with his proposal and market analysis. We felt John did a fair and extensive analysis and agreed to sign an agreement for John to sell our home. We did ask for a few days to do a little more work getting our home ready to sell. We were experiencing happy feelings towards our soon to be new home and at the same time sentimental feelings towards saying good-bye to our existing home of approximately 15 years. Once John put our home on the market, he immediately had potential buyers to show the home. It took three days and a few showings and John had an offer. We did have a bit of counter offer dealings but came up with our win, win, win goal !!! John did a great job of staying engaged in the sale of our home and between cell phones, internet, e:mail, etc. John kept us current in the things needed to get the transaction completed. It went better than we imagined it could. Doug & Karen Dunn

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Response from John on 02/06/2014

Thank you for your review, I appreciate you taking the time; it was great to work with such outstanding sellers! - John

 

  

01/24/2014 - user3000677
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Marion, IA.

John was great with helping my fiancé and I find our first home! We looked at numerous homes and finally found the perfect house for us! John was very professional and yet made the process of buying a home as fun and easy as it can be. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home. We will definitely be using him when we are ready to buy our next home!

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Response from John on 01/24/2014

Thank you, I enjoyed working with you both :) - John