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Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
John did a great job on pursuing opportunities to sell my Condo after a period of time of being on the market and even after moving out of state made the documentation process seamless via Emails. I would highly recommend him for others.
Response from John on 11/22/2013
It was a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for your patience getting the condo sold. It took longer than expected, but we finally got the offer you were looking for.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
John is terrific! I recently bought my first home and it was a huge benefit to have him on my side.
John worked tirelessly to help me find the right home. We looked at a lot of houses and he impressed me with his knowledge of the local housing market and the quality of the homes we looked at. The house I ended up purchasing was a bank-owned property and it required a lot of effort on his part to complete the deal.
John is a straight-shooter and told me what I needed to hear. He creates a great comparative market analysis which is extremely helpful in determining the right price to pay for a given house. Based on this analyis, he advised me not to pursue a couple homes that were too far overpriced.
As a first-time homebuyer, I took the process of finding a home very seriously. John put me at ease with his relaxed personality and strong knowledge of the local market. Once I started working with him, I knew I was going to achieve my goal of finding a great home at a good price.
In general, I do not like realtors, but I do like John. Unlike other realtors I have been exposed to, John is hard-working, a direct and honest communicator, and a great negotiator. I truly felt that he had my best interest in mind. Also, his assistant Denise is very helpful and good to work with.
Even after I moved into my new home, John was very helpful in resolving an issue with a home warranty.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Washington, IA.
If you are looking at this reviews page, congratulations! You have found the best realtor. John was so incredible, just the kind of person you want on your side. Man, does he know his way around houses, inside and out, I got an education just being with him as we looked. I got the distinct impression that he was not going to sell me a house he wouldn't sell to a family member. I felt like I was first and foremost in his busy schedule, and he was always very quick to get back to me when I had any kind of question. He gave me the best advice and was very accessible from beginning to end. He treated me like I was a friend, and not just a client. I think anyone is lucky to work with John. I wish I could give him more than five stars - Agent extraordinaire!
John's a busy man but he was very responsive whenever we needed his help. He's very quick with finding houses and getting us able to go look at any house. If we had a
question he always knew the answers and if he didn't he would always find it. when we finally found a house the process was fast and easy.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
We enlisted John through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace website; he was one of several we interviewed for the work of selling our historic home. John was our choice because he demonstrated integrity, honesty and strong salesmanship ability in our interview. He's also funny and personable.
Turns out, John is also extremely knowledgeable about markets and marketing, contractor work and pricing, and tapping into the pool of Ready Buyers! While he gave sound advice, he also respected our selling decisions, and was a quick responder to any questions we had about pricing, showings, and hiring contractor work (he responded mostly through email/text, but always phoned when the situation demanded).
This man is a seriously Hard Worker - he brought us an offer within 2 months and helped us wisely negotiate what turned out to be a somewhat tricky sale contract. He helped us hire contractors and get work done quickly in order to meet closing deadlines, which was such a relief when we were already living 250 miles away.
He says he became a realtor because he had never met a realtor he liked, and was sure he could do a better job. He succeeded, and I'm certain you'll never find a realtor who can do a better job than John. I highly, highly recommend.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Hiawatha, IA.
Our experience with John was fantastic. He helped us sell our house and find a perfect upgrade for our family in just 2 months. He stayed in constant contact and made sure everything was fine all the way through our move.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Tasked with quickly selling a house I paid too much for in 2009 John Beltramea provided realistic market based expectations at every decision point in the sales cycle. I moved half away across the country and my goal was to sell my house as quickly as possible. John asked the right questions and took the time and effort to uncover this need. Within two days of listing my property John's network and marketing efforts produced an offer within 99% of our asking price. We accepted.
John successfully managed all of the buyers demands on my behalf providing detailed documentation that ensured all parties were on the same page. After selling my house with John, my only regret is that he was not my Realtor when I initially purchased the property as he would have undoubtedly put me in a better position than the Realtors I used.
His demeanor, ability and performance are superior to the competition and I truly felt that we were both in this deal together.
My experience with John Beltramea is absolutely unbelievable! This guy is amazing. We live 4 hours away and wanted to buy a house in the Marion area, and he completely devoted his entire day to showing us every house we wanted to see. He started working for us at 6 a.m. and was still working for us 22 hours later at 4 a.m. the next day. Then on two hours sleep, he is calling and checking on us in the morning. He was able to help us find the house of our dreams, get a pre-approval letter from a local lender, get a contract in motion, set up our attorney, inspections, and even give us a closing date, all in one visit to his location. I can't even believe it still. This is the kind of person everybody wants working for them, but nobody can find. There is no higher praise I could ever give to anybody that could possibly work for me. If you need a real estate agent, I guarantee that you could search to the ends of the earth, and never find anyone as good as John Beltramea. I only wish that I could have had him working for me on the other end of selling my house in Illinois. Thanks again John for making my family's dream's come true!
Michael and Melissa Dixon
Response from John on 11/22/2013
Mike and Melissa, It was a pleasure to work with you and I'm glad that we had such great luck finding you your home in the first day! Thank you!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Iowa City, IA.
John helped us purchase a home in Iowa City from out of state. We couldn't have asked for someone better to work with. When we first saw John's reviews we were impressed but we wondered a little bit because they were so high. Now we have added our own high marks. Nancy Shaffer