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Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
I have used John twice, a few years ago on both ends of a house change and then again last year selling a home pending my retirement. Both sets of transactions went well with good value and timely sales help. If I were staying in Cedar Rapids, I would use John again in a heartbeat.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
If you're looking for a realtor in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, John Beltramea is the man to work with. As a first time home buyer, I was anxious about the whole process and was unsure what to expect. John made me feel comfortable from the first minute. He carefully explained all that I needed to know and patiently answered all of questions. Over the course of a few days, John walked me through over 40 homes offering expert advice and helping me narrow my choices, all the while making me feel like my decision was as important to him as it was to me. When the time came to make an offer, John worked quickly to secure the best deal he could for me and continued to work with me on finishing up all the aspects of closing on my home. John is a consummate professional and a genuinely good man. I can't recommend him enough.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
John deserves more than 5 stars!!! He is beyond "Highly Likely to Recommend".
We highly recommend John as your realtor for buying or selling your home. We recently moved to Cedar Rapids and were recommended to John through our friends and we have been so eager to find a home that we would like within Cedar Rapids without feeling like you are living "in" the big city. We also had a few wishes that we wanted but weren't sure if our wishes would get met until we decided to just open up our options and not focus on certain school locations... then John said I think I have one that you want to look at. At this point we looked at about 5 houses and we knew John already had our best interest at heart because he was walking through the houses with us and had a good idea of what (if any) concerns each of the houses had. I really liked that he was so knowledgeable... but of course a "great" realtor is knowledge and would be completely honest with you - so you are happy. John has been available to help us with any issues or concerns since we first reached out to him through his website. We will be moving in within about 2 weeks to the perfect house for our family - we can't thank John enough! And we have been recommending him as well! Thank you John for being a great realtor.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Coralville, IA.
If you are purchasing a home in the Iowa City area, John Beltramea is only realtor you should choose. We are from moved from Tucson and only had two days to see homes. John got us showings at every house we were interested in, plus some that he recommended based on the information we gave him. John explained the process of buying a home each step of the way. He was always honest with us about the pros and cons of the home we were looking at. There was never any pressure to buy or make a decision about a house. John was willing to set up second and third showings at houses we were particularly interested in without hesitation.
We didn't find a home we loved on that visit and continued to look online once we returned home. We found one we really liked and John went over to the house, took additional pictures, and wrote us a detailed report, giving us his honest thoughts on the home. Once we decided to buy that house John was very quick to put our offer together. He explained each piece very carefully and was quick to respond to our questions. John set up all the inspections, made very good recommendations for a mortgage broker and a handy man to do some repairs. We had a VERY difficult seller, but John made things so easy for us, we didn't even notice them. Like I said, John is a fantastic realtor and I would highly recommend him to anyone who was looking to buy or sell a home in the Iowa City area.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
John did a great job with our listing. He negotiated an acceptable offer within 8 days of listing our house. He did a good job keeping us in the loop with all of the necessary information, but was able to handle most everything over the phone or by e-mail which is helpful because we were no longer living in Cedar Rapids. We will be recommending John to other friends looking to sell. Thanks John! and GO HAWKS!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Fair warning: Anyone reading this may think I'm a plant, but you'll just have to trust that I'm not. :o) When I was looking at buying a new house and selling my current one, I went online to start reading reviews. The consensus among various realtor review sources clearly pointed to John. In fact, I found so many glowing reviews that I thought at least some of them must be his friends and family. Nope! John's the real deal, and genuinely deserves all the accolades. Here's the laundry list of why I recommend him:
1) Promptly returns emails and phone calls;
2) Not condescending *but* doesn't assume you know all the real estate lingo (hard to find people in sales areas that have that right mix);
3) Admits if he doesn't know something, and either finds out or directs you to the right place;
4) Recommendations for home inspectors, handymen, etc. have been top-notch;
5) You ask him what he thinks, he'll tell you;
6) And the cherry on top: He's friendly and funny, which makes him an easy person with which to work.
Good luck with your house hunting and/or selling -- it can be so stressful. If you pick John, it'll go better!!
I would recommend John Beltramea to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Cedar Rapids area. We found him on Dave Ramsey's website and were immediately impressed with his willingness to do whatever it took to find our home in the area. We had a pretty specific set of criteria our next home would have to meet. John took us on a whirlwind tour of eastern Iowa, covering about a 50 mile radius of Cedar Rapids. In fact, he drove us approximately 800 miles in the 3 days we set aside to find a place to live. I don't even want to think about how much he spent on gas to fill his Escalade multiple times. I think John took the task at hand as a challenge and was determined to find us a place we would be happy with. He never once complained to us about crisscrossing the countryside multiple times. Due in large part to John's expertise, we were able to purchase a beautiful home for much less than the asking price and the appraised value. Prior to closing on the home, John worked very behind the scenes and did much more than I expected of a realtor. If we ever decide to sell our home, we will not hesitate to list it with John Beltramea.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $100K in Cedar Rapids, IA.
I purchased my condo last October, and used John's professional services. I had not met John previous to this purchase, and had met him at an open house for one of his listings. I was impressed with his attention to detail, his presentation was professional, and was very satisfied with all aspects of our transaction, I would recommend his services to anyone, and would use him again as my sales agent. Thanks John!
Yes, he’s as good as everyone says he is as a buyer’s agent! We were the most important people in his life for the two days we searched for a home. (Yes, we found one in two days!) And since then he has responded promptly to all our questions about all sorts of things…from real estate, to mortgages, to property insurance, and almost everything in between! We are currently waiting to close on our new home and will post again when we’re happily in. John is THE agent we will recommend to family and friends!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Marion, IA.
We chose John on line and met him on an awesome whirlwind 10 day house hunting trip to Cedar Rapids,. He showed us so many houses, but his system to rate them keep us on track and we finally found the home of our dreams. John was so accomdating, fun and personable. We will never forget him or the wonderful way he helped us buy our home.