We contacted John for help with buying a house in the bay area based on a recommendation by a colleague at work. Until then we were looking for more than 6 months in bay area with a different Realtor with no success. If I could say three qualities of John that we loved and made us get a house within two months of working with him are (1) Thorough analysis of the market and comparison study to give you confidence on what you are paying. This is very important in bay area, given the crazy prices (2) Very responsive and fast acting. If you like a house, he is on it within an hour (3) He is accessible, to sit with you in the coffee shop for hours together if you want to discuss all about every house you see to help you decide everything from pricing, nuances, and your likes and dislikes about the house.
Above all this John has fantastic connections in the housing industry, starting from house, roof, electrical inspectors, and contractor to do any kind of work necessary etc. With his help we had the full peace of mind until we moved in and beyond. Even after closing he called us multiple times and even visited our house a couple of times after we moved in to make we are happy with what we bought. And of course we are happy.
Even today my wife says, we probably would still be renting, if it were not for John. Nothing I say in this referral is exaggerated, I tried to limit my review just to facts. I can assure, you will be very happy for if you go with John as your Realtor. Also you can take it from me, I rarely write reviews on anyone or anything. Even if I write, I only write when I see injustice or I get short end of the stick. In this case I am whole heatedly writing a review to John and that itself is a testimony to his ability. Above all he is a good man who strives to do the right thing for his clients.
A happy home owner in the bay area :)