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John Clayburn
Realtor, VA Real Estate Salesperson License (6 years experience)
41 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014 - burkekd
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Douglas Park, Arlington, VA.
Working with John was a pleasure and I would highly recommend him. Looking for a realtor who will be just the right fit can be a daunting experience but fortunately, John found me. I had a house in Arlington that was previously on the market with another realtor but had no results. I had many realtors inquire about relisting the house but none seemed to be really interested in my concerns and needs. After talking for a while, I felt like he was really interested in what I was looking for in a realtor. Being an out of town seller, I knew I wouldn't have the opportunity to meet in person so the conversation was all I had to go on. He was knowlegable, friendly and a careful listener. During our relationship, he was responsive, organized, professional and most importantly, easy to work with. He went above and beyond handling some issues that I could not have handled as I could not be there in person. I couldn't be happier with my experience and John has exceeded all of my expectations.
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05/30/2014 - jyeager92
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Falls Church, VA.
John was the first realtor I've ever dealt with and I can't say that I wish I had a better experience. He was very helpful and knowledgeable and was extremely patient with my ignorance of the renting process. I believe he helped me get a great house to rent and a great deal. Would definitely contact John for my next move.
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05/08/2014 - kentwochner
Sold a home in 2014.
John is extremely fair, talented, and helpful during the entire process. Mr. Clayburn"s level of professionalism is well above the rest. He really make you a part of the process, and takes the time to explain in detail everything, taking a lot of worry out of the mix. I highly recommend him.
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05/07/2014 - arun chakala
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Falls Church, VA.
I am a first time home buyer. But a lot of people around me own homes and i have always heard from them about their experience of working with one. And there was rarely anyone completely satisfied. So there was some trepidation on my side going into this. But now having come to the completion of the buying process with John, i should say i am completely satisfied, you will not go wrong with your choice.

Here is my Story... i came across john via a referral from a friend, whom john helped buy a home. At that point i was not sure of what i wanted, other than the fact that i would like a home in the vienna/mclean area with access to good schools. And i also told him i could not afford the sky high prices in the area. Another reason my choice got reaffirmed is that john specializes in that area and also lives there. After a brief phone conversation, john came over to my home at a predetermined time and spoke to me and my wife at length asking different questions helping him understand our needs and wants. Soon he showed us a few homes, that helped us understand the market better and price ranges. At times he would text me on a weekday evening about something he thought was exciting and would get our attention. The idea was if we liked it we could have a headstart on the process. After a couple of such outings we found that at 650 - 700 k all we could afford 1950's floor plan house in our desired area. That basically meant that the kind of home we were hoping for was beyond our reach, because my wife wanted a open floor plan kind of house.

We talked about that a couple of times and it was during one of those conversations we gave the idea of buying a smaller/older home in a neighborhood and completely renovating it a serious thought. John used his contacts in the neighborhood and found out some contractors in the area who had done such work. We visited one such home and talked to the owner about his experience of going through one. the more i thought about it the option seemed more enticing. Soon we started looking for such a property in that area and found that properties in that neighborhood did not last for long. so john took some innovative approaches to snap one. I wont drag you through all our experiences but will talk about the one we signed a contract for. It was initially listed as a rental. John talked to the agent to figure out if they were willing to sell and seeing that they had given a 50% thought to that idea, he kept in constant contact with them. At a point when they were ready to list in the market to sell, john was one of the first to know and we immediately put an offer. After a few back and forth they decided to work with us (probably because they realized we were serious) and we are now close to sealing the deal.

Just a few more points to note: I worked with the contractor i had mentioned above and got a quote for 225000 for renovating the house, per our dersire. So hopefully at about 700k we would acheive our dreams. John played a key role advising me on the mortgage (the different fees and lender credits etc), helping me choose the right one.

The reason i told you my experience (rather than say in a couple of lines what i thought about him) is it would help you decide for yourself if he is a good fit for you. He was honest, upfront and worked with me as i evolved from my experiences on what we were looking for. I think he would be my choice if i were to go through this process again.
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05/05/2014 - alphathewarrior
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Manassas, VA.
John was very helpful and willing to coordinate times as we reviewed the property. He was straight-forward and honest about everything, and very responsive to all our questions and concerns. Even after we moved in, he has been fabulous in making sure that any problems we have are addressed and taken care of. It has been such a pleasure working with him and I would recommend him to anyone looking for housing in the area.
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04/17/2014 - dhirezi
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Falls Church, VA.
I am an investor, and John has helped my husband and I with the purchase and sale of more than 5 homes over the past year. He is very responsive, and always looking to give us an advantage when negotiating. I highly recommend John as a Realtor.
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03/27/2014 - user3406826
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Fairfax Station, VA.
John is an excellent realtor. We were impressed with his knowledge of the local real estate market and his construction acumen, as he often pointed out things the average homebuyer would miss or be unaware of. John has a wealth of knowledge that he readily shares, ensures you’re fully educated in all aspects of the home buying process, and is extremely responsive and attentive. Equally important, he has a great network of referrals for any service you need, from lending to home inspection and beyond, all of which were positive experiences for us.

After providing John a list of our must-haves and going on a few home tours, he quickly picked up on our style and priorities. During a day of showings, John suggested we see a house we had previously looked at online, but passed on for various reasons. Trusting his professional opinion, we viewed the home and to our surprise, loved it. John expertly guided us through three rounds of negotiations before we finally had a ratified contract, for $25k less than the listing price and within our budget! It was a relief to know we were in good hands for the home stretch as John managed the home inspection and subsequent negotiations, the finalization of our mortgage, and settlement. We could not be happier with our home and how everything worked out. No buyer’s remorse for us!

To top off our experience, John included at no cost to us, a home warranty which we initially didn’t take much stock in. That is, until we needed a bathroom repair and then a new motor for our dryer, within two months of our move-in. He saved us hundreds of dollars and the hassle of having to purchase a brand new dryer. We highly recommend John if you want a realtor who is knowledgeable, experienced, savvy, and who goes above and beyond for you from the start of the relationship and even after you’ve completed your purchase.
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03/24/2014 - joshua makely
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Ashburn, VA.
I was referred to John Clayburn by a sibling, and I was greatly pleased with his services. He maintained active correspondence with me during my home search. After only five weeks of actively searching for properties, I had a ratified contract for the perfect condo to suit my needs. Great service and value adding market knowledge and realtor skills.
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03/11/2014 - mjuba04
Helped me rent a Condo home in Stone Ridge, VA.
It was our first time working with a realtor, he was very knowledgeable and quick to set up everything. John was able to find us exactly what we were looking for and get us a great price. All in all it was a great experience!
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03/11/2014 - zuser20140227055432545
Helped me rent a home.
John was able to take the time to find homes that fit our specific criteria. He also coordinated with other realtors in order to be able to show us all the homes that we desired to see. He was able to negotiate a rental price to fit our budget on a beautiful home that we decided was perfect for us. John has been quick to respond and eager to do anything he can to make this experience for us as excellent and stress free as possible. I heartily recommend John as an excellent Realtor and look forward to doing business with him in the future.
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Address:
John Clayburn
4000 Legato Rd #105
Fairfax, VA  22033
Phone:
(571) 762-4162
Cell:
(571) 393-3174
Fax:
(703) 940-9139Click to view
 
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John Clayburn
Member since:
03/25/2013
Licenses:
  • 0225189610 (VA Real Estate Salesperson License)
Languages:
Spanish