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John Maranto
Realtor (8 years experience)
9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

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

 
- Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014 - lukemann23
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Baltimore, MD.
I first contacted John about 2 years ago when I began slowly looking for houses. John knew my timeline and was very patient with me. I assumed going into this process that once John found out I wasn't immediately going to buy a house that he would turn his attention to another customer that would result in a quicker pay day for him. However, what I experienced was the complete opposite.

John consistently made himself available for me, he would answer any questions that I had about location/house style/price, etc. He would always meet me at any property I wished to visit, and on several occasions this was after typical business hours. What I appreciated most about working with John was how brutally honest he was. He would tell me the truth about any issue I presented him with. More than a few times John told me a house wasn't worth it or wasn't the right fit for my wife and I. I was amazed at this, because again that meant John was pushing his pay day out further. We finally landed in an excellent home, and John was great during the closing process. He would call me regularly to check in to make sure I was doing ok and didn't have any questions. John handled all of the inspection communications and made that process a breeze for me.

If you're a first time homebuyer or just looking for an easy going and honest realtor, I highly recommend John. There isn't one aspect of my home buying experience that I would change, and that is largely due to John's patience and advice.
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06/23/2014 - zuser20140623090103116
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Greektown, Baltimore, MD.
John was excellent to work with. As a first time home buyer, I was definitely very inexperienced with the process of home buying, and John was there to guide us every step of the way. Due to our demanding schedules, we needed to settle very quickly, and John was very helpful in making that happen. He was great at working with the seller's agent, our lender, our title company, and other parties that were involved to get things done behind the scenes such that each time he contacted us, he had updates and were able to tell us what the next steps were. John also had a great fund of knowledge of the neighborhoods that we were looking at and were able to provide advice in terms of the pros and cons of each area, as well as his honest thoughts about each house. He was also very flexible with his schedule and very accommodating when conflicts came up on our end. Great to work with and will definitely recommend!
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06/17/2014 - zuser20140617115623500
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD.
John was excellent from day one. I was a first time homebuyer and John made the process incredibly seamless. He was patient and willing to work with my schedule in any way necessary. I have recommended John to friends and will continue to do so.
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06/17/2014 - christi crist
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD.
I had met John years ago, when a friend of mine used him to buy his house so when I decided to buy a house I reached out to him. John is a great Realtor because he’s straight forward and doesn't try to sell you on just any house and he truly cares about finding that right home for you. Being a first time home-buyer, he helped me through the process and was very patient with all the requests and questions I had. John made himself available at a moment’s notice when I wanted to look at houses, which in turn ended up being the main reason I was able to make an offer and buy my house when others were in line to view it. I would highly recommend him for buying or selling a home!
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06/10/2014 - AugustDietrich
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD.
I’m a first-time home buyer. I am extremely happy that I had John to guide me through the process. His knowledge and expertise is deep, and he is able to translate it into succinct, incredibly helpful advice. He is willing to answer any question. If he may not know the answer immediately (a rare event), he will do the research to find that answer—and he will do it quickly. Reflecting on my home-buying experience, I realize now that there were even a number of times that John was answering questions that I should have been asking. He really looked out for me.

In fact, a few unexpected things happened during the buying process when I really needed to be onsite, monitoring the progress toward fixing those things. But I couldn’t because I didn’t yet live in Baltimore. Unphased, John didn’t just volunteer—he stated, without my even asking—that he’d be there, monitoring. And then, he didn’t just monitor. He solved problems, going above and beyond, doing whatever was necessary.

Without John, I’m not sure I’d be living here in this great rowhouse. And without John, I’m not sure that the rowhouse would be so great.

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with John, and I look forward to further opportunities.
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06/06/2014 - bboston6
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Canton, Baltimore, MD.
As a first time home buyer John gave me his honest opinion on each home we looked at & was transparent about how it stacked up against other properties in the area & if he felt it would meet all of my needs. He was very responsive & provided great recommendations for other contacts during the home-buying process. I would definitely recommend him to friends!
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03/30/2014 - cdaddazio
Bought a home in 2014.
John was a total pro, he gave us great, timely information at every point in the process. He was responsive to our questions almost instantly. He really knows Baltimore and that helped us find a new neighborhood that we wanted. He was clear and he has a calm manner. Finally, John was fun to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable.
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03/10/2014 - glenn.lovelace
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Hedgesville, WV.
Great investor minded REP... Had great advice on the process and continues to answer my dumb questions. John put me in contact with a great broker that was well versed in what I was looking for in a remodel type loan. When I go to buy my next home I plan on using this broker to purchased my home.
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03/03/2014 - user116504
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Highlandtown, Baltimore, MD.
As a first time home buyer, John really helped me to understand the buying process. I was moving to the Baltimore area from Washington, D.C., and John helped me understand the differences among the various neighborhoods of Baltimore. It took me one full year to find the right house, and John was patient with me throughout my search. He was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls, and was willing to accommodate my busy schedule. John has a good eye for flaws (e.g., sloping floors, water leaks) in homes that the regular buyer might miss. He provided his opinion about homes I was looking at, but was never pushy about it. In addition, John knows a lot of good contractors in the area, so he is able to give you quick estimates for repairs that you know might need to be done to a house you are looking to buy. I would highly recommended him to any home buyer.
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02/02/2014 - jamesandshannon
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 in Baltimore, MD.
Can't say enough good things about John Maranto! As first-time home buyers new to Baltimore, my wife and I feel very lucky to have found him. John's smart, knowledgeable, and most importantly for us, he's honest: we never felt that John was hustling us into closing on a house that we didn't want, and in fact, he steered us away from one house that would have been a money pit. We appreciated that John took the time to identify our particular needs, and we were amazed by just how responsive he is; John returned calls and emails even on weekends, usually in less than an hour. When we did find our house, John negotiated very aggressively. Now that we're setting up the new home, John has been great about connecting us with reliable contractors for house painting, floor refinishing, etc. We've already recommended him to several friends.
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John Maranto
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1909 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD  21231
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