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09/23/2012 - brandkloc
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA.
Of all the realtors we've met, John was the most down-to-earth and honest. As first time home buyers, he made sure we understood all the steps of the process. He helped us wade through the short sale process which is a treacherous journey for everyone involved, and in the end he found us a great home. I would not hesitate to work with John again and would recommend him for any/all real estate transactions we have in the future. Also, John has a great network of contractors, lenders and other specialists. He recommended a mortgage broker and a general contractor to us, both of which were great finds and we intend to work with them in the future as well.

(Side note: John strives to be as paperless as possible. It's a small detail but it allowed us to work faster when forms needed signing, and I think it's a better/more efficient way of working.)
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09/05/2014 - asburythug
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.
John was an outstanding Realtor for us in the sale of our home. John represented us well, was professional in all of his dealings and was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the sale.

I would highly recommend John to anybody looking for a very smooth real estate transaction.
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08/16/2014 - summeresinclair
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA.
Primary point of contact: Sarah McMaster
Sarah and John were an awesome team to help us buy our first home! Sarah tirelessly met us at countless properties all over Los Angeles, from Westchester to Highland Park, until we found our perfect nest in the up and coming neighborhood of Glassell Park. Her inspection referrals and advice were top notch, which ended up helping us negotiate the price down before closing. John's referrals to contractors for renovations were diverse and thorough. He even connected us to a previous client, with a similar backyard to ours, to view the work of a contractor we wanted to work with. We were so impressed, we hired that contractor based on his craftsmanship. Sarah has a ton of experience renovating her own home, and she has been a great resource every step of the way. I was also very impressed how John stayed on top of our lender in the 11th hour to make sure everything went through in a timely manner without any unnecessary hold ups. As first time home buyers, my husband and I could not be happier with the expertise and service we have received from The Kostrey Collection!
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07/28/2014 - francoombs
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Cahuenga Pass, Los Angeles, CA.
John was always available to answer all our questions and find out any information we needed on just about anything. Awesome. Smart. Friendly. Such a pleasure!
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06/01/2014 - zuser20140601174818048
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.3M in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA.
John provided exemplary service to my wife and I throughout a complicated contingency deal. He is kind, patient, tireless and attentive. He has a very good legal mind and is able to translate the reams of paperwork into language I can understand. Simply the best.
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05/23/2014 - user7525833
Sold a home in 2014.
Our experience working with John was extraordinary. He went "above and beyond" in our every interaction. He helped us with the sale of our home and the purchase of a new condo. His experience as a lawyer and his thoughtful deliberations on even the smallest concern were invaluable. We would recommend him highly to anyone purchasing or selling a home.
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04/29/2014 - tobyzwicker
Sold a home in 2014.
John was great to work with, always accessible, pleasant, and patient. He worked very hard on our behalf and did everything possible to enhance our property. He has sold two properties for our family and would certainly like to work with him again.
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04/03/2014 - user2332063
Helped me rent a home.
He knew the area we were looking in quite well, and gave us great information about the neighborhood while at a showing. John was so kind, respectful, and really let us take our time at the showing. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a new home.
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03/31/2014 - user8550610
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Valley Glen, Valley Glen, CA.
We used John first for the purchase and years later for the sale of our home. He was great for both stages; very personable, knowledgable, and on top of his game. It was our first home and John patiently helped us navigate through not only relevant listings to look at but also all the paperwork/procedure that come along with it. Buying your first house can get a bit intimedating but John helped us through the entire process. We couldn't have been happier with the home and the price we paid for it. Highly recommended
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03/11/2014 - yvonnevavoom
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Beverlywood, Los Angeles, CA.
John is reliable, knowledgeable and highly intelligent. He also has the "it" factor along with an intuitive nature which is perfect for this line of work.

The fact that John is also a member of the State Bar of California speaks volumes for his ability to negotiate and analyze an account/client.

When he first came to my home to assess the marketability, he was correct to assess what had to be done and appeased my anxieties. Specifically, I wanted to change my bathroom, which would have been costly. Instead, he suggested that just a few things had to be changed to make it "sellable" and it worked!
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