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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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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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02/28/2014 - gcapunitan
Property manage a Multi Family home in Mid City West, Los Angeles, CA.
John has been terrific and consistently dependable for years. If there was ever an issue or problem, him and his team always responded promptly and thoroughly. I would recommend John Kostrey and the Kostrey Collection to anyone wanting a property managed, to buy a property or to sell a property.
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02/10/2014 - timothybcampbell
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA.
John Kostrey is a fantastic realtor and made our first home buying experience in Los Angeles an extremely smooth process. John always had our best interests at heart, we never felt pressured into making an offering, or rushing to buy a place. If it did not meet our needs, or he felt it was too expensive for the neighborhood, he was the first to remind us what we were looking for. The real estate market in Northeast Los Angeles, where we were predominantly looking, has been heating up over the last couple years. We put in a number of offers that we were outbid on, but John always kept things in perspective and never let us get down. We love the Eagle Rock home we ended up in, and can't imagine having undergone the process without John's help.
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02/10/2014 - pellman
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA.
John just helped us close on a house that we thought we would NEVER get. Time and again we felt hopeless but John hung in there and persevered and we got our house for a price we felt really happy with. He was supportive, positive and professional. Not only our realtor, but now our friend. :-)
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02/04/2014 - user0995963
Sold a home in 2014.
Mr. Kostrey is an exceptional agent who is highly knowledgeable and always responsive. We ran into some very sticky issues both with the sale of our home and especially the purchase of a new home. He was there at every turn and twist. Mr. Kostrey was fabulous with negotiations with some difficult issues and he always fully informed us of every legality and consequence. We felt especially taken care of because Mr. Kostrey is both an attorney and a real estate agent.
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11/24/2013 - user0012062
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA.
First time homebuyer, and John made the process quick and easy. For the biggest purchase I've ever made, was very straightforward and simple. Kept me updated throughout the process via calls and emails. All docs I needed to sign were paperless. Gave me great advice, highly recommended. Thank you, John.
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08/02/2013 - user3226233
Bought a home in 2013.
John was incredibly patient and helpful through the entire process. he stuck around for 3 years, he never pressured me, always gave his honest opinion, and advised me against some rash decisions. I went through 2 agents before him, and i can't imagine a better agent.
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