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John McKay

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I am very happy that I decided to work with John to buy my first home. The best thing about John is that he is extremely knowledgable not only about the Portland real estate market, but also about homes and construction in general. Furthermore, John seems to have a way of reading people and knowing what they want. I gave John a very vague description of what I wanted in a house, and it turned out that the very first house he showed me was the one I ended up buying. It was like he read my mind! Because he showed me the house before it was even done being built, I had plenty of time to look at other houses for comparison, which helped me feel certain in my decision. I would highly recommend John for your real estate needs.

  

07/18/2015 - lenacrandell
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Foster-Powell, Portland, OR.

I am very happy that I decided to work with John to buy my first home. The best thing about John is that he is extremely knowledgable not only about the Portland real estate market, but also about homes and construction in general. Furthermore, John seems to have a way of reading people and knowing what they want. I gave John a very vague description of what I wanted in a house, and it turned out that the very first house he showed me was the one I ended up buying. It was like he read my mind! Because he showed me the house before it was even done being built, I had plenty of time to look at other houses for comparison, which helped me feel certain in my decision. I would highly recommend John for your real estate needs.

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11/18/2014 - macie kingsley
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Montavilla, Portland, OR.

John was amazing as we bought our house. He looked out for us and had our interests in mind. I would recommend him to anyone. He got us a great deal and was super knowledgeable about the process. He continues to be a resource for us. You should hire him. You will not regret it.

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11/07/2014 - sakikot
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Woodstock, Portland, OR.

John is very friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. He is a go-getter but not pushy - very sensitive about his client's emotion, wants and needs. He makes himself available all the time when you need him.

Most importantly, John care about you. He care about your happiness.

I normally don't write a review of any sort but I highly recommend John as a realtor. He will be my gent when I sell my current house.

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Response from John on 11/10/2014

Thanks, so much Sakiko! It was great working with you too!

 

  

10/27/2014 - patrickaswan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Foster-Powell, Portland, OR.

So, you've invested money in making your house a home and now you want to sell it. Call John McKay. He's smart and experienced and knows the ropes. He'll advise you step-by-step on the best measures to take to sell your house for its greatest value in a rapid fashion. He is super responsive to queries, whether by phone or email. And he understand what flies in negotiation and what is not worth bothering about. John is well grounded and personable. You can trust him to do the right thing by you and for you.

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04/20/2014 - chikaddd
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Mount Scott, Portland, OR.

Meeting John and his family last year has been such a serendipitous blessing for us! We first met John at a random open house and immediately found him to be kind and knowledgeable; he felt like a friend we had known for a long time. We explained our housing predicament and he listened with open ears. Without any pressure at all, he offered to run some comps on our rental property to help us decide if would be a good idea to sell or continue renting. He even offered up resources and ideas for how to more effectively run the rental!

Long story short, within the week he dropped off a beautiful report and reviewed it with me. Once we decided to list it, he took care of all the details and had great local referrals for landscaping, maintenance work, and cleaning crews to spruce the place up. Just like John, his referrals are all hard-working local folks, and they all have a great professional demeanor. I felt a very strong sense of community during the whole process. Did I mention the house sold on the first day? I also have to say that John had to deal with a very difficult neighbor throughout that ordeal. John personally hosted the open house to ensure the neighbor didn't try any funny business, and went above and beyond to protect the deal and ensure all parties were safe. He set out into a potentially ugly situation, and he handled it with smarts, grace and a terrific sense of humor. It was a no-brainer to continue our relationship and have him represent us as buyers this spring. He was available at a moment's notice to go look at houses, and he was just as fast when it came to submitting offers, which turned out to be critical in this seller's market! Amidst this crazy local buying frenzy, we got into a great house in our ideal location, and didn't pay any more than we needed to. And, we had a blast while doing it.

We love John and his family. He is a hard-working, honest guy with a great heart, and his wife and daughter are truly lovely. We are happy and grateful to include them as part of our community. Instead of looking at houses now, we'll be doing runs up Mt. Tabor and getting together for family dinners!

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Response from John on 07/10/2014

Well, how can I follow that? I can say that I am grateful and honored to now call Erica and Katie friends. We are so happy that you chose a home in the neighborhood. John

 

  

12/20/2013 - user9796013
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR.

I am so pleased to be asked to write a recommendation for John because he deserves high accolades and respect as a gem of a realtor! I have bought and sold approximately 18 homes and I can honestly say that John McKay is, by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. I met John at one of his open houses. From that time, I knew he was going to be my realtor for life!! He is so outgoing and so excited about the housing market in Portland. He loves this city and loves his job. He is totally dedicated to finding the perfect house for me. He never pressures me and often suggests houses that are less expensive. I have never had an agent do that. John is extremely knowledgable about Portland. He knows every little neighborhood! He usually knows someone in every neighborhood we drive through! He is SO easy to be around! It is like looking at houses with a best friend. He even brought me a pie on Thanksgiving! John knows a contractor for every improvement you would ever want to make on a property. I am hearing impaired so he would even make the calls for me. John is always on time and has everything prepared ahead of time so a client is never inconvenienced. When he drops me off at my house, he makes sure I get in the house before he pulls away. That is something only a son would do! A few times I would be thinking about making an offer and John would want to know if this was the perfect house for me. When I say no, he reassures me that given time, he will find the PERFECT house for me. Another thing I really appreciate about John is that he will give me his honest opinion about a house. He knows construction and he tells me both positive and negative issues regarding a home. He is not just out for the sale. His goal is to have his clients happy in the perfect house for them. He understands that building a business is not about making that one sale, but being a trusted consultant for lifetime housing needs of his clients and their families. John has been great about re-showing me a house I am interested in so that my 2 children can see it and give me their opinions. . Sometimes he has shown me a house 5 times! Unheard of you might say, but John is different. He cares about his clients. Another remarkable quality about John is that I rarely have to wait more than 10 minutes for a reply to an email or text. I never get an answering machine either. I don't know how he manages such efficiency but he gives efficiency new meaning. John McKay is one of a kind. He has a great personality, knows his business, is efficient, polite, patient, prompt and a joy to work with. I am new to Portland. If everyone is as kind and knowledgable and caring as John McKay, then I am going to love it here.

Joy M

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Response from John on 07/10/2014

Joy, what a huge complement this is. I am honored to have helped you find the perfect home here in Portland. John

 

  

09/15/2013 - user34992221
Bought a home in 2013.

I contacted John about purchasing a home I am a first time buyer and thought John to be knowledgeable and very polite and helpful. I trusted John because even if he did not have an answer for every question he found the answer and promptly got back to me and what gave me the confidence in him was if he could not help or answer questions he was more than happy to refer me to someone who could. I hope to do further business with John.

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08/13/2013 - user0696146
Showed home in 2013 in Powellhurst Gilbert, Portland, OR 97236.

John made our buying experience a great one. He is very knowledgeable about his area. Very quick to response to any questions we had and I feel he is very honest with his answers. Really couldn't ask for a better agent

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08/11/2013 - user81002167
Showed home in 2013 in Portland, OR.

John is very good and listened to our needs. He was very knowledgeable and reliable. He made us feel important by returning all our calls when some of those other agents never did. We will definitely suggest him to all our friends and family. THANK YOU JOHN!!!!!

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08/09/2013 - user01685561
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Tigard, OR.

John is very friendly and made our home buying experience a good one, his knowledge of the area and repore with other industry professionals allowed all the steps to flow seamlessly, easy to contact and never failed to follow up, he conducts himself as a true professional that keept our interest very much in sight.

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