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Realtor, Lic. Virginia & Washington (12 years experience)
Bought a Multi Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Alexandria, VA.
I worked with John for almost a year until I finally found the home I was looking for in Fairfax, VA. Over that time John showed me a wide variety of homes without any of the 'buy-now' pressure of other agents. In fact, he would bring negative aspects of the property to my attention that I missed. This is highly unusual, but delightfully refreshing, for someone working on commission. John also took special care to walk me through and explain to me ALL of the paperwork in the offer / buying processes (none of that just sign here and don’t worry about the details nonsense other agents try). This was especially helpful since I was a first-time homebuyer and a bit overwhelmed by the process. John made the process as easy as possible and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor.
I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, care, and expertise that John Mentis showed in helping us purchase our first home. Not only were we able to find a great apartment (with John's vital help), but we made a new friend in John. The level of care that John showed is second to none. In light of this, I strongly recommend John to anyone who wishes to purchase, or sell, a property.
Bought a Condo home in 2006 for approximately $300K in Arlington Ridge, Arlington, VA.
John was our agent in purchasing a 1 bedroom in Pentagon City, Arlington a few years ago. John is amazing! He's not your average real estate agent -- in addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about the market, available properties and features, John is incredibly caring, compassionate and patient. We were first time home buyers and knew absolutely nothing about the home buying process. John took his time to walk us through every step of the process and answered every one of our questions, not matter how silly they were. He truly had our best interests in mind and took care of us as if we were long-time friends. He saw dozens of apartments with us and was instrumental in helping us make our decision. His attention is detail is incredible also - he would walk us through each apartment and point our all the details and explain their relevance and affect on the price. We are extremely happy with our home and could not have done it without John! Highly highly recommend him - you will not find a better agent!
We were first time home buyers in 2008 and could not have been more fortunate to have John as our agent. John spent innumerous hours on the evenings and weekends helping us to identify the type of house that best met our needs and stayed within our budget. John was exceptionally responsive and attended every walk through and inspection with us. His diligence and attention to detail are unmatched. We have recommended John to many of our friends and will continue to do so without hesitation.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2005 for approximately $550K in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
I recently completed the purchase of my condo in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. John Mentis helped greatly in deciding which neighborhood was most suited to my needs, helped clarify in my own mind what exactly I should be looking for and then worked very hard to find me the perfect property. Besides taking a tremendous amount of time during the search period - visiting several properties over a span of many months, he spent a lot of time with me during the inspection, final walk through and closing. He is always available to talk to or to show properties and makes you feel like you are the most important client that he has despite the fact that he has many that he juggles at any given time.
It was a pleasure working with him and feel indebted to him for finding me the prefect property at the perfect price.
Showed home in 2007 in Sideburn, Fairfax, VA 22032.
When we relocated to Northern Virginia in 2007 finding John was a god send. We knew nothing of the area and the inventory of homes available was vastly different from where we moved from. His knowledge of the local home market and of the neighborhoods in the Northern Virginia area allowed us to zero on in on exactly the home for our family. His friendly, professional and caring manner immediately put us at ease and I can easily recommend him.