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John McBride Reviews

John McBride
Licensed Realtor in Connecticut (28 years experience)
6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

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

 
- Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2013 - DavidChesler
Bought a home in 2012.
John was very patient in showing us houses over a period of 9 months from when we first met to closing over many weekends of coming down from eastern Massachusetts for our relocation. We might have thought all he did was know the codes for the key boxes to let us in to houses we'd found here or on similar sites and pre-scouted, and stand aside smiling while we wandered through, but he must have been listening as we visited houses in various price ranges, sizes and towns because on what turned out to be our last trip he strongly suggested a house we'd passed over online, saying we really should see it. Sure enough that's the house we bid on, purchased, and our now very happy living in. (We'll know better in a decade if his predictions of which houses will hold their value best come true.)

Besides fulfilling that primary task, finding us the right house, John was helpful in making visits back to the property after we had returned to our old home, and to the city zoning department, to get more information we needed, and in guiding us through the negotiation and purchase process which seemed to hit an unusual number of complications from the seller and financing sides. His personal knowledge of the local seller's agent, inspector, attorney and mortgage broker (and recommendations for all but the first) was particularly helpful as we have no personal connections in this area. (The mortgage broker's lender fell apart at the last minute over something well known at the start, after the broker assured me things were progressing apace. It left a bad taste, but I can't hold it against John for introducing us.)
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2012 - user39908426
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $575K in Monroe, CT.
John is the best in the area. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. He returns calls and emails almost immediately, even on weekends. He worked with my husband and I on the weekends due to my husband's busy work schedule. We have used John's services twice and will go to him in the future.
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Response from John on 12/12/2012
It was a pleasure working with you both on the sale of your condo and the purchase of your new home. I'm pleased I could find you such a great value! Thank you for your kind words.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2012 - user6269860
Sold a home in 2012.
Before I met Mr. McBride, I have met two other agents from two different Real Estate companies. I was not pleased with the information they gave me about short sales. After speaking with Mr. McBride, I knew he was the person that I needed to sale my house. He answered my questions and kept me inform from the beginning to the end of the process. I will recommend Mr. McBride because he has experience and he is very responsible. After the sale of the house I had more questions and I contacted Mr. McBride, once again he answered my questions and put me at ease. He is an excellent agent, very knowledgeable and very respectful.
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Response from John on 10/19/2012
Thank you, Blanca, for your kind review. It can be very difficult for cosumers to navigate through the short sale process and I am more than happy to help do so. Should you ever need my assistance again or should you have any questions or concerns regarding any real estate need, please feel free to contact me. Thank you, also, for recommending my services to others. It was my pleasure to work with you on your transaction.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2012 - user5474503
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Trumbull, CT.
John is very knowledgeable and professional. He was in frequent contact with me from start to finish and was very responsive. I had total confidence in his ability to oversee the entire sales process and to negotiate in my behalf. Working with John was a pleasure and I would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a property.
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Response from John on 10/18/2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. My goal is to ensure that all my clients are more than satisfied with the service they receive from me. I also want to ensure that my clients receive the highest price the market will allow for the home they are selling. Please feel free to contact me with all of your real estate needs.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2012 - Richard Sciortino
Sold a home in 2008.
I've known John personally and professionally for many years. He is experienced, knowledgable, thoughtful, honest and hardworking. You will not find anyone better at what he does. Highly recommended.
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Response from John on 08/27/2012
Thank you, Rich, for the great review. It is welcoming to know I am perceived so professionally by you and others.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2012 - LoriPrizioCostello
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $600K in Trumbull, CT.
I can only say wonderful things about John!! He made the usually painful process of selling your house smooth and painless! And it sold in 3 days!! He knows how to market the property and get it sold!
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Response from John on 08/27/2012
Thanks Lori and much happiness to you and your family in your new home. Helping buyers and sellers negotiate through the home buying or selling process with as little angst as possible is my goal. Thank you for the kind review.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2012 - user9583189
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Trumbull, CT.
I feel very fortunate to have worked with John on the selling of the home of my parents after their passing—the home where they lived for over 50 years. The task of selling a home in this situation is, of course, especially difficult. Additionally, we were selling at a time when the real estate market was particularly challenging.

John helped us on many different levels. He helped us think through all the difficult decisions, including whether it was a good time to sell or not. He helped us to think clearly about the pricing and presentation of the home. He helped me find people to help get the house in proper order. He himself helped me move furniture. Additionally, he was exceptionally reliable and easy to reach and all of the people that he had working with him were particularly professional.

I personally know nothing about real estate and I have never before (or since) sold a home. Therefore, it really made all the difference that throughout this whole process John took the time to explain each of the steps. He did so in a professional and clear manner and in a way that made “common sense”. He was impressively clear-thinking when we were in the middle of a couple of challenging negotiations with other realtors/potential buyers. It became very clear to me that he was a highly skilled businessperson who had “seen it all before”. He demonstrated his expertise and depth of experience by how thoughtful, considerate, straightforward, and honest he was with everyone involved in the whole process. That is, in every interaction with me or with realtors on the “other side” of the negotiation, he was professional, respectful, polite, and friendly. It was clear to me that this was not merely John “doing business.” Rather, it was an expression of who John is. I recommend John unconditionally and would welcome the chance to speak with anyone who would want to talk with me. I can be reached at Pruzinsky@quinnipiac.edu. Tom Pruzinsky
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Response from John on 08/27/2012
Thank you, Tom, for such a wonderful review. I always strive to be a professional and use my expertise to help my clients and to put them at ease throughout the entire home buying or selling process.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2012 - user7091612
Sold a home in 2012.
I am highly impressed by his work ethic, knowledge and negotiation ability. John McBride promptly replied to all my call and was always available. He negotiated a good deal for us. Extremely helpful, I highly recommend him.
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2012 - user2276044
Helped me rent a home.
John is a real proffessional. He helped me find a rental property and also assisted with finding a tenant. When I was considering a multi family vs condo investment his pro and con advise was insightful and knowledgeable. I also apreciate Johns involvement in the community and his vast network of contacts and friends. I would recomend John to anyone buying or selling. Mike R.
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Response from John on 08/27/2012
Thank you for your recommendation! It was my pleasure working with you and helping find a tenant for your investment. If I can be of further assistance, don't hesitate to call!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2012 - user3160805
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Trumbull, CT.
It was a true pleasure working with John. His professionalism, kindness, and patience made the home buying and selling process less stressful than it would have been without his guidance. He truly looks out for the best interest of his clients, and goes above and beyond to be the best agent for his clients. I appreciated the level and consistency of communication that occurred as well. John consistently gave us updates, so we never felt out of the loop. If we ever decide to move again, John will be our first call!
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Response from John on 08/27/2012
Thanks for making me your first call! I'm so glad I could be of assistance with the home buying and selling process and that your stress was reduced because of my guidance.

 

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John McBride
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McBride Assoc.,Higgins Group
5767 Main Street
Trumbull, CT  06611
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