Jon helped us sell a home and buy our current home last year. This was our third home purchase and I never fully appreciated how important an good realtor is. A bad one can cost you a lot of time and money. This was the most expensive transaction of our life. Having a pro on your side is priceless. Simply put, Jon and his staff are AMAZING. Here is why: 1. Prior to our sale/purchase, over the course of about two years, our family considered the idea of buying a home as a rental investment. Jon was always available to show us properties we were interested in and had a lot of great advise about being a landlord, something we have never done. Despite our hesitancy to enter life as a landlord, he never gave up on us! 2. When it came to to sell, he's a shark (but really - he's a super nice guy). While being honest, ethical and considerate to all parties, he's a business shark. He knew our area like at the back of his hand and positioned our property just right. On our first and only open house, we had about 90 groups go though. We received multiple offers and closed on one of those offers within weeks. There were a few closing bumps on the buyers side (I think their are always a few on any transaction) his staff, mainly Sandy (she's defiantly a shark too - but also very nice) strongly represented us and in the end the transaction was a success. 3. When it came time to buy, he knew the area. He was always available to show homes on short notice and had plenty of candidate homes for us. He knows the area and market so well, he was familiar with the builder and model we purchased. Again, Jon and Sandy were sharks. The house was an investment property and the realtor was in the Bay area. If it weren't for Jon and Sandy I'm not sure we would have ever closed, but we got the keys on time. Jon and Sandy know their stuff! At every turn they had knowledge and experience to navigate through such a complicated transaction. Readers- don't fool yourself, you can't do this on your own and not any old realtor will do. Just because aunt sally just got her license, doesn't mean she's the right choice for you. You need a shark! I have recommended Jon to a co-worker. She and her husband just closed on their new home and hand nothing but wonderful things to say about Jon and Sandy.