John helped my sister and I purchase our first house, which was a two family. We had some pretty specific requests, including yard, location etc., and John worked with us non-stop. He must have shown us 20-30 different house. I specifically remember the first time we met, we picked out a specific property we wanted to look at. He had told us it just went under contract, but we should still look at it, as it would give us ideas of what we are looking for, and help in future decisions. That stuck with me. Knowing he would take time to meet with us at a house that he knew we didn't have a chance on, because it was already under contract. Throughout the process, he described each step, different financing options (as we had thought about doing a rehab loan), the offer process, etc. It was challenging even getting offers in, as often we would view a property and two days later it was under contract. We went through offers on several house (5 I think....I lost count) until we finally found the one. John also connected us with our mortgage broker, who was just as thorough and knowledgeable as he was. They worked together, so we didn't have to be in the middle of conversations and form requests (it was so much easier!) The week we were supposed to close, the whole thing almost fell through due to the appraisal, but John and the mortgage broker worked with the selling agent to make the sale possible. In fact, we thought the whole deal wasn't going to happen on Thursday, they figured it out, and somehow we closed the next day. Since our purchase, I have referred my friends to John, and will continue to. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, hardworking real estate agent, definitely talk to John!