Real Estate Broker (29 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

John was very professional and supportive. He was patient with my schedule and would see homes during weekdays and help me qualify them for bidding. He swayed me away from homes without parking. Since I need to drive to south bay every day, this was badly needed. Now I do not need to hunt for parking at the end of each long day. If I did not like HOA rules or easement on a certain property, I was never pressured to make a bid. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

  

07/08/2015 - Rituseth
Bought a home in 2015 in San Francisco, CA.

John was very professional and supportive. He was patient with my schedule and would see homes during weekdays and help me qualify them for bidding. He swayed me away from homes without parking. Since I need to drive to south bay every day, this was badly needed. Now I do not need to hunt for parking at the end of each long day. If I did not like HOA rules or easement on a certain property, I was never pressured to make a bid. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

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06/24/2015 - Rosebynum
Bought a home in 2015 in Central Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121.

John was a great agent to work with in San Francisco. He know the area very well and he was very responsive to our needs and preferences. I would certainly use him again in San Francisco.

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04/17/2015 - Mtm_martin36
Sold a home in 2015.

My experience using John was excellent. He is extremely professional and took care of absolutely everything. Selling a house can be very stressful, but John made the whole process effortless. He really took the time to get to know us, find out what we wanted to accomplish and over delivered. He priced the property just right and got us the highest price of any similar house in the area. John is a fifth generation San Franciscan and his knowledge of the City is second to none. I highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling in the City. He gives you the personal touch!

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04/07/2015 - nchu1968
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $950K in Westwood Highlands, San Francisco, CA.

John is a very nice, kind, genuine and patient gentleman who spent a lot of time trying to understand our situation in order to help us buy our house. He accepted our limits and bent backwards to help us. Without him we would not be able to buy our house that we love so much. He is a true real estate professional who never tried to pressure us to rush into any decision. He gave us as much time as we needed to digest the unexpected and stressful processes of buying our house, and helped us go through it very smoothly. He used his expertise and knowledge to handle all the obstacles we encountered. It also took his out of the box thinking to get us the house. It was a pleasure to work with John. We are very satisfy with his service and would highly recommend him. Again, without him, we would never be able to buy this house that we love and enjoy so much.

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01/27/2015 - smallbany
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA.

John Farrell was an unexpected saving grace in the otherwise intimidating San Francisco real estate market and mortgage environment of 2010. He not only painted a clear picture of the property I was entering into a commitment with, but he was honest about the entire history of the area, the property itself, and many considerations I didn't come to understand and appreciate until years of living there. I say this because I purchased a property as a first-time home buyer, in a questionable area at the time but one that he had the vision to see as one that was up and coming with both near-term practical value as my primary residence as well as long-term potential to be a tremendous investment opportunity. It turned out he was right on the money with both assessments, I have now owned the property for 5 years living there comfortably and fully satisfied with my purchase in its own right, and adding to this my property has increased in value more than I could have anticipated in a short period of time with the area (Dogpatch/Potrero) becoming one of the most desirable areas in the city to live in now with the continuous expansion within the area itself and in nearby Mission Bay.

John is a real estate agent who stays current and informed with respect to rapidly changing market conditions. He is very patient and thorough in dealing with his clients. He is a soft-spoken but powerfully effective negotiator, who helped me to navigate the negotiation process with the banks for the best possible purchase price I could have attained. He was superbly responsive throughout the entire mortgage process all the way through to closing day and even beyond. He continues to keep in touch with me periodically all these years later, and it is always a pleasure to hear from him and to see him making an impact with his genuine care for people and sincere approach.

John is a rare find in the world of real estate, or any business for that matter, and I would highly recommend him (and regularly do recommend him to family and friends) for anyone looking to have an advocate as they search for their next home or investment property.

Sincerely, Tony P

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11/21/2014 - Rick Martinez
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Daly City, CA.

Deciding to sell the home you grew up in is not the easiest decision to make, adding to the fact that my grandmother who raised me in that very house had recently passed. So you can imagine that I was hesitant and little standoffish, but I knew it was time and the market in my area was prime. Mr. Farrell was the first realtor I meet upon making my decision to put my house on the market and see what the market had to offer me. After interviewing a few realtors I continued to think of how non-aggressive his approach was. Mr. Farrell throughout from the time I met him until now has come off has an approachable gentleman, willing to get the answers needed to make you feel at ease with the tough decisions of real estate buying or selling. And through countless phone calls where he never once seemed bothered, unforced recommendations regarding upgrades to the house for better curb appeal, and displaying patience with me when I had a bunch of questions regarding slight conflictions during escrow gives me confidence in recommending Mr. Farrell. He was by my side every step of the way willing to assistant me at every turn and I can appreciate his non-evasive approach and the casual demeanor he brings.

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08/08/2014 - Antoinette Stern
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Parkside, San Francisco, CA.

John Farrell is the best realtor we've ever worked with! He is a kind, sweet man who really loves his job and demonstrates this attitude of dedication to his client. We had been out of the real estate market for a couple of years and were despairing (after 6 months of spending every weekend at open houses) that we'd never own in SF again...I expressed interest in a house on Trulia and John called me back about 5 minutes after I sent the e-mail! He met up with us at the property that night and stayed a long time inquiring about our needs. I also was particularly apprehensive about buying a house that was worthy of a precious inheritance from my recently deceased mother. John took this all into consideration and accompanied us to a variety of properties. Funnily enough our new home is located a block up on the same street as our previous address. It is right for us (huge kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, ocean view) because John REALLY listened to our concerns! He is extremely talented at navigating and dissecting the difficult, unique world of San Francisco home buying. Obviously, John Farrell offers clients his decades of working in this market. Yet, to our family his hospitable nature and truly kind spirit cause him to stand apart from the crowd of "hard sell" self serving realtors!

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05/18/2014 - mark_bourbin
Bought a home in 2014 in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA 94131.

John is a wonderful person to work with. He helped us sell our hold home (for top dollar!) and purchase a wonderful house in the area we wanted, with the view we wanted, the layout we hopped for and in move-in condition. Now, he did not make the house available, but he did help us through the months long process of finding just what we wanted. When we felt like it was getting to the point that we just wanted to settle for 'good enough' he kept us going. And now, we are exactly where we want to be. Great person, wonderful broker and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended. I don't think we will ever leave this new house, but if we do, it will be John we work with to get it done.

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01/30/2014 - barbara kinney
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Ingleside Heights, San Francisco, CA.

3 years today (1-31) my mother passed away and 1 yr later we put the house on the market. Since I grew up in this home, it obviously held many sentimental and emotional memories for me. John was sensitive and forthcoming in advising how to proceed. He handled everything from soup to nuts - efficiently, with great care and attention to detail - never loosing site of the bottom line (for us both). He assisted with getting the necessary repairs/upgrades handled and even made arrangements to have closing paperwork signed in my city so that I wouldn't have to make the drive to SF. I will always be grateful for the extra time and patience John displayed at a very difficult time, and sold the home in a very short time so fortunately I didn't have long to feel emotionally drained. Excellent job, John-You're the best!!!

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04/27/2013 - user3866089
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Miraloma Park, San Francisco, CA.

John is very impressive. He helped me find exactly the home I was looking for and the whole process was smooth and fast. He is very responsive and clearly has all the experience needed take on any real estate task. He's also a lot of fun to work with... which makes a hard process so much lighter.

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