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John Forsyth James
Realtor (22 years experience)
19 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

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

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John brings to Alain Pinel Realtors a wealth of knowledge, professionalism and over 15 years experience successfully representing clients on the peninsula. His unique background includes a degree in Business Management and knowledge of real estate development. John's friendly demeanor and honesty are hallmarks of his well-deserved success in real estate.

Always enthusiastic about discovering real estate solutions for his clients, John is committed to professionally and energetically understanding the needs of his clients and to serving them with unmatched integrity and the highest standard of care.

His reputation is of highest priority to him. He has earned a superior position of credibility among his real estate colleagues within the community and believes in building business relationships into lasting friendships.
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Active Listings (1)
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4 Bed / 2.5 Bath
$1,598,000
    Past Sales (110 all-time)
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    Seller
    08/15/2014
    $2,500,000
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    Seller
    06/19/2014
    $1,925,000
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    Buyer
    05/30/2014
    $2,350,000
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    Seller
    05/06/2014
    $2,325,000
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    Buyer
    04/10/2014
    $1,350,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/12/2013 - user7402834
      Sold a home in 2013.
      In January 2013, my wife and I retained the services of John Forsyth James to assist us in the sale of our house in Palo Alto, Ca, where we had resided for 25 years. Immediately, John began discussions with us to recommend what he felt should be done to best prepare and present our home to the marketplace. After staging of our home was completed, John successfully completed a 3-day Open House for viewing by the general public. Shortly thereafter, we received and reviewed 21 offers for purchase of our house. Assisted by John's professional and effective negotiations, we sold our house for 35% over our original Asking Price.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/07/2013 - user5858720
      Sold a home in 2013.
      John represented us in two overlapping transactions of buying a new house and selling our first home of 14 years. It was reassuring to be led through the process of multiple bids on both ends in a fast-moving market with John's expertise and professionalism. The selling agent of the house we bought remarked on what a stellar agent we had working for us- that's how outstanding he is. His advice on pricing and bidding for both homes were invaluable. The turnaround on getting our home ready to sell was truly impressive and we were very proud of the open house, brochures, and website that showed it in its best light. When we bought our first home we were not fortunate enough to have met John yet; our experience with that agent showed she was not looking out for us in the same way. John has integrity and we highly recommend him!  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/06/2013 - user25428313
      Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.1M in Midtown, Palo Alto, CA.
      John has many connections at his disposal and can assure things are done in a timely manner! He is strategic in planning which type contractor comes in on which day to do their jobs. Literally, not one day was wasted in getting our house ready for Open House. He put in many hours on the weekends showing the house, answering clients’ questions, providing food, coffee, juice, and water, and even had live music that first day! Now how is THAT for introducing a new house to the market? Not only was he successful in selling our home for an amount beyond our imagination, he even talked the buyer into renting back to us for “pennies on the dollar” until our daughter graduates. This was totally due to the skills, knowledge, and creativity of John!!!!!

      Most importantly, he was so easy to work with. My husband has a very restrictive schedule. Even though John has young children and a family of his own, he was most accommodating meeting with us any time of the morning or evening. He was always only a phone call away---extremely good returning our calls quickly. He made us feel we were the only clients he was working for (which we knew differently!).

      We have already recommended John to a good friend of ours who is considering selling in 18 months. After seeing what he accomplished for us, she is most definitely using him! My husband and I plan to recommend John Forsyth to every one we know/hear who is considering selling (or buying for that matter) a home. His professionalism, knowledge of the real estate business, knowing the market around the Peninsula, and competency of getting things done in a timely manner makes him one of the best realtors around the bay area!!!! If you have any questions concerning John, we would be happy to answer them. Please feel free to contact us at (650) 424-0716.

      Kathy & Dean Stotz
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      John Forsyth James
      Address:
      Alain Pinel Realtors
      578 University Avenue
      Palo Alto, CA  94301
      Phone:
      (650) 532-9429
      Cell:
      (650) 532-9428
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