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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Woodstock, CT.
I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your assistance throughout our process of searching for and selling our existing home. You were truly a pleasure to work with, and you made everything easy for us. You helped us sell our house in a timely fashion so that we could seriously pursue our dream home. On top of this, with your help, we were also able to sell our land in Woodstock in the same transaction (truly a win/win for us). I would highly recommend your services to anyone seeking to either sell or purchase property.
You were professional, courteous, responsible and prompt with all your responses to our needs. Thank you very much John! You helped us accomplish our goals and we are thoroughly enjoying getting settled in our new home.
John was great to work with when buying our first home. He walked us through the process by giving us a lot of factual knowledge and guidance while still letting us make the final decisions ourselves. As we toured several homes, John always had a some advice to share about the upkeep of a home. When we found a home we were ready to make an offer on, he was willing to meet us early the next morning so that we could get our offer in ASAP. John always made us feel that he was "on our side" when working through the negotiation process and helped us to get a great price on our home. He was knowledgeable about facts like what type of boiler/hot water system is well-rated, etc. John helped us to find a home inspector that we were very satisfied with. We were very happy with how John guided us through our first home buying experience. We would highly recommend his services.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Woodstock, CT.
John Downs was a great help in finding and negotiating the dream house purchase we were looking for. He was willing to let us investigate some properties that were off the beaten path and was very helpful in refining our search, He's a very good guy.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $300K in Sterling, CT.
John helped my husband and me buy our first home and we didn't have a clue about the home buying process. John was so patient, informative, and a big comfort to us because we never felt like he didn't have time for us or our questions. He was never late for an appointment, always returned phone calls the same day if not within the same hour, and consistently kept us updated on property listings and referrals for individuals such as inspectors and attorneys. He never made us feel as if we were bothering him or that he was simply trying to make a sale, but he always made us feel like we were important and that his number one goal was to make us happy- which he definitely succeeded in. We love our first home and the experience we had working with John. The best part about him is he doesn't forget about you once his sale is complete. Two years later, he still stays in contact and we frequently get mailings from him for things such as home anniversary congratulations. I would never recommend anyone other then John-he's the best!!!