We are new to North Shore, and it’s very diverse/complex from a real estate perspective. John advised us on a number of parameters including location, home size, quality construction, builder reputation and more. John was very persistent through the inspection process and represented us well. Lastly, He has connected us with local businesses to help us get settled.
Very professional and knowledgable about every facet of the deal, no matter how weird. Also went out of his way to make the extra effort to help get my property sold.
During our first house hunt my fiance and I had many questions and concerns entering the housing market for the first time. We were looking for a house with a nice layout that was a little distressed that we could fix up and make our own. The first house we met John after 5 minutes of touring the property he told us to run the other way pointing out many serious flaws that we may have overlooked. He continued to show us properties over the upcoming months always giving his honest opinion of the properties value, Condition etc. John always seems to have his clients best interest in ind instead of merely trying to “sell” them a house. When finally found the house we wanted he helped us negotiate and ultimately own a great property with good upside potential. We met alot of realtors in our search but every one of them seemed to lack different skills that John excelled at. Overall great experience, would recommend to anyone looking to purchase property. Thanks Again John!
I started my search, on line, on a Sunday night. Left a message as it was his property. He called me back within 5 minutes (Very impressive as it was about 9:00pm). Always answers his phone. Knows the town well and knows the process. Carried binoculars in his car so we could look at chimney conditions. Would get into crawl spaces to see how insulation was, conditions of vents, etc. Great realtor!
Friendly, caring, business knowledge exceptional and responsive to our differences of opinion…willing to go the extra mile to bring a positive sale experience. John has a great sense of humor.
Wonderful to Work With
As my agent, Tasha was wonderful to work with. I am absolutely convinced that no other realtor could have helped me get my first home so quickly and without any trauma at all. She is an experienced and knowledgeable realtor. You couldn’t have anyone better in your corner!
John brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our home buying process and was great to work with as first time home buyers. He was very patient, explained every part of the process for us, and was always available and able to arrange his schedule to meet our needs. John has experience in the contracting and construction business. so he brought a real knowledge of and eye for structural integrity, electrical and plumbing systems and was very tuned into each component of every house we looked at. When we first started working with John, he took us out for a drink in Newburyport and got to know us and what we were looking for in a home and from that moment on, he made recommendations for us based on our preferences. We never felt like he was trying to talk us into something we didn’t want. We decided mid-way through our working with John to start looking in the Boston suburbs, which was not necessarily convenient for John, but amazingly he continued to work hard for us, did multiple visits with us to the house we ended up purchasing, and was very thorough and tough during the negotiation and purchasing process. His knowledge of the process was EXCELLENT! We couldn’t be happier about our experience with John; very respectful, always available and prompt in getting back to us, and we feel like we got the best deal we could have gotten under his guidance.
Normally I wouldn’t give a perfect review, but John truly does deserve that and more. I spent a long time home searching, making sure not to get ahead of myself and buy something that I wasn’t completely in love with. John was incredibly patient with me and helped lead me in the right direction, every step of the way. He always made himself available whenever I needed something and that alone says a lot about his character, as well as his dedication and passion for what he does. John is a library of knowledge in all aspects of the home search/buying process ,and if he doesn’t have the answer, he knows just where to find it. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking to travel down this road…!
I have known Marisa as a former co-worker and contacted her when moving from Cohasset to the North Shore. She helped me find the condominium complex that best suited my needs. She asked the right questions to help me avoid wasting time and energy looking at wrong towns and complexes. I was not surprised that she was very professional and easy to work with.
We are moving from out of state and Marisa has helped us look at homes in the Newbury and West Newbury areas. She has a great understanding of the local equestrian community and its resources. Although we may not purchase until next year she has been very professional, responsive, and reliable.
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