Pat Haney, Steve Lopez & Maddie
We recently moved from Arlington, VA to San Jose, CA. In preparing for this major relocation, we needed to make sure we found a capable and professional realtor to help us with the process of preparing our home for sale and getting it sold quickly and for the maximum amount we could get on the property. Luckily, our neighbor across the street had recently put his property up for sale and had hired a realtor to help him in this process. We watched as the realtor he hired came by numerous times while the house was being prepared for sale. The realtor seemed to be at the house a lot, making sure that the necessary steps were being taken to get the house ready for sale. Once the house came on the market, the house sold within a day. We knew at the moment, we were going to be using this same realtor when it came time to sell our house. The realtor was:
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John Eric Real Estate
The day he came over to brief us on his company and what they could offer we were impressed by his professionalism, knowledge, confidence and attention to detail. He immediately told us what to expect and what he recommended we do to get the top dollar for our home. We followed his advice and replaced items he recommended we upgrade. As a result of his recommendations and assistance in getting our home not only upgraded to reflect current buyers tastes, but staged to bring in the most interest and demand, it sold within the first 2 days on the market for full asking price. This was the highest asking price received for homes in our complex since the housing market fell in 2007. We highly recommend John Eric as the preferred agent to handle anyone’s need to sell their house or represent them in buying a new house. We only wish John Eric was out here in California to help us in finding and buying a new home. We give John Eric 12 out of 10 stars!!!
Over the last 30 years, I have bought and sold 12 properties and in so doing have had experiences with numerous real estate agents. I feel very comfortable in stating that John Eric and his group were the most professional in all aspects in selling my condo within one day. The preparation and execution were outstanding, and I recommend him without qualification.
Lindsay Warner Ferrer
When I contacted John, he quickly surveyed my Courthouse Hill condo and made several suggestions for easy improvements to increase the sales appeal. He quickly arranged all of the necessary repairs and upgrades. The condo was on the market in under two weeks, with a listing price much higher than I had anticipated. We had an exceptional offer less than 24 hours after listing, and it closed within three weeks. It was an incredibly easy process from my end, and John ably managed all of the logistics. I would highly recommend John Eric to anyone and everyone. I will be a repeat client in the future.
John Eric is incredibly professional and his customer service is second to none. He helped us as we purchased our first house. This can be a difficult and trying experience, but he walked us through the whole process. We were very impressed with his knowledge, his connections, and his service. We will definitely use him again when it comes time to upgrade.
John Eric is incredible to work with; he has strong dedication to his clients, a passion for his work and a commitment to excellence. I have worked with John Eric on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed or let down by my experience. He is very easy to work with and get along with. He took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and understand what my expectations and limitations were. He puts a great deal of thought and effort into each client. He is very professional, personable, and respectful. I would recommend him entirely.
In a uniquely difficult real estate market, John walked with us every step of the way in selling our home. John was always a consummate professional, providing support when we needed it, the right advice whether we were in a place to accept it or not, and a careful understanding of our personalities and situation. He managed the process each step of the way, particularly to make sure that our transaction closed (despite the fact that we seemed to come across every single bump in the road along the way). We’ve never felt so comfortable with an agent, and would recommend him to everyone and anyone in a heartbeat. We’re thankful that we had the opportunity to work together.
John did a wonderful job of keeping our priorities in mind when helping us purchase two properties over the past 7 years. He strikes a good balance between showing us what we said we wanted to see, and making recommendations based on our preferences. In both cases John showed us properties that I probably would not have found on my own and both have been great purchases for so many reasons. We were very pleased with John’s support throughout the buying process. As for his ability to sell our last place, John took over while we were busy planning our wedding and sold our place 2 days prior to our wedding, he thankfully handled everything. I have recommended John to several friends and will continue to do so in the future.
Although I didn’t want to use a real estate agent at all, I found John’s help invaluable. I will use him for every house that I buy in the future!
Sara Linda Poly
John sold two houses for us within a few months and he is amazing! He is dependable, punctual, knowledgeable and knows how to get the job done!!!! We were constantly surprised by his energy, skill and dedication. A highly effective advocate, we always felt he worked for our best interest and would not hesitate to work with him again.
John helped us with the purchase of our first home. He is an expert on the Northern Virginia market. John provided us with invaluable information on neighborhoods, particular developments and schools, yet quickly grasped what we were looking for, and made it happen.
Throughout the process, John was very responsive to our wishes and needs, and was always easy to get in touch with.
Most importantly, John knows the art of the deal – he is very good at overcoming any obstacles to get to the close, and make both sides feel good about the process. Buying and selling a home is a complicated, emotional process that is difficult to manage, and we are glad that we had John on our side
Since we were moving to Dallas, we hired John to sell our townhouse in Arlington in hopes of getting quick results. We were worried about having our house sit on the market and being out of state paying double mortgage/rent, but the process moved very quickly so that we were back in Arlington a month later to close on our house. The process was quick, smooth, and pain free, just what we needed since we already moved out of the area.
John is a fantastic strategic partner to have in the real estate market. His experience, candor, and good instincts result in fast sales, well edited showings, and great outcomes.
Mr. Eric knows his industry! I would recommend him to the most demanding client, knowing that his expertise would make all parties happy with the outcome.
John is incredibly high caliber, productive and savvy. He has a great process and it works. His timeline and ability to execute multiple tasks at the same time is amazing, and his team of stagers, marketers, and staff are top notch.
John Eric is simply the best Realtor I have had the pleasure of working with. His professionalism and attention to detail are exceptional. He has developed a highly skilled team – from staging to photography to brochure design – to execute his marketing plan. As I recall, we had a contract in 6 days. I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for a great real estate – whether you’re buying or selling.
Artie R. Esworthy, III
My wife and I used John last year to help us purchase our home. He is an expert in the Arlington area and we were pleased with his services and our outcome. He has a lot of experience in home buying and is very efficient.
Holly Huff Ellis
John worked tirelessly to secure our home. The sellers agent was unscrupulous and immoral failing on several occasions to follow legal obligations to his clients and the court system, as the property was in bankruptcy court. John discovered and confronted every scheme that was attempted and without fail out maneuvered the selling agent to ensure we got our new home. Though not a big sale, John had laser precision focus and guidance. It is now over a year later and we are exceptionally happy and grateful for his enormous efforts.
Thuy K. Loi
John Eric is a true professional who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, listens to and understands their concerns, represents their best interests, and consistently offers sound advice with good humor. My wife and I have worked with John at least half a dozen times since 2007 and he has done a stellar job for us each and every time. John Eric has earned his impeccable reputation as a top expert in this field.
John is an absolutely top-notch real estate agent. He is timely, responsive, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and most importantly he got the results we wanted on both the sell and buy side. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs an agent.
Vernon Cassin III
John is an extremely conscientious real estate agent. Despite being on vacation when we put in a bid for our home, he managed every aspect of the sale. Even a year after the sale is finished, he continues to advise us on issues we encounter as new homeowners. My wife and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I have been on both sides of the real estate transaction with John — as a buyer and a seller — and there is no one better to represent my interests. John is the “go-to guy” for real estate expertise in the Northern Virginia – DC area.
When I moved to the DC Metro area, John was recommended to me by one of my partners. He was patient and understanding, and looked out for our best interests down to making sure the house we rented was cleaned properly. John is the only real estate agent I will ever need inside the beltway.
John K. Perez
We have moved five times over our careers having interviewed and worked with many realtors. Our experience with John Eric was head and shoulders above any previous experience. He’s very patient and a great listener. We found our current home based on a type of home characteristic that John Eric picked up on that my wife and I had not even really communicated yet. He is also the most professional realtor that we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We won’t hesitate to hire him again if need be
Gordon and Joan MacNeil
Now that the dust has settled on the sale of our Highgate property, Joan and I want to again record our appreciation and thanks to you for your work on our behalf over the past weeks. We have sold houses before, but we never have had the level of service, advice, and effort that you provided. Your marketing slogan “we sell more because we do more” was certainly true in our case. In addition to the obvious factors that come into play for marketing and sale of a house, there were some things that are not always obvious, and I’d like to remark on some of those.
First, you and your team were always extremely courteous and professional in dealing with us and with clients, and we appreciated that very much. There were many open houses, and these were cheerfully managed. The rules of engagement for us during these periods were always clear. There were times when we were frustrated with things such as the home inspection and its aftermath, but you always maintained your cool and kept things in perspective, even if we did not on occasion. You were very patient with us, and answered many questions that you probably thought did not need to be asked.
Second, you were very firm and instructive on the steps that needed to be taken in marketing the property. Joan and I decided early on that you and your colleagues were the experts, and we would follow your advice and, basically, obey you when you requested that we do certain things, such as rearranging furniture, de-cluttering the rooms, etc. Because you seemed very sure of the best actions to take, we had confidence that you were correct and so were not tempted to second-guess your advice. Had you been less firm, it is likely we’d have ended up compromising and confusing the marketing strategy, with possibly less favourable results, in the end.
Finally, we both think that you really did go beyond the call of duty during the last few weeks when several repairs and modifications had to be made to satisfy the sale contract. I am sure you spent many hours doing things that other agents would simply have insisted were our responsibility. As we were engaged in our move to Canada during that time, we greatly and especially appreciated that effort.
We enjoyed working with you, John, and I hope you continue to have success in your business, and that other clients will appreciate your efforts as much as we did.
Bill Milians and Cindy Brown-Milans
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of meeting and using the real-estate services of John Eric. Our experience with him left us in no doubt that he is one of the finest in his field. He is flawlessly organized and has a high professional ethic as well as being a delightful person to work with. Under his exceptional guidance we were relieved the pains one usually experiences when selling their home.
John went all out to promote the sale of our home no detail escaped his attention. He was on top of what the housing market was doing in our area, and made prudent recommendations on how to price our property. John also put together a detailed marketing plan and timeline for the advertising and promotion of our home. He created an excellent web site and a color brochure that highlighted all the best selling points of our home.
Above and beyond John offered the services of his decorator, for the perfect showing, and also the services his cleaning crew, who took care of those areas that are sometimes overlooked. He then introduced us to his top quality service people, who like John, had first-rate work ethics. These associates took care of all our flooring, painting, heating/cooling and moving needs with great care. Thankfully, if my husband and I were unavailable, John or a team member would kindly meet with the service people in our behalf. In addition, when I mentioned that I had several pieces of furniture and art that I needed to sell he made up a colored sales brochure and presented it to each person who visited our home. Wow if that is not over-the-top, I don’t know what is!
John Eric and his team worked tirelessly together, having an open house every weekend until we had a ratified contract. However busy John was, he always was prompt in returning our calls. The entire time John kept us abreast to all the potential buyers that visited our home, along with their helpful comments by way of a feedback system that John devised. This feedback was invaluable in not only obtaining comments, but the level interest of potential buyers and their agents as well.
Our experience with John and his team was excellent beyond comparison. He gave us superior service that blew our minds with optimal results. With John’s accomplished guidance we sold our house in 14 days in a downward market. Not only did we get the price we wanted but we sold our house well before the competition down the street. So, without reservation we give our full-hearted recommendation of John Eric’s top-notch services to all our friends and neighbors who are thinking of selling their home.
From the outset, John provided us with a proven prescription for success. His multi-point marketing approach, responsiveness, attention to detail, and detailed workplan with milestones enabled us to achieve optimal results during our desired timeframe. Mostly, I was impressed with his ability to:
- Offer an informed analysis and opinion of current regional market trends that was both broad and deep, and included pricing, comps, and market segmentation/buyer demographics
- Offer innovative solutions to complex problems, especially for preparing our home for sale, and resolving the numerous home inspection items
- Communicate effectively by providing daily and weekly status reports (both written and oral) for our listing as well as the local market
- Display interpersonal flexibility in working with our hectic family schedule and other personal constraints
- Pay attention to detail with staging the home and accomplishing repairs in a timely way
- Leverage strategic partnerships with vendors in the community to deliver prompt and quality service for maintenance – specifically for the roof, and front/back wood facing. (Rarely would an agent volunteer to troubleshoot home repair issues.)
In following John’s blueprint, we were able to successfully sell our home in 30 days during a historically slow season. John exceeded our expectations for service delivery and responsiveness, displayed integrity and honesty throughout the process, and brought true value to the transaction with a positive attitude, result-driven approach, and keeping his word.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about John’s performance. We also truly enjoyed working with him because, besides being very talented, he’s also a really nice person. I truly believe that because of his superior service and ability to overdeliver, John is single-handedly raising the bar for your industry. We plan to recommend John to our contacts for their real estate needs, and also plan to collaborate with him on future transactions. One exceptionally satisfied customer.