What can I say. I loved working with John. I am a first time home buyer and bought a condo. The first thing I did was interview several potential agents and he appeared the most knowleagble, easy going, and thorough. He provided me with sample listings before we even met, which the other agents did not provide. Next, the overall experience never felt rushed. He took the time to explain everything to me. I strongly recommend John.
I had an interesting process in buying my condo. We looked at alot of places. The good thing was that after he showed me some initital properties, I also did some research to help hone into my likes. Once that was done – John was off running and showing me a variety of things to consider. This was very helpful. At the end of the day, he advocated for me when we had challenges with the opposing homeowners agent, I got help with closing costs etc, he provided me with resources and information throughout the process and was very helpful during inspection, I felt very supported and he worked around my schedule, and I would not hesitate to recommend John. Lastly, our price offer was great and happened to be under the actual value of the house – which meant I got a good deal.
John helped me pruchase my first home! He helped with explaining everything I didn’t understand in simple terms. Best thing was, he negotiated the price to the range I was comfortable with. He also arranged me with several morgage lenders who competed for my business. I strongly support and recommend John for any home transaction. Thanks again John!
In my opinion, John Young is an A-One Top Notch Realtor. He is not in the business just for the money. He really care about his clients and goes above and beyond to assure their satifaction in purchasing a new home. He is very professional and honest. I am grateful to have found him as my Real Estate Agent. I will highly recommend him to all my friends and family. As a first time buyer, John made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process and was always there to answer any questions or to clarify any negative thoughts that I had about purchasing a house. My home is beautiful, the neighborhood is nice and I am so happy! Purchasing my home with John’s help is an experience to always remember.
John was such a pleasure to work with when buying my first home! I had 1 month to relocate for a job, he found the perfect townhouse for me in a quite neighborhood. John walked me through the entire process and made sure I understood all of my options. He is very professional and extremely helpful. I will continue to recommend him to friends and family. I can’t say enough good things about John! He is still very helpful! Thanks again John! You really made my expereince enjoyable!
i just close on my lovely house.As a first time homebuyer, john made it easy and possible for me. before my house hunt, i thought realtor were in the business for the money but john showed me otherwise. he took care of me and protected me. if you ever want to buy a house, try this guy you will enjoy houses hunting
John Young is an EXCELLENT real estate agent! We really enjoyed our experience with him. He is professional, knowledgeable and caring. He found out what our needs and desires were and he worked hard to see that they were met. Whenever there was a potential snag in our process he made sure he contacted us to help us work it out and he made sure we stayed on track with all of our deadlines. If you want an agent that cares and works hard please use John Young!
John and Melvina LeSane
John Young was a fantastic real estate agent. I originally starting work with John to find a rental property but after several months of frustration I decided my money would be better spent buying. I was a first time home buyer and he helped me with explaining every step in the process. He was very understanding of working around my hectic work and travel schedule and seemed to always be available to show me a new property or answer any questions I would have. He also did a great job of negotiating to get my closing costs paid for and address several issues that arose during the home inspection. Again, I would highly recommend John to anyone and feel that he really does care that all his clients have an enjoyable but more importantly successful home buying/selling experience.
John spent time with us when we were just checking the area for a possible purchase in August. We were amazed at how quickly and accurately our preferences resulted in views, with John recalling the things that we liked and didn’t like. It was this quick turn over of preferences to views, questions to answers that presuaded us that now was the time to buy. August, it turns out would have been to late to get what we really wanted. John never exerted any pressure, he just got results. He was not afraid or tenative in his advice. He obviously knows the area well and that helped, even down to the number of parked cars in the neighborhood. As long as John Young is an agent, he will handle all real estate transactions for the Burnette family in the DC, MD or VA metro area. Nor does the help stop after the closing, for which he prepared us well, but continues to the present day. Our landscaping-a recommendation from John. We just got settled and are happier now than when we first decided on it. If we would not have bought (shudder) John is a great guy to be with!
John Young was literally sent by God to me. I was working with another realtor who did not have the energy to do what it took to sell my home in SE Washington, DC. When she resigned from the job, John took over and immediately got to work. He is extremely knowledgeable with all laws of real estate and I felt extremely safe working with him. He negotiated the best selling price and kept me informed every step of the way. Let me tell you, John had to kick in a few walls for me when there was opposition in the way that tried to prevent us from moving forward with the sell, but let me tell you he is very persistant. John got the job done! I will be working with him again when I buy my new house. I will refer him to others because we really need good realtors that geniunely care about the clients out there working. When you need the best go with John Young.
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Now I know why the good Lord sent him to me. I am happy to be moving on with my life. God with John Young you won’t go wrong.
My husband and I worked with John and the service was just AMAZING.. He knew exactly what we were looking for after the first time we met. Unfortunately it did not work out as we live overseas and our vacation was too short to decide on a home to buy. He is extremely responsive and knowledgable. We both highly recommend using his service. We will definitely use him again when we decide to buy a house.
I never thought of a real estate agent the way my wife and I think of John. What a pleasant and rewarding experience for both selling our home and buying our new home – making it a lot easier to get through the stress and difficulties often associated with this process. John is more that one could expect, some of the many positives (there were no negatives!):
1. Always on time, in fact always at the meeting place with everything ready and well prepared – and makes himself available for just about anything. 2. Easy to reach by email or telephone, any time of the day or week. 3. Has great knowledge of all contracting issues, mortgage/lending, advertising, house/landscaping repairs/upgrades and who to contact, interion design, etc. 4. Has great negotiating skills and is pleasant and respectful to everyone no matter what the circumstances. 5. Bends over backwards to be fair in establishing his fee arrangement. 6. Doesn’t PUSH to make a sale, always maintains an awareness of both his clients needs and trigger points and acts accordingly. 7. Is always a gentleman and a professional. 8. The entire experience becomes one of a friendship; it’s a relationship that is comforting when making such an important decision.
My wife and I were delighted.
As a first time Home Buyer now Happy HomeOwner !!!!, I was overly impressed with John’s attentiveness, quick response to any of my concerns, took the time to answer all and any question(s) (and if he did’nt have the answer, rest assured he found someone who would) on the laundry list of homes I was interested in seeing and most of all that he took the time to walk me through the process once I found my new home.
Everyone I talk to whose interested in buying a home, I give them John’s card and suggest that they first speak with MY AGENT and now good friend John Young. I could not have done it without you,
Monica D.F. Matthews
My experience with John Young was a pleasant one, he was with me all the way. I am very grateful to have had him on my side, explaining the whole process. He called me on Saturday and Sunday when something important come up. He worked directly with the lender and the seller’s agent. He went beyond his responsibilities and made sure that I understood the process and during the closing, he made sure he explained every little detail. I have and will recommend him to my family and friends. thanks, for a job well done, John.
I had a very good experinece with John. Highly recommend him! He really knows the local market and gave me great advice while I was with my first realtor. After talking to John while under contract with the first realtor, I realized when that contract was up I was going with John. Anyone that would go the extra mile giving me advice and he was not my realtor, showed me this is the right person for the job! With my first realtor my house was on the market 6 months and not one offer. With John and his advice and approach, I had 2 offers in one week! Sold the house in one week! I have referred John to a friend! I highly recommed John!
Having just moved to the area from NYC I was a little uncertain about the exact area I wanted to purchase in and maybe a little naive about what I could get with my initial budget. John took the time to show me places in MD, DC and VA and if I liked a place he drove me around the neighborhoods to see if it had the amenities I was looking for. As we went through each place he opened every closet and cupboard looking for things I would have never thought to look for and he was very upfront if he felt a place lacked long-term value. Ultimately I decided that Arlington was the place I wanted to be and John planned a power day. I ended up finding the perfect place and spending a little more than I had initially planned but I was completely comfortable with that because I truly felt that John had done his research and showed me the value of the extra money. John was also able to recommend a fantastic lender, a thorough home inspector and a title company – which was all very helpful given the fact that I was new to the area. I will definitely recommend John in the future!
Having just closed on my first house this past Friday, I can safely say that working with John was a wonderful experience. Being a first time home- buyer can be incredibly intimidating, confusing, and overwhelming, but John put in the extra time and effort to make sure I understood every step and was comfortable with the deal. From showing me listings that I hadn’t thought of (which I ended up buying!!) and patiently answering all of my hundred questions to walking me through a home inspection to advocating for me during negotiations with the seller’s agent (and getting my closing costs paid for!), I feel that John truly went above and beyond to make sure I got a good deal that would fit my family. He also not only was able to recommend an excellent lender, home inspector, and escrow attorney, he was even able to give me some great contacts for painters, landscapers, etc! I would strongly encourage you to contact John whether you are buying, selling, or just have some questions, you will be impressed! Thanks Again, John, for walking me through my first home purchase! We couldn’t have done it without you!
John did an excellent job finding listings that matched my expectations. He found the perfect house for me in a short amount of time and made sure that the process went very smoothly. As a first time home buyer, everything was new to me. John ensured that I understood all of the paperwork involved and immediately responded to any questions I had by phone or email. I would highly recommend John to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house. He is very easy to work with and will truly do everything he can to find the right place for you! He is a very nice person and does an excellent job!
My husband and I just purchased our first home and we feel lucky to have had John’s help throughout. He was incredibly thorough, making sure we understood every step of the process. As we looked at homes, he gave us his honest opinions and pointed out important details that we would never have paid attention to as newbies. He was patient and responsive with our many questions, and we enjoyed working with him very much.
John was a very efficient, wise and knowledgeable agent. He made the process stress free. We were dealing w/difficult buyer and less than knowledgeable agent for our sale. John was able to take the drama out of the situation in a professional manner. He always was able to answer our questions in a timely manner and fully understood the maize of forms now required by Montgomery County. We found it easy to contact him and get timely responses. He is right on in assessing the market. He went way beyond his responsibilities to keep everone happy and informed. We highly recommend John to all. Dave & Alyce Amussen
In moving across the country with no place to live we envisioned renting until we could sort out our living arrangements. With John’s help we were actually able to purchase a fantastic home at a great price which in the long run will save us money and relieve us of the painful burden of moving again in 6-12 months. John gave us a genuine sense of looking out for our best interest and gave us the feeling of being a top priority. Being new to the area we of course had many questions which John was always available for and was very quick to respond. He is the best I’ve ever worked with and highly recommend his services for all home buyers!
My husband and I moved to Maryland from Tennessee, and were looking for a realtor who could work with us to find homes in Maryland, DC, or VA. With no prior knowledge of realtors in this area, we selected John because of his responsiveness and his flexibility with our schedule to find a home. Working with John made the overwhelming process of learning a new area and finding a home that fit our needs and our price point a wonderful experience. He made sure we were educated about the areas and neighborhoods we were exploring as well as important things to be cautious of in certain homes. John is a very involved realtor throughout the entire process, he is very responsive, very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in, and we felt that he truly was working for us as his clients which was very important to us. John was there every step of the way during the negotiations process making sure we were well represented when dealing with a difficult seller. We spent many afternoons and weekends searching for our perfect home, and with his help we found our dream home, we highly recommend John to help you in your search.
John helped me find my dream home within in a short period of time. He gave me the level of comfort I needed as a first time home buyer and educated me through the process. I recommend John to anyone, especially first time home buyers, who are looking for a knowledgeable, responsive and dependable agent.
As a first time home buyer, I had little knowledge about the process of buying house. John literally held my hand the entire time, explaining me each step as we move along. He made sure I was not overwhelmed and helped me find a great home within my budged. He worked with the lender directly as need to unsure a smooth process. From submitting an offer to closing, John made sure I understood my rights & responsibilities and that I get the best deal. The first question people ask me when I tell them I bought a house is “how stressful was it?” My answer always surprises them “I wasn’t stressful”. And I have John to thank for that! Buying a house doesn’t have to be painful, with John it’s simple and straightforward. I would highly recommend him to any first-time buyer who needs the extra attention and guidance
Being a first time home buyer, John has helped me find my dream home and has made the process so easy for me. Always responsive, he educated me through the process. He is knowledgeable, dependable, patient and dedicated agent; as he took his time to explain the home buying process. He has not only helped me find my dream home but has also helped me find a great and professional painter to paint my house for me. I strongly recommend John to anyone, especially first time home buyers.
As of July 2012 my husband Hassan and I knew it was time to start looking for our first dream home, but as first time home buyers we were unsure of where to start.
After searching the internet and contacting different agents, we found John Young. Shortly after contacting him via e-mail within that same hour he contacted us back and was very professional and attentive to our search. John walked us through the steps of getting pre-approved for our home loan and within that same week we were out searching for our dream home. All of the homes we went to see were everything that we wanted and more, we were very pleased at choices and had many to choose from.
Once we decided on one of the great choices, John was right there with us explaining and helping us through our documents. Within little to no time we were at the settlement table signing and receiving the keys to our first dream home.
I would highly recommend John Young as a Realtor because he is very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, patient and caring. Choosing to work with John Young has been one of the best and greatest decisions my husband Hassan and I have ever made- Samantha & Hassan Curry 10/2012
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! If you are new to the area, as my husband and I are, John is definitely the realtor for you. He thoroughly understood what we were looking for and was able to show us homes that had at least 95% of our must-haves, every time. As a former real estate agent myself, that is unheard of! Because of John’s prompt follow up and expertise, we were able to find a home and settle within 45 days! He is trustworthy and, genuinely, a good hearted person—who happens to know his stuff! Try John Young. You won’t be disappointed.
My experience working with John Young spans approximately 2 years. As a result, I can truly say that John Young is the model of what the ‘modern realtor’ looks like (he isn’t just a salesman). John has impressive local knowledge, contacts, and process expertise coupled with excellent interpersonal, negotiations, and customer service skills. He is incredibly responsive and truly works to represent his clients. Here’s what makes this true — I moved from the South to DC approximately 2 years ago. John Young assisted me with finding a condo to rent 2 years ago when I moved to the DC area. He then kept in touch with me over a 1.5 year period because he knew I was interested in buying a house in the DC area. During that time, he helped to educate me on the city neighborhoods. He took me to see various properties so that I could shape my knowledge of what is important to consider when buying a place in DC. To interject, I am a lady from the south with southern taste. I am not easy to please at all (that’s putting it mildly!) and I have common sense to boot (so I can spot crap a million miles away). I had a lot to learn before I could decide on where to purchase a home. John had the patience of a saint and great customer service skills to help me to learn about my options and to get me to the end goal I required. His knowledge and timing of the process is impeccable (extremely important when buying in DC); his responsiveness, everything a busy young professional could want; and his negotiations skills, excellent so that when he was pushed into a corner (by the seller and by me!) he knew how to find the solutions/compromises that would keep me happy (the most important thing!). Post buying my home, John continues to be a great resource for referrals to vendor and service providers needed to settle into my new home (can’t beat great customer service!). At this point, he is more like a friend who’s been with me through the ‘war’ of buying a home in DC. I highly recommend him and will continue to refer his services to my friends and family.
John was referred to me by close family relative – due to thier postive experience working with him. My situation was extremely time sensitive – basically I got an overseas job offer – had 3 weeks to leave and needed to rent my house ASAP. My wife and I met John face to face within 24 hours after our first phone conversation. John had a tough challenge ahead of him – not only did I have to have my house rented within 3 weeks but rented during holidays when everyone is thinking Christmas and not moving boxes. Bottom line John absolutely delivered – we had the house rented in two weeks – and in that time we maybe saw 20-25 prospective tenants- John was very unbiased in his recommendations – it did not matter if they were folks he brought or folks another agent brought – all that matter were they the best tenants in the long run. The tenats we went with have been great – pay the first of the month and have taken great care of our house. It’s that attitude coupled with his tenacity, local market knowledge and daily communciaiton that made me enjoy working with him. My wife and I will be shopping for house soon and trust me John will be our realtor!!
John Young worked miracles for my home search. I initially contacted several realtors to see a particular property. John was very prompt in returning my call, and was able to get out to see the property the very same day. After our first meeting, we became a team. John is a very competent realtor with an excellent skill set. He actually listened to my requirements and expectations, made suggestions and used his expertise to match me to a beautiful home in record time. We looked at property 3 additional days and found my home. I was the fortunate one to not only land a great realtor, but also made a new friend. If ever you’re in need of a realtor, I recommend that you call John Young… he’ll be there for you every step of the way!
John was a great resource in our first home buying experience. His knowledge of the area allowed us to secure a property in a strong neighborhood at a great price that he negotiated the deal on a holiday. Needless to say that helped us get our contract agreed to first.
His skilled negotiating skills saved us money and helped us get updates following that inspection that we didn’t expect to get. He didn’t place pressure to buy quickly or pay to much for a property and was very responsive through email, call, and text. I would certainly work with him again and the future and recommend his real estate skills.
John was PHENOMENAL as my realtor. He was thorough, extremely hardworking, accessible, prompt, highly knowledgeable, and professional. John goes above and beyond for his clients. As a first time home buyer, he walked me through each step without difficulty. I could not have asked foe a better realtor. Plus, he is a very nice person.
I will DEFINITELY use John for my next purchase, but I love my home so much that this might be in a very long time. My parents who have bought & sold numerous properties with lots of realtors also agree that JOHN IS THE BEST. They plan on using John’s services to sell their Bethesda investment condo soon.
I had the pleasure of working with John to sell my father-in-law’s house in Maryland. When I walked in the house and saw all of the problems with it I was not sure this was going to work. I met with John and he walked me through all of the things he could help me with to get the home ready. I cleaned out the house in two weeks and then John did everything else. He has an extensive network of hard working, reliable workmen. While I was in Florida he made sure the contractor we had hired was doing everything right. After the major overhaul was done, he helped set up a plumber, a wood floor guy, a landscaper and an electrician all while I was hundreds of miles away. He made sure each improvement was done correctly. He answered every phone call and email within hours and he literally helped me get the absolute best price we could for the home. I couldn’t have done it without him. John is the fourth Real Estate professional I have worked with over the years and he is far and the best!
We can’t speak highly enough about him as a Realtor and a person.. John was extremely approachable and made the process from start to finish a hassle-free breeze. As first time home-buyers, he took all the stress out of the process as he patiently walked us through every step and answered all of our questions thoroughly. He also clearly showed his in-depth knowledge of the area when taking us around to various places. He spent time getting to know us and what we were interested in and helped guide us to find a house that turned out perfect for us. He was prompt and easily available throughout the whole process. He even went out of his way to come out on a Sunday afternoon to show my parents the place we were interested in.
After closing on the house, he has stayed in touch to make sure we’ve settled in and has been a saint in helping get us through the initial months of settling in and learning about taking care of a home on our own. When/if we ever sell the place we won’t hesitate to go with John, and tell all of our friends considering buying to look no further.
Having a mom who is a realtor our expectations were very high. We interviewed a number or realtors, include Michael Obray (from HDTV) and are very pleased with our choice. John sold our condo after 5 days for very close to asking price. I credit this to the great advertising and proffesional materials he created to sell our place. He made the entire process so easy. He then helped us with a very difficult transaction where another realtor had little experience, so he made sure to represent us very well to get the deal closed and he did! He spent hours on the phone with us welll after the typical 9-5 hours yet never made us feel like we were a bother. He is very nice person and a great realtor.
I had a great experience working with John in the past so when my wife and I decided to make another home purchase John was the first name that came to mind and trust me when I say he did not disappoint. My wife and I were particular in what we wanted – location, size and we had a very tight budget – John listened to our every need and showed us homes that our criteria perfectly. But what sets John apart from other agents is his knowledge of the DC/MD/VA market which becomes such an added value in negotiations. Bottom line we found the house we wanted in the community we wanted at the price that we could have only dreamed of – thanks John!!!
My husband and I worked with John for 8 months. John was extremely patient with us as we checked out house after house and finally found ‘the one.’ John was persistent and constantly told us about any new leads in the market. We were shopping in a very competitive market where inventory was at a record low in our price range.
He was also very kind to my two small children who came along to every home showing. We would highly recommend John and most certainly work with him when buying/selling in the future.
We were referred to John by a neighbor who used him to rent their condo. We had a long list of must haves in our new home we were looking for given our tight budget and John came across a new builder and development for us in our price range. He worked tirelessly to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible including late night communication if necessary. He also had an attention to detail and pointed out many things we would have never known to look for. Thanks John!!
John was one the most professional and helpful individuals we have ever had the pleasure of working with. As first-time homebuyers, we appreciated John’s attention to detail and his willingness to answer every question we threw at him (we had a lot). We are sure that his negotiation skills helped us secure our new house, which was hotly bid and quick to be taken off the market. His suggestions for home services have also been a huge help as we get settled into a new and unfamiliar neighborhood. We called John, because his reviews were beyond stellar. After finding and successfully helping us purchase a home that feels like it was built for us, we are happy to say that John lives up to his excellent reputation and then some! If you work with John, you will not be disappointed!
John went the extra mile to find the property I wanted. He listened and did not show me properties that did not fit what I described. He has a list of contractors for renovations, yard work, and regular maintenance that are reliable and well-priced. Besides he is a friendly, warm person. Use him and you will be amazed how easy it is to buy a home.
John is a very timely realtor with a wealth of experience and networking skills. I couldn’t have been happier with his service. He knew all aspects of the consecutive buying/selling of my homes and was very kind and personable while doing so.
Anyone looking for a real estate agent, look no further than John Young. He was our agent when we bought our condo. I found John through Zillow after reading all the great reviews. I took a chance on him and boy, am I glad I did. After working with him, everything that was written about him is all true.
John is a very honest, knowledgeable, and hard working agent. On many occasions, I received emails from John at 1 am!! Throughout the entire process, he kept me in the loop, reminded me of things I needed to do, any upcoming deadlines, gave me advice/tips, etc. I was very pleased with our purchase, primarily due to John’s impressive expertise and negotiating skills. He made the seller’s side see why our offer was a fair offer and was the best offer they were going to get.
When we do sell the condo, we will definitely hire John to handle the sale transaction as we have every confidence that he will work just as hard as he did on this purchase.
I highly recommend John. You will not be sorry and you too will come here to write great reviews on John.
From my personal experience, John has to be one of the top real estate agent out there. I was very skeptical about real estate agents because I’ve heard of so many horror stories and he proved me wrong. Not only because of his work ethics, knowledge, and his promptness, but he’s very kind and works very hard. Not only he helped me to sell my place within 1 day of listing but I closed within 2weeks!! It’s unheard of!! From the start he made my selling a home into a very pleasant experience and I can honestly say that I will never use another real estate agent. I wish he was licensed in all 50 states!! He’s that good. Thanks John!
John is an excellent real estate agent. He knows home construction and remodeling, he knows dozens of listing agents, he knows the neighborhoods of DC/MD/VA and he knows negotiation tactics. He was incredibly patient with my wife and I, who searched for a house for nearly 8 months, going out to look at properties with us almost every week during that time. We looked at rowhouses in Petworth, condos in Georgetown and Tunlaw, and Cape Cods in Takoma Park and Silver Spring. Everywhere we went, in every house, John was able to answer all our questions and tell us what we should look for. We relied on him and trusted him and he always came through with the best advice and the right answers.
John’s not only a great realtor. He’s a professional. He never missed an appointment and was always on time (and very accommodating when we would run late!). He responded to our calls and emails – usually within minutes. He even dressed professionally, which made us feel good to have him when we saw other realtors at open houses wearing jeans and sneakers.
John was very professional, always available and very helpful in selling our property. Also, extremely knowledgable and priced the property to sell. Within a week of being listed the property had several offers and was in contract the next week. We were also happy to see that John had donated a portion of his proceeds to the Children’s Miracle Network!
Our experience with John was amazing! He goes above and beyond in every way! We had a million questions and he happily answered all of them. Moving across the country was very daunting, but John made it manageable. His knowledge of the area was superbly appreciated. If we need a realtor in the future, we will definitely choose John again! We would recommend him without any hesitation!
John is a great realtor to work with! I had contacted/met with a couple of other realtors in my own initial property search, but most of them were unresponsive, pushy, or didn’t seem very experienced. Not so John. He is always available by phone or email, as well as for meetings and showings on short notice. He is knowledgeable, patient, friendly, professional, … On the whole, he made the process of finding and buying a condo a much smoother one than I expected!
I will gladly recommend John Young to my friends and family for all the reasons that a Realtor should be recommended. John was patient all throughout the 5 – 6 month time frame it took to find a home. He understands the market as it is today and understands what it takes to be successful in such a competitive location as Maryland/DC area. John was always easy to reach whether it be by email/text messaging/or cellphone. He was always answering my calls no matter what time of day and if he was busy he always got back to me promptly.
As I was a first time home buyer John was able to explain thoroughly everything I needed to know about buying a home. For instance during our first contract writing we spent approximately 2 hours together just going over all the nuances of the contract. I never felt rushed when working with John and I always knew that if I was very specific in what I was looking for I would be able to find it with John’s help. John made me feel confident in buying a home with him even though there was limited homes available in my specific area. He was very knowledgeable and gave very good advice all throughout the multiple offers I had placed on different homes. John always had my best interests in mind. I hope that other people will have the chance to work with such a trustworthy, knowledgeable, patient Realtor as John is.
Working with John has been an absolute pleasure. I’ve been burned in the past by less than honest realtors, but John is by far the most wonderful realtor you can imagine. He obviously cares about his clients and works to get the best deal for them, not just for him. He communicates often to make sure you understand the process and what’s going on. I will be recommending him to everyone I know who is looking for a realtor in the area and plan to work with him again when my lease is up.
John’s professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness ensured our purchase went through smoothly… just in time for Christmas! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home. Thank you John!
It’s hard to decide what to say about John Young, because there is so much to say, and everything that’s been said in the reviews here is absolutely true. John’s expertise and experience made the process of buying our first home unbelievably smooth. He is knowledgeable in home construction and remodeling, has great contacts, is an excellent negotiator, understands the market as it is today AND what it takes to be successful in such a competitive location as the MD/DC area.
John was incredibly patient with us as our initial vision adapted to reality, and was great at finding us listings that had the best combination of our interests in mind. Over the course of about 4 months, he showed us numerous properties each week in Kensington, Wheaton, College Park, Beltsville, and just about every zip code of Silver Spring. As first time homebuyers, we relied on his advice and recommendations heavily and were never disappointed.
John never missed an appointment, was always prepared and on time, and also very accommodating when we would run late. He responded promptly to our many calls, texts, and emails – usually within minutes and even late into the night. He made sure we understood all of the paperwork, and each step of the daunting process, and genuinely cared that we knew what was going on. John went above and beyond at every step of the way, and in the end, it was his connections and bargaining skill that allowed us to move into a beautiful home in a nice area for a great price. He gave the whole overwhelming process a calming, human touch that assured us somebody skilled was in control of things.
John makes a personal connection with his clients that is very rare in any industry, and does it all in a sincerely genuine way. He feels the importance of what he’s providing for people, and serves as an invaluable guide and resource. We would enthusiastically insist that anybody we care about use John for their Real Estate needs, and though we are looking forward to many happy years in our first home, when the time comes to move on, he’ll be the first one we call.
The positive reviews pretty much say it all. John was very professional and extremely knowledgable about the process of home buying. I feel that his professionalism throughout the process and representing us combined with his extensive knowledge of ways to help us in our contract and during inspections and repairs and negotiating skills helped us save thousands of dollars. John has also a very good sense of the value of homes because he knows a lot about construction, appliances, and the market, which comes in handy for thinking about or putting in an offer. He was also very timely and responsive. I’d also like to point out that working with John means you get to take advantage of his vast network of contacts and work with great people through the process. Usually when I review someone or something, I can think of something negative to say, but I can’t think of anything for John.
John was absolutely amazing to work with. He was patient and took his time when learning what I needed for my home. Unlike other agents I had worked with in the past he didn’t pressure me to buy. He took into consideration that a great home for my son was #1 priority. He made sure to let me know about school districts and other things to consider for my move.He was very responsive and was always available. John also worked extremely hard to negotiate in my favor and in my best interests. He was all about saving me money and finding the home I was 100% in favor of. I truly appreciated his assistance and would fully recommend him to anyone.
Finding John Young dispelled all and any negative experiences I had had with previous Real Estate agents. How? Well, to begin with John demonstrated honesty, sincerity and diligent follow-through. I was confident that he wasn’t simply delivering rhetoric just to get the business. Moreover it was clear that because he was to be my rental agent, he wasn’t going to come away with a bundle of monies in the end. However, John took the task as seriously and with no less dedication than were he representing a client with a million dollar home to sell. John kept me abreast and current. He disseminated good truthful counsel and was open to my concerns and preferences. I find John to be ethical, hard working, always amenable to contact and, well, in sum John is my forever “go-to” agent. When I decide to sell my Silver Spring, MD property, John is the individual I know I can trust to get the job done! Moreover, because of my positive experience with John, he is the person I will definitely recommend to any individuals looking to sell, buy, or rent property. He has proven to me that he is a stellar person and an extremely qualified agent. I trust John implicitly! In my opinion, having experienced horrors with a couple of other real estate agents, John has proven that he is, in every aspect, the very Best!
John truly goes above and beyond! He organized everything for our rental house in order for us to move across the country. We couldn’t have done it without him! Once we were ready to buy, he went out of his way to help us with every aspect of househunting and home ownership. He has great negotiating skills and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of realty. The contacts he has and freely shares are amazing…he booked a plumber, electrician, dry wall crew, painter, and even helped install baseboards himself. We could not have finished our basement without him! I am confident that any other realtor would not come close to the level of service that John provides. He’s the real deal!
For 8 months I worked unsuccessfully with a series of real estate agents from a number of different agencies, searching for a home. I was very disappointed and discouraged. Everything changed when I met Mr. John Young. He really listened to my list of what I needed in a new home and did not show me properties that wasted my time as other agents had done. In a very short time, John showed me a house I considered to be my “dream home” and he supported me throughout the purchase process. If you want a wonderful real estate experience – contact John!
For 8 months I worked unsuccessfully with a series of real estate agents from a number of different agencies, searching for a home. I was very disappointed and discouraged. Everything changed when I met Mr. John Young. He really listened to my list of what I needed in a new home and did not show me properties that wasted my time as other agents had done. In a very short time, John showed me a house I considered to be my “dream home” and he supported me throughout the purchase process. If you want a wonderful real estate experience – contact John!
Mr. Young did a wonderful job in renting my condo in the Germantown, MD area. First he helped me make renovations to my condo that helped increase the value and put me in touch with contrators who do quality work. Even at a slow renting time of the year, Mr. Young was able to rent my condo in a reasonable turn around time. I really appreciate Mr. Young being able to tailor to my needs and stay honest with me at the same time. He always made himself available and made the process absolute stressless! I am a extremely happy customer with happy tenants and look forward to working with Mr. Young again in the future.
When I found out that I was moving to Washington DC, I knew that I was interested in buying my first home, but I honestly didn’t know where to start, so I decided to reach out to a few different realtors on Zillow who had received high customer ratings. John was the first one to respond to my e-mail the next day, and was the only one to do it with a phone call rather than an e-mail so he could talk to me in depth about what my expectations and timeline were. I chose to work with John because of how honest he was and how little pressure there was in our conversations, and I am THRILLED that he was my realtor.
Over the next few weeks, John took the time to answer every question I asked him: what the market was like, where I could afford to look, how to structure an offer, what my mortgage payments would be at a certain interest rate, items to inspect in the home, re-sale values, and anything else I could think of. The first time I met with him, he showed me an article where he was featured in the Washington Post while he was doing a walk-through of a couple’s 74th property when they were looking to buy. 74th!!! I couldn’t believe that John had persisted for so long with them without giving up, but I knew that I was dealing with someone who valued what the buyer wanted. John was PHENOMENAL during my search for a condo in the DC area. He walked through every property with me, and would offer his opinion of everything, good or bad. There were several instances where John pointed out flaws or weak points in properties that I hadn’t even noticed. He wasn’t interested in the sale as much as he was in me finding what I was looking for.
Because I’m in the military, I chose to use a VA loan, rather than a conventional one. Even though they are traditionally more difficult to push through, John knew exactly how to structure my offer to make it as strong as possible, and talked me through the entire process when I didn’t understand something fully. I trust John implicitly, and found his advice and enthusiasm incredibly refreshing in a profession noted for selfish motives.
Even after the sale was over, John still kept in touch with me to see how everything was going. He provided me with contacts for renovations I wanted to do, and was happy to go over points of maintenance and a variety of other tips which help boost equity and make a place more comfortable. I recommend John as a realtor for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Maryland, DC or Virginia, and am confident that he is the best realtor with whom to work in such a dynamic and nuanced market. If I decide to sell my condo in DC, John is the first—and only—person I will contact to help me along the way.
My husband and I had the pleasure of finding and purchasing our first home with John Young. This agent will go above and beyond the call of his job to make sure you are thoroughly comfortable with purchasing your home. Here is a summary (and set of examples) for some things he did for us:
1. He is willing to sacrifice his time to meet time-sensitive deadlines for his clients. When I first reached out to John (per recommendation from a friend) because I wanted to make an offer on an open house, he was direct and clearly communicated his style and process. Then, when we went on our first bid for a home, I truly felt right because even though he was out of town on vacation, he wrote out the contract that very night (11pm!), and walked us through the process in great detail to make sure we were comfortable. Though we were outbid on that particular house, it spoke much about his abilities and willingness to work under tight deadlines. 2. He is assertive and dedicated to finding the best deals in the current market. John did not hesitate to point out both the strengths and weaknesses of the homes we looked at, and to give us an estimate of what he thought it would cost to fix certain things. He would call us up immediately upon a home hitting the market, so that we were some of the first people viewing the homes that matched our search criteria. The home we were able to purchase was such a good bargain that the appraisal of the home was much higher than what we purchased the home for. This would not have been possible without his ability to locate and respond quickly to finding the right and very best houses. 3. His ability to negotiate and “play the game” is incredible. Upon us demonstrating interest in any house, John made a point to engage with the selling agent immediately to get the best inside scoop of the seller and their interests as soon as possible. He knows how to work the system to get the right details to optimize our offer, yet make sure it was something we would be comfortable with. He had a fair idea of what the market could bear, what we could wait on and what we should jump on. Even after our offer was accepted, he worked with our inspecting agent and selling agent to identify and re-negotiate anything about the house that could improve our current deal. In terms of negotiating, his adeptness truly shined; he knew what details we could add to the contract to sweeten the deal for the seller, yet find ways to trade back to sweeten the deal for us. 4. He has an incredible network. The inspecting agent, loan officer, and contractors he all recommended have been top notch. I was thoroughly impressed that the inspecting agent was willing to stay several hours passed our appointment time slot to walk us through our needs, and teach us handy things for our home. Even when comparing house loan rates with our friends, we feel that we got the best loan rate for the current market (and we shopped around too, just to make sure.) In fact, my husband was able to find other deals through John that we would not have otherwise found, such as a better car insurance rate. 5. Small gestures speak big things about his thoughtfulness as an agent. When we were waiting to hear about the seller’s decision (when we made our offer), John would touch base with us regularly just to make sure we weren’t going crazy with questions or other concerns. In fact, we were comfortable calling him about anything – even asking him to weigh in on how to negotiate on keeping some of the furniture in the house. Every weekend, he always was reassessing our needs and interests, and even offered to drive us to a check out another house (if logistics got in the way). When finally buying our home, he knew our concerns, and even had two specialists look at and clean the furnace at no additional cost to us. For such a busy individual, he made small gestures that spoke millions about how seriously he takes his job, and his superb ability to commit to his work in ways that far exceeded our expectations.
I wish I could describe every small detail that he had done to demonstrate how he has been such a fantastic realtor to work with. In a way, I feel that this summary of our experience cannot truly give justice to speaking entirely about his ability to be an honest, hard-working, first class agent of the DC metropolitan area. We give him our highest praise on our home search, and I would truly recommend him to anyone around Silver Spring, MD. You cannot go wrong choosing John Young as your agent!
We went through a very extensive selection process to select our Realtor. We have have purchased homes in the past and feel that a professional and highly motivated Realtor is key to a smooth transaction. John not only met our expectations but over-delivered on my fronts. He is by far one of the most professional individuals that I have dealt with in the industry. He is also very realistic and is very clear in his communication (something other individuals in this industry fail to achieve). John also is very experienced when it comes to remodeling and comes with a proven list of professionals to help with the execution In the end John helped us find a home that we were looking for.
From initial contact to home ownership in 7 weeks and 10% under budget: we are glad we hired John! This is our first house, and buying a house is a complex operation involving many parties. John took the time to explain the process in detail and kept us up-to-date along the way. He is also quite knowledgeable on all aspects of remodeling a place, and during our open house visits he always gave us comments and tips on house improvements. Once we put a contract on a house, John worked diligently to get many repairs paid by the seller. In one particular instance, he took advantage a planned electrical repair to suggest a panel upgrade at little cost to us, which resulted in a nice and easy equity increase. Throughout the process of buying the house, he always struck us as a pleasant and focused person to work with, working evenings and weekends to advance our case – to the point of making us feel bad for him! We felt that John was completely committed to making this as easy and satisfying for us. For instance, he had a contractor double-check some termite remediation work, at no cost to us. With the house now ours, we will be renting our condo soon and we look forward to working with John again.
John was knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant to work with. He went through our house and gave recommendations in meticulous detail on what we should do to maximize our return. He was also able to recommend a full array of other services to get these things done quickly and cost effectively. He gave us an honest appraisal of what we could get for the house and described how the process would go and how long it would take. All of these things turned out to be 100% on the money. We sold our house 8 days after listing it with multiple offers.
John is very forthcoming and truthful throughout the entire process of selling our home and buying a new one. He does his research, comes prepared, and is always available for questions via phone, text, and email. He was right on target with our sales price estimate and helped us negotiate a good purchase price on the new one. John even negotiated a pre-settlement occupancy for us so we would not be forced to live in extended stay in between homes. John is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. You cannot go wrong choosing him!
The day we met John I knew that we were in good hands. John is an experienced Real Estate Agent who is very knowledgeable of the housing market and a true professional. We can’t say enough good things about John and how much we appreciated his services! All we can say is….if you are a potential buyer or seller do not think twice about using his services. We put our trust in John and we are surely glad we did!! We would highly recommend John to our friends and family members
Thanks John, we love our new home!!
John is an excellent realtor. My cousins recommended him, and I can see why. He expertly assessed a fair rent for our condominium, then found a great tenant, with rent a bit higher than we expected. He’s prompt, fair, realistic, enthusiastic.
He has good ideas. He knows what’s going on. I look forward to working with him again.
As out of state sellers, we could not have asked for a more qualified agent. From his selling advice, to repair coordination, to explanation and question answering, John was a master at selling our home from listing to closing. He walked with us every step of the way and made sure that we understood the entire process – always one step ahead – calling attention to questions that we might not have asked. John went above and beyond to give us peace of mind and ensure that we were well informed sellers. We had two full price offers on our townhome within 48 hours!!! Should we ever buy or sell in the NoVa/DC region again we will be calling John Young for the job!
That is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of John Young as a real estate agent. For those that don’t get the reference, it is a cheat code for the old iconic game Doom II by Id Software. It was a cheat code that allowed the player to run through all obstacles. So essentially, it would allow you to easily run straight to your final objective ignoring walls, enemies and other complexities.
Similarly, having John in our corner felt very much like a cheat code. My wife and I got very used to banking on him knowing what was going on, what to look out for and how to maximize our chances of getting the home we really wanted. All the way up to buying our home. I had done quite a bit of research when we decided to start looking for our home. I researched buying power, first time buyer credits, financing options and even good options for lenders. John was able to fill in a lot of the gaps; some of which I didn’t even know I had. He even got us connected with lenders that beat out the one I had lined up for the purchase.
Lastly, he closes!! This is a big thing. There are plenty of good realtors that can find and show you houses, but at the end of the run, if the realtor cannot close, they are likely doing very little more than what you can do for yourself on Zillow. John will represent your best interests first and foremost. He has demonstrated this with us repeatedly. This is exactly why my friend, who had John in his corner, referred him to us after buying his house; and why I will wholeheartedly continue the pattern and refer him to anyone I come across in the CMD area looking for a good realtor.
John helped my wife and I sell our condo and buy a new house and I must say he was amazing throughout the entire process. We interviewed several agents and John was the most professional, considerate, and most importantly, realistic out of everyone we interviewed. His communication is fantastic and he is always willing to go above and beyond to help his clients. His ability to advertise and get buyers interested in your home is also amazing. When we listed our condo, we had 4 full asking price or higher offers within the first 5 days and ended up getting way more than we thought was possible for our home. He listened very well to what we wanted in a new home and found my wife and I our dream home in just a couple of days. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.
This is the second time my husband I have worked with John. He is a consummate professional. He is extremely hard working, patient, responsive, insightful, detail oriented and most importantly, a genuinely nice guy. He knows the DMV like the back of his hand. After going back and forth several times with the seller, with John’s help, we were able to ascertain a great deal on our dream home. He would always keep us in the loop, calling and emailing us several times a day to let us know what was happening. During such an exciting, yet slightly stressful time, that really meant a lot. We strongly recommend John and we hope to have the pleasure to work with him again down the road.
John Young was an amazing real estate agent for my husband and I. He came recommended to us by friends, and we could not have asked for a better home-buying experience. John helped us sell our condo in Silver Spring, MD and buy and amazing single family home, also in Silver Spring. Due to John’s great marketing skills, we received multiple offers above asking price, and we sold our condo within days His knowledge of the area, and his ability to listen to and understand what we were looking for in a home helped us find the perfect house at a great price. We could not have been happier with our experience with John Young and would give him the highest recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell in the DC metro area.
John was the listing agent on my townhouse which sold within a few weeks after it was listed for the full listing price. He was responsive, proactive, and it was a pleasure to work with him. John made clear recommendations on everything from the listing price to enhancements that were important to ensure the house sold quickly. After we had a contract, he helped a great deal with issues that came up during the home inspection – finding and also managing all of the contractors to ensure the work was done while I was out of town. Dealing with the required repairs would have been very challenging while I was overseas. I’d recommend John to anyone interested in listing their home.
We were incredibly impressed with the professional service that John provided during our home buying experience! John came very highly recommended from friends, and we will be sure to recommend his expertise to others. Buying a home can be a very stressful experience, but John went above and beyond to make sure our experience was fantastic! He was always a quick phone call or text away, and was able to negotiate a great deal on our home. John always made us feel like we were his most important clients!
John is an excellent real estate agent. I was a first time home buyer and had no idea how to begin buying a home. He was able to walk me through every step of the way. From getting a pre-approval letter to understanding the contracts, and paperwork he was there to guide me. I felt like I was in very safe, knowledgeable, and trustworthy hands. He was a low pressure agent and let me take my time choosing a home. Once I had made a choice he fought tooth and nail for every point on the home inspection. I was truly impressed by how thorough he was. All-in-all, he is a great agent and everything you could ask for. You definitely want him on your side.
John Young is the realtor we all hope to work with!
He is highly professional and motivated to do his very best for each client: always accessible, answered all of our questions as first time sellers, full of energy, he worked tirelessly until the job was done (even when dealing with an issue with the buyer’s title company after our closing)!
John is very personable and caring, and patiently listened to all of our needs and concerns. He has an extremely good eye for what needs to be done to sell your home (painting, cleaning gutters, staging, etc.). He even has the network to get it done economically and quickly.
John does his homework, knows the area, knows the market, does comps even before you hire him so your house will be priced perfectly. We had 3 offers in the first week and sold the house in 3 weeks. He kept us well informed on all offers and their current status.
Mr. Young is a outstanding and tireless negotiator – successfully negotiating the final price we wanted. He cares about his customers and others, going so far as to donate part of his commission to a charitable children’s foundation.
He has all of the best qualities and none of the bad ones. Thank you, John, for making our first time selling experience so easy and painless.
We have now used John as our agent on three separate transactions. Each time, we were floored with the results! As a buyer’s agent, he always has his clients’ interests in mind. He finds fantastic properties to explore, and he is infinitely knowledgeable when it comes to examining a house and exploring its potential. His expertise, attention to detail, and real-world approach towards home buying is such an asset. As a seller’s agent, John was yet again flawless. He not only helped us prepare our home for sale, but he advised us on everything from market timing to price point. Our house sold in about a week! All in all, I cannot recommend John highly enough. He’s a skilled negotiator, dedicated agent, and all-around good guy.
John Young is amazing. The first home he showed me perfectly met my criteria, and he helped me to make a prompt offer. This was the beginning of an almost unbelievable short-sale journey that John managed with tremendous patience and skill. The deal took more than a year (seriously), and during this entire time John saw to endless details and showed me other properties, just in case. He made sure that all our documents were up to date, and (because of errors and foot-dragging at the sellers’ mortgage bank) this meant that he and I met probably 25 times to sign and re-sign papers. Every single time we met he was prompt and cheerful and careful to give me a realistic evaluation of where the deal stood. We settled, at last, in mid-December 2014, and John’s assistance and attention to me didn’t end there. He recommended excellent, affordable subcontractors to help me get the new place ready–painter, electrician, plumber, HVAC, carpeting–and supervised scheduling these people to be sure my needs were met. I feel truly fortunate to have worked with John. I recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs real estate services in the DMV area.
John is phenomenal! We found him based on a Zillow search and couldn’t be more pleased with the level of service he provided. He always went above and beyond and ensured he exceeded our expectations. He has all the qualities one would want in a relator: highly knowledgeable of the market, punctual, very responsive, patient, smart, a good sense of humor, realistic, and professional (list goes on and on). We were buying and selling at the same time and John did an exceptional job to ensure everything worked out on time. There were many challenges in the process – one of them included buying a home off the market directly from an owner who wasn’t quite ready to move. This required John to do more work than usual to ensure everything worked out on both sides, especially since we had a buyer waiting to get into our home. John is extremely resourceful and recommended an excellent inspector, radon company, storage company, movers and title company. The morning of our settlement on the new house, the seller ran into emergency plumbing issues and hired a plumber (note to reader: do not throw expired rice, cous-cous and other grains down the drain – save yourself some $$ and aggregation by disposing directly in the trash). After a day worth of work, the plumber did not resolve the situation and left! John stepped in, rented a snake from Home Depot and with the help of his handyman unclogged the pipe, cleaned up the mess and got everything working again. John took charge of the situation while we left to go start our move. This is just the way John is….he has a solution for everything and gets things done immediately. We cannot recommend John strongly enough! …and all the Zillow reviews for John are spot on!
Within 3 days of listing my house, John had multiple, competing offers. My house sold above listing price, and we listed it at market value. John seemed to work day and night, and I felt like I was his only client. If I’m ever in the market for another house in the DC area again, I’ll definitely call John. My only regret is not calling him first. I give John my highest possible recommendation.
I don’t know where to begin! I am just flabbergasted by John Young’s strong work ethic. John did everything he possibly could to make this process as easy as he could. As first time home buyers, there were many things we didn’t know, or were unsure of, and John was a call/text/email away. John is different from the past three realtors we dealt with. He was not pushy, and was not the kind of realtor who just wants to sell you any home. He keeps your wants and needs in mind, and he is very passionate about making sure you do not settle for just anything. We dealt with buyers that had a “bottom line,” but John negotiated with them as much as possible. I loved that he didn’t let them strong arm him. As first time homebuyers, I can’t stress how important it is to ask questions! The best thing about working with John was that he always had an answer for us. If he didn’t have an answer for us at that moment, he did his best to find one. John was more than a realtor. He was like a mentor for us. He was great guidance, and is VERY resourceful. Even after our closing 1/2/15, he is still keeping in contact with us to make sure everything is going well, and even connected us with great contractors to do some work in our home. Having John as a realtor was a wonderful blessing! With someone in the business as long as John, look no where else, he is the absolute best!!
John THANK YOU!! We love our new home!
-Marell & Jizel
I am glad John representative us with a difficult sale. Somebody else might have lost this buyer but he persisted and closed the deal. He was responsive to calls and communicated clearly.
We met John Young at an open house and decided to work with him to purchase a home in Silver Spring. Moving from Virginia, we needed someone with local knowledge. He helped us choose homes that met our requirements and scheduled showings when it was convenient for our schedules. He truly took his time with us and told us his honest thoughts about each house we visited. John thoroughly explained the entire process as we are anxious first-time buyers and didn’t know what to expect. He was available for any questions almost 24/7. John even recommended a lender that turned out great. It was truly pleasure to work with John and would recommend him to anyone in the area.
I had John Young see my house all cluttered up and asked what I needed to do to sell my house. I listened to what he had to say and my house was put on the market on January 21st and sold on the 23rd – FHA loan 30 days later the house sold with more money in my pocket I was so ecstatic !! Thank you so much for making it happen:). Sandie Glasgow
It was truly pleasure to work with John and would recommend him to anyone in the area. He was patient and available for any questions almost 24/7. John -Thank You.
If the need arises to buy another home in the future, I will be calling John Young. As first time home buyers, my wife and I were new to the process, and John guided us through every step. He answered our countless questions intelligently and patiently, and went out of his way on a regular basis to ensure that we understood some of the nuances of buying in D.C. We had very specific conditions that had to be met, including the type of loan used, budget, time constraints, and several others. What’s so impressive about John is that he is able to understand your needs even as those priorities shift, and in the process he makes you feel as though you’re his only client. Competence: I can’t stress enough the breadth and depth of John’s understanding of real estate in the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland region. Not only does he understand the changing dynamic of neighborhoods, he can also provide perspective on a building’s quality, or explain the technical rationale behind different types of loans. There wasn’t a question I had that John wasn’t able to answer. John is also a fantastic communicator. This was especially relevant when determining whether or not a home was a good fit because there are so many small variables at play. Flexibility: There were nights where John would meet my wife and I at 9 PM to see a condo that just came on the market. He’d also showed us listings on weekdays and weekends, and responded to my calls quickly, and at any hour of the day. This was important on several occasions where we had to make major decisions in a constrained market. John stuck with us as we viewed over 40 condos, and at no time did we feel pressured by him to make a hasty decision; his patience and dedication are truly incredible. Urgency: There were times when we had to make an offer on a condo in this competitive market. In those instances, John worked aggressively behind the scenes to coordinate details with the lender, prepare documents for signatures, and negotiate with other agents. We never missed an opportunity to put in our offer because John leans forward on your behalf. It’s difficult to overemphasize my satisfaction with John’s services. If you have real estate needs, I give my highest possible recommendation to John Young.
John Young is the most proficient realtor in the industry today. John first listens to you to understand your needs; then exercises his very impressive and masterful skill set to find your buyer or seller. When and if any issues arise within the process John dives right in to mediate and resolve them in a most timely manner keeping you informed through every step. I had to quickly sell my house while buying a condo elsewhere at the same time. Neither property’s sale was contingent upon the other, but John’s expertise and proficiency guided me through the listing and sale of my house as if it was.
I’m not sure I’m can adequately describe the awesomeness that is John Young. But I’m going to give it a shot! From day 1, John always went above and beyond to help us through the process, responding to emails and text messages immediately at all hours of the day and night! He was so helpful with fixing stuff in our house and getting it ready to put on the market. He took care of everything – including meeting the contractors/handymen at our house when we were too busy to be present for the repairs. When challenges arose at different points in the process, John was calm and reassuring for us, but at the same time realistic about the different potential outcomes. He expertly managed the steps around putting our house on the market, negotiating with sellers agents, and making sure we got the best deal possible on our house. We ended up being under contract in just 4 days, getting 7 offers, and selling it for almost $30,000 more than our initial asking price! I easily give John 5 stars, without ANY hesitation, and would give him 6 if I could! So thankful that we found him!
We have no hesitation in strongly recommending John as a top buyer’s agent in the area. We saw that John had excellent ratings on Zillow and had a reputation for knowing the Silver Spring area. We were coming from abroad and living in temporary housing so had a very short window to make a decision. John showed us 7-8 houses every day we went out, which was our limit given that we were bringing our baby with us. He was perfect for first time home buyers since he could give us all the details in what to look for in foundation, HVAC, water heaters – he knows so much he could do the inspection himself! He worked with us to get the best price possible for the house we wanted – very talented negotiator. He then also made sure that we got credits from the seller after the inspection to make many of the fixes he knew we would need. No question that he fought for us every step of the way. He gave us great recommendations on lenders and contractors. Even after selling the house, he has been extremely helpful in providing recommendations to us and making us feel comfortable in our new home. The warranty that John provided to us also really came in handy after only a couple of weeks in the house! As first time home buyers we feel extremely lucky to have had John as our real estate agent.
John represented us as a buyer and helped us purchase a home in Silver Spring, MD. He was pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process, from our first meeting to talk about what we were hoping to find to the day of closing. He is knowledgeable about home buying, made sure we were educated in our decisions, and helped get our first offer accepted (which was 25k under the asking price). He is easy to reach by phone and email, and had suggestions for local tradesmen to help us after the purchase of our house. He included a home warranty for our new home, which we have already had to use (unfortunately). John has worked with a number of our friends, and they are happy homeowners as well!
John Young is the consummate professional! His initial meeting with us was informative and provided all the necessary information we needed to list our home. All of his suggestions to prepare our residence for sale were detailed and proved to be beneficial in the sale of our property. He is very personal, gives awesome advice, communicated with us on the progress of our listing and kept us advised regarding closing details. We would definitely recommend John to anyone inquiring about a realtor.
John is professional and skilled not only with buying and selling properties but also in working with people. He was a pleasure to work with start to finish. He knew exactly what the market was doing and how we should position ourselves in it. The property sold in one week within the price range we wanted. John went out of his way to be helpful and make things as easy for me as possible. He recommended a painter and repairman – both of whom did excellent work and were priced well under what I had found on my own. He even took curtain rods to the site one day when I couldn’t get them over myself. There were so many other little things that he helped with that all added up to making this a positive experience. I would definitely ask John for help with any future real estate transactions and would recommend him to others.
John is very professional and knowledgeable in the properties he lists. He is there for you 24/7 and any time of day. He answers your questions and puts you at ease through the whole process and gives very good advice. John is definitely always looking out for his clients. I will recommend him to everyone, especially those are selling an older home.
I knew I wanted to buy a condo in DC and thought I’d explore how to find a realtor online. John called immediately, left messages and emailed me. When we talked, he said he would stay with me the time that was needed to find the right place. I decided to give it a try and we scheduled a few visits to look for apartments. He was true to his word. Moreover, he educated me every step of the way and explained things I would have never known without his support. He told me how to negotiate the best rates and he engaged personally in several instances to protect my interests. By the time I went to closing, the paperwork was all very clear to me. He and I both knew we had made a profitable investment that would make me happy. I would not only recommend John to anyone, I would urge others to hire him.
Exceptional – One of the best experiences I have ever had with a Real Estate Agent – Knowledgeable, Available, Intelligent, Unassuming, Great Advice John just went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible ! ! ! Thanks, John ! ! !
John Young’s professionalism, judgment, efficiency and knowledge exceeded my expectations. We had previously listed our house with another agent for almost two months without success. At a friend’s recommendation, we switched to John Young. The contrast was immediately apparent. Rather than an experience fraught with anxiety and frustration, our experience with John was smooth and positive. John was always available and immediately responsive by phone, email and text. On our first meeting, we were impressed by his knowledge of the local market and his strategies for home selling, which were informed by his rich experience. He recommended a number of low cost but high return improvements that we made before putting the house back on the market, such as window cleanings and repainting of some walls. John even arranged to meet some of the workers himself. All of John’s recommendations were spot on. We had a successful first open house and received multiple offers within about a week. When it came time to consider offers, John gathered all of the necessary information for us to make a well-informed decision. He asked questions and acquired data on the various offers that we would not have even thought to ask for. When we made our final decision on which offer to accept, we were comfortable with our choice and knew we had made the right decision, thanks to John’s inquiries and negotiations on our behalf. As we moved into the closing process, John continued to provide thoughtful and sound advice, especially in relation to the buyer’s requests from the home inspection. John worked well with the buyer’s agent so that all parties at the settlement were very pleased with the results. I could not have asked for a better home sale experience.
The first good sign we got from John happened just moments after we sent him an email asking for his help. About 17 seconds after clicking send, we got a phone call back to discuss the house we had our eyes on and the process of buying our first home. The next day, on a Sunday afternoon, John took two hours of his day for our first meeting to go over EVERYTHING there is to know about the home, the area, the pros and cons, etc. From there on, he advised us on every aspect of the purchase, whether it’d be the offer, the lender he suggested, the inspector, and so on. They were all top notch and helped us close in merely 5 weeks. It could have been even sooner if the sellers had not requested a slight extension to give them more time to move. Buying or selling real estate can be difficult (or so we heard), make your life easier and use John. We contacted him because of his positive reviews on Zillow and we are so glad we did. His previous clients are all happy for many reasons. From his knowledge of the area to his patience with customers, rest assured that he has your best interest in mind. Last, I need to mention that he did also get us a one year warranty on the house at his expense. Awesome…
We had an amazing experience working with John. As first time home buyers, we were somewhat lost in terms of the process of finding and closing on a house but John walked us through the entire process. He met with us countless times to see houses and helped us find one that was a great fit for us. He was very responsive–always quick to respond to our emails and phone calls. I highly recommend working with John if you looking for a home in the DC Metro area.
John has worked with us – first time homebuyers – for over a year in helping us find a house, and our experience could not have been any better. We were first looking to buy a house in Takoma Park, MD, followed by a search in Silver Spring, continued with Bethesda; we ended up buying a house in Baltimore. We chose John by looking at the comments other people wrote about him on Zillow, and we found all the positive remarks highly deserved. First I have to commend John for his professionalism: John has a long experience in the real estate business and know this trade it very well. This includes regulations, market trends, working with clients, agents, home-inspectors, and loan agents. We have seen over thirty houses together, and every time he was very quick to assess the house in terms of location, construction, architecture, price, and he would honestly point out the strengths and weaknesses of every house (I truly believe he would make a great house inspector). Not only is he able to point out issues with floors, siding, roofs, electric and other systems, trees in the yard, but he can give estimates on how much it would cost to fix the potential problems. At no moment did we feel pressed to make a decision, but he pointed out the risks of waiting too long. He devotes a great amount of time to his work, and he made every effort to accommodate our schedule. Over the entire year we worked with him, I never was under the impression that he was out to make a quick sale, in fact he was very (and by that I mean “extremely”) patient for us to decide on the house we really wanted to buy. Once we made our choice, John proved to be a great negotiator. He gave solid advice on offering the right price, and he was instrumental in negotiating the other aspects of the purchase such as timeline, post-inspection repairs and such. We worked with one the home-inspectors John knew and trusted, and that proved to be a good choice: the inspector was very thorough, and his detailed and accurate report was essential for the post-inspection repair negotiation. Last but not least, John is a very pleasant person to work with. I would strongly recommend him to any of my friends, and he would certainly be my first choice agent should I be looking to buy a home again.
I wish Zillow had a higher rating for the rare professionals that earn the acknowledgement to stand out as the best in their field. John Young would be on that rare list. With one phone call from the west coast, John was able to help me with every single step. We had a very short window of time to look at houses, put in an offer and close. John was calm, confident and able to fill every day with quality homes. He listened and took into account every detail / priority I sought out….even some that I wasn’t able to articulate. Sounds like many hardworking real estate professionals? John didn’t stop there! He went above and beyond helping me through the closing and even afterwards. He is extremely generous with sharing his knowledge of the area and extensive connections with good businesses within the lending community, inspectors, contractors, plumbers and anything else one would need. I can’t say I’ve met many people with the work ethic and tenacity that I John instills. There will be no hesitation in calling him when it’s time to sell our home. He is truly the best in the business!
John Young is an excellent real estate agent and was the right choice for my wife and I when we were looking to sell our townhouse in the North Bethesda/Rockville Area and relocate to Baltimore. John was very understanding of the time constraints for our move and he was able to help us obtain multiple above market offers shortly after listing our house. He is very responsive, knowledgeable and honest. Most important to me, I felt he answered our questions frankly, patiently, and sincerely without regards to his own personal gain. Our experience with John selling our home in Montgomery County went so well that we felt confident with him as our purchasing agent for the house we bought in the Baltimore Area. We will work with him again for any of our future real estate transactions.
John Young is an excellent Real Estate Agent that I would recommend for all home buyers and sellers. He took the time to help my husband and me with tasks far beyond what I had experienced with other agents. John truly acted as an advocate for us in our home buying process. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in the MD/VA/DC market, he also knows what to look for in a quality home and will honestly point out things he thinks are problem areas. The appraised value of the home far exceeded our purchase price. He has a huge network of hardworking and affordable professionals in his corner. He gives excellent recommendations for other services needed with the home buying process, but is also completely open to working with the Lender, Title Company, etc. of your choosing. John is always available and makes certain that things are going on schedule. To be honest, he is a Real Estate Agent who will make you feel like you are his first priority, even though he is juggling several buyers and sellers at the same time. He is very hard working, professional, and worked as hard as he could to make sure our needs were met, since we were not living in the area at the time. Unlike some agents, John remains available to give recommendations long after closing and is a great resource to have throughout the time you own your home. All in all, John Young is the full package when it comes to Real Estate Agents in this area.
John was our buyer’s agent when we purchased a home in Maryland, and he did a great job. He spent a lot of time to understand what was important for us, and he gave us good advice at every stage of the process. The negotiations with the seller and the closing went very smoothly. We would work with John again for any future real estate transaction.
We cannot imagine any other realtor doing a better job than John Young. When you are in John’s presence, you know you are with a superior kind of man both in a personal sense and in a business sense. He is extremely knowledgeable of the housing market and real estate in general. John sold my first home in Silver Spring in a difficult market. He provided very helpful tips on how to prepare my home for sale to get the best price. He does much more in all areas than is required; he is superlatively helpful and is extremely attentive to detail. For example, he contacted all of the contractors for me and arranged everything. He even bought a door from the 1950s to match my other bedroom doors and had it refinished for me. When my home appraised at just under the asking amount, John’s exceptional negotiation skills came into play. He worked with the seller’s agent and a deal that I thought was about to fall through, worked out beautifully and I sold my home at the amount I had hoped for because of John’s creative and extraordinary skill set. When my husband and I were ready to buy a home, John took us to very many houses and gave excellent advice regarding each home. We put an offer on a short sale and John worked closely with the listing agent, bank, and his loan officer to close the deal. For a moment we thought the sale was not going to go through because it looked as though the seller was going to back out. I called John and he immediately did a lot of “behind the scenes” work to ensure we got the home including putting some of his own money into making a repair. After we moved in and received a quote for the home to be painted John called his painter to renegotiate a lower price and was kind enough to give us an even more generous gift and pay for a portion of the paint job. Again, this occurred after we already bought the home. In addition, John promptly responds to all communication no matter what time of day, is kind, thoughtful and humble, and always has his client’s interests at heart. We had total confidence in him and highly recommend him. His skills and humane attitude set him apart. Jean and Greg Jackson
From the moment I contacted John, he was professional, knowledgable and pleasant. He was recommended to me by a good friend who is VERY particular, so I knew that I was in great hands. I am a first time home buyer and I am very excited to say that I purchased my first home with John about two weeks ago!!!! Our first meeting was surprising because he took time out to sit down and explain the complete home buying process from beginning to end, before we went out to see any properties. Later as we searched for homes, he commented on them and made sure he answered any questions I had throughly. When we found my current home, it had just come out on the market and John recommended that we put in an offer right away. However, someone had already placed an offer. John was able to convince the seller to go with me and also negotiated funding towards my closing costs! If I had any other realtor, I truly believe that I may have lost the bid and I wouldn’t be writing this review from my lovely new home! THANK YOU SO MUCH John!! You are a rock star!!!
We are first-time home buyers who were open to buy a condo, but only if it met all of our specifications. We contacted Jeff first to talk through our reasoning and get a sense for the market, and then to start looking at options. We very much appreciated that Jeff understood what we were looking for (especially our size, location, and price constraints), was always responsive to and patient with our questions, was able to get us in to see units we were interested in, and was on board with our cautious approach. When we started looking in Virginia, we started working with John as well. Soon thereafter, we found a place that both we and Jeff immediately knew we would love. Jeff and John gave us specific advice about that market and how that type of listing compared to those they’d worked on, and we decided to put in an offer. They anticipated that the unit would receive multiple bids, so they worked with us to quickly put in a competitive offer that we were comfortable making. After some last-minute negotiating, and lots of legwork from John, our offer got accepted and we closed in no time. We also ended up using a lender recommended by Jeff and John, who processed our loan extremely quickly and helped the competitiveness of our offer. We would definitely work with them again.
John did an extraordinary job for us. His follow up, negotiation skills and guidance were impeccable. John sold our house in 4 days (our house was on the market in 2015 and we never received an offer). I would recommend John and his team highly. He gets very high grades from my wife and me.
John was tremendous through the whole process. He was very communicative and helpful as this was my first home buying experience. John was also very knowledgeable about VA loans and the building requirements that meet the VA’s criteria. He is very attentive and listened to what I wanted instead of pushing me to buy. John was recommended to me by two veterans/colleagues that made their first home purchase with him and I would recommend him to any of my friends or family.
We found John on Google after having a less than pleasant experience with a previous realtor. I called him on a Sunday and he shared with me that he would be more than happy to assist us with buying our first home. I was thrilled when he told me he knows the metro D.C. area well and that he was featured in “Washingtonian” magazine as a top real estate agent. We are relatively young buyers and thus didn’t know what questions to ask and what things to look for or walk away from. We also didn’t have a huge budget or much in the way of savings. But John looked into all of our options and helped us even before it was technically time to buy. He told us exactly what to do, such as save up more money, and then we would talk. When it was time to buy, John gave us peace of mind that he would find us the right house. He is very knowledgeable and always kept open communication. If he happened to miss our call because he was with another client, he very promptly returned our calls which set our minds at ease. I have a tendency to stress, and John assured me that everything would be okay. John is assertive and will get you what you need in your next home. He negotiated a free deck for us when the builder originally was going to charge us $10,000. He is AMAZING. He also recommended a home inspector who did an outstanding job inspecting our house, and even shared with me some tips to save energy. John is a people person and very personable. I didn’t feel like just another client; I felt like my experience mattered to him and that a happy client was his top priority. He never pressured us into doing something we didn’t want to do. He shared with us that there are agents out there who will force a sale just for the profit and not take the client’s best interest into consideration. John will go to bat for you. I am so glad we found John and you will not be disappointed!
John helped us to buy a house, which we found and wanted to purchase. We were first-time home buyers, and John was always patient to answer all of our many questions and concerns. He was also immediate in responding and reaching out to the other party. Moreover, he recommended to us a (good and responsive) lender, and made sure that we were able to close under time constraints we had. Overall, we were very happy with his services.
John did an excellent job! We had been looking for a home for several months and were not happy with our current agent. We found John and he stuck it out with our family until we finally found the right home. He is very knowledgeable, and always available sometimes putting together offers into the wee hours of the morning. I really do not enjoy the real estate process, and it can be scary and daunting as a buyer in the WMA. Many agents are almost dismissive of buyers, preferring to focus on their listings, but I think John did a great job representing us as buyers. He is not perfect, probably no agents are, but he works hard for his buyers and gives honest feedback. I appreciate that he respected our perspective and did not try and pressure us into closing a deal until we were ready.
My husband and I had been looking for a home for around a year, we previously worked with an agent that just couldn’t nail any offers… John and Jeff came through and got it done! They helped us tremendously when it came to presenting a competitive VA home loan offer! They knew tricks of the trade we never heard of and were very familiar with the nuisances of the Silver Spring market. My only regret is wishing we had gone to them sooner!
Jhon is a very responsive Realtor and knowledgeable. He helped me to get contract in the terms I’ve want and even more. Him and his partner are excellent Realtors. I greatly recommend them, and I’m really thankful with them for the help to make my dream a reality.
If I had to sum up my review about John Young and team partner Jeff Sharpe in one sentence I would quote the Washingtonian Magazine 2015 July issue: “Personalized service that extends far beyond what tradicional agents offer” Working with John to sell our home of 24 years after an unsuccessful attempt last year, was a true testament to what an excellent professional and person John is! Yust like with some older homes we needed to do updates and John had all the best professionals in his “arsenal”to get everything done in a short time. Where we had problems John had SOLUTIONS working tirelessly to reach the best outcome EVERY TIME!Also John give us advise to make the house more appealing to buyers and he arranged professional photographers to capture the best features of the property.John bought the first offer within 5days! We are very furtunate to have had John for our agent,and also looking forward to work with him in a future.
We were lucky to run in to John when we were looking for a rental a year ago. He was managing a property we viewed and we struck up a conversation about what brought my husband and me to the area. Turned out that John had sold homes to several coworkers of mine! After doing some research with them and hearing that John provided exceptional service, we enlisted his help to find a rental with the hope of hiring him again to buy a home the next year. We began looking to buy in May 2016. John was attentive, communicative, and offered great insight into the areas in which we hoped to settle based on our commutes, etc. He has so much knowledge of what certain counties offer regarding schools, etc., and was able to steer us in the best direction for our individual needs. He also advised us to branch out a bit—he showed us homes in our price range in varying areas to give us a realistic idea of how far our money could go in each setting. That was definitely eye-opening! We had the unfortunate disadvantage of trying to buy in a competitive seller’s market (and without a whole lot of “give” in our budget), but John knew just the right places to lead us to so we’d be successful in finding the best home for our buck–with the least risk of stress in competing with 15 other offers! He was also an expert negotiator when it came time to go through the offer process. In the end, we bought a home that had been on the market for a while, in a GREAT neighborhood, that we were thrilled with! It did need a little initial TLC to get up and running again, but John came through magnificently here, too! Due to his history of rehabbing properties of his own, he was able to refer us to the best contractors for each job. Since they were all personally vetted with John’s high expectations and standards, it gave us peace of mind to know that we were hiring workers we could trust to do the job right. All the workers he referred us to had integrity, worked efficiently, and were competitively priced. We couldn’t be happier! Once we moved in, there were a few minor plumbing mishaps–John to the rescue AGAIN! He had arranged a home warranty for us, and was happy to guide us through each small emergency. (If you haven’t figured it out yet, his dedication to his clients extends beyond the closing date–he really does take great care of you!) I would not think twice about referring John Young to anyone. I don’t know how he does it, but the attention to detail and thorough amount of care he gives to each and every client is quite remarkable. We are so pleased!
Johns knowledge of the area, attention to detail, and responsiveness were pivotal in the execution of an optimal home purchase. I highly recommend him and he should be the first choice for anyone looking to by or sell a home in the future.
I typically have very high expectations and do not readily give 5 star ratings, but John truly does deserve them. My Fiance and I are new-ish to the Silver Spring area, having moved from California roughly a year ago. We began our home hunting process with only basic knowledge of what we wanted and what to look for. The second we met John we knew he was the best guy for the job. His reviews and awards are outstanding, but the most impressive thing is how hard he works for you, and how genuinely interested in his clients’ happiness he is. He is deeply knowledgeable about everything from the history of the area, to the best brands of and how to care for water heaters and air conditioning units. He was the best mix of personable and knowledgeable that I could have asked for. He is highly detailed and is willing to go to bat for his clients. When it came to our settlement, he handled any issues that arose with ease and confidence, letting my Fiance and I know what was going on, but providing assurance that everything would be fine. If we move, I would absolutely seek John out again. I cannot recommend him enough.
John Young and his team were excellent. In my particular case, the sale of my house required many unorthodox hurdles before I could sell. John and his team were there every step of the way. In my opinion, the set-up and prep of the house by John’s team led to the house getting a contract within one week. Although the first contract fell through, John’s persistence and professionalism quickly led to the second and final ratified contract. This, along with his excellent negotiation skills quickly led to the ultimate ratified contract. Kudos to John and his Team, Job Well Done!!
John Young and Jeff they were excellent realtor. We bought two houses use John Young as our realtor both times , they were excellent and went above & beyond his way to get us the house that we want. They were excellent every way and very knowledgeable on real estate business. We defiantly keep them as our realtor for future buy. We defiantly highly recommend John Young realtor for those who want buy house. Our experiences with them is excellent both times. Thank you Anup & Sangeeta
John listed and sold my condo while I was out of state and he did an excellent job! He took care of a lot of things that I was not able to do which included complete cleaning and installing new carpet.
I was a first-time home buyer, looking for a good buyer’s agent. I didn’t know much about the process aside from a few topics picked from an occasional reddit thread. I was definitely in need of a professional who would guide me through the home buying process. My sister recommended John Young to me and the man most certainly matched his stellar reputation. When John and I first met, we discussed what I was looking for in a house: Location, size and cost. I was looking for a townhome within a certain radius of my work. Immediately, John named approximately three neighborhoods off the top of his head, each of which were filled with no less than three townhomes that matched my criteria. Needless to say, I was impressed by John’s knowledge of the Maryland Real Estate market. True, a good chunk of the Real Estate process today is automated through MRIS database. But off the top of his head, John Young was able to consider school districts and approximate value in a way that simple MRIS database searches cannot replicate. In any case, I was able to focus on the specific neighborhoods as per John recommendation, which simplified the house buying process. John Young’s knowledge extends beyond the housing market, and also includes a fair bit of DIY home knowhow. He is extremely detail oriented: able to pick out minor issues across a house immediately. Among the 10ish homes that John and I walked through, he pointed out siding issues, paint issues, flooring issues. As John brought these issues to my attention, he also provided ballpark estimates on how much it’d take to fix up these issues: important for any home buyer who is interested in fixing up a less than perfect house. As John and I found the dream home for myself, the closing process was a breeze. I did work with a lot of John’s personal contacts: including a stellar home inspector as well as a local direct-to-lender mortgage broker who did in fact have extremely competitive rates (beating out the rates of both my bank and my credit union). My sister worked with John’s contacts with her house purchase, and has had a similarly awesome experience. I will note that in my particular case, John worked as a Dual Agent between the seller and myself (the buyer). My score of “5” on the “negotiation” is therefore a bit difficult to interpret, as John was both negotiating for me and for the seller. Still, as a Dual Agent he managed to satisfy both of use. I negotiated the price as I wished, and was never pressured by John to go one way or the other. I would suggest to future buyers that John Young has both a professional and trustworthy character. And I can fully recommend to go into Dual Agency again with John. At the end of the day, John managed to find a deal that satisfied both myself and the seller, and we all met with smiles on the settlement date. For this first time homebuyer, the process couldn’t have been easier or more satisfying. I highly suggest that future buyers place their trust in John, he won’t let you down.
John was recommended to my wife and I by our lender, and we are glad that he did. In our first meeting, John walked us through the process of buying a home and answered all of our questions–which were quite a lot, since we were first time homebuyers. We looked at almost 20 houses before finally closing on one. John started our search in our target area, but we found after a few weeks that it wasn’t the right area for us. John’s knowledge of Metro DC helped us find houses in a neighborhood we love–Hillandale–but didn’t know about. When we went out to look at houses, John came fully prepared with a list of houses we had seen and ones he thought would be good for us. The house we eventually bought was one that he found for us, not one we’d seen on our own. His expert hand walking us through writing an offer was indispensable, as was his knowledge of home construction and maintenance. He was able to point out to us potential issues. It was like visiting houses with a home inspector. We also can’t say enough about John’s associates. His team at ReMax is great; on a couple of occasions John was out of town and his associates filled in for him with no loss in quality of services. We always felt like we were in great hands. We would definitely recommend John to our friends, and already have.
John Young is highly competent, knowledgeable and reliable. He helped us ready our house for sale, gave quality pricing advice, worked aggressively to bring prospective buyers to see the house, skillfully negotiated a generous sale price, abd patiently answered all of our questions. He is top drawer and provided superb service. He is also a thoughtful and kind person who aims to please. I cannot sing his praises highly enough!
John Young really is the most professional, knowlegeable, and detail-oriented real estate agent I have even encountered. I was very impressed with his level of customer service and his follow through. He knew quite a bit about the neighborhoods where we were looking, and his knowledge about the soundeness of residential structures was extraordinary. I would gladly recommend Mr. Young to all of my friends.
John recently helped us buy a home in Silver Spring. We were first time home buyers, and he was very good at talking us through each step in the process. We were also moving from out of state and didn’t know much about the area. John knew the area very well and was able to give us the pros and cons of each part of town. Our closing was slightly delayed due to an issue outside of everyone’s control, but John was on top of it every step of the way to make sure we got into our house as soon as possible. We would definitely recommend John to anyone looking for a realtor in the area, and when we go to sell our home, John will be the first call we make.
We are so glad we found John during the home buying process. John was extremely patient with us, as we were first time homeowners and were a little picky! John was available whenever we had a question and was very proactive throughout the entire process. I definitely felt that John was always looking out for our best interests. I would HIGHLY recommend John to anyone! We are so happy we chose John!
John Young patiently went over the contract and guided me through the buying process. He put me in touch with different banks and a settlement company. He helped me negotiate a price which I thought was fair. After settlement he helped tie up some loose ends which had been neglected by the seller’s agent. I highly recommend John for the purchase or sale of real estate.
John is very precise, experienced, knowledgeable, energetic, and down to earth. He seemed as though he’d seen it all and would be able to handle anything that came our way quickly and skillfully. His recommendations for contractors are also excellent. He’s a true professional that I would use again.
I had an exceptional experience with John. He did not pressure me with a sale. He wanted me to take my time and find the perfect house for me. He made this process very easy because he is very knowledgeable about what types of homes to buy and which ones to stay away from. Most importantly, he was very responsive and very sincere. The closing process was completed ahead of schedule. Thank you ver much.
John Young assisted my husband and I with listing and selling our first home which he originally sold us in 2012. After four years and a growing family, we reached out to John to help us sell our home and find our DREAM HOME. John immediately scheduled vewings for our DREAM HOME. After three weekends we found our DREAM HOME and 24 hours after John listed our first home we were under contact with both our sale and new purchase. John Young is very professional, knowledgeable, caring, and efficient. From the very beginning of the listing of our home in August 2016 to the closing of the sale and new purchase October 2016, John ensured the process went very smooth while far exceeding all expectations . My husband and I would definitely recommend EVERY home buyer and/or home seller to John Young! He is simply AMAZING!
John is beyond amazing! I do not have enough good things to say about him. I highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent. As a first-time home buyer, I had no idea what to except. John made my home buying experience wonderful and way beyond my expectations. John was always early to all of our meetings, is highly professional and responsive. John is very knowledgeable and his negotiation skills are top of the line. John was able to help me purchase my dream home at an amazing deal. John is truly the best and I am so lucky I had a chance to do business with him!
I have a decent amount of experience with real estate agents – not as a client, but from repairing their computers and realtors in my family. As a result, I’ve interacted with dozens of them and seen how they approach their job and interact with their clients. John is, without a doubt, one of the best I’ve known. John was incredibly responsive to all my questions, no matter how small, hypothetical, or seemingly obvious. His patience and accommodating nature were nearly limitless, and he was always willing to adjust meeting times and remain adaptable to fit both our schedules. Any phone calls I made were either answered or returned nearly immediately. John’s knowledge of the intricacies of the home buying process and the details of the local market were matched only by his ability to easily and simply explain them to me as many times as was necessary for me to understand. He never seemed to stop working, either, and I’d often receive emails long after regular business hours, demonstrating the tirelessness of his work ethic. Both John and his partner, Jeff Lim-Sharpe, fully deserve your business without hesitation. I will be recommending them to all of my friends and family looking to make a purchase in the area in the future, and encourage you to do the same.
John is remarkable at what he does! As first-time home buyers, we really needed an agent who we could rely on and completely trust. John did create a climate of trust as we work with him. We were impressed by his expertise. He is proactive, extremely knowledgeable, highly professional, and a great negotiator! He made thoughtful considerations of our preferences and worked tirelessly to meet our needs. Words are not enough to say how we appreciate John for the services that he provided to help us find a beautiful home.
TLDR: Fantastic, knowledgeable, trustworthy realtors. Always responsive and accessible. Couldn’t be happier with our experience. Long Version: I found John inadvertently when I used the Zillow contact form to ask about seeing a house listed for sale. My husband and I had been looking for houses on our own for months, using Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, Realtor.com, etc. We had already been to some open houses and met 3 or 4 different realtors. John must have called me back within 5-10 minutes of using the Zillow contact form. I could tell from the very beginning that he was extremely knowledgeable, way more so than any of our previous contacts with other realtors. I’m a naturally skeptical person and wasn’t sure I could trust him at first. But he suggested we meet at a local Starbucks so he could tell us more about how using him as a buyer’s agent could benefit us. We agreed and ended up meeting him over a holiday weekend (I think it may have even been ON Father’s Day). He blew us away with his knowledge and experience and quickly proved himself to be a cut above the rest. He earned our trust and we signed the buyer’s agent agreement. He ended up going out of town for a family vacation during the few pivotal days we were trying to find a house. So we ended up being shown many properties by his colleague, Jeff Lim-Sharpe. We found Jeff to be very nice and professional, although not as experienced as John. Still Jeff and John both were very helpful and accommodating to schedule home viewings that best worked for us and our schedule. John also frequently touched base with us by phone during his vacation, which I thought was really going above and beyond what he needed to do. When we found a house and wanted to make an offer, Jeff came to our home in the evening and stayed for hours as I meticulously read every bit of the contract offer. He was very patient and we never felt like we were being rushed or pressured into anything. By the time the sellers had our offer and countered, John came back in town and was with us every step of the way as we negotiated terms. Both John and Jeff came with us to the home inspection and helped us identify the things most worth fighting for vs. the easy, cheap things we could fix ourselves. John was also amazingly helpful with referrals! Anyone he recommended (local lenders, home inspectors, flooring professionals, etc.) were highly experienced and fantastic! As first-time home-buyers, we really relied on John’s expertise to help us through the process. He was clearly leagues above any of the other realtors we had spoken to and he proved his worth over and over again. In the end, John and Jeff helped us buy our first choice home at a price we could afford. They both came to the closing and surprised us with a bucket full of goodies for the house! We couldn’t believe how generous they were, and we couldn’t be more grateful for everything they helped us with. You can truly trust them both to take care of you and your family’s best interests. We don’t ever want to move again, but if we do, we wouldn’t even consider hiring any other realtor. Thank you, John & Jeff!
My wife and I decided to sell a home and Jhon was one of three realtors we had a meeting set up to talk with. Jhon was the first of the 3 and after meeting us at our home at a time that was good for us we decided to cancel the meetings with the other two realtors. He put my wife and I at ease. I started talking to us about his experience and his expertise and his track record with selling homes. He didn’t make any false of unrealistic promises to us he was completely 100% honest and it was because of that that my wife and I felt very comfortable and going with John and Jeff. After looking over our property and doing some research of it so he told us what he thought he could get for the property ( which was more than my wife and I thought we could get for it) hey listed the property for that exact amount and two weeks later had a written offer for the full asking price. Not only that but we also decided to go with John and Jeff in purchasing a new home. They made themselves available to us and work around our schedule when going out to look at new homes. Whenever we said we wanted to go out they were always available for us and we always went out the day we wanted to go out and saw the homes that we went to see. That was one day in particular that we want to go out which was on a Thursday and that will for houses we wanted to see and unfortunately it was raining really really heavy that day. Just met us at the first property and we told him then that we could always just reschedule since it was such a crappy day but he said no it was fine and we saw all four properties that day. ( he did not even have an umbrella). My wife and I found a property that we loved and Jhon got the property for us for under list price. I don’t want to ramble on but there are a lot of little things and not so little things in between meeting Jhon and finally closing on our house that Jhon and Jeff did throughout the process that let you know that they really care. I would recommend Jhon and a heartbeat to any of my family and friends that are looking to sell or buy a home. If you are looking to buy or sell a home I highly recommend that you at least talk to Jhon first before you make any decision on anyone else.
John was able to sell 2 properties for us. They were estate properties and he had to keep in touch with 3 personal representatives none of whom lived in D.C. where the properties were. He made all the paperwork easy to process for us and represented us at each of the closings. He was always available to ask questions from and was patient with all our questions. No matter what complications came up he handled them with true professionalism. I would highly recommend him.
Our situation was different than most. We were not there to oversee the sale of the property. But John WAS there. As in – ALL the time! John contacted us constantly to keep us abreast of what was happening – about everything. It was kind of scary to sell two homes/condos in the DC area and living in the Boston area. But John made it work! He went well beyond that which was in the contract. We got great offers for each property, and they both sold within five weeks of being listed! So happy with John’s services, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a quality broker!
MY Mom passed away. I am her only child. My wife and I raised our family in North Carolina. Approaching retirement age and not under estimating the power of 4 grandchildren. We simple would not relocate. Simply a matter of logistics. John was simply heaven sent. It was great to get our asking price in 3 days. However, it’s not what made John exception. Because of us being in North Carolina and having just had total knee replacement it would have been impossible to have the home ready for closing if he had not handle a multitude of details for us. He was sensitive to the fact that i was wresting with selling my childhood home. Yet, assisted me on staying focused on the ultimate goal. A TRUE PROFESSIONAL! Thanks John!
John and Jeff provided excellent service!!! They were very knowledgable and walked us through the entire home buying process. They always made themselves available and made us feel like we were their only clients. Their promptness and attention to detail is what ultimately secured us a winning bid on our dream home. They were able to help us sell our current home and close on it before closing on our new home so we were able to roll the money from that sale into the new home. John even came over to do work on our home himself to prepare it for sale. John and Jeff had professional photos taken and pamphlets made which I believe went a long way in helping us sell our house in less than a week. I highly recommend this team!!!
I haven’t had the best experience with Real Estate agents but John is truly an exception. After putting my house on the market with another real estate agent and having virtually no interest, I took it off the market, fired him and hired John. Within a couple of weeks we had it back on the market and it sold within 6 hours! Not only that, but the offer came in a $15,000 above asking price! Let me repeat that: It sold within 6 hours of being listed at $15,000 more than asking price! No bidding, just the one amazing offer. Why did this happen? Because John is brilliant. We made some updates based on his recommendations and we got our money back three fold. Not only that but he made my life so easy because he took care of so many things. I didn’t have to take off of work because he would meet various people at the house who needed access, I am so grateful I found him. There is a reason why he receives 5 stars. I would give him 10 if I could. If you want to sell your house quickly and sell at asking price or more, you need to hire John. Trust him with his recommendations and you will be thrilled with the results. I guarantee it.
John Young was a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgable about the process of home buying and about homes in general. As first time home buyers we had so many questions. John patiently and thoroughly answered every one of them. He is a great agent! John was impressively responsive. I always felt like he was available for us and eager to show us homes. I believe John truly wanted to help find the right home for us. He gave us great advice and was very effective when we made an offer on our home. John is a skilled negotiator who works hard to get the best deal for his clients. The home we bought was explicitly listed “AS IS”. That said, John managed to negotiate repairs from the seller after our inspection. His extensive knowledge about home systems was crucial to us when evaluating the homes we saw. His knowledge about home improvements was a nice bonus. I feel as though he helped us make an informed decision, and he made the whole process very straightforward.
John and his associate Jeff helped us buy the home of our dreams. It was a difficult transaction in which the sellers had been held up in escrow for months by a dubious set of other buyers. John worked with the seller’s agent to manage a delicate situation and methodically worked through all the thorny issues to resolution. I would recommend John and Jeff without reservation.
John, developed our selling plan which included pricing, readying the house and grounds (we decided to stage) and identifing potential buyers. John was extremely helpful coordinating the trades people needed to perform painting, landscaping, hauling etc. Once everything was completed according to the plan the house went on the market and sold within 6 hours of listing. We were extremely happy with John’s work and highly recommend him.
OMG…John is so much more than just a realtor. He truly goes out of his way at every turn. We decided to list our house on a Thursday afternoon…he had the photographer there the next day, open house on Sunday, and a full price offer waiting Monday morning! Then to top that, he found a perfect home for us….and our list was extensive. The house we bought wasn’t even on the market, but with John’s skills we were able to buy it with no competition in a very competitive market. John and Jeff truly go above and beyond, are super flexible and understanding, and will work until all parties are pleased. This team is a winner for sure! You won’t go wrong with them!
John and Jeff of Metro DC for Sales are the definition of awesome and relentlessness when it comes to buying a home. Not only do they know the realty market so well, they also know all the people and contact you need to successfully make your dream of owning a home a reality. In all seriousness, John and Jeff took very good care of our needs. From the very start at that Panera bread where we meet John for our first meeting. Through the search in a very competitive buyers’ market, John and Jeff remained focus on helping us find our dream home, I almost have up but they continue to encourage us letting us know that sometime it take time to find the perfect home. And when we did, then I really saw how great john and Jeff are, they had all the answers to our question, guiding us on what offer to we make, recommending bank & financing, home inspector, title & settlement company and even including an appliance/repair insurance. They have it all covered, “the whole nine yards”. And when the inspection came back John with such a profound and experience negotiation skills John help us with a huge return on our investment getting the seller to remediation of some key aspect of the home. This was such a great win for our family. As a business owner, with complicated schedule, I wouldn’t have been able to get all this done without the expertise of John and Jeff. Lastly, on our closing day; it dawned on me that I, Olga, Sophia and Alexander who is now 7 months old will greatly miss you both. Thank you John and Jeff! Femi and Olga Beltsville MD
John and Jeff of Metro DC for Sales went above and beyond expectations in getting our house sold. Within two days of being on the market offers began to come in. John was diligent in his negotiations to find just the right buyer. John was very responsive giving us great feedback and answering all our questions. He is a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him
John held our hand through the process and ensured we understood everything, so that it was clear and that we had all our ducks in a row. He always answered our questions, so that we were comfortable in our decisions. He was available whenever we needed him and accommodated our schedule for house viewings/inspections/etc. John also gave us tips on contractors and such, as well as tips on how to fix things in the home, save energy, etc. He was a true partner.
John was an excellent guide through the process of purchasing a home in Maryland. We have previously only bought property in New York and the process in MD is quite different. John was able to anticipate some of our concerns and ensure that we understood everything that was needed for a smooth purchase. His knowledge of the area and the market is superb and he makes himself available for any questions or concerns that might arise. His support through and after the closing process is beyond anything we’ve experienced. He was an outstanding agent whom We would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone interested in purchasing a home.
Our dream of home ownership finally became a reality thanks to John and Jeff expertise in the real estate. They were right there with us throughout the process. They are true professionals who fight for their clients’interest. John and Jeff not only help us find the right home within our finances, but they also guided us through out the process by recommending us the best lender officer, home inspector, and title company. And, because of the combined effort of this highly knowledgeable team of professionals, we had a smooth first home buying experience. John and Jeff are not in the business just to make quick bucks. Instead of pressuring us into making an offer, they made sure that our future home is in good enough shape for us to buy. John was quick to point out potential problems that could cost a lot of money to repair in some of the properties that we were interested in. In addition, they provided us one year home warranty and waved our contract agreement fee in order to conclude the settlement. Therefore if you ever wonder whether there are realtors out there who will defend your interest like they will theirs, look no further. Thank you, John and Jeff. Ali and Rougui
John is the best real estate professional in the area and was instrumental in helping us find our first home! His attention to detail and knowledge of the DC Metro market is 2nd to none and you will be hard-pressed to find another agent better than him. Trust me on this, he’s the guy, hire him immediately! Not a person that is going to try to get over on you, very upfront, very direct, very honest & trustworthy and he’ll always be my agent until I go 6ft under or move out of the area. Out of 5 stars, he’s a 10!
John is the ideal realtor. Our search with John spanned almost 18 months, but he was nothing but patient, helpful, and professional throughout. I knew he was the guy for us when, early on in our search, he talked my wife and I out of purchasing a condo that, while a good deal, may not have been the best fit for us long term. What kind of realtor talks his client out of a sale? John Young, that’s who. If that doesn’t scream integrity, I don’t know what does. Turns out John was right, as a little over a year later we are now settling into our new townhome that we absolutely LOVE. Do yourself a favor and give John and his team a call. You’ll be glad you did.
Our experience with John and his team was remarkable. John not only becomes our agent but also a good friend. He always gave us very timely and valuable information regarding every property that we were interested. As first time home buyers, when my wife and I struggle to choose the right property that fit our budget, John helped us to navigate the home buying process without any glitches. To sum up, He is always polite and friendly with me and my wife as he promised he found us exactly what we were looking for and for a great price. John, Thank You for everything, there’s no other way to say it: we’d be lost without you.
Very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. Excellent experience with John – would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the DMV area.
Our first evidence that John was a cut above the rest came when we put our first offer in on a house. In addition to staying up late to explain in extensive detail everything in the offer we were submitting, the final purchase price and total number of offers were exactly what he predicted (We did not get that house because the final purchase price was outside what my wife and I could afford). We appreciated John’s extensive knowledge of the market, the tricks to get a better price on a house, and as someone who remodels houses, his eye for potential problem areas in a house. He has a good sense for what clients ‘want’ in a house, and we got our house (which we love) well below the appraised value, with the owners paying several thousands towards closing costs. John’s help didn’t stop with closing – he had great advice on how to be a homeowner (we are first time buyers), suggestions on the people he uses when he remodels houses, and what to do/change about the house. John was very available when we needed to talk or had questions (even late at night), handled our questions well, and had knowledgeable answers. We bought a house at the lower end in terms of pricing of houses available in this area, and we felt like we got the same treatment we would get if we were buying a million-dollar house. In summary, if you are a first-time homebuyer in the Washington DC area, if you want to be in good hands, then you want to be in John’s hands.
I want to commend John Young for the outstanding job he did selling my deceased brother’s home. Basically I put everything into his hands and he did not disappoint. He undertook a full renovation of the house which was in sad shape and turned it into a very desirable property. He handled the contractors, monitored the work, ensured a quality product, and was able to get more than a fair price, exceeding the original asking price. The house was on the market for one day. I took a hands off approach and left the job to the professional. He did far and above any expectations I had. He took a sow’s ear and made a silk purse. He did a yeoman’s job. I recommend him very highly.