Tarlton Family, Manhattan Beach
Now that I am settling into my beautiful new house in Manhattan Beach, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say THANK YOU for everything you did that made my new home possible.
Buying real estate is never easy. However, in today’s market it is exceptionally hard. Not only is the available inventory extremely limited, but navigating the new complexities of obtaining financing in the post housing crash banking industry is as challenging as anything I have seen.
Your expert knowledge of the entire South Bay real estate market, including pricing trends, inventory levels, and upcoming availability made finding the right house seem easy. Further, once my offer was in, your knowledge of how to work the finance side of the equation and get us to closing was invaluable. In fact, it was likely the only reason we were able to close on time!
My hat is off to you and your entire Coldwell Banker Team. You are truly a class act in an industry where knowledge and attitude make all the difference. I will be recommending you to everyone I know thinking of buying or selling a home in the South Bay.
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Erin & Randy, Hermosa Beach
"There were nervous feelings when we were selling a home for the first time. Would we be able to sell as quickly as we want? Would we get the price we want? Our first meeting with John McKain laid those fears to rest as he quickly set about thoroughly understanding our needs and motivations and worked with us to determine a strategy to best satisfy those objectives. We had good discourse before agreeing on a pricing strategy designed to spark immediate interest. Within days we had multiple offers to choose from and had selected a buyer we felt comfortable with, again after careful deliberation with John about how to best evaluate the relative merits of each offer. Not long after, we closed the sale. We are really happy about how the whole process worked out and thank John for his informed guidance. We will definitely work with him again.
The Nadal Family, Redondo Beach
"My wife and I can not thank you enough for the incredible respect, devotion, creativity and salesmanship you brought to our home sales process. Your professionalism and dedication to meeting our needs were unmatched. As you are well aware we interviewed many Realtors throughout the South Bay and you approached the sale of our home from a completely different perspective. An approach that would literally make our home stand out from the others and be shown as a "one of a kind". Your positive approach to positioning our property within the market gave us reason to believe in the potential strong sale of our home. Because we were all aligned on how we were going to go to market we were able to create a customized marketing approach. As a result we received multiple offers within days - truly an amazing position to be in given the current real estate marketplace." back to top
The Trump Family, Manhattan Beach
"Thank you again. You exceeded our expectations in listing and selling our home. It was more like dealing with a friend than with a realtor." back to top
Kristina, Hermosa Beach
"I was very fortunate to have John as my agent in the purchase of my
Hermosa Beach home. Selling or buying a home can be very stressful
and I felt like he really understood
what I was looking for and never swayed from his goal of getting me
the right home. He was always patient and available for me when I
had concerns and questions. John is
a top notch agent and was able to take me from the beginning to the
end of my purchase as stress free and efficiently as possible. I
will absolutely use him again.
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"Prior to my arrival in the South Bay, you were a tremendous help in exposing me to the locale and the housing market. Your can-do attitude, willingness to take the extra step, professionalism and customer service first are greatly appreciated. This reflects great credit upon yourself and Coldwell Banker.
The Christiansen Family, San Pedro
"We could not have imagined buying our first home without John especially given that it was a short sale. Throughout the entire process, John was always available for our questions, provided great advice, kept us informed and absolutely never pressured us in any way. We found his expertise of the real estate market and knowledge of the South Bay to be invaluable. With the help of his patience, perseverence and commitment on our behalf, we bought our first home and we are thrilled with it. We refer him to everyone that we know who is looking and we will absolutely come back to him if we ever decide to sell.
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Jeremy & Mieke, Redondo Beach
"We had an exceptional experience with John McKain. He is professional, responsive, and most importantly to us, he possesses a great deal of integrity. John did everything from show us houses with a just-broken leg to helping us find contractors for our newly purchased house. He provides tremendous service. We have no hesitation in recommending John, and in fact have done so to our closest friends and family." back to top
Bill & Nicole, Redondo Beach
"We were looking for a broker that was easy to work with and had a solid understanding of the current real estate market. John is not only extremely personable he also has extensive knowledge of the local real estate market acting above and beyond the call of duty. John worked around our schedule (nights & weekends), facilitated multiple showings over a few months, was always on time and maintained an upbeat attitude. When it came time to put an offer on a house, John was a shrewd and savvy negotiator. He made our specific needs a priority in getting the deal done and was certain all of our questions were answered. I would highly recommend utilizing John for all of your real estate needs." back to top
The Cook Family, Redondo Beach
"We wanted to thank you for your assistance during the purchase of our new home and the sale of our prior home. We appreciate the time it took to find the right house for us, then successfully negotiate and close in time for our baby?s arrival. Your support was critical in achieving an extremely short escrow and assisting us in getting critical maintenance accomplished before we could move in.
We also wanted to thank you for your tireless efforts in selling our property in the current challenging market. We understand the challenges of this market and appreciate your negotiation with the buyer and working with the buying agent through every step of the way to ensure that the escrow closed. We were glad that you were able to get us top dollar in a very competitive market.
Thank you very much for all your hard work in getting both transactions done in a short period. You are definitely an agent that we would use again in the future.
John Cramer, Redondo Beach
"This was my first experience using a real estate agent and purchasing a home. Working with John McKain and Coldwell Banker was smooth, very low pressure and easy going. He was able to show me every house I wanted to see. John was familiar with the many different scenarios and knew all the issues that are associated with Short Sale, Foreclosure, and Probate Sales. He started by showing me several different types and style houses in a variety of area, so that I could really find out what it was that I was looking for. I was not in any hurry to buy but we found a great deal in a neighborhood that I really loved. He was very helpful in guiding me through the paperwork for the initial offer and several counter offers. After we settled on a deal, he had contacts that were able to help get the house inspected and get subsequent quotes on repairs needed for the house. This property was a Probate Sale so there were some legal details that John informed me of before we even submitted the offer, insuring that there would be no surprises. John was invaluable throughout my home buying experience and was present every step of the entire process. " back to top
Marc & Stacy, Redondo Beach
"We would like to acknowledge the sincerity and thoroughness you provided while helping us purchase our home. We appreciated having an agent that understood our timeframes and kept our best interest in mind. We would gladly recommend your services to our family and friends in the future.