Love them both. Lin Bolen
Most agents we have dealt with are looking to get the deal done and get paid their commission. John, however, acts with such care, that you would think he is buying or renting for himself or his family. He is always thinking about what is best for you and your specific situation and tries to get you the very best price.
Clearly, John knows the Malibu market after living here for over 40 years. He is also a lawyer, which gives John a perspective that most agents don’t have when it comes to reviewing documents and negotiating complex terms. But the best quality of John is that he is 1,000% honest. It is so refreshing dealing with an agent who will tell you what you need to hear both good and bad. It is great to have someone truly on your side that you can trust.
In an industry that has a bad reputation of not being forthright, that mold has now been broken with John. In addition to being a great agent, John also treated us like his friend. He has a huge heart which is almost unheard of in real estate. He is the definition of a “mensch”. He has certainly met and surpassed every expectation that we had and he will do the same with anyone who uses him. As New Yorkers, we are used to fast response times which is hard to find in Malibu. John has impressed even us New Yorkers with the speed at which he gets back to us (24/7) and his professionalism. He is the Harvard or Goldman Sachs of real estate. After using him, I look back at all of the agents we have ever used as inferior.
If we were reviewing him, we would give him 6 out of 5 stars. When you are working with him, you feel as though you are his only client. He truly thinks about his client’s needs over his own. We have no hesitation recommending John to anyone looking to rent or buy in the Malibu area.
Sincerely, Mark and Sheryl Balfan
We just wanted to thank you for your service in the midst of a very fast-moving and competitive market.You helped us achieve our goals in professional and effective ways. Your counsel at emotional moments was consistently respectful and honest, and fair to all parties involved.
As for your character, that is the best part; you proved to be consistently trustworthy, committed, and always gave 100% of yourself. As we once told you after we lost the first house (due to an uncontrollable event) we had wanted to purchase, "we may have lost the house but we found you." We really meant this.
Thanks again for your hard work and your integrity.
Sincerely, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Sall
Will and Valerie Addas
John made sure that every appointment was met with optimal potential, both from a viewing perspective as well as presenting all the most appealing aspects of the location. He also personally followed up with prospective buying agents to ensure all parties experienced the amenities, benefits and advantages our property had to offer.
Similarly, Marco was meticulous in his advisement and structuring of the actual selling agreement. Marco was persuasive and detailed in his negotiation of the terms and he possesses exceptional technical knowledge of the real estate laws and regulations to ensure you are protected against any adverse risks. We couldn't be happier or more satisfied to have engaged these businessmen as our representatives and highly recommend them to anyone seeking the exemplary service we were extended throughout the entire selling process.
Jeff and Monica Reinmiller
Marco was wonderful in walking me through the process of first leasing and then purchasing my house. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking at real estate. They are both extremely knowledgeable and know the L.A. are very well... also always available for a question or a showing.
Kimberly Paige... very happy client and now friend.
John even helped me move out of my beach house this summer when I needed an extra hand, and you can't beat that for a full service broker. ;-).
I own my own business so my schedule can be a little hectic at times, but John and Marco were always patient and understanding and worked around my crazy schedule, no matter what the time or the day. Marco even called me on Christmas Day and talked me through the whole 25 page contract to make sure I was 100% comfortable with every part of the process!
I cannot say enough about how incredible they are and what a great feeling it is to know they truly have your back! You won’t find a better team anywhere and I can confidently say....they are the BEST!!