Testimonials

Professional Testimonial by Meredith M.

“John came highly recommended to me by a colleague of mine. I needed a Marin agent to handle a very complicated personal real estate transaction and all of the agents I already knew were not a fit. Even though I have been in the business for over 20 years and know plenty of people in the industry, this particular deal required finesse, expertise, patience and professionalism in the extreme. To say I am critical about those in my profession might be an understatement. I’ve long said 10% of real estate agents are excellent – 50% should not be in the business. John is in the top 3% of real estate agents that have that unique blend of experience, warmth, hard negotiation skill and professionalism. I cannot recommend him highly enough. If I could give him a sixth star, I would!”

“Taking into consideration John was a friend of mine prior to him working with me to sell my home in Novato back in 2010, I have to say he is a true professional who is dedicated to his craft and clients. Not only did he sell my home in short order, he help me to procure funding after discovering projects that would increase the value and sell ability of the property. I am beginning the process of selling my present property in San Rafael and wouldn’t trust any agent more than John to be a partner in the weeks and months to come.”

Marc I

“Would you like to sell your house quickly for over asking price? That is exactly what John did for us. John incorporated a fantastic stager, painter, carpet company, and professional photographer that made our house so beautiful we wondered why we were selling it. The result, three offers in one day, two for over asking price. The eventual buyer had seen the house before John prepped it and wasn’t interested. After seeing the prepared home, the buyer presented an offer two hours later and closed the deal in fifteen days. Is John in the top one percent of Marin agents? The results speak for themselves. We highly recommend John. He is truly an exceptional real estate professional!”

Ken & Carlyn

“John helped us our condo in Sausalito and also to buy a new home in Corte Madera. He was a delight to work with; patient, thoughtful and very informed about the market. He gave us sound and realistic guidance and within one week of our condo being on the market we had 7 offers to pick from, all well over asking. When it came to finding our new home, he was thoughtful in everything he showed us and gave excellent guidance once we found the property we wanted to make an offer on. This is the 1-year anniversary of being in our new home and we say almost every day how thrilled we are with it. John would be our first call if we decided to move again!”

Jenny, Stephan & Kai

“John has helped us buy two houses and sell one. He helped us buy our starter home back in 2010 and even though it was a small house (at the near-bottom of the market) he approached our purchase like it was Priority #1. When we sold and moved counties seven years later, John was right there with us after just one email. He worked intently on our behalf all summer (including price negotiations) and we are confident we live in our Forever Home thanks to his efforts. John’s warmth and organized professionalism is a rare combination. He offers candid advice while keeping your unique desires for a home in mind. He’s the realtor we recommend to everyone in the Bay Area.”

Daniel & Andrea

“We are very grateful to have crossed paths with John Zeiter. He recently helped us find our first home. He took the time to go over things with us in detail and was just a pleasant person to work with overall. We never felt uncomfortable asking him questions about things we knew little about. He is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and sincere. We would not hesitate to recommend John to our closest friends; he made the whole process of finding a home easier for us. Thank you John!”

Matt & Linda

“John helped with the purchase of my home in San Anselmo after patiently showing me countless other properties.  His focus was always on helping me find the right home, regardless of how long that might take.  He guided me through every step of the purchase process and I always trusted that he would   be my unflinching advocate.  Thank you John!”

John S.

“We had the pleasure of working with John to find our dream home in Mill Valley. John is extremely professional and truly has his client’s best interests in mind. His years of experience and knowledge about the Marin County area made us feel extremely confident in the house hunting process. John did an excellent job of educating us throughout the process and was always more than happy to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend John. He’s a truly outstanding real estate professional.” Katy, Brad & Jaxson

“We really appreciate everything you did for us in the sale of our house. It was definitely a partnership starting with the very first discussions several years ago regarding Ron possibly retiring to the reality of making that decision and putting our house on the market. It was clear to us from the very first meeting that you were the guy we wanted to work with. We were looking for and found a sound advisor who understood our objectives, had a strong sense of integrity, and was able to help us make the right decisions along the way! With you it was not all about the deal but about helping us achieve our goals and about a long term relationship/partnership.

 

Thanks so much and you know we will refer folks your direction in the future. And please use us as a reference anytime—all realtors should
be like you!”

Janet P. & Ron S.

“I would highly recommend John Zeiter as a reliable and informative agent. He not only goes above and beyond, he makes the entire process easy and fun! John asked many questions to find exactly what we were looking for and made me feel at ease when it came to the overwhelming process. He is friendly and made the whole family feel like they were part of the process (even my two year old by asking him questions about what he liked about certain properties…ha ha). If you want to find a house to call a home, I highly recommend John!”

Nicole F.

“When we decided to sell our existing home and purchase a replacement property, John helped us weigh our options. He is very helpful, insightful as well as a good listener and sensitive to the emotional stress that can come of this process. He kept us focused on our goals & timeline without undue pressure. From John’s years of experience, he got a sense of what was important to us and was able to point out items of concern or benefit on the properties we were viewing. The process of both purchasing & selling a home is extremely stressful. John was able to smooth the waters during trying times and kept us from going over the edge. John provided several helpful recommendations for professional services not strictly related to home repair. We highly recommend John to anyone buying or selling a home!”

Ed & Janice L.

“John helped the purchasing process go very smoothly by working with the Seller’s agent. He always returned my calls and gathered information as I needed it. He is very knowledgeable about the tons of paperwork that needed completion to put in the offer. He recommended a great Title Co. who was very easy to work with. He also helped me find a great contractor to upgrade a few plumbing items before I moved in. I would recommend John to anyone no matter the price range who is either selling or buying a home in Marin County.”

Linda W.

“John went above and beyond, even being willing to show us the property on a holiday. We had to close the sale from a distance and he helped us file all the paperwork electronically. Very professional, helpful, and an all-around nice guy.”

Allen & Julia S.

“John helped me purchase the home of my dreams. John’s challenge was that I was only willing to buy a new home if I found the one floor plan that I wanted at a price point I was willing to pay. Throughout this two year odyssey, John was very patient with me and was always there when I needed his advice and assistance.

 

John is extremely well connected in the community, has outstanding resources and can answer all your questions even if it takes a little research. He timely answered every question providing a historical perspective with each explanation. When we were in negotiations to purchase the house; he walked me through the entire process and stayed on top of every little detail and timeline. He provided excellent advice and counsel throughout because I now own the house of my dreams. John also provided us with excellent advise on how to prepare our old home for resale. We did as he recommended and sold our home right away in this down market.

John has a quiet demeanor and is very accommodating but don’t let that fool you. When he needs to be, he is like a dog with a bone . . . He didn’t let anyone or any obstacle get in the way of me getting my dream house. There were definitely hurdles in the process, tense moments and others who were just not performing timely. John made sure that the deal went through because of the extra work he put into it, even when it wasn’t his responsibility. If you want an excellent real estate partner who cares about you achieving your goal, is knowledgeable and has exception integrity, then John is the person you need on your team.”

Pamela & Hector B.

“Please accept my thanks for the extraordinary efforts you made on behalf of my wife and me in connection with the purchase of our home in Carmel Valley.

 

This transaction was particularly complex, as the property was part of a double escrow after emerging from a bankruptcy proceeding. Without your knowledge, great judgment and patience, this transaction would never have closed. Indeed, your efforts earned the respect of everyone involved– attorneys, escrow officers, and both the seller and his agent, as well as the undersigned.

Throughout your engagement you exhibited, without exception, an understanding of the type of property we were looking for, and your advice and analysis were invaluable. We benefited greatly from your long experience in real estate– no professional we have ever worked with has shown the degree of care and unselfishness on our behalf that you consistently displayed.”

Daniel & Karen M.

“It was a pleasure working with John given his high level of integrity, non-pushy attitude, knowledge of the overall sale process and follow thru. We would highly recommend him.” Lisa & Doug F.

“John was extremely knowledgeable and helpful through the whole process of us buying our first home. He patiently answered all of our questions and made me and my girlfriend feel comfortable from start to finish. John works closely with everyone involved and keeps everything on track. We are so grateful to John for his help and attention and we’ll certainly be working with him in the future. We couldn’t recommend him more.”

Gabe & Luisa

“John represented us for the sale of our condo and purchase of our house. It would be difficult to find a broker who knows Marin County better than John. We were particularly appreciative of how responsive he was to our many questions and requests. Often, he was able to provide information that went beyond the scope of the purchasing and selling. His network of the associated professionals that are critical to buying and selling property is extensive. He stays calm when things go sideways and was always very clear on what was needed from us and the other parties involved. We are happy to recommend John.”

Shannon & Kris

“It was a pleasure to work with you on the sale of my house in Tiburon this year. You are the consummate professional. As a former Attorney and Realtor I was awed by the service you provided to make this transaction happen. In less than two months we remodeled the house, staged it and improved it tremendously; you provided painters, rug installers, a stager and a vision to make the house look it’s best. Your advice regarding what to do and what not to do was very valuable.

The negotiations for the sale were complicated and time consuming. You were there for me every time I called you. Your understanding of the market, lead to a sale in a very short time and I am very pleased with the results.

Please feel free to use my contact information as a reference for future customers who deserve the best.”

Gregg E.

“John represented me for both the sale of my house and the purchase of my next house. From our first meeting, John asked me about my personal goals and desired outcome for my transactions, and he made sure that he kept those in mind every step of the way. He listened, he advised, he supported and he made it happen. One thing I really liked about John when we first met is that he said his style was “no drama” and he was right. Real estate transactions, realtors and buyers/sellers can all be high strung and emotional, especially with so much money on the line. But John was always calm, always professional, always ethical and always trustworthy. He never got his feather ruffled. John seems to work seven days a week and was always there for me when needed. He is a consummate professional.”

Christine P.

“We purchased a home in the area and John was very helpful during the entire process. He was extremely patient right from the very first meeting. He was and still is very prompt in answering emails and phone calls. We are new to Marin and John not only helped us with the purchase of our house but also helped make a smooth transition to our house, recommending movers, handyman etc. Months later we still write to him for any recommendation and his response is quick. I highly recommend John!”

Sanjeev & Aarati K.

“My husband and I are extremely grateful to John Zeiter who helped us by our first home last year. He made the process clear, simple and fun with his vast knowledge of Marin real estate and his positive attitude. He is incredibly competent, dependable and strong, without being pushy. He gave us the room we needed to make our own decisions while providing expert guidance to navigate this new territory. We highly recommend him and will use him again in the future.”

Lorraine & Richard P.

“We were in a difficult position in selling our home, and John was a rock star. We had a very complicated transaction and he waded through the details quickly and efficiently. He is very responsive and professional. Plus is a really nice guy to work with. We would use in again in a heartbeat.”

Rhonda L.

“We were in a difficult position in selling our home, and John was a rock star. We had a very complicated transaction and he waded through the details quickly and efficiently. He is very responsive and professional. Plus is a really nice guy to work with. We would use in again in a heartbeat.”

Rhonda L.

“Please be advised that this letter is of the strongest recommendation for Mr. John Zeiter and his service as a real estate agent. Most importantly, he always listened carefully to what I wanted and saved me the time and energy by only taking me to houses that he thought fit my descriptions. Additionally, whenever I would change my mind, he always listened carefully, reminded me of the things that were important to me and then adjusted accordingly. After a few months of diligent searching, John was driving into the drive way, I could feel that, from what I could tell from the outside, this house could be it. When I went inside the house, I knew I wanted it. John made it happen as quickly as possible.

 

Needless to say, I am very happy with my house and even to this day, when I have a question about insurance or property taxes, he is always willing to give me insight and advice. Obviously, I want to recommend John to anybody who is looking to purchase a home. I have no doubt John will give you his best effort up to and through the closing of the property.”

Mark S.

“Please be advised that this letter is of the strongest recommendation for Mr. John Zeiter and his service as a real estate agent. Most importantly, he always listened carefully to what I wanted and saved me the time and energy by only taking me to houses that he thought fit my descriptions. Additionally, whenever I would change my mind, he always listened carefully, reminded me of the things that were important to me and then adjusted accordingly. After a few months of diligent searching, John was driving into the drive way, I could feel that, from what I could tell from the outside, this house could be it. When I went inside the house, I knew I wanted it. John made it happen as quickly as possible.

 

Needless to say, I am very happy with my house and even to this day, when I have a question about insurance or property taxes, he is always willing to give me insight and advice. Obviously, I want to recommend John to anybody who is looking to purchase a home. I have no doubt John will give you his best effort up to and through the closing of the property.”

Mark S.

“John is my real estate agent for life! There are few people I have met that actually exemplify integrity, commitment and passion. He is an outstanding person who listens to what I want, gives me honest feedback and goes after what I need. After working with John on the sale of my condo a few years ago, I knew he was the right person to call for my 1031 exchange. I was 9 months pregnant during the summer and needed someone with patience. John made me feel like I was his only client. He was very detail oriented, so I was confident the trade deadline would be met. John handled everything flawlessly. Needless to say, I am grateful for my continual relationship with John and look forward to our next deal together.”

Tiffany R.