John did a great job helping my wife and I find a great home for our family in sunny San Diego. From our every changing list of needs in the home, to settling on a location - John was patient, helpful and fun :) the smoothest purchase of a home we have had!
John was WONDERFUL to work with. He was everything we could have asked for in a realtor and has become a great friend of ours. I am so glad we found you John!!! Thank you for making this process seamless.
Thank you for all your great negotiating skills to get us the best price possible below list on our San Diego home. I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through all the details and answer all my questions regarding the reports, loan docs, etc.
Dear Prospective Clients of John Caron
Let’s admit it, buying a house is stressful. Not only are the prices high but the market is competitive. I have bought and sold six homes in southern CA prior to relocating to northern CA. Most of those purchases and sales were multiple offers and I used 5 different realtors.
John Caron helped us buy our 7th home and this by far was our best experience. We met John at an open house and we immediately connected with John. He wasn’t “salesy” or pushy. John was genuinely interested in getting to know our family, our needs, and our taste. Since this was the first time we were buying in northern CA, John really helped us understand the local nuances. He helped us win in a multiple offer situation in an up and coming neighborhood of Oakland.
John literally responded to my countless questions within minutes (sometimes seconds). His network of inspectors and appraisers allowed us to secure and close the house within 8 days. Not only was he instrumental every step, he has also maintained a relationship with our family and is someone we are happy to call our friend.
I could go into details on everything John did above and beyond but I think John’s most differentiating quality is integrity. He knows quality, he’s honest and he genuinely wanted us to have our dream home.
We highly recommend John for your realtor. When we are ready to make another purchase, he will be our choice. We’ve already recommended John to one of our best friends and he has displayed the same qualities with her as he did with us.
Best of luck in your own search.
Re John Caron
I am writing this letter of recommendation for John Caron. He was our realtor for the sale of a home we owned in San Leandro. Living out of the area it was difficult to take care of the necessary details in preparing the home for sale. When contacted, John immediately met us at that property, and provided us with an accurate market analysis of the home and area. He not only recommended needed repairs and suggested enhancements to the property, but efficiently coordinated the completion of all needed work. This was greatly appreciated as prior to his involvement we were exhausted from the many trips we had made to the home. Once he took over, everything was handled with ease.
John was easy to work with and kept us informed on every aspect of the process. Once marketed, numerous offers were received, and with John’s expertise, we accepted the offer that worked best for us. John made it absolutely painless for us to sign all the necessary paperwork by having the paperwork shipped to our hometown.
We can’t praise him enough for his professionalism and his workable nature. He made all the right suggestions for marketing and quick sale of the property. We highly recommend him, and would be most happy to use his services if needed in the future. Our experience with him was excellent. If you would like to contact us with any further information, please feel free to do so.
Bob and Cindy
John worked with my husband and I for nearly a year to find a home. The market was very tight, so we submitted or came close to submitting many offers in that period. John stuck it out with us throughout the process. I know we were not always easy to work with. Our tight price point and list of demands made for significant hurdles.
We worked together to refine our strategies throughout the process, adjusting to the market conditions and our must haves! As first time home buyers we found what made John stand out was his timely communications and his knowledge acquired through his personal experience of refurbishing homes. This experience was absolutely invaluable. He was often able to quickly assess the state of a home and tell us what to expect when considering an offer on a property and for the most part, his off the cuff observations were consistent with what we would see in the disclosures.
When it came down to the escrow process John assisted us in choosing which inspections we wanted and assisted in getting them scheduled. He was there with us for the inspection and generally held our hands through the entire closing process. We were extremely pleased. We would absolutely recommend John.
Karolyn and Kevin
“John is the BEST agent I have ever dealt with in all my transactions so far. He was on top of it. Great communication with me as well as with the lender, appraiser and everyone else who was involved in this deal.” I have already referred him to my friends and highly recommend him!
Tony and Kelly
John Caron should be your realtor. I don’t care if you’re buying or selling. John should represent you, simple as that.
We met John through a mutual friend, when we were planning to buy our first home. We were scared of the whole process. The money we’d be spending, the debt, the neighborhood, and the very real possibility that we could make a bad decision. From the first day we met John he was our advocate, our ally, and did everything he could to put our minds at ease.
As first-time buyers we had a low budget and huge learning curve—not exactly the most attractive clients. But John still took us on, was always patient and willing to teach us what we needed to know about escrow, 80-10-10’s, and the art of bidding. He’s a de facto contractor and inspector, and he can find red flags in a disclosure statement, or signs of a cracked foundation with a quick glance.
What’s more, he really wanted us to make the right decision. We looked at one home that was aesthetically beautiful but had real structural damage; even with a lower price he didn’t let us bid. Another time we could’ve had a place for a simple bump of a few thousand on the counter; we never completely loved the place, so we said no. He missed out on a sure commission, but John wasn’t upset. It had to be totally right for us, and he wouldn’t feel good about it till it was.
When we finally found the right home, John was there every step of the way. Negotiating the counter, late-night calls to the listing agent, and late-night calls with us. He was there when things got to zero-hour with the payments, and he was there when our lender threw a curve-ball. Once we got the house he put us in touch with his local contacts to complete some updates. John always did, and still does, have our long-term happiness in mind.
Now that the dust has settled and we’re in our new home, John has become a close friend. Buying or selling a house is stressful. We can’t imagine trying to go through it with anyone else. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend John to anyone and everyone we know, and we can’t think of any higher praise than that.
Emma & Ryan
What a pleasure to sell our Oakland home with the expertise and compassion of our realtor, John Caron. He kept us totally informed and under budget. He has exquisite taste and was able to share with us the best ways to make our home "pop". Thanks to John, we received thousands of dollars over our asking price and were able to purchase our retirement "dream home" in the Vallejo Hills! He also refered us to a local expert in this region and provided us with movers - he offered first class service all the way!
Shelia & Jerry
I wouldn't know where to start. First, we picked John after an extensive realtor search and honestly chose to work with him based on his attitude and knowledge of the market. What that means is he was able to positively give us an immediate rough timeline, expectations, and what we needed to do to sell our home in Oakland, not just the usual talk, talk, talk. We followed his advice, made necessary upgrades, handed over the keys to the house and left it up to him - including staging and floor refinishing recommendations. After that, we required additional negotiations with our "strange" neighbors needing a soft hand being convinced that, yes, their illegally connected sewer line to ours would indeed need to be disconnected as per the city of Oakland, and he handled this with ease and professionalism, he also dealt our buyers three time-extended escrow agreement that was due to buyer's issues with a large trust estate traasfer of assets, along with a part-time, hands-off, never available buyer's agent. The marketing essentials were also top notch!! If you are reading this, I would say this, meet him and compare his attitude and knowledge with whomever else you have run across. We made the right decision in working with John, and it protected our investment. He was EXCELLENT!
David and Alex
John is an amazing realtor! He goes above and beyond the normal scope of his job. He always made us feel as if we were his only clients. He helped us purchase our home which took forever, none of which was his fault; he did everything he could to help the process go forward and keep the other realtor on task. He kept in contact with us the entire way through via email, text and phone calls. When all was finished he even was able to refer a few painters and a house cleaner! Overall, I think John has an amazing work ethic, and was pleasure doing business with! Without a doubt I'd refer him to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell their home.
Liz & Steve