“John was always available to answer any questions or to address any concerns that we had throughout the process. We sold our home from a distance, but we knew we could count on him to get everything taken care of there in the area, even though we couldn’t visually verify that it had been done. ”
Jarrett E. (Seller)
“John was great to work with and really took care of us. This was my wife and I first experience with buying a new home. I would absolutely go back to John for any house buying or selling assistance/needs in future.
John was very patient and understanding with my wife and I. Again, this was our first experience buying a home and we were under a time crunch to get off of a military base and into a new home; all while trying to land a new job and secure financing. There were some stressful days and John took it in stride keeping us calm and focused on the target.”
Kenneth Dewey, Sterling, VA (Buyer)
“John has a great reputation of reliability and judgment. Word gets out amongst Marines! I have recommended him to others and they have said the same. He is prompt, thorough, and knows tons about the local market and nuances of all the neighborhoods. I will seek to work with him in the future if we find ourselves back in the market!”
Dave, Montclair VA (Seller)
“Once more, I have never had a realtor with such a quick response time or willingness to do whatever it took to get the job done! We must have looked at over 150 homes via the web, in that John sent us portals to whatever area we requested to see. When we saw homes we liked, we told John and if not same day, next day he would go look at the home. We had to rely on John to view the home as we were living in Arizona. He looked at multiple homes on our behalf and always provided feedback whether positive or negative. John's integrity and constructive criticism helped us find the right home. Again, awesome work and we found the best person for the job! I don't think we would have got the right home with someone else. Thanks to John, we are in the right home!!”
Ron Paton Strasburg (Buyer)
“John was absolutely outstanding as a friend and agent. From start to finish he was there for me when I needed him and in the capacity necessary.”
Joe Cowan Morgantown (Seller)
“John Montemayor went above and beyond to ensure all of our needs and wants were considered when we were selling our home of 28 years (We got and accepted a clean, full asking price, contract within the first two days). I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a realtor to buy or sell their home. John did both for us and although it was a very stressful time, it was seamless and all thanks to John!!!”
ROSEMARY STADIE, DUMFRIES, VA (Seller)
“John heard my needs for the sell of the property and all of his actions and expertise perfectly led to the quick sell with no difficulties. I have had such horrific experiences with other realtors and John was leaps and bounds above others I have dealt with. I would recommend his services to anyone in the Northern VA area. ”
Janet Tanner, Weat Lafayette, IN (sold in Stafford, VA) (Seller)
“Very much valued John Montemayor's "up to date understanding" of market conditions.
I was literally traveling on the other side of the world for the entire period from the home going on the market through closing on the sale.
John has an excellent ability to execute the list of tasks required to sell a home. He was invaluable to me, keeping me appraised of conditions in great detail. I felt very comfortable in providing guidance to John for contract negotiation and other decisions that had to be made quickly to keep "on track" for a closing less than 4 weeks from a ratified contract. John's "painting a picture of the rapidly changing real estate environment" made it possible to quickly complete tasks and at the same time allowed me to quickly understand what needed to be done, making it easy for me to execute documents and make decisions in support of my goals.
Given the declining market conditions on 21 October when I left the country for a month, I was a bit worried how my sales prospects would pan out. However, I did feel confident that I had prepared my home well based on John Montemayor's guidance received to look attractive to buyers. This was critical as the number of potential buyers was likely to be fewer. Getting an offer 4 days after going on the market tells me that the preparations were exactly right. John then jumped in with great energy to make sure every single step necessary in the process to sell the home went off quickly. John Montemayor stayed in touch extremely well so that the 16 hour time difference didn't impair preparation for closing a bit!!”
Brian Prindle Alexandria (Seller)
“We entered this sales process with a lot of reservations. It was our first sale, we were selling from overseas, and we knew we were dealing with an older house in need of refinishing in the basement. John Montemayor was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn’t be happier. He greatly helped reduce the aforementioned stresses.
John is an absolute professional. He was prompt, concise, and considerate. He respected the time difference between Virginia and Japan while keeping us informed with steady email updates. He had buyers lined up even before the advertising was complete. Equally important, he was very tactful with the buyers and their concerns. He listened to them and brought swift compromise to items of concern with the property. His negotiating skills kept both parties happy.
We truly feel blessed that the whole process went smoother than we could have dreamed. Thank you John and Century 21 Redwood Realty team.
Jon and Paula, Yokosuka, Japan (Seller)
“John was a pleasure to work with. He kept us calm through this nerve wracking experience of selling our home and gave us good advice on many issues. We trusted his judgment, and he delivered every time. We would not hesitate to work with him again!
L.K. Gault, Woodbridge (Seller)
“The agent's, Mr. Montemayor's, professionalism is unmatched by other agents who I've dealt with during my other sell/purchase of home. His follow-ups to my questions are always timely. His advises are always valuable and relevant. I will select him again for my future home sale/purchase.
We viewed over 100 homes, from Woodbridge to West Springfield to Burke prior to selection and purchase. Mr. Montemayor has always encouraged us to make sure we find a home which completely meets our needs and desires. He is extremely patient and never have pressured us or suggest to compromise. We were very confident that he would work with us and for us to find the right home.
If you are looking for an agent whose interest in finding a right home for you based on your needs, desires, and budget,, Mr. Montemayor is the one you are looking for, an absolute professiona!”
Yun, Woodbridge VA (Buyer)
“John was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept us informed every step along the way. I would recommend John to anyone.”
Jack Bennett Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“John was fantastic in selling our home quickly. He was proactive in marketing and finding the best way to get exposure for qualified buyers and following through to ensure the sale was completed expeditiously. John was always accessible and timely in his communications with us and with agents for potential buyers. In addition, he patiently and resourcefully worked through issues that came up in the process of selling. I highly recommend John for his knowledge, attentiveness, integrity, and professionalism. ”
Fritz Thornton, Raleigh (Seller)
“John always had your best interest, he would not let you buy a house that he thought was not a good purchase. He just didn't show you the house, he also performed his own inspection of the house. ”
“John is a true professional possessing a vast knowledge of the business as well as the rare characteristic of caring for those with whom me works/represents. He explained everything in understandable detail and appreciated clearly. Never did his monetary aspect of his representation surface. If our expectations as to what to expect of various aspects of the sale were incorrect he was able to graciously and professionally explain why and how to deal with them.
Being a small business man myself, I appreciated his availability whenever it was needed. And as I have already stated, his vast knowledge of his profession.
Whenever, one can achieve a friendship within a business transation it makes "work" more of a pleasure. I never thought of John as anything but a friend throughout his representation.
Although we did not need the marketing aspect of his firm he willingly presented this alternative in the event the unsolicited offer we received fell through. John was always head of the game.
John represented his profession at the highest level possible. His services were beyond reproach and I could not have hoped for a better outcome from this sale.
H. Craig Russell now in Salt Lake City, Utah - Former Montclair, VA resident (Seller)
“We would highly recommend John Montemayor listened to us & spent time with us until he found us our dream home! He was very attractive to details & never seem to tire in finding us what we wanted!
John walked us thru the whole process from finding what we wanted to assisting in the mortgage process to completion of our home.
He was excellent!”
Me & Mrs Newman (Buyer)
“We had worked with John in the past and were very happy with his services, and were certain we would work with him again when the opportunity arose.
John has fantastic attention to detail and negotiation skills. I can always rely on John to call or text as soon as there are any updates, and to provide thorough decision support materials for any key decisions around the home buying process. John also worked hard to leverage all opportunities that arose to reduce our purchase price.
John is exemplary in his conduct and possesses a wealth of knowledge. He brought many points of consideration and negotiation to our awareness that we would never have thought of otherwise. John is always available for questions or discussion, and if he doesn't know the answer, he knows who to ask to find out.
John helped make a very lengthy home-buying process a success, and did an excellent job of minimizing our expenses and risk over the course of the effort. He was invaluable to finding and securing our new home in good order.
I always recommend John to others who are looking to buy, rent, or sell in the area. He can be trusted to look out for the best interests of his client, even if that means he gets a reduced or even no commission (in the event it doesn't make sense for them to buy or sell at that time based on their unique situation)”
James from Virginia (Buyer)
“Thank you John for all of your hard work and dedication during this process. You gave us hope and encouragement in times of disappointment. We thank you and pray the best for you and your family. Century 21 Redwood is blessed to have such a knowledgeable and dedication team member. Very Respectfully, Eric and Nikki Coleman”
Eric Coleman, Woodbridge, VA (Seller)
“I have worked with John Montemayor in the past when he helped my family find the townhouse we currently live in. After the sale, John maintained friendly contact with us even sending birthday and holiday greetings. This represents a level of customer service that is increasingly becoming more and more rare. Throughout the time that I have known John, He has always been a consumate professional who made me feel that he genuinely was concerned for me and my family’s best interests. I feel John’s puts his clients interest above his own and works hard to ensure his clients get the best experience possible from the sale of their property. I refer to John as my realtor and would absoluteyly work with John in the future.”
Kenneth Taylor, Woodbridge, VA (Seller)
“I wanted an agent/broker team with a reputation for integrity and excellence. My agent, John Montemayor, far exceeded my expectations.
John Montemayor is an incredible realtor! While real estate transactions are quite complicated, John repeatedly displayed an innate ability to logically explain every step in a manner easily understood. His integrity is beyond reproach...I would trust him in any situation. John Montemayor is a superstar!”
Mitch Hailstone, Montclair (Seller)
“John was excellent in all these categories because we had a difficult buying process due to it being a seller's market. John readily explained all options before we signed or made a decision about purchasing our house. We appreciated the fact that John treated house buying as if he were buying the house himself! We definitely came to think of him as a member of the family during this process.
Again, John exceeded all expectations of a real estate agent. If John missed a call from us he always called back, texted, or emailed in the next 15 minutes to tell us when he would be available to talk or to answer our questions. His knowledge was extremely helpful when it came to the home inspections, John gave us a realistic expectation of what the home inspection could turn up, which was great as there were no unexpected surprises!
John was able to get us our dream home through his knowledge of the market. And recommended an escalation clause to help us secure the home we wanted, because of John's knowledge we won the contract by under two hundred dollars! We will forever be grateful for his help!!”
Anna Dawson, Dumfries, VA (Buyer)
“I really appreciate his skill level. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He had my home on the market and under contract in 3 days. ”
“We were referred to John by a coworker/fellow service memeber. John was extremely knowledgeable and always had our best interests in mind. We were living and conducting our search from California and John accommodated and supported us through the entire process. THANK YOU! ”
Rachel Gonzales, Montclair, VA (Buyer)
“John did a great job helping my family and I purchase our home. He was very easy to work with and I would definitley recommend him to others. ”
Corey Reynolds (Buyer)
“A Buyer’s True Friend
As a first time home buyer we were confused and completely baffled by the complex process of home buying and the agent assigned to us by our lender seemed to be leading us down a blind alley and left us further helpless by being uncooperative and reluctant. Amidst this chaotic situation we scheduled a viewing through the website of Zillow without knowing who is going to show us the property. God sent John as our Realtor to bring some peace and sanity into this crazy situation of our home search! He is truly Godsend because we needed someone like him at that point so badly. He is such a together sort of guy with all impressive and extraordinary personal and professional qualities that it's impossible to express those in a single page of paper. Just since our first meeting, we started to respect and inspire him for his profound knowledge about properties and area that we chose to buy home and gradually we found him as a methodical and devoted person and very prompt in dealing with any of our inquiries. He provided us with all the useful knowledges and necessary tips regarding selecting a good property. When the selection was made, he took all the responsibilities in his own shoulder to have all the necessary jobs done step by step from home inspection to final walk through and closing. We can never think of anybody else as his alternative who could help us that much sincerely as he did. Even after buying our new home, we still contact him for any issues with a little hesitation that after successfully completing his job he might not be happy assist us, but leaving us in surprise, he still helps us to find solution regarding any issues about our new home with same enthusiasm! He made our home buying experience so pleasant and smooth beyond our expectation that we recommend his name to all our friends and relatives who are planning to buy home. John Montemayor secured his position in our heart with his excellent work….people may know him as a real estate agent, but we know him as a “buyer's true friend"!
Asma Rubyat, 17321 Nugent Lane, Dumfries, VA. (Buyer)