“There are probably lots of solid brokers out there. John M is in a class by himself--peerless integrity, professionalism, knowledge, to name just a few important qualities. I'd have been nuts to select someone else.
John nailed every aspect of the sale from start to finish. Clear communication at the beginning laid out clear expectations and helped us understand the process. Constant communication kept us informed at every stage--he sent so many updates it was hard to keep up with them all! Could not have asked for a more competent, caring, and knowledgeable professional!
By any measure, John exceeds all expectations in all areas: Polite, Understanding, Friendly, Patient, Knowledgeable, Helpful, Trustworthy, Professional, Timely communications, Clear communications, Accessible, Respectful, and most important, he's Approachable!! John stands head/shoulders above other brokers in all areas!
Exceptional experience--the property sold lightening fast, thanks to his tireless efforts!”
HV Ritschard, Cheyenne, WY (Seller)
“You MUST use John Montemayor if you are looking to buy or sell a house in Northern Virginia. There is no one who can compete with his knowledge, workethic, and cheerfulness. He steered us away from problem houses and helped us find the perfect home for our family. John was always available and able to answer all of our questions across a range of topics. Our home buying experience could not have been better, and we owe it all to John Montemayor. We will absolutely be using him when we sell our home.”
Alex P, Stafford VA (Buyer)
“John simplified the process of home buying with his expertise every step of the way. His attention to detail is unmatched and he was extremely thorough and responsive! We are so thankful for John and already plan on using him for our next military move! He treats his clients like family and truly cares for your best interests! He gave us weekly updates on our property while we were on the other side of the country and was always available to answer questions! Without his initiative, I’m confident we would have missed the opportunity to buy our house in this fast-moving market. We couldn’t be happier with John’s services and our home! ”
Greg, Leesburg (Buyer)
“I contacted Century 21 Redwood Realty and John Montemayor because I was very impressed with their web site, and I am very glad I did. I have sold several houses and John Montemayor was by far the best agent I have worked with. His professionalism, attention to detail, and communication skills are outstanding. John assisted us in getting our house ready for the photographer and for showings. He arranged and accompanied the photographer and produced an amazing online listing! Our listing went active at 10 AM and in less than 6 hours we had a solid offer for more than we had expected, what more could anyone want?? The Century 21 Redwood Realty team supporting John was spectacular. The photos, 3d modeling, and video work was fantastic and our online listing was beyond belief. I would not hesitate to use John Montemayor and/or Century 21 Redwood Realty again, higher praise I cannot give!!”
Bill Manifold, Manassas, VA (Seller)
“John proved to be very hard working, knowledgable, and reliable. He frequently communicated with us and was extremely fast in returning communication. John was very patient, taking the time to get to know us and putting our general well-being above everything else. If there was anything he could take off our plate and put on his, that’s what he did. John truly exceeded our expectations, and we will recommend him to all of our family and friends who need a realtor! ”
Kevin & Sarah, Woodbridge (Buyer)
“John was fantastic to work with throughout my home buying experience. From helping me understand all the details of the home buying process to showing me dozens of houses and helping me narrow down my choices. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy a house, especially if you are new to the town and/or are a veteran. You will not regret it!”
Sean - Herndon, VA (Buyer)
“John made the home buying process very seamless and fun. He was a huge asset to us and was extremely knowledgeable about what we should be looking for in our first home.
He also handled everything in a very timely manner. He communicated with our lender to make sure we closed by a strict closing timeline with no hitches.
We will not hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a home in the area.”
Jenifer, Woodbridge (Buyer)
“John made the sale seem perfect. Everything went along with no problems for us. He was very thorough. If we were to sell again we would certainly prefer to use Mr. Montemayor without even calling anyone else. We have already referred him to anyone we talk to and will continue top do so. ”
Dan Hall, Heathsville, VA (Seller)
“Not only did John enable me to receive a great price for my home, he always kept me informed about the housing market through emails and newsletters.”
Mario Cantu, Woodbridge (Seller)
“John was completely involved in the process from start to finish. Amazing knowledge base and very well prepared. John is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with! Wonderful service, maximized our profits, full asking price for our home. Highly recommend!”
Tom Q, Woodbridge, VA (Seller)
“John pulled the sale of our home over the goal line in spite of a global pandemic.
That level of commitment is truly rare. ”
Kevin Pike Woodbridge (Seller)
“John Montemayor was great to work with, from start to finish. He was patient with my wife and four-year-old son, flexible when we hit hiccups, and timely with the paperwork. No pressure and truly on our side, pointing out flaws and problems in some houses that we might have overlooked, keeping us from making mistakes. He got to know us and made sure we got into the right house for our needs and budget.
John came highly recommended by several family friends who had worked with him previously and had nothing but high praise for him, all of which turned out to be completely well founded.
Frankly, John is the ultimate professional, a master of his craft. And no, this high praise is not meant to be overblown or flippant; he really is that good. Not to put too fine a point in it, but John was fantastic! Best realtor I've ever dealt with.
Phil Stevenson, Fredericksburg, VA (Buyer)
“Professional, classy, extremely respectful and took extra time to explain all aspects of my purchase. ”
Richard Brannan, Woodbridge, VA. (Buyer)
“A true professional who consistently ensured we were considering properties for all the right reasons. He offered his expertise in so many ways as we were first time home buyers. He understood our concerns as a military family and took special care to be flexible and available. His knowledge of the local area and, particularly, how to best commute between multiple military bases, made this experience much easier.
We reached out to John with very short notice. He immediately moved appointments around to help us and ensure we could make our timelines for home buying/searching as directed by our military jobs. He also, when he was unavailable, linked us up with his outstanding coworker.
We have already recommended John to another military family coming to the area this summer!”
Danielle Phillips, Dumfries (Buyer)
“Our house was sold in April 2019 did not go to settlement until Nov. 2019. As stated before there was a problem with the septic system that had to be repaired. John helped us to get through this by helping to find contractor to do the work. also made calls to the contractor on the progress. John and i talked at least once a week or maybe more. Any issue i had John took care of immeniately. I cannot express my appreciation for John help. I would be happy to help John in any way.
Ed Pravlik Unionville va. (Seller)
“From the moment I spoke with Mr. Montemayor on the phone, he immediately established rapport, and I knew we would work great together because both of us were Veterans.
Mr. Montemayor was there every step of the process from suggesting I take a photo of my earnest money check for my records to providing very detailed information relating to the contract and closing procedures. One night I was unable to get to a computer because I was traveling, and he read verbatim to me the contract then encouraged me to re-read when I got to my destination. Additionally, Mr. Montemayor was tremendously knowledgeable of the area and the negotiating process.
Mr. Montemayor and I had quite a few challenges and roadblocks along the way, varying from difficult sellers to my lender, not meeting deadlines. Mr. Montemayor maintained his professionalism impeccably throughout.
This is the fourth property I have purchased over the years, and he would be the seventh realtor I have dealt with; Mr. Montemayor is hands down the very best realtor I have ever had. Also, I want to make this clear to the reader; I am simply not just writing him a good review because he asked, or because it is a courtesy. John was outstanding and went out of his way to ensure my wife and I were taken care of. ”
John G. Autry, Manassas (Buyer)
“To say John is a rock star Realtor would be an understatement. I can't begin to describe how wonderful it was having him as our Realtor. His drive, knowledge, availability, compassion all helped make the process so much less stressful than we have previously experienced. I have and will continue to recommended him to friends in the area.
John's sales pitch we we first met was outstanding. He really knows his stuff, was immediately engaging and friendly and treated us like we were the only potential client. He really connects with people and that trait helped sell us on C21.
John got our house sold in less than three days at a price we were worried may have been too high. He knows the market and was confident we were priced right -- and we definitely were! ”
Al Elser, Northern Virginia (Seller)
“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)