"This was a very contentious sale and John's patience and calm demeanor brought this to a successful conclusion. John was a professional at all times and provided a sound resource as to the terms of the contract."
Tom & Mike
"We want to thank you for all you've done to give us pride of ownership. You make complicated negotiations run smoothly. We will think of you gratefully every time we step in the door! Many thanks again."
Becky & Dave
"John was always available to us if we had questions or concerns. Dealing with John means no worries - nothing is left undone. He was able to find and/or recommend contractors to finish remodeling work when we were unable to find anyone. John is friendly, efficient and thorough. We would never deal with another Realtor in Hawaii - unless recommended by John!
Even though John was an agent for both Buyer and Seller, we felt completely comfortable. He was fair in his representation. He helped us determine a fair market price and scheduled an Open House to try to get back up offers. In that way, we felt more comfortable with the sale. We bought and sold three times in Hawaii. Always with John and always with a great feeling of trust and satisfaction."
"We have never attempted to buy a property long distance. With John, the experience was seamless and satisfying. We arrived on May 28. John showed us 18 properties, helped us weigh the pros and cons of each based on his intimate knowledge of the local market and was incredibly responsive and professional. We opened escrow before our trip ended on June 6 and were able to close on time (July 8) without a single problem or delay.
We relied heavily on John's recommendations and referrals for everything from physical inspectors, termite inspectors, lenders, insurance agents, and more. He always gave us multiple options from which to select, provided fair and balanced feedback on each, and encouraged us to make informed decisions based on our own judgment. He never hesitated to be candid with us, but was also careful to respect our need for objective advice."
"In my 25 years as an escrow officer I had the privilege to be associated with Realtors all excelling in their skills and knowledge of Real Estate. When I decided to list a home, I chose John Peterson as he is the best, at least in my opinion. This was not a typical listing yet drawing upon his wealth of experience and using the resources of his office, John was successful in marketing the home. John's energy is endless. He would make a 2 hour round trip drive to meet with Realtors and their clients, met with the electrical, plumbing and structural contractors, and was present at all inspections and walk throughs. We had the lock box but the house was pretty much in an isolated area. Many trips, but John went the “extra mile” – security and peace of mind. This demonstrates that John simply has to love his job, he excels doing it.
John is exceptional in so many ways, most significant is his attention to detail. In reviewing an offer, a special condition required serious discussion and arbitration. The condition provided for the early delivery of keys to the Buyer. This is contrary to the prevailing practice that Escrow notify all Realtors involved that the conveyance document has been recorded - Only upon such notice are keys then delivered to the Buyer. John remained firm that we all comply with the standard practice as he navigated through these conditions. The result was a smoother closing. John is totally committed to do the right thing for all parties. Throughout this transaction John validated what I know about him. He is humble and most importantly so well prepared. He is the ideal choice to be the candidate for the People’s Choice Award, and it is not difficult for me to nominate this superb professional.”
Daphne and Wade
“John was wonderful to work with – very professional and efficient. He worked with us, giving greatly valued advice, for our listing. He got our apartment in to escrow after just the first week that it was listed. He and his assistant were there for us through the entire process.
John has always been courteous and extremely fair to everyone he comes in contact with. His commitment to high ethical standards is unparalleled.”
Kristen and Wes
"We had been looking for a unit in this building for over a year - John continually kept us updated on new listings and information relevant to our search. When we finally decided on this unit we purchased it site unseen based on John's over the phone description and extensive photos. We currently live in Singapore and negotiating the deal was tricky as we were in Asia and the Seller was in Puerto Rico - with the unit and brokers in Hawaii. We felt that John kept our interests top of mind throughout the negotiation and kept us apprised of everything - inspections, assessments, etc. Even after our purchase was complete John assisted us in finding a property manager. I was and continue to be so impressed with John's superior service and follow through. I won't buy another property in Hawaii without him!
John Peterson seems to be one who walks the high road every day and I would never question the fairness of his dealings. It is clear to see as everyone we interacted with from selling agent, inspector, mortgage brokers, etc. had nothing but positive words to say about John. I believe it is because he treats everyone with respect and consideration valuing their contribution. He is very honest and never seems to put the deal above the people who are involved in making it."
NRT LLC, Madison, NJ
In many walks of life, leadership attracts notice. Today, I have the honor of drawing attention to the leadership you've exhibited in helping your clients reach their real estate goals. Congratulations on your inclusion in the NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates for the third quarter of 2017! There are approximately 50,000 sales associates across all NRT brands.
Every market comes with challenges and opportunities. While your most recent results have been superlative, what you've managed to accomplish also speaks to consistency - an established ability to provide value to your clients through your knowledge, professionalism and exceptional service. On behalf of the entire NRT family, please accept our gratitude for your efforts in helping enhance our status as the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company.
Like so many leaders, I suspect you're already looking ahead. I know I'm excited for what the future holds and I wish you continued success for the rest of 2017 and beyond!
President & CEO
"It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of my Yacht Harbor Towers condo. You are most knowledgeable and professional and easy to work with at all times. I feel blessed that you were referred to me. I will recommend you highly to friends."