Greg and Monica L., Sellers and Buyers in Delaware County
We had the pleasure of engaging John to assist us in both buying our current home and selling our former home. In finding our house to buy, John exceeded our expectations at all levels. He is highly attentive to details, attended each and every meeting at the house, inspections with the several different types of inspector’s , followed up with us promptly with any questions we had and was the quintessential professional throughout. Our transactions saw us making an offer on one house and obtaining an inspection with unfavorable news. Despite John’s losing a considerable commission he candidly advised us about the risks involved if we went forward. We then found the original house we wanted to buy that went back on the market. John swiftly engaged the seller’s agent, met us at the house that same night and was by our side throughout. I must add also that it was determined that the sellers agent was not candid, made misrepresentations that all but sabotaged the deal. John involved the broker in his agency and ultimately the transaction was finalized. John then listed our prior home whereby we had 4 offers in 4 days and sold it swiftly. John’s assistant and team were also outstanding. I would recommend John unconditionally for either/both the sale or purchase of your home.”
Doctor Michael Shank and Peggy Shank, Sellers in Thornbury Township.
In early 2019, after decades in Pennsylvania, we planned a retirement move to Colorado. John Herreid had been a patient of Doctor Shank’s for several years. He had gotten to know him in that capacity and had formed a positive sense of his capabilities and his personal and professional ethics. We selected John to be our listing agent, partially on that basis. We also selected him because we felt his Internet Marketing program and processes were the best in the area. Specifically, as part of his regular service, he provided a virtual property tour (which is present in only 10% of the houses on the market), developed an individual web site just for our house, advertised our house on over 250 real estate web sites and provided professional photography.
The house went on the market on February 4 for $650,000. Within 3 days, John’s marketing produced 3 competitive offers. All were for less than the listing price. John recommended that he go back to all three agents, tell them that we had 3 similar offers and ask them to submit their best and final 24 hours later. Each of the agents did come back with an increased offer. John then prepared a spreadsheet that summarized all of the offers in an easy to understand framework. One of the offers John negotiated was for the full price of $650,000. We signed the final Agreement of Sale on February 11 which was only 8 days after the house initially went on the market.
During this time in Thornbury Township, the average days on market for houses sold was 105. Our house sold 97 days faster than the average. That was important to us as we had an aggressive time schedule in which we wanted to complete our move to Colorado. Also, at that time in our area, the average sales price was 94.4% of the initial listing price. Our house listed for $650,000 which was the price we were hoping to get, and we did. $650,000 was the full listing price. That was 5.6% higher than the average price, which translates to a $36,400 increase over the average sales price.
The buyers did the normal home inspections and made some requests. John negotiated with us and the buyers’ agent and we quickly agreed on a reasonable credit at settlement. That was good for us, as this put the responsibility for all the arrangements for the repairs on the buyers.
Settlement was scheduled for March 22. We wanted to leave for Colorado well before that date. John arranged to represent us at settlement so that we were able to leave when we wanted. John had promised us that settlement would go well, because he would make sure that any possible problems were taken care of well before settlement. It did go smoothly. We got our proceeds check in Colorado a few days, later via wire transfer, It was a smooth transaction from start to finish. The financial results were exactly what we had been hoping for. The negotiations with the buyers to get to settlement were mostly stress free with minimal actual involvement on our parts. If you are thinking of selling your house and want to get the best price that you can, in a short amount of time, and have a strong negotiator on your side, John Herreid has our strong recommendation.
Henry Trostle, Son of Mary Trostle, Seller in Nether Providence Township
I contacted John Herreid about listing my mother’s house for sale in September 2018 after my father passed away.
The preparation of the house was different in that my mother was in process of moving to Virginia to be close to me and my family. Because of that there was nobody living there to coordinate and supervise the work that John recommended or that was required to reach settlement with the buyers. He volunteered to manage all that work which involved the selection and coordination with contractors to accomplish the following: Remove all wallpaper. Repaint all interior walls and ceilings. Replace all electrical outlets, switches and cover plates. Demolish and remove an outside storage shed. Replace the roof over the garage. Arrange for mold remediation after mold was discovered in some areas of the attic. Arrange for video inspection of the sewer line and for needed repairs. He did all of this at no charge to us.
Another of the reasons we selected John for the listing agent was that he presented a very complete and thorough home marketing plan, with an emphasis on Internet marketing. This included an extensive virtual tour, which is present in only 10% of active listings, plus professional photography. The house went on the market on March 15, 2019 for $450,000. In only four days we had a full price offer. 56 days on market before reaching an agreement during this time was the average. Stated differently, John got a completed agreement in under 10% of the time it normally took. Average percent of listing price paid during this time was 96%. John’s marketing program and negotiation resulted in an Agreement of Sale for 100% of the listing price.
When the buyers did their due diligence inspections, it was found that there was some attic mold, a portion of roof was defective and there were sewer line repairs that were needed. Again, John found contractors to do all of the work. It was all accomplished on time and we had settlement on May 1, 2019.
If you have a house to sell, we highly recommend John Herreid. His marketing program delivered exceptional results both in terms of how quickly it sold and for 100% of the listing price. He also demonstrated the willingness and ability to work outside the box and manage a number of contractors to get the job done.
Arsalan Ahmed and Bisma Moon, Sellers and Buyers in Montgomery County and Chester County
We were first contacted by John Herreid, Keller Williams Real Estate when we were looking for a realtor to list and sell our house on Church Road in Oreland, PA.
We chose John over several others because: We liked his use of technology, especially video in his communications. We felt that he had a superior marketing program, particularly his use of the Internet.
We listed the house for sale with John in late May. At the same time, we enlisted his help in finding a new home. We located a house we wanted to buy in Abington, on which there was a competitive offer. Through John’s creative inclusion of a price escalation addendum in our offer and his negotiations with the sellers, we were the successful buyers. John guided us through the inspection processes and we had settled all contingencies in short order.
At the same time, John and one of his associates at Keller Williams had arranged for the rental of our house in Oreland. Unfortunately, my employer had a cutback and my job was eliminated. At that point in time, John worked with the sellers and the agent for our renters and found ways to undo the agreements he had just finished putting together. He managed to arrange this with no penalties for us.
New employment was found in short order and we listed the house again with John in late December for $340,000. In only 20 days we had an agreement for $330,000 (97% of the list price). Average days on market for the township is 66. John guided us through the inspection and negotiation processes and we had a smooth settlement.
John also assisted us in the search and selection of our next home at in Downingtown. He negotiated a price that was $9,900 lower than the last list price of $417,900 (98% of the list price when average % of list price is 103%; by that measure, we paid almost $21,000 under the average). The price we paid was also $7,000 less than what appeared to be an identical unit 2 doors away. John also guided us through the inspection and mortgage processes and we had another smooth settlement.
John’s professional ethics are above reproach. His negotiating skills are excellent. His business and engineering background give him a data driven approach to business which is a big help in making sure that his clients get deals made with attractive terms. We recommend him for either buying or selling a house.
Ms. Lee Crawford, Seller of 1712 Wisteria Way, Garnet Valley, PA
I contacted John Herreid about trying to sell my house in March because I wanted to move back to California. This was after the house had been unsuccessfully listed for sale with two other realtors over the previous 12 months.
John listed the house at the same price ($300,000) as the previous realtor whose listing expired without a sale. As promised, his marketing program was extensive and effective. He put 25 pictures of my house on the Internet; the other realtors used 21 and 17 respectively. John also developed an extensive virtual tour; neither of the other realtors used a virtual tour. He included information about the extensive upgrades I did which was also not done for the previous listings.
He generated extensive Internet exposure through the Keller Williams Listing System which put my house on over 350 separate web sites. That produced over 3,500 property views on Realtor.com; the virtual tour was seen 150 times.
John made it a point to stay in touch during the entire process. He called at least once a week and also sent weekly email reports about what was going on with the listing.
After the house was on the market for 19 days, we received an offer. Average days on market was about 120.
I followed John´s recommendations for a counter offer and we arrived at a selling price of $290,500 which was 96.8% of the asking price. Average selling price to list price was only 89% at the time. He also led me through the inspection and conveyancing process to a smooth settlement. I am very pleased with his service and recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Tony and Lisa Palmieri, Sellers of 1435 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA and 222 Northbrook Drive, Media, PA
John Herreid of Keller Williams Real Estate listed and successfully sold two of our properties. One was our primary home in Glen Mills, Edgemont Township, which we listed in February of 2009. The other was an investment property that we listed with John in March of 2009. He found a buyer for that property in three weeks and we had a smooth settlement only six weeks after listing.
The Glen Mills home was a special challenge because it was on the market during a pronounced buyer’s market where the average resale price of a house in Edgmont Township went down by more than 30%. John’s marketing produced ongoing Internet exposure (over 8,000 property views) which, when combined with price reductions produced a buyer with whom we negotiated a successful settlement in March, 2011. He also developed an extensive and impressive virtual tour of the property which got over 3,000 views.
We recommend John Herreid for your future real estate agent needs.
Marci Needleman, Seller of 149 Lewis Road, Havertown, PA
I listed my house for sale with John Herreid of Keller Williams Real Estate after failing to sell with another realtor. I selected John because I felt that he had the best Marketing program of any realtor that I interviewed.
John´s Internet Marketing processes were extensive and thorough. They produced over 4,800 property views on Realtor.com and allied sites (average of 135 per day); his virtual tour also got a lot of extensive exposure with 257 views (average of over 7 a day)
After 36 days on the market, I secured an offer for 98.3% of the asking price of $249,900. This was at a time when the average % of list price received was 96% and the average Days on Market were 118 days. Stated differently, John sold my house in only 30% of the time the average house was taking and he sold it for 2 percentage points higher than the average (increase of more than $5,000 above the average). This was also at a time when 40% of the houses listed for sale were not selling at all.
John also kept me fully informed at all stages. I recommend him to anyone who wants to sell a house for the best price possible in the shortest amount of time.
Graham and Michelle Hall, Sellers of 203 Ridgewood, Wallingford, PA; Buyers of 200 Hempstead, Wallingford, PA
We worked with John Herreid for several months looking for a new house. John set us up with an automatic e-mail each time a house that met our specifications came on the market. In September, he sent us a listing for a house in Wallingford that was originally listed for $645,000 and was recently reduced to $579,900. With John´s direction and guidance, we negotiated $24,900 off the final asking price. While referring us to a number of helpful resources to find a mortgage and inspection services, he also negotiated a long settlement of 60 days because we had a house to sell.
John also listed our house and provided a market analysis that indicated it should sell somewhere between $350,000 and $360,000. Our house went on the market on October 4 for $374,900. After two weeks, we agreed to reduce the price to $359,900, which was John´s first recommendation. Within 28 days of the reduction, we had an agreement of sale for 97% of the final asking price, with a settlement date only 2 weeks after the purchase of our new house. This was at a time when the average days-on-market was 128 days and 40% of the houses listed were not getting sold. John´s quality marketing program and knowledge of the housing market made this possible.
In addition to the impressive technology that John used to buy and sell our houses, we were impressed with John´s quantitative analysis to support the decisions that he recommended we make during this challenging time. We respected his professionalism, timely response and friendly demeanor each and every time we dealt with him. We would certainly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling or buying a house.
Don and Louise Allen, sellers of 35 Todmorden Drive, Rose Valley, PA
We were happy with the service you provided when we put our house up for sale.
We believe you did everything you should have to aid in the sale and you were always pleasant, courteous and helpful.
Good luck to you,
Don and Louise Allen
Craig and Kristine Harlow, 723 Concord Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA
Prospective Buyers Who Left Area
Craig and I would like to thank you for all of your help. We greatly appreciated all of your time and the effort you gave us. You made a very stressful time more enjoyable and your genuine concern for us really meant a lot.
Good luck in all you do, you truly deserve the best.
Craig and Kristine Harlow
Paul and Judy Farber, Dockside Apartments, 717 S. Columbus Road, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Listing Clients Who Tried to Sell Their House Themselves
We tried to sell our house ourselves and were unsuccessful. We listed with John and in two days we had a full price offer. We settled two weeks before we had to. John was very good in representing us and mediating what came up between buyer and seller. We are very pleased.
Paul and Judy Farber
Glenn Landis, 15-405 Shannondell Drive, Audubon, PA 19403
Seller of 1211 Mayapple Lane, West Chester, PA
Before I listed my house for sale, I interviewed three real estate agents from different companies. I chose John Herreid because he presented the best marketing program for selling my house. Within 90 days, I had an agreement of sale for 97.4% of the asking price. I am very pleased with John’s service.
Scott and Corie Shoop, Sellers of 15 Huntingdon Farm Lane, Glen Mills, PA
We listed our house with John Herreid in September because we thought he had the best marketing program. We had an agreement in just over 90 days. John’s marketing produced 65 showings.
John was helpful throughout the entire process with advice and suggestions. Closing was smooth and we recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their house.
Charles and Barbara Newlon, Sellers of 2 Irving Lane, Wallingford, PA
We chose John Herreid to be our Realtor for two main reasons:
- His marketing program was the best among the several agents with whom we spoke.
- He recommended a much higher list price than the other agents.
As a result of his aggressive pricing and marketing, we sold our house for at least $25,000 more than what any other realtor would have asked. John was also very helpful with the settlement process and we recommend him highly.
Ed and Eleanor McLaughlin, sellers of 249 Waverly Road, Morton, PA
We chose John Herreid as our listing agent because we knew him personally and were confident he would do a good job.
After listing with John we had an agreement for several thousand dollars more than the asking price, in less than a week. John was also very helpful in guiding us to a smooth settlement. We recommend him highly!
Everett and Rae Ann Marsh, Sellers of 1544 Tanglewood Drive, West Chester, PA
We interviewed several realtors before selecting John Herreid as the person with whom we wanted to list our house.
John’s entire approach was business like. His marketing approach was far superior to other agents we interviewed and it was successful. In less than three weeks after listing our house, we had an agreement for 98.8% of the asking price.
John was also very helpful in the closing process and we had a smooth settlement.
We recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Mary Katherine Kelchner, Seller of 704 Stockton Circle, Ridley Park, PA
I listed my house with John Herreid because of the results he got when a friend of mine listed and sold with him. Within two days of listing, John secured an agreement for $1,800 over the asking price. The buyer wanted a quick settlement, (10 days) which became even more complicated when I contacted pneumonia and had to enter the hospital. John handled everything and we had a smooth settlement, to include an agreement that let me stay in my house for two months until I was ready to move.
I recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Tom and Eileen Guerin, Sellers of 731 Newtown Road, Villanova, PA
We had our home on the market from June through October and were unsuccessful in selling. Our initial asking price was $588,000. We subsequently reduced the price to $575,000.
John Herreid contacted us after our listing expired. We were impressed with his persistence and marketing program and decided to list with him in June.
He suggested that we take an aggressive approach to pricing so we listed at $599,900, which was higher than our previous attempt. Within 3 days we had a full price offer. John was also helpful during the closing process and we had a smooth settlement. We recommend him to anyone thinking of selling their house.
James B. Thomas, Seller of 505 Greenhill Drive, Boothwyn, PA
I listed my house at 505 Greenhill Drive in Boothwyn for sale with John Herreid on December 2. His marketing programs quickly began to generate buyer interest and we had several showings of the house. After 26 showings and 83 days on the market with John, we had an agreement of sale for 95.5% of the asking price.
This was after listing the house with two other realtors over a nine-month period that produced very little activity and no offers. I am very pleased with his service and highly recommend John to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
John also made it a point to keep me up to speed on what he was doing and what was happening. I felt fully informed every step of the way.
George and Mina Friborg, For Sale By Owner Sellers
We tried to sell our house by ourselves and were initially unsuccessful. We then listed with John Herreid after an unhappy experience with another realtor. We selected John because he had the most extensive marketing program of anyone with whom we spoke and also because he would agree to let us continue to market the house on our own.
As it turns out, we did find a buyer on our own and John honored his agreement to release us from our contract. We then hired him as a Transaction Agent to coordinate all the details of the sale for us. He did a very good job and we had a smooth settlement.
We recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Doctors Paul Manicone and Karen O’Connell
Sellers of 408 Spring Road, Havertown, PA
We chose John Herreid to be our Listing Agent after a period of time during which we tried to sell our house ourselves. We chose John because he had the best marketing program we saw and he also gave us the freedom to continue selling on our own to see if we could generate a better deal and save the commission.
John’s marketing produced an average of 4-5 showings a week until the house sold. During the latter portion of the listing, he also took personal initiative and solved a water leak problem which developed after we had moved out. He also made arrangements to solve a radon mitigation situation and represented us at settlement since it would have been inconvenient for us to attend.
We highly recommend John to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Bob Cline, Seller of 622 Yale Avenue
I hired John Herreid to market my mother’s house. Initially I contacted John because of his web presence. I decided to hire him after reviewing his marketing program, which was very thorough and professional.
John made some excellent suggestions on how to prepare the house for sale. I followed his advice.
We listed the house on March 1, at an aggressive price. John analyzed the market place feedback and concluded that the market thought the house was over priced. We lowered the price by $20,000. That along with John’s professional marketing produced 6 showings over the next 10 days. At that point in time, 25 days after the house was listed, we got an offer for 100% of the new price.
I am very pleased with John’s service and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get the most money for their house.
Bill and Diane Spatichia, Sellers of 1505 Overhill Drive, West Chester, PA
We selected John Herreid as the agent to sell our house for two reasons. First, he had the best marketing program of any realtor with whom we spoke. Second, part of his service was that if we could find a buyer on our own, we could do that and avoid paying a commission. After listing with John, we had an agreement of sale for 96% of the asking price in 23 days. We are very satisfied with his service and if you are thinking of selling your house, we recommend that you use John as your listing agent.
Chuck and Chrissi Via, Sellers of 706 Hood Road, Swarthmore, PA
We spoke with two realtors before selecting John Herreid to sell our house. We chose John because his marketing program was far more extensive than the other person we interviewed. John recommended a range in which we could price our house and we started at the high end of that range. His marketing produced an average of 3-5 showings a week. After several weeks, John advised that we should reduce the price because the house had not sold. That produced even more showings and we got an agreement of sale for over 98% of the new price. We are very happy with John’s service and recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
Charlie and Karen Butera, Sellers of 4316 Trophy Drive, Berwyn, PA
We selected John Herreid to sell our house after a bad experience with two other realtors. Over a period of nine months, we had the house listed and were not successful in getting a sale. During a time when we were trying to sell it ourselves, John contacted us. He offered to market our house and also allow us to continue to sell on our own. If we found a buyer on our own, we would have owed him no commission. As it turned out, John’s work did produce a buyer and we had an agreement for 97.6% of our asking price in 15 days.
John’s Internet marketing program was extensive and effective. His virtual tour was exceptional and because of the material he included in the listing, he got our house on the first page of houses for sale in our community on Realtor.com. With our other realtors, we were buried several pages down in the listings. We recommend John to anyone who is thinking of selling a house and in fact we did recommend him to our neighbors. They also listed with John.
Jim and Marge Duffy
Sellers of 22 E. Old Baltimore Pike, Media PA 19063
We initially contacted John Herreid about selling our house because he was an old friend from the time when both he and Mr. Duffy were employed at Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia. We selected John based on the fact that he presented an extensive marketing program that included a lot of exposure on the Internet.
We listed our house for sale on May 24 for $429,900. In just under 3 weeks, we had an Agreement of Sale for the full purchase price. John’s marketing proved to be very effective. His virtual tour was especially impressive. He also negotiated a smooth settlement to include straightening out a problem with the title company that could have possible delayed settlement. We recommend him to anyone who is thinking of selling a house.
John and Anne Hall
Sellers of 4315 Trophy Drive, Boothwyn, PA
We had our house listed with another realtor for three months and got zero showings. A neighbor had sold his house in two weeks after listing with John Herreid and he recommended that we talk to him. We did and subsequently listed with John because we were impressed with his marketing program. In eight weeks we had 13 showings and a completed agreement of sale. We believe these results were due to John’s superior marketing. We recommend him to any seller who wants maximum market exposure for their house.
Bob and B.J. Moore, Sellers of 12 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
When we decided to sell our house in the early Summer, we interviewed John Herreid of Keller Williams Real Estate. Socially, we knew John just slightly, and had received mailings from him for several years. Our objectives were to sell for as much money as possible and to complete the sale not later than August. When we spoke with John, we were impressed with the variety and depth of his marketing programs. We decided to list our house with him for that reason. We listed the house on May 24 and 33 days later had a completed agreement of sale for 97% of the asking price. This was at a time when the average days on market was over 60 days and almost half of the houses that were listed did not sell at all. Settlement took place in early August, so we met both our price and our timing objectives. If you are thinking of selling your house, John has our highest recommendation.
Marek and Anna Kostanecki, Sellers of 914 Penn Valley Road, Media, PA 19063
We had a need to sell our house in the Summer, because we were moving to another city where both of us had secured new positions. At the suggestion of a neighbor, we interviewed John Herreid of Keller Williams Real Estate. Our objectives were to sell for as much money as possible and to complete the sale not later than August, so that we could make the move on time. When we met with John, we were impressed with all of the marketing work that he does to expose a house to as many potential buyers as possible. We decided to list our house with him for that reason. We listed the house on May 17 and in only 9 days, we had a completed agreement of sale for the full asking price. This was during a buyers’ market when houses were taking an average of over 60 days to sell and almost half of the houses that were listed did not sell at all. We settled in early August, so we met our timing needs for the move. If you are thinking of selling your house, we strongly recommend that you speak with John before you make your decision.
Joe Carpenter, Seller of 40 Victoria Drive, Aston, PA
I listed my town house with John Herreid of Keller Williams Real Estate because I thought that his marketing program was the best that I saw. Within one week after listing, John’s marketing produced an interested buyer and we accepted an Agreement of Sale. Unfortunately, the buyer financing fell apart and we could not close the deal. John’s Internet marketing programs were extensive and effective. They produced 9,981 views of the listing on Realtor.com and allied sites. The virtual tour was also widely seen with 318 views. His use of technology got exposure on every major real estate web site. He also kept me informed through the entire process about what was going on. When we got a second offer, he successfully negotiated on my behalf as issues arose throughout the sale/purchase process. Those negotiations ultimately led to a smooth settlement. I recommend John to anyone who is thinking of selling a house and wants to get the maximum marketing exposure for their listing.
Chris Biele and Chrissy Beaulieu, Buyers of 730 Roy Road, King of Prussia
We contacted John Herreid about buying our first house in March. He worked with us to find the house we wanted and then to negotiate the purchase and inspection issues for the next 3 months +. We settled on our new house at 730 Roy Road, King of Prussia on June 23, which was right on our required timetable.
Mr. Herreid was knowledgeable in all aspects and was an excellent guide through the home buying process. He provided us ongoing emails on several dozen houses that met our general specifications. On several occasions he took us out to look at houses in which we had an interest. When we decided to make an offer on the house we bought, he helped us to negotiate a price that was $25,500 (7+%) lower than the seller asking price of $350,000.
He also recommended a home inspector, mortgage lender and title company. We looked at other providers and wound up choosing the people he recommended because they were the best fit for us. He then coordinated the work of all them to provide a smooth settlement. In addition, he led us through the process of negotiating a number of costly repairs, especially to the electrical system. We highly recommend John to anyone who has need of a conscientious, ethical and hard working Realtor.
Bob and Rita Welsh, Sellers of 303 Colonial Drive in Wallingford
I told John that my priority was for a quick sale. We had an offer in six days and a contract in nine. A little luck involved I´m sure, but the superb video tour he created and posted widely and the pricing we agreed to brought immediate action.
Equally important, I felt John´s integrity in representing my interest was absolute. He advised me to hold out on price concessions, risking an easy deal for him, but at a substantial gain for me.
I would recommend John Herreid without qualification. He´s the best.