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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”