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.