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What clients are saying about John Sullivan at eXp Realty





Words from other clients:

When clients hire an agent, you want a professional who is an expert in all aspects of real estate. Someone who will use their expertise to best represent, strategize and execute on your real estate goals. A strategist who knows how to effectively market to get your home sold at top price. Someone who listens to your needs in finding that next home or property. A tough negotiator who is persistent in getting you the best possible price. And most importantly, an agent who listens to you. An agent who is proactively dialed in, responsive and REACHABLE for all communications.

I take great care and pride in guiding and advising my clients to serve THEIR best interests. My goal is to deliver a top notch experience in what can be a very stressful and confusing process for many when buying or selling a home. I welcome you to read the testimonials of past clients whom I have had the privilege of representing. I look forward to hearing from you for your real estate buying or selling needs.

- John Sullivan 

Perry Elumi - "Last December, I had the honor of being introduced to John Sullivan by some mutual friends who recommended him very highly. At the time, I was recovering from an accident, wheelchair bound and needed to sell my recently deceased mother's home. It was not a good time in my life and I felt overwhelmed. Thanks to John's expertise, professionalism, tenacious work ethic and sensitivity, the whole process was painless and stress free. John handled everything for me. He obtained several bids for each aspect of the renovation, shopped for fixtures, appliances, flooring etc.,supervised the workmen daily, and even put in his own elbow grease. He truly went above and beyond my expectations. Furthermore, John is a perfectionist. He took full ownership of the project going so far as to check each invoice to make sure I was not overcharged. I trust him implicitly. Once the remodeling process was over, his well thought out marketing and pricing strategy resulted in selling the house in only 7 days and at a price higher than I had hoped. Thankfully, however, our business relationship did not end there. With the proceeds from the sale of my mother's home, my husband and I were able to purchase the house of our dreams. Again, John negotiated a great deal for us. Bottom line is that I thank my lucky stars every day to have had John work on our behalf. He is the real deal, honest, efficient, always available, knowledgeable and genuine. I tell everyone about him and will continue to do so for a long time to come."


ALEX & CORINA LOPEZ - "John is amazing. We had a rather difficult escrow and he was more than helpful and made sure that we were taken care of. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great realtor."


GARRETT & MINDY WELCH - "John recently represented us in the purchase of our dream home. Our experience was nothing short of perfect. John is professional, prompt and an expert in his field. What we appreciated the most, however, was the lack of pressure. We were looking in only the area of Aviara since our goal was to buy a home in order to keep our three children in the same school. We must have looked at 25-30 homes over the course of 4-5 months and never once did he pressure us to consider something that was not right for our family. He even showed us ones that he knew we wouldn't go for just so we could have an idea of what was on the market in the area. We finally found the perfect place and John negotiated not only an incredible price but some extras like the washer/dryer and fridge. We highly recommend John for your real estate transaction."



TOM & TRISH WITTKOSKI   - "John is simply amazing. The "Super Hero" of agents. He responds immediately to calls or Emails. He has great contacts for every service or contractor you could possibly need. Never pushy, which is what first impressed us. Always professional and a terrific negotiator.” 



EARL MALARCHICK - "John is an excellent realtor. He was very helpful in the process of purchasing our home. He was able to help us overcome obstacles in the purchase of our home. John is very professional and knowledgeable."



PAUL & KAREN CICHOCKI - "John was a fantastic asset to our home buying process. He really listened to what we were looking for and was sure to show us houses that fit that description, as well as any that we requested to see. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and he was always very quick and responsive with his answers. We ended up buying a pre-approved short sale and couldn't have done it without his help. John walked us through every step and was very proactive in following up with the bank's realtor and was there for every inspection. His great attitude, professionalism and humor kept us calm even when the process hit a few bumps. I would highly recommend using John as your realtor to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!"



BILL PARRETT   - "John Sullivan, as our real estate agent: • Was easy to get along with – humorous, we enjoyed his company • Is intelligent and knowledgeable about current market conditions • Has an extensive knowledge of the geographic area as well as 20+ years of experience in the industry helping local buyers and sellers • made a full-time commitment to us • Is personable and yet hard working • developed a relationship with us, as his customer, to ensure he showed properties that met our needs • Was efficient and provided great follow-up to our questions / concerns • embraced the convenience of technology without losing the personal touch by using electronic devices with electronic signatures • expedited the paperwork • made the process easier for us to satisfy deadlines • offered many flexible meeting days / times to fit our busy schedules • ensured we were 100% completely happy with the purchase • offered a professional, hands on experience that promoted our best interest • was dedicated to giving excellent customer service."



FOROZAN ZANDI - "Right now in the market, you can find a lot of real estate agents, but John Sullivan is different. As a new home buyer, I highly recommend John. He is very professional. He knows exactly what you want and he brings it to you. He gives you all the information you need to make the best decision and the same time he is not pushing you to buy. To me, that’s the definition of an excellent agent. And above all of that, he is such a good, decent and kind person. You can count on him. John is THE agent that you are looking for. Trust me you will be very happy with your decision."



GREG & MAY GUITTEAU - "John Sullivan is a real estate we could trust, that we had great confidence in, he gave us all of the facts, both good and bad about properties we were interested in, provided us with an experienced home inspector that looked at every nook and cranny to make sure we didn't get any nasty surprises in the future which actually helped us avoid one home with serious existing problems we wouldn't have foreseen. He always kept his ears tuned to what we wanted, if we didn't understand a real estate term or process, he explained it in terms we could understand. John Sullivan is smart, professional, experienced and as an added bonus, has an easy going personality that we really liked, not the least bit pretentious and has great content of character. John always answered or promptly returned calls and was flexible about scheduling or showing homes on weekdays or weekends. Bottom line, John Sullivan is a first rate real estate agent with a built in “nice personality”. Wish all real estate agents possessed his good traits and attitude."



GUILLERMO & HEATHER OBLIGADO - "John was a pleasure to work with; he had vast knowledge of the area and was very organized and thorough. We met John at an open house he was holding and when we inquired about additional homes in the area he was right on it. He started emailing us potential properties and we went through them until we found our new home. John was great during negotiations and closing, he really made sure the ball kept rolling and things got done. Even after we closed, John continued to check in and make sure things were running smoothly. We are beyond satisfied with all of John’s services, and would recommend him to anyone."



ROMAN & POLINA BRAUNSTEIN - - "John is a great listener; understands your requirements and delivers great results. He only showed to us 3 homes, we made the offer on one of them and negotiations were very successful. He is very personable and reliable and punctual. I will use him again and recommend him to anyone I know!"



CAMPBELL & CHRISTINA FRASER - "John Sullivan is the finest and most trustworthy real estate professional we have ever known. He helped us get our home ready for open house, found contractors to remedy every needed repair, and generally made our home-selling experience a smooth and successful one. Oh! And he got the highest price for any home ever sold in our neighborhood. We cannot recommend him too highly!"

DAN & GREER TRENKNER - "We met John at an open house and instantly felt comfortable discussing our real estate goals with him. John is knowledgeable and aggressive without being pushy. He is incredibly responsive and strategic which is exactly what buyers need in a highly competitive market. We were looking for a home we could fix up and make our own. John has an excellent eye for remodel potential and found us the perfect home in our ideal area. Our remodel is now underway thanks to John's referral to a contractor. He continues to check in on us to make sure the remodel is progressing. John went above and beyond for us!"



MIKE & ANNA - "My wife and I would recommend our agent, John Sullivan, to anyone who is in the market for a new home or considering selling in the local San Diego area. Although we never purchased due to rising home values, low inventory, and the competitive nature of the real estate market, John never gave up on us. Instead, we decided to go another route so John assisted us with selling our condo (short sale) in Pacific Beach. Throughout the entire experience, John attentively listened to our needs/wants, never pressured us, carefully explained the process and contract language, and always answered questions (which there were MANY!). John was very patient, very knowledgeable, was very responsive...but above all, a genuine/trustworthy guy and a pleasure to work with. We wish John continued success and hope to do business with him again in the near future! Thanks again for everything John!"

JACK NICKLAUS - "John Sullivan was my caddie on the PGA Tour for many years and it was a pleasure to work with him to achieve our common goals. John always did thorough research and was very diligent in his work ethic."


RUSS HENSHALL - "We highly recommend working with John Sullivan. We were in a competitive bid situation against a cash offer. John's negotiation strategy not only secured the home, but also saved us money which we are now applying to a remodel. John is very professional and has been very responsive even after the sale."          

ATUL DESHPANDE - "We were looking for house almost a year and tried to work with few other agents but thing were not worked out and a bit were disappointed. Fortunately we met John Sullivan one day on a casual open house visit and after that things suddenly changed. He spend enough time with us to understand our requirements/expectations and narrow down our search up to our expectations in terms of location, price, size, etc,. He showed number of houses and never gave his opinion but explain us positive and negative points of the property in details. He is very realistic with the approach and knows market conditions and buy-sell process thoroughly. One thing we liked most about John is he understand your emotions and respect every decision, he never tried to influence our decision either way. We recently completed home buying process and moved to house and always thankful to John for always standing with us throughout the process. Home buying is a long and tough process but he made our experience completely different. He not only helped to finalized the house but all the way till we move and settle in the house, he was always available for us to offer any type of help from finding plumber to gardener. We are so happy and lucky that we met John Sullivan , he is not agent but true friend. One thing I must mention, he is very punctual about time and very meticulous with documentation and his response time is always few mins. He also has very good contacts with Banks and every agency needed during home buying process. We highly recommend everyone to have John with you in your home search."


DEANNA DOYLE - "I met John at an open house he was holding for the home I ended up buying. Even though he was representing the sellers, we asked him to represent us as well, because he was so knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. John's "can-do" attitude made our entire home buying process so much easier than it normally is. John really helped us and provided excellent knowledge and support throughout the negotiation process. He was timely with getting all of the contracts and agreements in place, and really kept the deal moving forward. The time before close of escrow can typically be very stressful, but John helped relieve a lot of the pressure and stress. After our offer was accepted, John was at the new home almost daily during the inspection phase and was very involved with getting repairs made and making sure the house was in great condition. Furthermore, John was there in the morning for a week or so before we officially closed escrow, helping me unload boxes to the garage (this proved to be a HUGE help during the actual move). The fact the John was available for me at anytime to help unload my car and arrange boxes in the garage was so nice - talk about value-added service! Most realtors move on to the next deal once the offer is accepted, but John was there each and every day, even after close of escrow, making sure everything in the house is working well, and that we are truly happy buyers. I highly recommend using John's services, whether buying OR selling!"


ROB BALSAVICH - "John Sullivan did an outstanding job selling our Encinitas Ca. home.  John told me that it would be the smoothest transaction ever, and it was! John even sold our house for a lot more than I thought we would. He handled everything, such as dealing with our tenants, all needed renovations, dealt with landscapers and even placed an ad on Craigslist to have an old spa removed, which was a huge help to us since we were doing all of this from out of state. John did what he said he would do every time and on time. He was always very prompt returning Emails and phone calls. He is extremely professional, is a great communicator, provided regular updates and much more. We highly recommend John Sullivan to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. He is excellent to do business with."


ED & JANET KING - "In late April 2013, when the housing market was extremely competitive for potential buyers, we serendipitously encountered John via one of his listings posted on the internet. Ironically, we did not buy his listing, but he represented us in the purchase of another home. In a time when properties were receiving multiple bids, John devised a strategy to help us successfully win the bid, and it worked! He is an excellent communicator; he regularly provided updates regarding the transaction, and AFTER escrow closed he continued to check on our progress, and he followed-through on ALL matters needing attention. His thought-provoking, yet calm demeanor helped to make the purchase of our home as smooth as possible. Please note: we have been married for 38 years, and have purchased over a dozen properties. John Sullivan is one of only two agents we would recommend (the other agent is in the Los Angeles area)."


JOHN & GINGER BAILLY - "I cannot say enough good things about John Sullivan. Please take the time to read why I highly recommend using him to buy or sell your home. My husband and I didn’t hold real estate agents in high regard due to bad past experiences and were considering trying to list our home “For sale by owner” until my husband happened to stop in on an open house that John Sullivan was hosting. After talking with John, my husband and I decided to give him a shot at selling our home in Carlsbad. Due to the timing, we were unable to sell in the short time that we had before my husband deployed so we took our home off of the market. John S. and I kept in touch and after some convincing from John S., my husband and I (while my husband was still deployed) decided to relist our house. The first day that it hit the market, we had 2 offers! We accepted one that was higher than our asking price and thus began the search for a new home. John was very open to showing me any house that my husband and I were interested in as well as suggesting some homes in San Elijo Hills, an area that we had not yet considered and did not know much about. We found the perfect home and John S. was instrumental at negotiating a contract that satisfied all parties. He was always there to answer my questions whether by phone or e-mail which showed that he was very dedicated to his clients. To top it all off, he helped me with my move (again, my husband was deployed)-how many real estate agents would put in the extra effort? Not many. If you decide to go with John Sullivan as your listing or buying agent, I promise that you will not be disappointed. We are so happy in our new home and I truly feel that if it weren’t for John, we would not be in the position that we are today. Thank you John!"


BILL KRUSHESKI - "John is a trusted professional with a great depth of knowledge about the entire real estate transaction cycle, from specific target properties that met my search criteria, to working with the listing agent, escrow and the lender in the most professional manner. John is direct, to the point and gets the job done. As the head of an international business dealing with top executives worldwide, I see and deal with a lot of people. John is a world class talent without the hype. I give John my highest personal endorsement."


MARTY & MARIE WALLIN - "We did not have a Realtor, and met John at an open house. Not being native to California, John's knowledge and experience was an asset. He was very patient and understanding during our process of establishing a criteria for what we wanted. He knows when and how much to advise during your search. I think the best thing about John is his reliability. He was there when and where we needed him, but did not push or pressure us. John has the ability to tailor his style to fit his client's needs. He made the process of looking for a home pain free. I will use John again for future real estate transactions and will recommend him to everyone. A high level of trust was quickly and easily established with John, which is very important when making a big financial commitment. Great experience!"


KEVIN & GIGI ROSS - "We are former Realtors ourselves, so we are picky about who we work with. John's knowledge of the local market area, and schools in particular, helped us make smart decisions about our home purchase. He was very prompt and responsive during every step of the process. We would highly recommend John for your next real estate transaction!"


HA & TIEN - "I love John's expertise in negotiation, market timing and real estate knowledge. He closed the deal real quick. He made the whole process of buying a house quite easy. With his connection and experience, he helped tremendously in moving and settling in the new home. John is just a phone call away. He never misses any of my calls. He's a great result achiever. Always go for the better result. Love to work with John. Thank you John."


BRUCE & MEREDITH HOPPER - "John is a smart, thoughtful and responsive Realtor.  He found us exactly the type of home we wanted.  He created enough of a relationship with the sellers agent to help us be in the right position in a multiple offer situation.  There were 14 offers total! The home is a "fixer" so he lined up the necessary contractors and met with all of them at least once.  He was involved as much as we needed him.  We never felt like he dropped the ball or misunderstood our situation every step of the way..John has earned our greatest admiration and respect as our Real Estate agent.PS  My husband was a former real estate agent with much success so we had high expectations!"


KIP & CHRIS JOHNSON - "I met John in the summer of 2011 and purchased a home in summer of 2012. During the year of searching, John was always on top of new listings and providing valuable information that enabled us to make a decision. Diligent and patient, John was a pleasure to work with and made the process of buying a home an easy one. John is now not just our real estate agent but a friend as well and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for real estate in the San Diego area."


JOHNNY MILLER - "The thing I most admired about John was his loyalty and honesty in all of our dealings together. The combination of John and I produced a lot of great wins on the PGA Tour."


WILLIE & MARGARET MORTIMER - "We met John at an open house. We got good "vibes" from him right away. He was not pushy, a big plus with us. We told him what we were looking for, and he said he would see what he could find. It was not easy because it involved 2 families, one out of state, with special needs. John persevered and now we have the perfect beach home at a great price. John is always available, and reponds to emails and phone calls right away. John knows about all aspects of Real Estate, and always has great helpful suggestions. He has great contacts in various trades and services should you need them. John sends out a monthly newsletter with a wealth of information. We highly recommend you call John, you won't be disappointed."


HALE IRWIN - "John's professionalism showed in many ways-great attitude, thoroughness, and attention to detail to name a few. He helped me to perform at my best when the going was the toughest with concise analysis and preparedness which is crucial when facing critical decisions."


LUCILLE AND ROBIN - "When conventional advertising failed to produce lasting foot traffic interest, John refused to give up. John "looked outside of the box" to produce new and positive interest. His innovative marketing ideas successfully brought more people to look at the property. In addition, in the current difficult lending climate, John looked also at creative financing ideas. With dogged persistence, John kept working at ways to market, finance and sell the condo. The bottom line is that John produced success in an unusual and very difficult selling environment, with the end result being a win-win situation for both seller and buyer. We are appreciative of John's efforts on our behalf as we are relieved to no longer have the financial burden of the condo. It is very clear to us that without John, we would not have sold our condo this year. If you are looking for a realtor that will get successful results for you, we highly recommend the creative, hard working, 'go-getter' John Sullivan."


CHIP AND POLLY LIVINGSTON - "John was amazing to work with. We met him at an open house and instantly knew he was the agent we wanted to work with. He couldn't have been more responsive and helpful in the process and really understood what we were looking for in our home. He would prescreen homes for us (which saved us time) and met with us to view homes when it fit into our schedules. He had excellent references for other work that needed to be done in our new home as well. John is down to earth and understands the business. He has tons of experience and knows the importance of finding a home that fit our needs now and for the future. We HIGHLY recommend working with John. It was a pleasure! (I wish everyone had the customer service skills that he has!)"


JOE & KIM BOGASKI - "John did an excellent job of helping my wife and I find the "right" home to fit our needs and those of our growing family. He made the overall experience painless and easy. His experience and advise was very beneficial, not only as we looked at different properties, but also during the negotiation process, which ultimately resulted in us finding exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend John Sullivan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and will go back to him again in the future."

DR. C.V. SHAH MD - "John is very knowledgeable of all North County properties. He helped me find the property I liked within few days and his great negotiating skills got me a good price. It is an incredible property for the price. I strongly recommend John to anyone for their real estate needs."


PETER CHEN - "I recently moved to the San Diego area. I worked with John for over 6-7 months. He was very knowledgeable and offered insightful and relevant advice. We eventually found a place that we liked and John helped negotiate a good price. He also is helping us in doing some updating of the unit. It was a great pleasure to work with John." 


SARA LUO - "John is absolutely worth a 6-star! He's super responsive, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. Anyone who tries to buy a place now would know how crazy the market is. But John is always there helping me after several offers that didn't work out. Thank you, John! And potential buyers, you should contact John right away and give him a chance. Chances are: you'll feel lucky that you did!"


FOUAD & WAFAA - "Looking for the right home can be a difficult process, but finding the right real estate agent who will help you every step of the way can make it that much easier. John Sullivan has done an excellent job fulfilling this role, and we are extremely glad that we had the opportunity to work with him. Throughout the entire process, he was extremely patient, helpful, and reliable. From the beginning to the end, he genuinely cared about the interests of the customer; whether it was through providing great advice or helping us make the right decisions, he made things much easier for us. We just moved into our new house and we are very happy. We would strongly recommend John Sullivan’s services to anyone."


MARK & TIFFANY - "I can't say enough positive things about John Sullivan. He helped my husband and I with our first home purchase. The experience was smooth, fast, and efficient! John made the process simple and easy. He is not one of those agents that does real estate as a side job. He is a full-time professional that has been in the business for years and is extremely knowledgeable with the process. He provides you with upfront accurate answers with effective communication. Another important quality that John has is his great negotiation skills. He is able to build relationships with others pretty quickly, and delivers win-win solution. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy a home and want results, in a stress-free environment. He will take care of you until the transaction ends!"


CARLOS & ELLIE OBANDO - "John was a delight to work with from the very beginning. We moved from the east coast to San Diego about a year ago. We had our mind set on 3 coastal towns. John knew what we were looking for, our price range and must haves. Based on our requirements, he was able to get us to see some really nice homes and we ended making 4 separate offers throughout our buying process. What was great about John is during each offer made he would send us comps and make suggestions to help us. After a few months of searching we bought our new home. I would recommend John to anyone."


DAN & DIANA LAMAR - "John did a great job handling both sides of a home sale and purchase in a 30 day escrow on both transactions. He was focused on our needs always available to answer questions and did a great job working with all the other players. I would highly recommend John as an agent and would use him on any future real estate transaction." 


DANNY & CASSANDRA MAYER - "My wife & I couldn't be happier with our decision to work with John in purchasing our new home. John always made himself available & truly was amazing to work with from start to finish. His approach to the home-buying process is unmatched and it feels great to know that we have found an agent we can work with for all of our real estate needs."


JOHN & MARSHA ROUNTREE - "My home buying experience with John was great. I had found a neighborhood in Oceanside that I just loved. With the housing selection being so small, I never thought I would end up there. On Christmas Eve a home shows up in my perfect location. I gave John a call and next thing I know, my husband and I are meeting him to see the home. We loved it and John wrote up an offer that evening, yes, on Christmas Eve. Our offer was accepted before others had a chance to see the home. We had a few issues with the seller, but with good advice from our realtor everything worked out very well. I feel very fortunate that we had such great service during the buying process."         


JON KAUFMAN - "John was wonderful He walked me through each step of the sales process with knowledge and confidence. The buying experience was made much easier because of John's professionalism. I would certainly recommend John to anyone looking for a sales agent in North County."


ANA MADRILES - ""John, I appreciate how much time and effort you placed on helping me find my home. Throughout the process I felt I could rely on your guidance and that my requirements were your highest priority in finding that perfect home. I really appreciate all your hard work. You should know that I will definitely refer you to my friends anytime."


CRISTI CHANEY - "John helped me find the exact house I was looking for and at a great price. His service and knowledge of the local markets was great. John was always available for any questions I had and kept me informed during the entire process. It was a pleasure working with John and I would recommend his services to anyone."


SHARON GALLAGHER - "Many thanks John for your successful efforts on my behalf. It was my lucky day when I selected you to represent me. At every step of the way you kept me informed and always with courtesy and kindness. I have and will continue to recommend you with confidence."


BEN & SUSAN HAN - "Professional. Responsive. Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Ethical. Current. Moving from out of state (Seattle) with a tight timeline is never easy. John was a highly recommended referral from a personal source. Regardless of what needed to be done or when, John cleared his schedule and was there for us. He is an expert on the pulse of the real estate market in the greater San Diego area. Due to that expertise, we found an amazing home in the perfect location in just two days. John's reputation will certainly travel back to Seattleites considering San Diego. Whether selling, buying, relocating, or have real estate questions in general, you would do well to contact John. We are lucky to have an advocate and new friend."  


Jim & Lori Buck - "John was there for me every step of the way. I had very little knowledge about a lot of things and John has a lot of knowledge about many things and that was so comforting to me. He helped me in so many ways with so many different things and made sure that I was informed and not needing to worry throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend him as your realtor if you want personal attention and great real estate knowledge." 


Lauren & Tuan Nguyen - "My husband and I feel very lucky to find John on google search two years ago with the intention to know more about San Diego, in particular, La Jolla. On the first meeting, even though he knew we were not yet ready to move to SD from Texas, he took the time to show us lot of houses that whole weekend and showed passionate to share all the information about La Jolla and took us to tour its surroundings. John never showed pressure nor pushy about the sells. Each time we contacted him, he was always very responsive and throughout. When we finally said “yes” to a property two years later, he handled the sales in a quick and professional manner and things went through very smoothly. We strongly recommend John to everyone."

Paul & Tracy Johnson - "We’ve conducted 7 real estate transactions around the country in the last few years. John has set the bar higher than might be achievable by even other top performing agents. He is attentive, observant during walk-throughs, brings a contractors experience and vision, diligent, a brilliant negotiator, and has delivered the best buy we’ve made to date. Fantastic."


Eric & Angela Jones - "Choose to work with John as your Realtor, and you will have a great experience buying a home in San Diego! When we moved to San Diego on military orders, the only time we were able to come to look at homes was over Thanksgiving week. We emailed a dozen realtors with a long list of places we wanted to see that week. John was the only realtor willing to show us homes during the holidays, and we are glad he did! John is a consummate professional and has a great knowledge of the area. His hard work helped us find the perfect home downtown and we couldn't be happier!" 


Bill & Magda - "John is a true professional real estate agent in all aspects. To mention a few of his key strengths:

- Detailed oriented; he made sure all listing documents were thoroughly reviewed, the home was perfectly staged prior to viewing and had a solid plan on the timing of listing and showing the property.

- Great Negotiation skills: was able to get us 12% more on final sale price compared to the last sale for the similar home in the neighborhood. Escrow closed 30 days from the first day of the initial listing. All escrow documents were reviewed timely and thoroughly and always provided professional guidance.

It was a pleasure working with John and will recommend him to family and friends in a heartbeat!!!!  Thank you John."


Jon & Lacey Jensen - "John is an outstanding real estate agent. He came highly recommended by a friend and he delivered! We were relocating from across the country. John lined up a number of showings while we were in town and provided us with important market knowledge that is challenging to understand by online research alone. Without John we would have missed out on the house we eventually purchased with his help. The home purchase process in CA is different than the state we were moving from. John was always patient with our questions. He was happy to provide us with an explanation of what was typical and was firm with the sellers when necessary. John is a pleasure to work with, always had our best interests in mind, and is willing to go the extra mile. I will highly recommend John to anyone who needs an agent in the area."


Erwin Shustak - “We started to work with John about 1 1/2 years ago, when we decided to purchase investment/rental properties in Solana Beach.  Since working with John, we purchased 3 great properties and are very happy with the price and quality of the properties John helped us purchase, renovate and lease. John is very knowledgeable; has a great low-key, but very responsive and effective demeanor and he was invaluable in helping us acquire the right properties for our needs.We highly recommend John. He knows the market; understands rental properties and was with us every step of the way in each property, from helping us make our decisions through renovation and ultimate rental of the properties. Highly valued broker; highly recommended.” 


Dennis Kraft - "John Sullivan defies the typical description of a "Realtor." We have purchased and sold a combined 11 homes nationwide, 5 in north county S.D. alone. We have known John for more than 25 years and you will never find a Realtor, nor rarely an individual, who is so kind, knowledgeable and in no way will pressure one to list, buy or sell, whatsoever! In this recent case we were perfectly fine with a great "asking price" offer for our home and John recommended that it was worth $7,000 more. We were reluctant but agreed. The buyers gladly paid the additional and mailed us a thank you card right after they moved in!"


Kelly Lussenden - “John Sullivan is an exceptional realtor; he is honest, personable and easy to work with! We listed our house with John, and it sold in 3 weeks! His years of experience in real estate have shown him how to stage a house and get it ready for the market. John works with a professional photographer to get the best pictures, our house looked amazing! John is very knowledgeable and helped us to negotiate to get the best price for our home. Anytime I had a question, I could call John and he was always was quick to respond. I highly recommend John and I would definitely would work with him again in the future.” 


Philip Guo & Lisa Mai - “John helped us to find a home in Carmel Valley throughout summer 2016, and we were very impressed with the entire experience. Having done a house search twice in prior years with different realtors (neither time finding anything satisfactory), we had high expectations and very particular needs for this round of house-hunting. John was amazingly fast and responsive on both email and phone, and was able to even answer our most nitpicky and detailed sorts of questions about all aspects of home buying, renovations, and other logistics. Highly recommended!” 


Mike Pogue - “When my mother passed, both my brother and I needed a realtor that could manage a house facelift along with marketing the house.  I am in the investment property business, but as I am not local to my mother’s property, we needed a professional to handle all the details. John met and exceeded our expectations. He managed the project very well and brought a very relevant level of style so that the house was both on trend and timeless. His marketing of the property was also professional and quickly brought us to a sale. We absolutely recommend John as a realtor who provides much "value add" to his job.” 


Alan & Carla Stillwell - “John is very professional, dependable, knowledgeable and experienced. He has helped us a lot, my husband and I are very busy with our work and parenting responsibilities and he made everything happen as we desired. I really recommend him.” 


Fran Darling - “I was very fortunate to have John Sullivan sell my parents home. From the beginning I felt completely confident with John's ability. I knew the house would require some much needed upgrades. At the first meeting with John, he said "That's my specialty" I put my complete trust and confidence in him. John was professional and knowledgeable. He communicated with me on a weekly basis. John provided an amazing contractor and other professionals to complete the upgrades we decided upon. I deferred to John on every aspect of the project. In less than a month the house was listed. A month and a half later the house sold at a higher price than we expected. I highly recommend John Sullivan to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.” 


Rob & Jeri Del Sarto - “John was a true professional in every aspect of the real estate transaction. He always made himself available and was very comforting during a stressful time. John is incredibly knowledgeable and has great experience in the field. I would highly recommend.” 


Jo Ellen Heck - “John helped us buy a home and sell a home in a very short time frame. He did both with consummate professionalism. He knows the North County area inside out and didn't waste our time showing us areas or homes that didn't meet our exacting specifications. He was responsive to our every question, most times anticipating the question before we even asked! He was right there with us every step of the way, removing road blocks, negotiating with various parties, working with the lender and escrow, recommending a contractor to do the minor repairs required before the sale, getting us the required docs for signature and keeping us sane during a very stressful time. Nothing fell through the cracks. He got us a virtually full price offer on the home we sold with a fast closing and negotiated a good price and terms and expedited closing on our new home. We are using the mover he recommended and are thrilled with his responsiveness and expertise in caring for our things as if they were his own. We are also using the contractor he recommended to complete updates to our new home and are thoroughly impressed with him and his crew as well. We couldn't recommend John more highly -- he surpassed all expectations. We feel so fortunate to have found him. If you are buying or selling a home John's the guy. We will definitely be using him again on our next home.” 


Linda E. - "John Sullivan was very helpful and professional while helping us sell a family home. His expertise in listing, finding a contractor for repair and remodel got us the best offer after one open house. He was always available for any and all questions we had through the selling process. I would highly recommend John and will use him again for all our real estate needs.”