We are first time home buyers so we had a lot of questions and very specific thoughts on what type of house we wanted and where it was located. John was there for us every minute we needed him and gave us excellent advise every turn. We will recommend him to everyone looking to purchase or sell a home! Thanks so much John!!
John recently handled the sale of inherited property that was in poor condition. I needed several \u201Chandy\u201D persons quickly, he put me contact with who I needed & they were great! In addition I wanted to sell some furniture and his contact was fantastic, buying way more items than I expected. When the property was finally listed, I had a buyer in 3 days we closed in 2 weeks. WOW ! John’s knowledge of the area was invaluable and professionalism unmatched. I would recommend him to anyone selling or buying property in the St Louis area. Thank you, John !
John was great to work with. He was always so clam and steady through out the entire process. He is very knowledgeable and the market and social media advertising was ON POINT! It was a pleasure to work with him.
John is a pleasure to work with in his efficiency, dedication and superb negotiation skills. As I changed my mind on parameters, John listened wholeheartedly and quickly adapted our search. When John sent me the link to what I suspected was to be my new home, he quickly arranged the showing and we wrapped up a contract within 48 hours. I cannot say enough about how easy John made the buying process keeping everything on task and what a delight it was working with him.
John was the perfect realtor for us. He let us go at our own pace and was never pushy, which is what I was worried a realtor would do. He knew what we were looking for and found us our house before it even went on the market! He became even more valuable after our offer was accepted. There's a lot to do when buying a house and John kept everything moving smoothly so we didn't have to worry about a thing. Thanks John!
Out- of- town buyers certainly present any agent with a unique set of issues and challenges during the home buying process when inspections and estimates must be considered long distance. John’s commitment to his clients shined through for us during this process. He scheduled, arranged, and in many cases, attended the actual appointments, then facilitated conversations with contractors and obtained reports. Most agents wouldn’t care about you enough to go through all this. But John presents himself both a partner and a friend. He is super-organized, smart and witty. If you are looking for someone at the top of the real estate game, John is your man. He is in the right profession for sure.
John is fantastic. John immediately impressed us and delivered on that impression. We have worked with several agents in the past and none come close to the professionalism that John provides throughout the entire process of buying a home.
And boy did we test him :). From changing our location preferences and changing our budget criteria... to having John negotiation a last minute deal at closing. He really does the leg work. I felt he represented us and our desires, not his own. John knows the area well and was patient in walking us through the process of purchasing our home. It was great to have him share his experience along the way of what to expect, what he has seen in the past, what makes sense for the area, etc.
John has set a new standard for us for what we expect in an agent. We couldn't give a higher recommendation.
I highly recommend John Voirol to anyone looking in the St. Louis area. I had a rather difficult search to conduct and was focused on finding a property I could love at an exceptional value in a very hot market. John is a true professional, very intelligent person, and is great at getting to know his clients and what they want. One thing that I know sets him apart from other agents is his market knowledge, negotiation skills, and accuracy with pricing/value. In my search, I discovered just how accurate John was with his numbers. He is an expert in writing very strong and competitive offers, but also at making sure his clients don't overpay for a property and make a bad investment. Not only that, he was able to negotiate a deal for me that was $38k under list price on a very nice home. I didn't think it was possible to get the deal I got on my house in this market but John made it possible. Working with John was a great experience, but what I appreciated most was how much he saved me after finding my dream home!
John Voirol is the best. Hands down. His service, attention to detail is 10/10. Anyone who even mentions house hunting I give them is info. This man made buying my first home from another city and enjoyable process. Service after the sale was amazing as well.
John is at once a fierce negotiator and a consummate customer service professional, and he’s got to be the best agent in town! He is truly an asset to ColdwellBanker Gundaker. My husband and I highly recommend him for all real estate needs, especially first-time home buying.
From our initial phone meeting until closing, John went above and beyond for us. He listened closely to our wants and needs as he skillfully guided us though the tricky process of making one of the biggest purchases possible. We rarely waited long to hear back from him if we didn’t reach him immediately, and he answered our questions thoroughly and honestly. He made a stressful few months as easy as possible and, dare I say, fun!
As we reached the end of our negotiation period and waited to close on our new home, John was genuinely excited for us and kept us abreast of all updates promptly.
We’re so glad we had him pulling for us, especially as we entered the negotiation process. He worked hard to get us the best deal possible. We are thrilled with our new home and with the service provided by John. Please consider him the next time you’re buying or selling a home!
Loved working with John buying our new and selling our old house. He is so organized and on top of his game and a total bull dog when we needed him to be. Would recommend him to anyone. We were referred to him by our neighbor who sold their house in a day and he was, just as quick to sell ours AT ASKING!
We cannot say enough great things about John! John was the 4th realtor we hired to sell our home in south county after the 3 previous realtors failed to get us an offer. This was a beautiful 13 year old home in a high end subdivision that for a variety of reasons wouldn't sell. John came in and made suggestions relating to staging, marketing and pricing. His marketing efforts were substantial as compared to previous relators. These efforts resulted in steady traffic and an offer two months later.
We then asked John to tour several homes with us in Webster Groves. We found a home that proved to be challenging in terms of price negotiation and items needing to be resolved post inspection. John provided invaluable guidance during this process that resulted in the seller not only fixing needed pricey inspection items but also dropping the price an additional $10,000!
Both these transactions required a highly skilled realtor that knowledgeable, well organized, conducts amazing follow through and has his client's back. John does all of this and more. We highly recommend John for your next real estate transaction. He is the BEST!!
John is perfectly what a Realtor should be. Competent, Patient, Knowledgeable, Kind, Responsive. He truly listens to what you want and makes it his goal for his clients to be happy. And he will always have your back. We started out looking at lofts, intent on continuing our urban lifestyle. John was more than accommodating in making recommendations, answering questions, and learning about what we were looking for. We changed our direction over the year-long process of looking and ended up will an historic Victorian in the downtown area. John changed direction with us without blinking an eye. From start to finish, we found that his input and dedication to our goal far exceeded what we had ever experienced from a Realtor. We recommend him, without hesitation, for anyone buying or selling in the St Louis area. And if you need to make a connection in another area, he has an extensive personal network for almost any area you need.
My husband and I can't say enough amazing things about John Voirol!! We were first time home buyers and he walked us through the entire process, one tiny step at a time, keeping us organized throughout the entire journey. He is extremely articulate, intelligent, patient, and does not pressure you in any way to purchase!
John's attention to detail, his work ethic, and his fight for his clients are all above and beyond. Needless to say, we would recommend John to ANYONE looking for an agent that puts your needs above his own. We can't thank you enough for helping us find our perfect first home.
As first time home buyers, we were as clueless as they come. Thanks to John's patience and guidance, we were able to not only navigate the buying process, but also understand our commitments and obligations. John was easily accessible and responsive at all times. He gave us peace of mind and confidence in our decisions and negotiations because of his expertise and willingness to share that with us. He maintained professionalism at all times, especially when encountering those not adhering to the same standard. John is also a good time and quick witted!
After my initial meeting with John, it was obvious he had a great deal of experience and I knew I’d be able to trust his guidance throughout the home buying process. His knowledge of homes in the area is second to none, and as a first time home-buyer, I couldn’t have asked for a better agent.
John is completely dedicated to fully understanding what you are looking for in a new home. He was able to keenly assess what I needed and wanted in a home, and given how picky I am, this was no easy task.
Home buying is stressful, but John constantly maintains an optimistic reassuring mindset that he will find you your new home. He is extremely thorough and will guide you through the many decisions you’ll have to make and ensure that you’re at ease from the first viewing to the final signing. John is unrivaled in his field and I highly recommend him.
It was a pleasure working with John on the sale of my home in the Shaw
neighborhood in St. Louis. He went above and beyond the call of duty
in assisting me through this process. I had an additional challenge
because I did not live local to the St. Louis area. John stepped
in where needed and made those local obligations transparent for me.
Based on John's initial walk-through of my home, he recommended
a number of updates to get top dollar for my home. He assisted
in providing contractors as well as shopping locally for carpet,
light fixtures, granite, tile, and recommended a new paint color
for the interior of my home. The staging company he recommended
was stellar as well. He also met contractors and city inspectors
at my home during the process as well. I can't say enough about
the services John provided. His professionalism and attention
to detail are top-notch.
Also, I was kept abreast of any pertinent details once my home
was officially on the market. As John promised, I had an offer
on my home within two weeks.
John's use of technology was superb. All documents were sent
and signed via email. I should also mention the website that
was created to further market my home was outstanding. The
recommendations John made really transformed my home into
We used John as both a sellers and a buyers agent on sale/purchase recently. I can attest John is excellent at his job. He was always available to respond to our many questions. He helped us find a great house, negotiate purchase price and then sold our house immediately! I would recommend John to anyone that is looking to buy or sell in St. Louis area. I can't recommend him enough!!!
I highly recommend John's services for anyone! He helped me find a home, in one short month, and exceeded all my expectations. He was always available to answer my questions and helped move the process through closing promptly and professionally. We are very happy to settle into our new home thanks to John. He is the best!
John was the listing agent on the home my wife and I purchased. We thought he did a wonderful job of staging the home, the ambiance he created for the open house, overall marketing, and his demeanor during that day--all illustrated by hundreds of interest buyers. We paid over list price because we wanted the home so bad--he absolutely created increased demand. We thought he was so professional that we used him to subsequently sell our condo--which he did. He didn't tell us what we wanted to hear, he told us what we needed to hear to get the highest price and the fastest close. If we had used another realtor there is NO WAY we would have gotten the price and the quick close. He just has a sixth sense about what needs to be done. I have deemed it the "Johnny V Effect." Not sure if he likes that expression I came up with, but it's true. He is professional, creative, responsive, hard working, and provides his sellers and buyers with timelines & checklists to keep them comfortable and the process moving forward. We didn't know John before February 2017 when we walked into his listing--so you know this review is real and truthful. He gets it done. Period. End of Discussion.
As first-time home buyers, we could not possibly have asked for a better realtor than John Voirol.
Professional, personable, extremely reliable, and incredibly knowledgeable of all facets of home-buying, he made the experience not only much less stressful than it could have been, but actually enjoyable, knowing we had someone representing us who "got" us and would tell things to us straight. From our initial meeting, through the interview and all the way to closing, he listened carefully, his advice was extremely sound and his contacts to related vendors excellent. His client-centric approach is nothing short of marvelous.
Whenever a potential problem arose, he would calmly explain our options, with all the relevant pros and cons, and give his opinion when asked. During showings, he would find problems or advantages our distracted eyes missed, and readily explain in greater detail.
This may sound over the top, but in truth we find ourselves now comparing anyone we do business with to John -- are they as professional? On-time? Honest? Helpful? Trustworthy? Careful?
We strongly encourage anyone searching for a realtor who will partner with them to hire John. You won't be disappointed.
As a first time home-buyer, I walked into this process with a lot to learn. I was also much younger than the average real-estate customer and thus prepared to encounter some resulting obstacles along the way. However, John quickly dissolved these concerns in our first meeting and has ever since been an incredible help in purchasing my first home.
I started out with a very specific idea of what I wanted in a home and was additionally quite lucky to find a house that met my standards almost immediately. Therefore, the majority of my time with John was spent preparing my offer, negotiating contracts, and completing other various closing requirements. John was always two steps ahead and ensured that both I and the sellers were doing everything necessary to ensure a smooth closing. His connection to the St. Louis community also proved to be invaluable, as he was always able to procure the necessary experts for inspection and repairs alike, in a short amount of time. He was organized, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable of the St. Louis market. Further, he was kind and personable, never failing to make me feel calm and collected throughout an inevitably hectic process.
I truly could not recommend John more for anyone looking to purchase a home in St. Louis. From his knowledge of the neighborhoods to his overall disposition, there is no one I would have rather undergone this process with. Thank you John for helping me find my dream home, I am eternally grateful!
John is outstanding. He is the consummate professional - organized, polite, a great listener and always a pleasure to deal with. John helped us both sell our house in the city (under contract in 4 days) and buy our new house in Ladue. He was extremely helpful during the negotiations for both properties. We recommend him to everyone.
Being first time home buyers things can get a little intimidating. My favorite part about having John as our realtor was that he always made us feel important and that whatever our goal was it would be accomplished. We recently closed on our house and I am confident that we would not be where we are today without John. Forever grateful!
John helped my partner and I navigate the extremely stressful terrain of buying our first home . There are so many things happening at once and a thousand people needing something from you and he was on top of it all. He would send daily reminders of what we needed to find and have ready and checked in to see how we were holding up. His calm disposition is exactly what we needed to get through this whole experience on the other side happy home owners . He is truly a kind and considerate person that helps you feel at ease making such a large purchase . I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with him!!!
John is an excellent realtor in every way. My husband and I had previously attempted to sell a condo that we owned without any luck after several months on the market with another agent. We finally gave up, but later decided to give it one more try with John as our agent.
From the very start, we were impressed. John gave us a very organized presentation with information about his history as a real estate agent, his record, and his approach to home-selling. Having had several agents in the past, he was by far the most up-to-date on modern marketing techniques and had clearly done his homework with regard to our property. He recommended some updates to the condo as well as an excellent interior decorator/stager. He then had photos taken of the property at his own expense. Prior to the listing date, John had already secured several showings. Ultimately, we received 2 offers on the property within 24 hour, both at or above list price! He then took us through a the always-frustrating post-sale negotiation process, and never seemed to lose his patience. I was impressed with his willingness to give his honest opinion at every turn.
I used to think that it didn't matter who you hired as your realtor. However, after our recent experience, I am now a firm believer that a good agent can make all the difference! Thanks, John!
John's a pro. After an unsuccessful listing, and interviewing many agents, they all sounded the same. John differentiated himself with a well researched marketing and pricing strategy. The many others we interviewed seemed very driven to get the listing but unimaginative and simple when it came a strategy for the property. John had a detailed plan, budget, and reasoning behind improvements and expenditures that was convincing and ultimately proved correct. The others just pointed out the same obvious things in a walkthrough and advocated for improvements without payback analysis. John had analyzed the market and had a sound pricing strategy. The others just printed out the same list of comps without analysis, told us all the other houses were better, and held a finger in the air while coming up with a price...that was the extent of the analysis and we saw it happen again and again. Many seem to follow a formula of convincing you they are the best, that you should price somewhat low, and then go lower. John had sound reasoning backed by fact, not hunch, and stuck to it. His pricing, although meaningful higher than what the other agents recommended, elicited two offers above ask at the first open house. Clearly that was because he is technology savvy and drove traffic. Page views under John were twice that of the previous listing agent as was attendance at the first open house. You won't find a more thorough and professional agent than John.
We were nervous about finding the right realtor when buying our first home, but it was obvious within the first few minutes of meeting John that we would be in good hands. Hard-working, intelligent, honest, and friendly are just a few ways to describe him. We trusted him with many important decisions because we could tell he had our best interest at heart. He made a stressful and sometimes overwhelming affair easy and even enjoyable.
With John we not only found an excellent realtor, but someone we considered a friend. We are glad for the process to be over but will miss our regular interactions with him.
Please don't hesitate to contact John if you are buying or selling a home. You wont regret working with him!
What more can we say than "wow"--John was amazing, and we NEVER could have gotten through what we did without him. We had an older home we'd enjoyed for almost 20 years in much need of a refresh as we prepared to move on. A trusted friend had recommended John to us, and within minutes of meeting him, it was clear that he was ready to help us sell our home at a completely different level. Just his basic plan for marketing and presenting our home was unlike anything we'd ever experienced from any other agent. The promises he made for investing his own time and money in our sale was completely unexpected, but he backed this up far beyond any of our expectations throughout a protracted remodeling effort. We'd expected maybe a month of work before listing, and four months later, we finally listed out property. From heart-attacks to natural disasters, everything that could go wrong in our process did--and then some! John was there every moment for us. His opinions and advice for where to put our money and effort was game-changing for us (how lost we could have been in this process is absolutely horrifying), and he always seemed to know someone who could pull us out of the pit of despair.
It took four times longer than expected, and throughout it all, John never got impatient, John never rushed us, and John was always there for us in the kindest, most supportive way possible (we're not even sure he sleeps!). Once it was "go time", the pictures of our place just blew us away, and we had a full listing price offer before we even got to our first open house (and we had a half-dozen such offers to discuss before the week was out). We'd absolutely loved our time living in our house, and our kids cried their eyes out in their old rooms the night before the closing. Somehow, John was able to bring the magic of our home to the world, and finding a buyer was basically over before we could even blink. Despite buyer financing issues and the house taking another swing at us on our way to closing (sewer!!), John kept us calm and seamlessly navigated all of the pitfalls.
John is, without a single doubt or reservation, the most genuine, helpful and dedicated real estate professional I have ever met. This review is certainly a bit over the top, but John has earned every single praise we've given (and then some).
We just bought a home with John as our partner. I don't ever give 5 stars for anything, but John earned it. Here is why:
1. The guy rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty. He crawled over every square foot of the house we purchased. He noticed many things that our home inspector did not. Not because the inspector was not good, but John is ridiculous.
2. He was incredibly responsive. Emails are answered in minutes (not hours) and process moved forward at all times.
3. He manages everything. We were busy with our day jobs/lives. So, John handled everything.
4. He has a healthy attitude toward negotiation. Not too aggressive, but clearly wants every client to love the result. He was as happy to walk away and find us something else as he was to close on the house we chose. Too many brokers are just looking for a commission. John wants long term relationships and it shows.
5. He has a great rolodex. Any issue that arises, he has a contact and they were all very good (and also very responsive).
In summary, he is great at what he does, is playing the "long game" in building his client list and takes care of everything AND gets you a very good value.
Highly Recommend him.
John couldn't have been a better partner in our home buying/selling journey. He was patient with us from the beginning and coached us through 4 months of looking for our dream home. Even our 2.5 year old son got excited every time we said "we're going to see Mr. John tonight."
Once our offer was accepted, the modern convenience of electronic signatures and quick text responses made the transaction so easy.
And then we listed our home. John produced wonderful marketing materials and had great suggestions on sprucing up our place for the open house (which was cancelled due to multiple offers - yay!)
All in all, I would definitely hire John again if we were ever to need his services. He is knowledgeable, helpful, attentive, and a super great guy!
John was great! Made the whole process easy! Impressive with handling the marketing of my property and all the details from offer acceptance to closing!
Super organized and efficient.
John was always prompt about returning calls and emails. He was easy to schedule appointments and very punctual. If he did not have an answer, he immediately found the answer. He was always professional and courteous. He made the experience very pleasant. I will definitely use him again.
We have had a wonderful experience working with John. Before we entered the market, John assisted us by doing a walkthrough of our home and giving us tips on items that we could address in order to increase our selling value and speed of sale. We took care of the items recommended and felt that he led us in the right direction. When discussing prices, we had already had a number in mind based on a few sales of homes in our neighborhood. John actually recommend that we sell our home at a higher value than we originally thought after he did thorough market research. This paid off and subsequently made us a much larger profit. We were very impressed at all of the marketing that was done for our home prior to its entrance to the market. This paid off with 16 or so showings scheduled on the first day and at least two offers in hand on the first day over asking price. We loved the images of our home created by the photographer. Not only did John coach us through what to address regarding the buyers requests following the inspections, he also had reputable contacts for us to use for the work. They turned out to be fairly priced and available in a pinch. The entire process was handled in a professional manner and we were very pleased with our choice in a realtor. Thanks again John!
Second to none; a very professional and knowledgeable realtor. John's efforts, organization and insight were amazing. He was always on top of things, ahead of the game (me) and seemed able to read minds! Extremely friendly and always responsive. He's as genuine as you can find.
John was a pleasure to work with. He was very personable and easy to feel comfortable with. He always returned my phone calls quickly and always willing to show me listings. His main priority was getting to know what I was looking for in a house, establishing the area in which I wanted to live, and staying within my budget. We quickly ruled out types of houses and areas I was not interested in. He was very knowledgeable about the houses. He was able to point out good as well as bad aspects of the house. He is interested in learning about the housing industry in order to help his clients. He made me feel like he would protect me from getting a bad deal. I would highly recommend John. It was a great experience and I am very pleased with my new house!
John listed and sold our house within six days at full price.
At every juncture, he was professional, well-prepared, confident, and on point. John met with us, suggested some ways to improve our marketability, crafted his plan, worked it agressively, and brought us three offers on the sixth day. His artful negotiation and excellent communication throughout the sale were unmatched in any previous real estate experience we have had.
When the buyer's inspection report on the condition of our garage roof conflicted with our insurance inspector's report, John shepherded an insurance reinspection that resulted in a new roof for the buyer at no cost to us.
In addition to being the consummate professional, John is a really nice man. We recommend him without reservation.
Not only did John got my condo under contract in just five days (the entire closing was done 60 days after it went on the market!), but he was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was not looking forward to selling my condo at all; it seemed like an enormous amount of work, it's a long and confusing process and I didn't feel like dealing with it. However, John made all the difference. He provided me with a timeline of important dates and a list of things and documents that needed to be completed to simplify the process. Whenever I had a question, he promptly answered it. When an issue arose, he gave me his recommended solution, but was more than happy to talk through alternate options. He used great digital tools that notified me of showings and sent me alerts of other listings similar to mine in the area, which was enormously helpful. A problem with my roof arose during an inspection and he immediately had a roofer at my house to check out the problem and provide an estimate - I didn't even ask him to do that! He just did it! He is incredibly proactive and cool as a cucumber. At closing he gave me all my documents in a bound book for easy storage and reference. He's also a lot of fun to spend time with, which is an added bonus. John smoothed out a process that I was dreading and made me some money in the process. I can't recommend him enough!
We met John at an open house in the fall of 2015. While we weren't really looking for a house at that time, John took our information, our housing preferences and kept in regular touch. Finally one Sunday in February he emailed us saying he was hosting an open house and it might fit all of our needs (again even though we weren't ready to buy for several more months). He was right! We bought the home four days later.
As this shows, John is very attentive and takes care of every detail. He knew what we wanted and even though we had no contract with him, he worked for us and got us the home we were looking for. He handled every aspect of the process for getting the paperwork done, inspectors in and even lined us up a a great lender. He made the whole house buying process easy.
We highly recommend him to anyone. You will not be disappointed.
John is the ultimate realtor. He knows the area, stays on top of the all the details and anticipate and removes barriers to a very time consuming and intensive process. Hands down we would recommend him to anyone in the St. Louis area.
John was a tremendous asset as I sold my condo and looked for a new place. His marketing tools and focus on outreach for selling my condo was clear, targeted and innovative. The work John did to identify properties for me to look at on the buying side was thorough and very much in line with what I wanted. Clearly he was listening! On top of the industry and process knowledge John was also tremendously in touch with how I was feeling and reacting to the whole stressful process and made is so much less stressful. I would HIGHLY recommend John and will, should I need to buy or sell again, seek out his expertise and service.
Thank you for taking the time to review me! I was thrilled to get your condo in Clayton under contract in just 22 days so we could start the search for your new home. I'm confident we found the perfect one, and honored to have been your REALTOR®. Thanks for hiring me! I'll be looking forward to your first holiday bash in DeBaliviere Place!
I highly recommend John. Until the very end John delivered above my expectations! I am a very happy customer!
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