Family of Ruth B, Sold a Condo in Providence Point in 2016
John is professional, friendly, punctual, exceptional market knowledge, supportive, excellent communication skills, positive relationship with title company/escrow and a great sense of humor-keeping process less stressful. Exceeded our expectations with marketing materials, staging of property, prompt callbacks and gentle attending for elderly seller. -Family of former resident Ruth B.
Jon B, an asset manager for a company based on the East Coast, sold a single family home in Darringt
John Barker has helped my company in many ways. He's not only my go-to listing agent in WA state, he's also my intel guy helping me purchase at the right price for the market. I highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.
Peter A, Bought a waterfront condo in 2015 in Kirkland, WA
I would recommend John Barker without hesitation to anyone who is involved in buying a foreclosed property or short sale. John is extraordinarily knowledgeable of the intricacies and laws pertaining to complex transactions and he handles them with confidence and professionalism. I can say without hesitation that I would not be living in my home had John not been the real estate agent. He is a masterful negotiator and didn't miss a beat with purchase. He's a master.
Chris G, Bought a Condo in 2011, Renton WA
I worked with John through a very arduous short sale. Rather than settling and standing by passively, John remained diligent and assertive in communicating with all concerned parties in the effort to keep the process from failing. In addition, throughout the lengthy processing time, John kept resolute with locating other possible housing that came available. Throughout the entire process of locating and purchasing a home, John was an absolute pleasure working and quite trustworthy! I will most definitely work with John again
Juan A, Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Redmond, WA
John helped me with a very complicated short sale process. He handled all the negotiations and countless interactions with the lender. Everything worked out great and I could not have accomplished this without John's expertise and dedication to his work, I am very pleased with the entire process from first meeting through the actual sale.
Atul, Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Sammamish, WA.
We worked with John for our last home purchase. We found him to be very helpful and knowledgeable. He was willing to take calls during weekends and after-hours. He showed great knowledge of the area. And besides the home, he was also helpful in helping purchase the other related things like insurance, mortgage, etc. In the case of mortgage he has a referral that he had worked with that gave me way better rates than anywhere else. In the case of insurance he helped be evaluate quotes from different companies to see which works best for me. He also had great knowledge of all the legalese involved in the home-buying process - having John by my side gave me a lot of confidence in my first home purchase.
Renee and Rob B, Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Issaquah, WA
John was personable, professional and always helpful. He went out of his way to help me and my wife understand the purchasing process as well as the critical area and property information as applicable to our buying criteria. John also made the buying process as smooth as possible for us. He was available and responsive to our questions and made honest recommendations when asked. John was recommended to me by a close friend, and I am happy to recommend him to anyone else looking to buy or sell a home in the Seattle area.
Sean Q, Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Sammamish, WA
John helped us buy a new home under construction last November. He was actually the contractors agent - but we found him to be very fair in handling both sides of the equation. This is our 5th house purchase, and so I didn't need a lot of help with the core details of the purchase. John was very responsive with all our questions and details when we needed it.
Sarah R, Bought a home in 2014, Sold a home in 2013.
John has been invaluable to us buying 2 homes and selling one. We have always found his calm knowledgeable approach very refreshing from the gushing hard sales approach we had experienced from others. I would also add however that when needed, John is excellent at negotiating and dealing with difficult builders! John is extremely hard working and was always very responsive to our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Jodey L, Sold a Single Family home in 2013 and Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Sammamish, WA.
John was our agent for buying our current house and selling our old house. He was always available and very responsive. He patiently answered all of our questions and guided us through the process. His promptness and attention to detail made the whole thing a breeze.
Yosef D, Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Bellevue, WA
John knows the Seattle area very well and was very enjoyable to work with. He has a great balance of confidence without being pushy. It's an approach that works very well. He also took us smoothly through the purchase process.
Mike L, Bought a Single Family waterfront home in 2013 in Issaquah, WA
My wife and I spent over 6 months looking for a home. We worked with two other brokers where we had to follow up with them rather than their finding us the right home. We never got close to making an offer until we called John Barker. He listened to what we were looking for in location, size, configuration (we needed a master on the main), amenities and price and quickly found us a number of homes that were possibilities. He constantly kept in contact with us, even when we were out of town. We made an offer on one home and while waiting for a response; John had us look at a new listing which was priced lower. We ended up buying that second home. We were very impressed that John felt that finding us the right home was more important than a quicker sale and a higher commission. We went in low on our offer and John negotiated a better deal than we anticipated. He followed us all the way through inspection and closing, he didn't just move on to the next deal. Overall we were impressed with his listening skills, his professionalism and most of all his honesty. A commission well earned!
Ron S, Sold a single family home in Sammamish in 2011
My wife and I would highly recommend John Barker as an agent. We initially met John while look at a new Chaffey Home in Issaquah then later bumped into him while he was representing Chaffey Homes in Sammamish. We found his no pressure approach extremely refreshing.
Due to a new job, we needed to relocate from Sammamish to Chicago IL. Having established a casual relationship with John on a new home purchase, we contacted him to be our listing agent on our home in Summer Ridge.
With the pressure of having a new job, move across country, buy a new home and enroll our daughter in a new school within 5 days, our patience level with wanting to accept a slowing house market was non existent.
My wife and daughter had to leave almost immediately; I was flying back and forth for business. During the time we were gone, John handled everything with respect to the home sale and more importantly kept me completely updated.
With the slow market, John frequently contacted other agents for feedback after showings. As a matter of fact, our house sold because John contacted one of the first showings and was able to provide an offer on our house that my wife and I were very satisfied with.
After the home inspection, several items needed to be addressed. With my family already living in Chicago, and my business travels, John contacted all the contractors and oversaw all their work to ensure everything was completed to the buyer's satisfaction. We knew John was good, but his actions during this time simply shocked my wife and me - we couldn't have been more satisfied.
Because of John's efforts, we were able to sell a house, buy a house, move across country, and enroll our daughter in school on time all in three weeks. Not having to think twice about what was going on back in Sammamish was priceless.
Robert K., Sold a single family home in Issaquah and bought a single family home in Sammamish
On behalf of Jani and myself, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for a job well done on the purchase of our new home and the selling of Jani's home in Issaquah.
During my busiest time of year I was quite hesitant to enter into negotiations with a builder for the purchase of a new home. You made us feel comfortable throughout the process and you were able to get us a price on the house that still amazes me to this day. There were no surprises or disappointments and everything went according to the plan. Based on my past experiences, that was quite a feat in itself.
Your marketing efforts on the sale of Jani's house were right on target. We felt good with the price and you were diligent in contacting other agents who expressed an interest. Your follow-up was great. I recall Jani had at least two offers within the first two weeks of the listing and the final offer, which she accepted, came within three weeks.
Your handling of the inspections, lenders, selling agent and escrow office made our job extremely easy. You anticipated the potential snags and eliminated them before they developed in to problems. Your professionalism and experience really paid off for us.
Once again, its good to work with a pro, and I have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and associates. Please keep in touch.