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I just wanted to thank you for the successful sale of my dad’s home. As you know, my dad has moved to Assisted Living and needs the proceeds of the sale of his home to live there indefinitely. You recommended extensive remodeling to his home to make it more marketable. Your contractor team performed a miracle in a short time to get the house ready for market. Then, you and your team executed a great marketing plan which resulted in multiple offers and a quick sale at a very favorable price. My dad now can relax in his Assisted Living facility without financial worry. -T. Pfefferle


John represented us in two overlapping transactions of buying a new house and selling our first home of 14 years. It was reassuring to be led through the process of multiple bids on both ends in a fast-moving market with John's expertise and professionalism. The selling agent of the house we bought remarked on what a stellar agent we had working for us- that's how outstanding he is. His advice on pricing and bidding for both homes were invaluable. The turnaround on getting our home ready to sell was truly impressive and we were very proud of the open house, brochures, and website that showed it in its best light. When we bought our first home we were not fortunate enough to have met John yet; our experience with that agent showed she was not looking out for us in the same way. John has integrity and we highly recommend him!


I would like to highly recommend John James for any buyer or seller that is looking to purchase a home in the Los Altos area. John has a tireless work ethic, unparalleled ability to gauge prices that will lead to a successful transaction and is one of the most client-focused realtors that I have experience in over 10 years of home ownership. I chose John after speaking with three different agents, including some of the biggest names in Los Altos real estate. My family of five was moving from the East Coast and we were looking to buy before the Summer, so that our family could get settled before school started in the Fall. Once we agreed on the key elements of the home, John was tireless in sending along potential houses, and providing constant feedback. He remained professional and level headed, while we rode a “buyers emotional roller coaster.” His ability to gauge the potential “selling price” was amazing, due to his experience and close relationships with other agents. Though we often did not like the price he suggested that we needed to offer, it was often the price where a particular home traded. This skill is invaluable when markets are moving. Lastly, John always put our interests first. John was always supportive of our decisions, even when it meant we would pass on writing an offer. Buying a home is a stressful exercise and it is very helpful having a real professional in your corner.


John has many connections at his disposal and can assure things are done in a timely manner! He is strategic in planning which type contractor comes in on which day to do their jobs. Literally, not one day was wasted in getting our house ready for Open House. He put in many hours on the weekends showing the house, answering clients’ questions, providing food, coffee, juice, and water, and even had live music that first day! Now how is THAT for introducing a new house to the market? Not only was he successful in selling our home for an amount beyond our imagination, he even talked the buyer into renting back to us for “pennies on the dollar” until our daughter graduates. This was totally due to the skills, knowledge, and creativity of John!!!!! Most importantly, he was so easy to work with. My husband has a very restrictive schedule. Even though John has young children and a family of his own, he was most accommodating meeting with us any time of the morning or evening. He was always only a phone call away---extremely good returning our calls quickly. He made us feel we were the only clients he was working for (which we knew differently!). We have already recommended John to a good friend of ours who is considering selling in 18 months. After seeing what he accomplished for us, she is most definitely using him! My husband and I plan to recommend John Forsyth James to every one we know/hear who is considering selling (or buying for that matter) a home. His professionalism, knowledge of the real estate business, knowing the market around the Peninsula, and competency of getting things done in a timely manner makes him one of the best realtors around the bay area!!!!


John sold our house in Palo Alto in 10 days. We were very pleased with his advice how to prepare the house for the market and with his plan for the most effective way to execute the sales process. He skillfully attracted large numbers of bidders and we got most of what the real estate market offers today. John is a very professional real estate agent and exceptionally competent. He has at his disposal the rich and up-to-date resources of a large organization which he utilizes very effectively. And he took on a negotiation task well beyond the scope of ordinary real estate functions in order to close our sale.


My wife and I retained the services of John Forsyth James to assist us in the sale of our house in Palo Alto, Ca, where we had resided for 25 years. Immediately, John began discussions with us to recommend what he felt should be done to best prepare and present our home to the marketplace. After staging of our home was completed, John successfully completed a 3-day Open House for viewing by the general public. Shortly thereafter, we received and reviewed 21 offers for purchase of our house. Assisted by John's professional and effective negotiations, we sold our house for 35% over our original Asking Price.

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