John Hammer
Coldwell Banker Realty

What John's Clients Are Saying...

 

"We decided to move from the peninsula to Marin County in the Summer/Autumn of 2020. We knew what we wanted from a house but were really not sure where would be a good fit for us. John worked very closely with us, took our requirements, and really helped us understand the area a lot more. Johns experience and depth of knowledge were obvious and critical in getting us into the right home. John was very proactive in keeping us updated and always seemed to be calling us at the right time. He was very responsive to our requests and calls, and was very dynamic and accommodating when we requested some repeat viewings at short notice. When it came time to close on a house, John made the process very quick and painless and kept in touch with us well after the close on the home. We live in a beautiful home in a great area thanks to John! We will be recommending John to any of our acquaintances, friends or family who consider moving to Marin. I strongly recommend contacting John if you are considering a move to this area. Thanks John!" ~Jono Brady

 

"John is a very personable, well informed agent. He went way above my expectation of what needed to be done to sell my house. Communication between he and I was exemplary. It was a true pleasure working with him." ~ R. Larnone

 

"John Hammer is one of the kindest and most ethical individuals we have had the fortune of meeting and working with. My partner and I made the decision to relocate homes and jobs, which in itself is stressful enough and then add on a global pandemic. Through what was already a challenging and stressful process, John Hammer was patient, thoughtful, and extremely thorough. He guided us wholeheartedly in a respectful and patient manner, understanding our needs and wants. He was readily available whenever we needed him, which was extremely reassuring. As first home buyers, the process was far from easy, but my recommendation would be to trust experts like John who will provide knowledge and guidance. We are over the moon grateful for our new home in a very kind and giving community. When looking for your next property, I highly recommend working with John." ~ Zillow User

 

"We have known John for several years. His high level of professionalism and friendly disposition made it an easy choice for us to ask him to be our agent when we sold our Novato residence. We are confident that when you choose John as your agent you will experience a successful outcome." ~ McLucas

 

"We decided to buy a home just as the CV-19 pandemic curfews and shutdowns were enforced, thank goodness we had John! John explained the new process clearly, and as the rules kept changing on us, John would keep us up to date. John guided us through the new normal of buying a home seamlessly. I enjoyed John's sense of humor and his ability to remain calm helping those around him to remain calm too. John is a good listener, being attentive to all my questions and concerns. I changed my mind a few times before finding my home, and John remained flexible, changing direction as needed. I highly recommend John, he is an absolute pleasure to work with." ~ Natacha Sittner

 

"Great experience with John. Gave insight and leadership in preparing my parent's home for the market. Very effective in clearing out issues with contractors, made recommendations that assisted in managing budget requirements and time line. John exercised patience and took the time to explain the selling process to family members with less insight. I would not hesitate to work with John again." ~ Deirdre Goggins

 

"My wife and I used John's services to buy our first home. John was recommended to us by two of our acquaintances who were delighted by his services. Our experience with John was extremely positive. First, John was able to answer all of our questions (as first time home buyers, we had a lot of them :-). After a first discussion about what we were looking for and our price range, he showed us multiple properties. He was able to quickly point out potential issues with the properties, estimate with precision if the property is over/under-priced and figures for a competitive offer. Thanks to John and his connections, we finally found our home before it came to market. What I really appreciated with working with John is that he never pushed us, was extremely responsive, patient and always on time for appointments. Thanks to his experience and connections in the area, the home buying process went very smoothly: everything was done on time (paperwork, inspections, ...) and without mistakes despite our very tight timelines." ~ S. Boutigny

 

"I meet many realtors in my line of work and have interacted with John numerous times prior to my looking to purchase a home. I was always impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, genuine personality and his good attitude regarding pretty much everything. Once I decided to look into buying a home I was thrilled John was going to be my realtor and he did not let me down. He was guiding and assisting me every step of the way, including the night I moved in and needed help moving a fridge! I purchased my home four months ago and John still checks in. Five stars is not enough for John Hammer!" ~ BK Bernard

 

"John is a tremendous asset to the sale of one's property. HIs attention to detail is unequaled and his knowledge of the local marketplace and its unique challenges will put even a five decade-old local resident to the test. John facilitated the entire sale; inspections, repairs and appropriate marketing, and, he made a sometimes difficult experience smooth and bearable. Had we not chosen John Hammer to represent us I doubt that our property would have sold for the price it did or in the time frame we needed. He's a great agent!" ~ V. Dodici

 

"John stepped in to help with a weakening local market. He always returned phone calls quickly, he provided options needed to move things ahead, he had advice and contacts to resolve physical needs and he always had a positive, helpful attitude." ~ Jeffrey McAlpin

 

"John stepped in to help with a weakening local market. He always returned phone calls quickly, he provided options needed to move things ahead, he had advice and contacts to resolve physical needs and he always had a positive, helpful attitude." ~ Pam Brenner

 

"We first encountered John twenty years ago when we purchased our first home in Novato. When we made the decision to sell our house and relocate out of state, the only agent we considered to help us with this difficult process was John. He is attentive, patient, conscientious and genuine. Because of his experience, John always had a ready answer for every one of our questions, and never for a moment made us feel like our questions and concerns were trivial or unimportant. He listens. He never made us feel like he had other more important things to attend to, but rather that we were his top priority. John is a wealth of information when it comes to service and contractor referrals, as well as permitting issues and processes. From floors and carpets to paint and windows, John was with us every step of the way as we readied our home for sale. And while each of these aspects of John's professional offerings would make us want to recommend him wholeheartedly, it was the reassurance that he offered to us throughout what was quite possibly the most stressful and emotional process we have ever faced, that made John's support so invaluable to us. We will likely never have the opportunity to work with him again, but we will always be grateful for his help finding a home in which to raise our son, and in selling that home when it was time for us to begin a new chapter in our lives." ~ Heather Ophir

 

"John is the ultimate professional ! He kept me informed , every step of the way , when I was getting ready to buy my condo . He is so thorough & wanted me to be informed of each document that I signed . I highly recommend John to anyone buying or selling their home ." ~ Evangeline

 

"John is a very knowledgeable agent and was successful in getting us our new home in Marin. We are impressed with his attention to detail and ability to negotiate the tough Marin market. I highly recommend John Hammer if you are looking for a top agent that gets the job done." ~ Brian Karr

 

"John is one of the hardest working most knowledgeable realtors in Marin. He has been my agent for multiple sales, including a sale within the past month, and in each instance he was responsive, reliable, and professional. He was constantly in contact with updates and made sure all the legal and written documents were timely and complete. When there were little things to be done prior to sale such as repairs or installation of appliances or just to assist with meeting a contractor to let them in a property he was always available. I would recommend John to anyone, friends and family, and I would make him my first and only call when buying or purchasing a property." ~ Greg

 

"John sold my mother's house in Novato and I live in the East Bay. He used his local knowledge and resources to get her home ready for the listing and then sold it in just one week. He showed much patience in dealing with me (as I couldn't get to Marin all the time) and with my mother. He made the whole selling process go very smoothly and I would absolutely use John to buy or sell a home again!" ~ Zillow User 1432741

 

" John is always very personable and professional. He has an abundant knowledge of the real estate market. He always kept me up to date on what was happening with the sale of my condo. He goes above and beyond - from moving furniture with the stager to running to the hardware store to pick up batteries and install smoke detectors on my final moving day. He made sure everything went smoothly from beginning to end. I would highly recommend John Hammer If you want first class service!!" ~ Cheryl Peralta

 

"Working with John was an easy process. We had never sold a home before and had no idea what to do. John guided us through the entire process. He worked very hard even through a few offers didn’t pan out. John kept us informed at least once a day, often more frequently. We highly recommend John Hammer as a realtor/broker. He knows the business and community he represents." ~ Zillow User Takeatrp

 

"John was extremely helpful throughout the entire process of finding my dream home. We worked together for months and during those months of searching, John was always attentive and did whatever he could to arrange his schedule so he was available when it was convenient for me to be able to go view homes. He was caring and invested in helping me find a home with all of the necessities I was looking for and was extremely knowledgeable about not only the process of buying a home but about a variety of communities throughout the county. I was extremely happy with the care and customer service he provided and highly recommend that anyone looking for a home work with someone as honest, invested and caring as John was to me." ~ D. Peterson

 

"John was a delight to work with. He always did everything he promised to do, that's a big thing for me. I lived out of town and needed sell my sisters home. John coordinated many appointments I couldn't make and always had lots of local contacts to get the various things done to the house. He knows the market and always had his ears open to the latest listings going on the market. Never pushed me into anything just offered his advise and recomendation's for me to consider. I wouldn't hesitate to recomend him." ~ Tom Skinners

 

"John was a pleasure to work with. He helped me buy my first house! I had no idea what I was doing. He was very responsive to questions and kept me in the loop throughout the whole process. He even answered a million questions for my mom as well." ~ Rachel Mehr

 

"John is very personable and presents himself very professionally. He was very patient with us and explained everything we questioned. He did not pressure us, and made several suggestions that helped to sell our home. He responded quickly to messages and phone calls, and made a number of trips to where we were to take care of paper work, etc. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a real estate professional." ~ Beth Caldwell

 

"John is extremely knowledgeable and flexible. Although the market was tough, he stuck with me and never stopped searching for homes for me. John truly has his clients' best interest in mind and it is evident that he takes pride in his work. Highly recommended!" ~ LFH Dumont

 

"John was extremely helpful throughout the entire process of finding my dream home. We worked together for months and during those months of searching, John was always attentive and did whatever he could to arrange his schedule so he was available when it was convenient for me to be able to go view  homes. He was caring and invested in helping me find a home with all of the necessities I was looking for and was extremely knowledgeable about not only the process of buying a home but about a variety of communities throughout the county. I was extremely happy with the care and customer service he provided and highly recommend that anyone looking for a home work with someone as honest, invested and caring as John was to me." ~ D. Peterson

 

"This was the first time I was purchasing a home on my own and John was godsend. Even though I am a 40+ year resident of Novato, John knows the residential history of the city far better than I, especially the neighborhoods and their 'feel'...for a family, single person, etc. He was very thorough going over paperwork in explaining everything, and was on site for all inspections and knew trusted folks to do those tasks. He worked well with the selling agent and kept her moving along so the sale would proceed in a smooth and timely manner. I would recommend John to anyone with no reservations that they would be anything other than extremely well served!" ~ Pat Cash

 

"WOW!!! It is hard to put into words how good John Hammer handled our home sale. We interviewed 4 realtors and we were impressed with how much preparation John put into his presentation and outlined our options before us. His marketing expertise and market knowledge was extremely important to maximize our sales price. John was very impressive in his knowledge of the market to help us through the negotiations and closing. He was always available and very hands on. He assisted us in every phase of selling our home. The money is in the bank and John can do the same for you. I highly recommend him. Thank You John Hammer!" ~ Marlene Miller

 

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"As a couple searching for our first home, we were pretty clueless to the house hunting process and what follows once you have found a house worth ... more "
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"John recently helped us buy a home in Novato. Our search was protracted and John was infinitely patient, never pressuring us or making us feel guilty ... more "
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