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We approached John with the idea of buying a house in San Francisco in early 2018. We had some specific ideas about what we wanted and where we wanted to buy. However, we were entirely unfamiliar with how the buying market in San Francisco worked. John was great at answering every question we had about real estate transactions, what the state of the market in SF was, and what we should expect from the offers we placed. He has fantastic knowledge of the area, having been working in SF for decades. Some things that really stood out were how well he knows the housing stock. He’s been in literally thousands of houses and apartments in San Francisco so he’s seen every possible variation on things. He also seems to know nearly every other real estate agent, or at least, they know him! Many times when we went to look at an open house on our own, we’d mention his name to the realtor and they nearly always knew him. This was great for buyer/seller communications and I got the impression that sellers figured we were serious when they heard we were working with John. In the end, John found us an apartment in a neighborhood we hadn’t considered, but we fell in love with it as soon as we walked in. He was familiar with our tastes and knew what to show us. He helped us through the insanely complicated tasks of making offers, going through all of the disclosures, and ultimately closing the deal. He and his team at Aethos were exactly what we needed to find a great place in one of the most difficult markets for buyers in the world!”

Sam and Liz

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