Testimonials

What our clients are saying

  • The highest praises go to Debra Lee and Amber Lum, the best real estate agents anywhere.

    The highest praises go to Debra Lee and Amber Lum, the best real estate agents anywhere. They take care of EVERYTHING! We just turned our building into a TIC and sold two units, and these two took care of everything. They arranged painters, having the floors redone, the carpet replaced, the tub reglazed, and various…

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    Allyson Bishop
  • Debra is the ultimate real estate agent.

    Debra is the ultimate real estate agent. She helped my wife and I find the perfect home and we cannot say enough wonderful things about her. We were in escrow within a week from the start of our house search and that says it all. Debra helped us understand the process, connected us with a…

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    Paul Goold
  • Debra REALLY listens to what you want, and suggests places that totally meet your brief.

    You know what it’s like when you spend ages compiling a list of house features that are must haves, nice to haves etc, only for your realtor to send you any random thing on their books? Well, working with Debra is so refreshing as she absolutely doesn’t do that. She REALLY listens to what you…

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    Anya Chambers
  • WE HAVE WORKED WITH JOHN AND AETHOS REAL ESTATE FOR OVER 25 YEARS

    We have worked with John and Aethos Real Estate for over 25 years, in at least 10 projects, for approximately 20 residential and live-work transactions. Over the course of our collaboration, we enjoyed and benefited from his maturity, diligence, discipline, ethics, market knowledge, team spirit, and ‘can-do’ attitude. We would use them again and recommend…

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    Siamak A.
  • DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE MARKET

    John recently helped us close on an extremely competitive home in San Francisco. It was our second time working with John to purchase a home.He is thoughtful, patient, funny, and has a deep knowledge of the San Francisco real estate market regardless of what neighborhood you are looking in.John is our go-to referral for friends…

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    Shane
  • ON OUR SIDE

    We have done 3 transactions with John over the years. Most recently, he helped us sell our home AND subsequently purchase our new place. He was thorough and walked us through every step of the way. It always felt like he was on our side and had our best interests at heart. John looked out…

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    Dave & Lily
  • I WOULD PUT HIM IN THE BEST CATEGORY

    Over the last few years, John has helped my husband and me buy and sell several properties in the Bay Area. He’s always available, returns phone calls fast, is super responsive. Besides that, he’s a lovable guy who’s funny and knowledgeable. I would put him in the “best” category. All of this is huge for…

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    Sarah
  • JOHN IS EXUBERANT, CONFIDENT AND A TRUE EXPERT IN HIS FIELD

    As first time home buyers in SF’s overwhelming and intimidating market, we were tremendously grateful for John’s expertise and support. Throughout the entire process, John was communicative and made himself available to answer all our questions. John is exuberant, confident and a true expert in his field. Our first and only offer was accepted without…

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    Jenny
  • JOHN WAS WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

    John is an exceptional realtor. Even though it took my wife and me over two years to find our perfect home, John was with us every step of the way. When we found our dream property John sprang into action, using his impressive negotiating skills and decades of expertise to get us an excellent deal…

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    Isaac and Nobl
  • SELLERS TOOK US SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY HEARD WE WERE WORKING WITH JOHN

    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…

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    Sam and Liz
  • TREMENDOUS COMMAND OF SF REAL ESTATE

    John has a tremendous command for the SF Real estate market, and strategies to sell and purchase. I’ve bought and sold houses with him. Anyone looking to close a great result in a real estate transaction, I’d highly recommend engaging John for such services.

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    Chuck F.
  • HIGHLY RESPECTED IN THE FIELD

    We recently purchased a home in San Francisco and were incredibly lucky to have been recommended to work with John by a colleague. John was patient with us every step of the way, regardless of our silly questions and general lack of knowledge about how the home buying process works. He was able to deftly…

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    Andy
  • VERY WELL CONNECTED

    John has made our search and buying process a very pleasant experience. He understands the specifics of the market, is very well connected, super responsive and goal oriented. Great job in finding us a good home!

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    Christian & Ricarda
  • MADE US FEEL CONFIDENT

    John helped us sell our condo in San Francisco. He had a great sense of the market, was well-connected with the numerous agents / vendors / inspectors / etc. required to get through the sales process, and had all the answers to our questions. Throughout the process, John made us feel confident that he was…

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    John
  • AKIN TO MAGIC

    My wife and I worked with John to buy our first home in SF. It was a daunting process and John was always there to advocate for us and explain the process as we went. He brought a very relaxed and knowledgable approach. We never felt pressured and that was very important to us. Most…

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    German
  • WE CANNOT THANK JOHN ENOUGH

    John’s knowledge of the Bay Area real estate market is unparalleled. He always gave us his honest opinion on the different places we looked at and pointed out both the good and bad with each place. We had heard horror stories of friends that had put in 10-20, even more, offers before finding a place….

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    Snehi
  • JOHN IS THE PERFECT REALTOR

    John is the perfect realtor. He listens, always answers phone calls, responds to queries with cheerful readiness, and is an all around good guy. He and his business partner, Marcus, facilitated the purchase of a property for us in San Francisco, and made it very easy. I recommend him without reservation.

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    Laird C.
  • HE IS PROACTIVE IN GETTING THINGS DONE

    Buying my new apartment would not have happened without John; he is very proactive in getting things done and always available to answer any questions. I will definitely refer all my friends and family to him when buying property in the future!

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    Vanessa
  • I CAN’T SPEAK HIGHLY ENOUGH ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE

    I really enjoyed working with John on the sale of my condo. Being my first sale, I was a bit clueless about the sellers end of the transaction. John diligently walked me through the process and explained things every step of the way. Not only was he professional, responsive, and knowledgeable, he was pleasant to…

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    Kelley G.
  • A GREAT HUMAN BEING

    John helped me and my wife find our perfect house in 2012. He patiently waited through our “should we rent/should we buy” phase, and was there for us every step of the way. We liked him so much, and have such a good experience with him, that we still keep in contact socially 4 years…

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    Andrew
  • I WOULD ALWAYS TRUST HIM

    I have worked with John on 3 real estate transactions over the past 13 years, 2 purchases and 1 sale. He has always made the process very easy, stress-free, and enjoyable too. He’s a great guy and I would always trust him with my San Francisco real estate needs.

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    Nicole
  • TRULY HONEST PARTNER

    Working with John was a true pleasure! He helped us buy a home in an extremely competitive situation, and it was clear that his relationships within the real estate community made a tremendous difference in our success. Most importantly, he was not only a pleasure to work with, but also a truly honest partner in…

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    Ajay
  • INCREDIBLY DEEP RELATIONSHIPS

    John was great to work with. Over several months, my wife and I looked at dozens of houses with John’s help. We were not easy clients as we couldn’t decide what we were looking for exactly! John was always patient and helpful though. John clearly had incredibly deep relationships in the SF real estate community…

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    Zachary
  • NOT PUSHY

    We worked with John in 2015 and after 8 months in a very competitive market, he helped us close on our favorite house. He has a great knowledge of San Francisco and helped us discover some great neighborhoods for our family. He was patient, available (via email, text, in person, etc.), fun to work with,…

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    Guillaume
  • JOHN IS ETHICAL, MORAL AND A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

    John is ethical, moral and a breath of fresh air in a highly competitive industry. He is honest, knowledgeable and works his butt off for you. Highly recommend.

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    Bill B.
  • JOHN HELPED US THROUGH MULTIPLE POTENTIAL MINEFIELDS

    John helped us through multiple potential minefields in the purchase of our first home in San Francisco and later in its sale. We couldn’t ask for a better team in these complex and pivotal — and most personal — decision processes. We are grateful for the day my husband wandered into a cafe and happened…

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    Frances
  • EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION

    We just wanted to express our appreciation for the good work of John in the successful sale of our home in South Beach. What we truly appreciated was that they guided us through the process step by step, made themselves available for questions and within a week of aggressive marketing managed to sell our home…

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    Vijay S.

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