We had the pleasure and fortune of working with John Circello to the purchase of a home we love at Canterbury Estate of Basking Ridge. So terrific was the experience I felt compelled to first tell you what a valuable asset that John is. He represents the epitome of a pleasant, polite, ethical, acuminous and consummate professional.
For nearly two years in helping us find a new home, John demonstrated a rare balance of patience, persistence, and sound judgment. He has a great flair for knowing when to be aggressive and when to lay back. Along the way, he offered valuable insights about neighborhoods and individual houses, freely offering his own helpful perspectives without ever losing sight of the fact that we would be the one’s living with the ultimate decision. His instinct in anticipation of the unforeseen and preventing crisis was impressive. Additionally, his expertise in house construction and engineering were tremendous.
John is very responsive and understands what it takes to get things done. From within days presenting our offer to seller to eight months later securing the contract right before the listing set to expire, John made the transaction happen through his incredible hard work, devotion, intelligence, strong negotiating and interpersonal skills. Now the transaction was closed as of last week, John continues his extraordinary assistance for our post closing activities. Thanks to John, we very much look forward to moving into our new home.
John has a real treasure. Prudential Realty has got such a talent. We will recommend John to friends and acquaintances without hesitation and are happy to wish John and Prudential Realty Basking Ridge Office continued success.
Tony & Helen
My name is Ilene. My husband and I just signed the contract for a new beautiful home in Warren, NJ that listed at $1,399,000 with the incredible help of John Circello.
There are times when outstanding performance must be recognized and this is clearly one of them. As you were aware, acquiring this property was EXTREMELY difficult from many standpoints. First and foremost, the seller was also the listing agent for this property and was less than forthright. We were basically deceived throughout the process and ultimately had “ the rug pulled out” from underneath us with outrageous demands during the attorney review process, only to hold us in limbo long enough to find other buyers.
This did not deter John. During the whole process, his “calm and collected” style confronted the owner’s “sense of honor” on multiple occasions without ever alienating this person. He also did an excellent job of “not pushing” us into continuously raising our bid during attorney review but very professionally provided us with his opinion and allowed us make our own decisions. John comes across to clients as extremely competent, empathetic, passionately customer-focused and most importantly—authentic and genuine! He is a sincere pleasure to work with. If not for John, we would have surely given up on this property (which I wanted so much!!!) weeks ago. In fact, once the attorney review process was “dead”, on his own, John maintained contact with the owner to keep his pulse on the situation.
Secondly, John’s work ethic is phenomenal. John is accessible all hours of the day, night and weekends. Throughout this process, we kept asking John to show us new and repeat properties so we would have a ”back-up” just in case. John tirelessly gave up many hours on three weekends, regularly met us at night and never showed any frustration. The bottom line…he was always there when we needed him!
Third, John is an excellent project manager and relationship builder. During the past two weeks, he interceded, as appropriate, with our lawyer, the mortgage broker, and coordinated our home inspection in 3 hours. John can be counted on to represent Prudential in the manner it deserves and you should be VERY proud having him as part of your team!! I would not hesitate to recommend John to all of my friends. You are lucky to have him at Prudential!
Thanks for listening. I look forward to listing my home with John and hope it can be sold by your office!!
Ilene and Richard
It was quite a 'journey' to purchase our house, as we were also selling our house and would like to buy and sell at the same time, and we are so glad to have chosen John Circello as our buying agent. His attention to detail, follow-up with other agents and lawyers was exceptional. We also want to thank John especially for his counsel and patience throughout the process, and helping us finalize the mortgage in such a short period of time.
If you ever need us to talk to a potential client about John and your services, we will be more than happy to oblige. Just let us know. Thank you for your help and friendship.
Brenda and Eric Chen