What My Clients are Saying

“We just recently moved to CA from the east coast and John helped us find our dream home. He was always available to answer all of our questions and as first-time homeowners, we had more than a few! He was present at every step of the process and made sure we had the right people to help us. He has a vast network in Marin County and tremendous knowledge of the area’s market which helped ensure we found the perfect home. We recommend John to anyone looking to buy a home.”

“We owned our home for fifty seven years and had no idea how to begin the process of selling our home. John was recommended to us. He met with us and assured us that he would guide us through the ordeal we expected to face. He was well acquainted with the local market and guided us to decide on a selling price, various inspections that had to be made, and presentation of the house. In essence, he helped us from the beginning to the end of the process so the ordeal became manageable. His good humor helped us through several bumps in the road. It was our pleasure to work with John and know he will provide great service if you decide to use him as your realtor.”

“Don’t let the pretty face fool you, he is the best at what he does. Seriously, there when we needed him. Not overwhelming. Walked us through every step. Looked out for us all along the way. There’s no way anyone could be better. Wish we could give 6 stars.”

“We have worked with John on our last two home transactions in Novato (both as buyers and sellers) - he is our go-to guy for real estate and we would not consider using anyone else. His knowledge and expertise in the Marin County market are second to none; his advice on when to sell and what to do to maximize our selling price earned us almost $100k over asking price in a market starting to decline. He also has a network of expert professionals, including stagers, painters etc., that he seamlessly integrated into the selling process enabling us to get our property listed quickly in a market when time was of the essence. In addition to being a realtor of the highest caliber John is also one of the most personable and supportive professionals we have had the pleasure of working with. Real estate can be stressful and having John on our team greatly lessened that stress for us. We couldn't recommend any realtor more highly.”

“We first met with John Hammer approximately 9 months prior to making the decision to sell. He offered good advice for things for us to do to prepare, and helped lay out a timeline. While we met with other agents, we kept coming back to John Hammer’s name. Why? Because in a hot home sale market, you need someone with experience. Someone that doesn’t get flustered with fast moving transactions. Someone that knows what to do when the deal starts to go south. And does it with grace and aplomb. Our house sold quickly, and closed on time. Our experience was good. While we no longer have property in California, if we did, we would use John Hammer again.”

“Friends recommended John and their description of him perfectly described our experience. He was a great mix of patience and confidence. Super knowledgeable about the market and the specific neighborhoods and straight forward on thinking through pros and cons of every house and location. We had some very odd stuff come up during the closing process and I was really grateful John was on it. He spent a ton of time digging for information, talked to many people and kept us constantly in the loop, even taking a big chunk out of his Christmas Eve to address the situation. He went above and beyond to make this a comfortable process for us and truly was our advocate. He's the kind of agent who feels like a partner, someone who truly wants to find what's best and he's awesome to be around too. I loved getting to know him and missed getting his phone calls once the house closed. He's also followed up post purchase and had excellent referrals for every category we needed.”

“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank John Hammer for all that he did throughout the process of buying my new home. I appreciated his patience, understanding and especially his expertise in Marin real estate during a seller’s market with limited inventory. John always made time to answer my questions and was quick to respond. I felt well-supported and guided in every decision I made in going forward with my home purchase. John is a true professional and a credit to his profession. Thank you again John for helping me find the right home for me!”

“John Hammer was a calm force in our real estate transaction. We moved across the country and had a short time to purchase a home. John gently guided us through the process of multiple offers. Landing us on our dream home which he negotiated below the listing price. This is unheard of in this crazy market. He gave us the time and expertise to make the decision that was right for us!”