John Cotten Real Estate Agent at TCP Real Estate

John Cotten

Real Estate Agent at
TCP Real Estate

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Agent Highlights

John is a SFH expert - working with over 73% more single family homes than the average Austin agent.
John has great Condo experience - having sold 9 more condos than the average agent.

More about John Cotten

With 20+ years of home sales experience, John Cotten is a skilled negotiator and effective communicator. He has a natural ability to make all his clients feel like they are family. He credits that to his upbringing and small-town values that have translated into a genuine interest in his clients. John learned the value of hard work and entrepreneurship when he owned his own landscaping company in Austin. He then went on to work in sales for leading housing and brokerage companies in the 1990s and 2000s. He obtained his broker’s license in 2007 and has worked extensively in resale homes, foreclosures, new construction, and investment properties. He works with both buyers and sellers and has based a large part of his business on referrals from past clients. John enjoys watching the Longhorns and Cowboys, any chance he gets to go fishing on the coast, and traveling with his family.
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    • This is the third time I have used John's team. Absolutely no complaints. With this most recent transaction, I found a great place and realized a significant discount due to the help of John's expertise. I highly recommend him!

      - John Bunnell-Jonestown
    • John was fantastic start to finish. We contacted him via email to request info on a home on Saturday evening. Surprisingly, he called us immediately to discuss our needs. By Monday, we submitted an offer on our new home and closed in less than 30 days! We were pre-qualified by our credit union, but John recommended another lender that came in WAY better! If you are looking for a Realtor that will work hard for you, John Cotten is your guy! His customer service and attention to detail is top notch. He is there to answer questions anytime you need him and will help guide you every step of the way.

      - Hutto
    • John and his staff are really dedicated to their client's needs. They were very professional and responsive to us. We truly appreciated working with them.

      - Marcos Palacios-Cedar Park
    • We sold our home much faster than I envisioned. John made sure all of our needs were addressed, he was always available. By far the best experience. And would highly recommend him.

      - Nadine Rivera
    • Mr. Cotton was amazing during my entire selling process. I was so stressed, and nervous but he took the time out to encourage me and offer great realistic advice to keep me on track with this whole expierience. You always worry if someone is helping you for their own agenda but not Mr. Cotton. If I ever have to go through buying or selling a home I know the only realitor I can trust is Mr. Cotton.

      - Mollie Martinez-Bastrop
    • After deciding to relocate from Texas to Mississippi, we were left with two homes to sell in a relatively short time. We couldn't have found anyone better to help us on this mission. Both homes were sold and closed within 7 months. John and his team worked tirelessly, making sure our homes were visible and attractive to potential buyers. We highly recommend John Cotton to help you sell your home.

      - Cathy Meier-San Marcos
    • John really helped is in our home search. We moved to the area last June and rented for a year to get the lay of the land. When it came time to purchase John and his staff were very helpful and we found the perfect home. John and his associates at TCP really facilitated our negotiation and gave us the insight needed to come in at the most appropriate price point. We will use John again when we sell and look for our next home.

      - Leander
    • This is the third time John has helped us to get our house! Hes a true professional that truly listens to what you are trying to accomplish. I will never use anyone else for this reason! His team is always responsive, easy to talk to and flat out peasant to be around. He also does a great job negotiating your terms while keeping you in the loop.

      - Joe Oliden-Leander
    • If you're in the market for a New or Pre Owned home John is the man! He asks plenty of questions and cares about what his customers truly want. He helped us purchase our New home and then sell our old one. He helped us understand the market and got us top dollar for ours!

      - Nick Rios-Leander
    • I was very afraid of the process required to sell my house. I trusted John the first time I met him. He is smart, courteous and very patient. I put him through the test. He kept me informed. I really needed the encouragement he gave me. I was in a tight deadline to buy my house in Cypress, Texas. All of this to say, if you want someone to work for you who will be honest and is knowledgeable, then let John Cotten sell your house or help you buy the one you want. Believe me, he will get it done. By the way, being 66 I know alot about people. This one is a keeper.

      - Karen Hajduk-Cedar Park
    • John helped me buy my condo and it was so much easier than I had anticipated. Everything went very smooth, and he was always responsive to my many questions. He knew the area that I wanted to live in and helped me find the perfect condo!

      - Charlie Castro-Austin
    • Mr. Cotten is an outstanding, unfailingly professional realtor and Broker. His professionalism is seen by his accessibility, responsiveness, attention to detail, and quick follow through. He seems to have figured out the secret of making money and at the same time promoting and advancing his clients interest. I have found him to be honest, forthright and quite knowledgeable of this market, and thus can recommend him without reservation for all ones real estate needs.

      - Charles Walls-Round Rock
    • Our experience with John Cotten was wonderful. His expertise and confidence has been the keys of his success in helping us. We were so lucky to have found John when we were at wits end in selling a rental property in Houston.We had used two different previous realtors who were unsuccessful. We asked everyone we knew to help us find a special realtor. And relief came when we got John Cottens name. From the first contact, we felt that John would sell our house. We closed the next month. Yet at one point in the process, there was one difficult point on which neither party was willing to compromise. John worked so skillfully to find the solution and the deal was done.We had some beach property near Galveston and again John came through quickly and successfully to a closing.We still own a rental property and John had found a wonderful tenant. When we are ready to sell this residence, we look forward to having Johns immense talents help again.

      - Frank Chinh-Houston
    • John has been great throughout the whole process of selling my home. This was the first time I have ever sold a home. John was there for every step, every phone call, anxiety, questions, he put me at ease. He is a great agent and a stand up guy. Not only did he sell my home, I gained a friend.

      - Piper Lockey-Cedar Park
    • John goes above and beyond what youd expect in your realtor in every step of the way. He was able to get us a great price when we bought our home in 2010 and then when we turned around and sold the same home in 2013. We made some minor upgrades while living there and were able to make some money for a down payment on a new home once we sold it thanks to the advice and pointers of staging! I would recommend him to any of my friends or family to work with! A stand up guy!

      - Kelsey Brunner-Kyle
    • John and his company were a pleasure to work with. I felt comfortable working with him from the beginning. We had complications from the outset as our property was lake property, which entailed a complicated issue with LCRA that we had known nothing about. John and an associate(s) contacted LCRA to find out the process of what we needed to do and continued to follow up on our behalf. I am extremely appreciative of that. As far as responsiveness, if he was unavailable when I called/texted, he got back to me as soon as he was able, which was never a very long time. Negotiation skills-I certainly felt he had very good ones, getting the buyer to share in an unexpected expense that had come up. Certainly never would have thought of that myself. Overall, I would highly recommend John Cotten and his company. They were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with during a trying and stressful real estate transaction.

      - Cindy Hasenfang-Granite Shoals
    • We recently purchased a home with the help of John Cotten. Having bought and sold several homes in my lifetime, this was by far the best experience we have had. John is attentive, honest, and professional. He helped guide us through the process and offered great advise along the way. I would recommend John Cotten and TCP Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

      - Joe K-Hutto
    • John helped me buy and sell a home at the same time in two different cities and close on the same day. This was super complex but John was great to work with and made it easy on me and my family. We love working with John and would gladly use him and his team at TCP again if we need to move again.

      - Alex Hill-Austin
    • John was on top of things through the entire process of selling our trailer and land. We were able to sell it quickly and making much more than we had imagined. We are so happy with the services of John Cotten that we are asking him to help us sell our second home. We are confident that John will again make a quick sale and get us the most profit on the deal.

      - Dave Meier-Kyle
    • Quite simply, John Cotten is amazing. John goes above & beyond without question in every situation. He is honest, funny, trustworthy & truly cares about his clients. We could not have dreamt a better experience in buying our first home!! He walked us through all the details, paperwork, process and always put us at ease. He became a friend by the end of the process and we would give him the highest recommendation possible. He makes the process so fun and most importantly always shoots straight. Thank you John for truly caring about our life in Austin we cant thank you enough!!!

      - Christen Rose-Austin
    • In our 5 months of working together, we got the in depth look into John Cotten. He is committed to his work, he is committed to making sure you as a client dont settle (on either the buy side or the sell side), and he took on a yard project to assist in getting the house ready to sell that I cannot imagine any other realtors would volunteer themselves to do! He offered his input, but also understood/listened to our feedback. Between John and Hollis Deen at TCP, we had a successful sale and purchase experience! *If you feed him hot homemade soup, you will have a friend for life. =)

      - Alyssa Wilcox-Austin
    • John Cotten helped me with the sale of my fathers property. I was the executor of his estate and had to deal with the beneficiaries of the sale of the house. John always gave sound advice, answered all calls and emails in a very timely manner. He also took care of bee removal that was inside a wall (50 lbs of honeycomb) by contacting the service provider. I highly recommend John Cotten. Best of all the house sold very quickly because of his connections with Zillow and a cash buyer!

      - Linda Pothoff-Bastrop
    • Detailed. Well informed. Professional. Understands what the customers needs are at all times. Will go the extra mile to make sure that we aware of any hiccups during the Sales process. Would recommend him to a friend or relative.

      - Nils Dekau-Maxwell
    • John and his company have been involved in at least 6 real estate transactions that my wife and I have made over the last 13 years. Beside becoming a good friend over that time, he has handled every transaction with professionalism and the utmost respect for all involved. I have learned over the years that buying and selling real estate is more than listing a property and placing a sign in the yard. John knows the business and understands the market and has been invaluable to our family.

      - Bill Layton-Cedar Park