John Maranto Real Estate Agent at Cummings and Company Realtors

John Maranto

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Cummings and Company Realtors

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  • Accredited Buyer's Specialist

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Agent Highlights

John sells properties fast - selling more than 40% quicker than the average Baltimore agent.
John gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Baltimore agent.
John has great Condo experience - having sold 91 more condos than the average agent.

More about John Maranto

I am a father of three, a husband, have an MBA, am a licensed Realtor, Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and my idea of fun is going for really, really long bike rides. All of these things contribute to my world-view. As such, I care, I am driven, and I am well-informed. This works out to my clients’ advantage and my hope is that it will help you as well. I won’t hassle you, try to sell you on something you don’t want to buy, or otherwise do things to pressure you. It would not only annoy you, I’d annoy myself. What will I do? My goal is to offer you some great resources that will help you make informed decisions about real estate. My priority always is to protect you. What really gets me up in the morning is helping my clients find their next home or sell their current one in Baltimore City and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard.
  • Loyola College

  • CDPE, ABR, MBA, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)

  • 100% Club - RE/MAX - 2013, 100% Club RE/MAX - 2012

  • 620825

John earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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John Maranto's Reviews & Ratings

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    • John was a great help throughout the home buying process. It took me a while to find the right house, but John never pressured me into buying a home. John made the whole process fun and continues to be available for help after the purchase. I would definitely recommend John.

      - Mark Helmers
    • As a first time home buyer, John did a great job explaining the home buying process to me. He was also very responsive to all of my emails and phone calls. Finally he had good local knowledge of the fells point/butchers hill neighborhood and was able to provide useful insight and advice.

      - Carlie Smith
    • John is a great agent. He is prompt and led us through a rather difficult situation with a contractor who was late in finishing our rehabbed rowhome. Highly recommended.

      - Jithin Yohannan
    • John did a lights out job for me, from listing to closing. With John's help (and humor!), my stress and muttering remained at a reasonable level, and everything worked out pretty much as hoped for.

      - Jim Nelson
    • John was great to work with! Showed us many properties that were all over the place, and stuck out a very long negotiation process! I would recommend him to my closest friend!

      - Karen Sanft
    • John made the formidable task of finding a great place easy and enjoyable. What's more, as a first time buyer, I felt that I was in great hands and was never confused or overwhelmed. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.

      - Aditya R
    • John Maranto was recommended to us by a colleague who John had recently assisted in purchasing a rowhouse in Canton (the location and style of property we were interested in).From our initial meeting, as first home buyers, we appreciated that John laid out all the intricacies/options/pitfalls of home buying in an honest and open way. Our calls/emails were returned immediately without fail. John provides his expert advice in a manner that best suits his clients needs.John made our real estate transaction an easy to understand, interesting and enjoyable experience (as much as is possible given the high stress involved). Advice was always accurate and was imparted often with humor and without pressure. As we looked at many homes, John helped us gain a greater appreciation of the history and things to do in Canton, of which he has extensive knowledge.Even after closing, John will check in by email to see how we are doing. He doesnt need to but this simply confirms his client focus.John will help you find a home (not simply a property) and I highly recommend him for your real estate needs.

      - Dave Lickorish
    • John Maranto is the man! He helped me with both buying and selling my homes. He was there through every step of the way and went above and beyond in all aspects of the process. At all times my wife and I felt comfortable that we were going the right direction with his guidance. He was immediately responsive over emails, phone calls, and text messages whenever we had a question or concern.I can't give him a higher recommendation. Thanks John!

      - Patrick Blair
    • I first contacted John about 2 years ago when I began slowly looking for houses. John knew my timeline and was very patient with me. I assumed going into this process that once John found out I wasn't immediately going to buy a house that he would turn his attention to another customer that would result in a quicker pay day for him. However, what I experienced was the complete opposite.John consistently made himself available for me, he would answer any questions that I had about location/house style/price, etc. He would always meet me at any property I wished to visit, and on several occasions this was after typical business hours. What I appreciated most about working with John was how brutally honest he was. He would tell me the truth about any issue I presented him with. More than a few times John told me a house wasn't worth it or wasn't the right fit for my wife and I. I was amazed at this, because again that meant John was pushing his pay day out further. We finally landed in an excellent home, and John was great during the closing process. He would call me regularly to check in to make sure I was doing ok and didn't have any questions. John handled all of the inspection communications and made that process a breeze for me.If you're a first time homebuyer or just looking for an easy going and honest realtor, I highly recommend John. There isn't one aspect of my home buying experience that I would change, and that is largely due to John's patience and advice.

      - Luke Mann
    • John was excellent to work with. As a first time home buyer, I was definitely very inexperienced with the process of home buying, and John was there to guide us every step of the way. Due to our demanding schedules, we needed to settle very quickly, and John was very helpful in making that happen. He was great at working with the seller's agent, our lender, our title company, and other parties that were involved to get things done behind the scenes such that each time he contacted us, he had updates and were able to tell us what the next steps were. John also had a great fund of knowledge of the neighborhoods that we were looking at and were able to provide advice in terms of the pros and cons of each area, as well as his honest thoughts about each house. He was also very flexible with his schedule and very accommodating when conflicts came up on our end. Great to work with and will definitely recommend!

      - Wendy Ying and Xun Zhou
    • I had met John years ago, when a friend of mine used him to buy his house so when I decided to buy a house I reached out to him. John is a great Realtor because hes straight forward and doesn't try to sell you on just any house and he truly cares about finding that right home for you. Being a first time home-buyer, he helped me through the process and was very patient with all the requests and questions I had. John made himself available at a moments notice when I wanted to look at houses, which in turn ended up being the main reason I was able to make an offer and buy my house when others were in line to view it. I would highly recommend him for buying or selling a home!

      - Christi Crist
    • Im a first-time home buyer. I am extremely happy that I had John to guide me through the process. His knowledge and expertise is deep, and he is able to translate it into succinct, incredibly helpful advice. He is willing to answer any question. If he may not know the answer immediately (a rare event), he will do the research to find that answerand he will do it quickly. Reflecting on my home-buying experience, I realize now that there were even a number of times that John was answering questions that I should have been asking. He really looked out for me.In fact, a few unexpected things happened during the buying process when I really needed to be onsite, monitoring the progress toward fixing those things. But I couldnt because I didnt yet live in Baltimore. Unphased, John didnt just volunteerhe stated, without my even askingthat hed be there, monitoring. And then, he didnt just monitor. He solved problems, going above and beyond, doing whatever was necessary.Without John, Im not sure Id be living here in this great rowhouse. And without John, Im not sure that the rowhouse would be so great.I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with John, and I look forward to further opportunities.

      - August Dietrich
    • As a first time home buyer John gave me his honest opinion on each home we looked at & was transparent about how it stacked up against other properties in the area & if he felt it would meet all of my needs. He was very responsive & provided great recommendations for other contacts during the home-buying process. I would definitely recommend him to friends!

      - Brooklyn Boston
    • John was a total pro, he gave us great, timely information at every point in the process. He was responsive to our questions almost instantly. He really knows Baltimore and that helped us find a new neighborhood that we wanted. He was clear and he has a calm manner. Finally, John was fun to work with and made the whole experience very enjoyable.

      - Carol Daddazio
    • Great investor minded REP... Had great advice on the process and continues to answer my dumb questions. John put me in contact with a great broker that was well versed in what I was looking for in a remodel type loan. When I go to buy my next home I plan on using this broker to purchased my home.

      - Glenn Lovelace
    • As a first time home buyer, John really helped me to understand the buying process. I was moving to the Baltimore area from Washington, D.C., and John helped me understand the differences among the various neighborhoods of Baltimore. It took me one full year to find the right house, and John was patient with me throughout my search. He was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls, and was willing to accommodate my busy schedule. John has a good eye for flaws (e.g., sloping floors, water leaks) in homes that the regular buyer might miss. He provided his opinion about homes I was looking at, but was never pushy about it. In addition, John knows a lot of good contractors in the area, so he is able to give you quick estimates for repairs that you know might need to be done to a house you are looking to buy. I would highly recommended him to any home buyer.

      - Kevin Byle
    • Can't say enough good things about John Maranto! As first-time home buyers new to Baltimore, my wife and I feel very lucky to have found him. John's smart, knowledgeable, and most importantly for us, he's honest: we never felt that John was hustling us into closing on a house that we didn't want, and in fact, he steered us away from one house that would have been a money pit. We appreciated that John took the time to identify our particular needs, and we were amazed by just how responsive he is; John returned calls and emails even on weekends, usually in less than an hour. When we did find our house, John negotiated very aggressively. Now that we're setting up the new home, John has been great about connecting us with reliable contractors for house painting, floor refinishing, etc. We've already recommended him to several friends.

      - James Arthur & Shannon Robinson
    • From the moment I spoke with John I felt comfortable and impressed with his knowledge of the Towson area. After speaking with John it took my fiance and myself four months before we began looking for our first home and John stayed in contact with us during the waiting period and kept property information current. We appreciated the fact that he did not sugar coat things for us and stayed truthful and realistic with us, which was extremely helpful since we were property virgins. John was also very flexible when it came to our disfuctional schedules. When it came time for placing our officers he helped us keep a level head and helped us see the bigger picture when it came down to finance.

      - Aaron Frederick
    • John managed the property where we rented for two years and then became my realtor when I was looking for a home this year. Im not from Baltimore or Maryland so I relied heavily on him to guide me to the areas and properties that I would ultimately be happy with. Hes always been honest with me and worked hard to get me the property and deal that I wanted. I will use him again and recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues.

      - Christian Marriott
    • John is always accessible. He would always make time to show me 5, 10, 15, 20 plus houses! He did not force me into liking or disliking a house and his support and expertise about the process was very helpful. I am happy to have worked with him.

      - Josh Grubka
    • Had a great experience working with John on locating/buying a house in Canton (Baltimore, MD) in late 2010. He did an excellent job in finding a place that was exactly what I wanted and helped me negotiate a great deal. I was on a tight-timeline and I don't think any other team could have pulled it off so smoothly.Even now, a year after I purchased the house, I can still go to John with any questions/concerns I have with regards to home ownership and he will go out of his way to help. He guided me on the process for getting my taxes reduced and last month, for example, John even re-arranged his schedule to meet a contractor at my house for some work I needed done; when I knew I was going to be out of country and didn't want to wait until I returned for the project to be completed.He's been a highly valued ally that has made my life as a new homeowner a breeze. I've recommended John to some of my closest friends and they also had similar amazing results. All in all, I feel extremely lucky to have found a knowledgeable/honest agent that didn't disappear once the papers are signed.

      - Mark Griep
    • Need an agent? Open the phone book. Need someone to help you narrow down what you really need in the neighborhood that suits your family? Need someone to be there after the purchase when you have a question because your new to the area or you need a plumber and don't know anyone locally? Call john maranto. He listened to my family's needs and wants, then proceeded to show my wife and I homes in different neighborhoods. He helped us narrow down the choices and ultimately find our home, not just a house. And he did it without busting our budget. He has continued helping us for the past three years. Did your last agent work that hard for you? Not sure about making such a big investment? Listen to John and he'll do his best to make sure you have options if you ever have to move away. I wanted to make sure our home was also a good rental in case the market shifted and his insight was spot on there also. Thank you John for your help and friendship. I couldn't have done this well for myself without your help!

      - Rafael Del Valle
    • John is attentive and tunes in to the preceise needs/values of each of his clients. As a buyer or seller's agent, John epitomizes the saying "Trust in the expert to guide you and make difficult decisions easier". It's pretty simple, but the reason John adds significant value is because he provides you with all of the information/tools you need to make a real estate decision; without bias and free of conflict of interest, which exists in the real estate industry. John delineates his personal opinions from his professional opinions, but he will always give you candid, honest advice. I've worked with John on multiple real estate transactions, and I've always been impressed and thankful for the services he provides.

      - Sal Gaetani, Jr.
    • John is a professional in every sense of the word. His attention to detail and timeliness in working with the seller and lender made buying a home a pleasure. Thank you, John, for all your assistance.

      - Ray Vakel
    • John is an enthusiastic, young leader in the real estate market. His knowledge of each individual home that his clients are interested in goes above and beyond the norm in his career field. His simple and direct flow of information was of great help to us in our home buying experience. If we had a question or an issue he was right there by our side and ready to take charge. Explanations of real estate terminology and legalities came freely from him without superfluous information that could confuse us. We appreciated his dedication and time. We look forward to working with him again one day. If there were a, 'vote for John,' sign I could plant in my front yard I would do it in a heart beat!

      - Joy and Seth Johnson
    • As a first-time home-buyer, John helped guide me through the process and was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer my questions and address my needs.

      - Willam Vanderzandt
    • John has been a great agent for me. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, provides great advice and is very responsive. I highly recommend him!

      - Shawn Temples
    • John Maranto gets five stars as I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent. John helped my parents and I find a place in Baltimore and we found the perfect house for me. My parents even joked that they wished that John lived in New York so that he could help them find a new place. John goes above and beyond. He gives good tips, names and numbers of contractors and what to see/where to go in the area. John is knowledgeable, honest, and responsive and most importantly, not pushy.

      - Lauren Searls
    • When I went to John after receiving several recommendations and hearing testimates of his prior work, he fully understood that I was a first-time homebuyer, and would require some hand holding and patience as I waded through the real estate market and process. John made himself available at all times, sorted through my questioning of all steps in the process, and made sure we had the information we needed to make an educated decision for ourselves. He was a key member of our homebuying team and we wouldn't have been able to do it without him!

      - Chris Clavin
    • John was very thourough in his knowledge of the Baltimore area. He really got to know me and my husband as people thus he was able to recommend great homes to look at. He knew just as much as we did that the home we ended up purchasing was the one for us and the perfect home for our family. John always amde time for us when we wanted to go see a home and his humor along with his professionalism was great! I always recommend him to toher buyers or sellers and will use him if we ever decide to move to a new home.

      - Lisa Carmichael
    • John made the home-buying process smooth and provided ample support for first time buyers. He answered every question, gave insight, and made himself readily available so the process worked at our convenience. He helped us find a wonderful home!

      - Patrice Lahair
    • John was very helpful as I searched for my new home! He guided me in the correct direction, and I am very happy with my decision.

      - Kait Moore
    • John is fantastic. I highly recommend him!

      - James Beckett
    • The differences between John Maranto and every other real estate agent out there are obvious. He is dedicated, business savvy (has an MBA), impeccably responsive, follows through, and most importantly, he is honest and is your partner through the buying, selling or renting process.John understands the market, is a fierce negotiator, and will look out for you as if you were family. John uses technology to make the home buying or selling process as painless and seamless as possible and has all the processes down to a T.It was a true pleasure to work with John. He is my life-long real-estate agent.

      - Jorge Castillo
    • John is a great real estate agent and guy in general. I am sure that I could not have found an agent with more of an understanding of the Towson and Baltimore area. He is honest, to the point, very responsive and willing to help in any way that he can to meet your goals. Finally, he is a businessman who can walk the walk, so you can trust him to call it like he sees it and keep your best interests in mind even when you may be getting a little too excited.

      - Keith Parker
    • John was very personable and made the process of looking and buying a home very easy.John knowledge of the local inspectors, insurance agents and finance consultants was very much needed since we were coming from another state. All his recommendations were utilized and those that I would recommend as well.

      - Rich Lipsky
    • John will protect all his clients and provide you with needed information so you'll make an informed decision about buying or selling a home!

      - Stephan Olason
    • John was great. He came in to the house, gave us an honest opinion on the price and it was sold in 1 day. He is straight forward and doesn't waste your time just gets the job done.

      - Lisa Bradley
    • If you have come across John Maranto as an agent, do not let it go! HE IS THE ONE! I have had the opportunity to work with a few agents, both on the buyer and seller side and he IS the best! He was excellent and very efficient in keeping us informed about the process and progress. He wakes up before the sun comes out and works hard. He was not pushy for us to decide on something we didnt love, and in his own words, "You dont want to make a $300,000 mistake and be stuck with it for 30 years." So hands down, he will be my pick. THANK YOU JOHN!

      - Salman Shaafatullah
    • We relocated to Baltimore County from Oregon and John helped us to quickly learn the area and find a great home that was what we were looking for. Throughout the process, John was our advocate and helped us to close the deal quickly and smoothly. He is very honest and straightforward and comes highly recommended.

      - Jeff Kerr
    • Working with John as our realtor during the sale of our home was truly an enjoyable experience. We had no issues to worry about. He exceeded all expectations and went far and beyond with your time and all the invaluable advice that he gave us during the whole process. We were so blessed to have John as our agent. We have already told our family about him and we are going to recommend you to all our friends and co-workers. You are very good in what you do. Keep shining!!! Very satisfied.

      - Glory and Matthew
    • I highly recommend John! John took the stress out of buying my first home. He was very patient and let me see as many homes as I wanted. He also saved me loads of time, by letting me know when a home was not worth seeing.John kept me informed throughout the entire home buying process and answered my many questions. He wanted to make sure that I purchased the home that was right for me. He cares a lot about his clients, as since I've purchased the home he still checks in on my paint choices and the moving in process. I highly recommend John to anyone that is looking for a new home! He keeps it low stress and fun!

      - Hannah Barnet
    • Working with John was a fantastic experience. Very personable and easy to work with, as well as highly knowledgeable. I am happy to recommend John without any reservations whatsoever.

      - Jose LaMort
    • John was fantastic to work with. He was incredibly well informed and always helpful. He was always available to answer questions, and was great at working at my pace and fitting his style to what worked best for me. He's been a huge help even after I purchased my home. I highly recommend him, especially to a first time home buyer who is learning the ropes and wants a well informed, patient realtor who will look out for your best interests!

      - Pavan Vaswani
    • John is an all around nice guy - professional agent but down-to-earth. He and his team expertly marketed our Canton home, which helped us sell for a realistic price at a time when many other homes were sitting on the market for more than 6 months. He is always available by phone or email, responding to messages the same day, and kept us on our game when it came to deadlines. We highly recommend John!

      - Colleen Howland
    • One of the most knowledgeable & professional realtors I have had the pleasure of working with. John puts his clients needs above all else- for him it is about finding the right home for the right buyer. On the listing side, John has a great marketing strategy that's will have your house sold at a price you will be happy with. Clients for life is the motto he lives by.

      - William Daly
    • John Maranto helped us become first-time home owners. John laid out the entire process at the first meeting and guided us through the process of figuring out what we actually wanted (and that took almost a year - first-time buyers!). We never had the feeling that he was pushing us to make a decision just so that he can cash in and move on to the next client. He was very patient through the whole process, and worked around our schedule. He is easy-going yet highly efficient. Phone calls and emails were returned immediately without exception. Great experience, and a result we are very happy with.

      - Christian Kaiser