John Peters Real Estate Agent at Compass

John Peters

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations

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Agent Highlights

John sells properties fast - selling more than 35% quicker than the average Washington agent.
John gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Washington agent by 5%.
John has great Condo experience - having sold 116 more condos than the average agent.

John's Transactions

  • Co-Op
    1 bed / 1 bath
  • 1514 17th St NW #107
    2 bed / 1 bath
  • Single Family Home
    3 bed / 4.0 bath
  • Co-Op
    2 bed / 2 bath
  • Single Family Home
    2 bed / 2 bath
  • 14408 Ash Ct
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 3 bath
    John outperformed the market - selling this property for 15% over asking price
  • Townhome
    4 bed / 3.0 bath

More about John Peters

John was born and raised in Oklahoma, attended college in Nashville, Tennessee and finally chose Washington, DC as his adopted hometown in 2000. Seeking a wide breadth of professional experiences, John worked in the banking, small business management and IT fields before finding his career passion in helping people buy and sell real estate. John’s client-centered approach to his business has set him apart in the industry by making his clients feel at ease and informed so they can make the best decisions on one of the most important financial transactions in their lives. John believes that expertise, honesty, communication and responsiveness are the keys to a successful relationship with his clients. In 2015, John & Christopher Bulka founded Bulka/Peters Residential, and affiliated their new business with Compass to bring unmatched technology and marketing resources to their ...
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John Peters's Reviews & Ratings

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John Peters

  • John listed and sold my home

      Highly recommend using John!

    • Very honest, and very patient with a first time home buyer! He explained the process well and was always ready to answer questions and make sure I was comfortable with each step. I really appreciated John's friendliness and solid knowledge of the market.

      - Mike, DC
    • I have a hard time imagining a better realtor than John. I explained that I was a first time home buyer and I needed a lot of help to understand the process, and what to expect as things were moving along. Although we were communicating from seven time zones away, John was amazingly responsive - no matter the hour of the day, and always with brief, digestible, but complete answers to my questions. John really knows the market, can help you focus to which of your priorities you're likely to be able to get for your price point, and has a great network of mortgage brokers, insurers and closing folks that make things move along very quickly. He also knows a lot of secret ways to save you money - for example, he tracked down the title insurance from the previous owner and used that to get me a discount on my own. That's just not something most people would ever think of. Finally, but most importantly to me, we ended up in a bidding war with several other potential buyers of whom several matched our top offer, but because John was such a stellar realtor, had coached me on how to write an attractive offer, and has such strong negotiation skills, we ended up winning the bidding war. I've heard so many horror stories from people who have fallen in love with house after house and lost all of them, only to end up with something that they felt like they were settling for, but John is the reason that we ended up with our first choice.

      - Doug, DC
    • John was knowledgeable and affable throughout my experience as a first-time home buyer. When I first came to him, I only wanted to look at available houses and not make any serious moves for at least 6 months. He didn't pressure me at all but was always available to talk. When I found a home I wanted to buy, I had absolute trust in his expertise, which was evidenced throughout the process. John was sensitive to my concern and a skilled advocate when I experienced a couple snags on my home-buying path. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else!

      - Emily, DC
    • John helped me both purchase and sell a house. He was recommended to me by a friend. John is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. He goes he extra mile for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone.

      - Karen, MD
    • John had excellent knowledge of the areas where we were looking and also of the developers and other agents we had to deal with. He was always generous with his time and quick to answer questions we had as first-time buyers.

      - John, DC
    • John is just the sort of agent you want helping you find a home. He's very aware of this area and the nuances of different neighborhoods. He's great at understanding what you are looking for, sometimes even when you aren't! And, he's super patient and helpful in finding it. Thanks, John!

      - Laura, VA
    • John helped me both sell and buy a house. He convinced me that not only could I sell it but he would help me find a better place. He was spot on when estimating the sell price of my house, exceeding my expectation. He gave me great advice on how to prepare the house (I had a lot of things that needed to go into storage!). He had a open house and had several offers within 2 days! There were several times when the buyers agent wanted more than I was willing to concede. John found creative ways to negotiate that were mutually beneficial to both parties. At the same time, he was helping me find a new place to live. He worked hard to find a house that met my needs and wants in a neighborhood that I could live in. I love my house and the neighborhood. And I never would have attempted to sell or buy had it not been for John! I HIGHLY recommend him for both selling and buying.

      - Dawn, VA
    • I would absolutely recommend John for anyone looking to buy a home. I was a first-time homebuyer and John was incredibly responsive and patient. When a first apartment under contract fell through, John went above and beyond in helping me restart my search. John came up with creative solutions to any problems that arose and helped me navigate the offer process seemlessly. In addition, to being great at his job, John is a pleasure to work with and knows DC as a real estate agent and resident.

      - Kim, DC
    • John was very responsive and helpful when we were looking for a new home. He helped us zero in on exactly what we wanted and we ended up finding the perfect condo. His advice helped us secure the property within one day of it being on the market and the process went very smoothly.

      - Jennifer, MD
    • John's biggest strength is in being responsive to the client's needs. He worked with me at my pace (which was going out almost every day to look at properties) to meet my personal deadline, and made the search convenient for my logistical limitations. He was very prompt in replying to emails and sending documents back and forth. I was particularly impressed by how he followed up in the background (coordinating with the seller's agent, my lender, the title company) to make sure that everything was going smoothly as we approached closing, even when we weren't in touch. If you really, really want a particular property, I am confident that he can advise you well on making a winning offer. But even more important, he will make sure that you buy that property with your eyes wide open and that you get the keys in your hand without any snags.

      - John, DC
    • John was incredible! He helped me buy my first home (a condo). He was efficient, heard my needs, responded to my questions and concerns very well, and was easy to work with. Highly recommended!

      - Adam, DC
    • John is a fabulous agent, and I highly recommend him. The selling process was easy and dare I say, fun, with John Peters. Plus, I was doing the entire thing from abroad! Usually, home buying/selling is incredibly stressful and difficult and add the layer of doing it from a distance and it can be a nightmare. Not so with John. He is responsive, knowledgable, flexible, and patient. I felt confident that everything was in hands and I never worried about a thing. He was incredibly responsive to my emails/phone calls/etc, and he worked hard to make sure that the entire process was clear and transparent. I know that if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Washington, DC area you are in excellent hands with John Peters

      - Denise, DC
    • We LOVED John Peters and will use him again 1) Highly professional 2) Knows the DC market very well 3) Got to know us and what we were looking for 4) Never pushed to like a place/not like a place 5) Never pushed us above our price point or to make an offer 6) Patient 7) We found a condo we love in a desired neighborhood and within our price point

      - Katie, DC
    • I highly recommend John. He was very responsive, timely, and professional in all of our dealings. He was easy to talk to, and he was able to answer most of my questions immediately. Those he could not answer right away, he researched and answered quickly. It was my first time buying a home, and I relied heavily on his knowledge of the process. He had great people to recommend for every step of the process, including mortgage, title, inspection, attorney, etc. I used all of his recommendations and could not have been happier. They all had clearly worked with John before and respected him. The whole process, while still daunting, was made much easier by John and his colleagues.If I were buying or selling a house in the future, I would not hesitate to use him again, and I would recommend him to family and friends.

      - Alex, DC
    • Great broker, would definitely recommend. John was helpful throughout the entire process and after. Very responsive and always provided me with a direct answer.

      - Dan, DC
    • John went above and beyond to help us get from first contact to close in two months. That in itself is impressive, but he did it while I was living in the Philippines and my husband was posted in Afghanistan. The use of the Compass web application and phone app was an enormous help for us to view and review properties and keep all of our comments in one easy to access location. John took careful videos for us of properties we were very interested in and sent very detailed information about neighborhoods and developments. John's knowledge of mortgage lenders, previous property history, and the overall market allowed us to submit the perfect offer. Similarly, he skillfully negotiated a credit to us after an chimney issue was discovered. He followed every detail of our closing carefully and talked us and my father in law through every step of the process. The closing went off without a hitch through a power of attorney. Through the whole process we truly felt that we were working with an incredible professional who was really looking out for us as his clients. Our trust in John was very well placed and we cannot wait to move into our new home. I recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy in the DC area.

      - Merideth, Virginia
    • John is just absolutely wonderful!!!! He made buying a house much easier by being carefully attuned to our needs. We wanted an agent who was not pushy, who had a relaxed demeanor (since we were not in a hurry), but who could be quick, smart, and strategic when necessary. John was the perfect fit. He is SUPER responsive and replied to most emails/texts within minutes. He is considerate of your time and never imposes. He offers judgments when asked but otherwise stays in the background and facilitates things. When it came time to putting in an offer, John gave us smart and bold advice about how to craft a successful bid. When we were traveling, he was still able to make wheels turn and help us complete tedious paperwork. I would therefore especially recommend him to buyers who are busy and who travel a lot or even live elsewhere-- he is extremely prompt, reliable, and knowledgeable. He is also really good at helping to alleviate anxiety by offering patient and sound advice. Even after settlement, he continued to offer constructive suggestions, when asked, about work that needed to get done. He is a considerate and intuitively helpful person. A total gem!!

      - Ashwini, DC
    • John sold our condo in Silver Spring and we were so impressed by him throughout the process. He was clear and thoughtful about what needed to be done, outlined a clear time line and was communicative every step of the way. We moved to another state during this process and he handled everything and made our move out process as stress-free as it could have been. Our condo went on the market on a Friday morning and we accepted an offer the next Tuesday. I can't recommend John highly enough.

      - Hannah, Iowa
    • John is the best! We went through 2 other agents who cared only about closing and not about us before we found John. We are so glad we did. He was what everyone wants in a realtor: focused on our details and advocating for us. He responded to emails usually within fifteen mins, set up showings on short notice, and generally did everything we asked with a smile and wisdom that made us feel lucky to have him on our side. He helped us negotiate a great deal on a place in downtown DC after we scoured the area with John to ensure we knew what was on the market. He clearly has a great command of the market, the players, and everything else real estate related (he has people). If he's not your guy you're missing out!

      - Patrick, DC
    • John Peters is the most thoughtful, patient, and responsive realtor I have ever worked with. He has helped me with three separate real estate transactions and each time I have been living outside of DC. Even though I was far away, John always ensured everything went perfectly. He even helped me find a DC property to purchase while I was living in California -- he took videos and explained in detail every aspect of the properties he visited. In addition to John's extensive knowledge of the DC real estate market, he also has a wide range of contacts that he shares willingly which will help you with everything else that goes into selling or purchasing a house -- including the most effective handymen, mortgage brokers, and insurance agents. Bottom line, John is a wonderful person and agent. He can help you with all your real estate needs -- you should be working with him now!

      - Michelle, California