John Young Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Excellence Realty

John Young

Real Estate Agent at
RE/MAX Excellence Realty

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Certifications

  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

John sells properties fast - selling more than 43% quicker than the average Silver Spring agent.
John gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Silver Spring agent.
John is a SFH expert - working with over 67% more single family homes than the average Silver Spring agent.

John's Transactions

  • 3104 Castleleigh Rd
    Silver Spring
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
    Buyer
    $510,000
    05/19/2021
  • 10807 E Nolcrest Dr
    Silver Spring
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
    Seller
    $445,000
    05/04/2021
    John outperformed the market - selling this property for 22% over asking price
  • Single Family Home
    Seller
    $445,000
    05/04/2021
    John outperformed the market - selling this property for 22% over asking price
  • 375 Berkshire Dr
    Riva
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 4.0 bath
    Seller
    $750,000
    04/30/2021
  • 375 Berkshire Drive
    Riva
    Single Family Home
    Seller
    $750,000
    04/30/2021
  • Single Family Home
    4 bed / 4.0 bath
    Buyer
    $549,000
    04/28/2021
  • Single Family Home
    Buyer
    $549,000
    04/28/2021

More about John Young

John Young is honored to be recognized for the 6th consecutive year by Washingtonian Magazine as Top Agent! John provides personalized service and attention to detail on every transaction. You won’t be passed off to an alternate agent, unlicensed assistant or someone inexperienced. John handles every facet of a home sale or purchase from start to finish. This high level of service has earned him over 300 online 5-star reviews from clients. As a recent client stated, “We listed our house on a Thursday afternoon and had a full price offer waiting Monday morning! Then to top that, they found us the perfect home...and our list was extensive. The house we bought wasn't even on the market, but we were able to buy it with no competition in a very competitive market.” SPECIALIZATION Families relocating to top school districts in Montgomery and Fairfax counties, sellers needing help to ...
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Education

University of Florida

Other Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), NAR's Green Designation (GREEN), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Awards

2018 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent, 2017 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent, 2016 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent, 2015 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent, RE/MAX 'Hall of Fame', Selected out of 33,000 CRS agents worldwide to appear on the cover of 'The Residential Specialist' Magazine Nov/Dec 2018, #1 DC/MD/VA agent on Houzz.com, 2019 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent, 2020 Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent

License Number

3019484

John Young's Reviews & Ratings

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John Young

  • John helped me buy a home

      John was great and patient with me. We saw alot of houses and condos until I finally got the one. So happy to have met him and have him as my realtor.

    • John listed and sold my home

        Where do I even start...John is truly an asset to the real estate market in this area. From finding us a rental before moving cross country, to buying a home, to selling/buying in a hot market, we've trusted John with it all. We were considering a massive addition to make our home wheelchair accessible for our daughter, but John found a house that was off the market that was a much smarter investment. He is truly a gem and has thankfully become a trusted part of our family. I am confident he will serve you just as well...He's the real deal!

      • The first good sign we got from John happened just moments after we sent him an email asking for his help. About 17 seconds after clicking send, we got a phone call back to discuss the house we had our eyes on and the process of buying our first home. The next day, on a Sunday afternoon, John took two hours of his day for our first meeting to go over EVERYTHING there is to know about the home, the area, the pros and cons, etc. From there on, he advised us on every aspect of the purchase, whether it be the offer, the lender he suggested, the inspector, and so on. They were all top notch and helped us close in merely 5 weeks. It could have been even sooner if the sellers had not requested a slight extension to give them more time to move. Buying or selling real estate can be difficult (or so we heard), make your life easier and use John. We contacted him because of his positive reviews on Zillow, and we are so glad we did. His previous clients are all happy for many reasons. From his knowledge of the area to his patience with customers, rest assured that he has your best interest in mind. Last, I need to mention that he did also get us a one year warranty on the house at his expense. Awesome...

        - Benjamin C. & Olivia J. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • We cannot imagine any other realtor doing a better job than John Young. When you are in John's presence, you know you are with a superior kind of man both in a personal sense and in a business sense. He is extremely knowledgeable of the housing market and real estate in general. John sold my first home in Silver Spring in a difficult market. He provided very helpful tips on how to prepare my home for sale to get the best price. He does much more in all areas than is required; he is superlatively helpful and is extremely attentive to detail. For example, he contacted all of the contractors for me and arranged everything. He even bought a door from the 1950s to match my other bedroom doors and had it refinished for me. When my home appraised at just under the asking amount, John's exceptional negotiation skills came into play. He worked with the seller's agent, and a deal that I thought was about to fall through, worked out beautifully and I sold my home at the amount I had hoped for because of John's creative and extraordinary skill set. When my husband and I were ready to buy a home, John took us to very many houses and gave excellent advice regarding each home. We put an offer on a short sale and John worked closely with the listing agent, bank, and his loan officer to close the deal. For a moment we thought the sale was not going to go through because it looked as though the seller was going to back out. I called John and he immediately did a lot of "behind the scenes" work to ensure we got the home including putting some of his own money into making a repair. After we moved in and received a quote for the home to be painted John called his painter to renegotiate a lower price and was kind enough to give us an even more generous gift and pay for a portion of the paint job. Again, this occurred after we already bought the home. In addition, John promptly responds to all communication no matter what time of day, is kind, thoughtful and humble, and always has his client's interests at heart. We had total confidence in him and highly recommend him. His skills and humane attitude set him apart. Jean and Greg

        - Jean K. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • John Young is an excellent real estate agent and was the right choice for my wife and I when we were looking to sell our townhouse in the North Bethesda/Rockville Area and relocate to Baltimore. John was very understanding of the time constraints for our move, and he was able to help us obtain multiple above market offers shortly after listing our house. He is very responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. Most important to me, I felt he answered our questions frankly, patiently, and sincerely without regards to his own personal gain. Our experience with John selling our home in Montgomery County went so well that we felt confident with him as our purchasing agent for the house we bought in the Baltimore Area. We will work with him again for any of our future real estate transactions.

        - John & Kellyn M. (Rockville, MD)
      • John worked with us first time homebuyers - for over a year in helping us find a house, and our experience could not have been any better. We were first looking to buy a house in Takoma Park, MD, followed by a search in Silver Spring, continued with Bethesda; we ended up buying a house in Baltimore. We chose John by looking at the comments other people wrote about him on Zillow, and we found all the positive remarks highly deserved. First I have to commend John for his professionalism: John has a long experience in the real estate business and knows this trade very well. This includes regulations, market trends, working with clients, agents, home-inspectors, and loan agents. We have seen over thirty houses together, and every time he was very quick to assess the house in terms of location, construction, architecture, price, and he would honestly point out the strengths and weaknesses of every house (I truly believe he would make a great house inspector). Not only is he able to point out issues with floors, siding, roofs, electric and other systems, trees in the yard, but he can give estimates on how much it would cost to fix the potential problems. At no moment did we feel pressed to make a decision, but he pointed out the risks of waiting too long. He devotes a great amount of time to his work, and he made every effort to accommodate our schedule. Over the entire year we worked with him, I never was under the impression that he was out to make a quick sale, in fact he was very (and by that I mean extremely) patient for us to decide on the house we really wanted to buy. Once we made our choice, John proved to be a great negotiator. He gave solid advice on offering the right price, and he was instrumental in negotiating the other aspects of the purchase such as timeline, post-inspection repairs and such. We worked with one the home-inspectors John knew and trusted, and that proved to be a good choice: the inspector was very thorough, and his detailed and accurate report was essential for the post-inspection repair negotiation. Last, but not least, John is a very pleasant person to work with. I would strongly recommend him to any of my friends, and he would certainly be my first choice agent should I be looking to buy a home again.

        - Andrei & Marilena D. (Baltimore, MD)
      • We had an amazing experience working with John. As first time home buyers we were somewhat lost in terms of the process of finding and closing on a house, but John walked us through the entire process. He met with us countless times to see houses and helped us find one that was a great fit for us. He was very responsive--always quick to respond to our emails and phone calls. I highly recommend working with John if you are looking for a home in the DC Metro area.

        - Jason L. & Stacy B. (Ashton, MD)
      • John Young's professionalism, judgment, efficiency, and knowledge exceeded my expectations. We had previously listed our house with another agent for almost two months without success. At a friend's recommendation, we switched to John Young. The contrast was immediately apparent. Rather than an experience fraught with anxiety and frustration, our experience with John was smooth and positive. John was always available and immediately responsive by phone, email, and text. On our first meeting, we were impressed by his knowledge of the local market and his strategies for home selling, which were informed by his rich experience. He recommended a number of low cost but high return improvements that we made before putting the house back on the market, such as window cleanings and repainting of some walls. John even arranged to meet some of the workers himself. All of John's recommendations were spot on. We had a successful first open house and received multiple offers within about a week. When it came time to consider offers, John gathered all of the necessary information for us to make a well-informed decision. He asked questions and acquired data on the various offers that we would not have even thought to ask for. When we made our final decision on which offer to accept, we were comfortable with our choice and knew we had made the right decision thanks to John's inquiries and negotiations on our behalf. As we moved into the closing process, John continued to provide thoughtful and sound advice, especially in relation to the buyer's requests from the home inspection. John worked well with the buyer's agent so that all parties at the settlement were very pleased with the results. I could not have asked for a better home sale experience.

        - Renee S. (North Bethesda, MD)
      • Exceptional - One of the best experiences I have ever had with a Real Estate Agent! Knowledgeable, Available, Intelligent, Unassuming, Great Advice - John just went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience possible!!! Thanks, John!!!

        - Dan & Sara D. (Rockville, MD)
      • I knew I wanted to buy a condo in DC and thought I'd explore how to find a realtor online. John called immediately, left messages, and emailed me. When we talked, he said he would stay with me the time that was needed to find the right place. I decided to give it a try and we scheduled a few visits to look for apartments. He was true to his word. Moreover, he educated me every step of the way and explained things I would have never known without his support. He told me how to negotiate the best rates, and he engaged personally in several instances to protect my interests. By the time I went to closing, the paperwork was all very clear to me. He and I both knew we had made a profitable investment that would make me happy. I would not only recommend John to anyone, I would urge others to hire him.

        - Mara T. (Washington, DC)
      • John is very professional and knowledgeable in the properties he lists. He is there for you 24/7 and any time of day. He answers your questions and puts you at ease through the whole process and gives very good advice. John is definitely always looking out for his clients. I will recommend him to everyone, especially those who are selling an older home.

        - The Estate of John N. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • John is professional and skilled not only with buying and selling properties but also in working with people. He was a pleasure to work with start to finish. He knew exactly what the market was doing and how we should position ourselves in it. The property sold in one week within the price range we wanted. John went out of his way to be helpful and make things as easy for me as possible. He recommended a painter and repairman - both of whom did excellent work and were priced well under what I had found on my own. He even took curtain rods to the site one day when I couldn't get them over myself. There were so many other little things that he helped with that all added up to making this a positive experience. I would definitely ask John for help with any future real estate transactions and would recommend him to others.

        - Sara W. (Bethesda, MD)
      • John Young is the consummate professional! His initial meeting with us was informative and provided all the necessary information we needed to list our home. All of his suggestions to prepare our residence for sale were detailed and proved to be beneficial in the sale of our property. He is very personal, gives awesome advice, communicated with us on the progress of our listing, and kept us advised regarding closing details. We would definitely recommend John to anyone inquiring about a realtor.

        - Larry R. & Loretta R. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • John represented us as a buyer and helped us purchase a home in Silver Spring, MD. He was pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process, from our first meeting to talk about what we were hoping to find to the day of closing. He is knowledgeable about home buying, made sure we were educated in our decisions, and helped get our first offer accepted (which was 25k under the asking price). He is easy to reach by phone and email and had suggestions for local tradesmen to help us after the purchase of our house. He included a home warranty for our new home, which we have already had to use (unfortunately). John has worked with a number of our friends, and they are happy homeowners as well!

        - Daniel & Grace O. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • We have no hesitation in strongly recommending John as a top buyer's agent in the area. We saw that John had excellent ratings on Zillow and had a reputation for knowing the Silver Spring area. We were coming from abroad and living in temporary housing, so we had a very short window to make a decision. John showed us 7-8 houses every day we went out, which was our limit given that we were bringing our baby with us. He was perfect for first time home buyers since he could give us all the details in what to look for in foundation, HVAC, water heaters - he knows so much he could do the inspection himself! He worked with us to get the best price possible for the house we wanted - very talented negotiator. He then also made sure that we got credits from the seller after the inspection to make many of the fixes he knew we would need. No question that he fought for us every step of the way. He gave us great recommendations on lenders and contractors. Even after selling the house he has been extremely helpful in providing recommendations to us and making us feel comfortable in our new home. The warranty that John provided to us also really came in handy after only a couple of weeks in the house! As first time home buyers we feel extremely lucky to have had John as our real estate agent.

        - Robert & Lisa S. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • I was a first-time home buyer looking for a good buyer's agent, and I didn't know much about the process aside from a few topics picked from an occasional reddit thread. I was definitely in need of a professional who would guide me through the home buying process. My sister recommended John Young to me, and the man most certainly matched his stellar reputation. When John and I first met we discussed what I was looking for in a house: Location, size, and cost. I was looking for a townhome within a certain radius of my work. Immediately, John named approximately three neighborhoods off the top of his head, each of which were filled with no less than three townhomes that matched my criteria. Needless to say, I was impressed by John's knowledge of the Maryland Real Estate market. True, a good chunk of the Real Estate process today is automated through MRIS database, but off the top of his head, John Young was able to consider school districts and approximate value in a way that simple MRIS database searches cannot replicate. In any case, I was able to focus on the specific neighborhoods as per John's recommendation, which simplified the house buying process. John Young's knowledge extends beyond the housing market and also includes a fair bit of DIY home knowhow. He is extremely detail oriented: able to pick out minor issues across a house immediately. Among the 10ish homes that John and I walked through, he pointed out siding issues, paint issues, flooring issues. As John brought these issues to my attention, he also provided ballpark estimates on how much it'd take to fix up these issues: important for any home buyer who is interested in fixing up a less than perfect house. As John and I found my dream home, the closing process was a breeze. I did work with a lot of John's personal contacts: including a stellar home inspector as well as a local direct-to-lender mortgage broker who did in fact have extremely competitive rates (beating out the rates of both my bank and my credit union). My sister worked with John's contacts with her house purchase and has had a similarly awesome experience. I will note that in my particular case John worked as a Dual Agent between the seller and myself (the buyer). My score of "5" on the "negotiation" is therefore a bit difficult to interpret, as John was both negotiating for me and for the seller. Still, as a Dual Agent he managed to satisfy both of us. I negotiated the price as I wished, and was never pressured by John to go one way or the other. I would suggest to future buyers that John Young has both a professional and trustworthy character, and I can fully recommend to go into Dual Agency again with John. At the end of the day, John managed to find a deal that satisfied both myself and the seller, and we all met with smiles on the settlement date. For this first time homebuyer, the process couldn't have been easier or more satisfying. I highly suggest that future buyers place their trust in John, he won't let you down.

        - Percy T. (Laurel, MD)
      • I'm not sure I can adequately describe the awesomeness that is John Young, but I'm going to give it a shot! From day 1 John always went above and beyond to help us through the process, responding to emails and text messages immediately at all hours of the day and night! He was so helpful with fixing stuff in our house and getting it ready to put on the market. He took care of everything - including meeting the contractors/handymen at our house when we were too busy to be present for the repairs. When challenges arose at different points in the process, John was calm and reassuring for us, but at the same time realistic about the different potential outcomes. He expertly managed the steps around putting our house on the market, negotiating with sellers agents, and making sure we got the best deal possible on our house. We ended up being under contract in just 4 days, getting 7 offers, and selling it for almost $30,000 more than our initial asking price! I easily give John 5 stars without ANY hesitation and would give him 6 if I could! So thankful that we found him!

        - Andrew & Kaitlin M. (Hyattsville, MD)
      • John Young is the most proficient realtor in the industry today. John first listens to you to understand your needs, then exercises his very impressive and masterful skill set to find your buyer or seller. When and if any issues arise within the process John dives right in to mediate and resolve them in a most timely manner keeping you informed through every step. I had to quickly sell my house while buying a condo elsewhere at the same time. Neither property's sale was contingent upon the other, but John's expertise and proficiency guided me through the listing and sale of my house as if it was.

        - Barbara G. (Laurel, MD)
      • If the need arises to buy another home in the future, I will be calling John Young. As first time home buyers my wife and I were new to the process, and John guided us through every step. He answered our countless questions intelligently and patiently and went out of his way on a regular basis to ensure that we understood some of the nuances of buying in D.C. We had very specific conditions that had to be met including the type of loan used, budget, time constraints, and several others. What's so impressive about John is that he is able to understand your needs even as those priorities shift, and in the process he makes you feel as though you're his only client. Competence: I can't stress enough the breadth and depth of John's understanding of real estate in the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland region. Not only does he understand the changing dynamic of neighborhoods, he can also provide perspective on a building's quality, or explain the technical rationale behind different types of loans. There wasn't a question I had that John wasn't able to answer. John is also a fantastic communicator. This was especially relevant when determining whether or not a home was a good fit because there are so many small variables at play. Flexibility: There were nights where John would meet my wife and I at 9 PM to see a condo that just came on the market. He also showed us listings on weekdays and weekends and responded to my calls quickly and at any hour of the day. This was important on several occasions where we had to make major decisions in a constrained market. John stuck with us as we viewed over 40 condos, and at no time did we feel pressured by him to make a hasty decision; his patience and dedication are truly incredible. Urgency: There were times when we had to make an offer on a condo in this competitive market. In those instances, John worked aggressively behind the scenes to coordinate details with the lender, prepare documents for signatures, and negotiate with other agents. We never missed an opportunity to put in our offer because John leans forward on your behalf. It's difficult to overemphasize my satisfaction with John's services. If you have real estate needs, I give my highest possible recommendation to John Young.

        - John & Laura K. (Washington, DC)
      • It was truly a pleasure to work with John, and I would recommend him to anyone in the area. He was patient and available for any questions almost 24/7. John -Thank You.

        - Renhao & Katherine L. (Columbia, MD)
      • John was recommended to my wife and I by our lender, and we are glad that he was. In our first meeting, John walked us through the process of buying a home and answered all of our questions--which were quite a lot since we were first time homebuyers. We looked at almost 20 houses before finally closing on one. John started our search in our target area, but we found after a few weeks that it wasn't the right area for us. John's knowledge of Metro DC helped us find houses in a neighborhood we love--Hillandale--but didn't know about. When we went out to look at houses, John came fully prepared with a list of houses we had seen and ones he thought would be good for us. The house we eventually bought was one that he found for us, not one we'd seen on our own. His expert hand walking us through writing an offer was indispensable, as was his knowledge of home construction and maintenance. He was able to point out to us potential issues. It was like visiting houses with a home inspector. We also can't say enough about John's associates. His team at ReMax is great; on a couple of occasions John was out of town and his associates filled in for him with no loss in quality of services. We always felt like we were in great hands. We would definitely recommend John to our friends and already have.

        - Scott & Kaitlin B. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • I had John Young see my house all cluttered up and asked what I needed to do to sell my house. I listened to what he had to say, and my house was put on the market on January 21st. It sold on the 23rd - FHA loan 30 days later the house sold with more money in my pocket. I was so ecstatic!! Thank you so much for making it happen:). Sandie

        - Sandra G. (Lanham, MD)
      • We met John Young at an open house and decided to work with him to purchase a home in Silver Spring. Moving from Virginia, we needed someone with local knowledge. He helped us choose homes that met our requirements and scheduled showings when it was convenient for our schedules. He truly took his time with us and told us his honest thoughts about each house we visited. John thoroughly explained the entire process as we are anxious first-time buyers and didn't know what to expect. He was available for any questions almost 24/7. John even recommended a lender that turned out great. It was truly a pleasure to work with John, and we would recommend him to anyone in the area.

        - Brett & Amanda W. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • I am glad John represented us with a difficult sale. Somebody else might have lost this buyer, but he persisted and closed the deal. He was responsive to calls and communicated clearly.

        - Jake J. (Chevy Chase, MD)
      • I don't know where to begin! I am just flabbergasted by John Young's strong work ethic. John did everything he possibly could to make this process as easy as he could. As first time home buyers there were many things we didn't know or were unsure of, and John was a call/text/email away. John is different from the past three realtors we dealt with. He was not pushy and was not the kind of realtor who just wants to sell you any home. He keeps your wants and needs in mind, and he is very passionate about making sure you do not settle for just anything. We dealt with buyers that had a "bottom line," but John negotiated with them as much as possible. I loved that he didn't let them strong arm him. As first time homebuyers I can't stress how important it is to ask questions! The best thing about working with John was that he always had an answer for us. If he didn't have an answer for us at that moment, he did his best to find one. John was more than a realtor, he was like a mentor for us. He was great guidance and is VERY resourceful. Even after our closing, he is still keeping in contact with us to make sure everything is going well and even connected us with great contractors to do some work in our home. Having John as a realtor was a wonderful blessing! With someone in the business as long as John look no where else, he is the absolute best!! John, THANK YOU!! We love our new home! -Marell & Jizel

        - Marell S. & Maria (Jizel) L. (College Park, MD)
      • Within 3 days of listing my house John had multiple, competing offers. My house sold above listing price, and we listed it at market value. John seemed to work day and night, and I felt like I was his only client. If I'm ever in the market for another house in the DC area again I'll definitely call John. My only regret is not calling him first. I give John my highest possible recommendation.

        - Dustin C. (Waldorf, MD)
      • John is phenomenal! We found him based on a Zillow search and couldn't be more pleased with the level of service he provided. He always went above and beyond and ensured he exceeded our expectations. He has all the qualities one would want in a relator: highly knowledgeable of the market, punctual, very responsive, patient, smart, a good sense of humor, realistic, and professional (list goes on and on). We were buying and selling at the same time, and John did an exceptional job to ensure everything worked out on time. There were many challenges in the process one of them included buying a home off the market directly from an owner who wasnt quite ready to move. This required John to do more work than usual to ensure everything worked out on both sides, especially since we had a buyer waiting to get into our home. John is extremely resourceful and recommended an excellent inspector, radon company, storage company, movers, and title company. The morning of our settlement on the new house, the seller ran into emergency plumbing issues and hired a plumber (note to reader: do not throw expired rice, cous-cous and other grains down the drain save yourself some $$ and aggravation by disposing directly in the trash). After a day worth of work, the plumber did not resolve the situation and left! John stepped in, rented a snake from Home Depot and with the help of his handyman unclogged the pipe, cleaned up the mess, and got everything working again. John took charge of the situation while we left to go start our move. This is just the way John ishe has a solution for everything and gets things done immediately. We cannot recommend John strongly enough! And, all the Zillow reviews for John are spot on!

        - Cheikh & Jessica K. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • John Young is amazing. The first home he showed me perfectly met my criteria, and he helped me to make a prompt offer. This was the beginning of an almost unbelievable short-sale journey that John managed with tremendous patience and skill. The deal took more than a year (seriously), and during this entire time John saw to endless details and showed me other properties, just in case. He made sure that all our documents were up to date, and (because of errors and foot-dragging at the sellers' mortgage bank) this meant that he and I met probably 25 times to sign and re-sign papers. Every single time we met he was prompt, cheerful, and careful to give me a realistic evaluation of where the deal stood. We settled, at last, in mid-December 2014, and John's assistance and attention to me didn't end there. He recommended excellent, affordable subcontractors to help me get the new place ready--painter, electrician, plumber, HVAC, carpeting--and supervised scheduling these people to be sure my needs were met. I feel truly fortunate to have worked with John. I recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs real estate services in the DMV area.

        - Suzanne P. (Washington, DC)
      • John Young is highly competent, knowledgeable, and reliable. He helped us ready our house for sale, gave quality pricing advice, worked aggressively to bring prospective buyers to see the house, skillfully negotiated a generous sale price, and patiently answered all of our questions. He is top drawer and provided superb service. He is also a thoughtful and kind person who aims to please. I cannot sing his praises highly enough!

        - Lynn H. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • We have now used John as our agent on three separate transactions. Each time we were floored with the results! As a buyer's agent he always has his clients' interests in mind. He finds fantastic properties to explore, and he is infinitely knowledgeable when it comes to examining a house and exploring its potential. His expertise, attention to detail, and real-world approach towards home buying is such an asset. As a seller's agent John was yet again flawless. He not only helped us prepare our home for sale, but he advised us on everything from market timing to price point. Our house sold in about a week! All in all, I cannot recommend John highly enough. He's a skilled negotiator, dedicated agent, and all-around good guy.

        - Dan & Jackie G. (Alexandria, VA)
      • John Young is the realtor we all hope to work with! He is highly professional and motivated to do his very best for each client: always accessible, answered all of our questions as first time sellers, full of energy, he worked tirelessly until the job was done (even when dealing with an issue with the buyer's title company after our closing)! John is very personable and caring and patiently listened to all of our needs and concerns. He has an extremely good eye for what needs to be done to sell your home (painting, cleaning gutters, staging, etc.). He even has the network to get it done economically and quickly. John does his homework, knows the area, knows the market, does comps even before you hire him so your house will be priced perfectly. We had 3 offers in the first week and sold the house in 3 weeks. He kept us well informed on all offers and their current status. Mr. Young is an outstanding and tireless negotiator - successfully negotiating the final price we wanted. He cares about his customers and others, going so far as to donate part of his commission to a charitable children's foundation. He has all of the best qualities and none of the bad ones. Thank you, John, for making our first time selling experience so easy and painless.

        - Ray & Melissa R. (Hyattsville, MD)
      • John is an excellent real estate agent. I was a first time home buyer and had no idea how to begin buying a home. He was able to walk me through every step of the way. From getting a pre-approval letter to understanding the contracts and paperwork, he was there to guide me. I felt like I was in very safe, knowledgeable, and trustworthy hands. He was a low pressure agent and let me take my time choosing a home. Once I had made a choice he fought tooth and nail for every point on the home inspection. I was truly impressed by how thorough he was. All-in-all, he is a great agent and everything you could ask for. You definitely want him on your side.

        - Evan K. (Rockville, MD)
      • We were incredibly impressed with the professional service that John provided during our home buying experience! John came very highly recommended from friends, and we will be sure to recommend his expertise to others. Buying a home can be a very stressful experience, but John went above and beyond to make sure our experience was fantastic! He was always a quick phone call or text away and was able to negotiate a great deal on our home. John always made us feel like we were his most important clients!

        - Jeremy & Delaina M. (Woodbridge, VA)
      • John was the listing agent on my townhouse. My home sold within a few weeks after it was listed for the full listing price. He was responsive, proactive, and it was a pleasure to work with him. John made clear recommendations on everything from the listing price to enhancements that were important to ensure the house sold quickly. After we had a contract, he helped a great deal with issues that came up during the home inspection - finding and also managing all of the contractors to ensure the work was done while I was out of town. Dealing with the required repairs would have been very challenging while I was overseas. I'd recommend John to anyone interested in listing their home.

        - Robert W. & Carol P. (Rockville, MD)
      • John Young was an amazing real estate agent for my husband and I. He came recommended to us by friends, and we could not have asked for a better home-buying experience. John helped us sell our condo in Silver Spring, MD and buy and amazing single family home, also in Silver Spring. Due to John's great marketing skills, we received multiple offers above asking price, and we sold our condo within days. His knowledge of the area, and his ability to listen to and understand what we were looking for in a home helped us find the perfect house at a great price. We could not have been happier with our experience with John Young and would give him the highest recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell in the DC metro area.

        - Jeremy & Christy K. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • This is the second time my husband I have worked with John. He is a consummate professional. He is extremely hard working, patient, responsive, insightful, detail oriented, and most importantly, a genuinely nice guy. He knows the DMV like the back of his hand. After going back and forth several times with the seller, with John's help, we were able to ascertain a great deal on our dream home. He would always keep us in the loop, calling and emailing us several times a day to let us know what was happening. During such an exciting, yet slightly stressful time, that really meant a lot. We strongly recommend John, and we hope to have the pleasure to work with him again down the road.

        - Andrew H. & Kristina B. (Ashburn, VA)
      • John helped my wife and I sell our condo and buy a new house, and I must say he was amazing throughout the entire process. We interviewed several agents, and John was the most professional, considerate, and most importantly, realistic out of everyone we interviewed. His communication is fantastic, and he is always willing to go above and beyond to help his clients. His ability to advertise and get buyers interested in your home is also amazing. When we listed our condo, we had 4 full asking price or higher offers within the first 5 days and ended up getting way more than we thought was possible for our home. He listened very well to what we wanted in a new home and found my wife and I our dream home in just a couple of days. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.

        - Jeremy & Christy K. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • idclip That is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of John Young as a real estate agent. For those that don't get the reference, it is a cheat code for the old iconic game Doom II by Id Software. It was a cheat code that allowed the player to run through all obstacles. So essentially, it would allow you to easily run straight to your final objective ignoring walls, enemies and other complexities. Similarly, having John in our corner felt very much like a cheat code. My wife and I got very used to banking on him knowing what was going on, what to look out for, and how to maximize our chances of getting the home we really wanted - all the way up to buying our home. I had done quite a bit of research when we decided to start looking for our home. I researched buying power, first time buyer credits, financing options, and even good options for lenders. John was able to fill in a lot of the gaps; some of which I didn't even know I had. He even got us connected with lenders that beat out the one I had lined up for the purchase. Lastly, he closes!! This is a big thing. There are plenty of good realtors that can find and show you houses, but at the end of the run, if the realtor cannot close, they are likely doing very little more than what you can do for yourself on Zillow. John will represent your best interests first and foremost. He has demonstrated this with us repeatedly. This is exactly why my friend, who had John in his corner, referred him to us after buying his house, and why I will wholeheartedly continue the pattern and refer him to anyone I come across in the CMD area looking for a good realtor.

        - Ahmad S. & Ghada S. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • As out of state sellers we could not have asked for a more qualified agent. From his selling advice, to repair coordination, to explanation and question answering, John was a master at selling our home from listing to closing. He walked with us every step of the way and made sure that we understood the entire process - always one step ahead - calling attention to questions that we might not have asked. John went above and beyond to give us peace of mind and ensure that we were well informed sellers. We had two full price offers on our townhome within 48 hours!!! Should we ever buy or sell in the NoVa/DC region again we will be calling John Young for the job!

        - Melvin & Jessica K. (Alexandria, VA)
      • John is an excellent realtor. My cousins recommended him, and I can see why. He expertly assessed a fair rent for our condominium, then found a great tenant with rent a bit higher than we expected. He's prompt, fair, realistic, enthusiastic. He has good ideas. He knows what's going on. I look forward to working with him again.

        - Carl L. (Bethesda, MD)
      • The day we met John I knew that we were in good hands. John is an experienced Real Estate Agent who is very knowledgeable of the housing market and a true professional. We can't say enough good things about John and how much we appreciated his services! All we can say is....if you are a potential buyer or seller do not think twice about using his services. We put our trust in John, and we are surely glad we did!! We would highly recommend John to our friends and family members. Thanks John, we love our new home!!

        - Lenny & Wendy G. (Frederick, MD)
      • John was very forthcoming and truthful throughout the entire process of selling our home and buying a new one. He does his research, comes prepared, and is always available for questions via phone, text, and email. He was right on target with our sales price estimate and helped us negotiate a good purchase price on the new one. John even negotiated a pre-settlement occupancy for us so we would not be forced to live in extended stay in between homes. John is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. You cannot go wrong choosing him!

        - Ariana & Irakli N. (Germantown, MD)
      • John was knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant to work with. He went through our house and gave recommendations in meticulous detail on what we should do to maximize our return. He was also able to recommend a full array of other services to get these things done quickly and cost effectively. He gave us an honest appraisal of what we could get for the house and described how the process would go and how long it would take. All of these things turned out to be 100% on the money. We sold our house 8 days after listing it with multiple offers.

        - Tim & Karen D. (Lanham, MD)
      • From initial contact to home ownership in 7 weeks and 10% under budget: we are glad we hired John! This is our first house, and buying a house is a complex operation involving many parties. John took the time to explain the process in detail and kept us up-to-date along the way. He is also quite knowledgeable on all aspects of remodeling a place and during our open house visits he always gave us comments and tips on house improvements. Once we put a contract on a house John worked diligently to get many repairs paid for by the seller. In one particular instance he took advantage of a planned electrical repair to suggest a panel upgrade at little cost to us, which resulted in a nice and easy equity increase. Throughout the process of buying the house he always struck us as a pleasant and focused person to work with, working evenings and weekends to advance our case - to the point of making us feel bad for him! We felt that John was completely committed to making this easy and satisfying for us. For instance, he had a contractor double-check some termite remediation work at no cost to us. With the house now ours we will be renting our condo soon, and we look forward to working with John again.

        - Nicolas D. & Rocio R. (Rockville, MD)
      • We went through a very extensive selection process to select our Realtor. We have purchased homes in the past and feel that a professional and highly motivated Realtor is key to a smooth transaction. John not only met our expectations but over-delivered on many fronts. He is by far one of the most professional individuals that I have dealt with in the industry. He is also very realistic and is very clear in his communication (something other individuals in this industry fail to achieve). John also is very experienced when it comes to remodeling and comes with a proven list of professionals to help with the execution. In the end John helped us find a home that we were looking for.

        - Gleb & Denise R. (Rockville, MD)
      • My husband and I had the pleasure of finding and purchasing our first home with John Young. This agent will go above and beyond the call of his job to make sure you are thoroughly comfortable with purchasing your home. Here is a summary (and set of examples) for some things he did for us:1. He is willing to sacrifice his time to meet time-sensitive deadlines for his clients. When I first reached out to John (per recommendation from a friend) because I wanted to make an offer on an open house, he was direct and clearly communicated his style and process. Then, when we went on our first bid for a home, I truly felt right because even though he was out of town on vacation, he wrote out the contract that very night (11pm!) and walked us through the process in great detail to make sure we were comfortable. Though we were outbid on that particular house, it spoke much about his abilities and willingness to work under tight deadlines.2. He is assertive and dedicated to finding the best deals in the current market. John did not hesitate to point out both the strengths and weaknesses of the homes we looked at and to give us an estimate of what he thought it would cost to fix certain things. He would call us up immediately upon a home hitting the market so that we were some of the first people viewing the homes that matched our search criteria. The home we were able to purchase was such a good bargain that the appraisal of the home was much higher than what we purchased the home for. This would not have been possible without his ability to locate and respond quickly to finding the right and very best houses.3. His ability to negotiate and play the game is incredible. Upon us demonstrating interest in any house, John made a point to engage with the selling agent immediately to get the best inside scoop of the seller and their interests as soon as possible. He knows how to work the system to get the right details to optimize our offer yet make sure it was something we would be comfortable with. He had a fair idea of what the market could bear, what we could wait on, and what we should jump on. Even after our offer was accepted he worked with our inspecting agent and selling agent to identify and re-negotiate anything about the house that could improve our current deal. In terms of negotiating his adeptness truly shined; he knew what details we could add to the contract to sweeten the deal for the seller yet find ways to trade back to sweeten the deal for us.4. He has an incredible network. The inspecting agent, loan officer, and contractors he recommended have all been top notch. I was thoroughly impressed that the inspecting agent was willing to stay several hours past our appointment time slot to walk us through our needs and teach us handy things for our home. Even when comparing house loan rates with our friends we feel that we got the best loan rate for the current market (and we shopped around too, just to make sure.) In fact, my husband was able to find other deals through John that we would not have otherwise found such as a better car insurance rate.5. Small gestures speak big things about his thoughtfulness as an agent. When we were waiting to hear about the sellers decision (when we made our offer) John would touch base with us regularly just to make sure we werent going crazy with questions or other concerns. In fact, we were comfortable calling him about anything even asking him to weigh in on how to negotiate on keeping some of the furniture in the house. Every weekend he was always reassessing our needs and interests and even offered to drive us to a check out another house (if logistics got in the way).When finally buying our home he knew our concerns and even had two specialists look at and clean the furnace at no additional cost to us. For such a busy individual he made small gestures that spoke millions about how seriously he takes his job, and his superb ability to commit to his work in ways that far exceeded our expectations. I wish I could describe every small detail that he had done to demonstrate how he has been such a fantastic realtor to work with. In a way, I feel that this summary of our experience cannot truly give justice to speaking entirely about his ability to be an honest, hard-working, first class agent of the DC metropolitan area. We give him our highest praise on our home search, and I would truly recommend him to anyone around Silver Spring, MD. You cannot go wrong choosing John Young as your agent!

        - Sean & Merianne S. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • John Young really is the most professional, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented real estate agent I have even encountered. I was very impressed with his level of customer service and his follow through. He knew quite a bit about the neighborhoods where we were looking, and his knowledge about the soundness of residential structures was extraordinary. I would gladly recommend Mr. Young to all of my friends.

        - Gita V. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • When I found out that I was moving to Washington DC I knew that I was interested in buying my first home. I honestly didnt know where to start, so I decided to reach out to a few different realtors on Zillow who had received high customer ratings. John was the first one to respond to my e-mail the next day. He was the only one to do it with a phone call rather than an e-mail so he could talk to me in depth about what my expectations and timeline were. I chose to work with John because of how honest he was and how little pressure there was in our conversations, and I am THRILLED that he was my realtor. Over the next few weeks, John took the time to answer every question I asked him: what the market was like, where I could afford to look, how to structure an offer, what my mortgage payments would be at a certain interest rate, items to inspect in the home, re-sale values, and anything else I could think of. The first time I met with him, he showed me an article where he was featured in the Washington Post while he was doing a walk-through of a couples 74th property when they were looking to buy. 74th!!! I couldnt believe that John had persisted for so long with them without giving up, but I knew that I was dealing with someone who valued what the buyer wanted. John was PHENOMENAL during my search for a condo in the DC area. He walked through every property with me and would offer his opinion of everything, good or bad. There were several instances where John pointed out flaws or weak points in properties that I hadnt even noticed. He wasnt interested in the sale as much as he was in me finding what I was looking for. Because Im in the military, I chose to use a VA loan rather than a conventional one. Even though they are traditionally more difficult to push through, John knew exactly how to structure my offer to make it as strong as possible and talked me through the entire process when I didnt understand something fully. I trust John implicitly and found his advice and enthusiasm incredibly refreshing in a profession noted for selfish motives. Even after the sale was over John still kept in touch with me to see how everything was going. He provided me with contacts for renovations I wanted to do and was happy to go over points of maintenance and a variety of other tips which help boost equity and make a place more comfortable. I recommend John as a realtor for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Maryland, DC, or Virginia, and I am confident that he is the best realtor with whom to work in such a dynamic and nuanced market. If I decide to sell my condo in DC John is the first and onlyperson I will contact to help me along the way. -Matt C

        - Matt C. (Washington, DC)
      • Mr. Young did a wonderful job in renting my condo in the Germantown, MD area. He helped me make renovations to my condo that increased the value, and he put me in touch with contractors who do quality work. Even at a slow renting time of the year, Mr. Young was able to rent my condo in a reasonable turn around time. I really appreciate Mr. Young being able to tailor to my needs and stay honest with me at the same time. He always made himself available and made the process absolute stressless! I am an extremely happy customer with happy tenants and look forward to working with Mr. Young again in the future.

        - Sazha R. (Germantown, MD)
      • For 8 months I worked unsuccessfully with a series of real estate agents, from a number of different agencies, searching for a home. I was very disappointed and discouraged. Everything changed when I met Mr. John Young. He really listened to my list of what I needed in a new home and did not show me properties that wasted my time, as other agents had done. In a very short time, John showed me a house I considered to be my "dream home", and he supported me throughout the purchase process. If you want a wonderful real estate experience - contact John!

        - Rosa C. (Beltsville, MD)
      • John truly goes above and beyond! He organized everything for our rental house in order for us to move across the country. We couldn't have done it without him! Once we were ready to buy, he went out of his way to help us with every aspect of househunting and home ownership. He has great negotiating skills and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of realty. The contacts he has and freely shares are amazing...he booked a plumber, electrician, dry wall crew, painter, and even helped install baseboards himself. We could not have finished our basement without him! I am confident that any other realtor would not come close to the level of service that John provides. He's the real deal!

        - Marty & Molli B. (Silver Spring, MD)
      • Finding John Young dispelled all and any negative experiences I had had with previous Real Estate agents. How? Well, to begin with John demonstrated honesty, sincerity, and diligent follow-through. I was confident that he wasn't simply delivering rhetoric just to get the business. Moreover it was clear that because he was to be my rental agent, he wasn't going to come away with a bundle of money in the end. However, John took the task as seriously and with no less dedication than were he representing a client with a million dollar home to sell. John kept me abreast and current. He disseminated good, truthful counsel and was open to my concerns and preferences. I find John to be ethical, hard working, always amenable to contact, and well, in sum, John is my forever "go-to" agent. When I decide to sell my Silver Spring, MD property, John is the individual I know I can trust to get the job done! Moreover, because of my positive experience with John, he is the person I will definitely recommend to any individuals looking to sell, buy, or rent property. He has proven to me that he is a stellar person and an extremely qualified agent. I trust John implicitly! In my opinion, having experienced horrors with a couple of other real estate agents, John has proven that he is, in every aspect, the very Best!

        - Aida O. (Silver Spring, MD)