John P. Wells and Marisa Stevens

Wellsco LLC, Realtors
56 R Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA, 01950
(978) 225-3998

Ratings & reviews (46)

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Likely to recommend
05/20/2014
tmichallys1
Helped me buy home
John was very responsive and always willing to go the extra mile! He was professional and readily available to answer questions and to arrange appointments quickly. I have purchased several homes and believe that John was supportive and helpful throughout the process. If you need someone with knowledge and experience on the North Shore contact John. His familiarity with local resources, building codes and regulations in particular towns, helped keep the process moving.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2014
amber ryanshelley
Helped me find a home to rent
John was delightful to work with and made our transition to our new home very easy. He is very detail oriented, personable, caring and will go the extra mile for you. I am renting from his client and he was just so helpful, available and responsive. I would highly recommend using John for any real estate needs.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Amber, you are a pleasure to deal with!
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2014
user6751977
Helped me buy home
I've been based overseas for quite a while and wanted to buy an investment property in the area where I grew up. Fortunately I came into contact with John, as I had to rely on someone local to be able to complete a deal. I came over once to look at area properties and he was well prepared, making the visit as productive as possible in the short time available. He then assisted in lining up a good attorney and jumped in to smooth some last minute hitches in the process. He even helped in finding a good tenant, which went well beyond what was required of him. He's professional and knows his trade, which is all anyone could ask. I'd recommend him highly. Less ... More
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Jim's trust in me was gratifying. He had me select and purchase a property for him sight unseen. Thank you Jim!
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2014
bow89
Helped me buy home
My husband and I work with John for th e purchase of new home and he was truly amazing. We went through some rough spots during the process, but John would always pull us out of them and keep us moving forward. We are now in our new home and very happy.
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2013
schwa2
Helped me buy home
John recently represented us in our purchase of a new home in the Newburyport area. He was great throughout the entire life-cycle of the transaction. His knowledge of the area was essential in helping us choose the right house. His follow-up and follow-through on all aspects of the deal was key. His ability to bring trusted resources to the table to assist when needed (home inspector, surveyor, etc.) was fantastic. Post sale, John is now helping us find the right skilled resources to do some work on the house. John was truly our partner in the transaction! Less ... More
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Thanks Phil. Discovering that this house was in the new flood plain, as well as the driveway turning out to be an actual paper road in town, gave us some serious obstacles to overcome but we did!
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
MichaelSteer
Helped me buy home
John helped us find and purchase a single-family home in Amesbury, MA. His overall knowledge of real estate and building was of great help and he was a good second set of eyes looking around for details the we might not have noticed.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
I was great dealing with this local businessman, helping him sell his condo to buy a Victorian home. With a shortage of available homes, we were able to jump on the right one before anyone else had a chance.
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
msnbpt
Helped me buy and sell homes
John's knowledge of the local real estate market as well as his knowledge of the laws and regulations made the process of selling my home and buying a new one a seamless event. Not knowing much about how the process works, I was able to rely upon John for accurate and timely information. John has built a great team of knowledgeable experts who provided top-notch financial and legal advice. I would not hesitate to call upon John again for my next move.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Using my team of lenders and attorneys always ensures the best possible customer service.
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2013
blvogel
Listed and sold a home
Strong minded and thoughtful all through the process. Steered the course despite opportunity for emotional interference.. It is easy to highly recommend John.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
ctbeattie
Listed home, but didn't sell
John Wells was efficient, well-spoken and sensitive to a difficult family situation.He was also very knowledgeable of the Newburyport area and comparison market.John was not overly aggressive in his approach yet projected great property insight and followed up with a colorful well written report. Due to family issues, the property had to go through the courts and a Commissioner was appointed to resolve the property sale. I would readily recommend John Wells for realtor skills and his conscientious timely approach to our property. Less ... More
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Never actually listing this home. I did my best to help them be prepared for a complex estate issue in court. I do wish I could have listed it!
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user7210872
Helped me buy home
We were so lucky to have found John Wells to be our buyer/broker. He has a superb knowledge of Essex County and guided us each step of the way. He was true to his company philosophy of not exerting pressure to buy a house. But when we knew we had found the right house, he looked after our interest at every critical point and his responsiveness was impeccable. John also has a wealth of helpful contacts in the area to help you through the paperwork, financing, inspections, etc. Also, John is a well respected and highly regarded member of the areas in and around Essex county, and a portion of his company's profits go to the local Habitat for Humanity. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2013
user6096364
Showed me homes
The highlight of our house hunting experience was working with John. John understood the featuers we were looking for in a house and helped us find appropriate listings. His strong relationships with other area brokers helped him get us appointmenrs with very short notice and he made himself available to be at each of those appointments. John knows Newburyport, its politics and the plusses and minuses of each neighborhood. He was never pushy, but always available to answer our questions or provide accurate information. John understands construction and has connections to people in various related industries to help smooth what can be a complex process. For example he was able to have a contractor meet us within a day of our request to examine problems discovered during inspection. John provided us with all the necessary disclosures and paperwork, completed the offer letter accurately and made sure we met all necessary deadlines. He was friendly, accurate and honest. I would gladly do business with him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2013
user6112569
Helped me buy home
John, our buyer's broker, was invaluable during our search for a home. He was thoroughly knowledgeable about the market and was clearly dedicated to helping secure the perfect situation for our family. In fact, he went out of his way to make certain we made the optimal purchase and clearly was work "for us". We were grateful to have him on "our team". At all times he had our best interests and goals as his priority and, he was completely responsive to our many requests and needs. We would definitely work with John again and high recommend working with him or his associates. Less ... More
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
I actually sold these wonderful people who are moving from Norwell a house in Newburyport!
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2013
user5002870
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were two recently retired New Yorkers looking for a home in New England. We knew we were way out of our comfort zone with the local real estate markets and early on sought to find the right person that could show us the way and represent us on the negotiations. On a visit to Newburyport back in October, we arranged to meet with John Wells hoping he might be the right agent for our search. His office is on a marina at the water's edge and over a coffee roasters shop where we introduced ourselves over some really good coffee. We liked his easy approach and expert knowledge of old homes and commenced our partnership. It was not easy as we had to first sell our apartment in New York while our search went on in various towns along the coastline We almost decided on an old house in Salem but in the end found a beautiful antique house in Marblehead that was perfect for us. John patiently steered us through the process and pointed out the pros and cons of each location. He watched our backs and questioned an easement issue that would have gone unnoticed had he not been on the ball. We are very happy to have worked with John on this important phase of our lives and highly recommend him to folks looking for the right home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user5386774
Helped me buy home
With John Wells expert help and guidance, I now own a lovely Condo in Newburyport. He arranged for the house inspection, found me an excellent attorney, and made the necessary paper work and closing go forward in a very clear and orderly way. In any future real estate undertakings I will most certainly call upon him for assistance. Thank you John !!
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2012
user402494
Helped me buy home
John was a true professional in every sense of the word. He facilitated the entire search process for me and bent backwards to accommodate my schedule and buying timeframe. He listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I felt he was genuinely and honestly looking out for my interests from the time of our first meeting and well after the closing. When my bank turned down my application for a mortgage at the last minute due to concerns with the condo, John quickly connected me with an outstanding loan officer who got me the loan and closed in a matter of weeks. I can call him at any time and know he'll get back with me ASAP. I know I'll be reaching out to him when I'm ready to sell. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2012
user6402832
Helped me buy and sell homes
This was my wife and I's first attempt at buying a house and John was recommended to us. He was the only real estate agent that we worked with in this process and we couldn't recommend him more. He was very responsive and has keen negotiating skills. He recommended many houses to us that were within our budget and roughly what we wanted. He was very honest about his opinion without forcing anything down our throats. I don't like to be sold things. I appreciate sincere honesty and we couldn't have been happier. We highly recommend John Wells. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2012
HennyPenny2
Helped me buy home
Friendly, straight forward, knowledgeable, businesslike and thorough. John was exceptional. If he didn't know the answer to something he'd say,"I'll find out right now and I'll call you back". And he did! He always had time to discuss things and you felt you were getting "special" treatment. That's the way he is. No pressure, just honesty and helpful input.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
mollybgage
Helped me buy home
John really made our first home buying experience a great one and his local connections and industry knowledge made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the whole process.
Highly likely to recommend
08/10/2012
user990913
Helped me buy home
This was the third house we have purchased so we had some experience with the process. Neverless, we learned much more purchasing this home than we expected to. As we were from out of state and there were many issues with the property and seller to deal with, we were fortunate to have John and his network of professionals with their resourcefull responsiveness to get us through to closing. John is not only knowlegable, but also a person of honesty and integrity. Lori D.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2012
maryellen.casey8
Helped me buy home
From the start, John showed his excitement and passion for helping others find what they would call home. He is extremely knowledgable about not only the different areas but the different types of homes we went to look at. As first time homebuyers, we needed someone on our side every step of the way and John was definitely there to do that. We were somewhat familiar with the tourist sections of Newburyport but John helped us to get to know and love Newburyport in a whole different way. John was professional and always responded very quickly with all of the information needed. He has a great network in Newburyport which helped the process go very smoothly from start to finish. Although I don't plan to move anytime soon, I would love to work with John again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2012
gmpall
Helped me buy home
We were extremely fortunate to meet John and to retain him as our buyer's agent. John was knowledgeable of the local market and showed us multiple properties within our price range and specifications. Although we eventually located the home we purchased on our own, it is unlikely that we would have been as successful in navigating the negotiation, inspection, financing and closing process without John. He referred excellent resources, including a closing attorney, mortgage financing company and inspector. After our purchase, he even referred an excellent contractor and pre-move cleaning company. We would highly recommend John as either a listing or buyer's agent. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user931970
Helped me buy home
John was very good at communicating information between buyer and seller. He we was quick with buyer's requests and gave sound advice through the process. He is definitely in your corner.
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2012
user3778181
Listed and sold a home
We approached John to first find us property in the Newburyport area. After looking both at property on Plum Island and downtown Newburyport he quickly understood our likes and dislikes and found a historic home located in Old Town Newbury near the Parker River. John was quick to help us prepare a strong but appropriate offer which was accepted after one counter. Based upon our success and experiences with John with the purchase in Newbury, we then asked John to represent us and sell our much larger house and property in Southern NH. His recommended listing price was spot on as we signed a purchase and sales agreement for the property after only 9 weeks on the market. John is extremely knowledgeable of the markets in which he serves as a realtor and employs excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships not only his clients, but with other realtors and buyers as well. We would highly recommend John as either a buyer's agent or seller's agent. Buying or selling property can be quite stressful, however John's interpersonal and organizational skills helps ensure a very positive experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2012
user5171464
Helped me buy home
Being a first time home buyer, was a little more involved then I thought. But with have Jonh wells on are side it made buying are first home a lot easier. John is a pro at what he does and pointed us in the right direction in ever choice that needed to be made. John and his team made it happen for us to be living in are dream house. Thank you so much John and your team couldn't of done it with out you.
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2012
user386505
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were looking to move to Newburyport from Boston. We were going to a lot of open houses in Newburyport in order to check out the area and get a sense of what our price range would get us. We met John at an open house and we immediately knew we wanted to work with him. John had a lot of knowledge about the area as well as the house he was showing. It says a lot about a real estate agent when they can answer every question that a prospective buyer has about a house. It showed me that he took his time to know his client. That work ethic was something I wanted in a seller?s agent. I also quickly realized that John had a strong network of people that he used in order to help his buyers get the house they want. Even though we had bought a condo in the city we were new to the area and didn?t know who we should contact for a lawyer, inspector or mortgage broker. There is no need to worry about that when you work with John. He had all these people on his speed dial. It turned out that our first impression of John was accurate. We had to move fast on a house we were interested in because we knew there was going to be a potential offer on the table. John was very responsive and worked quickly to get our offer in. We ended up having our offer accepted and we couldn?t be happier. If it wasn?t for Johns responsiveness and strong network we wouldn?t be living in our dream home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2012
user487864
Listed and sold a home
John is very detail oriented and extrememly knowledgable in real estate law and ethics. He takes pride in protecting his clients; buyers and sellers. John gets a lot of referrals from previous clients, and that really shows how professional and personable John is. I also personally can attest to his absolute responsiveness, quickly returns calls and emails. Always get me the items I need to complete the loan application, etc. John is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. Liz Ryan VP Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2012
user2217285
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
My experience with John Wells has been extrememly favorable. He sets a new standard for the big box store style realtors as far as I can tell. He is educated knowledgeable and responsive. He also has the ability to get good advice for his clients from prefessionals on all fronts and brings more value to the table. We ended up not doing busines immediately but I look forward to working with John and his team in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2012
user38814
Helped me buy home
John had always put our interest as top priority and guided us with his wealth of knowledge. Each home we went into he throughly went thru with us and answered our questions w/no pressure. We love working with John. We started our search nearly two years ago. We needed his knowledge and patience, it was a pleasure working with John.
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2012
kmchvt
Showed me homes
I met John about a year ago. He has helped me keep abreast of homes for sale and what is happening in the market. He is very well informed and knowledgeable about where the market is going and what would be available to me. He is very very responsive and has always been willing to help me out in what I am interested in. He is great...he is aggressive without being a pain. He listens really well and will advise you on what is realistic for what you can afford. He is a great realtor and I can trust that what he is tellingme is honest and in my best interest. Kathy Harris Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2012
user802614
Helped me buy home
My experience with John was nothing short of phenomenal. I had previously dealt with two realtors prior meeting John. Though the purchased home was not in John's usual area, he adapted quickly and got a solid deal. All throughout the negotiation process John was prompt and kept me well informed of the situation, offering solid and genuine advice along the way. He made himself easily accessible, which was a huge benefit to a first time home buyer. John's entire team made the home buying process go smoothly. This was certainly not the case with the realtors I dealt with before. I highly reccommend John and his team. I will refer any and all friends and family to John. If I need the service of a realtor in the future, I will no doubt use John and his team again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2011
brian546d
Helped me buy home
John was absolutely wonderful in helping the wife and I to purchase a house. This was our first house and we were pretty green at the necessary steps. He kept us informed and was always available to talk to. We kept reviewing the same 3 houses and we finally settled on one...and now we are in our new home... and we have John to thank.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
This was a wonderful couple to deal with. Considering that I was helping them in Shirley MA, 50 miles away from my market, I am honored that they rated my local knowledge so hightly!
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2011
cjm8008
Helped me buy home
I would highly recommend John. His responsiveness was both quick and efficient and his knowledge of possible trouble spots was invaluable. I was also impressed with the team John works with. The inspection service provider was outstanding as well as John's Assistant and the attorney he recommended. I love my new home and John's professionalism and knowledge helped make the decision-making process an easier task.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
This was a very well organized client and I helped her buy a house in a distant town. Thank you for your high rating of my local knowledge, considering that!!
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2011
mathman68
Helped me buy home
John provided invaluable assistance to my family and me when we decided to buy a condo in Newburyport. We had to leave the apartment we were renting on short notice since the apartment owner wanted to occupy the unit himself, so we needed to find a place to live quickly. John helped me find a very nice condo for my family in much less time than I thought possible. As a buyer?s agent, John is honest, negotiates well on your behalf, and brings an extensive knowledge of Newburyport to the home-buying process. He is extremely responsive and hard-working. (He routinely worked nights and weekends helping me prepare offers and e-mailing me answers to the many questions I had.) John also helped me find a bank and a loan officer that could handle my financing and put me in touch with a reputable contractor who could perform some work I wanted done on the condo. I highly recommend John and am grateful for all he has done for me. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2011
slpshomebuyer
Helped me buy home
John is the consummate professional. He was a real pleasure for us to work with all around. He gave us sound guidance and practical advice ranging from helping us find a wonderful realtor to sell our old home to unabashedly pointing out key concern areas in examining new properties (his experience as a builder is extremely helpful). He understood our aesthetic, anticipated our needs and was incredibly organized and responsive (email and phone responses in record time!). When it came time to negotiate an offer and manage the process, he worked hand in hand with our lawyers, bank and others to ensure that not a detail was missed and that our interests were appropriately represented. John?s significant experience base (ranging from building to business), commitment to excellence and dedication to his clients? needs make him a truly exceptional realtor. Less ... More
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Thank you for this review! You were great to work with. I'm glad you liked the team I put together to make your purchase go so smoothly.
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2011
GOODOCEANMERMAID
Helped me buy home
I recently purchased a condo in downtown Newburyport. The whole process from beginning to end was very efficient, thanks to John Wells. From the minute I met him, I trusted him 100%. My interests were always of upmost concern. He never rushed me, or persuaded my decisions. He was very knowledgeable about real estate and the Newburyport market. John also works with a team of professionals that are as passionate as him. I feel so lucky that he represented me. I would recommend him to anyone. All in all he is a wonderful person. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2011
Townie59
Showed me homes
My wife and I have been working with John Wells for about a year now. John has a great knowledge about real estate and he is willing to fight for the little guy. We have a price range that tops out at about $200,000 and he has worked as if it was a million dollar price range. John has been very versatile about showings and on a few occasions we called him about a house (we wanted to see) and 2 hours later he was showing us the property. Throughout this entire process we have learned a lot about buying real estate from John. He has always been professional and it has been great to work with him. The most important thing about John is that we always felt had out best interests in mind. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2011
gtully
Helped me buy home
With John's help, we were able to buy our first home. If there is one thing I can say about John is that he is an extraordinary person. He really cares about his clients and he possesses the experience and knowledge that enables the home buying process to go as smoothly as possible. We are very fortunate to have worked with him and would highly recommend him as a real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2011
erick2186
Showed me homes
I worked alot with John and he not only was very responsive but he had a team of professionals that I enjoyed working with and although we did not close on a house we did get all the way to the final stage to where his team was able to keep me from making a big mistake due to a poor electrical system. He is a knowledgable and hard working agent that will make sure the process is as painless as it can be which is something to be said.
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2011
helenallard
Helped me buy home
Moving from Australia the whole real estate and mortgage process was daunting to say the least. John's advice and guidance enabled us to move swiftly to find and secure our dream home. We can't thank him enough.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
It is particularly difficult when you are new to this country and don't have credit history - we had to do some work to establish your credit with my best lender to make this happen. Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2011
rcshopper
Helped me buy home
John Wells puts clients first. He listens and understands clients needs and expectations. Then he delivers. He is highly efficient and responsive. I found my dream house in 2 weeks and got to see it before anyone else. John was with me every step of the way smoothing out bumps in the road to ensure everything went my way. He is a great real estate professional and an excellent person.
Response fromJohn P. Wells and Marisa Stevens
Thank you! Yet another smooth transaction for a happy buyer!
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2011
tgcasey
Helped me buy home
John helped us find just the right home. We were looking for a beach house that would eventually turn into our full time home. John helped us find the right house and lined up all the right people to purchase and renovate the house to make it a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2011
dbonaccorso
Listed and sold a home
Hoping to sell a nice ranch in Tewksbury this spring/summer and looking forward to building a home with plenty of land. I wouldn't look any further than John Wells to take care of all my needs. I know how knowledgeable he is in his field and land planning and development. Can't wait!
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2011
rlhwrest
Helped me buy home
We luckily were connected to John through a web site when looking to move from Minnesota to Massachusetts. John worked with us to find out what we wanted and helped us search until we found it. He helped us through all the processes and did a great job - especially since most of the time we were halfway across the country. He is a great guy and a great real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2011
shmeesh
Helped me buy home
John's knowledge and expertise in the Newburyport market exceeds expectations. He's willing to go the extra mile for his clients, without any high pressure sales pitches. I highly recommend John's services for anyone needing a true real estate professional to handle their next sale or purchase. -Frank S.
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2011
styr
Helped me buy home
I had the opportunity to work with Mr. John Wells when I purchased my home in 2009. I was a first time home buyer and was very fortunate that John was introduced to me because I had very little knowledge of how to even begin the process. John walked me through every step from beginning to end.. If it were not for him I would not be the proud owner of the home I live in today. He was extremely patient I found the home I wanted that made the most sense for me. I listened to his advice and it saved me from making some bad choices. I referred friends to John and they too purchased their first homes as well. I just can not say enough great things about this realtor. Sincerely, Shirley J. Tyrala Amesbury, Ma Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2010
SUSANDUCLOS
Helped me buy home
John help me buy me first home. He help me every step of the way. If you are look to purchase a home you should contact John. He always got right back to me with any questions that I had. He is the best Real Estate Agent.