John Bolos

11 years of work experience
J. Bolos Real Estate
300 Candi Lane
Columbia, SC, 29210
(803) 250-6864

Ratings & reviews (79)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2014
zuser20140624142847857
Listed and sold a home
John and his team were wonderful. I could not be more pleased and would highly recommend him and his team. They kept me up-to-date on all inquiries and showings. If the need arises, I would definitely use John again.
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014
psquarelaw
Helped me buy home
My husband and I worked with John on the purchase of an older home. There were a number of issues that needed to be resolved, and the process was stressful. Thankfully, John"a expertise got us to closing. He did a great job negotiating on our behalf. He knew we really wanted the house, and were prepared to take on more of the repairs if necessary. However, he made sure our interests were protected and kept out costs down. We love living in our "new' home, and absolutely could not imagine working with any other realtor! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2014
cristinaauffant
Helped me buy home
John Bolos showed a lot of expertise and knowledge when it came to finding the right home for us. He guided us through the whole process with great professionalism. We highly recommend him for all your real estate needs
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2014
Jsprice2013
Listed home, but didn't sell
John is a very dedicated, and knowledgeable realtor. He stays in contact with you, and keeps you up to date. He was the third realtor to list my home, and he is the best by far! I wish I would have listed it sooner with him! He is honest, trustworthy and reliable. He is very focused on the goals of his client and strives to please. He will be my first call for all of my real estate needs in the future, and it should be yours too!
Response fromJohn Bolos
Sue, thank you so much for allowing me to list AND sell your home. I believe the caption up top is incorrect. This property was on the market with another agent for quite some time, and I sold it within a few months, at the asking price. Thank you for allowing me to service your home, I look forward to working with you in the future . - John Bolos
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
user23170
Helped me buy home
John was easy to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. He was able to resolve any situations that arose quickly and we were able to move into the perfect home for us.
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2014
Turtleclub2011
Helped me buy home
John Bolas is a great realtor! He knows his job very well and knows the Columbia area very well. He is very knowledgable, understanding, and impressive. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home or condo. Keep up the excellent work John.
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2014
RichBerger3
Helped me buy home
After having discovered John via Zillow's agent ratings (where he is so highly regarded by fellow sellers/buyers) I am delighted to report that the reviews and five-star praise are well deserved all around! John just helped us close on a great house in the Irmo area and we couldn?t be happier! We originally promised ourselves we?d never leave downtown ? but like many home buyers, we discovered a bit more about our interests/needs/finances that eventually opened our eyes to expanding our reach ? and at no point did John ever get flustered by our seemingly-ever-changing scope. He was energetic, resourceful, proactive, and patient with us each step of the way! In terms of John?s ability to analyze a home, determine it?s value and relative comps; he is a terrific wealth of information. In fact, he was very open with us on several homes that were not of good value and would have been a poorer investment than the home we ultimately chose ? something I consider crucial when making a purchase of this magnitude. I also found it incredibly useful that John was so attentive in pointing out the subtle differences between homes that would have otherwise escaped us. Frankly, John easily could have nudged us into a more expensive home but he did not; he worked with us until we knew we had found the right home for us ? then he got us a great deal that left us feeling excited, warm and fuzzy. In all, our experience with John was what home buying should be: Fun and rewarding. Thanks John! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2014
afnursemiche
Long-term management of a property
John has been extremely helpful when it came to the process of renting out our home. He offered sound advice on the pricing and any repairs that were needed, and found a long-term tenant for us that we are thrilled to have in our house.
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2014
jcnolting
Helped me find tenant for rental
I used John to rent out my property in Columbia, SC. John was honest and accurate about what I could expect out of my home. John prides himself on customer service and satisfaction. Additionally, John has an in-depth knowledge of the Columbia area and will do everything within his power to rent out your property. I recommend John Bolos to anyone who is looking for a property manager.
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2014
cbbouknight
Helped me buy home
John was very helpful when my husband and I were tossing around the idea of renting our home and purchasing a new home. He did his research and provided us lots of good information so we could make an informed decision. We did decide to purchase a new home and rent ours out. John represented us when buying the new home and did a great job. He helped us negotiate a really good deal and we are extremely pleased with our new home. John also listed our old home as a rental and had it rented within the timeframe he promised. We are very pleased with John and his team. They're great to work with and we highly recommend him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2014
akintunde
Long-term management of a property
Since I've contacted Mr. Bolos, all I can say is I've had a wonderful experience. His team rented my property within 1 week! I can rest assured that I don't have to worry about the management of the property. Very seamless and I would recommend their service to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
02/15/2014
drpoirier
Helped me buy home
I recently purchased a home for my two daughters to live in while attending USC. As I do not live in the Columbia I depended deeply on John's advice. John was fantastic through the whole process. He was right on with every decision and continued to impress throughout the process. I cannot begin to tell you how stressful it can be to go through a purchase from afar but John made it feel easy. I cannot recommend John enough. Don't hesitate!
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2014
stevekozlowski38
Helped me buy home
John provided EXCEPTIONAL service when I was purchasing my first home. Any question I had and I had a lot, he answered thoroughly. His communication skills were great and he was able to work around my busy schedule. I also liked how he broke down the process and made it easy for me to understand. I would HIGHLY recommend John Bolos. John keep up the good work!
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2014
user90698803
Helped me buy home
My husband and I had to relocate from Florida. Being a meticulous person, I did a lot of research and we pretty much knew what and where we wanted to buy before we contacted John. John, however, was very knowledgeable and thorough and still presented us with a lot of options to look at. He showed us houses in areas that we did not even consider during our search and to our surprise, we really loved and decided to build on one of the properties John showed us. I am so thankful that we contacted John because I can't imagine being in anywhere else but the one he showed us now. John is also very responsive to all our needs during the buying process. He presents us with his opinions and recommendations but we never at all feel pressured to buy. We had some problems while writing up the contract. John was not only very patient, he also helped us explain to the builders what we wanted and got us a contract that we feel comfortable with. We are so happy to have had John as our agent and will definitely contact him again should we need to sell or buy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2014
user4234488
Helped me buy home
John is a very professional realtor who answered his phone EVERY time I called, which was many times, aand always got back to me with accurate information and updates. He showed me dozens of homes, without any pressure whatsoever, and he helped me find a dream home in less than two weeks. Can't say enough good things about John. Would recommend him to my family and friends, but not my enemies! ;-)
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2014
clint grimes
Listed and sold a home
John assisted me in selling my property in Columbia. His expertise of the market and creativity in negotiating the deal allowed the process to run smoothly. He was instrumental in meeting our expectations, and having the deal completed before year-end. I would highly recommend him to assist you with your real estate needs
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2013
loricullum99
Listed and sold a home
I would recommend John Bolos to anyone looking for an aggressive hardworking innovative realtor and wants to sell their home in a timely manner for a fair and marketable value. John was honest straight forward with us thru the whole process and made sure we thoroughly understood every step along the way. John is a go getter and knows exactly what it takes to market a home and sell your house quickly. John and his staff are all very accommodating, friendly and eager to help. The whole process from beginning to end to less than 3 months due to the knowledge and expertise John brings to the table. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
mobley4
Listed home, but didn't sell
We enjoyed working with John Bolos. He was patience and very honest with us about the process. It was a difficult property and we decided to remove it from sale. The work Mr. Bolos did on our behalf was outstanding!!!
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2013
danatvizer
Helped me buy and sell homes
John Bolos has proven time and again that he is a leader in the South Carolina real estate market. From a mortgage lender viewpoint, John has the professional knowledge, experience and integrity that truly makes "THE" difference in a home buying experience. It's easy to find a real estate agent...what's not easy is finding a real estate agent like John Bolos who knows not only the market, but the entire process of helping you choose the right home, the right loan, getting you the right deal and providing the service that you deserve and expect Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
pepelb
Listed and sold a home
John Bolos is not your run of the mill listing agent. From day 1, he was attentive to our needs . Since we lived out of state, John not only successfully listed AND sold our home, but he also maintained the property for several months, organized repairs and lawn care, and kept an accurate record of expenses. John also updated us on a regular basis and stayed with us until the transaction closed and funded. I would recommend John Bolos to anyone looking to list their home .
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2013
user3238803
Helped me buy home
I contacted John prior to moving to the area and he responded to my email within an hour. He told me all about the new contruction offers in the SC area and gave me information to review prior to arriving to Columbia. Once we arrived, we had an appointment within the first week and found the house we bought in one day! John definitely made the buying process very easy, easier than trying to get a cell phone contract. He knows all of the Columbia area and pointed out so many things that we never thought about. He even helped us go through both home inspections and the signing process. So glad we found him! I hope there is someone like him in every city we move to. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2013
kavell1234
Helped me buy home
John Bolos came highly recommended to us from a member of the military community. We had a short period to find and purchase a home. John made the house hunting experience very painless and practical than we could have imagined. He did most of the leg work for us and found us a new home within our budget. He is one of the most knowledgeable realtors we have come across. He knew the right people to expedite the process. He is very professional and dedication to his job. He always found the answers to our questions and concerns and ready to go the extra mile in order to attain the best possible result for us. He was quick to resolve problems that cropped up during our negotiations, walk -through and at closing. Even after the purchase, he followed up to ensure we settled in quite well. Much thanks to John for is excellent service!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
wendystephenson
Helped me buy home
John were very helpfu during our September 2013 purchase of a rental property. His knowledge of the area was exceptional and he were always available when we had questions. I would definitely work with him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
user0165923
Helped me buy home
We were really impressed with John's expertise about the Columbia and Lake Murray areas. We feel very fortunate to have found him and I would highly recommend him to others looking in the greater Columbia area.
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2013
user1024069
Helped me buy home
I met John Bolos through Zillow, and I decided to stick with him quickly. I was a first-time buyer with little knowledge of the housing market and the home-buying process. John clearly explained all steps to the process along the way, defined terms and concepts for me, and informed me about important strategies to implement during the process. While I was looking for properties to buy, John took the time to get to know me and recommended first and foremost the locations that suited my specific life situation. I ended up with a home that was far nicer than I had originally envisioned for over seven thousand dollars less than I was willing to borrow originally. John?s greatest quality is his persistence. He makes sure all people involved (sellers, lenders, inspectors, insurance agents, etc.) are kept updated on the status of the home purchase and that they also keep his clients updated on where they stand. When I was overly eager to just finish the deal so I could close on the house, John insisted that we wait and push the seller on making proper renovations to the underside of the house. Doing so saved me several thousand dollars in future repairs and preserved the value of the home. John has the experience necessary to ask the right questions and make the right calls. He already had a rapport with the listing agent for my home, which speaks to his solid connections around Columbia and the outlying communities. He?s a dependable and hardworking agent who will represent a buyer?s interests faithfully. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2013
user65709566
Helped me buy home
I have completed my first home purchase last week. I couldn't have been happier with the home and it's in large part due to John Bolos, my realtor. He was patience through out the whole process, made recommendations when he feels I was out of my depth and let me make my own decisions about what kind of home I wanted. His knowledge of the local area was extremely helpful in my decision making process as to where I want to live. I am an Active Army soldier, new to town so I didn't where is a good area to put roots down with regarding to schools and shopping area. I told John what I was looking for in a home and what type of commute I was willing to take to work and he did the rest. He is always ready to call back ASAP sometimes within minutes of me leaving him an email or message. I would recommend his service to anyone looking to take the stress away from buying a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2013
user1785008
Listed and sold a home
John Bolos is truly the best! He has nothing but the client?s interests in mind. John is knowledgeable, experienced, and communicative and works within the parameters you give to him. He went out of his way more then he needed to accommodate me thought the whole process. I was in a Military school that was very time consuming while looking for a home, but John was there to answer/return my phone calls and emails day and night no matter the time. I always heard from family and friends that buying a house was a painful experience, but John made it a great and pleasurable one for me. I told him what we were looking for and he found the perfect house for my family and I on the first day of meeting with him. He did all the leg work and set me up with all the right people to get the loan process and contract started. Once I completed my school I had to leave the area but John made sure that everything was getting done and did all that was necessary so my family and I had a house to move into when the military moved me back. I cannot think John enough for his services and dedication throughout this process. So if you want a great home buying experience John Bolos is the Real Estate Professional for you, as he was for me. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2013
user7620478
Helped me buy home
Met John years ago. He is very friendly and knows what he is doing. We looked at dozen of homes, but found the right one eventually. He was kind and very time friendly so to speak. He took time to show each and every home we looked at. If we were to buy another house, which we will call none other than Mr.Bolos. My entire family thinks he is great at the jobs he does.
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2013
user6267213
Helped me buy home
John is a great realtor. When we decided to look for a house on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, my wife Googled realtors. John's name came up as highly recommended and we see why. When we initially contacted John, he immediately returned all of our e-mails and phone calls.. Before our trip to Lake Murray, John was very helpful in refining our house search list. Once we arrived in South Carolina, John was very punctual, always meetings us on time. He was very knowledgeable of the area and always pointed out areas of concerns or strong points of a certain location. Once we found our house, John helped us to negotiate what we felt was a very reasonable price. John is very personable. He is also very honest which is an absolute must for us. Throughout the home buying experience, John immediately responded to all of our calls and e-mails. This is a huge plus as far as we are concerned and was not always the case with our selling agent. We would strongly recommend John. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user06390563
Listed and sold a home
John helped me sell my house where other agents failed. He kept me informed through all the negotiations and followed through to the final closing. I would highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2013
user6746863
Helped me buy and sell homes
John helped me a great deal with purchasing my first home. He is very knowledgeable about the entire process, not just the selling part. He was willing to answer any questions I had. He helped me negotiate better terms instead of just settling for certain things about the house.
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2013
user3253480
Helped me buy and sell homes
Our house was listed with 4 other realtors over a 3 year period of time with no success. We gave John the opportunity and he sold within 60 days of listing. Above this , he negotiated a good deal on our buying side as well. John is not your run of the mill realtor. He is flexible and thinks outside the box ! In addition, he has a sense of urgency that I much appreciated. I would highly recommend John ! Rhett Corley
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2013
user3714349
Helped me buy home
John Bolos and Covenant Properties were excellent at helping me get my first home. No matter what time of day, they were always there to help out with questions, concerns, and everything else in between. Without their extensive knowledge, I would have probably gone insane. They truly made this as easy as possible for me. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend them to friends, family, or someone I just met.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user0224152
Listed and sold a home
It was a complete pleasure to have John and Covenant Properties representing our family in selling our property. If one has never gone through this process; it can be confusing and stressful. John is very knowledgeable in this process and does business with many contractors that do great work without overcharging. Words can not describe how grateful we are for John and his services. -The Corley's
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2013
vdm53
Helped me buy home
We were looking to purchase home in the Columbia, SC area, we lived in FL at the time. I contacted John about a year ago, 2012. He has worked with us showing us too many homes to count, do to our being so picky, always on time, so patient, and always knowledgeable about the area, schools, shopping, etc. He has gone above & beyond helping us. I would find homes on line, call John, he would go check the area out, check out the home, call me. Always responded to our calls. We made several trips to SC, he would arrange his schedule so that he could show us as many homes as we could see in a given period of time. He negotiated a great sale for us, was wonderful in the closing process and has offered to still help us even after we closed. He is a great person & very knowledgeable in the real estate world. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user7055112
Helped me buy home
John is honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and dependable. He was very helpful in finding the right homes for us that were in our price range. What more could a person want when searching for a new home? We had a list of 30 or so houses and he was able to narrow it down to about 6 to actually go and visit. He knows the area, what prices should be, and really helped us evaluate the pros and cons of each house. We couldn't be happier in our new home. Thanks, John!
Highly likely to recommend
02/12/2013
user2487594
Helped me buy home
John did an excellent job for us with a particularly difficult purchase of a reposessed property. If you ever buy a repo that is handled by a company called Altisource, he is the only way to go because of his professionalism, contacts, and knowledge of the company. He is very responsive to any questions you have.
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2013
user859361
Helped me buy home
I would highly recommend John Bolos to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent to help with buying or selling a home. John and his assistants were so helpful and very quick to respond to all of my emails/phone messages. He knows and does his job well. I have never encountered a Real Estate agent that I even liked much nor have I ever put in only one offer to have it accepted within hours of submission, never that is until I meet John Bolos & his staff with Covenant Properties, this is very impressive. I not only got the home of my dreams but the whole experience changed my mind about how I viewed real estate agents in general. John if and when I ever need to purchase/sell again your my agent... for life. I love my new home, if I had anyone else besides John Bolos for an agent I seriously doubt that I would be calling it my new home right now. I was referred to John Bolos by a co-worker, who had just bought the home of his dreams. My co-worker boasted so much about how great John and his staff were in his experience. I now know why....John and staff if your reading this AWESOME JOB love you guys! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2013
user0823190
Helped me buy home
I decided to go with John due to his reviews! So it is only fitting that I write a great review for him as well. He was absolutely wonderful and guided us confidently and extremely well through the process of buying a house. We are thrilled with our new home and owe a great deal to him. I recommend him highly!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2013
user7367440
Helped me buy home
We had worked with a different agent previously, but she didn't seem to understand our budget or our needs. John was recommended to us and we are glad we contacted him. He showed us plenty of houses that were within our budget. Shortly before our scheduled closing date, our lender closed down their operations in South Carolina which delayed our closing date. John did everything he could to help us move into our first home and made the process as enjoyable as it could be.
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2013
MrManican
Helped me buy home
We had a fairly low budget and not a whole lot of experience buying a home. The first realtor we went with just shrugged us off and couldn't seem to help us at all. That is when we called John who was always curious, friendly and very encouraging. I would seriously recommend John to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2012
user4661890
Helped me buy home
I would like to thank Mr John Bolos for the excellent work he performed helping me, and my family obtain a new home. my sale required special attention because of situations with financing. " the first lender dropped the ball, my papers were held up " Mr Bolos assured my family that he would get to the bottom of what we were going through with the first lender, and he did. i will recommend Mr Bolos to everybody that i know looking for a Real Estate Professional to handle the purchase of their new home. my family considers Mr John Bolos a friend. he was very professional, and respectful at all times. he was able to plan every step of the purchase without wasting any time. my family feels very lucky to have met such a great guy to help purchase our home. Mr Bolos is definitely an asset to the team, and for sure a team player. thanks to Mr John Bolos we own a beautiful home in Columbia SC. we love the home. thanks. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2012
user88606527
Helped me buy home
John is an amazing agent that helped us through every obstacle. We had such trouble with the seller, but John made sure everything was taken care of. I would highly recommend him to friends, family and neighbors.
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2012
user6994507
Helped me buy home
Talk about professionalism. I wish every business was run the way John runs his. Relocating from across the country, we searched for and purchased a house in Columbia with John's help. John bent over backwards to help us. He went above and beyond to accommodate us since we went through the whole process while being out of town. He was proactive and never left us guessing on anything. I would highly recommend John for any real estate transaction. THANKS JOHN!
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2012
user2479852
Helped me buy home
John did a fantastic job helping us find a home!!! I would recommend him to anyone.John was very prompt with phone calls, he made every effort to help us find the right home as well as help resolve any problems that surfaced before closing. We were very happy we chose him and would do so again if we were buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2012
user0856466
Helped me buy home
There aren't enough stars on a rating scale to adequately describe my experience with John Bolos. I'm a first time buyer and John has made this purchase an extremely smooth process. He is always easily reached by email or telephone and has a great support team at Covenant Properties that is also always available. I can always count on John to give me his honest opinion and he definitely goes to bat for his clients (I'm talking home run derby style). I give John my highest recommendation. I have enjoyed getting to know him and work with him during this process. I look forward to working together again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2012
WNEG
Helped me buy home
John was able to expeditiously show me a foreclosure property and then process my bid over the next several days. Since I was from nearly 500 miles away, his help was invaluable. Given many tales of difficulties buying properties such as this, it seemed this deal went quite smoothly. As he and I joked, he is able to make money because he returns calls to prospects (such as myself.)
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
user3161867
Showed me homes
John is great to work with as he is prompt and efficient with your time. He is helpful and informative about the local real estate market and if he doesn't have the answer to your question, he will find out and get back to you in a timely manner.
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2012
NaomiReuven
Helped me buy home
John Bolos was professional, very quick to respond, and knowledgeable. I will use John's services for any future real estate processes and would recommend him to anyone. He knows his way around the buying process and allowed me to feel comfortable throughout my first time home buying process due to his ability to handle any situation that arose.
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2012
user1703588
Showed me homes
John worked with us extensively and even when plans and situations changed he continued to help.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2012
user6333786
Helped me buy home
John Bolos was a masterful and knowledgeable agent. My wife and I were very impressed with John's professionalism and concise manner. We would highly reccommend him to anyone purchasing a new or existing home. Carl and Dionne Williams
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2012
user6352249
Helped me buy home
John helped me for over a year in the home buying process. He is easy going, fast paced, answered every phone call and text, and found me a great home at a great price. I would recommend him with all my heart, and would definitely use him again in the future. He took a complicated process and simplified it for me.
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2012
user3110843
Helped me buy home
John was very intentional to respond to every call and arranged for every meeting. If he was not able, he made sure that he gave me his best associate to assist in any of the process. His associate Alejandro, went out of his way to make sure that I was fully informed so that every decision I made became meaningful and effective. As an organization they were very balanced to sustain the integrity of both sides. They were very objective and enabled me to make good decisions.
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2012
user128858
Helped me buy home
John was nothing short of fantastic! He was very quick with the house and being a first time home buyer he was with me and helped me every step of the way and even helped me after my closing. After the closing took place I went to the house only to find it had flooded! I called John and he was quick to help me with the home warranty and he even sent people out that night to clean up the water and inspect the damage. He has been a life saver to me through the whole process!
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2012
user5065114
Helped me buy home
Put an offer on a REO home and got it in 2 days , can you believe it !!! we highly recommend John if you don't want wasting time looking for homes , we spent 5 months doing that and finally got the home that we really like in 2 days , , every thing was easy with him , we asked him to get the inspector , termite , contractor ....etc and he provided them with real savings , he will do anything to make the process easier for you , thank you John
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2012
user556697
Helped me buy home
John was my first contact with Covenant Properties and recommended a highly able member of his staff to assist me. Very happy with my experience with Covenant Properties. Ended up with a great buy in the Columbia area!
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2012
user872037
Long-term management of a property
I found John Bolas from his advertisement on Zillow. John Bolos's company, Covenant Properties, is now managing my two properties in Columbia, SC and is doing a great job. He successfully found a tenant for my one vacant property within one month of listing it, when my former management company was not able to rent the property in over 6 months. He is very professional and very hands on. He also keeps me well informed and is taking care of all my property management needs. I feel very fortunate to have found him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2012
user22852
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for a great, honest, patient and knowledgeable realtor, John is the realtor you should call. He was understanding of what we were looking for and showed us a lot of good options. I feel bad because we bought the first house we toured, but it took us thirty houses to realize that was the one for us. Don't waste your time looking and call John today. Mark and Megan Pappas
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2012
JeffReinhart
Showed me homes
John was excellent! Very responsive to my needs--with no advance notice, drove me around Lake Murray to look at several lake homes on my very tight schedule. He has outstanding knowledge of the area, and knowledge of home values, and plusses and minuses of properties that I didn't see for myself. He even planned the route we would take that would be most efficient for me to see as many homes as possible and leave me with the shortest remaining distance to the airport. John is friendly and upbeat, without being pushy or overbearing like some agents can be. I would strongly recommend him to anyone interested in finding a home in Columbia Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2012
Chris1980
Helped me buy home
John did an excellent job with helping me find my home. I was very unsure of what all I wanted in my home, but John in one meeting was able figure out exactly what I was looking for. He showed me a great deal of houses and I was able to find "the one" our second time looking at houses. Throughout the entire process he was supportive and knowledgeable, which made some difficult moments easier.
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2012
jonno0211
Helped me buy home
I am a first time home buyer and John helped me through the whole process. I am so impressed with how John works and how easily he worked us through the process. I would highly recommend John to other perspective buyers.
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2012
maawicz
Helped me buy home
Being a first time home buyer and new to the area, John was an immense resource and guide through this process. John is not only a talented and thoughtful businessman, but he is trustworthy and honest. Throughout this process, I needed someone like John to help me through the confusing and at times frustrating workings of a first time home purchase. Morning, evening or night, John was at my beckon call. John is well known for his REO sales, but mine was not and he handled everything from offer-to-settlement in an organized manner. Even with a seller and lender who were often difficult to keep on board, John oversaw this purchase like an experienced project manager. This is my starter home, one my fiance and I will grow into and out of probably before we know it. When we do, whether it be a new home build or renovation, John will be the first and only agent we will call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2012
Johnso27
Helped me buy home
Love John and Alejandro. Put up with all my questions, dragging them from property to property, and listened to all of my rants about everyone that I was not happy with at any point during the whole process. Helped me find a place we really loved and I can't wait to get down there.
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2011
souadnewjersey
Helped me buy home
I had an amazing professional experience with John Bolos. He took care of everything I needed, he was specific and clear with everything that he described about the house, and went out of his way to ease any concerns I had throughout the home-buying process. Since I live in Florida, this was a long distance tranasaction, and John was very responsive to my many phone calls and emails. Over the years, I have purchased a home in Long Island and two homes in Florida and my experience with John Bolos was the best one, by far. He treated me with respect and never made feel stupid just because I am a woman. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying a home. Sandy S Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2011
Kenny Edgell
Helped me buy home
John did a fantastic job in assisting my niece and family find just the right house. He took them "under his wing" and worked very hard in making sure everything was as they wanted -- especially the neighborhood and schools. Thank you John for your caring and professional work!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2011
Sean sellars
Helped me buy and sell homes
A agent who will go out of his way to ensure you get the house you want and negotiate the price that fits your budget.
Response fromJohn Bolos
Thanks Sean and Rhonda for the review. This family purchased a home directly from the internet while the husband and wife were away due to military reasons. Home was built from the ground up! Our office specializes in relocation, and we were honored to assist Sean and Rhonda !
Highly likely to recommend
10/05/2011
wikki
Helped me buy and sell homes
I've worked with the John and the team from Covenant Properties for a number of years. Their knowledge and professionalism are second to none. We recently put our house on the market, and with the pricing guidance from John we were able to get a contract on the house in only 3 weeks! After our house sold John helped us find a great deal on our dream house in one of the best areas in town. The whole process from listing to closing on both houses took less than 3 months!
Highly likely to recommend
10/05/2011
abrechko
Helped me buy home
I will recommend John and his staff to anyone buying or selling a home. Friendly and hardworking, always willing to go that extra mile. Thanks John!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2011
AllenHall
Helped me buy home
John was absolutely great to work with. He responded to me quickly, and was extremely knowledgeable about the whole process. Being a first time home buyer, I needed someone who knew the process well and could assist and facilitate through the whole process, which is exactly what John did. He was there every step of the way and made my life a lot easier. If you're looking to buy a home in Columbia, especially foreclosed, choose John, you will be happy you did.
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2011
PlayaCA
Helped me find tenant for rental
I highly recommend John. He responded immediately to my request when I was desperately looking for help, helped me to clean my yard, and got an estimate on repairs from contractors. Our communication was by internet or phone only. He worked efficiently and smartly to fulfill my needs for one of my investment properties in Clinton.
Highly likely to recommend
07/04/2011
ladymcclary
Helped me buy home
John was on top of things from the day we met. He got a clear understanding of what we wanted and what we were looking for. His aggresive yet professional attitude toward the whole process was refreshing seeing how we have worked with a few relators over the past 2yrs. One weekend with John we found the house we wanted and within a month or so we closed. NOW thats what I'm talking about, making things happen and John has been that kind of man. He comes HIGHLY recomended.
Response fromJohn Bolos
Thank you so much for the nice review, Liisa ! I hope you and your family enjoy your home. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, thanks !
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2011
jasonstewart92
Helped me buy home
John found exactly what I was looking for and all was done in a timely manner. He's really good with the properties in the area and knows how to work with the other agents to get the best for the buyers. -Jason-
Highly likely to recommend
04/09/2011
Mirhardy
Listed and sold a home
John knows the market, knows what buyers are looking for. He responds quickly to all queries. He has all manner of services (lawn, cleaning, repair) at-the-ready at affordable rates. John handles himself professionally in every situation (even sticky situations). It was a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2011
anga88
Helped me buy home
Mr. Bolos is an excellent Realtor/broker. He helped me find a really great house! The first time we met he understood exactly what I was looking for, so every time he showed me houses, all of them had potential to become my home. He understood my taste and showed me the best for my budget. He is very professional, nice and efficient. I highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2011
jojojo72
Helped me buy home
John Bolos showed much knowledge of the area, and he was fun too! Not only did he find us the perfect house he knew many of the attractions and hangouts. He took us to dinner too. I would recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2011
311wcola
Helped me buy home
John was great to deal with on this purchase. He is an agent that will either answer his phone when you call or call back in a short time frame. John is also a full time agent, my experience before using John was dealing with agents that were part time. This makes it difficult to close the deal. John also assisted me in negotiating the price down to where I was comfortable. If you are looking for a good agent, especially dealing with REO's , use John
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2011
JasonPhillips9
Listed and sold a home
John has helped me sell two houses and assisted me with purchasing two rental properties. His efficiency, knowledge, and responsiveness are second to none. I would never even consider using another agent after working with him. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2010
TenaM
Helped me buy home
I have purchased several properties from this agent. He is always a pleasure to deal with and quick to respond to my needs. He is attentive but never pushy.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2010
tnlawrence
Showed me homes
John does a great job with REO's.