John DeMay

7 years of work experience
John DeMay Real Estate
101 South Front St, Ste 205
Marquette, MI, 49855
(906) 451-4075

Ratings & reviews (12)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
NolanBlack
Helped me buy home
John was great to work with. As our first home purchase, I had a lot of questions and was working in and out of Michigan and he was very flexible on showings, meetings, and questions in general. John was very professional and personable. He understood what was important to us and helped us find a great home at a great price. His knowledge of the market, and especially the local market was remarkable. John was also able to help us get a great price on homeowner's and auto insurance, and the transition was very smooth since he was handling the home purchase as well. I would highly recommend John for purchase, sale, and insurance needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2013
tukkersjag
Helped me buy home
We spent a fair amount of time considering who to use as a real-estate agent, between family recommendations and reading reviews. John's profile on Zillow, along with one of his reviews in particular caught our eye. A lady had spent ~5 years coming up here on pioneer days only to look for a house and per the review he had done an amazing job. Both I and my wife also liked the fact that his profile, unlike many of the other profiles we read, did not go on about the zillians of dollars of real estate they have sold, and instead talked about more of his personal life. We felt that having an agent that demonstrated that he was part of the community would have a better understanding of what we were looking for in a house as well as knowing the area and the pricing. Like other people in his reviews had mentioned we spent a lot of time looking at houses that were, for lack of a better word "crappy", and he gladly showed us those houses, even though, in some cases, he already knew about the house, having shown it several times before for other clients. I appreciated the fact that he was willing to point out the negatives of a house, as well as the positives, and that regardless of the price of the house the insight stayed consistent throughout. Having several home buying experiences before, I can definitely say that the process was as smooth as it could have possibly been, and he was by far the best real-estate agent I have worked with. When it came to negotiating, his input was extremely helpful, and in the end we closed the deal with the circumstances being extremely favorable toward us. If I were to buy another house in the area, I would most definitely do it through John Demay! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2013
user7432232
Listed and sold a home
John was very professional and provided realistic market information backed up by real numbers. His estimate of the value of our property in relation to the actual selling price was within a couple of percentage points. His advice on all aspects of the sales process was accurate and helpful. Bottom line: - listen to this man, he knows what he is doing.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2013
SteveHintsala
Showed me homes
John was very helpful to me in my search for a home. We ended up going with a home that he had not shown us from prior in our home search process, yet he was still very professional and helpful. He was available after hours, and flexible to my schedule. Will use his services again in the future when buying and selling.
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2012
user296782
Helped me buy home
John was extremely helpful when we were purchasing our new home. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner and very patient with us. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for property. We wouldn't use any other Realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2012
user307875
Helped me buy home
John was great to work with. When we met John in 2011, he spent several hours showing us different neighborhoods in Marquette. (even though he knew we may never be moving to the area) As a former military family, we moved 5 times in the last 8 years. John stood out as one of the best Realtors we have ever worked with. He was very responsive to calls and emails, knew the area well, and answered all of our questions regarding the purchase of our home. If you are looking to work with a professional, who cares about the customer, John is it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2012
user1025971
Helped me buy home
I've known John We for years and worked with him for the last year looking for a great house in a certain location. With not much out there where we wanted to purchase, John had to be on the ball when something came up. After looking at a few houses over the past year, our house popped up on the market. John immediatly sent us the listing and we jumped to go look at it. Knowing this house wouldn't last on the market because of the newer construction and low price, we put in an offer. Multiple offers were on the table and we were asked to put in a second offer. John used a good strategy with offering full price with a kicker, if needed, up to $1000 above asking price. We won the bidding as the next lowest price was $500 above asking price. The house was well below market price and was well worth what we paid for it. We couldn't be happier with our new house, we have plenty of room now for the kids and the dog and the neighborhood is quiet and great.Thanks to John DeMay for getting us into our dream house :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2012
user0198847
Helped me buy home
we were moving to the marquette area and did not know much about the area. john was a wonderful person to have helping us. he is very knowledgeable about the construction of houses so had the answers to all of our questions about construction issues when viewing homes. he was constantly sending us new homes to look at, made suggestions to get us to consider things and to look at some homes we might not have and was very low key, especially since we were vague and indecisive at times. i respected his knowledge in all areas and we felt he was very honest and up front with us. he went above and beyond answering questions about all sorts of things and was available when we needed him. during the negotiation process john was smart, helpful, and worked hard to help us get the house we wanted at the best price. we would hope everyone could have such a good experience with a realtor as we had with john Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/01/2011
slakedesign23
Showed me homes
My husband and I would most definitely recommend John DeMay in assisting you to find your next home! We wanted to find a home so that we could start our family, and to get out of the tiny apartment we've been renting for more than two years. The two of us had no money saved up for closing costs, or any other charges we needed in order to buy a home. John recommended someone to us so that we could have our dream come true. We told John what areas we wanted to look in, and right away he started sending us options via email to preview. He took us to every home we wanted to see, even the really bad ones (ha!), and never had any complaint. John even took us to view a home more than 30 miles out of his way, three times in about two weeks - that's a great realtor. No matter how many questions we had, what time of day, John was there to answer them all. If he didn't know the answer, he would find out and call us right back. John is very professional, has a great personality, he knows what he's doing - and he's great at doing it! Thank you for everything John, we wouldn't have been able to get as far as we have without your help! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2011
mdeneau
Helped me buy home
Working with John was a pleasure. He was able to meet with us to view homes in record time, most within the same day it was listed. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. We started working with him the beginning of May and we purchased our house in the end of June. He listened to our needs and was able to find the perfect house for us. I also have to mention that John helped us get some great insurance rates for home and auto. My husband and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2011
Paytee
Helped me buy home
John is an amazing agent, and person. I had been looking at houses for 5 years in Negaunee every summer when I was in town for Pioneer Week. John was the first agent in all that time that took my request seriously from out of town and kept our appt when I was in town. Working around both the sellers and my jammed schedule. Only being in town one week a year, John was my life line to the UP and the process. We ran into banking challenges due to unforeseen issues with the lenders employees, appraisals, and general delays in the over all process. Being 1200 miles away, John was always available and went above and beyond to put pressure on the local offices to get things moving when they stalled. He was instrumental in negotiations when the sale price needed to be brought into line with the banks appraisals. It took 5 months to get to closing, I almost gave up a few times, John was always positive and supportive. At the end of the day I got the house of my dreams at my price point, thanks to John's dedication, professionalism and over all commitment to the client. I recommend John to everyone and anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. He won't let you down!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2011
E. Johnson
Helped me buy and sell homes
Let me start out by saying I am not the easiest person to deal with. I can be a very demanding person and John met and exceeded my expectations for a real estate agent. My wife and myself asked John to do the impossible, we wanted to sell our house and buy the home of our dreams(that was soon to be foreclosed on) within 3 months. John had 10 showings on our house within the first 2 weeks of it being on the market and after 16 days we had an offer. John had other homes lined up for us to look at just in case the house we wanted fell through and we never had to wait more than 24 hours to look at a home that we wanted to see. If my wife or myself ever needed a question answered John always had the answer within 24 hours for us. John was an absolute pleasure to work with. I recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to give John a chance, you won't be disappointed. And as a bonus if you need insurance for your new home John can get that for you as well. Less ... More