John Cremer

15 years of work experience
Five Star Real Estate, LLC
4249 Parkway Place SW, Ste A
Grandville, MI, 49418
(616) 259-5552

Ratings & reviews (105)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2014
mwils336
Helped me buy home
I will say this, I have never purchased a home in my life, this was my first time. I checked out Zillow and saw John there. I also checked out his reviews.. I thought, how can I go wrong. Well let me tell you this, this man is simply amazing. I am a night owl, and I would just shoot off texts at 11 pm or later, and OMG, this man would respond within FIVE minutes... I kid you NOT.... his work ethic is amazing,,, come to think of it, I think and believe he worlks 24/7. In any case, he figuratively took me by the hand and " walked" me through the entire process of buying my condo. He and his team were there at closing, and they all made me feel so comfortable., I feel he is my friend. His service doesn't end at closing, he recommended contractors if I needed them, and he came personally to help me with some issues after the deal was done. This man is AMAZING....He is about people.... he is gentle, loving. sincere, and quite frankly, he is second to no one as a real estate agent and as a person. Please, if you need an agent that has great work ethic, is personable, is honest, has integrity, is just one helluva guy, then deal with JOHN... I love him , he is totally awesome......BIG HUG FOR JOHN...... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2014
kari145
Listed and sold a home
We were referred to John through friends of ours. We were trusting him to be an honest person and he proved true to character. We had a home that had been listed previously in current years and had been difficult to price and sell. John gave us a few pointers and recommended having the house staged. Well, our house sold the very first day it was on the market for showings! John certainly proved he knew the area and the market with the price point he suggested. We even got well over the asking price for our home! Throughout the entire process John was always quick to answer his phone and we were able to deal with him personally with every phone call or email. We were concerned about this at first because we know he works with a team of realtors and we didn't want to become invisible clients that he passed along to someone else. He gave us top notch service and good honest advice. He was very knowledgeable about the offers we received and helped us pick out the strongest offer. He even helped us close as quickly as possible. We would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a realtor. He is very personable, knowledgeable, honest and professional. Honestly, compared to the other realtors we have dealt with in the past, John is easily the best realtor in town. We would definitely work with John again! We wish we would have known him years ago with our first home purchase! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014
user54457329
Helped me buy and sell homes
John and his team take their time to explain the selling/buying process to their customers making the overall process for us enjoyable and painless. John is available just about 24/7 (maybe 24/7?I never tried calling at 3 am) and is willing to jump to your schedule at your convenience. I also want to thank Cathy. After the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new home John was able to step away for the most part to stay in the field of Sales prior to us closing both deals. This is when the questions begin such as closing dates, coordination with sellers/buyers, setting up homeowners insurance, providing recommendations for a mortgage company, moving dates, etc. Cathy was there by email and phone gathering info for us at all times with a fantastic, positive attitude. What a great team!!!! My wife and I highly recommend John Cremer. FYI ? John sold our house at the price we wanted in 2 days and got the home we really wanted on a lake at a great price all in a very short time frame. Thanks again from the Tappenden?s! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2014
user83565217
Showed me homes
If looking for the option for yourself that's affordable you will not find anyone with the patience John or his team has and they not only have the best options for you to view but also provide the best and most reasonable suggestions of who can provide equally as good of services (inspectors, surveyors, finance agents ect.) I suppose I'm not that great at recommendations because I can't answer for anyone who would decide to go with anyone different because not everyone contains superior intelligence and makes mistakes. In other words I'm sorry for those who settle with an untrustworthy realitor who does nothing but cost you additional $ out of interest of their financial benefit or do the minimum just so they can only state they done their job. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
ethanmackenzie
Helped me buy and sell homes
The five star team was awesome with the whole process. Always there to answer question no matter what time of day. There was not one single problem with the whole process and we are recommending john to all our family and friends. He treated us like we were top priority and that put us at ease. Can not say enough positive things about him and our moving process.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2014
alan brunges
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I always wanted to move to a larger home for our growing family but thought we would never be able to. John was able to no only sell our old home in a matter of days for what we needed but find us a perfect home with in our budget for our children to grow up in. John made it seem so easy and painless to buy and sell, I would never hesitate to recommend John and I would defiantly use John and his team of professionals again.
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
KeelyWolf
Helped me buy home
Hello my name is Keely and I just purchused my first home by using zillow. My Realitor was John Cremer from five star reality, which I had also found on zillow.com. He was excillent at helping us out. He always had a answer for any questions we had along the way, and was always on time of everything going on. I want to give him a five star rating and would/will recommend him to all my friends and family. Thanks again for everything John you really made or dreams come true. :)
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
pmason6
Helped me buy home
John is a both an awesome person and an excellent realtor. John gave me tremendous, personal service that focused on my needs, not just doing a transaction. I could not be any happier and would recommend him to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
RobertBlackburn19
Listed and sold a home
Working with John was a great experience. The first day that I met him to start the process of selling my parent's home, he impressed me as being very knowledgeable about the current market. But I knew that he was definitely going to put his best efforts into getting our house sold when he started cleaning the kitchen, cutting tree limbs, and giving great advice on the best ways to make the home presentable and ready to sell. He worked well with me on fine tuning the listing and negotiating the pricing. In addition, and probably most important, John is just a good person that I really felt I could trust in this hectic and difficult time for our family. His staff, particularly Cathy Cathy Dracht, was also provided excellent help in completing the sale. I would definitely recommend John and his staff any realty needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2014
user5929179
Helped me buy home
We were looking to purchase our first home last year. I saw John's ratings and knew he would fit our standards for an agent to help us with that overwhelming process. I remember I first e-mailed John on a Friday night around 8 pm and he called me within 5 minutes! I told him what we were looking for and the challenge of finding it within our budget. John was always extremely prompt in communicating with us. He is definitely one of the hardest working and dedicated people I have ever met. He is also very knowledgeable, friendly, and trustworthy! We worked with John for several months while he showed us several homes. We called him on a Saturday morning when we found "the one" on the internet. I remember he had a funeral to attend but still arranged for a Five Star team mate (Mark) to get us a showing that day. Mark was also great! After seeing the house, we knew we wanted to jump on it. John called us to ask how it went and when we told him we wanted to make an offer, he said he could help us write one up right away. We ended up driving to the office late that evening and we did it and it was accepted on Monday! In my opinion, John goes way above and beyond even the highest standards. I would have never expected him to help us get a showing same day on a Saturday when he had a funeral to attend and write an offer on a Saturday night! I am confident that we made a good offer and got a good deal. John made everything so easy I couldn't believe it. A year later, we are still happy with our new home and I would never sell or buy another with anyone else!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2014
aansara1959
Helped me buy home
John did a fantastic job on my purchase. He was handeled the transaction process With great poise and execution of exactly my wishes to complete the purchase. After the closing he reccomended many contractors that I needed to make some minor Repairs and improvements. I am from out of the area so with johns help it made the Task of contracting jobs much easier. I would not hesitate to recommend John Cremer to anyone who needs a good realtor To sell or buy. AEA JR
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
porsha ewing
Helped me buy home
My fiancé and I, had the pleasure of working with John Cremer and his team. He was very knowledgable and caring about our wants as a buyer. We looked at many homes before we decided, even going out in the worst snow storm. He was very patient and always available when we needed him. He helped us get the best deal on our home that we purchased in February 2014, that we absolutely love. We will recommend John to all who is purchasing a home, because he has your best interest. He's also good at making sure your comfortable, with his awesome personality. Great realtor to work with! The Coopers Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
mmkline
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience with Mr. Cremer when purchasing our house. We looked at houses on Christmas Eve morning and put an offer in that day. Even though the holidays can be busy he carved out time for us. Absolutely love our new house!! Thank You, John. The Klines
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
user23142458
Helped me buy home
I purchased a home in February 2014 and used John as my agent. I was nervous in the beginning, but after a few minutes of speaking to John I knew that I was in good hands. His knowledge and expertise in real estate is unmatched. He is very familiar with current market trends, lending, and service areas. There was not one area in which John didn't excel. Within one day of enlisting John, I found my dream home! We started the process on January 21 and I was at closing on February 20! His team is extremely efficient and kind. I could call, text, or email John at any time and receive a prompt response. This guy is always working! He paid close attention to every detail and went the extra mile to ensure I purchased a home that I would love for many years. John is not just any realtor, he becomes a friend throughout your experiences with him and this is priceless! Less ... More
Do not recommend
02/27/2014
johnrushmusic
Showed me homes
He was 20 minutes late for the appointment and then when we decided to make an offer he kept trying to get me to raise my offer. He seemed more interested in raising his commission than helping us find a good home.
Response fromJohn Cremer
2003...wow. 20 minutes late over 11 years ago...I don't really even know what to say, besides I'm sorry, my friend. That was obviously a really long time ago, and I'm sorry if you didn't understand what I was saying, but I can assure you that any advice I was giving you had nothing to do with my commission :-) 2003 was an extremely hot market. We are not even at 2003 prices yet in this market and it is often a bidding war on every listing now as well, so if I suggested to you to not write a low-ball offer on a really new listing, that would not have anything to do with my commission, but more to do with helping make sure you don't lose the bid. But I really hope you ended up getting a house you really love. Sorry for any misunderstanding back then...I don't claim to be perfect by any means. Just know I'm very easy to reach and would love to help you if you ever need help with buying or selling a house now or in the future! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2013
slight6
Showed me homes
I've known and worked with John for a number of years. He is truly an outstanding person with great family values and work ethic. There is no doubt that John will always work hard for his clients and has their best interests in mind at all times.
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2013
user2284276
Helped me buy and sell homes
John and his team was extremely helpful in selling our home and finding our home. I honestly believe our home would not have sell if he was not our Realtor. He worked very hard on selling our home and he was always upfront and honest with us. When looking for a new home I wanted this new house really bad but John right away point out a lot of things that were negative and would hurt us in the future especially when trying to resell later in the future I was really bummed about it. Well I am totally glad we listened to John's advice and couple days later we found a way better home I am soo happy we listened to John. Thank you John and the Team for everything and looking out for me and my family!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2013
user826762
Helped me buy and sell homes
John has been the best realtor we have ever worked with. He's a very hard worker and cares about his client?s and will be truthful with you. If i ever sell a house again i will definitely work with him and reconmend him to everyone. Gary and Ronda Taylor
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2013
wellsm2
Helped me buy home
We were so fortunate that a friend recommended John to us. He absolutely bent over backward for us. His knowledge of Grand Rapids and West Michigan is amazing. If we ever need to buy or sell a house again, there is no one else we would consider. We would have no second thoughts about recommending him to our family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2013
myllanac
Helped me buy home
John is an excellent agent. We worked with him on and off for about a year and a half before finding a home. This was because our price range kept changing until we finally were able to buy what we wanted. John was patient and helpful throughout this process. He was really responsive and informative, and helped us think in new ways in our search. We highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2013
travisneuman nswe
Listed and sold a home
Great agent! Very fast and knowledgeable with Grand Rapids homes. I needed to sell my home quickly and he made it happen in a matter of days and it sold for more than I expected. More than a great agent he's a hard worker and a family man with great moral fiber. I would highly recommend John before anyone else in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2013
user69568442
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I can't say enough good things about John Cremer to express how highly we think of him and about the excellent job he did on selling our house and finding us a new home. He far exceeded our expectations with his professionalism and amazing work ethic. He was always so quick to respond to our calls, texts and emails. That was shocking to us, as we know he is one of the areas most highly sought out realtors and is extremely busy. He sent us new listings daily, to help us in finding our new home. When a listing sounded interesting to us, he had us going through that house that day or the next. He is exactly the kind of person we needed in guiding us through this process. We have built a wonderful relationship with John, and I'm sure we will be staying in contact with him over the years to come. If we ever have the need to sell and purchase another home, John will definately be our choice for our realtor. We have no problem recommending him and his associates to our closest friends and relatives as we believe he is the best in the business. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2013
RichardRoberts3
Helped me buy home
My wife and I are from Chicago and purchased a single family home in Saugatuck Mi. in September of 2013. We knew little about the south western Mi. real estate market, hence I was looking for someone I could trust and act in my best interests. John fit the bill. John was extremely knowledgeable about the market and was quite accommodating. He was very easy to work with and was always available to answer inquiries. John was key in the negotiation process. I would definitely retain John again and would highly recommend his services. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2013
hpoortenga
Helped me buy and sell homes
John has helped me locate and has negotiated on my behalf on many properties. His knowledge and skills are way above any other Realtor that I have met or dealt with. He is awesome !!!!!!!! I could not have done it with out him !!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
jsnider4672
Helped me buy home
My Wife and I relocated from Chicago and used John as our realtor. We had a trickier transaction, but John made the whole situation go smoothly. We truly felt like he had our back and our best interest in mind. Even after we closed we had a hiccup and he was right there to help us with the past home owner. Just because the sale of the house was over, John's relationship with us was not.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2013
craig harvey thomas
Helped me buy home
I am a first time home buyer and John helped steer me through a very tough market. We had to move fast in order to see houses and get an offer in. He was always available and knew exactly what I was looking for. He made the process easy and I always felt he had my best interest at heart. I would recommend him to my friends and family and have. I love my new house. Thanks John.
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2013
ptownmjr
Helped me buy home
John was awesome let me tell ya. It didn't matter weather you were buying a 20'000 dollar house or a 200'000 dollar house he Was always there for ya. I sent him like 20 houses to look at every day and only honestly thought I would see maybe 4 or 5 and usually he would end up being able to show you every home you wanted to see. it was so easy and pretty much I didn't have to do anything but say I want that house and john was able to do the rest. I'm a first time home buyer and am so surprised how easy it was to buy a house. No B.S. I am so stoked how much I didn't have to do besides say I like that house can we look at it and john got it done! Buying a house was so easy! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2013
user84520421
Helped me buy home
My husband and I found a listing online at around 7pm on a Saturday. I called as soon as we found it hoping to be able to get in at least within the next few days. I left a message and within 15 minutes John called me back and scheduled us a showing for the following day at 1pm. We were very impressed by his prompt service! He let us view the house without hovering over which we appreciated very much. We liked the home and put in an offer within a few days. During the whole process, John was very accessible to us no matter if we called, texted, or emailed him. My husband once emailed him at 11:30 at night, and John responded back within 5 minutes! We had a lot of questions, but John never made us feel anything but welcomed and genuinely happy to be help to us. He made the whole process very easy, and quite honestly, I was expecting it to be a hassle with all of the paperwork. He got us a great value on our house, and we couldn't be happier! You cannot choose anyone better than John Cremer and his team! Use him and buying a house will be easier than you could ever imagine! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2013
user52990183
Helped me buy and sell homes
John Cremer was a blessing for us! My husband and I kept looking at the housing market to sell our current home and move to a new area on the west side of the state for a new adventure. We had no realtor in mind and we randomly came across John. We decided to have John find us a new home and sell the one we were currently in because he was so easy to work with right off the bat. We found the place of our dreams the first day we looked. John quickly sold our house and got us into a new one!! If you want a guy who knows the market like the back of his hand John Cremer is the guy. We couldn't be happier!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2013
mccrackendb
Helped me buy home
My wife and I have partnered with John on the purchase of our first home in 2010 and just recently the purchase of a lakefront investment property. When we were working on finding our first home, being young, I had many questions about the whole home-buying process. I remember calling John late after business hours on a couple of occasions and he always found time to chat, and returned my calls quickly. I have to commend John on his email responsiveness too - I can't think of a time when I didn't receive a prompt response with some words of wisdom. When searching for our recent investment property, John's advice on how to go about becoming a landlord has been priceless. He was very reassuring on some of the questions and concerns I had, and also advised us on strategies for managing our first tenants. As for the property search, John offers some really great online tools via a real estate portal. I'm a pretty techie guy and can handle my own searching on the internet for property via zillow and grar, but John was able to see value in properties that I overlooked and send those to me for further review. The search for us lasted around 5 months before we were able to find a place in our budget that we really loved where we had an accepted offer. I was getting pretty discouraged after the first two offers we put in weren't accepted, and was fatigued doing my own searches. This is where the portal really helped us. The first time I saw the online listing for the house we ended up purchasing, I struck it from the online list.. John saw that I did that, brought it up to me again, and talked us into checking the place for a walkthrough - SO GLAD he was persistent. The property ended up being absolutely perfect for what we wanted to do with it! I really owe him for that.. Now we have a wonderful lakefront rental, in a great location on a good fishing lake, that ended up appraising for 10% more than we purchased it for - exactly what I wanted to see come from my investment property :) In short, John's responsiveness in communications, professionalism, and friendliness have made him our 'go-to-guy' with all things real estate. Highly recommended. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2013
user97338975
Listed and sold a home
John is without a doubt the best realtor in Michigan, if not the country. He not only sold our home in THREE days, but he is wonderful to work with, ALWAYS available by phone when you need him, filled with positive energy, and knows the housing market better than anyone else you will find. Also, due to the fact that he sold our home so quickly, we needed a short term rental property, and he came to our rescue AGAIN in providing us the perfect home, in a great location. He will be there for you, no matter what, and no amount of stars can convey what he is worth. He was and is a huge blessing to my husband and I as we went through the process of selling our home and renting a home, and we can't thank him enough for everything he has helped us with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user7072275
Showed me homes
Contacted John Cremer to look @ a Zillow listing. Within hours he was @ the site. Then he took us to another location and got us into another home right away. We weren't done until 9 p.m. He had taken time out of his evening, away from his family, missed his dinner. When we are ready to buy or sell, we probably will contact Mr. Cremer
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2013
user382889
Listed and sold a home
John followed through on his word to sell our house promptly and for a price very close to asking with minimal negotiation hassles. Thanks to his selling skills, we are happily adjusting to life in our new home, rather than still waiting for our old home to sell or, even worse, carrying two mortgages. He was a great help to us in the selling process and neighbors and friends were amazed at how fast he sold our home!
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2013
user1746870
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enought good things about John Cremer. My wife and I were first time home buyers and he was able to guide us through the process seamlessly. Not once did his cell phone go to voicemail when I called him. He even came to the house on Mother's Day to unlock the door for us so we could show it to our parents. He's a quality agent.
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2013
user1439361
Helped me buy home
John Cremer was very helpful in helping us find our home. He and his team were always able to show us homes we were interested in (working within our available schedules). Once we found a home, John was very helpful in the negotiation and offer process; always keeping us informed or available if we had questions or concerned. If you want someone who is going to work hard for you then I would definitely recommend John Cremer and his team.
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2013
user550113
Helped me buy home
John was extremely helpful in assisting me with my first time home purchase. He was easy to get along with and was very patient with all my questions. He was really good at talking with the other side during a difficult negotiation. I am very pleased with John's service I would be happy to work with him again.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2013
user0657411
Helped me buy and sell homes
As a family, we have decided to do the majority of our retirement investing in local real estate. John has helped us purchase six rental units and has shared his expertise in the acquisition and management of these assets. We have had spectacular returns. Our first purchase with John was completed in 2008 and the most recent purchase was this month. John and his team are there at every step along the way. I value John's expert knowledge of market conditions in the Grand Rapids area. He also has many relationships with high quality referrals for repair needs, banking and mortgage needs, and other real estate related issues. John has been the most valued partner in our retirement and housing endeavors. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2013
user12781077
Listed and sold a home
John was very professional, honest and efficient when listing the house. He took care of all the details which made selling the home less stressful. His services and those of his staff were very much appreciated.
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2013
user6377560
Listed and sold a home
John was great with helping us to sell our home. He gave great advice. He was reliable and dependable. He was always prompt to answer emails or return calls. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He went the extra mile and even drove over to our home to sweep the front porch and sidewalk before a showing when we were out of town. John is a hard worker and all around nice guy who really knows the real estate business. Would recommend John without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2013
erilainenjenkki
Helped me buy and sell homes
I listed my home using an MLS-only agent. John brought a buyer to my home the first day it was live on the MLS and we closed in a few weeks. John has a very positive, can-do attitude and he doesn't waste any time.
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2013
user5214945
Listed and sold a home
John is terrific and I would absolutely recommend him! He was helpful in every step of the process of selling our home. I interviewed a handful of realtors and decided to use John as he seemed completely knowledgeable, comfortable and hard-working. He sold our home for asking price and everything went smoothly! Thanks John!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2013
user754733
Showed me homes
John is highly recommended! He is always readily available and willing to show homes no matter the time or day! With his knowledge and years of experience, we will always recommend him. With his knowledge and sense of humor, makes anybody's experience enjoyable! Excellent in the real estate field! Dave and Cheryl Moore
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2013
user7432944
Helped me buy home
I believe I called John on a Friday around 6:30 or 7p to see a house that I had found on a website. It was a cold call, so I expected to get a voicemail and a call back on monday. Much to my surprise, John not only answered the phone, but obliged to show me the house on the following morning at 10am. This is just one of the many examples that I could list where I felt John went the extra mile. John provided valuable information on the property which aided my offer strategy, and I bought the property well under list price. I had my own mortgage lender, but ended up using one recommended by John who offered better terms. The guy's a straight shooter. He even helped me find a guy to perform radon remediation. Make John Cremer your agent, you won't be disappointed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2013
elpeabod
Helped me buy home
John helped my husband and me find our perfect first home. He was great at pointing out the pros and cons of each house, which was really helpful to us first-time home buyers. Also, he was always available to answer any questions we had throughout the entire home-buying process and kept us updated every step of the way. He also has great contacts in the area and pointed us to an amazing mortgage broker. With the two of them working together, we were able to squeeze in under the deadline for the MSHDA First-Time Home Buyers Grant and close on the house in a month. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2013
user6274926
Helped me buy and sell homes
John was highly recommended to my wife and I from a coworker who had just sold his home. So we contacted him to help us sell our house and find/purchase a new home. I couldn't be happier with the experience. John was very knowledgeable and professional, but yet very friendly and down to earth. He was always available day or night to take a call or answer questions as we went through the buying and selling process. Always on top of things and immediately addressed any issues or "To Dos" as they arose. Unlike many Realtors that may just list your house and sit back and wait for someone call, John actively works to get your house sold. He got my coworker's house sold in a week and ours in about a week too! Again, we couldn't be happier with John and would recommend him to anyone needing a great Realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2013
user3835263
Helped me buy home
John helped my husband and I find a beautiful first home! Being first time buyers, we were very unknowledgeable about the housing market and what we needed/wanted in a home. John was very patient with us and walked us through step by step. He made the home buying process seem easy! Not only do we now have a great realtor, we feel as if we've gained a friend. We would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Thank you John for all of your help! Nick and Sarah Boone Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2013
user6470659
Helped me buy and sell homes
My wife and I were first time buyers and going to John Cremer was, by far, the best decision we made. He is a fun loving guy whose experience and expertise were instrumental in finding our new home. We could be open about our wants and needs and he was always accessible. My wife and I were so impressed with his insight and speed when we finally decided on a home. Making that final decision to purchase can be a little daunting and John understands this. We never felt out of the loop and John always gave us advice and guidance to make the right decisions. I can?t stress this enough, John and his team will work incredibly hard for you! Seriously, make your life easier and go to this man! You won?t regret it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2013
user7903924
Listed and sold a home
John listed AND closed the sale of our home in 30 days...and it sold for OVER the listing price! John, Keith, and Dana made the selling process a pleasant experience . He sutomatically updated us throughout each step. We will go with John when we are ready to purchase another home. He is a pleasure to work with and really knows the business!
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2013
Brendonchapin
Listed and sold a home
John's the best! We've known John for years. Whenever we've had to buy or sell a home, he's the one we go to because of his knowledge and expertise of the real estate market. And the fact that he has a wonderful, funny personality helps a lot too! :)
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user4265959
Helped me buy home
Let me start off by saying that anything positive I say here only scratches the surface of the respect and admiration that I have for this man. There are not enough stars in this rating system to convey the appreciation that I have for the job that John has done for us My father recently passed away and I needed to find a home for mom. Mom is 87 years old and gave me a very short list as to what she "approved" of. I love her to death but was fearing the task of finding something suitable for her and her limited budget. Along came John..... I was scanning the internet to find a realtor and came across a person that just stood out. Look at the ratings! How could he not be one of the best at what he does? I took a chance on him and never looked back. I could not have found a more perfect person to help us. Mom took to him like a duck to water. I believe that if the two of us (John and I) were drowning she would rush to him and leave me to my own devices. This is my long-winded way of saying the he may be young but he is outstanding when working with the elderly. His concern was genuine. He kept asking about mom throughout the whole process. Anyway.... He found the perfect home for mom. It has been a very long time since I have seen her this happy. When mom is happy - EVERYONE is happy! Thank you John for making this a very joyful experience for the two of us. The loan end of it was no fun. I have owned 10, maybe 12 homes during my lifetime and this loan was the most difficult of all for me to get through. Thank God that John was there to help me every step of the way. I could ramble on but like I said earlier - just scratching the surface here..... If you are in need of someone you can trust to do his best in finding the perfect place for you look no further. John is the man! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2013
user2069597
Listed and sold a home
I have known John for 12 plus years. I first met John in 2000 when he sold my home (full price offer) and assisted me in buying another. In 2012 I contacted John again to sell my home. John is very knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy and always goes above and beyond to provide the best service he can. I will continue to recommend John to my friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2013
GretchenRoss
Listed and sold a home
John Cremer is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and skillful with negotiations. He almost always answers your cals on the first try. If he is unable to answer, I never waited more than 30 minutes for a callback. He works tirelessly on your behalf. I would highly recommend John Cremer to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user8805648
Helped me buy home
John was very helpful from when he showed me the property to closing day. He walked me through the entire process of buying a home, since I was a first time home buyer. He also gave me recommendations to various lenders that suited my situation. Even with his busy schedule, he was very accommodating and helpful. John was also a great guy to get along with and made a process that should be intimidating very comfortable and easy.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
user42459554
Helped me buy and sell homes
In 2005, John listed my home in Belding. John found a buyer and sold the house the next day. Then John helped me find a new home in Rockford. John has also listed and sold several of our apartment houses. My wife and I are very happy with the service we have received from John. We have personally recommended him to our family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
user0893091
Helped me buy and sell homes
Are you looking for the best professional service? Need a professional who will work with you around the clock to help satisfy your needs/ desires? Look no further, John is exactly what you're looking for. I can't say enough about him, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. When it's time to buy/ sell again, I will be calling John first thing!
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
user4291721
Helped me buy home
We loved our home buying experience with John. He did a great job listening to what we wanted in a home and then took us to the homes in the area that met our criteria. He was able to look at a home and within minutes tell us if it was overpriced and why. He also was able to tell us within minutes of what would need to be done in the home like new windows, doors, etc. I appreciated that a lot since it is always good to go into buying a home knowing what you are getting! John is extremely well networked in the community and has lots of resources to connect you with if you need anything in the process! We have used many of his contacts and have been impressed. He is also a very responsive person and was willing to help us see a home at the last minute on a holiday weekend! Not many people will do that for you! I highly recommend John he is a hard worker and honest! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2013
user7696695
Listed and sold a home
I have used John personally to sell property and I have recommended that others contact John as well. He is honest, professional and efficient. He is an exceptional real estate professional!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
user1217322
Helped me buy home
John's knowledge of the Kalamazoo area is fantastic. He made us feel more than comfrotable knowing we made the correct choice for our family. He was quick to be available to show us the homes we asked (we had a long list) and very responsive to all the questions we had. In the end, we know that because of John and his team, we bought the house that is perfect for our family. Thanks John!!!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
user838642
Helped me buy and sell homes
John is priceless when it comes to a Realtor. From the first day of contact though email he was there for us. He was always quick to respond to email and calls and never made us feel like we were a bother. He is honest, hardworking and trustworthy. For selling our home: I felt more than comfortable with him selling my home to know that he was going to get us top price. Although he is based in Grand Rapids - it never felt like he was more than a minute away from Kalamazoo. His knowledge and expertise is beyond compare. We will never use another agent as long as John is in business! For buying our new home: John's knowledge of the Kalamazoo area is fantastic. He made us feel more than comfortable knowing we made the correct choice for our family. He was quick to be available to show us the homes we asked (we had a long list) and very responsive to all the questions we had. In the end, we know that because of John and his team, we bought the house that is perfect for our family. Thanks John!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2013
sbeatty
Helped me buy home
John has assembled a team of Realtors that are second to none. The transactions I have been involved in with John and his team has been seamless and smooth through out the buying process. He and his team of professionals work hard to find the best possible deals for their buyers. I would not hesitate to recommend John or any of his team members to my clients, family or friends.
Highly likely to recommend
01/11/2013
user2381147
Helped me buy home
John was very helpful to us in the process of searching for a home that would meet our specific criteria. Not only did he ask good questions about what our needs and expectations were, also showed that he had good information about the homes that he took us to. He was very patient with us and was always available to us. Thank you John
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2012
user349015
Helped me buy home
John is awesome. We were looking in Grand Rapids from out of town and he showed us houses on the weekends multiple times. He is super friendly and knowledgeable. He always was honest and straightforward with us about each house we looked at. He's one of the hardest working people we've ever met and responded to texts and emails at all hours of the day and night. We ended up finding the perfect house that had just been listed. We visited late in the evening and we drove to his office immediately to write an offer. Our offer was accepted by the next afternoon. We got the perfect house and it's all thanks to John! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2012
user380432
Helped me buy home
John helped us in the building process and led us to the builder we ended up building our new home with. He was excellent in every facet of the process and very knowledgeable on how everything worked. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone! Best realtor in West Michigan! Thanks John!!!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2012
user9513568
Helped me buy and sell homes
John is very prompt and will always answer questions and return phone calls and emails quickly. He is also very flexible with timing and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have all of the information you need to make a purchase. He is also very transparent and communicative regarding the sales process. He has a good knowledge of the area and of architecture and home styles.
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2012
user21344556
Helped me buy home
John has been very helpful with our most recent real estate transactions. He's responsive and trustworthy, knowledgeable and friendly. Buying and selling homes can be stressful and he made it a calm situation.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user4731427
Helped me buy and sell homes
John worked hard for us and listened to our needs. He was very responsive to our questions and concerns and was a tremendous help throughout the buying and selling processes. John recommended some minor changes to our home's appearance to help it sell. Our house sold seven days after we listed it with him. We would highly recommend John to anyone buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user634153
Helped me buy home
John has been, and continues to be, fantastic throughout our home buying experience. Within just a couple hours of requesting to view a home through Trulia, John gave us a call and asked when we'd like to see it. He's thorough, dedicated, and he responds quickly to every question you may have. Most importantly, he makes this overwhelming process fun and enjoyable. We wouldn't hesitate recommending John to any friends or family, and I know that,in time, should we need to sell our house and start looking for a new one, we will definitely be using John as our realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
user7644489
Listed and sold a home
John went out of his way to find us a home where we wanted to live and sell our home in a time when it didn't seem possible. It was amazing how he managed to work out a deal to move in current rental clients into our home and move two families into new homes in the such a short time window.
Highly likely to recommend
10/12/2012
user6577782
Listed and sold a home
John sold our last home for us. It was an amazing experience. He helped us with everything that we needed to do. Collected and gave us all the information we needed to make great decisions on selling our home. We sold our home quickly and for the price that we wanted. John was quick on response, had great expertise, and very good negotiation skills. Thanks
Highly likely to recommend
10/05/2012
bkobster
Helped me buy home
John went above and beyond my high expectations when he helped me buy multiple rental houses over the years. I have also recommended John to other people and they were also impressed. Thanks John
Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2012
user163789
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I have known Mr.John Cremer, Realtor for 20 plus years. He is the only Realtor we will ever use or recomend to anyone hands down! He is always Proffesional. He is very knowledgeable of Michigan Real estate. He is always available when needed. Most of all he is the only Realtor I have ever known or met that is honest, dependable and reliable. What he says he does, no broken promises. He never stops helping even after the sale. I call him at times with our real estate questions. He is cheerful and always positive. List your house for the price he recomends and your house will sell. He will then help you find the house just right for you. His knowledge of Michigan particularly West Michigan is the best! List with Mr. John Cremer you will be glad you did. Very Satisfied Clients! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2012
user3391312
Listed and sold a home
John was recommended to me by a friend. I was told that he was a very hard worker. I previously had my property listed for sale by another realtor and when that expired, I hired John to sell my property. He worked hard and had several showings immediately after I listed with him. My property sold and we used him in purchasing a new home. John did so much work for us, I'm surprised he had time to do anything else. I recommend him to everyone that I know who is selling or buying. It';s true, he's the hardest working realtor in the business. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user131650
Listed and sold a home
John Cremer sold our house for us (at $25k higher than the identical house across the street -- that sold a few months prior!!!!) in record time -- he was an absolutely wonderful realtor to work with -- everything transitioned smoothly from intitial signing to closing on the sale. He also found us EXACTLY what we were looking for when we bought! He was extremely patient with us and was willing to show us basically whatever we wanted -- he had a professional, but honest opinion on everything! He would run comps, neighborhood pricing, give tips on costs of updates/repairs required and worked extremely hard to get us the best deal! We would HIGHLY recommend him to ANYONE! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2012
user4334385
Listed and sold a home
We have recommended and continue to recommend John to our friends who are selling or purchasing a home. He actively worked to sell our home during a difficult time to sell. His asessment of a listing price was accurate and we sold our home quickly. John gave greats input and advise on affordable improvements for our home. He was a great advocate during the sale and bid for the purchase of a new home with excellent negotiating skills. He also communicated useful feedback on showings. He and his office staff were well organized and very helpful during the closing process. What we probably appreciated most about John is the level of communication. We never once wondered if we'd been forgotten, but felt confident John was working hard on our behalf. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2012
user492266
Helped me buy home
I have known John for longer than he has been married. I first met him when his bride to be and John showed up in my pastor's study to ask me to officiate at their wedding. Some years later, we were in process of relocating to the Grand Rapids area. John was the guy we called to help us in finding and purchasing our home here in GR. John found us a home we could afford, that was in wonderful condition, and in a great location. He handled the transaction smoothly and efficiently -- from recommending a mortgage originator to making sure everything was in great shape with the house before we moved in. I have recommended John to many people whom I have known to be in need of a Realtor's services. I have found him to be the best at what he does. I know you will too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2012
user2584173
Helped me buy home
As a first time home buyer, I can't say enough about the job that John did for my wife and I. John is willing to spend time getting to know you, your situation, and your goals, not only currently, but in the future. John was constantly in communication with us, and made sure that we were always comfortable with the process of buying our first house. I couldn't recommend anyone higher than I could John.
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2012
user4392767
Helped me buy home
John has been an awesome Realtor to work with. He is always willing to help us our with anything having to do with real estate. He is very hard working and willing to look at as many houses as it takes till you find one that you like. Seeing as he himself has gone through the buying and selling process many times he knows what to expect and can help you work through the details. His knowledge of homes is also like having a house inspector along with you when you look at the house. He will let you know if there is something that he doesn't like. He will make sure that you don't get burned and ripped off. We also have a condo that we are renting out and he is always willing to give us advise when it comes to rental agreements and that sort of thing. Finally he is a great Christian man and someone who's word you can trust and I am proud to call him a friend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2012
user9705473
Helped me buy and sell homes
Over the past few years and purchasing several houses utilizing John's skill set I am pleased to be able to call him not only an outstanding professioinal, but also a friend! John, always put's the interests of his clients ahead of his commsission. I am as are several other people I know looking forward to many more years working/ socializing with John.
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2012
user8991670
Helped me buy home
John is the best realtor I have ever worked with. Being a CPA, I have my own clients in the realtor business but John is who I turn to for all of my properties.
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2012
user97718882
Listed and sold a home
John sold our home in May 2012. We had an excellence experience! In our depressed neighborhood, with houses being on the market for months, our home was sold in two weeks! Above asking price!! John's knowledge and skills are what made all the difference.
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2012
user297060
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have known John for about 12 years now, first as a friend and secondly as our realtor. When we approached him about purchasing our very first home in 2002 we were not surprised by his energy, responsiveness, knowledge, and connections. He found us our current dream property and connected us with one of the best builders in Grand Rapids with whom we maintain a good relationship with today. In fact, that same builder just finished the rest of our basement 8 years after he built our house! John will go above and beyond to meet the needs of his clients. I'll never forget him driving up to our apartment building at 10:00 at night with his family in the car to deliver some papers that needed to be signed so we could expedite our purchasing process. His integrity and work ethic in this day and age is refreshing! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2012
user659398
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have known John Cremer for approximately 12 years and value his knowledge, friendship and professional business skills. He has helped me personally with the acquisition of investment property as well as the purchase of my current residence as well as the sale of my last home. I would highly recommend John Cremer to any of my associates, friends or family for courteous and considerate assistance in buying or selling real estate. John Cremer is detail oriented and will work hard to earn your trust and maintain respect before, during and after the sale. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2012
user5209367
Listed and sold a home
Radio personality Dave Ramsey advises people not to settle for a realtor who is a relative or a friend of a friend, but to look for a "high octane, top producer." That's John Cremer! He is high energy, an expert in his field, a genius, and a humble "people person." My wife and I have bought and/or sold two houses and one rental property with John, and I would never consider using anyone else. I have recommended him to everyone from acquaintances to my mother in law and he has never disappointed. He might start out as your realtor, but you'll end up being his friend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
user9753622
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were recommend to John Cremer when we began our process. John assisted in selling our current home and purchasing a new one. Within 3 months our house sold and we had not yet purchased a home. As many buyers we were looking for the perfect home. In a short time John showed us over 25 houses until we found the one we wanted. John made frequent trips to our house to ensure our needs were being met along with paperwork. Those trips provided convenience for our growing family. He has a great attitude and enjoys his service to others. John will work day and night to make you happy. My wife and I were pleased and would recommend John Cremer to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
user6654685
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have worked with John on multiple real estate transactions and are always impressed with his work ethic and market knowledge. His experience and sales process should move you to list with him versus choosing someone else or selling on your own!
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2012
user377885
Helped me buy and sell homes
As a residential builder at the time, I worked with John to sell several of my homes. John is an outstanding realtor. He definitely goes the extra mile to make sure all parties win. John was instrumental in helping me succeed at the time in my business.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2012
MikeNemecek
Listed and sold a home
I've bought twice and sold once with John. I won't work with anyone else. Now, I didn't know John from anyone, and only met him because a house we were interested in seeing. We didn't end up buying the house, but knew from that meeting we wanted to keep working with John on our side. He's very diligent and has a ton of experience--he sold our house in less than one week! When we bought our houses, one was a short sale and one was a typical sale. John helped us with his connections and everything moved vey fast because of his help. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2012
user352842
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were moving from another state. We only had a few days to find a house and were on a strict time constraint. We had already made arranements for child care, taking off work and meeting with a realtor. The night before our 8 1/2 hr drive to Michigan, the realtor we had set up cancelled on us. We didn't know what we were going to do. We frantically searched for someone else. We just happened upon John. We sent him an email at 8pm at night. He called me back with in minutes. He was so understanding and worked with us at the last minute. He freed up his next few days so that we could tie them up with looking for houses non-stop. That night he established a list of houses from our criteria and made arrangements for us to see them. We looked at over 8 houses during that time we were there. We had quite a few requirements for a house. He worked so hard for us. He didn't have to do that at such short notice. None of the other realtors I talked to that night were willing to give us that much time at such short notice. John made time for us. We worked with him the the entire weekend and he didn't complain one bit. He went above and beyond our expectations. We never expected to find someone as nice and as knowledgeable to assist us at such short notice. He went above and beyond expectations and did a wonderful job! We plan on having him assist us if/when we move again. We would highly recommend him for anyone who wants a hard-working, patient, pleasant, knowlegable, caring, family oriented realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2012
user858139
Listed and sold a home
John Cremer is an excellent realtor. He is thoughtful, considerate and honest. Most of all, John is great at what he does. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, you can trust John to do it right.
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2012
user07727671
Listed and sold a home
John listed our home and sold it within days, not only did he sell our home quickly John brought several offers for our house above our asking price. The sale and closing went very smoothly John made sure all details were taken care of, which ment no stress for us.