Juan Carlos Carrasquel, Ccim

11 years of work experience
The JuanSells.com Realty Co.
340 S Walnut St Suite 1-2
Bloomington, IN, 47401
(812) 369-0785

Ratings & reviews (34)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2015
dchristensen od
Helped me buy and sell homes
Juan Carlos is amazing, the end!!! I contacted him regarding a home my husband and I were interested in seeing. He responded via email, text and phone call within 4 hours. We set up an appointment 2 days later. The house was not what we expected and we did not have an official realtor at the time. He was not pushy, just asked general questions regarding what we were looking for...instantly a light went off and he said we have to see a home that is not "on the market yet" but could be exactly what you are looking for. It was!!! We made an offer that day and he communicated with us almost daily until we closed. He made our dreams for the perfect home come true. We also used him for the sale of our home and it sold within two days for the listing price. I think Juan is as perfect as it gets for both the purchase of your home and the sale!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2015
user18649742
Helped me buy home
My husband and I first met with my parents when we had barely started to look at homes. We are both pretty passive people, and Juan is direct, honest, and candid, which we needed. We told us right away to get pre-approved by a lender (which in hindsight is so true-do that right away). We then told him the area in which we were hoping to purchase. He signed us up for Client Connect, which found homes for us in the area we wanted. We found that the houses around the Bloomington B-line were either not in our price range or had previously been pretty beat up. Juan had predicated as much, but we had hoped differently. He recommended another neighborhood in Bloomington that is "up and coming", even though it is not the 5-minute commute to downtown we are used to. We found something that worked for us right away in the Broadview area, and is still only a 10-minute commute or 5-minute bike ride to downtown. Juan let us know that an offer had been made on the house, and he contacted us that evening. He helped us come up with the numbers that worked for us, and the offer was accepted, either that evening or early the next morning. He must work around the clock. From there Juan advised us through necessary benchmarks, due dates, and negotiations that we knew nothing about without his help. Other than the logistics that Juan walked us through even after our closing date, he always met us with a friendly, outgoing, and honest demeanor which was so refreshing for first-time home buyers. Big thumbs up! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2015
erik gonzalez mule
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos was imminently patient, responsive, and helpful throughout the process of purchasing our first home. I was amazed the first time we walked into a house and, rather than try to push us to buy it, he gave us his honest evaluation of the positives and negatives of the home. He patiently answered the dozens of questions we sent his way, at all hours of the day (and sometimes night!). In addition, we are moving to Bloomington from out of the state and he has been incredibly friendly and welcoming, even inviting us to see a show at the local theater with him. I can't say enough good things about my experience with him and give him my highest recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2015
BoZhang64
Helped me buy home
Juan is a great realtor. We first contacted him on a Saturday night via email. He replied 20 minutes later and asked us to compile a list of the properties we liked. We met the next day to revise the list and he showed us two houses in our most desired neighborhood a few hours later. He was very knowledge about the local market and told us one of the house was overpriced. When he showed us the house, he listened carefully about what we like and what we don't like so he could try to show us the houses that are not on the market yet. Juan was very responsive. For the first house we offered, he arranged and showed us the houses three or four hours later after the house was on the market and helped us make the offer. He was also very helpful getting all the contractors to estimate the repair costs. Due to some reasons, we walked away from the first house and Juan was diligent trying to find us another house. Initially, I was reluctant to have agent representing both sides. However, with Juan, it turned out fine. Before making the offer, I thought some repair work maybe one or two thousand bucks, and I was worried when I got a more than six thousand quote from the contractor. I was concerned how to split this cost with the seller as it is a really seller's market here. With Juan's help, the seller picked up all the repair cost. I am really happy about that. Overall, I would strongly recommend Juan. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2015
terri862
Helped me buy home
After making the decision to move my father and I to Bloomington from Springfield IL. The only time we had to search for a suitable home for both of us was over the Christmas and New Year holidays. I thought it would be a problem to find an agent, but luckily we found Juan Carlos! Not only was he available to show us 5 houses on Christmas eve in the rain and gloom, he was downright cheerful. We found a house and he was always close by via text, email or phone. He seemed to move things along swiftly, always one step ahead. Our home buying experience was great. Juan Carlos is now more than a real estate professional, he is a friend. Terri and Roy Thompson. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2015
jtich1966
Listed and sold a home
Juan is a very knowledgeable and committed realtor. I would have no reservations listing or buying with him. Professional, courteous and well versed in the Bloomington market.
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
dotohl
Helped me buy home
Juan was recommended to us. He and his staff responded very quickly to our request and he had a very good knowledge of what was available in the area for what we were looking for. He arranged showings very quickly and followed up with details as needed. To sum up he and his staff were just what we needed.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
svtrag
Listed and sold a home
Juan was very informative and was on top of his game. I was told that the sale would happen fast; not only did he deliver but I received asking price with a closing in thirty days of listing.
Do not recommend
12/16/2014
SeanGorman155
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
You can do better in South Central Indiana. I contacted Juan Carlos through Zillow; I saw a house that I liked and wanted to view and wasn't currently working with an agent. He has an automatic email reply set up, but it didn't take too long to get ahold of him. He told me the same morning that he would try to set it up but I didn't hear back from him. That night before I went to bed, I contacted the listing agent, immediately set up a viewing for the next day, and then contacted Juan Carlos and said forget it. If he had told me initially that the 20 minute drive to the property I was interested in was too far away from his "market area", I would have been able to move on right away. Instead, he left me hanging, and that is far from excellent service. I stand behind my review and hope he will give future prospective clients more consideration. I get that real estate is a volume and numbers game, but you as a customer deserve and can get better service than this. Less ... More
Response fromJuan Carlos Carrasquel, Ccim
Dear Sean, Sorry to hear you feel this way. You made an inquire on a home that was very far away from my market area. I was polite to respond to you and was trying to get an agent in that area to help you out. You made your inquire on Dec 12 at 9:53am. I responded to you at 9:54am (by both email and text message). While I was trying to get you help, you send me the following message that same day "You never called back to help arrange a showing for the paragon house. I'm sure you're busy. I am scheduling with another agent. Thanks anyway, Sean Gorman". I was definitely surprised to see your review. I pride myself on providing an excellent and speedy service to all my clients (As you can see in my reviews). I wish you luck on your home search. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2014
zuser20140502115901450
Helped me buy home
When we began our search for a new home, I thought it might be a nightmare, since we were moving from Northern Indiana. I had seen several homes online we liked and were interested in viewing, so We contacted Juan Carlos. He responded that afternoon. He made our search so much easier once he saw the type of home we were interested in. Once we found "our" home, he had great suggestions to help us find financing, get inspections and an appraisal done. He helped us in our negotiations and all of this was done online, since we had to return to our former home up north to get ready for the move. He is friendly and very helpful, which we needed, being from out of town. He made the transition to our retirement home a pleasant experience and was with us every step of the way. His knowledge of the market and Bloomington/Monroe County was exceptional. We are settled in our new home in time for the holidays, which was out goal. We highly recommend Juan Carlos to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2014
aljacobs78
Helped me buy home
Juan was everything we needed in a realtor as first time home purchasers. We went to an open house specifically to meet him, as we'd heard good things from family and friends. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and assertive when necessary. I very much appreciated his sense of vision - we ended up purchasing a home that we would not have even seen as it wasn't within our criteria (one bathroom and we wanted two). Juan helped us see the potential in the home, and helped us navigate a very complicated process of working with a contractor to renovate the home prior to purchase - something we wouldn't have known how to do on our own. He was patient, helpful, insanely quick in his responsiveness to our questions/concerns, and did just enough hand-holding to make us feel okay about the biggest purchase we'd ever made up to that point in our lives! He is also honest when it comes to potentially selling your property later on - what things to put money into so you'll get the most back, etc. Juan was a valuable resource to have during a stressful process. When it comes time, we'll be working with him again! :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2014
grahammc23
Helped me buy and sell homes
We purposefully went to an open house Juan was hosting even though we were not interested in the home because we had heard good things about him and his skills as a realtor and wanted to meet him face to face. He had helped some friends and family out in the past as well. We were very happy that we sought him out. This was my wife and I's first home buying experience and we were so pleased with the process as Juan made things that much easier for us. He is extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and trust me, responsiveness is something you really want and need in a realtor. He was able to answer any of our questions, he understood what we wanted and liked, and was able to find us the perfect location during our hunt for our first home. He has vision and opinions that were helpful, even if it isn't the same vision or opinions that we had. He doesn't wait around and sit on his hands, he jumps on opportunities when he needs to for you as the client. He also was very helpful in painting the picture for us in possible future improvements, what gives you the biggest return, and what will help sell the place down the road, if and when we wanted to seek a new home later in life. We are both extremely happy that we found Juan and with our first home purchase. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2014
jeff snow2
Listed and sold a home
Juan was very responsive to our questions and concerns. I know many people who complain about their real estate agents just acting as passive by standers. Juan was very aggressive in marketing our home, he had three open houses for us. He sent out postcards to the neighborhood inviting them to an extended open house especially if they had friends or relatives who might like moving into the neighborhood. A clever marketing idea I thought. At the start, getting ready to put our home on the market he brought in (without cost to us) a "stager", someone who specializes in recommending how to make a house look its' best for selling. While we initially bristled at some of the recommendations, they were good and we followed most of them. We were very concerned about not selling during the summer selling season. We got the sale done mid-summer, at the price we wanted. Juan was also very helpful in negotiating the closing details and corrections from the inspection report. Juan has my whole-hearted endorsement Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2014
user25504664
Helped me buy home
Juan was the best realtor one could ask for. He was knowledgeable and went the extra mile to find out the answers to questions he did not know. Juan showed us many types of properties to be sure the one we purchased was for us. He was also very responsive...answering texts at 6 am or at midnight...it is like he never took time off. The next real estate purchase I make I will request Juan...Thanks!
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2014
maria viterisi
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Juan Carlos on several transactions where he represented me as the seller. He is always professional, has good follow-through, and is very knowledgeable of both the residential and commercial markets in the area. Juan Carlos also has a large network of professionals in all aspects of real estate (insurance, contractors of all areas, etc), so he is able to make recommendations ealisly to assist with the process.
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2014
user616945
Helped me buy and sell homes
As I first began my house hunt, Juan jumped at the opportunity to help. I love his patience and motivation. He takes time to figure out what you are looking for and then finds the exact house that would suit your wants and needs. It was easy for me to list all I wanted to see and send them to him. As I sent them, he made time to take me to all of them, and I mean ALL, that he (knowing what I was looking for) thought I would want, and even some he found for me! He is non stop until you are happy, and then guides you thru negotiation in your best interest! Not only did he help with our new purchase but sold our old house too. I recommend all my friends to him and, I cant say enough... He is great! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
lilgreve
Helped me buy home
I'm so glad we chose Juan Carlos to help us buy our first home! He is incredibly knowledgable and very helpful. There was never a time we needed him that he wasn't available which is so nice when a first-timer has no clue what to do. We highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling!
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
user1603924
Helped me buy home
Juan's greatest strength is that he really listens. He never tried to suggest something I did not want or need. He also was great to bounce ideas off of, and came up with suggestions for improvements I did not think of. I would very highly recommend him. He has great judgement for a buyers agent, and stuck with me through a long negotiation on a bank-owned property. He also knows the Bloomington market really well.
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
bridge7danny
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos helped my wife and I find and buy our first home. As first-time buyers, we had no idea what we were doing. We emailed him to let him know we were interested in buying a house and he was quick to reply and set up a meeting to see what we were looking for. After looking at a number of houses he called us on a Sunday for to come look at a house that had barely been on the market. He said he thought it was perfect for us. We now live in that house! Juan Carlos was with us every step of the way and helped us really understand the house-buying process. I will be recommending him to everyone that is looking to buy a house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2013
user259505
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos just helped us buy a home in Bloomington, and we are so pleased to have worked with him. He?s very knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and professional. He did a great job of listening to our needs and focusing on what we wanted, never trying to pressure us into anything we didn?t like or couldn?t afford. He was very prompt about returning messages and answering every question we had. It was apparent, in watching him deal with other professionals in Bloomington, that he?s respected by his colleagues. We?ve moved around a lot over the years, and worked with many different agents, but no one has been as great as Juan Carlos. If you?re buying or selling a home around Bloomington, he?s the person you want to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2013
user4949775
Helped me buy home
My husband and I recently worked with Juan to buy our first home. He was extremely helpful and patient with us, especially as we did not know much about the home-buying process. He always responded right away to our emails or phone calls. I'd highly recommend Juan to anyone looking for a good realtor in the Bloomington, IN area!
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user4856382
Helped me buy home
We told Juan exactly what we were looking for and he showed us that. Very efficient and very conscientious of our time. He works around your schedule and doesn't waste your time showing you a house that doesn't have the things that are important to you. Very knowledgeable on all of Bloomington, not just certain parts of town I would recommend Juan in a heartbeat.
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2013
MonicaShannon
Helped me buy home
I contacted three realtors in order to choose one to represent me as a buyer in the Bloomington area. The other two just did not show much interest and gumption, but Juan returned phone calls, researched everything I asked him to look into, gave me helpful suggestions, and was generally on top of his game from the start. As a first time buyer, I was somewhat inexperienced in the world of real estate. However, Juan patiently explained what I needed to know and never pressured me in any way to do anything that I was not comfortable with. He truly had my best interests at heart. I would recommend Juan to anyone who is looking for a hard-working, honest agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2013
Valerie Mee
Never responded to my inquiry
We really felt like he was on the ball, and kept in excellent contact with us. Ours was a short sale, so it was a bit more difficult than the typical sale. He helped us get through
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2012
user4795888
Showed me homes
Juan Carlos is extremely knowledgeable about the Bloomington market, is very responsive, and is a really enjoyable person to spend time with. You can't say that about all realtors. If you are looking for a realtor in Bloomington, he's your guy. Tim Pollock
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2012
user723426
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos was great to work with when buying a home in Bloomington. First, he took time to understand our needs and preferences. Second, he was very patient with out two small daughters as we took them from home to home. Third, we always got the sense that was protecting our interests as best he possibly could. He did not look past things just to try get a sale. Finally, he went above and beyond, also helping us to look for rental home when we could not find the right house to buy in our first visit. He also helped us get settled and introduced us to many to many of the unique and interesting aspects of Bloomington. We highly recommend him and would work with him again. He is very hard working, passionate about his job and has integrity. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2012
user540687
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos Carrasquel started helping find our house six months ago. He was always ready to help us and guide us step by step in the process of buying a home as we are first time home buyers. He always kept our interests in mind and never pushed us. Juan Carlos knowledge of the real estate market in the Bloomington area is really impressive. Thanks to his negotiation skills we found our ideal home at a reasonable price. We strongly recommend Juan Carlos Carrasquel as your realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
07/04/2012
user76475489
Helped me buy home
'We had a very positive experience working with Juan Carlos. He understood what we were looking for in a home and never pushed us to make an offer or to buy at the top of our price range. Most importantly, we felt that he always had our best interests in mind. He was more than willing to answer the questions that we had as first-time home buyers and to give us good advice about resale considerations and other factors. He also did a good job providing us with the information that we needed to understand the value of the properties and avoid overpaying. Additionally, he was just pleasant to work with. We recommend him highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2011
sandpile17
Helped me buy home
This is our tenth real estate transaction and Juan Carlos is absolutely the BEST! Juan Carlos listened to what we wanted, what our budget was, and he never pushed us out of our comfort zone. Something we have never experienced prior. He also went over an above to make sure we got the best deal and that all items were covered and taken care of. Juan Carlos Carrasquel helped us find our dream house and made sure the entire transaction was incredibly well handled! Highly recommend this super realtor! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2011
haguinis
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos is a rare gem among realtors. He is honest, ethical, and?most importantly?has his client?s best interest in mind. He is not just interested in ?closing the deal? so he can get his commission. He is truly looking out for his clients? best interests. Also, he is extremely knowledgeable of the Bloomington real estate market?both residential and commercial. If you are looking for a trustworthy realtor in Bloomington, IN, look no further. ?Herman Aguinis.
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2011
15schultz
Listed and sold a home
He was very motivated to sell my house and he sold it in less than 2 months from start to finish. He is responsible, caring, and dedicated to his job. I was very impressed with his communication, and his attention to detail. I will be recommending him to all of my friends. Great job Juan!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2011
fb1271803483
Helped me buy home
Juan was very helpful in helping select a neighborhood and home in my price range and selected area. He traveled over an hour one way each time to the area I wanted to purchase a home in to meet me. Juan made sure I was aware of the pros and cons of each home and neighborhood, helped me locate financing and a home inspector.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2011
fivedalanoodle
Helped me buy home
Extremely aware of all the details in properties and negotiation. Does his best finding the best deal for his client. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2011
FirstTimeBuyer9
Helped me buy home
Juan Carlos was a joy to work with. He was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process and took the time to diligently answer all of the (many) questions that we had as first-time home buyers. He was also very responsive to any concerns we had with properties that we viewed. I could not have been happier with Juan Carlos Carrasquel and would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.