John DeMay

8 years of work experience
PROEX Realty
1229 W. Washington St., Suite 2
Marquette, MI, 49855
(906) 451-4075

Ratings & reviews (22)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2015
SammHess
Listed and sold a home
I worked with John DeMay and Dawn Florio of PROEX Realty both with help renting a home and then selling it for an elderly couple who could no longer live in the home. Both were very compassionate regarding the situation and very business-like in dealing with all aspects of both situations. Many things were handled very efficiently electronically. The rents were collected on time and when it came time to sell the house it only took them a few days to get it on the market, priced to sell based on their research. All paperwork was handled efficiently and the closing went very smoothly. I would highly recommend them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
angers069
Helped me buy home
We worked with John's assistant Dawn when buying our house. She was very flexible with her schedule and willing to show us houses on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate my husbands work schedule. She never pressured us into anything and worked at our pace. She was very helpful with answering questions and giving advise which made the overall process less stressful. I would recommend Dawn to anyone who is looking to buy or sell.
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2014
jbwilson78
Helped me buy home
I worked with Dawn looking for a house. I just relocated and knew nothing about the area. John and Dawn were the first to respond to my inquiries so I gave them a shot. Dawn was very helpful the whole way. I looked at many houses and Dawn was more than willing and eager to set up appointments for showings, tell me about the neighborhoods and recommend services including a loan officer. The whole process was pleasant and painless. HIGHLY recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2015
zuser20140525215630197
Helped me buy home
I recently purchased a house in Negaunee with the assistance of John and Dawn. The process was very simple, John didn't pressure me during the process, and worked at my pace. John and Dawn are very knowledgeable about Marquette and the surrounding areas. They treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. I would highly recommend working with John and Dawn as they made the process of purchasing a home in the area stress free and enjoyable.
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
zuser20141024144708121
Helped me buy home
I recently bought my first home with the help of John DeMay's assistant Dawn Florio. Dawn was very flexible with her schedule. I lived 70 miles out of town and because of that she showed me houses on a Saturday. She was very professional and took away a lot of the stress that comes with buying a house. I would defiantly call her again and highly recommended her to anyone looking to buy a house.
Highly likely to recommend
11/24/2014
user7100032
Helped me buy home
Im a first-time home buyer and john was very helpful. I had a clear and aggressive approach I wanted to pursue and john and dawn were open to my wishes. My questions and concerns were taken seriously and handled in a timely fashion. I am satisfied with my experience and would recommend him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
cliffthe3rd
Helped me buy home
John was the first person to respond to my requests. I worked with his assistant Dawn and she showed me a lot of houses. Very professional, easy to work with. Very knowledgeable about the area and got my questions answered almost immediately. The whole process was easy and smooth. Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
mattumann60
Helped me buy home
We recently bought our first home through John DeMay Real Estate and found John?s help to be an essential and invaluable part of the experience. As out-of-state buyers, John provided us with a solid understanding of the areas we toured. He answered our many questions and shared his own insights, which enabled us to seamlessly acclimate to our new region. John was extremely knowledgeable about each property we viewed and he led us on thorough, informative tours at some 20+ different locations over three days' time. This involved a lot of driving and planning on John's part and he coordinated it all with amazing efficiency. Going into the experience, we were looking for a homestead with several particular features on a sizable tract of land, and John was a great resource as we considered our choices; he really understood our wants and needs and was focused on finding the right place for us. He brought wisdom and insight to the whole process. We never felt rushed or pushed, but truly guided by his professional and personable assistance. Thank you John! Toni and Matt Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
zuser20140531083654899
Helped me buy home
Was a great experience, calmed my nerves as needed. It was a pretty smooth process. It was all good. Found a house in a week and walked me through a Rural Development loan.
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
deedahleet
Helped me buy home
John was fantastic to work with, he was speedy in his replies to any concerns and was very flexible with scheduling and working with us around our schedules. He really made it feel like he cared about giving the best possible service, all around it was a great experience for a first time home buyer!
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