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Client Testimonials:

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“A Realtor® like John Stone who truly has our best interests at heart is rare,….and we are ever so grateful to have worked with him. John Stone was nothing short of sensational!”

"We recently relocated our family from NJ to Florida. Finding a home long distance is always challenging and we were looking for our “forever” home with a long list of “must haves.” John listened carefully to our needs and every home presented to us was always spot on. Ultimately, the perfect house was presented to us just minutes after it was listed. That lucky morning when John’s email arrived we contacted him at 7:45am. He headed over to the property immediately to preview it for us and had everything prepared and emailed to us in time to place our bid that same day. Plus, due in large part to John Stone’s amiable diplomacy, negotiations with the sellers were relaxed and mutually satisfying.

We are looking forward to John’s assistance in finding homes for the rest of our family so that they can join us here in Florida!"

Karen and Rich Hargrave

(Relocated from New Jersey), purchased a

single family home in west Bradenton Florida

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“If I am ever in the market to buy or sell another home, I would definitely ask John Stone to be my Realtor® again!”

“As a single female and a first time home buyer, I was initially extremely nervous about working with a Realtor®. Other people had told me stories of how their Realtor® were not listening to what they wanted, nor were they consistently being shown homes within their budget. John was the exact opposite of this. He listened to what I wanted, showed me homes within my budget and even made recommendations for amenities/specifications that I wanted -- without me verbally communicating some to him. After looking at the resale market, short sales, foreclosures, bank-owned properties (looking for a “deal”), John encouraged me to take a look at a newly built townhome that had just been reduced to be within my budget -- and within minutes I think we both knew that this was the home that I would buy. I have been in my townhome for over 1.5 years – and I LOVE it. Thanks John. If I am ever in the market to buy or sell another home, I would definitely ask John Stone to be my Realtor® again!”

CAC

Purchased a new home in

St Petersburg Florida

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“John is knowledgeable, organized, thorough, reliable, and highly likable, and we would return to him for future real estate needs”

"Working with John Stone during our relocation to Treasure Island was a great experience - and resulted in a successful purchase. We were downsizing from our family home in north Pinellas, and were not familiar with the St. Pete real estate market. John helped us refine our goals by showing us a range of condos and town houses in various neighborhoods. He was very good at tuning in to our particular likes and dislikes during our home search. His knowledge of the local market was most helpful, and he provided us with detailed property information sheets and comparables before each showing. When we decided to concentrate on downtown condos, he gave us detailed information on all available properties that met our criteria. He promptly arranged showings of units we wanted to see, and was most accommodating of our time schedule. When we made an offer, he was very helpful in managing many details with the seller's realtor, the title company, the condo association, etc. John is knowledgeable, organized, thorough, reliable, and highly likable, and we would return to him for future real estate needs."

Mr. and Mrs. Rob K.

Purchased a luxury condo in downtown St Petersburg Florida

(life style change and downsizing from a Gulf-front single family home)

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“John helped us reach a fair but competitive offer and then helped us negotiate throughout the give and take period. His personality made him easy to work with”.

"Recently we purchased a waterfront vacation home in Palmetto, Florida. A friend recommended that we use John Stone. John was perfect for the task. I was initially looking for a “fixer upper”. When I began looking, John used our parameters to develop an extensive, yet spot on, list of homes to preview and select before our first visit into the market. After going over what we were looking for, John developed a list that fit our needs based on his market knowledge that made the search more fruitful. When I sent the list back, he called me and said he thought I had eliminated a home that should be seen. I agreed and to our surprise, that was the exact home that we selected out of about 25 we looked at over a four day period. During the negotiation process, John helped us reach a fair but competitive offer and then helped us negotiate throughout the give and take period. His personality made him easy to work with.

I would recommend John to anyone looking for a home in the Pinellas County and Manatee County areas."

Pete J.

Purchased a waterfront vacation home,

located on the Manatee River in Palmetto Florida

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“Time and time again, John not only proved that he was knowledgeable about the housing market, but that he was also someone I could trust and rely on.”

"I have had the privilege of working with John Stone for a few years. He first helped me find a rental condo in Bradenton and then worked with me to find my first home. I started looking to purchase a home over a year ago and during that entire time, John was always there to answer questions and guide me through my search. He provided tons of valuable information and insight that ultimately helped me find my dream home. Time and time again, he not only proved that he was knowledgeable about the housing market, but that he was also someone I could trust and rely on. I brag about him to anyone I know that is in search of a Realtor because he went above and beyond the job description. John Stone's warm personality and willingness to help made me feel like more than just a client, but a friend. To say that I am appreciative would be an understatement!"

Rebekah H.

Purchased a new home in Parrish Florida

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“I recommend John to anyone that is looking for a property and a professional real estate agent.”

John Stone is an excellent Realtor® who was recommended to us through friends. My husband and I are two very picky people, and John was able to find us our dream home. We couldn’t be more happy with our purchase. He took the time to walk through one house after the next with us, and worked around our crazy schedules. He was VERY knowledgeable, and we didn’t have to deal with the stress of buying a home like most people complain about because he handled it for us. I recommend John Stone to anyone that is looking for a property and wants a professional real estate agent."

Alicia and Michael P.

Purchased their first home in St Petersburg Florida

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“John provides a great service for his buyers when searching for property and showing them pro's vs con's of each home. I highly recommend John Stone”

Jason S., Sales Associate

(new home builder in the Tampa Bay area)

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“John Stone displayed the highest level of professional standards and integrity. I can easily recommend him….”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I met John via his great user friendly website. We emailed for six months as I searched the Bradenton area from New Jersey. When I was ready to move, he made great use of his listening skills and set up a number of homes to view in one weekend. In two days time, he found the perfect home for us. John displayed the highest level of professional standards and integrity. I can easily recommend him to anyone who needs to have a high level, local expect guide them in to a new state, a new market and to the best home for them.-

John and Sue C.

(Relocated from New Jersey), purchased a new

Single family home in Manatee County Florida

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“John Stone is the consummate professional. He's extremely knowledgeable and very personable.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“John was flexible with regard to his schedule and has worked with us on a couple of occasions when we’ve come to town looking for a home. He quickly gained a sense of what I/we were looking for and helped fine tune the parameters for listings. While our situation changed and I’m not actively seeking a home in FL at present, I will definitely contact John again, once I’m in the market.”

Jeanmarie B.

Researching waterfront homes in the

Florida Gulf Coast area/Tampa Bay Region

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“John is Highly Recommended!”

Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity

“John Stone is a Professional businessman. I purchased an executive home with his advice and knowledge. Few in the real estate business have John's level of integrity and professionalism. John is Highly Recommended!”

Paul L. H.

Relocated from Virginia

to Bradenton Florida

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“John Stone listed and sold multiple properties for us….”

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“….John showed a detailed knowledge of each deal and was available to complete each step of each deal promptly.”

David A.

Listed/sold income-producing residential

properties in Manatee County Florida

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“John Stone is very professional and has a wide range of experience about real estate. He is also a very nice guy and easy to work with.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert

Tim R.

Listed his St Petersburg Florida home

with John Stone

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