We had listed our home with one of the big “listing machine” teams in Calgary and were very disappointed with the attention they paid to our home once it was listed with them and the actual selling skills of their realtors. After being on the market for almost 9 months, we cancelled and moved to John. I had known John from his previous life selling high value computer systems. Well, those SELLING skills are still sharp and are the reason John SOLD our house. He actually “SOLD” our house, not just showed and walked people through it, he sold it. When a potential buyer came up with an objection he had a valid response and in many times turned what the buyer thought was a negative into a positive. We were very impressed with John’s selling skills and the attention he paid to us and our home. We have recommended John to a number of our friends. A word of advice – don’t fall for the smooth pitch of the listing machine teams, list your home with someone who will SELL your home. – Dave & Susan Trebelco
John was excellent from start to finish when we sold our house. It sold within 3 days! John exhibited excellent marketing skills, strong salesmanship, and provided valuable advice through out the sales process. He was also always there for us when we had to deal with difficulties around the purchase of our next home, no matter when or where – he was always able to help us close the deal and manoeuvre complications. Through and through a great professional. I’d recommend John Preston to anyone in need of buying or selling real estate. – Henning Moe & Barbara Soriano
I had engaged a high profile real estate agent to sell my high end home. The only time I saw him over a two year timeframe when my place was up for sale was when he came to my place to sell me on using him. His associates hosted the open houses – which were mainly to find new clients for them. When a potential buyer came through, I had to call my agent to get feedback.
Finally getting smart, I hired John. He sold my place in 3 weeks – in a very tough market for high end homes. Rather than a strategy of hiring a large staff to load up with a ton of listings to churn out sales and promote his own high profile, John intentionally focuses of small number of sales for a small number of clients. By concentrating on a few deals, rather than quality over quantity – he will sell your place. And John knows how to “sell”. He’s been selling big ticket items his entire career. John focuses on your interests and answers all questions and handles any issues that crop up – quickly and effectively. This is especially important during the close process. John did two deals for me – sold my place and represented in buying a place. Both deals closed smoothly – stress free. Because he managed everything so well. I would definitely use John again and highly recommend him to you. – Dennis Beck
John was able to get us a record price for our house in a declining market. We appreciate his good work and effort on our behalf. – John & Beverley
One of the things we really appreciated about John was how quickly and efficiently he worked. He was 100% reliable when he said he was going to do something. His real estate knowledge and expertise made us feel very safe in his care and advice. He also has a great sense of humour which makes him fun to work with! – Dauna and Stan