TESTIMONIALS:

 

To Whom It May Concern:

It was a pleasure and wonderful experience working with John at O'Rourke Realty. He and his team were professional at every stage and did an outstanding job representing us during the entire process of listing our home, negotiating the best offer and handling the entire process seamlessly. He worked tirelessly to represent us and met all the demands for us to close in 30 days. John was always available to answer any questions or take care of any unforeseen last minute details. He worked around the clock for us and put us at ease in this stressful process. John is in a class all by himself for his honesty, integrity, professionalism and friendship in the realtor world. 

Thank you for your outstanding work and expertise and I would highly recommend you to anyone who is thinking of selling or buying a home or property. He is the BEST! 

Linda Sumner
San Diego, CA

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I highly recommend O'Rourke Realty.  John and JoAnne went above and beyond getting our property ready to list including cleaning and staging.  We received multiple offers in the first week and an accepted offer shortly after for full asking price.  John made the process easy and kept us update throughout the process; we were selling my deceased mother's home.  John and JoAnne at O'Rourke Realty are true professionals and were a pleasure to work with.

 

Chet Borger
Ramona, CA

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Hi John & JoAnne,

What a wonderful experience having you as realtors!  I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the job you did representing us in our recent San Diego Real Estate purchase transaction.

This is the 6th home that Kim and I have purchased over the years and O’Rourke Realty is the best experience we’ve ever had!  You and JoAnne are true professionals and provided excellent guidance to us and professionalism throughout our entire transaction for us California newbies.

With all the rules, regulations and paperwork that California has, you made the whole transaction effortless on our side and to boot, did the whole closing in 21 days while I was traveling back and forth across the country. You are truly the premiere, real estate transaction quarterback, have excellent follow up, and a sense of urgency for your clients!

Please feel free to use my personal recommendation for the services that you and JoAnne bring to the table of which I’ve never experienced with any other realtor.

Best Regards,
John & Kim Sudol

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Our professional relationship with John ORourke & Associates began 7 years ago when John was our listing agent. Our property sold quickly and John did an excellent job representing us during negotiations and closing.


Recently, we bought a house in Oceanside using John and JoAnne as our agents. The process was easy and stress free from start to finish. The ORourkes understood our needs and showed us properties that would work for us. When we found the perfect house, John and JoAnne worked tirelessly to represent us, this time as buyers. Since my husband is in the military and was deployed at the time, I had to close on the house by myself. The ORourkes explained everything very thoroughly and walked me through the entire process.They did a wonderful job representing us, as the buyers this time- when it came to buyer requests and closing timelines.


We recommend John & JoAnne to anyone- whether you are selling or buying. They understand and work towards YOUR goals.They truly take care of you as their clients with your best interests in mind.Both John and JoAnne are highly professional and easy to work with from the initial stages of looking at property to the final stages of closing and getting the keys to your new home! Thank you!

 

USMC General John W. Bullard
Sandy Bullard
Oceanside, CA

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Dear John & JoAnne,

We wanted to express our sincere appreciation for all your support to complete our first home purchase.We had very little knowledge about the process, but you explained the process from A to Z. You were also always accessible to us and guided us throughout the process.You were always patient, sincere, and supportive.Your deep knowledge of the area and the market helped us making right judgments.

In addition, you had an excellent network of professional resources available for us to tap into when we needed help with the loans, escrow and moving. We cannot thank you enough for your wonderful services and professionalism.

Sincerely yours, 

Dave and Hiroko Katoh
Poway, CA

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Dear JoAnne and John,

I am writing this letter to you to thank you for the great job you did in selling my home in this challenging market in January-February of 2009.? We had many challenges to face to be able to try and sell this home, and the two of you did an outstanding job! Deciding to sell my home on a short sale basis was an extremely emotional decision and you made it go through without any delays and always supported me.

We listed the home one week before Christmas and we had a solid offer to take to the bank within (3) days of listing it. The appraisal was done between Christmas and New Years and we were on our way. Your expert advice throughout the process made this a start to finish transaction-total of (8) weeks! This is almost unheard of for a short sale. There are a lot of realtors out there but few would have been able to accomplish this challenging mission of closing the deal in (8) weeks!

I am so happy that I used such an experienced team and will recommend you to anyone considering either a purchase or a sale.I am 100% satisfied! I appreciate your honesty, integrity, family values, experience and your friendship.

Sincerely, 

Debbie Hartman-Fares
Poway, CA

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Dear John,

We had the good fortune to meet John as the selling agent for the home we recently purchased in Rancho Bernardo and we were so impressed with his over-all skill, competence, reliability and pleasant personality that we also retained him to sell our home in Ramona.

John has a complete knowledge of current real estate issues, and his highly developed sense of attention to detail served us very well as both buyer and seller. John kept in constant contact by phone and email as to where we were in the process and what was required each step of the way. He always answered our questions with patience and knowledge. John also has the personality to work with other agents in those times when negotiating is very important.

John is a first rate agent and we would not hesitate to recommend his expertise to anyone.

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Paddock
Rancho Bernardo

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Dear John:

I want to thank you for your attention to detail and your generous over-seeing, in my absence, of matters exceeding by far your job description.

As I had to be out of the area, your accessibility was of critical importance in dealing with prospective buyers, no less than your counsel on my behalf.

You are first and foremost a gentleman, making it a pleasure to deal with you. Above and beyond that, your professional wisdom resulted in a really swift sale of my condominium at an excellent price.

I wish you all the best.

Sincerely, 

Madeline Arnold
Carlsbad, CA

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My wife and I want to let you know that we were completely satisfied with the realty service provided by John O'Rourke. John worked hard to market our property and was diligent in following up on all leads. He was also very timely in communications by phone and e-mail. John's tireless activity included numerous open houses and several caravans to keep the property fresh with the realtor community. Additionally, John was delightful to work with because of his enthusiasm and congeniality. We now consider John a friend and will certainly recommend him to friends and associates that may be entering the real estate market. He is a proven top performer.

Sincerely, 

Rick Smith
Escondido,CA

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Mr. John O'Rourke performed flawlessly in the listing and selling of our house. Approximately one week after our house was listed, we received several offers and second viewings by prospective buyers. These offers were a result of his tireless efforts during an open house sponsored by Mr. O'Rourke. Our house was sold within two weeks of being listed. His professional knowledge and competence made the offer and counter-offer process painless. Also, we received the sales price that we wanted and our house was in escrow within two weeks of being listed.

We cannot speak highly enough of Mr. O'Rourke's efforts. He's always available for any questions and walks you through the entire process, from listing to closing. Mr. O'Rourke is a proven performer of strong personal integrity. We highly recommend Mr. O'Rourke for anyone desiring to purchase or sell a home.

LTC John W. Bullard and Sandy Bullard
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127

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Dear John,

Dolores and I would like to thank you for your professionalism in selling our house. You did an outstanding job, and we would highly recommend you to other buyers and sellers of real estate properties in San Diego County.

I might add, John, that I've been associated with the sales profession for over 50-years and I know how tough it can be at times. However, you always have a smile on your face and give a genuine feeling to those you work with as customers of doing a job for them, rather than a job on them.

Keep up the good work John!

Best Regards, 

Tom & Dolores Elliott
Escondido, CA 92029

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To Mr. John O'Rourke,

I want to thank you for your professionalism in helping me find the perfect home. Even though my financial boundaries with respect to my requirements were barely what the market would accept, you were able to keep me looking at available homes. Your patience and diligence in the search for my new home was impressive. You were able to work around my schedule and immediately return all inquiries or questions I had.

I felt I was dealing with a close friend and was also treated as such.

Without hesitation, I would highly recommend you to any persons who may require your real estate expertise.

Again, thank you for your outstanding work.

Lonnie Hollinger
San Diego, CA 92116

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This letter serves as a written document attesting to the fantastic service given to me by? Real Estate agent John O'Rourke. I was new to the San Diego and Rancho Bernardo area this spring and John made me feel not only welcome but confident that I would find the perfect place to buy. Thanks to John's friendly, laid-back, low-pressure method of showing me new homes, I was able to find just the right place in just the right location. Finally, John was instrumental in helping me with the bidding that went on for the new home, and thanks to him, I was able to offer the perfect number and clinch the purchase. I would highly reccommend John to anyone looking for a new place in the San Diego area.

Bob Fulghum
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

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Dear John:

When we first decided that we wanted to relocate we interviewed a few agents and chose John O'Rourke. John said he could sell our house and get a higher price than we thought was possible. John said that he would work hard for us and get it done. After only a few days on the market, we had some offers. These fell through, but John was not discouraged. Another week went by and we had some more offers. We accepted an offer and opened escrow. We were delighted that things happened so quickly. Meanwhile, John was sending us daily updates on property of potential homes for us to buy. He was always quick to respond when we had questions by phone or e-mail. Whenever we wanted to see a home, he made time to show us the property. Amazingly, the first home we put an offer on was accepted. Since this was only the second home we ever bought, we relied on John's expertise to guide us in making the correct offer for a house that would fit our needs. About two weeks before our house was to close escrow, the title company found an old boundary issue that had not been settled.This boundary issue had gone through three homeowners and had not been discovered until now. As our house was set to fall out of escrow John really stepped up to the plate. He spent hours on the phone with title companies, the buyers' agent, the city planners and engineers to get it settled. Fortunately he found a way for us to continue and close escrow. Since we were in danger of losing the house that we wanted to buy, it was a double relief to get it settled. We can imagine that some realtors would have thrown in the towel when the boundary issue arose and let us fall out of escrow, but John worked hard on our behalf and his resolve kept us from losing out. We were fortunate to have John represent us and we would recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling property.

Bob & Ann Long
Poway, CA

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We recently were involved in a "1031" exchange with a condo that we had owned for years. The selling agent we had hired turned out to be a real problem. The day before closing the deal fell out of escrow and we had to find another buyer. We were not informed of important changes since the new buyers were VA and with time being critical we decided to find a new agent to help with our purchases. We had decided to buy in Rancho Bernardo, and were fortunate to meet John through a Rancho Bernardo Real Estate office. After giving him some parameters for our needs he immediately went to work to locate some properties for us to preview. The first day of looking was not too successful but he got a better feel for what we were looking for and the next morning called with information on two condos that had yet to reach the MLS. They were exactly what we wanted and he wrote up a contract on the spot which was accepted by the seller. He also put us in touch with a loan agent for financing. John also kept us up to date with all the processes of this transaction, since time was of the essence with our exchange. We currently have John looking for more properties for us as we were truly pleased with the professional way he handled all our needs. Thanks again for all your help!!!!!!!!!

Don and Jamie Schmidt
Escondido, CA 92025

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This is to inform you that Mr. John O'Rourke has served as my agent in regard to the sale of my house at 1274 Via Conejo in Escondido. I wish to let you know that he has done an extraordinary job and it has been a pleasure to work with him. He is careful, responsible and always available. He has made innumerable visits to my house in connection with the sale and has gone out of his way to accommodate me. I would be very happy to refer him and you may use my name as a satisfied client.

Sincerely, 

Anthony Gunnell
Escondido, CA

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I have bought and sold four houses in my lifetime and John O'Rourke with Re Max made this one the easiest and best of them all! I live in Philadelphia with infrequent trips to San Diego. I had to have a Real Estate Agent that would represent my interests and advise me in an honest, professional way. John was all that and much more!

 

When my mother passed away, I was faced with liquidating her assets and possessions. My Mom's home was the largest item. John advised me in a slowing market, without managing my expectations, and brought to me the "Right Buyers." The property was sold in a minimum amount of time for the best price I could expect. Meanwhile, John went the extra mile over and over again taking care of those day to day things that I could not do from Philadelphia. I've never had a realtor work as hard for me as John O'Rourke.

Thanks Again John. 

Edward S. Clyde
West Chester, PA 19382

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I had the distinct pleasure to work with John ORourke not only on the sale of my home in the Westwood area of Rancho Bernardo, but with the purchase of my new home in the same area.

John was conscious of the market, did his research and priced my home appropriately for a quick sale. As a result, within 30 days of listing in a depressed market, my home was sold and for a price that I was happy with. The negotiation process for my new purchase went smoothly and I felt the guidance I was given was well thought out and tailored to my needs.

I would highly recommend John and ReMax to anyone looking for an honest, hardworking and dependable agent. My calls, no matter how trivial, were handled with the utmost respect and regard for my personal feelings. John arranged and dealt with all inspections as well as being on site and monitored personally all work done prior to closing. As a result both closings were flawless.

Thanks John for a great real estate buying and selling experience!

Lynda Hogan
Rancho Bernardo, CA
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Dear John,

Just a note to thank you for your assistance in the sale of our house on Autillo Way in August. What particularly impressed me was your attention to detail and follow through. I believe this resulted in a fast and very successful sale. I also liked the fact that you were always available and returned my calls as promptly as possible. That was very important to me. You were also very helpful in making suggestions in order to present the house in the proper condition to prospective buyers. You were always there to suggest and in some cases help me find companies to do repairs. Please feel free to use my name as a reference and I wish you well in the future.

Regards, 

Frank Fucci
San Diego, CA

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John,

We would like to thank you for helping us with the sale of our home. You did indeed deliver all that you promised in our original interview. Weekly communication, follow up, good marketing, and above all a good negotiator. Your knowledge and expertise made the process go smoothly. Your marketing skills are excellent which were clearly demonstrated by the high volume of people who came weekly to view our home despite

a sluggish market. We were especially pleased that you were able to negotiate a sales price above the current market pricing.

Great job, John. Thank you very much for all of the support you gave us.

Respectively, 

Sandra Porter
San Diego, CA

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Dear John,

We just wanted to let you know that we not only enjoyed working with you personally, but we also appreciated your continued professionalism and all that you did during the time our home on Capilla was listed and sold with you. Your strength in organization, diligence, marketing, customer service and negotiating became quite evident in this Real Estate Market.Your honest and straightforward approach to the details was admirable.We have the utmost respect for you and will recommend you personally and professionally to others. If we can ever be of service to you in the future please don't hesitate to contact us. You not only did everything you said you would do (being a man of your word) but you worked above and beyond our expectations, we thank you for that!

Yours Respectfully, 

David & Lori Copeland

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Dear John,

We wanted to say thank you for your help in selling our condo.You helped us find a condo five years ago and this year helped us sell it. Through both processes you have been nothing but professional and congenial.

Thank you so much for your help and understanding.

Sincerely, 

Joe and Lim Kaiser
San Diego, CA

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To whom it may concern,

I would like to express my appreciation to John O'Rourke. When I had a house to sell I was looking for an honest, hard working, responsible realtor. My biggest concern was that we lived out of state and needed a lot of help with the sale of the home. We needed a lot of help with getting the house ready for showings and again at closing. John helped hire and oversee painters, handymen, locksmiths and everyone else. He walked us through all the paperwork and handled the closing on his own. He also helped me find movers and estate sales professionals to clear out the house. I highly recommend him. He was easy to get a hold of and quickly responded to phone calls and emails.

Sincerely, 

Rachel K Greenholz
Denver, CO

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Dear John,

Tom and I wanted to thank you for assisting us with the purchase of our new home. As you know, this home is for my parents and we are thrilled to finally get them to California. You did a wonderful job of providing my parents several homes in different 55 plus communities from which to choose. They were completely comfortable with you and loved your low key approach. They never felt pressured or rushed in any way. Tom and I especially appreciated your hard work in making sure the purchase process ran smoothly. All of the service providers you recommended were top notch.

We will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and neighbors. Thank you again for everything.

Stacey and Tom Seeburger
Oceanside,CA
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My wife and I were blessed to have had John and JoAnne as our Realtors. They were dedicated in making our process of buying a home, a pleasant experience. With over 40 years in the Real Estate industry experience between them, they were very thorough, and kept us in the loop at every stage of the  way. They found special ways to make us feel at ease by not only answering the easy questions that a person would expect a realtor to know, but doing the research and getting back to us promptly.

Mimi and I really appreciated the extra personal touches that they did, sealing our faith and belief that they care about their clients, and work to prove that at every second of the day. Your knowledge and experience is greatly admired. Thank you John and JoAnne, for everything you've done for our family!

Best Regards, 

Gene & Mimi  Wright
Escondido, CA

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John and JoAnne O'Rourke choose to do business with a high level of integrity. We have known them professionally for over ten years and would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!  In every transaction they go above and beyond what is expected in order to make their clients happy!

Sincerely, 

Steve and Linda Gilliland
Escondido, CA

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John was our buyers´ agent for a home we purchased in San Diego County. He was extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated. John listened to our needs and helped us find what we were looking for. He never dropped the ball once thru the complete search, offer, and financing process. We would highly recommend  John to anyone who needs a real estate agent!  

Sincerely, 

Ken and Charlene Gainey
Escondido, CA

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