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John –
This is the second home you have assisted me in selling in the last few years. Throughout the process you returned every single call, text, and email without fail. Anything that needed to be addressed you handled in a timely manner and made sure it was taken care of. Whenever I had any questions you were there with the answer, or if you didn’t know you did research and responded back with the answer. It is always a pleasure talking with you and getting a feel for the market and activity and from the many years that I have known you – you always seem to have your finger on the pulse of the market. Thank you for your hard work and devotion to seeing my Nags Head home sold.
Dee McManus DuckNC
John, We would like to thank you for all your help and your unending patience in assisting us in our purchase of a home on the Outer Banks. It took a while to locate a place to meet our needs at a price we wanted, but you did it! We couldn't be happier. We're working with the builder to expand the small attic space to a new bedroom and are making a few other upgrades. We expect to move in sometime in spring. Our daughter and Bill's mother will be joining us and they are excited. Again, thank you so much. Your knowledge of the real estate market, your professionalism, and your good humor were all invaluable in this process. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to buy or sell in OBX. When we are actually moved in, we will invite you over to see the changes. Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours.Mary Lou and Bill Hoffert
Dear John, I am writing to thank you for your great work as our 'buyers agent'. Paul and I had always dreamed of buying a beach house and when we met you 10 years ago we appreciated your professional manner and willingness to answer questions. Although we were not able to find a home at that time, we were both so impressed we vowed to remember your name. When we searched for your name online this May and found you were still working in the outer banks area we were so excited to get back in touch. Please know that your prompt responses to our calls and informative website links to open listings made the initial process of narrowing the search simple for us as out of town clients. Paul and I both appreciated your willingness to provide answers to our many questions about rental property and services in the area. Our closing went smoothly because of your attentiveness to detail and repeated follow through with the sellers agent. We have already shared our great experience with friends and neighbors and will continue to tell anyone who asks that, "John Leatherwood should be your first choice when looking to buy or sell real estate in the Outer Banks". Paul and I wish you the best and hope to see you when we are in Duck enjoying our new home. Warmest Regards, --Marie Ireland
We both were very happy with the service you provided us. You provided us with all the information we requested and then some even before we decided on selling our rental home and purchasing a new one. Two transactions that went smoothly with your help, all during the holidays!! It was great working with you.Jay and Mary ReganSouthern Shores, NC
I think it's our turn to say 'Thank You.' ...We couldn't be happier with the way you represented us. I'm sure we weren't exactly Ward and June to deal with, but your professionalism always helped us maintain perspective through the rough patches, and into the "gray area"...There are tons of Realtors out there, but very few with your ethics and professionalism. We feel extremely lucky that we had you representing us... You will be the first person we call if we find ourselves in the real estate market again, and if course in the event anyone ask us for a referral to "the best on the beach"!Dave and Cheryl NeedhamDuck, NC
John, I want to thank you for all of your efforts to sell my house. I appreciate your professionalism in marketing it. And thank you for helping me to take care of the house, since I do not live close enough to check on it regularly. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone. And I am happy for the friendship that has grown through this process. I wish you all the best both professionally and personally.Carol ClaytonNC
Hi John - Wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and also reply to the card you sent us. You made the process very smooth for us!! You were very helpful in getting us all the information we asked for in a quick manner and got us in contact with some other great people. This could have been a very stressful situation with us trying to purchase land from 3000 miles away but you made it stress free for us. We have nothing but great things to say about you and we truly appreciate all your help in this process. We can't wait to get there and start building now 🙂 Thank you again.Rami Baker
I have known John for approx. 8 yrs. During that time John has worked with me on many properties. In spite of his best efforts I never purchased...I wasn’t ready. John’s good-natured but focused demeanor never vacillated during this long period. John’s patience, honesty and knowledge will surely be recognized as an asset to anyone who is buying or selling real estate in N.C…. John’s service and support go far beyond what one would expect a real estate agent to be.Dave and Kathy DillonWapole, MA
John: Thank you for the excellent service and kindness shown to all of us during the sale of our parents house. You made everything smooth sailing for us, and ensured that we were kept up on all transactions, etc. I am grateful to you for taking such good care of us. I agree with my brother Don, in that Steve's business background and Maureen's special touches with the house made for a quicker sale. Thanks again for everything. Take care, Ann Freggens Flynt and Charlie Flynt
John, You did a great job for us. We could not have done this near as well or as smoothly without Steve's knowledge of business and realty. He and Maureen are quite a team. The operative phrase is go mode. Anyway, we appreciate the way you were so attentive to us. Good luck to you and your career John. Sincerely,Don and Lisa FreggensDuluth, Ga.
Thx, John. As is evidenced by this email to us, you're a real pro who worked this sale from beginning to end. The pleasure has been ours having someone like you working for us. Many blessings to you and your family !! Steve and Moe Skidmore Having been through this process only once before, I don't think you can consider us experts or at all experienced in the purchase of real estate. That said, I was completely pleased with the entire process. You were responsive to every question or concern we had at every point from initial contact to the final closing . There were no surprises along the way. We saw each house that we were interested in seeing and saw them as many times as we needed to see them. You remained aware at all times of the reasons we were looking and steered us into those areas. I felt like our best interests were being protected throughout the entire process. As for the us of the Van, that was great too. One less think to worry about and it enabled us to work around our schedules and not fit into someone else's. John had nothing but good things to say about the ease of driving it or the way that it handled on the road. Again, thanks for everything.John and Kim KennyKill Devil Hills, NC
Linda and I want to thank you for handling our real estate transactions over the past 15 years. Whether we were buying or selling, you always guided us in the right direction and made us feel comfortable working with you. Your knowledge, experience and true professionalism have guided us more than once in both investment and residential transactions. Linda and I look forward to a continued strong relationship as we prepare our move to the Outer Banks.Tom & Linda HowellWest Chester, PA
Carol and I just wanted you to know how pleasant it has been having you as our agent for selling our lot in Chicahauk. We feel you did an excellent job of research, advising never pushing your thoughts on us and then selling our lot in a very, very timely manner. You made everything so easy for us, but we know you must have put all your expertise in your work. Our lot was listed by a large firm in the area for a year and a half, for thousands of dollars less. But you researched the market and sold the lot in a very short time. We were amazed and really appreciate your effort. Not only did you work for us, we feel a true friendship was made with you.Jack and Carol LongWyoming, OH
Just wanted to say thanks for an extremely painless transaction. Buying and selling homes are rarely without complications. The level of service your team provided definitely exceeded my expectations. Your research and knowledge of the market paid off in a big way. It is not often you sell a home for substantially more than you expect. I will definitely use 'The SANDMAN Team' again in the future. Thanks for the use of the Sandman Van. I am not aware of any other Realtor to offer such a service.Ben JamirKill Devil Hills, NC
John - WHOOO hoooo! We did it – it took a while, but you stayed on top of every communication with me throughout the almost 1 year on the market and when we secured a buyer you were on top of the communications from beginning to end throughout the contract process. I have had prior experiences with other agents and I found you to be the exception to the rule – especially so as you always return all of my calls and emails! Julie Parson You are perhaps the most professional realtor and most genuinely good person I have ever had the pleasure of working with. You were always on top of everything, which meant that nothing ever became a issue. The way in which you constantly kept me informed of the progress in the transaction was always most appreciated. I never had to second guess as to what or wasn’t going on. I thank you for all your help… wish you well in all you future endeavors and that someday our paths will cross again.Pat CalabreseEast Hartford, CT
We could not be happier with the purchase of our oceanfront beach house. It went smoothly because of your attention to detail and prompt response to any questions. We can honestly say that as our real estate agent and friend you left no grain of sand unturned—hence the name 'The SANDMAN.'John & Harriett RileySiler City, NC
As you remember, we purchased our Outer Banks home through you back in 1986. And here we are again, this time on the selling end. Your advice from the beginning was accurate, honest, and professional. You helped us set an achievable selling price. You drastically cut the time our house was on the market compared to the average. And, your suggestions as to how to present the house to potential buyers was right on. We also appreciate your going to great lengths to keep us informed on the home inspection items which entered the picture. You promptly returned every one of our phone calls! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who may be considering selling or buying property on the Outer Banks. I hope to do future business with you.Wynn & Nancy PooleGaithersburg, MD
Martha and I would like to first thank you for the highly professional way in which you handled our listing, negotiations with the buyer and closing. This is the second time we availed ourselves of your services. We knew we could count on you to guide us through this process, giving us the best advice available! As expected, you went the extra mile for us, helping us get required estimates and so forth. We have no qualms in highly recommending you to others. Thanks again for your help and exhibiting the highest standards of ethics in the transaction.Jack and Martha Phillips
John, Jill and I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for your help in purchasing an Oceanfront rental property in the Outer Banks. We had been researching the market about a year and had worked with other agents before we met you. We were looking for properties with very specific criteria for location and features, but most of all - we were looking for properties that would meet our financial return parameters. When we started working with you as our buyer’s agent, everything came together and within a couple months we were able to close on the purchase of a house that met all of our goals. Your knowledge of the market definitely stood out. Your ideas and negotiating savvy helped us with our plan and preparation of sequenced offers for several properties. After we obtained a contract on our second offered property, you continued to be a great resource in helping us to close earlier than the contract closing date and to switch over utilities and vendors once ownership of the property had transferred. You and your team were always able to accommodate our schedule during our visits to the Outer Banks, and you responded quickly to whatever needs arose during the offer and closing phase. We highly recommend you to any person selling or purchasing real estate in the outer Banks, and I welcome you to use this as a letter of recommendation to give to your clients. Robert L. SwainWilliamsburg, VA
John - WHOOO hoooo! We did it – it took a while, but you stayed on top of every communication with me throughout the almost 1 year on the market and when we secured a buyer you were on top of the communications from beginning to end throughout the contract process. I have had prior experiences with other agents and I found you to be the exception to the rule – especially so as you always return all of my calls and emails!Julie Parson
John, Many thanks for your assistance over the years, culminating in the sale of our Oceanfront House in Nags Head. As you know, we first listed with you approximately five years ago, when the market was soft and getting softer. Nonetheless, you spent a great deal of time with us, analyzing our maintenance routines, rental history and marketing of the property as a rental. We took your advice, changed rental companies and immediately saw an increase in income. We decided not to accept a sales offer that came in; it was too low, and we didn't need to sell. As I said, the market was on a downward path. This spring, we felt that the market and personal timing were right for a second try. Because we had followed your suggestions, we were in a much better position to sell. We listed with you (The Sandman Team) and had an acceptable offer within a month!Betsy & Michael and Nancy & Michael
John, We think highly of you and share your name often when folks seem interested in property. We know you'll always do your best and want that for our friends. Thank you for being such a dependable guy and helping Wayne find a home. Stay well !Marie and Paul
John, Bobbi (at the settlement attorney’s office) actually left me a voice mail that we are closed & I am ecstatic. Thank you for your tremendous effort in lifting this burden from my shoulders. I will always be thankful for you.Sincerely, Dale Hamilton
Once again, thanks for helping us sell the second property in 16 months. That seems pretty unbelievable, but such is life. … Seriously, I have lots of respect for your efficiency and your ability handle the details. Also, I've always been confident that you would give us good guidance. I'm both shocked and (enormously) pleased that the sale of this property has been so fast, and am thankful for what you've done to make it happen. If you need a reference, you know that you need not ask twice. You know where to find me. 🙂 Thanks again,Natalie Drummond
John – I called you earlier to thank you for the great job you did in the Marketing and Sale of our Southern Shores home. Receiving your newsletter reminded me that I hadn’t yet sent you this response to your request for feedback regarding the level of service you provided Stephanie and me with the sale of our house. All I can say is … fantastic! From beginning to end you made sure we knew the market, advised us of what we needed to do to prepare the house for sale and what we needed to do along the way with regard to our pricing. You responded to every single call or email, and were pro-active in every aspect of the process from beginning to end. Given the opportunity we will whole heartedly recommend you to our family and friends. If we know of anyone thinking of selling (or purchasing) a property here at the beach – we will make sure they are in touch with you! In fact, we have friends thinking of selling their home and we have already provided all of your information to them … expect a call!Kevin & Stephanie Stroud
John, Thank you very much for bringing us to the successful closing of our house last month in Kitty Hawk. From your first initial visit to our home we always felt we were in good hands with you from start to finish. The listing, pictures, sign out front and your promptness in always returning phone calls and keeping us abreast of what was going on via email. We would certainly recommend your services to anyone thinking of selling their home. Thanks again to a true professional.Lee and John Yukish
John, Randy and I would like to thank you for guiding us through our cottage purchase. After showing us several beach homes, we decided to place a contract on a "short sale". During this long process from November until final closing in June, you kept us informed on a regular basis of the progress. You were always accessible via email and telephone to answer our numerous questions and promptly obtained answers from the seller's agent when necessary. In addition, you made yourself available on several occasions to show us the cottage before final closing. We found you to be very knowledgeable of the short sale process, professional and personable. It was indeed a pleasure working with you throughout this purchase, and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who may be interested in purchasing/selling property on the Outer Banks. Thanks again, Randy and Terry Caviness
Hi John, Now that we're finished putting some personal touches on our new home, we thought we'd drop you a note of thanks for all you did during our purchase. Investing in a beach home was a thrilling but somewhat scary concept for us, but your unique blend of expertise and sense of humor put our minds at ease from the moment we stepped into your office. Your knowledge of the area and attention to detail is very impressive. Whenever we had questions or concerns, you and everyone in your office responded quickly and pleasantly. Working with you made us feel confident through every step of the process. What else can we say - you're the best! Looking forward to dealing with you in the future,Dave and Cheri Rimshaw
John, I wanted to thank you for all your help during the trials & tribulations of purchasing my home. When we first met, I was worried on how we would work together, but you were definitely the man to have in my corner. The i's were dotted, the t's crossed and you held our ground with the Big Bank. Thank you, and I am never ever doing this again. Shannon Beatty, PS- Thank you for our first piece of mail at our new home! John, we want to thank you for professional representation in our recent purchase in Nags Head. You were very patient with us for three years as we shopped for a cottage. Your knowledge of the market in the Outer Banks was exceptional, you knew the answer to every question we asked (and there were a lot of them). The entire process went very smoothly and we do think you went the extra mile in your efforts for us. Thank you very much! Mary ClarkeRichmond, VA
John, Just a quick note to thank you for the outstanding service you gave me in the sale of my house. In a really tough market you suggested successful ways to encourage a sale and it worked. I appreciate the time you took to explain every step of the process. I would definitely suggest you to anyone who might be looking to sell their home! Barbara DoughertyRichmond, VA
John, Just wanted to thank you again for all your help in finding us a home on the Outer Banks. We thought you did a great job as our agent, we didn’t feel any pressure, and felt you were always looking out for us and seemed to know what we were looking for. We will highly recommend you to any friends or family members (and there are a lot of them) if they are interested in a home on the Outer Banks! John & Nancy McNallySilver Spring, MD
John, You sent an email to me a week or so back in which you asked for feedback on the Wax Myrtle transaction. Honestly everything went exceptionally well and I have no suggestions for improvement. An exceptional broker along with an exception property and exceptional seller: what more could I ask for? I enjoyed working with you and hope to see you again when we relocate. Chuck TaneyDevon, PA
Hi John, You know very well that we were satisfied with your service and I guess the best comment was the one from the buyer who stated that our agent really worked hard for us. We don’t ever plan on buying another rental property again but you would be the first call for the Outer Banks. Thanks again for all your work! Ginny and Del KuzemchakLoganville, PA
John, Thank you for all you did for us again, with Outer Banks Properties. As usual you handled all the transactions with class and dignity. I know that you treat the small property the same as the large ones and that has been a Blessing to us. You have now handled several small properties for us on the Outer Banks and as always it has been a joy working with you. This one was especially difficult, as you were working long distance with us. We still consider you as friends as well as someone we can count on when we have business issues in your community. We know that you also are busy with community, charity and church events. Truly you are a good man. Until next time, love and blessings.Connie and Tom HollemanOcala, FL
Thank you for the email and the phone call. It’s been a crazy week and it’s only Wednesday! Thank you for all of your hard work and help to sell our property! It was a long haul but we made it! We will definitely stop in and say hello next time we are down in the Outer Banks. We hope the best for you in this crazy market.Mary and Jay ReganNorth Wales, PA
Hello John, I’ve been meaning to email you for weeks now and I am sorry it has taken so long. Despite more than two months passing, I think we still have a box or two to unpack. I wanted to thank you for all of your help in securing our home here. We had a pretty rigid schedule for when we needed look at homes and close on a selected home and we didn’t leave very much time in between. In fact, a few family members were betting it wouldn't happen. But, it did! Everyone you recommended was just as helpful and committed to keeping things moving along as you were and we really appreciated it. We particularly appreciate you giving us a place to store our car and perishables for a week! I hope everything is going well with you and hopefully, we and our dogs will run into each other again soon! Lesley BarkMount Vernon, NY
Hi John, Tim and I would like to thank you for the professional way you helped us sell our house. From the way you listed our property to the timely way you kept us informed of every detail, we feel that we had the best agent on the Outer Banks. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who is trying to sell in these difficult times. Thank you again for everything. Tim and Tan DutcherPunta Gorda, FL
We listed our home with John Leatherwood of REMAX Ocean Realty after interviewing him and Realtors from three other firms. It was listed on 21 February after which John entered it in MLS, posted his sign with a 24-hr recorded message phone number and inserted a photo of the house in his ad in the monthly Outer Banks Home Tour magazine for the remaining months that it was on the market. The price was reduced after 30 days, Realtors from a number of firms on the OBX showed the home to prospective buyers over the next few months. On 10 October John brought an offer to us from one of his clients and after negotiations we agreed upon a price on 11 October. Settlement went without a hitch on 15 November. Hank and Joan FrazierKeswick, VA
Hey John, Just wanted to send our greatest appreciation for a job well done! Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication and professionalism—it made us very happy home owners and you one more satisfied customer! Making one of the largest purchases in a lifetime when buying a home, comes so many questions, stress, hard work and time working against you. I have lived on the Outer Banks for most of my life and never thought it possible to own my own home, well John made that possible to me, for us. With a wedding just months away you can only imagine the full plate we already had and adding a home purchase to it, didn’t seem feasible. With a mere recommendation from your parents and a phone call to John Leatherwood, we were in good hands. From the last words of our first phone conversation to the day we closed on the house, we did not encounter any of the behind the scenes stress. We received advise that was professional and knowledgeable, with John always giving reasons and explanations in laymen terms. Business it was, but at it’s best! What an impeccable job done by John “The Sandman”! We would recommend with highest regards and feel confident you would receive the same treatment and service from a real estate agent who understands his job and the service he is providing to the public. Thank you again John for everything. You made our buying experience most pleasant and stress free! Matt and Becca CookePowells Point, NC
With little direction and basic knowledge, we attempted to tackle the Outer Banks real estate market alone during a one week vacation. However, a family member suggested that we contact “one of the best real estate agents around” and not go it alone. Within minutes of meeting John, we knew we were in great hands. John gave us invaluable direction, explained the complexity of owning a beach home, and helped us to narrow our scope. In short order we found the home we were looking for, made an offer and closed the deal with absolutely no hassles or concerns. John fully represented our interest with the sellers, and made sure that nothing was overlooked. We, without hesitation, would recommend anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the entire Outer Banks area contact John Leatherwood!Laura and John MitchellUtah County, Utah
These are pretty tough economic times for a lot of people, and I greatly appreciated John Leatherwood as my agent. From the first day we met, he presented the facts, not just what a client/customer wants to hear. John’s professionalism, business demeanor and market insight puts him at the top, vs. other real estate agents I have conducted business with. He presented a market analysis, which allowed me to make the best decision on listing my home and exceeded my expectations on a time line on which it would take to sell. John marketed my property to a degree which resulted in multiple showings and brought attention to my home which resulted in a timely sale and closing. If John ever needs a recommendation or reference, he is more than welcome to use my name, as I was extremely satisfied with his level of customer service, market knowledge, and detailed information regarding the sales process. Shannon AllenCary, NC
John, We would like to thank you - sincerely - for a job well done! This market proved to be trying for us as sellers, but you kept us well advised and focused on the goal of selling our property. Your expertise is deeply appreciated and your good nature handling of the sale was terrific! We will continue to recommend you - “The Sandman” to our friends and neighbors and you can be sure, if we have any real estate dealings in the future we will contact you! Again Thanks for all the hard work and for making it easy! Don and Valerie RiggsSouthern Shores, NC
Sissy and I would like to thank you for your sincere interest in helping us find the property best suited our plans, at the best possible price. Throughout this endeavor, you always gave us options, and shared with us which one you thought would be best, and why. At times when it would have been much more convenient to you personally to let us go forward with our offers to buy, you showed us how to alter our offer to possibly get a better price. Before we met you, we had thought of a list of attributes we wanted in our ideal real estate agent, but you have offered us more than we could think to put on that list. You were a true “buyer’s agent”, and performed many more services at your own initiative than most people would think to ask of their agent. In addition to knowing your job well, you were honest, courteous, and professional. We hope to keep in touch with you in the future, Sissy and I will be all too happy to share our experience with anyone you care to put in contact with us. Frank and Sissy AmeriRichmond, VA
John, I just wanted to thank you for all the help you provided us with the purchase of this property. It was surely your knowledge and hard work that made everything to so relatively smoothly. Martin and Susan DapotReston, VA
John, We contacted you over a year ago and explained that we were interested in purchasing a home at the beach. As so often happens in modern life, other events removed our attention from looking for a summer home. Blessedly, your automatic email notifications kept coming so we would know very home that either was entering the market (or an existing home change in price) and that worked great. We were able to get a great feel for the market and see everything in which we would have an interest as it came available. When we finally did decide that we wanted to take the next step, you guided us through the process with ease and professionalism. Nicole and I managed to firm with outer 500 employees, which has customer service as the basis of its success. It was thus very comforting to learn your responsiveness and professional were exceptional. During our rushed trip through the OBX looking at homes, you showed great flexibility and patience. When we finally settled on the property, your experience was again brought to bear. Throughout the negotiations and the ensuing additional paperwork that comes with buying a foreclosed property, you guided us through this process from beginning to end. Despite your also representing the Seller of the home that we purchased, we had had absolute confidence that everything was handled professionally. We are very excited about our new home, and having now owned the home for several months, imagine our pleasant surprise when that you have now become an invaluable resource for contractors, vendors, etc. in the area. We love the beach and are excited to spend time in our new home. Thank you for your assistance, we will certainly highly recommend you to anyone thinking of purchasing or selling a home at the beach. Chris & Nicole StuartHampton, VA
John, Both of us wish to thank you for your hard work and expertise in the sale of our home on Ocean Boulevard in Southern Shores, NC. I know that we instituted a challenge in that we had to have an extended closing date from the time we talked about putting it on the market. We discussed the idea of waiting until closer to the time we wanted to move before we listed it, but after talking to you about this, we all decided to go ahead and list with the delayed date. As it was, we had an offer in just 8 days (although the closing date was going to be six months later). I think that this offer and acceptance was in a large part because of your knowledge of the market and prices in the area. I want to thank you again, and we will recommend you as a real estate agent to everyone. Bob and Janet HamsteadMount Vernon, OH
John, As you well know, Deb and I have moved a lot and so have had to buy and sell a number of homes. We have not always been happy with our realtor for various reasons. Deb and I agree that besides being very professional and knowledgeable you added to our ability to make this deal happen and to assist us in getting the house in an acceptable condition and in a timely manner. Some of the words and emails you sent out kept everyone on the same page and cognitive of dates and timelines and wording like “broom clean” was a brilliant way of getting the house in a fairly clean condition, something we want but just didn’t know how to ask in a polite way. When we asked for things or for you to make calls, you always followed up on your commitment to do so and that is a trait I highly admire and desire when dealing more with a friend than a person out to close a deal and make some money. Deb and I want to say thanks for everything you did to make this deal happen and will recommend you to anyone we know looking for a Realtor. Steve and Deb RothrockSouthern Shores, NC
Dear John, Anyone looking to buy or sell a property on the OBX should talk with you! You were referred to us by our neighbor, and we, in turn, want to refer others to you. John and I loved working with you! As a former Realtor, I particularly valued your ability to listen well, your responsiveness to our questions and needs, your guidance. You are professional, experienced, and you know how to market effectively as well as evaluate the market itself. Our advice to your new clients "Use John The Sandman, listen to his advice, and trust him.” Thank YOU for working with us! Sandy and John FrickerDuck, NC
Well my friend, you did it again for us and with your usual interest, kindness and patience. After over 10 years and 4 homes, I should not be surprised, but you continually follow through with very professional and personal help. How you can keep up this fine 'craftsmanship' I am not sure, as the pressures of life in general would slow one down after all these years, but you continually refine your real estate knowledge. We appreciate all the help you gave us and are again satisfied with our new home. You always manage to listen and follow thru with our desires without any pressure. I would recommend you to any family or friend. Thank you again and God Bless.Connie Lay & Tom HollemanKitty Hawk, NC
Linda and I want to thank you for selling our Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront house. Being so far away it seems as if all the burden of sprucing up and getting the house ready to show was on you. We really appreciate your getting quotes for all the work. It would have been very difficult to do from this distance. Thank you for installing the new return air grills also. We never had to wonder "what was going on" as you kept us informed of all activity at the house. Thanks for a great job, John. Let's try to play golf sometime at DWCC. P. S. I't s nice to know that our house commanded the highest price ever in KDH!! Best Regards!Tom and Linda Howell West Chester, PA
When you decide to buy or sell a property, I view it as a serious financial transaction. I thought you displayed an extremely high degree of professionalism (very important) as well as being a personable individual and this was evident to us quickly. When you left after our first meeting, Jean and I had the same impression that we had found the right person to help us and we were right. I am sure you will enjoy continued success and we look forward to seeing you from time to time as we make our way to the OBX. Thanks again!Jim and Jean ConnerWayne, PA
John, You must have magical powers. To list our beach house at a price beyond our expectations, write a contract at 97% of the asking price one month later and three days before hurricane Isabel was scheduled to arrive on the OBX is far beyond what is expected of any agent. During the past 15 years, we have observed your outstanding services and it has been a pleasure to know and work with you.Fran & Bill WhiteVirginia Beach, VA
A brief thank you for all your efforts in helping us find our first home. You certainly made the 'house hunting' process fun and with your professional guidance, you helped us pick the perfect abode. As you know you were highly recommended to us and your actions certainly proved why. Thank you again for everything. Our lifestyle and quality of life has improved tremendously, a lot of it is because of your help.Toby and Sarah SchwartzSouthern Shores
Thank you for all your help in the recent sale of the home. Kim and I had lost a little faith about the ability of our house to be sold. Apparently, we looked in the wrong place to begin with, but made the right decision in listing with you and RE/MAX.Tom and Kim AnglimWashington, NC
Thank you for all your professionalism and dedication in helping us with our home search over the past months. As you know, we were not in a hurry. We wanted to find the right place, in the right location, at the right price. It took quite a while, but we appreciate your patience and those many road trips up and down the mile posts. In the end, Bobbie and I found our dream home. We greatly appreciated your responsiveness, which was almost always immediate. And, we enjoyed your company to boot. Your suggestions for a mover saved us a bundle. Also, thanks so much for the home warranty policy. John, we have used that policy four times already and saved about $1,000. Thanks again!Ed and Bobbie BeckleyNags Head, NC
Just a little note to thank you again for all your help on our behalf. Through thick and thin you stuck by us. As I told a friend early on, John, you were the only Realtor out of numerous ones we had contracted from time to time that ever followed up with us in our pursuit.... I forever sing your praises.Dahl and Donna ClarkKitty Hawk, NC
Just a quick recommendation/review of John Leatherwood as our broker in OBX… First and most important, John is highly professional. You will get to know this quickly after only a couple of inquiries. He will always do what he says and follow up with full and complete information, whether that means responding to emails, text messages, phone calls, or simply driving over to a new property and snapping pictures to review. Second, John listens and he is organized. He was patient to listen for our needs and concerns and then successfully turn that information into actionable suggestions; which is all anyone needs who looks for something they have not yet found, good choices of properties that can work for their family. And he does this by keeping you focused on what is most important to the buyer, i.e.; the view, floor plan, size, or location…he helps keep your thoughts organized. Third, John is highly ethical and clearly explains the process and the laws of North Carolina (we were from IL). Then he makes sure the buying process happens correctly. When you are from out of town looking for that perfect vacation spot, rental, or new family home, he made sure we had all the bases covered. For example, he provided great recommendations/choices for inspectors and legal representation. And each time he provided multiple choices, yet explained what he found of benefit dealing with those particular businesses. Great job. Overall, we would rate John as the best realtor we have ever dealt with. And after moving all around the country, having purchased many homes and business properties that is saying a great deal. Grant and Tuija Dick Southern Shores, NC
Just a quick note to say “thanks” for your excellent service and assistance in selling out second home in Southern Shores. When we decided to sell the house and were ready to list, I was a bit skeptical when you suggested that listing the house a few weeks before the Christmas holidays might be better than waiting to list until after the first of the year. We took your advice and listed in mid December, and all of our skepticism disappeared when we got a full price offer on January 4! You did a terrific job and clearly know the OBX market inside-out, as well as the house search patterns that buyers exhibit when searching for a home on the OBX. We very much appreciate your follow through and attention to detail which were excellent. When our sale closed at the end of January – so total time from listing to closing was about 6 weeks – I think we may have set a home sales speed record on the OBX. So, many thanks again for all of your help! Best regards, Martin and Joey JaronLeesburg VA
Thank you so much for everything. The timing worked out perfectly. Hated to let the house go, but it was crazy for us to keep it and not use it. And you know firsthand, no matter how good a renter looks on paper, they may treat your house as a “rental” and not care for it like it’s their own. I only opted out of emails because they make miss the house more. If we ever have friends looking for homes in the OBX, we will definitely send them your way. Thank you again. Tiffany and Doug Glenn Tiffany and Doug Glenn
Southern Shores Canal Front Land Honestly, we couldn't have asked for more from you. You jumped on the project quickly, kept us well informed on what you were doing, advised us on the need to bush hog and "had a guy" to do it for us at a reasonable price, moved us through the offer/counter-offer process expeditiously and hooked us up with a great legal service to close the sale. And all done electronically. We did not suffer the slightest inconvenience, in the least, throughout the sale. Only bummer--we did not get to spend any time with you in person! Will most certainly recommend The Sandman if we get the chance in the coming days. Thanks again, John. Terrific job. Jamie. Jamie and SandiSandmanteamobx.com
Having John Leatherwood as my real estate agent was a wise decision. John's extensive expertise in the Outer Banks market made him the right fit for my needs as I had been looking to sell in a down market for quite some time. John was able to share trends for home sales in certain months which allowed me to pick a season to sell that maximized my sales potential. John's responsiveness was impressive. He guided me through the entire process while I was 2000 miles away and always had advice and solid recommendations when needed. He responded to emails and phone calls immediately. I never felt unsure of what was expected of me or the next step despite the fact that I had never sold a home before. I hold people to a high standard and John Leatherwood met my expectations. I would recommend him to others. Stephen Mogowski 4/22/2016Stephen Mogowski