HERE IS WHAT A FEW CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT JOHN CALVO.

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Living up to his slogan "Professional Real Estate Representation when Buying or Selling."

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"YOU WERE ABLE TO SHIELD US FROM SOME CHALLENGING THINGS AND KEEP US OPTIMISTIC"

" Thank you so much for working tirelessly on our behalf.  You were able to shield us from some challenging things and keep us optimistic!"

Gordon & Jennifer C. - Los Angeles/Glassell Park, CA

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"I ALWAYS FELT COMFORTABLE WITH HIS ADVICE AND NEVER FELT HE PUSHED ME TO MAKE DECISIONS JUST SO HE COULD MAKE THE SALE"

" John helped me purchase my first home in April of 2006. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and John was always very patient and understanding with me and was able to give me great advice. Unlike with previous agents, I always felt comfortable with his advice and never felt he pushed me to make decisions just so he could make the sale.  He was very thorough every step of the way, and made sure I understood every step of the process and every piece of paper I was signing.

It was a pleasure working with John, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone for their real estate needs.

Janice T. (Controller) Los Angeles/Monterey Hills, CA

"I WOULD RECOMMEND JOHN TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS LOOKING FOR A HOME AS HE WAS SO UNDERSTANDING TO OUR NEEDS & HELPFUL IN THIS EXCITING & STRESSFUL TIME IN OUR LIVES"

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" John helped me and my fiancé with our first home purchase. He was professional, informative, and accommodating from our first meeting.  We were lucky to have found our perfect first home within two months.  John went above and beyond our expectations by being very accommodating to our hectic schedules. My fiancé had to leave town for an emergency at work a week before Escrow was scheduled to close and John helped expedite the process of our final paperwork to make our close smooth despite the last minute plans.  I would recommend John to all my family and friends looking for a home as he was so understanding to our needs and helpful in this exciting and stressful time in our lives.  Thank you John Calvo!"

Chelsie F. (producer) and Mitch T. (oil executive) Altadena, CA

"IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO BE REPRESENTED IN THE LARGEST BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS OF MY LIFE BY JOHN CALVO.  HE THE EPITOME OF PROFESSIONALISM IN DEMEANOR, ATTITUDE, WORK ETHIC & SKILL"

"It was my pleasure to be represented in the largest business transactions of my life by John Calvo. He is the epitome of professionalism in demeanor, attitude, work ethic, and skill. I've had the good fortune to work with John Calvo on 2 home purchases nearly a decade apart, and on one home sale. He made the entire process straightforward and I was left, in all cases, with the feeling that I had gotten a good deal. 

I purchased my first home, a townhome in Pasadena, in 2004. John came highly recommended by my sister and brother-in-law who had used him for a home purchase in Eagle Rock 2 years earlier. John specializes in the area surrounding Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles. He started by finding out my price range and desired locations and set about making recommendations, getting me pre-approved, and stepping me through the home buying process. John made himself available at any time of the day to look at prospective homes and when we found one, he guided me through the entire buying process.  John followed up after the home purchase to make sure I was satisfied and even brought me a housewarming gift.

In 2013 my fiance and I decided to buy a larger house with a yard. Again, we called John and he met with us to discuss our desires and finances. John's expertise and breadth of knowledge were key in narrowing down our choices. When we found the home we wanted, the agent selling it put us in touch with a buyer for my townhouse. The coupled sale and purchase became somewhat complicated, but John handled it deftly. He made sure both transactions occurred in lock step so that the houses closed within days of each other and I was able to move directly into my new home. John was able to recommend a good handyman, electrician, mortgage broker, escrow company, home inspector, and gate installer. He was truly a full-service broker. He also helped us out when we had to make a claim on our home warranty, even though his part in the transaction was done. He made himself available at any time during the purchase process, including spending about 12 hours with us on the Saturday when we wrote the purchase agreement.

I would not consider buying or selling property in the Pasadena/Northeast LA area without the help and guidance of John Calvo. I recommend him as highly as possible and with no reservations."

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Dr. Jason R. (JPL scientist) and Alina (JPL analyst) Pasadena and Altadena, CA

"WE WERE AT THE END OF OUR ROPE UP UNTIL YOU WERE REFERRED TO US AND GAVE US NEWFOUND HOPE THAT WE TOO COULD FIND TOUR PERFECT PROPERTY"

"John:  My husband and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the knowledge, patience and professionalism you provided us with during our search.  We were at the end of our rope up until you were referred to us and gave us newfound hope that we too could find our perfect property.  We were extremely blessed to have you as our agent because now we reside in a home that we consider our "dream home".  Thank you for even being there when we signed our closing docs.  We can't thank you enough and you will forever be "the man" that extended a handful of kindness and patience to a couple from Los Angeles that longed to be part of the American dream.  Much love and blessings to you, your company and your family."

Karla D. (paralegal) and Carlos D. (barber) Eagle Rock and San Fernando, CA

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"YOUR REPRESENTING US HAS BEEN A BLESSING AND A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE ATTRIBUTES WE BELIEVE A REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD HAVE"

"Words cannot explain how much you helped us during our first homebuying process.  From the first walk through, and respecting our requirements, as well as recognizing 'B****** Mortgage's' unethical loan practices to referring us to Bob, Charlie and Kevin.  It showed us your outstanding commitment and work ethic.  Even more, your advice for purchase price and 4.5% seller concession paid off.  Thank you for fighting for us on the home repairs, the appraisal, and even when the seller failed to accomplish some of the repairs, you sent out your own contractor to complete the repairs.  Your availability at all times along with your thorough explanations and advice on home ownership made our home-buying experience less arduous.  Your representing us has been a blessing and a prime example of the attributes we believe a real estate agent should have." 

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Daniel (USC Law School) and Cheri, Los Angeles, CA

"WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH TO EXPRESS THE CONFIDENCE WE HAD IN HIM AND HIS KNOWLEDGE PUT OUR MINDS AT EASE."

  "John really did an excellent job for us.  Being first time home buyers, you can imagine how many questions we had and how much help we needed.  John was involved with us every step of the way and made sure we understood the entire process.  His 20+ years of experience definitely showed through.  We cannot say enough to express the confidence we had in him and his knowledge put our minds at ease.  We would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  A+"

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Dave K. (musician) and Judy K., Highland Park, CA

"IN THE CONFUSING WORLD OF REAL ESTATE, YOU HELPED US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY..."

"We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us sell our home.  As you know, it can be a confusing and emotional time to understand and work through.  We truly appreciated having you on our team to make it happen.

From the beginning when we approached you, your professionalism and attention to detail were very apparent and much appreciated.  You always took the time to explain things thoroughly, and helped us understand what our options were.  In the confusing world of real estate, you helped us every step of the way by always keeping in touch with us, communicating any kind of challenge or opportunity, and offering your professional opinion.  We frankly can't think of a better person who could have helped us with this.

Due to our positive experience with you, we will not hesitate in the future to recommend you to any of our family and friends who may be in the market to buy or sell property.  We truly appreciate your help and always wish you much success!"

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Elsa S. and Vanessa S., Eagle Rock, CA

"WE WERE SO BLOWN AWAY BY JOHN'S KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS & PERSONALITY THAT AFTER THE THIRD APPOINTMENT, WE DECIDED THAT JOHN WAS CLEARLY GOING TO BE HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST"

"We were not going to initially give John a chance to interview, as we saw that his commission was not as low as other discount agents and also assumed that perhaps he was just getting started or was part time or something. However he did have some very nice letters of referral, so we thought we'd take a chance and, of all the agents we were trying to reach, he was the one who actually answered his phone. Consequently he was the first to get an appointment. We had had 5 other agents lined up to interview, but we were so blown away by John's knowledge, qualifications and personality that after the third one, we decided that John was clearly going to be head and shoulders above the rest and canceled their appointments. We have not been disappointed."

John has been the very definition of thorough. There was no question for which he did not have a complete answer, from the initial comprehensive marketing plan, to navigating the uncertain waters of dealing with lowball offers to dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't' in the final contract, including correcting many errors by the buyer's agent. We have always felt confident that he could handle anything that came our way and he was very protective the whole time, preserving our interests with clarity and integrity.

John also has a great way of making you feel comfortable in his presence. Though I suspect that our lifestyles are fairly different, we got along like old friends. He was never anything but gracious and easy-going and has a great sense of humor.  We would recommend John Calvo to anyone and everyone: make him your first call, it'll be the only one you need to make."

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Stacy C. (Sound Engineer) and Adele Carson (Disney producer), Glendale, CA

"WHEN YOU HAVE JOHN YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN RELIABLE HANDS!!!  HE IS EVERY SELLER'S & BUYER'S DREAM REALTOR/BROKER."

 "It has been a great pleasure to have known a great Realtor/Broker as John Calvo.  He is a very professional and honest individual.  We have sold and purchased several properties throughout the past two decades.  The experiences with different Realtors varied.  None of them was positive.  While our property was in escrow, we needed to buy a different house.  When we saw the open house sign, we decided to come and see the property.  At the door, John greeted us with a pleasant smile and provided us with certain details regarding the property.  We noticed that the house had a great potential and submitted an offer.  This was the foundation of the most pleasant experience we've ever had in buying a property.  John was very patient and knowing that we have two small children, he worked after-hours to meet the escrow deadline.  He even came to our house numerous times for us to sign documents, since he knew it was not easy for us to go to his office with two children.  Any time we had a question for the sellers, John was there to make the phone call and have an answer for us.  He always maintained complete professionalism, yet he looked upon us as a friend - rather than just a client.  We have met more than a dozen Realtors; however, we can comfortably say that John has been the ONLY Realtor who has been truthful, patient, sincere, incredibly knowledgeable and placed our needs before his profit.  He enlightened us throughout the entire process and we never had a vague answer or unanswered questions.  He was even present when we were signing our loan documents in escrow (try to get that with another agent).  He was reviewing all the pages with us to make sure there were no errors.  Also, when he saw the quote we received for the homeowner's insurance, he stated that it was expensive and in no time found us a less expensive - and better - homeowner's insurance company.  How many Realtors would do that for you?  We are pleased to know John and would never ever have another Realtor as long as John is in business.  We highly recommend John Calvo to anyone who is interested in buying/selling a property.  Whoever has the opportunity to utilize John's services would agree with the fact that the experience was well worth it."

Elie & Anna S. (Contractor/Business Owner), Glendale, CA

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"I NEVER FELT PRESSURED TO CHOOSE HIM AS MY REALTOR, HE MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND I KNEW THAT HE WOULD REALLY LOOK OUT FOR MY BEST INTEREST"

 "This recommendation letter is for Mr. John Calvo of RE/MAX Optima.  I was so fortunate to have him as my realtor.  I am so happy to say that my townhouse has SOLD!!  This would never have been possible, especially in the market today, without the expertise and help from Mr. John Calvo.  When I first considered putting my townhouse up for sale, I interviewed three realtors, and chose Mr. John Calvo because he impressed me over the phone as well as in person.  I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and professional and able to listen to all my concerns regarding the sale of my home.  After discussing my situation over the phone, he met with me at my home at my convenience right away.  I never felt pressured to choose him as my realtor, he made me feel comfortable and I knew that he would really look out for my best interest.  I am so happy to say that he gave me all the advice and necessary help I needed to prepare my home for sale.  The photos, virtual tour and brochures he created to market my property were fantastic and really made all the difference in the difficult market today.  So many times, I needed his advice and he was more than happy to answer all my questions.  He has really impressed me with his dedication and sincere interest in getting my property sold.  I must also mention that when I had a water leak in my property, when he was notified he immediately went and saved my property.  He informed me right away and stayed to make sure my property was taking care of while I was out of town.  I will be eternally grateful for having Mr. John Calvo as my realtor.  He never left my side, even when I chose to pull my house off the market last year for a few months due to my own personal reasons.  When I was ready again to sell my property, he was ready and happy to put my property back up for sale.  Then, within less than a week, I had not only one but two offers!! 

        Mr. John Calvo of RE/MAX Optima is "The best of the best".  I highly recommend him to sell your property.  You will have a great experience with him and will be so pleased when your house sells.  He will always look out for your best interest and I see now why he has won so many awards for selling homes.  Also, he is such a nice person!!  He really helps to put your mind at ease during the stressful times of selling your home.  Trust me when I say he is the realtor you want to sell your home!!

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Joley G. (Physical Therapist), Glendale, CA

"HIS EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION IN THIS FIELD IS SO AMAZING!."

 "This is not just a referral letter; it is a certificate of completion and appreciation letter for Mr. John Calvo, Broker.  I had met this knowledgeable broker when I decided to sell my townhouse in Glendale.  Although I was a licensed Realtor myself, his experience and proven track record, as well as education in real estate is so amazing.  He was always there for my questions and concerns.  I appreciate his hard work and insistence of handling tough conditions during my escrow transactions.  John Calvo is a true family man and on top of all hard working broker.  I was so lucky to be represented by John.  During my escrow transaction I felt how an agent can make a big difference dealing with your emotional and personal feelings until closing date.  The way John handled from open to closing was unbelievable.  I highly recommend John Calvo to all my family members and friends for their next real estate transaction."

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Rima A. (Realtor), Glendale, CA

"HIS KNOWLEDGE IN THE AREAS OF FAMILY TRUSTS AND SENIOR REAL ESTATE WAS INSTRUMENTAL."

 "On behalf of our mother, Lucile W., we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our working relationship with John Calvo who represented us on the sale of her house on Royal Blvd.  We felt Mr. Calvo handled the sale of the property with efficiency and integrity.  His knowledge in the areas of family trusts and senior real estate, as well as the Rossmoyne area, was instrumental in the surprisingly quick sale of the property.  We especially appreciated his diligence and accessibility throughout the entire process.  During such an emotional time, we felt we could really trust and rely on his knowledge and expertise.  We would like to thank Mr. Calvo for all his work on our behalf. "

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Susan B. (Retired) and Jill F. (teacher), Glendale, CA

"WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL OUTLOOK AND GUIDANCE, ONE CAN MAKE HEAD WAY"

 "I write this letter as recommendation to your self for a job well done.  With your professional help the sale of the property in Mount Washington has come to a successful closure.  I would recommend you to all of my friends and business associates with a desire to involve themselves in the real estate market.  With your professional outlook and guidance one can make a head way through this problematic situation.  Thank you very much, I hope we will be able to conduct business again in the future."

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Richard P. (mechanic), Mount Washington, CA

"AS WE DROVE HOME  THAT EVENING, I EXPLAINED TO MY WIFE THAT JOHN LOST A SALE BY BEING HONEST.  I FELT AN IMMEDIATE BOND WITH HIM, FOR I HAVE LOST MANY SALES WHEN POINTING OUT ASPECTS OF A PRODUCT THAT DID NOT MEET MY CLIENTS WANTS AND NEEDS"

 "Buying a home in today's Californian market can be challenging and intimidating.  It is like having to walk through a dark alley in order to reach your destination;  you never know who or what may be lurking up ahead.  If I had a choice, I would prefer to walk through that alley with Bruce Lee by my side, giving me the ability to walk through that dark alley with confidence, knowledge, experience, expertise and the intestinal fortitude to take on any challenge that may arise.  Unfortunately, Mr. Lee is no longer with us but my wife and I felt at ease knowing that our very own real estate martial artist accompanied us.  Mr. John Calvo was by our side every step-of-the-way as we walked through the road of buying a home in Southern California.  To describe our experience with John Calvo, it is important to know a bit about my wife and me.  My wife will constantly change her mind about liking and disliking people.  She tends to ask for things that are, for the moment, beyond our reach.  She also has a close friend who is a Realtor at Century 21.  I am a sales professional of sixteen years who is very friendly yet very skeptical and I am always screening other sales people to see how professional (or unprofessional) they can be.  In addition, I have a lifelong friend who works in the corporate RE/MAX office.  My friend pulled a list of top agents in California and amongst those appeared the name John Calvo.  After interviewing John Calvo, all other Realtors seemed like amateurs and some seemed more like flakes.  He was punctual and well prepared for any and all questions and scenarios thrown his way.  He explained the entire process step-by-step and assured us that he was always at our disposal.  We never felt John pressure us into choosing him over other Realtors.  What my wife and I really liked was that John does not have any assistants so he is able to address our concerns directly, giving us the personal attention we needed (and required).  He works alone, is efficient and very professional.  John had our best interest at heart and advised us of potential pitfalls with some decisions my wife and I thought to be wise.  For example, we found a wonderful cul-de-sac turnkey home in Monrovia that I really liked and could picture our children growing-up in.  My wife quickly grew fond of the home, so we felt it wise to make an offer.  John did not hesitate to advise us otherwise.  He explained that it was overpriced and that the comparables in the area really did not mean that much because this particular home was on an awkward shaped lot and that adding to the home would prove to be very challenging, stressful, expensive and possibly impossible.  he continued to explain how homes across, next door and down the street had already been built on and that the lots were different and easy to work with.  At this point my wife turned to me and smiled, agreeing that John had understood our needs and this particular listing was not for us.  As we drove home that evening, I explained to my wife that John lost a sale by being honest.  I felt an immediate bond with him, for I have lost many sales when pointing out aspects of a product that did not meet my clients wants and needs.  While looking at homes, I did notice that John's experience was far and beyond than that of other Realtors.  On several occasions I could hear Realtors expressing confusion over real estate matters.  John was very professional and courteous as he advised them what to do.  A few weeks after searching for a home, we found a keeper.  John expressed a liking for this home and pointed out all the areas of potential with the property.  My wife and I were concerned about finding a replacement lender as soon as possible (our current lender was not cooperative) to avoid losing this home, but John had a list of trustful mortgage brokers and once again proved to be on our side.  He got on the phone and negotiated rates, points, closing costs and any fees until we were pleased.  At one time, a lender wanted to speak directly with my wife or me to verify employment.  When I called, the lender had no idea who I was, but as soon as I mentioned John's name, the lender's tone changed.  The representative apologized and explained that Mr. Calvo is a VIP for them and that it was their goal to have everything flow smoothly for us.  On signing day, I was running late and the escrow company was about to close it doors for the weekend.  John talked to them and they greeted me with a smile.  The escrow officer explained that they had a company function to attend and that they were concerned about me not finishing quickly.  Furthermore, the escrow officer mentioned that documents had to be notarized (and their notary had left for the day).  To her surprise, John explained everything to me, I signed my name and had everything notarized in record time.  John is also a Notary Public.  As mentioned earlier, John Calvo does everything himself.  A few days later my wife got to turn the key to our new home.  It really was not difficult at all.  John deflected everything that was thrown our way.  He also illuminated that dark alley with his brilliant mind and made the entire process easy.  A buyer that doesn't use his services, must be crazy or irresponsible.  We will most definitely keep in touch with John and be sure to refer as many people to him.

Sergio C. (Insurance Sales) & Irma M. (Health Care Professional), Los Angeles & Duarte, CA

"JOHN WAS PATIENT, KIND, UNDERSTANDING AND TOTALLY SUPPORTIVE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COMPLICATED PROCESS."

 "After 38 years of living in the same apartment building with rents ever increasing beyond the costs of mortgage payments and no equity, we were pressed into seeking a house, never having owned one.  Our daughter and son-in-law recently purchased their first home under the expertise and guidance of John Calvo, Realtor, Broker and Notary with the concern of a friend who has one's best interest in mind to find the right home.  Never having gone through the process before, and at a time when real estate prices were skyrocketing, we needed someone with John's experience and concern.  He kept with us, calling to look at properties, regularly sending e-mails.  He advised us every step of the way with financial concerns, locating the most suitable agencies to handle our specific needs and interceded on our behalf to be sure all things were handled properly and economically.  He made sure all our questions were answered and took as much time as was needed to explain details.  John was patient, kind, understanding and totally supportive throughout the entire complicated process.  At the close of escrow he even provided his own moving truck (free-of-charge) to move us into our new home.  We highly recommend John Calvo and his services and are thankful for all his help."

Charles S. (Retired), Pasadena, CA

"WE FELT AS THOUGH WE HAD A HEAVYWEIGHT IN OUR CORNER"

 "My wife and I just sold our home and we chose John Calvo as our agent.  From the outset to the conclusion; John demonstrated his professionalism in so many ways.  His knowledge of the marketplace, his careful explanation of every step in the process, and thoughtful manner put our minds at ease.  We felt as though we had a heavyweight in our corner.  We would trust him to handle any real estate transaction in the future and would highly recommend him. "

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Richard and Mina S. (Business Owner's), Tujunga, CA

"MY MOTHER SOLD HER HOUSE FAIRLY QUICKLY AND AT A PRICE AND UNDER TERMS THAT WE WERE HAPPY WITH, ALL THANKS TO MR. CALVO'S EFFORTS"

 "This is a letter of recommendation for Mr. John Calvo who acted as agent and broker for my mother during the recent sale of her house.  My family and I have only praise and gratitude for Mr. Calvo.  My mother is elderly and only speaks Spanish.  Mr. Calvo showed the greatest patience, courtesy and professional attentiveness in dealing with my mother and our family as a whole.  He explained the selling process in simple terms that we could all understand; he always returned our phone calls, kept us informed of any new developments and provided assistance and advice whenever we needed it.  My mother sold her house fairly quickly and at a price and under terms that we were happy with, all thanks to Mr. Calvo's efforts.  Mr. Calvo is a consummate professional who we highly recommend highly and without reserve ."

E. Martinez (Banker), Eagle Rock, CA

"AS TWO BUSY PROFESSIONALS, WE RECOGNIZE THAT HIS COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SELLER'S RESPONSIBILITIES & WILLINGNESS TO 'GO THE EXTRA MILE' MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS ULTIMATELY EASIER"

 "This letter is written on behalf of John Calvo, who served as our real estate agent/broker during the sale of our condominium in West Los Angeles, California.  He assisted us from the early steps of property listing and open houses, through the final stages of finding a buyer and signing our contracts.  Throughout our three month interaction with John, he consistently remained professional, dedicated and thorough in his work.  We particularly appreciated his superb knowledge of the regulations and extensive paperwork involved in the transaction.  As two busy professionals, we recognize that his complete understanding of the seller's responsibilities and willingness to 'go the extra mile' made the whole process ultimately easier.  We would recommend John, without hesitation, to any of our friends and family in the Greater Los Angeles area as a highly competent and efficient real estate broker.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information or questions regarding our experience."

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Drs. Manish & Sheila P. (Optometrist & Orthopedic Surgeon), West Los Angeles, CA

"JOHN HELPED US SELL OUR HOME IN A SHORTER TIME THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED & FOR A MUCH HIGHER PRICE ($80,000 OVER THE LISTING PRICE) THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED.  JOHN IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL AND HE PERSONALLY LOOKS AFTER EACH DETAIL TO INSURE THAT HIS CLIENTS' INTERESTS ARE ALWAYS PROTECTED"

 "I am writing this letter as a recommendation for Mr. John Calvo as an excellent Realtor and broker.  My wife and I were referred to John from my brother who represented him in the selling of his home.  All of the excellent traits that my brother described to us we have found to be true with respect to John.  Our first experience with him was in the selling of our home.  We found him to be hard working and always looking out for our best interests as he represented us and assisted us in the selling process.  I do not have a lot of extra time and I was looking for a Realtor that I could trust and delegate all aspects of selling the home.  He was there for us during the whole process and I was impressed that he did not use an assistant to help in the process.  Rather, he did all aspects himself.  He was able to orient and guide us as to which touch-ups of our home would be worth performing, how to present the home and exactly what we needed to do in each step of the way in the process.  He was organized with all of the paperwork and he always kept us informed and provided us with immediate copies of all paperwork.  John helped us sell our hojme in a shorter time than we had anticipated and for a much higher price ($80,000 over the listing price) than we had expected.  Because John was such a great help with the selling of our home, we decided to have John represent us in the purchase of our next home and investment property.  Although many people would have chosen a local Realtor to assist us in the purchase of a new home in a community 45 miles from Glendale, we preferred to have John represent us in this process.  Once again, he was very thorough, made the process very easy and always looked out for our interests.  Again, HE (not an assistant) was there every step of the way, including the signing of loan documents and when we received the keys to our new home.  We continued to use John to represent us in the purchase of a second rental home for investment purposes.  We found him to continue to provide the same excellent, hard-working traits throughout the whole transaction process.  We are planning on purchasing more investment/rental properties and are planning to have John represent us in these endeavors.  I have also referred himi to my company to help in the acquisition and purchase of a medical office building.  I highly recommend John Calvo for representation in the purchase or sale of real estate.  John is a true professional and he personally looks after each detail to insure that his clients interests are always protected."

Dr. Michael W., D.P.M. (Podiatrist) Glendale, CA

"BUYING A HOUSE CAN BE BOTH CONFUSING AND DAUNTING.  JOHN CALVO'S EXPERTISE AND PROFESSIONALISM MANAGED TO MAKE THE PROCESS STAIGHTFORWARD AND ENJOYABLE"

 "I am writing to give an unequivocal recommendation of John Calvo.  When undertaking any complex, new endeavor, such as the first-time purchase of a home, it is reassuring to be guided through the process by a seasoned professional.  John Calvo was an epitome of such professionalism throughout the recent 7-month process of my home purchase Pasadena.  Mr. Calvo was knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and extremely helpful from the time I first contacted him about buying a home until he delivered the keys to the home.  I have already recommended Mr Calvo to friends and coworkers contemplating home purchases in the Pasadena area, and I recommend him without reservation for professional advancement.  John Calvo patiently explained each step in the home-buying process to me in a clear and concise manner.  He was extremely knowledgeable about the prices of homes in Pasadena and about the quality of various neighborhoods.  As I looked at houses, I was able to refine the criteria I wanted in a home and Mr. Calvo was able to simultaneously refine his recommendations which prevented me from looking at houses that would not be to my taste.  My job as an astronomer at NASA's JPL often takes me away from Pasadena for extended periods of time and I was out of town twice during the bidding stage of home buying.  In those instances, Mr. Calvo manipulated his schedule to accommodate me even when I was up to 9 time zones away.  After the purchase was completed, Mr. Calvo provided me with recommendations on cleaners and contractors to perform work on my new home.  Throughout the entire process, Mr. Calvo provided sound advice and made sensible recommendations, yet made it clear that ultimately all decisions were mine to make.  Buying a house can be both confusing and daunting.  John Calvo's expertise and professionalism managed to make the process straightforward and enjoyable. "

Dr. Jason R. (JPL Scientist), Pasadena, CA

"HE SIMPLY MAKES A GREAT BROKER DUE TO THE NATURE OF HIS TEMPERAMENT, PERSONABLE MANNERS, STRONG INTEREST IN THE SATISFACTION OF HIS CLIENTS & HIS PERSISTANCE TO STRIVE FOR PERFECTION"

 "This letter is in regards to the performance and conduct of John Calvo during the purchase of apartment buildings in the city of Glendale.  I can not thank Mr. John Calvo enough for the work he did.  John is an exemplary broker who completed each aspect of the sale with great professionalism and care.  He is extremely conscientious with both his clients and his real estate peers.  John displays a keen talent for being a Realtor that is markedly above his competition.  In my case, when a couple of problems came up and the sale of the apartments appeared to be falling apart, John's performance shined.  He quickly responded by identifying the problems and taking the immediate actions to correct the situation.  He was able to do this because he has worked in the different aspects of real estate.  He has worked in the finance, selling, buying, title and escrow aspects and knows exactly what to do when other areas come up short or make an error.  In my case, his experienced actions made my deal come through and saved the escrow a couple of times.  John is an asset to any area of real estate.  I can attest that he is a hard working individual, always cooperative with his fellow professionals and constantly trying to provide the best service for his clients, dealing with each case to the fullest extent.  He simply makes a great broker due to the nature of his temperament, personable manners, strong interest in the satisfaction of his clients and his persistence to strive for perfection.  "

Albert G. (Physical Therapist), Glendale, CA

"JOHN DID SOMETHING I'VE NEVER SEEN A BROKER DO.  HE WAS PRESENT DURING DOC SIGNING TO ANSWER, EXPLAIN & SMOOTH THE WAY TO QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY THE ESCROW OFFICER"

 "John Calvo of RE/MAX Real Estate has helped us through every step of the way towards purchasing a two unit (duplex) investment property.  We were never turned over to an assistant.  John sent us the listings in our category via e-mail and he also gave us addresses and prices over the phone for properties outside of his computer multiple listing areas.  John was always prompt with information regarding properties that we found in our area, as we do not live in the Glendale region.  On every property we were interested in, John did a comparative market analysis of comparable properties and also comparing income from said properties.  He guided us away from some properties that were really not what we were looking for.  I really couldn't believe it!  John could have had his commission right there, but no, he said it was not worth that much.  John visited several properties that we were interested in buying and some of them he quite frankly thought they were overpriced or had defects and dissuaded us from purchasing at the asking price.  When we finally found the perfect property we now own, John had done another market analysis and he told us that the numbers looked good with a positive cash flow (in this market!)  We went through the loan process under Johns watchful eye (looking out for our best interests).  John presented our offer and it was accepted.  He added as I remember in the counter process, our wish that the escrow be a neutral third party (not owned or connected with the listing company).  During our home inspection, John was physically there guiding us through the myriad of issues that come-up and eased our minds.  When it came time to sign loan documents at escrow John did something I've never seen a broker do.  He was there to answer, explain and smooth the way to the questions presented by the escrow officer.  The escrow would be just a few days more and then the closing.  John called us on that day and expressed his hearty congratulations.  We received the keys to the duplex and congratulated ourselves on a job well done.  Linda and I were content and felt confident in our every move towards acquiring this property because of John Calvo.  Thank you John!!!"

Donald H. and Linda D. (Retired and Registered Nurse/RN), North Hollywood, CA

"JOHN CALVO'S INTEGRITY AND STRATEGIC ACTIONS RENEWED MY FAITH THAT THERE STILL REMAIN SOME TRUE PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE"

 " I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. John Calvo.  My family and I are still stunned and elated over the recent sale of my Mom's house.  On day one, I called Broker/Realtor John Calvo to set up an appointment to meet with him. The very next day we met at the property to evaluate the condition of the house and all of the necessary repairs needed. The house appeared to be a hopeless mess. My family and I felt no hope regarding fixing up the house for sale. John explained to me exactly what needed to be done. He provided all of the professional resources needed to renovate and prepare the house for the new buyers.  It was unbelievable to see the transformation of the house before and after.  With John's expertise and continual close communication, 26 days later the house remodeling was completed and the property went into escrow.  In less than 2 months of meeting Mr. John Calvo our house was remodeled and sold.  John Calvo is truly a man of his word.  He came through and executed every single issue, item and detail he had explained to me from the very beginning up until the very end. John never dropped the ball on me. I had an overwhelming confidence in him from the very first time I spoke to him on the phone simply because John had confidence in himself.  As a rule I do not put much faith in people, professionals, politicians, car sales men, etc. but Mr. John Calvo's integrity and strategic actions renewed my faith that there still remain some true professionals out there.  John Calvo's professional approach to customer satisfaction exceeded my expectations.  Thank you so much John for all of the work and effort you put forth into the selling my Mom's house. We are forever grateful to you and all of the thoughtfulness and kindness you demonstrated to us throughout the entire process."

Art D. and Beverly D. (Retired), Highland Park, CA

"AS ATTORNEYS, THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE - IF ANY - WE TRUST TO GUIDE US THROUGH SUCH AN IMPORTANT EXCHANGE.  WE TRUST YOU IMPLICITLY & HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED BY YOUR MASTERY OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS"

 "We are so very grateful for all that you did to help us sell our home in Glendale and purchase our new home in La Cañada.  As we look back on everything, it is quite clear without you we would not be here.  Although there are too many memorable moments to mention, we would like to note those, which are truly commendable.  Listing our home in the spring of 2003 was not a challenge.  Managing the multiple offers, buyers and agents was.  Your organization skills, as well as impressive knowledge of the process was critical in obtaining a record setting price for our home.  I don't even recall you blinking at a particularly unscrupulous agent that scared away a buyer.  You had us back in escrow without skipping a beat.  Without your confidence and reassurance, we would have given-up.  Consequently, we closed a very smooth and quick escrow.  The true challenge was helping us purchase a home in La Cañada at a time when every home listed immediately attracted multiple offers.  Although we did not have the edge financially, your availability to show at all times, your promptness in returning calls, your hard work in all respects, did provide us a measurable advantage.  We will never forget you negotiating an offer from the hospital as your wife labored the birth of your son.  We are also impressed how you zealously represented our interests, even during the awkward situations.  Although we had no choice but to cancel the first escrow, the second and third cancellations were due to our dissatisfaction with those homes.  Despite months of searching and many disappointments, you supported our decision and encouraged us to wait for a home that truly made both Josh and I happy.  You were right and we found a house that we love (along with fourteen other eager buyers.)  We may never know why we were selected over the others, including those which outbid us.  We do know that without your diligence, we would have never been a player.  Closing our escrow in twenty days was the icing on the cake.

You should know, as attorneys, there are very few people - if any – we trust to guide us through such an important exchange.  We trust you implicitly and have always been impressed by your mastery of real estate transactions.  Thank you for helping make our dream come true..

Paris and Joshua C. (L.A. County Public Defender & Real Estate Attorney), Glendale, CA & La Cañada

"WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE OF REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE LENDING"

 "My wife Diana and I are very grateful to John Calvo.  John not only helped us find and puchase our first home, but he also demonstrated a great deal of patience in educating us in the home buying process and jargon.  Throughout the process John kept us informed, gave us honest and fair evaluations of homes and genuinely took an interest in finding the right home for us.  We could always count on John, day or night to answer any of our multiple questions or concerns.  Without John's knowledge, expertise and professionalism we would not be in the home we are in today.  John never let us get down on ourselves when we had failed to get two other houses that we had bidded on.  Instead he encouraged us to remain patient.  I will always remember his persistence and perseverance when he found the house that both my wife and I liked.  John Calvo is a true professional and I would not hesitate to recommend John to family or friends.  Thanks again to John for his determination, hard work and for making one of our dreams come true."

Francisco and Diana F. (Financial Analyst & Training Manager), Tujunga, CA

"WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE OF REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE LENDING"

 "My name is Hector R. and I am writing this letter to say how pleased my wife & I have been with Mr. John Calvo, Realtor & Broker. We have just completed the purchase of our first home and, needless to say, it's a complex process.  Mr. Calvo was there for us right from the start. He was very professional, courteous, and patient with us and we were very impressed with his vast knowledge of real estate and mortgage lending. He simplified everything so that it was easy to understand and was always willing to explain everything until he made sure we understood. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Calvo to any one of my family or friends who were in the market to find a new home. He has made this experience very enjoyable for us and we are very thankful to him. Thank you.

Hector R. & Nidia R. (Health Insurance Sales Representative & Loan Processor), Burbank, CA

"I WILL NEVER USE ANOTHER REAL ESTATE BROKER, OTHER THAN JOHN CALVO, IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!"

 "After selling a piece of land for me in Eagle Rock, California through my agent John Calvo, I am thoroughly impressed at the expertise and professionalism along with the knowledge of real estate that John showed in consumating this transaction.  From the beginning he knew exactly what was a good asking price (over what I suggested and believed I could get), had cutting-edge marketing & internet technology (virtual tour) and was aggresive in finding a buyer.  He amazingly sold it in 5 DAYS for over asking price and was helpful in getting me through all the real estate 'mumble jumble'.  The lot next door is like ours and has been listed with another agent for over a year and a half.  It's still there!!!  Too bad those sellers have never met John Calvo!!!  I will never use another real estate broker, other than John Calvo, in my entire life!"

Ted E. (Security Consultant), Eagle Rock & Pasadena, CA

"YOU WERE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO EXPLAIN TO US THE COMPLEX PROCESS"

 "Marcus and I want to thank you for all your help in the purchase of our house.  We didn't expect it to be as challenging as it turned-out to be, but we are thankful that you were there every step of the way to explain to us the complex process and keep us informed.  We also appreciated all your help in getting us the best loan we could possibly get -- I know that wasn't an easy task.  This is the second house you help me purchase and you can be sure that we will be calling you soon to help us purchase our next home.  Also, if any of our friends or relatives are in need of an honest agent, I will gladly recommend you.  Until the next time! "

Marcus O. & Soraya G. (L.A. County Deputy Sheriff & Union Representative), Highland Park, CA

"IT IS NOT TYPICAL THESE DAYS TO FIND SOMEONE WITH SUCH GOOD WORK ETHIC.  HE IS ALWAYS PUTTING HIS ALL INTO EVERY STEP & NEVER FALLS SHORT.  WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO  WORKING WITH JOHN - AGAIN - IN THE FUTURE"

 "I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you as to how impressed we are with a young man in your employ.  John Calvo has performed outstandingly as our real estate agent/broker for approximately the last seven months or so.  It was great getting his e-mailed daily listing so that we could do our "drive-by's" of the various listed homes.  Once we found something we were interested in looking into further we called John who responded immediately with a time to meet so we could examine the inside of the house.  John was always very patient and very honest in his assessment of properties we saw.  The house we decided on was one that John had to follow up on for us.  It is in an area that we had really wanted to find something in but the homes were sold faster than the signs were going up.   John wrote the offer and we accepted the owners counter offer and we went into escrow around the end of May.  John had to do all of the follow up on the disclosures and such.  He had to keep after the other agent to stay on top of when things were due.  When it came time to sign all of the escrow documents John was there with us.  Thank goodness!  He found three errors on the documents that needed correction.  The three errors totaled over $8,000.  It was very obvious that John knew the escrow process extremely well and we really felt confident we had chosen the best possible realtor.  He has been so conscientious in every aspect of the sale.  We felt very taken care of so to speak.  We were both pretty ignorant to the whole home buying process as it had been about twenty (20) years since we either one had been involved in buying a home.  We were due to close on June 26, 2002 but the day before we had our walk-through scheduled the owners and their sales representative did not show up (not to mention it would not have mattered anyway, as they had not disclosed a bankruptcy lien on the house and they did not have a release yet from bankruptcy court to sell the house.)   Thanks to the title search we were made aware of the issue.  John had to make numerous phone calls to the owners' Realtor who would very rarely respond, let alone promptly.  It became obvious almost immediately that the owners' realtor did not know what he was doing.  John really did all of the work on the sale.  If he had not we would have never gotten this mess cleared up.  It took about five months, three sets of loan/escrow documents, and a lot of patience to finally close escrow.  However, it took a lot of time and effort on John's part.   He sought out some answers to legal questions we had through one of his contacts, vowed to stand by any decision we made whether we decided to pull out and look for something else or stay with the sale.  After three months of waiting for the release from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, escrow finally got a Notice of Hearing that the owners were going to court and trying to finagle something else which could have cost us all the house.  The potential for the court to seize the house and sell it was strong.  We were pretty certain that we would not be getting the house now.  We did seek legal advice and discussed it with John, but we decided to wait it out and go to the hearing ourselves and just accept whatever decision was made.  John went out of his way and  met us there and stayed with us the couple of hours or so waiting for this case to come up.  John listened intently and understood very well all that was going on.  I was impressed because when we came out of the court the owners were outside with their two lawyers and were asking a question about the decision and what needed to be done next but their lawyers were a little lost on the subject and John did the explaining.  Their lawyers were saying it would take another month to get all the paperwork to the court and have the matter resolved but John went to escrow and got the documents himself to fax to the trustee and the owners' lawyers.  In fact, he had been ready to do so for over a month and he made at least nine phone calls to the owners' lawyers letting them know he had this paperwork for them as he knew they would need it but he never got a call back.  Again it was John's perseverance that got the job done.  When escrow finally got ready to close and the court had not yet sent the original certified copy of the release to escrow, John drove to Los Angeles and got the document himself and took it to escrow.   Thanks to John we did not have to wait another week to a month to have this done.  We now have a house that is taking us some time to fix up before we can move in but it is our home now.  When we are ready to pursue other real estate ventures we will not even consider working with anyone but John.    He will be even busier, however, as we plan to recommend him to everyone we know.  You are very lucky to have such a responsible and conscientious employee who exudes integrity and probity.  It is not typical these days to find someone with such good work ethic.  He is always putting his all into every step and never falls short.  We very much look forward to working with John in the future. "

Vicki C. & Philip C. (school administrator & gas company technician), Diamond Bar, CA

"THANKS FOR OFFERING SERVICES WELL BEYOND WHAT ANY REASONABLE PERSON COULD HOPE TO GET"

 "Thank you for your patience, for your guidance, for making yourself available when we needed you, for offering services well beyond what any reasonable person could hope to get, for making the process of buying a home for the first time that much less harrowing.  We thank you from the bottom of our heart. "

Bob P. & David S. (lawyer & writer), Glendale, CA

"WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE AND ADVICE IN SEEING US THROUGH THE SUCCESSFUL SALE OF OUR PROPERTY.  YOU WERE THE CATALYST WE NEEDED!"

 "With the recent close of escrow related to the sale of our property, we are able to reflect very positively on the manner with which you serviced our varied needs.  As shared with you at the onset of our relationship, we were in need of a professional capable of providing comprehensive service.  Gladly, I am able to say you provided a complete array of service and advice just as you promissed.  Your help came in several ways including; establishing a realistic selling price, development an appropriate marketing scheme, exploring options on appropriate title holding to meet our objectives, presenting offers with a thoughtful review of associated merits and risks, negotiating with potential buyers and their respective representatives, facilitating the flow of documents through the escrow company and ensuring details of the transaction were attended to property and in a timely fashion.  We sincerely appreciate your service and advice in seeing us through the successful sale of your property.  You were the catalyst we needed!"

Dan E.. (business owner), City Terrace, CA

"FROM BEGINNING TO END EVERYTHING WAS SEAMLESS AND WORKED WELL"

 "My wife and I enlisted Mr. John Calvo's services from Dallas, Texas to sell our condo in Glendale.  Throughout the sale, from beginning to end, we found a very efficient and professional Realtor always patient, cordial and responsive to our endless questions and queries.  He was prompt in returning phone calls and was positive and proactive in getting the escrow closed on time.  I remember sending an e-mail at 11p.m. and getting a prompt reply within minutes.  It was indeed a pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Realtor.  Our escrow was closed in a month due to the diligent and untiring effort of John Calvo.  We highly recommend the services of Mr. Calvo to anyone requiring the very best Realtor available."

Dr. Joseph & Mary T. (pastor, engineer), Glendale, CA and Dallas, TX

"THE MANY PROBLEMS WE ANTICIPATED WERE AVOIDED BY HIS EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE"

 "It is our pleasure to recommend Mr. John Calvo as the best real estate broker that we could have ever chosen.  The many details of exhibiting our properties, dealing with prospective buyers and others involved in the exchange were handled very professionally.  We were out-of-town landlords and were guided effortlessly through our 1031 Exchange by Mr. Calvo.  His experience in this field is unparalleled.  We were certain that the many problems we anticipated were avoided by his expertise and knowledge."

Vicky B. & Curtis H. (retired), Glendale, CA

"YOU MADE THE ENTIRE PROCESS EASY, ACTING AS MY ADVOCATE, QUICK INFORMATION SOURCE AND SUPPORT-SYSTEM ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE PROCESS"

 "This letter is to express my appreciation for your tremendous efforts at making me a first-time homeowner and first-time landlord.  I called you just as I was getting ready to start looking, and before I knew it, I was in escrow on the perfect property.  Going into the home-buying process, many people warned me how difficult it was going to be to find a property, to get through the inspections, to set-up the loan, and most importantly, to find a good agent.  You made the entire process easy, acting as my advocate, quick-information source and support system all the way through the process.  I want to thank you for your continued support since I closed escrow.  You are always responsive to my calls with little questions, requests for a phone number, and referrals to contractors and other services.  I look forward to a continued relationship with you and have already recommended you to a number of friends in the housing market."

Jena H. (economic development representative, City of L.A., Mayors Office), Highland Park, CA

"IF I EVER HAVE TO SELL ANOTHER PROPERTY, I WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY BROKER OTHER THAN MR. CALVO; HIS DEDICATION AND HARD WORK MAKE HIM MY ONLY CHOICE"

 "I would like to take this opportunity to commend Mr. Calvo on his outstanding performance as a Real Estate Broker.  I have known Mr. Calvo only a brief period of time and in this short span he has amazed me with his talent, his care and his dedication to Real Estate and his clients.  It was not more than two years ago - I had a property which another broker had been attempting to sell for several months with no avail.  After becoming completely discouraged, I met John Calvo, who managed to sell my property in no time at all.  It was due to his remarkable performance that I returned to Mr. Calvo when I had decided to sell another property.  Unfortunately my husband passed-away at this time and since he was solely in contact with Mr. Calvo I felt lost and confused.  Being the wonderful, caring person that Mr. Calvo is, he took the time to take me through everything step-by-step.  In fact Mr. Calvo exceeded his duties as Broker just to make sure that I completely grasped the totality of the situation.  It was because of this, I was positive that I was in the right hands.  If I ever have to sell another property, I will not work with any broker other than Mr. Calvo; his dedication and hard work make him my only choice"

Ileana V. (business owner), Eagle Rock, CA

"WE ARE SURE THAN JOHN CALVO WILL HELP YOU FIND THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS"

 "We, the Ruiz Family, are delighted to recommend John Calvo as a serious, respectful and professional real estate agent.  John Calvo was our real estate agent when we bought our first home.  We felt that he was more than our agent, he was a professional willing to help us obtain the best deal and gave us great service in responding to our concerns and questions.  We are sure that John Calvo will help you find the house of your dreams and will be willing to help you with any concerns and/or questions that may arise today or in the future. "

Ruiz Family, City Terrace, CA

"THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS, WE ALWAYS FELT THAT JOHN WAS TREATING OUR BUYING A HOME AS SERIOUSLY AND INTENTLY AS HE WOULD IF HIMSELF WERE THE BUYER"

 "In February 2002, a few months after getting married, we decided to buy our first home. We jumped into the process armed only with bits and pieces of advice from friends and family. Our lack of real know-how about what we were doing is the main reason we chose John Calvo as our Real Estate Broker. On the phone he patiently answered all of our questions and anticipated others we didn't even know we had. He gave us confidence by sharing with us the entire process upon which we were about to embark.  John was extremely knoweldgeable about all aspects of the neighborhoods in which we had decided to look for our first home. He was able to let us know when something was better on paper than it was in real life, and thus spared us many trips across Los Angeles. Conversely, he knew a good deal when it came across his desk. He worked around our rather inflexible schedules (we are both teachers) to show us such homes as quickly as possible so that we would not lose out on any opportunities.  Although we were well aware that we weren't sure in the beginning exactly what we were looking for, John never made us feel rushed or out of the ordinary. He taught us what questions we should ask and what we should look for that might not be obvious. When we finally found the home we knew was right for us, John walked us through escrow and actually taught us quite a bit about home ownership along the way.  Perhaps the biggest compliment we can give John is that we have never for one moment experienced buyer's remorse. We love our home, and we know that John got us the best possible deal on it. Throughout the whole process, we always felt that John was treating our buying a home as seriously and intently as he would if he himself were the buyer. We look forward to our friends deciding to become first-time home buyers so that we can recommend John Calvo to them."

Shanley R. & Domi M. (L.A.U.S.D. Teachers), Eagle Rock, CA

"I NEVER HAD TO WORRY OR WONDER WHETHER OR NOT JOHN WAS DOING THE JOB I NEEDED HIM TO DO.  JOHN WAS PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE AND WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN EVERYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH REAL ESTATE"

 "I decided to look a home to purchase and initially searched online at Realtor.com.  I realized that I really knew nothing about real estate and needed to find an agent that would help me.  I went to a popular website & put in my request for a Realtor who specialized in the areas I was searching for.  John's was the first response I received and I was impressed with what he could offer me.  Searching for property with John was easy and pain-free.  John answered all my questions about real estate, mortgages, things to look for, etc. and walked me through the whole process.   He knew what I was looking for & what would suit me without me really knowing what I was looking for!   He kept me informed about new properties by sending daily e-mails that listed properties for sale.  John would set up appointments with the places he believed I might be interested in.  He would even go visit them first to make sure that the property was in an area that was safe.  I never had to worry or wonder whether or not John was doing the job I needed him to do.  John was professional, personable and was knowledgeable in everything having to do with real estate.  When I finally decided on a property to purchase the paperwork was easy – no stress! (even though I stressed a little at the fact that the process was too easy).  So now I'm in my little place that I can now call home thanks to John.  I would highly recommend John Calvo to my friends for their real estate needs and would return to John for my future needs."

Alice N. (Insurance Executive), Tujunga, CA

"THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS JOHN KEPT US INFORMED, GAVE US HONEST AND FAIR EVALUATIONS OF HOMES, KINDLY PRODDED US TO KEEP THE BALL ROLLING AND WAS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS"

 "I'm writing this letter to thank John Calvo and to let colleagues and future clients know that John does excellent work and always kept our interest first when searching for a home.  We knew that moving from New York City to Pasadena would be a challenge, but when my wife met John she knew that he was someone we could trust and who would help us find the starter home that we wanted.  Throughout the process John kept us informed, gave us honest and fair evaluations of homes, kindly prodded us to keep the ball rolling and was always available to answer questions.  John, I think, is a believer in the motto 'there are no stupid questions' because he answered all of our (many, many) questions quickly and honestly.  We were nervous to navigate the home buying market because we had heard so many 'scary' stories of brokers and Realtors from friends and family.  John alleviated those concerns and helped us find a place to call our own.  John was there for us all the way through the process, even at the signing of documents at the escrow office.  I would earnestly recommend John's services to family and friends, and I know we will be using his services in the future as we move into bigger and better places in the years to come.  Thanks again to John Calvo for his extraordinary work in finding us a home."

Dan S. (Insurance Executive), Pasadena, CA

"I KNEW YOU WERE LOOKING OUT FOR MY BEST INTEREST AT ALL TIMES AND IN THE WORLD OF REAL ESTATE, I KNOW THAT A GOOD REALTOR IS LIKE A GOOD MECHANIC; THEY ARE HARD TO FIND"

 "I would like to thank you for all the help that you provided me in the purchase of my first home. I honestly thought that I would have a very hard time finding a home in Burbank (my first and only choice of location to buy) that would fit within my limited budget. Thanks to your diligence and high-tech connections, I was able to find and purchase a home in the exact area that I wanted within 1 month of starting my search! That is a true success story in home buying and I have you to thank for making the whole process pretty painless.  Furthermore, I was not very knowledgeable of the realty process and was quite nervous dealing with the mortgage lender and all the paper work (from getting approved to the signing of the deed), and your advice and guidance throughout the entire process was a great relief. The home buying assistance that I received from the state's Teacher Extra Credit Program turned out to be more complicated than I originally thought and you were able to simplify the process for me. I knew you were looking out for my best interest at all times, and in the world of real estate, I know that a good realtor is like a good mechanic: they are sure hard to find. I will make sure to recommend you with confidence to anyone buying or selling a home. Thanks again for everything."

Marlene C. (LAUSD teacher), Burbank, CA

"THE OTHER AGENTS I INTERVIEWED DID NOT BELIEVE I COULD GET FULL ASKING PRICE FOR MY HOME, BUT YOU DID AND PROVED THEM WRONG.  YOU HAVE EARNED MY TRUST AND RESPECT."

 "I wanted to thank you for making what could have been a stressful event a pleasant experience instead.  After living in the same home for 35 years, it was time to sell our home and find a new home that would best suit our current needs.  I found your assistance invaluable.  From the beginning, you stood out amongst the various real estate agents I interviewed.  I found you have more experience, a wider breadth of knowledge in real estate, a more professional presentation and you use today's technology to your advantage.  Your web site is impressive and informative.  Your use of e-mail, cell phone and pager made you readily accessible to me at all times days or night.  I was able to see over a dozen homes in one short afternoon with the use of your vehicle's global positioning system (navigation), which streamlined our visits.  What I appreciated most is that you always took the time to explain every document and every process.  Keeping me informed of every change and assisting me with coordinating the financing, insurance, escrow, etc. and connecting me with other vendors saved me time and money.  I appreciate the convenience of one-stop shopping.  Your thoroughness and follow-up on every detail kept me organized and calm.  I have learned much about the real estate process thanks to you.  You helped me feel like an informed and knowledgeable buyer and seller.  I am very happy with the services you provided.  The other agents I interviewed did not believe I could get full asking price for my home, but you did and proved them wrong..  You have earned my trust and my respect.  I have confidence in your sales skills and I will strongly recommend you to those seeking real estate assistance."

Stella M. (phone company executive), Los Angeles, CA

"I FEEL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SECURE THIS HOME WITHOUT JOHN'S EXPERTISE.  I FELT THAT I COULD TRUST HIS ADVICE AND I RESPECT HIS OPINION."

 "I recently purchased a new home using the services of John Calvo of RE/MAX Real Estate.  This letter is to express my appreciation to John and to communicate how fortunate I am to have found such a valuable real estate specialist.  From my initial conversation with John, he seemed to understand the type of house I was looking for and guaranteed me that we would be able to find something.  John's system of morning e-mail allowed me to review listings as soon as they became available.  Less than two weeks after contacting John, I was making an offer on a home.  Throughout the process John was easy to contact and readily available to meet with me.  His professionalism and knowledge of real estate gave me confidence and peace of mind during the entire offer and escrow process.  My transactions were complicated by the fact that the seller currently lives in Hong Kong.  With the time difference and various Chinese holidays this could have proven to be a very stressful and complicated ordeal.  In addition the sellers agent seemed to be uninformed, inexperienced, unmotivated or all of the above.  Under these circumstances I feel it would have been very difficult for me to secure this home without John's expertise.  I never felt pressured by John.  I felt that I could trust his advice and I respect his opinion.  I am very happy with my new home.  I will recommend his services to friends and family and I will definitely contact him in the event that I decide to purchase, or sell a home in the future."

Emmett S. (teacher), Glassell Park, CA

"I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO FIND A BETTER QUALIFIED, MORE HELPFUL AND RESPONSIBLE REAL ESTATE BROKER ANYWHERE."

 "This is to commend and recommend California real estate broker, John Calvo.  John recently assisted us with the sale of my Mother's house in Glendale.  Throughout our association John demonstrated knowledge, skill and professionalism.  The pre-listing work-up he provided was by far the most comprehensive and accurate of any of the brokers we contacted.  His unique knowledge of the functioning of escrow was also helpful.  John kept us fully and promptly informed during every step of the process even though we live far from California, and voluntarily went well beyond the "call of duty" several times to provide us information and assistance.  The service John provided us far exceeded our expectations.  I don't believe that it is possible to find a better qualified, more helpful and responsible real estate broker anywhere."

Robert R. (attorney), Glendale, CA and Honolulu, HI

"HE IS INDEED, DEDICATED AND IS THE BEST REPRESENTATIVE FOR ANY BUYER OR SELLER, BAR NONE!"

"Honestly, each and every statement that others have written about John Calvo is ABSOLUTELY true!!! John did not ask for this letter of recommendation. This is the least we could do for him, as he's bent over backwards to make sure we were taken care of. John deserves 100 times more than what he is getting in commission. He has earned every single penny (much more even) to say the very least. The escrow officer told us that we are very fortunate to have John representing us because very few agents sit in when signing escrow documents. The escrow officer didn't need to tell us that. Long before, we knew John was like a needle in a haystack. We are truly the lucky ones.  John represented us 100% of the way making sure all the I's were dotted and T's crossed and explained everything in simple English. He made it a point to be present every step of the way from beginning to far beyond the end. He is indeed, dedicated and is the best representative for any buyer or seller, bar none."

Kenji & Kiyomi S. (restaurant owner & computer consultant), Mt. Washington, CA

"I HAVE DEALT WITH MANY REAL ESTATE AGENTS, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT JOHN CALVO STANDS FAR AND ABOVE THE REST!!!  HE REPRESENTS THE BEST OF RE/MAX (AND OF HUMANITY!!)"

"With the help of your office I recently sold a duplex in Monrovia.  As I am closing up my paperwork, I would not feel complete without sending you these few words of recommendation for your Realtor John Calvo.  I cannot speak highly enough about John.  His attention, service, care and sensitivity were not only of the most professional standards, but also were so warmly and affirmatively personal.  There were some challenges to be met in the closing with the paperwork and with getting the place ready to hand over.  I easily could have been bowled over by what I considered to be immense obstacles, but John was at my side, assuring me and removing my worries for me -- way beyond the call of duty!!!  His knowledge and his kindness, his patience and confidence, gave a great sense of security to myself (a senior citizen) and the whole transaction.  In my lifetime I have dealt with many real estate agents, but I can tell you that John Calvo stands far and above the rest!!!  He represents the best of RE/MAX (and of humanity!!)"

Louise B. (retired), Monrovia, CA

"JOHN'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IS EXEMPLARY.  WE WERE ABLE TO FEEL COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE ABOUT MAKING DECISIONS BASED ON HIS EXPERTISE."

"We are very pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of John Calvo.  We have known John for 3 months and our impression of his work ethics and professionalism are implicit.  In a professional manner we can highly recommend him to anyone that is buying or selling real estate.  John's fine attention to detail and readiness to always be available whenever we needed him helped to make the purchase of our first home a favorable experience.  John has continued to be committed to us in other aspects of our home even though his job was completed.  He provided us with a list of associates who may be of service to us in our new home and continues to provide us with timely answers to our questions.  Johns knowledge of the real estate business is exemplary.  We were able to feel completely comfortable about making decisions based on his expertise.  We would welcome a telephone call to discuss further our impressions of this fine, hardworking Realtor and broker."

Albert & Felicia P. (mechanic & aerobics instructor), El Monte, CA

"BY ALL MEANS...NOT ALL REAL ESTATE BROKERS OR AGENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL!"

"John Calvo has not only been a personal friend of mine for the past twenty  years, but also has served as my listing/purchasing real estate broker. His  professionalism, honesty, integrity, and experience has allowed him to represent  me on several occasions.  In 1998, I contacted John expressing interest in  purchasing a second home.  John's first advice to me was to get pre-approved (not just pre-qualified.)  While going through this process he came across a property located on Crewe St.  After viewing 50 homes in approximately four weeks, I decided this was the home for me.  John's talents and promptness allowed us to  negotiate under listing price (and actually under market value).  The seller and listing agent was so impressed by John that he  challenged him to close escrow under twenty one days. The bonus would be  furniture, tools, and appliances amounting to four thousand dollars.  Unsurprisingly, John closed in sixteen days! Two years later I contacted John  with the good news of my wedding engagement and asked for him to sell my property. Based on the going comparibles and high activity we listed the property to  it's maximum value (making it the highest comparable in the neighborhood).  John's good advise, agressive marketing and follow-through paid off and the property sold ten-thousand dollars over asking price (after a buyer bidding war!).  I continue to use John as my real estate and  financial adviser and would not hesitate to recommend  him.  By all means...not all real estate brokers or agents are created equal!"

Sam M. (transportation manager), Goodyear, AZ

"MR. CALVO CAME ACROSS AS A POSITIVE, PERSONABLE, PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL"

"I contacted Mr. John Calvo after he recorded a great sale in my building.  Mr. Calvo came across as a positive, personable, professional individual.  He surely over-delivered on every promise.  Throughout escrow he was 'on top' of each item that needed attention and kept me informed whether by phone, fax or letter.  Since I reside in North County San Diego, he gave me his cell phone number to assure me I could reach him at anytime.  Although I have purchased six homes and sold five, this sale was expedited beyond my expectations with the care and thoughtfulness of Mr. Calvo's expertise.  At the close of escrow, I informed John that I had referred him to my next door neighbor who will sell after the school year ends in 2001.  He will surely be referred to anyone I know that is selling or buying."

Mildred N. (retired), Glendale, CA

"THE ONLY THING JOHN DIDN'T DO WAS MOVE US PHYSICALLY INTO OUR HOME!"

"John Calvo served as our Real Estate Broker from April 2000 until June 2000.  We had been working with another broker from November 1999 to January 2000 and were quite disappointed.  John was a breath of fresh air in an industry overrun with insensitive, double-talking unprofessionals.  We heard about John through very close friends who were previous clients of his.  John met with us to assess both our needs and finances.  We chose him for his reputation and trusted him because he worked to earn our confidence from the onset of our relationship.  John even patiently understood when one of us did not want to view the homes; he cleared videotaping with potential sellers and we were able to continue along in the process.  His ability to explain each piece of the home-buying procedure in laymen's terms is uncanny, his tenacity to put his customer first is unwavering.  The only thing John didn't do was move us physically into our home!  At no point in our relationship did we feel underrepresented.  On the contrary, we were ushered like VIPs from handshake to key exchange.  It was a pleasure to work with him.  We both operate in industries where service and reputation separate the 'pros' form the 'no's' and we appreciate his care and applaud his competent ease at honing in on his clients' needs.  He is a professional that performed beyond any of our expectations.  We highly recommend him to anyone seeking to conduct real estate business."

Andrea & Leroy Tyndale (Headhunter & Assistant Producer), Burbank, CA

"HE WAS THE ONE WHO EXPLAINED TO ME THE COMPLETE PROCEDURE FOR THE 1031 EXCHANGE"

"This letter is to appreciate the services of Mr. John Calvo.  I know John as a Realtor since May of 1999.  He did two real estate transactions for me.  John was my listing agent when we sold my property at 1585 Yosemite Dr, Eagle Rock.  He did such an excellent job that he was my buyer's agent on another property I purchased at 12350 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood.  Throughout my dealings with John, I found him to be very knowledgeable and competent in his field.  John is intelligent, smart, motivated and very aggressive in his profession.  He was always available to answer questions and I could get him on the phone at any time.  John Calvo is very patient with the clients and takes the time to explain all the relevant information.  He was the one who explained to me the complete procedure for the 1031 exchange program (saving me tens of thousands of tax dollars.)  John keeps himself well informed and current with the ever-changing financial market and real estate law.  I recommend him as a highly successful agent for anyone selling or buying.  I wish him all the best in his profession."

M.N. Shaikh (Professor of Mathematics, Compton Community College), Eagle Rock, CA

"HIS EXPERTISE KNOWLEDGE OF THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IS QUITE ASTOUNDING"

"This letter is to commend the outstanding assistance John Calvo demonstrated in working with us and serving us as our listing agent.  He did everything possible to assist us in selling our Glendale townhome.  John handled everything with expertise and professionalism.  Just one year before, we were unable to sell our townhome.  It was on the market for a period of three months with another real estate agent at a lower asking price.  When John took over, his sales techniques were fantastic.  Once he advertised and marketed our townhome, he had many interested buyers.  Since the townhome had renters, buyers anxiously waited for the date John arranged for it to be shown.  The day John was able to enter the townhome for showing with the prospective buyers, he was amazing.  He sold it in just one day!  John's services were most valuable to us.  He was extremely kind, helpful, conscientious and concerned with all our needs.  He really knows his business.  We were extremely impressed and greatly appreciative for all that John did for us.  We recommend John Calvo to everyone as the best Real Estate agent without reservation."

Ralph & Gloria G. (teacher), Glendale, CA

"ANY FIRST TIME HOME BUYER WOULD BE LUCKY TO FIND HIM"

"During the course of several months of scanning realty and Realtor web sites on the internet, I chose two Realtors to contact to interview about becoming my buyer's agent.  John's web site demonstrated his knowledge of Eagle Rock and adjacent areas and his own personal history with the area, his commitment to first time home buyers, interior and exterior images of listings and testimonials by satisfied customers.  The site's sophistication led me to deduce that John was "wired" -- that he would be someone I could communicate with via e-mail, something my busy schedule would at times warrant.  In fact, John's fluency with technical tools was greater than I imagined and incredibly useful.  He was available to me at all hours either through e-mail, cell phone, pager or voicemail.  His auto navigation system gave him more time to discuss properties and his notebook computer allowed for document generation in the field.  To me John's forte is verbal communication.  As a first time home buyer and educated lay person, I was insistent on understanding all language and implications of each contract and each of the home buying processes.  John was always happy to explain the voluminous documents and to field my many questions.  Furthermore, he appropriately prioritized issues and terms making sure that I focused on those most pertinent.  The rarer aspect of his communication talent, however, lies in his ability to communicate in interaction, which goes beyond the conveyance of information and into the use of interpersonal skills of listening and negotiating.  John took the time to listen to what I did not understand and he worked with me to adapt to my agenda.  A real estate transaction is always a business transaction, even where buyers and buyer's agents are concerned, but with this given, I feel John demonstrated integrity and concern.  Any first time home buyer would be lucky to find him and  I recommend him without reservation "

Lisa L. (Disney writer), Mt. Washington, CA

"JOHN'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE HAS EXCEEDED OUR HONEST EXPECTATIONS AS HOMEBUYERS."

"The purpose of this letter is to provide an appraisal of Mr. John Calvo of RE/MAX, who has assiduously worked with us in the recent purchase of our home.  His initiative and professionalism characterize his overall performance.  Of most significance of his many related strengths, John has demonstrated his knowledge of real estate by explaining to us each facet of home purchasing, down to the very "nitty-gritty" and understanding of the required contract executions and agreements.  John's assumption of responsibilities outside his position (specifically regarding our unusual case), has earned John a high level of quality of work and that is "going beyond the extra mile" for the customer.  His conscientiousness of the entire process has truly made Al and I very satisfied customers.  Surely, Al and I will recommend Mr. Calvo's services to our other friends and family members."

Nancy & Al D. , Highland Park, CA

"I FOUND JOHN CALVO TO BE A PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD."

"John Calvo recently served as my listing agent for my home in Eagle Rock, CA.  From my first contact with him when I left a message asking for a comparative market analysis on my property to the final closing of escrow, he always returned phone calls promptly and kept me informed through all the phases of the transaction.  He was always on time for appointments, was always neatly dressed and groomed and very mannerly.  The sale of my property had some complications, but John's knowledge of the real estate business enabled him to solve the problems as they arose.  He advised me properly as we went through the process of selling my home and brought about the successful sale of my property.  He put in many hours to complete the sale of my home and I would recommend him to anyone needing real estate assistance."

Phyllis B. (retired), Eagle Rock, CA

"MR. CALVO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING AS IS CONSCIOUS OF HOW TO TREAT HIS CLIENTS"

"Recently, my wife and I had one of our income properties listed for sale for over 6 months.  As business people, after signing with another broker, we naturally wanted to be kept abreast of all activities.  Nevertheless, that was next to impossible since it was difficult to get our telephone calls returned.  After the listing period expired, we decided to change real estate agents.  We were in the process of interviewing new agents when a very professional man appeared at our doorsteps.  It was Mr. John Calvo of RE/MAX Real Estate.  He presented us with his resume and advised us what he could do for us.  He further went on to tell us that he dealt with hard to sell properties and felt he could sell our property.  We were so impressed with Mr. Calvo's professionalism that we decided to sign with him to market our hard to sell property.  In less than 1 month, Mr. Calvo had presented us with 4 offers, returned every phone call we placed to him and even called us on just about a daily basis to keep us informed.  There is no doubt that Mr. Calvo property advertised and marketed our property since he sold our property within 1 month.  He did what the others only promised!  We recommend Mr. John Calvo of RE/MAX highly to anyone who wants to sell his or her property."

Ricardo V. (business owner), Eagle Rock, CA

"MR. CALVO WENT ABOVE & BEYOND WHAT I EXPECTED FROM A REALTOR"

"He always returned my calls with answers to my questions in a timely fashion.  I had my properties listed by three other Realtors for about a year and half before Mr. Calvo  took over the job,, and I know by dealing with the 4 Realtors that Mr. Calvo has good knowledge of real estate.  He sold the homes in a short period  of time to my satisfaction.  I was always impressed with his honesty, professionalism and attention to detail.  He was always straightforward in dealing with me about such topics as determining the fair market price  for my properties, preparing them to show to prospective buyers and finally guiding me through the escrow process.  I highly recommend  Mr. John Calvo as a real estate agent and would not hesitate to call on his services  again."

Edward M. (retired), Highland Park, CA

"WE FELT THAT HE WAS DOING  HIS BEST FOR US AT ALL TIMES..."

"We enlisted Mr. Calvo's services  in the beginning of September, showed the house for two weeks, sold the house with a 30-day escrow, and closed escrow on October 14th.  When my wife and I decided to sell our house, we were particularly looking for an agent who was bilingual (English & Spanish) and who was familiar with our neighborhood area.  John Calvo fit the bill on both counts.  John always treated us with respect and integrity.  We appreciated his web site that posted a virtual tour of our home.  It was good to know that he made use of all the sales media that were available.  When problems or glitches arose, Mr.. Calvo worked with us to clear up all the details in a prompt and efficient manner.  He always returned our calls in a calm, patient and professional manner.  We highly recommend him as our broker & Realtor to anyone!!!" 

James & Gabriela R. (teachers) • Highland Park, CA

"I HAVE BOUGHT & SOLD SEVERAL PROPERTIES, INCLUDING RENTAL PROPERTIES AND HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYONE OF YOUR CALIBER!"

"I would like to thank you for your extreme professionalism.  I sure enjoyed the way you handled all the fine details from inception to completion.  I am very impressed with your complete knowledge of real estate and how you handled all of the complicated things associated  with selling property.  I look forward to having you sell other properties for me in the future."

Robert H. (business owner) • Eagle Rock, CA

"THROUGH JOHN'S DILIGENT EFFORTS, I ULTIMATELY FOUND MY "DREAM HOME" IN THE EXACT LOCATION THAT I DESIRED."

"I had a sense that there was "something extra" about John.  My instincts did not disappoint me.  I would soon discover that his dedication was without parallel.  I work long hours and he without complaint, would be available to show me listings at anytime of the day or night,  and weekends as well.  It was obvious to me that he would rearrange his schedule to accommodate my needs.  I am sure  that very few would have done that!!  I always felt as though my ultimate satisfaction was all that mattered.  As a first time home buyer, this was very important to me.  He never tried to pressure  me into the purchase of a particular house, but gave me his professional opinion and allowed me to make the decision.  His advice and negotiating skills allowed me to maneuver past another home buyer and secure the purchase.  While the house was in escrow, he thoroughly went over all contracts with me  and discovered discovered discrepancies and cost errors that I would have never known about.  His money saving efforts were a welcome sight at this time when every penny counts!  In the end, an agent's book knowledge can only go so far.  The "added extra" that John brings to the table are his "street smarts."  He knows the neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles and Glendale "inside and out",  and as such, gave me alot of valuable advice on which neighborhoods give me the most value for my money.  In addition, his consultants were excellent, from loan brokers to plumbers.  Integrity and dedication are very important to me, so I will always think of John Calvo for all my future real estate needs."

Christopher G., AIA (architect) • Eagle Rock, CA

"WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE OUTSTANDING AND 'ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY'  JOB THAT JOHN DID ON SELLING OUR HOUSE"

"John presented  an excellent "selling plan" which is why we chose him.  He did such a good job marketing our home, we had an offer on it in 5 days.  He continued to market & show our home & we received 6 back-up offers.  (This was a property that was on the market priorly with another agent for the same amount!)  Through John's total diligence & commitment to us, the deal went through.  John went way beyond his duty and did a number of complicated, time consuming  tasks that the buyer's agent should've done, but didn't.  This is what got our home sold in time for us to complete the purchase on a new home.  We cannot say enough positive things about John and have already recommended him to friends.  He did an excellent job for us and we truly enjoyed working with him."

Joseph & Robbin T. (L.A. County Sheriff's deputy & mom) • Eagle Rock, CA

"JOHN WAS THE EPITOME OF WHAT AN AGENT SHOULD BE!"

"He worked hard, kept appointments and was meticulous in matters pertaining to detail.  John represented me as both a seller and a buyer.  I feel that his knowledge of the real estate business is superior!  John's efforts on my behalf were greatly appreciated and his performance far exceeded the routine representation given me in the past."

Edward A. (retired school teacher) • Eagle Rock, CA

"TO SAY HE 'WENT THE EXTRA MILE' OR PERFORMED 'ABOVE AND BEYOND' WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT!"

"Escrow closed on my mother's property in Eagle Rock yesterday.  On behalf of my myself, my mother and my sister, I want to be sure you know what an outstanding job John Calvo did for us.  My mother is 84 , and was under a lot of stress selling the home in which she has lived the past 35+ years.  I live in the San Diego area and my sister lives in the San Francisco area - we couldn't always be there when my mother needed help - but John was!!  Not only did John deal with all the normal problems that come up selling a house, but he dealt with the additional problems unique to the situation, always pleasantly - in fact he makes it look easy, the mark of a true professional.  Needless to say, if we have any further real estate needs in the area, John will be the obvious choice, and we recommend him unhesitatingly and highly to anyone needing a Realtor.

Robert C. (executive) • Eagle Rock, CA

"JOHN PROVED THAT HAVING A RELIABLE SOLID PROFESSIONAL ON YOUR SIDE IS WORTH THE COMMISSION"

"John acted as the listing agent in the selling of my mother's home in Eagle Rock.  I personally interviewed at least three other agents after my mother's listing with an agent friend's friend from another brokerage expired.  I was unhappy with her original choice due to a perceived lack of marketing effort and very few returned phone calls or updates.  It was obvious from talking with John that he was energetic and willing to go the extra mile to make things happen.  We discussed strategy and he came up with at least three strategies that none of the other agents had mentioned.  It was obvious that he was technologically advanced.  In summary, I felt that John was a true asset, had good negotiation skills, was responsive in returning my phone calls and e-mails, had a great knowledge of real estate matters, exhibited his ability to go above and beyond what was expected, and was professional in all his presentations and dealings with me.  I can unequivocally recommend him as a Real Estate agent with no reservations and with the highest praise!

Dennis M. (doctor) • Eagle Rock, CA

John Calvo is a California licensed real estate broker CA BRE #01208146 associated with Lighthouse Realty Associates