The service was excellent at every stage of the process. Due to health issues and elderly home owners, we had to sell quickly. John made it happen and we are very appreciative of all he did. Honestly, John Templeton was as helpful and efficient as he could be. Everything went so smoothly.
We love the house!
John worked very hard to make this transaction go through. Dealing with the sellers and sellers agent was not always easy but we were confident with the guidance John gave us throughout the process. We love the house and are very happy that the purchase went through!
Above and Beyond our Expectations!
John went above and beyond our expectations, helping us purchase our first home in. He answered our emails quickly and at all hours of the night. He coordinated all the moving part to allow us to close two weeks before our goal date. I will definitely recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell. Morgan Street 2016
Good Negotiator - We highly recommend him.
John helped us sell an estate property, very good at the pricing strategy and giving us time to work back and forth until we agreed on a price. Once the price was set he ran an open house that attracted our buyer. Very personable on the phone and emails. John was not too pushy, but thorough. We highly recommend him. Single Family Home 2013
Honest, reliable, quick and knowledgeable.
I have known John for nearly 15 years and have loved every transaction he's helped me with. He helped me through purchasing my first home, then selling it while I lived out of state, then helped me buy again when I moved back.. When my younger brother wanted to buy his first house I told him John was the only agent he should deal with. He's honest, reliable and looks out for you whether your're the buyer or the seller. He's quick and knowledgeable and come highly recommended! Neptune Beach, Ferndale Home 2012
Wealth of Knowledge of the Community
John is one of, if not the best realtor in Whatcom County. He looks out for his clients best interests. His experience and wealth of knowledge of the community and industry trends has helped us make the most informed choices whether buying or selling our homes. Ferndale Residence 2013
Best realtor I've ever had the pleasure to work with.
I've worked with many real estate people both in buying and selling homes, and John is truly in a league of his own. His attention to detail made buying this home a breeze, and he went over an above his realtor responsibilities to provide my husband and me with many amenities to make our move in easier, has been totally available to us in handling after-purchase questions about local resources, and he's been a joy to work with. Without question I will go to John if I buy or sell a home again. He's absolutely the very best realtor (by a wide margin) I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him. Barbara Ellwood 2014
Genuinely wants what is best for his clients
I worked with John to purchase a home, though I know he also does a lot of commercial real estate business. John is a skilled realtor. He understood what I was looking for, was patient, and worked with me to understand the process and business of buying a home. He treated every viewing as a learning experience and talked through all of the element of home evaluation that a person should be aware of (siding, roofing, carpets, layout, ability to upgrade, proximity to noisy streets, etc.) He is patient and not push in the slightest. I think he genuinely wants what is best for his clients. For John's part and my particular situation, negotiation was pretty simple, I only wish I had more opportunity to test his skills. John directed me towards a neighborhood that has maintained and increased it's value in a few short years. He understands the layout of Bellingham and the intricacies of the worth of developing areas. He's also involved in the arts community in Bellingham and the surrounding area, which adds to his local expertise. Single Family Home in Mt. Baker 2010
Worked around our schedules.
John went above and beyond to find us our first home, and we just go the keys to our new place today. It is perfect!! We went from liking for the "5 year plan" house to finding our "25 year plan house." John is very attentive, communicates thoroughly, went above and beyond to work with us and the seller to help the deal go through, and kept us updated throughout the whole process. He was available at all times of day and worked around our schedules. WE were searching in a very competitive price range in Bellingham, and three months later we have our dream home. We highly recommend John Templeton for home searchers or home sellers! Bought a home in the Roosevelt neighborhood in Bellingham 2013
Courteous and strait forward
John Templeton helped our family purchase a home some years ago, and sell a home this year. He took the time to listen and to share his extensive knowledge and experience to help us develop a plan which would be successful and realistic. The property this year was a rental with all the challenges of dealing with current tenants, preparation and timing of advertising and open houses. He was courteous and strait forward with everyone involved, made sure negotiations were timely and effective, and most importantly helped us understand what was going on. He made himself available at every stage and walked us through the legal processes of closing. We would not hesitate to recommend anyone looking for an exceptional realtor to contact John Templeton. South Hill Neighborhood, Bellingham 2014
Market knowledge and networking is unsurpassed
John's market knowledge and network is unsurpassed. I bought two duplexes in a tight market. The first one we were the 2nd buyer to view the property, but right after the first buyer. John made the timing happen, and we made an offer the same day before any more offers could surface. The second purchase never hit the market, as John knew the seller and represented us from the start. Four years ago we utilized John to find our primary home on Lake Whatcom. Five years before that we came to Bellingham to simply look at property with the intent of buying later. John showed us around for a day and the experience stuck with us. We remembered him. John gives honest counsel on the process, and maintains high standards of integrity. He reduced his commission on 2 of 3 deals to make them work out. Repeat client most recent sale 2015
Knowledgeable and Supportive
Wonderful direction, space, and advice. John is very knowledgeable and supportive. He gave me a lot of time and energy. I was subject to a bit of an upsell, but I was aware of it and it turned out in my favor. Briarcliffe Residence
Very Happy Out of State Seller
As trustee for my sister, Gertrude St. James, estate, I did not look forward to selling a house in Bellingham when I lived in Yakima. My realtor, John Templeton, was very helpful. and I received outstanding advice and support from him!
Easy & Stress-Free
The serivce I received was above and beyond efficient. John made buying my first condo so easy and stress-free. I would recommend him to anybody. He is patient and an incredibly nice person. Jennifer
I will recommend you!
Thank you again for all the work you put in dealing with the renters, which was definitely above and beyond the call of duty, as well as working the whole process of getting the house sold. Believe me, if anyone asks me for a recommendation for a realtor, it would be you I'd recommend.