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    Zillow 5 Star Review  John needs to be everyone’s go to agent in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach/Niceville area! He went above and beyond to help us purchase our first home while we were over seas. He knows the area very well, is very honest about what he thinks of the houses we saw of what we can expect with the various houses. Because we were remote he sent us lots of videos of all the details of the houses. Once we picked our house he helped us get everything set up and continues to monitor the house until we can move in. Absolutely going to be working with John if sell our house or look to buy another!

    matthewcbenson
    October 21, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  We cannot say enough good things about John. From the very start seven months ago when we told him (in confidence) about our plans to relocate from our home of 24 years, leave the area, and we'd like for him to handle the sale of our home, everything has gone as planned, or in most cases, better than planned. When the day came to list the home, we had a full-price offer on the home from our first visit that met all of the requirements that we had in place (as is, closing timeframe, etc.), essentially everything we all had prayed for. From that point, John handled everything with regard to the details of the closing. Approximately 4 weeks before we closed, we had to vacate the house to move across the state, and John handled everything with our electricians, handyman, and anything else that came up (and believe me, things did). If you are in need of buying or selling in the Emerald Coast, you need look no further than to John Lavin.

    tombrassell
    March 20, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John did a great job communicating with three people (two sisters and myself) about the sale of our parents home. Any issues that came up were quickly taken care of by him and expenses were kept to a minimum. We were able to keep our original deadline to close the sale because John made everything happen. He obviously has the experience to work things out.

    Michael Robertson
    December 2, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John Lavin is an excellent agent. He was professional. John was able to get our house listed and sold within 3 months in spite of unforeseen events during the process. As well we were able to get an offer above our asking price.

    user6936353
    September 29, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Super great realtor who makes it happen.. He goes out of his way for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone selling or buying their home.

    user5309121
    July 3, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John was our go-to realtor for when our parents moved here from another state. He was very involved, listened, and always willing to go above and beyond for them to make a smooth transition to Florida.

    sarah columbus
    November 11, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Joh was friendly and was very quick to respond to all my questions and needs. He made my purchase seamless. I highly recommend John to anyone seeking a home in the Destin area!

    leighstp
    March 20, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Mr. John Lavin did an excellent job listing the home, providing advice and staying in touch. He worked hard and guided us to a successful sale. I specifically liked his willingness to spend a lot of time patiently explaining the steps required to sell our first home. Additionally, he demonstrated...

    wayne blackiv
    July 5, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John assisted us in purchasing our 1st condo & helped us sell it to a cash buyer in a one day! John ensured both transactions to go smoothly, since we do reside out of state. He is prompt, courteous and we look forward to close on another property with him in the near future. Regards, Paul &...

    Lsmartin05
    June 20, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John recently helped my wife and I close on a condominium at the Palms of Destin. There were a lot of hurdles to financing a condo and john did a wonderful job of helping us pick the unit and get the financing by introducing us to a local banker who specialized in condo loans or portfolio loans. My...

    steveribolla
    October 20, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John was great helping my wife and I find a vacation home on 30a for our family. We don’t live in the area and John was persistent with finding properties for us to look at. He met with us on FaceTime to show the property, and was quick to contact selling agents and respond to our questions. When we found the house we ended up purchasing, John was very helpful in negotiations with the sellers, follow up for inspections and repairs, and advising us on the offer. We would highly recommend John and would happily have him represent us again in the future.

    CaseyPankonien
    January 2, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John is a wonderful realtor. He is prompt, quick to respond, and patient. He is an expert in his field and I am more than grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. He helped me sell my home of 20 years and cared for my needs every step of the way. You won’t find a better realtor in the...

    joylp1
    August 6, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Love my new home. John kept his eye out for me the past 2 years for the right home. Tough market in a competitive area. We got through it. Thanks John!

    cleavenworth1
    March 23, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John was a referral. And I can see why. He has no idea if I was just kicking tires or serious. He always responded to inquiries and followed through. I am from Texas. He is in Florida. When I was ready for a visit. He had properties lined up for showing and spent 4 days showing me around. After...

    user8354318
    March 27, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  It was a pleasure working with John Lavin. He is a very caring agent. He put our needs first throughout the process. He was not only very knowledgeable but also very patient when finding the home of our dreams. We will definitely be buying a house again through John Lavin down on 30A.

    alexandria pace
    November 28, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  I have been in the military for over 30 years and have worked with numerous realtors over those years… John is hands down the best realtor I have ever worked with. He did an absolutely great job helping us sell our home. From listing to closing, he kept us informed and responded to all our request. The listing/photos he posted for the sale where A+…really highlighted our place online and we had numerous showings within hours of posting. I’d recommend John to anyone who’s looking for a professional who will work hard to sell your property.

    Joe Gross
    October 7, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  I am a licensed Real Estate Agent but new to the area and also new to condo purchases. I felt using John as my agent would give me the knowledge and info needed for this first condo purchase. He was friendly the first time I met him and was very comfortable asking him to help me out with this. He found us a condo prior to it coming on the market and was able to negotiate in this very competitive arena.

    spalmer pcb
    March 14, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Mr. Lavin is the Real Estate Professional that I liked the most, in my interest in real estate that I have been in, for the last 35 years.He is the quintessential provider of information that you, as a buyer, or seller need to make a decision for your business interest.He is a honest, hard working real estate agent that you can trust the most. Peter Fornaciari

    Peter Fornaciari
    November 19, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  My husband and I are so happy that we were able to work with John Lavin to buy our home. Buying a home in today's market is a challenge but John knows real estate and took the time to learn what our wants and needs were and found homes that were what we were looking for. He is a wealth of knowledge...

    grnnyflnf
    August 19, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  John is the very best in this real estate industry. He listens to clients needs, he takes the opportunity to match up needs with inventory, and he follows through in every step of the sale. He takes care of his clients from beginning to end. A true, genuine expert in his field.

    user2513649
    June 6, 2021

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