Client Stories, Videos & Testimonials
Over the years, I've been extremely fortunate to have worked with and helped many fantastic people buy and sell real estate. From creating custom marketing strategies to get the best possible price for a property to leveraging my relationships and networks to find them the perfect off-market home – I enjoy flexing my real estate expertise to provide a seamless real estate experience.
But you don't have to take my word for it; check out some of my client testimonials to hear what they say about my in-depth real estate skills and unsurpassed market and neighborhood prowess.
What My Clients Say
WE PAID UNDER $1 MILLION AND JUST SOLD FOR $2 MILLION.
John DiDomenico is an excellent, professional realtor who represented us on both the buy-side 10 years ago and the sell-side this month. We bought a 3 bed, 2 bath condo for our daughter who spent 10 years there as she and her husband went through medical school and residency at UCSF.
John knows the Cole Valley market very well and provided us excellent advice. We paid a little under $1 million and just sold it very quickly for $2 million. He produced three high-quality, non-contingent offers all over our asking price after being on the market for 10 days. We closed within two weeks with no hassles and doubled the price we paid. He handled the staging and minor repairs – I didn't have to be directly involved and the results had a lot to do with our success. I think any buyer or seller would be hard-pressed to find a better, more competent broker.
John Telischak, 454 Frederick
WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS
My husband and I bought a home in Marin this Spring, so when it came time to sell our S.F. home, we immediately called the best agent in our neighborhood, John DiDomenico. John had sold my sister's home a few years back at a record price (10 Offers),and even though today's market is way different for sellers, we expected a lot. John took on the entire sales project for us so we could focus on our new place. Moving requires a lot of logistics, paperwork, and takes an emotional toll. He took care of it all, making the process seamless. He masterminded the staging, painting, home projects, and pricing strategy for the San Francisco sale. His plan went perfectly - our weekend open houses brought about 50 buyers through, and by Monday we reviewed and ecstatically accepted a cash offer, way over asking price, with a 7-day closing period. He proved his value even in today's challenging market. Not only did we get a price with terms better than expected, but the process was smooth and easy. We highly recommend him to our friends and to anyone looking to sell their home.
Stephanie Hoyt, 1523 Cole Street
JOHN IS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CONNECTED
John D is a knowledgeable, connected expert. During our time searching for a new single-family home with John, we had a competitive edge, as he knew literally every agent in town, and he was able to show us many properties that were not even on MLS or privately listed. His experience and property strategy was insightful, and he had our best interests at the top of mind with nuanced advice. We ended up purchasing our new home during a low-value pocket of the market, and then he was able to sell our condo shortly thereafter very quickly and well-priced.
It was John's 'Real Estate Magic' that landed us in this position. Thank you, John!
Buyer & Seller Clients, 1235 5th Avenue + 1223 Shrader
JOHN ATTENDED TO ALL DETAILS
We contacted John DiDomenico in Nov 2022 about selling a pair of Cole Valley flats. John developed a plan and timetable for listing the building and estimated the final selling price. We followed his advice about staging and listing the flats. John worked with the tenants and us, managed the showings, and secured offers (three weeks after the property was listed for sale),which was slightly more than his November estimate. That achievement was noteworthy because interest rates increased in the intervening months, and the failure of Silicon Valley Bank sent shock waves through the real estate market. John knew that we would be out of the country during the weeks between signing the contract and the escrow close. During our absence, John adeptly addressed all the details necessary to close the sale with the two sets of buyers and their brokers. We closed as scheduled upon our return. Throughout our 6-month relationship, John attended promptly to all details, informed us of developments, suggested effective resolutions for every issue, and developed a good working relationship with the tenants.
Jan P., 636-638 Belvedere Street
A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD AGENT
I feel quite fortunate to have worked with John DiDomenico to sell my condo in the Haight/Ashbury. I had a falling out with my previous realtor and John was not only able to pick up the pieces mid-stream, but he was also able to put together a quick, no drama, low-stress sale. Everything throughout the sale was highly efficient, easy to understand, and well communicated. Within a week of meeting John, he cultivated an excellent offer for my unit, which I ultimately accepted.
As a great Neighborhood Agent he is clearly at the top of his game, has a deep network to draw from, and delivers in a trusting, straightforward style: very patient, understanding, and responsive. John's market knowledge and customer experience are top-notch. I highly recommend giving John a call.
Ken, 1356 Waller
JOHN HAS THE RIGHT TEAM OF PEOPLE
We were introduced to John through a friend and had the best experience a young couple can have buying their first house. John found the right house for us after two weeks of looking at homes. He perfectly executed the offer, and positioned the initial bid exactly where it needed to be. We won against 20 other offers!
John brought in the right team of people to complete the transaction. He introduced us to an excellent lawyer, the right lender, a speedy appraiser, and even an arborist. We were in contract on the house within three weeks and had the keys to the home seven days after that. (Zero to keys in under 30 days in the chaos that is San Francisco real estate). John is also the kindest person and best guide you'll ever meet. We expect to be in this house for a long time, but we'll be giving John a call if we ever move. Thanks so much, John!
Nick and Dani, 2538-40 Lake Street
HONEST, KIND, WELL CONNECTED
We feel very fortunate to have found John. As first-time home buyers, we got great value out of John's deep knowledge of San Francisco neighborhoods. Among other things he: (1) arranged viewings of 20+ homes during COVID, (2) used his relationships with other realtors to get insights on properties for sale and properties coming soon, (3) used his experience on home improvement to help us estimate costs, (4) worked seamlessly with our lender, escrow officer, and others to ensure a smooth transaction. We ended up placing a successful pre-emptive offer and were under contract in 30 days and in our home in 60 days. Most importantly, we really like John - he's honest, kind, super-responsive. He even got his own handyman to complete touch-ups on our home. When we're ready to move, we’ll call John.
Mina Muraki, 42 Clairview
JOHN HELPED US LAND A BRILLIANT OFF-MARKET HOME
Whaaaaaattttttt....a single-family home in a prime SF area for under the asking price - NO WAY!
John - you are amazing!
Zach & Tasce, 38 Lyon Street
JOHN HAS DEEP LOCAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE
John did a fantastic job of representing us in selling our home. We chose him due to his deep local market knowledge, extensive experience, and professional yet friendly demeanor.
He expertly helped us through a difficult sale process and was always available to provide advice and guidance every step of the way. We strongly recommend him to any San Francisco seller or buyer.
Matt Esslinger, San Francisco
JOHN KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COLE/HAIGHT/NOPA MARKET
We landed our DREAM home because of John! We were living in Cole Valley and kept bumping into John at the open houses for his listings (pre-covid). He was always very friendly and answered our questions, knows everything about the Cole/Haight/NOPA residential market.
When we were ready, we knew we had to work with him. We were in no rush and being very picky, but John was patient and never pushy with us throughout the entire process. The home we eventually landed in wasn't even on our radar until John brought it to our attention. We fell in love fast and got a deal done within a week of it hitting the market and could not be happier!
If you're buying or selling around 94117, can't stress enough working with John, he has a pulse of just about every house in the neighborhood and knows what it takes to get an edge in this environment. He is hands-down the best real estate agent for this area.
Jeremy O'Briant, 715 Ashbury
HE EDUCATED ME ON THE LOCAL MARKET
John was an excellent partner in my SF real estate search. He really listened to what I was looking for, and when we hit roadblocks he brainstormed creative (but realistic) solutions to get around them.
He showed me a range of properties outside my initial search to help educate me on the market, so when the right property came up, I understood the landscape and had a clear picture of what I wanted to do.
Calm, professional, responsive, sharp, well-connected, and knows the SF market well. Fantastic all around --highly recommended!
Jane Makich, 36 Parnassus
JOHNS CONNECTIONS CANT BE BEAT
We just wrapped up the home search and purchasing process with John. We cannot recommend him enough or imagine having completed the search with another agent. John was kind, patient, and the ultimate professional. He was fast to respond and had a thorough perspective on every question we asked. He truly went above and beyond to get us our dream home, then helped us project manage the whole escrow process.
John's connections in the area can't be beat! He knew homeowners and real estate agents at every showing we went to. He tapped his network for lenders, contractors, and any expert we needed to research a home or develop an estimate for renovations. John, thank you!
Luke & Leif, 6475 Colby
We have had the opportunity to work with several real estate agents in Northern and Southern California over the last 15 years and can say with confidence that John was the finest that we have experienced. John’s deep knowledge of SF real estate as well as his personal relationships within the market continued to add superior value throughout our home search and buying process. John’s calm demeanor and thoughtful analysis helped with our decision and we could not be happier with the outcome. It doesn’t stop there, John continues to advise us as we prepare for a home remodel! We highly recommend John for any real estate needs in San Francisco.
Lance Clemons, Northern and Southern California
I FOUND THE SECRET TO A GREAT REAL ESTATE AGENT
After buying two homes in San Francisco, I found the secret to a great real estate agent - and the reason you see the same names on all of the signs.
1) They know the market, both inventory and pricing.
2) They are always reachable and communicate about the transaction.
3) Their length of experience gives confidence to the other side that the right deal is about to be struck.
John has all of these, and the result is that you get your dream! John did it for us twice; our family will always thank him.
Jim M. , San Francisco
John is an outstanding broker who provided exceptional service to me and my family in a real estate transaction.
CONFIDENT, PATIENT, THOROUGH
John provided the epitome of confident, patient, and thorough services.
His attention to detail and complete knowledge of the local real estate market was singularly responsible for an extremely rapid and rewarding sale.
Karl and Maggie Z, San Francisco
JOHN WAS WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
To get anywhere in the SF housing market, you need a realtor who is a cut above. John is fantastic. Within the space of a few months, we went from believing we would die in our condo to living in a lovely, single family home. When we met John, we weren’t even in the market. John showed us, with a bit of creativity, how we could qualify for a bigger home despite the fierce competition, motivating us to get organized and take the plunge.
John has exquisite knowledge of the local housing market, from the market dynamics to the various players. His relationships with mortgage providers, realtors and various others helped us find a buyer for our condo and a new house with surprising speed. We enjoyed smooth transactions on both ends, as John was with us every step of the way, from staging our condo to closing escrow on the new house. John is also great to work with personally. We would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Wendy C., San Francisco
Selling a home after 8 years presents a unique set of challenges, but many of those can be mitigated with the right agent. We learned this first hand after our first experience selling our home last year. We wanted an agent with a hands-on approach to selling and to utilize the market to its fullest extent. Furthermore, we wanted to have an agent that was on our side once we were in contract. John DiDomenico is exactly this and more. From our first meeting to the final close, we felt like we had exactly what we wanted: an agent that always had our best interest in mind and one that would tirelessly work toward the most positive outcome.
Home Seller, Corona Heights
Our sale required of Mr. DiDomenico that he be fully experienced in market values, have a thorough knowledge of complicated San Francisco laws and codes and represent us in a fair and competent manner.
All of this was done to our complete satisfaction in a very professional manner. Lastly, we might add, he was very easy to work with.
Laura & Paul Giovannoni, San Francisco
FOCUSED AND STEADFAST
John handled the challenge of selling my condominium with great finesse and follow-through. He displayed patience and a calm demeanor, which helped counteract the stress inherent in this transaction.
Selling a home is a complex, emotional process. John remained focused and steadfast. I interviewed numerous realtors before I selected John. He was the right choice.
Bonnie Jo B
A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH
John got to know us and formed a clear idea of what we were looking for. He’s a pleasure to work with and connected well with our family. We tried two other brokers (for over a year!) before finding John, and the difference was significant. We could see that he was focused on what we really wanted, rather than on just getting us into a deal.
Robert B MD, PhD