John Kern is your man!! In 2011, we moved to Jupiter, FL from San Diego and Dallas. We had called several real estate companies, only to be brushed off, as we were wanting to rent a home until we knew where we wanted to buy. The night before we flew in, we called John Kern’s office. At 7:00 pm, he not only answered the phone, he lined up homes from Boca Raton to Jupiter for us to see the following day. He met us in Boca and drove us to all of our scheduled showings. He knew our love of Mexican food and treated us to lunch at the local Mexican restaurant. John drove us around town to make sure we liked the area and felt at home. He treated us like we were buying an oceanfront mansion. We found the home for us and rented it. When our cars arrived before we did, John met the transport company and had our cars waiting in our driveway. He even met the mattress delivery company at our home so that we would have a bed to sleep on when we arrived. And to go even more above and beyond, John picked us up from the airport, took us out to lunch, and had food and beverages waiting for us in our refrigerator! And this was for a rental! We liked John so much, he and his beautiful wife Jackie became our first friends in our new home of Jupiter. Nine months later, John found us the perfect home for us to buy and we did just that. If you’re looking for someone who truly cares about you and your family, finding the perfect home and looking it over thoroughly to make sure you are getting the best deal…JOHN KERN IS YOUR MAN!
I have known John Kern for nearly 7 years, and not only have we become the best of friends but he feels like a member of our family. He helped us purchase a beautiful home here in Jupiter, Florida, then four years later helped us sell it for the price we wanted, and now he is helping us buy our dream home on the water. John Kern is a man of his word, a hard worker, is savvy in real estate, and goes above and beyond to see that all details are taken care of. And best of all, John is one of the nicest guys on the planet who would do anything for you! We couldn’t be any happier with his services and could not imagine buying or selling a home without him!
In May 2017, I decided to move from New Jersey to Florida. My friend recommended John Kern as a Realtor. After my first conversation with John, I knew I had chosen the right real estate agent for me. I let him know what I wanted in a house and property. Soon after, I visited Florida to view homes with John. Although I did not find one then, I was confident that John knew what I was looking for. He did not try to push a property for me to purchase. Soon after, John found the perfect location and home for me, my daughter, and dogs. I trusted him to be present during the inspection and every aspect of closing on the house. As I moved on December 15, 2017, the closing process was seamless. As stressful as an interstate move can be, John made it as easy as possible. John Kern is a professional as well as a great businessman, a wonderful listener, and kind. I can’t recommend a more competent real estate agent as John Kern.
When I listed my home, I truly thought I was just “testing the waters” of the market to see if my condo would sell. I wasn't expecting my home to sell so quickly—boy was I wrong! I certainly had no hesitation in picking my Realtor®—John Kern. He was my original Realtor® whom I hired when I purchased my condo seven-plus years ago. When I bought it, it was a total "gut" job, but I was thrilled for the opportunity to live on the Intracoastal and up for the challenge of redecorating. I'm happy to say I loved my home and was very proud of my accomplishments in making it beautiful. Although John had sold me this condo originally seven years ago, he still remembered me when I called him to discuss listing my home. I know the old saying that everyone loves to be remembered, and it didn't go to waste on me! John remembered me and my condo which was so nice to know. He certainly has enough clients, so I was impressed. It was like speaking to an old friend—he listened to my concerns, needs wants, and my hopes for a successful outcome and I got a sale that impressed everyone in the community. Once my home was listed, John's wife, Jackie—a major asset to John, hired the professional photographer to take absolutely stunning pictures of my home. I personally think that was the reason it sold so quickly—in less than a week! Jackie was on site with the photographer during the photo shoot to make my home look its best. It looked like a model home, and I was so proud! I had several conversations with John prior to listing my home for sale. We discussed the marketing, pricing, and the strategy that we thought would be best. I am happy to say he hit the nail on the head every time. Every step of the way, John or Jackie continually kept in contact with me regarding showing requests, showing appointments, and inspections. I work from home, so each and every appointment that was set up was confirmed in a timely manner. I could easily plan my work schedule around showings and then wait outside while prospective buyers freely looked around. Things went smoothly every time—coordination and communication were key and that was all taken care of by the John Kern Group. John knows the area well, in particular, my development, and he has been in the area and in real estate for over 20 years. John has watched the real estate market in every aspect over the past years—good and bad—and has thrived through it all! This man is in for the long haul and has been what I would call the "best Realtor® " in the business. John is responsive, proactive and effective—need I say more?!
After having lived 11 years in Costa Rica, we sold our house there and decided to move back to the United States to be closer to family and medical facilities. We came upon the realization that trying to buy a house in the U.S. while still living in a foreign country would be difficult, to say the least. It was looking like we were going to have to rent an apartment in Florida in order to search for a house to buy. Try finding a rental on short notice in sunny South Florida during season—pretty high prices indeed! While still in Costa Rica searching for houses from the armchair and internet, quite by accident, we picked up the phone to inquire about a house for sale and found John Kern on the other end. That was the beginning of a very pleasant journey starting with several phone conversations during which John described the area, the neighborhoods, and communities, and researched specific houses for us. If we made one call, we must have made a hundred, and John was always there with a very pleasant “can do” attitude. We decided to get on a plane and spend a week to see some of the houses in person that we had found on the internet. John was there for us 100%—not only to do the research on all the houses but to take the time to schedule the showings, and during Thanksgiving week, that was no easy task. He even prepared a chart giving a breakdown of the expenses for several of the houses we liked. Fast forward one month. We are now going to be closing on a house that John helped us find thanks to his patience and hard work. Not only that, but we are in a rental apartment for the transition which he found for us that is very reasonably priced and allows us and our cat comfortable digs for one month. John seems more like a friend to us than a real estate broker. When we accidentally locked ourselves out of the apartment, it took one phone call to John—he was there in 15 minutes to get the key and rescue us. We just can’t overstate John’s diligent pursuit of service, his patience with his customers, and his knowledge of his craft. John gives a whole new meaning to “above and beyond!” We strongly recommend John Kern and The John Kern Group for any real estate needs.