04/03/2017 - extremedetailsva
Bought and sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $475K in Sterling, VA.
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We sold and purchased homes with John and Cathy, great people and always a pleasure to work with! Communication was perfect prepping home and service provider recommendations were top notch. They are in contact after the transactions and considered friends.

 
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $400K in Sterling, VA.
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My experience with John was great. I was impressed with him from my first meeting and I know I made the right decision to use him. John's customer service and knowledge of the area is second to none, he is professional, punctual, consistent, and very informative. He took the time to understand More

 
03/06/2017 - f1yingjim
Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Sterling, VA.
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John gets the job done! Working with him was a pleasure, too. We went from listing with him to having multiple offers, including the one we accepted. John recommended a couple of minor updates and raised the listing price. We had more traffic in the three weeks than we’d had with the previous agent More

 
11/15/2016 - c joey lu
Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $400K in Sterling, VA.
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John helped me by a townhouse. I was impressed by his local knowledge. He also helped a lot in the entire process by referring correct personals, leading step by step procedures and providing advise, even including home improvement after the purchase. To me, he is like an agent to stand by my side More

 
10/07/2016 - juliebird3735
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Aldie, VA.
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When my husband, David and I moved to Virginia from California we didn't know where we wanted to live or what kind of home we really needed. John and Cathy were INCREDIBLE- they listened, helped us realize our true goals, and were very knowledgeable. Because of them we have a wonderful home in a More


 
10/05/2016 - wavemuxer
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $575K in Sterling, VA.
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We initally hired them because of their reduced rate expecting a reduced rate of service but oh how wrong we were!! From the professional pictures for the brochure to the ease of closing both John amd Cathy did above and beyond service for any broker. They held open houses every other week and always responded to us within a very short time period. These two are the BEST you will not regret working with them! Less

 
07/12/2016 - doug congdon
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $575K in Sterling, VA.
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John is a pro who guided us from day one on how to get our house ready to sell. And then handled all the paperwork to list it and get the word out that it was for sale. He was positive and upbeat and knew how to respond to a changing market. We were very pleased with his services and would hire him More

 
06/28/2016 - norrisrj
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $550K in Sterling, VA.
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John was always responsive and consistently went the extra mile to explain the process and help us find the lowest cost option for getting our house ready to show. He was available to us from listing through closing and beyond. We were very impressed with his performance and highly recommend him.

 
06/28/2016 - NikkinMaurice
Bought a home in 2016 in Lucketts, Leesburg, VA 20176.
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John made being a first time homebuyer a simple and very quick process. We viewed a handful of homes on day one, put in an offer by week one, and closed shortly thereafter. John was up to speed on competitive listings, wasted no time showing us properties as we requested, and guided us through the More

 
05/04/2016 - ingrideppolito
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Sterling, VA.
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John made our buy-sell process smooth and stress free. He made himself available from morning to night, and always with great attitude. The communication was great in every each way, phone/text/e-mail. We received updates throughout the day. He was instrumental not only during pre sell-buy process but post buy-sell as well. With John's help my husband and I reached our goals and expectations in selling our house and buying our next home. I strongly recommend John to be your next real estate agent. John Thank you Ingrid &Tony

"great network of local service vendors..."
12/04/2013 - starlines
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $700K in Sterling, VA.

John and Cathy sold our townhouse and helped us purchase a single family home. They helped us prep our townhouse for sale (including replacing carpets and upgrading kitchen counter tops) and offered awesome advice how to best appeal to potential buyers. They have a great network of local service vendors that offered quality work at reasonable prices. We had multiple offers on our townhouse the same day it was listed. John and Cathy were so easy to work with and responsive to all of our questions and needs. They exceeded our expectations at every opportunity and we will definitely recommend them to all friends and family.


"delight to work with..."
10/29/2013 - m nee
Sold a home in 2012.

John and Cathy from Samson Properties were a delight to work with on selling of our townhome and the purchase of our first single family house. They both demonstrated professionalism and know-how in the realestate field. Our townhome was sold within 6 weeks of listing followed by smooth transaction of new home buying. They were both very attentive to our needs and skillful in executing the process of buying and selling. We would definitely recommend their service!


"far exceeded our expectations..."
10/29/2013 - user529938
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in Sterling, VA.
 
The Cathy and John team far exceeded our expectations in every regard. The photos and listing creation by Cathy were fantastic. John's honest assessment of our home and what it needed to maximize our success in terms of time and sales price were spot on. John's negotiation skills were a fantastic asset to aid in the sale as well. Another huge piece of the overall experience was the way that Cathy and John interfaced with the HOA to ensure a smooth closing experience. We were completely blown away by our Cathy & John team experience and would recommend them highly to anyone in need of a professional real estate team.


"knowledgable and friendly..."
10/28/2013 - rspicer
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Sterling, VA.

We worked with John and Cathy to buy a house in Cascades. They were extremely patient and showed us pretty much every house on the market, within our criteria, before we found the house we wanted. Available 24/7 and generally received near real-time responses to text/emails with questions or requests to see a property. Knowledgeable and friendly and not pushy at all. Negotiated well and knew when to push and when to compromise. Very happy with the overall experience and will use again if we ever move. Thank you John and Cathy!


"cannot sing their praises highly enough..."
10/24/2013 - user6012827
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Springfield, VA.

Cathy and John helped us with the purchase of our second home. Honestly, after our first horrible realtor/home buying experience, we were both determined to be very selective about who we chose this time around. We met Cathy by chance at an open house in Reston when we were early in our search. While we weren't interested in that particular property, we found her to be warm and down-to-earth, and willing to answer questions about other areas instead of focusing on the property she was showing. She also recommended some mortgage brokers and was immediately helpful despite having just met us.

Throughout the whole process, Cathy and John impressed us more and more. Burned by our last experience, we probably were difficult to handle but they were consistently understanding and accommodating with our requests, while providing honest and informed suggestions. John is clearly an expert negotiator when it comes to the terms of both the contract and the home inspection. Whenever we felt that there was something that we needed to address with him, he always was on top of it and often brought it up before we did. Between the contract and the home inspection, John had to go back and forth with the sellers agent probably about 10 times to get us to come to an agreement but I never felt that he lost patience and was always willing to advocate for what we wanted. In the end, he got everything on our wish list for us and things turned out even better than we hoped.

I liked the frequent updates that he provided - we often had 7pm phone meetings to discuss progress. We also were on a tight schedule for closing, less than 30 days due to my job situation which I know only added to the difficulty and he made it happen (along with the fantastic broker they recommended - Mark Bragaw with McLean Mortgage - who I'd give 10 stars to if I could!).

After closing, there were a few minor plumping and electrical things that we were waiting on. Instead of dumping us after closing (like many realtors do!), John made sure that everything was completed and followed-up frequently. He even bought us a new toilet when we found that the lazy flush was a toast toilet. John also made some great recommendations for a contractor for our renovation and a granite place. Naturally untrusting, I shopped around for a contractor and granite - but no surprise, John and Cathy's recommendations were the best for quality and price! They clearly do business with great people.

We were thrilled with our experience with Cathy and John and cannot sing their praises highly enough. We love our home and I'm certain that this stellar home buying experience has everything to do with Cathy and John.


"helps put you at ease..."
09/26/2013 - user3251364
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Leesburg, VA.

After talking to a few realtors, I decided on going with John McCambridge to assist me in purchasing a rental property. I wanted someone who was going to devote time to really working with me. I was new to the process, and he was very helpful with giving me information about the areas and properties we saw, pointing out pros and cons for each of the places. He then found me great renters by doing an extensive background check on those that applied. I also had him assist me with the purchase of my new home, and he went through the same process and pointed out things that I had not considered. I appreciate that he still picks up his phone and helps me out with questions, even long after the purchase and sale of the homes. He is always light hearted and cheery, and helps put you at ease when you start stressing about how it will all work out!


"Amazing Realtor!..."
09/23/2013 - user79763290
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Manassas, VA.
 
Amazing realtor! Expertise and knowledge are phenomenal. Very hands-on which is perfect for a first-time home buyer. Guided us every step of the way. John worked with us on buying our first home and made the process seem very easy and painless. Gave me options and recommendations that will help me save money and add value to our contract.


"among the best real estate agents out there..."
07/15/2012 - ksqwrd
Bought a home in 2012.

My experience with a previous agent was not so good. He was not responsive. I didn't feel like he was working with the other party on my behalf at all. I felt he didn't understand my position as a buyer, and therefore couldn't help along in the home buying process in the best way. I ended up losing that house, and I feel that it was largely due to the agent and/or my relationship with him.

Then, I met John McCambridge purely by coincidence, at one of his open houses. I noticed a world of difference between him and my previous agent. It was an easy decision to have him represent me.

Responsiveness - Over the next months, John displayed incredible professionalism in how he handled everything. He was very courteous while touring various houses with me. I was somewhat selective in what I liked, which caused us to tour many different houses; yet he did not display any frustration and seemed to be very understanding and accommodating. Furthermore, whenever we decided to submit offers, he was very quick in drafting official offer documentation. I felt a great deal of comfort while interacting with John because I knew that I was in good hands. I didn't really have to do much work on my own at all. Even after the purchase was complete, and I had acquired the house, John would still come by and helped me with different minor problems around the house.

Expertise - John is very experienced as a real estate agent. His understanding of the local market is impressive. He was able to offer his insight on many aspects of the house buying process. While submitting offers, he was able to accurately and precisely predict what was going to happen and how the offer would proceed. And he was honest. This helped us to make the best decisions given the time and circumstances. John is also very well connected. Since I was new to the area and to home ownership, he was able to recommend many professional services to me that turned out to be very useful.

Ability to learn - Perhaps the one thing that I appreciated the most was how responsive he was to my needs and how he made an effort to understand what I wanted. Whenever we would go out to tour a house, he would pay close attention to how I responded to various aspects of the house. He was able to learn my preferences, and he did that quite accurately. Subsequently, he kept in mind whatever he had learned about me while he made recommendations on which houses to tour. In fact, when the house that I ended up buying came on the market, he immediately identified it as a potential for me and we were able to seal the deal almost the same day. I was very pleased with how appreciative John was of my taste.

John, and his wife Kathy, behaved with me almost as if they were family. From the very first day that I met John, to the very end, they both displayed exceptional professionalism, honesty, and skills that make them, in my opinion, among the best real estate agents out there. I am most appreciative of their efforts, and thankful that they helped me buy my house. I definitely recommend them to everyone.


"They went WAY beyond what was expected..."
06/16/2012 - user388996
Sold a home in 2012.
 
My husband and I had already moved over 1,000 miles away when we listed our house in Cascades with John and Cathy. They took care of everything. We told them what we were willing to put into the property to sell it and they not only advised as to where to spend it, but also contacted local contractors who did the jobs at very reasonable prices.

They went WAY beyond what was expected in selling our home. We almost had a contract before the property was even listed. We wound up with a very reasonable offer within 3 days of the property going on the market. They even arranged for our move out house cleaning when I requested it.

I would HIGHLY recommend them. They are a great team.


"That was the best service we have ever received"
06/11/2012 - user940484
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Sterling, VA.
 
John and Cathy are very professional and highly skilled. Great advice based on realistic analysis, not the wishful thinking. Thorough understanding of local markets and trends. They makes great use of the latest resources, and I appreciated the convenience and helpfulness of his online notification and scheduling of house showings. They offered many do-able suggestions to prepare our home for listing. And found the right contractors for us to get the jobs done on time. That was the best service we have ever received.


"offered much valuable advice..."
06/11/2012 - user606101
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Wiehle Ave - Reston Pky, Reston, VA.
 
My family and I have known John for several years, and he has helped us with selling as well as buying homes. He is imminently knowledgeable about the neighborhoods/cities wherre we lived, and also the ones in which we were interested in living.

Not only was John quick to respond to questions, but he also offered much valuable advice in addition.

We would not hesitate to recomment John to anyone looking to buy or sell.


"John was always available at a moment's notice..."
06/05/2012 - user2149781
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Wiehle Ave - Reston Pky, Reston, VA.
 
John and Cathy are the best! They paid attention to every detail during our home buying experience and made sure we got the best deal possible. My husband and I were first-time home buyers and John and Cathy's patience and numerous explanations helped us make the best possible decision for the purchase of our first home and we couldn't be happier! John and Cathy also just helped my mom and dad buy their new home in May 2012. I can't say enough about the extra special care and attention that were given to my parents during the whole process. John was always available at a moment's notice and went well out of his way to see that my parents were taken care of before, during and after the sale and even during their move. I highly recommend this husband and wife team to anyone looking for realtors who know their business and truly care about their clients.


"they really had a good understanding of my needs..."
06/04/2012 - user219719
Sold a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $425K in Sterling, VA.
 
I have moved over nine times across the country in my lifetime and I can honestly say I have never had a smoother, more positive, not to mention fun, experience than the one I had with John and Cathy McCambridge. When I met them, I was going through a nasty divorce and had to find a home and sell my existing one in a very short time frame. I had no idea what I was doing, but like a Knight in Shining armour, John swooped in and without being asked, advised me on everything and I mean much more than the usual buying and selling. They listened to my concerns. They took the time to explain things. They had me look at homes, I would never have considered but once i did , i realized they really had a good understanding of my needs. He and Cathy really cared about me. They would drop over to see how I was doing.We had many a wonderful chats over coffee. i knew how busy they were, but they never made me feel as though I were burdening them with all my questions. John helped me sort through the maze of finances, interest rates etc. They went out of their way to find me the perfect house and even gave me the names of people to help me move, get rid of excess "stuff" etc. John and Cathy came by on moving day to see how things were going and John even helped my dad move furniture around. Since I've been in the house, John is still my "go to' guy whenever i have questions about anything from handymen to appliance repairs. He and Cathy are rare finds in the world today..honest, genuine, caring good people who know their stuff. I met them as realtors, but now consider them friends. Don't hesitate in calling them. Your life will be so much easier!
 
 
 

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