Jon is AWESOME! We looked for a house for months. His availability is incredible! We would often call him on a whim as we randomly passed a house for sale and he would squeeze us in to see the home (often plus others) the same day. He was incredibly patient and always optimistic, even when we were discouraged. He was great at learning what we like in a house and became amazing at finding houses that fit our interests. He is very knowledgeable not only about the booming real estate market in Austin but also about the homes themselves (common issues in different areas of town, foundation, roof, A/C...you name it!). He was very protective of our interests and wanted to make sure that we were going to get a good deal. His honesty is a complete breath of fresh air and made us feel so comfortable as we tried to navigate the crazy, overwhelming market. He put our fears and anxieties at ease! Most of all, Jon made the experience fun. With his help, we were able to find the perfect home for our growing family and get a great deal. The only downside is that now that we have made a purchase, we actually miss going to look at real estate with him. He is an all-around honest, great realtor and person. We cannot recommend him highly enough. The next time we are in the market to buy or sell property, we will not even consider using any other realtor but Jon.
Jon is a treasure when it comes to real estate. I have total confidence in him. If there is a property I'm interested in, and Jon does not believe it's for me, he'll tell me. Jon is beyond knowledgeable about every single aspect of the real estate market. It was my lucky day when I met him!
Jon was incredible to work with. Being that I was a first-time homebuyer, there are so many pieces of the puzzle to learn but Jon helped guide me along the process. He was very responsive in going to look at properties that were interesting to me and usually met me there within a day or so (have to be quick in the Austin market!) He is very knowledgeable and picks up on issues in a home like a normal home inspector would find on an inspection. First-class all the way through the buying process and I was lucky enough to close on a home in East Austin within 2 months of working with him. Highly recommend working with Jon and I will certainly be referring my friends/colleagues along to him as well!
Jon is everything a real estate agent should be: friendly, informative, low-pressure, focused, etc. Beyond the real estate realm, he ranks high on my list as a pleasant and intelligent human being. We came to Jon Plum from New York knowing nothing of the Austin Area. At the end of our sojourn there I can say that we knew the area very well thanks to his cogent and experienced points of view. This is the benefit of a good real estate agent: getting a thorough knowledge of the area in order to make an informed decision. This guy is among the best and can definitely help you navigate the scalding hot Austin real estate market.
We were most impressed by Jon's professionalism and guidance in helping us make an appropriate offer and negotiating with the seller and selling agent. There was never a sense of pressure, only a belief expressed by Jon that we could get this purchase done. Having seen Jon's due diligence during the entire purchase cycle, I am confident that either a buyer or a seller will be very well represented by Jon!
Once we decided to move on the house, Jon quickly found comps and helped us put together a competitive offer. He gave us thoughtful input, patiently answered all the questions we had, and left decisions up to us with no pressure. Jon was also great when helping us sell our house. He offered great tips for staging and advised us on pricing the house to sell quickly while maximizing the sale price. His office brought in a fantastic photographer that made our house look amazing. We had ten showings on our first day, and four offers within five days (with two over the asking price).
I enjoyed my time with Jon. He was very knowledgeable and listened carefully to what I wanted. I am happy that I put my trust in him. I am happy to not only call Jon my realtor but my friend as well.
Jon is the best agent I have ever worked with. He really knows real estate, construction and regulations, and represented me in the purchase of a commercial building which I converted into my home, a very complex situation. He is prompt and attentive and really cares about the customer.
Gary E. Hoover
Jon really took the time to listen to our needs and wants and must-haves and hopes and, and, and ... We were the classic buyers with so many criteria but only a limited budget. We have been in the new house for 5 months now and couldn't be happier with it and with fate for having brought Jon into our house hunting!