Testimonials

John is very knowledgeable about the Richmond real estate market. He is responsive, timely, and reliable. I recommend John and his brokerage without hesitation.
Bob Byrne
We are out-of-town real estate investors. We searched in Richmond area for about 6 months for good multifamily rentals. John is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood in Richmond and has no reservation to share his local knowledge to guide us in our search. We were always impressed when he can name the buildings and discuss the rich history in our target neighborhood. He has always been very responsive in answering our questions, making tour photos and videos, and putting in offers after offers in this competitive market. Whenever we want to put an offer on a property, we can rest assure to see his draft contract sent to our email the same day, accurately filled out all the details, so we will not need to go back and forth to modify the contract. Our offers are always put in timely without any delays. After 6 month search, he helped us putting in an offer and successfully won our current multifamily rentals out of the multiple offer bidding war. Given the short closing time and we were out-of-town, he helped us arranged home inspection, termite inspection and contractor quotes so we saved hours of our time without driving to Richmond multiple times. He stayed on top of all the process and kept us informed all the details. Even though the property was sold as is, John managed to help us get seller pay to fix things so we did not delay any closing. John is highly professional, very considerate of the need of others with excellent local knowledge and easy to work with. We highly recommend John and will work with him again with other opportunities
Jingjing Ye
John was very helpful. He was very attentive to what I was looking for. Was more like a friend than an agent so he knew pretty much what I was looking for. This is going to be my forever home but I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know who is house hunting.
Thomas Williams
John was an amazing realtor. It was my first time buying a home and he was great at explaining everything and connecting me with other services that I would need. He was quick and prompt with everything, organizing home viewings sometimes as quickly as the same day I requested them. He was a wealth of information and very personable person. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a realtor.
David Starling
John,
Thank you very much for all of your help in purchasing our land in King William. You were great to work with. We appreciate your time and attention to answering questions and guiding us through the entire process. We will definitely recommend you to others! We have future dreams for this land that we are excited for.
Thanks again!
Danielle & Craig Smith
I’ve been meaning to write this review for awhile, I’ve just been so excited about my house that I kept forgetting to sit down and write it. I started looking for a home about nine months ago. I’d rented apartments for years, but my life had grown beyond what apartment living could provide. I needed a place that could accommodate myself and two dogs (one of which is a rescue and needed a fenced in yard), as well as provide me ample space to continue to build my photography business. On a whim I pulled up Zillow and started trying to see what a house would cost. I saw one I thought I could afford, so I called John and he set aside time for the two of us to discuss the process of buying a home and to determine what it was that I was really looking for.
Over the next four months John showed me into over thirty houses. The man has incredible patients, and I was not just insanely picky about what I wanted, but on a tight budget. At times I honestly felt like I would never find the right fit, but John kept looking even when I’d take a break for a week. He show me houses that I picked out, houses that he picked out. He even took the time to look at houses that he thought I might like before he showed them to me. At first I thought I might like a fixer upper and he helped me explore different kinds of mortgages and programs that might make that work. I made him look all over the city and he helped me find resources so that I could learn about the neighborhoods, crime rates, school systems to make the best decision.
In the end I found a brick rancher with a very good sized yard, three bedrooms (one of which is now an office, the other a small studio for still life work and product photography), an amazing kitchen and lots and lots of natural light. My dogs are happy (even my rescue is less anxious here than I’ve ever seen her). I’m loving the process of making it into a home.
Alan Condrey
John’s attention to detail was amazing. I am what you might call a challenging client but I was very happy with John. He listened, researched and then produced listings that were in line with my needs, not what was on the market. He walked me through the entire process and explained with patience each step of the process. I will be listing a house this summer and will be using him this time as my listing agent. I am confident that not only will the house have a short time on the market, I am confident that he will find a perfect buyer for my house. He is also pleasant and easy talk to as he is an incredible listener. Through general conversation, he assessed my needs without showing me houses that were of no interest. He fine tuned my needs just by listening.
Leonard Brown
Dear John,
We want to thank you for a job well done. You stayed motivated, kept us informed during the entire process of selling the spec house built in Essex County.
We enjoyed your visits, your apple pie, and that “Home Depot” gift card, Oscar was super happy. Me too.
Thanks,
Oscar & Joyce Rickman
Oscar & Joyce Rickman
John was absolutely amazing to us. From start to finish he works so hard and had so much patience in dealing with us. He knows what he’s doing and is the only realtor I’d recommend. A+++
Sara & Carlos Nai
This guy is the cream of the crop. He even hand delivered his homemade apple pie straight to my door. He will not quit and goes well above his call of duty as he become a friend, a mentor and an expert in the industry.
Blair Larcen
Very knowledgeable, knew exactly how much my house would sell for from the beginning. Very prompt in answering questions and getting things in order, extremely helpful throughout the whole process.
Jerrod and Jessica Tackett
John was a pleasure to work with. He is very personable and has great knowledge of the Richmond (& surrounding) area. He listens to your wants and musts lists, but more importantly he listens to your comments while you are actually viewing houses, and plans accordingly.
It’s great how he remembers small details from conversations you have (and uses those details to make suggestions as well) that really make you feel like he listens to you and is more of a friend than an agent.
We definitely recommend John for buying your next house!
Brian & Erica Childress
John is very patient and kind. He will find the house you want. He also knows what questions to ask the seller and buyer! This was tremendous help for me as he saved us a lot of money by being proactive and making the transaction an even sweeter deal! Thank you John for our new house! We love it!
David & Marie Lay
After finally deciding to sell my first home, I was a bit nervous because while I knew my neighborhood was doing well, my particular block posed a challenge. I was referred to John by a friend who assured me that he was familiar with the neighborhood and would be up to the task. After speaking with a few realtors, it was clear that John was the right person to represent my home. As a first time home seller, John was superb at keeping me informed every step of the way. He was always just a phone call or text away. In addition, John cares about the personal touch, and he even took care of my dogs while the house needed to be shown when I was not available.
Once under contract John also assisted with setting up contractors for the repair work that needed to be done to my home prior to the closing date. I could not have asked for the sale of my home to go any smoother and I know I owe that to John. I would certainly recommend him again and again and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Holly Berry
I’m a Californian planning to move to Virginia when I retire. My challenge to John was to help me find rental property in the Richmond area that I might eventually call home — and find it within a tight timeline. He listened carefully to my description of what I wanted, found properties that  matched and were within my price range, but was also quick to pick up on the fact that what I described wasn’t necessarily the only type of property that I would consider. He was patient and perceptive — and a lot of fun to work with. He spent three days with me viewing about fifteen properties, and once I made my decision he shepherded the sale through without a hitch. He is conscientious, thorough, and a great communicator. John is, hands down, the best realtor I have ever worked with, and I highly recommend him.
Theresa Gibbons
I can’t say enough about John but I can tell you that he is AMAZING!!! All I had to do was tell him what I wanted and what I didn’t want and he delivered. It didn’t matter what time of day or night that I reached out to him with a question he always got back to me with an answer. I’m new to  Virginia so I don’t know a lot of people but I can always call John to recommend someone who will get the job done. House hunting with him was great and I loved the portal because you go to pick what you wanted to see. He’s Richmond home grown so, get on the John Fehr train people because its going in the direction of the home you want to buy or sell!! ??
Debbie Briscoe
John is not just a real estate agent. He’s a professional consultant and acts like one. His style allows you to go at your pace in a pressure free environment. As a first time buyer, he saved me from making some poor decisions, simply because he knows the job and he put my best interests first.  When we celebrated the day of closing over dinner, I asked him how he’s been doing with other buyers, at which point, he proceeded to tell my wife and I that we were the fifth home he closed this month (I’ll boast for him). It was not what I was expecting, but I am not one bit surprised. John’s way of going about his job is a class act.
Jamison & Kelsey Walker
After accepting a job offer with Microsoft and moving across country; John proved to be an invaluable partner in our efforts to quickly sell our home. He effectively leveraged his experience and connections to make this a seamless and profitable experience for my family. John is not only a skilled negotiator, but a compassion and honest practitioner of his craft.
Cristin Williams
John was easy to talk to, patient and very kind when working with me to purchase my first home. I met with him initially back in November 2016 to discuss the steps to buying a a home, and he explained the process start-to-finish without making anything seem rushed. Later, during the Spring of 2017, he and I reconnected to start the process to getting a home! The process itself–on his/my end–seemed seamless enough, and the majority of any stops or delays all came from the sellers needing to complete a bevvy of repairs on the home prior to purchase. During that time, he was calm, and remained easy to reach to discuss any change of plans or negotiations. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking in the Richmond, VA area or surrounding metros.
Traci Babington
John is a top-notch agent. He goes above and beyond his duties to make sure nothing is missed. I will use him again and I will not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Bob Byrne
As a single, first time home buyer with little to no experience with the process of how to purchase a home, I was very impressed by John’s knowledge-base, local resources, & professional demeanor. John helped to facilitate the steps needed to make this detailed process as seamless as possible.  John was prompt in his response to my requests to view particular homes and was able to assist with a showing in a quick turnaround time. John remained patient with me while I worked to make a final decision on what I was truly looking for in a home. Once I was ready to put in an offer on a home, John was able to successfully negotiate a fair price and seller completion of repairs based upon the inspection report. He helped to connect me with a mortgage broker, as well as, a local and trust worthy contractor, amongst a variety of other resources. John also sent friendly reminders for me to take care of particular components of the process to ensure we met all of the appropriate deadlines. It was a pleasure working with John and I would encourage anyone to use him as a Realtor.
Anna Kostric
Working with John was amazing- he was patient and kind- we never felt rushed or pressured. He did a great job with our negotiations, even when the title search became somewhat complicated he was able to talk us through every step of the process. He kept in close contact with all the relevant parties in the title search and negotiations. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a home in the area, especially first time home buyers who might need a little extra guidance.
Johanna Christensen
John helped us purchase our first home. Very helpful and knowledgeable in explaining terms and processes for new home buyers. And he’s always on time.
Alexis Carswell
John handled the sale of our home of 34 years in a sensitive, timely and professional manner. His knowledge and expertise enabled us to sell our home much quicker than we anticipated and for an amount higher than than we calculated. His personal service kept us informed at all times during the  entire process. I would highly recommend John Fehr as a real estate for any prospective buyer or seller.
John Creger
John was very helpful and supportive for the entire process. As a first time home-buyer, I really appreciated having someone on my side with the knowledge and patience as John. He was thorough with all of the paperwork, and was just a quick text or phone call away with any and all of my questions.  I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!
Miña Recta
Had a great experience with John. I didn’t want a pushy agent and wanted to find a house on my own terms. He was very respectful of that. When I reached out wanting to see a home, he responded quickly so I was able to react quickly to houses that were being scooped up quick. Once I did find a home,  I felt very comfortable asking the millions of stupid questions I had and he was able to answer them in a way that I understood.
Emily Parlove
John made my first time home buying experience easier than I imagined. I was promptly shown homes I wanted to see or that he suggested I see. In the end I got my home and everything done in the time I needed everything to be done. He also recommended services that I would need in the home buying process.
Jennifer Ko
John is an absolutely outstanding real estate agent. This is the second time he represented me in a real estate transaction, specifically a 1031 exchange. The transaction was complicated, especially since I had to return to California while the sale proceeded and it was necessary to extend closing for several months. John was on top of everything every step of the way. He is detail-oriented and was quick to recommend skilled professionals, contact them, obtain bids and even oversee work that needed to be done in order to close the transaction. Most of all, John is a downright pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him!
Theresa Gibbons
John was wonderful to work with. He listened to my desires/scouted and found homes that fit those desires and ultimately made getting into our new home a painless process. I highly recommend him.
Rachel Zaslow
John was recommended to a friend and I by a coworker. We both went on to use John as our realtor to buy our own separate homes. Can’t say enough good things about the man. Very professional, responsive. Would highly recommend. I know my friend also really enjoyed having John as his realtor during his home buying experience as well.
Isabel Moore
We were visiting Richmond and we decided to check out a property over the New Year weekend, which was pretty spontaneous! We were lucky to meet a fantastic realtor who pulled a lot of last minute strings to give us a tour of a property we are thinking of investing in. Not only is he friendly, but also super knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He even made time to help us get to our next location as we had our luggage with us. If you're ever in need of a realtor, don't hesitate to reach out to him in the future. He's the real deal!
Marites Yao
Working with John was a a phenomenal experience. He was very knowledgeable and extremely thorough as we navigated the many potential homes, inspections, and negotiations. His patience was reassuring as I looked at home after home until we found just the fit for me. Even the people he recommended to help with a few repairs and cleaning were top notch. Now that I'm home, I continue to revel in realizing this is really my house! I highly recommend John to help anyone find the perfect place to call their own.
Eboni Massey
John was a great agent. He is very attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Would use him again. Thank you John.


Mary Ashworth
John helped me buy and sell my first house. He walked me through the whole process even stayed in touch inbetween buying and selling. I'd highly recommend him to friends and family. I only wish I wasn't moving out of state so he could help me buy my next house.
Mike Kershner
Reliable, patient, and resourceful are just a few words I would use to describe John Fehr. As my husband walked through the property we intended on purchasing, I gained a heightened respect for John as he explained the process and each step that follows. I would highly recommend John.
Kimberley Hairston-Harris
John Fehr did a fantastic job helping me through my first home sale. He was reliable, professional, and really helped guide me through the entire process with ease. He was always available for questions and very knowledgeable about the industry. I would recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Sean McKinley
Mr. Fehr was patient and meticulous. He acted fairly, warning me about possible reasons not to buy one property for defects and risks that I had not noticed. He is very pleasant to deal with, not pushy (he never made me sign a contract of exclusivity), taciturn but effective when need be.
I should add that John nourishes his clients even once the deal is concluded and technically he has no longer professional obligations. He calls to know if everything is going alright, intervenes with technical suggestions, and all sorts of help, thank also to a team of contractors that he knows.
Bernardo Piciché
John Fehr was recommended to us by a friend when we moved here from out of state to help us purchase our new home in Virginia. I held a real estate license in the state we lived in previously and have extensive experience working with qualified and respectable Realtors. I have rarely witnessed a level of professionalism and local market expertise that matches John Fehr's. I was blown away by how far above and beyond he went to help our move from out of state go smoothly. His work on our behalf did not stop after we purchased our home. He was and continues to be a wealth of contacts and resources. He allowed me to be persistent without ever making me feel like I was inconveniencing him. He was happy to listen and to help, and was always a calming and reassuring presence. I trusted him to help my parents, who moved here shortly after we did, to purchase their house too. In a highly competitive market, John got both of us the homes we really wanted, and he did it on the first offer for both of us. We could not be more grateful.
Jamie Dettmer
Our experience with John Fehr was all that any first time home buyer could want. John was professional, responsive, friendly, and thorough. He has even continued helping us after we completed purchasing the home. We would recommend John to anyone who is buying a home.
Kareem Connor