Client Testimonials


Read and see what others have to say about their experiences working with John Morrison to buy or sell their home in Barrington, IL. Did you have a great experience working with John Morrison? We want to hear about it!

 

"From the very first moment that we met, we kind of clicked.

John is a good dude. He's a great guy, presents himself well, and is very knowledgeable about real estate.

He understands the market. He understands the needs of buyers and the needs of sellers."

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"We didn't even have to list the house. The night before it went on the market, John had a buyer. They bought it at offering price.

I think the buyer and seller were both really happy.

For that, I would highly recommend John and his team."

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"What stood out to me about John was his level of preparedness, and his confidence. Because we were buying and selling, he came to the table with data, and was clear and realistic about what to expect during the selling and buying process.

It was also wonderful to work with a full service team.

They know their industry, they know their community, and they know their clients. And we can't recommend them enough."

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"The team was amazing and always there when I needed them, answering all of my questions.

John was fantastic in finding me the home that I was looking for.

I had very specific wants and he found it. I highly recommend working with them."

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"I highly recommend John Morrison and the Morrison Home team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. John is one of the hardest working professional people I've come across.

He's very knowledgeable, extremely thorough, and is so prompt.

We really couldn't be more pleased with the service John provided us through the entire process, and for that, I would highly recommend John to anyone."

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My wife and I hired John to represent us for both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. We recently closed the sale of our old home and are very happy with the results. We had many showings because of the exposure John is able to create with all the tools and resources he has. We are excited to work with John on the next step of finding our next home and we know he will do a great job in helping us do that. John is very responsive and works hard at understanding your needs for both sale and purchase. We highly recommend John to all our family and friends.

- Jason Hackney

John recently sold my house in the Village of Barrington and I couldn’t be more satisfied! He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and market trends in the area. He made the entire process extremely easy from start to finish and was always available to answer any questions that I had. He took extra care in personalizing the listing with high quality brochures and emails about showings with feedback that helped me to stay informed. I would highly recommend John and will use his services in the future.

- Lisa Backstrom

John Morrison is a true professional in the residential real estate market, he knows the market as well as anybody. I would recommend John if you are going to buy or sell a home.

- Jack J. Auriema

John is the go-to realtor in Barrington. He has the largest network of buyers & sellers and has the respect of the agent community which makes for the best possible transaction. Not only does he generate maximum exposure for his sellers using social medial and his extensive realtor network, he also presents his clients’ homes in the best possible light using professional photography & valuable staging advice.

- Leigh Marcus

My wife Jenny and I have worked with John on multiple home sales and acquisitions. John knows the market, he is connected to qualified buyers, he is solution oriented and he truly listens too and understands the needs of his clients. John is an excellent realtor who conducts himself with a high level of integrity and transparency. We would most definitely utilize John and his team on future transactions.

- Jay Welsh

We hired John to represent us for both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home, and are very happy with the results. John made sure we found the right home at the right price and encouraged us to keep looking until we found it. When it came time to sell the old house, John provided specific guidance on how best to prepare the home for sale and made sure we didn’t spend money on things that didn’t matter. When negotiations hit a snag John stepped up did what it took to make the deal happen, and was actively involved in the entire sales process through closing, providing valuable guidance along the way.
We highly recommend John and will definitely work with him again in the future.

- Joel Sterk

My wife and I enjoyed working with John. He is what I consider a consummate professional realtor. He studies and understands the local market and he concentrates on doing what is best for his clients. I recommend him without reservation.

- Barrie Heath

John is a first class realtor! He was knowledgeable, professional and detail oriented throughout the whole process of selling our home. i would definitly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

- Nick Williams

John was able to successfully close on the sale of our home which was an extremely challenging assignment due to condition of property and the nature of the transaction. John kept us well informed throughout the process and was able to gain more exposure to the property due to the large presence he has in the community. In addition, the technology his team uses to market the property and provide us with instant feedback on showings is fantastic.

I highly recommend John and his team and plan to retain him again as an agent for my next home purchase/sale.

- Christopher Hale

John sold my house. That is what you want when you hire a realtor. No problems. Would use him again.

- Bob Kovalsky

John was our buyer’s agent for our latest home that we purchased outside of Chicago. In the last 16 years, we have purchased 7 homes and John was one of the most diligent and hardest working buyer’s representatives that we have ever worked with. His knowledge of the local market conditions and his effective negotiation skills allowed us to find a home that we wanted that suited all of the conditions that we laid out for him. He is definitely more interested in our needs as clients rather than just making a deal and we always felt that he was operating with our best interests in mind. For anyone looking for a real estate agent, I would highly recommend John.

- Curt Weber

John’s knowledge and expertise of his business is simply unmatched. Our recent home purchase experience was seamless as John handled each step of the process in a professional manner. Where John truly shines though, is in building the relationship with his client. He is always accessible, extremely personable and well versed in getting to know his clients’ needs. We highly recommend and look forward to working with John in the future.

- Thomas Sheeran

John is a highly motivated professional and did an excellent job in helping us acquire two homes recently.

- Dennis Demoss

John took on our residential sale in a difficult environment and closed the deal successfully.

- Ron Cobb

John is a true professional. My wife and I were very pleased with the entire home selling process with John. We would not hesitate to use him again in the future.

- CLISBY JARRARD JR

John helped me with the successful sale of my house in Barrington in a very difficult market. He was very professional from day one and his experience proved to be key in handling a very complex real estate transaction for my family. I highly recommend John as a real estate expert.

- Nick Etienne

It is our extreme pleasure to work with John! We are his preferred real estate photographers. John is extremely successful, he sells a lot of homes! With all those sales, John stays very humble and genuine. John is very kind and really takes the time to care about how others are. He is a top professional–he is organized, calm and confident! His confidence spills over to his sellers which really help them during a stressful time of selling their home. John’s listings are very nicely staged and it is obvious he is offering expert advice to his sellers in order to get their home sold in a timely manner and at top dollar. TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONAL–that is who John Morrison is!

- Lauren Harper

If you want to sell your property in the Barrington area John is the one to call.

- Dennis Bucalo

John Morrison helped us sell our home in Deer Park due a job change requiring a relocation to the East coast. John’s professionalism, knowledge of the area, and well-established reputation made it easy for us to decide to use him as our listing agent. With all of the changes in the real estate market over the past 5-6 years, we knew that selling a house would present unique challenges. John was respectful of our opinions, but at the same time, honest and realistic about pricing and marketing strategies to ensure a quick sale. He was able to highlight the positive aspects of our home and work with us on establishing a fair price. There were times when we got discouraged throughout the process, but John always remained positive, calm, and enthusiastic. If we had questions or concerns, John’s responses were always prompt, concise, transparent, and accurate. Ultimately, we sold our house within 60 days.
Selling a home can be an uncertain and emotional time, but we always felt secure in knowing that selling and marketing real estate is John’s area of expertise. He took great care of us throughout the entire process.

- Kenneth Piper

We listed our home with John after he came highly recommended by close friends of ours. He did a great job from start to finish. John was always quick to respond to our questions any time day or night. He was always looking for buyers and not just waiting for someone to come along and make an offer. In the end John sold our house for a price we were happy with. He never tried to cut corners to make a quick sale. John gave us constant feedback regarding our asking price and any updates he felt would help us sell. If we ever decide to move again John will be our Realtor.
Whether you need to sell your house or find the perfect home you will be in good hands with John.

- Brian Louis

When we started our house search in Barrington, we did not know much about the area at all. John was great on multiple levels. He took our wish list and found several houses that matched. Additionally, he explained to us the different areas of town and the benefits of each. He knows the area and the market incredibly well. We found an amazing place in the heart of Barrington and couldn’t be happier.
We have been in our house 1 ½ years. During that time, John has been a great resource to us. He has given us wonderful recommendations on everything from painters to plumbers and he has answered any questions we have had.
I hope that we are in our house forever, but if we ever do decide to sell, John will get our listing. We really wouldn’t have changed anything about our experience and John is the number 1 reason.

- Joe Crawford

My wife and I hired John for the purchase of our home in Barrington. His knowledge and expertise in the real estate market was a pleasure to watch. The entire process was smooth from start to finish. He even had highly trustworthy contractors that helped with the TLC our home needed after closing. We are still smiling from the deal he got us on our home! I would recommend John highly for any real estate deal.

- Mike Boyum

My wife and I found John to be a true professional. He was timely, honest (set realistic expectations), respected our time and did an excellent job networking with potential buyers and other realtors to show our home to qualified buyers. We used John to both sell our previous home and purchase our new home. I would use John again without hesitation.

- Jay Welsh

John is the best there is! It’s as simple as that. I have lived in Barrington now for 25 years. You won’t find a more knowledgeable Realtor in the area. Besides being an expert in his field you get so much more, you get a caring, compassionate, person who actually cares what house he puts you in. When I first contacted him, I needed help with a rental, he helped me find some great homes for me and my family, getting to know my children and what would fit us best. When it was time to buy, he worked with my husband and I to find the most perfect home. He was always available, quick to return calls, and you feel like you are the only person he is working for. Your dreams become his and he won’t stop until you are in that home. Given the current situation with loans, we had a bit of a struggle with paperwork and he even put his loan officer hat on and worked with us until we got it all done. He will never give up. I can’t endorse John enough, if you are not working with John, you just aren’t working with the best. He will sell your home, or find you a home, whatever you need. He has now become our personal family friend for life.

- Andrea Wright

My wife, Alice Jay Tate, and I first met John at an Open House in Barrington. At the time we were considering purchasing another investment property to lease. We had worked with another agent in Barrington who failed to return calls and give timely advice. In contrast, John has always been a great resource. With his help we have rented properties to his clients as well as sold and purchased rental properties in Barrington. He is a wise and solid professional. We will use him again and again. I can give no higher recommendation. You will be very happy to collaborate with John for any real estate transaction.

- Jim Shepard

John guided us through a complex short sale that required an extra level of care and attention to detail. Through the short sale process John stayed on top of all parties to ensure that we closed on time. We would recommend John to anyone who values having an honest and thorough realtor on their side from start to finish.

- Andrew Wiedner

John has a clear understanding of the real estate market resulting in a realistic approach to pricing. This philosophy clears the way for clients to reach their goals when buying or selling real estate.

- Leonard Nuzzo

We were very impressed with the services provided by John regarding the recent sale of our parent’s home in Barrington. His knowledge of the area and current market conditions was key to the quick sale of the home. He was extremely responsive to our questions and concerns and gave us solid advice during negotiations. If ever needed, we would not hesitate to call John for further real estate transactions.

- Cindy Lochmueller

John did an outstanding job of marketing and selling my house in a down economy. From the initial discussion, he focused on my needs as a customer and throughout the process, provided timely and accurate information that allowed me to quickly act on prospective clients. As with many situations, unexpected events occurred; however, John kept a cool head and resolved them quickly. His personable demeanor and excellent knowledge of the housing market was evident throughout the process. I’d gladly use him in the future and recommend him to anyone looking to sell or rent.

- Ron Stallworth Sr.

John – Wonderful to work with you!! You gave us great advice and helped me contact the right people to get the job done within a very small amount of time. As a result of your knowledge of the area and great attention to what we were looking for we were able to find a house we both love! Thank You

- Dorothy Toth

John was instrumental in my home sale in 2010. I am sure with any other agent, the process would not have been articulated so well or have proceeded so smoothly. Working with John was a pleasure!

- Sandy McKeown

We recently purchased a house in the Village of Barrington, John was the agent on the sell side, from the initial showing through closing, he was very responsive/informative. As he has a great knowledge of the Barrington market, I would strongly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area.

- Gavin Newman

Buying a new home is usually not an easy process. John helped us all the way through the steps, from searching for houses, negotiating with owners, closing out the deal with the parties involved, and getting comfortably settled in our new home. A home is more than a house and John did a terrific job introducing us to the neighborhood community. His advice was consistently good and he was always extremely responsive to our questions and concerns. I highly recommend John as an ethical and hard-working real estate agent.

- Tom Mitoraj

John is an exceptional real estate professional serving the Barrington area. He is committed to giving back to his community and has been very generous of his time by assisting the Chamber in launching the Barrington Young Networkers. From that experience, I can recommend to others that John has a high regard for attention to detail and for following up. Two important traits that every good realtor should possess!

- Janet Meyer

As a home inspector and owner of my own company, I have found John to be very professional in his conduct, very interested in and ‘in tune’ with the critical findings from a home inspection, and able to partner effectively with me in providing proper context for issues that arise from the inspection. He is a pleasure to work with and I believe we mesh our services effectively to ultimately provide the best value for our clients.

- Rick Newton

John was the realtor on a transaction for clients, who are also very close friends of ours. John did an excellent job of keeping the ball moving when challenges arose. I have been an attorney for 37 years, John Morrison has my respect and approval.

- John Curielli

John is a dedicated professional who has developed a great expertise in his market and industry. I strongly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell residential real estate in the Barrington area.

- John Paul Hills

John helped us sell a condo in the Chicago area in a very tough market. He was very diligent in his efforts resulting in a sale in less than 90 days. I would not hesitate to recommend John.

- Paul Lampier

John is an outstanding real estate professional. When everyone told us that short-sales rarely go through, John had the persistence and knowledge to see the purchase through to completion. I’d highly recommend him for any real estate transaction.

- Gus Glyptis

From our first meeting I felt a trust and confidence in John. I felt he would always “do the right thing” by me. And he did! His knowledge and dedication sets him apart from the rest.

- Cathie Flauter

Great Communication and Service! I have worked hand in hand with hundreds of agents over the years and John Morrison is in a class of his own. He has the real estate knowledge and expertise to assist in all types of real estate transactions. I would recommend him to anyone!!

- Steve Smith

John and I have worked together on buying, selling and renting real estate. During each transaction, he exceeded my expectations with his professionalism. John would be an asset to any seller or buyer who requires a real estate agent. I am a lifelong client.

- Zivile Rackauskas

We were new not only the area, but also the country. John went out of his way to help us figure everything out and find our new home. I would highly recommend him to others new to the Barrington area.

- Tim Carter

I first met John helping us finding a new rental apartment in 2008. It was an awesome experience; he gave us all the advice possible renting from a private person. He checked out our new landlord to see if there is any trouble in future, like foreclosure.
In 2009 we approached him again looking for advice buying our first house. He made it such an easy and smooth ride into our first home it was really incredible. With all his the connection throughout the real estate business, he recommended us the mortgage broker and the home inspector which were both awesome too.
Without John and his network we wouldn’t enjoy Christmas 2009 in our own house!
Thanks John you are great guy to work with.

- Marcel Voigt

Best real-estate experience possible! I have bought and sold four properties and John simply delivered the best customer experience I have ever had in this area. His knowledge and passion for the housing market is clearly evident. He made a challenging situation run exceptionally smoothly and when needed he helped us think differently about our approach. Recommend him? Heck, I can’t wait to use him again myself!

- David Smith

My family hired John to sell a condo that my brother had been living in for years, for various reasons the property needed to be sold quickly. To say the least it was not an easy task, there were more than twenty new condos in the same property and more on the way. It would have been extremely difficult to sell an “old” condo with so many brand new units surrounding it. Regardless of this, John spent countless hours on the property to find something that would work. He consistently demonstrated a superior knowledge of the market and what it would take to sell, going out of his way to help my family understand what work needed to be done and keeping them in the loop on what was going on. The condo was sold with a result that my family was extremely happy with. The effort was always appreciated and my family has since been very fortunate to be able to rely on John’s tremendous professional dedication and determination.

- Dan Lampier

I met John thru events and committees associated with the Barrington Chamber of Commerce. He has a unique and valuable experience working with a variety of markets. John has experience working the very high ends of the single-family residences, to working with first time home buyers buying condominium properties. I have seen some many Realtors simply disappear when the economy gets tough; John keeps working to find opportunities for his clients.

- Tom Cramer

We have been working with John for over a year looking for properties. John is extremely service oriented and knowledgeable. He understands exactly what we are looking for and he helped us find a property after looking at many many homes.
I would HIGHLY recommend John as someone you can trust and count on for your real estate needs.

- Bill Bohstedt

Based on my experience working with John over the last few years, I enthusiastically recommend his services to anyone who may be considering buying or selling a home. John is highly organized, extremely hard working and the consummate professional in all his ways.

- Dan Palmer

My wife and I dealt with John on the sale of our existing condominium and purchase of our new home. John took the time to listen to our needs as well as our concerns during the entire process. He spent the time to make us feel comfortable with the process and offered helpful advice to aid in our decisions. He did not represent us to “get the commission” he represented us to find the home that was perfect for us. I highly recommend John Morrison to all individuals looking to purchase a home.

- Scott Richards

My wife and I recently hired John to quickly sell our home after we had gone non-contingent on the purchase of a new home. John has a comprehensive understanding of the overall Barrington-area real estate markets, and was able to not only quickly assess the market for our home, but also identify potential issues that would inhibit a closing within a reasonable time period. Long story short, but everything came together in a little over three weeks, and we couldn’t recommend John’s spectrum of services, contacts and experience more enthusiastically.

- Steven Mathison

My Wife and I worked with John on the successful sale of our North Barrington Home. We found him to be very professional and easy to work with.

- Hugo Chaviano

John's the real deal. During our first appointment with John, he stated that our condo would sell fast -- within 6 days we received a cash offer that was 96% of list. It was amazing. We would like to thank John's entire team. The unit was staged beautifully. The pictures and marketing material were professionally done. From start to finish -- John and his team were top notch.

I'd recommend John to anyone looking to sell in the Barrington-Palatine area and I'm certainly going to use John's services when I sell my next house.

- Craig Bagdon

When we wanted to sell our home in Lake Barrington, we throughly vetted local REALTORS and were very confident choosing John. Throughout the listings and selling process, we was extremely thorough and clearly understood the local market. We ended up receiving a solid offer in just four days, and closed on time and at a price that was very close to John's recommended listing price. If you are selling or buying a home in Barrington, JohnMorrison is the real estate broker we recommend without any hesitation.

- Mik Nikolich

John has been our family realtor for years. We have always had a great experience. His knowledge of the market and expertise made the process quick and productive. you will be in good hands!

- Jennifer Neton

We were selling our house from out of town, with only occasional in town visits during remodeling. John and his team were able to find a buyer, negotiate a deal, and close the deal. He and his Team found us a buyer at asking price the night BEFORE it went on the market. We went in wanting to pick the best agent in the area, and he proved us right.

- KC

John’s reputation preceded him before we pursued his expertise in selling our home and purchasing a new one. What we did not know, however, was the professionalism, efficiency, and approachability the additional members of his team would bring to the equation. Together, John and his team facilitated a sales experience that was quick (!), smooth, and consistent in terms of communication. John’s guidance and realistic attitude positioned to sell our home in less than 10 days and within 95% of our asking price. We are grateful to the whole team and recommend them without reservation! 

- PE

John and his team were a step ahead of us with any and all questions, requests, and needs. Their professional photos, listing narrative and marketing surpasses any and all in our local and broader market. His expertise of the market helped us sell our home in a very short window at a higher price than we expected, and his team worked seamlessly with us making the sale seamless and painless. We were also out of town for the entire process, creating complexity that John and his team navigated without a hitch. 

- KM

John sold my home in Inverness in 7 months (during winter) and created a torrent of activity in a slow market. John was laser focused, created buzz, enlisted other experts when needed and created systems that made everything run smoothly. He even checked my house while I was traveling out of state during a power outage. As stressful as moving is, working with John and his team made it much more pleasurable. I highly commend him and his team!

- SA

John Morrison was recommended to us when we began our home search in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We are so grateful for the recommendation. John exceeded our expectations in every way. He anticipated our questions and was 100% prepared for every step of the process, from our first home visit to closing, and beyond. Joh took the time to understand our goals and focused on the things that were important to us. Whenever we had questions or uncertainty, John gave us confidence by providing understandable explanations and data. Throughout the entire home-buying experience, we knew that we were working with an experienced professional, but felt as if we were being represented by a trusted member of the family. John worked closely with our mortgage company, our lawyer, and the listing agent to ensure a flawless experience. We will certainly recommend John Morrison to others and will contact him again for future real estate needs. 

Thank you for helping us find the home we always wanted.

- CVV

We had a great experience working with John. The Morrison team went above and beyond to sell our Barrington home. John or someone from his team is always available to address any questions or concerns, seven days a week. John’s many years of experience helped us successfully sell our home sooner than later and negotiate a fair contract for both parties. I absolutely recommend John and the Morrison team and would definitely work with them again!

- DR

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