David and Kelly Schuder
We would like to share how much value John Mann added to the process of selling our existing home and purchasing a new home due to his experience, expertise, resource connections, hard work, positivity and sincere concern for our satisfaction.
John worked with us for many months because we decided to buy a home in a new development and he was there advising and providing help from the day we picked the lot, through construction, to the day we moved in and beyond. At the same time as the new construction was nearing completion John was also helping us prepare to sell our current home. Throughout the process John was constantly anticipating what we would need to do next. Then he would help us schedule those things, and more times than not he would show up to meetings he did not have to attend just to make sure everything was progressing as smoothly as possible. Beyond this, I want to say that he often went the extra mile for us. Examples include offering to meet service workers when our schedules didn’t allow us to be there, picking up and delivering documents for us, and shoveling snow and scraping ice from the sidewalk before the movers got to the new house!
John’s many years of realty experience allowed him to give us advice on many occasions that made our decision process easier, such as how to prepare our house for photographs and showings. John also has an endless list of resources to recommend. From carpet cleaners to concrete workers, John can recommend someone for whatever you need. I also want to note that John was always on time, quick to respond to texts and emails, and showed genuine concern for our well-being.
To sum up our experience with John, he was warm, professional, worked very hard, and then continued to work even more than expected, which took a great deal of stress out of the buying and selling experience. I would whole-heartedly recommend John Mann as a realtor to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home.
Dave and Kelly Schuder
May 1, 2023
Sarah and Rob Thompson
Working with John Mann as our Realtor was a very positive experience for us. John was referred to us by a mutual acquaintance in July 2018. At that time we were in the early stages of thinking about putting our house on the market and downsizing. We have worked with Realtors before but none have worked as tirelessly or as thoroughly on our behalf as John. John provided us with accurate information in a timely manner through phone calls, voice mail messages, texts, emails and face-to-face meetings. We always felt listened to and respected.
There were many times when John went above and beyond since we were out of town and unable to complete tasks ourselves. For example, during Open Houses John shoveled snow and put salt down so prospective buyers would have easy access to our home. Another time John sat at our house while a worker replaced a broken window pane. These are but two examples; there were many more. John is also very resourceful. He was able to connect us with skilled tradesmen who assisted us with home repair and maintenance tasks; thus helping us get our house ready to be put on the market. When it came time for us to move, he recommended movers to us who we found to be reasonable, efficient and pleasant to deal with.
We chose to build a new home and John sat in on many design sessions; not something he needed to do but something he wanted to do. We appreciated his ideas and suggestions. Now that we’ve been in our new home for several months, we realize how valuable his suggestions were.
In addition to representing us as sellers, John also represented the buyers of our home. Perhaps for some Realtors, it would be difficult to represent buyer and seller; but in John’s case he did so with ease. He was always professional in his dealings with us and we felt he had our best interests at heart.
Without hesitation we would recommend John to our friends and family members should they have an interest in buying or selling a house.
Sarah and Rob Thompson
Vicki & Jim Johnson
Jim and I wanted to send you a huge “Thank you” for all your expertise, assistance, and guidance throughout our entire
home sale/home purchase experience. Below are just a few of the many ways you helped us through this process:
Purchase of new home:
• We had to move quickly on this new listing, as we knew it would sell fast, and you made yourself available for
the showing and preparation of the purchase offer. With your recommendations for the offer price and details,
we had an acceptance from the seller the next day.
• Your referral of a mortgage lender with the expertise to provide us options on how to purchase our new home
before selling our existing home was critical to our whole deal.
• You worked closely with us on the inspection and items that the seller should fix/repair/replace.
Sale of our home:
• You provided us with listing options, such as the “Coming Soon” opportunity that would allow us to prepare our
home to list. You helped us determine the improvements to our home that would provide us with the best
• You worked with us on getting the septic system tested and approved.
• Once our home was listed, we had an offer within 3 days. Your expertise in handling this contingent offer and
our options related to the contingency was very helpful.
• When we also received a non‐contingent offer, you again worked with us on understanding our options.
• Your expertise in working with the appraiser was critical in getting him to understand the market, and his
appraisal came in at our sell price.
From the very start of this process, you provided expert guidance and coached us towards getting the maximum price
for our home sale, as well as securing the purchase of our new home. Your responsiveness to everything that was
needed along the way led to smooth closings on both homes. We are so appreciative of everything you did for us and
will absolutely be recommending you to any of our friends and family that are looking to work with a great Realtor.
Vicki & Jim Johnson
It has been an extreme pleasure working with John Mann as the Realtor I chose to sell my home. He was highly recommended to me by friends who had experience working with him as both buyers and sellers. After interviewing other Realtors as well, John’s experience, knowledge and professionalism led me to choose him and I know it was the right decision.
Having lived in my home for 31 years and, therefore, not having any real estate transactions during that time, I was not looking forward to the process of selling my home. However, from the first informational meeting with John to the day of closing, I was confident that he would ensure that the process went as smoothly and stress-free as possible, and he did. He was very thorough and informative every step of the way. I knew he was always reachable to meet in person or connect by phone, email or text with a quick response if I had questions or concerns.
John is a hard worker and truly cares about his clients. He is easy to communicate with and went above and beyond what would have been expected in so many instances. His concern for other family members who were affected by the sale of my home was very genuine and appreciated.
I would definitely recommend John Mann to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property. What I expected to be a daunting task was instead very easy with John’s expertise and commitment.
John & Ryan,
Your help was paramount ! I truly believe you guys go above and beyond and not only honestly care, but also have a really strong work ethic . I know I wasn't always the easiest to work with, but somehow we got through it . Lol ! And the results were better than I think any of us had anticipated . Just wanted to take a minute to say , thank you. If theres any thing i can ever do for either of you , just give me a call. Thanks again !
Ps . John , I still owe you a game of ping pong ! Haha!
Regards , Dana Lonien .
Jason and Corrine Reilly
John. It has been 5 months since we moved into our new home. As my family and I are settling into winter, sitting around our Christmas tree, and preparing for out of town guests, you came to our mind. We are so thankful for all you did for us to find our “forever home.” From the start of our journey together, you went out of your way to make sure our previous home was just right for potential buyers as they also sought their perfect home. Your attention to every detail along with the time you took to walk us through concerns, excitements, and even disappointments when something didn’t go how we thought it should was all worth the journey. We can’t imagine another home more perfect for us to grow into as a family and know that our experience would have been very different without your heart and talents behind what you do. Know that your name has come up several times over the past several months as people often ask, “Did you like your Realtor?” Our response is always a resounding “Yes! Let us know if you are ever in need of a Realtor.” Thank you again for your hard work, dedication, and sincerity.
With deep gratitude,
Jason & Corrine Reilly
John Mann is a Realtor you can rely on. He is willing to help with any details involved in the home buying process. He responded very quickly to all of our requests and questions. John Mann has great communication skills. Throughout the whole purchase process, John always spoke and wrote emails in a very professional and friendly manner.
It was evident that John had years of experience in the field. He always knew someone when we needed a reference to various professionals in the area of housing. John knew of a good inspector, a carpenter, and someone who re- did floors.
John went above and beyond in many ways. He inquired about a property that had gone off the market on our behalf and was able to help us purchase that property. He got us all of the condominium documents we requested in a timely manner. In addition, when problems arose, he was always willing to help us extensively, even though the property involved was priced at the lowest end of the real estate market.
I highly recommend John Mann for any of your real estate needs. He knows how to deliver great customer service and has fantastic follow through. His pleasant personality put my whole family at ease during the process.
Frank & Loretta Cloutier
We had an excellent experience with John Mann as our Realtor when we sold our home of forty years in Shoreview this past summer. John is a very good listener and also very detail oriented - following up on every little detail to make sure we kept on top of deadlines, etc. He gave us choices as well as guidance in making good decisions. John is very knowledgeable, hard working and dedicated to his profession and a real pleasure to work with.
Frank & Loretta Cloutier