With over 30-years experience in the housing industry, John has rare depth and breadth of knowledge in ALL aspect of real estate. He has represented dozens of buyers and sellers in Berkeley, Rockridge and East Bay Markets, and has sold over $100,000,000 of local real estate.
John has done hands on restoration of many homes in Berkeley and Rockridge, including an 1894 Queen Anne mansion, and his 1904 brown-shingle residence in Elmwood. He has restored multi-unit buildings, managed condominium conversions, added "granny units," and conceived of and built new housing in the East Bay. His experience in construction, design, zoning, permits, condominium conversion, renovation, and development gives him rare insight into a property's value, use and aesthetic potential. When working with buyers, his extensive background illuminates inspections, reports, and the physical condition of a home. Furthermore, he has resided in many homes he restored giving him direct insight into numerous neighborhoods.
Jahn has redeveloped, owns and manages investment property including residential rental units in Berkeley. He is exceptionally well qualified to assess income potential and provide informed, creative guidance regarding land-use and rent control matters.
John assists Sellers in preparing their homes for market, providing wise guidance and freely sharing contacts and connections in the building, remodeling, and trades communities.
Everything hinges on correct property preparation, and effective, comprehensive marketing. John conducts intensive, creative custom marketing campaigns for each property he lists, assuring the highest sale price possible in a graceful, ethical transaction.
His broad real estate experience representing Buyers and Sellers, and his experience as a developer / investor, gives him exceptional knowledge of contracts, transaction structures, negotiations, and financing.
Seasoned, diligent, honest, and attentive — John brings wisdom, experience, and commitment to every deal and each client.