From the first meeting with Mr. Turnage, we felt very confident in our choice of a real estate agent. He did not disappoint us. He was always patient and "went the extra mile." His friendly personality is wonderful for working with people. He is very efficient, but he is not aggressive to the point of "turning people off." He was always very prompt in returning any phone calls or emails. If we were searching to buy a house, we would certainly want to work with him. We highly recommend John as a real estate agent, whether one is selling a home or looking to buy one.
John Turnage was awesome! My wife and I were living overseas when we first contacted John and from the moment of first contact until after we closed on our house he was always there for us. I would highly recommend John to anybody who was moving to New Bern.
John Turnage is a top-notch professional! I was referred to him by several local people in New Bern, North Carolina,to list and sell my father's home in the Greenbriar Community. Everything I had heard about him is true. He is honest, knowledgeable, friendly, and very, very good at his job.
John went above and beyond on numerous occassions, as I was living in Florida at the time, and had to conduct all business via e-mails, phone calls, and texts. He never missed a detail, was always extremey prompt, and even referred/arranged for other trustworthy professionals to aide in repairs and such, in my absence.
He included pictures to keep me abreast of what was happening.
I also had a home for sale in Maryland at the time, which had been on the market for quite awhile. It was an extremely stressfull time-period in my life...however,
John Turnage made things so very easy for me. I am thankful to him and consider him to be the best Realtor I have ever worked with!
I started working with John Turnage in 2011 and because of unforseen issues had to put the search on hold until 2012. John kept in contact with me and when the situation resolved itself we began our search again. John understood what I was looking for and we only had to look at a couple of house in either period to find the right house for my family. It was easy and much quicker then in previous home buying experiences. During the whole process John kept in constant contact with me and the seller and towards the end worked directly with my bank to hit our closing date. It was only through his direct involvement with the bank that we made the closing date. I've recommended him to several new employees since because it was a great buying experience. I'm a military member and he has worked with several in his career making him very knowledgeable on different loan options. He was easy to get a hold of through email or cell phone and if he didn't answer would promptly call back in a few short minutes. If I have the need for a new house in this area, I would definitely call John again.
I have worked with John boht personally and professionally. John is very knowledgable and goes the extra mile to ensure that your are well informed throughout the process whether you are a buyer or a seller.
I would recommend John for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is wonderful to work with.
John's assistance in helping my wife and me find and buy a home in New Bern was a rewarding experience. He was resourceful in finding and showing houses in our price range and with features we wanted. He worked with our schedules to be available when we were able to come and house-hunt. John was also very patient and helpful when we wanted to revisit several of the homes, some even multiple times to finalize our home choice and in negotiating the final price. He also offered his knowledge of the county and individual communities by answering our questions with respect to schools, shopping, businesses, and dining out. John has a pleasant and caring attitude and I would recommend his services to friends and acquaintances wanting to buy or sell a home in this area.
Mr. Turnage came to our first meeting well prepared to begin the process of selling our home. His knowledge of the area and pricing were right on target. After only 9 months, Mr. Turnage sold our home. He was with us through the entire process from putting our home on the market, walking us through which repairs we needed to make to assure interest from buyers, advertising our home continuously and helping us with all of the closing decisions. We were extremely satisfied when the papers were signed and the check was delivered. If we ever have the need for a realtor again, Mr. John Turnage will be our first and only choice.
John went above and beyond all my expectations for a realtor. He not only helped us with the ins and outs of our first buying experience, but also helped with everyday questions about the area. I would definitely recommend him.
John was extremely helpful even with a very unnatural situation. I was stationed in Rota, Spain and John helped me to negotiate for my house without me even being in the states. With a 7 hour time difference, John worked tirelessly to relay my offers and the builders offers with great efficiency. He took pictures of the house, took a video walking around, and even helped me to do paperwork after the deal was completed. Working from his desk at work, and his desk at home we were able to have a deal done within the month.
I can't express enough how much John helped us in our first home search. He made a usually difficult process for a first time buyer very easy with his vast knowledge. Even after closing John still checks up on us and asks if we have any problems or questions.
John Turnage is the best of the best when it comes to agents in the Eastern Carolina area. He came highly recommended to me by a co-worker, and he has my highest recommendation as well.