John has many connections at his disposal and can assure things are done in a timely manner! He is strategic in planning which type contractor comes in on which day to do their jobs. Literally, not one day was wasted in getting our house ready for Open House. He put in many hours on the weekends showing the house, answering clients’ questions, providing food, coffee, juice, and water, and even had live music that first day! Now how is THAT for introducing a new house to the market? Not only was he successful in selling our home for an amount beyond our imagination, he even talked the buyer into renting back to us for “pennies on the dollar” until our daughter graduates. This was totally due to the skills, knowledge, and creativity of John!!!!! Most importantly, he was so easy to work with. My husband has a very restrictive schedule. Even though John has young children and a family of his own, he was most accommodating meeting with us any time of the morning or evening. He was always only a phone call away---extremely good returning our calls quickly. He made us feel we were the only clients he was working for (which we knew differently!). We have already recommended John to a good friend of ours who is considering selling in 18 months. After seeing what he accomplished for us, she is most definitely using him! My husband and I plan to recommend John Forsyth James to every one we know/hear who is considering selling (or buying for that matter) a home. His professionalism, knowledge of the real estate business, knowing the market around the Peninsula, and competency of getting things done in a timely manner makes him one of the best realtors around the bay area!!!!