We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service and real estate assistance. Here is just a small sample of what our clients have had to say.
The dust has just begun to settle after our protracted and complicated house sale and purchase and we feel we must share with you our overwhelmingly positive experiences with John LaRocca, a superior agent in your Foothills office.
We met John at an open house. We connected immediately through his direct and easy conversation and our shared enthusiasm about the Tucson foothills real estate market. We were considering re-listing our home and were looking for a new agent. At the time, we had no idea how difficult our next 6 months in real estate would be; nor could we have predicted John's surprising diligence and determination to make sure that we got exactly what we wanted. You must also know that we are hard-working and exhaustively thorough perfectionists: we are not easy people to keep up with. No agent ever has - until John.
Through the complex and strenuous negotiations for the bank-owned home we wanted to buy, John remained steadfast in his commitment to make the purchase happen. He accompanied us to difficult meetings with loan and escrow officers and maintained telephone and personal contact several times a day with us and all of the key players in order to shepherd the deal to a close. He was patient with us when we became frustrated and testy. He was quick to laugh when we were able to see the humor in what sometimes seemed to be a fiasco. From morning to night, from the first (rejected) offer to closing day - a period spanning some 90 days - John committed himself to our goals as though they were his own. In the next month, he would be invaluable once more as our first house went under contract and sold. This time negotiating with the buyers' agent, and tending to our wishes, John again proved himself to be a loyal, knowledgeable, and tenacious advocate.
We wanted you to know, if you did not already, what a credit he is to your office.
D & J
"John LaRocca and his team (at Long Realty) (including Jean Barclay) did an amazing job for us before, during and even after our purchase of a home in Tucson. John's knowledge guided us throughout the buying process, starting with the best location for our daily commutes and convenience to stores, restaurants and social life for our age group. Unlike many real estate agents, John listened to our needs and tailored his search to what WE consider important. Even though we have no school age children, at our request John only showed us homes in the best school district to allow for quick resale and return on investment if I we are transferred to another city on short notice. John also provided timely suggestions on financing, insurance, and many of the logistical issues that arise when moving into a new city. No matter the what we asked about, John always seemed to have the answer at hand. On the few occasions in which some research was required, John quickly called back or emailed us the the information. No matter the day or time, he always answered phone calls and emails immediately. John always seemed to know much more than other real estate agents we encountered during our search. We are thrilled with the home we found with John's help. John's help continued through the closing process and after the sale, John had helped us find excellent choices for minor remodeling, landscaping, routine maintenance and more. I would definitely recommend John along with Jean and the entire team at Long Realty."
Charlie from Atlanta
"Recently my husband, Chris, and I purchased a beautiful piece of land to build our future home on with the help of the "J Team". Jean and John were very patient with us during the search which started by touring many beautiful homes before we finally decided to build our own vision. They listened carefully to our wish list and helped us not only find the land, but a builder who will fulfill our dream. They are professional, efficient, and most of all a pleasure to work with. Thank you "J Team", you went above and beyond!"
"John LaRocca is an outstanding residential broker with a human touch. He was recommended to me by my daughter, Lisa,with whom he has been working. She is in the process of looking for a home to buy. John
was referred to Lisa by two friends; he represented them in selling their home and then purchasing a new one.John is very conscientious, knowledgeable and professional. He is always
prompt for an appointnent. He calls instantly when a matter needs attending. He is willing to do as many open houses as necessary.
His cheerful, outgoing personality and warmth make him a pleasure to work with. I have praised and given his cards to two people who will be putting
their homes on the market and will call him to represent them and I will continue to recommend him, as will my daughter.He, his wife, Jeanie and I are becoming friends and we hope to see each
other in Florida when they visit his father. I have lived in Tucson for a long time and will keep in touch with my many friends. Those contacts
could benefit him in the future."
"Thank you for the great job you did in helping us with our search for a home to buy in Tucson. Your actions constantly backed up your stated commitment to outstanding customer service.
You were always available for telephone calls (you actually answer the phone), you followed up promptly on all of our numerous requests, and you showed patience with our numerous home viewings.
Above all, although you were very serious about the business, your sense of humor and patience made it very pleasant for us to work with you.
John, I bought eight homes during my career and no real estate agent ever came close to your high level of dedicated service.
My advice to prospective home buyers – do not waste time trying other agents. Get in touch with John LaRocca and you will be very pleased with the results. "
Ray and Aida