I have had the pleasure of working with Jack McSweeney on two transactions. The first was when I bought a property in San Pedro, and the second was when I sold that same property a year later due to a job transfer. Due to the fact that my experience with Jack was so smooth and stress-free when I purchased the property, it was a "no-brainer" to engage his services again when the property needed to be sold. That too was a smooth and effortless process from start to finish.
Jack takes the time to proactively communicate with his clients, and is extremely knowledgeable with regards to real estate transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others. Jack is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.
Jeff Seiler - March 2018
Let me take a few moments of your time to thank you and express my gratitude for your professional expertise and the successful closing of escrow on my family’s property today.
When this effort started for me last August the enormity of the project had my head spinning. All I could think of was the hours I’d have to burn driving 300 miles in Los Angeles traffic. I was a sad, sad man. Then our mutual friend connected us and you literally gave me my life back.
I’m sure that my out-of-town status and the wait for the renovations to wrap up were more difficult for you to wait through than they were for me. Then there was the Trust status of the property. It must be some kind of McSweeney magic but it all came together and in the end I never had a moment of stress.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how lost in the woods I’d have been without your access to trades- people and other connections in the renovations trade, Matt and his crew were especially outstanding.
When we first talked, way back when, I mentioned that what I wanted, in the end, was that everyone involved would walk away happy. I think you pulled it off and for that I will be forever grateful.
Thank you so much,
Paul Russell - March 2018
"Our family has known Jack McSweeney for a number of years – since he was in school at South High in Torrance, California. He has always been an honest and industrious person. He brought these high values to his chosen profession in real estate.
He recently sold two houses in the South Bay area of Southern California for me. Since I live out of state, he was relied upon to handle everything. His communication with me was superb.
Being ex-military, I have bought and sold a number of houses over the years and can say that Jack is the finest real estate professional I have ever encountered. The trust placed in him was well founded and well rewarded."
William D. Watson
As a trustee for a friend's estate, it was required that I sell his condominium. Jack McSweeney, a Realtor/Manager at RE/MAX Estate Properties, was recommended to me. I was so impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, friendly demeanor and familiarity with the area. From our very first meeting, Jack explained every step of the process. As I had never sold a home before, I initially was unsure and fearful. After meeting with Jack, all fears were allayed. He emits trustworthiness and confidence. He took care of everything, i.e. had photos taken, website built and open house with a week. Jack sold the condo within weeks for over listing price. He is well known and respected at the escrow company which helped the sale go smoothly. I would highly recommend Jack to anyone looking to sell or buy a property.
Marilyn Laden - firstname.lastname@example.org
"Jack is a true professional in the industry, and I would highly recommend his services. I'm a real estate broker, but when it came time to sell our Hollywood Riviera family home, I knew I was too emotionally attached to list it myself. I chose to list with Jack. Jack grew up in the Riviera and knows the area better than anyone I know. I couldn't be happier with his results. I went with Jack’s recommended list price even though I was concerned it might be too high. I followed Jack’s guidance completely, and we went under contract at full price inside of two weeks and closed 30 days later. Jack is a true professional who cares about getting his sellers top dollar. His marketing was fantastic and most importantly he made sure everyone who had any interest in the property was able to see it and get a fair chance at it. He didn't try to rush me into a quick sale or a double-pop. He always kept my needs before his own and that ensured I got the best price possible for my property. Jack managed the escrow and all lender and agent communications effectively and efficiently, and our escrow was smooth and closed without any drama."
Pierre Valliere - Aug, 2015
Jack is a true professional, but also has become a friend. he is honest, forthcoming, and goes out of his way to help his clients. Our buy and sell deal became very tricky in the end, and I honestly don't think we could have gotten through it w/out Jack. I can highly recommend him without reservations!
Brad & Carol Alesso
"Jack is one of the first realtors who really embraced the internet and one of 'local pioneers' of online real estate marketing. Before Jack became a valued client, his technical expertise in the digital space was evident as he asked question after question about the online portion of our marketing platform! Jack has steadily built a tremendous online presence to the benefit of his clients who get great exposure. I've personally learned a lot from him and as a result it's allowed us to better serve our clients".
Warren Dow (CEO of South Bay Digs Magazine)
Jack McSweeney and his team at Re/Max have years of experience and countless contacts to draw from. It was obvious from the start that we had hired the right guy. Jack uses all the latest web tools to reach the right people. He created a dedicated web page for our property that included professional photographs. We had several immediate offers and a buyer within six weeks. He made the endless paperwork process easy and concise. Our family couldn’t have been happier. Thanks Jack for a job well done.
The Chappell Family
"Jack McSweeney listed a rental house in the Riviera for us, showed it a remarkable 45 to 50 times in a few weeks and produced a well qualified tenant. We were able to process the application and execute the rental agreement in just a few days, thanks in large part to Jack’s hustle and efficiency. He was also helpful when we priced the rental and when recommending an adjustment to the asking rate, based on the market feedback. That recommendation probably got us a tenant a month sooner than if we had held out for a slightly larger rent. Jack is personable, easy to work with and stays in touch with regular and timely updates. We will use him again, when we need real estate services in Redondo Beach. Thanks Jack!"
"Jack is a thoroughly professional individual with very high ethical standards (in an industry that sometimes rewarded those who did not have high standards). In my interaction with Jack as an employee and co-worker I saw him as completely devoted to his firm and clients with the ability to quickly adapt to fast paced environment."
Pam and I want to thank you for being, hands down, the best real estate agent in the South Bay.
Our home languished on the weak market for six months before I contacted you. We heard every reason in the world why the house would not move: the market was too weak; the house was too “individual” – it should be all beige and blah and show no personality; we should reduce the price (we heard this constantly even after we had agreed with our realtors price ranges); we should remove all the furniture; there was too much competition from new construction (even though our home was over 400 sq. ft. larger than any other home being listed); etc., etc., etc.
When our six month listing agreement with our Shorewood agent was finally coming to an end, I began to search the web for another realtor. I was not seeing anyone on line that seemed like they would be noticeably better, with the exception that many realtors did not insist on having a long term listing agreement.
Then I came upon your website. The information you provided on line gave excellent insights into the South Bay housing market and generally how to move homes in a sluggish economy (without slashing the price to unacceptable levels.) Your practice of setting up individual websites to feature each of your listings struck me as being very aggressive and innovative, so I called and left a message on your voicemail.
In a very short time, you returned my call and had already researched my property on line and had a firm command of all the comps in the area. You told me that because I still had a few days to go on my prior listing agreement, ethically, you would have to wait to physically view the property. You told me that there would be no formal term to our agreement and that if we decided to use your services we could end the relationship at any time for any reason.
When we met, you quickly convinced Pam and I that our home could sell in the down market by employing creative and aggressive internet marketing techniques and by setting a sell price that would maximize our profit while being realistic for the market place. You took us through what we should expect once we received and accepted a bid on the house, and told us that you would handle all of the negotiations and paperwork so that we only had to make the final decisions.
I had planned to keep our options open at that first meeting, but by the time we were done talking, Pam pulled me aside and said there was no need for us look any further. We were both convinced at that first meeting that you were the agent that could sell our house for us. And so you did.
I called Pam from work the morning after you listed the house. The sign had been delivered, and oh, by the way, someone had already brought a client by to look at the house. When I got home in the afternoon, Pam told me that the same client had called and asked to come back out that afternoon to take another look. This was exciting for both of us since we only had about 10 or 15 people come to see the house in the entire six months of our previous listing. While we were having dinner, you called to say we had an offer. We countered that same night for a price you recommended and the buyer accepted. THE HOUSE SOLD IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.
Of course, accepting the bid was just the beginning. The couple that bought our house were first time buyers and were very demanding. They ordered many follow up inspections, and wanted significant concessions to the price as we went through the closing process. I was prepared to meet most of their demands, but you convinced me that we were being too generous. Following your advice on the negotiations with the buyer saved us from giving up tens of thousands of dollars in concessions on the final sell price.
There were numerous stumbling blocks to closing the escrow on schedule. You resolved every problem quickly and made sure the process remained on track. You even helped the buyer’s agents resolve some problems on their end that were jeopardizing a timely closing.
I am going on and on, so let me wrap this up succinctly. YOU ARE THE MOST CREATIVE, EFFECTIVE, HELPFUL, DEDICATED AND PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENT WE HAVE EVER MET. YOU WERE SINGLEHANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY AND PROFITABLE SALE OF OUR HOUSE IN A HORRIBLE MARKET ENVIRONMENT. WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP AND WE UNCONDITIONALLY RECOMMEND YOUR SERVICES TO ANY HOMEOWNER LOOKING TO SELL THEIR HOUSE.
Thank you again for all your hard work.
Tom and Pam Reiter
Thanks again for everything - we're so excited!
After some unsuccessful attempts to secure our dream home, we turned to Jack McSweeney for help. He made it happen and the entire process of purchasing a home became pleasant and exciting as it should be.
Jack informed us as soon as the property of interest was listed, he negotiated the best deal and conditions, and guided us through the process with confidence and expertise. Thank you, Jack!
Sabine and Bill (5/2011) Sabine@imagedoctors.com
Jack worked with me almost 2 years to find the perfect house. We were in and out of what felt like every house in San Pedro until we found the perfect one. Jack made the experience smooth and pretty painless. He even recommended a contractor for some work who turned out to be great!
Dear Sir's or Madam's:
It has been my pleasure to be associated with Mr. McSweeney through the process of acquiring, cleaning and repairing, and marketing a property in Rancho Palos Verdes Estates which closed on Feb 13, 2008. This was a very complicated undertaking as there were nine lenders involved in the foreclosure on this property. I was the person designated to handle the transactions for the lender group.
Mr. McSweeney made this process much less onerous and much more efficient than it has been in several other instances of foreclosures I have been involved with during the past fifteen months. He is very knowledgeable about this general and special real estate market. He has been remarkable at generating solid offers and efficiently putting together the necessary services and repairs to expedite a rapid closure to the escrow while protecting the interests of buyer and seller, borrower and lender(s).
I only wish I would be able to engage his services on other properties which I am currently marketing in other areas. Please feel free to contact me for questions.
Robert C. Cohenour MD, Trustee and Manager
Four transactions in one year! All done smoothly!
"When I met Jack I knew he was the agent I was looking for. I had previously been working with another agent who showed me two or three houses and seemed to take it personally when I didn't get excited about them. She even stopped returning my calls! I located Jack on the Internet and was impressed by his search standings, experience and technological sophistication. Jack accepted the responsibility of representing me and my family and in just a few weeks we had found our new home in Rancho Palos Verdes. It's 5900 sq. ft. with a pool and a wonderful view of the Los Angeles Harbor. It's everything we were looking for! After we closed escrow, I had Jack list and sell our former residence, and he found us a buyer in a matter of days! Since that time I have relied on Jack to sell my 7-unit apartment house in West Los Angeles and utilize a 1031 exchange. Once that was sold, we proceeded to look for a commercial building for my company. This was no small undertaking -- I had only 60 days to identify the new property and had to close within 6 months. I sweated it, but Jack didn't. He found me the property, my company relocated and I have to say I am very pleased. I don't know how I could have done it without Jack. I highly recommend Jack McSweeney for all your real estate needs!"