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    Client Testimonials Our home was listed with another Realtor for 6 months with only a few showings and one written offer that was far below home value. Our Realtor in Arizona suggested we try listing with John and his team at the end of the listing. John was impressive in all of our discussions and we signed a listing agreement sure that he would be successful. John sold our home in less than 30 days for 99% of the asking price. We never met face to face or traveled back to Mooresville, John and his team did everything! I would recommend John & his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Great Job! -Patrick S. With John’s knowledge and negotiations skills I saved $200,000 on the deal. You cannot ask for anything more than that. -Robert G. No matter whether you’re looking to buy or sell, you want Kolleen as your realtor. She is efficient and detailed, and always makes you feel like you’re her only client. In the search for our new home, Kolleen worked tirelessly to make sure we found exactly what we were looking for. She came to every showing with a packet of information about the house and neighborhood, and we were never pressured to buy. We settled on having a home built, and Kolleen was there with us every step of the way. Even after closing, she was only a text or phone call away when issues arose unexpectedly. Our home buying experience was truly a pleasant one thanks to Kolleen’s leadership and dedication. -Gary Lutz & Lisa H. My husband and I relocated to the Charlotte area from Wisconsin and began looking for a home in August. We worked with Kolleen Mikesh, John's sister, and I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about our experience working with her. Kolleen listened to what we were looking for and, since we are new to Charlotte, took the time to show us homes in several areas matching our criteria. She was also more than willing to show us any homes we asked to see. Kolleen helped us find the perfect house. She is very patient, stays focused on what you want in a home and has made finding a home memorable and positive. We enjoyed every minute working with her. We highly recommend Kolleen. -Ron & Margaret S. John was spectacular. He was honest, straight forward, he gave great advice . He was very accurate with the amount we got for our home. He was always there if we needed to meet with him or had any questions. He also never made us feel as if we were bothering him. He has the best advertising ideas that I have ever seen in a real estate agent! He is just a never ending thinking machine with amazing ideas to get your house sold fast! I really felt that I could trust him and that was important, it took a lot of stress and worries off my husband and my shoulders.I would strongly recommend if you want the best real estate man around you want John and his team on your side! I also want to thank them for the wonderful thank you dinner party they threw for their clients. I have never heard of any real estate agent doing anything like that before! I would give a 10 star rating!!!! -Doug & Kim C. John helped us find our 'perfect house' at an amazing price! His knowledge of the area, attention to detail, and negotiation skills helped our purchase proceed quickly and flawlessly.We so appreciate his dedication to our satisfaction. If you are looking for help in a complex real estate market, you can be confident that John Mikesh will provide the support you need! -Milt H. John and team did a fantastic job when I bought my new house in April and rented out the old one. He was creative in putting together a deal that was a win win for all concerned. Since then I have recommended him to a neighbor and she too is very pleased with how he is marketing her home. If you want aggressive, professional real estate expertise call the Mikesh Team. -Kim B. I am extremely lucky to have worked with the Mikesh team to not only sell our townhome, but to purchase a house. We loved working with Kolleen and she really listened to our needs. We tried another realtor from a well known company here in town, but after a few times out, we realized we needed someone with a straight forward approach. We were not planning on purchasing a home until 2012, but Kolleen found us everything we were looking for and for a great price. She was also super fast to always respond to any questions or concerns we had during the purchasing process. We could not be happier in our home. THANK YOU for always taking care of us. -Dana & Jason M. I was referred to this agent and would highly recommend this agent to others. Response time and knowledge was incredible and a pleasure to work with. They also provided me with recommendations for mortgage and insurance of which I ended up choosing and was a wonderful experience. The whole process from start to finish went as smooth as I could hope for. -Dana D. John, Kolleen and team helped my wife and I rent our condo and ultimately buy a new house as well. I can’t say enough about their support and professionalism. Our condo was listed and rented for more than asking price within 2 weeks. Our new home is fantastic, and John negotiated a wonderful price as well as extra concessions we would not have been able to get on our own. Furthermore, it was a house that we would not have found by looking ourselves. He and Kolleen were responsive, informed and operated with a high sense of urgency. I have already recommended them to several friends and will not use any other realtor in the future so long as I am buying/renting/selling real estate in the greater Charlotte area. -Chris & Jill B. John is THE best real estate agent I have met! He goes above and beyond the call of duty for his clients. He helped us find a new home and found renters for our old home so there was a seamless transaction! Thanks so much John!! -Erin P. With any market you want the best, when you have an extremely difficult market and economy you must have the best. For either market scenarios John Mikesh and team are the very best. Very professional, very accurate, precise, and he knows exactly what he is doing. We marketed with another realtor with no success even with good number of showings. John knows how to drive people to your home and how to work to get buyers interested in making the offer, which is key. I would not go with anyone else for any future home need. Simply excellent. John was excellent at overcoming any obstacle or issue and on top of every aspect of the process. He is not just sell the owner on getting a listing he follows through. A few weeks after John sold our house we also decided to move to an area for my daughter to attend the school we wanted her to spend her High School years at. We worked with Kolleen Mikesh, John's sister, and as it would have it the attention to detail runs in the family. Every house we went to see Kolleen has all the facts and information related to the house ready and available. The questions we asked were answered very quickly, proving she did her homework. Kolleen was very professional and always had a fresh list of homes that matched our criteria. Not things we did not want to see, but exactly what we were asking for. This was the fastest offer to closing I've ever experienced and Kolleens attention to detail were a very important part of getting us exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend her as well. You cannot go wrong with either John or Kolleen. I would rate them as A . -Ted & Lynda S. John was a fantastic breath of fresh air after working with agents who did not want to show me the types of properties I was interested, agents who did not preview properties I selected to see if the property was aligned to my specifications, & an agent who was just plain rude. John previewed the properties I showed interest in. He ensured the properties were in line to what I was looking for. This in & of itself was a tremendous value add to someone who was both new to the area & typically works 60 hrs a week. This made sure it was making the most efficient use of any appointments that were set. John was incredibly responsive. He tailored communications to fit my needs of texting & emailing vs. over the phone. Being on the phone all day for meetings, electronic communication was key. Certainly made it more conducive then attempting to try & fit in another phone call to my schedule. John responses were w/in an hour time frame. This was my 1st home buying experience. John made it easy & was patient through my myriad of questions. John was able to recommend the right people for all my inspection, electrical, painting, flooring, & closet design needs. His rolodex is expansive & there was never a shortage of advice of whom to use in the area. I highly recommend John for your real estate needs. -Rose S. John has been our realtor for over a year now, and he is someone who works hard for his clients and is very detailed orientated. My wife and I were extremely impressed with his knowledge on the local market and experience in listing and purchasing. We highly recommend him as your agent! -Justin Layell We just moved to Charlotte from Chicago due to a work transfer. We had about a month to find a place. John took time from his busy work schedule to make sure we found the right place in the right neighborhood for us and it all on last minute notice. He guided us through the whole process with little or no bumps. It was as smooth as we possibly could have hoped for. He knows the Charlotte area well and will be upfront with you as to what you can afford in what areas. Definitely would recommend him to anyone. -Robert & Liz C. The team met and exceeded our expectations. They went above and beyond, and made our home selling and buying a pleasant experience. -Ryan R. John Mikesh is a consummate professional with an unmatched work ethic and an amazing attention to detail. He listened and observed intently as we described our criteria for a new lake home. The properties that he showed us were consistently in the style and price range that we had delineated. His preparation was remarkable, personally touring each property he showed us in advance of showing them to us, and garnering extensive information on each property. His knowledge of lakefront property on LKN was broad-based and up to date. He guided us through a complex negotiation involving a short sale, and his expert fair tough-minded negotiations yielded a very favorable deal for us. John's thorough approach carried through as we arranged financing, completed closing, and with follow up in the months after purchase. His standards of service, conduct, and professionalism were consistently of the highest caliber. We recommend John with complete confidence and without reservation, and look forward to following the success of this fine gentleman for years to come. -Joy & Mark F. John is forthright and honest. He knows Lake Norman very well and stays on top of listings and trends. We were prepared to take as long as needed (up to 2 years) to find the perfect property, but it only took John a couple of weeks. He was professional and in the lead when needed, yet listened to us and responded well. It would be a pleasure to work with John on other real estate transactions in the future. -Shannon O. I would recommend John Mikesh to everyone in need of an agent, and have. From the beginning, John was professional, knowledgeable, in the know of what was selling, what wasn't, knew all the comps in the area, stayed connected and was always available if I had a question. He is honest and I trusted him completely. He IS my agent and I will call on him with my next purchase or sale. -Judy R. We bought and sold our home with John. We had some hick-ups along the way with financing and other things but John fought and worked for us every step of the way. I have referred and will continue to refer John as an agent. -Dan & Robyn W. John and Kolleen Mikesh we great with helping me find a home. i'm a first time home buyer, so when I decided to buy I was nervous. John helped me out a lot. I'm new to Charlotte so I didn't know the area very well but with John and Kolleen's expertise on the areas I had faith that they would help me find a home. I had nothing when I moved here, so John was able to negotiate the sellers of my home to included their furniture. John and Kolleen made the process very smoothly. I was able to close in a timely matter. I would recommend John and Kolleen Mikesh every time. They are professional, intelligent, and extremely helpful. -Margaret F. My wife and I had felt as if we already knew John, his business philosophy, family, work ethic, and client relationship mindset through Kolleen Mikesh, John's sister, colleague and co-worker. We have been engaged with Kolleen since early August, 2011, in a search for the right home.....which we found just recently through her attention to detail, persistence, and deep understanding of our needs. We were ecstatic that Kolleen came to us with personal characteristics as dedication, preparedness, limitless energy, intelligence, creativity, a positive attitude, personal reflection, spirituality, and the willingness to extend her time and service beyond ordinary professional expectations – characteristics learned and passed on through positive influences of John's and Kolleen's parents. After meeting John at a client and partner appreciation luxury cruise on Lake Norman, we believe John to have channeled these admirable characteristics in providing the finest mentoring for his team and partners. Never have we witnessed mentoring of this magnitude. Kolleen and John have exemplified levels of professionalism, expertise, and experience of individuals many years their senior. We felt, through Kolleen’s connection with John, the Mikesh Team leader, that this team was special. The Mikesh team operates truly as a team should. It is unique, in that they are compassionate about their clients, their partnerships, and provide strength to each other to reach the highest levels of service attainable. This team will not only survive, but become the best team in the business. We decided to become part of this experience and welcomed Kolleen and the Mikesh team into our lives after our first meeting in August, 2011. Certainly, many of you reading this have read "Built to Last", by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras, the defining management study written during the 1990's, illustrating how great companies triumph over time, and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. The Mikesh team is proof that the proper mindset and effective leadership result in achievement of extraordinary success. As a learned student of Jim Collins’ "Good to Great" principles, I consider John to be on the path to attaining a Level 5 Leadership role. He has worked diligently to get the right people on the bus. He has confronted the brutal facts about himself, his life and his team. He never loses faith, and, therefore, he and his team will prevail. There are expectations to be the best in the world at their core business. John has led his team to internalize three important concepts: (1) To define what they are passionate about; (2) To find what they can be the best in the world at; and (3) To find what drives their economic engine. Their enduring capacity, energy, compassion, willingness to reflect within themselves, and learn about their clients and partners, nourish their ability to adapt, focus, and create synergy. These skills are exhibited by the best leaders and teams around the world. The people that have been selected to be on the Mikesh Team bus are the keys to their success. These people are their clients' and partners' most important assets. Their leadership and motivation will help drive and power the "flywheel" not only toward their own success, but enable the success of others with whom they associate. The design of the team, inherently, is to be innovative, creative, serving, and selfless, to the benefit and amazement of everyone they touch. -Ron & Margaret S.