John Marzullo
CNE®


I am a client-oriented REALTOR® who loves what I do.  I am dedicated to understanding each individual client’s needs and delivering outside the box and aggressive high quality service.  Your real estate transaction with me whether you are a buyer, seller, investor, or developer will be profitable, fun, stress-free, convenient, and satisfying.

I bring unique business skills and expertise to each client relationship through my diverse background and experiences, including:

  • Over 8 million dollars sold in 2015, with a unit total of 52 homes
  • 5-Star rated agent by past clients
  • Top agent for several zip codes in the Pittsburgh area by Zillow Group
  • Over 5 years of Real Estate experience and over 10 years of sales management experience
  • Managed sales volumes of between $20-$35 million
  • Strong business acumen and communications skills
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute
  • Multi-Generational marketing expert (reaching all ages and backgrounds through multi-platform marketing)
  • Graduate of the Alan Kells School of Real Estate
  • Graduate of Howard Hanna’s Jump & Fast Start training programs
  • Member of the West Penn MultiList
  • Member of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member of the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
  • 2014, 2015 Multi-Million Dollar Plus Producer
  • 2015 Howard Hanna Best of the Best Award
  • Earned Howard Hanna’s Champions Club 3x in 2015
  • 2015 National Sales Excellence (Top 5% of Agents in USA)
  • 2015 Quality Service Award (Click here for Reviews of my service)
  • 2015 Listings Leader Award
  • 2014 Rising Star Award Winner

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Specialties

Acreage
Dream Home
Executive Home
First Time Buyers
Investment
Luxury Homes
Move-Up Home
New Home
Relocation
Residential

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Let your home smile a welcome to buyers...

With a little effort on your part, you home can be sold more quickly and at a better price. These 20 tips have proved invaluable to owners and are worth your special attention.

Preparation for Showing

First impressions are lasting. The front door greets the prospect. Make sure it is fresh and clean. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse. In winter, be sure snow and ice are removed from walkways and steps.

Decorate for a quick sale. Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Why try to tell a prospect how your home COULD look, when you can show by redecorating? Neutral colors fit with any buyer's color scheme, and a new touch of paint will often result in a quick, profitable sale.

Let the daylight shine in! Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be (dark rooms do not appeal).

Fix that faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.

Repairs can make a big difference. Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed. (When prospects see things that need attention, they begin to worry about things they can't see.)

From top to bottom. Display the full value of your attic, basement and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.

Safety first. Keep stairways clear. Avoid a cluttered appearance and possible injuries.

Make closets look bigger. Neat, well-ordered closets show that the space is ample.

Bathrooms help sell homes. Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make this room sparkle.

Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.

Can you see the light? Illumination is like a welcome sign. The potential buyer will feel a flowing warmth when you turn on lights for an evening presentation.

Clean, Fresh Floor Coverings. It isn't uncommon to either clean or replace all carpeting and other floor covering to maximize interior appeal.

Showing the House

Three's a crowd. Avoid having too many people present during showing and inspections. The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry through the house.

Music is mellow. But not when showing a house. Turn off the blaring radio or television. Let the salesperson and buyer talk, free of disturbances.

Pets underfoot? Keep them out of the way... preferably out of the house in consideration of those afraid of or allergic to cats and dogs.

Silence is golden. Be courteous but don't force conversation with the potential buyer. He wants to inspect your house, not pay a social call.

Be it ever so humble. Never apologize for the appearance of your home. After all, it has been lived in. Let the trained salesperson answer any objections.

Stay in the background. The salesperson who knows the buyer's requirements can better emphasize the features of your home when you don't tag along. You will be called if needed.

Why put the cart before the horse? Trying to dispose of furniture and furnishing to the potential buyer before he has purchased the house often loses a sale.

A word to the wise. Let your Howard Hanna Sales Associate discuss price, terms, possession and other factors with the buyer. The Howard Hanna sales associate is best qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion. 9. Howard Hanna Sales Associate sell better. Show your home to prospective buyers only by appointment (or scheduled Open House event) through your Howard Hanna Sales Associate office. Your cooperation will be appreciated and will help close the sale more quickly.

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The Home Buying Process

Our goal at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is to help everyone realize the American dream of home ownership. We've compiled an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to the process:

1.     Begin With The Best. Begin your home search by establishing a working relationship with your Howard Hanna real estate counselor at any of our conveniently located neighborhood locations.

2.     Become Financially Pre-approved. Begin your home search knowing you are approved to buy. Become pre-approved for your mortgage with the Howard Hanna Mortgage Services loan officer conveniently located in your Howard Hanna office.

3.     Refine Your Home Search. Your Howard Hanna sales associate will help you define your specific housing and lifestyle requirements and will present those homes which match your specified needs.

4.     Present The Offer to Purchase. Once you've found the home of your dreams, your Howard Hanna sales associate presents a written offer to purchase to the seller. The seller either accepts or rejects your offer, or makes a counter offer.

5.     Reaching an Agreement. You and the seller will agree on the price and terms, including closing and settlement dates.

6.     Sale Contract is Executed. We will oversee the contract of sale to assure proper execution.

7.     Mortgage Application Finalized. Secure your mortgage loan with your Howard Hanna Loan Officer.

8.     Earnest Money In Trust Account. At this point, all earnest money must be placed in a Trust Account through Barristers of Ohio Title and Escrow Services.

9.     Inspections Scheduled. At this time, the various home inspections you have elected will be scheduled.

10.   Ordering Title Insurance. We will order clear title verification and title insurance for your new home.

11.   Follow Up On Financing. Your Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Loan Officer will follow up on all details regarding the final mortgage commitment.

12.   Your Mortgage is Approved. Review the terms with your Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Loan Officer, sign and then return to lender.

13.   Purchase Home Owner's Insurance. Obtain homeowner's insurance, which is required by all lenders, prior to closing.

14.   Confirm Closing. Establish the desired date of closing with your Howard Hanna sales associate .

15.   Transfer of Utilities. Review the transfer of utilities with your Howard Hanna sales associate

16.   Confirm Closing Costs. Get the final closing costs from your Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Loan Officer.

17.   Bring To The Closing. Bring your homeowner's insurance policy, a certified check for closing costs, and your checkbook for any potential incidental costs.

18.   You're Home. Congratulations! Title has transferred, we will assure that you receive the title and keys to your home.

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