John Grunow's first priority is to help his clients understand the current Greenwich real estate market. His experience and dedication will provide clients with a comprehensive analysis of the real estate market today.
John has a master's in real estate development from New York University and has taken classes that include market analysis, financial analysis, appraisal and real estate valuation, development process and negotiation and dispute resolution. Prior to attending NYU he worked with clients at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, where he assisted them with buying and selling as well as building and managing residential homes.
John's in-depth knowledge of current inventory allows him to efficiently organize which homes will best suite buyers' needs so they do not spend valuable time looking at homes that don't fit their parameters. Once a home is decided on, he provides a detailed market analysis so that the client can make an informed decision on the value of the home and the offer they would like to make. He can also provide a detailed analysis of projected expenses so that the costs associated with owning a home are understood.
For sellers, John's number one priority is to get the highest price. The most important factor in selling a house in today's market is pricing. John takes sellers through a detailed Comparative Market Analysis to help advise on pricing so that a high level of interest from buyers and the best price are achieved. Once a price is decided on, John presents a detailed marketing strategy that will get the property in front of prospective buyers. The first step is to make sure the seller is reaching buyers from all over the world through online advertising. 90% of buyers use the internet to look for a home, and John uses Sotheby's International Realty's unparalleled international resources to make sure properties are on all of the major real estate search engines. The second step is a broker open house. Targeting the brokers and making sure they are aware of a house is vital because they are the ones that tell their buyers about the house. John is performance orientated, and his negotiating skills assure the best deal at the best price.
For those looking for investment property, John can build a detailed financial model that will provide strong understanding of the projected returns for a property. For those looking for a fixer upper to remodel and make their own, John can call on family members that are builders and landscape architects to help provide understanding of the true development potential. For those who want to relocate for a few months or several years, but are not ready to give up their home, a rental can provide significant income to a bottom line.
John was born and raised in Greenwich and now lives with his wife here. He is a member of the Innis Arden Golf Club and the New York Yacht Club, and is an avid tennis player and sailor.