John Messer

John Messer

John Messer

Phone: O: 206-387-3988 206-387-3988 office
Office: John L. Scott - KMS
Serving the Pacific Northwest
Kent, WA 98032

Personally:  I am a man of honesty and integrity, who takes the trust given to me by others very seriously.

Professionally: I have built my career on being an expert negotiator, a detailed problem solver, and a stickler for organization and follow-through from my team.

John's Team Mission Statement:

Our mission is to earn the trust, respect and repeat business of those we serve.

  • Listen carefully and seek to thoroughly understand the needs, goals and desires of each client.
  • Develop and implement effective action plans addressing each goal, need and desire.
  • Employ state-of-the-art technology combined with highly personalized service.
  • Provide consistent and thorough communication with those we represent.
  • Conduct all business with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

I am a Renton native, specializing in representing South King County Buyers & Sellers.

I maintain solid relationships with a network of trusted professionals, providing my clients with exceptional local, national & international real estate services.

My unique services for Sellers:

  • Over the last five years, I have listed 121 homes, of which 104 have sold (86%). (In the entire MLS only 33% of homes listed last year sold.)
  • My average days on market are 59, while the market average is 83.
  • My median price is 7% higher than the market median.
  • I am highly systematized with a staff of three.
  • I am the second highest volume agent in the highest volume real estate office in the state.
  • I utilize over 20 methods to actively market homes.  With rare exception, all buyers now actively use the internet to search for homes.  Some examples of how I maximize this opportunity include:
    • Extensive use of social media including a Facebook Group Page for each listing where you & your friends can participate as much or as little as you want, in the marketing of your home.  You and I can both upload content about your home and community, plus invite your friends to join the Group!
    • Unique URL for you home. Bringing visitors to your home’s blog page which includes video, links to your community’s amenities and interactive discussion about real estate matters.
    • Enhanced listing on, the highest traffic real estate website in the world. I pay additional fees to so that all of my listings are “Enhanced”. (Very few Brokers provide that additional traffic driving feature.)
    • On I also pay to “own” several cities in King County.  When anyone searches for homes in those cities in any price range, your listing will rotate across their search results page.
    • Enhanced listing on, the highest traffic real estate website in the region. (Very few Brokers provide that additional traffic driving feature.)
    • I upload your listing to over 32 websites (local, national & international).
    • I maximize the capabilities of the MLS in marketing you home.  (For example, I pay for duplicate area #’s which gives your listing twice the exposure at no extra cost to you.)
    • 24/7 Recorded Info-line, with call capture, so that I actually get to speak with buyers who otherwise would just take flyers!
    • All of my listings are uploaded to the largest international network of Real Estate Brokers, called Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (

My Unique Services for Buyers:

Working with clients is about more than just finding a home.  In fact, finding the right home is just one of at least ten critical aspects of how I help my buying clients…

During our relationship, you can count on me and my dedicated staff to fully:

  1. Partner with you to find the right home.  I provide clients:
    • Web access to all listings from all real estate companies.
    • Advance notification of soon-to-be-listed homes.
    • Homes to consider via e-mail, web, or phone call.
    • Rapid feedback regarding availability of homes that you find and contact me about.
  2. Expertly negotiate the very best price for the home.  (Once you decide upon a home to make an offer on, I research comparables, market trends, property history, and seller motivation.  I then develop a specific negotiating strategy with you, aimed at purchase the home for the very best price and terms possible.)
  3. Craft a purchase/earnest money agreement that protects your interests.  I will also explain various options to you and ensure that you are comfortable with the details of the agreement, before you sign anything.
  4. Expertly advise you and your lender to ensure that you purchase the right home at he lowest possible price with an on-time closing.
  5. Ensure that you have a proper home inspection and that we maximize this opportunity for further negotiations with the seller.
  6. Arrange and coordinate contractors and re-inspections.
  7. Follow-up on the details of the escrow process with the escrow company, again to achieve our goal of an on-time closing.  (On-time closings are becoming a rarity in this business.  Disciplined follow-up and communication with all parties is the key to avoiding surprises in the closing schedule.)
  8. Guide and advise you through the closing process (i.e., escrow signing, loan funding, county recording, utility company contacts, delivering keys, possession date, etc.)
  9. Follow-up with you during the first week that you are in the home to assist with any details that you might need help with.
  10. Maintain an on-going relationship with you to ensure that you have a life-long real estate professional that you can call upon for any home-owner related question.  My intent is to be the trusted advisor that you are excited about referring your friends and family to, for years to come.

Bottom-line: If you have a real estate related question, I'm here to help!

"Mary seems like a very good person and when I'm in the market Ill certainly give her a call"

  -Scott Mason, Friend

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