I bought my first home from John on October 8th 2013. John has lived on or around the island for well over 30 years and knew everything about it. He helped me get everything I needed to buy the home, correct, and AHEAD of schedule so that I could move in and make this my true home for the next 5 years, or so. He was extremely friendly, nice, and professional. A month after I bought the house, I needed some advice about the island and John was more than happy to help me out. That kind act was the ultimate satisfaction factor to me. Being just 26 years old and very novice to the home buying experience, I was stress free for most of the process and I am very, very satisfied.
Colin Mccarthy Client, Buyer
John went above and beyond throughout the course of the transaction and continues to be a resource to us post transaction.
Our Fernandina Beach odyssey began about 5 years ago. We had visited most of the communities on the Gulf Coast and the Northeast of Florida looking for a location where we could retire. The first time that we come to Fernandina Beach we liked the downtown area and the nearby shopping. Fernandina Beach is described as friendly, well it is true. We decided to contact a local Real Estate office just to see what was available. Being the analytical person that I am, I looked online to see which office seemed to have the most listings. Century 21 won that award. We went into the office and met John Stillwell for the first time. We explained to him that we were still 4 to 5 years away from making a purchase but that did not faze him. He spent two days showing us homes without so much as a hint that he would like us to buy something before we were ready. We kept in touch with John and have visited Fernandina Beach several times since. Each time John has been more than willing to spend time with us showing us what was available at that time. It is now 5 years later and we just closed on a home in Fernandina Beach. John was wonderful to work with during the whole process. He sent us email updates on the homes that met our criteria so we didnâ€™t have to scan the internet. He found us a house within a few weeks of initiating our serous search. We come to Fernandina Beach to look at the house before making an offer but the rest of the process was done with email. We are not first time buyers by any stretch but this was a bank owned property and new to us. John was on top of things all the way. If there was a communications from the title company or the bank that didnâ€™t make sense he found out usually within hours what they intended. John was great to work with. His knowledge without question is excellent but even more important is Johnâ€™s ability to share his knowledge in a patient way in what can be a stressful experience. John has gone above and beyond after the sale as well. He has recommended contractors for everything that we need to bring the house back from foreclose. John has truly been amazing to work with. I will recommend John to anyone who will listen.
John was great at listening to what we needed for our family. He was very flexible about scheduling showings and meetings with us which
is important due to a shift work schedule. We are new to the area and really appreciate John's knowledge of the area and his experience
in this difficult real estate market.
John has been a huge support and expert in the selling of our home. We highly recommend John.