What Clients have to say about JR Gehrmann
“We began the home buying process about six months prior to our arrival at JBLM. This was our first home purchase, and we were very skeptical about the process, questioning everything that we were told by any agent or agency. When we came across JR, he talked to us on the phone for over an hour while he was parked on the side of the highway about the area and the dynamics of the current housing situation in and around JBLM. He didn’t push buying a home onto us, he cared more about ensuring that we had a good transition to our new duty location. He provided a great deal of information on the rental market, the on base housing situation as well as the homes for sale in the area. He wanted us to make an informed decision, he repeatedly told us throughout the process that if we did not feel comfortable with purchasing a home that we should back out immediately.
We arrived on Memorial Day weekend, and much like many other incoming families we were immediately on the hunt for housing. We asked JR to be available the morning after our arrival, JR answered the call. With a list of our “favorites” off the house listings, JR showed us ten houses in one day. JR was not interested in closing the deal, he wanted us to find the right home for our family. Throughout the process, we interacted with various listing agents; we were not impressed by them. We noticed a clear difference between JR and the rest of the agents. We knew immediately that JR was going to take care of us and negotiate the best deal for our family. JR absolutely came through for our family throughout the process.
He was not just an agent to us, he became a friend to our family. 12 months after our initial home purchase, we are still in constant communication with JR. He continues to assist our family with anything that we need, whether that be helping to find a contractor, borrow a tool or answering a question about the area. JR always answers our phone calls. I can’t imagine an agent that would continue to be there for a military family like JR has been for our family. I have witnessed firsthand how JR has helped not just my family, but many other incoming families. JR is a true asset to the military community!”
CW3 Dan Westfall
“JR has provided expertise and advice to me since 2003 when I first moved to the Olympia area. I’ve never met a more energetic or knowledgeable person about real estate in south Thurston County since then. Aside from his responsiveness and integrity, JR is an expert negotiator who understands the local market dynamics in real time. One of many great things about JR that has helped me tremendously and consistently during my ownership of various properties in Olympia is his extensive network of professionals. I’ve hired carpenters, plumbers, landscapers, realtors, cleaners, and painters based solely on his recommendation and have not once been disappointed. I continue to use JR as a resource to this day and cannot recommend him highly enough if you are in any way considering real estate in this area.”
COL (Ret.) Sean Callahan 05/22/2015
“Wanted to follow up after the closing of my home with a short note thanking you for your support to me and the “fun” job of finding me a home, which clearly is what we call in the Military “Above and Beyond”. JR, you are without question the most professional individual I have had the pleasure of working with on any business venture in my 20 years of active military service. From our initial contact with you through the web and then emails to after the closing of the home, you epotimized professionalism and comittment to the customer. When I was begining my search to purchase a home during my upcoming PCS move from Hawaii to the Fort Lewis region, through closing and even subsequent follow up questions and dialogue, you were always just a phone call away or when close just a few minute drive to link up face to face. If you didnt know the answer or were busy, you always promptly returned my call with answers and solutions, not more problems. Awesome! Just so you know that questionaire I sent to you via email from Hawaii asking about the services you would provide, if I contracted you to be my agent, I also sent out to approximately 15 other agents and firms in the area. Well bottom line up front, your candor, honesty and total comittment to me, the customer earned you not only my business, but my professional respect. Looking back at the process that you tirelessly led me through in order to locate, analyze then select and purchase my home, I know that I couldnt have made a better choice, and if I had to do it again, I wouldnt go through any selection process, its honestly just as simple as contacting you and your firm, one stop shopping at its best. Through your drive and total ‘Can-Do’ attitude you somehow made the whole ‘home find and purchase’ process paletable, screened out the bad eggs and always provided me with total up front honesty and nothing painted a different color just to sound or look good, and that is what I wanted, and what you provided every step of the way.
Thanks again for such an outstanding professional service that you provided, and you can rest assured, that when it comes time to sell my home here in Thurston county, well, you can already put my name on your list, just wait a while to activate the listing, cause you have my repeat business, without hesitation.
Have a wonderful day!”
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), US Army
555th Combat Engineer Group