John McElveen
John McElveen

Customer Testimonials

"We didn’t know it at the time, but we chose John McElveen to help us SELL our Boulder home when we BOUGHT the same home seven years ago. John had a competing listing at the time, but he gave us his honest advice/opinion, and we bought our beloved, perfect-fit home in Whittier from another broker. While that might not make you immediately say ‘I want him to sell my house’… when you stop and think, I would suggest that you want no-one else to sell your home. John and his team will get it done; calmly, knowledgeably, and effectively"

Dave P. & Amy B

"John’s guidance and steady hand helped get us through three separate transactions, all with excellent results. I never doubted his expertise or judgment, and his fund of knowledge is truly impressive. I especially value his patience and problem solving skills - he never seemed flustered or worried about how the process was playing out. His humor and warmth were very reassuring while navigating the Boulder real estate market. On a personal level, he’s been an absolute pleasure to work with. I will happily refer to him to any potential future clients without hesitation.”

Cynthia D.

“I’ve known John for several years. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the market, and market conditions. Mostly, I was impressed with his customer service! Excellent. My calls returned within minutes, and accommodations for things I wanted in the deal advocated for!”

-Purnima O.

“John’s professionalism and experience made the whole selling process a breeze. Thanks John!”

-Dan G, Boulder

"We want to take a moment to thank you for the amazing job you did in selling our house. From the first time we met you, we knew we had found the right realtor to help us without this huge undertaking. Your insight and patience and professionalism were constant and invaluable. You were always there to answer any questions and help solve any problems. And you were always calm, thoughtful and knowledgeable, no matter what question arose. John, not only did you find us the perfect buyer — and quickly— but you made the whole process easy and pleasant. You were a delight to work with, and we value your help and your friendship. All good wishes, and many thanks!"

-Adrienne and Bruce S.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude for you personally and all team members that were involved with the sale of my Mother's home. You took great pride in ensuring every detail was covered, and made the transaction seamless especially since I was out of state and this was and estate sale. You and your team were instrumental in making sure the home and its contents were removed prior to closing. I felt valued, and trusted your judgement every step of the way. Your experience proved to be a most valuable asset for my particular situation. I would not hesitate to do business with you again and highly recommend anyone to use your services for any real estate transaction. Thank you again!”.

- Melissa R. H.

"John found our family's dream home in the Whittier neighborhood of Downtown Boulder. We cannot recommend him highly enough. We had very specific criteria for our future home, along with a tight timeline (our infant needed his own room!) and John promised he would find us exactly what we were looking for her. He delivered on all accounts. John found our home before it was listed and with his guidance we were able to make an offer that was acceptable to us and accepted by the seller. In the tight Boulder housing market, having someone in the "know" is essential. John has a deep understanding of movements in the market and personal connections that he leveraged on our behalf. I truly don't believe we ever would have found our home without John.

John always made himself available to us and is extremely prompt in returning calls and scheduling appointments which is essential given the real estate environment in Boulder. Thank you, John, for finding us our perfect house!"

- Peter H.

"John has an incredible team with an expert eye for detail, a trustworthy and competent list of real estate and contractor contacts, and an immense knowledge of Boulder past, present, and future, making him a veritable ecosystem that will make buying and selling your home as smooth as possible."

- Jamie W.

“It was a pleasure working with John. He is organized, knowledgeable and prompt. He made a stressful situation of selling a much loved home as easy as it could be.”

- Diana K.

"John tirelessly searched with me for almost a year before I found the perfect house. He never pressured me into buying, and stuck with me while we looked at over 50 properties and put in eight offers before finally getting one that was an amazing deal and the best house. His deep knowledge of the Boulder market and nuances of different blocks (down to the neighbors!) makes him an amazing agent. Highly recommended!"

- Nate A.

"John is the perfect real estate, focused, congenial, expert of the heart of Boulder, a pro at the "paperwork" part of real estate transactions, the tops of integrity, and a well practiced urgency of finalizing sales and purchases. John can work with all the legal aspects of a contract, and also jump into the crawl space of a home, come out needing to dust off, and being completely candid regarding the great, or not so great, condition of the "dark side" of a home. After you do business with him, whether it's your sale or purchase or both, you will feel like he is your extremely competent "brother."

He has decades of experience in Boulder, is raising his family there, knows the market as well as anyone, and has the integrity that can be trusted, all the way!"

- Tom R.

"I wanted to thank John for the exceptional work he undertook with us in both selling our home at 501 Mapleton Ave, Boulder and in locating a new lake-side home for us in Loveland, CO."

"Our experience with John was quite different from prior brokers that we had worked with in trying to sell our home. He focused on the essential activities and communications to present the house to the optimal market demographic of buyers without dragging us through unnecessary open houses and tours of brokers. The program he put together to present the house on the website was well-designed and contributed to the successful outcome. John's experience and credibility within the Boulder community brought a level of performance that we had not experienced with prior brokers."

As sellers, my wife and I appreciate the common sense guidance and advice John provided. Based on his decades of experience in the Boulder real estate market, the advice was well-grounded and pragmatic. He communicated the important information to us that we needed to know as the house was being shown, without bombarding us with useless information. I also appreciate the manner in which John pre-qualified the showings such that there were minimal non-productive 'curiosity' showings. This was greatly appreciated as living in a 'show house' can be a challenge under the best of circumstances.

John's experience made for an easy, problem free closing for the sale of our Boulder house. He worked diligently and quickly with us to locate a great new home for us. He was responsive to our expressed interests and added market perspective and expertise that guided us in the choice of our new home.

It has been a great pleasure to work with John.

- Lyndal H. and Sarah S.

John knows everything there is to know about real estate in Boulder and the surrounding areas. His guidance on neighborhoods, construction topics and financing was extremely valuable. If there was any question he couldn't answer, he tapped into his vast resources and got right back to me. In the end, I'm living in my dream home and very amazed at the process John employed to get me here. He's a real estate maestro!

- Cheryl G.