Broker Associate and Sales Associate Realtor of Distinction Life Member of Former Million Dollar Club National Association of REALTORS Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS
What I Can Offer You
Straight answers and sound advice Old-fashioned service Emphasis on communication and follow-up Special knowledge in finding homes for Boeing, USAA, military and industry transferees Strong marketing and advertising skills Experience in locating properties where resale is a primary consideration Real Estate expertise in 9 different areas
John has 40 years experience selling residential real estate. He offers proven knowledge of many types of property: deep water properties; townhomes and condominiums; waterfront and marsh-front homes, new construction, and lots; subdivisions; golf communities; country hideaways; and historic downtown properties. He helps buyers and sellers in 9 primary areas including: Downtown Charleston, James Island, West Ashley, Johns Island, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Summerville, Goose Creek, Folly Beach and Edisto Beach. Prior to joining Poston & Co. he worked in marketing and public relations at Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head, SC and Kiawah Island, near Charleston. He served in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam, where he received the Combat Infantry Badge, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Born in Gastonia, NC and raised in Clemson, SC, John received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of South Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, salt water fishing, reading and eating roasted oysters and shrimp.
What My Clients Say About Me
We can’t say enough good things about our experience with you as our realtor. You persevered in spite of several of our personal problems that came up over the past year. For that, we thank you very much. Couldn’t ask for a better agent than John Ford! He kept the process moving forward smoothly in spite of real and potential setbacks. John expertly covered every aspect of our house sale through house repairs and a complex closing process. John Ford is the best!
Pete & Marti Peterson – Charleston
With John’s immense knowledge of the real estate environment, he made the marketing and selling of our Edisto Beach property an easy going experience. We were impressed with his level of commitment to the sale and we could not have been happier with the valuable service he provided to us throughout the entire process.
-Todd and Cheryl Hass, Aiken
We have worked with John for over thirty years now. He has helped us with the sale or purchase of over a dozen pieces of property. Without exception, the transactions have been both enhanced by his experience and knowledge and structured to ensure we’ve received maximum benefit. This is due to John’s philosophy of operating solely in his client’s best interest. Talk about integrity – John has actually talked us out of a couple of purchases. In hindsight, we realized he was absolutely correct. Imagine that, more interested in our well being than his commission. We have referred several friends and business associates to John and, all have been as pleased as we are. Truly, John is the consummate broker who has earned our trust, faith and all real estate business.
-Jim and Chris Fisher, Charleston
When we made a decision to put our home on the market in Stiles Point Plantation, we chose John Ford with Poston & Co. due to the years of experience with this team and the many recommendations from friends and neighbors. The energy and personalization that John put into finding a buyer for us within a short time was appreciated and everything was professionally handled to the end.
-Bob and Johnna Wood, Charleston
Charleston realtor, John Ford, is like the Welcome Wagon for Charleston if you are searching for property in the area. When we first met John we only had a weekend available to find our retirement home. John arranged to meet us in the lobby of the hotel where we were staying. That was the beginning of a well-planned Saturday. He had houses that he had chosen for us all efficiently organized. But he knew which property would suit us best. He saved that house for last. The day went by quickly, and before dinner we had found that house that we knew was right for us. John had picked it just right. Then we went back to our hotel to wait while he made our offer to the other realtor and the owners. It is too bad that all realtors don’t show the patience and knowledge that John shows his clients. Moving would be ever so much easier.
-Kent and Mary Curtis, Kentucky
I wonder how many sellers have to wait until the day of settlements to meet their realtor. My guess is, not very many. In fact, John Ford said, as we greeted each other in person for the first time July 2nd on our way to the settlement table, that I was the only seller he has ever had to wait till the day of settlement to meet face-to-face. And yet, by the time we met in person, I felt as though I had known John for quite some time. John and I shared notes, signatures, contracts and addendum’s by email. My scanner got a workout as we worked our way (John really did all the work) from the listing contract to the sales contract to settlement. We talked and texted often. John took nothing for granted and kept me updated on all the details. My sincere thanks to John Ford for taking the tension away from what seemed to me to be a daunting task.
-Sue Yingling, Maryland
It was fantastic to work with John Ford on my buying my first home. He was extremely helpful, knew exactly what I was looking for and made my experience easy and enjoyable. I will definitely be using Mr. Ford to buy my next home.
-Mary Massalon, Charleston
I was living in Arizona. To think this started 14 months ago when I called my long term friend, Lee in Hilton Head. I had been working with another realtor who just did not get me, plus after months of planning she did not make herself available to me even after planning a visit for months. Lee called Shirley, a friend in Mt. Pleasant, who recommended you. You made yourself available for the weekend on a one day notice. Thank you. After the first visit, and looking at houses you were very correct in saying you will have to build to get what you want. You always kept me informed. Second visit was very productive. You took me to many builders and never complained about my demands. I finally decided on Carnes Crossroads. You backed me up, and surprise, things got done. You were very kind when I was having issues with my listing agent in Arizona. Answering any questions and being direct when I was wrong. (Which does happen). You were there for me to answer any of my stupid questions.
-Marge Blannin, Arizona
We listed our house with John Ford and could not have asked for a more personable, professional, and stress free experience. John’s years of experience and knowledge of the Charleston market were evident when we received a full cash price offer within days of listing the house! He was also dynamic in facilitating a quick out of town closing for us and worked well with our tenant and property management company. We highly recommend John Ford!
-John and Natalee French, North Carolina
I have known John Ford since 1989, when he helped me sell a house and buy another one. In the years since, he has helped me sell and buy multiple times. Most recently, John very effectively helped my husband Mike and I find our current home in Charleston even while we were still living in Ithaca, NY. We could not have done it without John’s expertise. John has always shown the utmost professionalism and his many years of experience in the Charleston markets allowed for both ease in sales and quickly narrowing down new home selections. I would highly recommend John Ford to anyone who is considering buying or selling in the Charleston area.
-Mike and Mary Lucas, New York
My wife and I entrusted the sale of our first home on James Island to Mr. John Ford. That ended up being the best decision we could have made. Mr. Ford was the consummate professional who was always proactive and stayed ahead of the game. His approach allowed my wife and I the peace of mind knowing that everything was getting squared away and moving forward. When we encountered an unexpected CL-100 problem that could have derailed the entire deal and given the buyer pause for concern, Mr. Ford calming reassured the buyers and aggressively sought out contractors for repairs. When the dust settled, we closed a few days later with a full asking price offer from our very first showing! Seriously, when you are searching for an agent to buy and/or sell your property there is no need to look any further than John Ford.
-Derek and Julie Anderson, Charleston
Thank you for representing us with the sale of our home. The pictures were great and it could not have sold more quickly! (on MLS on Wednesday, P.M., showing on Thursday, and offers on Friday). Good stuff!! We appreciate you keeping us informed during the entire process.
-James and Bonnie Holcombe, Charleston
John Ford was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was our tireless advocate and helped us overcome multiple obstacles, including Hurricane Matthew! Thanks, John, for helping us make our dream a reality. I would highly recommend him as your real estate agent.
-Linda and Steve Milam, Greenville
John has extensive knowledge of Charleston and the Charleston real estate market. He was very responsive and genuinely interested in helping me find the right home. Moving from out of state, I had a lot of questions that he was easily able to answer and he provided me with the information I needed to make the right choice in a home. His follow-up throughout the entire process was amazing! Thank you again for everything. John made the process painless. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Charleston.
-Stacey Cotton, Pennsylvania
We were so thankful to have you as our agent. For always making yourself available, for your great knowledge, and for your overall kindness! You didn’t make us feel like just another client, you really did care about our well being. The sale of my aunt’s house feels like a miracle! Thank you for getting it sold!
-Lisa and Rodney Brewer, Laurens
Recently my wife and I purchased our dream home with the support of real estate agent John Ford. We met with John and described what we wanted and the price range. Within hours he started looking at real estate listings and informing us. When we were told of something we may like, John immediately arranged for us to see the home. After locating what we wanted and the seller accepted our offer, he helped every step of the way in the closing process and worked with the closing attorney. John is an exceptional agent who made a home purchase simple and fun.
-Jimmy and Pattie Rivers, Charleston
Elaine Brabham and Associates, LLC
West Ashley Location
Located in the Outback Plaza
1890 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Suite 217
Charleston, SC 29407