I've worked with many real estate agents and this was my best experience ever. Jon is friendly and knowledgeable. He actually listens to what it is you're looking for and then focuses on those properties. He didn't try to talk me into looking at homes that didn't match my criteria or were outside my preferred price range. He was not pushy, but once I made a decision, he stayed on top of the process, always advocating for me.
Jon Corbin is definitely top notch. His professionalism, experience, and expertise helped me navigate through the home-buying process. When I gave Jon my very specific (and limited) parameters, he focused on my needs and spent our time together very productively. Jon listens. Jon valued my time when scheduling appointments and looking for the "right" home for me. He responded quickly and concisely to all my questions and requests for information. Jon was recommended by a friend of mine, and I have since recommended him to several others. Thank you, Jon, for finding me the perfect home so quickly.
I recommend Jon to everyone I meet that is thinking of buying a house. Jon helped me find my new home and then helped every step of the way with the buying process. I first saw my new home on the 19th July and moved on the 12th August (and that was with arranging a mortgage). He is very professional.
Faye and Judd Reinhardt
I can't speak highly enough of the experience I had working with Jon. He is a local, and knows Asheville inside and out. He provided good insight and worked to help me find the home I was looking for. He is prompt to answer questions and is readily available. I am a first time homebuyer, and he walked me through every step of the process. I am tied up with work most of the day, and Jon did most of the legwork during the transaction so I didn't have to. I got an incredible deal due to his knowledge of the market and the negotiation process. There were several instances when he went above and beyond what one would expect of an agent when I was having issues with my lender in order to meet my closing date. I have worked with a lot of professionals in various fields, but Jon stands out and has my highest recommendation.
Dr. Justus Min
I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking to purchase a new home. I can't say enough good things about the service Jon provides to his clients. He is very knowledgeable about the local market and is one of the hardest working people I know. I have referred friends and family to Jon after my experience and will continue to recommend him to everyone. Jon is good about returning phone calls and good about following up. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone and everyone!!!!
We just can't say enough good things about Jon. He was very knowledgeable about the local market, provided great advice, showed us property that we were interested in purchasing given the time he spent getting to know exactly what we were looking for. Jon was very helpful in navigating the whole "process", and always quick to help resolve any issue. Jon always returned calls immediately with an "answer". In short, there is not enough space to sing all his praises. We would highly recommend Jon to anyone and everyone!!!!
Mike and Jen Knepshield
Jon is the absolute best. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and helpful, he is a terrific person. When you are going from house to house, trying to find something to live in, it's really a plus to have a real estate guy along who is pleasant and funny. Also, I have known Jon for virtually all of his 13 years of experience, and I have referred many people to him. They all rave about him. He makes house hunting as easy as it can be. Then, when you find a place, he makes the purchase as smooth as it can be. Jon gets my highest possible recommendation.
Jon was very helpful in find the perfect home. He listened to what we wanted and tried to get us everything we were looking for. He was knowledgeable in the area and the pricing. He helped us get the home of our dreams at a great price. Jon worked around our busy schedule to see the houses. His knowledge of the homes and what was need with the financing made it all go though without a hitch.
Jon is a superb real estate professional. He was very responsive and accommodating in meeting our purchasing needs. His wealth of local and regional knowledge was extremely helpful in our search. And, his business experience and expertise were particularly valuable in negotiating the purchasing process and securing local resources. I highly recommend Jon to service your real estate needs.
Kathy and Terry Poling
We would give our highest recommendation for anyone interested in buying a house in the greater Asheville area to use Jon and his extensive talents. Jon very patiently deciphered our needs and matched us up with the best house possible for our family. I think his focus as only a "buyer's agent" provides an extra level service than you would expect from your typical real estate agent who focuses on a wide range of properties to buy and sell.
Garrett and Evelyn Artz
Jon Corbin assisted us in the purchase of our first home 12 years ago and 13 acres of land 4 years ago. He is the most amazing agent with whom we have worked. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, personable and efficient. He is exceptionally trustworthy and "down to earth". We have recommended him too many of our friends over the years and have received the same feedback from them as well. If you are a buyer, I would not choose any other agent.
Sean and Sally O'Neill
Jon worked with us for many months as we searched for a second home. He was very knowledgeable about the community, the market, the buying process - everything about the buying experience. My wife and I have bought and sold six properties and have now purchased a seventh. In those thirteen transactions we have seen what can go wrong and what can go right. This was by far the easiest and most satisfactory real estate transaction we have experienced. What we most appreciated was that Jon quickly discerned what features were most important to us and helped us find properties that fit those requirements. He was always willing to accommodate our wishes, but after a short time he directed us toward properties that he thought we might like even though they had not caught our eye. In every case, he was right and we ended up choosing a property that looked less than appealing on the internet but which fit our needs exactly. I will emphasize that he was in no way pushy or directive but worked hard to hear what we wanted and to help us find it. In addition, Jon was extremely helpful in many ways that went well beyond the minimum. On top of that he is funny and very personable. I have seen real estate agents that pushed us toward what was most profitable for them, agents who repeatedly suggested properties that showed they had not heard a thing we had said, and agents who could not be bothered extending any effort. If this review sounds a bit too enthusiastic, that comes not from a lack of experience, but because it is so amazing when you find someone who stands above the rest.
Tom and Samantha Maynard
After an unsatisfactory experience with Beverly-Hanks, which included poor communication, slow responses, and inept home showings, we decided to switch realtors. Jon Corbin came highly recommended. We were first time homebuyers and couldn't have found a better teammate. Not only did we buy the very first home he showed us (which showed us he was listening to what we wanted), he also gave honest feedback as we weighed options and made big decisions. His guidance was flawless. He is a true buyer's agent and we felt well informed during the entire process from finding to buying. I can't say enough good things about Jon Corbin.
Keith and Gina Hawk
We loved working with Jon Corbin, our buyer's agent. Not only did he help us find our dream home, but also helped us tremendously through the process, contributing to a successful and wonderful experience! Jon was always attentive, available, and had our best interest. And best of all, never pressured us into buying a home. Jon was recommended to us by a friend and we also highly recommend him.
Jon worked with me for a couple of months before I found the right place. He was always patient, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful, even after the closing. I'd recommend him highly to anyone looking for a house.
Jon was hands down the very best realtor that I have dealt with. He really strives to find the house for you without using any typical sales pressure. He was able to identify neighborhoods that were a good fit with my needs. He negotiated a great deal for me and then recommended excellent people to provide the updates that the house needed. I can recommend him without reservation.
Jon was very knowledgeable of the area and understood what we were looking for in a condo. He was honest and up front with us and helped negotiate a good price for our condo. He always responded to our emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
Jerry and Kris Johnson
Jon Corbin helped us find the perfect house for us in the Asheville area when we didn't even know ourselves what we were looking for! He possesses a very effective combination of intimate knowledge of the Asheville area, housing market search capability, and people skills to match his clients with the properties that suit their needs, desires, and resources. We can't recommend him highly enough!
Tom Carruthers and Cara Tate
When I was in the market for buying a home in late 2008, I found Jon Corbin's card at my place of business and gave him a call. Right off the bat he was extremely helpful and patient with all of my inquisitions (and I ask way too many questions!) little did I know I was talking to the owner not to one of his agents. I was so impressed that the owner gave me so much of his time just to answer my questions over the phone. After that conversation we knew we would find no one better than Jon to help us in our search for our first home. Jon is committed to searching for the perfect house. We sent him our needs, wants and price range and he sent us listings that fit. Other agents I had worked with in the past, consistently sent things out of our price range which was very frustrating. Being first time home buyers, we didn't know the process and Jon walked us through every step, providing helpful suggestions to get us to that wonderful day of closing. And Jon's support did not end on that day; he is always willing to help with anything that comes up. I have recommended Jon to several friends who have also bought houses with him and had a wonderful experience as well. I highly recommend Jon as an agent; he will rise above every expectation!
Mark and Candice Hutchins
I came from Seattle WA to visit Asheville in Oct. 2011. I was introduced by a dear friend to Jon Corbin...the Buyer's Agent...and it was the best real estate experience I have ever encountered! Within 3 weeks of working with Jon...I had purchased a beautiful home in Historic Montford...returned to Seattle...completed the purchase...and am looking forward to moving and living in Asheville. Jon Corbin is the perfect example of honesty, integrity, professionalism and downright southern charm! I would highly recommend Jon as your "buyer's agent".and would like to suggest that one should consider "cloning" him! An outstanding young man and a top notch realtor and buyer's agent!
I have the highest regard for Jon Corbin. He and I recently worked on a purchase outside of Asheville, NC. This was my third home purchase, and Jon is simply a different kind of agent. After promising myself I wouldn't end a real estate transaction feeling dissatisfied anymore, I did my research on the internet and learned the distinct advantage of working with a true buyer's agent that doesn't list any homes. Then I found Jon by using Zillow and reading the reviews. As others have mentioned, when Jon shows you houses, he quietly lets you assess the properties yourself rather than pushing you in any direction. Jon explained that he wouldn't be serving his fiduciary duty to push you on any house. He is the most honest real estate person I have ever dealt with. He knows his business and gives exceptional advice regarding obtaining pricing that is to the buyer's advantage instead of the seller's. If I ever buy another home in the area, Jon is the person I would work with. I've never thought that about anyone else.
Laurie Jaegers and Frank Bartucca
Buying a house for the first time can be an overwhelming process. Jon Corbin, our buyer's agent, not only helped us find our dream home, but also helped us tremendously through the process, contributing to a successful and wonderful experience! Jon was always attentive, available, and had our best interest. Jon was recommended to us by a friend and we also highly recommend him.
Ahira & Miguel
Jon's in-depth knowledge of the Asheville area was very helpful in our search particularly since we were new to the area. He understood what we were looking for, was very proactive, helped us think through options, and was great during the purchase negotiations. We are thrilled with our new home here, and would highly recommend Jon.
Sue Lomenzo and Steve Kallan
Moving to Asheville in 2009 was made much easier with our buyers agent, Jon Corbin. He helped us locate not only the perfect home for us, but also a temporary apartment pending our out of state home sale. Jon is a competent professional of high integrity who we strongly recommend!
Kathy and Terry Poling
Jon Corbin, Owner/Broker
"I don't like the conflicts of interest that come from dual agency. I see myself as a service provider, not a salesman; it fits my personality better. I truly enjoy the benefits of being able to focus and be the best at one thing."
Jon was one of the original founders of The Buyer's Agent in 1998, and he is just as passionate today about his work - he has been in the top five (sell side) buyers agents in the Asheville market for the past two years. He is a NC Real Estate broker, a Leadership Asheville graduate, and has a BS in Business Administration from Mars Hill College.
A native of Asheville, Jon moved away with his family, returning at age 18. He and his wife Jennifer have a son and a daughter and two family pets, a dog and cat. The family enjoys camping and biking, especially at Bent Creek or Carrier Park. A favorite night out includes dinner at Salsa's and a live concert at the Orange Peel.
Jon says he wouldn't live anywhere else. He loves the diversity of the area for running, mountain biking, and seeing live music. He gives back by volunteering with Junior Achievement and mentoring his team.