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“Stop what you are doing and call John and Maria. I have worked in the mortgage business for over eight years and have worked with countless agents during that time. John and Maria’s team is hands down the best. Their experience in real estate and the local area helped them price and sell our home at the highest value our neighborhood has ever seen, and we had several full asking offers within two days of listing. They are very attentive throughout the sale and helped us at every step in the sale process, such as staging, negotiating the contract, and ensuring inspection went according to plan…You will be leaving money on the table if you use someone else. This is your agent team.” 
Sarah Godwin
What are the most important attributes in a Realtor? Analytical rigor, common sense, the human touch and an ability to execute. John and Maria Hoffman have all of these. I don't usually write reviews, but am making an exception here because these two, who happen to be some of the most successful (by sales) residential realtors in the State of Florida, left a strong impression on my wife and I. At the time, to underscore their ability to price and sell a house properly, my wife was 9 months pregnant when we decided to sell, so time is of the essence. My house sold in less than 48 hours with multiple offers, and we initially priced OVER what we thought the market would bear. We approached John and Maria because we wanted to sell our 1923 Craftsman Bungalow near downtown Tampa. Our family was growing, and our priorities had changed in terms of neighborhood and school districts. Maria and John immediately recognized areas where the house required some maintenance before selling and scheduled a contractor who quickly gave us a quote on the work. Our home was pre-marketed on Zillow, which created immediate buzz. By the time we had an open house, there were 11 showings in one day. In less than 48-hours we had five full price offers and three bidding wars! I watched John handle the customers and anticipate issues in a very skilled manner. Our transaction closed yesterday, and we are delighted. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JOHN AND MARIA HOFFMAN FOR YOUR FLORIDA REAL ESTATE NEEDS.
Michael Millett
I would work with John again a million times over. This was my first time selling my home, and John and Maria were recommended to me from someone I trusted. I was in good hands from start to finish. Every question I had was answered and the attention to detail was what impressed me the most throughout the process. I sold my home during a good market, and I took my time to meet with quite a few realtors before choosing who I wanted to do business with. John took the time to explain why (even in a good market) it was necessary to properly stage the home, put in the extra work, and go about things the "right way." I really valued working with someone with such integrity, and that translated to everyone at Tampa Home Group. I can't say enough good things about this agency. Don't go with anyone else whether you are buying or selling - their expertise and knowledge will get you the results you want and more, while taking into account what is important for you on a personal level. All my thanks and gratitude to John, Maria, and the Tampa Home Group!
Dr. Janelle Applequist, PhD
RESULTS! That’s what we got using this team!
Let’s face facts... we all hire a realtor to sell our home quickly and for the best possible price. Right?
If so, do not hesitate to engage this first class team to sell your home!”
Linda Conaway
Bravo! John was an excellent partner in our real estate transaction. In today’s day and age I have come to lower my expectation from service providers. However, John EXCEEDED my expectations on all fronts. His experience, savvy, and professionalism helped us secure the deal with 30 other offers on the table. He was simply amazing. He went above and beyond on all aspects of the transaction and followed through on even the smallest of details. I wholeheartedly would recommend John and his staff for any real estate transaction you may have. I will 100% partner with him again for the sale of our next home. You should too!
Lisa Lilienthal
I had the good fortune to work with John and Maria Hoffman for the sale of my home. Never having been through this process before, John literally did the hard work for me every step of the way. If something needed to be done with my home, he not only recommended, but also hired, the right person to do the work for me. I felt they “held my hand” throughout the entire process, start to finish. Those who were familiar with selling and buying homes even remarked to me that they had never encountered any realtor more attentive and more helpful than John and Maria. The service I feel I was given was above and beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. The sale of my home was a difficult decision for me but made much easier because I worked with them. There was no question left unanswered. The professionalism they brought to the table is something all should be able to experience. I would highly recommend the services of these two realtors to anyone who is looking for top notch service. I feel extremely lucky to have worked with them and would encourage those who are looking for quality to certainly go with them when selling a home.
Talley Turner
We sold our home in partnership with John and Maria while in a pandemic and with two small children in tow. It was no easy task to do the work necessary to prepare the house for sale, but Maria and John gave us the guidance and advice we needed to achieve our goals quickly with minimal interruptions to our daily lives. Their planned and professional approach for listing and their negotiating skills that came into play when we received multiple offers really paid off.  The end result of the combined efforts exceeded our initial expectations by tens of thousands of dollars. I highly recommend having them on your team and encourage others who may want to make a move to take the leap to list! Thank you, John and Maria (And, Debbie and Jake, too!)! 
Alicia & Jesse L.
I cannot thank John and Maria for such an incredible experience. Before we met the Hoffman's we were having a difficult time getting our house sold when we first came on the market, we spent almost 3 months with several showings and 0 offers. We decided it was time to make a change and found John and Maria, within the first 2 weeks we had an offer on the table and turned around a sale within the next 2 months. They were there every step of the way! Whenever I had a question (and I admit I had a lot) John was always answering his phone to walk me through the process, what to expect, who he knew that could help get an issue fixed. I was impressed with the professionalism the entire Hoffman team showed but was really blown away when the first offer we received did not make it to closure, the opportunity was there for John and Maria to convince us to drop our price just to get the deal done and make a commission, however, they convinced us that our home was worth the asking price and we should maintain our position. What would have been a small difference in commission for them, was a large difference in what was coming out of our pocket. From that point on I knew that they were in our corner and I could completely trust them. I cannot write enough nice things about John and Maria. If you are serious about Buying/Selling your home and want a real estate team that is going to truly take care of you from start to finish I highly recommend this team.
Ryan & Andrea Patten
Prior to hiring John and Maria, I had a highly negative experience with another agent. When my contract terminated with the other agent, I must have been contacted by no less than 30 real estate agents. Out of those 30 I narrowed it down to three I would interview. Maria spoke with me over the phone first and immediately, I sensed I was dealing with a highly professional firm that had a in depth knowledge of the industry as a whole as well as local market trends. She came to my house for an interview and took the time to understand my situation and the house both positive and negative. She immediately developed a strategy that resulted in a contract offer in two days after it hit the MLS. The offer was for asking price with monetary limits on any repairs. I was thrilled and could not be more satisfied after the contract was signed with service that kept me advised all the way through closing. The closing was completed without any delays or issues. I personally witnessed the results from an agent that tells a client what they want to hear from an agent that is professional and tells a client what they need to know. I highly recommend the Hoffmans for any need either buying or selling a home.
Greg Dambrosio
Maria Hoffman impressed me with her 'johnny on the spot' attitude and enthusiasm. I chose her because of the confidence she instilled. Her knowledge of what I needed to do to sell my house was correct and she went out of her way to help get it done especially since I had already moved out of town. My house sold in less than a month at asking price. John also quickly resolved a contingency matter. You couldn't be in better hands for your real estate needs. My thanks to Maria and John Hoffman.
Dr. Elizabeth Zable, MD
As out of state residents from Illinois, my wife and I were very apprehensive about finding a new home in Florida. Thankfully, our real estate agent who helped with our Illinois sale recommended Maria & Tania to be our Florida agents. It turned out to be much smoother and stress-free than we could’ve hoped for. We were able to close on our dream home very near the price Tania recommended. Even post close, they have continued to be supportive to ensure a comfortable transition.
The Peerbolte’s
We were referred to John and Maria after our realtor in a different market looked up their sales record and conversion statistics. Then we met with John in our 5 year old home we were listing, to get a feel for process, ask questions etc. Our home shows like a model and he said so. The toughest challenge was, we had really over improved the home and while we knew we wouldn’t get all of our dollars for improvements out, our goal was that of any seller, get the most we could. We spent a lot of time in his office going over comps and trying to price the house very realistically. Ultimately, we had a full price offer in less than 24 hours. It was a combination of proper pricing, thorough staging, and their professional photography. John also was a stickler on the contract items and negotiations. There were so many small things in the contract that he paid attention to, from strict proof of financing, to timing. John and Maria’s team was in contact with us through every step, from showings (we only had to have a few since the sale was so fast), to contract completion, inspection. You could argue that a full price offer the first day would tempt you to wonder if you couldn’t have priced it higher. But then, perhaps that offer would never have come in the first place. It’s all of the market knowledge that John and Maria brought to the table that gave us the confidence to pick our price.
Jeff & Jan Meissner
John and Maria are among the best realtors we have ever encountered. In our lifetime. My wife and I have purchased 18 different homes over the years, and we have never had the responsiveness and skills in negotiating in selling our home. They and their assistants were there from the beginning to the end and even after the sale. They truly are the best!
Dan and MaryAnn Schuh
Maria is a wonderful, caring professional. I actually feel that towards the end of our business she was more like a friend than a business associate. Sometimes in business you are lucky enough to meet someone that you really feel has your best interests at heart, and it's not only about making the sale and the money. I did not have the pleasure to meeting John, but Maria represents him, so he has a great representative. Between the 2 of them, Tania and Maria, I feel I couldn't have better people to do business with. They are honest and will be straight about anything you ask of them. They are completely trustworthy, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I have already given my daughter and future son in law Maria and Tania's name and the name of the real estate office. I say again thank you Maria and Tania, for being there for me when I needed someone I could trust. You guys are the best!!!! God Bless. Love Carolynne N
Carolynne N.
We cannot recommend this agency enough! This is our third time using John and Maria with Tampa Home Group. Our last home just recently sold in FOUR days for over asking price! The buyers ended up being extremely difficult buyers but John, Maria, Monica, Tamara and the rest of the crew did such an amazing job with helping us navigate through this sale. We are lifelong believers that a great RE agency is a necessity. Thank you THG! 
B. Carle on Google
Don’t hesitate to select John and Maria to sell your home. They bring a full support team that provides a seamless experience from presale through closing. Their nationwide and local marketing connections insured top exposure for my home bringing in numerous quality offers which John helped vet, resulting in a fast, pleasant closing. They helped troubleshoot and arrange solutions to prep my home and resolve a repair needed after inspection. My entire sales experience couldn’t have been better and I know I got top dollar. 
Pat Kaufman
Where to start? John & Maria have been both amazing through the whole process of selling my house. From advising me what needed to be fixed, staging the house for pictures, recommending a sale price and making sure that everything was ready on time. We even didn’t have a For Sale sign in the yard. The Open House was on Saturday and the house was under contract on Tuesday. Not to mention they both supported me through all stressful moments when I was under pressure. I will absolutely recommend John and Maria to represent you to buy or sell your house. Their professionalism, experience in the area and knowledge of the market is all you need for a successful transaction.
Maria Bradley
Maria made selling a home when you are out of state a stress less experience. She was always available to answer our questions, offer advice and strategies. John was instrumental in getting the sale finalized and the closing fast and effortless. We will work with this team again when we are in the market for a new home.
Kris Hills
Maria, John and Debbie were all readily available for any questions or concerns I had and made selling my home a wonderfully positive experience!
Tamara Grange
Maria and John were fantastic!! We knew Maria would be our listing agent from the moment we spoke with her on the phone the very first time. We sold our house within days of being listed, we got over asking price and the best part was their team, everyone was fantastic during the whole process and they were quick to reply and willing to answer all of our questions. We are referring them to our friends and they will be our only choice when we have to sell our next house. Thank you Maria and John!
Augusto Lopes
Simply the best; better than all the rest! That was our experience with Maria and John Hoffman, and the Tampa Home Group team. Their sales strategy was on point based on their research and knowledge of the local real estate market. Within the first week our home was listed, we received multiple offers resulting in a negotiated sales price exceeding our expectations. If you are looking for professionals who will market your home like it’s their own, get in touch with the best. Call Maria and John at Tampa Home Group!
Chris Welder
I spent quite a bit of time interviewing agents for the sale of our downtown Tampa condo. Not only did Maria meet all the needs, but she added things I hadn't thought of, but could immediately see value in. After signing the contract with Maria and John to sell our condo, we were updated regularly, and, while it only took 6 days to get a contract(!), the team helped us every step of the way. This was by far the most simple process for selling a property that we've ever experienced! Kudos!
Pete Bober
John and Maria are amazing professionals. They will deliver on their promises and are experienced and talented beyond belief. They know how to tackle any issue that may come their way. They have an amazing team. If you want to sell your property, Tampa Home Group is the team you need.
Felipe Guacache
I have been dealing with John and Maria Hoffman for the past 17 years. During that time I have bought and sold 7 properties with their assistance. I have always found John and Maria to be knowledgeable, honest, forthright and creative. During the same period of time I have referred many friends and colleagues to John and Maria and have received nothing but extremely positive feedback from those who I have referred to them. I would strongly recommend that anyone in the market to buy or sell a home in the Tampa Bay Area contact John and Maria Hoffman of the Tampa Home Group.
Linda H.
I have referred many of my clients to Maria and John over the years and they have always thanked me saying the level of service they received was unmatched as compared to other home purchases in the past. They felt that Maria and John cared more about offering the right advise so they could make the right decision as opposed to just trying to make a sale
Michael Klein, Liberty Realty, Hoboken NJ
Doing business with Maria and John is nothing short of remarkable. The level of service they provide combined with long term results can only lead to a great outcome. The Best!
Jason Bernstein, Bernstein & Co. Athens, GA
Great Realtors. I used to work in the same office, and they are the very best Tampa area Realtors. They are the Realtors I will use when I sell or buy.
Jeff Launiere
The Hoffman's are not only experienced and knowledgeable Realtors but also caring people. I not only know this but saw this when I shadowed them for a day . Jane Boles Re/Max Columbia, MO
Jane Boles RE/MAX Columbia, MO
John and Maria are the best when it comes to buying and selling in Tampa look no where else.
Lindsey Harn, Christie's, San Luis Obispo, CA

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