Testimonials

"The best professional real estate agents in the Tampa Bay market. I have listed and sold multiple properties on this market and I can always count with John & Maria to guide me to a profitable outcome."


"From the very first conversation I knew that Maria would get the job done. Her knowledge and tenaciousness was second to none. She not only sold our home in four days but helped us find our dream home that was not even on the market. Johns negotiating skills helped to close both deals. I highly recommend John and Maria simply put they are the best in the business!!"


"This is the second time in 14 years that my wife and I have personally enlisted John and Maria Hoffman to assist us with our real estate needs. In addition, we have recommended them several times over the years to friends and neighbors. They are both consummate professionals with the highest degree of local real estate knowledge. They were attentive to our ever need and question, and demonstrated superior business acumen. If you want the best representation for your real estate needs, look no further than John and Maria Hoffman."


"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!"


"Maria and John Hoffman were excellent for us. They came highly recommended for a friend to help us get our property ready to sell, and with their assistance it went fast! In the seller's market we were in, I had no doubt we'd be able to sell, but being able to sell quickly and above asking price takes a talent and skill that Maria and John together possess. Their direction and recommendations were exactly what we needed to know going into the market without trusting wayward online estimates. They were spot on, and never led us to believe more than what the market could actually bear out. While we don't intend to be moving again any time soon, Maria and John will come highly recommended to any and all of our friends!"


"We have considered Maria & John Hoffman and their team, more than just Real Estate professionals, but as Trusted Advisors. Having successfully utilized their services twice, and recently in 2016, in the sale of our primary residence. We sought their advise on determining an appropriate, fair and realistic home market value, leveraging their knowledge/experience. The team immediately began to proactively reach out and attract potential buyers. This included the final buyer, which resulted in the sale in less than 5 weeks. In addition, we had multiple home viewings every week, leading up to the final sale. The team kept us informed with timely feedback on the viewings throughout the process. We highly recommend John & Maria and their team without hesitation!"


"Dealing with John and Maria and their entire team has been the best experience I have ever had buying or selling a home. Every member of this team made me feel like I was their most important client. You won't find a better real estate team. My home sold very quickly and above asking price! Highly recommend this team. They are a class act and You will not be disappointed!"


"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


“John was informative and very professional throughout the entire sales process of our home. I would definitely refer John to any of my family and friends.”

- Paul & Roseanne


“I worked with several real estate agents in the New Tampa/Tampa Palms area. The very first conversation with John convinced me to change agents. John’s business attitude and strategy is like mine. I was able to get the perfect house and out maneuver other offers to get my deal. Since then I have referred 5 other friends that worked with John as well and they all agree with me that he’s the best!”

- Steve H.


“A huge thanks from both of us on our home purchase! We appreciate your tireless efforts to make sure we got the style of home that best suited us, and in helping formulate a contract that was in our best interest! We will always recommend you to any friends who may be in the market to buy/sell, and we wish you continued success in the future! We love our home!”

- M & B Johnson


“They came very highly recommend and lived up to that recommendation. Even working with a lower budget, I always felt they were giving it their all. They got me through a short sale in 3 months, what more could I suggest that would improve your service!?! Thank you !!!

- Dan B.


“If you’re thinking about building a new home, calling John is a must!!! He takes the time to explain to you the difference between builders, we didn’t think we needed a REALTOR to represent us in the home building process, but now we know better!”

- B & E Downs


“When we met John we thought we knew a lot about buying and selling a home.WOW were we wrong. John took the time to educate and inform us about the decisions and pitfalls that were potentially ahead of us. The entire process from start to finish was a breeze. We will never use any other REALTOR but John Hoffman.”

- Donna & Chris


Reviews on Zillow
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"This is the second time in 14 years that my wife and I have personally enlisted John and Maria Hoffman to assist us with our real estate needs. In ... more "
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"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, ... more "
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"I am forever grateful to Maria and John Hoffman of Tampa Home Group, along with their “team” of experts, who guided me in the sale of my home, and the ... more "
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by Lutz Homeowner

“Thank you John and Maria! Because of your honesty, knowledge, and communication we recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone selling a home. You are true professionals who worked hard to handle every detail of our sale with the greatest care. We enjoyed working with you and wish you the very greatest success.”

- Dorothy & Ed


"Thank heavens I listed with John. My house was one of eleven for sale in our neighborhood. Because I took John’s expert advice, we sold our house and the rest are still for sale. Thank you John."

- Mary B.


"We were very satisfied…John was accurate in market assessment. I appreciated his timely response. John managed the sales process very efficiently and professionally."

- Larry D.


"If you are thinking of listing or buying with John and Maria, JUST DO IT! There are no improvements to their service that need to be made. I am extremely satisfied!"

- Carolyn M.


"Excellent service! Maria worked very hard on our behalf and was extremely knowledge and professional. Definitely trust Maria and John with your real estate needs."

- Mark & Beth W.


"We have been impressed beyond words with John& Maria. They could not have been any better. We are so thankful to have the best realtors in Tampa! John & Maria Hoffman are wonderful Realtors who keep their client needs first. They are very professional, organized and dedicated to helping their clients find & get exactly what they want!"

- Jeremy & Amie M.


"We are happy with everything ! They are knowledgeable, experienced and genuinely want to help you, partner with you through the buying experience."

- Frank and Susan W.


"Excellent!! Keep it up. Would recommend whole heartly! Going the extra mile is normal for this team"

- Vijay and Netra M.


"Thank you for your wonderful service with a smile and confidence. I am very grateful, thank you…you are #1. Your family should be very proud of who you are and Keller Williams."

- Martha B.


"Excellent Service. John is detailed oriented, unsurpassed knowledge in noticing structural issues a property may have. No nonsense, he is going to get you the best deal out there. Maria is tireless, positive, unsurpassed knowledge on closing paperwork and getting things done in a pinch!"

- John and Julie M.


"Very Satisfied!! Maria was very attentive and sensitive to our wants and needs in a home. They are very knowledgeable and their expertise in the field of real estate is superb."

- Rosalie P.


"Wonderful!! Lovely!! They are wonderful and throughly concerned for you!"

- Penny R.


"I just want to say thank you to John and Maria. I just think we are going to very happy with this home. You didn’t allow us to settle and I know I would have not been happy if I had not been patient. I really think that we benefited from using an agent with experience with it came down to resolving problems with a difficult seller. You were wonderful at protecting our interests and I hope we can send you other clients"

- Ken and Debra M.


"Shannon and I can’t thank you enough for all your efforts. From showing us properties to coordinating all the surveys, inspections and appraisal. We are very appreciative of all your work."

- Shannon & David


"If you’re looking for a Realtor who is genuinely interested in your happiness and satisfaction, look no further! This was our first home-buying experience and from start to finish, Maria Hoffman provided exceptional service and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Once we’d narrowed down houses to visit, she did all of the groundwork, research, and route planning on her own time to ensure our time was spent looking at prospective homes, not on logistics. Also, we were new to the area and Maria took the time to learn about us personally and used that information to share helpful tips on local businesses/attractions that would either save us money or be of interest to visit. She was very thorough, informative and professional throughout the entire home-buying process and still continues to look out for us. What else can we say? Maria is the total package!"

- The Cooks


"Maria spent many weekends, looking at a variety of homes all over the county. She never gave up and then pushed through the short sale in half the time that was expected. Great job and great support throughout the process!!"

- Dan


"I have just completed a sale with TAMPA HOME GROUP….I would like to take the time to say what a great team they are!! I’m BRITISH with a vacation home in TAMPA and was in a very tight spot not knowing who’s who.I had a meeting with various realtors and the one that stood out to me was JOHN @ THG… He says it as he sees it type..I thought if he can do half he says I will be happy… I am very hard to please!! John & Maria Hoffman along with Tania & Vanessa..have done exactly what they said…I could not believe how professional it was handled from the beginning to the end.your home is usually your biggest asset, and trying to find the right realtor can be a minefield …I can’t stress enough how hard these guys worked, and would recommend them to others..Honesty and TRUST are a rare commodity these days but at TAMPA HOME GROUP it’s still popular.I hope this review works for them because they’re worth it! Thanks TAMPA HOME GROUP for everything…"

- Eddie


"My wife and I were looking for investment properties and were referred by a friend (whose brother had bought a house using Maria) to Maria and John. We have purchased numerous properties in the past and have worked with many real estate professionals – we are experienced. As a buyer we worked most closely with Maria, and can honestly say that she is the best real estate broker and overall one of the best people in business with whom we have ever worked (in any business). She knows the Tampa real estate market cold (important for us as we do not reside in Florida), is extremely trustworthy, and truly focused on our needs. Based on her and John’s recommendation we decided to buy a cheaper property with the potential for a better return. We then closed the “short sale from hell!” and Maria was out in front – pushing back appropriately to the other parties to defend our interests; then she’d call and let us know what had transpired. We wholeheartedly recommend Tampa Home Group both for buyers and sellers. My buy side experience, I can guess, is typical for their customers. On the sell side, I had several conversations with John about the overall market (owner, bank, and short sales) and he was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Our relationship with them will undoubtedly continue."

- Malitoha Properties


"We would highly recommend Maria & John as their knowledge of the real estate industry is invaluable."

- Marshall & Dolly


"Alba and I would like to thank you very much for your help in selecting our new home. As you remember, we first met you when you were the listing agent for our current house over six years ago. Your professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market were prime reasons for us to contact you when we decided to purchase a new home. We could not be more delighted in the insights you gave to us on the current housing market. Due to this and your knowledge of the market area, we were able to purchase a much larger house, in a better community, at a significant discount from the listing price. Also, your referral for financing, inspection and insurance were above par. Once again thank you."

- Ronald F.


"We are so thankful God sent you to us! It was such a pleasure to work with you on our house hunt! We will continue to tell all our friends about you!"

- Ken & Deb


"John and Maria along with their staff were absolutely amazing. They helped me through the process of not only selling a house but buying a new home. It went so quickly I could not believe it was actually happening. They were always available and answered my questions. They were there for me to get through the tough spots also. I would recommend John and Maria to others."

- P. Ciminera


"We had a great experience. My wife and I were expecting our second child and John & Maria did everything they could to accommodate our tight timeline. We were lucky to close 1 day before our son was born and everything worked out perfectly!"

- J. Glickman


"Maria and John were professional, hard-working, and made it a priority to get my house sold. My only regret was that I didn’t find them much earlier in the process. After three months of trying to sell my house by owner, and then another seven months with another realtor, I was discouraged. Maria and John sold my house in two months! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a results-oriented realtor."

- L. Burgan


"From the initial meeting to the closing, absolutely outstanding. Extremely professional, sensitive to our needs and wants, and respectful of our time. We had our home listed with another agent first for 6 months and had only 3-4 visits and no offers. John and Maria called requested a meeting and informed us they could sell our home with no problems. With a little hesitancy and trepidation my wife and I decided to switch realtors and give John and Maria an opportunity mostly because of the confidence and knowledge they had of the market. After the first week of listing, we had several appointments to view our home(more than we got in the 6 months with the other agent) . After about 2-3 weeks we had our first offer and we couldn’t believe it. The buyers had some trouble selling their home and couldn’t obtain financing so we had to put our house back on the market. John and Maria didn’t miss a step and with an unwavered faith told us not to worry put the house back on the market and we had another offer in a matter of weeks! They walked us through an easy closing, again cognizant of our time, and we closed quickly. My wife and I will definitely have John and Maria assisting us on the purchase of our next home and maybe even the sell of that one as well. I will wholeheartedly recommend John and Maria Hoffman to anyone I know (and don’t know) looking for compassionate, professional, and responsive agents."

- D. Alderman


"Working with John was a wonderful experience. John was extremely knowledgable about the current market and how we could properly market our home. They made recommendations on repairs, preparations and listing the home. We would recommend John to anyone thinking about selling their home."

- G. Bossart


"I needed to purchase a home with a short visit. The first visit did not produce a home which suited my needs. My agent from John & Maria’s team (Tania B) continued to work with me long distance. On my second trip I found several homes that could have worked for me. They assisted me in presenting a fair offer and I have since closed on my new home. I would definitely use this team again and also highly recommend them."

- G. Morella


"We had first class help through our whole process, no question too small, and she was our advocate with each step. We are now happy, new home owners and so appreciative of Tania Borelli of John and Maria Hoffman, Realtors."

- J. Niebauer


"Always available, very knowledgeable, had our best interest in mind, accommodating, etc. They came highly recommended by someone extremely versed in all facets of real estate and lived up to it. We highly recommend their services!"

- J. Fleming


"Maria had me at 'hello'…we had just taken our house off the market for the holidays when she called me on my expired listing and convinced me this was the best time to sell. She was right, we had many showings over the holidays and then her team presented us an acceptable contract. Maria, John and the team kept us fully communicated to during the entire process."

- L. Sustachek


"Maria and her team did an excellent job in facilitating the purchase of our home. They went above and beyond what was expected and provided very timely responses to all our inquiries. I highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs. Outstanding professionals!"

- G. Mayer


"John and Maria and their assistants are great. We’re moving from the west coast to Tampa and in just one trip they helped us find a home in a gated golf community and we’ve already closed.

They are total professionals and I was especially impressed with how they gave honest pros and cons about each house we looked at in all aspects including value and then handled the negotiation process really well and then they and their team made the closing really quick, smooth and painless.

Very nice people too, but I can’t say enough about their professionalism. They have it very much together."

- S. Schoellhorn


"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."

- J. Meisner


"John and Maria are fantastic real estate professionals. Anyone will be hard pressed to find a better team to represent their real estate interests in the Tampa area.

The entire team that John and Maria have are great. A big win was achieved for my wife and I when our house was sold in less than 3 weeks after listing it with Team Hoffman. Lynn R. with Team Hoffman was quite helpful, patient and professional with us during the entire process and went above and beyond to help us. If you are planning on buying or selling, it may be well worth your time to meet with Maria/John before you decide on another agent."

- D. Maul


"John, Maria and Tania are true pros and they guided us through a fairly complex process of buying and selling our house. John is an excellent negotiator and was just my style. Maria is excellent with the complex process of closing deals and Tania is a wonderful agent always willing to show homes and answer our questions. Thank-you for everything!"

- D. Alexandrou