John Benson Real Estate
Why I'm in real estate and why I love it!
I began my real estate career a little over 12 years ago as I was concluding my college studies. My undergrad work was in Biology with the intent to land a sales job in pharmaceuticals or medical supplies, or to go to Physical Therapy post-grad school. I started working as a settlement officer for a title company since the hours fit my college schedule. It was at a time when closings were happening quickly and often (before the boom, but before heavy regulations).
Friends of mine were real estate agents and I thought, "since I understand the title portion (and mortgages, as I also was a loan officer), it would be great to get a real estate license." I quickly learned and absorbed as much real estate as possible - helping a broker start a small real estate office. I became the agent and understudy, and quickly became passionate about transactions, negotiating, education, technology, and office infrastructure and how to make an office better for an agent.
I moved on to open my own RE/MAX office in Philadelphia (circa 2005), beginning with only 1 agent - myself. I recruited and mentored over 40 agents and have most of those same agents today. My philosophy is simple: treat my agents and my cliens as I would expect to be treated. It is basically "the golden rule" and I live by it (something many people claim to but rarely do anymore). So regardless of the time and energy spent, I will keep going until my clientele's expectations are exceeded.
John is a pleasure to work with because he is knowledgeable and patient. He will give you his informed opinion; however, he will give you space to make the decision that is right for you and your family.,... Read more
Knows all facets of the buying process from Title Insurance to the Mortgage process, as well as all aspects of the Real Estate market. Could not have picked a more knowledgeable agent. Everything was prompt and fully explained.... Read more