No one better represents the welcoming face of the Hilton Head/Bluffton real estate market than John Ussery and his family. Nearly 14 years ago when Jo Ellen and I made the decision to make Belfair our retirement home, we gave Johnny our proxy to handle the purchase of two properties and the subsequent sale of one of them. What’s noteworthy is that this was all done remotely and without a hitch while we were living in Beijing, China. Our interests in these matters could not have been more fairly, honestly and competently represented had we relied on someone from our own family to do these transactions. But that’s how Johnny, John and all the Usserys make their clients feel: like part of the family.
Phil and Jo Ellen Essman
From the time I first spoke with John on the phone, I knew that working with him was going to be a pleasure. At our first meeting, he asked all the right questions and gained a precise picture of where we were as a couple and what we were looking for both in terms of a community as well as a home.
We found a home that we wanted but were reluctant to move on it as we had not yet listed, never mind sold, our home in Boston. John put no pressure on us but rather said that he would ‘watch’ the listing closely and let us know if we needed to take any action. A couple of months later, he called to say that he thought that we could buy the home for significantly less than the list price due to some changes in the builder’s personal situation. He helped us formulate an offer that I thought would never be accepted but if it were, we could assume the risk of “buying before we sold”. It was accepted with John doing some outstanding and non-standard negotiation on our behalf.
There were 4 months between the time our offer was accepted and the closing. During that time, John stayed on top of a variety of “punch list” items until they were complete. Every contractor that John has introduced us to has been first class.
Normally, buying and/or selling a home is an emotion charged time of “craziness”. This transaction was just the opposite because of John’s professionalism and thoroughness from start to finish. We have recommended and will continue to recommend him without hesitation. He is a terrific realtor and a terrific person.
Jim & Nancy Vineburgh
Marjorie and I first met Johnny in 1991 when he helped us select a homesite in Colleton River. Subsequently, we purchased a homesite and built a home in Belfair, as well as property in Berkeley Hall and Hampton Lake.
We trust Johnny and his knowledge of the local real estate market and highly recommend him and also now his son, John, jr.
Bob and Marjorie Daniels
Chelsea, MI & Bluffton, SC
We met Johnny Ussery when we first visited Belfair ten years ago. After seeing the beauty and amenities offered by Belfair, we bought our property and built our home a year or two later.
We found Johnny to be very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the Belfair community. And so, after discussions with Johnny we were very confident that this was a key component to our retirement plans.
We have thoroughly enjoyed Belfair for over 10 years and are very happy to have had Johnny as our agent. We have not hesitated to refer our friends and acquaintances to Johnny and his son John, jr.. The feedback from these people has been very positive and has actually resulted in them finding a new home for our friends.
Bud & Gina Anderson
We bought our property from Johnny in 1999. We found him to be knowledgeable, honest, and very efficient. John seems to be a chip off the old Rock. We think very highly of the Ussery Group.
Irvin & Doris Cohen