Meet John Eric
John Eric is a Californian by birth and a Washingtonian by choice. Having grown up in Los Angeles, he headed east for college and never looked back. Upon completion of college, John jumped into the political realm. After working on a presidential campaign, the ensuing Presidential Inaugural Committee, and numerous other political organizations, he transitioned into the media.
Media and marketing flow through John’s veins. Growing up, his father owned a publishing company in Southern California, exposing him to the industry at an early age. He has an extensive background in marketing and advertising in tv, radio, and print, having worked for some of the largest media companies in America.
John’s extensive relationships in the worlds of politics and media made his transition into real estate seamless. With experience at Sotheby’s and Washington Fine Properties, John has worked with DC’s most prestigious firms. After twenty years in the business, John is proud to be a founding agent and Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor at Compass in the DC region.
Whether dealing with high-net-worth individuals, politicians, athletes, or media personalities, John is known for his unwavering commitment and discretion, maintaining confidentiality, and delivering exceptional white-glove customer service. His adept negotiation skills and determination to close deals only further solidify his long-standing success. Nurturing relationships is at the core of John's professional longevity.
John's marketing efforts have earned him a remarkable reputation for exceeding expectations, as evident in his exceptional listings and acclaimed self-published magazine, John Eric Home. His dedication and expertise have gained him national recognition from publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washington Life, Capitol File, and Arlington Magazine. Given his expertise in the real estate market and his insightful perspectives on current conditions, John is frequently sought after for his opinions, resulting in his frequent appearances in these publications.
When John isn't immersed in the world of real estate, he cherishes quality time with his family and actively participates in community and social events throughout the DC region. An ardent supporter and advocate for pet adoption, he dedicates his efforts to finding loving homes for animals. Additionally, he indulges in his passion for tennis, although he modestly admits his skills are mediocre, and explores his culinary curiosities as a foodie. As a travel enthusiast, he constantly seeks new adventures near and far.
Hear From John Eric
What my clients are saying.
"My wife and I used John last year to help us purchase our home. He is an expert in the Arlington area and we were pleased with his services and our outcome. He has a lot of experience in home buying and is very efficient."
Artie R. Esworthy, III
"John, Trevor and Janis are professional, friendly, helpful and very energetic. I highly recommend them. I bought a condo a few years ago where John was the selling agent. I was so impressed with John and his team that I recently had them sell a property for me. They made a complex sale easy for me. They ensured a top dollar valuation of the property by advertising it aggressively as well as helping with some last minute repairs. Truly, they helped across the full spectrum of what a top tier real estate team should do to help their client. I trust them implicitly. John and the team are experts in the DC area – a true pleasure to work with too!"
"We both think that you really did go beyond the call of duty during the last few weeks when several repairs and modifications had to be made to satisfy the sale contract. I am sure you spent many hours doing things that other agents would simply have insisted were our responsibility. As we were engaged in our move to Canada during that time, we greatly and especially appreciated that effort. We enjoyed working with you, John, and I hope you continue to have success in your business, and that other clients will appreciate your efforts as much as we did."
Gordon and Joan MacNeil
John Eric is an excellent realtor. We worked with John and his team to purchase and sell several homes in Northern Virginia and are always thrilled with his market expertise and flawless execution. John's attention to detail goes beyond a simple checklist. He takes ownership of the entire process, going above and beyond to help his clients find the perfect home and providing a seamless experience in the administration of documentation and inspections. We always felt like John's most important clients, and he goes out of his way to provide white-glove service and a positive attitude. Additionally, we always felt that we could trust John and his team to keep the process moving, providing incredible peace of mind during what could potentially be a stressful and draining time. We enthusiastically recommend John to any buyer or seller in the DC market, regardless of budget. Thank you John, Trevor, Janis and the entire Compass team!
Chip and Ali
"From the outset, John provided us with a proven prescription for success. His multi-point marketing approach, responsiveness, attention to detail, and detailed workplan with milestones enabled us to achieve optimal results during our desired timeframe. In following John’s blueprint, we were able to successfully sell our home in 30 days during a historically slow season. John exceeded our expectations for service delivery and responsiveness, displayed integrity and honesty throughout the process, and brought true value to the transaction with a positive attitude, result-driven approach, and keeping his word. I honestly can’t say enough good things about John’s performance. We also truly enjoyed working with him because, besides being very talented, he’s also a really nice person. I truly believe that because of his superior service and ability to overdeliver, John is single-handedly raising the bar for your industry. We plan to recommend John to our contacts for their real estate needs, and also plan to collaborate with him on future transactions. One exceptionally satisfied customer."
"The process of selling our house from beginning to end could not have gone more smoothly and an outsized amount of credit for this is due to John and Trevor. Their professionalism, industry knowledge, and responsiveness went above and beyond every step of the way. Our home was under contract before even being officially brought to market, the sale closed without issue, and both buyers and sellers were overwhelmingly pleased with all aspects of the transaction. I cannot recommend them both highly enough!"
Jody & Brendan Devine
"John did an incredible job selling our condo in Arlington. He knew the area, the building, and what perspective buyers were looking for and how to reach them. We had renters in our property at the time and he did an incredible job balancing our wishes to sell the property while respecting their privacy and rights. I can’t recommend him and his team (Janis is amazing) enough. They made what could have been a very difficult and cumbersome process/event into an efficient and effective experience"
Reagan & Clark
"We just completed our fourth transaction with John and are currently in the throes of our fifth. So long as we keep living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we’ll have no other Realtor®! As I wrote way back in 2013 (!!), John is the best at what he does: trustworthy, communicative, with an impeccable pulse on the market and always ready to go to bat for his clients…many of whom become close friends. Five Stars all the way…"
Joseph & Rebecca
"We have worked with John Eric to rent our Rosslyn condo on numerous occasions. In each case, he has found well-suited renters very quickly. He has always been responsive and done an excellent job of figuring out the right value and ask from our renters. He makes getting new tenants extremely stress and hassle free for us. We would highly recommend his services!"
"John Eric is a true professional who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, listens to and understands their concerns, represents their best interests, and consistently offers sound advice with good humor. My wife and I have worked with John at least half a dozen times since 2007 and he has done a stellar job for us each and every time. John Eric has earned his impeccable reputation as a top expert in this field."
Thuy K. Loi
"I just have to say that working with Trevor and John was a dream experience! They were professional, courteous and prompt in all his communications and actions. I couldn’t think of anything that just was not top notch about the whole experience! They even had recommendations for the moving company and handyman that I needed to complete the relocation process. I wouldn’t dream of using anyone else for all of my real estate needs!"
"John worked tirelessly to secure our home. The sellers agent was unscrupulous and immoral failing on several occasions to follow legal obligations to his clients and the court system, as the property was in bankruptcy court. John discovered and confronted every scheme that was attempted and without fail out maneuvered the selling agent to ensure we got our new home. Though not a big sale, John had laser precision focus and guidance. It is now over a year later and we are exceptionally happy and grateful for his enormous efforts."
Holly Huff Ellis
"John Eric and Trevor Moore were outstanding in every respect! Incredibly helpful, efficient and responsive, everything went like a breeze and the house sold for exactly what they said it would despite lower initial estimates from other Realtors®. They came warmly recommended by neighbors who were absolutely right!"
Jean F. Delpech
"John Eric was an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated real estate agent. It was a pleasure working with him and Trevor Moore. They made us feel like they were totally focused on the sale of our condo: advised on how best to prepare the condo for sale, worked with other agents to broadly market the availability of our condo, and successfully executed the sale of our condo in 3 days at full listing price. But their work with us did not stop there. Both John and Trevor worked closely with us until the day our condo sale closed. They went above and beyond the sale process…even helping us to store some of our furniture and move to an apartment so we were prepared to go to closing within a very short time-frame. I would not hesitate to highly recommend both of these real estate agents."
Maddy & Paul Macko
"John Eric is simply the best Realtor® I have had the pleasure of working with. His professionalism and attention to detail are exceptional. He has developed a highly skilled team – from staging to photography to brochure design – to execute his marketing plan. As I recall, we had a contract in 6 days. I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for a great real estate – whether you’re buying or selling."
"John Eric was wonderful! John was very helpful communicating all the necessary steps to get our house sold so we could move forward with our move across the country. He did everything and more to get us to the finish line. I am beyond grateful for everything John and his team did for us. I highly recommend them."
"We worked with John Eric and Trevor Moore during our relocation to Virginia earlier this year. We were unfamiliar with the area and needed someone knowledgeable who could provide strong guidance. We hit the jackpot with John and Trevor. From our very first phone conversation with John, we were impressed by his knowledge of the areas we were considering. We met both John and Trevor when they showed us homes in various areas around Nova. As corny as it sounds, it truly was like getting two for one. John and Trevor were able to manage the whole transaction and represented us well. We would definitely use them again and highly recommend them."
"I have been on both sides of the real estate transaction with John — as a buyer and a seller — and there is no one better to represent my interests. John is the “go-to guy” for real estate expertise in the Northern Virginia – DC area."
"John Eric has a proven strategy for selling your house quickly and for the greatest return. The superb John Eric + Trevor Moore team can seamlessly handle every aspect of your move (or as much as you need them to), from pre-planning the sale through to the final close. And with the Compass Concierge program, any owner can quickly present their home in the best possible light. So just shut up now and do what he says! You’ll be glad you did!"
John Eric is an outstanding realtor. His team is professional with immediate responsiveness on every detail. John has endless energy to make everything happen. He and his team are helpful with any questions to make every step of the way move smoothly. John’s team also has a pulse on the market to make a sale happen. With our home the sale happened even before the open house! I highly recommend his team if you want the best.
Clay and Irene
"John did a wonderful job of keeping our priorities in mind when helping us purchase two properties over the past 7 years. He strikes a good balance between showing us what we said we wanted to see, and making recommendations based on our preferences. In both cases John showed us properties that I probably would not have found on my own and both have been great purchases for so many reasons. We were very pleased with John’s support throughout the buying process. As for his ability to sell our last place, John took over while we were busy planning our wedding and sold our place 2 days prior to our wedding, he thankfully handled everything. I have recommended John to several friends and will continue to do so in the future."
"John is an extremely conscientious real estate agent. Despite being on vacation when we put in a bid for our home, he managed every aspect of the sale. Even a year after the sale is finished, he continues to advise us on issues we encounter as new homeowners. My wife and I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Vernon Cassin III
"John and Trevor helped us rent out our house. They made the process extremely easy and hassle free. For instance, they took the lead on finding the right people to make small repairs and cosmetic fixes. Moreover, they were able to find wonderful tenants within a day after listing. Overall, this was a great experience and we highly recommend them."
"You will not be disappointed if you have John Eric represent you in the purchase or sale of a home. I should know as John has helped us sell two homes and buy one over the course of the last 6 years. He is smart, incredibly responsive, and just a really nice guy. He is also honest and insightful. He helped us really narrow down what it was we were looking for in a home without putting any pressure on us to buy quickly. I have recommended John many times to friends and will not hesitate to do so again in the future. He has my unqualified recommendation."
"When I contacted John, he quickly surveyed my Courthouse Hill condo and made several suggestions for easy improvements to increase the sales appeal. He quickly arranged all of the necessary repairs and upgrades. The condo was on the market in under two weeks, with a listing price much higher than I had anticipated. We had an exceptional offer less than 24 hours after listing, and it closed within three weeks. It was an incredibly easy process from my end, and John ably managed all of the logistics. I would highly recommend John Eric to anyone and everyone. I will be a repeat client in the future."
Lindsay Warner Ferrer
"John Eric is incredible to work with; he has strong dedication to his clients, a passion for his work and a commitment to excellence. I have worked with John Eric on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed or let down by my experience. He is very easy to work with and get along with. He took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and understand what my expectations and limitations were. He puts a great deal of thought and effort into each client. He is very professional, personable, and respectful. I would recommend him entirely."
"Be prepared to be wowed. We weren’t prepared. But, boy were we wowed. In the run up to prepare for selling our house, we invited a couple of agents to present to us. From our first encounter, John distinguished himself as a business professional with a business plan. A strategic analysis, supported by a lineup of tactics to accomplish each objective, separated John from his peers. John did his homework. He came prepared with an analysis of the neighborhood, its features and demographics. He shared his marketing plan. Based on his ideas of the target price point, this house will likely appeal to a certain customer profile. John’s team’s marketing plan had a development process for leveraging these known targets. Slam dunk. I didn’t tell John that he had me at this point without yet having had the pricing discussion."
Howard & Gloria
"John helped us with the purchase of our first home. He is an expert on the Northern Virginia market. John provided us with invaluable information on neighborhoods, particular developments and schools, yet quickly grasped what we were looking for, and made it happen. Throughout the process, John was very responsive to our wishes and needs, and was always easy to get in touch with. Most importantly, John knows the art of the deal – he is very good at overcoming any obstacles to get to the close, and make both sides feel good about the process. Buying and selling a home is a complicated, emotional process that is difficult to manage, and we are glad that we had John on our side"
"In a uniquely difficult real estate market, John walked with us every step of the way in selling our home. John was always a consummate professional, providing support when we needed it, the right advice whether we were in a place to accept it or not, and a careful understanding of our personalities and situation. He managed the process each step of the way, particularly to make sure that our transaction closed (despite the fact that we seemed to come across every single bump in the road along the way). We’ve never felt so comfortable with an agent, and would recommend him to everyone and anyone in a heartbeat. We’re thankful that we had the opportunity to work together."
"John Eric was great to work with. Makes everything seem very simple. Knows the market very well and gets things done. I will use him again for sure."
"John Eric and his team are exceptional. He and his team have helped us with several home sales and purchases throughout the years. You will not find an agent more dedicated to his clients. He is responsive, familiar with the market, dependable, and an excellent negotiator. We can’t recommend John enough."
Heather & Brian
"When I moved to the DC Metro area, John was recommended to me by one of my partners. He was patient and understanding, and looked out for our best interests down to making sure the house we rented was cleaned properly. John is the only real estate agent I will ever need inside the beltway."
John, Janis, and Trevor exceeded my expectations when they helped me sell my home. I thought that I knew the local real estate market very well, but the team has more details and insights that I do, which resulted in a significantly higher sales price than I expected. My home was listed, placed under contract, and sold in two weeks. They are an amazing team and working with them was a pleasure. I will definitely use them again when needed and refer whenever possible.
"John Eric is incredibly professional and his customer service is second to none. He helped us as we purchased our first house. This can be a difficult and trying experience, but he walked us through the whole process. We were very impressed with his knowledge, his connections, and his service. We will definitely use him again when it comes time to upgrade."
"Over the last 30 years, I have bought and sold 12 properties and in so doing have had experiences with numerous real estate agents. I feel very comfortable in stating that John Eric and his group were the most professional in all aspects in selling my condo within one day. The preparation and execution were outstanding, and I recommend him without qualification."
"Our experience with John and his team was excellent beyond comparison. He gave us superior service that blew our minds with optimal results. With John’s accomplished guidance we sold our house in 14 days in a downward market. Not only did we get the price we wanted but we sold our house well before the competition down the street. So, without reservation we give our full-hearted recommendation of John Eric’s top-notch services to all our friends and neighbors who are thinking of selling their home."
Bill Milians and Cindy Brown-Milans
"Mr. Eric knows his industry! I would recommend him to the most demanding client, knowing that his expertise would make all parties happy with the outcome."
"John is a fantastic strategic partner to have in the real estate market. His experience, candor, and good instincts result in fast sales, well edited showings, and great outcomes."
"John is incredibly high caliber, productive and savvy. He has a great process and it works. His timeline and ability to execute multiple tasks at the same time is amazing, and his team of stagers, marketers, and staff are top notch."
"John sold two houses for us within a few months and he is amazing! He is dependable, punctual, knowledgeable and knows how to get the job done!!!! We were constantly surprised by his energy, skill and dedication. A highly effective advocate, we always felt he worked for our best interest and would not hesitate to work with him again."
Sara Linda Poly
"We retained John and Trevor to sell our condo after 2 prior sales efforts had failed. Jointly, using their candid assessments of the condo market, we explored all options and set a sales goal. John and Trevor were efficient and effective in their marketing and soon identified and engaged potential buyers. They achieved a deal at our asking price in a very short time. All objectives for this sale were met and the closing was well-managed, which Shelly made happen. We would recommend this team without reservation."
Steve & Karen
"Trevor and John helped my wife and I sell our condo in Columbia Heights and purchase a our new home in Chevy Chase (Trevor was our buyers agent when we purchased the condo back in 2015). They put forth a compelling marketing plan that highlighted our unique property and we are thrilled at the outcome. When it came to our new home, they were tremendously helpful in putting together a compelling offer and assisting with navigating a complex (and messy) TOPA situation. Exceptional professionals – highly recommend."
Sihyun & Rachel Choi
"John Eric is an excellent Realtor®. We worked with John and his team to purchase and sell several homes in Northern Virginia and are always thrilled with his market expertise and flawless execution. John’s attention to detail goes beyond a simple checklist. He takes ownership of the entire process, going above and beyond to help his clients find the perfect home and providing a seamless experience in the administration of documentation and inspections. We always felt like John’s most important clients, and he goes out of his way to provide white-glove service and a positive attitude. Additionally, we always felt that we could trust John and his team to keep the process moving, providing incredible peace of mind during what could potentially be a stressful and draining time. We enthusiastically recommend John to any buyer or seller in the DC market, regardless of budget. Thank you John, Trevor, Janis and the entire Compass team!"
Ali & Chip
"Working with the team of John Eric and Trevor Moore was a wonderful experience. As a first time home buyer and currently over seas, I found this process (because of the professionalism of John and Trevor) to be a pleasant one. They always made me feel like I was a priority through this process and would answer all of my questions with efficiency, intelligence and humor which I very much appreciated. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this team. I would 100% recommend my friends and family to work with them in a heart beat!"
"John and his team define a professional Real Estate office. They are attentive, responsive and available and turned what can be a stressful life experience into a pleasurable exchange. John went out of his way to ensure that the needs of my family were being met, and always with professional grace. Listing or buying? I could not recommend John and his team more!”
Luke & Mary
"Although I didn’t want to use a real estate agent at all, I found John’s help invaluable. I will use him for every house that I buy in the future!"
"We recently moved from Arlington, VA to San Jose, CA. In preparing for this major relocation, we needed to make sure we found a capable and professional Realtor® to help us with the process of preparing our home for sale and getting it sold quickly and for the maximum amount we could get on the property. Luckily, our neighbor across the street had recently put his property up for sale and had hired a Realtor® to help him in this process. We highly recommend John Eric as the preferred agent to handle anyone’s need to sell their house or represent them in buying a new house. We only wish John Eric was out here in California to help us in finding and buying a new home. We give John Eric 12 out of 10 stars!!!"
Pat Haney, Steve Lopez & Maddie
"John is an absolutely top-notch real estate agent. He is timely, responsive, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and most importantly he got the results we wanted on both the sell and buy side. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs an agent."
"Since we were moving to Dallas, we hired John to sell our townhouse in Arlington in hopes of getting quick results. We were worried about having our house sit on the market and being out of state paying double mortgage/rent, but the process moved very quickly so that we were back in Arlington a month later to close on our house. The process was quick, smooth, and pain free, just what we needed since we already moved out of the area."
"Working with John and Trevor was an excellent experience from our initial questions about house buying through actually buying a house. They were responsive to all of our initial questions and provided a good sounding board that allowed my partner and I to feel more comfortable with the process and to hone in on what the best situation was for us. It was never pressure about buying and focused on what made sense as they provided us information to enable us to make a choice appropriate for our family."
"A huge Thanks to John and Trevor @ Compass for selling our Arlington home in 3 days! Their team eased the stress of a fast corporate relocation and took care of everything for us on the ground while we were already relocated and living in Dallas. From staging to landscaping, they handled everything to maximize our sale! Super easy and highly recommended!"