John R. Nolan

John R. Nolan

Sales Representative

License #: 0225084726

Pearson Smith Realty

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Doyle K Stewart

I had a great experience with John at NVA Realty Group. He went above and beyond expectations for us. Our case was not a traditional sale and came with a lot of unknowns. it was an estate sale where we did not know any of the background information on the house when we started. We had no idea what the history of the house, or even the mortgage details. John help us navigate the unknowns all the way through the sale. He kept us informed, let us handle the pieces we knew, and stepped in whenever needed. I highly recommend his services.

New Client - Referred

Greg Patterson

I really can’t say enough about how awesome it was to work with John. Previous to John I worked with 2 realtors from 2 separate firms with no results. Dozens of prospective buyers walked through my house and neither realtor could get a single offer. Selling my home was becoming a nightmare. Then I hired John. The difference was night and day. He was able to get offers on my home immediately. Also, he was very helpful in walking us through the process and making sure that we were prepared at every step. John is the most thorough and responsive agent that I’ve had. The result was a smooth process, and no surprises. My only regret is that he wasn’t my first listing agent. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.

New Client


Anthony Garcia

Working with Mr. John Nolan as my realtor to sell my home was a greater experience that I could have possibly imagined. At every turn he was engaged with the buyer’s realtor, appraisers, contractors, or the title company to ensure realty actions stayed the course until completion. His professionalism, realty experience, and negotiation strategies made for a complete and quick sale in just over a month. Further, he referred a realty agent in the area I would be moving, which was a tremendous relief for me with all the added stresses of making a move across country. If you need a trustworthy agent for your realty needs….look no further than my realtor of choice in Northern Virginia, Mr. John Nolan.”

Check out Anthony’s updated home after referred professional contractors completed their work, we virtually staged many rooms and areas in Anthony’s home, created floor plan, marketing, etc. 

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Repeat (5x's) Past Client

Suzanne & Paul Fischer

John was a blessing to us. We were in a tough situation and he brought to the table several options and found one that worked for us. It ended up pretty easy and John guided us through the entire process. John knows what he is doing, knows the market and has the resources to help in about any situation. I would recommend him highly!

New Client - Referred

Barbara Benoit

I began talking with John Nolan approximately 1-1/2 years before putting my home on the market.  When I first contacted John, he had recently sold a house in my neighborhood, and I was impressed by the quick sale.  I had a long list of questions, and he quickly put me at ease with a thorough explanation of the process.  John was always available to talk, and I never felt pressured.  He was respectful of my timeline and was very supportive.  The sale process was seamless.  The listing went live on a Friday with 6 offers on the following Monday, I received $45,000 over the listing price, and closed within three weeks.  I highly recommend John as he is very knowledgeable, thorough and professional.  Thanks again John!

Check out Barbara’s updated home after referred professional contractors completed their work, we virtually staged Barbara’s home, created a floor plan, marketing, etc. We had 56 Showings, 6 offers, Home Sold for $45,000 over list, we settled in 3 weeks. Unbelievable!

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New Client

Kevin & Kim Frankel

John is the man! I was transferred and during one of the toughest real estate markets in history John helped us find our new home! John was extremely thorough and detailed. Felt like I had someone in my corner that had my back through the whole process. John went above and beyond what I expected out of a realtor. John had multiple resources to provide estimates and do work on our new home. Long after we closed we are still in close contact and he is still assistant is with anything I ask. You can not get a better realtor!

New Client - Referred

Dave Walker

I’ve worked with many agents over the years. John and his team were the best and absolutely amazing to work with! Upon signing our listing agreement we quickly moved out of state leaving our home and investment in John’s capable hands. He took care of everything, including scheduling contractors, maintaining the yard, providing us with routine updates on repairs, all while saving us money. Then he virtually staged our entire home, we got a lot of showings, he quickly followed offering agent feedback, presented offers and kept a constant eye on our home the entire time. He even hired and helped the landscaper quickly remove a fallen tree that hit our home ensuring it wasn’t damaged in the process just before settlement. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The peace of mind he offered was incredible. Clearly he had our best interest at heart and during the process our family grew fond of John. We will certainly be highly recommend John to family, friends and will be our agent for life. Thank you again for everything you did for us… we couldn’t have done it without you!  

Check out their updated home after recommend contractor repairs completed, professionally cleaned and photographed, virtual staging empty rooms, created a floor plan, implemented our 25 point marketing plan, etc. We had 15 Showings, 3 offers, Sold for full list price, settled in 30 days. Impressive! 

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New Client - Referred

Doug Francis

John is a great agent that makes it seem easy to meet your needs. Very knowledgeable and quick with responses. Very level headed even when things get hot. Will not hesitate to use John again if/when I need an agent!

Past Client - Managed Rental Property

John Sadlik & Darly Schauss

John was very professional, efficient, attentive, and helpful in selling of our investment property offering us wise advice regarding pricing, staging, timing, and many other aspects of the sale. In fact, he put a comprehensive list of required improvements, helped tenants to find alternate housing, checked the home on a routine basis along with following up contractors to make sure all work as completed on time. We listed our property 3 weeks later and had full price offer in 10 days. John was responsive and always available to talk and/or help when we needed assistance and/or information throughout the entire process along with providing daily buyer agent/buyer/market updates. Even before we accepted any offers, John did his diligence by contacting the buyers lender to verify that they were thorough and did their diligence to get us to the settlement table. We accepted the offer knowing that John he had some concerns. They proved to be justified when the buyer’s agent didn’t show up to settlement, buyer didn’t bring certified funds to the table and buyers agent had to offer credit to help buyer close. None the less, everything came together in the end. I would highly recommend John’s services unreservedly to prospective sellers!

We had 12 Showings, 3 offers, Home Sold for full list price, we settled in 21 days. Impressive!

New Clients - Investors Referred

Kathleen Kelly

John is a very knowledgeable realtor with a lot of experience and awareness of the housing market in his area. John worked diligently to ensure our house was ready to sell and worked equally as hard to attract potential buyers. As a result, we had several contract offers on our house within the first few days on the market. I would highly recommend John to any seller or buyer in the Northern Virginia area.

Check out Kathleen’s professionally staged home, floor plan, marketing, etc. We had 45 Showings, 6 offers, Home Sold for $20,100 over list, we settled in 30 days. Unbelievable!

This is the 4th transaction with this client. We helped the Kelly’s sell 3 homes and 1 purchase.

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Repeat (4x's) Past Client

Joe Edwards

My experience with John was exceptional from Day 1 to Closing. He was able to properly guide me through the process of selling my home offering expert advice along the way about how best to maximize the value of my property to potential buyers. Following his advice I was able to prepare my home quickly and economically for sale, and his marketing strategy meant that I got an incredible number of showings and multiple offers within days of listing. The final sale price of my home exceeded both the asking price and my expectations. I would highly recommend John as a sellers agent.

Check out Joe’s updated home after referred professional contractors completed their work, we virtually staged Joe’s home, created floor plan, marketing, etc. We had 72 Showings, 10 offers, Home Sold for $22,000 over list, we settled in 2 weeks. Unprecedented!

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New Client - Off Camber Crawlers Jeep Club

Rob and Sammie Anderson

John was a pleasure to work with! He truly seemed to care about us, our needs, and worked very hard to find us the perfect home. He spent time speaking with us to ensure we fully understood everything, and that he understood all our needs and wants when it came to house hunting. He also kept in touch, sent daily listings, and was always available and easy to reach out to. We highly recommend John Nolan, and will certainly continue using him for future endeavors!

New Client - Referred

Bill Schneider

John Nolan is not only a good friend, but he has provided our family with outstanding representation on both purchasing and selling real estate over the years. Most recently, John and his team helped us to prepare our property to list, and we had offers on the first day of “coming soon”. In the end, in large part to John’s efforts, we closed according to our plan, for more than we planned. John’s attention to detail, and his commitment to his customers will leave you feeling great. Most highly recommended.

We helped Sylvia and Bill sell their home $35,000 over list price while working in concert with 3 other agents helping their clients sell and/or purchase 2 other homes in the process in order to make this deal close! Unprecedented! Its amazing what 3 top agents can accomplish working together in best interests of their clients. Finally, we negotiated in their behalf our our sellers a rent back for 2 months after settlement so we could help them find, purchase and settle on their new home.

Check out their home after we professionally staged their entire house, created a floor plan, implemented our marketing plan, etc.

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New Client

Sylvia Schneider

John is our realtor for life! He recently helped us sell our home & then helped us navigate buying the new one. He goes above & beyond the basics – both in selling & buying. He had our backs the whole time making sure all necessary documents were in place. He returned our calls/texts promptly no matter the time of day. No question was too trivial & he followed up on everything. I will gladly recommend his services. I won’t be in the market for another home anytime soon but if/when I’m ready, John will be right there with me!

We helped Sylvia and Bill sell their home $35,000 over list price! We negotiated in their behalf a rent back for 2 months after settlement so they could find, purchase and settle on their new home (realtor owned) for $20,000 less then list price and we then negotiated another $15,000 in seller subsidy. As you can well imagine the were super excited with both deals saving and/or making them another $70,000!

Past Client

Wayne Miller

Great job and fast to respond to our many requests. Thanks for all your help and getting our many questions answered. So glad we found a nice one level home in a retirement community. The closing process on our home was quick and easy.

We helped Wayne purchase his first new VA home for $6,000 less than list price and settled in 5 weeks.

New Client - Referred

Jacyln Wagner

John Nolan helped us on multiple occasions with renting, buying and selling! His services are unmatched and we could not have been happier with all aspects of his help.
John helped us update and sell our condo in Alexandria (sold in a WEEK!!), while we were living in Missouri. He also helped us find a rental when we moved from Missouri to Virginia and shortly after we were ready to buy and he got the job done there too!

John is beyond reliable and is very thorough in all of his work. Nothing gets left behind and everything happens in a timely fashion. He is trustworthy, prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and beyond professional.

Helped our client purchased their new dream home for $30,000 less than list price and negotiated a completely new septic system.

Repeat (3x's) Past Client

David and Julie Lopez

John is the agent of your dreams when it comes to selling or buying your home.  In our case it was assisting us in the sale of our home.  

John stepped in after our original agent did not turn out as good as we expected.  John stepped in and guided us through the sale of our home.  He thoroughly explained the many steps involved from listing, to staging and then executed his vision through sale of our home.  It took much longer than anticipated to sell our home, but that was on us for making the selection of our first agent.  However, stumbling into John’s company and his personal energy in executing his sales plan was a godsend for us.  John taught us what an energetic agent can do for a seller’s spirits and get things done.  We truly appreciate his efforts on our behalf.

Check out their updated home after we virtually staged some empty rooms, created a floor plan, implemented a new marketing plan, etc. We had 25 Showings, multiply offers, Home Sold for full list price and we settled in 3 weeks. Amazing!

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New Client - Referred

Patrick Boyle

I worked with John to sell my condo in Alexandria and find a home for my family in Centreville all while still living in St. Louis, MO. While being that far away, John’s communication skills and attention to detail made all the difference in helping me get my condo ready for sale and under contract within a week and making a smooth closing despite challenges with finicky buyers. He was even great in helping me hire a contractor to fully renovate the place prior to selling. This attention to detail carried through in our home search. I would totally recommend John.

My husband and I are beyond impressed with John. We could not be happier with his services. We live in Saint Louis, Missouri and John was able to help us sell our condo in Alexandria (under contract within one week of being on the market, I might add!). He recommended a great contractor to complete updates/remodeling and had it virtually staged. Communication was of utmost importance to us, living so far away, and John did not falter. John will be our go-to for future needs with real estate and we will certainly be recommending him. Thank you for your dedication and loyalty.

Check out their updated home after referred contractors completed full renovation, we virtually staged all empty rooms, created a floor plan, implemented our proven 25 point marketing plan, etc. We competed with 10 other listings just in the same building, had 10 Showings, under contract in 7 days, multiple offers, Sold for full list price, and we settled in less than 30 days. Outstanding!

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New Client - Referred

Venod Kerns

We partnered with John Nolan of NVA Realty Group and within 2 days we had an offer for our property in Falls Church VA with 2 competing offers while we were out of the country. Mr. Nolan provided excellent service and outstanding representation throughout the entire process from start to finish giving us daily updates and going out of his way and scheduling all repairs and maintenance needs that were required by the buyer. Mr Nolan is a true professional and I highly recommend his services to anyone who might want to buys, sell or is even considering a rental property in the DMV area his knowledge of the area is truly amazing and his service is bar none!

Check out their home after referred vendors completed updates, we virtually stage every room, created a floor plan, implemented our 25 point marketing plan, etc. We had 12 Showings, Multiply Offers, Home Sold for list price, and settled in 3 weeks. Amazing!

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New Client - Referred

Patrick Schneider

John helped me find my first home and made the process extremely easy! John is very knowledgeable and detail oriented. With John’s help, closing was efficient and smooth. John is my realtor for life!

We helped Patrick purchase his first new home for $15,000 less than list price and settled in 5 weeks.

New Client - Referred

Elizabeth Muthard

John was very positive and upbeat person – always pleasant excellent at keeping us informed along the way. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Check out their updated home after we professionally staged the home, created a floor plan, implemented our 25 point marketing plan, etc. We had 18 Showings, multiply offers, Home Sold for $5,000 over list, and we settled in 30 days. Amazing!

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New Client

Linda Clifford

I selected John, personally, because of our experience as friends over the years. I liked your willingness to give it a try. 

Your many positive attributes helped make the final sale. I appreciate that you responded to the many situations that emerged throughout the process. Your wealth of experience allowed you to brainstorm solutions as they arose.  You kept me informed along the way and sought the assistance of several resources.  You gave it your best effort throughout and ultimately were able to get a very good price for the home. 

Again, I thank you for finalizing the sale of my home. It was nice to know that I could talk to you along the way openly and honestly.

Check out this updated home after referred professional contractors completed their work, we virtually staged all the main rooms home, created floor plan, implement our 25 point marketing plan, etc. We had 54 Showings, 6 offers, Home Sold for full list price, we settled in 4 weeks. Outstanding!

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New Client

Cheryl Jenkins

It was like working with family, people who care about you and your needs! John Nolan and his team is wonderful. He is now considered a trusted friend of ours and I would recommend him and his company to anyone in need of buying, selling or renting. They are quick to respond, do their research and will answer all your questions. DON’T STRESS… I will forever use his services no matter where I live. I hope he likes to travel!!

Past Client

John Sadlik

Since John was very professional, efficient, attentive, and helpful in selling of our investment property offering us wise advice regarding pricing, staging, timing, and many other aspects of the sale, I used John again a year later in the purchase of my new home. John again was both helpful, resourceful and patient as I was determining where I wanted to live. Ultimately, I purchased a new home. Knowing the market, having done his homework John and I worked together as team to convince the builder to agree to allow me to purchase a lot in another phase of the development which we were told initially was not an option. We also negotiated the model type, desired exterior color package, elevation along with an additional financial credit. The sales rep stated we’ve never offered these before and management will mostly likely not accept. In fact, John also read and highlighted for me the builder contract bring to my attention any potential concerns, important delivery dates, etc. Ultimately, management accepted, we went to settle a 8 months later. John even showed up at the walk through inspection and pointed out a few items that need to be addressed. When I’m in the market to buy and/or sell my next home, or when I have friends that are searching for the ‘perfect’ realtor, I will definitely recommend you!”

Past Client

Charles Shin

Initially I was uncertain about cold calling agents from a website. John was the first to respond and arrive at my home. John and his team were fantastic to work with and took care of everything for us. He helped us put a comprehensive punch list together which included bring over his professional stager to ensure we made the best first impression with buyers. He lined up a number of contractors for the work that we didn’t want to do. pro Everyone was so professional. He even set us up with his Listingbook service so that we could track the market together along with helping us find our Arlington rental.

Was really impressed when John presented us with multiple offers and got our home sold quickly while competing with 4 other new listings just in our community. He even met the appraiser offering comps to make sure they knew the value was there, helped us address all the home inspection items, and got us to the settlement table in 30 days. That’s amazing service!

New Client

Anthony Garcia

John Nolan’s realty experience and knowledge of the ever changing market was integral in the purchase of two homes and the sale of one home in the Northern Virginia area. John guided me through the entire process, from loan pre-qualification, to searching for houses using his company’s listing Search website, to making the offer, and finally to closing the deal. John’s unwavering dedication to his clients and work ethic, provided a smooth, professional home buying and selling experience. in my six property purchases and two property sales, I have never been more pleased with the overall customer service, and friendship gained, from a realtor. John is proactive, professional, personable, and knows the market well. Many thanks to John and his NVA Realty Group team.

Repeat (3x's) Past Client

Barbara Bryant

Words cannot express how appreciative I am for all your guidance and personal care. I would refer John and his ability to deliver professional, ethical, compassionate, detailed service. He thinks of every aspect of the process and does everything possible to bear the burden of the process. Someone you can trust!

If you are looking for an experienced, detail-oriented, professional realtor that listens and puts your best interest first…CALL JOHN NOLAN. John took great care of me when I sold my home a few years ago. Then he helped me find and get settled into a great interim rental property. I no longer live in the area and often refer him or reach out to him when I need real estate advice. John knows the market and real estate!

Repeat (2x's) Past Client

Yoko Savis

We could not have done it without you and your team. You are the personification of “multi-tasking”. Your perseverance and determination are what made it happen for us. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to getting our home sold quickly. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends and family. My new best friend!

New Client - Referred

Debbie Bartlett

I had a phenomenal experience working with John and his team. I can’t thank him enough for all his hard work, commitment and dedication in helping us find our new home here in Victory Lakes. John listened to what we had to say which seems rare these days unfortunately. He took all our needs/wants to heart as if he was buying his own home. I ended up being out of town for 5 days after submitting the offer. Working with John was like having a personal assistant which made a HUGE difference in getting everything done on time. After submitting the offer on 12/30, it was a great feeling knowing while I was out of town John was hard at work getting the short sale approval on Jan 4th which successfully postponed a pending foreclosure on the 6th and our dream home lost. He worked with the HOA to provide a survey saving us additional money at closing, managed to get HOA requested repairs postponed, worked with the seller on getting needed repairs done and even inspected them for us, etc. We truly believe that no other agent could have accomplished the impossible.

Past Client

Julie Dempsey

We had to take the time to write and thank you for all your hard work in helping us sell our property so quickly! We have to imagine four days is a record! Particularly when you factor in that our parent’s house was on the market for months with no activity or offers. They provided great tips on how to properly price, stage and sell our home, particularly under the aggressive time frame. Matter of fact they brought in one of their handyman to make so suggestive repairs and saved us thousands.

New Client

Jim Davis

John initially recommend a great local agent to help sell my VA Beach townhome quickly.  Then he was able to get us a quick short sale approval turn around in 50 days! He effectively coordinated our settlements to sell our current home along with buying our new dream home based upon our required tight time frame. He also negotiated for us pre-settlement occupancy to get us into our new home earlier simplify the moving process, $5k additional seller subsidy from the lender, got us a killer price with built offering us immediate 10% equity, free 1 year home warranty by the settlement company, scheduled all the contractor inspections, etc. all while working with challenging listing agent. Thanks John!

Repeat (2x's) Past Client - Referred

Sabrina Davis

We want to take this opportunity to HIGHLY recommend John who so diligently help us get our home ready for sale even after have a horrific experience with a bad tenant. Our house was vacant and John took on the role general contractor supervisoring all repairs. Realizing the importance of getting our home sold asap he even rolled his own sleeves to help complete repairs more quickly! Through his marketing efforts and experience we had tremendous traffic through our home even in a competitive declining market. Impressive!! Thank you so much for all your help and advice!!!

New Cleint - Referred

Peggy Pierrakos

I want to take this opportunity to recommend John to everyone looking for an honest, and reliable real estate professional. I have known John for over five years now. I am a real estate investor and have used his services multiple times in selling my homes. He has provided excellent service and always being ready to help. Thank you John for everything!

Repeat (15x's) Past Client - Investor

James Keller

John Nolan was the best Realtor we’ve ever worked with during our lifetime! He expertly guided us from beginning to end, particularly daunting when dealing with the lengthy and cumbersome VA home buying process. I cannot thank John enough for his careful and considerate attention provided during our relocation to the NOVA area. He was patient, thoughtful, and thorough, eliminating a lot stress that would have otherwise made the transition that much more challenging. Thanks again.

New Client

Shannon Davis

John is friendly and enthusiastic. Always has the best intentions and represents himself well. Honest & diligent! John helped walk us through the selling process. We were able to go from listing the house to closing on the house in a month and a half. I think that’s a fair time limit. Thank you John!

New Client - Referred

Bryan Nason

John was amazing to working with. He is continuing the process past closing assisting me in a service issue at the property now. John is great!

New Client - Referred

Jim Sharkey

“My home just sold and I want to express my gratitude and thanks to John for his support, help and professionalism. He made the whole experience as pleasant as possible. John if I ever need a Realtor again you are number one on my list. I could not have asked for a more positive experience! “

New Client - GWRRA Club

Patty Keller

All 6’s across the board “BEST”. John represented us in an expert manner! He went above and beyond and we couldn’t be happier! John made the whole house hunting and house purchasing process very positive, especially considering our short window to get settled. A+ Job!”

New Client

Jeff Tolus

John went out of his way to help my wife and I rent a new home. I know agents don’t make as much on rentals but we never felt like we got any less attention from him that had we been buying a home. John seems to understand the developing a good relationship with his clients will lead to future business and referrals. We liked the service we received on John so much that we used him again when we purchased our home! What more proof do you need than repeat business!

Repeat (2x's) Past Client

Ron Kelly

“Working with John and his team was an effortless pleasure. John was on top of every aspect of my home sale, kept me up to date on everything, and took care of all the little details for us so we could deal with our everyday chores plus the move to our new home in Maryland. The services he and NVA Realty provided were top notch and I would recommend John to anyone buying or selling a house in Virginia.”

Repeat (4x's) Past Client


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