A Realtor since 2004, John works hard building a large network of buyers and sellers from the ground up. His reputation and dedication as a full time Realtor in the community has secured him strong relationships with both his clients and local professionals. John has consistently ranked in the top 5% of all Real Estate Agents throughout Berkshire County.
John is always looking to educate himself as much as possible to better serve his clients. John realized that many clients were in financial distress, and unsure of their options. John wanted answers for these clients and got further education in not only the foreclosure process, but the short sale process as well. John earned the designation of Loss Mitigation Specialist (LMC) with the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and currently works with several banks including Bank of America, Chase, and numerous local banks to help clients avoid foreclosure. Many local Attorneys and Realtors consult with John on a regular basis pertaining to distressed properties. John is currently preparing to acquire his Brokers license.
John believes a well-balanced Realtor provides not only excellent service to his clients, but should also be able to secure ample time with his family and still volunteer and give back to the community. Since John’s career launched in 2004, John has been involved with The United Way, Unico, and The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Currently, John was invited to join a local group called the Westside Legends as a Realtor partner, and he also consults with the leadership group on real estate trends, and advice.
In 2023, John started a community outreach program, the Brighter Futures Foundation as part of the Westside Legends to encourage and foster positive self-actions with local children directed towards positive life long changes.
John currently resides in Windsor with his wife, Kellie, of 33 years, and together they started a Property Management company, JK Rental Properties, to assist their investment clients.
A true professional. A rarity in the Berkshires as most agents do it as a hobby not a job. If you want great service, excellent communication and you are serious about buying or selling, he is "the agent/broker" to get the task accomplished quickly and professionally. I can not speak highly enough of him, when 5 other agents failed miserably, no calls returned after inquiry, no emails responded to, chatting with no actual recommendations or any effort to help a cash buyer from California. John got the job done! So happy to have done business with this man; and you will be happy too....
July 8, 2022
John Ciepiela sold us our home and helped us sell it
when it was time for us to move on. He made it as easy as possible for
us and was always available when we needed him. I would recommend him as
an agent 100 times over.
January 6, 2022
John made the home buying process easy and more relaxed than we ever
thought possible. He was there for us every step of the way no matter
the time of day. He truly got to know us as people and knew what we were
looking for. He never stopped until we found our forever home. He was
diligent, patient, and dedicated throughout the entire process. Thank
Emily & Kodey
December 7, 2021
John made the process of both selling our family home and a year later buying a new one very easy. His professionalism and competence helped my husband and me through the whole process. We highly recommend John to everyone!
Best wishes...The Heons
December 3, 2021
We just want to thank you so much for all the time and
effort you put into selling our property. You are an extremely
organized and competent realtor which really helped us, as we were not
in town for the closing. When you said you were going to do something,
you never disappointed us. You were always ahead of any issues that
came up! We highly recommend you and we really appreciate all that you
did for us to make this real estate transaction a smooth transition!
Craig and Sandy Crosier
June 28, 2021
We were so fortunate to work with
John. He was extremely responsive, trustworthy, and fair. Many times through
the process, he went well above and beyond to provide valuable referrals and
information. We would gladly work with him in a future transaction.
Sara Jane Hoffschmidt
November 2, 2020
John knows the best way to sell a house! He suggested changes and boy did it pay off. The house went under agreement in only one day. He is knowledgeable, professional and competent. We would absolutely use him again. Thank you John!
-Christopher and Laure H.
June 12, 2020
John helped us navigate the process of buying our first home. He held our hands, reassured us, negotiated for us and made it happen. He made himself available to us at all times when we had questions. Because of John, we have a beautiful new home.
May 21, 2020
We have been looking for a home for 3 1/2 years. We had so many friends that
were realtors, and felt bad picking just one. We decided to look at houses on
our own and a couple of years ago we met John at an open house, we hit it off
immediately. We knew this was the realtor we wanted to represent us as a buyers
agent. John has been nothing short of fabulous, so responsive, and has exceeded
our expectations! He works smart and efficient. We never felt that we were
bothering John. He was always receptive and treated us with such respect as
well as other realtors and their clients. John has a great sense of
humor, creates such calmness, and exudes confidence during some very stressful
times. He has definitely found his niche in life! Our pursuit of a home was on
the heels of some very trying times; we are so thankful that we met John who
helped us find and purchase our little slice of heaven!
-Babette/Ricky and Alex
May 21, 2020
Our experience with John Ciepiela started about two years ago we looked at so
many houses together. He really listens to his clients and rises to the need of
whatever you are looking for. He was not just someone looking to push us into a
house. He is so knowledgeable and very friendly he made the process so easy
when we were ready to buy! He told us about houses that were coming on the
market before they were even listed as well. He has a very large network of
clients as well as any kind of service you may need. Everyone he recommended
was very good at what they did. You will not go wrong with John he is very
respected and trusted in the world of real estate with good reason. All around
would absolutely recommend him for any real estate need you have ...He will get
the job done and in the right way!!!
-Adrean G. Lenox, MA
May 21, 2020
John is an awesome realtor, very knowledgeable, professional thru and
thru. John will go above and beyond for you to find you that perfect
home. He makes buying easy walks you through every step of the way.
I would highly recommend John to all my friends and family looking to buy or sell.
-niemiecracingteam North Adams, MA
March 13, 2020
John is a professional thru and thru and you won't find a better person. He
came to me with an offer on my home that wasn't even for sale and I couldn't
refuse! We started the process of finding another house to purchase. His
knowledge of the area, real estate, and the inspection process is endless. John
maintains constant communication during the whole process. You'll find him to
be the best in the business...if you're buying or selling John is the realtor to have!!
-tc1235 Pittsfield, MA
Likely To Recommend
Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Pittsfield, MA
John was the only realtor I had in mind to sell my mom's house. He is very
knowledgeable, caring, compassionate about finding the right fit, selling or
buying. John put mom's house on the market and in 4 days we had an offer! I
can’t say how pleased I am with how quickly this process moved for me. There is
only one name you need to know when it comes to this, John Ciepiela.
Thank you John!!!
______________________________ Dear John, What a great experience it was to buy my first, last, and only home. My second time through, I took it all in, and loved it even more. I'm still numb at the fact that this even happened. I had a plan all along and it was time. Being a travel nurse, I feel like I'm only here for 13 weeks. I love my home more and more every day. Everything about the process, appraisal, the broker, the people, and your office has been very respectful.
Thank you for helping me with my continuous journey..
Highly Likely To Recommend Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Hinsdale, MA
John did a great job. Everything went smoothly because of his knowledge and expertise. His communications and response time was excellent. I highly recommend him.
Great honest agent. He was very helpful during the entire process with both his knowledge and expertise and responsiveness was also great. I would highly recommend John for any of your real estate needs.
We would recommend selecting John as your realtor without hesitation. Our property is wonderful but more difficult to sell because it is in a rural and remote hilltop setting. We had used a well known, prestige realty brand last year and virtually no demand was raised. The sales process was very reactive. We changed to John when we put it back on the market this year and his energy, diligence and strong efforts made all the difference. His team was extremely proactive across social media platforms with continuous reverse inquiry efforts. He immediately set up a series of Open Houses for realtors and interested buyers and got good throughput which generated much higher level of demand. He remained continuously active on social media. All these efforts paid off almost immediately. Where demand was non existent in 2018, suddenly there was multiple interest (and I don't think the market has improved). Within weeks, the property, which had languished for the entire prior year, was well positioned for sale. Two months later we closed with a full price offer. John's diligent and tireless effort made all the difference.
Best wishes, David
John was extremely knowledgeable in selling my parents home. He was able to sell the house for a good deal more than other realtor’s quotes. He was also able to guide us and advise us on the process from the very beginning to the very end. I have already personally recommended John to 3 other people and would recommend him too many more. Selling homes is definitely John's expertise!
Because of John's hard work and consistent efforts, we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving in our new home. John was positive and motivated, and we never thought twice about asking him a question. We knew his response would be prompt and honest. We would highly recommend John. He took a sometimes stressful process and always worked to make it accessible and manageable. Five stars all around!
-Annie and Matt
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Dalton, MA.
John went above and beyond to help us sell and find our new home and to help with the closings of selling and buying homes within a few hours of one another. For the most part, the whole e was taken care of. From the day we listed our home for sale to the day we closed. Scheduling this would have been a nightmare, but John handled it all.
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Pittsfield, MA.
John came highly recommended by a friend of ours (a retired former realtor) after the house had been on the market for two years. We'd had very little constructive feedback from potential buyers and were at a loss as to how to proceed. We met with John and were impressed by his knowledge of how to use social media to find potential buyers. When we had one insulting lowball offer, John agreed that we would not counter with anything but the full price. When a different buyer made an offer that was close to what we wanted, we had confidence that John was advising us on a counter offer that would not scare the buyer away and that was within what we hoped to get. And throughout the inspection and appraisal process, he dealt with contractors (for fixing small things the inspector found), the individual who put in the smoke/CO2 alarms that were up to code, the fire inspector, and the appraiser. Most of what we did after we accepted the offer was to make sure the house was cleaned out and the lawn was mowed. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
After calling and emailing many agents in that area and getting little to no response, I contacted John. I was frustrated that no one would sell me the house I wanted. They all up sold me and told me why I shouldn't buy that house! John was different. He sent me every house in the area with daily updates and didn't mind chatting with me about the different areas and what they offered. The house we wanted had sold a few days before and it was an amazing deal. John said he loved a challenge. When I saw another house I loved, I called the agent listed, to be kind. No response. So I called John and signed an exclusive selling agreement.. He hired a house flipper to inspect the property for a low fee as we couldn't be there. We bought the house with John's expertise and never saw it until we were closing on it. John is THAT GOOD! We bought a house we never saw in person because John gave us such great photos and reports all we needed to do was sign some papers. The house was beautiful and he even knew a car service to get us back to the airport. At this moment he is coordinating repairmen and contractors for us. When you hire John, you get his team of everyone in town who does everything. And he didn't up sell us, he negotiated the house down once we found it!
Bought a home in 2012 in Barkerville, Lanesboro, MA 01201.
John recently helped me close on my first house in July 2012. I met John when I went to one of his open houses and chose to use him as my agent because of his friendliness and expertise. John and I looked at houses for quite a while and he was very patient with me. He set up all my appointments and gave good advice on the houses I looked at. I would highly recommend using John as a buyer's agent.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 in Dalton, MA.
John helped my husband and I buy our first home in 2009, soon after the birth of our first child. He tirelessly went on house-hunting expeditions with us, offered excellent advice about how to learn what we wanted in a home, and was truly in our corner when it was time to negotiate a deal on our dream home. John expertly coached us through obtaining the necessary inspections and repair estimates, even when the seller made it difficult. I have recommended John to friends looking to buy a home, and will continue to do so. When it's time to sell this house and move on, we will definitely be working with John!
Sold a home in 2012 in Barkerville, Lanesboro, MA 01201.
I would recommend John for selling your home. Our house was on the market for less than a year and John was very aggressive at getting people over to look at the house. He is very informative and knowledgeable. You will not regret hiring John to sell your house.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Windsor, MA.
John sold our home in Windsor, Ma quickly and efficiently. We were then concerned about finding a home to suit our needs. He reassured us, not to worry, that he would find the perfect home for us and that he did.I would highly recommend John to anyone either looking to purchase or selling a home. He takes care of everythng. NO WORRIES, NO STRESS. Client satisfaction and happiness is his main concern. He goes that extra mile as we found out.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Pittsfield, MA.
John is a true PRO. He knows all the ins and outs of the trade, is very helpful, has a good sense of humor and is friendly He has my house listed in the winter of 2011. My wife and I go to Florida from Jan. to May. Without being asked he has gone to the house every week to make sure everything is OK! I call that being CUSTOMER focused!!!
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Cheshire, MA.
John approached me when my house started the foreclosure process. I had no idea what I was going to do. He not only helped me sell my home in a time frame that satisfied the bank, but he also made me a profit on the home, avoiding the foreclosure.