John J. Howard began thinking about founding a Real Estate Company in 2005 after being a Realtor since 1991, as well as being a county commissioner. In 2007, despite the county being on the brink of the Great Recession and the market on a downward trend, John decided it was time to act. At that time, downtown was not in the best condition for a start-up company, but John carried on, converting the old beauty college space into a top-drawer Real Estate office.
The mission from the inception of John J. Howard and Associates Real Estate has been to provide the best professional Real Estate services possible. Real Estate done right requires a large amount of one-to-one communications between buyers and sellers, and this is the lodestar guiding their mission. This involves coordinating the transaction management from acceptance of the buyer’s offer until closing and even beyond if there are problems afterwards.
John J. Howard and Associates Real Estate provides comprehensive professional Real Estate services for all of Eastern Oregon. They also offer residential and commercial rental services. They pride themselves on staying in contact with their clients and providing them with quality services throughout the entire buying, selling, or renting process.
Looking into the future, John J. Howard and Associates’ goals are to continue to provide the best and most comprehensive customer services that they can, along with being a strong community partner. John and his Realtors and staff pride themselves on working to make La Grande a place that people can be proud of being a part of while also encouraging people to be involved in their communities. Toward that end, as well as being a Partner of LGMSD, they have sponsored the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and the placement of holiday wreaths down Adams Avenue.
With their dedication to professionalism and community involvement, John J. Howard and Associates Real Estate will continue to make Downtown La Grande and the surrounding region a vibrant, stable, and beautiful place. They are committed to this for the long term, stating “The community is what you put into it and we aim to stay engaged in our community for the benefit of all….if you build it, they will come.”
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