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1965 51St ST NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Amanda B

We used John to sell our house and buy another one. When the loan company backed out John was right there to save the deal. It was his experience and connections in the area that got us the home we wanted.


John goes the extra mile for clients whether buying or selling - he helped us with both. He knows the market and helps you as a buyer not to let emotion take over, but to see the reality of whether the property is a good value or not. As a seller we always think our home is perhaps worth more than it is. Take Johns advice - he does an in depth market analysis so you can price your house at price that is reasonable for the market - take his advice - he knows what he's doing!

Mick B

Mr Blackwell did a great job staying on top of things through the whole process of the sale of my TWO properties. - Mick B.


We found John through Dave Ramsey’s ELP Service, and John most definitely did not disappoint. His ethical standards and quality of work is top notch. From his opening presentation on why you should use him through his tailored Market Analysis that gets the best price for your home, He and his assistant Denise always went the extra mile to ensure we were being looked after. John sold our house in less than 48 hours! John then transitioned from Seller’s Agent to Buyer’s Agent for us. John took us into every single house we wanted to see (close to 20); no matter the distance and no matter the time needed. He was able to show us a house we absolutely loved and helped us put an offer down on it. Even though John has numerous other customers, he made us feel like we were his highest priority. We have two cases to prove this. One, on the day our original house was being sold, John drove over, with his truck, and helped put items into his truck that were deemed not necessary to remain at the property. Would other Agents be willing to put your items in their car/truck to haul away so you, the Seller, would not have to rent a truck for one day? Two, John stood up for us when it came to the Home Inspection for our new house and ensuring that all of the Safety items would be fixed, then double checking with the other Agent and family to ensure the work was done. Kudos to all of them for the effort they did.

John is a man of great integrity and faith and we were beyond blessed to have him as our Realtor.


My husband and I used John to sell our house and little did we know it was going to fly off the market. John was very knowledgeable about the Cedar Rapids market and what buyers wanted. He was able to get us full asking price within 13 days of putting our home on the market.

He's been working with us for 9 months to find a new home. He didn’t get frustrated with us when all the homes we looked at weren't exactly what we were looking for. John and his team did a great job of finding us properties to look at and he even took us to several that we had found on our own. He was able to get us in quickly to look at the homes, usually within 24 hours. Like I said his team and he were amazing. We finally found a home that was for sale by owner, John and his company handled all of the negotiations and paperwork. It was the smoothest transition we've had with buying a home. Not only was John great but his team was also. We highly recommend John and his team.


We would highly recommend John! John recently helped us find the perfect home for our family in the Cedar Rapids area, and was very helpful throughout the entire home-buying experience. One thing we appreciated about John even from our first walk-through with him, was that he pointed out positives and negatives of the property. We had met other realtors who would give a glowing report of the house we were looking at, but we really appreciated the way John helped us look with a critical eye. John was very patient with us as we requested over and over again to look at properties! It was important for us to find the perfect home for our family, and John helped us do that.


Rick was amazing at helping me get my home. Always quick to respond to my inquiries to see the homes I wanted to see and more. If he was out of town, he always had someone ready to help me. - Valerie D.


John promptly contacted us after our inquire to sell our home. He walked us through all of the aspects, what to expect and answered all of our questions. We sold our home in 13 days for a the full asking price. We highly recommend John and his team.


John and his assistant Denise are seriously a force to be reckoned with in the real estate world. They went above and beyond with helping my family and I purchase our new home. Through the entire process I felt that they always had nothing but our best interests at heart. John works 7 days a week usually, and I was astonished to hear him say we could meet on Saturdays or even Sundays for appointments. He did whatever we needed, when we needed it and is extremely knowledgeable on everything you can imagine when it comes to not only home buying, but the quality and integrity of the homes themselves. Don't waste your time using anyone else!


John did a great job for us both selling and buying. He gave us good advice on preparing the house for sale and recommended good people to do some of the work. On both the sale and purchase he was very helpful on the offers and knew what he was talking about. He got the job done!! Denise was a great help also.


We are so glad to work with John for buying our first house! He is very nice and works hard to make seller and buyer happy. He is very helpful and was responsive day or night. John made our house buying process quick and easy. Thanks again, John!


John is what an agent should be like, or persevere to be. I was looking for almost 4 months before I found this place. He was patient throughout the process and understood what I was looking for. He never forced me to rush into any of the houses I saw, and I saw quite a few. In fact, if there was something wrong or not fitting my criteria, he would make sure I was aware of it even if I missed it. He did his homework about every property that we saw and gave me a great overview. He was punctual and always there. His response time ranged from 30 mins to 1 hr no matter when I contacted him. He was also great with all the market research, closing paperwork and gave me great tips regarding negotiation. He treated me like family and it clearly showed that he cared about me and my home buy experience just as he does about all his clients. All in all, absolutely great experience. I have and will continue to refer him to all my friends who are looking to buy a home in the area.


As first time homebuyers, my husband and I were very nervous about buying our first home. John was amazing! He took the time to really educate us and teach us what to look for when buying our home. He was very patient with us but also very willing to help or answer any of our questions. With his experience we felt that he was the best person we could have chosen to help find our home. Not only did he care about our current situation but also made sure we invested our money wisely. John is a wonderful man and a very great real estate broker. He definitely knows what he’s doing and does it very well. John and his team had the technology to make sure we saw every home in our criteria as soon as they came on the market! Each listing was sent directly to us. John was never too busy to show us properties and made us feel like we were his top priority the entire time we worked with him. Even after we bought our home, John still answers questions we have and educates us. Shopping for a home is stressful enough but with John and his team they made it an enjoyable process and made us laugh every time we saw them. He went above and beyond to ensure our dreams of owning our first home came true! My family was truly blessed to have work with such a wonderful team! I will recommend them to any of my friends and family that are looking to buy or sell their home!


John was extremely helpful and made the process smooth and easy. Thanks John for a great first time home buying experience. I highly recommend John and his team at EXIT Eastern Iowa Real Estate


I would like to say that Rick Blackwell is very nice and personable. He was very helpful and a great realtor. I would recommend him to anyone. I, personally, would use him again. I would like to thank Exit Eastern Iowa Real Estate for having such a wonderful man working for them. - Kenda T.


John was awesome to work with! We bought out first house from John about 2 and half years ago and it was one of the smartest investments we've ever made! We contacted John to possibly sell our house and it had appreciated about 25% already in such a short time! Long story short, we sold our first house in a day! and bought a new one! We couldn't be more please with Johns efforts, knowledge, and honesty! It was a pleasure to work with John and we will continue to work with John as well as referring family and friends to such a great realtor, the best in Iowa!

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John Beltramea EXIT Eastern Iowa Real Estate

John Beltramea


Broker Owner | License ID: B42396000

Broker Owner
License ID: B42396000

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