Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. And working with a real estate agent can make this process enjoyable and well-planned, or haphazard and stressful. As your potential agent, I want you to know a bit about me as you consider who you want working for you on such an undertaking.

I'm John. I love real estate. See, I've always been a bit on the nerdy side. I like facts, rules, evidence, numbers, statistics. I also really like being around people, and don't have the attention-span to do mundane tasks over and over again, so it makes finding a job that has both these components complicated. Before real estate, I tried a wide variety of jobs. I managed part of a grocery store, substitute taught, waited tables, worked in ministry, repaired antique furniture, and worked in sales. I even delivered milk all over Hampton Roads, which has turned out to be quite helpful in knowing the area. 

But real estate is a blast. It's perfect. There's the numbers, the contracts, the deadlines, the multi-tasking, the negotiating. And there's the understanding, the listening, the trying to capture every client's different vision and plan. I got hooked myself when buying my house, as it turns out, from the lady who is now our sales manager and trainer for Simonhouses!
 
Throwing in a few hobbies: I love gardening and am dabbling in aquaponics. As I've worked in this field, aspects of homes have interested me, particularly maintaining and improving them. I occasionally go for a motorcycle ride and am trying to re-learn piano. I'm passionate about community involvement & development, from churches and schools to neighborhoods and city planning. I'm secretly an awesome cook too, but try not to tell anyone.
 

I'm married to my wonderful wife Elizabeth, and have a delightful little boy who I just love the mess out of. I grew up in the country in Texas, with 8 acres, 9 dogs, 1 crazy cat, and 4 cows, and have lived here in Newport News since 2005. 

If you want to chat and tell me a bit about you and your family, I'd love to hear from you. You can email me using the link above, give me a call or find me on Facebook at facebook.com/bencheckrealestate.

 


Testimonies

John Bencheck has been my realtor since 2014. I found John through a website back in 2014 when my husband and I first started looking for homes. John showed us homes during the bad winter snow storm in 2014 into 2015. We found a home that we liked and then decided not to bid after getting a case of first time buyers reluctance.

Fast forward to the fall/winter of 2015 and we were starting to look again. John followed up with us just to check in periodically and he was the first person I called when we were serious about finding a home again. This time around, John was spot on in the homes he showed us due to the relationship he built with us and I never felt rushed into the purchase. He knew our basic criteria but the most impressive thing about John was his ability to hone in on the unspoken characteristics that we were looking for in a home. In his words, we were looking for "a neighborhood that looks like money, but isn't money." He was spot on and we LOVE our neighborhood and our house! John paid close attention to our reactions to the first few homes he showed us and into less than a week of showing homes, he was able to perfectly send us homes that he knew fit our personality without us saying a word. I was so impressed by his ability and his patience with us as well as overall knowledge of homes and their construction/materials.

John is top notch and I would highly recommend him to any other customer. He also went above and beyond in pointing me in the right direction after the closing in relation to a minor maintenance issue and walked my husband and I through the steps of who to contact first to get the issue corrected. This is above and beyond since we were closed and I am so appreciative. Overall, John's abilities as a realtor exceeded my past experience of working with realtors and we couldn't be happier with the overall experience of purchasing our first home together and our first single family home.

-Yolanda T. (2016)

John's Listings

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500 CHURCH ROAD, , VA 23690
$225,000 | MLS #: 1628152

John's' 75 Past Sales

Address Side Date Sold Price
6340 SANGAMON AVE Norfolk VA 23509 Buyer 06/20/2016 $185,000
769 CHATSWORTH DR Newport News VA 23601 Buyer 06/14/2016 $183,000
105 Lenore Trail Chesapeake VA 23320 Seller 06/13/2016 $225,000
5020 DOGWOOD TRL Portsmouth VA 23703 Buyer 06/02/2016 $270,000
4424 N Highgate Cir Portsmouth VA 23703 Seller 05/27/2016 $220,000
3170 GREENWOOD DR Portsmouth VA 23701 Buyer 05/16/2016 $142,000
4976 BLACKFOOT CRES Virginia Beach VA 23462 Buyer 03/01/2016 $265,000
249 Pocahontas PL Hampton VA 23661 Buyer 02/24/2016 $55,000
6 COLGATE CIR Hampton VA 23664 Buyer 02/24/2016 $185,000
1616 Broadfield Rd Norfolk VA 23503 Buyer 02/11/2016 $264,900
5541 BENNETTS PASTURE RD Suffolk VA 23435 Buyer 02/04/2016 $194,000
1814 Beall Dr Hampton VA 23669 Buyer 02/02/2016 $145,000
31332 WILLOW LN Franklin VA 23851 Buyer 01/04/2016 $237,500
525 THALIA RD Virginia Beach VA 23452 Buyer 12/15/2015 $490,000
4869 WOODS EDGE RD Virginia Beach VA 23462 Buyer 12/02/2015 $196,000
339 49TH ST Newport News VA 23607 Buyer 11/30/2015 $40,000
507 Coalbrook Dr Midlothian VA 23114 Buyer 11/17/2015 $365,000
3201 Sybilla St Chesapeake VA 23323 Buyer 11/05/2015 $485,555
213 Benthall Rd Hampton VA 23664 Buyer 10/23/2015 $280,000
1705 LAMERTON CT Virginia Beach VA 23453 Buyer 10/01/2015 $238,000
113 E. 42nd Street Norfolk VA 23504 Buyer 08/28/2015 $399,900
111 COPPERFIELD Williamsburg VA 23185 Buyer 08/03/2015 $275,000
316 Colony Rd Newport News VA 23602 Seller 07/13/2015 $155,000
4600 BRANTINGHAM DR Virginia Beach VA 23464 Buyer 07/06/2015 $350,000
132 VISTA DR Newport News VA 23608 Buyer 06/29/2015 $179,800
2 ANGUS LANE Hampton VA 23669 Seller 06/18/2015 $270,000
2 Charlene Loop Hampton VA 23666 Buyer 06/17/2015 $185,000
6403 COXLEY LN Suffolk VA 23435 Buyer 03/27/2015 $230,100
725 FAIRLAND AVE Hampton VA 23661 Buyer 03/13/2015 $179,000
3258 Jackson Rd Suffolk VA 23434 Buyer 12/09/2014 $249,900
20 Browns Neck Poquoson VA 23662 Seller 12/01/2014 $280,000
2026 QUEENS POINT DR Suffolk VA 23434 Buyer 10/28/2014 $250,000
3815 FRUITWOOD CT Portsmouth VA 23703 Buyer 10/24/2014 $119,000
6123 OLD TOWNPOINT ROAD Suffolk VA 23435 Buyer 09/30/2014 $289,900
56 Bunting Ln Poquoson VA 23662 Seller 09/29/2014 $166,500
123 Ivy Arch Yorktown VA 23693 Seller 09/24/2014 $295,000
1348 Dunstan Ln Virginia Beach VA 23455 Seller 09/23/2014 $447,500
32297 JENKINS MILL RD Franklin VA 23851 Buyer 09/19/2014 $160,000
130 VALIREY DRIVE Hampton VA 23669 Seller 09/15/2014 $153,000
1805 moonraker ln virginia beach VA 23454 Buyer 09/10/2014 $685,000
12 MEADOW DR Newport News VA 23606 Buyer 09/03/2014 $190,000
108 WIMBLEDON TER Hampton VA 23666 Buyer 08/14/2014 $165,000
832 KEMP MEADOW DRIVE Chesapeake VA 23320 Buyer 08/05/2014 $300,000
1216 Kay Ave Chesapeake VA 23324 Seller 07/28/2014 $280,000
605 Muscadine Dr Chesapeake VA 23323 Buyer 06/12/2014 $265,875
101 SANDY LAKE DR Suffolk VA 23435 Buyer 06/02/2014 $289,000
501 MIDDLESEX ST Norfolk VA 23523 Buyer 05/08/2014 $155,000
5151 Wildlife Ridge Trl Quinton VA 23141 Buyer 05/06/2014 $395,000
1800 SYDENHAM TRL Virginia Beach VA 23464 Buyer 04/11/2014 $237,000
621 FOX HOLLOW LN Virginia Beach VA 23452 Buyer 04/03/2014 $218,500
1827 ELIZABETH AVENUE Chesapeake VA 23324 Buyer 04/01/2014 $222,450
24116 SUGAR HILL ROAD Isle of Wight County VA 23314 Buyer 03/11/2014 $425,000
605 MARJORIE LANE Chesapeake VA 23320 Buyer 02/14/2014 $429,900
510 MARLIN DR Newport News VA 23602 Buyer 01/16/2014 $152,500
4020 ESTATES LN Portsmouth VA 23703 Buyer 12/23/2013 $489,500
43 RIPLEY ST Newport News VA 23603 Buyer 12/09/2013 $148,000
1012 VERMONT AVE Portsmouth VA 23707 Buyer 10/31/2013 $90,000
19 JACOBS LANE Newport News VA 23606 Buyer 10/01/2013 $229,500
286 Moate Circle Virginia Beach VA 23462 Buyer 09/27/2013 $346,725
10 TURNER TER Hampton VA 23666 Buyer 09/25/2013 $160,000
742 SUNNYWOOD RD Newport News VA 23601 Buyer 09/20/2013 $200,000
329 KEITH COURT Chesapeake VA 23325 Buyer 09/20/2013 $99,900
102 YORKSHIRE TERRACE Hampton VA 23666 Seller 09/16/2013 $190,000
633 Fairland Ave Hampton VA 23661 Buyer 08/23/2013 $245,000
929 PRESTIGE CT Newport News VA 23602 Buyer 07/25/2013 $250,000
120 LEON DRIVE Williamsburg VA 23188 Buyer 07/17/2013 $206,000
718 WOODBOX DR Virginia Beach VA 23462 Buyer 07/03/2013 $119,500
8711 ORCUTT AVE Hampton VA 23666 Buyer 07/02/2013 $187,500
3506 LINGFIELD CV Suffolk VA 23435 Buyer 07/02/2013 $275,000
3177 Williamson St Chesapeake VA 23324 Buyer 06/28/2013 $184,900
9370 Old Stage Rd Smithfield VA 23430 Buyer 05/13/2013 $101,000
130 Stage Rd Newport News VA 23606 Buyer 04/24/2013 $329,000
361 Pine Ave Newport News VA 23607 Buyer 04/16/2013 $130,000
100 Regatta Ln Smithfield VA 23430 Buyer 01/30/2013 $352,950
1035 Old Denbigh Blvd Newport News VA 23602 Buyer 01/18/2013 $106,000