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.

 

John's Listings

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John's' 70 Past Sales

Address Side Date Sold Price
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