About John B.

21 Years Experience as:
An International Real Estate Specialist (IRES)
A Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
A Luxury Residential Expert (LRE)

My Story & Goals

I have been selling the luxury residential market of the Greater Fort Lauderdale’s coastal elements since 2001. The success of my real estate career is due to my profound commitment and dedication to my customers, and I pride myself to offering them the best representation with loyalty, honesty, and perseverance. Over the years I have learned and honed exceptional negotiation skills, outstanding customer service satisfaction, and I constantly learn and utilize the latest technological trends of our real estate industry to optimize marketing for your sale and /or purchase success.

I firmly believe in observing and practicing ethical sales practices. To help me achieve this high level of integrity, since the beginning of my career, I served on several leadership committees of my Local Board of Realtors (RAGFL) for the past 20 years including 5 years as Regional Director of the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR), and for the past 9 years (and still am) on the Professional Standards Committee to uphold our National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Code of Ethics. I also hold the following real estate designations: an International Real Estate Specialist (IRES) designation, a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and a Luxury Residential Expert (LRE).

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Helping You...

LIST YOUR HOME TO SELL AND RECEIVE THE HIGHEST OFFERS

The Southeast Florida (SoFLO) real estate market is still sizzling hot and many homes sell over their asking price.  However, that doesn’t happen magically – It takes outstanding negotiation skills and a lot of self-assurance.  Having over 21 years of experience selling real estate in SOFLO, I have learned and honed my negotiation skills to craft.  Moreover, in those years of experience, I built a strong rapport with other agents in the community which greatly helps expedite home sales in the luxury residential market, waterfront condominium living, and the 55+ communities, enabling my sellers to get more money for their properties.  And when your house is under a purchase contract, I will help you relocate to your next dream home.

BUYING A SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HOME

Before buying a house, there is the process to “finding” the right house or condo, and it can be a daunting undertaking.  This is where I come in handy.  With 21 years of selling and buying luxury residential properties in Southeast Florida under my belt, I know the turf inside and out. Whatever style of property you’re looking for, I will lead your heart to it and I will apply my practical expertise to negotiate the best deal for you. 

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HOME OR CONDO FOR WINTER SNOWBIRDS

Southeast Florida is the ideal place to spend your winters on or near our warm and sunny beaches, but you don’t have to be retired to own a second home in Southeast Florida. Many pre-retirees middle-aged people own homes or condos down here just to come down and simply unwind for long weekends to enjoy golfing, boating, or other sporting activities, then indulge in our myriad of excellent restaurants and nightlife.  I can help you find these exciting places. 

FULL-TIME FLORIDA RESIDENTS

There was a time when Florida was packed with retirees in the wintertime, and when they left to go back up North for the summer, Florida was nearly deserted during the summer months.  NOT ANYMORE.  Since circa 1980, Florida has exploded in a permanent population due to industrialists, technology businesses, and pharmaceutical and medical field industries (to name a few) who set up shop down here and helped the prosperity and growth of Florida.  Each year, more and more young people move down here to start a career and a family, and especially now because of COVID, which changed the dynamics of the workforce; people can now work remotely from home. So, it makes sense to move down to Southeast Florida and continue working under a warm and sunny sky?

I’M HERE FOR YOU

Once your house is UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE, or the buyer is UNDER A PURCHASE CONTRACT, there are a ton of steps to undergo before the finishing line (THE CLOSING). Again, this is where it comes in handy:  I manage to supervise the whole process of your transaction from signing the contract to signing the settlement documents.  What are those steps?

FOR BUYERS:

  • I will help you to find the best lender for you for loan pre-qualification and to negotiate the best loan rate available at the time (loan rates fluctuate daily)
  • I will help you find an experienced and trusted Title Agent to promptly file, research title, and close on time
  • I will attend and oversee the general inspection(s) process
  • I will make sure to be present for the appraisal of the property
  • I will be present for the Final Walk-Though inspection
  • And I will attend the closing unless it is a mail-away closing.