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The best real estate agent I’ve ever dealt with. He successfully sold two of my residences, both in difficult circumstances. Personable, knowledgeable, and accessible, with a great understanding of the Philadelphia market. Highest possible personal and professional recommendation - Steve

"John creates such a positive experience that I almost wish he wouldn't get the job done so quickly. Integrity- 10 years of property transactions and never once has there been a "misunderstanding"; spoken words match written words, and all parties are always on the same page. While he's honing in on what we want, he teaching us current market conditions, finance conditions. When we visit properties, he's looking at them as intensely as we are often prompting us to look again at a highlight or grey area. We've usually found our home in three outings. When the acquisition hits a snag, we're never abandoned and he's usually been through something even more outrageous so he laughs through it. And before you know it, he's saying good-bye. I'm not a trusting person, I've never felt cheated by John Brown. " - Reggie and Michael.

" This was my first time buying a home so I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. John has decades of experience and knows homes and knows Philadelphia like the back of his hands. He went over and beyond and really made me feel like he had my best interest at hand. He was available at night, weekends and even showed me a during a snow storm (the home I eventually purchased). I would give John a million stars if I could. He has a special place in my heart!" - Bruce.

"Listed & sold my condo in 3 weeks- ‘NUF SAID!!! I recommend JOHN highly! Even 4 years after he sold my condo, I texted him for a referral for a roofer & he came back within an hour or so with 2 names! Can’t say enuf Gr8 things about this man! " - Tom.

John was absolutely wonderful during our experience with purchasing our first home in Philadelphia. He was quick to show us multiple properties and able to narrow down our search within only a couple of weeks before we found the home we fell in love with. John made sure all our deadlines were met and was prompt in responding to all of our inquiries and questions. His professionalism and undivided attention to our needs made our home search experience as seamless as possible. 6 out of 5 stars - Stephen

About John
When you’re looking a new home, the company you keep can make a difference. With John Brown, you’ll find a knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy professional who knows his way around the city. Since 1989, John’s knowledge and innovative marketing ideas, combined with an honest and straight-forward sales approach, have consistently placed him in the top 1/2% of all Realtors nationwide*. As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, John enjoys playing Ambassador to the City of Brotherly Love and he knows how to make William Penn’s “Greene Countrie Towne” work best for his clients. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, John is a Realtor who will take time to talk to, listen to, and understand your wants, needs, and dreams. This is one of the most important ingredients in the process of finding you the perfect place to make your own home and this investment in you will ultimately pay off in saving you valuable time, as well as money.

In the late 90′s, John obtained a broker’s license and decided to remain with the Fox & Roach Realtors franchise, where he created a team of Agents that is now My Philly Nest. In the summer of 2018, My Philly Nest teamed up with in pursuit of elevating the client experience. John is well experienced in both Seller and Buyer Agency, with thousands of successful transactions during a long and happy career. In addition to listing and selling homes here in Philadelphia, John is also a Landlord and brings a fair amount of knowledge and experience on that front as well. He has renovated properties and has been involved in new construction, thus providing a broad knowledge of housing styles and construction to his clients.


Pennsylvania Licensed “Sales Associate” since 1989

Pennsylvania Licensed “Associate-Broker” since 2000

Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors “Diamond Certificate” Award recipient.

Experienced in both Seller & Buyer Agency with over thousands of closed transactions

Experienced in both existing and new construction property Professional and Community Affiliations National Association of Realtors (NAR) member

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR) member

Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors (GPAR) member

Washington Square West Civic Association member

Friends of Kahn Park member

Queen Village Neighborhood Association member

Fire Island Pines Property 's Association (FIPPOA)

John Brown’s Listings

Listed By Compass
708 Addison Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

3 BD
2.5 BA
2,091 SF
Listed By Compass
1600-18 Arch Street, Unit 501

Philadelphia, PA 19103

1 BD
2 BA
1,187 SF