About John
With more than 18 years of experience, in taking every measure to help his clients successfully accomplish their personal real estate goals, John exhibits a genuine commitment to serving each client with exceptional personal, first class service. Relationships has always formed the basis of John's success. His first priority is open, honest communication with his clients. He has an understanding that finding the right property, or selling a home always has its rewards, but it's a life-long relationship with a client that brings him real personal satisfaction.

Having spent over a decade in the development space, John understands the importance of residential real estate investments. Inventory, location, price and timing are critical pieces of the process, and he knows that for all the pieces to come together, his clients have to be smart and very often, in the Aspen market, patient. He works closely with clients to find the right property at the right time in the right location, as well as working with clients when listing their homes to evaluate and maximize the market.

John ’s clients enjoy his personal touches and appreciate his dedication and heartfelt care. He is very thorough in providing timely communication about each important detail of the transaction and is always extremely attentive, accessible and responds promptly to his clients. When met with a tough challenge he is creative, strategic and skillful in working through the issues. He loves to negotiate. Through his valued counsel and personal interaction, John ultimately ensures that each client receives exceptional representation and a truly impressive real estate experience.

John, grew up with the state department in the European theater, has lived in 4 countries and many major cities, to include London, Madrid, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles and others. Prior to making the transition to real estate, John formed and ran RJ Industries where his focus was assisting C-suite executives in securing competitive advantage by identifying and driving synergies between high potential talent and medical technologies. Living the Aspen lifestyle, every day he enjoys taking in the sun, rain or snow and being the first out cutting up the powder high up on the slopes. Yep…He is living the dream and invites you to do so too!

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"John is the epitome of everything you could want in a broker; he is well-connected, knowledgeable and professional. His likeability is what you want in someone representing your home to others. There is an ease about the way in which he conducts himself even amidst all the stress that comes with negotiating such an important personal transaction. He comes across as someone that truly loves what he does, negotiates very well, and enjoys the real estate process. We were having trouble selling our home having worked with two other brokers prior to John's arrival. John came in and got it done in short order. I would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation. V.Veldekens; Austin"


"John personifies a balance between tough and charming. When you make a big financial, personal and sometimes emotional decision, you want someone who will be a good listener, a strong negotiator and who is respected his/her peers. John meets all expectations. He was a great coach in assisting decision making, an excellent negotiator and savvy in the means to arrive at "the price". We asked for an unobstructed mountain view on a golf course and he delivered exactly that within our price range. Very pleased. T. Hoagland; Denver"


"I would highly recommend John Elges as a broker in Aspen. He took on our luxury listing in Aspen's West End and turned up the velocity. His know how in the development space gave us many helpful suggestions on how best to finish the construction and present the home. John is very professional and did an in-depth market analysis to help us determine where the real selling price should be pegged and then he promptly sold. He marketed our house well and showed it often and was very responsive to any questions or concerns that we had and was always wonderful to deal with. If you are looking for an agent to sell your house, John Elges should be your first choice. K. Kelly; Aspen


"For several years I owned commercial land property in North Austin, specifically in the Tech Ridge development . St Croix Capital had been handling the pre-selling of a mixed use retail development and I decided I'd rather sell the land as the property value had increased significantly. John had successfully executed several pre-lease deals which have always kept my investment at a very positive return. He was consistent and diligent with regards to keeping me up to date on area market activity. He put my property on the market and quickly executed a purchase deal allowing me to exit the investment at a great profit (highest PSF deal in the development in fact). These guys know exactly what they’re doing, really move fast and are very enjoyable to work alongside. R. Lichter; Rancho Santa Fe


"When we first met John, he explained that his job is more service than sales. He proved that time and again with his thorough knowledge of construction and the local market. Every time we viewed a new property John would perform a methodical inspection, looking for signs of problems and commenting on the quality of construction, finish, appliances, etc. He also led us through multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a price we were comfortable with. In the end we found the property that was perfect for us and we're loving it. E. Keilty; New York City"