"As a 1st time home buyer in an expensive area, it's tough not to just pick the right house but the right broker. The SouthBay has dozens of them but I found the best one by far (referred by a happy client)....John Bathurst is a 5 star top notch broker from soup to nuts. John is not just a broker, but a local educator/mentor/expert who advises you through the entire process.....location, what you get for the money (short time and long term), tours, recommending the right vendor partners (movers, loan agents, banks, etc), how to pick the perfect place to fit your needs, how to get the highest/lowest price, how to close the deal, etc. He holds your hand through the entire process from start to finish, so nothing gets dropped. Personality traits - likeable, thorough, responsible, detail oriented, patient, honest, integrity, doesnt feather/fold, and when the time is right will be lighting focus and persistent to close a deal. Dont just hire your friend or who you know, hire a reputable business person who has all the above personality/work qualities which will make the process easier/better and make it happen. I HIGHLY recommend John Bathurst to be your next broker. I would not be in my new house without him (previous brokers just wanted the deal and walk away). LOVE my new house!- Jason C.
"I recently worked with John on an opinion of value for my current residence and purchasing another income property. Have known John for over 20 years and he has always been professional, timely, well versed in market conditions and trends, and always put his client's needs first. I would recommend him to anyone from first time buyers to seasoned real estate investors." - Steven P.
"We spoke to John on a couple of occasions to learn more about the Manhattan Beach market. He was very knowledgeable and most importantly, a good listener. We did not end up purchasing with John, but under different circumstances we would have been excited to move ahead with John for our home shopping needs in Manhattan Beach. John is professional and has a just the right balance of proactivity and follow up." - Kent H.
"I couldn't say enough nice things about John. He has handled 4 transactions for me in the last 6 months and each time he presented himself as the consummate professional that is eager to go above and beyond to make sure all parties to the transactions were constantly updated and expectations are being and were met. He has incredible people skills and a very high level of corporate experience and acumen that allow him to navigate even the most complex Real Estate transactions with grace and humility. I highly recommend John for your next Real Estate transaction." - Christian S.
"IJohn is a true professional and an expert in Manhattan Beach Real Estate. In a very competitive market, John was able to secure the home I had to have. There were several people competing for the same property and I wasn't sure I would win out. John was able to use his influence, expertise and professionalism to not only get my offer excepted but also helped with all the details until move in date. I would recommend John for any Real Estate needs.." - Debbie P.
"John and I have been friends for over 10 years and truly believe he is a prominent figure in the Manhattan Beach area. He is very familiar with all sections of Manhattan Beach and an excellent communicator . I know from his past experiences, it helps him negotiate a fair and solid deal for both sides. He is a responsible parent who takes great pride in his children and often helps with their sports, school functions , whenever needed he will be there." - T Kelly.
"I have known John personally for over 10 years and have found him to be an honest and hard working individual. He is involved with the community of Manhattan Beach and intimately aware of the real estate market. His former executive level positions with major apparel companies gives him excellent strengths in how to get things done in a vastly unprofessional and unresponsive industry. The next time I purchase a home I will use John. " - Hugh K.
"John is a consummate professional and is a great choice for anyone considering purchasing or listing a home. I have known John for over ten years and would refer him to anyone seeking a reliable Realtor. " - William C.
"John is a unique combination of a skilled negotiator, fortune 500 marketing & sales executive and artist. He has a unique eye for architecture and interior design and applies a no holds barred style work ethics, yet operates with a clear and visible sense of propriety s and integrity. " - Aaron R.
"John comes to the real estate industry with years of proven business experience. With so many real estate people in the South Bay completely lacking in business acumen, John is a breath of fresh air. You will be very happy with his professionalism, his organization, and his communication. He has all the skills needed to assist his clients through the most technical of real estate transactions. " - J Ward
IN TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION…WHO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK WITH MATTERS.
JOHN BATHURST IS THE PRINCIPAL OF BATHURST COASTAL PROPERTIES, INC. AND A LUXURY REALTOR WITH COMPASS REAL ESTATE IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CA.
He is a Southern California native and a 30-year resident of Manhattan Beach. Before starting his career in Real Estate, John was a graduate at California State University Long Beach, where he received a BA in Business Marketing + Finance. He developed + executed innovative campaigns & strategies in the corporate world as a Sales + Marketing Executive with Fortune 500 companies, Ralph Lauren, Quiksilver and Speedo. John’s understanding how to brand, market and sell in a rapidly moving and changing environment takes research, knowledge and execution. Bringing stockholder value was the ultimate goal but he attributes 25+ years of success due to a strong work ethic, attention to detail and total client satisfaction.
JOHN’S SUCCESS IN REAL ESTATE IS A RESULT OF HIS HYPER LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE MARKET & UNCOMPROMISED COMMITMENT TO HIS CLIENTS.
His ability to listen and understand their goals, establish a plan and guide them through every step of the real estate process has earned him 5 star Zillow reviews. John’s relationships are about connecting with his clientele on multiple levels and understands that buying and selling real estate are probably some of the most emotional and significant events in their lives. He utilizes the most relevant technology, proven marketing strategies and in-depth market knowledge to gain an edge over other realtors. John’s prides himself on his personal service and attention to his clients every detail. His ultimate goal is providing his clients with a seamless working relationship that ensures all objectives are being met with exceeded expectations.
JOHN’S PASSIONS INCLUDE HIS FAMILY+ FRIENDS, THE SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY, SPORTS, BEACH + OUTDOOR ACTIVITY, MUSIC & DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE AND REAL ESTATE
As a father of three boys, John has been actively involved in the local community, schools, fundraising and sports. He is a parishioner at American Martyrs, contributes annually to MBEF & Grades of Green, former Commissioner of MBYB and has over 11 years of coaching kids in multiple sports. John is passionate about giving back and feels that contributing, fundraising and volunteering are extremely rewarding. He currently serves as the Board President for Swim + Dive at Mira Costa High School.