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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting, Property Management


Santa Barbara City College

Client Testimonials

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"John is a professional all the way around. Integrity is how I describe the way he dealt with us during our sale. If you want spot-on advice from a veteran and pro, look no further...he's your guy."

"John is a highly effective real estate salesperson. I've worked with John on several new project launches...Resort at Squaw Creek, Trump Waikiki and Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. He's always been a top-selling "closing" agent as he exudes care, trust, and knowledge. John's work ethic is tireless, which gives him the ability to work with a large number of clients at one time and give each and every one the same great customer service they need in order to make a buying decision. John is also highly effective at strategizing sales and marketing ideas and maintains great relationships with other industry agents and connectors to buyers/investors. I would highly recommend John for any project launch team." - Corinne

"John, I also want to thank you personally for everything you have done. I really appreciate you going above and beyond in all respects to make this process smooth and easy. " - Jonathan, Buyer

"John is the reason our home sold swiftly, easily, and for a better asking than we’d originally hoped for. He’s become a trusted friend, as well as a superb agent, who we were thrilled to have representing us.His affable style, paired with superb attention to detail and knowledge of the market, and our area in particular, took the stress and headache right out of the process, and made it an exciting, expertly managed event. Most highly recommended." - Geoffrey, Seller

"Loved working with John. Love his personality. He was the consummate professional. He responded promptly to all my questions, and he was able to put my mind at ease on all issues related to my purchase. He followed thru on everything, and i really enjoyed the process of buying an expensive second home." - Eric

About John K.

John brings 20 years of real estate experience to Compass, specializing in luxury properties and resort communities in California and Hawaii.

Always seeking to expand his knowledge and evolve as an agent, John takes great pride in helping his clients through every step of the buying and selling process. Leveraging two decades of experience in pre-construction and new home sales, his vast knowledge in brokering throughout affluent communities and developments has proven invaluable to his clients.

After studying business in Santa Barbara, John began working in the NFL industry, where his high attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills would translate well to a career in real estate. After assisting his mother, a successful broker, with open houses and interacting with clients, he quickly found his calling.

Currently licensed in California, Hawaii, and Florida, John’s professional career has taken him to such desirable locales as Southern California, the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, Waikiki, Oahu, Maui, Florida and the Caribbean. Always available and accommodating, he is known to go above and beyond to ensure his clients have a rewarding experience.

A proud parent of two teenagers, John spends most of his time outside of real estate surfing and snowboarding with his kids, shuttling them to practices, games and meets, and participating in fundraising efforts for their many sports programs.

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