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    Acclaimed for selling many of Hillsborough's highest caliber estates, John Cella offers a track record few other Realtors can match. John's portfolio of representation, combined with influential connections in the community, make him a proven and trusted resource. Spanning 20+ years and going strong, the privilege of John's career has been the quality and diversity of his clientele: from those just getting started in home buying, up to the executive ranks of companies like Genentech, Electronic Arts, Service Source, Bank of America, Franklin Resources, KKR, Hambrecht & Quist, Symantec, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo.

    As a long-time Hillsborough resident and market insider, John constantly benefits his clients with off-market information on upcoming opportunities. His expertise is honed from repeated success and brings decisive advantages to his buyers and sellers. John's areas of specialization include Hillsborough, Burlingame, San Mateo, Atherton, and Menlo Park. His stalwart reputation and broad network of business contacts leverage winning outcomes for his clients.

    John's portfolio includes many of Hillsborough's finest homes on the most premier streets such as Brewer Drive, Brookvale Road, Bridge Road, and Floribunda. In 2009, John recorded one of Hillsborough's top sales, non-MLS, by virtue of his off-market connectivity.

    For 2013, John was honored as the #1 Top Producer for McGuire Peninsula, closing over $40,000,000 of luxury properties. He finished 2013 as the #2 agent for the entire company and was awarded the prestigious McGuire Partner Title.

    Throughout his career, John has achieved at the top of leading brokerages from Prudential, Coldwell Banker, Cashin Company, and McGuire Real Estate. John has sold over 100 Hillsborough properties ranging between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000. His sales often “define the market,” as they set benchmarks for extraordinary estates in the marketplace. John’s established skills in negotiating, marketing, and lead generation continue to earn him a wide referral base. John's association at McGuire Real Estate in downtown Burlingame embodies his approach to boutique service, San Francisco-based heritage, and global marketing technologies.

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