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About John

A consummate listener and negotiator, John’s experience of 15 years and his close relationships with the brokerage community make him a highly sought-after professional. Known for being kind, detail-oriented and responsive, John brings patience, savvy, investment expertise, and a deep understanding of the nuances of the Bay Area’s neighborhoods.

Born to descendants of Basque immigrants and Mormon pioneers, John’s family settled in rural Nevada. There, as a young kid, he would cut and save floor plans printed in the local newspaper column called “Home of the Week”. Later, the family moved to Reno, where he completed a BS in Finance. Making a leap to Silicon Valley, John joined an international consulting firm, a Fortune 500 software company, and earned a Cal Berkeley MBA. His real estate passion came alive when he successfully transformed a neglected shack into a stunning Heights Victorian. Using his strong background in project management, negotiation and problem-solving, John realized that real estate was his calling and never looked back.

This is a man who will get up at 5:00 AM to go on a road trip, watch the sunrise from a mountaintop, or finish a book before he starts his day. When not making deals, you’ll find him reading the Sunday New York Times, listening to TED talks, or singing at church. He appreciates live performance and is inspired by musicians and vocalists who hone their craft to perfection. Preventing homelessness and promoting education are his main nonprofit causes; he supports Compass Community Services, DeMarillac Academy, Holy Family Day Home, and St James School.


I am so glad I hired John to sell my mother's house in the central Sunset after her death.  He is deeply knowledgeable about the crazy San Francisco real estate market passionate about his work incredibly hardworking the consummate professional and at the same time a most personable and gracious man.  I needed someone to handle every aspect of the sale and John did: he recommended a reliable estate liquidator got multiple estimates for the work I needed to do on the house oversaw all the work handled open houses himself and sent me a detailed report after each one gave me clear unpressured advice when the offers were submitted and then worked to make sure the offers went as high as possible.  No task – including taking out the garbage cans and having the lawn mowed during escrow – was too small for John to do.  The money I spent on preparing the house for sale was less than I budgeted and the sale price was more than I estimated.  In short John Solaegui is the real deal – a superb realtor – as the other reviews on his website attest.  You won't find anyone better. -Nina R.

John is a top-notch realtor.  He is very knowledgeable professional and always has your interest as his highest priority.  He is calm positive and very helpful with solving problems.  He has excellent references for any job that needs to be done so it made getting our home ready for sell easy. His support associate Matthew is also extremely competent.  In our case we had a sticky problem with a neighbor that John and Matthew continued to handle and solve for us even AFTER we closed escrow.  Above and beyond the call of duty!  John is wonderful to deal with hard working at all hours and doesn't disappoint in any respect. -Tedi U.

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