John lives and works in Ladysmith. As of September 2019 he celebrated 13 successful years as a real estate advisor. John shares, “My priority when helping clients purchase or sell their home is to build a professional and trusting relationship. As a certified REALTOR® actively assisting clients in the communities of Ladysmith, Saltair, Chemainus, Duncan, Yellow Point, Lantzville and Nanaimo, I take pride in my work ethic, knowledge and skills, and continually build on them to keep sharp. My main goal is for clients to enjoy success in their real estate matters and to then share those positive experiences of working with me.”
With an extensive marketing and sales background, John takes a creative approach to promoting his client’s interests. He takes the time to understand what is important. With clients looking to sell, John develops a marketing plan specific to their circumstance, outlining and implementing marketing strategies with adjustments as needed.
As a small business owner, John is also an active member of his community. He channels his passion for entrepreneurship into volunteering, event participation, and business networking with a goal of supporting community organizations and local businesses.  He is connected to an extensive network of people and often taps into that network to find possible leads and connections for his clients benefit.
In 2010 he completed courses to receive a Certificate in Community Leadership diploma at VIU and has participated as a director on the board of Leadership Vancouver Island.    He also supports the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association’s  (LDBA)   events (having previously been president four years), has previously been a director of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce as well as being actively involved in the community volunteering with a variety of other service organizations.  John regularly gives back to his community with financial contributions and makes a donations to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and other children’s causes from each property sale.
Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Community is a moto he follows. He says, “As a lifelong learner I have experienced meaningful benefits from participating in personal development and business coaching. Since my first year in business I have sought out and learned from top trainers.” John regularly attends real estate conventions as well as other trade education events to build relationships with a substantial network of Realtors worldwide. In November 2009 he became a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and continues to be a qualified member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.  He also has a designation with the Real Estate Energy Efficiency Program (REEP).   Since June 2011 he has been a Buffini and Company Real Estate Coaching client.  John attributes his pursuit of cutting edge industry knowledge to becoming a recognized as a progressive real estate professional.
John balances his thriving real estate business with being a dedicated family man. He is grateful for the support of his skilled and dependable team member Michelle Surtees who afford him more time to enjoy kitchen dancing with his children, practice yoga, run, read and travel.
Every client’s situation is unique.  John welcomes the opportunity to get to know you, and to customize a plan that leads to achieving your real estate goals.

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