Real Estate Experience
John became a licensed Realtor in 1998 and started his real estate career at Carty Realty in Narragansett. While gaining experience as a sales-associate, John also handled many of the daily tasks that went along with running a small real estate office. John was quickly becoming one of our area’s top producers and in 2005, took the next step in his real estate career and joined RE/MAX. After eight successful years at RE/MAX, John and colleague, Will Litvin, began forming a business model for a new-concept real estate company resulting in the launch of Lighthouse Real Estate Group in March of 2013.
While John represents both buyers and sellers, he has also forged a working relationship with numerous financial institutions and has been managing and listing bank-owned (REO) properties for many years running. John has also consistently been awarded the Kent- Washington Board of Realtors “Circle of Excellence” award that recognizes agents for outstanding sales performance.
John grew up in Narragansett and after earning a B.A. in English at Assumption College, he was hired by the RI Economic Development Corporation where he gained experience in all facets of commercial and industrial property management.
The Good Stuff
John lives in Wakefield with his wife Jennifer and their 3 boys, Joe, Sam and Max. He serves on the South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Commission and is past Chairman of the commission. On any given week night or weekend, John can be found coaching soccer, basketball and baseball teams. John finds living working and raising a family in Southern RI truly a blessing and he enjoys sharing his local knowledge and experience with his clients on a daily basis!
How did you get into this business? What has kept you in it?
I got into Real Estate while working in Property Management at the Quonset Davisville Port and Commerce Park. My first experience was on the commercial side of the business but I quickly realized that Real Estate was an industry that I could really enjoy. I love the variety that being a Realtor offers in constantly working with new folks and different properties. I also love the challenge of being a problem solver and assisting buyers and sellers to clear the many hurdles that can be thrown in front of them when buying or selling a home! Navigating the process of buying a new home can be stressful and nerve racking for buyers and providing them calm guidance and expertise can really take the pressure off. It’s a lot of fun handing over the keys and watching their plans unfold as they settle into their new home!
What is your favorite local tradition?
Friday nights at the beach!!! I love a local tradition that my family has taken part in for years now and that is relaxing on a Friday night at the beach with many friends. There is no better way to kick off a summer weekend than pizzas and some laughs at the beach on a beautiful summer night!
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Why?
When I first thought about this question, I said to myself, “Well…to be a successful Realtor you have to be a strong hunter!” But the more I thought about it, I actually think the gathering is just as important. You have to go out and develop as many strong relationships with customers, other realtors, lenders, home inspectors, contractors, lawyers and so on!! Then you also need to stock pile and gather information and expertise! I’d say after many years experience I have learned to be both a hunter and a gatherer as a realtor!!
What’s your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is a Sasquatch. Not a huge scary one. A more medium-sized and at times, very calm Sasquatch. (Answer provided with assistance from my 9 year old!)