John opened THE BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE REAL ESTATE LLC in 1995, determined to offer the public a superior way to buy real estate. Currently with offices in Greenwich and Farmington, the firm has completed transactions for buyers in 90 area towns.
John has represents buyers in Greenwich who seek to maximize the outcome of their purchases. He has closed purchases in Greenwich, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Cos Cob, Bell Haven, and Byram Shore, as well as throughout Fairfield County.
John initially became an expert in Greenwich by work as an appraiser in town. In the mid 1980's John, established the Greenwich CT office of Harrington Appraisal Associates. The firm serviced lender clients throughout Greenwich and Fairfield County. John was the primary appraiser for residential loans made by the Putnam Trust Company. Working with the primary Greenwich lender afforded him extensive experience with luxury homes and their valuation. Over a period of five years, he appraised properties of all types in every corner of Greenwich.
John later became a commercial property appraiser joining the commercial appraisal firm of Heberger Associates. There he became a commercial appraiser, specializing in cash flow modeling, tax appeal, litigated matters and properties of theoretical difficulty.
Recognized projects during this period included Hartford's blue-domed Colt Firearms complex, United Nuclear in Montville (the building now redesigned as Mohegan Sun Casino), and the Hallmark Facility. John's theoretical appraisal argument for the latter set the legal precedent by which special purpose properties are now valued for property tax assessment purposes.
John was first licensed in Connecticut at age 17, working initially in his family's real estate company in Connecticut and subsequently another local firm. The real estate business was an early friend to John, a fact punctuated when the sale of an apartment building over the summer of his junior year paid for his senior year at Richmond College in London. After graduation, John worked for Sopher & Company Real Estate in New York City.
John is a private pilot. Aviation is available to any of his clients should they want to view property or neighborhoods from above. He is a licensed real estate broker in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Using aircraft, John can sometimes accept waterfront clients in all waterways of Long Island Sound.