John grew up in Montauk, graduated in 1996 from East Hampton High School, and attended SUNY Maritime College Merchant Marines to study mechanical engineering. Prior to his real estate career, John and his wife, Paty Brady, owned a marketing company in Mexico.
A consistently top producer since entering real estate in 2006, John has been noticed in the Fox Business Channel with Neil Cavuto, BBC, Crain's Business, Financial Times, New York Post, London Daily Telegraph, Dan's Paper, The Independent, East Hampton Star, Social Life magazine, and the front page of The Southampton Press, as well as having been featured in Hamptons Real Estate Showcase magazine.
John studies the real estate market like a stock broker studies stocks. He says, As an expert, it is my responsibility to know the numbers. John is a firm believer that you can't truly know your market unless you work all aspects of the market. This includes new construction, luxury homes, land, and developments, first time homebuyer programs and financing, foreclosure (REO) and short sales (default servicing). John is knowledgeable about all of them. Since 2006 he has been responsible for 50 to 70 new transactions every year (compared to the national average of 4 to 6 transactions per agent per year).
Outside of his real estate endeavors, John enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, and studying classical piano. He and his team are based in Saunders' East Hampton office.