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John Hathorn
Santa Monica - Montana North Office

ABOUT

As a guitar, motorcycle, and surf enthusiast, John Hathorn is no stranger to blazing his own path and leading an adventurous, independent reality. Having grown up in Venice CA, long before its glory days, and traversed throughout Los Angeles his entire life, John knows the city better than most local ... read more »

As a guitar, motorcycle, and surf enthusiast, John Hathorn is no stranger to blazing his own path and leading an adventurous, independent reality. Having grown up in Venice CA, long before its glory days, and traversed throughout Los Angeles his entire life, John knows the city better than most locals and offers a no-nonsense, instinctual, and hands-on approach to selling real estate, earning the reputation of “Westside Closer.” Co-Founder of Pence Hathorn Silver (PHS) and Founding Partner of Partners Trust Santa Monica, John consistently ranks in the top 1% of agents nationwide and brings over three decades of experience to his top-producing real estate firm, one that has represented over 3,000 transactions in excess of $3 Billion to date.

 Along with his partners Charles Pence, Loraine Silver, and Brett Silver, John leads a talented team within Partners Trust, a brokerage comprised of 240 associates with local and global reach and established as #1 in Santa Monica sales in 2016. The unparalleled experience and market knowledge of Pence Hathorn Silver combined with the start-up spirit of Partners Trust, brought about a formidable partnership in 2010 wherein John facilitated the opening of the brokerage’s flagship office on Montana Avenue. Over the years, he has personally owned, bought, sold, renovated, and remodeled properties throughout the Westside and focuses on the neighborhoods of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, and his hometown of Venice. With respect to all aspects of his life, John strives for clarity and understanding, crediting his success to continuing advanced education and training, listening carefully to what his clients and colleagues say, and following his instincts.

“Show up, pay attention, tell the truth, and don’t be attached to the outcome.”

John attended Santa Monica College as a music major before transferring to and graduating from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Though the guitar is still his muse, John has been happily devoted to his wife Nancy (another Venice High School Graduate) for 32 years and, together, they have raised three terrific sons. Currently, John supports various programs and charities including the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, The Boys and Girls Club, LA Family Housing, One Voice and The Salvation Army. Additionally, he has served as director of the L.A. Board of Realtors, served on the board of directors for the Santa Monica Orchestra, and studied business management at USC.  
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12127 Dorothy Street #102 | Los Angeles
Luxurious detached townhome in a 2-unit development in the heart of Brentwood. 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms- approx. 5,181 square feet. Built in 2005 and renovated in 2015, this beautiful home features a new gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, spacious dining and living rooms open with floor-to-ceiling glass accordion doors to the private front yard. A big beautiful family room with fireplace opens up to lovely private patio. Great for entertaining! 3-levels with a home theater on the lower basement level. Also on the basement level is a huge bonus room, perfect for a home gym or office! The is an enormous roof deck with tree top views. Recessed lighting, hardwood floors, smart house tech, and designer finishes with quality craftsmanship throughout. Direct access, private 2-car garage. Huge laundry room and bonus storage room adjacent the garage. No common walls ensure privacy and quiet!
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443 Euclid Street | Santa Monica
Excellent location north of Marguerita. Bring your imagination, restore or build new on this 50x150 lot in Roosevelt school district. Mostly all original house of 1,693 sqft built in 1926. Call or email for more info. No texts please.
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12127 Dorothy Street #101 | Los Angeles
This is a 2-unit luxury development with both homes available for purchase. Each one is a luxurious detached townhouse style house built in 2005 in the heart of Brentwood. This bright and wonderful townhome is approximately 4,023 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms and features a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, spacious dining and living room, lovely family room, and a large open private back yard patio. The master bedroom boasts vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and a spa master bathroom with tree top views. Other features include hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and quality craftsmanship throughout. The only common wall is a partition wall separating the patios so privacy and quiet are ensured. Private 2-car garage with direct entry. Huge laundry room.
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902 25 Th Street | Santa Monica
Stunning new construction! East Coast Traditional with the perfect floor plan- 5bd+5.5bath plus office. Wide plank, grey wash, hardwood floors, high ceilings, wainscoting, crown moldings & large picture windows thru-out. Open living rm with fireplace, huge formal dining rm with coffered ceilings & butler's pantry. Gorgeous & bright kitchen features oversized center island, stainless Viking appliances & breakfast rm surrounded by windows. Full-width bi-fold glass doors create a lovely indoor/outdoor flow from the family rm out to the backyard. Bar, wine cellar, office & maids rm round out the 1st floor. 4 en-suite bdrms upstairs. Luxurious master suite with vaulted ceilings, large balcony sitting area perfect for enjoying the sunset & spa-like bath. Smart home tech with Lutron Lighting, 2 iPads, speakers & security cameras. Sunny backyard with outdoor BBQ kitchen area & entertaining patio plus plenty of rm for pool & spa (huge 50x160 lot)! Franklin school district.
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300 South Canyon View Drive | Los Angeles
If you value privacy, peacefulness and tranquility, while still within the posh city of Brentwood, this sophisticated mid-century style home is for you! 4bd + 4ba- appx. 3,976 sqft. Set way back and across a bridge from Canyon View Drive on over 21,600 sqft of park-like grounds. Terraced gardens, fruit trees and mature landscaping surround private patios off nearly every room! Case study architectural designed by Rodney Walker with a later addition by the "bad boy of architecture" - Brian Murphy. Versatile open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and walls of glass create a true indoor/outdoor flow while maintaining the utmost in privacy. Stone floors, skylights and a "floating" brick fireplace anchor the living room. Open kitchen with stainless appliances leads to a comfortable family room. Modern open-air master suite. "Out of the city" vibe in the heart of Brentwood. A very special estate with enormous potential.
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302 16 Th Street | Santa Monica
Charming 1930s 2-story Spanish with 5 bedrooms + 4.5 baths + office/study. Plenty of natural light. Original narrow board hardwood floors throughout. Lovely living room with fireplace and built-ins and formal dining room. Kitchen with stainless appliances and stone counters opens to family room. 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs plus office/ study (could be converted to 6th bedroom). Huge master suite with French doors open to huge balcony overlooking the beautiful backyard. Backyard is surrounded by mature landscaping and fruit trees, open patio and deck. Spacious detached guest bedroom with vaulted ceilings and bath above the garage. Franklin school district.
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858 19 Th Street #1 | Santa Monica
Tired of losing out on houses with multiple offers? Buy this beautiful, designer townhouse with frontage on both 19th and on Idaho for half the price of a comparable house. It is bathed in sunlight all day long and looks and feels like a single family home. It has been extensively remodeled in high style and is move-in ready. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy 2,352 sq. ft. of interior space, plus two large outdoor spaces including a huge private patio off of the dining room and a great rooftop deck w/fire pit & lovely vistas, 3bd + 3.5ba. Double volume ceilings, skylights, bamboo floors, central AC & recessed lighting. Fireplace & wet bar with wine fridge. Cook's kitchen with breakfast bar, 6-burner Viking range and stainless appliances. Sophisticated master with vaulted ceiling, balconies, spa-like bath and walk-in closet. Laundry room, private 2-car garage with extra storage. Franklin School District.
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253 Paradise Cove Road | Malibu
"CASA DEL OLAS" - THE CROWN JEWEL OF PARADISE COVE. THIS ULTRA-LUXE BEACH HOME BOASTS 180 DEGREE WHITEWATER VIEWS? FROM THE QUEENS NECKLACE & SANTA MONICA TO CATALINA & POINT DUME? FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET? FROM MIGRATING WHALES TO PODS OF DOLPHIN? A PROLIFERATION OF WINDOWS SPANNING ALL SIDES OF THE HOME OPEN TO ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC, WHICH CAN BE ADMIRED FROM A MAJORITY OF THE ROOMS IN THE HOUSE, INCLUDING THE MASTER BEDROOM WITH FRENCH DOORS THAT OPEN TO OVER 1000 SQUARE FEET OF DECK SPACE LOOKING STRAIGHT ONTO THE OCEAN. THE HOME'S INTERIOR FOCUSES ON SUBTLE, NATURAL TONES THROUGHOUT CREATING A HAMPTONS-STYLE, CALIFORNIA BEACH LOOK. THE SOOTHING INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS THE A-LIST VIEWS MAKING THEM EVEN MORE DRAMATIC. LOCATED ON THE BLUFFS PERIMETER WITH A DIRECT TRAIL TO ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE PRIVATE BEACHES ON THE COAST, THIS SPECIAL HOME SITS AT ALMOST 2400 SQUARE FEET, AND WAS CAREFULLY DESIGNED & APPOINTED FOR THE ULTIMATE IN INDOOR/OUTDOOR LUXURY BEACH LIVING.
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817 10 Th Street #103 | Santa Monica
Excellent space and location! 2bd+2.5 bath townhouse- nearly 1,500sqft just South of Montana Avenue! Laundry inside unit. Large living room with fireplace and wet-bar. Dining room opens to patio, casual dining area off kitchen. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with walk-in closet and own bath. Lots of closet space. Secure building with tandem 2-car parking in garage. Available immediately. Just around the corner from Montana Avenue's trendy restaurants, cafes and shopping and only 10 blocks to Ocean Avenue!
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528 14 Th Street | Santa Monica
Come see this classically beautiful & sophisticated 5bdrm + 5.5ba Spanish style home with nearly 4,000sqft of living space. Perfect floor plan with one guest suite down & 4 en-suite bedrooms upstairs. 2-story foyer with skylight, high ceilings, archways & dark stained hardwood floors thru-out. Living room features vaulted beamed ceilings & marble fireplace. Large formal dining room with butler's pantry leads to an open great room. Kitchen is anchored by a large center island & stainless appliances opening to family room with fireplace, built-ins & French doors leading out to an entertaining patio. All upper bedrooms enjoy vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets & private bathrooms. Bright master suite features a balcony- perfect for appreciating the sunset, dual walk-in closets, large bath with claw foot tub & rain shower. Private backyard surrounded by hedges, grassy lawn & outdoor fireplace. Excellent spaces with an ideal layout!
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471 16 Th Street | Santa Monica
Over 3,000 Sq Ft, beautiful Victorian Style home with 3 spacious bdrm & 3 full, private baths upstairs & convertible den/bedroom & 4th full bath downstairs. North of Marguerita on one of the nicest tree-lined Streets in Santa Monica. The master suite has dual, large walk-in closets, dlb vanities, separate tub & shower, plus a wonderful sitting rm. This home has been significantly redone in the past 8 months with many upgrades & improvements including new roof, new hvac, new sewer line, new kitchen & more! Bright new kitchen with center island & breakfast area features all new appliances & lighting. Cozy family rm looks out to an enormous super-private & serene backyard that could easily accommodate a pool. There is a sports court, fire pit & bbq area. Superb attention to detail, carved Wainscoting, gleaming hardwood floors, Bay windows, lots of great storage space, a huge, 3rd level unfinished attic could easily be converted to flex zone space. Franklin School District.
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858 19 Th Street | Santa Monica
Beautiful, designer townhouse located on a prime corner one block south of Montana. Floor to ceiling windows flood the condo with sunlight all day long. Looks and feels like a single family home. It has been extensively remodeled in high style and is move-in ready. Enjoy 2,352 square feet of interior space, 3 bedrooms + 3.5 baths. Double volume ceilings, skylights, bamboo floors, central AC and recessed lighting. Fireplace and wet bar with wine fridge. Open dining room with built-in desk leads out to private patio perfect for BBQ! Cook's kitchen with breakfast bar, 6-burner Viking range and stainless steel appliances. Sophisticated master with vaulted ceiling, balconies, spa-like bath and walk-in closet. Large and romantic rooftop deck. Laundry room, private 2-car garage with extra storage. Franklin School District.
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295 Mabery Road | Santa Monica
Fully Furnished. Warm and bright contemporary with design by renowned Architect. This wonderful home was expanded in 2002. Lots of smart house tech! Beautiful views of Santa Monica Canyon make this peaceful, private home a great place to call home. The generously sized, very private master bedroom suite is upstairs and there are 3 additional bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large, inviting family room on the 1st level. Abundant natural light permeates with many skylights and large windows. Hardwood floors, recessed and track lighting, sound speakers fill the home. 83-inch TV in family room, piano, Lighting System, remote-controlled shades, ping pong table, etc.! Large backyard is nicely landscaped with a flat, grassy lawn as well as mature trees and plants. Close to State Beach, trendy restaurants and Canyon Elementary school. See Private Remarks.
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295 Mabery Road | Santa Monica
Available short or long term- Furnished. Warm and bright contemporary with design by renowned Architect Mark Mack this wonderful, private home was expanded in 2002. Lots of smart house tech! Beautiful views of Santa Monica Canyon make this peaceful, private home a great place to call home. The generously sized, very private master bedroom suite is upstairs and there are 3 additional bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large, inviting family room on the 1st level. Abundant natural light permeates with many skylights and large windows. Hardwood floors, recessed and track lighting, sound speakers fill the home. 83-inch TV in family room, piano, Philips Lighting System, remote-controlled shades, ping pong table, etc.! Large backyard is nicely landscaped with a flat, grassy lawn as well as mature trees and plants. Close to State Beach, trendy restaurants and Canyon Elementary school.
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438 Euclid Street | Santa Monica
First time on the market in many years. This is a great opportunity to own a prime location, North of Montana Avenue, near Georgina. Charming 3bd 2.75 bath, approximately 2,380 square feet (according to the tax records). Move right in or perform your updates to this charming home in the Roosevelt School district. Coveted, west side of the street, traditional ranch style with beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters and crown moldings. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, tile family room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Master upstairs featuring large balcony, fireplace, walk-in closet and tile bath. Large and lovely backyard, mature landscaping with fruit trees, brick patios and detached two car garage. Easy to show and open most Sundays until sold.
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748 Amalfi Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $13,495,000
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2202 Georgina Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $9,000,000
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446 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,895,000
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615 18th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,495,000
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333 17th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,395,000
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1338 Longworth Drive | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,395,000
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2550 La Mesa Way | Santa Monica
Last listed at $6,250,000
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145 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $5,549,000
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369 22 Nd Street | Santa Monica
Don't let the soft & subtle exterior facade fool you...this wonderful updated 5bdrm, 4.5bath home has it all. Including an office & lovely bonus room off garage. Ideal floor plan w/4bd+3ba up & guest rm w/full bath down. Hardwood flrs, beautiful custom cabinetry & built-ins. High ceilings & large windows fill this home w/natural light. Living rm w/vaulted ceilings & fireplace, formal dining rm leads thru butler's pantry to a spacious white marble chef's kitchen. Stainless appliances, huge center-island & breakfast area. Spacious family rm w/fireplace opens to large, private backyard with mature landscaping. Master suite w/dual walk-in closets, balcony & luxurious white marble bath. Sophisticated backyard includes large outdoor kitchen & built-in BBQ. Large patio for entertaining & plenty of room for pool. Bonus rm off the 2-car garage opens w/Fleetwood style accordion glass doors-perfect gym or office! Above the 2-car garage is finished attic- great storage space. Franklin District.
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212 24th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,849,000
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215 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,595,000
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721 23rd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,495,000
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361 Alma Real Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $4,449,000
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238 19 Th Street | Santa Monica
4 bedrooms, 3.75 bath plus office and den on a large 60' wide, Gillette's Regent Square lot! Great layout and interior space. Large living/great room with fireplace opens to enormous backyard. Spacious kitchen with a formal breakfast room. Den with fireplace. Climate controlled wine cellar. 4 bedrooms upstairs including master with walk-in closet. The back yard is private with plenty of room for a pool and there is a brick patio and built-in BBQ area. Franklin School District.
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1171 Franklin Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,200,000
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369 22nd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,095,000
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369 22nd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,995,000
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101 Foxtail Drive | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,995,000
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509 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,995,000
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636 16th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,800,000
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302 16th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,795,000
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239 21st Place | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,795,000
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343 14th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,650,000
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713 22nd Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,495,000
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217 21st Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,350,000
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609 11th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,195,000
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1030 South Gretna Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,145,000
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710 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,100,000
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12127 Dorothy Street #102 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $3,095,000
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402 Howland Canal | Venice
Last listed at $2,999,000
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111 Homewood Road | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,995,000
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714 14th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,995,000
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1012 2nd Street #1 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,895,000
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330 7th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,895,000
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13868 West Sunset Boulevard | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,895,000
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528 Ocean Park Boulevard | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,795,000
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416 4th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,695,000
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538 Marguerita Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,595,000
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865 South Shenandoah Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,550,000
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733 19th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,495,000
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827 Lachman Lane | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,395,000
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17014 Bollinger Drive | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,350,000
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339 24th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,350,000
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926 South Gretna Green Way | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,315,000
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702 21st Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $2,200,000

Reviews

Your knowledge of the marketplace, your follow-through and your professionalism are the very reasons we've used you several times now. We wouldn't think of buying or selling with anyone else.
- Steve & Marcy Morris
John and his team laid out a pricing and marketing plan that we understood and proved to be effective. Everything came together according to the plan and schedule he created and we were sold and closed in less than 30 days.
- Charles and Angie Farrell
I was really nervous because I had already found my dream home, but I could only get it by selling my current home FAST. Our closest comp had been on the market with no movement for 45 days, so the prospects looked grim. John worked his magic (which was a combination of knowing the neighborhood like the back of his hand, a great marketing plan, and knowing what we needed to get the place ready to get top dollar) and we had it sold in three weeks. I'm writing this from my new dream home.
- Jeannie Roshar
We were fortunate to have John represent us in the purchase of our home in Malibu. He was there for us every step of the way and patiently guided us through the tangled real estate world. We couldn't be happier with our home, the price we negotiated & ease of the whole process. We are very grateful to John & appreciate all his hard work.
- Marcia and Merlin Clarke
Moving can be very stressful but I appreciate the support from John Hathorn and his team during the entire process of selling my home. He gave me great advice to prepare my home for the market and referred various trades people that helped me stage the property for success. John truly went above and beyond the call of duty. I will refer him to all my friends, family and acquaintances without hesitation.
- Georgette Sussman
John Hathorn just sold our house in Santa Monica. He made the process easy. I would highly recommend him and his entire team!
- Amanda Daniels Lebowitz
After working with John Hathorn it is no surprise that he is one of the top agents in Santa Monica. My home was on the market for only 3 DAYS before I got a full priced offer. From listing to closing, I received great service making the escrow period seem effortless. The staff is well equipped and can handle any last minute changes, needs or questions. John’s familiarity of the neighborhood and expertise with high end clientele provided both me and the buyer with outstanding results!
- Tracey Andrews
Thanks to John I was able to get my house sold while being on the other side of the country for most of the transaction. He is a great negotiator, strategic marketer, and savvy business professional. I am very pleased with the service and results that John Hathorn and his company was able to deliver.
- Jeff Sussman
I appreciate your personal availability to answer my questions, and your personal involvement in resolving a number of issues as they came up. You could always be reached easily, you handled all the details and you were responsive and detail-oriented. I was very impressed with you. Dealing with you has been a pleasure and I would strongly recommend any one selling a home or property in this area to list it with you.
- Tom Hicks