Unconventional Englishman finds joy helping others with real estate needs

Posted on April 9, 2020 by ADVERTORIAL

John Sutherland believes the key to his successful career in the international automotive sales industry was a desire to help others. Now he’s applying that passion, plus his extensive sales experience and skills set, toward helping others find their dream home or sell their property in the Florida Panhandle.

John and his wife found their own paradise, moving to Navarre Beach a couple of years ago. Since then he’s discovered that being an Islander offers him a significant advantage as a real estate agent. He has his pulse on Navarre Beach and knows the island, the locals and the area market. That’s led to listings and sales.

“I started out the year selling six in January and February. Four of those were military families, and I must say it is the greatest feeling, helping those who serve our great country,” he said. “I hope to serve the military even at greater lengths in the future.”

John said that although being a general sales manager for Nissan was satisfying, there is no comparison to the satisfaction of watching a family on closing day when they buy their forever home.

Because at heart, it’s all about John’s motivation to help others find happiness.

“That’s really important to me,” he said, pointing out the satisfaction he gets from putting a bow on someone’s new home or delivering a basket full of coastal gifts upon closing and seeing their reactions.

His customers describe him as “unconventional” and business reviews attest to his dedication to serve others, including this one from Ryan Bagley:

“Sometimes you meet people and it feels like nothing more than a business transaction. Other times you feel like you just made a lifelong friend. John made that sort of impression on us. Thanks to his marketing and going above and beyond my wife and I are living the dream life in Florida…If you are looking for an agent to represent you I highly recommend John Sutherland.”

Even John’s littlest clients show appreciation to him. A six-year-old child presented him with the following sketch, which caused his heart to overflow with joy.

Sketch of John by Myree

It’s obvious that John enjoys easing the buying or selling experience, and toward that end, he only takes on a few listings at a time.

“I like to promote them well. Some realtors may get the listing and not focus on it. But I will do what it takes, including weekly open houses,” he said.

John’s current listings include two Gulf Boulevard properties:

  • A stunning, well-maintained waterfront townhome on Santa Rosa Sound, featuring 75 feet of sandy white beach, a boat life and dock. It’s described as a very unique home full of character and charm with extra-large architectural bay windows providing plenty of natural light coupled with outstanding views only waterfront living can provide. The spacious water side deck off the living area is perfect for entertaining while the second floor offers a private loft sitting area, and expansive water views. The master bedroom features high vaulted ceilings, water views, and an en suite bath which includes an extra-large Jacuzzi tub and walk-in closet. Click here to view more details about this listing!

  • Additionally, he’s also currently marketing an eco-friendly single family residence offering panoramic views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound. The sandy white beach and crystal clear waters of the Gulf are literally one minute’s walk away. The home has an open floor plan and features a new roof and new HVAC. Features include tile floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has high ceilings and a private deck with stunning Gulf views. The master bathroom has a huge walk-in shower room and partially covered front deck and covered back deck with outstanding ocean views. Click here to view more details about this listing!

Call John today and him help you find your perfect seaside retreat or forever home or to sell your property! Even though he lives on Navarre Beach, he’s familiar with all of the tri-county area, including Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties. So keep his contact information handy!

John Sutherland

Holley Properties

(850) 905-8128