Getting an “MBA in Real Estate”
Jon has an exceptional track record. He gained his real estate license in 2005 while operating and investment group. In a little over a decade, he managed to close over 600 real estate transactions and do over $150 million in total sales.
Jon entered the industry in 2005, was Rookie of The Year, and continued this success serving clients in Moraga, Orinda & Lafayette. Shortly thereafter in 2007, the financial crisis hit the real estate industry hard. Jon was fortunate to flourish during this time. Though this was a period full of immense pressure, Jon persevered and welcomed the challenge, viewing it as a growing opportunity. This positive attitude allowed him to thrive under the pressure and gain the reputation of being highly dependable, compassionate, and creative. He credits this time as one of the most valuable, professional and personal learning experiences of his life, saying the significant and varied workload essentially gave him an “MBA in real estate.” During this period, Jon gained creative problem-solving and fast-paced decision-making skills he continues to utilize today. He also made it a high priority to bring a level of compassion to the people being severely affected by the economic downturn. This commitment to the people he serves is a driving force behind his philosophy to “Meet People Where They Are….”. This intention remains as his #1 priority. Real Estate is About People First!
Jon is deeply committed to his clients, causing them to trust and respect him. This is apparent from his perfect five-star ratings on both Yelp and Zillow. Time and time again, those he works with highlight his professionalism, genuine nature, attention to detail, patience, and good humor. Because of this, Jon makes lasting relationships with his clients, oftentimes completing multiple transactions for them throughout their lives.
Jon takes the time to listen to his clients, understanding their needs and wants and working with them to develop a personalized plan of action. He wants to make the buying and selling process as smooth and satisfying as possible from start to finish, answering any questions his clients may have and putting everyone’s mind at ease.
Jon understands that every client is different and feels comfortable working with customers in all demographics. Whether he’s helping a millennial purchase their first property or an empty nester downsizing, Jon knows exactly what to do in order to best serve his clients no matter the situation.
In addition to getting the seal of approval from his clients, Jon has been recognized by several prestigious real estate organizations. Jon is part of:
His other accolades and accomplishments include:
- Being in the top 2% of real estate agents in Contra Costa County
- Consistently being a top producing agent since 2015
- Winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 2005
- Belonging to the President’s Club since 2005
Jon is incredibly involved in his community, particularly in regard to philanthropy. For example, Jon has been an avid supporter of The Taylor Family Foundation for over thirty years. The Taylor Family Foundation works to help children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, kids with developmental disabilities, and at-risk youth through various activities such as holiday events, outdoor adventures, field trips, and therapies. They also provide resources and support to families who are battling these obstacles for no financial charge.
Having prior experience as a chef, Jon works with the foundation to raise money by auctioning off dozens of gourmet meals. Through this action alone, Jon has helped the organization raise over a quarter of a million dollars.