reviews

  

CEO and Chairman SIF-HRE Holding

John has delivered excellent professional Real estate Broker/Agent services to my Family. He helped us throughout two complex purchases and closings. Expert knowledge and tenacity are his strong points. I highly recommend John. 


Teacher at PPCS
John Fortino is awesome... He sold 2 houses for us and helped us find our dream home too! He is professional and hard-working! I recommend him for all of your real estate needs! 


Chief Human Resources Officer

John was an incredible agent for us. We went through 2 agents before being recommended to John. He was patient, knowledgeable and intimate with our wants and needs. We were looking for a very specific house when we moved from NC to FL. We were so disappointed in the differences between the 2 states, but John never asked us to settle and he continued to search for what would work for us. He did more than simply send us listings, he would steer us toward or away as appropriate. The market was hyper competitive for the best houses. Each time we made an offer, we were outbid by investors with full cash offers. We had resigned that renting might be the option for us. John persisted and did some rework with agents and used his network to scope the out desirable situations for us. He called me one Sunday and said "you have to come out with me today; I have found your house.” Indeed it was. He networked into his all his connections for financing, insurance, etc. We were very happy with our services. John was our hero and made our life in FL a great experience because we had a house that we absolutely loved. The other agents tired of us and tried to get us to settle....not John.


Experienced Human Resources/Labor Relations Executive

John provided superb service and expert advice. He was trust worthy and always looked out for my best interest. I recommended him to at least 2 people who were also very satisfied with the results of John's efforts. I know that those individuals also recommended John to others. The greatest form of recommendation is recommending a person to your friends, family and/or colleagues. I have and will continue to recommend John to others!


Manager, Credit and Corporate Services at Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited

John is very thorough. He knows the market extremely well. His goal is to find exactly what the client wants. I highly recommend him.




Purchasing Manager at Stearns Lending

I was referred to John by a close friend of mine who struggled during her home buying process until she met John. At the time, 4+ years ago when I was looking to purchase my first home, I too had similar struggles with finding the right Realtor. I'm in the business, so needed to make sure I found some one patient enough to deal with me, who was knowledgeable and most of all that had a sense of urgency. That Realtor was John. He is great at listening to your needs and wants and matching it with your budget.
 

A year ago, when faced with a decision to relocate and the need to rent my house, I again knocked on John's door and he answered. Within 2 days of having the property listed for rent, I had a tenant. Each process worry and trouble free.
 

Most recently, my tenants decided not to renew so I again called upon John for his expertise. Within minutes he had comparables for me to review for a rent vs. sale decision. He listed for both and successfully was able to find a buyer for my home within a month of listing. John knows the market, has great sense of urgency and I will continue to use him for any future real estate needs that may come up.
 

Thanks John for all your hard work! 


Public Information Officer at Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO)
During my house search, I found John to be reliable, readily available and an expert in his field. I recommended his services to several friends, one of which resulted in another happy sale.


Planner at City of Boca Raton

Mr. Fortino was an excellent realtor! He took my fiancé and I all over Broward County and even into Palm Beach! We wanted a good school district and therefore jumped all over the place, and he was with us without complaint! He was also very spot on with advice on how much to offer, how much the house was worth, etc. He advised us not to offer too much, and eventually it all worked out! When I say eventually, I mean quite a while (months and months), proving his patience and reliability. I highly recommend him!



Regional Sales Manager at e-Builder

Hands down one of the best realtors in South Florida! I have had some bad experiences with realtors (4-5) prior to purchasing our home; however the experience with John showed me that there are still a few good realtors out there that are truly looking out for your best interest. John was very patient and VERY knowledgeable about the industry, which was apparent within the the first week of interacting with him. I accidently came across him over a Christmas holiday 2 years ago, which turned out to be one the best things for us. He was even helping us over the holiday weekend to find our dream home, that's when I knew we found the guy for the job. He always went the extra mile to insure that we were always making the right decisions. He even took us to see over 15 homes prior to buying our dream home, some of the same homes we saw multiple times. I have referred John to many of my friends who bought homes and they have referred him to their families and friends. If you’re looking for a realtor that is very thorough, diligent, attentive to details and RESPONSIVE (which some are not), then John Fortino is the man for the job.



Regional Area Manager at Cogent Communications

John, did a great job in helping me find my first home. He really was a true professional that made me feel comfortable with his services. He was an expert in the area, and gave me candid feedback in regards to the homes I was looking to buy. At the end of the buying process, he even helped me push back on my mortgage company, and gave me an explanation on some of the fees they were attempting to charge me, which resulted in me saving a ton of money. I've actually recommended John to a few of my friend's that were looking to purchase, and when I'm back in the market again, he will be the first person that I call!



Physician Assistant at Pediatric Associates

My husband and I searched for our dream home during a tough market for years! Yes, years! Most real estate agents didn't have the flexible hours that we needed and quickly lost hope that we would find what we were looking for. Then, we met John. He wanted us to find our first home just as badly as we did, and he often reminded me not to settle. He always dropped what he was doing if a great house came on the market, he never pressured us, and he gave us sound advice. Since we worked with John, we have recommended him to about four or five of our friends and they are ALL satisfied. He's a great realtor!



Regional Account Executive at e-Builder

I had the pleasure to hire John to be my real estate agent last year. Me and my wife were looking at homes and it was a very stressful process. John's work ethic can be compared to none. We identified a property at 10am and I called John to see when he can meet me. I was going out of town the next day so it was time sensitive. John was able to meet me at the property within 1 hour and we were the first to put in an offer. Long story short, it was due to John's responsiveness and dedication to his clients that my wife and I have a place we can call home and it is exactly the home we wanted. If you are looking for a real estate agent, stop wasting your time with people that are lazy and do not care about your well being. John is your man. 



Manager - Tax Technology at DuCharme, McMillen & Associates

A few years ago I purchased my first home and did not know much. Fortunately, John was able to help me through the entire process while making sure to explain what was going on. His transparency, professionalism, and business ethic was really a great thing to have at that time. I would recommend him 10 out of 10 times.