Born in Newport and raised in Laguna Beach, John Sledge is a true California native who possesses a genuine insider’s knowledge of his community, his region, and his state.  John’s experience and education in real estate began at home, learning the trade from his step-mother who formerly held the position of Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker.  With her guidance, John dove headlong into the industry, starting out restoring fixer-uppers, and moving on to work not only as a prominent realtor in the commercial and residential sectors, but also as a respected loan officer, home appraiser, and consultant and supervisor who has built several successful real estate and mortgage startups.

John prides himself on providing the intangibles in his real estate transactions.  His organic ability to adeptly market property, qualify and validate buyers, negotiate transactions, verify appraisals, and close escrows makes him a uniquely suited agent for a vast range of real estate.

As a current member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a former Executive Board Member of the South Orange County Board of Realtors, and with over three decades of experience as a licensed realtor, John has the vision, the relationships, and the expertise perfectly suited to ensure the highest level of service.

When it comes to real estate, John is a true artisan.  Above all, he enjoys evolving with his craft, recognizing and analyzing market trends, and maintaining an artful and masterful approach to the deal.  The desire to skillfully negotiate and close transactions has always been a part of John’s life—he looks forward to sharing his instincts and expertise with each one of his esteemed clients.