John has long personal experience in buying and selling houses. Creativity and a love of old houses enticed him into restoring, renovating and investing, so there is hardly a real estate challenge he hasn't worked through first-hand. He has renovated and restored many houses and is keen to share his experience and expertise with you.
John has been involved in some large developments and has built a reputation for seeing all his sales through to completion. He has also been involved in assisting customers in either a hands-on or advisory or project management capacity for selected house renovation projects.
His approach in real estate is to maintain high ethical standards, to be thorough and professional, to be a good listener, to make the experience a happy and profitable one for you and to be assiduous in the follow-up work that ensures success.
John majored in English and taught for 25 years at Birkenhead College and Takapuna Grammar.
He has been involved in many local community activities - playcentre, night-class teaching, tennis and soccer clubs. John and his wife Evelyn have three sons who were all educated at local schools. John is passionate about classic and vintage cars.
‘John & Evelyn treated me with utmost courtesy, were punctual, and my phone calls to them were always returned.’
‘Thank you for all the work you put into Gladstone – well beyond the call of duty and what a great result. It has been a pleasure working with you both and I must say it is my first positive experience of real estate agents – you redeem the profession!’
‘John proved himself to be my perfect real estate agent – and yet I never met him face-to-face. From Auckland he advised me in Switzerland about the current Auckland market situation, gave me a straight forward and precise appraisal and judgement of my rental property and recommendations for the best way to proceed. He committed himself 100 per cent to his task. He saved me from overinvesting and not only shared his great experience and his business connections but also got physically involved with the upgrading and renovating process. This saved me a lot of expense. His commitment was extraordinary. His prediction of the actual sales price was extremely accurate and his performance during the auction was great. His handling of my tenants was superbly wise and humane. It has been a great opportunity for me to realise how trust and honest communication over long distances is possible and important to conduct successful business.’
‘Thank you for all the work you put into Gladstone – well beyond the call of duty and what a great result. It has been a pleasure working with you both and I must say it is my first positive experience of real estate agents – you redeem the profession!’ *Catherine Healy *
‘We were impressed with their professional approach, general business skills and relaxed and flexible approach. Everybody can sell an item for a dollar, but it took genuine skill and commitment from John and Evelyn to communicate the real value of our property to the buyer and achieve an excellent price.’
‘John & Evelyn Norton were a delight to work with. The successful buyer attended the very first open home, and within 10 days the sale was unconditional, thanks to a lot of nurturing by John. We were ecstatic, not only was it a great result, but it was such a pleasure dealing with an experienced and professional team.’