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At times I feel torn between playing cupid (helping you find a house to fall in love with) and your accountant (finding a house that you can afford). Buying a home is both a matter of the heart and the pocketbook. One really does not outweigh the other. As your real estate agent, I'll help you find a happy balance between the two.
First, you'll benefit from the wealth of experience I bring successfully negotiating and closing transactions in the New Haven real estate market. I'll help you find the house and the neighborhood that will meet your emotional and financial needs for today and tomorrow.
Next, I'll do everything I can to take the stress out of your home buying experience. There are hundreds of details that go into each real estate transaction, let me handle those for you. And let me help you find a lender, inspector, appraiser and all the other service providers that make for a smooth and worry-free transaction.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a "real estate veteran", I'm ready and happy to answer all your questions about the New Haven market and the home-buying experience. You'll get honest answers, just ask.
Honesty, dedication and sincerity builds strong partnerships. Integrity and trust builds lifetime relationships.
Education and Training and Statistics
Full Time REALTOR
BS - Civil & Industrial Engineering
Listings that close within 3% of suggested list price
New Haven Real Estate School Instructor
Awards and Designations
Excellence In Client Service Award Winner 2004
SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
CMMS (Cendant Mobility Marketing Specialist)
CMIS (Cendant Mobility Inventory Specialist)
CMRS (Cendant Mobility Referral Specialist)
Affinity Relocation Marketing Specialist
Sirva Relocation Marketing Specialist
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Contract Negotiation
Probate & Estate
Rehab & Investment Property
First Time Buyers
Whitneyville Civic Association
Hamden Land Conservation Trust
Hamden Office Of Emergency Management
Shoreline Trolley Museum, East Haven
Davenport-Dunbar Senior Housing Board of Directors, Hamden
Information Technologies Director (20 years) in healthcare and financial industries
Professional voice over artist
Vintage radio, phonograph and clock restoration
Jason Dion, Account Executive, American Home Shield "John has the perfect combination of intelligence, common sense, and sense of humor that makes him an absolute pleasure to do business with! He is constantly looking out for the best interest of his clients, and there have been many times that I personally have seen him put his clients' needs over his own personal needs. John is a fantastic human being, a true gentleman, and one heck of Realtor!"
Ryan Corey, Attorney, Weeks and Associates "As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure of representing mutual clients as John Proto in real estate transactions. John is a consummate professional who is reliable and uses his experience to advocate the best interests of his clients. I highly recommend John to anyone who is seeking a real estate agent to assist them with buying or selling a home."
Donna Springer, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Woodbridge,CT "John is an excellent Realtor and educator. He has taken the time to become an expert in the field of real estate even becoming an educator to other Realtors helping them to improve their skill sets. John is very ethical and extremely detailed. He communicates consistently and effectively to and for his clients as well as with his business associates."
Chris Panning, (client) "I have used John as my realtor to both buy and then sell a home. When I bought the home, John worked with me extensively to find a home that fit my needs within my price range, which was no easy task. He was personable, caring, and punctual. I moved in with $30,000 in equity. When I sold, he advised me about what I had to do to sell fast and he helped me do it by not only listing and showing my home, but scheduling contractors for needed repairs. I got a sale fast in a slow market for an excellent price. I have used several realtors to buy and sell homes over the years and I rate the experience I had with John as the best by far."
Patricia Cardozo, , Realtor, MBA, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "John is a dedicated, caring and thorough real estate professional who consistently goes above and beyond the call to service his clients, customers and colleagues. He is a pleasure to work with, as he maintains a steady demeanor, positive attitude and sense of humor, even in the face of challenges!"
Atty. Joanne Ryan, Cheshire, CT "Watches out for his Clients every step of the way!"
Frank Stelatto, Wallingford "As far as we are concerned there is no other Realtor."
Erkia Balchunas, Hamden "The most kind, honest person we worked with ... we can't thank him enough for being thoughtful and considerate of our particular circumstance.
Charles Rippel, Hamden "Through this very stressful time, John's level of professionalism, patience and sense of humor made this part of our relocation a pleasure."
Michelle DeLucia, East Haven "I always thought that there was no big deal to buying or selling a house ... WRONG! I had no idea where I was even supposed to start. I can't thank him enough for putting up with my countless phone calls and multiple meltdowns!"
Carolyn Fugere, Office Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage "I have been the manager of John Proto's Coldwell Banker Woodbridge office for a little over a year now and have found him to be the consummate professional and an absolute joy to work with. When you buy or sell real estate with John, you will have the benefit of years of experience, a strong work ethic and the highest standards of integrity. He has built his success on a foundation of satisfied clients who bring him repeat business and great referrals. You will be impressed!"
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.