John Proto, REALTOR

John Proto, REALTOR

After spending over 20 years as an IT Director, I made a 180 degree turn in 2003 when both my parents needed care.  I chose real estate as a full time career because it offered the flexibility I needed in my personal life.  I was very accustomed to corporate contract negotiation as well as contract “legal ease” so the most complex aspects of real estate were really fairly easy adjustments.  Never being afraid to be in front of an audience, I soon found myself teaching pre-licensing courses to new REALTORS® as well as Continuing Education courses to seasoned professionals.  The teaching aspect is incredibly important to me as it allows me to stay on top of the changing world of real estate and lending laws.

Serving the specific and unique needs of the LGBT community is important to me.  From real estate needs to facilitating caregiver support groups to getting involved in the local Pride Center, I use my background, expertise and personal experience to help others.

The glass is always half full, even though difficult to see when you think the sky is falling or your dreams are crashing down around you.  Obstacles are really only temporary setbacks.   know I’m doing my job well when a Client says “Thanks, John.  I just needed someone to listen.”

On my days off, I operate antique trolley cars.  I’ve also been spotted as the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Great Pumpkin and love to make kids (and adults) laugh.  I’m also a voiceover artist and have done everything from commercials for Bombay Sapphire to corporate instructional videos for cement mixers.  I’ve even done a couple of infomercials! Name a big band song, I can sing it cold; maybe that’s why I enjoy “sing a longs” with seniors

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  • 270 Amity Rd
    Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525
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Specialization(s): Short Sales & Foreclosures, First Time Homebuyers, Investors, Probate and Home Marketing

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 Amazing Realtor, 04-11-2011 07:23AM

By: Brian Falkowski

"John goes above and beyond for his clients. He sets reasonable expectations, under promises and over delivers. The expertise he gave us from day one to the very end was helpful. His knowledge of the market is deep and his professionalism is something you do not see very often these days. This is my 3rd transaction with John and I look to do many, many more with him.

This transaction would not have gone through without John. He has an amazing ability to keep us posted and push hard from his end regarding the other client. This was a transaction with a lot of snags from the buyer and John was the person who took point on every issue and worked with both sides to correct. He was nothing but Amazing."

 Jason Dion, Account Executive, American Home Shield (business partner), 03-03-2011 05:33PM

By: John

“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!”

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