John Black Licensed REALTOR
John offers years of sales and service experience in Vermont - from running his own residential painting company while attending UVM, to a top sales performer for a local television station. He has a passion for working with others, understanding their objectives, and bringing together resources to help clients succeed. One of John’s strengths is knowing that achievements rarely happen in isolation. When it comes to the home buying and selling process, it takes many talented individuals to ensure a smooth transaction. John works diligently to orchestrate the collaboration of those individuals towards one ultimate goal. Working alongside his brother George, the two bring an aspect of family to their real estate business. Deciding to both join the Real Estate industry at the same time, the opportunity to work as a team was a clear and exciting choice. Together they bring a strong background in sales, negotiations, education and training, and an exceptional service record.
John grew up in Stowe as the youngest of six, learning from an early age to be a strong negotiator while recognizing the importance of collaboration for the greater good. In 2008 he dedicated a year to service joining Americorps, volunteering in the Midwest after disastrous flooding and eventually aided in Hurricane Katrina Relief in Mississippi. This experience was instrumental in affirming his belief that being an active member of a community is a necessity to grow personally and profesionally. His volunteerism continued at UVM where he led fellow students and connected with notable organizations such as The Intervale Community Farm, King Street Center's Mentorship Program and UVM.
Expertise & Qualifications
• Licensed REALTOR
• Member of North Western Board of REALTORS
• Landlord in Chittenden County
• Top Producer in New Media for Local TV station
• 4+ years in Marketing and Advertising strategy
• Member of Chittenden County Historical Society
My experience working with John at Hickock and Boardman was easily the best real estate transaction I've had of many in my lifetime. John went above and beyond what you would typically expect in working for his client who purchased my Condo in Milton. When I first heard from John via the voicemail he left me, I was pleasantly surprised. It was just true hard work, thinking outside the box, and door knocking on John's part that connected us. His client was interested in purchasing another condo in the same association or anywhere nearby, and he noticed the moving van from my tenants who were moving out while talking to another neighbor he had door knocked on his client's behalf. He got my phone number from the other condo owner, and asked me if I was planning to sell as he had a buyer looking for a home in my complex. I don't see this type of work very often, and have a tremendous amount of respect for John in thinking outside the box and getting out there cold calling to make connections for his clients like this. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. He represented his clients best interests, but also did so in a very amicable way in respecting both sides of the transaction which was a breeze from start to finish. Thank you John for making this happen, and for the work you did for both parties in the transaction. Great job.
- Chuck, Milton
I have had the pleasure working with John for many years through our partnership with New England Federal Credit Union. John is knowledgeable, professional and takes immense pride in his work as well as his relationship with his clients. John’s determination and enthusiasm to help others succeed is a wonderful asset to the team.
- Sarah, Colchester
John was a highly motivated salesman who built and nurtured strong relationships with many of our company's most important clients. His organizations skills, attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction helped him build a loyal and longstanding base of business..
- JoAnn, Milton
We've had the pleasure of working with John for over three years. He is a professional salesperson that is organized, energetic and always keeps his client's best interest in mind. Although we were sad to hear that he was moving on to a career in real estate, we know his talent and passion for great client service will continue. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a trustworthy and honest Real Estate Agent.
- Nick, South Burlington