I was raised in Venice, California, and graduated from Venice High School in the 70's. After attending Santa Monica College as a music major and working as a professional musician I transferred to and graduated from Musicians Institute.
I worked in and around the music business in 1980's and finished my music career as one of the administrators at Musicians Institute. I married my wife Nancy (another Venice High School graduate), bought a house in Mar Vista and began my career in real estate shortly thereafter.
Nancy and I have 3 wonderful sons and the contacts and friendships created through my involvement with their schools, sports and other extracurricular activities have helped me build a contact list that is personally and professionally highly rewarding.
My background as an entrepreneur in the music business serves me well in real estate where I have been personally involved in hundreds of transactions and helped clients create enumerable wealth. Strategy, mindfulness and problem solving are aspects of the real estate business that come into play often and I welcome challenging transactions along with the ones that seem to come together effortlessly.
I am extremely grateful that most of my business comes from recommendations from past clients and friends. I am proud of the business we have created in my partnership, Pence Hathorn Silver, where we have created jobs and opportunities for administrative staff and other real estate agents.
As a founding member of Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions, my team and I are poised to extend our services well beyond the Westside. We have offices all over the major markets in LA County and an international reach through our Leverage Global Partners affiliation.
When I am not working in and on real estate transactions and building our business, you can find me surfing, golfing, riding motorcycles and traveling.
I was really nervous because I had already found my dream home, but I could only get it by selling my current home FAST. Our closest comp had been on the market with no movement for 45 days, so the prospects looked grim. John worked his magic (which was a combination of knowing the neighborhood like the back of his hand, a great marketing plan, and knowing what we needed to get the place ready to get top dollar) and we had it sold in three weeks. I'm writing this from my new dream home.
— Jeannie Roshar
John and his team laid out a pricing and marketing plan that we understood and proved to be effective. Everything came together according to the plan and schedule he created and we were sold and closed in less than 30 days.
— Charles and Angie Farrell
Your knowledge of the marketplace, your follow-through and your professionalism are the very reasons we've used you several times now. We wouldn't think of buying or selling with anyone else.
— Steve & Marcy Morris
We were fortunate to have John represent us in the purchase of our home in Malibu. He was there for us every step of the way and patiently guided us through the tangled real estate world. We couldn't be happier with our home, the price we negotiated & ease of the whole process. We are very grateful to John & appreciate all his hard work.
— Marcia and Merlin Clarke
Moving can be very stressful but I appreciate the support from John Hathorn and his team during the entire process of selling my home. He gave me great advice to prepare my home for the market and referred various trades people that helped me stage the property for success. John truly went above and beyond the call of duty. I will refer him to all my friends, family and acquaintances without hesitation.
— Georgette Sussman
Thanks to John I was able to get my house sold while being on the other side of the country for most of the transaction. He is a great negotiator, strategic marketer, and savvy business professional. I am very pleased with the service and results that John Hathorn and his company was able to deliver.
— Jeff Sussman
After working with John Hathorn it is no surprise that he is one of the top agents in Santa Monica. My home was on the market for only 3 DAYS before I got a full priced offer. From listing to closing, I received great service making the escrow period seem effortless. The staff is well equipped and can handle any last minute changes, needs or questions. John’s familiarity of the neighborhood and expertise with high end clientele provided both me and the buyer with outstanding results!
— Tracey Andrews
John Hathorn just sold our house in Santa Monica. He made the process easy. I would highly recommend him and his entire team!
— Amanda Daniels Lebowitz
I appreciate your personal availability to answer my questions, and your personal involvement in resolving a number of issues as they came up. You could always be reached easily, you handled all the details and you were responsive and detail-oriented. I was very impressed with you. Dealing with you has been a pleasure and I would strongly recommend any one selling a home or property in this area to list it with you.
Partners Trust is a discerning and conscientious real estate company who leverages
its global network, media savvy and command of the market to provide high net–worth
individuals across Los Angeles a discreet and peerless level of real estate service.