A native Iowan, John grew up in the Midwest on a family farm and learned a strong work ethic early on in his life. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and an avid Hawkeye fan.
John’s professional career began on the family farming operation in Iowa before moving to the retail business in management positions with Sears. John also was one of the original founders of the Rapid City Tourism Board and served as its first CEO. Much of his career has been centered in management of large shopping centers with General Growth, Macerich and CBL Properties.
John managed malls in Rapid City SD, Colorado Springs CO, Media PA, Franklin TN, and Modesto CA. John received numerous awards in the shopping center industry including Team of the Year on several occasions. Following the mall management career John returned to his entrepreneurial roots when he bought and operated a 100 year old florist shop in Durango, CO.
While living in Durango, John met and married Becky and they are truly partners – in friendship, marriage and in business. John was actively involved in the Durango community serving as President of the Chamber while Becky served as President of the Chamber Ambassador’s.
Having a love for Arizona and a passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams they relocated to Sun Lakes in 2009 and and began their real estate agent careers shortly after.
The Kolb’s are full time REALTORS and teamed with Keller Williams Integrity First Realty. They are multi-million dollar producers and have been awarded Re-Max, LLC Hall of Fame, Platinum Club, Executive Club and 100% Club awards and SEVRAR (Southeast Valley Association of Realtors) multi-million dollar producer award. Their focus is in active adult golfing communities in the Phoenix East Valley. They represent real estate buyers and sellers in the Phoenix East Valley including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Sun Lakes.
John believes in giving back to his community and has served on numerous boards and other Church and civic committees. John is currently active in the Sun Lakes community where he serves on the Master Planning Committee. He is also past-President of the Oakwood Couples 18 Hole Golf League and past Chair of the Image Committee.
John and Becky love the outdoors and enjoy golfing, hiking, swimming and making new friends. John is also an avid reader and enjoys traveling and good wine. They are members and actively involved in Chandler Christian Church. Together they have 4 sons and 14 grand kids living in Colorado, New York, Virginia and Washington.
John is known for and has been recognized for his strong leadership skills.
His integrity and passion for listening to and helping others is what clients love about working with him. Clients tell him that they love working with The KOLB Team because “they treat you like part of the family”. That’s one of the reasons so much of the business is built on referrals. The KOLB Team welcomes the opportunity to get to know you and become your real estate professional. You can reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (480) 440-0300.
Some of John’s Client Testimonials:
“When I decided to list my home I interviewed three Realtors and I selected The Kolb Team because of their professionalism and expertise in selling homes in Sun Lakes. I liked The Kolb Team very much from the first interview on. Becky and John were very helpful with all my preparations in getting the house ready to list. All of my questions were answered along the way. I had a contract in my hand in less than a week after my home was listed. Their professionalism throughout the experience was simply extraordinary. I would recommend John and Becky Kolb and the Kolb Team to anyone selling or buying a home in Sun Lakes. They know the market.”
Bill – Oakwood
“A word to those who are buying or selling a home:
Moving is said to be the third most stressful event in life. Much of that stress comes from the selling of a home and the buying of a new house. I did not look forward to my recent move. As a widow I had to face all of the decisions on my own. I was so lucky to have chosen Becky Kolb and The Kolb Team as my realtors. Becky and John are enthusiastic They do not take a listing and then let it sit. They are fully involved in selling the house. Their knowledge of the market , interest in doing what is right for the seller plus a friendly, cooperative approach with the perspective buyers makes the transaction move smoothly. The Kolb Team is one of the best in Sun Lakes. THEY WORK FOR YOU.”
Wynne – Colorado
“Thank you again for all your help and patience during our long search for a Sun Lakes home. The fact that you showed us many styles of houses at the start allowed us to hone in on what we really wanted. Once that was decided you worked diligently to show us only houses that met our needs.
Purchasing a house in Arizona is very different from doing so in New York, but you made it seem so easy rather than intimidating. You answered all our questions, no matter how trivial, in a prompt, professional manner. The whole process went so smoothly that we couldn’t believe it was that simple. We also appreciate that you were able to provide us with the names of reliable service people who will help us update our new home and take care of it while we are not there. We look forward to many years of happy Sun Lakes living.”
Bob and Carol – New York
“I think the best referral I ever received was the one that put me in contact with Becky and John Kolb. They are the most professional realtors, people really, that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. When my wife and I were looking for our winter home in Sun Lakes, they found it for us in 3 days. We flew back home to Alaska and their team took care of everything for us right to the signing 30 days later. Quite exceptional! My wife and I highly recommend The KOLB Team. What a great team!”
Mike and Karen – Anchorage Alaska