John Funk is the owner and operator of Beach To Bay Brokers, LLC, headquartered in Clearwater, FL. This is a highly regarded real estate brokerage in Pinellas County.
After a year out of college a friend introduced John to the Real Estate industry. John first got involved in the business in 1971 after 4 years of college.
John has owned real estate companies in 3 states. He has taught real estate at colleges in California and Oregon. John started with Forest E. Olson Realtors as a salesman 1971. John was appointed manager of the Camarillo office in 1972. January of 1974 John opened his first real estate office, which was John Funk Real Estate. What sets John’s company apart from others in his industry is that John is a niche broker who operates predominantly from referrals due to his exemplary reputation and trustworthiness. John has served his last of 5 years on the Community Development Board of the City of Clearwater, as the Chairman.
John grew up in Queens NY. His hobbies are golf, and coaching soccer at YMCA for 15 years. John’s favorite sports teams are USC Trojans – Go Troy. John earned a scholarship at USC business school for his senior year 1969 – 1970. 1974 – 1981 John won #1 office in California. John is president of Rotary for an unprecedented 5 years. Rotary is a service club that started in 1935 and has been eradicating polio internationally, among the other good work that they do.
What does the business community think? The Better Business Bureau has awarded Beach To Bay Brokers an A+ rating.
What do their customers think?
One fan of the company publicly wrote, ““When I had interest in purchasing a home, a friend of mine insisted that I call John Funk. From the moment we met he analyzed the in depth needs of my family and located our perfect home within minutes of its coming on the market. Not only did we get a great value, but afterward, he helped us sell our home for top dollar in just days. He almost closed the sale of our home at the same time as the home we purchased. I would recommend John, without hesitation, as your commercial or residential Realtor.””.
Another fan of the Beach To Bay Brokers publicly wrote, ““I contacted John Funk, the Realtor, on the advice of my CPA. At the completion of our first meeting he did not immediately agree to sell our property, but, agreed to look at the property to see if he could be of service to us. After an inspection of the property and surrounding area, he returned saying he could market the store. He made thoughtful, specific suggestions for improving the property to provide prospective buyers with an idea of future possibilities. He kept us up to date on prospective clients – both tenants and buyers. He was at aU times available for any questions or needs. He was able to sell the property at a top price in a rather short time in this uncertain real estate market. Our closing was handled in a very Professional manner, all items carefully explained. I would be more than happy to recommend John Funk as your Realtor for he filled that role for us and in doing so became not only our Realtor but, our good friend.””.
Having owner operated experts, like John providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Clearwater and Pinellas of County, FL.
Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like John Funk that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank John for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.
Need real estate service? Give Beach To Bay Brokers an opportunity by visiting them at 55 Papaya St., Clearwater or by calling them at 727.599.3864 .
In addition to running a successful real estate business, John supports Rotary .
So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board
John Funk, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of FL and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.
Well done John Funk!
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