Wherever you are going... We'll get you there!

We see home as more than a house, so we approach real estate as more than a transaction. It's how we build relationships - by making people feel happy and confident about the biggest investment of their lives. This is more than our profession; it's our passion because our family never forgets how much home truly means to you and your family. So when you're ready for your next moment or your next adventure, call John with Navigate Real Estate. We'll help you get there.

MEET JOHN

John's journey through life and career showcases a remarkable blend of resilience, community involvement, and dedication. His transition from maintaining the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to thriving in the dynamic realm of real estate speaks volumes about his adaptability and fearlessness.

His deep roots in the North Bay region, spanning half a century, undoubtedly contribute to his nuanced understanding of the local market in Petaluma. This profound knowledge, coupled with over three decades of experience in real estate, positions him as a trusted authority in his field.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, John's commitment to community engagement shines brightly. His recognition as Realtor of the Year in Petaluma underscores his impactful contributions to the local real estate landscape. Moreover, his involvement in coaching youth sports demonstrates a genuine passion for nurturing the next generation and fostering community cohesion.

John's emphasis on building relationships underscores his client-centric approach to real estate. By prioritizing his sphere and referrals, he not only cultivates lasting connections but also sustains a thriving business model rooted in trust and integrity.

As he navigates this chapter of his career, John finds fulfillment in balancing work with cherished moments spent with his family, particularly his young grandchildren. His love for adventure, evident in his passion for snow skiing with his wife, adds a vibrant dimension to his life outside of real estate.

With Navigate Real Estate serving as his steadfast home base, John continues to leave an indelible mark on the Petaluma community while embracing the joys of family and leisure pursuits. His journey epitomizes the essence of a life well-lived, characterized by resilience, purpose, and an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.

 

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JO DISCOVER COMMUNITY

Each community is unique and offers a variety of lifestyle living. From the heart of the vines, to the small downtowns, to the waterfront and coastal ways, discover your next destination.

WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

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I believe My business has a responsibility to serve, connect, grow and protect the communities I operate in.

If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you're considering living or investing here, you've probably experienced some of the area's extraordinary possibilities: City living with country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Sonoma or Marin County is your real estate destination, you've arrived at the right spot. Whether you're looking to buy your first home - or to sell an estate - expect nothing less from me than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

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Happy Places...

Happy People.

-Nicol Negreco

Bought and sold a Single Family home in Petaluma, CA.

John O'keefe has helped me buy and sell a few houses over the years . Each time I have been more impressed with John's integrity , expertise, amazing costumer service and kindness. From finding the right home to buy and get my home ready to sell to negotiating a great deal. John has high expectations from professionals in the industry and insist on excellence.

He has great local knowledge and professional relationships. John has become a very respected family friend and I highly recommend his services. I promise you will be impressed !

-Darrel Hanson

Sold a Single Family home in Santa rosa, CA.

I was a client coming from out of state and working with John was the easiest process I have had since working in real estate. John was very knowledgeable of the area, he listened to my wants and made great suggestions which ultimately lead to a purchase of a property. John was extremely helpful throughout the process and was able to knock down a number of roadblocks. I would and will use John in the future.

-AJ Ford Jr.

Sold a home in Petaluma

John worked very hard to expedite a sale of my property. He is dedicated to his clients and I was very happy with his results! I recommend him without hesitation. Sincerely.

Every Home Has A Story... We Would Love To Tell Yours!

When your home is represented by NAVIGATE REAL ESTATE, it benefits from the worldwide recognition and prestige RESAAS the world's largest network of real estate professionals (466k+) and enables unprecedented scope for network-building, opportunity sharing, and peer-to-peer collaboration. This give our agents exclusive access to global and highly qualified clientele.

EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES DESERVE
EXTRAORDINARY MARKETING

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PROVEN*

PERFORMANCE

    • HUNDREDS OF 5- STAR REVIEWS

    • $4.0B+ IN TOTAL SALES

    • 5,150+ TRUSTED CLIENTS

    • 40+ YEARS OF SUCCESS

    • MILLIONS OF CUPS OF COFFEE

*Statistics are based on the combined historical sales of all our brokers and agents

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MARKETING

    • PLANNING CONSULTATION

    • STAGING ADVICE

    • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 4K VIDEO

    • AERIAL DRONE VIDEO

    • PROPERTY BROCHURE

    • PROPERTY WEBSITE

    • SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

    • STRATEGIC ADVERTISING

    • RESAAS GLOBAL NETWORKING

    • EMAIL CAMPAIGN

    • BROKER OPEN

    • OPEN HOUSE

    • NEIGHBORHOOD INVITES

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We approach each real estate transaction differently - working diligently to ensure that each property has its own unique personality and purpose. Our marketing team of designers, analysts, artists and technology gurus are constantly offering strategically driven marketing solutions and custom tailored work to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Stories about home, health and wealth

Beyond being real estate professionals, we're community members, family people, and friends who are on a continuous adventure to enjoy everything around the cities we live and play in. You can often find us dining around town, having picnics in the park, hiking Rockville Trails, and drinking really good wine from our local neighbors in Suisun Valley. New to town and need some recs? From restaurants to hiking trails and home inspectors to painters, we've got you covered. Us Navigators are as passionate about the lifestyle as we are about helping you create your own.  Below are some of our favorite local places to truly experinece our community.

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