John Simmonds - Krauss Real Property Brokerage

John has chosen to lead an interesting and varied life, and it doesn’t look to be settling down anytime soon. Born in England, John showed a passion for traveling very early on which pointed towards studying foreign languages at Universites in England, Germany and Spain. That led to living in London, Valencia and Frankfurt, after which Los Angeles became his home for twenty years. In that time he worked for various movie studios as a writer and researcher, and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Asian Medicine, practicing acupuncture and herbalism in Los Angeles, Costa Rica and Baltimore.

Unwittingly, he and three companions won some gold medals at the International Martial Arts tournament in Taiwan, a story best told over adult beverages, and then subsequently met the love of his life, Hilde Schirmer and had two amazing children, Gretchen and Thorsten.

A stint in real estate sales in Scottsdale, Arizona, was to prove useful in regenerating interest in the field, before joining the Krauss team in 2018. Always on the move, John is happy when engaging with others, and the fun part of real estate is establishing new relationships that become binding over time.

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Favorite place to unplug/recharge? Nosara, Costa Rica. We lived there for three years in the jungle by the beach and enjoyed a much slower-paced and simpler lifestyle.

Totem animal?According to the internet my totem animal is a bear – which is funny, as my daughter always says that I am as strong as a bear. Bears are superpredators, though, so that’s not something to aim for.

Best habit?Completion of tasks in a timely fashion.

Worst habit? Disciplinarian expectations.

Indulgences? I love milk chocolate and am very picky about it. Trader Joe’s Swiss chocolate with hazelnuts. If you want me to share you better be on your toes.

What would you post on a billboard? Calm down, and then calm down some more.

Favorite gadget? iPhone X. Have to be careful with it as it can be an overindulgence.

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