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John Simms

John SimmsCNHS, CSP

License 18900

Drawing from more than twenty years of industry experience, John Simms is passionate about helping buyers and sellers alike, achieve their real estate dreams. Backed by a proven success record, even in volatile markets, John has made Carolina Midtown an easy choice for individuals and families across Raleigh seeking a move. As a real estate broker, with specific expertise in new construction, John serves his clients with a unique perspective un-matched by others in his industry. Standing out amongst peers with expertise in both construction planning and interior design, John is versed on all levels of the buying and selling process and seeks to make the experience for his clients, a seamless one. 


Born & raised in Upstate New York, John moved to Raleigh in 1994 after college, and has called the area home ever since. In his free time, he loves spending time with his teenage son; whether it’s volunteering to coach his son’s basketball team, or traveling together to explore new places. John has been known to spoil his Chocolate Lab, Hershey and loves playing golf, or attending local concerts and sporting events. 


When working with home buyers, John is always up for the challenge of matching his clients with the perfect properties. This process starts for him when crafting listings, making sure he employs every marketing tool to attract the ideal buyers who will be qualified and motivated for that specific property. Throughout his journey, John has worked with a vast myriad of buyers and sellers and can confidently say he has overcome every challenge and hurdle that’s presented itself along his real estate journey. 


With awards and accomplishments dating as far back as 2001, John has always been a front-runner in the market. Throughout his career, he’s garnered the titles of HP&W's Rookie of the Year, International Diamond Society for Coldwell Banker (top 19 percent), Winner of Highest Dollar Volume and Units sold in the General Brokerage Category for new homes at TSMC, and several Salesperson of the Quarter awards (to name a few). While the accomplishments he’s made speak to his work ethic and abilities, John finds the most pride in yielding satisfied clients every time. His clients are his first priority and he seeks to ensure a smooth and stress free experience for them from start to finish. When you finish working with John and Carolina Midtown, you will have more than just a great real agent in your contacts, but a friend! 


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We had the pleasure of working alongside of John as we made our decision to build our home. From our first meeting, John demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the builder’s product, clearly communicated the options we could explore, and thoroughly answered a multitude of questions. He provided full visibility into the process and remained available to us even after closing. We could not have asked for a better partner to assist us along the way.
Brooke and Jason Ice

John was easy to communicate with and very friendly. He made the selling process smooth and stress-free. Thanks for all your help.
Jean S

I was only in Raleigh for two weeks when I met John while shopping online looking for a house. John immediately contacted me and has been by my side this whole process and has made my relocating so easy. His knowledge about many things is very helpful along with keeping things proceeding forward in a timely matter.. to be honest I have bought and sold three houses and John is the best agent I have ever worked with. Thank you John for making this transition so easy.
Nancy R

I was going to do everything on my own until I met John at an Open House. I felt at ease with his guidance and experience. Thanks again John
Joe S.

John's knowledge of new construction was amazing. He was able to set my expectations for the whole 9 month building schedule. It was so helpful to know what was going to happen next and John handled any problems that came up, many times before I even knew there was any problem. I'd highly recommend John

Lisa helped me purchase my first home right out of college, later sell it, as well as sell my parent's home. Little did I know that later in life I too would become a REALTOR. Lisa's patience, care, knowledge, and level of service helped shape how I aspired to conduct my own real estate business. She has remained an inspiration, a friend, and the REALTOR that I refer all my clients moving to the Raleigh area.
Deanna E.

Very professional relaxed guy. Gave us great insights as first timers home buyers and just made us feel at ease with the whole process. Love this guy.
Brandon Tushek

We had an excellent experience with John as our realtor. He was the perfect real estate agent for us. As first time home buyers he was patient and willing to answer and explain everything to us to make sure we understood all there was to know about home buying. On site visits he was hands off allowing us to navigate and explore the home and make our own decisions. He would always give us his truthful oppinion when we would ask him questions. He never tried to force us into a purchase we were not ready to make. He was always upfront, honest, and direct about what he thought and we trusted his guidance with every decision we made. He was able to swiftly navigate us through all the ups and downs and ultimately get us into our new home. We couldn't be happier with our experience and wouldn't have wanted anybody else helping us find a home during this current housing market craze. We will 100% be seeking his services again with future home purchases.
Michael Guardino

John of Carolina Midtown Realty is hands down the most attentive, knowledgeable, and professional realtor I have ever had the pleasure to meet. John helped us to find our very first home in the most perfect neighborhood! John went above and beyond to ensure that we were informed and understanding of everything that goes along with buying a home— as first time home-owners this was incredibly helpful for all of our decision-making. John is SO easy to work with— knowledgeable of the local area, responsive to calls, emails, and all of our questions. He cared the most for our wants and needs and is always willing to go out of his way to help! He’s incredibly kind and personable and we absolutely cannot recommend him enough. We had the best experience purchasing our new home and most of this is attributed to John and Carolina Midtown Realty. Thanks again for for all that you have done! We are so happy with our perfect first home! —Cara & Freddy
Freddy Iwan

John was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area, moving from out of state we didn't know the area at all, which also meant we couldn't travel much due to COVID, he was very accommodating and would conduct facetime video showings for us. Choosing a home through Video was tough but in the end, through his hard work and attention to detail we found the perfect home for us. Definitely would recommend John.
Amanda Clancy

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