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John Hertle, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Touchstone, began his Real Estate Career after retiring from the dairy business in 1989 and earned his Brokers license in 1991. John began his career with Armell & Gleason Real Estate Inc. His passion for real estate was immediately apparent and after only 6 years in the business John became the Broker/Owner of Armell*Hertle Real Estate in 1995. Six successful years later in 2001 John was introduced to EXIT Realty. After gaining an understanding of the long term benefits and potential of EXITs Formula, John converted Armell*Hertle Real Estate in Modesto to EXIT Realty Touchstone becoming the 1st EXIT Realty Franchisee in California. Since then John has opened his second EXIT Office in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pinole and partnered to open a third office in Manteca. He looks forward to expanding the EXIT brand in the near future.

After over 20 years in the real estate industry John has gained experience in every facet and he prides himself on his ability to educate his clients and his agents. John specializes in income property, investment property, property management, agricultural and commercial property. An expert in distressed homes, John began working the REO Business prior to the Savings & Loan debacle in the early 90s (RTC!) and has worked with many of the largest banks in the business over the last 20 years. Johns background in Property Management is a definite plus to the REO Vendor, and his experience in REOs benefits his agents helping them to secure REO accounts.

As a Broker/Owner, John is committed to providing his agents with efficient systems, leadership, and training. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, John believes that education is paramount to success. He conducts regular training and coaching with his agents to ensure they are well trained to serve their clients. Based on his offices track record, what hes teaching works. EXIT Realty Touchstone has earned EXIT Realty NorCals Highest Production Office award in the categories of Gross Sales, Closed Transactions, and Closed Transactions per Associate. Personally John has been awarded the Gold Production Award for closing over 100 transactions in the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 fiscal years. He is also in the CVAR Masters Club; a club whos members are in the top 5 of all REALTORS in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, & Northern Merced Counties. John and his team of agents service the Central Valley from Lodi to Merced including all of the aforementioned Counties. They are members of the Central Valley Association of REALTORS (CVAR), California Association of REALTORS (CAR), the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), and the MetroList Multiple Listing Service (MLS). John believes that REALTORS should be involved in the communities where they work and he serves his community volunteering for the Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and Rental Property Association. He has also served as past president of the Stanislaus Co. Planning Commission, Leadership Modesto, CA Young Farmers & Ranchers, Doctors Medical Center Foundation, McHenry Mansion, Kiwanis of Greater Modesto, CVAR, and the Farm & Land Brokers. John also served 9 years on the Stanislaus County Fair Board having been appointed by Governor's Deukmejian and Wilson. John and his agents also donate to Habitat for Humanity and to date EXIT Realty has donated over $2 Million and built more than 15 Habitat Homes. John and his wife of 36 years, Mary Ellen, reside in Johns Modesto and became first time parents to their son, Jonathan, on December 26, 2001. Outside of real estate John enjoys spending time with his family and playing with his Goldendoodle. Whether you are selling a distressed property, buying your first home, your last home, building your investment portfolio, or building your real estate career, John has the skills and expertise to make your real estate dreams a reality. Call Me! I Love to talk EXIT!


901 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA, 95350
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