John Campbell and his partner Timothy Cook have enjoyed living in Palm Springs since 2001. John has had a successful professional career working as a senior development officer for several national non-for-profits including; amfAR, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, American Film Institute, and Safe Kids Worldwide. Prior to moving to Southern California in 1989, John was an entrepreneur living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he owned and operated a successful private nightclub called The Banke.
John has always enjoyed real estate having bought and sold many homes during his career. In 2016 John joined Keller Williams Realty as a realtor in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Calgary. John enjoys everything that the wonderful desert lifestyle affords him including; the Coachella Valley’s spectacular architecture, golfing, swimming, cycling, weight training, and entertaining. John is an avid animal lover and established the JOHN CAMPBELL PET PROJECT on Facebook to celebrate and recognize the remarkable pets in the Coachella Valley. John is a board member of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
“John is a consummate professional. He returns calls promptly and follows up, keeping you informed about all aspects of your transaction. My wife and I have owned a home in the the Desert for 20+ years as well as buying and selling numerous rental/investment properties in Palm Springs over the years. During that time we have interacted with most of the “top agents” and our experience with Johns representation was exceptional. There are plenty of agents that will give you a their “sales pitch” and then drop the ball once hired, that’s not the case with John. I can’t recommend him enough, if you are looking for a proactive, knowledgeable, strategic thinking agent to represent you in buying or selling your home call John Campbell! ”
Tanya & Jim
” To say that I recommend John Campbell highly would be an understatement. We have sold 3 homes (only 1 in the PS area) in the last 2 years, using different agents for each due to location. From start to finish, John was hands down the most knowledgeable and easiest to work with. Our home SOLD IN 4 HOURS. While its true, the market is in the sellers favor, this certainly would not have happened if John didn’t effectively market the property prior to it going live and work to make sure that we priced the property properly (while getting us more than we anticipated). More importantly, once our property sold, John took over to make everything run smoothly. Since we no longer live in the state, this was a life saver! Whether buying or selling, you’ll be glad you contacted John Campbell.”
“John made our experience completely stress free. Being in the real estate industry ourselves, we had high expectations. Due to Covid, we were unable to be in Palm Springs for the sale of our home and John helped us from the beginning to the end to see the deal through. He showcased our home beautifully and was a pleasure to deal with through the negotiation process. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and continuously goes above and beyond. He completely exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend him.”
Jane Leung on Bella Vista
“John was an absolute pleasure to work with on the purchase of our new home in Palm Springs. Having lived there for many years, he brought a perspective that was critical to finding the right property in the right neighborhood. In fact, we never would have known about the neighborhood we ended up buying in and immediately fell in love with. John really listened and understood our needs and goals for the property and our family. He was a savvy negotiator and always acted with utmost integrity and represented us well. He was very responsive and a true professional. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to find their dream home.”
Dylores on Alden Circle
“I recommend John Campbell without reservation, and I am an agent’s nightmare. I carry a clipboard and go straight for what’s wrong. When I like something, I say nothing. John must have arranged at least 30 viewings for us over a two-year period before we rec’d notification on Sept. 5 that we had six months to move. Forty-seven days later, we took possession of a dream home we feared did not exist. John was always gracious, punctual and immediately responsive to requests and questions. This process went smoothly because of his guidance, advise and counsel. Our great good fortune began with having him as our agent.”
“John is a consummate professional! He goes above and beyond and is always willing to do what it takes to make you feel comfortable, informed and on track with your goal. He is highly skilled in working with people to ensure everyone is accurately informed, understood and on the same page. We were thrilled with the job he did on the sale of our home! John was also there every step of the way through the process, all questions were answered until the home was in the hands of the new buyer.”
John Campbell was my realtor for the recent sale of my CA home. I can not say enough about why John was the right choice. His years of experience in marketing and sales sure made the difference. And, because I had to be out of town during much of the process, John was there to take care of everything in the process, from listing through closing. I could not ask for more and I recommend John to any seller or buyer in the Coachella Valley. He’s the best!
I met John at an Open House a year before we were ready…
I met John at an Open House a year before we were ready to buy a vacation rental property. He kept us up to date monthly on the real estate market in the Palm Springs area while we were 3000 miles away. When we decided to pull the trigger, we told him in advance when we would arrive in town, and the houses we wanted to see. Over the phone, we narrowed down neighborhoods for features desired and price points. In the course of 1 day, we saw 26 properties, made appointments for 5 of them the following day, asked detailed questions of the listing agents, built a buyer strategy, submitted the bids, negotiated offers and counter offers and had the whole ratified contract finalized before we left 6 days after we arrived. We put him through his paces and John more than met the challenge. We recommend him for any real estate purchase in the Palm Springs area.
Escena, Palm Springs
John impressed me from the start with his attention to detail and a good listener to our needs. He exceeded expectations above and beyond which helped to reassure us that our asset is well taken care of. Even in our absence, while on vacation, John stepped up and completed tasks many other realtors would have passed on doing. He sold our house in a timely manner and the transition to the buyers was seamless. Thanks again, John!
Movie Colony, Palm Springs
John was able to appropriately appraise the market and price my house to sell. Not only did it sell within the first week, the offer was also more than the asking. He was constantly available and followed up all matters immediately. If he did not have the answer he would dig until the answer was found. I would highly recommend John as realtor of choice.
Desert Park Estates, Palm Springs
John was outstanding. We found him to be a professional class act every step of the way. John truly knows his stuff and I’d consider him a leading subject matter expert when it comes to real estate in Coachella Valley. He was highly proactive, kind, and conscientious from the first phone call, and his generous willingness to help us with suggestions didn’t end at closing. I’d use John again in heartbeat, and I will definitely recommend him in the highest possible terms to anyone and everyone looking to buy and sell in this dynamic and highly active real estate market.
Sold Tennis Estate in Old Las Palmas
There are not enough superlatives to describe my experience with John Campbell. He is the consummate professional. He picked me up from the airport and then spent the next seven hours driving me to nine very appropriate listings that met my specifications, all the while giving me a vibrant architectural narrative on local points of interest as well as pointing out unique neighborhood characteristics. When it came time to make offers, John presented them exactly as I wished. Throughout the entire process, he never tried to up-sell me, dissuade me, or interject his personal preferences. He was my best advocate, and he is an exemplary Realtor.
The Diplomat, Palm Springs, CA
John is so tactful and intuitive that he could have gone into the diplomatic corps. I was so happy and satisfied with the final result of finding my condo, and this was due to John’s exhaustive knowledge of the market in Palm Springs. He’s so good at matching the right property to the person. We were communicating halfway across the country, and he made what could have been a very stressful experience a pleasure. John also navigated through all the steps from first exploratory discussions to the closing very methodically, which was reassuring. Great stroke of luck to have run into John.
Four Seasons Palm Springs
John is not only a great realtor, but he’s a great human being. Honest, forthright, trustworthy, and he has your best interests in mind. You’re in good hands with John.
The Springs County Club Rancho Mirage
Simply The Best – Mr John Campbell
One Warm afternoon I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr John Campbell at the huge House in the desert he was showing ….. I was humbled ….looking at the place he was selling……. From the moment we met him ” I knew the Gods must have sent him to me and my wife to find my new home in the desert !!! ” We were soooo fortunate in getting connected with John right away he jump into our search for a new home in Rancho Mirage . We had sold our home in Toluca Lake / Burbank and our desire was to find the right home with the charm and feeling we needed to make the move from the Big City to the Desert not easy for City Folks We bought our home 25 years ago in LA In anticipation of retirement but finally decided we needed a smaller manageable home in the desert It was a bit hectic and perhaps even traumatic to leave such a beautiful home and climate — leaning on John during this transition sure made it a lot less stressful to say the least! John was always calm, listening to our every request for information. He was immediately responsive to our questions to help us in making a decision. John was there for US! We would, and will, recommend John to anyone in the market to purchase a home in The desert . It’s rare we you find a real broker that knows his stuff and the desert so well from start to finish we sold our house in the city closed escrow and moved into our house in 30 days now that’s seamless special attention for any buyer in motion – each step of the way John was checking in to make it all worked in time for the moving trucks and escrow amazing how it really work out …. We will also look to John when we have any future real estate needs. We were impressed with John’s professionalism and his genuine interest in assuring we were satisfied with our final decision on our new place. The best part is that we now have a new friend – a friendship that will continue to grow for years to come
Sold 370 W. Via Lola in Old Los Palmas, Palm Springs, CA 92262
John Campbell was such a pleasure to deal with. His knowledge of the area is impressive and comforting. Being Canadian, he stepped us through every step of the way as the process was very different. He was also incredibly patient yet tenacious in finding us the right home, and really did go the extra mile. He is professional, and incredibly kind and we are lucky to have found him! I would absolutely recommend him as a listing agent or a buyers agent in Palm Springs.
Sold 521 W. Via Lola in Old Las Palmas Palm Springs, CA in 6 days!
John is a true professional making his clients his number one priority. From the moment we listed our property with him he paid attention to every detail in our home as well as the contracts that were presented to us. His marketing tools reach a vast number of people looking to purchase a home. Any future Real Estate transactions we have will be handled by John Campbell.
Indian Canyons 1188 E. Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264
We worked with John to help find us our dream home. With our wish list in hand, John’s knowledge of Palm Springs’ neighborhoods and market…and with his patience, we were able to find the perfect house. During the entire process John always made us feel we were his top priority by keeping us updated with statuses and his incredible responsiveness to our phone calls. Once we got into contract, John’s in-depth understanding of the complicated transaction (the property was on leased land), his many partners across the industry and his willingness to do whatever was needed, made the process smoother than we imagined possible. As out of state buyers, we very much appreciated John’s ability to represent our interests through the various inspections, walk-throughs and required on-site service work. John more than once enlisted the help of his partners and contacts across the industry to make sure that the deal kept on track and closed on time. John is a true professional, with the highest integrity and genuinely a nice guy – you would be hard pressed to find a better realtor or want anyone else in your corner when buying (or selling) your next home. We would highly recommend John.
Racquet Club Estates 2650 N. McCarn Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
We had an outstanding experience with John as our seller’s agent. When we first met John, we were not quite ready to sell, but he continued to follow up with us and he initiated research on our neighborhood to better familiarize himself with our property. Once we decided to sell, John quickly worked with his contacts and partners to have pictures taken, marketing materials created based on research he had done on our neighborhood and got the house listed on the MLS. We were blown away when we saw the marketing materials he had created – the pictures and write-up had us feeling John cared and appreciated our home as much as we did. John’s hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off……within just a few days after listing the house, we had multiple offers and sold our house above the asking price. All throughout the pre-sale, sale and closing processes, John went above and beyond to ensure the transaction went smoothly and every detail was taken care of. As out-of-state owners of the property being sold, we appreciated John always being available for our calls, the care he took of our home and his almost daily updates of activities – his follow through and responsiveness were exceptional. We couldn’t have had a better experience and would highly recommend John Campbell for all your real estate needs.
Thunderbird Cove Rancho Mirage
We had owned a very beautiful home in one of Rancho Mirage’s finest and exclusive communities. The home was listed for close to 2 years with another Realtor. During that time, we only received one offer which was not at all in line with the homes value. John received the listing approximately 2 months ago. He re-photographed the home, and set up a marketing plan. He was well prepared and thoroughly understood the local market. Within 2 weeks of him receiving the listing we not only had an excellent offer, we had a backup offer. John worked diligently with the purchaser’s realtor to finalize the sale and also helped us deal with any unfinished matters. He was always available when we needed him. John has our highest recommendation.
Thunderbird Cover Rancho Mirage
John was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable and had our home sold quickly. He was there every step of the way. I would highly recommend him as an agent to any one!
… I could relax in the confidence…
John, who became a friend along the way, served my interests in Rancho Mirage, CA, with earnest energy and personable, polished professionalism. John handled the more “delicate” aspects of my sale with sophistication and savvy, and he was in contact with me by phone whenever there was anything that he felt I needed to know. I could relax in the confidence that he was clearly representing my interests and working for the successful closing of my home.
Mission Hills Country Club
We met John at an open house the first day we started looking at the possibility of a second home in the Palm Springs area. That first day, we noticed his warm and engaging personality. The next weekend, John was having an open house at the same location, so we dropped by again. Although this particular house was not right for us, we chatted and got to know each other better, and learned of some common interests. At this point, we did not have a realtor we were working with, so we told John we would like to have him work with us, even though we were not sure if or when we might be in the market for a second home. John told us that if the situation is right for us, we would know, and that he would be glad to represent us. Over the next several months, John kept in touch, keeping us informed about the local market and possible available houses.
Six months after our initial meeting with John, we put an offer on a condo. Being out of state buyers, we were not completely familiar with the nuances of purchasing real estate in California, and we leaned on John for help and understanding. Two months later, we closed on our condo. Throughout the process, John guided us, worked for our interests, and helped ensure that the whole process was painless for us.
Since that first chance meeting, John has been professional, helpful, and friendly. We would highly recommend you consider John Campbell as your realtor for property in the Palm Springs area.
Cathedral City Cove
John consistently went above and beyond for us throughout the process of buying our dream home. Not only is he sharp and professional but he is also an amazing guy. He will make the experience easy and enjoyable. We would give John the highest recommendation!
Ramona Villas Palm Springs
John Campbell is a gentleman and an excellent realtor. He was super communicative and I always felt I had an advocate on my side. He is a straight shooter and was not afraid to give me his opinion. I highly recommend John to anyone looking for a condo in the Palm Springs area.