John Skinner

John Skinner

Associate Partner

CalBRE# 01309981
310.486.5962 mobile

From the Westside to the South Bay, John Skinner and his team has all of your real estate needs covered.  As a native of Santa Monica and a graduate of Crossroads School and the University of Southern California, John has a lifetime of local knowledge and has enjoyed a successful fifteen year residential real estate career. 

He has achieved his success due to a strong work ethic, a vigorous commitment to client satisfaction and understanding the extreme importance of taking care of all the details in a real estate transaction. He has been involved in an extensive number of transactions all over Los Angeles and collaborated with top professionals in the Southern California real estate industry to ensure his clients have the best representation.

Along those lines, John and his associates go above and beyond to help clients and provide them access to some of the best real estate-related professionals in the Los Angeles area.  He has recently teamed with fellow lifelong Angeleano, Alexis Antin to bolster client services and expand marketing efforts.

With an extensive knowledge base to draw from, he is easily able to provide recommendations to clients concerning schools in the area, after-school programs, community services and areas that are developing and might be flying under the radar. 

His well-read “Skinny on real estate” highlights his local and industry knowledge and is a great resource for staying on top of market and area trends.   

John loves the Westside/South Bay lifestyle and is very active in the community.  In his free time he has served as the head coach of the Varsity boys and girls basketball teams at St. Monica Catholic High School where the girls’ team won the CIF championship in 2013.  He was an assistant with the Windward girls basketball team which won the CIF championship in 2015.  A sports enthusiast, he loves playing basketball, tennis, beach volleyball and golf in his free time.   

John currently resides in Mar Vista with his wife Jill, sons Dax and Tyson and their two dogs Maverick and Julep. 

Awards and Recognition:

  • Prudential California Realty “President’s Circle Gold”
  • Prudential California Realty "Leading Edge Society"
  • Rodeo Realty “Top Producing Agent-Monthly” (multiple)
  • Osman Realtors of Beverly Hills “Top Producer”
  • Coldwell Banker “International Diamond Society”



I wish to convey my thanks and appreciation for the great work you did regarding the recent purchase of my home. In particular, I appreciate your ability to manage the various parties in the process, including myself, the seller's agent, the escrow company, and all the different inspectors we used during the contingency period. I found you and your staff's expertise to be very comforting, especially when explaining the different issues to me. I look forward to referring you additional business from my personal network as my friends and contacts look to buy or sell a home.

— Bob Lord, First Vice President - Wealth Management Family Wealth Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Recently, I had the experience of working with your agent, John Skinner. I am writing to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with John. Our sale was a probate sale. Although the court approval was not required, all of the probate “formalities” still had to be followed. John represented the buyer, and with no agent on our side, the burden fell upon John to ensure the process proceeded properly. In addition, both the buyer and seller were clients who required a fair amount of hand-holding. Throughout the entire process John remained professional and polite. He understood my client’s particular concerns and needs. He was able to keep both my client and his client happy. (And if my client was happy, I was happy.) Escrow closed on time, John’s client was able to move in on the day he wanted to, and my client had the property sold without any undue pressure or complications. I have John’s cards in my files and intend to call upon him when I have a future sale. I have also passed his card along to attorneys in our real estate department. It was a wonderful experience to work with John, and one I hope to have an opportunity to repeat.

— Ellen R. Rosen, Partner, Good Swartz Brown & Berns LLP

I recently closed escrow on the sale of my condo. John Skinner represented me in the transaction. John was superb and I felt compelled to write this brief note. Among other things, John was accommodating, knowledgeable, thoughtful, creative, and most importantly, a zealous advocate on my behalf. He prepared amazing marketing materials, heroically, showed the unit dozens of times in a four-day period, deftly coordinated multiple offers and counter offers, charmingly liaised between Buyer and Seller, and closed the deal without a single hitch. What could have been awful was a painless experience. I intend to hire John in the future and have already recommended (and I will continue to recommend) him to others. You have a star on your hands.

— David Marroso, Partner, Los Angeles Area Law Firm

Trista and I would like to thank you for your hard work and strong representation during the concurrent escrows we recently closed. Listing a home and searching for a new residence in the same time span can be quite stressful however you definitely made the process a lot smoother than we anticipated. Your accessibility and willingness to go beyond the call of duty made us feel very fortunate to have you as our realtor. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and we will be referring any friends or family looking to buy or sell a home in the Los Angeles area in the near future. Thanks again.

— Chris Eastland, Partner, Seidler Equity Partners

Joanne and I would like to thank you for the thoroughness and care you demonstrated while representing us on the purchase of our home. Relocating the family from the East Coast and also having to concentrate on building a medical practice was not an easy task. However, you helped make what can be an extremely stressful situation very manageable. You were there for us every step of the way and I can’t tell you how much that meant to us. We never had a doubt that you had our best interests’ in mind and that was very comforting. As the son of a doctor, you clearly understand what a doctor’s schedule can be like and thankfully worked within those constraints. Thanks again for all of your hard work and we look forward to staying in touch and working with you again in the future.

— Roger De Filippo, MD, FAAP, Department Chair of Urology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

We closed escrow on a home in Santa Monica and wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with John Skinner. John was diligent, thoughtful and always had our best interest at heart. I still call on John to take care of some issues that occur after such transactions and he is happy help where ever he can. Both my wife and I work in commercial real estate (I am an Industrial Broker with Grubb & Ellis and my wife is an Asset Manager), so we understand the type of service an agent should provide and the value of being well represented. John and his staff met our needs every step of the way. Our escrow was complicated by a volatile tenant and a divorced ownership. John handled many difficult issues and was able to get the escrow closed and help get the tenant out of the home early. John’s thoroughness and commitment to his clients is impressive and comforting. We have and will refer him to others.

— Bart Pucci, Senior Vice President, Studley

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