CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

ILHM - Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert

QSC - Quality Service Certified

CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert

HUD and REO Specialist

EcoBroker Certified


Fort Collins Board of Realtors® | Greeley Board of Realtors®

Colorado Association of Realtors® | National Association of Realtors®

Loveland/Berthoud Board of Realtors®

Fluent in Spanish

 John changed from the hospitality industry to real estate in 2006 and quickly received the Loveland/Berthoud Board of Realtors® "Rookie of the Year" award. In 2009 John was voted by the Northern Colorado Business Report as one of the top "40 Professionals Under 40." In 2012, John was recognized for his service and production and was on the cover of the nationally recognized Top Agent Magazine. He has 18 years of experience in sales, marketing, and hospitality and has earned many more recognitions and awards. In addition John is frequently asked to speak to real estate companies around the United States.

John was born and raised in California, attended and graduated Dallas High School in Oregon, and studied Business Management in college. For 6 years John was stationed in 1st Ranger Battalion Hunter Army Airfield, which is located in Savannah, Georgia. Sergeant Simmons served in multiple deployments, was squad leader for combat search and rescue, and represented the entire Ranger Regiment competing in Best Ranger Competition in 1996, 1997, and 1998. While in the military, John met his future wife Ana. John and Ana were married on June 30th, 1997. In July of 1999, Ana and John moved to Northern Colorado where they quickly fell in love with the people, lifestyle, and outdoor recreation. For 7 years John worked for Johnny Carinos Italian Restaurant. Because of his discipline, John was quickly promoted from Executive Chef, to General Manager, to Managing Partner, to Area Director, to Regional Training Director overseeing 35 restaurants in 4 states. On August 3rd, 2007, John and Ana welcomed their first son, Evan. For many years John and Ana struggled and prayed for a second child. Their prayers were answered and they welcomed their second son, Ean, on August 23rd, 2016. John quoted, "Being a Father is a blessing and truly makes everything else seem insignificant." John sets the example when it comes to balance and quality of life. He offers exceptional customer service while balancing priorities: Faith, Family, Friends, Fun (which to most is work), Finances, and Fitness. 

Why Real Estate? "Because I love people and I enjoy being a part of their lives! I LOVE what I do!" Why start a new company? "This venture is only possible because of my real estate partner Jesse Laner who is taller than me, smarter than me, younger than me, and better looking than me. In addition, we both love setting the standard and helping others. I have a large extended family which I support. I was born to serve others; I led troops in the military, I led personnel in the restaurant industry, and now Jesse and I have the opportunity to lead and develop other successful real estate agents while serving our buyers and sellers.