John A Burke Jr

John Burke Real Estate Team
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
From the Office of: Home Office
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS
8 Airline Dr
Albany, NY  12205
Direct: 518-893-9004
Office: 518-935-2555
Mobile: 518-928-2233
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Market Areas Served:   Counties: Schenectady, Schoharie, Albany, Essex, Columbia, Warren, Rensselaer, Washington, Hamilton, Clinton, Greene, Franklin, Montgomery, Saratoga
Specialties: Negotiation
Designations: Certified Luxury Home Marketing SpL
Certified Negotiation Expert
Languages: English
John A Burke Jr
It has been noted by many that John Burke has toured more real estate in upstate New York than any other Realtor.  John joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® in January of 2018 to help build The Luxury Collection for the brand, and to offer a complete real estate solution to clients at all price points on the residential, luxury or commercial ends of the real estate spectrum.  Bringing together his past experience building a successful luxury brokerage from the ground up has given John a unique view of Upstate New York real estate and offers a tremendous advantage for his clients.  Local knowledge, a global presence, and armed with the resources of the World's most respected brand, John and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are Good to Know!
John was one of the founding members of Select Sotheby’s International Realty, John was the President and CEO of the company from its inception until July of 2015.  Under his tenure, the company grew from a startup stage to $120M in annual sales, with 55 agents, 3 Offices and 8 support staff members.  
In that capacity, John had the distinct privilege of touring properties throughout upstate New York.   John now uses this unparalleled knowledge of one of a kind properties to guide clients in the purchase or sale of their primary residence or vacation home as an Associate Broker for the firm allowing him to focus exclusively on his clientele as both sellers and buyers.
Prior to founding Select Sotheby's International Realty, Mr. Burke served as the Managing Director for the New York division of Core BTS, Inc. (Core),  a national technology solutions provider and Executive Vice President for Open Systems, Inc. an acquisition corporation whose mission was to identify top level, profitable, technology solutions providers in the United States that were candidates for consolidation.
John currently owns and operates VISTACO LLC, a strategic management consulting firm focused on Opportunity Management.  He served as Vice President and Board Member for Hannah's Hope Fund for GAN from 2009-2013, a local charity from Clifton Park, NY.
John is a native of upstate New York, graduating from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park and Siena College in Loudonville, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentrations in Marketing and Management.  John resides in Saratoga Springs.  He spent childhood summers at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George and continues his passion for Lake George with his family from “ice out through foliage”.
John is an Associate Real Estate Broker in New York State and a Certified Negotiation Expert.  Through knowledge, expertise and integrity he gets his clients the best possible result in each transaction.  
John’s entrepreneurial mindset combined with his strong technology background, acute business acumen and proven track record of real estate success make John THE AGENT to partner with for any real estate transaction in upstate New York.

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Getting to know John

Born and raised in Saratoga County, and with years spent traversing the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region, John Burke has an unparalleled understanding of the intimate towns and regions of upstate New York and the housing markets in many of the micro markets within.  As a founder and President for one of the areas leading luxury real estate brokerages for nearly a decade, John is now making his experience available to new clients throughout these regions at ALL price points by way of his new affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.    

With geographical experience second to none, and experience with some of the most complex residential transactions, John believes that the real estate transaction can and should always be an enjoyable and successful experience with it’s your first home, third home, vacation home, or business asset.

A bit about John:

  • Avid boater, golfer, traveler and father of two spectacular college bound kids!
  • Ethical, discreet, and savvy businessman
  • Certified Negotiation expert

What John brings to the table:

  • Over a decade of RE transactional experience - over $75M in personal transactions - means we are closers!
  • Oversight on nearly 1500 RE transactions worth nearly $600M - means there is not much we haven’t seen!
  • Among the highest average sale price in all the Capital Region marketplace at $780K  - means we get you more for your property!
  • A reputation for honesty, integrity and success. - means you can have confidence in us as your trusted real estate advisor
  • A coveted list of happy, repeat customers - means you we are relationship oriented and want you to be our next happy customer!
  • Technology savvy, passionate leader - means you are in good hands in todays evolving RE marketplace

The most critical decision for most people is the purchase or sale of their home, which in most cases is their biggest asset.  Whether a person is picking a lawyer, an accountant, a consultant a therapist, or a real estate agent, it is essential to pick someone who can truly become a trusted advisor for your future.   John’s goal is to be that trusted advisor for you and your family when it comes to all real estate needs.   For many, the arduous task of selling home is both scary and unfamiliar.   That’s why  you need to partner with the John Burke Real Estate team to gently guide you through this process with experience, poise and success.   We turn the fear and uncertainty into confidence and excitement.   For the buying and selling of real estate should be a memorable and rewarding experience.

Since 2007, which began one of the most challenging periods in the modern day real estate economy, John has been an advocate for his clients in achieving their real estate goals.   Whether buying or selling a vacation home, or a primary residence, whether working in metro, suburban or lifestyle/vacation markets, he has the resources and experience to help you accomplish your goals.

John is primarily focused on the Capital Region of New york State to include the cities of Saratoga, Albany, Troy and Schenectady along with their surrounding suburbs as well as the vacation regions known as the Catskills and the Adirondacks.  He knows these local markets with intimate detail, from the schools, to the restaurants and entertainment opportunities to the recreational opportunities that these areas have to offer.

There is a lot to love about Upstate New York - let us help guide you to your slice of the world = love your homes and love your life.

Call John today at 518-893-9004 to schedule a consultation and discuss your goals and objectives in buying or selling Real Estate in Upstate New York! CONTACT US TODAY!

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