John Skinner
Brentwood - West Office


Awards and Recognition:
Pacific Union 2017 "Top 10% Producer "
Partners Trust Brokerage and Acquisition "Partner"
Berkshire Hathaway "Presidents Circle Gold"
Rodeo Realty “Top Producing Agent-Monthly” (multiple)
Osman Realtors of Beverly Hills “Top Producer”
Coldwell Banker “International Diamond Society”

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 residen ... read more »

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.  read less «

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Current Listings

Recently Sold

619 Moreno Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $4,295,000
17586 Camino De Yatasto | Pacific Palisades
Last listed $3,920,000
12239 Darlington Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed $3,850,000
125 17th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $3,095,000
543 El Medio Ave | Pacific Palisades
Last listed at $2,695,500
202 Glenroy Pl | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,399,000
12679 Promontory Rd | Los Angeles
Last listed at $2,289,000
2401 California Avenue | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,999,000
3242 Rosewood Ave | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,899,000
1101 N Kenter Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,799,000
1411 Pacific Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,449,000
871 Granville Avenue #202 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,299,000
2045 11th Street | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,299,000
11344 Albata Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,295,000
2922 Montana Avenue #B | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,149,000
1676 Benedict Canyon Drive | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $1,149,000
1910 Manning Avenue 5a | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,049,000
7734 West 85th Street | Playa Del Rey
Last listed at $985,000
9630 Heather Rd | Beverly Hills
Last listed at $899,000
4365 Alla Road #7 | Marina Del Rey
Last listed at $829,000
16769 Morrison St | Encino
Last listed at $819,000
11687 Montana Avenue #109 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $775,000
2808 Arizona Avenue #3 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $749,000
723 Palisades Beach Road Unit 214 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $7,000.00
2021 Midvale | Los Angeles
Last listed at $689,000
13020 Pacific Promenade #400 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $670,000
521 Montana Ave #104 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $639,000
1665 Federal Ave #201 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $549,000
2606 S. Halm Avenue #201 | Los Angeles
Last listed at $529,000
4316 Moore Street | Los Angeles
Last listed at $389,000
12239 Darlington Avenue | Los Angeles
Exceptional, brand new Cape Cod Style home in Brentwood! Designed by Clark Remington. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, high ceilings and quality finishes throughout. This light and bright home offers a formal dining room and an beautiful open family room, which leads to a grassy backyard and a built in barbecue perfect for entertaining. An open light filled gourmet kitchen with professional grade appliances, breakfast area, and a butlers pantry. The second floor Master Suite offers vaulted ceilings, fireplace, dual large walk-in closets, stunning oversize bathroom with freestanding tub, and spacious shower. Home is finished with a security system, (alarm and cameras)prewired for entertainment, (Smart home ready) internet and phone. Dual zone HVAC and 2 tankless water heaters. This gorgeous home is built with attention to every detail!
1101 North Kenter Avenue | Los Angeles
Live above the city of lights in the peaceful and desirable Crestwood Hills area of Brentwood. This 3 bed/4 bath architectural home with wonderful canyon and ocean views boasts an open floor plan and large windows allowing for tons of natural light creating a secluded oasis feel with all the comforts of fine living. Wake up to nature in the master suite with a peaceful canyon view. Freely enjoy the outdoors and entertain with 700 sq. ft. of deck space. The downstairs area is a perfect place for guests to enjoy or it can be an ideal home office that is equipped with a bathroom, small kitchen area, fireplace and deck. Short distance to Crestwood Hills Park, Santa Monica trails and the sought after Kenter Canyon Elementary School.
723 Palisades Beach Road #214 | Santa Monica
Last listed at $4,000
3242 Rosewood Avenue | Los Angeles
Rare opportunity to own a charming 2,600+ sq. ft. home on a large corner lot in one of Mar Vista's best neighborhoods. This light filled traditional with beautiful updates is great for entertaining with the chef's dream kitchen situated next to the dining room and opening up to the family room and backyard. The remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counter-tops, great storage and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy California living with a private backyard complete with patio, lawn and versatile hardscape area. The generously sized master suite has custom built-ins, a sitting area, dual-sink bathroom with soaking tub, large walk-in closet and peaceful balcony with tree top views. Features crown moldings and plantation shutters throughout, large formal living room, hardwood floors, A/C, wood-burning fireplace and custom built storage shed. Enjoy the benefits of this family friendly neighborhood while being minutes from the beach and all the Westside has to offer.
5550 Sylmar Avenue #3 | Sherman Oaks
This light and bright 2 bed/2 bath top-floor unit features large bedrooms, kitchen, and patio. Gorgeous master suite has walk-in closet and en suite bath. Large kitchen includes plenty of counter and storage space. Additional unit features include: brand new carpeting, newer central air and heating, in-unit laundry hook up, large storage space, 2 carport parking spots, and security gate entrance to building. Inexpensive opportunity to own in the heart of Sherman Oaks, within close distance to shops and more!
2417 Hill Street | Santa Monica
Wonderfully updated Sunset Park charmer situated on an expansive lot on a beautiful tree lined street that is one block from Clover Park and close to the hip restaurants and shops on Ocean Park. This 3 bed/2 bath has a remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops as well as two remodeled bathrooms. Other features include re-finished hardwood floors, central air/heat, fireplace, dual-pane windows and an automatic driveway gate leading to a full garage. Tremendous curb appeal with a large fenced front lawn surrounded in roses and a rare parklike backyard. Award winning Santa Monica schools!


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
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
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
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
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 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