About Me

What describes John Goodell?

A lifetime of experience in ranches, farms and horse properties.

However, it is not just words, but actions that count.

John is one of the most successful real estate brokers on the Central Coast of California. He has been in the Real Estate business since 1978 and is a fourth generation native resident of San Luis Obispo county who knows this region well.

This means when you hire John, you are getting the benefit of his years of experience and his dedication to providing the top level of professional service while making your real estate transactions as easy and successful as possible. Whether you are looking at a condo as your first home, a beach front luxury home, an executive home, or even a large acreage ranch – John Goodell has advised many previous buyers and sellers on the same property types and you will be very happy with his services as many others have been.

Ranch Lifestyle

As a ranch owner in Arroyo Grande, and a partner in a Paso Robles vineyard and crush facility project, John enjoys using his hands-on expertise in working with rural property buyers and sellers. In rural and acreage property transactions, there is no substitute for experience and knowledge of what to look for in these type of properties. If you are wondering, John drives a pickup truck or four wheel drive suv so you can actually visit the property. He is a skilled horseman, and can sometimes be found enjoying the beautiful central coast weather on a trail ride.  By living on a ranch and understanding the “ranch lifestyle” and all that it has to offer, John can help you find the right buyer for your ranch or farm property.

A CRS Real Estate Professional

To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions (in John’s case, he has hundreds and hundreds of millions of closed transactions). Only 5% of all realtors meet the CRS criteria. To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

An ABR Real Estate Professional

John Goodell holds the prestigious ABR designation: Accredited Buyer’s Representative. Many buyers come to Team Goodell for assistance in finding a home because of the services offered by an ABR. These services include evaluation of property requirements, pre-qualification, assistance in the viewing of properties, researching of property and background and title information, finance structuring, and invaluable consultation based on many yeas of experience in the local real estate market.

A SRES Real Estate Professional

A prestigious designation, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) is especially important to senior buyers and sellers. REALTORS® with the SRES designation help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property for retirement income, or managing the capital gains and tax implications of owning real estate. By earning the SRES designation, a REALTOR® has demonstrated that he has the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to be a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and counselor.

A SFR Real Estate Professional

REALTORS® who have earned the National Association of REALTORS® Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification have received additional education and training in how to meet the needs of both distressed property owners and distressed property buyers. In both cases, there are many pitfalls that a SFR certified REALTOR®, such as John Goodell, may be able to help you avoid. In fact, to properly service his distressed property clients, John has a special assistant who is dedicated to Short Sales.

Professional Associations Member

John Goodell is a member in good standing of the Pismo Coast Association of REALTORS® (PCAOR), the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). As a member, John adheres to NAR’s very stringent Code of Ethics.



Getting the Deal Done

By knowing and understanding what types of creative financing are available for both residential and commercial projects, John is able to help both buyers and sellers “get the deal done.” He majored in Business and Finance at Oregon State University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He knows exactly how to facilitate property exchanges to minimize your taxes. If you are an investor, John will work closely with you to come up with an investment plan that meets your needs.

Work Hard – Play Hard

As a world class Cowboy Action Shooter, John Goodell can often be found during his little time off dressed in Old West attire competing at the Chorro Valley Regulators.

Before earning his real estate license, he was a professional bull rider, a feed lot operator, and truck driver.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army.

After getting his license, he became a Top Performing agent with several leading real estate companies before deciding there was a better way to do it.

Bottom Line

John will use every bit of his experience, reputation, and knowledge to negotiate the deal you want, while ensuring that the deal gets closed.

If you are buying or selling ranch, farm, vineyard, commercial, residential, investment, or distressed real estate in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara Counties, then you should be speaking with John Goodell.

Phone 805-441-4242