John McGowan came to the real estate profession in 1980 with a background as a stock broker and business owner, matched with a native-born knowledge of Santa Barbara. These qualities combined with years of ongoing education and experience put him in a position to help people find and negotiate, fairly and honestly, a home to call their own in a place like no other, a place John grew up in and loved.

John's tour of duty in the Marine Corps instilled in him the importance of honor and integrity in all walks of life. This experience shaped his personal code as a professional, which is that every client is an individual who deserves utmost respect and attention not just for the short-term deal, but also for the long-term association.

John also knows that his cumulative experience as a community activist for many charitable organizations, as a member of the Professional Standards Committee of Santa Barbara Realtors, and as an involved parent of three college-age adults has reinforced the notion that this business is about helping people successfully navigate the increasingly complicated process of buying or selling property.

John loves what he does and hopes that his attitude shows as well as the properties he represents.