John Simmelink
John Simmelink
Fax: (757) 961-5222
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Client Ratings John Simmelink has been rated by 13 clients.

  • Satisfaction: 96%
  • Recommendation: 98%
  • Performance: 100%

Born Akron Ohio 1957 Raised in Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston.

Graduated From the University of Colorado in 1980 with a B.S. in education

Taught middle school P.E. and coached football, basketball, swimming and tennis in Alvin Texas

Earned my real estate license in 1983 after moving to Virginia Beach

I am married to my first wife Jill and I have two daughters Rachel and Joanne, and my grandson Ryder. My wife Jill has been teaching in Virginia Beach since 1984. She is a well known as the P.E. teacher at Linkhorn Park elementary.

My real estate career over that last 33 years includes not only residential sales, I have done new construction ,commercial, REO bank owned, short sales, 1031 tax exchange, investment properties, relocation, corporate relocation, rehab properties, high end homes, first timers and redevelopment to name a few. My favorite area is working with sellers and folks that have had trouble selling their homes. Many of the buyers I work with today are the sons and daughters of my very first clients.

It has been said that my strongest skills come into play when a problem comes up. My tenaciousness and ability to attack challenges in a calm and professional manner eases the stress on all parties. If you think every transaction is smooth and easy, guess again. The point is, I am experienced and prepared to take on all issues.

I am a licensed real estate instructor and have been teaching the licensing class at TCC one night a week for the last 10 years. Believe keeps me on my toes in an ever changing real estate world.

Last thing. I am a competitive BBQ cook. I competed for five years with my good friend Neil Bennett on the KCBS circuit. We won a little, lost a lot and learned from some of the best cooks from around the country. Now my BBQ cooking is mainly reserved for back yard cookouts and my real estate clients as a post closing gift. :) I also have fruit baskets for my veggie clients.


John placed my house on the market. It sold quickly. He made me well informed of where we were from showings to inspection to what I needed to do next. He worked tirelessly to help me find a place to live in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him.
Michelle grey Virginia Beach, left feedback 10 months ago
John Simmelink was the best Realtor we've ever worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very successful in his career in Real Estate. He was very proficient in walking us through the process of selling our home, detailed in how to stage the home for showings and open house. In fact, he even brought over some coffee table books, weights, etc. to help us with the staging of our home. He provided us with timely updates on all the various resources/tools he was using to market our home. He provided appropriate recommendations as we received multiple offers on our home and helped us to secure the best offer successfully selling our home as planned. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to work with John in buying a home and selling our home. He is a phenomenal Realtor! I would recommend John to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home in Virginia Beach! Thank you for the opportunity to provide this feedback.
Mitch & Kim Hepler, left feedback on 4/26/2020
John was very proactive and thorough. He consulted with us throughout the process and was very responsive when we had questions. He took the time necessary to address our questions, so we were very clear on all of the steps in the process. We were always informed and felt that we were partners with John from day 1! John is a very personable broker and we felt safe and well represented with him leading our home sale efforts!
Melissa Williamson - Virginia Beach Virginia, left feedback on 9/25/2018
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