With nearly two decades of real estate experience, John Martin has proven to be a top broker in the region, with the highest honors in production with over $200,000,000 in sales in the last five years alone. 2020 total sales exceeded $41,000,000 and over $60,000,000 in 2021 closed volume. John has a deep knowledge of Virginia real estate, and he has worked successfully to fill the gap between the Richmond, Williamsburg, and Peninsula markets. He understands properties of all price points, from luxury to waterfront, from Governor’s Land to Goochland, from Henrico to Kingsmill on the James, to Yorktown, Hampton and the historic Fan District of Richmond. REAL Trends named John to its “Best Realtors in America” list for his yearly sales volume, and he has achieved countless Broker Management accolades for agent production, retention, and management. John is a proud owner of Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, and he divides his time between offices in Richmond and Williamsburg. As a founder and leader in the firm, John is firmly committed to staying on top of technology, marketing, branding, and market knowledge. He believes character is everything, and that his own professional experience leads to better experiences for his clients and agents. John is a graduate of Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News and Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville. He and his wife, Holly, also a licensed Realtor with the firm, live in the City of Richmond with their three amazing children. Contact John Direct at 804-928-6292 in Richmond or 757-870-2893 in Williamsburg.
Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville was founded by four Managing Brokers, Scott Shaheen, Scott Ruth, John Martin, and Mahood Fonville, that wanted to make a difference and get back to the basics of selling local Real Estate. Their focus was on staying relevant and being ahead of the power curve when it comes to technology, marketing, and training in the Residential Real Estate Arena. “We want our agents to be the best when it comes to representing our clients and working with other Brokers, and three words that best describes our team are Supportive, Ethical, & Professional. ” as stated by John Martin. When asked why he wanted to start his own company Scott Shaheen said, “We wanted to create a culture and brand that was going to be local! Everything is going back to the roots and being local and home grown ”The company has coverage in the Greater Richmond or Central Virginia, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, and the Wintergreen markets. To date we have over 60 experienced agents and selectively growing each day. The firm also has a Luxury component that specializes in Estates, Higher-End and Historic Homes, Land, and Waterfront properties. When asked why makes your company different than other Real Estate Firms, Scott Ruth said, “The agents themselves in our office are the best trained in the industry. With 4 brokers that are available daily with a combined 80 years of experience is unique and not something you will find in another firm. By being practicing broker/owners, we can relate first hand to the needs of agents, problem solving, and what is needed to help agents be successful.”
When asked about the company’s core values, Mahood Fonville said, “I believe the core value of Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville is “The Golden Rule” of life and to treat others as you would like to be treated. In addition, and equally important, is having a balance in your life with your Faith, Family, and Work. Without a balance you will not be happy or successful personally or professionally.” Lastly, as stated by Scott Ruth, “We couldn’t be happier with our move and the response from the community has been amazing!”
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Office - RVA: (804) 928-6292Office - WMSBG: (757) 870-2893 Fax: (804) 288-2110