John Thorpe spearheads The Agency’s growth in the European market as VP of Sales & Service—Europe, bringing over 23 years of real estate experience to the brokerage and a specialty in the strategic expansion of real estate franchises. His passion and talent lie in guiding real estate entrepreneurs to achieve new heights, elevating both their production and self-worth. His vast experience in territory management, strategic growth, sales and financial management provide him with a unique skill set as a high-impact leader. In short, John’s superpower is turning ideas into implemented realities. His dedication to quality over quantity makes him a perfect match for The Agency.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, John attended Elon University, where he studied music theory, literature, performing arts and communications. His professional experience encompasses being a top agent, leading a high-producing team, managing a high-end real estate office in Washington, DC and working as a business consultant in the world of franchise sales for the past 23 years. John now splits his time between homes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Malaga, Spain.
John and his husband Jay are dads to a sweet dog named Fiona, a rescue pup from Puerto Rico. Known worldwide as DJ Maroules, John incorporates music into his daily life. He recently finished his inaugural presidency of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, which has over 2,000 members and 58 chapters in the USA and Canada.
Awards & Accolades
2021 RIS Media Award—Futurists
2020 RIS Media Award—Crusader
2016–2017 Quota Achiever Award & Highest Production—Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
2016 President’s Choice Award for BHGRE
2016 Conversion Impact Award—Realogy Franchise Sales
2013 Challenger of the Month Award—Realogy Franchise Sales
2012 Diversity & Inclusion Award—Realogy Franchise Group
2011 President’s Award—Realogy Franchise Sales, CENTURY 21
2011 Highest Production and Quota Achiever Award—CENTURY 21
2011 RVP of 2nd Quarter 2011—Realogy Franchise Sales
2000, 2002, 2003—Centurion Team Award
2000–2004—Top Producer Clubs