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Integrity, hard-work, industry knowledge, and conservative values - these are the cornerstones John Bratton lives by. John is a Conservative Republican. He is fortunate that his clients have been so accountable, ethical, polite, honest and are elated to be in Texas.
Born and raised in Texas, John's real estate career began long before he sold his first home. From a young age, he was raised with a steadfast, unwavering work ethic. Growing up on a ranch, he understood the importance of finishing what he started, no matter what.
At the age of fifteen, he started his first decking and framing company. Eventually, Gateway Construction maintained over 160 employees. As the general contractor, he has designed and or built homes for renowned clients in Texas, Colorado and California, including Jim Fitzgerald, a former owner of the Golden State Warriors, and John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel. John has taken the dedication, professionalism and passion for excellence that he had in construction and applied it to his career in real estate.
In 2020, he and his wife Daphne, became the owners of Kerrville Real Estate Company, with the phenomenal Jo Anne English as the broker. Working together, John and Daphne have been helping clients for years and are passionate about making a difference in their community. " My wife Daphne is a real asset and an integral part in building our real estate business. We believe trust and communication is key to building our client relationships."
John proudly serves his clients, buyers and sellers, in Bandera, Kerr, Gillespie, Blanco, and Kendall Counties. But in all reality, he will go wherever his clients need him to go. He grew up in the Hill Country and has spent more than half his 61 years working in and around these counties.
He believes strongly that the best part of living in the Hill Country is absolutely the people. His favorite aspect - that it is a conservative county! A place that values conservative beliefs and respectful manners - where most children still hold the door open for women and say yes sir and no ma’am.
Whether he is working with Ranchers or Home Buyers who are ready to transition to the next stage of their lives, John has an unwavering dedication to serving his clients' needs. He is proud of the great team he and Daphne have put together at Kerrville Real Estate Company.
We touched base with John over a year ago when we first started considering purchasing a home in Texas. Since we were living in California at the time, looking for the right home long distance is a challenge and John helped make our time in Texas very productive. We took three trips to Texas in the span of one year and each time we came, John took time to meet with us, show us houses, and answer all our questions. On the third trip, we were only able to come for a little more than two days but with John's help and guidance, we identified the home we wanted to purchase. John's guidance on potential renovations and knowledge of the area was very impor...— Grey H.
This was our first home buying experience, we knew next to nothing about horses when we started looking, and I can't imagine doing it with anyone other than John. He really made this process enjoyable and easy to grasp. He was always able to give us an idea about what living in the house we were looking at might be like. More than once, he suggested some really smart renovations that helped us to look at a house in a better light, but he was also not shy about pointing out flaws or potential problems that we hadn't noticed or considered. He has a lot of knowledge about the construction of houses and could tell us roughly how much things would cost t...— Jordan B.
It is our immense pleasure to recommend John Bratton as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. A master with the contract negotiations, John came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. There is nothing that escapes John's attention when it comes to property for sale in this area. We found John to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only clients, although we know that was not the case. John returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. John is also highly personable with an engaging personali...— Thomas W.
Not only was John knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of his profession, but his personal and "real-people" skills were outstanding. Working with him daily in finding that "right property" was a pleasure. I quickly became trusting in his advice about every property he showed me. John has an extensive background in the construction industry which lent itself very helpful in identifying potential issues of concern with properties shown. Over more than 30 years I have worked with several Realtor® in different regions of the country, and without a doubt, John was the most helpful and trusting I've had the pleasure of dealing with. I would hig...— Tony M.
John Bratton is an excellent Realtor®. My husband and I felt that he wasn't just trying to make a sale but to help us find the very home we were searching for. It's like he became a team member in our pursuit to find the very best place for us. Because John has lived in this area for so long, he has a wealth of knowledge. For people like us, that are new here, that was a huge blessing. He helped us act quickly so that we were able to move on to the house that we truly wanted, and eventually bought. He works through a multitude of issues that present themselves when buying property. We felt John became our very best advocate, and we developed a great...— Buyer
John was very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient in finding us our home. We were moving from a different part of Texas and unfamiliar with the market and the area; his knowledge of both helped us to realize wherein the Hill Country was the best fit for us, and what our budget needed to be. He provided his insight on the potential of certain properties as well as potential issues that other properties might have. He always made himself available and if he couldn’t get to us right away, his daughter and associate Natalie would help us. He was able to get us a good price with his negotiation. We feel we came out with more than a great home and a great...— Buyer
My wife and I have been married 48 years and we have been involved in 17 homeownership transactions. The transactions we just completed with Mr. Bratton were by far the most professional experience we have ever had with a Realtor® (guess what, my brother is a Realtor®!). Mr. Bratton and his team were there to help us both sell our custom home and purchase a new 22-acre homestead. This would have never been achieved without Mr.Bratton's help and input as he guided us through both the sale and purchase process. John makes you feel like you are his most important client. We would recommend John Bratton to any who wants to have a professional and succes...— Murphy W.
In the course of fifty years I have purchased seventeen homes and sold sixteen. I have worked with about thirty plus agents ( estimate ) I unwittingly saved the best for last. Daphne Bratton and her husband john are fantastic to work with. Ive never worked with any agent so knowledgeable in home sales.They are experts on market conditions, all aspects of construction and the all important financing. Today it is increasing tough to get approved. I was buying a mid priced home with sixty % down and it still was a nightmare.The good news is Daphne Bratton was there to make it happen. I can not say enough good things about her and John.— Buyer
In fifty years I have purchased seventeen homes and sold sixteen. I have worked with about thirty-plus agents (estimate). I unwittingly saved the best for last. Daphne Bratton and her husband John are fantastic to work with. I've never worked with an agent so knowledgeable in home sales. They are experts on market conditions, all aspects of construction, and all-important financing. Today it is increasingly tough to get approved. I was buying a mid-priced home with sixty % down and it still was a nightmare. The good news is Daphne Bratton was there to make it happen. I can not say enough good things about her and John— Bogie S.
John was first-rate, knew the market, the property had the buyers interest first and foremost, was not about getting a deal done as much as finding the right house at the right value. Used facts to base the negotiation on and did not let the negotiations become emotional. His primary concern was about his clients being happy and finding the right home at the right value. His follow-up and attention to detail were first-rate. Having bought and sold multiple homes, he is the best we have dealt with ever.— Buyer
Our experience with John was perfect! When you work with John you will become friends. He knows what to look for when you're looking for your home. John has built many impressive homes and is definitely an experienced builder as I am. I can say that he is prompt at returning calls and a very experienced Realtor® who knows the market, area, and legal correctness of doing business. John along with the escrow company made it a pleasure to purchase our home.— Jemley
Our family is so lucky to have found John. He is extremely knowledgeable and always had our best interest at heart. He was amazing at helping us find our dream home. He always responded to us very fast, whether it was a text or call late at night or early in the morning he was always there to show us a house or answer our questions. If you're looking to find a house and need someone committed to helping you and knowledgeable. Call John Bratton!— Kristin G.
John is a great Real Estate Agent. Twice now we have purchased a home with him and sold one through him. He got us a great price on the house we sold and negotiated great pricing on both homes. I can't recommend him highly enough for a local agent in the Hill Country. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Hill Country call John! I hope I never have to buy or sell again, but if I do John is the only agent I would ever consider calling!— Beth B.
John and his team were amazing at supporting us through every step. He was generous with his time and our whims, always accommodating our needs no matter how often they changed. Going above and beyond is not enough to describe John, he protected our interests in the process and displayed the utmost professionalism at all times. If you are looking to buy or sell look no further, give John a call!— Andrea M.
John Bratton and his team were always available, helpful, knowledgeable, and determined to help me through every step in selling my home. I would highly recommend John to anyone needing to sell their home. He goes way beyond what you would expect and makes you feel like you are his most important customer and will become a trusted friend.— Seller
John is the best! His service is excellent. His attention to detail is phenomenal. Every step of the way, he was there for us. We appreciated all the guidance he provided and will highly recommend his service, and the Kerrville Real Estate Team, to all of our friends and acquaintances. Thank you all for the great customer service!— Buyer
Consummate professional, a real pleasure to work with. John was extremely patient as we proceeded at our own speed in making a house decision. He knows the process cold and covered all the bases once we decided to move forward. We were very confident he was always working in our best interests.— Bob D.
Our experience with John was extraordinary. He and his staff were professional, knowledgeable, and highly personable. We felt he always had our best interest at heart. We often remind ourselves how fortunate we were to have met John. We would recommend no one else.— Charlie & Janis S.
John's expertise and knowledge of the local market helped us make our decision to downsize once again. He was able to use his network to bring us the perfect buyer. I highly recommend you consider John and Daphne Bratton when buying or selling a home!— Seller
John did a great job getting our house sold for a fair price. He went above and beyond making the deal happen! We had some sellers with concerns but John eased their concerns and negotiated a fair price and we had a successful closing!— Justin K.
Working with John has been a great experience. This is our second purchase using his team and has met our expectations to the fullest, will keep using him on any future purchases. Thank you, John.— Epi G.
John has helped my family and I purchase 2 homes in Kerrville. He is very knowledgeable about the area, works hard to show a variety of homes, and is excellent at closing the deal.— Irene E.
Communications were excellent and John and Jill were always available to get us through this process. From beginning to closing it was a smooth ride.— Seller
We truly enjoy assisting you in finding the right property at the best value that fits your lifestyle and makes you feel complete. Whether you are buying or selling, we look forward to becoming your expert real estate agent.