Guidant Realty

Guidant Realty is named after a core philosophy: that our agents provide the knowledge, insight, and stewardship to help our clients make the best decisions for themselves - ultimately, that we give our clients the best guidance possible. Our agents have been selected because they have the Passion to always view a relationship and any resultant transaction through their clients' perspective and keep that viewpoint close to their heart as their unwavering priority. The Performance of our agents is industry-leading through the support of cutting edge tools and services. Our Professionalism should be clear as our agents reflect the knowledge and conduct rivaling any trusted business consultant.


Recommendations (46)

Nov 18, 2022

Kristen & Meredith recommend John Hughes

The HAPPIEST New Homeowners in Placer County!

John is one of the most professional, knowledgable and ethical brokers out there! We were very glad to have John on our side when looking to purchase our first home. We were constantly impressed by his communication and patience. We can wholeheartedly say that John will always do what is right, and will the best care of his clients. John went above and beyond to assure we found our dream home, and we could not be happier! Thank you again, John, for all of your hard work and for being our trusted real estate advisor.
Aug 8, 2022

Rob Baumann recommends John Hughes

We recently utilized the services of John Hughes of Guidant Realty for the sale of our mother’s home. John came to us with a glowing referral and did not disappoint. Immediately and throughout our time working with John his expertise and extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and market proved beneficial to us. John presented a pricing strategy that perfectly addressed the changing housing market. His pricing strategy proved to be on point as he was able to sell our mother’s home within days of being placed on the market for the price that we had hoped. At every stage of the process we felt we were in excellent hands with such an experienced realtor and we appreciated his no-pressure approach.

I would refer John Hughes to anyone buying or selling a home. Thank you, John!

Rob Baumann
Jul 15, 2022

Jackie Silverman recommends John Hughes

Happy New Home Owner

When you start working with John Hughes you will quickly be impressed. He is well known, well liked, and well respected in the real estate community, which will make itself apparent to you as you hunt for homes. Agents and Brokers alike warmed up to us as Buyers as soon as they knew we were working with John, which - in a hot Seller's market - was a real asset. John was patient and attentive as we searched for homes to purchase. He spent time learning what we liked and disliked about each and every home we toured and gauged our speed as Buyers, adjusting accordingly. In full disclosure, I am a commercial real estate investor who can admittedly be a bit bullish. As we waded into the market, I would think a house was overpriced, but time after time, John was able to accurately predict what each home would sell for. I learned so much from John's professionalism during the process of buying a property, from his in depth knowledge of the market, to how he gracefully negotiated the purchase of our new home. John Hughes earns your trust as a Realtor and will advocate for you is such a genuine way. I cannot recommend him enough.
Apr 22, 2022

Norma ortiz recommends John Hughes

It was such a pleasure to work with John at Guidant Realty. He was very knowledgeable of the current market trends. He was very helpful and straight forward with the sale of our home. He is professional and goes above and beyond for his client. We can't thank him enough for all the hard work, dedication and the time he spent in selling our home. We most definitely will suggest him to anyone we know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home.
Jun 28, 2021

Hillary Gatlin recommends John Hughes

John has been such a blessing to work with! He came highly recommended by our long-time realtor who recently moved away from the area and she was spot-on in saying he was the BEST. From Day 1, he was honest, timely, thorough and thoughtful. His diligence and perspective made the process seamless and we could not recommend him more! Thank you, John, for all your support in this next phase of our lives.
Jun 28, 2021

Ron Richter recommends John Hughes

Sr Director Licensing

John has done a great job helping us locate and purchase a home in the Sacramento area. He has deep connections in the real estate industry and creative ideas to find and close on the type of home you are looking for. I highly recommend utilizing John's skills to help you purchase your next home.
Jan 3, 2021

Pete M. Scheidt recommends John Hughes

I cannot express enough the level of gratitude I have for John Hughes. John sold our old home, and helped us find our forever home. He was not only diligent in all duties one would expect from a professional realtor, but at every turn during the process, he guided us through in the most professional and ethical manner. The hours spent holding our hands, answering questions, proactively walking us through multiple scenarios was beyond expectations. Even during a planned vacation, he continued to touch base, and keep us abreast of all situations. The level of service was indeed “next level”. His knowledge of the VA Loan process, and the local real estate market was of true benefit. Always informing us and ushering along the loan/mortgage process. Helping us stage, show, and sell are old home in a timely fashion, and championing our bid for our forever home amongst other bidders…even though our bid was not the highest dollar amount on the table, John packaged it up along with a thoughtful letter to the seller that put us over the top! If we or anyone I know is ever in need of realtor services, John is the first and only name on that list.
Mar 16, 2020

Alan and Susan Kukral recommend John Hughes

We felt extremely fortunate to work with John and cannot say enough about him. We had some very challenging issues that arose during the sell of our home. He worked through each one with us, he was very knowledgeable and explained every step and option. It was an outstanding experience. Alan and Susan Kukral recommend John Hughes.
Jan 17, 2020

Philly Pridgen recommends John Hughes

John went above and beyond to help our military family find the perfect home! We began our home search with John from across the country. Before ever coming to CA, John helped to asses our needs and wants and answer all of our questions by phone. John set aside ample time for us during our house hunting trip. He took his time to show us multiple areas we had interest in, tell us about various places of interest, and showed us many beautiful homes. He was efficient, patient, and fully respectful of our time. His extensive knowledge of Placer County afforded us the opportunity to make the best-informed decision on what area was best suited to meet the needs of our family. In the end John helped us navigate the sometimes confusing CA housing market and provided great negotiating advice which helped us secure our beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood at a great price!
Aug 26, 2019

Marcie and Steve Solomon recommend John Hughes


We can't say enough about John Hughes. He truly understands the market and does everything in his power to get you the best price for your home. We fell out of contract once, before looking over three additional offers for our home. He was informative throughout the entire process, and we couldn't be happier.
Would I recommend John? Of course, I wouldn't hesitate.
Jul 31, 2019

Alan and Christine Bond recommend John Hughes


We have been involved in many real estate transactions, working with brokers of varying experience and expertise, and feel that we hit the "relator jackpot" with John. He easily backs up his impressive resume with timely and accurate communication, industry and local market expertise, and a bevy of suggestions for the best way to fix up, market, and move a property. We were also impressed with his ethical principles and that of his agency, so refreshing!

Since we were not the primary residents of the property, didn't live in the area, and the house was vacant, John really went above and beyond in helping us determine how to make the property fit the area and lifestyle of its residents.

We could not be happy for the outcome! We would not hesitate to use John again, and again, as opportunity presents itself. If you can sign him to represent you, do it, you won't be disappointed!
Jul 9, 2019

R. D. Sutherland recommends John Hughes

Manager, Red Feather Farms LLC

I have worked with John Hughes over the last two years to sell five separate properties valued, in total, at over one and a half million dollars. The process was very difficult as each property came with challenging issues.

I found John to be very capable in all areas of real estate. Additionally, I found him to be very knowledgeable in the legal ramifications. John used drones for the large land parcels. He videoed the homes, and displayed a very good imagination for the best way the properties should be presented.

I have recommended John to my friends and associates, and will continue to do so, as the agent for the sale of their properties.

John is very professional at all times and in all places in the way he presents himself to the owner and the buyer.
Jul 9, 2019

John & Andrea Hamilton recommend John Hughes

Project Manager

We were lucky enough to have John represent us on the sale of our home. John was timely, attentive, respectful, professional, and more than accommodating in any request. We had a very challenging escrow (no part due to John) and his professionalism and expertise in the industry shined. We appreciate all of his efforts, and would absolutely without a doubt recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Aug 28, 2018

Scott and Jenna Boeding recommend John Hughes

John went above and beyond our expectations. He is amazing - you will not find anyone better to represent you and your family's interests. He is the consummate professional - knowledgeable, intelligent, direct, and honest. He handled the analysis and marketing of our unusual property in an exemplary manner. Having worked with other much less competent real estate individuals in the past, John stood out like a shining star on a dark night. We wish we did not leave the state, because John would be our realtor for life. We will recommend him to everyone and anyone we know still in the area and he will be the first call we make if we find out we will be returning in state.
Aug 13, 2018

Paul Viacrucis recommends John Hughes

IT Service Director

A big thank you to John Hughes and Guidant Realty for the extraordinary service provided in selling our home. He made it so much more comprehensible to understand the details and intricacies of selling and buying a home and answered all our questions and concerns with warmth and professionalism.
Moving out of state is never easy but John was was able to handle all the necessary details including what to expect when I reached my destination. He was also able to connect me with a local realtor so that I was able to locate and purchase our next home. It has been a very pleasurable experience working with John and Guidant Realty from end to end.
I would very much recommend John Hughes and Guidant Realty to anyone needing to buy or sell a home that wants and expects professionalism, understands the current market climate, and provides excellent service for the entire transaction.
Aug 12, 2018

Joe and Debbie Carrasco recommend John Hughes

John Hughes was highly recommended by a trusted friend, and we were not disappointed. John came to us fully prepared with background on our home and the current market. He was open and transparent about what we would expect and what we needed to know. He was candid about our home and situation and developed a strategy that worked for us. Selling your home is not easy; however, his expertise, which was truly invaluable, helped us make some big decisions along the way. Very easy-going and pleasant, John, will be a true advocate to you and ensure you get the most from your home sale. We feel very fortunate. He is a true professional, knowledgeable, intuitive and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. We are more than pleased with the outcome of our sale and highly recommend John to anyone in the area looking to sell his or her home.
Aug 10, 2018

Brett Curtin recommends John Hughes

I was delighted to work with John on the recent sale of my house. We initially engaged with him over 2 years ago to find the house, and due to his initial professionalism, he was our natural choice to assist with the sale of the house. There are plenty of low cost options out there nowadays, but they pale in comparison to the one on one experience that John provides. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family without any hesitation.
Jun 5, 2018

Ross Thompson recommends John Hughes


John Hughes is two things; a man of integrity and an extremely accomplished Realtor. You can trust John to do exactly what he says he will do and he is very thorough and gives great information that is understandable and that allows you to make informed decision all through the process of buying and selling a home.
In our case, we listed our home with John on Friday night, made an offer on a house on Saturday, received offers on our house on Sunday and everything was tied together by Monday afternoon.
We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have had John as our Realtor, have recommended him to many others and would use him again ourselves.
You can't go wrong with John!
Apr 16, 2018

Kenneth Konesky recommends John Hughes


We were delighted that John listened to what we needed, got us a good price for our home, was helpful along the way and got it all done in our timeframe. This was our first home so we needed a lot of help and he was there to answer our many questions. So much paperworkpaperwork, but John was there the whole time.
Nov 6, 2017

Ken Chimarusti recommends John Hughes

IT Director

John helped us find and purchase our dream home at an unbelievable price. We viewed a few homes before we found the house of our dreams. It was the first house that really felt like home, but the price was beyond our limits. It is the perfect house on the perfect lot in the perfect location. We really wanted this house, but I never expected it would happen. The price was just too high. John negotiated a deal that got us exactly within our bounds. I never thought we would get this house and especially not at the price John negotiated. I truly think that we would not be in our new home if it were not for John's exceptional negotiation skills. He is a truly genuine and gifted person.
Oct 30, 2017

Chris Briggi recommends John Hughes


John did an awesome job working with us to sell our investment property. He we diligent to be sure the property was properly prepared and positioned for sale. His knowledge of the local market was outstanding - and we relied on him to set the right price (above our expectations) and get it sold.
His professionalism during the entire process was perfect. Keeping us updated during the entire process and working closely with us so our tenants felt safe, secure and comfortable.
John was our agent when we purchased the investment property back in 2010 - he did a great job then and earned his spot to list our property.
One last thing - he also brings with him a wealth of networking - from 1031 professionals to getting a roofing quote last minute.
Highly Recommended!
Jul 8, 2017

Jillian Thompson recommends John Hughes

Service Coordinator

John made buying and selling our homes a very easy and flawless process. He educated, referred, and assisted us night and day. We feel lucky to have worked with John and will refer him to everyone we know. He treated us like million dollar clients when we were not. We are so thrilled with our new home and could not have done it without a REALTOR who had our best interest in mind.
Jun 26, 2017

Kyle Thompson recommends John Hughes

Mechanical Technician Quality Tech Services

John was recommended by a closefriend of ours. He answered all of our questions and helped us smoothly handle the sell and purchase of our home with complete professionalism throughout the whole process. John is a absolute master at what he does from the beginning to the end. John treated us like million dollar clients and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a realtor that has your best interest in mind during the entire process of either buying or selling your home. He is also very well connected and known as a professional in his field and it showed during the process. I would not hesitate to work with John again in the future. John I just want to Thank You again for helping my wife and I get our dream house.
Jun 13, 2017

Byron Lee recommends John Hughes

Trustee, Whittaker Family Trust

John handled all aspects of preparation, marketing, and sale of my Aunt's estate in Los Lagos in Granite Bay like a dedicated family member would in the same position. If you are looking for a prestige broker, John Hughes is your man. I interviewed many brokers and I could not be happier with the decision of selecting John to represent the family for the estate. Our first offer came in less than 10 hours after listing and we were in escrow within 5 days. John is a perfectionist, and he was invaluable in reviewing the work done by interior painters by suggesting improvements to make the house look incredible before it was placed on the market. John is meticulous in both written and verbal communications. I appreciated his quick responses to my inquiries and his attention to detail in the contract process and escrow. It is clear to me that John has a personal and professional code of conduct to be the best broker, and that he is, with positive energy and a smile.
Apr 4, 2017

Katie Nyman recommends John Hughes

John was referred to me through a broker friend of mine. I have worked with him now three times -- once as a buyer and twice as a seller -- and I cannot recommend him highly enough! He is the only agent I want to work with.

John is highly knowledgeable about Sacramento real estate and the ins-and-outs of buying and selling homes. In working with John, I find him to be incredibly flexible and accommodating in scheduling viewings. He is patient and professional. He responds quickly whether by email or text and is highly attentive to detail. When I purchased my last home, there was a lot of gamesmanship played by the seller's agent. This was my dream home and I didn't want to lose it. John was on it -- he was able to anticipate and deal with the curveballs and get me the house. He knows real estate. I cannot express how grateful I am for his guidance.

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