John Choate

DRE: 00465140

(917) 664-4201


I have been active in the housing market for many years buying rehabbing and selling properties in San Francisco, the Russian River Area, and Lake Tahoe; and for the past 10 years helping BUYERS find just the right property at the right price in beautiful Tuolumne County and helping Sellers who are relocating.  

Tuolumne County includes the key areas: The Historic towns of Jamestown (el. 1427’), Columbia and Sonora (el. 1825’), then going eastward “Up The Hill” and through the pines to Soulsbyville (el. 2930’), Phoenix Lake Country Club Estates, Twain Harte/Twain Harte Lake (el. 3640’), Brentwood Park/Brentwood Park Lake, Cedar Ridge, Sugar Pine, Mi Wuk Village, (el. 4678’), Sierra Park/Sierra Park Lake (el. 4682’), Long Barn and the beautiful Pinecrest Lake area (el. 5600’)/Dodge Ridge Ski Area (8000’) and finally Sonora Pass (9313’).  Please contact me and together we will find you just the right property at the right price or sell your property quickly.


Los Altos

The mortgage business brings you into day to day contact with Realtors.  It’s not often that you run across an individual who places his client’s needs well above the transaction at hand.  Not only do you build relationships, you build partnerships.  You have a unique ability to listen and hear a client's needs and then to translate that into a search for homes that are within that scope.  Living in the Bay Area makes it difficult to view each and every property that’s available.  Certainly virtual tours help, but they don’t give you a feeling for the neighborhood.  With your clear understanding of the area and neighborhoods, you narrowed our search for a home in the Twain Harte area to those places that truly met our needs.  I appreciated your no nonsense and straight forward approach when dealing with sellers and listing agents and always felt that you had our best interests in mind.  I also knew I could count on you to give your honest assessment, when called upon to do so; this for me was key to our partnership and trust.  Your personal touch is unique to only a few in the “business”.  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future.  Larry Shaug, First Horizon Home Loans, Los Altos, CA 

San Francisco

John, I would like to thank you for all your help and personal touch when it came to looking for my house.  You understood what I was looking for and the area that I wanted to look which made it a very nice experience. Your approach is very warm and helpful.  I hope we can work together on my next property. Thank you for your help and friendship.  Dale Del Mastro, San Francisco, CA.

Menlo Park

Having gone through the normal number of real estate transactions over the years I can say without a doubt that John Choate is the best real estate agent that we have ever dealt with. He truly believes in service which we discovered during our search and purchase of a vacation property in Twain Harte. Being an out of town buyer we appreciated the time that John spent patiently checking out properties in our absence and, in many cases, at our request, calling us to describe the property as he walked through it. Once we found the right house John's substantial experience paid off as he counseled us on what turned out to be a highly successful purchase strategy that included seller concessions beyond what we expected. During the entire purchase transaction John took care of all of the details big and small and represented us well throughout. For out of town buyers or sellers, or, anyone else that needs that extra service I recommend John Choate……..Gary Normington, Menlo Park, CA.

San Francisco

We can’t thank you enough for your professional guidance while helping us purchase our cabin in Twain Harte.  Your local market knowledge, experience and diligence were critical throughout the entire process.  You continually went above and beyond the call of duty to represent our interests as we completed the deal.   In the end, your support exceeded our expectations and we saved both time and money.  Thanks for being such a great advocate for us!   Gerry Sweeney & Franklin Albro, San Francisco, CA