John was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. John grew up in Clarence, NY and graduated from Clarence High School in 1999. John first started working at his family restaurant, Santora’s Pizza, and at a young age learned how hard work, traditional values, and customer service play a key role in any successful business. After attending Medaille College here in Buffalo and then graduating from California Culinary Academy’s management program, he went on to work for several top restaurants and hotels in the country. John later became a Certified Hotel Administrator while managing Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel in Buffalo, NY. John has led award-winning hospitality operations for over fifteen years and has many transferable skills that will set him apart in the real estate community. Making a career transition, John then joined an elite custom builder in the Buffalo, NY area and received his certifications in New Home Sales and Residential Construction. Providing exceptional customer service has always been a priority to John and he will carry this over to his customers in his new role as a Buyer Specialist with the 716 Team @ Keller Williams Realty. As an agent representing one of the most dynamic real estate brands in the country, you can expect the utmost professionalism and dedication to all of your real estate needs from John.