Capt. John Rigg
REALTOR, Director of Sales Kathie Lea Team
As the Kathie Lea Team's Director of Sales, my path through the real estate world has been as varied as it has been enriching. Originating from Montreal, Canada, I've embraced living in diverse locales across Canada—from Nova Scotia's picturesque coastlines to the dynamic urban landscapes of Ontario and British Columbia. The move to the United States in 1999 was a pivotal moment, launching me into roles that spanned the U.S., Europe, and China, culminating in my decision to make Florida my permanent home. Initially captivated by Palm Beach's charm on the East Coast, it was the tranquil beauty of Clearwater Beach on Florida's West Coast that truly captured my spirit, guiding me to where I am today.
My academic background is in Electronic Engineering Technology, having graduated from Lambton College. However, life's paths led me to discover a passion for working with people, propelling me into a consulting role with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), the world's largest management consulting firm. This role honed my skills in understanding client needs and formulating strategic solutions, a skill set I've carried into my real estate career.
Family is at the core of my life; I am happily married with three grown children, two grandchildren, and two adorable Westies. Alongside my wife and partner, Kathie Lea, we spearhead one of the top 1% real estate teams in the country by sales volume. Our mission is to help clients realize their real estate dreams, a commitment built on a foundation of deeply understanding our clients' needs, meticulous research, and strategic planning. Our approach has fostered a business grown from word-of-mouth, one satisfied client at a time, backed by a team of dedicated professionals.
In my tenure in real estate, I've negotiated tens of millions of dollars in properties, specializing in waterfront properties—a personal passion, as I live on the water and hold a USCG Captain's license. Additionally, as a licensed mortgage loan originator and the founder of SOHFF, LLC, I assisted hundreds of families in navigate the complexities of foreclosures, short sales, and loan modifications, as well as working with investors on income-producing properties.
Our team is ready to assist you, whether you're buying or selling. Choosing the right real estate agent is a crucial decision, and in today's intricate market, we believe you need a team of professionals with the knowledge, experience, and dedication to make your journey smooth and successful. Working with us means benefiting from my comprehensive experience, supported by a robust team and an extensive network of home inspectors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, contractors, property managers, attorneys, and CPAs.
We invite you to reach out and discover how the Kathie Lea Team can work for you, making your real estate goals a reality.