John Whetsel

John Whetsel has over four decades of experience in the real estate industry and over the last 33 years has played a vital role in the development of many of Tallahassee’s trademark communities including Killearn Estates and Golden Eagle.

One of the major advantages of Home Team Realty is that you get to work directly with John, no franchises, no middle managers…you get his direct cell phone number and direct access to his industry expertise and resources.

John is passionate about helping people with real estate and understands that buying and selling real estate in this new world can be intimidating and that you need more than just a Realtor to get the best outcome. You need someone with unparalleled local experience, someone who really cares about what is important to you. John’s mission is to deliver such an excellent experience that he is deserving of your referrals.

JJ Whetsel, Buyer Specialist

Alice Peters, Broker

JJ Whetsel, Agent

Jay Jewel, Agent

Pamela Jordan, Agent

Alyssa Terry, Office Manager/Transaction Coordinator/Marketing Director

Bria Smith, Weekend Office Assistant

Chelsea Johnson , Personal Assistant

Marcia Landrum, Property Manager

Michelle Bailey, Finance Officer

Lauren Thurman, Finance Officer


After looking for a house for over two years I happen to call John. It was late on a Sunday evening and I had been driving around my son's neighborhood when I saw a house that might fill my needs. I called the realtor on the sign thinking he'll never answer. I had been dealing with Tallahassee realtors for a long time, the ones I call especially on weekends either weren't available or just never called me back. John was available every time I called him. He was always available to show me a house whether he was the principle realtor or not. With John's help I am now in my new house and am extremely happy. I recommend John Highly, dealing with his staff was also a pleasant experience.

Chris Brannin

John definitely knows his stuff! He assisted us in buying a foreclosed home and the process was so smooth it seemed like a traditional sale. John was always available when we called with questions or concerns and walked us through step by step. I would definitely refer him to anyone including friends and family. Oh! I already have my cousin in Tampa selling her house in town through him.

Pete Mabry

I worked with Mr. Whetsel over a period about 5 months. I found him to be knowledgeable and professional as well as truly interested in seeing  that my home needs and goals were met or exceeded. He kept my spirits up as worked through 3 separate dale properties finally finding and closing on a property that I never dreamed I could actually own. If someone is looking for an agent to work with that knows the area, the business, and is willing to give more than a 110% effort to his client's needs and desires, I know of no one who I would recommend more highly than Mr. Whetsel.

Shannon Poole

Few have John's knowledge, expertise and personality skills necessary to weave through today's totally changed real estate market. John can be a tremendous ally in any real estate need and has been there for every real estate transaction we have completed over the past 20 years.

Pete Chaviano

John Whetsel really spoiled us with his knowledge and personal touches. He treated us like we were family and really went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied with our options. He also fought for us and helped us make tough decisions. As first time buyers, we had several questions and concerns about the housing market and Mr. Whetsel made sure we were comfortable. A great chance to make sure you see 100% of the market and know you are in good hands. We Will definitely use him again.

Lance and Lindsay Pierce

John helped my wife and I find the home we were looking for it. It was not your standard home. It was a house with acreage with a separate building on the property for office space. John meticulously went through searching for just the right home with the right location. The negotiating skills were excellent as his knowledge of the market and his years of experience benefit you as his client. We had such a great experience with John that we listed our other house and he was able to get us what we needed out of the house to sell it. I do highly recommend John Whetsel to my friends and anyone else I come in contact with. He goes above and beyond and this box does not give me enough area to share how much I appreciate what John did for our family. John is not a typical realtor, it is an experience to work with this professional.

Robert Bass