It has been noted by many that John Burke has toured more real estate in upstate New York than any other Realtor. One of the founding members of Select Sotheby’s International Realty, John was the President and CEO of the company from its inception until July of 2015. Under his tenure, the company grew from a startup stage to $120M in annual sales with 55 agents, 3 offices and 8 support staff members.
In that capacity, John had the distinct privilege of touring properties throughout upstate New York. John now uses this unparalleled knowledge of one-of-a-kind properties to guide his clients in the purchase or sale of their primary residence or vacation home as an Associate Real Estate Broker for the firm, allowing him to focus exclusively on his clientele as both sellers and buyers.
Prior to founding Select Sotheby’s International Realty, Mr. Burke served as the Managing Director for New York division of Core BTS, Inc. (Core), a national technology solutions provider. He also held the title of Executive Vice President for Open Systems, Inc., an acquisition corporation whose mission was to identify top level, profitable, technology solutions providers in the United States that were candidates for consolidation.
Mr. Burke currently owns and operates VISTACO LLC, a strategic management consulting firm focused on Opportunity Management TM. He is also a Founding Member of Continuum Commercial Realty and Select Referrals, LLC. He served as Vice President and Board Member for Hannah’s Hope Fund for GAN from 2009-2013, a local charity from Clifton Park, NY.
John is a native of upstate New York, graduating from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park and Siena College in Loudonville, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management.
Currently, John resides in Saratoga Springs. He spent childhood summers at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George and continues his passion for Lake George, boating with his family from "ice out through foliage".
Mr. Burke is an Associate Real Estate Broker in New York State and a Certified Negotiation Expert. John uses this knowledge to get his clients the best possible result in each transaction. His entrepreneurial mindset, combined with his strong technology background, acute business acumen and proven track record of real estate success, make John the ideal agent to partner with for any real estate transaction in upstate New York.
In 2017, John launched “The John Burke Real Estate Team”, because his success in real estate has always been significantly attributed to surrounding himself with the best talent available. Launching the team has allowed openings for new clientele to be part of the vast and exclusive portfolio that John has been building over the last 10 years. The team formed initially by adding two young professionals who are focused on client relations and marketing. With the addition of a third member, Lorraine Conoby, a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker who has been in the business for over 30 years, the team gained a wealth of knowledge that only experience can teach you, and an additional agent to assist with your real estate needs.