As a guitar, motorcycle, and surfing enthusiast, John Hathorn is no stranger to blazing his own path and leading an adventurous, independent reality. Having grown up in Venice CA, long before its glory days, and traversed throughout Los Angeles from an early age, John knows the city better than most locals and offers a no-nonsense, instinctual, and hands-on approach to selling real estate, earning the reputation of “Westside Closer.” Co-Founder of Pence Hathorn Silver (PHS), John consistently ranks in the top 1% of agents nationwide and brings over three decades of experience to his top-producing real estate firm, one that has represented over 3,000 transactions in excess of $3 Billion to date.
Along with his partners Charles Pence, Loraine Silver, and Brett Silver, John leads a talented team within the Compass Real Estate Brokerage. Over the years, he has personally owned, bought, sold, renovated, and remodeled properties throughout the Westside and focuses on the neighborhoods of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, and his hometown of Venice. With respect to all aspects of his life, John strives for clarity and understanding, crediting his success to continuing advanced education and training, listening carefully to what his clients and colleagues say, and following his instincts.
John attended Santa Monica College as a music major before transferring to and graduating from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Though the guitar is still his muse, John has been happily devoted to his wife Nancy (another Venice High School Graduate) for 33 years and, together, they have raised three terrific sons – one of whom is now working in the real estate business. Currently, John supports various programs and charities including the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, The Boys and Girls Club, LA Family Housing, One Voice and The Salvation Army. Additionally, he has served as director of the L.A. Board of Realtors, served on the board of directors for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, and studied business management at USC.