As a Southern California native and a real estate veteran, John Gooding provides extensive industry experience, unrivaled market knowledge, and a dedication to providing his clients with superior service to ensure their success.
John began his career in real estate in 1974 after graduating from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in finance. Earning his Broker’s license in 1976, he spent several decades gaining experience in all facets of the real estate industry. From real estate sales to managing and owning several successful brokerages across Southern California, John honed his skills and expertise, earning a reputation as a trusted influencer in the industry. John returned full-time to real estate sales twenty years ago to fulfill his passion for personally helping his clients achieve their real estate goals.
As a 30 year resident of both Long Beach and the Peninsula Point area of Newport Beach, John has extensive experience in the coastal communities from Newport Beach to the South Bay area. He truly loves where he lives and enjoys exposing his clients to all the unique and diverse neighborhoods in LA and Orange County beach areas..
Having been in the business for many decades, John has seen real estate brokerages come and go. When returning to sales full-time, it was imperative for him to partner with a company that had a history of integrity as well as a reputation for providing unmatched support and services to help their agents succeed. By aligning with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, John offers his clients unrivaled marketing and media opportunities backed by the world’s most trusted real estate brand.
John’s time outside of work is spent volunteering in several local organizations. He has served as past Chairman of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, past President of the Long Beach Rotary Club, past Chairman of the Board of the Long Beach YMCA, and past Chairman of the Long Beach Civil Service Commission. John and his wife Candy have been married for 46 years, raised two successful children, and currently have six grandchildren. He can often be found enjoying all the outdoor activities his community offers with his family as well as playing golf at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach with friends.