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   In 1985 I moved to the Sacramento region to further my career as a Law Firm Administrator. I attained my real estate Broker’s license in 1998 and after 22 plus years in the law firm management field I decided to offer real estate services full time in 2003. I have been a Top Producer for Lyon Real Estate over the past several years and I have earned the title of Executive Associate. I am also a continuing member of the Masters Club since 2012. 

  I decided to go into real estate for 2 reason: I believed that my experience, education and professional service orientation would be an added benefit for clients and I wanted the satisfaction and rewards of my efforts to benefit me more directly. I continue to add value for my clients through ongoing real estate education and by staying abreast of emerging technology and the constantly changing real estate market.  I work with integrity and honesty and strive to be available whenever my clients need me; I promise to put my client’s interest ahead of my own at all times.

  When I am not working hard for my clients I enjoy spending time with my family. I have been married to my wife for 48 years and we have 4 children and 7 grandchildren and counting. I also enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, and being involved in my community. I am currently an active participant at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Strategic Development Committee and a choir member at St. Anthony’s Church and periodically at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.  I am also a founding member of Greenhaven/Pocket Knights of Columbus.

Please see below for summary of services that I provide.

If you or someone you know are thinking about selling or buying real estate, or just have a question, please ­contact me­ to see how I can help you to achieve your real estate goals. I’m here to help!

  • Services representing Sellers and Buyers​​
      - Residential and Luxury Properties
      - "Urban Living" properties (focusing on Downtown/Midtown Sacramento)
      - Vacant Land lots and acreage
      - Vacation properties
      - Developer sales (including lot acquisition and new home sales)

 - Income Properties, 1031 Exchanges

 - Real Property Valuations (for estates, bankruptcies, etc.)

 - Commercial properties (apartments & offices)

  • Specialties: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
         Assist seniors and their families with housing transition decisions
         Sensitive to 50+ issues and priorities 
         Familiar with 55+ communities and senior housing facilities
  •  Lyon Relocation Team member - connected worldwide to top agents
  • Affiliate member of Team Black (Lyon agent Annette Black)




John Woodall was a pleasure to work with on this sale. More than anything, he made a difficult sale almost painless even though it involved moving three relatives to other locations and using several contractors that he was able to obtain quickly and efficiently. The inspections and contract work were completed in just a few weeks. His expertise in the field is without question. Even though I was advised that the date of listing was critical, I was not prepared for the speed of the offers (11 in one weekend). What John advised about the house actually happened. The house was only listed for 3 days. One hour or so of sorting them out with John's advice and the house was sold the next day. There is a dearth of competence in this world that, thankfully, people like John fill. Job well done and highly recommended. [Represented an Estate Trustee]

-Michael Ognisty, Jr. Rancho Cordova CA
April 2016

No games - got the job done. If you are looking for a realtor who has a lifetime of knowledge about real estate, John Woodall is hands down the best option. [Represented 3 heirs in an Estate Sale]

-David & Jessica Almond, Loves Park, IL
January 2016

John was wonderful to work with. Our property had been a rental and needed work before going onto the market. John worked with us to determine what upgrades needed to be done and what would improve the value of the home. He got estimates for various jobs on our behalf and monitored the progress of the work. He went beyond our expectation of an agent. We were more than pleased with his work and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home. [Represented Seller]

-Melissa Cortez-Roth, Elk Grove CA
December 2015

John Woodall was wonderful. I am an out-of-state client and he was great to work with. John was always responsive, courteous and professional. He explained everything meticulously. It was a great pleasure to work with him! [Represented an Estate Trustee]

-JoAnn Becker, Liberty, MO
December 2014

“John did a wonderful job in assisting us with getting our dream home. Even though the seller was difficult at times, John always remained professional, patient, and represented us wonderfully. He was great to work with!” Buyer of Tuscan Villa vineyard estate [Co-listing agent, represented buyer and seller]

-The Ownings, Clements, CA
July 2014

“John is a consummate professional – honest, thorough, and attentive. He made our and our buyers’ experience a memorable and virtually stress free experience” – Attorney client, [represented seller and buyer]

-Tim Hart, East Sacramento, CA
August 2014

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John Woodall (916) 421-5421
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