John Neil

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Being  a local resident of Greenville since 2001 and visiting South Carolina since his childhood, John has a great grasp of the area.  His wife is an Upstate girl so coming to the Upstate since 1989 gives John a thorough knowledge of the area from the mountains and lakes to Spartanburg area.  John has been one of the top agents in Greenville since 2002 having been rated in the top 3% in total sold sales in 2018 making VIP all four quarters, 2019  John made VIP all 4 quarters with 30 units and $8+ million in sales, during pandemic year of 2020 made 3 quarters VIP's with close to $5 million in sales.  2021 is looking to be a blockbuster with number already about to surpass 2019 in just 6 months! 

John is a hands on agent who can be trusted to handle your real estate transaction from beginning to closing.  He is an advocate for both buying and selling.  He prides himself on quick communication via phone, text or email, as he is  a true 24 / 7 agent. He may take a vacation once in a while, but he always has service!!!!  

The real estate market is ever changing.  John survived the sub- prime real estate market of 2008-2009 when other agents were falling out by the wayside.  The Greenville market has changed dramatically over his 19+ years in the local real estate business with the booming downtown  Greenville real estate to the bustling suburbs of Simpsonville, Travelers Rest and Greer. John prides himself to be able to help clients from lakes of Keowee, Jocassee , and Hartwell to Spartanburg.  With Allen Tate’s extensive on going training, John is able keep up with current trends, market changes and legal changes that help him to position his clients with their best foot forward.

Last year , aside from being in the top 3% of Greenville agent (2877),  John finished 2018  in the Chairmen’s Circle at Allen Tate which constitutes sales of $10-19 million in the calendar year. John has been part of the Master's Cirlce 2019, and 2020 keeping him around the top 10% in the GGAR in sales volume.

John received the Allen Tate Legend’s award  in 2017 signifying a career sold volume of $50 Million and is quickly getting close to that $75 million dollar mark.

When John is not handling his real estate work, he and his wife of almost 30 years are keeping up with their 4 children.  His wife ,Ruth, works in the Greenville school system which helps John get the inside scoop on the top performing schools.  They have two graduates from Clemson currently, with the two other children attending this year.   Ruth and John are involved with their church in downtown Greenville as well as supporting Young Life, Triune Mercy Center,  Emmanuel’s Hammer and the arts.  Their oldest daughter, Laddie , is an accomplished painter in Greenville.   Check her out at !

John prides himself also on helping his clients with any and all needs.  He loves to tell them the best places to eat, get a car fixed, find a good doctor, the best golf course, or fishing hole, etc.  His biggest blessing is when after closing, his client becomes his friend.   He goes into every transaction treating all clients like he would like to be treated with patience and respect.  Read the testimonies of John’s for the real story about him.     


  • Masters Circle
  • Monthly Top Performer
  • 3rd Quarter VIP


  • Broker/Realtor®
  • Realtor®

Licensed In

  • SC


  • Acreage
  • Golf Course Properties
  • Land
  • Waterfront Properties

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