John Proto
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Brian Falkowski, (client)

"John goes above and beyond for his clients. He sets reasonable expectations, under promises and over delivers. The expertise he gave us from day one to the very end was helpful. His knoweldge of the market is deep and his professionalism is something you do not see very often these days. This is my 3rd transaction with John and I look to do many, many more with him.

This transaction would not have gone through without John. He has an amazing ability to keep us posted and push hard from his end regarding the other client. This was a transaction with a lot of snags from the buyer and John was the person who took point on every issue and worked with both sides to correct. He was nothing but Amazing."

Carol Grotti, (client)

“John Proto went out of his way to sell my house. He is friendly but business like with a smile. He did a lot of the things my lawyer should have done! I know without him the house would not have sold so quickly. He keeps in touch with the other agent, always got back to me the same day I called him for anything, bug or small. Also got answers for me on anything I asked him. It was a pleasure working with him; he is a joy to work with. He is truly an asset to your company. He is a keeper!!

Therese Bradley, (client)

“John was wonderful; unfortunately the economic downturn caused us to have a longer relationship than normal. From the time we listed the property, to closing, 688 days elapsed. Thank God John is as good as he is! His ability to hang in there in spite of the many challenges we ran into is a credit to Coldwell Banker.”

Jason Dion, Account Executive, American Home Shield

“John has the perfect combination of intelligence, common sense, and sense of humor that makes him an absolute pleasure to do business with! He is constantly looking out for the best interest of his clients, and there have been many times that I personally have seen him put his clients’ needs over his own personal needs. John is a fantastic human being, a true gentleman, and one heck of Realtor!”

Ryan Corey, Attorney, Ballie and Hershmann

“As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure of representing mutual clients as John Proto in real estate transactions. John is a consummate professional who is reliable and uses his experience to advocate the best interests of his clients. I highly recommend John to anyone who is seeking a real estate agent to assist them with buying or selling a home.”

Chris Panning, (client)

“I have used John as my realtor to both buy and then sell a home. When I bought the home, John worked with me extensively to find a home that fit my needs within my price range, which was no easy task. He was personable, caring, and punctual. I moved in with $30,000 in equity. When I sold, he advised me about what I had to do to sell fast and he helped me do it by not only listing and showing my home, but scheduling contractors for needed repairs. I got a sale fast in a slow market for an excellent price. I have used several realtors to buy and sell homes over the years and I rate the experience I had with John as the best by far.”





Michael Gambino, (client)

“This is the second time I have used John for a real estate transaction. He made both transactions very smooth. His knowledge and expertise helped make it a very stress free experience. John avoided a potentially disastrous situation the day of my second closing due to an error on the listing broker’s part. At the walk through, John was informed that there was a previous contract on the home that I was purchasing that had never been released and the previous buyer was threatening a lawsuit! After John instructed the listing broker how to resolve the error, the broker asked John’s advice on how to resolve a problem with another Client. He also worked very hard to get me a substantial credit at closing for a defective furnace on a bank owned as-is property.

Patricia Cardozo, Realtor, MBA

“John is a dedicated, caring and thorough real estate professional who consistently goes above and beyond the call to service his clients, customers and colleagues. He is a pleasure to work with, as he maintains a steady demeanor, positive attitude and sense of humor, even in the face of challenges!”

Carolyn Fugere, Office Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

“I have been the manager of John Proto's Coldwell Banker Woodbridge office for a little over a year now and have found him to be the consummate professional and an absolute joy to work with. When you buy or sell real estate with John, you will have the benefit of years of experience, a strong work ethic and the highest standards of integrity. He has built his success on a foundation of satisfied clients who bring him repeat business and great referrals. You will be impressed! 

 Joanne Ryan, Attorney, Fazzone & Ryan LLC

“Watches out for his Clients every step of the way!”

Frank Stelatto, client

“As far as we are concerned there is no other Realtor."

Erkia Balchunas

"The most kind, honest person we worked with … we can’t thank him enough for being thoughtful and considerate of our particular circumstance."

Charles Rippel, client

“Through this very stressful time, John’s level of professionalism, patience and sense of humor made this part of our relocation a pleasure.”

Michelle DeLucia, client

“I always thought that there was no big deal to buying or selling a house. WRONG! I had no idea where I was even supposed to start. I can’t thank him enough for putting up with my countless phone calls and multiple meltdowns!"