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A true born and raised Raleigh native, John Bashford grew up under the tutelage of his builder/developer father, Ryan Bashford. As a young man, he hammered away on homes throughout Wake County as his summer job. After graduating from East Carolina University, he decided to pursue that part-time passion as a full-time career. A winner of gold and silver award medals from the Home Builders Association, he became a respected boutique home builder in the 1980s.
A decade later, he shifted his focus to become a manufacturers’ sales representative, but it was the success of his wife, Susan, and daughter, Sarah, that brought him back to the realm of homes. Already a successful duo at Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, John has made them the Bashford trio, bringing his building expertise to the trio's talents. It is not uncommon for them to wind up listing homes that were either built by the Bashford boys or once owned by his land maven grandfather, John C. Bashford.
When the Bashford girls give him time off, you will find John either cruising in his 1973 Jeep Commando with his two white doodles in tow, strumming the guitar with his Americana band or hitting the links as an avid golfer. He will, however, quickly put down the clubs for your call. John would be happy to help you find your perfect home and share some history of growing up in our beautiful City of Oaks.