Under Principal Broker John Steinwand, Naples Realty Services is an industry pioneer in the 1-stop real estate shopping concept. The company operates ONESource® residential sales and leasing centers, including short sales and foreclosed property sales, and is an owner of Preferred Title of Florida. The ONESource Services Center® concept was featured in REALTOR® Magazine in 1998 as one of the industry’s “Companies to Watch.” “We Make Real Estate Real Easy®” by providing mortgage financing, leasing, home inspections, property and casualty home insurance, title insurance, pest control and home building services under one roof. The brokerage is affiliated with all essential real estate service providers including an attorney for foreclosure purchase representation and an attorney’s office to guide lender negotiations for residential short sale buyers in SW Florida.
Steinwand has been a licensed Florida Realtor® for over 3 decades. He was named 2001 President, 1982 REALTOR® of the Year and 1979 Realtor-Associate® of the Year of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR). He holds the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® Council of Real Estate Brokers. In 2010 he completed requirements for designation as a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, the SFR. He was instrumental in the formation of SunshineMLS, combining the listing services of SW Florida Boards. His activity in the Florida REALTORS® Association (FR) led to serving as a Director and he is a two-time Life Member of the National Association’s REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). In Florida, he led the introduction of state legislation dealing with broker’s disbursement rights as well as serving on FR’s Task Force to Modernize Chapter 475, the state’s real estate license law. For his work in protecting private property rights, he was presented with NABOR’s Ad Miller Award. In 2003 he was inducted into the NABOR Hall of Fame.
Under the SaleStar Systems trademark, Steinwand authored PSYCHOLOGICAL SELLING, a 200-page sales training “bible,” the basis for numerous seminar presentations. In 2011 he was selected to the Madison WHO’S WHO of Executives and Professionals. In 2010 he was “honored” in Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO of “Individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession”; in 2002 he was listed as an “Honored Professional” in the National Register’s WHO’S WHO; in 2004 and ‘05 he was named to The Metropolitan Executive & Professional Registry and the United WHO’S WHO Executive Registry. He has been active in Naples area civic affairs as well as his business, serving as a Director and Vice-President of the Naples Chamber of Commerce in the mid-1970’s, a founder of the Collier Economic Development Council (EDC), a past Treasurer of the Collier County Republican Party, co-chaired the formation of Collier Building Industry Association’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) and served on county advisory boards including the Affordable Housing element of the county’s first Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He is a member of the Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and Venice, Florida Boards of REALTORS®, Florida REALTORS® Association and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Prior to embarking on a Florida real estate career, Steinwand spent a dozen years in broadcast station management in Toledo, Ohio, Detroit, MI and Memphis, Tennessee. In 1964 the national Dell Publication, WHO’S WHO in RADIO-TV, featured him as the youngest TV station executive in the industry.
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