Agent Profile

Broker/Owner of ChicoAreaRealty. Chico resident since 1989.

John Lawrence

I began my real estate career in 2005 in the competitive Florida real estate market where I was awarded “Top Producer” after my 1st year in the business at a 3-office firm. My success was built by word-of-mouth from satisfied customers willing to share their positive experience with friends and family. My wife’s interest in attending Graduate School took us to Florida for a quick “3.5 year get-away”. Upon returning to our home town of Chico I naturally progressed to becoming a California licensed Real Estate Broker and focused on opening ChicoAreaRealty with the goal of providing our community with a straight-shooting, informative, technologically-advanced, real estate company that offers a better way to buy and sell real estate.

My life in the Chico area: Born in northern California, I grew up enjoying the outdoors – camping, fishing and traveling. My wife and 2 children enjoy the same great life-style today, whether it’s boating on the Sacramento or Feather rivers, Lake Oroville, camping or snowboarding in the Sierras or just enjoying to Bidwell Park, Chico has it all.

Chico offers a very supportive art community. Music has always been a passion of mine and in the past few years I’ve been creating art in some of my spare time. My hand-carved wood-panel wall art can be seen on line at:


In addition to bringing you a full range of real estate services, I have more than a decade of experience as a professional designer for Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture & Planning Firms in Florida and Chico. Should you have a question regarding construction, remodeling, landscape design, planning or development, I will likely have the answer or have the resources to get it, ultimately saving or even putting money in your pocket.


Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory/ Recording Arts, Chico State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Real Estate Broker since 2005
  • Member of Chico Association of REALTORS®
  • Member of California Association of REALTORS®
  • Member of National Association of REALTORS®