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John Raker

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Originally from southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio, John graduated from the College of
Wooster with a study-semester immersed in Art & Architecture, Economics and German at the
Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria. At Wooster, he was a Nationally Ranked
Collegiate Tennis Player and President of the Student operated Investment Club.

After College, John lived on Hilton Head Island, SC and travelled throughout the United States
and Caribbean to notable Resort and Club properties training tennis Teachers & Coaches and
presenting at industry conferences. For over 25 years he held various leadership positions with the US Tennis Association including a term as Vice-Chairman of the USTA National Tennis Center Committee (home of the US OPEN). While living in Virginia, John served as a two-term President of USTA Mid-Atlantic, directed nationally award-winning programs at Country Club & Public tennis facilities and owned a USTA Professional Women’s Tournament nationally recognized for its partnership with the Girl Scouts. He received the Lifetime Achievement award of PTR International Master Tennis Professional (1 of 55 Members in PTR’s Registry of over 16,500 Coaches in 130 countries).

John and his wife Linda enjoy their coastal lifestyle as Oyster Bay Harbour residents. When not working, John plays tennis and golf at local clubs and enjoys surf, inshore & fly-fishing area waters. Together they enjoy supporting annual Amelia Island events such as Shrimp Festival & the Concours d’Elegance Car Show, planning travel trips and gathering with family & friends in Historic Fernandina Beach.

Every year as a Florida Realtor, John has received Top Producer & Honors Society Awards from the Amelia Island Nassau County Association of Realtors. Before joining Engel & Völkers Jacksonville at Amelia Island, John was a founding member of an Amelia Island real estate team recognized for achieving the top 1% of Agents in the company worldwide.

At Engel & Völkers Jacksonville at Amelia Island,, John combines his expert coaching skills with world-class service to exceed customer expectations. He is organized, detail-oriented and supports customers after the sale by sharing his network of professional local specialists to insure a successful move into the community.

Awards & Designations

Honors Society & Top Producer Awards (2015-2020)
Amelia Island Nassau County Association of Realtors

John Raker
Real Estate Advisor
Engel & Volkers First Coast
758 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250

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