5 Things Most People Want From A REALTOR

What do you look for in a REALTOR®? In many years of professional real estate sales, John Hopkins has asked a lot of people that question. Their common answers – Expertise, Honesty, Hard Work, Professionalism and Commitment – are the five founding principles of J. Hopkins & Associates.


Selling real estate requires more than knowledge of what’s on the market. It takes an understanding of many aspects of finance, construction, taxes, market trends, and real estate law. But mostly, it requires the ability to work with individuals, businesses, and families — determining the needs of each group. John Hopkins has the expertise to meet your specific real estate needs.


Honesty is the best policy. Abide by the Golden Rule. These may sound like clichés, but John Hopkins knows it’s difficult to find each in today’s world. That’s why honesty is the only policy at J. Hopkins & Associates.

Hard Work

There’s no substitute for hard work. Buying or selling real estate is an important decision — possibly one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. John Hopkins works hard behind the scenes to make sure everything proceeds on schedule.


There are a lot of REALTORS® out there, but John Hopkins earns this designation by exhibiting a high degree of responsibility, ethics and knowledge every working day.


Real estate is John Hopkins’ only job. 30+ years of on-the-job experience and a commitment to continued education have kept John on the leading edge of his profession. Put his skill to work for you.

My Personal Philosophy is this…

Springfield is my home, my family, and I live and work here. I believe in this community, its people, and its future. Let me help you find the outstanding merits of this community and achieve the quality of life tailored to fit your individual needs.

John Hopkins, ALC


John handled himself very professionally. I felt very much at ease and felt he had our interest upmost in dealing with others.
Bob & Pam McKnight

The service you provided was very detailed and handled efficiently. You kept your appointments on time and on schedule. I would recommend you to any of my friends and family.

M.E. Beach

Thank you for the way that you handled the sale of the property.

George and Blanche Wong

Thank you for all your work in selling the ranch. We are very happy.

Zelle Atkinson


Accredited Land Consultant

There are 826,408 Realtors in this country and only 307 Realtors are Accredited Land Consultants. To get this esteemed designation, one has to have extensive experience and up-to-date training so you can be advised about the best investment opportunities for the highest and best use for your land. Out of 9 ALC’s in Missouri, John Hopkins is one of 2 in Southwest Missouri and is dedicated to working with those who want help selecting the very best options for personal and business property investments.

National Association of REALTORS

National Association of REALTORS with participation in the local Multiple Listing Service – John Hopkins is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Missouri Association of Realtors, The Greater Springfield Board of Realtors, and The Greater Springfield Multiple Listing Service.

Equal Housing Opportunity

J. Hopkins & Associates adheres to the Equal Housing Code for Equal Opportunity. We promise not to establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental. Deny that housing is available or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Land Institute

J. Hopkins & Associates is a member of the REALTORS® Land Institute. Land Institute members are the most prestigious, the most experienced, and the highest performing land sales experts in the Springfield and surrounding areas.