John is a licensed Florida Broker Associate who has practiced real estate in Lee Country for fifteen years. After careers in the government and corporate sectors John settled in Fort Myers and wonders why it took so long to get here.

I love living here and know you will also. I know our local communities and neighborhoods very well. There are many lifestyle and housing choices in Lee County – one or more of these may be just what you need. When I’m not with clients, I’m probably taking nature photographs, reading, being active in the community, walking on a beach or playing golf.

My clients tell me I’m detailed, personable, smart, patient and show a sincere interest in helping them find the home of their choice. Whether you are looking for a vacation or a permanent home, please consider giving me a call. I’ll work diligently on your behalf.


Rodney and LeeAnn

"We found John Dattola through the Equity Realty website where we registered to view various properties to consider as an investment property. We found a property far in advance of when we intended to purchase and contacted John. WE STRUCK GOLD! He was helpful in finding out about the community and potential for utilizing it for rental income before we become snowbirds. John was able to walk us through purchasing a property in Florida (because they do things differently there) due to his knowledge and background. He was a wonderful communicator throughout the process and it felt as if we were his only client. We don’t believe he would have treated us any different if we’d purchased a multi-million dollar property. This was a long distance purchase and he was kind enough to send pictures of things during the inspection that we didn’t remember from our visit and supply us with measurements. We cannot say enough good things about John, his professionalism and his attention to detail. -Rodney & LeeAnn

Steve and Ruth Z.

"John Dattola was our realtor in our recent search for a condo in the Ft Myers area. We first contacted John during January while we were renting for the month. With short notice that we would be in town for a few days in May, he set appointments to see several condos in various developments. Not only did he have to put up with us, but also our local friends who tagged along on appointments and even did the final walk through with him! Buying a condo long distance was a pretty frightening experience, but John patiently walked us through the whole process. We have now become experts at scanning and emailing documents. Thank you John for all you have done for us. We would not hesitate to work with John again and would recommend him to anyone looking for a patient, kind, professional and knowledgeable realtor! -Steve and Ruth Z.

Tom C.

"Despite the fact that I was not around after the first few days John Dattola did a superb job of shepherding me and my sister (who exercised power of attorney on my behalf) through the sometimes challenging process of finding a suitable condo for me at The Landings. When the unit I originally sought suddenly and without warning became unavailable, John was unfazed and found me another similar one without missing a beat. Could not ask for a Realtor to provide fuller and more comprehensive explanations of every detail which arose. A real pro! 5 Stars for John Dattola! (feel free to post this review anywhere and everywhere.) -Tom C.

Louise and Steve B.

"We can't speak highly enough about the broker with whom we worked throughout the process of selecting and purchasing a home in Laguna Lakes. John Dattola is highly professional, knowledgeable, competent and attentive to every detail. The circumstances of the home we chose to buy were difficult, which John had anticipated and about which he warned us. Regardless of the issues we encountered, John was tireless in his efforts to facilitate the problems, going above and beyond expectations. We will not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective buyers or sellers we may know or encounter. We, likewise, will endorse Equity Reality, because John's high standards must be reflective of those of the agency with whom he is affiliated. -Louise and Steve B.

Herm and Jeanette M.

"John Dattola to me is Equity Realty, my wife and I met John looking for a condo on the Equity Realty web site. We are from Michigan and decided to purchase a condo in Florida. We decided the Fort Myers area was where we wanted to look for a condo, this was a nice start but where in Fort Myers area…this is where John came to the rescue. My wife and I had looked on the real-estate sites and had an idea of what we wanted. John has a lot of experience in the Fort Myers area and worked with us as to what we really wanted and the amount we wanted to spend. I can’t say enough about John and what he did to help us find and purchase our condo. I would recommend John as a very real- estate knowledgeable professional that can work with all types of buyers to help make the transaction smooth and help to make buyer and condo a nice fit. John thanks for all of your help and I look forward to doing business with you again!" - Herm and Jeanette M.

Shirley & Ron H.

"After being a vacation renter in Ft. Myers, this was the year we decided to buy our own place. We found John Dattola on the equity website. We had no idea that he would not only find us our current vacation home but also become a close friend. He was extremely patient and understanding, and most importantly, listened to what we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone who wants to purchase a home, and if by chance we were to buy again, we would use his services without question." - Shirley & Ron H.

Anthony and Marty B.

"We are the Bompezzis’, we are in the process of making the transition to Ft Myers from St. Louis, Mo. and we can say it was a pleasure working with John in our search for our new home. We had connected with John over the internet and given him some of our primary interests as far as type of unit and community we wanted to live in. In our first meeting with him, I was truly impressed. Both my husband and myself were not only overwhelmed with his kindness, but all the work he had put into mapping out the entire Ft Myers area so we could get an overall picture of locations. Our journey together throughout the entire month of March was tedious, but John never lost his patience with us. Not only did John help us find our new home, he was a book of knowledge on the history of Ft Myers, which we both found enlightening!! Thank you John for all you did for us, and we hope we can now call you a friend." -Anthony and Marty B.

Vern & Brenda H.

"After deciding on purchasing in the Fort Myers area, we looked on the Equity Real Estate web site at property and low and behold, we found John. Or should I say, he found us. John called us after viewing a property on his site and advised us, he would be more than happy (and patient) to show us property in the area and email listings of any property with the criteria that we were looking for. We couldn’t have found a more professional, honest, helpful and knowledgeable person to help us in our quest of a new home in Florida. After a year and a half of looking, we found it in Fiddlesticks. Thanks John for all your time, knowledge and patience. We look forward to referring you to all our Canadian friends and family who may be looking in the area." -Vern & Brenda H.

Randy & Bobby S.

"I met John when my sister in-law and I flew to Ft. Myers to look at some homes as a possible investment property for her and my brother. After observing John's professionalism, his patience and his attention to detail through that process, my husband, Randy, and I decided that we wanted John to help us find our retirement home in the Ft. Myers area.

We were not sure what part of the area we wanted to live so John spent plenty of time with us and very patiently helped us determine the best area and house for us. We would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Lee County, Florida. He is very knowledgable about real estate laws, trends and values." -Randy & Bobby S.

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