I'm John Tomblin, and I serve as President and co-founder of Sofvue, LLC, an Arizona company which operates five brands including datatitan.com, officeatlas.com, airwestdrones.com, buildingatlas.com and starting in 2021, condoatlas.com.
I've been immersed in the real estate industry my entire life. My father was a real estate developer for thirty years. I grew up moving every six to twelve months for the start of "Dad's next big project". During summer breaks in junior and high school, he put me to work on job sites pouring concrete in the blistering Las Vegas heat, working as a carpenter’s apprentice, and learning the trades. It was hard work, I loved it and I gained tremendous respect for the men and women who get their hands dirty and build. It was also very rewarding to watch an office building spring up out of the ground, from nothing.
My high school had an architectural design program, which I attended for four years, convinced I was going to be an architect and earn my AIA certification, but at the early age of twenty-two, I decided to jump into sales and take advantage of a then booming real estate market. I was blessed to be hired and trained by Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams Realty. Gary was an incredible mentor. He was amazingly patient and giving, and I will always be thankful for everything I learned from Gary.
I went on to become a licensed broker and state certified real property appraiser, and I had my own brokerage and appraisal company for twenty years. I managed hundreds of small income producing properties and closed hundreds of residential resales. I appraised over 3,000 residential homes, small mini-warehouses and small retail strip centers. I marketed and sold residential resale and custom homes for six years, representing custom and regional home builders including Precision Home Builders and Waterloo Custom Homes.
I taught TAR/NAR courses for the GRI designation for five years and I have two real estate publications to my credit. "Perceptions of Value - Real Estate Appraisal Theory and Application", a 400 page textbook, was published in 1992. A few years later in 1994, I accepted a request to serve as Senior Editor of "Texas Real Estate Agency Law", a 250 page law textbook published by Dearborn Publishing in Chicago, Illinois. Both publications were widely distributed with multiple printings.
At its core, Sofvue's brands are data focused ventures. Each of our services and flagship applications are designed to streamline information, help small businesses grow their enterprise and recapture otherwise lost productivity and time. In addition to the consulting, educational and software architecture I provide in the marketplace, I'm an occasional moderator and panelist at the Arizona School of Real Estate (ASREB) and I serve as Organizer of the Greater Phoenix Commercial Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Group.-----------------------------------------------------------------
Movies: "Braveheart", "Guardians of the Galaxy", "No Country for Old Men"
Quote: "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley
Food: Lobster Bisque
Book(s): Autobiographies of leaders past and present
Destination: Traveling with my family to any destination that starts with the word "Disney"
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