I recently engaged John on a listing for my mom’s house where I was raised on Longford Drive.  The house was in decent condition, but managing it as a rental from where I live was just too time consuming.  So I made the difficult decision to sell the house.  As in the case in any house sale, there was preparation for sale work to be done.  John provided me with estimates to perform the repairs and minor improvements prior to any work being done.  Those services were done within a reasonable time and cost.  The property was delivered to the market in perfect condition and sold immediately and at a price far in excess of other homes similarly situated in that neighborhood.

About 7 years ago, I used John to handle a commercial transaction.  He did a great job which is why I went back to him for this property.  I could trust hi to do the right thing for my mom.  I highly recommend John to act as your agent for any of your real estate agency needs.  Steve S.


It is our immense pleasure to recommend John Penna as a real estate agent for anyone searching for the ideal home, multi-family or commercial property for his or her unique situation.  I have known John for over 25 years.  John has helped me sell various properties not to mention he also found the perfect duplex for me, a gorgeous 115-year-old Queen Anne Victorian located in South San Francisco, which I purchased.  I have recommended John to several friends, business associates and family members and they have all been thrilled with his expertise and quality of service.

A master with the contract negotiations, John came up with deals that were perfect for me and made the sellers just as happy as well.  Throughout buying process, he also managed to sell my previous home for an excellent price.  He knows South San Francisco and the Peninsula like the back of his hand.  There is nothing that escapes John’s attention when it comes to property for sale in this area.

I found John to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if I was his only customer although I know that was not the case.  He returns all phone calls and emails the same day.  I never felt neglected or unimportant.  He is also highly personable with an engaging personality.

I am pleased to recommend John Penna to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, duplex or commercial property.  In my opinion he is hands down the best in the business and he will always be my first choice in real estate agents.   Carmen H.


I am writing to thank you for the amazing management of my property and the quick sale at above asking price.  In almost the 4 years that you handled the house as a rental, I had zero problems, zero.  You and your staff were always on top of every problem and solved them quickly, expertly and minimal cost.  You and your staff have been a joy.  I have not had a sleepless night since you started management nor even a restless night.  I received the money for the sale of the house today in my bank account and hope you received your commission as well, it was well deserved.  John, you handled all the remodeling to get the house ready for market without my even having to make the 9 hour trip to the Bay Area, again with expertise and minimal expense  You were so much more than I contracted for.  Thank you John and please thank your wonderful staff.   Charles B.


We own two rental properties in South San Francisco.  Both properties were acquired through and are managed for us by Penna Realty.  We have been working with John Penna and his associate, Jill Beeson, for nearly 20 years.  All our dealings with Penna have been conducted on a professional basis.  Their services have been reliable on a consistent basis and we totally trust in their integrity, a vital basis of any business and, perhaps, real estate management in particular.  We highly recommend their South San Francisco real estate management services.  Victor R.


For decades Penna Realty has managed rental properties in South San Francisco and San Bruno for my family — first for my parents and now for myself and my sister.  Their service has been excellent.  Zelda B.


John Penna of Penna Realty managed properties for my husband since 1975.  He still manages properties for me in South San Francisco and in Lake County.  He does an excellent job and I highly recommend him.  Josephine P.