John Hurlbut grew up in University Place, Washington where he graduated from Curtis Sr. High in 1988. After working in Information Technology (IT) at Fortune 500 Companies like Boeing and Adobe, John decided to bring his excellent customer service skills and technological prowess to the local Real Estate community after earning his Real Estate Broker’s license in 2003.

John joined the Puyallup office of John L. Scott in February of 2003 and offers both an outstanding level of real estate knowledge and an exceptional level of professionalism. John is a licensed real estate agent and a regular top producer with over 12 years experience in the real estate business. He has participated in a range of real estate transactions, including; luxury residential properties, condos, rental properties, etc) in Pierce, Thurston and South King Counties.

John started the Altitude Homes team in February of 2015 and moved his business to Keller Williams, the #1 Real Estate company in the world. Adding a full time assistant and a full time buyer’s agent has allowed John to continue to expand his business while continuing to offer his clients the top notch client service they’ve come to expect. His recognized relationships and local experience, combined with Keller Williams international resources, present an exclusive benefit to his clients.

John has been a Pierce County native all his life and has lived in Puyallup since 2006. He has a home in Sunrise where he and his family relax and enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, biking, running, participating in triathlons and anything out of doors! John also obtained his Private Pilot’s License in May of 2015 and is now able to give his clients a unique view of Puget Sound Living from the air!

John and his wife Teri are also frequenters of the local arts community and participate in charitable organizations such as the American Lung Association of Washington, Children’s Hospitals, The Nature Conservancy and local Rails to Trails initiatives.

Navigating the multifaceted decisions needed in today’s real estate market requires an agent with dedication, experience, and professionalism. John is devoted to service with an emphasis on accountability, reliability, and enthusiasm. Especially during shifting market cycles, John provides His clients all the information they will need to help them make informed real estate investment decisions. The power of relationships and the experience to know how to get things done is the foundation of a successful real estate transaction. John is well regarded by His peers and has created valuable working relationships with other professionals in the business, including title companies, attorneys, lenders and appraisers.

Awards & Professional Associations



5 Star Professional, Seattle Magazine, 2013 – 2017
Best Real Estate Agent/Realtor, 2013, South Sound Magazine Readers
Keller Williams Quadruple Gold Award, 2015, 2016
John L. Scott Chairmain’s Circle, 2014
John L. Scott Presidents Elite Award, 2012, 2013
John L. Scott Presidents Gold Award, 2005, 2006, 2010
John L. Scott Presidents Award, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Top 20% Puyallup Office – 2005, 2006, 2008- 2014
Monthly Production Excellence – Multiple Awards
Monthly Sales Excellence – Multiple Awards
Monthly Listing Excellence – Multiple Awards

Professional Associations

Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors
Washington Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC)
Council of Residential Specialists