John Harney

John Harney

Real Estate Broker

Salisbury Brokerage

19 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
  • Born In:
    Ithaca, New York
  • Live In:
    Salisbury Connecticut
  • Passion:
    The Great Outdoors
  • Interests:
    Canoeing, Photography, Cross-fit , Fishing, Skiing
  • Favorite Lyric:
    "Don't Fence Me In"
  • Can’t Live Without:
    My Canoe
  • Inspiration:
    Joseph Campbell

John Harney is a veteran real estate broker in the Litchfield Hills.  John grew up in Salisbury.   His parents, John and Elyse, managed the White Hart Inn from the 1960's to the early 1980's.   His father later founded the internationally recognized Harney & Sons Fine Teas.   John has personally closed over 100 million dollars in real estate sales. His graciousness, honesty, and reputation for integrity makes him easy to talk to - and impossible to forget. John dedicates each day to hislove for real estate, working diligently for clients, and enjoying the unsurpassed beauty of northwestern Connecticut.

After graduating from Williams  College, John served as an infantry officer in the United States Marines Corps. He later spent time in Denver, Colorado, working for an oil exploration company, and then worked with homeless and troubled youths throughout the west. In 1999, John returned to his family and hometown, and joined forces with his mother in selling real estate. After owning his own company for seven years, John joined William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the largest Sotheby’s affiliate in the world, to offer the powerful reach of global connections to his local clients.  John feels that each real estate listing deserves the power of top-notch marketing that extends beyond local borders.

John has earned a strong reputation for carefully handling each client’s diverse needs.  He can usually be found showing houses big and small, pulling deeds at town hall, walking land and farms, or hiking the mountains of NW Connecticut. John knows the Litchfield Hills like the back of his hand, and is the one to trust when considering a purchase or sale of real estate in Litchfield County.

John Harney is a veteran real estate broker in the Litchfield Hills.  John grew up in Salisbury.   His parents, John and Elyse, managed the White Hart Inn from the 1960's to the early 1980's.   His father later founded the internationally recognized Harney & Sons Fine Teas.   John has personally closed over 100 million dollars in real estate sales. His graciousness, honesty, and reputation for integrity makes him easy to talk to - and impossible to forget. John dedicates each day to hislove for real estate, working diligently for clients, and enjoying the unsurpassed beauty of northwestern Connecticut.

After graduating from Williams  College, John served as an infantry officer in the United States Marines Corps. He later spent time in Denver, Colorado, working for an oil exploration company, and then worked with homeless and troubled youths throughout the west. In 1999, John returned to his family and hometown, and joined forces with his mother in selling real estate. After owning his own company for seven years, John joined William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the largest Sotheby’s affiliate in the world, to offer the powerful reach of global connections to his local clients.  John feels that each real estate listing deserves the power of top-notch marketing that extends beyond local borders.

John has earned a strong reputation for carefully handling each client’s diverse needs.  He can usually be found showing houses big and small, pulling deeds at town hall, walking land and farms, or hiking the mountains of NW Connecticut. John knows the Litchfield Hills like the back of his hand, and is the one to trust when considering a purchase or sale of real estate in Litchfield County.

John Harney is a veteran real estate broker in the Litchfield Hills.  John grew up in Salisbury.   His parents, John and Elyse, managed the White Hart Inn from the 1960's to the early 1980's.   His father later founded the internationally recognized Harney & Sons Fine Teas.   John has personally closed over 100 million dollars in real estate sales. His graciousness, honesty, and reputation for integrity makes him easy to talk to - and impossible to forget. John dedicates each day to hislove for real estate, working diligently for clients, and enjoying the unsurpassed beauty of northwestern Connecticut.

After graduating from Williams  College, John served as an infantry officer in the United States Marines Corps. He later spent time in Denver, Colorado, working for an oil exploration company, and then worked with homeless and troubled youths throughout the west. In 1999, John returned to his family and hometown, and joined forces with his mother in selling real estate. After owning his own company for seven years, John joined William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the largest Sotheby’s affiliate in the world, to offer the powerful reach of global connections to his local clients.  John feels that each real estate listing deserves the power of top-notch marketing that extends beyond local borders.

John has earned a strong reputation for carefully handling each client’s diverse needs.  He can usually be found showing houses big and small, pulling deeds at town hall, walking land and farms, or hiking the mountains of NW Connecticut. John knows the Litchfield Hills like the back of his hand, and is the one to trust when considering a purchase or sale of real estate in Litchfield County.

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Testimonials

John Harney is one of the finest Realtors I have dealt with in my career. He has a deep understanding of the markets he works, shares information willingly, and is driven by his core values of integrity, honesty and a passion for helping his clients achieve their goals.

William Betts

I would highly recommend John Harney

Charles & Deborah Whelan III

John Harney, our realtor was a perfect fit for the property. Loved him!

North Canaan Aviation Realty LLC

John Harney is amazing! He coordinated the purchase of our new home along with the sale of our current home with confidence and in record time. He has the talent to make complicated actions work smoothly, without a hitch. When working closely with him in all aspects of our home listing, he attentively listened, then put together a winning action plan. He booked the photographer on the only sunny day in a two-week period, made sure the write up describing our property sent the proper message and held our hand through the stressful period of listing to contract. He more than delivered what he promised by getting us competitive offers in under a week, while adroitly negotiating terms that enabled us to swiftly accept the one we favored and go straight to contract. We were fortunate enough to not only have John work with us as sellers, but we also got to experience his expertise when he represented us as buyers. We were clear with him where our price point was and again he was able to deliver a property that we loved within budget and with minimal negotiation, getting us quickly to contract. When you work with John you get the real deal plus the bonus of his strategic partner, MC. John and MC are not only experts in their field, they are smart, responsive, helpful and genuinely kind. Beth Greenberg & Beth Simon

Beth Simon & Beth Greenberg

John is a trusted advisor. His honesty and thoughtful insights make the transaction an enjoyable experience. His deep knowledge about the area and the market make him an invaluable resource. His light and cheerful demeanor only add to the pleasantness of the experience.

William Betts

John Harney is the absolute best! Highly recommend him for his professionalism and his kindness!

Kimberly Gilman

Great job buying and selling.

Paul & Elaine Watson

John Harney made this very stressful experience with this very crazy buyer so light hearted and humorous and yet John was utterly professional at all times, performed all of his responsibilities with extreme professionalism, and kept me laughing about the absurdity of this particular transaction, which he said he had never witnessed in 20 years. _Julie Rose

Julie Rose

John Harney was a great fit! Super friendly, knowledgable and was set on finding the RIGHT fit for me and my dog!

Kamaren Suwijn

John is great to work with

William Bassett

John Harney was unequivocally the “best” realtor to get the job done. His professionalism, experience, dedication, compassion and sensitivity in identifying and bringing the “right” buyer for the property to the table was unsurpassed. His accessibility to a vast selection of potential buyers through “Sotheby’s” played a key role in finding the perfect match between buyer and seller. His unwavering commitment to his clientele is extremely commendable and he is highly recommended to anyone who is in the process of buying or selling real estate.

Joyce Mavromatis

John is a great friend and the most important by getting all done to a perfect T

Boyce Billingsley

We bought our house ONLINE because of the virus, and relied, therefore, on our realtor, John Harney, to recommend a house and help us through the process. He did everything for us -- I mean, everything -- from selecting the best houses for the price from our short list to mowing the lawn and having our house cleaned before we arrived. We relied on him completely and could not have made this move at such a difficult time without him. He was candid, prompt, good-humored, and enormously helpful, and he seems to work incessantly. We are very grateful to him, and we feel fortunate in having gotten a house we love.

Linda Austin & Martin Wallen

John and MC did a wonderful job getting our house on the market. They were always available when we needed to talk through any issues. They were proactive in suggesting we do certain repairs and tests prior to listing. They invested in the listing by paying for a quality photographer and other costs which helped to show the house to its best advantage during the pandemic. Thanks to them, listing to closing took only 5 weeks.

Douglas & Suzanne Tween

“John Harney is a realtor of distinction. He is an experienced professional who goes far beyond the business of real estate to the heart of finding a home. He always has a ready smile and an ease of manner that is encouraging to the client, and it dispels the tension of this complicated business. We came to John with the difficult task of selling our poorly situated house and relocating us to another house in the same town. We didn’t have much hope of this happening smoothly, but John was always reassuring. In three months he had done both. On the same day we closed on the sale of our house and the purchase of another. Through it all John was positive and hopeful, a factor that we came to appreciate through each step of the twin deals. We highly recommend John Harney and his dedicated associates. Other colleagues in the real estate business that we talked with also had great respect for him. In short he is a qualified, experienced realtor who is most of all genuine.” “Working with John Harney was a pleasure because he is skillful, experienced, and very gracious. He knows everyone needed to do the necessary inspections and the rules of the game so everything works smoothly. John helped us throughout the process of selling my mother's home & land in ways that were above and beyond our expectations and sold our family home at a good price in a difficult market. In business today many people are out for themselves; John Harney totally working for you.”

Anonymous

“John Harney is an excellent broker and the epitome of what one hopes to find when working with a real estate professional. He is knowledgeable, steadfast, devoted and personable while representing ones interests in all aspects of the transaction. John found us what we needed to fulfill our family needs in a home and through the process made us feel welcome and instantly part of the community”

Anonymous

“Working with John Harney was a pleasure because he is skillful, experienced, and very gracious. He knows everyone needed to do the necessary inspections and the rules of the game so everything works smoothly. John helped us throughout the process of selling my mother's home & land in ways that were above and beyond our expectations and sold our family home at a good price in a difficult market. In business today many people are out for themselves; John Harney totally working for you.”

Anonymous

My family and I had a wonderful experience with John. He was everything you could hope for in a realtor - honesty, integrity, professionalism and fairness. His open and easy manner were a pleasure to be around and his optimism and patience were welcome attributes during what can sometimes be a stressful process. He was always available to answer questions and demonstrated a thorough understanding of all aspects of the transaction. It was also immensely helpful to work with someone with deep ties to the community. If you work with John not only will you be working with a professional and knowledgeable broker but you'll also have the opportunity to meet a truly lovely person

Home Owner

John Harney is a realtor of distinction. He is an experienced professional who goes far beyond the business of real estate to the heart of finding a home. He always has a ready smile and an ease of manner that is encouraging to the client, and it dispels the tension of this complicated business. We came to John with the difficult task of selling our poorly situated house and relocating us to another house in the same town. We didn’t have much hope of this happening smoothly, but John was always reassuring. In three months he had done both. On the same day we closed on the sale of our house and the purchase of another. Through it all John was positive and hopeful, a factor that we came to appreciate through each step of the twin deals. We highly recommend John Harney and his dedicated associates. Other colleagues in the real estate business that we talked with also had great respect for him. In short he is a qualified, experienced realtor who is most of all genuine.” Working with John Harney was a pleasure because he is skillful, experienced, and very gracious. He knows everyone needed to do the necessary inspections and the rules of the game so everything works smoothly. John helped us throughout the process of selling my mother's home & land in ways that were above and beyond our expectations and sold our family home at a good price in a difficult market. In business today many people are out for themselves; John Harney totally working for you.”

Past Client

Working with John Harney was a pleasure because he is skillful, experienced, and very gracious. He knows everyone needed to do the necessary inspections and the rules of the game so everything works smoothly. John helped us throughout the process of selling my mother's home & land in ways that were above and beyond our expectations and sold our family home at a good price in a difficult market. In business today many people are out for themselves; John Harney totally working for you.”

Past Client

John Harney is an excellent broker and the epitome of what one hopes to find when working with a real estate professional. He is knowledgeable, steadfast, devoted and personable while representing ones interests in all aspects of the transaction. John found us what we needed to fulfill our family needs in a home and through the process made us feel welcome and instantly part of the community”

Past Client

My Listings

795 East Street North $679,000 link

795 East Street North

Goshen, CT 06756 | Litchfield County
$679,000
5 Beds 2 Baths 3,054 Sqft 18 Acres

An historic five bedroom colonial dated 1769 that was once a stagecoach stop located in the northeast section of Goshen, which is situated on 18 acres that back into protected...

5
bed
2
bath
3,054
sqft
20 Main Street $889,000 link

20 Main Street

Salisbury, CT 06039 | Litchfield County
$889,000
6,812 Sqft 0.2 Acres

A historic landmark on Main St in Salisbury, the Salisbury Pharmacy building has been the center of town life for well over a century. The first floor is all retail with a flower...

6,812
sqft
14 Main Street $795,000 link

14 Main Street

Salisbury, CT 06039 | Litchfield County
$795,000
4,685 Sqft 0.11 Acres

Historic building in the middle of the town of Salisbury which has been recently renovated. This has been the home for the successful business of Passports over the last few decades...

4,685
sqft

My Sales

112 Gunn Hill Road $2,850,000 link

112 Gunn Hill Road

Washington, CT 06777 | Litchfield County
$2,850,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 5,998 Sqft 11.6 Acres

It’s rare to find an antique estate with this kind of privacy & views. This Italianate beauty has been featured in Elle Decor & 3 other design publications. It boasts high ceilings,...

4
bed
4/1
bath
5,998
sqft
130 Long Pond Road $2,400,000 link

130 Long Pond Road

Lakeville, CT 06039 | Litchfield County
$2,400,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 3,450 Sqft 4.74 Acres

Offering outstanding views and style, this Modern Farmhouse has been reimagined by the current owners and now boasts a new primary bedroom suite and heated pool. The home's common...

4
bed
4/1
bath
3,450
sqft
40-42 Jackson Hill $2,000,000 link

40-42 Jackson Hill

Sharon, CT 06069 | Litchfield County
$2,000,000
4 Beds 4/2 Baths 4,909 Sqft 42 Acres

This property located on Jackson Hill consists of three separate parcels totaling 42 acres, the main brick house is on 20 acres and has views to the west, originally a family residence,...

4
bed
4/2
bath
4,909
sqft
24 Taconic Road $1,700,000 link

24 Taconic Road

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,700,000
5 Beds 2/3 Baths 4,560 Sqft 13.1 Acres

A remarkable property offering a beautiful 5 bedroom house facing south with long views of the Taconic hills, filled with established perennial gardens and old world landscaping...

5
bed
2/3
bath
4,560
sqft
65 Bunker Hill $1,615,000

65 Bunker Hill

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,615,000
4 Beds 2/2 Baths 3,426 Sqft 6.14 Acres

Arts and crafts inspired shingled cottage with commanding south-facing views, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 fireplaces,open interior design with all new thermopane...

4
bed
2/2
bath
3,426
sqft
47 Hammertown Road $1,550,000 link

47 Hammertown Road

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,550,000
4 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,046 Sqft 77 Acres

Grasslands Farm located in the highly desirable Twin Lakes area of Salisbury. Featuring a main house sited at the top of a knoll overlooking both the farm and the Berkshire Valley...

4
bed
2/1
bath
2,046
sqft
38 Pierce Lane $1,444,800 link

38 Pierce Lane

Cornwall, CT 06796 | Litchfield County
$1,444,800
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,860 Sqft 66.01 Acres

A secluded single level home in Cornwall on 66 acres. The home features a large master bedroom wing, 3 fireplaces and two sets of french doors leading out to a large patio overlooking...

3
bed
2
bath
2,860
sqft
4 Valley Road $1,425,000 link

4 Valley Road

Salisbury, CT 06039 | Litchfield County
$1,425,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,095 Sqft 2.29 Acres

MOVE IN READY RESTORED ANTIQUE WITH MODERN GUEST COTTAGE located on one of the prettiest roads in Lakeville awaits you. The main house features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, newly envisioned...

4
bed
3/1
bath
3,095
sqft
472 Under Mountain Road $1,350,000 link

472 Under Mountain Road

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,350,000
5 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,792 Sqft 11.56 Acres

SALISBURY SANCTUARY.....Set on 11+ acres surrounded by Mt. Riga State Park. Rarely can you find such privacy and views in Salisbury coupled with a well built newer home featuring...

5
bed
3/1
bath
3,792
sqft
547 West Main Street $1,300,000 link

547 West Main Street

North Canaan, CT 06018 | Litchfield County
$1,300,000
4,800 Sqft 66.88 Acres

A unique opportunity to own a private airport in Litchfield County! The airport is located in North Canaan, CT and is private with a 3000' grass strip which runs parallel to the...

4,800
sqft
534 Undermountain Road $1,275,000

534 Undermountain Road

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,275,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 3,877 Sqft 6.02 Acres

4
bed
3
bath
3,877
sqft
482 Undermountain Road $1,250,000 link

482 Undermountain Road

Salisbury, CT 06068 | Litchfield County
$1,250,000
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 6,202 Sqft 2.6 Acres

Located on Undermountain Road this Salisbury landmark allows you to be part of local history. The current house was built prior to 1800 and extensively renovated in 1879. It served...

5
bed
5/1
bath
6,202
sqft