John Shields
941.456.2884 Cell
941.347.8550 FAX

     John Shields, also known as The TopHat Man, has been a resident of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte for 28 years and resides with his wife of 50 (plus) years, in Emerald Pointe in Punta Gorda.  Check out my full color Brochure.
     John has over 50 years experience in Buying and Selling Real Estate. In today's market, it takes more than the average realtor. John is the ONLY source you'll need in SouthWest Florida. My experience and knowledge of the area includes more than just the business of real estate -- John knows the people and the orgainizations that make this area unique. John is also a member of the local Kiwanis, Punta Gorda Biz Alliance, and the Historical District.
     The way John feels about peoples homes are as if each one is a unique and special GEM. Each home has its own look and feel. Just like a rare jewel. For this reason John has named each of the homes he list a different GEM called John's GEMS. See if you can't find the 'Hidden GEM' or possibly a 'Diamond in the Rough'.
     His long experience with the Charlotte County area can help you find your place. John can show you wonderful aerial and street view photos, as well as our current floorplans -- all from the comfort of your home or at my office.   View all of the Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor area Allison James Listings or view My Listings. Check out some the properties SOLD by the TopHatMan ! ! !

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Awards & Recognition:

  • Certified Residential Specialist** -One of only a handful in Charlotte County
  • Graduate Realtor Institute
  • Mulit-Million Dollar Producer
  • 50 Years Buying & Selling Real Estate

Market Specializations:

  • Waterfront Living at Emerald Pointe, Punta Gorda
  • Single Family Re-Sales in Charlotte County
  • Waterfront/Luxury in Charlotte County
  • Condominiums in Charlotte County
  • New Sales in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties


  • Hot Air Ballooning Pilot
  • Ham Radio
  • Kiwanis
  • Punta Gorda Business Alliance
  • Punta Gorda Elks

     ** The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

     Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are nearly 36,000 active CRS Designees.  For more information; See their Web Site.