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John’s Background

John is the founder and team leader of The Backer Team.

John is an Air Force veteran who has 30 years of technology industry experience including nearly 10 years at IBM in a world-wide role. He was first licensed as a Realtor in 1992. 

John has earned his e-ProSFR, and Home Staging Expert certifications in addition to being ExpressOffers Certified, eXp Relocation Certified, and helping new eXp agents as a Certified Mentor and was awarded the Arizona eXp Mentor of the Year for 2021.

Learn how John Backer and The Backer Team can leverage real estate and technology knowledge to help you purchase or sell your home.

John is the “Realtor with The Technology Advantage”.

The Backer Team

Featured Team Members

Anthony Johnson

Tucson, AZ


Sam Boyer

Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ


Tiana Richard

Tucson, AZ


Betsabe Asencio Gil

Tucson, AZ


Brianna Hamilton

Tucson, AZ


Katia Evenko

Phoenix, AZ


Yadira Sanchez

Nogales, AZ


Rick Doyle

Tubac, AZ


What is the “Technology Advantage”?

Some of the technologies

Email Flyers

Announce your home to every local agent at once

Automated Alerts

No need to search real estate sites, we automatically send you the homes that match your criteria

Text Messaging

We use your preferred communication method including texting

Virtual Office

Meet where it is convenient for you

Virtual Tours

Self-guided virtual tours


Marketplace of cash buyers

Self-Guided Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

We offer our self-guided virtual tours as a part of the services we provide when listing your home at no cost. We also offer the service to fellow Realtors and their clients for a small fee – about the cost of having professional pictures taken. Click on the image to the right (or below if viewing on a smartphone) to experience a self-guided virtual tour yourself.

Dollhouse View

The dollhouse view provides a 3-dimension view of the floor plan – similar to a dollhouse.

Floor plans

We can provide a floor plan, complete with room measurements from the virtual tour.


We can create any picture of the property from the virtual tour without returning to the home.

Virtual Tours

Virtual tours must be experienced to be appreciated. They can be viewed from a computer, tablet, smart phone, or 3D goggles.


iBuyer Program

The eXp Realty ibuyer program is named ExpressOffers. iBuyer refers to institutional buyers – ExpressOffers connects a marketplace of cash buyers to sellers that match homes with certain attributes.


The marketplace of vetted institutional cash buyers to compete for your home.

Quick Close

This program provides quick closes on your schedule in as little as a few days.

Save Transactions

If a seller is buying another home, ExpressOffers can be used to remove contingencies.


No showings, no repairs, no convenience fee, aggregate other ibuyer offers, and quick close.

Corporate Relocation

eXp Relocation Certified

eXp Realty’s corporate relocation department works with all the corporate relocation companies to help make your family’s relocation as smooth as possible. eXp Realty is a global company company and The Backer Team will help you leverage all available resources during your family’s relocation.

Client Testimonials

Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I felt Mr. Backer was very patient and tried to explain things so I could understand and follow the progress of the sale of our property. He was always warm, friendly and very approachable. He referred several contractors to me, and offered me assistance with other resources. He was also very consistent about his availability to answer questions and keep me apprised at all times.

Carmen Wentz

Sold home

John helped me and my fiancé find our first home during the chaotic Holiday Season. He was knowledgeable and willing to show us homes in a, more than reasonable, timely manner. He was patient with us and his opinions and suggestions were very useful for us first time home buyers.


Bought home

John Backer is spot on. He helped us tremendously right out the gate. I is very knowledgeable and informative with any questions or concerns we had. He is aggressive when needed and very open minded with your wants or needs. Any time we needed to do a viewing or had questions he was always at our service without any delays.


Bought home

Honest and hardworking with our best interest in mind. We looked at many houses, then bought the first one he showed us. He was also helpful recommending a good carpet cleaning company, termite inspection, roofing, and HVAC company (inspection and minor maintenance – no problems with the house).

Bert Rollins

Bought home

Agents, explore the benefits of eXp Realty!

  • Phone: (520) 873-9406
  • E-mail: John.Backer@eXpRealty.com
  • Address: Virtual Office
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