Meet John Doering

John Doering

Hello, Scottsdale! I’m John Doering, the founder of Scottsdale Living and a Realtor with My Home Group. I live and work in Scottsdale and I am very excited to share, and learn, everything about Scottsdale with you. 

At the bottom of the page you will see some of my favorites!

Photo Credit: Jenna Karwoski Portrait

Hey there! I’m John Doering, and I’m thrilled to share my journey with you. From growing up in Michigan to exploring different states and eventually settling down in the picturesque city of Scottsdale, my life has been a rollercoaster of experiences and opportunities. Join me as I take you through the pivotal moments that shaped my path as a realtor, entrepreneur, and family man.

*Michigan Roots and Florida Sunshine:*

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan, where I spent my childhood surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Lakes. As I grew older, my adventurous spirit pushed me to explore new horizons. At the age of 18, I moved to Florida, enticed by its warm weather and vibrant culture. It was here that I discovered my passion for real estate, observing the dynamic housing market and the profound impact it had on people’s lives.

*From Texas to the Army:*

After college, I ventured into the heart of Texas, drawn by its booming economy and diverse communities. It was during my time in Texas that I made one of the most significant decisions of my life – to serve my country. At the age of 22, I joined the Army, which instilled in me values of discipline, resilience, and the importance of camaraderie.

*The Entrepreneurial Spark:*

After an honorable time in the Army, I felt a newfound sense of determination to make a difference in the world. At the age of 29, I decided to take a leap of faith and become an entrepreneur. Starting my own real estate business ignited a spark within me, and with sheer determination and hard work, I began to carve a path towards success.

*Discovering Scottsdale:*

As my business thrived, life had another adventure in store for me. At the age of 38, my family and I made the exciting decision to move to Scottsdale. We were captivated by its enchanting desert landscapes, a thriving cultural scene, and a strong sense of community. Scottsdale felt like the perfect place to raise our four incredible kids – Alex, Hunter, Kyle, and Karly.

*Founding Scottsdale Living:*

Settling into our new Scottsdale home, I was inspired to create a platform that would celebrate this city’s unique charm and bring its residents closer together. Thus, Scottsdale Living was born – a place where people could share experiences, connect, and discover the best that Scottsdale has to offer.

*The Journey Continues:*

Every day, I wake up with the same passion that led me here – to be the best realtor for my clients, the most devoted husband to my wife Kim, and the most supportive father to our amazing kids. Scottsdale Living continues to evolve, and I am excited to see it flourish into a hub of inspiration and community spirit.


Life has been a whirlwind of experiences, from Michigan to Florida, Texas to the Army, and finally settling down in Scottsdale. Through the highs and lows, I’ve discovered my true calling as a realtor and entrepreneur. I am grateful for the opportunities that have shaped me into the person I am today and for the chance to share my passion for Scottsdale Living with all of you. Let’s continue this incredible journey together!

Photography Partner: Jenna Karowski Portrait

John's Favorite Picks


  • Pinnacle Peak
  • Gateway Trailhead – McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • Camelback (although it is harder than people think)


  • With the family the Fairmont Princess is my go to.
  • With the wife gotta love the Phoenician.
  • For fun try out the Desert Ridge Marriott. Tons of things to do and places to eat.

Places To Go For Fun With The Fam:

  • Mavrix
  • Octane Raceway
  • OdySea Aquarium
  • RoadHouse Cinema
  • The Nemesis Club
  • TopGolf


  • Detroit Coney Grill for comfort food from home
  • Mastro’s for a great steak
  • Happy’s Hamburgers for the best burger in town
  • Ocean Trail at Talking Stick Casino and Resort for amazing seafood
  • Nick’s Italian for a great Italian dinner
  • The Thumb, the most unusual but amazing bbq