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Get to know Don Johnson
As a Cary, NC Realtor® who’s an expert in the Triangle area homes and surrounding markets, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Today, more than ever, real estate agents need to be creative in their approach to marketing real estate. I have developed and implemented marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and utilize that experience along with extensive real estate experience and training to provide you with the highest level of professional service and results. As a licensed real estate broker, licensed general contractor, licensed appraisal trainee, internet marketing specialist and distressed property expert, I employ fresh ideas and approaches to serve you and exceed your expectations.
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As a NC Real Estate Broker, a licensedGeneral Contractor, a licensed Home Inspector and a Residential Appraiser (T), I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my clients. I also hold the following designations: Internet Marketing SpecialistDesignation (IMSD), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and GraduateRealtor Institute (GRI).
As a NC Real Estate Broker, a licensedGeneral Contractor, a licensed Home Inspector and a Residential Appraiser (T), Internet Marketing SpecialistDesignation (IMSD), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and GraduateRealtor Institute (GRI).
Testimonials for Don Johnson
"We had the privilege to work with Don Johnson as our seller's agent for a recent home sale. Don's thorough understanding of market conditions and use of data helped us make an informed decision to list our house sooner than we anticipated -- with outstanding results."
Don Johnson's manner is always professional and his work meets the highest ethical standards. Using his inspection and contracting knowledge, Don coordinated our efforts to obtain permits and make repairs allowing us to ask a top price for our home. He and his team staged our home and made it look like a new model. He was in constant communication with us throughout the process of listing, marketing, and selling. As a result of everyone's efforts we sold our home in one day for 99.6% of asking price. Don and team are truly a unique group and one we highly recommend and to whom we are extremely grateful.
Staged and Sold - after 1 year on the Market with another Agent01/01/2013
“We put our townhome at 6805 Grimaldi Ct on the market for approximately one year with little success until we took it off the market in December 2011. We kept it off the market for several months trying to decide what our next steps should be. In this interim we received letters from several real estate agents that were interested in selling our townhome. We interviewed several agents and settled on Don Johnson with Keller-Williams. Don really made us feel that he had a genuine interest in partnering with us to get our home sold. We had the home inspected and staged. Don was instrumental in the prep process from getting contractors to provide necessary services to utilizing his contractor background to provide guidance on what to repair as well as how to go about it. Don also had a stager go through the home room by room to make recommendations on ways to make the home attractive to as many buyers as possible. Don was always available to assist from meeting contractors, pitching in with heavy lifting, painting or caulking to making the house constantly presentable. He produced a video of the home and made sure that others realtors were aware of the home and why it was a good product. He truly went the extra mile to help us get the home sold. We got a contract in approximately 30 days on the market and were able to close in a timely manner. Brenda and I would highly recommend Don Johnson as a realtor that not only knows how to market your home but also makes you feel that he really has your best interests at heart in every espect of the process A special thanks to Don. From the inspection that we had done prior to putting the house back on the market and the buyer’s inspection, Don took care of outside issues on both the inspection reports, even finding us a roof contractor when the job was bigger than he could handle alone. Again, thanks Don for taking care of the Lowrance family."
Only Realtor that contacted me by phone08/09/2012
“Thanks for all your time you dedicated to us over the weekend! You absolutely went above and beyond. I meant to tell you that the reason I went with you is because you were the only realtor that contacted me back via phone. All others contacted me by email only and that made you stand out.”
Deserves More Than 5 Stars08/01/2012
"Don was our ultimate SUPER agent, he has exceeded our expectation from the first day of our meeting to the day of closing. We wanted the agent who is professional not only for the knowledge of the local housing market, but also for the financial process where the money involves. He is a general contractor and appraiser himself, which is a big plus to the clients. He has been with us 24/7 to target the right listing price, prepared house for listing on the market including very impressive staging service and voila! we sold our house with almost full price less than a week. . We had bought and sold a house several times before with different agents, but Don is not comparable to anyone else so far. We think he deserves more than 5 stars."
Effective Organizer and Reliable05/01/2012
"Through our process of renovating and selling a townhouse, we found Don Johnson to be an effective organizer, very reliable and highly motivated. His home building and maintenance background skills along with effective planning and good communications allowed for listing and selling the townhouse in a very short time frame. We have no reservation in recommending him to others."
Goes Above and Beyond03/01/2012
"Don is a realtor that goes above and beyond to make the home sale process as smooth and as pain-free as possible. Not only did he give me recommendations for actionable items to improve the salability of my home, but he provided valuable assistance by working with me to get the list of recommendations implemented and completed. Several examples of his recommendations include sprucing up my landscaping with new plants and mulch, pre-inspecting my home and completing repairs prior to being placed on the market, improving curb appeal by substantially cutting back trees and power washing the driveway, and touching up paint in areas both inside and outside of my house. With regard to marketing, he had a professional photographer prepare a video highlighting the attractive features of my home. After having my home listed with another broker for over a year, Don was able to get my home sold within 60 days. I could not be happier with the experience I had working with Don."
Appraisal and Contractor Skills Help Sell Homes02/01/2012
"I worked with Don Johnson and his Real Estate Team to sell my home in Chapel Hill. As my Listing Agent, Don and his firm were instrumental in every as aspect of the sales process and ultimately resulted in a successful sale of my home. In addition to being a Real Estate Broker, Don is a licensed Appraiser and General Contractor. With his skill set, he helped me set the price of my home, made suggestions on curb appeal, and prepared a list of items to be fixed both inside and outside of the house. He then helped arrange for the completion of the repair list. As a result of his marketing effort, I received an offer in approximately two months. After the offer was presented, he assisted with the negotiations and worked with the buyer’s agent to keep the transaction on schedule through closing.
It was delightful to work with Don and his firm. I would highly recommend him for anyone interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate."
Looks Out For Your Best Interest01/01/2012
“I first want to say that I have bought and sold several houses over the years and Don is by far the best real estate that I have had the pleasure to work with. Don brings extensive analytical skills when it comes to purchasing properties. There were times that I thought he didn’t want to sell me a house but that is how he works. In my past experiences with real estate agents, they are driven by their desire of a quick commission check even though it is not in the best interest of their clients, that is not him. He will let you know if the the property is over priced for the market or if there is a potential problem with the house. In closing, I want to say that I could not be any happier with my house and my experience with Mr. Johnson, he is a true professional and a friend.”