Economists generally believe there should be a rational equilibrium in the cost of housing of different housing types. But after the pandemic hit, supply and demand shifted dramatically: SF median house prices are now up 13%, condo prices are flat, and rents down 17%. However, in 2021 all 3 haveRead More
I have worked with a number of realtors over the years, and Gary Johnson proved to be the most outstanding and professional realtor that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Shortly after listing, our apartment developed an unexpected complication due to damage from a nearby unit, and Gary was extremely patient and helpful, updating us on a regular basis, and helping us navigate the repairs process. In all aspects of our listing, from coordinating staging in the very beginning, to a successful close of escrow in the end, Gary went far above and beyond our expectations. On a scale of one to ten, Gary is a ten plus, and we are most grateful that we were privileged to work with him!Ann F.
Your housewarming gift is one of the most absolutely thoughtful gifts I have ever received. Thank you so much for the lovely gesture. With a new kitchen and cooking classes, I am already feeling well on my way to being an excellent cook (I’ll even take decent).
The condo is perfect. You have been a dream to work with. I am so grateful to have met you and to have had your guidance through this process.Keely
It is my great pleasure to recommend Gary Johnson as my realtor of choice in San Francisco. As a San Francisco realtor, I have known Gary for well over twenty years. Since my retirement, I have recommended him many times to clients and friends needing a San Francisco realtor, either for the purchase of property or the sale of their homes, or both. He has, without fail, satisfied their needs and surpassed their expectations. Gary is very knowledgable about current trends in real estate and thorough and professional in his business practice. He pays close attention to details and is always responsive to questions and concerns. When it came time to sell our family home in San Francisco last year, my husband and I naturally chose Gary to represent us. He helped every step of the way to a very successful close of escrow. We were extremely pleased with the entire transaction. Not only is Gary an excellent realtor, he is a long term resident of San Francisco and very involved with the community. Gary enjoys great respect from his fellow agents. He’s a good person to know.Linda J.
In all seriousness, as a friend and former client, you have shown us all how real estate is done – with dignity, professionalism, and candor; qualities that are not nearly as frequently present in this business as they should be. AND with humor as well!Mark Penn
We’ve been so impressed with your business acumen and open communication to the 3 of us.
We appreciate how specific you have been as we have read how detailed you are … listing what needs to be done to the property, leaving nothing unsaid.
Upon our initial meeting, you were so prepared and thorough. The comp listings were handsomely displayed in the booklet. When you left, Doreen, Ivan, and I looked at each other. We were almost speechless. Suddenly I said that we didn’t need to interview anyone else (but of course we did). You did your homework. You put in the time and effort. We appreciated your enthusiasm. As modest as our property is, you made us feel that it could have been a $10M listing. It was so professional and impressive that you responded immediately that evening; plus, each time immediately thereafter when there was correspondence.Eliza Wong
When I decided to move out of San Francisco, some old friends of mine recommended Gary Johnson to handle the sale of my condo. Gary guided me through the process with patience and persistence. When roadblocks appeared, Gary always found a solution. His positive energy went a long way to making this challenging experience pleasurable and rewarding. Thanks Gary for taking such good care.Will Z.
Thank you so much for all of your help over the past several months. We couldn’t have done it without you! It is a great feeling that we were able to move into the house we really wanted, and inwind our properties in a way that really supported out move.Maureen Kohi & Rob Capone
You had an impressive team of professionals to ready our home for sale and it was our pleasure & delight to be part of this team. We were confident all would go well, and our expectations were exceeded! Thank you again!Asa DeMatteo and Tom Brady
As a first time seller in San Francisco, I did myself a big favor by choosing Gary Johnson as my agent. His meticulous and organized approach from the beginning helped me not only gain a realistic expectation for the outcome of the sale, but aided the navigation of the often confusing and stressful process. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again with Gary.Alex Ivanoff
I want to take time, Gary, to thank you for your kind words, and your energy and dedication to our journey. You listen, and you respond with only us in mind. You’re consummately respectful and you have been so patient with our learning curve. WE will certainly recommend you to others.Sue Horst
Gary, I can’t thank you enough for your expert representation throughout the selling process. I know this was not a big money deal for you, but I am quite sure you treated me the same as you do your large deals. Even more important is that I have been able to trust you from the beginning. I have become increasingly jaded over the past ten years and it is rare for me to be able to trust someone the way I could trust you. This is a life changing amount of money for me and I am thrilled with the way the entire process went.
Again, thank you for representing my best interests. Keep doing what you do and don’t forget about those of us at the entry level – we need agents like you more that the big players do.David Sabolish
It has been my life goal to handle awkward and difficult situations with grace and patience, and what I have witnessed is that you possess that same unique talent. So, in short, I want you to know that I have recognized your inherent qualities and you have been appreciated – thank you!Stephanie McKnight
Gary – great job on getting this deal done. It certainly was not easy but I appreciate that you maintained a strong commitment to getting this property sold. I also appreciate the small favors (like meeting movers) that ended up being a very big help. I felt like you were willing to do whatever needed doing which is what I need from my business partners.Bruce Gilpin
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