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Kimberly Johnston

Managing Broker

425-766-2000

About Me

In my career spanning over eighteen years of service, I have represented both buyers and sellers in various types of real estate transactions totaling well over $300 million dollars. My client base represents all price ranges in the greater Eastside and Seattle areas. The Kimberly Johnston Group sells a home every 10 days and our production has ranked in the Top 1% of over 4,000 John L. Scott agents since 1999.

I am dedicated 100% to meeting my client's needs with quality client care. My drive and passion for real estate has earned me the honor of being a recipient of the John L. Scott President's Award in 1996, 1997 & 1998 and have been the top sales associate for my office every year since 1998.

My clients value my negotiation skills and I keep them up to date constantly on their transactions. As a value added service, I employ a strong team of professionals including a full-time executive assistant, and marketing coordinator to ensure the quality and professional representation you insist on from your Realtor.

As a Northwest native, and a Certified Relocation Specialist, I am familiar with all of the wonderful attributes our area has to offer. I keep current on our economic trends, school programs, both public and private, neighborhood & area amenities and upcoming housing changes that will assist you in making a move to our area.

I am an active financial supporter of Children's Hospital to ensure that all children receive medical assistance regardless of their ability to pay and I routinely participate in various charitable benefits, which assist the community as a whole.

I invite you to contact me if you are considering a real estate transaction. Realizing your real estate goals & aspirations while becoming your Realtor for life is my greatest pleasure. Call or email me for a seamless transaction today.

Resume

Real Estate Experience

Professional Realtor since 1990

John L. Scott Associate since 1995

Recognized as Top 1% at John L. Scott

Expertise with both buyer and seller representation

Experience in all price ranges

Sales volume over $450 million

Platinum Group

Integral part of Real Estate Community with excellent relationship with fellow Realtors

 

Certifications and Awards

Licensed  Managing Broker

John L. Scott/Bellevue South Top Sales Associate of the Year 1998-2003

Top 1% of over 3200 John L. Scott Agents 1999

President Elite since 2009

President’s Gold & Elite 2009-2012

Chairman’s Circle since 2013

Luxury Portfolio Agent

Certified Relocation Specialist

Certified Buyer Representative

Certified Exceptional Homes Specialist

Certified Seller Marketing Specialist

Accredited Staging Professional

5 Star Real Estate Agent- Best in Client Satisfaction

Member of the National Association of Realtors

Member of the Washington Association of Realtors and SKCAR

Recognized by Real Estate Executive Magazine as “A Realtor for the New Millennium”

Seattle Magazine’s 5-Star Professional Multi-Year Award Winner

 

Community Service and Contributions

Financial supporter of Children’s Hospital from each transaction thought the John L. Scott Foundation

Sponsor for Fundraising for Washington Women in Need

Donor to “Hand to Hand” program, Eastside Domestic Violence and other worthy causes

 

Education

Various and regular continuing education courses in the Real Estate field

Specialized study in “Cooperation and Compensation Agency Law”

Courses in Residential Appraisal Education

Advanced Training in Real Estate Negotiation and Techniques

Advanced Training in aspects of tax deferred exchange procedures.

Testimonials 

 

Team Kimberly Rocks!

 

"We have been fortunate to have the Kimberly Johnston Group represent us in recent years, dating back to 2004. In that time period, Kimberly has sold two houses and a condominium as our selling agent. Most recently she helped us find our current home as our buying agent. While acting as our selling agent we've watched Kimberly's negotiating skills in action as she's fielded multiple offers for two of our properties with professionalism and ease.Team Kimberly has always been responsive to our needs during the entire processes, regardless of whether or not we were selling or buying our property. Her team's communication is exceptional as well as the quality of work afforded to us by Kimberly, Candi, and Heather. We’ve been satisfied clients four times now and we feel strongly that you won’t be disappointed if you decide to have the Kimberly Johnston Group represent you. Quite simply . . . Team Kimberly Rocks!"

The Buckley’s

 

 
 
 

It's a joy to work with you

"Galen and I have moved ten times in our 37 years of marriage and there is definitely no other agent who has given us the degree of service you have. Not only that, we feel like you have become a life long friend. Think about it....we met you seven years ago in July and we felt strongly enough about the connection we made with you back in 1999 that there was absolutely no question that we would ask for your help again. You have an amazing way of combining your truly professional skills with a kind and perceptive touch. You, and your wonderful team, have figured out a way to provide "calm" in a potentially tense and difficult time, and because of that, we have nothing but great memories of our last two moves with you!! You are, without a doubt, a total professional in the job you do, and yet, you have such a kind, instinctively caring side to you...it's a joy to work with you."

Rosie and Galen Muse

 

A Commitment to Get The Job Done

"My goal was to price my house accurately and sell it quickly. I chose the Kimberly Johnston Group to market my home because they offered excellent market knowledge, a team of experienced professionals, great marketing tools and, most of all, a commitment to get the job done!

I was impressed with the quality of research and market data that was offered to help price our home. Once it was listed, the home was quickly exposed to the market through Realtor open houses and through the on-line virtual tour. The showings started immediately and Kimberly's group followed up on each showing. I even received regular e-mail updates at work on the progress.

The Kimberly Johnston Group was extremely helpful taking us through the offer and counter-offer process. Kimberly carefully explained our options and worked with the buyer's realtor to move the deal along. With her counsel we negotiated through some challenging circumstances and finalized the deal.

In a tough market, we were able to sell our house in 32 days for close to asking price, while other homes in our area had little activity. The Kimberly Johnston Group demonstrated the commitment and savvy to make it happen."

G & C Steffes

Superb Professionals

"Kimberly and her team were superb professionals in the process of selling our house, in managing us, and managing the other agents and buyers. We were very pleased with the amount of showings, and the consistency of the showings. Her team was excellent in getting the buyer feedback to us on a daily basis. They were helpful in guiding us on staging the house, all the time mindful that we were still living there. The marketing materials they produced were accurate, professionally done and showed our home at its best. The daily follow up was a great comfort to us, knowing they had a handle on the sale and any new developments as they happened. During the inspection and closing process, Kimberly and her team were on top of all the issues and very proactive in positioning our responses in order to get the deal closed.

I was impressed from my first meeting with Kimberly. She was professional, willing to do whatever was needed, intelligent and honest, educated on the market, realistic, and respectful of our attachment to our home. Her seasoned advice on the market, pricing, competitiveness, and positioning, were insightful and extremely useful. In the end she respected our right to make the final decisions. We gained so much value in this transaction because of Kimberly and her team. We would highly recommend her to all of our family and friends. It was an absolute pleasure to do business with Kimberly and her team."

Diane and Jon Schwarz
Microsoft

Great Commitment to Excellence

"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Kimberly Johnston through 3 complete transactions, over the past seven years. Plus, there have been other occasions where I have received some advice from Kimberly on other real estate related issues that I have encountered, and she was always able to put me in contact with the correct resources to fully help me with my issues. She always did this with pleasure, even when she had no transaction pending with me.

Kimberly has a great commitment to excellence, and has never exerted any pressure on us to do what did not feel right. Over the years, we have referred many people to Kimberly, and they all have been very pleased with her services. Her commitment to each of her clients continues long after the closing is complete."

K. Adamson
Costco Wholesale, Manager POS/Fuel Systems Development and Support