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Destry Johnson Reviews

Destry Johnson
Broker (24 years experience)
71 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2013 - user7558769
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Murrieta, CA.
I have sold three homes in a down market and have now bought one in a market that is extremly competitive due to limited inventory and escalating prices. I lost several homes through several agents who did not have the expertise to balance my criteria against an incredibly tough market. Then I found Destry; he is extremly knowledgable, has a vast professional network, and understands the market conditions. He only showed me homes that fit my criteria and is very aggressive, in a good way. He has a great sense of humor, moves fast, and did a great job educating me to the unique market conditions in Temecula/Murrieta. After the home closed he provided me with contractor lists whom I used to move, paint, and re floor my home, and all of them were excellent. I cannot overstate how good he is, Destry was highly recommended to me by the best broker in Murrieta and he totally exceeded my expectations.
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- Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014 - db8699
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Vista, CA.
Over the years, Destry has sent me flyers regarding selling our rental property in Murrieta, so when the time came, I gave him a call. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was new to this, so I had lots of questions. Destry had lots of answers, and more importantly, lots of patience. He got the job done, and we are very happy. I would definitely recommend Destry to my friends.
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- Likely to recommend
06/04/2014 - user5407383
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Temecula, CA.
Destry is very professional and knowledgable and most importantly, very responsive to all our questions and requests 24/7. This has made our first home purchasing experience very smooth and easy.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2014 - kyamano
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Temecula, CA.
Destry came highly recommended to me from a friend over 8 years ago when I was looking to buy a house. He was great in helping me through that process and has been excellent in continuing to stay in touch with me through the years. I ended up renting out that house and moved out of the area. When I decided to sell, Destry was the natural choice for me. The process could not have been easier for me as an "out of the area" seller. Destry and his team took care of all the details from the initial walk through to the repairs to the closing. His team of contractors were very affordable and easy to work with. This value added benefit just made it that much easier for me. I didn't have to chase down people to handle the repairs. This process can be stressful in the best of times. It sounds a bit cheesy but Destry and his team really gave me a sense of confidence and calmness that I have never had before with a Realtor. I would highly recommend anyone to use them. Buying or selling property is a very important decision. Destry insures the best experience in that decision.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014 - buckfan54
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Sun City, CA.
Destry was responsible for the sale of my mother's home. Because she was located over 2500 miles from me, I was looking for an agent who could handle a sale remotely. His performance was stellar. I would recommend him to any senior citizen looking to sell their property.
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05/05/2014 - beleong
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Temecula, CA.
If you want to work with the BEST then you want to work with Destry Johnson.

I was referred to Destry by my parents who thought Destry would be the best realtor to work with me… and they could not have been more right on. Destry Johnson is extremely client – focused. His honesty and integrity, attention to detail and strong sense of urgency coupled with his vast knowledge of the local market and infinite industry experience definitely set him apart. So I found a house I had to have - the “dream” house. The problem was that not only was my current house not sold it wasn’t even on the market. Destry helped me to determine and submit a competitive contingent offer. Although there were some bumps along the way due to the seller of the “dream” house, with the perseverance and support of Destry I ended getting the house I ultimately wanted. We listed our house on a rainy Friday; probably the rainiest weekend of the year. We had showings all weekend, 1 offer by Sunday, a second offer by the middle of the week and we were in Escrow less than a week after listing. Destry and his team handled everything perfectly and professionally, eliminating stressful details from our plate. Still being a very inquisitive person I had loads of daily questions which Destry answered very patiently, thoroughly and expeditiously… many times being so quick on emails that it was as though we were communicating via IM or text. He was easily accessible anytime 7 days a week and kept in constant contact. Destry is also a great listener with great attention to detail. We needed back-up options to the “dream” house and Destry worked diligently to show us other properties all reflecting the qualities and requirements I had indicated were most important to us. During the sale of our house we had to make a few minor repairs but Destry made it so easy as he was on top of it and handled it all for us. He even provided us with a list of “proven & trusted” vendors for anything we might need from movers and maids to renovation and construction people and everything in between. Now that we have closed escrow and moved to the “dream “ house I still bug Destry with questions and he is helpful, prompt and patient as ever.

One word for Destry Johnson – AMAZING. Give him a try – you will be glad you did.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/26/2014 - chereew
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Menifee, CA.
Working with Destry was amazing! He met all of our needs in a professional and timely matter and was very knowledgable. He was very honest and upfront with everything from the begining! I have also had mulitiple family friends that have gone through Destry and not one has been dissapointed.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014 - c.s.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Temecula, CA.
Destry was absolutely instrumental in finding the ideal house for us, helping us from defining what is best for us in the context of the local market to doing the best deal and thoroughly inspecting the house. We are really, really happy now. Thank you, Destry!

My wife started the process of finding a house where we could retire, a year or so ago. Destry was recommended by a company specialized in recommending top notch realtors based on the area of interest. We had our eyes on Temecula and Murrieta because our daughter, already having some job in the area, believed she had highest chances of employment in Southern California, not to mention that she loves San Diego. After getting Destry's name, we went on and read the remarkable reviews he had on Zillow. We appreciate this website very much, so, getting the same input and nice feeling, we contacted Destry.

The happy ending of our buying a house in Temecula started with hundreds of emails and during this process we have received advice from Destry like why it seemed some of them were not quite the best choice and how to better understand the local market. We live in Northern California and, while not being new to the idea of buying a house, we knew nothing about the Temecula/Murrieta market. During this time we were impressed by his promptness, sometimes answers in emails worked much like instant messages. At some point, after huge effort already, some personal reasons forced us to put the plans on hold in regards to that particular area. We informed Destry and he totally understood our situation and still provided us with the latest listings and even some notations of his. After all, things can change back. And they did.

Visiting the houses of interest in Temecula/Murrieta was very pleasant. First of all we met the man in person. Before seeing the first house we agreed on the main criteria to have in mind and to compare. Then we toured the houses not forgetting about a lunch at the "most recommended restaurant" in Temecula. We appreciated how the tour was planned. The location and the proximity between the houses were not the only factors in deciding the order. First of all Destry understood what we wanted as buyers and what our priorities were. So, he figured out what we would compromise on and what not. So, some houses were out while others (surprise!) were in. The order was decided so that a crescendo was created so we could better tune in, incrementally adapt, and absorb the details and the differences between any two houses. When we liked a house very much and considered it an incredible deal, Destry took us around so we better understand the neighborhood. Then we did understand the drawbacks. While our favorite house changed during touring, we had the opportunity to revisit a house to make up our minds. During the tours we learned how important it was to have a very professional realtor next to us and get advice on so many aspects.

We made offers as Destry suggested in every single case. He figured out the right amount based on how we liked it, the estimates, some specific details or disclosures, and its history on the market. The offer for one particular property (that we liked very much) was quite different from what we intended at some point. We are glad we listened to him.

It is never my intention to give people a hard time, but I do ask a lot of questions. Destry answered each and every single one. He is not only a professional that can help one buy or sell a house, he is an experienced homeowner and his practices are for me just "best practices" and I intend to apply them. He has a network of service agencies that belong to a list he highly recommends. That list is very competitive and being there is a guarantee of high quality service. I am using services only from that list.

We had a great experience while looking to buy a house in Temecula. We found not only a house we love, but also a person that had our best interests at heart in every single instance. That is why I highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a house. Give him a try. I assure you, you will not regret it!
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2013 - marinesiowa
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Murrieta, CA.
I've worked with Destry a few times now, he's been amazing each time. He came highly recommended to me with great reason. Destry handles all the little things that a buyer or seller doesn't have the time or patience for and kept me in the loop every little or big step of the way. Destry legitimately cares about his clients, his service after the sale is second to none. He will make honest recommendations on what will best suit YOUR needs, nothing more nothing less. Destry is very easy to get ahold of at any time 7 days a week, if he doesn't answer he gets right back to you. I have and will continue to highly recommend Destry to any family, friends or anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2013 - tanya saltis
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Murrieta, CA.
Destry's the best!!! He found us our first two homes, both exactly what we were looking for. From purchasing our first house to selling that house and then immediately finding our next house, he made sure everything went smoothly. He and his staff are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly :)
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