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Colin Johnson

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Premier Agent

12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Associate Broker- MBA, GREEN, Principle Broker Virginia, Associate Broker Maryland, Associate Broker District of Columbia (9 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

Colin was expeditious in finding a tenant. I commend his hard work. He answered all my questions. I enjoyed working with him and I look forward to working with him again.

  

03/28/2015 - MeganRowls
Found a tenant for a Apartment home in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Colin was expeditious in finding a tenant. I commend his hard work. He answered all my questions. I enjoyed working with him and I look forward to working with him again.

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Response from Colin on 04/01/2015

Glad we were able to assist in locating a new tenant especially in a very competitive tight market for landlords. Advising Landlord's is one of our services as a FULL SERVICE brokerage and then engaging our team of rental agents to get the most qualified applicant for your property is our goal. I look forward to working with you on your whole portfolio of properties.

 

  

03/17/2015 - ephunt411
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Near Northeast, Washington, DC.

Colin was extremely helpful, courteous and professional throughout the entire rental process. He is very knowledgeable about D.C. Housing codes and laws. Colin communicated and answered the multitude of questions regarding rental property and guidelines with patience.

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Response from Colin on 03/23/2015

Navigating DC tenant/landlord requirements can be daunting, but being landlord can also be PROFITABLE and worth the effort. I am glad I was able to get you started and across the finish line to put your property and new tenants in the best position for a successful long term relationship. Not many professionals can truly say FULL SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE. I have expertise that benefits my clients from Sales, Property Management, and Investment.

 

  

03/17/2015 - tlong001
Showed home in 2015 in Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC 20037.

Colin was great. He took the time to show my wife, myself and my son properties each at different times to accommodate our schedules which was a big time commitment on his part. His understanding of the DC market and neighborhoods as well as the nuances of issues surrounding the negotiation and differences amongst property types was very helpful and insightful. I would highly recommend Colin.

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Response from Colin on 04/01/2015

Tim timing is everything in this competitive real estate market and getting my clients access is sometimes half the battle. I look to advise and consult with every client's different needs to ensure that they receive the best service and information.

 

  

02/26/2015 - erikamartin0
Bought a Multi Family home in 2015 in Cleveland Park, Washington, DC.

Colin was a fabulous agent. His patience and profesionalism made the whole process effortless. Washington DC was a new area to us, Colin really helped us understand the market there. I would recommend Colin without hesitation!!

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Response from Colin on 03/23/2015

Erika it was great to help you both in your recent purchase. Selling a home and relocating to a new city is difficult and I am glad I was able to LISTEN to your needs and wants to locate the perfect new home in this great city.

 

  

12/17/2014 - paintspalt
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Lorton, VA.

I know I will never find an agent as good as Colin Johnson. I have dealt with a few Real Estate Agents before - but Colin is in a different ball park as the rest. He impressed me from the get go and continued to do a better job with each situation that arose until our house had sold. We did it together but I heavily replied on his expertise and opinion. He knows what he's doing, and despite me being a control freak, I trusted him and with a lot of patience and hard work, we sold our house to the right buyers for the best price in a good short time! There were a lot of things that happened out of our control, but taking his advice, the situation worked out above and beyond what I hoped. He did a lot of conversing and negotiation on our behalf and i'm not sure anyone else could have gotten us a better deal. He knew exactly what we needed and wanted out of this - we told him the first time we met - and he never forgot. It was like he had a database of our info from every conversation and was able to recall it as needed. I have never had a realtor show up with statistics on selling houses as to know what to expect - he did which made it so much easier to know what to expect. Colin was clear, upfront, direct and truthful. He never falsified anything, he wasn't vague, he said what needed to be said , when it needed to be said. When he came over before the professional photographer showed up to take the pictures - he came 2 hours early, in shorts prepared to mow our lawn and vacuum the house. Who does that? Who helps buyers like that? Colin did and Colin does! This guy was amazing and restored our faith in good honest hard working people! He comes HIGHLY recommended by my husband and I.

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Response from Colin on 12/19/2014

Colleen it was amazing to work with you on the sale of your home. Having a great partner to get you the best outcome is key. Selling your property involves juggling your move, family needs, and property value. I pride myself on listening to those components and achieving the best I can for you and your property. I am glad we didn't settle on the WRONG situation and we were able to line you up with the RIGHT win!

 

  

12/05/2014 - zuser20141129085231265
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Shaw, Washington, DC.

Our house caught fire and we sustained catastrophic losses. We needed to find temporary housing, and fast, while our house was under construction. Colin helped us find the perfect temporary house for us in record time; we were able to move into our new place in under 72 hours from when we first contacted him. We couldn't be more grateful.

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Response from Colin on 12/19/2014

Moving is stressful enough and moving when you are tragically force out of your house and home. I am glad I was able to coordinate all of the pieces between you, your insurance company, property management company, and owner to make this unfortunate situation a little more reasonable.

 

  

11/01/2014 - joel cervelloni
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Barney Circle, Washington, DC.

We enjoy working with Colin and look forward to working with him again. We began working with Colin this spring, looking for potential places to live in and eventually use as an investment potential. One particular property caught our eye that had a lot of potential, but some complications regarding an estate. Colin advised us throughout the process and informed us of the concerns he had with the situation and we continued to look. Colin brought us to many properties on and off the market. In fact, the house we bought wasn’t even on the market. He managed to bring in contractors to provide estimates before we began negotiating. He's very consultative in his approach, providing great advice on how to build wealth through real estate investments.

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Response from Colin on 12/19/2014

Joel it was amazing to work with you as you grow your personal investment portfolio. It is unique in this market to partner with an agent who is not just looking for the CURRENT value, but consider the FUTURE value. Many opportunities exist in all kinds of markets whether it is increasing or decreasing and creating a strategy for the specific situation is what sets me apart from many of my peers. I look forward to many more opportunities and exciting discussions in the years to come regarding your real estate needs.

 

  

10/25/2014 - mikeytheshow
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Edgewood, Washington, DC.

Colin is excellent. His diverse investing experience really helped us as we sought investment properties for ourselves. He also has experience renting properties so that once we completed the purchase he could advise us on how to best prepare the property for rent. He had a list of contractors available and also advice on how to market the property. Very helpful.

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Response from Colin on 10/29/2014

Mike I am glad I was able to help you purchase your investment property and guide you through TOPA, rental requirements, and landlord risks and considerations. I look to listen to all my clients goals and bring the right team together for your needs.

 

  

09/12/2014 - sarah longwell
Sold a home in 2014.

Colin did a great job selling our condo. He was instrumental on everything from pricing to minor repairs to staging logistics. Our condo sold in 10 days for full price. I would highly recommend Colin.

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Response from Colin on 09/15/2014

It was great to work with you and to help resolve the inevitable hurdles along the way to make the process as smooth and streamline as possible. As always the key to success is LISTENING to your needs and getting the right partners to assist in your Goal, thanks again for the opportunity to work with you.

 

  

08/05/2014 - polks19
Sold a home in 2014.

Colin was enjoyable to work with, extremely knowledgeable, and really responsive. He was able to answer all of my questions, and as a first time home-buyer, I really appreciated his thoughtful explanations as I got up to speed on all of the ins and outs of the process -- from the search, to the negotiation process, to closing. I would and have already recommended Colin to others.

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Response from Colin on 08/06/2014

Sam it was great to work with you; my goal is to always listen to my clients and not dictate the home buying process. In a tight inventory market it is key to have all of the components of your real estate team in place and I am glad I was able to help you achieve YOUR GOAL of home ownership!