Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

DRE #: 01131203
About Michael
Michael Johnston has been buying and selling real estate for more than three decades. He not only assists buyers and sellers, he is an investor himself. He owns and manages properties in the Bay Area, across the U.S. and in Europe. He leverages his expertise and natural aptitude to counsel others on how, when and where to buy, sell and invest in Silicon Valley real estate. His network of industry professionals provide expert advice and services to make the complexities of a real estate transaction appear seamless.

With his broad experience and proven track record for surpassing the needs of his clients, Michael is recognized as being an accomplished professional, a valued asset and trusted resource long after the transaction is closed.


“We could not have been more pleased working with Michael to sell our in Menlo Park. We had a unique property and Michael had the experience and detailed local knowledge to develop the best approach. Michael is the first realtor with whom we spoke that recognized that there were, indeed, other properties in the area with different, but similar attributes that could be used to develop comparable sales for our property. He tapped into his colleagues and associates to provide feedback on the soundness of his approach. He also has a broad network of collaborators that helped us prepare the for sale, including, for example, the recommendation that we did NOT need to hire an outside staging service to show the . Besides this deep professional experience and insight into the process, Michael was also both empathetic and sympathetic to the personal challenges we faced in selling our of 36 years. Michael completed the sale almost exactly as he predicted that it would transpire. He helped us with the final decision, weighing the pros and cons of our multiple offers and he calmly helped steer us through last minute hurdles through the closing. Michael delivered a difficult-to-achieve win-win, meeting our expectations as sellers, while providing a good and fair value for our buyer.”

“My experience with Michael Johnston in selling my property was everything I could have wished for. I felt that he was accessible and kept me well-informed about my options throughout the process. Property sales are stressful for anyone, I'm sure, but in my case, they also came in the middle of getting married last summer. Michael was incredible in relieving me of many of the burdens of preparing the property for sale, considering offers, and wrapping up the whole process. I am happy to answer any specific questions you might have about Michael's service. Know that I hold him in the highest esteem and will recommend him to my peers as they look for real estate support in the future. ”

“We have bought and sold several homes with Michael over the past 20 years. He is, of course,​ professional​, but more importantly is the personal attention he gives. Never once did we feel like another transaction. He got to know us and what we wanted and needed. We have recommended him to several of our friends. And even though we are moving out of the area we look forward to Michael's professional​ input in the future​.”

“It was a pleasure working with Michael Johnston. He did an excellent job in negotiating for and selling our house, as well as finding and closing two replacement properties that allowed us to complete a rather complicated exchange. What stands out with Michael is that he really put effort in making us feel comfortable with all our decisions …. with his honest, careful handling of details and utmost professionalism.  Most notable is that he made himself available and accessible at all times, even at late hours when needed. Definitely five stars!”

Michael Johnston’s Listings

Listed By Compass
16 Maple Avenue

Atherton, CA 94027

3 BD
2 BA
2,970 SF