First-time home buyers, Brooklyn, Co-Op Board Requirements
B.A. in Theater Studies, Yale University
Stonewall Community Foundation, Glimmerglass Festival
Now entering his ninth year in New York City real estate, Jimmy Johnson joins Compass with a record of success across a wide range of residential transactions. Having graduated from the Theater Studies program at Yale University, Jimmy started his career in New York thirteen years ago as a recruiter for a prestigious management consulting firm, and eventually managed a national MBA recruiting program at over 18 universities across the country. His success helping candidates with the important task of finding the right career naturally led to helping clients with another of life's most rewarding journeys: finding the right home. Jimmy’s work for his real estate clients is driven by the same values he brought to bear on his successful recruiting career: client impact first and foremost, a dedication to making the experience meaningful and enjoyable, and a commitment to continual professional growth and the highest ethical principles.
Jimmy rose quickly to success in real estate, earning the title Rookie of the Year his first year in the business at Citi Habitats because he listens to his clients and can understand their needs, sometimes even before the clients can articulate them for themselves. Having launched his real estate business just months before the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, Jimmy learned quickly the importance of adaptability and innovation in this business. His early years as a rental agent provided a great basis of knowledge of the city’s neighborhoods and housing stock. As his career developed, Jimmy gained deep experience with first-time buyers and came to love the excitement of helping renters become homeowners for the first time. As his business has grown over the years from a very loyal base of referrals, he launched the Jimmy Johnson Team in 2015 with the addition of his colleague, Tuck Gaisford. Jimmy’s team covers a wide range of residential transactions across Brooklyn & Manhattan, working with not only first-time buyers, but also investors, landlords, 1031 Exchange clients, renters, corporate relocations, co-ops, condos, and townhouses. Whether you are a seller looking for top-dollar, a buyer looking for a new space that reflects your distinctive character, or an investor expanding your portfolio, Jimmy can help you articulate your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Jimmy's clients appreciate his easygoing attitude, collaborative low-pressure approach, and dedication to ensuring the outcome they deserve.
"Nothing says who we are more than where we live. Our homes reflect our values, our personality, and our style; so it's no wonder that buying or selling an apartment is often an emotional experience." By empowering his clients with a deeper understanding of every step of the process, Jimmy makes his buyers and sellers feel comfortable and confident throughout the transaction, connecting them with his roster of the city’s best attorneys, mortgage lenders, contractors, and architects. "One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping clients think outside the box to see opportunities they may not have considered. I seek to help my clients not only achieve their goals, but also feel good about the decisions they've made along the way."
When not busy working, Jimmy likes to travel to visit friends and family across the country. Back home in New York, Jimmy is a frequent theater and opera-goer, and he volunteers actively with Stonewall Community Foundation, serving on their committee for recruitment and governance. On Saturdays, he spends time at the beach or exploring the ice cream shops, boutiques, and parks in his neighborhood of Cobble Hill, where he has lived since 2012.
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