Selling Unforgettable Homes...Providing Unforgettable Service...Since 1995.
Debbie Johnston joined Compass and has been a top producing Realtor in the East Bay since 1995.
Debbie has earned a reputation for providing exceptional service to her clients, with over 90% of her business either repeat business from past clients or referrals from those clients - a strong testament to the client loyalty she generates with the integrity, professionalism, and knowledge with which she serves her clients.
She enjoys excellent relationships with her real estate peers due to her problem solving skills, making sure she navigates each sale to a successful close for both buyer and seller. Debbie’s attention to detail, and her willingness to jump in and do whatever is necessary to create a enjoyable real estate transaction for her clients continues to propel her to new heights in service and contributes to her on-going love of real estate!
She has received the following designations: Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) - representing intensive education in serving the needs of the over 50 population; Certified Negotiation Expert - a designation received by less than 1% of Realtors representing in-depth training in professional negotiation skills ensuring excellent price and terms for her clientele; and Luxury Marketing Specialist where she excels in surpassing the expectations of her clients by providing concierge-level service and skillful, experienced high-end marketing solutions to navigate the luxury real estate market.
Prior to real estate, Debbie spent 15 years as a sales and marketing executive in the computer software industry, honing her contract and negotiating abilities, her management skills, her international sales and marketing experience, and her client service focus.
Debbie is a native California, growing up in Woodside. She attended San Diego State University, majoring in Social Welfare.
She has resided in the Lamorinda area for 25 years, raising her two children from preschool through high school in the excellent Moraga and Orinda School Districts. Her children are now 20 and 23. Her son is attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Debbie supports the Wounded Warrior Project, Dogs on Deployment, and Blue Star Moms.
She is an avid animal lover, supporting numerous animal related charities, including ARF, Maddie’s Fund, and Norcal Poodle Rescue.
Debbie enjoys horseback riding, dog training and rescue, traveling, champagne, hiking, and enjoying the many local amenities such as Carmel, the Wine Country, Tahoe, Mendocino, and Disneyland!