After a successful career as a top corporate executive with The Coca-Cola Company, KPMG and Ernst & Young, Debra Johnston entered the real estate industry with 25 years of sales and marketing experience. It paid off. In 2011 she brokered the second largest sale in Atlanta, putting her in the top 5% of real estate agents in the city and in 2014 again in 2014, represented the buyer in the second largest sale in Atlanta. Currently, Debra’s $30M listing portfolio of includes some of Buckhead’s most distinguished properties with more scheduled for 2015. Her consistent performance and success has earned her a place her in the industry’s top prestigious ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, year over year.
With a love of modern architecture and a passion for design, real estate comes naturally to Debra. “I specialize in superb marketing to best represent each client’s property,” says the 22 year Buckhead resident. “I pay attention to every detail each unique residence has to offer and I come up with a campaign. I pull out all the stops — aerial photography, video, floor plans, e-mail marketing and widespread internet exposure, as well as timely one-on-one consultations.” Luxury is in the attention to detail and quality whether the property is $1 million or $25 million dollars.
Debra’s extensive clientele network of both buyers and sellers also includes her relationships with the ever evolving film industry in the Atlanta market, entrepreneurs’ and corporate executives. Debra network with the agent community is extensive locally and nationally.
Hiring Debra Johnston will give your home complete exposure among consumers and real estate brokers alike. Whether she features your home as “Residence of the Month” at her legendary, broker open houses or leverages the powerful, international marketing arm of the Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection brand, all of Debra’s clients receive special attention and a bespoke marketing/buying plan. Debra’s collaboration and negotiation skills differentiate her from her peers and provide her Buyer’s with a comfort level of professionalism.
Achievements & Certifications
- Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection Specialist
- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle – Platinum Level
- Current portfolio valued over $30M
- Second Highest Residential Sale in 2011 and 2014
- Million Dollar Club 2005, 2007-2014
- Top Agent Magazine: Top 25 Georgia Agent 2013-2014
- Exclusive Atlanta agent for Haute Living Magazine
- Exclusive Atlanta agent for ClienteleLuxury.com
- Exclusive Atlanta agent for Chic Metropolitan Magazine
- Atlanta Board of REALTORS®
- National Association of REALTORS®