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Testimonials

The sold sticker is up. Thanks for all your help getting us to this point from both our purchase in Sherwood to our sale in Oxley. I think I speak for both Cass and myself in saying that your professionalism, market nouse and willingness to do the deal no matter the time or day has been tremendous and a real point of difference compared to other agents. As discussed previously, the marketing campaign suggested and executed by you is testament of this. All the best and we'll definitely suggest your name if we know of anyone in the area who needs a great agent.
Adrian Rich, Solicitor, Sherwood, May 2008
I approached Linda Johnston to sell my home in 2002 during my divorce and during that very stressful time Linda provided me with the utmost support and compassion given the circumstances. Fortunately, I didn’t end up having to sell back then and, until now, Linda & I have maintained contact. So naturally when I put my home on the market recently, Linda Johnston was my first and only choice of agent to list my house with. Unwittingly, we listed our home on the eve of the floods! During this turbulent and undetermined market Linda assured and acted in the most professional and confident way. She knows our area completely and I relied on her judgement and experience. We sold within 12 weeks and were very happy with the result. Linda Johnston does not personify a “typical real estate agent”. She is not “list hungry”, or insincere , or “plays games”. She acknowledges the enormous emotional challenges vendors are faced with by putting their homes on the market. Linda did not always tell me the things that I wanted to hear but I trusted her opinion and she always worked in a proper, trustworthy and reliable manner. Don’t bother with other agents, let Linda Johnston sell your home!
Sarah Wong - Chelmer, June 2011
We have bought & sold with Linda Johnston & in both situations we felt Linda handled the sale with great local knowledge & confidence and looked after our needs whether buyers or sellers. I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda to anybody who wishes to be looked after during the sale/purchase of their home. Thanks Linda & all the best to you & Ranald
Lyn Ehrlich - Graceville, August 2010
We just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in helping us sell 23 Harte St. We have very much appreciated your willingness to go the extra mile especially in terms of obtaining the building quotes, getting the council records and arranging and going around with the plumbing inspector. There is no way we could have done those things ourselves from here in New York and it was reassuring to know that we had you and Ranald to act on our behalf. We hope that everything goes well for you, and thanks once again for all your work.
Trace and Carolyn - Chelmer, Dec 2006
I just wanted to say “thank you” for all you did for Mum and Dad. After a hectic few weeks they are now really starting to enjoy their new home at the coast and slowly turning it into their space. Thanks for all you did to help make their shift as stress free and painless as possible…I know Mum would not have coped nearly as well without your reassurance and thoughtful management of both their sale and purchase. I know, as usual, you went above and beyond to ensure everything fell into place for them and I am very grateful you were there for them. Shifting from a family home of 40years was always going to be an emotional move for all concerned, but as expected, you managed the challenges of that with sensitive, professional ease.
Karen Simons. Graceville October 2010
"It was important for us in choosing an agent to pick someone who knew and loved the area as much as we did. Because Linda is a local, we felt that she would not only sell our house but the lifestyle. We were selling just as the global financial crisis was starting to bite but, despite that, every week Linda managed to attract a lot of interest which eventuated in a sale. She worked very hard to get a good deal for us and also managed us over the highs and lows of buying and selling very well. She is a true professional."
Mary Weaver and Geoff Hardy, Brisbane, July 2009
From the start, we were impressed with your knowledge of the district, your professional and comprehensive approach to the sale, then your tenacity through to the point of signing the contract. The result of your efforts was a quick sale, and as you know, we obtained our target price with the confidence that it could not have been bettered.
Kerry and Don, Graceville, Sept 2010
Thank you so much for helping us to sell our lovely home so quickly. We are really happy with the price we got for our home and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. We appreciated your honestly, dedication and back up support provided when we were focused elsewhere (the arrival of our second child!). It was very reassuring to know that you were handling all the details with such expertise so we could focus on the important stuff! Thank you
Jeff and Simone B. Graceville. April 2010
We first met Linda Johnston over 15 years ago when we bought our first investment property. At the time we were the buyers, and she drove a hard deal, but we eventually settled on a price that both parties were happy with. At that time we were impressed with the professionalism of Linda and the fact that she 'knew her stuff', and was familiar with the area. Linda has kept in contact over the years, just as a matter of courtesy and so when it came to sell one of our investment properties we immediately called Linda. We were in a unique situation as we no longer live in Brisbane and so we needed someone who we could trust, and that would keep us informed on progress of the sale. Linda ticked all the boxes. We knew from past experience that she would work on our behalf and keep our interests paramount. After discussing our requirements, we literally left the whole process to Linda, as she kept us in the loop, and, although the market was slow, managed to get us a buyer in the price range we were asking. I firmly believe that Linda will go out of her way to look after her clients. You can put your property in her hands and she will do the rest. We didn't interfere with the process, we were fully informed on all offers, and it was up to us to make the final decision. I have no hesitation in recommending Linda as a very professional and informed real estate agent, who over the years has become a part of a few trusted business people we do actually trust, and continue to support.
Gaynor McAuliffe Cootharaba Q November 2010
We are delighted at the professionalism Liza McKilliam and Linda Johnston showed in marketing and effecting the sale of our home. They are true professionals. We know that it has been a difficult task because of its location and perceived issues by the public with proximity to a busy road, not the least issue there being a 'Build over the Sewer' issue that had not been properly registered with the Brisbane City Council. We loved our home but our declining physical mobility and family day care issues forced us to move to something more suitable to our needs. Taking the unconventional move of joining two offices into the marketing programme with Liza and Linda as the public faces was an inspired decision and we congratulate you. This attitude of joint marketing for greater good of the client says a lot about your professionalism. Obviously putting the client needs ahead of simple economic issues of reward for effort and on that front, Liza and Linda earned every cent they receive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Liza McKilliam and Linda Johnston to market any property.
Peter and Noela Chapel Hill. August 2007
An outstanding experience, excellent marketing and advertising, exceptional quality of service and negotiation skills….No pressure, kept informed of progress. A pleasant experience.
Mr S. Sherwood, April 2007
Linda has continually kept in touch with me since the purchase of my previous address. I never considered anyone else to re-sell my house.
Elizabeth S. Tennyson. June 2007
….Linda is a thorough professional who deals with people on a basis of mutual trust and respect. She is the best Real Estate representative I have dealt with in more than 20 property transactions. Linda has a deep knowledge of our local area gained through extensive experience. She applied this knowledge to our sale with outstanding success.
Craig Corinda November 2007
…..Linda is fantastic!
Stuart January 2006
I just wish to thank you for looking after Michelle the way you did. We just think you are the “ants-pants”. As Michelle said “we will never get another Linda!” She just thinks you are wonderful and so do I. The way you help people selling their homes is fantastic. Thanks again
Daphne Graceville. Jan. 2005
Thank you very much for your exceptional service and friendliness during the time of our sale. Jim and I both realize we were very fortunate to have your support especially as it all became somewhat tense towards the closure!...A big thank you and please remember to call and see us any time.
Jan and Jim D. Chelmer May 2005
Linda Johnston sold our property in Twickenham St, Chelmer in November 2004. We always found Linda to display professionalism of an extremely high standard and in a market that was changing, gave sound advice based on experience and knowledge of the market. She always kept us informed of progress with potential buyers. As a family with three young children, selling our house was at times, a source of stress. However, Linda was always a pleasure to deal with and spent as much time with us discussing the sale, as we felt we needed. She not only built a rapport with my husband and I, but also with my three girls, who would often run to the gate to greet her when they knew Linda was coming! I can unreservedly recommend Linda Johnston for personal and professional service when looking to sell your home.
P. Whiteside Graceville Nov. 2004
Linda, We enjoyed your style!! No push, no pressure. Just an observation from people who have met many agents! Thanks for the follow-up contact.
Susan C. 2004
Just a quick note to say thank you for your assistance and support throughout our recent selling and buying of houses. Everything went very smoothly and painlessly, with thanks to your involvement...
Jill and Brett G. Graceville
At the conclusion of the purchase of our property, we wish to both thank and congratulate you on your thoroughly professional manner. We were most impressed with the seemingly effortless manner in which you assessed our needs and wants and thoughtfully presented us with a range of properties you believed would fit our criteria. We are absolutely delighted with our home and again thank you for managing every aspect of the purchase whilst ensuring all settlement aspects were delivered with a great deal of personal charm.
Ed L and Sherri S. Sherwood Jan 2001
Just a short note to thank you to date for the service you have provided regarding the purchase of my new home. It has been many years since I bought a property and then that was interstate so your assistance in informing me of the steps I needed to take was very helpful. I also liked the fact that at no stage did you ever try to influence or sway my likes and dislikes regarding the type of home I was looking for. Also your promptness in the negotiations and other dealings that occurred with the sellers of the property has been exemplary. Should the opportunity arise I would certainly recommend your services to anyone wishing to buy or sell a property.
Barbara G. Chelmer April 2005
Just a quick note to thank you both for all your hard work and assistance throughout the process of selling the house and land. We have really enjoyed working with you and appreciate your professional approach and advice. Hope we can all catch up again soon.
K & L M. Graceville
Just a short note to say how much I appreciated the professional manner in which you handled the sale of my mother's home. Having observed some good operators over the years, you must be rated near the top. Thank you!
David C. Chelmer August 1999
THANKYOU!! so much for doing what so many others couldn't and for doing it so quickly and so well!! We really appreciated all your extraordinary efforts. We celebrated with a bottle of this bubbly and didn't want you to miss out! Thank you again we'll recommend you to everyone.
Lisa and Andrew F. Graceville. Jan 2000
Thanks very much for your assistance in finding us our new home at Graceville. As you know we also had several other agents looking for a suitable home for us - all to no avail. It is due to your initiative that you found the house for us within a few hours of us contacting you, at the same time meeting all of the criteria which we had set. We also appreciate your organizing vacant possession of the Graceville house on the same day that we moved from Cleveland. This saved us a lot of inconvenience and time and the cost of having another move from temporary accommodation. It has been a pleasure buying this property through you. Thanks once again for your assistance. We will be happy to recommend you to anyone contemplating buying or selling a home in your area. Kind regards,
Ray and Helen B. Graceville. Dec. 2007
We just couldn't express how much we appreciated all your help that you gave us while our house was listed with you. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
Kate and Dean Corinda. November 2003
We recommend Linda for her efforts and appreciate the assistance and guidance she has provided us with. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Linda to prospective clients.”
Peter & Suzanne W. January 2005
“When my husband and I left Sydney and became interested in the Chelmer /Graceville area, it was late 1998, We approached a prominent local real estate agent, amongst others. Their representative was Linda Johnston, who discussed our requirements, then promptly showed us xx Kew Rd, Graceville which I just fell in love with and that was that. Linda was very helpful and professional and negotiated a price that satisfied us and the vendors. We were very pleased....we reluctantly decided to sell our home where we had been very happy, in the last quarter of 2004. As we had always credited Linda with our original smooth purchase, we were pleased to learn that she was now operating her own business under the RE/MAX group. The arrangement makes her much more flexible in doing business and within 3 weeks of going on the market she produced a cash buyer at a price we were prepared to accept. Settlement was successfully completed today. I believe one should only recommend any person, product or course of action based on personal experience. I have no problem whatever in advising that Linda Johnston and her organization are the people to see for real estate business in this general area, with a guarantee of probity and professionalism.” Linda you introduced us to Kew Rd and now you are seeing us out again! It's been great knowing you and a great job done.
Jan B R. October 2004
”Thank you for your email with properties for sale, superbly done and very useful. Just the sort of professionalism that buyers would hope for from real estate agents but is, unfortunately rarely seen!….. Again thanks, please keep me on your list.”
Oliver. Graceville. April 2001
“Thanks for having sent me your updates during the past weeks…your updates are valuable and informative and I hope they continue to be worthwhile element in your marketing mix.” Best wishes and appreciation.
John White October 2005
I wish to thank you sincerely for your expert selling of my home in Graceville. You were so calm and it just went off like clockwork and I also felt at home with you. I think you are terrific at what you do, and I am so glad I picked you to sell my home. Once again thanks, and it has been a pleasure knowing you. I shall tell any of my friends to appoint you if they wish to sell their home. All the best.
Daphne H November 2005
Just a quick note of thanks for the way you managed the sale of our home in Sherwood. Throughout the sale process we found you to be a calming influence during what could have been a quite traumatic period. Your readiness to provide updates including honest and frank feedback from prospective purchasers together with constant market information provided us with sufficient information to derive a mutually acceptable sale price. For this we thank you. Again many thanks for your assistance throughout the sale process and all the best for the festive season. Kind Regards
Darren W November, 2005
"..I was confident that I had made the right choice in retaining you, in particular, and your agency to handle that sale on an exclusive basis. Both Brigid and I were always comfortable with the way you went about it and kept us fully informed. Not only did you represent us and our interests well and faithfully but you were able to strike a fine balance between our interests and those of prospective purchasers. I know from experience that many agents lack that ability, or choose to overlook its importance, and sometimes forget their prime obligation in the arrangement. Brigid and I retain pleasant memories of our association with Linda and Ranald Johnston and want to express our appreciation formally. " With warm personal regards,
Harley O Graceville August 2005
Choosing to sell your family home can mean a daunting and stressful time for anyone. Trying to source an agent that is working with you rather than for themselves can be a very challenging job, as there are so many agents in the marketplace ostensibly offering a good service and who all seem to present well. Linda Johnston offers a sheltered haven of understanding, care, and professionalism in an ever changing sea of uncertainty and fear of the real estate market. We have now worked with Linda in purchasing our family home and then selling the same property some years later. Nothing we requested was too difficult; her service, information and updates were regular and concise, and her advice was timely and accurate. Linda moderated our thought processes, and, by negotiating when the waters got choppy, really was able to quickly cement a tripartite relationship between the vendor, the real estate agent and the purchaser that was caring and peaceful. We would recommend Linda in a heartbeat to any prospective purchaser or vendor (as we have been on both sides of the transaction with Linda) as she believes in a win-win scenario to the benefit of all parties involved which is indeed a rarity in such a turbulent marketplace. "Linda ..did it again!...twice!"
Alex Ross Director: Union Fidelity Kew Rd Graceville. Feb 2008
Dear Linda Having your services as the agent for the sale of my home was such a good experience. You were helpful in so many ways without being imposing. You listened to what I wanted; offered suggestions, drawing on your professional experience, and then stood back allowing me to make decisions. You were there at the end of the phone to address my many concerns promptly. I valued your reassurance when the sale appeared not to be progressing as I anticipated. Your skill on contract negotiation achieved more than I hoped for and I was extremely grateful for this. Your ‘guestimate’ for the asking price proved so right, resulting in an early sale in a difficult market. The advertising brochure, billboard and website spiels were spot on and impressed all family and friends who viewed them. Your recommendation to polish the floorboards in the lounge did indeed produce the ‘wow’ factor you said it would. Most of all, I appreciated your personal insight which would benefit any prospective seller or buyer in the property market. I cannot recommend you too highly. I would be pleased to personally commend you to clients in the future. Best regards
Jan Mullens Graceville January 2009
We are very grateful for the sound advice you gave through the process of selling our first urban and first Queensland home. Little tips as we went into preparing the house encouraged us to keep positive and to be diligent in open day presentations. Please thank your photographer David for his excellent presentation of the property as tidy, spacious and attractive online. That a buyer who was able to complete the purchase was found rather quickly was testament to the overall process being very professionally executed. We enjoyed getting to know you and Ranald a little, and look forward to occasional encounters as we all continue in the Corinda neighbourhood.
Rex & Margaret Saunders Jan 2009
"I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done to sell Skew Street. Your focus, professional approach and realism makes you a wonderful agent, thank you for making it so easy!
Laura - June 2011
We met Linda when she sold us a house in Corinda some years ago. We were so impressed with her professionalism, honesty and integrity that we immediately asked her to handle the sale of the house we needed to sell to make that move. In 2013 we decided to sell the house we had bought through her and again asked her to handle the sale. She gave us sound, honest advice and concluded the sale with the professionalism, charm and good sense we had come to expect of her. Linda is a delight to work with and we strongly recommend her as an agent of high quality and integrity.
Margaret and Jeremy Ward. December 2013
Just a note to say thank you for your professionalism and high level of services regarding my sale in Graceville. There were elements of the transaction that would have been most difficult to handle without someone who knows the process and could bring the local knowledge to bear. Thank you to you for continuing to make it easy to sell from all the way up in the Northern hemisphere!
Aidan Q, Ireland, October 2013
We wanted to say a sincere thank you for helping us to navigate through the sale of our home in Sherwood. Thank you for your patience, co-ordination and calmness, especially through the stressful moments.
Tania and Bruce, Canberra, Jan 2014
Thank you for being the Buffer between us and the Buyer. You managed it very strategically, calmly, realistically! The steps could have been an issue but you managed to forestall that one well. We were glad to get a good price and speedily of course. The location, the timing, the weather - all worked together to our advantage.
Rose and Ian - October 2013

 

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