Mr. Johnson has been very knowledgeble and helpful. When he did not know the answer to a specific question, he promptly acquired the information. I have had experiences with other real estate agnts that simply told me the answer they thought I wanted to hear instead of the truth. Furthermore, he has carried out all transactions promptly and accurately. Finally, he is very friendly. I strongly recommend Mr. Johnson.
Derrick was exactly what we needed in a realtor. He was knowledgeable, respectful of what we asked of him, and most of all, patient. We could not have asked for a better experience–he was terrific.
When we came to the Fla Keys we did not intend to buy . . . we were just looking. After staying in the Keys for two months we knew we wanted to look around and see what was available. Derrick showed us many places (and I mean many), and has an extensive working knowledge of all the local pertinant information with regard to owning in that area.
I made numerous calls to Derrick during this process, and he always called me back with answers to all my varied and detailed questions.
When it came time to close, Derrick prepared all the paperwork and we were able to sign all the documents on-line.We flew in for the closing, and it was seamless.
As an added bonus, Derrick is a wealth of information regarding where to stay when visiting, where are the best places to eat, shop, and also, what to avoid. He was right on all counts.
Can’t go wrong if you work with Derrick.
Derrick did an excellent job in helping us find a home. He informed us of all the homes that were available in our price range and allowed us to make our decision, providing us with all the information we needed. Derrick answered all our questions and found us the home of our dreams that fit our needs. Thank you Derrick for a job well done.
Derrick was very knowledgeable in getting me into this Short Sale.He worked well with other agents and the banks.Kept me well informed all the way. Just a phone call away 24/7 for all my questions.He was good to work with all the way from finding a place to the closing day.I would recommend him to anyone.
Derrick Johnson proved himself to be an exceptional Real Estate Agent! Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the peculiar real estate market in the Florida Keys. He worked exceptionally hard to ensure a problem free closing. I highly recommend Derrick Johnson as a Real Estate Agent and I will seek his services for any future real estate purchases I may make.
Derrick helped us purchase our first home and made that transaction go smoothly and we even closed early. So when it came to selling our house he was naturally our first choice. He helped us get our house ready to sell and made the transaction go smoothly. I would recommend Derrick to my friends and family.
Had been looking for property for some time. Abandoned the previous agent due to lack of knowledge, concern & responsiveness. Contacted Derrick & found those same qualities that were deficient in the previous agent were exemplary in Derrick. Was able to get the property that we were looking for in short order at a price & terms that were to our liking. Will certainly be calling Derrick first for our future transactions.
Derrick Johnson is a professional Real Estate Agent who goes above and beyond being just an Agent!! He has a great personality and is great to work with and without a doubt loves his work. After getting in touch with him about moving to Fl., he asked us many questions about what type of home we wanted and if there was anything that we did not want in our new home. We had not even thought of that before. It was a great idea. Whenever we called him he was always available and if we had to leave a message he called us back very quickly. My husband is a veteran and so is Derrick and they bonded very quickly!! Derrick went out his way to put us in contact with a couple that was willing to rent to us on a month to month bases including allowing us to have our dog and three cats. Derrick was right there the day we moved into our rental house and we started driving around looking at houses that he had talked to us about. We found one that same day and Derrick arranged for us to look at the home the next day. He had done research on other homes in this area that were similar to the home that we were looking at cost wise. So he knew the market very well and in suggesting a bid that the owners would accept. He even put us in touch with a inspector to do our home inspection. We closed on our new home in FL., one month to the day that we closed on our home in Virginia. Thank You Derrick for finding us that perfect home that we were looking for so quickly!!! I would suggest to anyone that is looking for a Real Estate Agent with heart, that really cares about you as a person and cares about finding you that perfect home to get in touch with Derrick Johnson. You will be happy you did!!
We found Derrick to be very well informed, excellent judgment with prospective buyers, and extremely helpful to us as we(seller) are out of state. Derrick also was above and beyond our expectations in informing us weekly of number of views that week, etc. He was very active in advertising property. Very professional. We would highly recommend Mr. Johnson to all who have property to sell.
Derrick sent me a letter (I thank my lucky stars I didn’t throw it away!) back in June or July of 2012 when he discovered that my house was going into foreclosure and asked if I would be interested in selling it in a short sale. I told him I would love to but that I had moved back to the mountains to be closer to my family and couldn’t take off work from my new job. “Not a problem” he said. I gave him my phone number and email address so he could keep me up to date and he went to work. Derrick contacted my mortgage company and came up with an amount that would satisfy my loan, took pictures of the property inside and out, put up signs and posted on several real estate sites on the internet (even made it available online just by entering the address!), and arranged to show the house to prospective buyers, and dealt with my ex who was still living in the house right up until three days before the closing! From beginning to end, Derrick kept me informed through phone calls and emails, answered any questions I had from the loan company (they were still sending me foreclosure notices even after they new it was in the short sale process!), lowering the price on the property as needed until he a found buyer, and priority-mailed closing contract less than a week before foreclosure sale was slated. And so, after 10 months of hard work and diligence, the house has sold! I cannot thank you enough, Derrick, for everything but most of all, for not giving up even when you knew that you probably weren’t going to be compensated. You have restored my faith in humanity in these extremely uncertain times! If you’re thinking of buying or selling in the Florida Keys, Derrick Johnson is the man you want to see! Thank you so much Derrick for everything! I am so very glad I didn’t throw your letter away! I wish you all the very best, you truly deserve it! Norma Jean Zahner
I have shopped for a “Keys” place for more than 4 years. Spoke to and met with numerous brokers all of whom had their own virtues. Derrick however, made a difference with his willingness to address my ultimate desire for a private mortgage. He negotiated it and a deal was made for a place with 2 bedrooms, a pool and a dock…. When he found a place he thought I like he described it. A half hour later to better show me he went to the condo to video a walk through. After the closing Derrick found a qualified tenant to rent the unit until I am ready to move down full time. I sincerely recommend Derrick Johnson as your Keys Broker !!!! If you want someone to ask the tough questions, and
Derrick was great finding us a condo. We have been shopping for a home for awhile, we had bad experiences with other realtors in Marathon area. Derrick made up for this with his dependability, expertise and knowledge of the area. We would DEFINATELY recommend, and use him in the future. Mike and Stephanie
Derrick was awesome and very professional. Always a phone call away when I had a question. Very helpful thru the whole process. Very knowledgable in the area, and always offered contacts of businesses to help expedite the buying process.
Derrick was great. He stuck with us almost 2 years. It was difficult to find just the right place at the right time. He kept us informed of new properties coming on the market and kept us up to date on sales trends.
Derrick did a wonderful job of helping us in our home search in Marathon. In addition to fully understanding the process, he knows, and works closely with many professionals such as plumbers, elevtrictions, A/C, carpenters, etc. His honesty and professionalism were outstanding. Derrick should be your first choice when looking for a realator!
I JUST BOUGHT A CASTLE!!!!! Through our Veteran in Real Estate… Buying a house takes time until it’s time to buy!SO you need an agent who’ll take the time to shop with you and then will pull it together fast when the moment comes. Derrick Johnson is SUPER Agent! We recently went from a phone call to closing in 3 weeks. I was trying to buy a condo 4 years ago. The broker wouldn’t entertain offers over the phone. I searched for a rep and learned of Derrick through a military journal. I asked if he’d be willing to represent us.. Within 2 hours he’d found the owners, filmed the entire complex, confirmed they’d hold a note and emailed me the video. It’s what we wanted. They accepted. We weren’t ready to move but Derricks rental division found a tenant who’s with us still. Over the next 4YEARS Derrick discussed or showed me more than 60 properties, four or five of which we negotiated on but deals never materialized. I’d be embarrassed that he put in so much time on us without a sale. But I would still get calls or emails from him on listings close to my vision. I would pursue due diligence and Derrick would make appointments, and he’d point out pitfalls only locals know. In April I spotted a place. It had a pool, a dock. Not a fixer upper but a “dresser upper”..It just needed some finishing touches. With Parties in 4 states Derrick put it together in a few hours. He ordered the inspection, engineer, furniture estimate, a pool review. There was a round of haggling but he brought it in under market and closed in ten days. After closing Derrick took me to the Electric company, the cable company and the water company. Then for an early lunch at a great Keys hideaway(Ask derrick whichLOL) As I write pelicans strut along the dock waiting for us to bring in fish in today:??) If you’re shopping for your piece of paradise in the Keys be guided by Derrick Johnson, your American Veteran in Real Estate.. See you THERE! Terry Gelber/Espiranza Riano, Marathon.