About William

William Johnson, GRI CRS e-Pro /Excellence in Real Estate

My Business Background and Experience : 

I am a top producing REALTOR with RE/MAX Associates and a Certified Residential Specialist. I am a graduate of the REALTOR Institute and carry the e-Pro designation. along with the CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. The e-Pro designation indicates that I am technology proficient. This is especially meaningful for Buyers and Sellers in the promotion and marketing efforts for sellers and the technology I provide through IDX link which allows Buyers to locate any property that is available for sale in San Diego.

The  CDPE  designation was awarded for completing the rigorous study necessary to become proficient with the handling of Distressed properties. 

I have Served 23 years in my industry in many capacities including, 2000 President of the San Diego Association of REALTORS, Director to California Association of REALTORS from 1993 through 2004. State Association CREPAC trustee from 2001 through 2004

I served as Director to the National Association of REALTORS from 2000 through 2004.

In 2003 I was appointed Vice Chair of the National Association of REALTORS MLS® Forum and served as Chair in 2004 and held the post of Federal District Coordinator ( FDC )to the  Honorable Susan Davis, HR, 2005 Congress since she was first elected to office in 2000.

With my many years of committee work on our Standardized Contract Forms, Electronic Forms Advisory, Risk Management, MLS Model Rules, Legislative and Local Government Relations, I have gained both an appreciation for and an extensive knowledge in the organizational, legislative and risk management aspects of the industry.

I have brought this specialized knowledge into my practice to benefit my clients and their particular issues as it relates to the practice of Buying and Selling real estate.

As your REALTOR, I am results oriented with emphasis on Ethical Standards and I represent my clients with care and integrity. I provide a fully integrated strategic Internet and traditional marketing program. From start to finish, from pre-listing consultation through the marketing process, coordination and supervision of property inspections, repairs, Open Houses and Broker Caravans, I do not believe that anyone in the industry does more to empower my clients to make their own "Best" decisions. I stand out in my profession because I feel it is important to do all that I can to insure a successful transaction and that all parties involved are totally satisfied with the results.

Thank you for considering me in one of the most important transactions in your life, the purchase or sale of residential real estate. I look forward to being a continuing adviser to you, your family and friends on any Real Estate needs both now and in the future. I desire to be your "REALTOR for Life".

I personally consider  San Diego  an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it. I pride myself on providing unparalleled service and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how I can best assist you with your real estate needs.


William Johnson GRI CRS e-PRO CDPE
CA License # 01048160
Direct: 858-487-6975


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San Diego Events April 2013

April is the first full month of Spring and the weather inspires that most people get out and do things. San Diego county has many events going on through the weekends in April to inspire these activities even further.   Going to coast is good anytime, visiting Balboa Park, the Zoo or the Safari Wild animal park is as well. ...

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The Buskers are Back in San Diego

The Buskers are back in San Diego this weekend. What is a Busker? Well it is a term assigned to street entertainers. Have you ever heard of Cirque du Soliel? Well, they started out as street entertainers, stilt walkers. Look at them now, some of the most athletic and artistic shows on the planet. Bet you wish you could just throw a buck in the box ...

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2013 Projections for the San Diego Real Estate Market

 I think much has been said or implied that the real estate market recovery is underway. If that is so and it certainly does seem so, perhaps there are some projections or a forecast as to what can be expected in 2013. With many many market reports that show the trend lines to decreasing inventory and slight increases in property prices in cer ...

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We want to share our satisfying experience working with William Johnson.  We had to sell in a very difficult market and William was the ideal person to work with.  We put our heads together and began to make improvements and market the property well in advance of our desired move out date.  William had great suggestions and his attention to detail, accessibility, and care were outstanding.  We could not have asked for a better experience.  William's professionalism is unquestionable.  We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a house in San Diego!

David and Christina S.

I have known William for nearly ten years, since he first helped me buy a townhome in San Diego's beautiful University Canyon West in spring of 1998. At the time I was planning on selling another condo in San Diego, and I was so impressed with his business acumen and winning personal presence that I listed it through him. In the ensuing many years we have remained in touch, talking at least once or twice a year about real estate and many other matters. I have come to consider William a true friend, a person I can trust and count on for excellent advice.

When I decided to sell my home, I called William. Wisely he recommended that I wait until spring (the market was in the early stages of its recent slowdown). He suggested I call him in January. I did and he thought early to mid-March would be the best time to put the townhome on the market. He worked carefully with me every step of the way as I prepared the property for its first open house. As a result of William's proactive promotion of the property on the internet, in the local newspaper, and with San Diego's real estate agents, the townhome sold within three weeks. Even in this current down market. I was absolutely delighted, having anticipated having the property on the market into the summer months.

William shepherded the sale through escrow, always keeping my interest foremost in mind. I never for a moment worried that something would be overlooked or mishandled. I realized an ample return on the townhome, even though the market well into its current contraction. When I get ready to buy again in San Diego, William will be my real estate agent and friend. He is the most ethical, wise, and up-to-date real estate representative I have worked with in my forty years of buying and selling homes in San Diego and Santa Barbara.


Dr. Mary Quinn -San Diego

I wanted to let people know about my experience of working with William Johnson.

I decided to put my place up for sale this last year (2006). Obviously it wasn't the greatest time to sell for the Southern California market (down market). In the later part of 2004 I decided to move to Austin, Texas and rented my place out for the first year to make sure of my move. After thinking long and hard, I put it up for sale mid 2006. The reason I tell you this is, all my dealing with William were not in person, all over the phone long distance.Within my complex there were two real estate agents that really worked our complex. 
I decided to choose William Johnson. I have nothing but wonderful things to say. He worked my place, many open houses, to continue to drive the slow market. You will never have a question or request go unanswered. You will have all the information you ever need and more. You will have a great handyman to fix the place up on small things if you need it. Everything was done ethically and professionally! 
All paperwork was done on a timely manner and no mistakes or details left out. Isn't this what you want and need in a real estate agent? I'm sorry that I'm not back in San Diego to let people there know, if you want to sell in this down market, William Johnson is your guy!


Rhonda Wise-Austin Tx


Thank you again for your outstanding service and professionalism. I was very impressed with your knowledge, expertise, and integrity several years ago when you assisted me in buying my townhouse. You seemed to understand immediately what I was seeking in a home and you helped me find the perfect place without wasting my time by showing me homes that did not fit my personality or my needs. For these reasons, I did not hesitate to work with you again - this time in selling the same townhouse. Bruce and I were both extremely pleased with your attention to detail and your professionalism. We would not hesitate for a nanosecond to refer anyone to you.

Sandy & Bruce-Point Loma


William's professionalism and integrity are second to none. He walked me through every step of the process of both buying and selling. He made me feel like his most important client. He always had time to answer any question or address any concern I had. His expertise saved me time and money!

B.Blessent-San Diego


Having retired to La Jolla after 40 years in the television production business in the Midwest, my very first call before selling my company's building was to William Johnson in San Diego. My real estate investments have run the gamut from commercial, industrial buildings, rental properties, to farmland. I've learned two things, every single real estate investment I have made have made solid to extraordinary returns. The other, that of the hundreds of accountants, lawyers, real estate professionals, I have interacted with in my real estate universe , no one has the immediate knowledge of William Johnson. In the case of my building, the 1031 exchange was what I knew about and figured that was the only way to go. I called William. Sure enough, he said there was a 2005 law I had never heard about the structured settlement. This is why I always call William.

Chuck Paddock-La Jolla


We want to thank you for the most professional real estate transaction we have ever experienced and there have been several. Your excellent knowledge of your industry, your attention to detail, and your willingness to devote the time necessary to keep us well informed is very much appreciated. In particular, since our situation required the entire listing and selling process to be conducted while we were away traveling around the country, your work load on our behalf was significantly increased and you handled it with ease. Thank you for your patience, your active marketing of our property and your friendship. We will gladly endorse your service personally to any and all of your prospective clients in the future. Feel free to have them contact us.


Joe and Gail Shields


I am writing to express my gratitude to William Johnson for all his help in the recent purchase of our Townhome in San Diego. We currently live out of the area and were concerned about all the steps necessary to purchase this property while living in Northern California. I am still amazed at the incredible extra effort Bill went through to put this deal together. He really took the time to listen to our special circumstances and was willing to do whatever was necessary. He worked diligently to meet deadlines forced by our short escrow period. He was very thorough making sure each detail was taken care of in a timely manner. I continue to be impressed by his extensive knowledge of not only buying and selling real estate but also things pertaining to the rental market, home construction, furnishings, landscaping, finance, and so much more. Questions he didn't know the answer to he would find out quickly through his many contacts in the industry. Most importantly I always felt he was being honest and fair to both the buyer and seller throughout the process. With so many negotiable items to discuss during this transaction, I put my total trust in Bill to advise me on who was responsible for payment of costs and I felt he was being equitable to both parties. Even after the close of escrow I still feel comfortable calling Bill with questions and always find him eager to help. My wife and I are grateful to Bill and all the help he provided us. We will use him in the future and would give him our highest recommendation to anyone needing the services of a REALTOR.


Dr.Dan and Kathy Burk


I want to take this opportunity to inform you of the exceptional relocation and home buying assistance my family and I received from Mr. William "Bill" Johnson during our recent move from the St. Louis, Missouri area to San Diego. His dedication and professionalism were of the highest caliber and the best I have ever been provided during my seventeen years of military service and approximately l0 moves.From early preparations for my house hunting trip this past May through closing on 22 Jun. I was continuously appraised counseled and assisted at every juncture of this extremely important process. Always courteous and on top" of his job, this long-distance (2100 mile) purchase went without error...a testament of his professionalism.William's work always puts his clients needs first, a sure sign of understanding and abiding by one of business's' core competencies. Additionally, he assisted in obtaining the services of an excellent painter and carpet installer who ensured the house was in perfect condition when my family first saw it in July. They are all thrilled with our home purchase and we all understand where the credit rests, with William.His efforts truly set the standards upon which other real estate agents should set their sights and treat their clients. He brings credit upon himself and the entire real estate industry. I will never hesitate to recommend Him to my fellow military professionals and my friends.

Craig W. Pruden, Commander USN


William Johnson has represented us as both buyer and seller. His professionalism, honesty, integrity, and his extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate market are exceptional. When we were buying our home in San Diego, Bill was devoted to helping us acquire the property we wanted even though there were additional issues involved that other realtors may have been unwilling to take on. His understanding of our needs and his efforts to meet them went beyond all expectations. Later, when we sold that home, we were living over 6000 miles away. Bill took over problems that arose for us, guided us through situations, and handled everything with the utmost professionalism, keeping us informed every step of the way William Johnson's advice and assistance during the buying & selling process was invaluable and we are truly grateful for his help. We have worked with real estate agents in other states and know from experience that not all agents go the distance that Bill does. We highly recommend him to anyone either buying or selling and we would certainly choose him again for any real estate transaction or simply for advice in this area - because he has earned our respect and confidence.

Maureen and Gregg Romero


"Most agents seem to do the minimum for their clients, but you however do the Maximum". "I would have

no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting an agent that is way above the crowd"

Rick S. -TV Producer, San Diego


" William exhibited an innovative marketing approach to my property which was far superior to any other

I have experienced. He added a high degree of professionalism and integrity which was of utmost importance

to me. William is a considerable asset to your company and I felt compelled to inform you of this very positive


Steve N. - Insurance Executive, San Diego


You have been so wonderful in your support of Dorothy. From taking care of all the complexities of a real estate transaction to even scrubbing floors and walls, she couldn't have done it without you. Your help has made my life much easier, too because I would probably have had to take care of a lot of things that you took care of. She's making good progress in getting settled in to her new place. I'm hoping that if you're up in the Bay Area that you'll be able to stop by. Again, many thanks for all your help and support.

D . Miller -San Francisco



"You made me feel like I was your only client, seeing how successful you are, that was when I realized how special you made working together. I hope buying in my new location will be just as pleasant, but I doubt it-"You are one in a million."

Gail T., San Diego


I have known Mr. William Johnson for approximately 15 years. He has truly been one of the most accommodating,

caring and most inspirational real estate persons I have encountered. He treats each of his clients with the utmost

importance and will gladly assist them as needed. His expertise and wisdom is genuine. His qualities are those that

anyone would admire in their own person. I am grateful to have met Mr. Johnson in that he has assisted me on more

than one occasion at last minutes notice. He is a true gem and inspiration to all of those in his field. I highly

recommend him without reservation and promise that he will leave no stone unturned. He is true professional

and will gain your respect.

Dr. Lauren Birney



"We couldn't have gotten this beautiful home if it wasn't for all your TLC" - "you are the greatest!"

Jess and Bobi P, San Diego


"There are times when the word Professional just does not adequately describe an individual. You are truly deserving the accolade:'Best of the Best' "

RJE-CEO, La Jolla

"From the very start we knew that William Johnson was the right person to help us with the biggest decision of our lives." "Many Thanks"

Terrie and Jim, San Diego


"You have been the most professional REALTOR I have seen and would be glad to work with you again."

Tom W. , San Diego


"I appreciate so much your thoroughly professional manner in all our dealings and your unfailing sensitivity to my needs throughout.What a joy it was to work with a professional who is expert, informed and creative. Thank you for being there!"

John S. , San Diego


You give the Real Estate Business a much better name. I was impressed by your professionalism and sincerity every step of the way. You were so right when you said " You'll know when it fits". We are most appreciative of all you help and suggestions."

Dr.David and Mary Bowman. ,Point Loma


" Thank you again for your great help in selling my property in San Diego. Since I don't live there, it was great having you look after my interests. It was a job taking care of all the repairs and "updating it" to sell. I Do so appreciate all you efforts."

Vangie Lindsey.




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William Johnson

CA LIC #01048160

RE/MAX Associates

4747 Morena Blvd. Ste 101
San Diego   CA 92117

858-487-6975 858-750-1436

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