Rob has sold 3 dwellings for me over the past 25 years . He recently sold my condo in a flooded buyers market. Rob is an excellent realtor, he excels in setting a listing price that sells your property. His negotiating skills are second to none. (He made me $11,000 above the initial offer on my condo sale!!!). Customer service and attention to detail is what he excels at. I highly recommend Rob Johnstone and to sell or find your next property.
Rob’s passion for real estate is very obvious and makes him a fantastic Realtor! Rob works very hard for his clients and I always feel lucky to have him on my side during the whole experience. He did extensive market research to ensure our house was priced perfectly and would sell in a timely fashion. Rob is also an excellent negotiator. You know there’s no money left on the table when he goes to bat for you. He is very insightful and extremely helpful every step of the way.
Rob is an excellent realtor. His unparalleled professionalism and knowledge of the real estate world made this difficult time of my life much easier. I’ll definitely be coming back next time!
Selling an acreage usually takes longer than a house in the city. We first listed with Rob and part way through the listing Rob called us and told us to take the property off the market! Here’s what happened; At that time our plan was to move to another acreage a bit closer to Calgary. Being closer was required due to company policies for a job promotion. It was during a time when the economy was in an upswing. Rob explained that prices were improving from Calgary and moving outwards towards our location. He explained that the issue for us was that the acreages closer to the city that we planned to move to had jumped in price by $100,000 and more whereas our property’s price was still flat since it was further from the city. We knew what our property was worth because of Rob’s detailed comprehensive evaluation. He said that, from his experience, if we sold right then that we would loose over $100k+ compared to what it would sell for in a few months. He suggested taking our home off the market for a few months. We withdrew the listing for a week to decide and Rob had two realtors say that they would write offers for our property sight unseen during that week! We took his advice and terminated the listing. As life would have it plans changed. We ended up staying where we were and built a new house on the property. We did eventually move and this time Rob sold it and for only about 3% off of the list price which is quite good for an acreage. Of course with the new home built the sales price was considerably more than it would have been before. Now for the hunt! A new home in a new town, we were off to Olds. Now buying is different. When you look at several homes balancing the pro & cons and pluses and minuses can be a daunting task. Rob was great, he was on our side! If we had any interest at all in a home Rob let us know from his experience what the problems and pitfalls were with each home. We always felt that he had our interests ahead of his own. Rob’s experience is invaluable when it comes to crafting a purchase agreement and negotiating. We found our new home in just a few days. Even though Rob had not sold a home in Olds he researched the market to give us direction in making our decision. With Rob’s guidance we negotiated a price that turned out to be even less that what the bank appraised it for. That doesn’t happen very often! What more is there to say? Smart unbiased advise, a great price when we sold and when we purchased too. There really isn’t more that we could have asked for.. While there were some tense moments Rob saw us through them.From here on Rob is our realtor. He has earned our trust, confidence loyalty and referrals.
Firstly, I want to say I appreciate Rob. As our realtor, Rob did the research needed to price our house competitively and also secure us the best offer. He works hard to negotiate the best offer with other realtors. He explains the process, his marketing machine and how he evaluates your home’s potential to sell for the best price. On a more personal note, Rob is a very pleasant person with a calm, no pressure demeanor. I think this is very much needed during the stressful time of buying or selling a home. Friendly, responsive and most of all CALM is what clients need to navigate the choppy waters of real estate negotiations. All in all, I recommend Rob as one of the top realtors in Calgary.
Mitch Reynolds (MBA)
It is with confidence that I recommend Rob as your Calgary Realtor. Rob’s awareness of Calgary Communities and house construction is a great value to clients. Clients who have used Rob recognize the value of his expertise, thoroughness and dedication to superior service. Rob provides the highest level of professionalism. I highly recommend Rob.
We have had 14 different homes in 23 years, and I have never had such a helpful agent as Rob in all that time…. We would not hesitate to recommend Rob anywhere, anytime to anyone!
Clark & Melanie Romeril
My wife, Sheila, & I had the pleasure of meeting Rob through our relocation from Hong Kong. Not knowing anybody or really anything about Calgary we met Rob initially through his Internet web site. We found the site to be a tremendous resource that helped us to understand the whole home buying process even before we left Hong Kong. He & his assistant worked with our “wish list” & almost immediately emailed us the information on several homes that were for sale that met our family’s needs. As a follow-up they couriered a very comprehensive information package that arrived just days after our first contacting Rob. It was very re-assuring to know what to expect long before we were able to visit Calgary. Once we started actually looking at homes Rob’s dedication really started to shine. He was relentlessly about our cause never once letting up until the job was done. Another thing that we appreciated was that he was quick to stand aside & let us make up our own minds about each home without any sales pressure tactics. In several situations we relied on his expert opinion & integrity. One situation in particular stood out when he revealed some concerns regarding a home that we were interested in. Then he encouraged us to pass on it & reassured us that there was a better home for us. Now we are living in our beautiful new home away from the excitement of home hunting. In retrospect Rob took control of what could have been a much more stressful & harrowing ordeal & in the end made it pretty painless! We without reserve recommend Rob as a trustworthy professional. He went far beyond the call of duty to earn our endorsement.
Wade & Sheila Pearson
MANUEL & LAURA GALVEZ
An unexpected employment transfer caused us to move to Calgary on very short notice from North Carolina. We initially contacted Rob through the Internet and from then on he became our relocation ally & partner. It was full steam ahead! He helped us feel confident that everything was being taken care of right from the start by keeping in close contact via email & telephone. Even before we left North Carolina he made sure we received a relocation information package by rush courier. Upon arrival he continued to be in contact daily. We were thrilled when we were able to move out of the temporary apartment that Steven’s company provided. And best of all it took only one month from the time we started looking to the time we were moving into our beautiful new home! Would we recommend Rob? – Unequivocally, YES!
Anita & Steven Forward
WESLEY & JOYCE MUMMERY
Rob is second to none when it comes to service and expertise. His market knowledge and determination to find us exactly what we wanted was evident from our first meeting. During the course of house hunting we viewed a home that we became interested in, in fact we had Rob write an Offer on the property. There was an environmental concern with this particular home because it was located near a gasoline service station. Rob knew exactly how to structure the Offer in order to protect our interests and permit us to investigate the situation to our satisfaction. On Rob’s advice we ultimately chose not to purchase the home because the Sellers would not provide us with the information that was necessary for us to make an informed decision. Later we were able to find the home that we eventually purchased. It was just what we wanted and in the location that we wanted. As completely satisfied first-time homebuyers, we wholeheartedly recommend Rob.
Richard, Deanna & Benjamin Wan
Rob listens, he took the time to find out what we were looking for in a home. Then he went to work and found it. He made it seem as simple as that.
Rev. Dan & Barb Eagle
Rob Johnstone is an excellent real estate agent. He knows his business & could be your greatest asset in buying or selling a home.
Rob sincerely has his client’s interests at heart. To describe him in a word it would most definitively be “integrity”. Rob truly cares for his clients every step of the way. His experience at negotiating made a difference. I felt fortunate that Rob was on my side of the table.
Our home search began on very short notice and Rob cleared off an entire long weekend to help us find our home. He even went to work before we arrived by researching the market ahead of time and thereby saving us time that we couldn’t afford to waste. Rob is a good listener, which seems to be a vanishing skill these days. By being attentive to our needs he was able to focus our search to only those homes that interested us. Not once did we feel pressured or manipulated. We would enthusiastically recommend him for your real estate needs. He is truly “Above the Crowd.”
The Lorincz Family
Rob was recommended to us when we were purchasing our first house here in Calgary. He listened to us and asked the right questions to determine the type of home that was right for us. When looking at houses, he made the process so much fun with his upbeat personality and amazing sense of humor. A couple of years later, when we decided to upgrade, he actually encouraged us to list our house higher then we had expected and got us our price! He helped us find a home builder and build our second house, and was with us every step of the way. Recently we called him again to purchase a revenue property. We had very specific criteria, and he immediately found us quite a few houses to look at and helped us find the perfect property! His years of experience were obvious as he helped us negotiate a great deal on the house that was perfect for us! We would definitely recommend him to everyone, and look forward to working with him in the future.
Rick & Cheryl Parent
Rob’s vast knowledge of the Real Estate market mixed with his personable, efficient and effective service has made working with Rob most enjoyable. We have used Rob in 4 different buying and selling situations. When selling our house and condo, Rob’s expertise allowed our property to be sold quickly for the price we needed. When buying our home and condo, Rob’s knowledge of available real estate in our price range resulted in finding what we were looking for quickly. Rob’s knowledge of the complete transaction makes the experience almost effortless. No question the next time we need to sell or buy a home we would definitely use Rob again. Thanks Rob!
Rob puts in the extra effort in finding the home you are looking for. He is professional and knows his business. Without any pressure he found us the perfect house in a short period of time. Thanks Rob.
KRIS D. & MIKE W.
My parents used Rob for almost 20 years so I knew he was the right realtor for my husband and I…. …Rob provides excellent customer service and care but the most important thing for me was the attention he gave to all of our needs. He surpassed all my expectations in finding us our first home. Just like my parents, I will continue to use him for many years to come. Not only is he our realtor but our friend. Thank you Rob.
MARCO & MICHELY
We were happy to do business with Rob and it was a pleasure to deal with him. We listened to his knowledgeable advice and appreciated his guidance and recommendations. We liked his approach, because his goal was not to push us to buy, but to find a house that would satisfy us. He was not an aggressive house hunter, but wise sales man. We had a feeling that Rob looked at us as people and a family with needs. He listened closely and then acted to find the solution and the right house for us. Rob is a wonderful sales man, trustworthy individual, who helped us to find our new house in a new country and city. Many Thanks Rob.
MARIA & MATUS
Rob Johnstone was 100% engaged in selling my house; for the best price! – He is intelligent, intuitive & punctual – I completely trusted in him. He is a very good business man.
I have used Rob 3 times! That speaks for itself.
It was a pleasure working with Rob – He sent out a host of “Intro to Calgary” type material that helped us define our search criteria in advance. During Site visits Rob allowed all the necessary time to talk privately and helpfully pointed out key items.
Joe & Lisa Petermann
Rob assisted us with a cross-country relocation. Because our time was limited, we really needed a skilled and knowledgeable realtor to help us find a new home. We viewed 25+ homes in 2 days and found the right home for us. We couldn’t have done it without Rob’s hard work. Thanks!
Gregg & Cheryl Braden
We liked Rob’s enthusiasm and honesty about the market in our area. He had all the latest sales figures available and was optimistic our location (on a park) & condition of the house, would be good selling features. Naturally, when it sold in 4 days we were delighted with the sale and price.
Keith & Sue Taylor
It has been three years since we sold and bought a home with Rob and we couldn’t be happier. Without any hesitations we continue to recommend Rob to friends and family. During the course of house hunting and selling Rob kept us informed every step of the way. Always available to answer any questions we had. While viewing houses Rob gave us all the necessary time to discuss privately. We relied on Rob’s real estate knowledge and appreciated his guidance, recommendations and honesty. Not once throughout the entire process did we feel pressured or manipluated. In fact Rob steered us away from which he seen may have potential issues, which lead us to continue to look for the perfect house – This was very re-assuring I sincerely believe Rob has the client’s best interest at heart. I think we were very fortunate to have Rob as our realtor, and look forward to working with him in the future. Thanks Rob.
Cori & Sherie
Rob made relocating and finding a new home fun, fast and easy. He listened to our needs and got us a home in the right price range and just as we wanted.
Mike & Mary Brown
I would just like to add, to the never ending thank you list, for your professionalism. Taking into account, the fact you sold our house before it hit the MLS market, and got us a whopping 98.7 percent of the list price, is unconsionable. In addition, your efforts to relocate us from Ontario to Alberta were exceptionable. In Ontario, we blue collar workers call it….going out on a limb. I’m running out of accolades, so I hope you and your family are well and have a prosperous new year!
Bruce & Joanne
Rob: Just a short note to thank you and Carolyn for the fine work you did to successfully market and sell my townhouse. As an out of town owner, I needed to depend even more on your expertise for this sale. Not only was your marketing effective but you undertook to arrange for some minor upgrades to the townhouse, and to represent my interests to the property manager. This would not have been possible for me, given that I reside in Ontario. Thanks again for your successful work on my behalf.
Rob’s honesty and integrity are at a level far higher than what is accepted in todays standards. Great to work with someone of his character.
Understood curcumstances of the transaction and I feel he was willing to listen to me. Very Co-operative.
Rob was very flexible and worked around our schedules. He never showed us anything above the price range we discussed with him, he was never pushy and he was very friendly.
Darcy B & Kim B
As friends recommended Rob to us, so do we continue to recommend him to friends looking to buy or sell. Rob’s strengths as a realtor include research and deep knowledge base of all areas of Calgary; not limited to any quadrant / specific neighborhood.
Carolyn & Mike S
I don’t know what to say here besides that it is very important to be paired up with someone you enjoy working with and Rob was there every step of the way for April & I. I thank you for that.
Rob is very knowledgeable and has a no-pressure attitude towards sales