Debra Johnston
Luxury Real Estate Agent

Atlanta, GA, USA
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Debra Johnston is Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent and #1 Individual Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection in Buckhead. Her extensive clientele network and relationships with entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives and celebrities in the entertainment and film industry make her one of the most sought after luxury real estate agents in Atlanta. With a love of architecture and a passion for design, real estate comes naturally to Debra. “I specialize in superb marketing to best represent each client’s property.”As a Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Diamond Member, top half of 1% of all agents worldwide, she continues to break sales records and consistent performance has earned her a place her in the industry’s top prestigious ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, year over year. She has the negotiation skills to creatively secure a deal on her client’s behalf.

Debra recognizes the importance of exceptional customer service. Her network of luxury agents worldwide as well architects, builders and designers enable her to stay up to the minute on the latest trends in real estate and the market. Best of all, her enthusiasm is genuine and contagious. Her representation of both Sellers and Buyers is simply the best and does not end at the closing table. She continues to be a valuable resource to all of her clients. As a Zillow Premier Agent, Debra is involved in the market daily and understands the continuously changing market trends and can advise her clients accordingly.

Debra’s marketing strategy consists of superb photography and video production as well as a prominent internet exposure that translates into maximum exposure for her clients. With a sharp focus on the luxury market in Atlanta, she continues to surpass her competition and set another record breaking sales year in 2017. Debra represents clients from Los Angeles to New York and beyond and strives to deliver outstanding service each and every time.

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 her clients receive special attention.

Debra is regularly featured as Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent for her expertise in luxury property buying trends, dealing with high-profile properties and diverse clientele, ranging from entertainment personalities to corporate executive to entrepreneurs.

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 years of sales and marketing savvy. It paid off. Today, with over 15 years of experience in the luxury market, Debra delivers uncompromising professionalism, an exceptional skill set and ultimately a positive real estate experience for her clients.

💎 Rating (26)

Debra and I have worked together for almost 4 years now. She has successfully strategically marketed and sold 3 of my homes and I hope that we continue to do business together. Her industry and market knowledge is excellent and she represents my properties in a professional manner. She has handled negotiations of my properties and guided me smoothly through the process. I would highly recommend Debra if you are a buyer or a seller.

Sam Tak
Google Reviews

I worked with Debra Johnston who was very knowledgeable, professional and on time. She was always quick to respond. I would recommend her to others.

Shantia Raeesi
Google Reviews

I’ve never met anyone as responsive, strategic, smart, and one step ahead as Debra is. She is unreal. On top of it all, she gets things done quickly and with extreme precision and competence. She’s accommodating and knows her stuff. I was very lucky to have found her as she made it easy when in fact, it was a difficult process. Oh and she even managed to find a way to bring me into a home that wasn’t for sale but in short order, she contacted the homeowners and convinced them to consider selling and allow me to see their residence. Seriously, who else could do that? Oh, did I mention she is also a lovely person and funny to boot? There isn’t anything Debra can’t do. She is simply the best.

Maxine Mann
Google Reviews

Debra is AMAZING down to earth real estate professional. Her real estate knowledge and experience and hard work will definitely offers her client piece of mind and the right deal. She is very experienced, detail oriented professional. Debra offers her clients world class service! I enjoy working with her.

Mark Habbal
Google Reviews

We are very fortunate that we met and are working with Debra to sell our home. She’s the most perceptive, knowledgeable, and professional Realtor© we have met in many years. My wife is a top producer luxury Real Estate Realtor© in South Florida, and throughout her more than thirty years career, even her is impressed with Debra’s skills in marketing, selling and networking. Debra has an extensive clientele network which includes successful entrepreneurs, top executives and celebrities. However, she is a very personable person. She listens carefully to your needs and, after making a very thorough evaluation of your property and market conditions, Debra gives you rational recommendations to better market and sell your property. Debra uses the most comprehensive and recent marketing techniques to market your home. In our case, she brought an outstanding photographer, who took his time to take the most amazing photos. She also had an impressive tour of the house created using Matterport technology, enabling prospective buyers to see and “walk” our home in three dimensions, providing an immersive experience that is not possible with photos or regular video tours. Debra’s social media presence is unparalleled. She has over ten thousand followers on Instagram, her YouTube channel videos are watched by thousands, and her luxury listings are shown on all major networks, as well as in Reuters, USA Today, Yahoo Finance, and a variety of prestigious magazines. Debra projects confidence and delivers results. We recommend it wholeheartedly.

Adolfo D’Erizans
Google Reviews

Debra has been my agent for 4 years and will be for life. She has bought and sold 3 homes for me, all of them very tough cases. She’s the hardest working real estate professional I have EVER met, and is worth every penny of her commission. I have never said that about an agent in my life, but in Debra’s case it’s true.

Grace Chalk
Google Reviews

Debra is a 5 Star agent! This is our 3rd transaction working with Debra over the last 8 years. Each time the experience has been exceptional. In this case, Debra pre-sold the house before it was listed with her social media marketing strategy combined with videography and great photos! We went under contract in 4 days with multiple cash offers. We closed at close to asking price. I would highly recommend Debra for all your real estate needs. She loves what she does and is professional and a pleasure to do business with throughout the process.

Jennifer Attaway
Google Reviews

Debra is an uber agent! She knows real estate so well and her marketing skills are amazing. The video she put together for our house was perfect!

Tina Romaniello
Google Reviews

Debra Johnston has all of the qualities of a Real Estate Agent we all hope to find. Debra is beyond knowledgeable about the Real Estate Market not only in the Atlanta area but nationwide. At all times my husband and I felt she had only our best interests in mind. While Debra was making the deal happen both expeditiously and without any negative issues, she was in continuous correspondence. Debra Johnston is multitalented and fiercely unstoppable in the negotiation.All of this while being a person you want to be a friend. My husband Patrick and I will tell you that Debra is a person in any situation you would want to be on your team.

Tela Sain
Google Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed working together with Debra and hope that we can do more business in the future!

Pavel Semenov
Google Reviews

Debra is a fantastic agent and did a wonderful job on the project!! I highly recommend her professionally……

RLW RLW
Google Reviews

Debra has been a joy to work with! I have done multiple transactions with her and every time it has been flawless. She has solid understanding and knowledge in Atlanta Luxury Real Estate Market. Debra is able to walk you through the various steps of real estate transaction and put you in contact with excellent lenders, inspectors, and more. She is easily accessible and very responsive to any inquiry you may have. Debra is detail oriented professional with high integrity.

Mark Habbal | Branch Manager, Geneva Financial Home Loans
LinkedIn Recommendations

A real estate salesperson’s worst nightmare could be representing the home of someone who has been successful in ONE sales arena … and thinks that THAT experience translates into residential real estate sales. Most agents in this spot might find this kind of customer confronting, unknowingly defending their knowledge base just to justify their role.

Not Debra. From our first meeting, Debra embraced my opinions and observations about the market in a genuine and non-placating manner. Rather than resist my input – she leveraged it, wrapping it with her own extraordinary skill set as she created excitement while also directing me to get the house in shape to sell. She was professional, precise and strategic; and in kind, raked in three contracts and a sale that was 2% shy of asking price, in under 3 weeks.

As easily as she read my “hands on” nature, her ability to read people and then tailor her actions to best suit that individual is, both, impressive and efficient. She is an extraordinary Real Estate Professional for anyone regardless of how involved they want to be, and I count our working relationship as one of the most delightful of my sales career. If selling your home, strongly consider a working relationship with Debra. You will not be disappointed!!

Jean Marie Bridges | Chief Talent Director, Indolis Partners
LinkedIn Recommendations

I have known Debra Johnston for many years. I’ve have had the extreme pleasure of watching her rocket to super-stardom in the luxury real estate field and just about everything else she sets her mind to.

Debra demonstrated a keen business acumen when she reported to me years ago at Coca-Cola and in the time since then, she has continued to sharpen her incredible business sense even more. When you combine her business acumen with a high degree of integrity, honesty, and confidentiality; it’s no wonder Debra is one of Atlanta’s top realtors.

She brings a passion for architecture and design to every buyer and seller she comes into contact with. Debra’s got a golden touch when it comes to real estate and design – and an energetic and dynamic personality to match! It’s an honor to recommend Debra.

Carly Vivian | Managing Director, The Coca-Cola Company
LinkedIn Recommendations

Debra is extremely professional and results oriented. She is passionate about her business.

Robbie Berthelot | Director, The Coca-Cola Company
LinkedIn Recommendations

Debra is extremely professional, knows the Atlanta market, and works hard to get a house sold. If you have a modern/contemporary home in Atlanta, then I would definitely use Debra to get your house sold. Debra appreciates and loves modern architecture and understands the challenges of trying to price and then sell a modern home in this city.

Christianna McCaleb | Designer, Cruickshank Remodeling
LinkedIn Recommendations

Debra is a results-oriented real estate agent who is able to use her extensive marketing background to creatively position our properties in a challenging market. Her attention to detail, understanding of architecture and design and strong personal skills resulted in us listing both of our properties with her. We’ve gotten more from Debra in the past few months than any other agent we’ve worked with in the past 15 years. In fact, we wouldn’t consider listing a property with anyone else.

Linda Mize-Kelley | Founder, Indigo Payments
LinkedIn Recommendations

We worked with Debra as our sellers agent. She has always had a great reputation in the Buckhead, Atlanta luxury real estate market. She was always responsive and professional in our encounters with her. She went above and beyond to ensure that the property was staged and photographed to best showcase its strengths. We had our first showing within a few days of listing, and within the contracted time with her, we had another offer aside from the offer we closed on. When problems arose, as they inevitably would in any sale or purchase, Debra always contacted us immediately, calmly, and with a strategy to handle it. She will listen to all your questions and concerns and we trusted her and her expertise and in the end our property was SOLD! Success!

Livia Hostetler
Zillow

My husband and I met Debra by chance over 6 years ago. We have now used her to sell 2 of our homes and buy 2 more. I honestly could not imagine going through the process without her by my side. Professionally, she goes above and beyond for her clients and is with you every step of the way. I trust her implicitly. Personally, she is just wonderful. She’s down to earth, witty, has great fashion sense ; ) and she’s someone that I would call a friend. I could not recommend her more.

melissagrasso0075
Zillow

Debra track record speaks for itself! I personally wouldn’t work with anyone else in Atlanta’s luxury market. Her knowledge, professionalism, creativity, negotiating skills, contacts, and experience are superior to anyone I know in Atlanta. Debra’s prior business success has afforded her extensive resources that she carries forward in her real estate career. That, coupled with years of owning the position of “highest dollar sales in Buckhead”, will keep me as a client of hers. I’m especially happy with her marketing resources – most agents don’t get the importance of this when buying and selling luxury properties.

smithdarlene
Zillow

Debra is a highly skilled agent and was a joy to work with. She helped us sell a unique midcentury home to just the right buyers. Debra has expert marketing skills and had a wonderful eye on staging and photographing our home to accentuate its unique architecture and midcentury features. Debra had a arsenal of very skilled tradesmen when needed and was super responsive to any requests. We had some difficult challenges surrounding the home sale and Debra was right in there assisting when needed to help overcome them. We couldn’t have had a better realtor!

mhconte37
Zillow

We feel so very LUCKY to have Debra as our realtor during our relocation. Relocating is always stressful, but Debra put us at ease in finding the perfect home for us. Before we flew to Atlanta, she got to know us; then she began her diligent daily search for our home. When we arrived in Atlanta, I felt even more comfortable after meeting her. Debra listened to our needs and over-exceeded our expectations, which made the home search less overwhelming. Her knowledge of the Atlanta area and prompt responses to all our emails and phone calls, made us feel like we were her only clients. It was Debra’s interpersonal and negotiation skills that won the sellers over, who accepted our offer instead of a cash offer. Thank you Debra whom we our proud and honored to call our friend. If you are relocating to Atlanta and want an amazing realtor, you need to meet Debra!!!

7707jackson
Zillow

My husband and I had terrible experiences with several realtors, all of whom seemed to be chasing huge commissions for little to no work. We remained steadfast in this belief until we met Debra. We were touring a listing, where Debra was the listing agent, and decided to put in an offer. Because of the issues we’d had, we were unrepresented. She offered to represent us in the deal, normally not the smartest move for a buyer, but she really looked out for our interests. Debra was honest and open, met every single inspector and contractor, and was always available to answer questions. That deal eventually fell through, but we were so impressed with her dedication that we asked her to be our agent. After showing us a hundred houses and always staying patient with a demanding client (us), we found a lovey home and couldn’t be happier. We could NOT recommend Debra more. She’s by far the best agent in Atlanta.

user59192976
Zillow

I have worked with Debra Johnston for over five years on purchasing two mid-century modern homes. My wife and I trust her judgment completely. She is an expert in the Atlanta real estate market who always picks up the phone, responds to emails/texts immediately and puts her clients first. On the sell side, she put significant work into pricing our property while taking into consideration market demand, which led to a sale during a tough market in 2 weeks! She is working with us now on selling our second property. On the buy side, she negotiated great deals on two properties at purchase prices that were well below appraised value. Debra is a full-service agent in that her work doesn’t stop once the contract is signed – she will arrange a range of value-added services for you to make sure your new house is your dream house. Don’t be surprised when she checks in with you frequently after your purchase to make sure you are happy.

ianrmacdonald
Zillow

Debra is an amazing realtor! She’s is a true professional. She is very knowledgeable of Atlanta area homes and how they are built. She has an eye for detail and a great professional network to assist with making sure that your new home is solid and is in good condition. Her responsiveness and negotiation skills are unmatched. Debra is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.

thepackerhouse
Zillow

Uber agent, best in Atlanta. She helped us find a home, negotiated a contract and lined up numerous service providers to complete the renovation. Then she marketed and sold our existing home in record time.

matty2323
Zillow