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Bob Johnson

REALTOR

Mobile:
703-822-1550
Direct:
703-717-6374
Fax:
703-717-5988

Arlington Office

4720 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207 Directions
Phone: 703-525-1900

 

"Not a salesperson"...That is, if your definition of a salesperson includes talking you into something you don't want to do or is not the best option for you.

As a retired US Air Force officer, Bob’s many moves throughout his career provide valuable insight that helps him better serve you.  He continues to work by the Air Force core values of integrity, service and excellence and regards your trust as a privilege.  He has experience assisting his clients with the challenges they face in all aspects of the real estate transaction – whether buying, selling, or renting a home, both personally and professionally.

Want to get to know Bob? Please read more below for his Q&A!

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How is Bob’s assistance different than many agents?

Level of effort.  He demonstrates a high level of professionalism and thoroughness to ensure his clients receive top notch customer service. With an array of recommended vendors, mortgage consultants and attorneys, Bob is a valuable resource for his clients. If you are buying in an association with homeowners documents (bylaws, financials, reserve studies, board meeting minutes, etc.), Bob reads all the documents (often 400+ pages) as a second set of eyes to help you determine anything that requires further investigation. Bob also "walks the neighborhood," asking neighbors about their experience in the neighborhood. These are just a few of his practices that deliver excellent service to his clients.

Point of View. He will tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear.  For example:  did you fall in love with a home when you first saw it and want to immediately write an offer?  Bob recommends looking at the home in more detail, sleeping on it, and seeing it a second time.  Perceptions often change at second showings.  Bob will also help you examine the home with a critical eye to find possible flaws. 

What is his measure of success?  

Client satisfaction, which is not measured by the amount of ratified contracts or the numbers of sales. It is based solely on Bob’s ability to put the needs of his clients first and the fiduciary responsibility he values for each client. Are you pleased with his work a year after the transaction?  Would you recommend him to friends and family?  If those answers are yes, that reflects "success."  

What are his results?

Repeat clients and referrals.  The satisfaction of clients is his priority, his repeat clients and referrals demonstrate just that. Please review testimonials on this site.  Excerpts:  “…wish I could take him across state lines to help me with my new house purchase…great guy…don’t get his level of involvement from just any realtor…exceeded my expectations in every way...had our complete trust and we couldn't be more pleased with his assistance.” 

Why did he get in this business?  

Bob enjoys helping people, from first time buyers to experienced sellers, with the largest financial transactions many will ever make. Real estate also runs in the family! His mother started a small brokerage in the 1970's which his sister currently manages. This has given Bob a wealth of experience in the real estate industry. He has seen it all – the good and the bad!

What experience helps Bob be a better agent for you?

He has experience purchasing and/or selling detached single family homes, low & high-rise condominiums, and commercial property in three states.  He has also volunteered as a condominium board member, including as president, in Hawaii, and later in Arlington (Ballston). This provided an excellent education in the nuances of homeowner associations!  He is also a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and holds the Military Relocation Professional and Graduate, Realtor Institute certifications.  He is licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

You might see Bob between Ballston and Rosslyn, walking his Boston Terrier, Rocky, or on the Arlington loop or W&OD bike trails headed to Vienna/Reston.  

Please contact him to discuss your real estate needs.  And if you need a referral to a good agent around the globe, our network spans 40+ countries and every state!  

 

 

 

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.

Designations

  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • MOM - Military on the Move Certification
  • MRP - Military Relocation Professional
  • Property Photo

    1000 RANDOLPH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $1,850 | 1 Bed | 1 Full
    Rented on 01/18/2018
    Represented the Landlord

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    1000 RANDOLPH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $393,000 | 1 Bed | 1 Full
    Sold on 11/21/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

  • Property Photo

    1000 RANDOLPH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $382,000 | 1 Bed | 1 Full
    Sold on 10/24/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    1000 RANDOLPH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $570,000 | 2 Bed | 2 Full
    Sold on 08/25/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    920 BARTON ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $1,340,000 | 4 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 08/14/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Keller Williams Realty

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    1000 RANDOLPH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22201

    $720,000 | 2 Bed | 2 Full
    Sold on 08/02/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    3835 9TH ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22203

    $3,600 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Rented on 07/17/2017
    Represented the Tenant/Landlord

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Robert Johnson Jr
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    5907 AMBASSADOR WAY
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22310

    $477,750 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 2 Half
    Sold on 06/09/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group LLC

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    820 POLLARD ST
    ARLINGTON, VA 22203

    $750,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full
    Sold on 05/31/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Keller Williams Realty

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    2010 PATRICK HENRY DR
    ARLINGTON, VA 22205

    $1,627,500 | 6 Bed | 5 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 04/06/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By I-Agent Realty Incorporated

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    2451 MIDTOWN AVE
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22303

    $341,000 | 2 Bed | 1 Full
    Sold on 03/09/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By McWilliams/Ballard Inc.

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    3008 MARL PAT DR
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22310

    $575,000 | 5 Bed | 3 Full
    Sold on 03/02/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Samson Properties

" As a first-time home seller with little knowledge of home repair and staging, I was concerned and overwhelmed with the process. My condo had aged, and I wasn’t sure what needed to be done to ready it for market. Bob performed his own home inspection of the unit and created a plan for repairs. Recommendations came with detailed reasoning and cost, and always required my approval. He oversaw multiple vendors to repaint the unit, replace the hot water heater, service the fire place, and replace the garbage disposal. Bob researched new appliances that added value to the unit without going overboard. He oversaw the purchase and installation of appliances, dealing with bumps in the road such as scheduling Arlington County to inspect the gas line. To save money and time, Bob took care of some repairs himself: fixing a hole in the bathroom door, installing a new towel hook, and ordering warranty parts for the plumber. Bob took care of everything; I didn’t need to visit my unit during the entire process! His efforts created a listing that showed in exceptional condition with reasonable costs. After repairs, Bob provided daily updates on showings, document retrieval, and back and forth with the buyer. It was a level of involvement I had not expected, but greatly appreciated. My condo sold 12 days after listing at 98% of list price. I plan on using him to purchase my next home."

– Akshay Pandit


" Bob was our landlord and we'd heard good things about him as a realtor, so we trusted him to help find our single family home. We couldn't be more pleased with his dedication, ethics, and thoroughness through every phase of the process. He repeatedly demonstrated he had our best interests at heart, saving us time and money. "

– Janice Yun and Eric Blomstedt


" There are simply not enough words to convey how wonderful Bob is! We had to move from California to the D.C. area within a short amount of time for a military relocation. From the moment we first contacted Bob, we were incredibly impressed with his professionalism, resourcefulness, diligence, and commitment to helping us find a great home. Every step along the way, he helped to ensure that our house hunting and buying process was the least of our concerns during what was already going to be a stressful endeavor. He was very quickly able to identify our preferred house style and the part of town that would be most beneficial. When we could not be readily present for the home inspection, he was right there, giving us step-by-step updates regarding the inspector's findings. When it came time to find mortgage and settlement companies, he helped us shop around for some, both of which companies saved us money in the end. As if all of that wasn't enough, he even helped us find some furniture options when we mentioned that we would need more furniture to fill our new home. The man does not rest until he feels his clients are 110% satisfied. We will be using no other realtor for our housing needs from this point forward. He knows his business and is a tireless advocate for his clients. Selecting Bob as your realtor will be the best decision you will ever make."

– Emily Gann and Irena Farlik


" Bob Johnson is the absolute best realtor in northern Virginia. We have used him as our realtor twice now and we remain completely satisfied with all aspects of our home buying experience. Having worked with numerous realtors all around the country, Bob stands head and shoulders above all of them. He took the time to fully understand our desires, needs, and limitations while searching for properties. He recently helped us discover our “forever home” in the right neighborhood, at the right price, and in very quick order. As new construction, Bob negotiated add-ons that completed the home and matched our dreams; something we just couldn’t have done on our own. He also made sure we had top quality and timely home inspectors, including his own, very tough final walk-through inspection that caught several details for the builder to address. Always friendly and always available at a moments notice, Bob is expertly knowledgeable about home construction, the home buying process, and all the surrounding neighborhoods. We couldn’t have been more satisfied with Bob and our experience. "

– Jim and Leslie Saenz


" Bob is THE realtor you need - especially if you are a first-time home buyer. After conducting an extensive realtor interview process with several different firms, we both knew Bob was the perfect fit. Now having won a seven-offer bidding war on an open-concept, single-family home with a 10 minute walk to the metro, we're even more sure of our decision. He was patient (never once did we feel pressured to consider a home that didn't exceed our expectations), a fantastic resource (he should really teach a first-time home owner course), always available, proactive/thorough (researched energy efficiency of windows, gas line availability, roof replacements costs, and talked to neighbors at multiple properties), and an all around stand-up guy. Since closing, he's continued to surpass our expectations by providing us with a comprehensive list of quality vendors and visiting on move-in day with a welcome present. Even when plumbing issues arose after settlement that were impossible to detect before closing, Bob ensured they were dealt with by the seller in less than 24 hours at no cost to us. We actually miss our weekend outings with him. Not only did we find our dream home, but we also gained a friend in the process! "

– Michelle and Andrés Roch


" We highly recommend Bob Johnson for your real estate needs. We asked him to find a home with a large yard in a specific school district. Thanks to Bob's diligent work, we'll enjoy watching our children walk the 150 yards to the school. Throughout the search, buying process, and afterward, he was extremely responsive (within minutes), always accommodated our schedule, and went above and beyond what we expected from an agent including spending several days working neighborhoods and talking to residents to find leads on people that might be looking to sell their home. Bob gave us excellent advice in structuring our bid to maximize the probability of getting the property without overpaying. We only put an offer on one house and we got it thanks to Bob. Bob always had our best interest at heart. Prior to purchasing our home, we considered bidding on a couple of other homes. Bob fully investigated these homes and even though he would have made a very large commission very soon after we started searching, Bob pointed out the reasons why we shouldn't purchase these homes. Bob is also great with kids! Our three-year old and one-year old both quickly took to Bob so he was able to lend a hand when we looked at homes This was very helpful because we didn't have to find a baby sitter every time we wanted to see a home. Our three-year old would regularly ask, "are we going to see Bob today?" Bob had our complete trust and we couldn't be more pleased with his assistance."

– Nedim Kirimca and Jeanne Morrissey


" Bob Johnson is an extraordinary real estate professional who exceeded my expectations in every way. I highly recommend Bob to anyone interested in buying real estate from an experienced agent who knows how to find value and goes the extra mile to make sure the property is what it appears to be.  From interviewing potential neighbors to reading every page of the HOA documents Bob was there for me.  There is no other agent I would buy or sell from in Northern VA .   Based on my recommendation Bob found my brother an apartment he is thrilled with and is selling his single family home in the suburbs.  Bob is my family’s realtor and I will continue to recommend him to family and friends. I have purchased a number of homes and in doing so have worked with a variety of different realtors. Bob knows the Northern Virginia Real Estate market and he knows his clientele; his understanding of the right property to fit my needs allowed me to find the perfect home at the right price.  In every aspect of the purchasing process and even after I closed and moved in Bob has been my resource for answers regarding my new home."

– Merri Davis


" It is with genuine pleasure that I recommend Bob Johnson for realtor services in Northern Virginia.  Bob is the perfect embodiment of what you seek in a realtor – professional, knowledgeable and informed, coupled with the aspects you admire in a good friend – concerned, caring and supportive of what you need and want in your purchase/sale.  He helped me understand everything I needed to know to sell my house, and assisted with all the areas I needed to get done before closing.  As we all know, this experience can be and usually is stressful, but Bob has the right demeanor to help you stay calm throughout the process.   I wish I could take him across state lines to help me with my new house purchase, since he’s the best realtor I have ever worked with.  "

– Susan Wool


" Bob Johnson was professional, prompt, and helpful during the combination purchase and sale of two properties. His advice and knowledge of the local market meant we succeeded in transitioning from one property to the other without delay or dual mortgage payments for months and months. Aside from this, Bob is a great guy. – I feel he genuinely was concerned about all aspects of our transaction from the closing down to the small details – such as taking care of our cats while the unit was listed and we were out of town, or offering to fix minor things on the property to improve the presentation or even assisting in returning old paint to hazardous materials disposal.  Trust me – you just don’t get this level of involvement from just any realtor.  Thanks Bob!"

– Ross Carver


" Bob did an extraordinary job helping us sell our property. Thanks to his extensive networks in the real estate sector, we found a buyer almost immediately after our property went on the market. He was resourceful and went above and beyond his call of duty to help us with the preparations and paperwork to close the transaction. Finally, he was professional, always responsive and has a pleasant disposition."

– Kim Novozhilov