Jonathan Johnson

    Jonathan Johnson

    CalDRE #01028203


    I started my real estate career in Northeast Ohio in 1985. I continued practicing with Jon Douglas Company after moving to the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles in 1986.

    I joined Coldwell Banker as a Certified Negotiator in 2004 splitting my work between LA & Palm Springs. In 2017 I relocated to the Palm Springs Branch full time to better serve my clients in the desert communities. I currently reside in Palm Springs.

    My buyers and sellers love working with me because I am honest, forthright and not pushy. At this point in my career, I'm not motivated a paycheck. I'm motivated to obtain a successful outcome for my client without high pressure sales tactics.

    My Client Testimonials

    A good thing deserves to be noted, and a great thing deserves to be rewarded. Julia and I worked with Jonathan to find a condo for us, having made the decision to purchase a home to be closer to ailing family. Jonathan's impeccable professionalism throughout our search, multiple attempts at offers, and working with us on the ultimate purchase of our condo in Rancho Mirage was, bar-none, outstanding. From odd seller agents, tricky seller agents, to invisible seller agents, Jonathan managed not only our forward progress through some choppy waters but applied the necessary motivation to our lender and escrow company when needed. His efforts made the difference and we feel very fortunate to have serendipitously found him when originally "assigned" to another through a misguided click on a "Rocket Mortgage" link. We are so grateful and we fully expect to remain in touch with Jonathan as we further explore the area over the next few years. We both feel working with Jonathan is a given. Jonathan was truly great, and I hope you will find a suitable reward for him for being such an outstanding professional on behalf of Coldwell Banker. - Reese & Julia Schroeder
    It is a pleasure to write a letter of recommendation and praise for our Realtor, Jonathan Johnson. Our experience with Jonathan began when we were referred through the Veteran's program, Realty Plus, May 1, 2020. Our process came to fruition with the exciting purchase of our home in Indio on June 29, 2020. Prior to engaging Jonathan, we had struggled through navigating the home buying process in Southern California. We moved to Southern California from Minnesota in February 2018 and were consistently frustrated with procedural and bureaucratic differences between the two states. Jonathan communicated with us at least once each day to encourage, educate, guide and generally mentor us through this unique home buying process. Needless to say, the Corona Virus complicated things, but Jonathan consistently worked tirelessly to discover and enact a solution to any issues that came our way. Together with D.J. Dole (lender) Jonathan Johnson worked for us to obtain financing and proceed with a swift and nearly problem free closing process. Anthony and I felt a sense of trust putting this experience in their capable and experienced hands. They did not disappoint us with their frenetic work ethics and swift communication as they answered questions and took away most of the anxiety home buyers always experience. We will highly refer and recommend Jonathan Johnson to anyone we know looking for integrity, experience and excellent communication in a Realtor. - Katherine & Anthony Holmquist-Burks
    I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated and enjoyed working with your agent Jonathan Johnson. Jonathan represented me in the sale of my second home in Cathedral City last month. As an out-of-state seller, I was particularly keen to work with an agent who was not only knowledgeable about the market and would help me maximize my sales proceeds but would also be willing to go the extra mile given my non-resident status and the 2-hour time zone difference. From my first contact with Jonathan (through a referral) to the closing (and beyond), Jonathan was that and more - a true professional. Jonathan was always direct, transparent, and highly available, and he kept me informed throughout the process. In addition to fully discussing and vetting my sales strategy with me at the beginning of the process, Jonathan was always willing to get on the phone to answer questions and discuss developments and next steps. Even after the closing, Jonathan was kind enough to collect some items from the house and drop them off with a family member - what service! Overall, I was very pleased with the outcome of the sale and cannot say enough about the professionalism and support that Jonathan provided. Rest assured I will reach out to him (and your brokerage firm) again should the need arise for another real estate transaction in the area. - Patricia Delgadillo
    This is a note to let you know that Jonathan Johnson is one of the best real estate agents on the PLANET! He was able to sell my "difficult to sell" condo in record time. He handled the transaction with excellence and expertise. You would have thought that he was selling a million dollar mansion. It's hard to find an agent of this caliber. - Lisa Taliaferro
    Jonathan was my Realtor for the purchase of my townhome and I have to tell you, I couldn't be happier. Jonathan was a real pleasure to work with and I especially appreciated his input and honest opinions. Ultimately we went with a new construction home but even though the builder handled a portion of the process, Jonathan remained involved as my advocate all the way through to the end. Even after closing, Jonathan volunteered to assist with the walk-through to make sure I wasn't taken advantage of by the builder. I've worked with Realtors in the past in other cities and Jonathan easily ranks as one of my two favorites. (My other Realtor, in Texas, was also a joy to work with and also with Coldwell Banker I might add.) In closing, Jonathan is a real asset to Coldwell Banker and I would not hesitate in calling him back with any future real estate needs. - Fernando Zamudio
    My husband and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience we had using Jonathan Johnson as our agent to buy our first home together. We got an offer accepted several years ago but for personal reasons got cold feet at the last minute, and decided to pull the plug on the deal. Jonathan never lost his cool, he was so professional and always went to bat for what we wanted. Despite having dealt with many agents at open houses over the years, none struck us as being as courteous and personal as Jonathan. That is why we decided to get back in the game last year, Jonathan was the first agent we reached out to. Jonathan is very easy to deal with, he tells you what you need to hear to keep your goals in the market within reason, and he is also willing to think outside the box to help find that unusual property, We are definitely not your typical set of clients, but we feel we were treated the best by Jonathan despite our quirkiness. We finally closed on a property in late November all thanks to Jonathan and his magic footwork. We were dealing with a short deadline and with a VA loan. We closed easily and without drama. It took me a while to sit down and get this letter crafted, as we have been busy putting all the finishing touches on our new home. As I sit in view of the setting sun as it glistens off my raised bed planters in our otherwise xeroscaped lawn, I must pay homage to Jonathan for being the best real estate agent ever and for helping us get into this beautiful home! It was a tough market for people like my husband and I. Please consider Jonathan for any accolades he deserves, as he is truly a kind, honorable, and hard working agent who knows this market better than most. - Dr. Theodore & Abril Reck
    I wanted to thank you for representing me in the sale of my home and the purchase of my new house. I have bought and sold 5 homes over the past 20 years and I have NEVER had a more dedicated and knowledgeable Realtor help me through the process. I now realize the major part of your job is in the negotiation and the ability to see a transaction through escrow. There were so many times I thought this deal was going to fall apart but you "worked it" through to the bitter end. Because you worked for ME, you MADE ME MORE MONEY than I would have gotten with the "Help You Sell" broker I told you about. You've got a fan for life. If there is ever anything I can do to repay you, I will certainly try. I'm sending all my friends and family who want to buy or sell straight to your door. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Brian Burton, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing/Sony Pictures
    We want to express our sincere appreciation to Jonathan Johnson for his thoughtful and professional guidance in helping us to select a vacation home in Palm Desert. His good sense of humor, experience and timely communication made the buying process run smoothly. - Eleazar & Lynn Castro
    Due to my two recent trips to Chicago & Atlanta, I finally found a moment to sit down and write my appreciation letter for your seasoned agent, Mr. Jonathan Johnson. It has been my pleasure to work with Mr. Johnson in purchasing our new condo. He is digital savvy and caring for his client. Although our transaction was dizzyingly fast-paced, Jonathan's open and expeditious communication style eased our stress level - e.g., 14 day escrow requirement by the seller! Jonathan beat six other bidders and helped us secure our number one choice home! We have been enjoying our beautiful space and thus appreciate his role in our enjoyment of this comfortable home. Both my husband and I found Jonathan pleasant, patient, and professional in the way he treated a first time home-buyer like me who asked many questions. I would recommend him to other friends if I see anyone looking for a home in the area. - Young Lee Hertig
    I am writing to let you know how happy I am with Coldwell Banker's assistance in helping me close escrow on a condominium last month. About a year ago, I decided to take a leap and become a first time homeowner. Over the course of the year I worked with a couple of real estate agents, neither of which seemed to "gel" with me, and they often took a long time to respond to me about listings. As you know, in this market, response time is extremely important and therefore their lack of communication was extremely frustrating. A friend of mine in real estate in the San Francisco Bay area offered to help and within a couple of days I was referred to Jonathan Johnson. I was incredibly impressed with Jonathan right from the start. He contacted me within a day and started to work with me immediately. Within 4-5 months I found the right place for me! The process itself was stressful and a bit chaotic given that it was a foreclosure and we had to deal with the bank's tight deadlines, but through it all Jonathan kept in constant communication with me. He was always very professional and copied me on all e-mails he sent to the appropriate parties so that I was in the loop with all the deadlines and the paperwork required of me. Being a first time home buyer and an admitted "Type A" personality, Jonathan was able to deal with my nervousness and stress and alleviate all my concerns, making me feel like I was always in capable hands. He made sure all paperwork was delivered on time. I would refer anyone looking to buy a home to him in an instant. His ability to always be upbeat and positive, his organizational skills and his persistence in making sure I received the best property within my guidelines and financial capabilities are to be commended. In a time when everyone seems to be out to take care of solely their needs and reap all the benefits, he is a breath of fresh air. I am so thankful to have worked with him during the home buying process and I am looking forward to moving into my new condo this month. You really do have a treasure in your office. I wish him nothing but the utmost success in the real estate market. Anybody buying a home, whether it is their first home or their tenth home, would be lucky to have him. - Cheri Levesque
    We want to confirm what a "stand-up" guy Jonathan is! We were lucky to get set up with him through my cousin - a Coldwell Banker Realtor. My husband was selling his mom's home in Palm springs - we live in Simi Valley. Jonathan communicated with us through the entire process, met installers, gardeners, etc. This was a stressful time for my husband and he recognized that! We built a comfortable, friendly, working relationship! He's a good person and they are hard to come by! Happy customers! - Craig & Karen Nivens
    We found ourselves in a situation where we had to sell our home quickly. We were not about to sell our home without professional help and put ourselves in jeopardy by having people tour our home on weekends for entertainment and theft prospects. We found Jonathan Johnson. Jonathan did his homework. He came up with a list of comparable homes in our area and averaged the selling prices to come up with an average price for our home. We told him to price ours at the low end for a quick sale. Jonathan listed all the upgrades we had made and restricted the house to be viewed by appointment only. This let only serious buyers inquire and view our home. We had two offers in the first week. This proves Jonathan knew the housing market and is a professional. Jonathan did all the paperwork, told us what to expect and provided a timeline for the completion of the sale. We were delighted and actually received more than we were expecting after pricing our home based on the estimates we had seen on the Zillow website. Trust your home sale to a professional. Trust your home sale to Jonathan Johnson. - Bill & Inez Lintz
    We just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your agent Jonathan Johnson. He helped us to get into a beautiful home recently. It was a challenge, and we didn't think that we would find something so nice that we could afford, but with his guidance and support, we are all moved in and really enjoying our new house. Jonathan was patient with us and showed us over 50 homes. He never made us feel like he was inconvenienced by anything we asked for and always made time to explain all of the ins and outs of the complicated process of buying a home in California. It was great to have Jonathan on our side during our negotiations with the seller. In fact, we got everything we asked for!! You should be proud to have an agent like Jonathan representing Coldwell Banker and your branch! Thanks so much! - Tom Edelen & Jason Wyatt
    Jonathan Johnson was extremely helpful, courteous and professional. I can't emphasize how helpful he was in helping me find a home. It was quick and less expensive than I anticipated. Although it's not perfect here, it's 100% better than living in L.A. - I'm much happier and I rest better. - Sal H. Guzman
    It is our pleasure to inform you of the excellent service provided to us by our Realtor, Jonathan Johnson. Jonathan was recommended highly as we searched for an on-location Realtor prior to our move form Texas to California, and he more than lived up to his glowing reviews. Through his attentive correspondence via e-mail and phone, often with multiple exchanges a day, Jonathan answered whatever questions we did ask and made sure we understood the important things we didn't know to ask. His professional expertise and personable nature was invaluable to us in every stage of this process. Jonathan quickly and accurately helped us establish the criteria as we searched for our ideal home in California and provided us with excellent recommendations, helpful search tools, and put in time on the ground every week looking at properties upon our arrival in November. Adding to this his personal style and upbeat attitude, looking at potential homes with Jonathan was a pleasure rather than a burden. With Jonathan's help, we made offers on three different properties contingent on the sale of our Houston house before we successfully went into escrow in a fourth property. This was of course disappointing, and with any other Realtor could have easily been frustrating. But with Jonathan's support, positive outlook, and constant guidance, even these disappointments seemed like valuable learning experiences in the search for the perfect home. After Jonathan helped us to find and make an offer on the townhouse in which we now happily reside, the real work was just beginning. It is no exaggeration to say that the seller/owner of our current home was disagreeable at best, but Jonathan worked tirelessly to get us the right deal while mollifying the other party's concerns. We were very glad that he was able to help us through the trying escrow process, and he even recommended his handyman to help update and improve some of the shortfalls of our new home. We couldn't be happier with Jonathan's assistance throughout this whole home buying process. It is doubtful we would have had a better experience with this interstate move with any other agent. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we can stay in this home for a good long while, but if we need to move again, we know that we'd want Jonathan to be our agent. - Gordon & Allison Reese
    My wife and I would like to share with you our feelings and appreciation for the wonderful job Jonathan Johnson did representing us on the sale of my late Mother's property. We particularly admired Jonathan's down-to-earth and relaxed demeanor. That seemed to help us feel more at ease, especially during a time of sorrow, grief and chaos. Jonathan always kept us well informed, communicated on new developments, and shared information that might be helpful to us. We believe Jonathan used all his experience, knowledge, and available tools to help us achieve the best possible outcome for our situation. It has been such a pleasure working with Jonathan, that we hope that some day we will be we will be in need of a Realtor - so we can have a reason to call him and possibly work with us again. - Randy & Olga Snyder
    The purpose of this letter is to express gratitude and appreciation of Jonathan Johnson's professionalism as our Realtor. Our experience was cumbersome in ways beyond Jonathan's control and without him, his effort, patience and perseverance, we would not be where we are today - beyond happy and finally in our home. We would recommend Jonathan to represent anyone looking for real estate and find him to be an asset to any company. Again, thank you for your time. - Victoria Canales & Juan Hernandez
    I am writing to share my experience and appreciation for working with your agent, Jonathan Johnson. I am a single mother and this is my first home purchase. As you might expect, I was very overwhelmed with the whole process. Once I found the place I wanted to buy, I had no idea how complicated buying a home can be. Jonathan walked me through every step with confidence and addressed every concern I had along the way, no matter what it was, day or night. I could always count on him to pick up the phone or answer my e-mails right away to answer all of my questions and explain things to me in a way I could understand. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all of Jonathan's efforts. He was a godsend to me! I look forward to working with your agency and him again when I plan to sell my condo and look for a new home within the next couple years. Thanks so much! - Vlada Karadimas
    This is a letter of recommendation for Mr. Jonathan Johnson who served as our Realtor for our recent home purchase in Palm Springs. Moving from one city to another is a difficult, protracted process. Mr. Johnson was a thoughtful guide throughout this process. Jonathan introduced us to various communities in the valley so we could narrow our search focus. Through our discussions and his probing questions, he developed an accurate picture of the types of homes that would be a good match to our needs. We most appreciated his candid evaluation of each home given topics of privacy, upkeep, location and services of each community. Living in another city, Jonathan was our advocate and representative on-site; this was very important in the final stages of our sale. Im sure each sale has something unexpected that challenges a Realtor. For each of the challenges we encountered, he identified creative solutions and remained on task until issues were resolved. Finally, Jonathan has a wonderful sense of humor and charming personality. His openness during our home tours made the days an adventure and enjoyable experience. We will recommend Mr. Jonathan Johnson as a Realtor to others seeking a new home in the area. He is a thoughtful and informed professional representing your agency. Jonathan represents the personality and the experience you want to showcase in your organization. - C. Kaye Bragg
    I would like to express my appreciation to Jonathan Johnson for all his efforts in selling my home in Palm Springs. It was an emotional decision for me in the first place but Jonathan was very understanding & compassionate toward my situation. With the pandemic facing us, there were challenges with major changes to showing the house, negotiating and finally finding a buyer. Jonathan was very responsive to my calls, text messages & emails by answering all my inquiries & worries, keeping me calm throughout the process. Thank you Jonathan for all your help!!! I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for an honest, reliable agent. - Bette Taback
    My husband and I were indeed fortunate when, upon seeking a Realtor in the Palm Springs area to assist us in the sale of our vacation home, Jonathan Johnson was recommended to us. At our very first meeting we were immediately impressed with the professional and thoughtful manner in which he quickly ascertained our needs and goals. We also quickly learned to appreciate his experience and knowledge as he diligently worked to fulfill our expectations. We were blessed when very shortly after the listing we accepted an offer which met our initial expectation. Almost 25 years have passed since we last had any occasion to sell real estate. Needless to say we were astounded by the voluminous paperwork involved today, most of which took place "on the computer"! I am aware that dealing with two technically challenged octogenarians, who resided 500 miles away, must have presented additional demands. In our absence, Jonathan kept us apprised of all activity and correspondence pertinent to the sale. In addition, he carefully monitored the property when necessary which gave us much peace of mind. We are grateful for this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for all of Jonathan's efforts to bring the successful sale of our property to it's close. - William and Muriel Murray
    Thank you for going the extra mile in selling my Uncle Robert's condo in Cathedral City. CA. I was dealing with the loss of my favorite Uncle, yet as trustee of his estate I was tasked with selling his condo quickly. My Uncle's condo was in very bad shape and I knew it would take a miracle to get the condo ready for market especially because I lived in another state and the COVID19 pandemic was in full swing. Jonathan became the miracle I needed. He got the condo cleaned up and ready for market by the first date it was legally allowed to be up for sale. Jonathan did most of the clean-up himself. Because I lived out of state I was risking my health to travel to California and work on the condo. Also, I didn't have enough time-off from work to get the condo ready for market, there was simply too much clean-up to do. So, if it wasn't for Jonathan, the condo would not have been on the market within a year of my Uncle's death. Then, within the first week of being on the market Jonathan had an offer on the condo and roughly 15 days later escrow closed! Words fail to express how grateful to Jonathan I am for his hard work and professionalism. I never once felt out of the loop as so often happens during the course of selling and during escrow. I always knew the status of the sell thanks to Jonathan. I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone who needs a strong agent in their corner that communicates well, is thoughtful and professional at all times. - James Powell
    I want to let you know how amazing Jonathan Johnson has been in my quest for a property in Palm Springs. Over 2 years ago, I engaged Jonathan to help me find a house. Originally, it was going to be a second home. However, I found out my loan restrictions would only allow for the new house to be a primary home, so I put the search on hold. Jonathan understood, but continued to send me weekly email listing updates, at my request, on the availability of properties in the Palm Springs area that met my criteria. Fast forward to the COVID pandemic… I have been designated as a permanent work-from-home employee. I can now work anywhere! As my intent was to land in Palm springs for retirement, I thought if not now, when? So I reached out to Jonathan and we started the process again. Jonathan found properties of interest and worked with me overtime because I lived in San Diego at the time. Logistics were a hard ask for him! We looked at several properties, and I “zeroed” in on the townhouse I ultimately purchased. I got it for $25K below the ask. Granted it is because I needed to completely remodel the kitchen, but still a good price. I just wanted to let you know how amazing Jonathan has been on this 2+ year journey. – Scott Bevan

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