August 28, 2017
“We have worked with Dan twice now, once as buyers and once as sellers. Both times we have appreciated his expertise and knowledge of the current market, his recommendations and advise throughout the process! Dan is trustworthy, professional and honest. We’ve been surprised at how easy he has made the (what could be very stressful) process for us as his clients. We highly, highly recommend having Dan as your representation if you are considering buying or selling – it is worth every penny!!”
Lewis & Ellie Jones.
June 12, 2017;
“Dan helped us purchase our first home this year. We really appreciated how he put himself in our shoes to purchase the best place possible. He was quick to respond to our questions, insightful and very friendly. We’d use Dan’s services again in a heartbeat!”
Jordan & Jen Nielsen
May 27, 2017;
We had tried to sell our two properties on our own and then had other agents list… and wait. It was a great relief when we turned the job over to Dan Johnson!
With Dan, there was an instant friendship, mutual respect and a great sense of relief that we had chosen wisely.
The stress was gone and we could breathe again. We jumped for joy when the rancher sold after only 9 days on the market and the cottage sold a few days later – WOW!
Thank you Dan…we could not have done it without you! We will happily refer you to all our friends, family and neighbours – (and already have).
Mar 26, 2017
Dan, thanks again for helping us with the quick sale of my mom’s estate properties! We appreciate all of your hard work and advice and won’t hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends and family.
Mar 25, 2017
I had been searching for two years and spoke with many real estate agents. I found Dan Johnson after locating where I wanted to buy a home, and after meeting him, sensed the work ethic and expertise that made it possible to close my deal. Not only was he forthcoming on all properties we viewed, he offered great advice and recommendations on professionals which helped me through many steps including wood stove, water heater, septic work, and other necessary tasks. Without his knowledge of how to finance a home – and the ‘ins and outs’ of local financial institutions, I literally would not have been able to purchase without his guidance. His integrity, mixed with a close personal process and attention to detail and deadlines, greatly eased the stress of buying a first home; Dan is a pleasure to work with – highly recommended!
Dr. Alexander Dunn
Nov 1, 2016
Thank you Dan! for SELLING our home. Your pleasant, sincere, hardworking manner made the process seem effortless. How you were always available, for the many questions we had, was amazing. As a negotiator you are unequal. Thank you for realizing the full asking price for our home and more. We still cannot believe that you negotiated not only the asking price but an additional $12500 that covered your commission. WOW! If we had another house to sell we would give you a call in an instant. To our friends and family we highly recommend Dan.
Again, thank you very much!
Bert & Terri Lievre
Oct 8, 2015
My wife and I have hired Dan Johnson for the sale of our old home and for the purchase of our new home. It has been a pleasure to work with Dan, he was VERY patient with us as we looked at a ton of homes over the last year. We are now moved into our beautiful new home and are very thankful to have Dan on our side. He is an amazing negotiator and he helped to get us our new home at a great price. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan Johnson to anyone looking to sell or buy.
Steven & Nicole
Oct 8, 2015
We want to say a Big “Thank You Dan” for all the hard work that you put in to finding us our First Home.
You showed extraordinary dedication to our interests by tirelessly working for us. You were so patient, and took the time to explain to us the intricacies of the entire process.
You were very knowledgeable, always patient and the type of person who, if you didn’t happen to know the answer to our questions, you would happily find it out for us. It was so nice to work with someone who never made us feel like we were too picky. You genuinely wanted us to be happy.
We would heartily recommend Dan Johnson to everyone we know. He does work, very hard for you!!!
Thank You Dan for all that you did for us.
Rod and Christine Hargreaves
September 15, 2015
We just wanted to say BIG THANKS for a lovely card, your kind words and the food basket of delicious goodies – we devoured a good portion of those right after you left and we loved each and every bit of it! The wine is absolutely delicious and we drank to our new home and to your health as well , since it all would not have been possible without your help and expertise.
Thank you for that! We truly enjoyed working with you and we love our new place.
Let’s keep in touch ! Hope you can come by once we are all settled in.
Please, pass our warmest thanks to your wife , Sue for putting together such a tasty feast!
Bogdan and Monika
( and Mylo too)
September 11, 2015
Hi Dan, we hope that all is well and that you have managed to enjoy this spectacular summer. I was thrilled to hear that you were able to work successfully with our friends! They were extremely pleased with your efforts on their behalf and enjoyed very much your down to earth, sincere approach. We had no doubt that if the home for them was in the valley that you would deliver on all levels.
Thank you once again, for doing what you do but more so how you do it! We will certainly continue to send people your way and look forward to any future assistance.
Best wishes from the Ogdens!
July 12, 2015
Dan Johnson has been an amazing realtor for me. From the start he assured me that there was a home for me and we’d find it. Even with a tight schedule and a modest budget, Dan was able to help me get into a beautiful home. His confidence, guidance, and reassurance made my home purchasing experience wonderful. I have highly recommended Dan to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you so much Dan, you are awesome!
Aug 26, 2013
We can’t say enough good things about Dan Johnson! This was our second time purchasing a home with Dan and both experiences have been fantastic. This time around it took us (my husband and I) a while to find the right house for us. Dan was patient with us through it all and was happy to show us new properties and assist us in any way he could during our search. We have been most happy with the courteous, kind, knowledgeable and professional service Dan displayed to us. If you need a realtor in the Cowichan Valley choose Dan Johnson – you will be pleased that you did!
Thank you Dan for all that you have done for us. We feel so blessed to be in our new home and are so happy here!
Kurtis and Natalie Wikkerink
Aug 24, 2013
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the hard work that you did in selling our home. In the current market, it takes a lot of dedication and commitment to accomplish this. From your first visit to the completion of our sale, you always kept us “in the loop” of what was happening and then guided us through the completion of the sale.
Your local real estate knowledge helped us in purchasing our new home and then you helped in having the sale completed expeditiously.
We would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a professional and committed realtor.
Thank you, again.
Brian and Diane Knippshild
Aug 21, 2013
We are so thankful for Dan Johnson’s excellent service in selling our home. We appreciated his honesty and integrity in helping us navigate the real-estate market. He went over and above working out all the details of our sale, so that both purchaser and buyer felt we received a fair deal. He made himself available whenever we had questions or concerns, and was always willing to explain and guide us through the process. We would highly recommend Dan to anyone who is either looking to buy or sell a home in Duncan, BC.
Mark & Cheryl Buchanan
Feb 16, 2013
Dan Johnson is a strong, trustworthy and well informed real estate agent. He has a very considerate way of dealing with perspective clients and colleagues, which I found refreshing. Thank you Dan for selling my house!
Nov 12, 2012
Having used the services of Dan Johnson for our recent home purchase, we can say that we are very pleased. Some of the things we appreciated most about Dan were that he is honest, he is not at all ‘pushy’, he respectful of all parties, he goes out of his way to help his clients, and he made the purchasing process (which can be overwhelming for people like us) seamless. When we told him what mattered most to us in a home, he listened carefully and responded appropriately; his insight was valuable to us as well. We appreciated his prompt correspondence and his attention to detail. We are thankful for the services provided by Dan Johnson, and would highly recommend him to family, friends, and our community.
Andy & Cheryl Peters
Nov 6, 2012
Louise & I wanted to thank you for being patient with us and taking the time to guide us through the buying process as we clarified what kind of home best suited our needs. We appreciated your wise advice regarding each home we looked at and educating us on the various areas. Thank you for helping us find just the right place! We have to tell you how grateful we are for your friendly and capable help and we would (and have already as you know) happily recommend your services to other people.
Tim and Louise Spencer
June 15, 2011
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your hard work, creativity and non-stop efforts to sell our equestrian property. In a declining market, you took on our property that has a very limited market and an even more challenging price-range. Your marketing efforts beyond our local area were especially impressive. In 114 days, with over 20 showings, you sold our property for over 98% of the listing price. We always felt you had our best interest in mind. Your advice was sound, honest and professional. We were impressed by your ability to stay on top of the current market. Your timely communications of all information to us was greatly appreciated. Simply put, you are a guy we can do business with and count on.
Bill & Susan Williams, Arbutus Ridge, Cobble Hill, B.C.
May 25, 2011
I have been meaning to write to say thank you ever so much for your nice note and gift cards. I appreciate the gift and again thank you for your good work with a bit of a difficult deal. I also enjoyed working with you Dan and having your opinions and energy to put this all together. Your approach and efforts are very professional and you were a good man to work with…you deserve good success. Also I wanted to say I appreciate your follow ups on showings and the comments, most realtors do not do all the little things you do to ensure success, and it is good!
May 20, 2011
I will for sure miss working for you Dan. You are a super great man to work for. You have taught me a lot & I have appreciated every day I came to work. Please give Sue my best!
Unlicensed assistant to Dan Johnson (Feb 2010 – May 2011)
May 3, 2011
If you are looking for a realtor in the Duncan area, look no further than Dan Johnson. Dan knows the market extremely well and saved a great deal of my time and effort with his thoughtful recommendations, responsiveness to my unique needs and his attention to detail. He was patient with my inexperience and remained level-headed and professional during difficult final negotiations that sent my stress levels through the roof.
Dan worked incredibly hard for me and was a joy to work with. He is trustworthy, reliable, respectful and fun! I will move into my new home in Duncan later this month because of the experience, expertise and wonderful effort of Dan Johnson. Thanks Dan, you are the best!
Robin Round Whitehorse, Yukon
February 12, 2011
Just want you to know how much we appreciate having you as our real estate agent. As you can guess we have met a few in our past that did not do well by us. We have confidence in you, trust you, and like you. That is such a winning combination. You have been extremely conscientious and patient and don’t I know that patience is needed when dealing with me. 🙂 We have two friends that are presently getting their acreage in Pitt Meadows ready for sale and want to come over to the same areas on the island we are looking in so I am bugging them to let me give them your name. See you on the 27th!
August 28, 2010
Rainer and I were looking for a property in Duncan that would eventually be our retirement home. We had a property in mind and Dan Johnson with Pemberton Holmes of Duncan was our realtor. Dan was very receptive to our many changes of the types of properties that we viewed. Most important, Dan demonstrated his knowledge, expertise and professionalism, which made purchasing a property an enjoyable experience for us.
Colleen B & Rainer H
Aug 5, 2010
Gordon and I would like to thank you for all the help you gave us when we sold our home and bought another one. You patiently took us to several homes, showing us different options and giving us advice that might help us. We finally settled on a lovely nice size rancher in town. We are so happy here and enjoy our place immensely. God bless you Dan for all the effort you put in to finding us the home that suits us best.
Gordon & Joy Gonske
ps. Thank you for the wonderful gifts you left in the house for us when we first arrived at our new home.
July 23, 2010
Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work! You’re an amazing realtor and I would use you again in a heart beat….and highly recommend you to family and friends. I had a great experience selling my home and believe you made it so much easier.
June 16, 2010
Even though we decided not to buy in Duncan, Josh and Dan were so helpful – with no pressure, and truly interested in our needs that we will happily refer them to everyone we come across who is interested in buying real estate in the Duncan area!
Jini & Ian Thompson White Rock, BC
Mar 24, 2010
When my husband and I decided it was time to put the house on the market, we played with the idea of trying to sell privately. We were quite honest with Dan of our intentions and our indecision of which way to go. Dan was patient and informative on the benefits of using a realtor and because he put no pressure on our decision, we felt comfortable giving him a chance to show us what he could do. Dan immediately had a sign on the lawn and the main road, as well as an effective write up with pictures on his website. The house sold within 24 hours of him signing on with the listing. Throughout this (short) process, he was ALWAYS able to be reached, and if he wasn’t available right away, he would call back quickly. We would trust Dan again to take on future houses and would highly recommend him to friends because we honestly could not have asked for a better realtor.
Chris & Sharon Burdge
Mar 23, 2010
If you’re looking for a great realtor … look no further than Dan Johnson. He made selling our home easy and stress free. He sold it in only 2 weeks! He was there for us with any questions we had – morning, noon or night. He was very polite and personable, making sure all or our needs were met. We really felt like he cared and was on our side. He also made buying our new home a fun and exciting process. All in all – a great experience. We will definitely use him again in the future and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Cowichan Valley.
Ryan and Fawn Townsend
Oct 5, 2009
Hello Dan, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. You made this whole process a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I definitely will be recommending you to anyone I come across to buy or sell homes.
Sept 22, 2009
Selling your house and moving has got to be one of the most stressful things a person can ever do. In between working two jobs and helping tenants find new accommodations, I was not sure I could handle it. I wanted the best possible price in the shortest possible time. A good friend recommended Dan Johnson to me from Pemberton-Holmes Real Estate Co. He came out to the house early the next morning and we met for coffee. Dan is a friendly, easy-going guy who knows his job very well. His confidence put me at great ease, and the feeling of panic in my stomach soon gave way to relief when he sold my house within one week at my asking price. I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming. I am not sure if Dan knows how much he has helped me, as a realtor who really gives it everything he’s got, and as a friendly empathetic human being who will stop and talk with his stressed out clients in the middle of his busy workday. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who wants to sell their house with a minimum of stress and fuss. He operates with maximum efficiency and I am so grateful for his patience and understanding. Thank you Dan!
Sept 17, 2009
You have been a real pleasure to work with. Mike & I really appreciated you keeping in contact with us and up to date with the whole process. We didn’t realize there were so many details to purchasing a home and as first time home buyers we felt in the dark about a lot of it. We just wanted to thank you for returning our many phone calls so quickly and answering all our questions. We found you to be very dependable and will definitely be recommending your services to our friends and family.
Sara & Mike
Aug 20, 2009
We wanted to thank you for all the work you did on our behalf to help us purchase our very 1st home. And what a home it is! You gave us such solid advice and did not hesitate to answer our myriad of seemingly mundane questions. Your thoroughness and patience have been greatly appreciated. As we have been eating out on the deck and unpacking boxes in the (too many?) rooms we continually think of God’s great blessings – we are so full of thanks and praise! Thank you for being part of the journey and for the lovely gift basket upon our arrival. We trust we will be seeing you, but on a friendly (non business) basis.
Heather & Justin Wilke
Jan 5, 2009
We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with the purchase of our 1st home. You were so helpful!
Brian & Natasha Eby
Nov 28, 2008
Dan’s professionalism and solid reliability were consoling during that inevitable roller-coaster ride we all take when it comes to buying a house. In addition to his competence as a realtor, he’s a guy who genuinely empathizes with his clients and is adamant in representing their best interests. On this level he is someone who is open and honest with his clients. But most of all his cheerful personality and sense of humor make buying a house even fun! When it comes to buying a home–your home–Dan’s the Man!
Arno & Laurie
Nov 11. 2008
Cameron and I would just like to extend our many thanks to you for all the work you did in helping us purchase our first home. You took the anxiety out of the entire transaction, and helped save us money as well! You modeled integrity and respect when representing us. We will highly recommend you to anyone who needs the assistance of a Realtor.
Cameron & Shelley Gilmartin
May 4, 2008
Barry, the kids, Josh and Laura, and I want to thank you for all the hard work you did in selling our home in record time of just 6 days! You had the right plan in mind. We never doubted it for a second! We felt a positive trust with you and your knowledge of the market and pricing it just right to sell. You took the stress out of selling as that made our big move out of Province easier as timing for us meant everything! You were continually available and you kept us up to speed all the time and you were totally plugged into our circumstance. You went above and beyond our expectations. This experience was positively more than we expected! I have highly recommended you as a Realtor to friends and neighbours.
Apr 21, 2008
Just wanted to thank you for your time and assistance in our house search. Although it didn’t work out in Duncan, it may in the future, and I would, without hesitation, recommend your services to anyone searching for a home in that area.
Apr 8, 2008
I was in the market to buy a house and like most looking to buy these days, I had a limited budget so there wasn’t much on the market to choose from, especially over the winter season. After four months of looking with no luck, even when I became discouraged, Dan stayed positive and even gave me suggestions for other options to get me into a house. In the end, he was able to find me a home that is exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate all of your determination and hard work Dan. I have already recommended you to family and friends!
Apr 6, 2008
Paul and I would like to thank you for all your hard work in helping us buy our new home, and sell our current home. We had no intentions of moving but found our dream home in your huge one page colour add. You really went out of your way driving back and forth with documents etc. I liked how you really kept in touch with us, and you didn’t seem to mind when I kept calling you and asking ” so did you sell our house yet?” haha. We were in a bit of a time crunch having to sell our house in order to get the new one. You sold our house in record time, I think under 2 weeks. I got a really good feel from you, and will kind of miss our regular phone calls. I will definitely pass on your # to all my friends, you are the most honest realtor I ever met. Thanks again for all you have done for us, it’s much appreciated, and you and your family can expect an invite to a BBQ when we get moved in. Didn’t you say you wanted to help us move too? We will need help with the piano. Just kidding.
Apr 5, 2008
When we found out we were being transferred for work, we needed to sell our house quickly – we wanted a professional who would get the fair market value for our home. Dan took the time to research the area and get us the price and potential buyers we needed. Thanks Dan for you honesty, hard work and commitment to us. Cheers.
Wade and Megan Paul
Jan 13, 2008
Mike & I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in helping us with the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. We never thought we’d ever consider using a realtor to help us with buying a “for sale by owner” but we sure are glad we had you represent us with that. It felt great to know that we weren’t overpaying and that we were so well protected against the unforseeables. This has been a real eye opener for us. We could both also tell right from the start that you cared more about making sure we were happy than you did about earning a commission! We also REALLY appreciated you keeping us up to speed with what was happening every step of the way and returning our calls promptly. We will definitely be sending all our friends and family your way!
Mike & Joanne Van Giesen
Nov 17, 2007
To whom it may concern.
We, a family of 4, were wondering how much our house in Duncan was worth and were wanting to know what was going on in the real estate market.
Unfortunately, In past times we were not too pleased about services we received from realtors and felt that we had to be careful with the ‘face-value’ of information given to us from a realtor. As we believe that Real Estate is a “people business”, our goal was to find that special realtor who’s aim was not only ‘earning a commission’ but more importantly, taking our needs into consideration. Dan Johnson is that ‘special realtor’ we were looking for. He Listened intently to our needs, evaluated properties according to our wishes and of course educated us as to what were good choices and not so good choices.
At all times he treated us in a very warm and welcoming way. He worked for our needs in a very professional, fast and exact manner, never pushing us. We were and still are impressed.
As a former realtor myself I understand one or two things, but I was stunned when Dan gave us “in writing” what he would do for us as we listed our house with him. Many say whatever they think a client likes to hear, but not Dan. He puts it in writing! I must admit that Dan Johnson made me realize that there are full time professional realtors out there who love what they do and listen to prospective sellers and buyers, using the newest technology and advising in a way that people can comprehend. We recommend Dan Johnson to the highest degree!
Dan you are a Gentleman and we are very thrilled to make your acquaintance!
We wanted to thank you for all the hard work you did helping us purchase our new home. It was nice to be kept “in the loop” by telephone and e-mail. We especially appreciated your driving to Victoria to bring us that important document. Thanks again.
All the best to you,
Joe & Nancie Moran
I have just sold my townhouse through Dan Johnson. It sold in a matter of days after Dan listed it. I had tried to sell my home on my own for a few months and didn’t have much luck. Dan and his team were so helpful at getting my home ready. They brought in a staging expert who gave me great pointers and even brought in a carpet cleaner to clean all my carpets. Thanks Dan for making the sale of my home a pleasant and no hassle experience. I would recommend Dan Johnson with no reservations. He certainly delivered on the customer service that he promised.
All the best to you.