Doug and Patty Johnson combine their many talents into a full-service real estate agent team. This husband and wife of over 30 years offer a knowledgeable perspective that can aid anyone from first-time buyers to veteran investors. Doug, a former home inspector, and Patty, a former teacher, complement one another beautifully. Both grew up in Mobile and know all the reasons this area is special. It's easy to detect this team's enthusiasm for not only the industry, but more importantly the clients themselves.
Both attended the University of South Alabama and bring educational backgrounds in elementary education, graphic design and marketing to the table. Patty improved her communication and project management skills during her 18 years in the classroom teaching grade-schoolers, while Doug worked in graphic design and marketing. The duo worked in ministry too. Both have helped establish churches as volunteers, and Doug became a full-time pastor as well. Doug and Patty also flipped homes, and as they completed most of the improvements themselves, their knowledge grew exponentially with each property they acquired, renovated and sold. This team now has a creative approach that allows them to look at what a property can become, not just the condition it may be in currently.
Doug ran a home inspection franchise successfully for five years. He says, "I had to develop the business from the ground up, and market myself so people would want me to do their home inspections." Patty began working in a new home community after earning her real estate license. "I learned a lot about new construction, and that there is always room for negotiation," she says. Doug became one of the nation's top 10 producers within the organization while Patty discovered she had a knack for helping buyers choose economical home options that could add the most value. He sums up the team's philosophy, "I like helping people, and want to make their lives better anyway I can."
Clients get a wealth of experience when teaming up with this remarkable couple. Doug explains, "I know what pitfalls to avoid, and can see things that may not be readily noticeable to the average buyer or seller." The two like showing homes and figuring out what properties can mesh well with buyers' distinct personalities. Patty compares finding the right home to treasure hunting, "Even though it's someone else's treasure, knowing I helped is very fulfilling." They assist many types of clients, but truly enjoy helping those new to the real estate market. "Patty and I have a way of educating buyers and sellers making them confident and comfortable with the entire process."
Although these personable agents spend many hours of the day helping clients attain their real estate goals, this team makes the most of any down time. Doug is an outdoorsman who likes hunting and sports, especially college football; he is also known to play a practical joke every so often. Patty likes solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles, but her favorite thing to do is spending time with her grandchildren. She may also be found with her nose in a book if time permits. When they are not busy with clients, they enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.