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And Then It Happened…. An Unexpected Call From John G Johnston

And Then It Happened…. An Unexpected Call From John G Johnston


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We all have those days when we’re a tad overwhelmed by all the things real estate and life can bring in a day.  Monday was certainly one of those days for me.  My mind was rushing in multiple direction, I had two places to be and the interstate was a mess and I was feeling agitated and  frustrated.


Then it happened!  An unexpected call from my friend and Westcliffe REALTOR® John G. Johnston.   John’s upbeat, laid back persona was just what I needed as a finale to my fast paced day.


What you see in John G’s blogging is a true reflection of who he is and how he is or as they say what you see is what you get.  John is upfront, open and friendly and just a great grounded guy.  Does he know Westcliffe CO real estate?  You bet he does and I can’t imagine anyone but John as the best choice for a Westcliffe Co. REALTOR®.  If you are considering Westcliffe be sure to call the guy the locals know...Call John G Johnston.


If you’re not following John G in Active Rain then you’re missing out, stop by and introduce yourself, tell him John McCormack sent ya.


And Then It Happened…. An Unexpected Call From John G Johnston

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Comment balloon 42 commentsJohn McCormack, CRS • March 31 2014 09:03PM


Hi John, This is just the best experience and it adds to all the other wonderful benefits of our network.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 6 years ago

John, I am following John and agree he is a great grounded guy who knows his market.


Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 6 years ago

What a wonderful treat in your busy day to connect like that. Amazingly on the phone or in person we very much do know these people from reading them.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 6 years ago

Hi John - what a nice way to end a day and a nice shout out to John G Johnston.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 6 years ago

John, It's always great to get a phone call from one of our virtual friends in the Rain. I have enjoyed reading many of John G's posts.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, about 6 years ago

What a neat coincidence.  I received a call from an LA realtor and a re-blog.  Meeting fellow Rainers is such a great experience.  I'll check on John and follow him!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) about 6 years ago

Good morning, John. No, I am not following John. However, I will need to check out his posts.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 6 years ago

I'm not familiar with John G, but what a nice shout-out for him!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 6 years ago

Hi John.  I don't know John G.  I will have to check him out.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 6 years ago

For several months, John and I have been trying to connect by phone, we keep missing each other.  He's a very cool guy, glad you had a chance to talk to him.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 6 years ago

John, something must be in the water. Yesterday got a phone call from Vol fan Rob Thomas to wish the Gators luck in the NCAA tournament. Nice to meet new friends in the Rain! Will check John out! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 6 years ago

Wonderful testimonial to your friend, John.

His timing was perfect, how about that.

Monday was certainly "one of those days" for a lot of us. Wow!

Hope Tuesday is a bit calmer. Have A Great Day!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 about 6 years ago

Yes John, I was so stressed yesterday I could not believe what was going on in my business...I zenned last night...all bad things pass and good come ones way...good to see a friend pop in for you.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Good morning John. What a lovely and important shout out to your friend John G Johnston. Nicely done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 6 years ago

I think John G. Johnston would be a great guy to know and even work with John.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 6 years ago

John, that is a tremendous review of John G.  I will follow him per your recommendation.  Thank you.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) about 6 years ago

It is amazing how just a few words at an unexpected time can make the day feel so much better. Calls from ActiveRain cousins are so appreciated

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 6 years ago

John, it's the best feeling when you're agitated and stressed to hear a friends voice on the other end of the phone. Even if just for a few minutes it takes your mind off all the anxiety. Have a great day!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) about 6 years ago

John Q  A phone call is a two-way street.  Having the opportunity to speak to the person that 'taught' me how to use AR was my pleasure as you have mentored me in the Rain.  When I first started in the Rain you gave me a shout-out that made me realize that 'blogging' in the Rain is more than "what's in it for me"!  Thanks for all you do!

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) about 6 years ago

I got one too John. I feel the same way. Both brother Johns here are among the best we have at Active Rain.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 6 years ago

What a great time to get that call from the Active Rain friend! Sometimes that's just the tonic we need.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 6 years ago

Great post, John McCormack! Friends are great sources of encouragement. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) about 6 years ago

Very nice post John, I am going to stop by and introduce myself right quick here.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) about 6 years ago

John, I phone call like that certainly helps put everything into perspective. Will certainly check him out. 

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 about 6 years ago

John~ a few times I have had the pleasure of speaking with John, and not only is he nice and professional, but he's also a wealth of knowledge

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) about 6 years ago

Hi John, I am not surprised, with a last name like "Johnston". He may even be related as we came down from Canada and one of the brothers ended up in his area several generations back. Ask my wife, she says I am as laid back as you can get.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 6 years ago

Good afternoon friends on and all. 

It's great to see you dropping by today and meeting Westcliffe CO REALTOR® John G. Johnston.  IF you didn't already know John G.  He's truly a great friend to have in and out of the Rain and his open and warm personality shines through in his posts, words and actions.  I know he certainly was the bright spot in my world yesterday with his unexpected call.

We hope you're having a great day in and out of real estate. The Albuquerque and Rio Rancho NM real estate market is keeping us busy, busy!  Debbie and I are hankful, blessed and saying thank you Lord and bring it on! 

Make it a great day in all you do and remember to make it count.


Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 6 years ago

Hey Guys.  I have met John and he is one cool dude!!!!  I blogged about an unexpected call I received in the Rain yesterday.  You're mentioned in it!!!!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 6 years ago

Howdy and afternoon John and Debbie

John and Debbie my AR friends, sure sounds like y'all had a mighty fine talk on the phone. Its sure nice to either have a member or pick up the phone to call and actually talk on the phone and not just with a keyboard.

Happiness sure is Homemade
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 6 years ago


What a nice way to acknowledge your friend, and so glad you introduced to John. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 6 years ago

John, Ok I will do just that and tell him Q man sent me! 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 6 years ago

John: It never fails, when we need a pick-me-up, you can bet a friend/colleague will call with uplifting words.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 6 years ago

John - It's always fun to get an unexpected call from a fellow rainer!  A great way to end the day!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 6 years ago

It is always good to get one of those calls. Dolores and I just returned from a ten day visit to Colonial Williamsburg and I had three messages from members of ActiveRain.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 6 years ago

Hi, John. I have met John G. Johnston and everything you say about him is true. His wife is just as wonderful as he is. They make a great pair. How would you feel about a winter meetup in Ouray, CO...if I can talk John G. and Mo into coming?

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 6 years ago

Hi John, some days are just like that and it's great to have a good friend to talk to.  I haven't met John G. Here yet so I will seek him out!  Thanks!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 6 years ago

John J. is a good guy and that was evidenced by him opening his B&B to AR members for a meetup. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 6 years ago

I actually had the pleasure of meeting John G. for an ActiveRain meetup at his bed and breakfast in Westcliffe. I also saw him in action with some buyers! He's the best!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 6 years ago

John, nice shout out to another AR member.  I'm on my way over to say hello.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 6 years ago

John, I think the phone calls, both making and receiving them, were about the most fun part of Kerrie's March challenge.  Maybe it should be a regular part of the lists she thinks up each month.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) about 6 years ago

John it is always nice to get a surprise phone call that you really want to take.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

I did it again, I waited until the last day, each day meaning to start making those calls, the next thing i knew 9pm and too late to call anyone for the challenge. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 6 years ago