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Meet Debra


  • #1 Individual Agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Buckhead Office 2014-2018
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle – Diamond Level – top half of 1% of all agents globally, 2017-2018
  • Exclusive Atlanta agent for Haute Living Magazine
  • Southeastern Representative for Unique Homes Magazine
  • Current portfolio valued over $50M
  • Multi-Million Dollar Club 2005, 2007-2018
  • Atlanta Board of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • HomeServices of America Network
  • The Realty Alliance Network
  • RealTrends Network
  • Zillow Premier Agent

Debra is Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent and #1 Individual Agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection in Buckhead. Her extensive clientele network and relationships with entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives and celebrities in the entertainment and film industry make her one of the most sought after luxury real estate agents in Atlanta. With a love of architecture and a passion for design, real estate comes naturally to Debra. “I specialize in superb marketing to best represent each client’s property.”As a Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Diamond Member, top half of 1% of all agents worldwide, she continues to break sales records and consistent performance has earned her a place her in the industry’s top prestigious ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, year over year. She has the negotiation skills to creatively secure a deal on her client’s behalf.

Debra recognizes the importance of exceptional customer service. Her network of luxury agents worldwide as well architects, builders and designers enable her to stay up to the minute on the latest trends in real estate and the market. Best of all, her enthusiasm is genuine and contagious. Her representation of both Sellers and Buyers is simply the best and does not end at the closing table. She continues to be a valuable resource to all of her clients. As a Zillow Premier Agent, Debra is involved in the market daily and understands the continuously changing market trends and can advise her clients accordingly.

Debra’s marketing strategy consists of superb photography and video production as well as a prominent internet exposure that translates into maximum exposure for her clients. With a sharp focus on the luxury market in Atlanta, she continues to surpass her competition and set another record breaking sales year in 2017. Debra represents clients from Los Angeles to New York and beyond and strives to deliver outstanding service each and every time.

Hiring Debra Johnston will give your home complete exposure among consumers and real estate brokers alike. Whether she features your home as “Residence of the Month” at her legendary broker open houses or leverages the powerful international marketing arm of the Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection brand, all of her clients receive special attention.

Debra is regularly featured as Atlanta’s top luxury real estate agent for her expertise in luxury property buying trends, dealing with high-profile properties and diverse clientele, ranging from entertainment personalities to corporate executive to entrepreneurs.

After a successful career as a top corporate executive with The Coca-Cola Company, KPMG and Ernst & Young, Debra Johnston entered the real estate industry with years of sales and marketing savvy. It paid off. Today, with over 15 years of experience in the luxury market, Debra delivers uncompromising professionalism, an exceptional skill set and ultimately a positive real estate experience for her clients.


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"Uber agent, best in Atlanta. She marketed and sold our existing home in record time" - The Romaniello's
"We call her our 'super agent!' I promise you won't be disappointed if you use Debra for your real estate needs- she is the best in the business!" - The Romaniello's
"Debra is an amazing realtor! Her responsiveness and negotiation skills are unmatched. Debra is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her." - The Packer's
"Debra track record speaks for itself! I personally wouldn't work with anyone else in Atlanta's luxury market." - The Smith's
"Her knowledge, especially in mid-century modern architecture, is truly astounding!! Thank you Debra for finding us the home of our dreams!" - The DeMaria's
"Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home." - The Tate's
"We have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Thanks for taking such good care of us." - The Tate's
"Proactive, intuitive, WICKED SMART, and a delightful human being; If selling a home in Atlanta's luxury market, you absolutely, positively want Debra as your partner!" - Jean B
"The ultimate realtor. She is the best of the best and I'll never use anyone other than her for my real estate needs. Simply, the best!" - Carole Memanuel
"I was blown away by the marketing plan. Debra’s eye for detail, professionalism and use of modern technology that led to more viewers and showings than any other house in the neighborhood." - E. Hendricks
"Debra is a very proactive advocate for her clients. Debra's actions (and results) speak louder than others words alone. A validated testament to the positive experience her clients have had with her over the years is manifested by the fact that so many of them choose to work with her over and over again. I'm happy to be one of those clients and couldn't recommend her more!" - Nick W
"Buying a house can be a stressful, but with Debra’s attention to details and well defined step by step processes she made everything very simple and stress-free. The communication from Debra and her support staff Carley was impeccable. We never EVER felt that anything was missed or failing through the cracks She is passionate about real estate, she is passionate about her clients and extremely good at what she does- which is why she has been voted one of the top agents in Atlanta!! She loves what she does, and it’s very apparent" - Ely Przybyl
"I am in the real estate industry and can honestly say Debra is one of the best residential agents I have ever met. Debra helped us negotiate and win our dream house. She was extremely helpful every step of the way!" - A. Przybl
"She went above and beyond to ensure that the property was staged and photographed to best showcase its strengths. She will listen to all your questions and concerns and we trusted her and her expertise … Success!" - Liv Scott
"I honestly could not imagine going through the process without her by my side. Professionally, she goes above and beyond for her clients and is with you every step of the way. I trust her implicitly. Personally, she is just wonderful. She's down to earth, witty, has great fashion sense ; ) and she's someone that I would call a friend. I could not recommend her more." - Melissa Grasso
"Debra track record speaks for itself! I personally wouldn't work with anyone else in Atlanta's luxury market." - Darlene Smith
"Debra is a highly skilled agent and was a joy to work with" - M. Conte
"We feel so very LUCKY to have Debra as our realtor during our relocation. Relocating is always stressful, but Debra put us at ease in finding the perfect home for us. Thank you Debra whom we our proud and honored to call our friend. If you are relocating to Atlanta and want an amazing realtor, you need to meet Debra!!!" - The Jacksons
"My wife and I trust her judgment completely. She is an expert in the Atlanta real estate market who always picks up the phone, responds to emails/texts immediately and puts her clients first. Don't be surprised when she checks in with you frequently after your purchase to make sure you are happy." - Ian MacDonald
"Her responsiveness and negotiation skills are unmatched. Debra is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her." - The Packers

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