About John
John G. Johnston

P.O. Box 1042
Westcliffe, CO 81252

(719) 783-4644



Why would a REALTOR® in a small town like Westcliffe, Colorado choose limit his scope by working exclusively with buyers?

John Johnston says it's because it lets him sleep at night.

When John entered real estate in 1999 he became a Transaction Broker – and was constantly concerned about what he should or should not reveal to buyers and sellers. Who was he supposed to be working for? In 2004 he solved the problem by becoming the only Exclusive Buyer's Agent in Custer and Fremont Counties.

Now he uses his knowledge of the area, his real estate expertise, his Internet savvy, and his considerable negotiating skills to assist and protect just one party to a transaction: the buyer.

And what has been the result?  John's decision did far more than give him peace of mind.  This undivided loyalty to his buyers has consistently kept him among the top 5 producers in the area.

John's favorite answer when asked how things are going is "It don't get no better" – and that's exactly how he feels about life in Westcliffe and his dual roles as REALTOR® and co-host at the Courtyard Country Inn – the Bed and Breakfast he and his wife Mo keep open year-round (with a little help from canine Ambassadors Charly and Cody, plus a few cats.)

As a REALTOR® John says he is fortunate in being able to work with clients who are enjoying life to the fullest, and he works hard to further that enjoyment by making their real estate purchases a pleasure. They agree that he does just that.

In fact, right after his past clients tell you about John's knowledge of Custer and Fremont Counties, his service and professionalism, the speed with which he responds to every request, and his ability to make the process hassle-free, they'll tell you about the fun they had in working with him.

It's no wonder that a significant portion of John's business comes from referrals and repeat buyers.

Before finding his true calling in real estate, John spent 13 years as an arbitrator/mediator, honing the skills he now enjoys using to help buyers and sellers come to an agreement.

A true advocate for life in the mountains of Custer and Fremont Counties, John is involved with a variety of non-profit organizations and serves as an elected Trustee for the town of Westcliffe. He's also involved with Planning and Zoning and serves on several community development committees.

When not involved with clients or the community, he and his wife enjoy the great outdoors. You might find them running, hiking, motorcycling, or enjoying a round of golf.

But don't worry – John's office phone is always with him, and he'll always answer your call.