About Sarah Johnson
Sarah has been a real estate broker in the Lincoln City area (for the last 6 years. Raised by two tropical ecologists (Dad is a Marine Biologist and Mom is a Tropical Botanist), which influenced her life immensely. She spent her early years in Ghana, Europe and Central America – spending time in tropical forest research stations and universities across the globe from a very young age. Her adult life saw her sailing in Santa Barbara, California and planning and training for a circumnavigation until her first child was born… then the plan changed to living in Costa Rica for 5 years with her young family, and managing a beachfront eco-tourism resort at the very tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Sarah returned to the US and founded a successful marketing firm in Boise, Idaho – and began breeding Texas longhorn cattle about 50 miles outside of town. While managing the marketing firm (Reliable Leads Inc.), and running the small-scale ranch operation, Sarah also opened an online business buying and selling Western antiques. The children grew up and Sarah’s first husband passed away from complications resulting from his cancer treatment.
Sarah and Kermit met in Boise, while he was spending some vacation time away from his Oregon Coast home- and fell in love. Kermit has been a resident of the Oregon Coast since 1984. As Sarah describes it, her fantastic second life began when she moved with him to Lincoln City in 2014. They were married the following year.
Sarah was looking for a new career and the Realtor whom she met when she and Kermit purchased their first home together on the Coast invited her to get her license and begin to work at Taylor & Taylor Realty. About a year later, business was growing at a very fast pace, and she asked Kermit, then a licensed contractor since high school, to join her in the growing real estate business, which he did. Team Johnson Real Estate was founded.
Kermit divides his time between supporting Sarah in the real estate business and developing their 6 1/2 acre property, Little Coast Farm. The farm is a producer of locally distributed organically grown open-pollination vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit following a strict philosophy of no-spray / organic fertilizer and chemical-free weed and pest control.
Sarah has now earned the title of Principal Broker in the State of Oregon, is the Top Producer for the Taylor & Taylor Office (2019) and is an elected Director her local board, the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and sits on a number of committees that serve the Board. Her client reviews remain stellar and she takes pride in continuing her education at every opportunity. She is currently enrolled in Real Estate University, sponsored by the National Association of Realtors. She uses these educational opportunities to enlarge her expertise in specific areas of negotiation, marketing, e-commerce, technology, valuation, listing and transaction precision in an ever-changing market. Sarah is also a frequent provider of market analyses for Oregon Coast Bank, answering questions regarding current real estate market at the Coast.