Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor Denise Johnstone to the Pinnacle Peak Office. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.
Denise is a business graduate from the University of Washington. She worked at the Athletic Department and served as a Husky Hostess, marketing the university to prospective students. Although she continues to be a devoted Husky, she now also supports her son’s schools.
Joining Russ Lyons Sotheby’s International Realty feels like coming home. I’m beyond thrilled to be part of a team that marries passion for real estate with unparalleled service. Together, we’ll turn dreams into addresses!Denise Johnstone
After earning her degree, Denise embarked on an impressive journey in professional sales. Her career started at General Foods, dealing with consumer products. She made a significant impact by being the driving force behind the first sales to the then-emerging Costco HQ in Seattle. This accomplishment paved the way for her advancement, taking her to Phoenix and Los Angeles positions. During this time, Denise developed a profound appreciation for the desert landscapes, promising to return someday. Denise’s professional journey changed when she transitioned to Medical Device Sales in Sacramento. Here, she proved her mettle by winning numerous national awards while selling some of the most innovative and competitive products for industry-leading corporations, including U.S. Surgical, ACMI, and Boston Scientific. Balancing her professional life with personal commitments, Denise demonstrated outstanding time management and organizational skills.
Denise’s extensive background in sales, managing national accounts, enhancing customer’s experience and her entrepreneurial spirit in running her own personal business’s is the perfect segway to her future success in real estate and delivering “gold glove” service to her client’sTom NEwell, Director of Agent and Business Development
She married her husband, Tim, and they have two sons, a dog, and two cats. Their eldest son is a successful CPA in Northern California, while the younger son studies Business and Rugby at the University of Arizona. Denise’s dedication extends beyond her professional life as she volunteers enthusiastically to her sons’ football and rugby teams at high school and college. In her leisure time, Denise cultivates a delightful garden, designs intricate jewelry pieces, creates culinary delights in her kitchen, and enjoys kayaking. Denise’s well-rounded experience, strong business acumen, and personal warmth make her an ideal real estate agent. She’s not just committed to finding you a house – she’s devoted to helping you find a home.