In the beginning, (1980), for Tomi Johnson, it was a trip to the courthouse with a pencil and yellow writing pad, browsing through the tickler files looking at each parcel. Tomi listed a waterfront property on Johnson’s Island and much to her surprise she discovered several Johnson Island homeowners who had bought lots and never built a home. With notes on her yellow writing pad and a Cleveland phonebook. she started calling long distance, telling people who had purchased lots from inland to waterfront for $200-$400 in 1960 which are now worth $17,900 per lot. Her famous quote to these owners were, “I think I can get $19,500 for them! Fast forward today 2022 the last lot sale was $350,000 for an empty lot on Johnson Island! Boy did Tomi find a niche in the community that she loved so dearly.
Today, Tomi has a total of over 1/2 a billion dollars SOLD over 42 years during her career around the area, “I still love my job which allows me to have a private office in my coffee shop in downtown Marblehead, a desktop, a laptop, a printer, and a cell phone, using email and text messages to communicate, it is truly a “Whole New World” and I still love it!”.
Most recently, Tomi became motivated by a Billboard which said, “make the next 10 years your BEST 10 years!” She took that recommendation to heart and decided that she would look for the perfect opportunity. It didn’t take long to realize that working with her family, daughter-in-law Alex Morgan Johnson and her parents Jeff and Carol Morgan was a good fit for all. “Weichert, Realtors are a worldwide independent family-owned real estate company.! I am very impressed by their professionalism and integrity, a perfect fit for this small community.”