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When labels
do not matter
Mr. James Dawson - Retired, Pinole

When labels do not matter, but character does...It is not often that I meet people with the talent, skill, willingness to absorb knowledge and then share with others those moments of enlightenment.  This statement holds true from my experience(s) with you, Sonja, over time, across multiple venues involving training, various careers and most important, a solid character foundation.

You were a great student when I taught a Digital Transmission class when we both worked in the communications industry. Later our paths crossed again, although you had chosen a different career, Real Estate. You were very helpful in my choice for a refinance. That was over ten years ago.

In 2015, I was having a problem with another issue involving Real Estate and had spent quite a bit of time with no positive results. Thankfully, I remembered you and yes, you had moved up the skills ladder and once again was able to help me resolve my problem.

No one should ever think of another person as being unable to help them because of a "label" they may wear as it relates to a particular career choice. Instead, look at the person's character. Knowledge plus experience equals Wisdom. Thank you for shining THAT light and remembering me as I did when I first met you.

Terry Rabb, PFMC, Principal, Albany

When real estate isn't enough... As the Executor of the family estate I required a Real Estate agent that was emotionally intelligent and demonstrated an above average real estate acumen.  Sonja Johnson possessed the following attributes:

  • Ability to explain the current market that allowed appropriate pricing;

  • Pro-active regarding savings for the seller, e.g. inspection reports, exemptions, etc.

  • Emotional support with respect and common sense.


PFMC is a Personal Financial Management Consulting business and I will refer my clients to Sonja Johnson.


Thank you.

Michele & Evelyn Reed, El Sobrante & Fairfield

It's another successful close...Sonja thank you from the Reed Family on the long and hard times spent on selling our townhouse.  As a real estate broker, you dealt with all the trials and tribulations that the bank sent us and the buyer through, by keeping us updated and informed with every transaction that transpired with the help of your company.  Sonja with your tenacity and encouragement, you helped us keep the faith that the house would be sold.  This enabled my mother to move around freely in our new ranch style house and not having her limited to her bedroom in our two-story townhouse.  When you asked me to write a testimonial letter, I was very glad to do so, because this lead to the finalization of the selling of our townhome in Fairfield.  Sonja due to the selling of both my home and my father's home was a great responsibility on you due to the state of the economy.  We appreciate everything you have done for the Reed Family.  You are a wonderful real estate broker and friend.

Martha Joseph, San Francisco

Here's a toast to you... Sonja for your hard work day and night to help me purchase my first home.  I know I must have called your phone number at least a thousand times and you were all ways patient, professional and reassuring when I just knew I would loose my mind.  You walked me through the panic attacks so I was reassured and not confused.  It is truly a pleasure to know such a hard working woman that still made time to explain the reasons, "why" to me.  Sonja it was the little things that you did for me that ensured my first home purchase went painlessly, and you made me feel unafraid and secure venturing into the unknown.  Throughout our working on this project, I had a sense of a well laid out plan coming together so smoothly, and I really can't thank you enough lady for helping me get a firm hold on a promising future.  You are now a part of my family. What I appreciated most, you did not treat me like a client, I felt and knew I had a new friend.

Gracie Price, Texas

I'm all in...I am a past resident of Pacifica, California and also a past client of Sonja Johnson.  I am writing this letter of endorsement in support of Sonja starting her own realtor-brokerage company.  Sonja has an outgoing and very respectful personality.  She does an excellent job of balancing her unique attitude, both personally and professionally.  I met this very competent young woman through a neighbor.  She was highly recommended as a Real Estate Broker.  I had the pleasure of having this articulate person guide me through the real estate process in the selling of my California home.  She works dilligently, and in a timely fashion.  I was treated as her one and only client.  She demonstrated suerb knowledge in the world of real estate, advertisement and communication, beyond my expectations.  I am so thankful for receiving such personalized attention from this intelligent, "real estate entrepreneur."  I found her to be straightforward and trustworthy.  I was kept abreast to every detail and anything that pertained to the sale of my property.  She projected assurance and took the guessing and worrying away from me.  I particularly enjoyed the special little feminine graphics used in the advertisement of my property.  It is without any hesitation that I endorse Sonja Johnson and wish her much success in the endeavors of starting her Real Estate Company.

Milton P. Macklin, San Francisco​

It takes a team...Thanks SoRealty for another outstanding job done.  Mrs. Sonja Johnson is a one woman wrecking crew if needed to get you the satisfaction you want.  Mrs. Johnson realtor and broker knows her business and has contacts to ge the job done.  Thank you SoRealty!

Eric & Jo Nobles, Oakland

A ray of light...Dear Mrs. Johnson, we are writing to express our appreciation and gratitude for your assistance in helping us find our perfect home.  When we first began our search to find a home, we learned immediately that house hunting was not an easy task; it was time consuming and trying to understand the market was an overwhelming experience.  We decided to seek the assistance of a realtor.  We needed a person with experience, knowledge and expertise about the bay area market; current with new rules and regulations and a go getter - we found you.  We were truly satisfied with the services you provided for us.  We were most impressed with your knowledge about the real estate business in general.  You possessed the skills from the sellers and buyers perspective -- well balanced.  You were always professional, prompt and very accommondating to show us a home at times convenient for us.  We take genuine pleasure in recommending you as the realtor of choice.  We can make this recommendation with complete confience because you have been proven to be reliable, resourceful and efficient.  You are a self-motivated, take-charge person who is equipped to address complex issues; works well under pressure and has always maintained a professional attitude no matter how difficult the issue.  We found you to be invaluable.  In short, we heartily recommend you as a realtor for anyone who is looking for a professional business partner equipped to protect their most prized possession -- their home; as you are definitely well suited to be their realtor, no matter if buying or selling a home.  We appreciate the extra mile you went to make our home buying experience pleasurable.


Mildred Tiney, Antioch

Flowers for you...Sonja is an outstanding real estate agent and needs to be complimented for a job well done!  She is a valuable asset to her clients.  Not only is she informative, but she is also very professional.  She understands her clients needs and is receptive to their concerns.  Throughout the entire process she had been very reassuring and frankly, I couldn't have done it without her.  Stay positive and keep helping people move up and start a new chance in life!  Thank you very much.

Barbara & Willie, El Sobrante

Refinancing made easy...Willie & I would like to thank you once again for your diligence and expertise with providing and guiding us through the process of refinancing our home (which we had the pleasure of purchasing through you).  Your style and qualities as an efficient realtor were not surprising as you once again exempified professionalism,expertise and friendly advise, honestly, patience, and showed true concern.  Throughout the process, SoRealty offered us options, which made us feel included in the decision making of our investment, all done in a timely fashion.  We continue to give praise and recommendations to you Sonja and your business in meeting our needs with our home.

Robbie Stoke, Oakland

You faught the fight...Sonja your patience and professionalism were very much appreciated.  You were always there to answer my questions and never gave up hope even when the market conditions were at the worst they had been in years.  Thanks again for a GREAT job and I will gladly pass your name along to family and friends who may need your expertise in the real estate market.

Julia Allen, Oakland

After the move...Sonja I want to send a quick note to say "thank you" for the great service after the sale.  I've been in sales twenty-five years, and I know that makes me a harder client to satisfy than the usual person.  Your follow-up and attention to my needs after the sale really set you apart from the averge real estate agent.  When I needed help after the sale, you stepped right up and worked out all the details with the home warranty company, making sure that I got the service and the support I needed.  That's what I consider going the extra mile, and that's why I would recommend you to anyone who needs a real estate agent here in the East Bay.  Thanks again for all your help and attention to the details.  I really appreciate it!

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