Evan Johnson, Vice President of Operations and Development and Co-Owner
Mike Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner
Steve Johnson, President and Founder
Real People Realty’s president and founder, Steve Johnson, got into real estate in 1997 and started his company several years later with the goal of providing everything an agent would need for their business under one umbrella. Today, Real People Realty sponsors more than 775 agents in the Chicagoland area, and Johnson enjoys teaming up with his two sons: Evan Johnson, vice president of operations and development and co-owner, and Mike Johnson, chief revenue officer and co-owner. As the company sees unprecedented growth and uses its cloud-based technology solutions to negate the challenges of COVID-19, Johnson and sons are seeing a vision that began so humbly come full circle.
“We had the immense honor of having 275 new agents join us in 2020,” Evan said. “That was a huge professional accomplishment in such a crazy year, and we find it a privilege to help these brokers assist their clients.” Using technology to simplify and maximize efficiency throughout the transaction process, RPR is onboarding countless successful agents using a combination of tried-and-true tactics and proven resources in a non-competitive broker environment that provides clients true one-on-one service. This has also earned the firm the Chicago Tribune Top Workplace award for five years running and spots on Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies lists in 2019 and 2020.
“Our business style centers on our passion for what we do, making this fun for both clients and brokers,” Evan said. “We listen to what agents want to achieve, give them a roadmap, and that helps them provide clients a calming, trustworthy, safe presence to guide them during the buying or selling process.” Providing a family feel in a large brokerage setting, Real People Realty has proven that big business can be done in a personalized way.