What I Like About My Job!

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

What I Like About My Job!

I remember the different jobs I had throughout my life, most of which I loved.  Real Estate is a different world in itself. As a Police Radio Dispatcher, an in-house advertising illustrator and artist, we were restricted to certain days and hours we had to be there and even had to punch a time clock.  I enjoy the freedom to move around and adjust my hours to fit the day. It's a treat to take time out in the middle of the day, to meet my favorite real estate broker for lunch, as we meet up at a local restaurant that is convenient for us.  That broker is none other than the Managing Broker of Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Evelyn!

My first love in Real Estate, is to share it with my wife Evelyn.  She actually understands my excitement at the end of the day, because we not only are in the same profession, but we are in the same office, working for a common goal, presenting a positive attitude and helping others obtain their dream home, whether it is a first time home buyer, or someone selling their home in search of another.

We have made a number of great friendships along the way, as well as repeat clients and referrals. We have also gained a few agents, as past clients.  I can't think of a better profession, where we can take time off when needed, meet new people and share memories with past clients, while sharing it all with your spouse, who makes it all worth while.

Thank you Liz and Bill Spear for hosting the February Contest and keeping everything in perspective, in Elkhart, Indiana



If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in

Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana

Call me: Larry Johnston at 574-304-7577


"We have agents to serve you with your Real Estate needs"

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate

and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana

Comments (20)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good evening Larry. Great you can share it with Evelyn. Give her a hug for me. Enjoy your evening 

Feb 28, 2017 05:00 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Larry Johnston what a great post for this fun contest...and a lovely shout out for Evelyn Johnston 

Feb 28, 2017 05:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Larry

I love that photo! And having followed you for some time, and met you both, I can tell what you love about this crazy business. So wonderful that you can both share your love of real estate.


Feb 28, 2017 05:35 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Our customers know when we love our real estate career . . . .  and it shows when we don't.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 28, 2017 05:35 PM
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

It's great that you can work with your wife.  It sounds like there are a fair number of ARers who enjoy that arrangement.  

Feb 28, 2017 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Larry- you and Evelyn make a great team! I can see why you love what you do so much.

Feb 28, 2017 07:06 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I agree, working with our spouse makes the job all the better! -Kasey

Feb 28, 2017 08:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  Sharing the same goal and working towards that goal together is something a lot of couples don't have.

Mar 01, 2017 03:31 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. You and Evelyn make a great team. You do many things well but always come home to your real love.

Mar 01, 2017 05:06 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Larry, Nice to have someone that totally understands the real estate life!

Mar 01, 2017 09:41 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I started real estate in 1989 I knew I had finally found the right place for me to be and still feel that way.

Mar 03, 2017 12:40 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing . Have a good day.

Mar 05, 2017 07:14 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's a good profession and nice to have the freedom of flexibility.  I don't think I could work with my spouse though!

Mar 28, 2017 09:15 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Larry, I remember when my husband worked for me in real estate and how fun it was. You and Evelyn have something very special.

Apr 09, 2017 06:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

May 15, 2017 01:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying a most productive spring. 

I miss seeing your blogs.

Jun 17, 2017 11:18 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love working with my husband too - it's so nice to be married to someone who 'gets us,' isn't it, Larry! 

Hope you're doing well - we miss you guys in the Rain!

Aug 25, 2017 05:40 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I hope you're keeping well and enjoying life.  Looking forward to your next post.

Sep 08, 2017 07:21 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Larry, So glad to see you again and I will be pulling for you getting that approval to open your school. I think you would do a fabulous job. Hope to see you again before we leave.

Nov 03, 2017 10:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is nice to work and live with a person you share your passion. 

Happy Holidays to you guys! 

Dec 12, 2017 10:56 PM