Expertise & Qualifications

  • Specializing in Northern Addison County real estate
  • Rural property, lakeshore, first time buyers, and land
  • Addison County Habitat for Humanity Board Member
  • Deacon & Trustee at Vergennes Congregational Church
  • Relocation Specialist & trained in military transition/moves
  • Project Management 10 yrs. DR Power Equipment
  • Business owner 20 yrs. Yankee Kingdom Orchard
  • Bates College, BA in Economics and Spanish
Michael Johnston, Vermont Realtor

Michael Johnston

Broker/ Realtor


With extensive knowledge and experience in Addison County real estate, Michael thrives in helping buyers find their dream home and developing strategies for sellers to begin a new journey. A results-focused professional, Michael is recognized for his strong people, planning, and communication skills. 

His Vermont story began 30+ years ago, when he and his now wife, Amy, moved to Addison and purchased a 150-acre commercial apple orchard, Yankee Kingdom Orchard. Their business survived the ups and downs of the apple market and farming by having the foresight to diversify operations to include additional fruit crops, a garden center, bakery, a playground for kids, and landscaping business. He proudly designed, grew, and installed gardens for Basin Harbor – one of the jewels in Addison Counties crown.

After years of farming, Michael turned his business development expertise to working for DR Power Equipment as their Senior Product Manager. For nearly a decade, he blended his business savvy, love of farming, and development experience to help grow the well-known and storied power equipment company. When the company merged with another equipment dealer in 2015, Michael had an opportunity to pursue his long-time passion for real estate. 

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Testimonials

Michael Johnston was wonderful to work with. He really earned his money. He helped us with finding contractors, movers, furniture dealers, and a charity to take unwanted household goods. He went out of his way to take care of details. He returned phone calls, texts, and emails promptly. He even carried boxes. We felt that we could rely on his advice. Beyond all that, he is just a good person and a pleasure to be around. After working with him I can't imagine calling anyone else to buy or sell a house.
- Hilton, Middlebury
Michael Johnston went above and beyond the call of duty to clean up the house to get on the market. He kept in close contact with me throughout the process. He was exceptional.
- Carol, Bethel
Michael Johnston was incredibly helpful, attentive, patient, and a pleasure to work with. He knows the area and lots of people in town and was able to make good recommendations on vendors in the area.
- Monica, Vergennes

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