About Us


Johnston Real Estate was established by James W. (Jim) Johnston in Wauneta, Nebraska in 1963. Jim's son, James P. (Page) Johnston joined the business in 1974, following his graduation from McCook Community College. He continued its operation following Jim's retirement in 1992.

Page Johnston

Page is a Nebraska licensed real estate broker and Nebraska certified general real property appraiser (the highest level of appraiser credentialing recognized by the State of Nebraska). His 40 years of real estate
experience in southwest Nebraska includes the sale and appraisal of many types of agricultural, residential, and commercial properties, in addition to various consulting and research assignments. Page has also appraised a number of agricultural properties in northeast Colorado and northwest Kansas, served on the State of Nebraska Area 6 Agricultural and Horticultural Land Valuation Board, and as a contract appraisal reviewer for the Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board.

John F. Burke

John is a Nebraska licensed real estate salesman. Born and raised in Imperial, he graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration, and joined his family's business – the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Imperial. John was elected president of the Bank in 1986, and served in that capacity until selling the Bank in 2007, and joining Johnston Real Estate in 2010.

We make every effort to recognize and utilize new technology to respond to changing markets. That technology includes high speed Internet access to communicate with clients and customers, and up-to-date software and peripherals for such tasks as data analysis, and the production of promotional material and appraisal reports.

Still based in Wauneta, a friendly little town in the Frenchman Creek valley, Johnston Real Estate offers agency (including seller agency, buyer agency, and dual agency); certified appraisals of agricultural, residential, and commercial properties; and consulting services for a variety of uses.