About Lee

As a top producing Realtor, Lee is skilled and knowledgeable at selling farms, recreational properties, including lake frontage, commercial properties, and residential housing types. Lee’s preference isn’t the size or value of a property. Instead, his preference is to work with mutually caring and considerate people that also appreciate his dedication to doing good work.

Fair Realty Kootenays has been the fastest growing real estate firm in the region, providing sophisticated technology and responsive support to its Realtors. This model helps Realtors like Lee to excel by providing their clients with a high standard of care and attention. By not being shackled to a conventional office, as was once the norm, Lee is free to serve his clients’ unique needs anytime using modern technology and individualized service.

Born in the Kootenays. Hooked on paradise.

Lee was born and raised on Kootenay Lake and in Nelson, and has a deep appreciation for the Kootenay lifestyle1. Lee knows the region in detail and in particular, the unique treasures of the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake.

Lee moved to the Creston Valley in 1982 with his wife Debby. “Like a true artist or musician, entrepreneurs never retire. They stay engaged, perhaps in different ways. When people wonder why I work so hard at this stage of my life I know they don’t understand this way of being. I am an entrepreneur and service provider to the core. Its not work as most people know it.” – Lee Johnson

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With 30 years experience as a general insurance broker holding national professional designations (AIIC, CIP), Lee and his wife Debby owned and operated Creston Valley Insurance Services Ltd. until 2007. They built the business from the two of them to a staff of twelve, helping thousands of people and establishing many long lasting client relationships, one person at a time.Lee developed a client-focused business ethic that he brings to his career as a real estate professional.Lee also understands real estate investing, having spent a decade owning, managing, and renovating his multi-family rental properties, as well as completing a subdivision and a hands-on restoration of his family’s 1910 heritage home.For buyers and sellers, Lee is the person who is in their corner to help with the complex array of legal documents, taking care of the details that are part of their real estate transaction, and helping them negotiate their best deal.



Life experience speaks volumes. Character combined with credentials.Much of Lee’s character and wisdom stems from the years where he consciously tended to his growing business, cared for his valued staff, clients, and his community, as well as being a devoted husband and father. Lee especially appreciates what it is like to care for aging parents and being available to support an ill child. Compassion, patience, and encouragement are resounding qualities that stand out most for Lee, while staying true to his nature of keeping things light and playful.Speaking of play, the Kootenay lifestyle supports Lee’s passion for cars that dates back to early childhood, as well as his keen interests in outdoor recreation, including fishing, a love for birds, and photography. His wife Debby has inspired him to travel abroad, expanding his awareness and appreciation for different cultures.Lee’s integrity and unique skills are perfectly suited to being a trusted real estate advisor. He loves to engage with people and enjoys being a partner with people in attaining their goals.

Top 6 reasons why sellers and buyers are happy having Lee as their Realtor ©

6. Unlimited Access – For buyers, Lee is free to access all Realtors’ listings for them. For sellers listing, Lee is free to work with all Realtors who have buyers.

5. Insider Knowledge – They have the advantage of a lifetime local resident that is also well connected.

4. Skillful – They have the advantage of a thoughtful matchmaker and astute negotiator

3. Experienced – They have the advantage of Lee’s professional and real estate investment experience to draw upon, as well as his decades of business experience.

2. Committed – They are regularly notified and informed of current activities. Their interests are kept at the forefront.

1. Heart – They know Lee cares about them and therefore does his best for them.

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