about Gaskill Realty

Greetings from David Johnson!

How did we get where we are today? My uncle was the first to see the promise of Raleigh-area real estate when he started Gaskill Realty in the ‘70s. He never married or had children, and he made it clear that he hoped I would one day take over the business. I’ve known my entire life that this is what I would do, and it happened even sooner than any of us expected.  Immediately after graduating from college, I found myself with bags packed and the car loaded for the move from Richmond to Raleigh. That was 16 years ago.

My wife, Lisa Topolosky, and I now have four children. This area is where we have made our home and built our lives. Our passion is the non-profit we run together: Abby’s Army NC, where we raise money for kids and families affected by pediatric cancer. Visit our Events page or follow us on Facebook if you would like to help us raise funds.

We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I coach soccer for three of our kids’ teams, softball for two, and t-ball for one.  I also serve on the elementary school PTA, our neighborhood HOA, and the pool board.

Whether you are buying or selling a home… or searching for the perfect rental or for someone to manage your property, I hope you’ll call me first. I would love to help you take the next exciting steps in your life.

You can reach me at 919-833-6157 or davidjohnson@gaskillrealtyco.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


Meet Jolene Johnson!

I was born in Louisiana but have always considered Raleigh my home.  My parents moved us here when I was in elementary school and I cannot imagine raising my family anywhere else!   After studying communication at NCSU, I decided to stay in the area and have never left. My husband Ben is a Raleigh native and we have two amazing children, Turner and Willow.  We love to travel, go to local sporting events and explore all the amazing things this area has to offer. Outside of family and real estate, my passion is movement. I am an open water swimmer and a yoga/cycle/Pilates instructor.   If you are new to the area, let me introduce you to the amazing Raleigh fitness community!

My real estate career began in new construction while working for a family owned and operated builder.   I loved helping people visualize, build and move into their dream home! Years later, I decided to join Gaskill Realty Company so that I can help people regardless of where they are in their real estate journey.   I love helping my clients navigate the process of buying and selling. Be it an investment property, your first home or your forever home, I will work hard to make the process seamless and as stress free as possible!

Feel free to contact me directly at 919-215-6479 or jolenejohnson@gaskillrealtyco.com.


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I have rented with Gaskill Realty for almost two years and I don't have enough great things to say about them. David has been amazing to work with. He is extremely reliable and great about keeping open communication about the property. Additionally, David is quick to respond to any questions or concerns. If anything comes up in/around the apartment, I never had to worry about how long it would take to have the issue addressed - David is really on top of everything. I've been in two different properties through Gaskill and they are both in such great locations and beautifully renovated. David and his team really do great work in providing reasonably priced homes that look great! For as long as I continue to rent, I plan to do so through Gaskill Realty - honestly, they are amazing!

Kathryn Buchma
I have rented from David at Gaskill Realty for almost three years, and he is a fantastic landlord and property manager. I have lived up and down the eastern coast as well as abroad and I've never had a property manager like him! Any issues that I have - bugs, leaks, electrical, etc. - are all taken care of in a timely fashion. I rarely have to wait more than 24 hours - his quick response and action is so reassuring and helpful. The property where I live has been maintained well - new paint and roof just last year. While this was happening - I had a large video production project to complete for work, that required no outside noises. David made sure that there was no construction or maintenance on that day - AMAZING!! I truly cannot say enough positive things about David & Gaskill Realty.
Kate Sykes