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We’re Transition Specialists

We’ll help you navigate all the difficulties and life changes that go along with finding a new home. Whether your family is growing or shrinking, whether you’re starting something new or retiring to something simpler, our 30 years of experience means more than just smooth homebuying and homeselling—we’ll guide you through all the logistics and emotions of this major life change.

Our Listings

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7945 18th Ave SW

$ 650,000
Welcome to this spacious 2-story Highland Park home that is fully fenced and on an alley. Great downstairs space in [more]
Welcome to this spacious 2-story Highland Park home that is fully fenced and on an alley. Great downstairs space in [more]
42 2,020 ft2full info
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12546 12th Ave NE

$ 615,000
Some are looking for an old world charm farmhouse and garden setting, and others want a close-in, city location wit [more]
Some are looking for an old world charm farmhouse and garden setting, and others want a close-in, city location wit [more]
31 1,220 ft2full info
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37847 43rd Ave S

$ 435,000
Great home with lots of light. This spacious house has an open living room with vaulted ceilings. Triple-pane windo [more]
Great home with lots of light. This spacious house has an open living room with vaulted ceilings. Triple-pane windo [more]
42 1,740 ft2full info

2210 NE 92nd St #303

$ 330,000
Spacious light-filled unit with peaceful tree-lined views. Updated kitchen with granite counters and cork floor, wo [more]
Spacious light-filled unit with peaceful tree-lined views. Updated kitchen with granite counters and cork floor, wo [more]
21 1,017 ft2full info

COVID-19 Safety

We’ve revamped our processes and incorporated all sorts of new tech. Selling or buying a home with us during the COVID-19 pandemic is safe, easy, and 100% committed to our clients’ best interests. We provide:

  • Virtual consultations
  • Digital pre-approval
  • Interior cleaning
  • Virtual showings
  • Immersive, 3-D listing photos
  • Online closing process
  • And more

We do more for our clients—because we care more!

Our Blog

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Dec 03, 2020
What better way to fight pandemic blues than with the smell of a real evergreen in your living room? These are five [more]
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$37,500 for Unhoused Holidays

Dec 01, 2020
Thank you! Our “Winter is Coming” fundraiser brought in a total of $37,500 to support Mary’s Plac [more]
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Median Rent Plummets in Seattle

Nov 09, 2020
Market Update: while Seattle’s single-family home prices surged, rent fell 14%. Since the pandemic began, med [more]
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The Victorian House

Oct 26, 2020
I’ve seen this house a few times when driving through Queen Anne. Every time, I can’t stop looking at it. There’s n [more]
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What Our Clients Say

  • Real Estate Gals
    4.9
    Based on 59 reviews
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    Ilona Lohrey
    Ilona Lohrey
    00:23 30 Jun 20
    We had the great pleasure of working with Darcie to find an investment property. It was important for us to work with a real estate company that is also a GSBA member and shows their commitment to equality. Darcie was fast, reliable and fun to work with. She knew exactly what we were looking for and what was important to us. The property has since increased its value by 20%. From beginning to end, it was an easy process. Thanks Real Estate Gals and especially Darcie. We will definitely work... with you again for our next real estate needs.read more
    Danielle Thirumalai
    Danielle Thirumalai
    04:18 26 Jun 20
    Top notch team - the kind of people you work with over a lifetime and send holiday cards. Knowledgable team who want you to buy a great house, not just turn a commission. We have asked for advice on houses multiple times and they are always willing to share their opinion. Johnine even worked with us while on vacation in New Zealand when we found a fixer-upper we were exploring.
    Sandy Ruffin
    Sandy Ruffin
    01:21 25 Jun 20
    Johnine and her team were amazing to work with. Johnine took a lot of time to understand what we needed and how to help us find the right home, and she's pretty fun to shop for houses with. Will absolutely work with them again if we ever sell our house.
    Marian DiPerna, LMP
    Marian DiPerna, LMP
    22:19 24 Jun 20
    We had such a great experience buying our first home with Johnine - she was knowledgeable, patient, and knew exactly when to give us some direction and when to step back. We were thoroughly pleased with our purchase and have been in our home for over 10 years now. We give her name to all of our friends who are looking to buy or sell!
    Johannes James
    Johannes James
    21:23 24 Jun 20
    The Real Estate Gals were a great team to have on our [buyers'] side when we purchased a home last year. I have read and strongly disagree with the negative review left below. We worked with both Johnine and Scott, who both expended a lot of effort and time to understand what we were looking for in a home - which was a challenge due to our multi-family needs with preferences for large scale project space, but close to work in Seattle and in a tight budget. They quickly and accurately gauged... what would work for us and helped us sift through the options with frank and straightforward feedback. When the perfect house finally turned up at the end of a long day touring around King County with us, they then burned some serious midnight oil slamming together the aggressive and fast-tracked offer that turned out to be critical for us securing our home. From my perspective, I cannot overstate the value of having a buyer's agent actually care enough to go these extra miles. I wouldn't be writing this from such a perfect home if it weren't for this team. I can only imagine these qualities have made them even better as agents during the pandemic. The Real Estate Gals will always have our gratitude - thanks especially to Johnine and Scott!read more
    Susan Waller
    Susan Waller
    20:34 24 Jun 20
    I bought my first house with the Real Estate Gals many years ago. As a first time buyer, I was anxious and unfamiliar with the process. They walked me through it, and were there every step of the way. I have since bought (and sold) three more houses with the Gals, and it was a great experience every time. They are highly respected throughout the industry, and know how to put together a winning offer. I wouldn't work with anyone else!
    Shannon McFarlin
    Shannon McFarlin
    18:56 24 Jun 20
    Hands down, Johnine Larsen and team are the best realtors I've ever worked with. I've never met a realtor so knowledgeable about the process, the market, and skilled at helping clients manage the stressful feelings that come up during such an important life event. We have worked with Johnine through several transactions and felt she was an excellent advocate for us, extremely responsive and supportive, steered us in the right direction (including away from houses that weren't right for us!),... helped us understand so many important things to be aware of when buying a home, and negotiated the best deal for us every time. On top of that, she's very real and authentic - we always knew she was telling us her true opinion and thoughts, and is an amazing, warm and caring person, which is all so important when you are spending so much time together!read more
    Virginia Bunker
    Virginia Bunker
    14:08 14 Feb 20
    Johnine Larsen and her team are absolutely fabulous. I've bought and sold many properties over the years, and Real Estate Gals surpassed all of my previous experiences with agents. Johnine designed the perfect selling strategy. She then handled every detail leading up to the day we listed, including cleaning, yard work, repairs, staging and more! Johnine has a heart of gold, and I can't say enough great things about my experience. Thank you!
    linda wright
    linda wright
    00:45 04 Dec 19
    I have bought and sold many homes in my forty plus years of being a Seattleite and I couldn't be more pleased with the way Johnine Larsen and her team handled the sale of my previous home. I moved into my new place and they took it from there. Contacted the right people to do the minor repairs at a reasonable cost, staged the home, and had professional photos done within a few weeks. The sale went smoothly as well. I am so thankful that I found her.
    Paddy Lazar
    Paddy Lazar
    23:42 03 Dec 19
    I was lucky enough to work with Johnine and her very competent team to sell my home. I have to tell you how easy the entire process was. On her wise suggestion I had my home inspected, as there actually were a number of maintenance items that came up in that inspection and she even arranged to have all of the repairs completed in a very short time. The only thing I had to do was to let the repair folks in. Then, to my surprise, Johnine , had all the windows and the whole house cleaned before... listing it. She then had the house beautifully staged and had the yard cleaned up with even a little landscaping thrown in. The house sold within the week for OVER full price! Everyone I dealt with was always kind, helpful and professional, their communication was exemplary all through the process. I’ve decided to rent for a while but you can be assured that it will be Johnine and her team that I will go back to when ready to purchase a new house. I have sung her praises to all that I know.read more
    soumak ghosh
    soumak ghosh
    00:00 14 Nov 19
    They were representing the seller, and I was the buyer. Very limited communication from the agents. Waited days for a response for any email/text. I would eventually get an answer after multiple follow-ups. Almost cost us the deal. [Update] I have seen all the text/conversations of my agent with your agency. Regarding the oil tank decommissioning, according to the contract, the tank was to be decommissioned 5 days before closing. When asked about so, 5 days before closing ( for which I have... seen the text/email conversations of), you gave my agent very little to no information about it and even said it was on schedule. It was only after my agent called the oil tank decommissioning company herself that we got to know that it was not even scheduled 2 days before closing. Any buyer who was not as intended to buy the property as I was; could have walked away due to breach of contract. We got the final documentation 2 hours before the closing deadline. It was only after I wrote the review that your agents became responsive.read more
    Sarah Donaldson
    Sarah Donaldson
    18:44 18 Jul 19
    Darcie was such a joy to work with. She felt like family during the sale of our house and the search for our new home. We may have found our forever home, but if we ever need a Realtor in future, Darcie from Real Estate Gals will be our first call.
    Brian Heagler
    Brian Heagler
    16:55 02 Jun 19
    I have worked with Johnine and her team for 19 years and have always received personal, knowledgeable and professional service and attention! There is never and pressure and they will guide you away from a property when appropriate, which is always appreciated when a market is hot and the tendency is to move quickly. I trust them and have never been let down!
    Anne Slater
    Anne Slater
    18:03 25 May 19
    Johnine Larsen is fabulous! She listened and came up with ways we could get what we wanted in a house and stay within our limited budget. When we found the house we wanted, she moved super fast to get the house inspected and implemented creative ideas to make our offer appealing. And out of 13 offers, we were selected and got our house. I recommend her to anyone buying a home.
    Amy Burdick
    Amy Burdick
    19:13 24 May 19
    Real Estate Gals made sure we found our perfect house! Then, when we were up against other bidders, Johnine worked tirelessly to ensure we were tops! Her extensive real estate experience combined with exceptional character and integrity provided peace of mind throughout the process. She also made sure we received the right value as a seller and got the transaction done quickly and efficiently. Simply stated: there is nobody better to help you find your dream home.
    Bill Hollman
    Bill Hollman
    22:21 19 May 19
    I'd give Real Estate Gals 6 stars if I could. We have used them multiple times, both in selling and buying homes in Seattle and the surrounding area. I can't say enough about the professionalism, knowledge, and patience they bring to the task of buying a new home, or selling your current residence. And they know the Seattle area so well, they'll offer valuable insights into the pros and cons of any location you may be to considering. Look no further, call Johnine at Real Estate Gals. You will... be glad you did!read more
    Beth Guerra
    Beth Guerra
    01:14 18 May 19
    Johnine was a breath of fresh air in the real estate market. She listened intently to our wishes and goals, and was tireless in her search for our perfect house. She is well versed in both Seattle and the surrounding areas. She made sure all the details were taken care of after the inspection, and made the closing process seamless. She even gifted us with a housewarming present. Nearly 7 years later, we still receive holiday cards and well wishes. I highly recommend Real Estate Gals and will... look no further in the future.read more
    Aidan Key
    Aidan Key
    15:44 17 May 19
    Johnine and the Real Estate Gals brilliantly took us through the home buying process two different times. Their willingness to educate (I was new), hear our home hopes, and support us through the process are a few of the reasons that I highly recommend this team. Speaking of a team, I love their collaborative business model - it meant that we--the home buyers--always had a returned phone call and an ability to look at a house on OUR schedule. Truly felt like they place the customer first!
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