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Why partner with us? We do more!

Since 1990, our team of Realtors have done all we can to help our clients. Whether that’s maximizing your home’s value, helping you transition into a new living situation, or even talking you out of buying a new house, we’re 100% committed to your best interests.

We work like we don’t need the money

We help our clients make the best decisions for their future. We consider your unique financial situation, your goals and values, and your long-term future. If the best decision for you is to wait a few years until the market improves, or to remodel instead of buying a new house—that’s what we recommend. Some of our happiest moments are when we convince a potential client not to work with us, because even in those moments, we’re helping someone make the best decision for their future.

 

We’re “transition specialists”

For the same reason, we help our clients with the difficult, “non-essential” complications of transitioning into a new living situation. If your move comes with a heavy emotional burden or difficult logistics, you don’t have to carry those alone. Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading spur-of-the-moment after an accidental pregnancy, relocating for work, searching for a new start after a divorce or loved one’s death, downsizing now that the kids have moved out, or moving into assisted living, we can help. We’ve helped hundred of clients through all sorts of life transitions. We’ll make this process stress-free and rewarding.

 

We’re a full-service real estate team

Working as a team lets us put this “We do more” philosophy in action. We always have someone ready to help with whatever you need. If you’re a buyer, we set up appointments, handle inspections, educate you about the market, and work at your pace. If you’re a seller, we take care of interior cleaning, pay for staging, bring in a professional photographer, and sell your home for its highest possible value. No matter who you are, we support you throughout the process.

 

We’ve spent almost 30 years in Seattle

You get good at real estate by doing real estate, and we do a LOT of real estate. After buying and selling homes in the Greater Seattle Area since 1990, we know this city inside and out. Looking for a top-rated school? A trustworthy retirement community? Walking distance to your soon-to-be-favorite restaurants? We’ve got you covered. And once you’re in your new home, what happens if the sewer line cracks, or if you need a new roof? We’ve got an extensive referral network to connect you to honest, reliable contractors, lenders, and other professionals.

 

Relationship-focused

Why do we do all this? Our goal is that after you work with us one time, you’ll want to work with us forever. So whether it’s giving remodeling advice years down the road, emptying out the basement and finding movers, or stepping in as a property manager for your rental, we’re here for you. We care about your hopes and dreams, and we do whatever we can to make those dreams a reality. To put it simply: we do more, because we care more.

  • Real Estate Gals
    4.9
    Based on 51 reviews
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    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!read more
    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.read more
    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. Would eventually get a response 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 ( 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 decommissioning company that we got know that it was not even scheduled to decommission it 2 day before closing. Any buyer who was not as intent on buying the property could have walked away due to breach of contract. We got the final documentation 2 hours before the end of closing. It was only after I wrote the review that your agents became responsive. P.S. If you find my review unjust I’m sure it would be overshadowed by stellar reviews from future customers.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!read more
    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.read more
    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.read more
    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!read more
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