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You get good at real estate by doing real estate, and we do a LOT of real estate. After buying homes in the Greater Seattle Area since 1990, we know this city inside and out. Looking for a top-rated school? A safe community where you can retire in peace? 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.

Johnine is knowledgeable, and she knows how to work with working-class people. We’re people who spend a month researching a $1,000 computer—and for a house, we spent $360,000 in a three-day whirlwind. Johnine was genuine, and she never tried to hard sell. She was always frank in her pros and cons, and she was clearly interested in what we wanted in a house. We trusted her judgment. Without her, we couldn’t have gotten our house.
Anne & Su, Buyers, 2018
Darcie is AMAZING. She was very knowledgeable about the area we were looking at and was very open to showing us as many houses as possible – even driving us! Fortunately for her, we were sold after we saw the first house ;) The process from then on was much easier than I thought it would be. She was super helpful during the negotiating process and helped us get the home of our dreams. Thank you Darcie!
Stacey L., Buyer, 2017

We’re a full-service real estate team

Working as a team lets us have “We do more” philosophy. We always have someone ready to help with whatever you need. We set up appointments, handle inspections, educate you about the market, and work at your pace. We will:

  • Guide you through every step of the home-buying process
  • Teach you as much real estate know-how as you want (we love educating first-time buyers!)
  • Consider to your unique financial situation and listen to your hopes and dreams (there’s no such thing as a house everyone will like—we want to find the perfect house for you)
  • Share our expertise on neighborhoods, nearby schools, and investment potential
  • Sort out your financial resources and pre-qualify you for a loan
  • Negotiate with sellers and make a compelling offer (many of our clients have won bidding wars despite not having the highest offer!)

 

We’re “transition specialists”

We’ll help you find a home you love, and we’ll also help with the difficult, “non-essential” complications of transitioning into your 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 death, or downsizing now that the kids have moved out, we can help. We’ve helped hundred of clients through all sorts of life transitions. We know how to make this process stress-free and rewarding.

 

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. 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.

 

Thinking about buying?

  • 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!
    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.
    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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