If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a first-time home buyer is that a good agent is someone who knows their stuff, is well educated about the process, and knows the area… but a great agent is someone who can really be your advocate. It’s someone who really understands your personal needs, knows what you want in a home, and can help you every step of the way. It takes a lot of effort to build that level of understanding. And with the premise of the buyer-agent relationship, it is extremely difficult to trust your agent has your absolute best interest in mind. With Johnine Larsen and the Real Estate Gals, creating that rapport was easy, effortless, and was a very positive experience. Johnine is not just a great agent, but an exceptional one. There’s a really good reason Johnine and her team come highly recommended by both friends and family, and a reason why they’re still around (started 1989) when all their business comes from referrals. They’re simply great. They know their stuff, they care about customer service, and they take the time to really understand your needs and what you’re looking for. As first-time home buyers my partner and I had so many questions! Johnine is incredibly patient and a good communicator. She took the time to answer every one of our questions. She walked us through the process every step of the way, and she set our expectations while we prepared for a life change. With her incredible wealth of expertise and knowledge of the greater Seattle areas, we felt comfortable with her judgment and recommendations on potential homes while we searched and searched. And after we found the home of our dreams, Johnine was there to help us put in a very crisp and attractive offer and to advocate on our behalf when we found out there were other offers on our dream home. We couldn’t have found it without her, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Johnine Larsen, and the Real Estate Gals, for helping us find our first home and making it such a great and rewarding experience! And to those of you looking to purchase a home, please do make sure to interview Johnine Larsen and her team for the job as your real estate agents. You won’t be disappointed you did.