BROKER / Pike-Pine
Julie's passion for real estate started with her first home purchase in the Northwest over 30 years ago. She lived in Seattle's Capitol Hill area and purchased a "fixer upper" in Montlake. She enjoyed living in the city for over 10 years before she and her family decided to cross the bridge over to the Eastside. She continued to purchase homes, remodeled them at a profit and then took some of those profits to attend the University of Washington to pursue a degree in Business Administration.
While in Business School, Julie and her husband decided to start a business of their own; so Julie built a business plan as an ongoing project in school. Upon graduation, Julie transitioned out of the family business to get "big business" experience in high tech with companies like WRQ and Cisco Systems. She enjoyed great success in that industry and learned a great deal about sales and contract negotiations.
The changing dynamics of today's real estate market have made it a more sophisticated industry and she decided to incorporate her skills in negotiation and her passion for residential real estate by becoming a real estate broker. In Julie's 2nd year in the industry, she earned the President's Award. After raising their family on the Eastside, Julie moved back to the Capitol Hill/Montake neighborhood in Seattle.
Her business continues to grow in the core Seattle and Eastside areas. Julie and her team work together to help clients prepare, position and profit to maximize the return on their investment.
Julie's Mission Statement
Marketing Your Home
Julie provides a better selling experience, and will sell your home for more money. Her high standards are unwavering; it is simply the way she does business.
She insists upon quality and integrity in herself and from her team. This shows in everything she does, and results in exceptional reviews from past clients. Her dedication and professionalism help her to represent a home. When it comes to getting the highest price for your home, she gets the job done. Julie is skilled at setting your home apart, showing how its unique benefits raise it above and beyond the rest of the homes that flood the market. When it comes to marketing, Julie spends more money, time, and energy on marketing.
She recognizes the importance of quality professional photography, and its effect of increased interest in the home by agents and prospective buyers alike. Her custom home brochures and flyers make a noticeable difference in creating a "wow factor" that is able to match your home's brilliance, making it that much more memorable to those who see your home.
She advertises in publications that are read by the luxury buyer, rather than simply using the least expensive methods of exposure. She also markets to fellow agents, sending both postcards and emails featuring your home to thousands of real estate agents who work with buyers in our area.
Julie has assembled a team of service oriented individuals who have proven their ability to get the job done. This provides for quicker responses, a smoother transaction, and an all-around more pleasing experience, keeping you informed every step of the way. While you can be assured that Julie will always be your first-line of contact, and that you will never be passed off onto someone else, it is nice to know that there is an entire team working to help you sell your home.
To find out more about the value of your home, or to learn about innovative marketing approaches not mentioned on this site, contact Julie, and let us help you make the right move. She will get you what you want, in the time you want, with the least amount of hassle.