Home Buying... Simplified
Are You Looking to Buy Your Next Home? At Sterling Johnston, we’re your full-service Puget Sound Brokerage, ready to guide you from house hunting to closing.
We know that buying a home can be one of the most exciting and overwhelming times in your life. We get it! There’s so many possibilities and factors to consider, it’s hard to know where to even begin.
Working with the right real estate broker takes so much of the stress and hassle out of the process. And that’s where we come in.
Real Estate isn’t just about square footage and location, we know, it’s personal. It’s about choosing a home to make memories in, a house you love coming home to every day, and a space that’s perfectly YOU.
Our experienced brokers bring the highest level of real estate knowledge, negotiating experience, and customer service to your home buying process.. You can rest assured you’re working with a quality, experienced broker right from the start.
Knowing the area matters! We’re experts in the Puget Sound region. We’ll suggest homes, preview properties and let you know about new homes hitting the market. We know what to look for and make sure to keep you informed. By analyzing the local markets to compare pricing in your target area, we work hard to get you the best value.
Just Getting Started? We’re here to help every step of the way
5 Easy Steps to the Home of Your Dreams
- Schedule a Consultation The home buying process is all about you. So let’s get to know your needs, your wants, your dreams. We’ll match you with a broker that’s perfect for you.
- Secure Your Financing — We Can Help! Getting pre-approved for a mortgage doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ll be there to help you through the process.
- Browse Homes Now comes the fun part! Our brokers are ready to help you shop for your dream home. With access to the latest listings, you’ll be in the loop on new homes, price changes, and deals.
- Make an Offer We make offers and close deals every day, so we know the finer points of negotiating and advocating for your needs.
- Inspect & Close Our brokers have the know-how and experience to advocate for you through the home inspection and closing process. We always work for your best interest, ensuring your needs are met. Handing you the keys to your new home is why we work as hard as we do.
FAQs of Home Buying
I’m a first-time home buyer, what’s my first step? Buying your first home is an awesome milestone and we’re happy to help you every step of the way. Set up a no-commitment phone call or meeting with us. We can go over the process and give you customized next steps to get the homebuying process started.
What’s the Easiest Way to Search Homes for Sale?
Visit our Properties page where you can search for homes in a specific region based around your custom criteria. If you see something you like, reach out to us. One of our brokers will be happy to discuss the details with you.
How Do I Get Pre-Approved For A Loan?
We can help with recommending lenders and explain your mortgage options. Getting pre-approved is the first step to buying your home, so don’t delay. Set up an appointment with us to learn about what you’ll need to get the process started.
What Our Clients
“Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and helpful through the whole process. He made this deal possible!”
“We LOVE Emma! She is an amazing agent and we feel blessed to have had her for the purchase and sale of two homes!”
“If you're selling or buying a house and you're not using Amy, you're doing yourself a disservice..”
“Pam is incredibly knowledgeable and was willing to talk/walk me through each step very intentionally as a first-time homebuyer. She was patient and encouraged me to be too until we found the perfect property! I'd highly recommend Pam to anyone searching for a home in the greater Seattle area!”
“In our lifetimes, we have bought or sold more than 50 properties (personal and business). Our listing agent, Emma Guenette provided the best service experience we have ever had. We are not saying this just because the market is hot and we got a great price. It is because Emma was attuned to our needs from our first meeting, is hard working and knowledgeable, and an incredible communicator.”
“With Mike's knowledge and assistance, our condo unit sold within days of listing and at an increased sale price. To say the least, he far surpassed our expectations, and we cannot thank him enough for seeing us through the process. He clearly explained each step along the way and was able to answer any questions that we had. His availability was prompt and I really appreciated that also. I give him 5 stars for his professionality and knowledge of the RE business. If ever we need assistance in this market again Mike will be who we call. He's a wonderful broker. I will be referring him to my friends, if ever they need RE assistance.”
“Arielle Albinger has extensive knowledge of real state and she’s one of the best when it comes to finding a property for me, details about the condos / house & neighborhood. She also helped me finding a lender, explained to the whole escrow process number of times. We must have seen over 2 dozen places in last 3+ months, she was always humble, friendly, good energy, patient, knowledgeable & detail oriented. As a first-time homeowner I always had so many questions and she understood all my needs and explained all the details every time with humility. I highly recommend working with Arielle, she’s a good broker, she knows what she’s doing & she can help you find you new home as she did for me.”
“Maria went above and beyond, helping us find a perfect home in a crazy market. She was always practical but optimistic, which helped us keep our spirits high. We are lucky to have had her as our agent!”
“I found Cornelia Stein friendly, and easy to work with. She went the extra mile in facilitating the contractors doing final painting and carpet replacement. In addition, Cornelia coordinated the staging of our home prior to the sale. Lastly, Cornelia negotiated a great sales contract. I highly recommend Cornelia Stein to be your realtor.”
“I met Linda Cassee through a friend in 2018. My dad passed away in 2017, leaving my 80+ year old mom alone in a too-big house, so we wanted some advice on downsizing and relocation for her. She (my mom) would never make the decision to move, but Linda worked with her patiently over the next couple of years, taking her to see a variety of places, talking on the phone, going to seminars, etc. She also kept in touch with me over the years. Fast forward to November of 2021: my mom passed away unexpectedly and I was left with the project of selling the house. I live in Massachusetts, so I was extremely grateful that Linda took on the task of working with me long distance to sell the house. The process was complicated by uncooperative/difficult relatives, which Linda handled professionally and patiently. She coordinated everything as my representative in the area and kept me appropriately updated. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that my mom and I were introduced to Linda those years ago and that she was willing and able to take on the job of selling my mom’s house.”
“Nancy did a great job for us in a very dynamic market. Everything went smoothly and just as we had hoped. Nancy exceeded expectations, great experience overall”
“Kyle is a great agent! He took my personal needs and interests during our search for the perfect home very seriously. He was ever patient and was able to provide professional back up for us. We have both bought and sold homes with Kyle as our agent, and are always happy to have him in our camp. Kyle is one of the best agents I’ve worked with and I strongly recommend him as an excellent agent to anyone wanting quality personalized service.”
“I would recommend Kyle Thomas because of his attention to detail and complete follow through during our real estate transaction. Kyle went above and beyond what most other realtors are willing to do. Kyle Thomas was present during all inspections and always provided the information we needed to complete our successful purchase.”
“We faced a difficult challenge in selling this house, being residents of California and needing help when the house became vacant. Craig helped us to navigate through all the steps necessary to prep the house and then to get it listed. He helped us with many details difficult to navigate remotely, and in the end got us a very good price for the property.. Craig is absolutely trustworthy and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing Real Estate services.”
“Dulce made our house search and purchase easy, fun and free of stress. She took every step to make sure that our house purchase was successful in our short time frame. Even though we changed our mind several times, she worked with us until we found the perfect house and then made sure that our offer got accepted. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and provides backup with data to support her recommendations. I highly recommend her services.”
“Jeremy was one of the best realtors we have worked with. He was very patient with us, asking us several questions and really taking the time to help us figure out what we wanted. He was willing and open to show us properties in various areas as we weren’t sure where we wanted to land. He was diligent and followed up with us at the right times. Finally, he was very savvy in the negotiations process, making sure that we got the house we wanted in this super competitive housing market. We would definitely recommend Jeremy to anyone we knew who needs an agent. Thank you, Jeremy!!”
“Dulce was on it. Very responsive. Very aggressive when it. Comes down to scheduling showing, she would schedule within seconds after showing an interest in a home. She was scheduling some times 5 showing a day. She understands the need to be on top of everything specially in such competitive market, and She was on top of everything through out the whole process. Thanks to you Dulce, now we have a home that we Very much love! Will give Dulce 20 out of 10 in all the above. Thank you Dulce!! Couldn't agree more. Thank you so much Dulce!! Keep being the great and the beautiful person you are Dulce. Thank you!!!!!!”
“I appreciate Maria Quinteiro's knowledge, experience in the business to seek the best for me; and her approachability, time and understanding of my personal needs , in guiding me thru the process. For the above reasons I will recommend Maria Quinteiro to other persons.”
“My husband and 2 kids have been renting in Timberline. When we had our first meeting with Amy Barley, she was friendly, warm, and welcoming. She explained different strategies and goals in helping us find our new home. What made our decision to choose Amy was her extensive experience and knowledge in real estate. But especially the knowledge in the Sammamish area. We felt her confident demeanor and that she is up to date with the market trends. She was informative in how the purchasing process is conducted. She gave us time and was patient in our decision making. The purchasing process seemed to go by so fast, but it went smoothly. Amy kept us on track and helped us throughout the process with any questions we had along the way. She always informed us when each process was complete before we even knew. Amy is very professional and knowledgeable in her field and the areas we were interested in buying. She's so patient in the 1.5 years we have been working together in finding a home. Any time we needed her she was always there for us. After a long journey of looking, Amy helped us by creating a competitive offer in a highly competitive market. Our offer was accepted in a very short time and everything went smoothly thereafter. We found a home we are extremely happy in, all thanks to Amy. Our experience with Amy Barley is top notch. Throughout our working relationship she has been straightforward, honest, reliable and knowledgeable in all areas. We couldn't have done this without her. We are grateful for her partnership.”
“We were super happy to have Gina Guajardo as our agent, she really helped us to find our dream home in record time. She is super professional and very knowledgeable of the area. The communication was flawless, nearly real time, we were able to schedule appointments and open house visits with very short notice. Despite COVID-19 restrictions and a very competitive market, Gina's advise helped us to make the right offer with the right contingencies that save us money in a market where people are overpaying for houses. I can't say enough of how happy we are with Gina, she is super friendly, active, professional, I already recommended her with a friend and I will continue to do it as I meet more people looking for houses. I will definitely use her services again once we are ready to buy our next property in the area.”