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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Make an Offer We make offers and close deals every day, so we know the finer points of negotiating and advocating for your needs.
  5. 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.

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What Our Clients
Are saying

“Where to even begin... We would have never been able to purchase our new home without Dulce, she made our dream come true. The amount of effort she puts in, and her work ethic is admirable. She was available to us day and night, and always made us feel at ease. The work she put into our home purchase was impressive, as our purchase process had some obstacles. She truly is the best! We wouldn’t recommend anyone else.”

– Shelly and Kyle Ottosen, Snohomish

“Rebecca was amazing and went above and beyond on multiple occasions for me no matter the situation. I'm very happy with her services and diligence. Rebecca was incredible when it came to explaining any questions regarding money or what was expected of me when it came to the process of the purchase. Rebecca is the most polite and respectful person/agent I think I could have ever asked for. She could not have gone any more above and beyond than she already had for everything about my home buying experience. I could not be more pleased and truly thankful I was able to work with someone so diligent, and hard working as she was to make this home I am now in, mine! I am very happy with my experience with Rebecca. Very happy with my experience with Sterling Johnson Real Estate and their agents. Very happy with my experience. She made a stressful situation as smooth as possible.”

– Jordan Piercy, Tacoma wa.

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– Seth Bleuer

“Dulce is an absolute hero! Her ability to handle all things realty with ease is astonishing. She also made my family’s experience easy... She’s the best!”

– Luke Pilkington / Lacey, WA

“Kjerstin did a great job! Se were selling a property that was a few hours away. She made sure the house was ready to sell. The house sold very quickly and the closing process was very smooth. Kjerstin has a great personality. We felt she was honest and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. We would recommend Kjerstin to our others.”

– Felicia Pierce Snohomish

“I really liked the way Dulce Mason staged my property to make it more sellable. Her personal touches were very nice.”

– April Thompson Auburn, WA

“Nancy is Professional, Experienced, Communicative, Knowledgeable, Dependable, & we give her our highest possible Recommendation, Regard & Thanks for her advice & service !!”

– Gary & Carol Bergan Sammamish

“It was an amazing experience, (step-by-step support). Very responsive via text and email! She helped me get through probably some of the most stressful and overwhelming roadblocks when it came to closing/documents...but I am going to tell you right now........it was all well worth it! She's the best and her team! There is no doubt about it, she has been in the industry from some time now. Even though, she never worked with my lenders before..she managed to find common ground and get things done.”

– Kwame Victorian Condo

“I interviewed three agents before selecting to go with Kjerstin Stupey. It was obvious right away to me that she had great communication skills, which was the most important quality I was looking for. She immediately understood what I was looking for in a house and had great suggestions for where to look, once I determined that Lake Stevens is where I wanted to end up. Kjerstin was always reachable by phone or email and was very responsive whenever I had a question. It didn't matter if it was about a house I wanted to tour, what was needed to formalize an offer or verbiage I didn't understand in the closing paperwork. When I would get frustrated about losing a house, sometimes before we could even take a tour, KJ kept things positive and kept searching for me. Eventually we found the perfect house! For a first time home buyer, I can't imagine this process going any smoother than it did this time with Kjerstin and Sterling Johnston”

– Logan Moen, Lake Stevens

“Ashley Mahana is the "REAL DEAL" and gets the job done! She gives you an outline, she walks you through the process step by step, she adapts to you, and she keeps you informed about every detail. I always use Ashley Mahana when buying or selling a house and no one else. Ashley Mahana handles every transaction with a "velvet glove" and makes everything seamless. I would recommend Ashley Mahana because she has integrity, a strong work ethic, she work for YOU, she keeps things real, and she provides outstanding customer service.”

– Kristi Johnstun - Bonney Lake, WA

“Kjerstin Stupey was a pleasure to work with and I will be recommending her to all of my family/friends. We viewed tons of houses with her and when we finally found “the one” she helped us put in a competitive offer and then get everything we wanted through negotiation. She made the entire purchasing process stress free and the transaction was smooth from start to finish. Kjerstin is SO nice, professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely cares about her clients. She went above and beyond to ensure we were happy and comfortable every step of the way.”

– Kiera Dragich, Lake Stevens

“We’ve worked with a Dulce on multiple transactions since 2014 and plan to continue working her as long as she is a realtor. She’s a subject matter expert in the real estate field and ALWAYS delivers excellent customer service. She also has a strong sense of empathy that makes it extremely easy to communicate and work with her. We appreciate your guidance throughout our entire home purchasing process. Thank you Dulce!”

– Dominic and Ashley, Tacoma

“Kelli was wonderful. Her incredible knowledge, patience, and support was so appreciated as first-time homebuyers. She was available for all our questions, or if we just needed to chat something through. We found the home that we love, and felt cared for 100% of the way.”

– Taylor, Seattle

“Jeremy is excellent at explaining the pros and cons of the home. He has a great market understanding, extremely responsive and has a knack of writing great offers. Being a first time home buyer in a hot market like Seattle area I was skeptical of the what I was getting into, but Jeremy made the overall process a smooth and pleasant experience. Highly recommend Jeremy to any potential home buyers out there, especially if you are first time home buyer.”

– Vasanth, Bothell

“Pam goes above and beyond as an agent to help her clients, taking care of even the littlest of details. She is always quick and on top of everything that comes up during the sale and negotiation. When something unexpected occurs, she doesn't hesitate to tackle the issue, even if it's a situation she has never encountered before.”

– Jerry Butler, Everett, WA

“Kathleen, she met all of needs, she heard and remembered all of my wants. As a first time home buyer, Kathleen made me feel important and that my needs mattered. Kathleen also kept things positive when I was feeling discouraged about not finding a place. Kathleen out did herself, and found me a perfect place I call home.”

– Kelly Guerrero Kent, WA

“Kjerstin worked so hard to help us find our dream home. We truly felt like she cared so much about making sure we were happy with our decision. I would recommend Kjerstin to anyone who is looking to buy a home in the area. She grew up in the PNW and genuinely knows the area. She is also a very hard worker who put in 110% to make sure that we got the best deal possible.”

– Jason Hiskey, Monroe

“My neighbor recommended Jeff to me and after I met him I felt confident and signed with Jeff. Jeff was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions clearly. He was prompt and professional with all correspondence. I felt I could trust Jeff, which was critical because I moved out of state before the sale, and he handled everything from cleaning and painting crews to closing. I was satisfied with the final sale. I would recommend Jeff as a broker.”

– Carol Wehbe, Everett

“Julie & Carey made the process of buying a home virtually very easy. They took the time to answer all of our questions and setup video tours of the home and neighborhood. They also helped to direct us to an area which fit our lifestyle very well. Highly recommend Julie & her team!”

– Erin L., Olympia

“Corrie is a realtor par excellance. She is knowledgable, thorough, friendly, patient, and willing to do so much more than one would expect. We are so lucky to have found such a great agent, and a friend in the area. Working with her was enough to make us a little bit sorry our purchasing experience was over. We would definitely recommend her to anyone we know.”

– Steve and Cara Lou Mackay, Lewiston, CA (soon to be Camano Island, WA)