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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

“Dulce Mason is and continues to be one of the best agents we had the pleasure of working with in the Western WA area. To work with her is an honor. She is extremely professional, has great attention to detail, efficient, very communicative, a strategist like you would never believe and the reason we have finally found our dream home. We will continue to sing her praise and recommend to her to all those in search of an agent. You would be in no better hands if you chose her for your home buying/selling process!”

– Maddison Gutierrez, Federal Way/Seattle

“I am a returning seller client of Dulce. Have used her for 3 strasactions already and will definitely be using her for my future transactions too. Very knowledgeable, professional and confident. Overall a great agent and will definitely recommend her to others.”

– Pa Foday

“Christi was at all times professional and trustworthy and that was extremely important to us. Her professionalism, knowledge and experience exceeded our expectations in every aspect of our sale. Highly recommend Christi.”

– Joan in Seattle

“Dulce is amazing to work with and has helped us purchase our last 2 homes. She is very professional, takes the time to understand our needs, budget and timeline, and is always quick to respond. She always comes up with creative ways to structure our offers to put us in the best possible situation and has lots of knowledge on the Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods! We would definitely use Dulce again in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!”

– Gaby & Shann Brassfield, Burien

“I had worked with Nancy previously on the purchase of this property a year and a half ago. Nancy did such a great job I did not even think of considering another broker. I'm really happy I was able to work with Nancy again! Nancy was very communicative and kept everything on schedule. Great work, Nancy!”

– Andrei, Semiahmoo

“Chantal was great at making me feel comfortable with taking my time and finding the house that was JUST right. Other realtors I've talked to made me feel rushed or pressured to buy, and she had a much more client-focused approach that made working with her the exact type of realtor I want! Chantal was an expert at guiding me through the process, being very quick and responsive, and dedicating late nights (especially during the negotiation process) to ensure our offer was the first. Her commitment to working at all hours of the day to get answers from the other realtor (and his team) was the icing on the cake - she was incredibly professional and personable. Chantal was absolutely incredible in all of these categories. It was truly a joy to work with her during this process and I can't imagine working with anyone else in the future. I will gladly recommend her to anyone and everyone I know! Chantal was absolutely amazing in the entire process of buying a home. She is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, kind, and communicative. I cannot emphasize enough how much working with her made this process smooth and effortless.”

– Ali S., Seattle, WA

“We've worked with Kelli many times over the years and she's always been great! With our recent sale, there was a lot of interest with showings and offers - Kelli was always on top of it and keeping us in the loop. She goes above and beyond with marketing materials, open houses, etc. and wants to get the best deal for you. We highly recommend working with Kelli!”

– Ryan, Woodinville

“Shari took the time to get to know our family and understand our situation and our needs. She was so kind and helpful. We were impressed by her knowledge. I very much enjoyed working with Shari. During economic times when it was difficult to sell a house, Shari and I communicated throughout the for-sale process and made adjustments when needed. I appreciate her professionalism. The economy and ARCH restrictions made selling the house difficult and, at times, frustrating. Shari helped us meet challenges and our goal.”

– Sonny Campbell, Ewa Beach, Hawaii

“Michael Collier is trustworthy and respectful. He took time to get to know me and my housing needs. He made the process smooth. Every time I asked if I could see it again and made time to show me. I would recommend him to family and friends. Michael Collier just the best!”

– Sally Jackson

“We knew that Chantal was competitive and it was important to her to get what we wanted. When comparing realators, we knew that she was going to put effort into our offers so that when we found our place, she would do her best to get us what we could afford and more in our favor. We knew she was not going to take any priced house and just accept what was written down, she was going to ask the challenging questions and dig a little bit. Chantal went above and beyond our expectations. When we found our home, we had a budget that was not negotiable and she went to the sellers agent and got us an even better deal than we had expected. She had an inspector that came very quickly and was extremely informative. He let us walk the house with him, taught us things to look at, how to fix things, gave some recommendations to some small items to fix. If we found a house we wanted to look at, Chantal got us appts immediately and answered questions all hours of the night. She knew my check list of items for homes that I wanted to know about and would call the agents to get answers for me before I even had to ask her. She also recommended a lender who was just as responsive, helpful and had very clear responses when there were questions. Even 3 months after getting the house I have asked our lender a couple questions and he responds immediately. Chantal has a great personality and is extremely hospitable. She has a great sense of humor and genuinely wants to check in and find the home that fits you. When walking the houses and looking at the pros and cons list, Chantal was not just trying to sell a house, she has no qualms in pointing out what attributes of a house fit in to the items you gave her as most important to you, and what might not work or might be a challenge. She also offers really great suggestions on how to modify a room, closet, organizing furniture. Chantal was extremely helpful and also it was a lot of fun to just walk homes and talk about ideas of remodeling and making a wish list of things to do to make it ours. Make sure that we saw the vision of living in the space.”

– Melissa and Greg, Monroe, WA

“Chantal rocks! She was there for us every step of the way and kept us informed regularly. She went the extra measure to help us sell the house in a timely manner and at a price that was above what we expected. Highly recommend and I will definitely be using her again in the future. :)”

– Monica Kim, Seattle

“Chantal is the only person that has been there from start to finish. She was very quick with responding to any questions we had and always kept a bubbly mood even when things could have looked rough. I wouldn't go with anyone else if I am going to be purchasing or selling a house in the future”

– anthony ha

“Dulce is professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. She made the process so easy, especially as a first time home buyer. I would definitely work with her again in the future.”

– Petra, Snoqualmie Pass

“Norm goes above and beyond as a Real Estate Agent! He kept me updated on every situation that we had to work through. He made some difficult situations much easier than they might have been! Norm did so many things to help me. I could go on and on! He was aways available if I called or emailed or left a message, I always knew he would get back to me as soon as possible. I would definitely recommend Norm to be their agent if they were looking for real estate. Thank you again Norm!!”

– Linda Whipple Bonney Lake, WA 98391

“Annie Catlin did an excellent job of marketing our house comsidering we wanted to sell it "as is". We were able to do that thanks to her skills and perseverance. I would highly recommend her.”

– Marge Healy Redmond, Washington

“Jeremy is knowledgeable about the geographical area he works in as well as different building materials. He points out pros and cons of properties and homes to share knowledge without trying to influence decisions. He is very patient and strives to provide the best service possible to his clients. We enjoyed working with Jeremy and would highly recommend him to others.”

– Alice Kirkland, WA

“Craig helped us pick our first house 10 years ago. And 10 years later, he helped us to get our vacation house. Craig is very trustworthy and always did thorough research before show us the property. He helped us navigate the real estate market with confidence, we are really happy to work with him!”

– Huan He

“Nancy is always great to work with. She has so much experience and commuicates it so well and with so much integrity that it makes working with her stress free and a pleasure. She can give me different options in a way as to let me make decisions and feel empowered and able to leverage her knowlege.”

– joe Farro, South Hill, Wa

“Peter Cattle has a way with people and his skills were very much appreciated!”

– Christine, Redmond

“I appreciate the dedication hard work KJ provided for me.”

– Brent Hampton