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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 was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have been happier to work with such an understanding and helpful person! She was GREAT!”

– Devin, Tacoma

“Christi really knocked it out of the park and I will be recommending here to all my future friends and family looking for housing in the Seattle area. We got along well, and she very quickly got us through dozens of houses until we landed on a place we can see ourselves living long term. Her years of experience were a huge value to our house-buying process and her ability to understand our preferences led us to a perfect home. Christi also put us in contact with a lender who made sure we were confident when we signed our mortgage paperwork. Christi is a first-rate professional and I'm very happy that we got to work together.”

– Tyler Leonhardt & Nicole Pennington

“The broker was great. Christi is amazing. Really good. Couldn't have done it without her. She's smart and amazing hard worker, always with a smile. I've worked with her before and she's the only one for me. Can't say enough good things about her, she never ceases to amaze me. All of the above! Love her!”

– Paula C Coos Bay OR

“Dulce helped us navigate purchasing our new home with ease. Her clear communication and knowledge of the market made us feel safe and secure. Always creating the bigger picture for us kept us in line and on track! Would've been lost without her. She's also really funny, down to earth, and makes the process so much less intimidating than it could be.”

– Cori Kelly, Shoreline WA

“Dulces advice on how to handle offers and which direction we should go was crucial. Without her knowledge we would've been lost. We completely followed her lead and are so grateful that we did because our house sold in two days! Dulce was on time, professional, hilarious, knowledgeable, very communicative, SO PATIENT, and very trustworthy. She calmed us down when things got tense and really was able to show us the big picture!”

– Cori Kelly, Shoreline WA

“Dulce Mason was great during the entire process of selling our home making it as seamless as possible. She went above and beyond, helping us with some unusual circumstances, such as when we got very sick and almost had to delay a home inspection. She helped us THE day we were moving out and our kitchen sink faucet decided to leak and our plumber couldn't come out for a few days. She arranged to have it replaced by her contractor that day. She has gone way above and beyond any expectations and saved the day for us again! Dulce's knowledge of real estate, her understanding of the market and ability to explain it in detail to us, was excellent. Her recommendations were spot on. We received multiple offers immediately and were very pleased.”

– Dave & Patty - Federal Way

“My condo neighbor use Arielle and spoke highly of her. She offered to pay for staging, cleaning, and above all else, I feel she is honest, easy to work with, and open/thorough with communication. Arielle walked me through every step of the process and was always prompt in answering my questions. I did interview an agent from another company and I am more than glad that I went with Arielle. I would highly recommend her for any one looking to buy/sell a property.”

– Sally Noland Kirkland

“Every staff member we dealt with was professional and completely on top of the process. I cannot be more enthusiastic about my recommendation of working with Dulce. She is a delight to work with. She can identify the best features of your home and knows how to present it to the market. Every interaction with Dulce was pleasant and reassuring. She toured the other homes for sale in our neighborhood and knew, innately, I think, what ours was worth - not just monetarily - but also the features of our home that make it a joy to live in. She could confidently tell our buyers that they couldn't find a house that ticked their boxes better than ours because she really did her research. Dulce honestly earns her commission - she even came over to help move items when it looked like we weren't going to meet our move out deadline! She loaded stuff in her car and took it to our next place!”

– Chris & Tammy Schaffer, Federal Way, WA

“He is wonderful, considerate, talented in his field and knows what he is doing. His ability to do what needed to be done allowed us to relax and know he had our backs. All aspects of the sale of our home were communicated to us quickly which helped to sell our home in an amazingly fast time frame. Conrad helped us make decisions we really weren't sure about. He would talk us through those decisions and what was best and then let us make our final decision. We appreciate him very much!!”

– Janice, Spokane, Wa

“No one will be disappointed with Jeremy ,his performance is outstanding”

– Singh Marysville

“Michael is responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Michael is an overall great person to have on your home buying team.”

– Karen Keilly, Seattle

“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

“Nancy was my broker for my first home purchase, a condo, in 2021 and I was so pleased I had absolutely no doubt who to call this time! Nancy answered and was amazing. Nancy went above and beyond navigating a complicated contingent offer close on a new home while listing my condo. With lots of balls in the air, Nancy was incredibly communicative and made me feel very comfortable and confident. A big THANK YOU to Nancy for helping in such a big way the biggest decision of my life! 100%, 10/10, A+ performance by Nancy, need I say any more?”

– 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