Why Workwith us
$ 2 Billion +
REAL ESTATE SOLD
TOP WASHINGTON BROKERS
BROKER SATISFACTION WITH
Among fastest growing private companies
Inc5000 & Puget Sound Business Journal
Independent. Empowered. Local.
Why go with an independent firm over a franchise?
Franchise brokers are limited on how they operate, brand, and market themselves. As an independent firm, Sterling Johnston works with brokers to find their own voice and be their own brand – this is what we believe to be a key component of long-term success in real estate.
Your choice: use Sterling Johnston branding or create your own.
Ready to release your inner entrepreneur? Sterling Johnston uniquely allows brokers to operate under their own designated business name with no restrictions! Build your own brand, cultivate a team, create a legacy. Leave the liability, systems and overhead to us.
Real Estate is local. Shouldn’t your real estate business be too?
Sterling Johnston is locally-owned, locally-grown and locally-operated.
Care. Attention. Results.
Marketing. Technology. Growth.
Gather. Collaborate. Learn.
Sterling Johnston-owned 5,000 sqft building
WASHINGTON’S BEST BROKERSARE WITH STERLING JOHNSTON
There are no desk fees. Sterling Spaces are available to brokers 24/7 (desks, meeting rooms, lounges, computers, stocked hot beverages, video recording studio, printers, shredders and more). Additionally, several private offices are available for rent.
At Sterling Johnston, you’ll always keep 80%-100% of your commissions and choose the pricing plan that works best for you. We offer the highest levels of personalized service in the industry for up to 30% less.
Our transaction management system is streamlined, simple and 100% online through Transaction Desk. Commissions are deposited directly into your bank account within a business day.
Yes! Sterling Johnston partners with over 130 select independent real estate brokerages through Leverage Global Partners. This provides our brokers with networking opportunities with leading agents, teams and other brokerages worldwide. Leverage Global provides our brokers with international and national leads, public relations opportunities, digital and social media outreach, and targeted advertising for luxury listings.
Exemplary levels of service are the cornerstone of Sterling Johnston. 8 highly skilled Broker Services team members are available on a moments’ notice via phone, email, text or Teams. working to anticipate and exceed the expectations of our brokers on business growth consulting, marketing support, deal and negotiation strategy, transaction support, licensing, professional development and more.
Contact Kathryn Freitas, Director of Business Development at 425-677-3218 or fill out the apply as a broker form.
Why did we start Sterling Johnston?
In a word: passion. Whether it be investing, selling, managing properties, or even doing projects around the home — we love real estate.
After years of working as real estate brokers with national franchise firms, we envisioned a better model. A brokerage that put brokers’ businesses at the forefront instead of the company. Modern, interesting office spaces where brokers could produce, meet clients, collaborate, and get inspired. A culture that would celebrate and respect our vibrant local communities. And a place where brokers felt empowered to succeed and build security for their families.
In 2009, we saw an opportunity to create an independent brokerage for experienced agents looking to reach that next level of prosperity and happiness. At Sterling Johnston, our brokers are the main event. We wouldn’t have it any other way.