“I believe in straight talk and striving for excellence in client representation.”
For Home Sellers:
I specialize in strategic pre-listing advice when it comes to home preparation, top-quality home staging when it’s time to list, and professional photos designed to “wow” home buyers from the first moment your property hits the market. My husband Mike is a key partner in these steps, as you can tell from the testimonials we’ve received from past seller clients.
“Irene and Mike were incredible! Their combined knowledge of the market along with their personable but professional demeanor makes them a great team!!! Let them stage your home. The end results will be well worth it. I would recommend them to anyone that is buying or selling a home.”
For Home Buyers:
I specialize in clear communication and doing my utmost to make sure buyers are aware, informed, and in a position to make the best decisions throughout the entire process. With 18 years of Seattle and Eastside buyer representation under my belt, I’ve seen the extremes of the market and have extensive experience representing clients successfully in multiple offer situations.
“Irene and Mike have been the most professional, knowledgeable and responsive realtors I’ve ever worked with…. I think they are equally strong on the buying and selling side, and do a great job of telling you the pros and cons of each feature, each house and location.”
I started my real estate career in 1999. Originally from Pennsylvania, I spent twelve years in Europe by the time I was done with high school (Germany, France, and Belgium), received a degree in business from Penn State University in 1985, and a degree in Zoology with high honors from University of Montana in 1994. I then spent four years doing biology work for the National Marine Fisheries Service on commercial fishing vessels on the Bering Sea, after which I began my real estate career working on both the Eastside and in Seattle.
My husband Mike is originally from New Zealand. He spent years working as a practical engineer in New Zealand and Australia, completely refitted a “fixer” sailboat on his own, then sailed most of the way around the world over the course of seven years. (Anyone who is involved in staging and preparing a house for sale with him will notice the attention to detail that comes from working on the interiors of sailing vessels.) Mike also designed and built his own home in New Zealand, then worked on building the award-winning super-yacht ‘T6’, eventually arriving in Seattle as the engineer of the boat.
When we are not working hard for our clients, we can often be found whitewater kayaking on one of the beautiful rivers that abound around the Seattle area. We are usually accompanied by our dogs, who are terrible swimmers but great at moral support.
We are happy to regularly support a number of local and international charities that help humans and the environment.