hey, I'm julie

I'm a real estate agent, renovator & strategist who believes you can find or make your dream home.

My story really began when a pipe burst in our rented Belltown condo.  

My husband called from our condo to say "bring more towels."  I arrived to a couple of inches of water over the entire floor and water still gushing.  You could say this first major renovation project happened by accident. Or it  happened to us.  It was the first property we ever owned.  It had been rented-out problem free until....well, it wasn't.  Then work began to rebuild our condo.  The whole thing took much MUCH longer than promised by the construction company hired by the HOA to put it back together.


i discovered a penchant and passion for renovation.

The water damage turned our condo into a complete gut-job.   As it goes in true HGTV fashion, I was expecting our first child during the renovation.  I selected the palette and materials myself and I found I really liked choosing materials and designing the space.  Buyers agreed.  When we sold the unit a few years later, we accepted an early offer for $50,000 over asking. 

after our 2nd baby was born, we outgrew our high-rise condo and began our Seattle home search  

Having kids changed what we valued in a neighborhood and a home.   High rise living and walkability to restaurants and bars in Downtown Seattle wasn't ideal anymore.  We set out to buy a single-family home and fell in love with Magnolia.   

The Seattle sellers market came as a bit of a shock.  We put in 9 offers until finally our 10th offer was accepted.  You could tell from satellite imagery that our house needed a new roof.  We waived all contingencies anyway and decided to make it our own.  We planned to add a second story to our two-bedroom, one bath brick bungalow.   Our plans snowballed. 

My experience rebuilding our house inspired my mission to make renovation easier for homeowners.  

It also prompted my transition from more than a decade as a strategist in the aviation industry to becoming a real estate agent.  I'll put my skills in problem solving, strategy and operations to work in the Seattle real estate market. 

And i'm ready to help you find your way home

You can find or make your dream home.  Either way,  I'm here to be your guide.  If you decide to take on a project or two, you can skip some of the headaches and learn from lessons I learned the hard way.

Favorite Things

Coffee is my favorite.  Ask me where to get the best cup in downtown magnolia. 

COFFEE

can't live without

DWELL

favorite magazine

PHOTOGRAPHY

FAVORITE CREATIVE OUTLET

RENOVATING

PASSIONATE ABOUT

DISCOVERY

FAVORITE SEATTLE PARK

all about

I'm ALL ABOUT

Straight talk,
strong coffee,
shopping for tile,
check lists, 
helping you find
your dream home.

I'M NOT ABOUT

not about

Sugar ants,
rework,
old carpet,
runaway budgets,
talking animal movies.

Beyond 
the daily life

"The details are not the details. They make the design."

— charles eames

WORdS TO LIVE BY

If you're into credentials,
here are some of mine.

LICENSING, EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION 


Real Estate Licence: NWMLS# 21009345
Certificate in Commercial Real Estate: eCornell
Marketing & Strategy Analyst: Boeing
MBA: Seattle University
Master of Aeronautical Science: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelors Business - Accounting: University of Idaho

If you're into credentials,
here are some of mine.

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LET'S FIND YOUR DREAM  HOME

I'm in the business of getting your offer accepted.  Getting a good value for your money also top of mind.  I believe that with the right  strategy, winning doesn't have to be only about your escalation clause.   
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