Just as selecting a physician, attorney or an accountant is a decision you shouldn’t take lightly, the same holds true for selecting a real estate professional to represent you. While knowledge is crucial, hard work, unsurpassed service and caring is what sets real estate professionals apart.
When I decided to put the service of my clients first and foremost, it was the best decision I ever made. While I watched other real estate professionals spend 80% of their time trying to find new clients, I soon found I had plenty of work because my reputation for superior service attracted clients to me. Today, referrals are the core of my business and I strive to create “lifetime clients” in each relationship.
That starts by knowing that you will rely on me for direction and insight in the weeks and months ahead, and my pledge to do everything I can to guide you wisely. My focus is to give you as much knowledge as you need to comfortably purchase or sell your next home with as little stress as possible. It is my promise to be your advocate.
I truly love being of service to my clients, and as the saying goes: love what you do, and everything else will follow. I have found that to be true.
Rene Stern has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate professionals. She owes her success to many factors, including her extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, her ongoing professional training, her consistent attention to detail and high level of personal service, her use of the latest technologies and her expertise in marketing.
Being aware and involved in Seattle’s neighborhoods is what Rene is all about – working throughout Seattle’s greatest communities, wherever her clients require her to be. Whether it’s a $200,000 or $2,000,000 home or condominium, in the Queen Anne/Magnolia/Belltown/Downtown areas, or Capitol Hill/Madison Park/Madrona, the Greenlake neighborhoods, West Seattle – or perhaps it’s East of Lake Washington in Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah or Redmond – she’s out there – knowledgeable and aware.
In her years as a real estate professional, Rene has earned the admiration and respect of both her colleagues and clients. Her dedication to her business and community is unwavering. She is an active member of the National, Washington and Seattle-King County Association of Realtors, Greater Seattle and local Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce and several influential networking organizations in the Seattle area. Rene’s dedication to the advancement and growth of her profession is most evident by her focus towards earning the prestigious designation of Certified Residential Specialist, a level of education and knowledge of which less than 1% of all real estate professionals achieve. Rene has consistently remained in the top percentile of sales in her office and serves as a mentor to new agents.
Most importantly to you, Rene guides her clients. Educates them. Protects them.
That’s her commitment.
Prior to her affiliation with Windermere in 1999, Rene Stern served with John L. Scott in Belltown for several years, where she achieved, and remains, in the top percentile of sales in her office. Prior to her real estate career, she was responsible for developing strategic planning relationships with business units and media platforms to support the Starbucks brand. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from California State University, Northridge, California.
“Rene has been outstanding in both our house sale and search. We have watched the local market for many years and chose to work with Rene because her houses always look great and are priced right. She was a savvy negotiator and advisor, helping us navigate through the multiple offers in the sale of our house. She is a professional with tact and integrity, but also very patient and kind, checking in with us at the height of our nail-biting, anxiety-ridden moments, to make sure we were ok. In our search, she has been there to guide us and remind us of our goals, not just trying to sell us a house, but really making sure it’s the right house for us. She has many local connections, getting us in to see houses before they hit the MLS and even an off-market sale opportunity. She manages to makes us feel like we are her only clients, always available and quick to respond to our many questions and inquiries. She knows what she’s doing!”
-Trang and Anh
“We were so very impressed with Rene’s level of service. We felt so fortunate to have had Rene assist us with the special needs of our home. She rates far above any real estate professional we have ever dealt with. She was always courteous, respectful, persistent, knowledgeable and quick to answer our many many questions. She was also very sensitive to our feelings of leaving our home of 14 years and exhibited great patience during the search of our new home.”
-Linda Odette & Karen Mataya
“We attempted to sell our home ourselves, and then through an agent from another company-both times unsuccessfully. Rene was referred to us and we were astounded to find that her talents far exceeded any dream we had of what a realtor could actually do for us! Rene conducted herself in a highly professional manner at all times and went out of her way to ensure we were always clear about what was before us. She created effective marketing materials, provided outstanding referrals of designers and inspectors to help facilitate the sale of our home, stood by us through every decision, and always fulfilled her promises of keeping us informed. Thanks to Rene, our house sold in one week at full price.”
-Gretchen Schramm & Ed Dennis
“We met Rene in 2005 when we decided to put our home on the market. We specifically chose to interview her due to the impressive marketing materials that we had received in the mail from over the years, along with noticing how often her name appeared on Queen Anne For Sale & Sold signs. She did not disappoint! We sold our home in 5 days with 5 offers for far over the asking price. She then helped negotiate the purchase of our dream home, also on Queen Anne. Between 2012 and 2013 she assisted us in purchasing three rental homes on QA & Magnolia. 9 years after meeting Rene, we couldn’t imagine working with someone else. She is an exceptional agent. Walks the talk and is just a lovely person to deal with on multiple levels. We couldn’t imagine working with any other agent!”
“…By the late afternoon, we owned the home of our dreams after being on the market only one day! We realize we’re very spontaneous, however we also know when it comes to views on Queen Anne-it’s something not to be taken lightly. Rene’s perseverance to have our offer presented and accepted paid off for us and we are extremely grateful for this reason. We have referred our neighbor to Rene and we’re confident she will take great care of them as she did for us.”
-Marc Faerber & Katrina Harvie-Watt
“Rene provided service beyond our expectations and made our experience of buying a home very enjoyable. Rene was a wonderful person to work with. She was always available, managed our expectations, and is a sincere, friendly and genuinely good person. We cannot thank her enough for all the kind things she’s done to make this experience smooth and comfortable while being there every step of the way. We will definitely refer Rene and Windermere to our friends.”
-Nate & Heidi Bledsoe
Windermere Real Estate has grown from modest beginnings to become the largest real estate firm in the Northwest. With more offices and experienced sales associates than any other firm in the region, Windermere agents offer you an unsurpassed marketing network to help you reach your real estate goals. Windermere has built its business on two basic principles: anticipate and respond to our client’s real estate needs and support the communities we serve.
All of Windermere’s offices are locally owned and operated. Our sales staff, the largest in the Northwest, is our most valued asset. Windermere’s highly educated, experienced sales associates command the real estate market, annually participating in twice as many transactions as the industry standard. And, they are up to date on the latest market trends, thanks to Windermere’s nationally renowned education program.
Innovative Marketing Programs
We pride ourselves as being an industry leader. Time and again, we have introduced new programs that have set industry standards. Our sales associates are armed with diverse marketing programs, to help us effectively meet the needs of our buyers and sellers.
The Windermere Bridge Loan gives Windermere buyers a quick, easy, affordable way to buy a home before selling their current property. We have dominated the upscale real estate market with our exclusive Premier Properties marketing program.
National and International Connections
If you need national or international assistance, through our affiliation with several relocation networks, we’re able to place you with a well-established real estate firm and experienced agent anywhere in the world.
Committed to Our Communities
Our commitment to community service is sincere. Through the creation of the Windermere Foundation, we provide housing and services for homeless families throughout the Northwest by assisting nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping homeless families. Windermere’s annual Community Service Day provides hands-on assistance to a variety of community-based projects.